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Dear Alton Brown, I cheered when Food Network ran The Iron Chef Gauntlet. I grinned when Stephanie Izzard won against the Iron Chefs. I love the new format for Iron Chef. The Iron Chef Showdown reduces the amount of time … Continue reading

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Sometimes the world is a wonderful place: the flea collection of the Natural History Museum in London has its own Twitter feed .

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Damn, I’m good.

Last night, I went to my usual Monday night trivia game at the dive bar near my house. I was a team of one; there were seven teams of three to six, and one team of two (that finished dead last). … Continue reading

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I <3 these people.

I am working on an extensive post about the geographical origins of Trumpism, but in the meantime, I just feel like posting something absolutely trivial. (The Trumpism post is still in progress, and while I think it’s important (at least … Continue reading

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It’s a day.

I have three separate posts that I am working on. One about Trump supporters and the Deep South, one about immigration and the Statue of Liberty, and one about art museums. And I am not working on any of them. … Continue reading

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I often write about politics. You may have noticed I’m not doing that right now. It’s because anything political is a moving target these days. It takes me a couple of days to digest what is going on, and in the … Continue reading

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Discovery of the day.

I have tremors. Often enough they are severe enough to make walking to the table with coffee without spilling it difficult. So today, I finally figured out… Putting whipped cream on top of the coffee makes it less likely to … Continue reading

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