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Sneak preview of new Tom Waits album. Provide your email address, get 8 tracks. Via MetaFilter.

Scent samples from Le Cherche Midi. You get a free shipping code for your first order. Via NOTCOT.

Anthony Bourdain:

This man can write. This man cannot write a recipe. I'm trying to make the stock from his recipe in the book, and he gives me proportions, okay, fine. But then he does not tell me when the chicken bones are done, he does not tell me how big a pot I need for this stock, and he doesn't tell me give me specifics about what sort of bones I need. This is not the first time he failed me. In another recipe he mentions that you need to put potatoes in this dish, but does not tell you how to cut them. Thinly slice, chunks, what?

And keep in mind this book that I'm using is supposed to be for people who don't know the first thing about cooking. Period. The only reason Mark and I can get away with guessing is because we actually know a thing about it, and are therefore shielded from amateur mistakes like burning the chicken bones because it does not say "roast for one hour". It just says roast until done. What the hell is that? 

Mar. 29th, 2008 10:14 am


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Fill out a survey, get a free Swingline stapler. They want to figure out what should go in a desk toolkit.
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There's a really cute Asian guy giving out free hugs at the Caltrain station. No, I didn't get one...sigh.
Sep. 28th, 2006 10:52 pm


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September 30 is Free Museum Day. Check the site to see if any of your museums are participating. We're going to take Kaitlin to the Exploratorium.

I have been unable to find my work badge. This is not good, considering it also contains my train pass for October. If I don't find it, I'm going to have to shell out $7 a day for the train.

I'm currently reading Hokum, an Anthology of African-American Humor, edited by Paul Beatty. It is hilarious, and I actually had no idea that Al Sharpton was funny. Or Mike Tyson, for that matter. Really, really unintentionally funny. Some of it, though, I'm having trouble discerning the funny in it because it is so depressing and bitter.

We watched Studio 60 and so far I think I like it. I say I think because I couldn't keep up with half the dialogue - by the time I was done processing one person's speech the show had moved on to the next day. I need a transcript of the show. Oh, and I think Amanda Peet was terrible. I totally didn't buy her as the new young president "with spunk". And who says "spunk" anymore?
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You know why I love the Internet? Free stuff!

Tofuhut lists a helluva lot of mp3 blogs.

She Be She Strike, some amazing radio from an Eskimo janitor and his friends who allegedly took over a Canadian radio station when the regular staff went on strike from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu audiobook, read by Ron Silver, and the very yummy B.D. Wong.

Free graph paper. Just click and print.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the original 12 episode radio series.

Clinton, Gingrich unite on health care. Longtime political foes Newt Gingrich and
Hillary Rodham Clinton joined cheerfully Wednesday to promote legislation on health care changes, joking that some might view it as a sign of a soon-to-come doomsday.
- That's what they were talking about at the meeting today. I was so surprised when the CEO was all talking about the launch of the new project, and she said, "Yeah, Newt Gingrich was there." I was like, er?

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