Party Like It’s 1499 (BC)

This article was sent to me by several people. (Why they all thought of me when reading this, I have no idea.) The article sites findings, not from some frat boys writing a paper for Archeology 101, but actual scientists and archeologists from Johns Hopkins University. It begins:...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

Food of the Week – Risotto

Risotto – an Italian rice dish made by lightly sautéing short-grain rice, such as Aborio, Baldo, Carnaroli or Vialone Nanao, with onions in butter and then gradually adding stock as the rice cooks. The mixture must be stirred almost constantly; the result has a creamy...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

File Under D for Delusional

I got word that a new hotel has opened in Las Vegas. Management was quoted as saying: “Being that we are nongaming, nonsmoking, and full-service, there is truly nothing else like our hotel in the city” says Vice President and General Manager Peter Rockwood. Peter. My...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

Don’t Be That Guy #23

Just a quick tip on not looking like an idiot. I was with a group of buddies this weekend and the subject turned to working on cars. I like cars. I know a lot about cars. I just don’t know a lot about engines. Or working on them. So I kept quiet during that part of the...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

Bond. [Your name here], Bond.

If you think carrying around an attaché case full of gadgets embossed with “007” will get you Pussy Galore like a real British super spy, then Sony has a deal for you. In anticipation of the upcoming James Bond film “Casino Royale” hitting theaters on Nov 17th, Sony is releasing...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006