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slime is evil: a rant

I like crunchy, sour, and salty. No tapioca. My oatmeal is hot or cold but barely moistened. The best pies (all of which are fruit pies) have no slimy goo between the chunks of fruit. Shoney’s Big Boy strawberry pie — the all time universal worst offender — is anathema. I don’t eat icing or […]

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Be Very Afraid

Be Very Afraid

Here’s what $1.50 gets you from the neighborhood ice cream truck these days. It doesn’t even look real, does it? Get this: the flavors in this ice cream travesty are fruit punch and cotton candy (rather than radioactive waste and bloody horror, which you might have guessed, even if you were stone blind). I can’t […]

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Currently Beside My Bed

1. Wikinomics, by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams Three-quarters read, flagged with post-its, highlighted; very good read 2. Thinkertoys, by Michael Michalko Thumbed through 3. Print Magazine, March/April 07 issue Read, flagged 4. Cursor’s Fury: book three of the Codex Alera, by Jim Butcher Just started, good sci-fi series 5. Fast Company magazine, April 07 […]

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The Job I Really Want

I first became aware that naming cosmetics was a cool job when I tried on some metallic silver nail polish by Hard Candy called “Trailer Trash.” But while Hard Candy does have a few other standouts (Hick, Vinyl, Static), Urban Decay goes the distance with nail polish names like Freakshow (silvery purple with a hint […]

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where is my flying car?

You know, like the ones in Blade Runner. Those were awesome. The gull-wing thing isn’t really widespread; we have ’em, but you need two (three?) parking spaces for those things before you can get out without nicking your neighbor’s ride. Which you care about if you have one of those cars. My coworker and I […]

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