Daily Archive: January 6, 2012


Thermomixed Up, Part 7: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

(Previously, Parts 1,  2,  3 , 4,  5, and 6) My younger daughter asked for a guitar for Christmas, so we put it on her list, and sure enough, on Christmas day, at our family gathering at Grandma’s house, there...


Note on Surge: À la recherche du pop perdu

Surge was a citrus-flavored soda pop launched in the US by the Coca Cola Company in 1996 as an American variant of the Norwegian Urge. It had an advantage over 7-Up and Mountain Dew...


Europe is better than the US

Well, it is the NYT, so I can’t vouch for it: But G.D.P. per capita (an insufficient indicator, but one most economists use) in the U.S. is nearly 50 percent higher than it is...


Leaguefest 2012 — Not To Be A Pest

I once received an invitation to a social event that concluded with the line “RSVP, please, by [x date]” and no apparent irony. Now that I’m in the position of soliciting responses to arrange...


A paragraph for Ron Graff

(This will take more than a paragraph.) Ron Graff was noticeably shorter than me, which puts him on the short side for a man. When I was in his drawing classes, he had a...

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