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Crazy Toilets

Crazy Toilets

Why do these toilets persist in giving unsolicited advice? This is a picture of a toilet in Old City. This toilet should mind its own business. Then there was that artsy-fartsy toilet (also in Old City), reminding us of society’s eroding boundaries. And then, on Saturday night, an annoyingly perky toilet was lurking around the […]

Max Raabe is the cat's pajamas

Max Raabe is the cat’s pajamas

Oh. My. God. Just when I thought my love affair with the Internet might be ending, something comes along to rekindle the old magic, namelyMax Raabe & Palast Orchester. This German outfit specializes in twenties and thirties cabaret numbers but has also been covering current pop songs. Like Oops! I Did it Again by the […]

A.C. Newman

A.C. Newman

Lately I’ve been getting into Slow Wonder, the first solo album from A.C. (Carl) Newman, leader of the New Pornographers.* There’s nothing too deep about Slow Wonder. Brad M, a reviewer on Metacritic, explains the hot chick theory (scroll down to the user reviews): I get a giddy rush of excitement but it’s kind of […]

Boss-across-the-hall update: jihad!

Boss-across-the-hall update: jihad!

Says boss-across-the-hall this morning: I am getting some more free time. This is good for me and bad for you. At lunch: If you guys don’t finish your work backlog, I am going to issue a business intelligence jihad on you. Well that sucks. Boss-across-the-hall is a Muslim, but I didn’t realize he had such […]

Park Cafe and cryogenic cookies

Park Cafe and cryogenic cookies

Glacier National Park isn’t exactly a culinary mecca, especially for vegetarians. The only salvation is the Park Cafe, a homey restaurant with a motto you’ve gotta love: pie for strength. In addition to the extensive, homemade pie selection, the Park Cafe serves up some kick-ass Oatmeal Chipper cookies. I have high standards and won’t waste […]