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2010-03-22 07:07 pm

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For Passover: Hot Feta-and-Tomato Spread. It makes matzah seem to actually taste good.
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2010-03-08 04:12 pm

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Having just spent half an hour shoveling thawing dog crap into trash bags in the back yard, I came in to see if the internet can suggest a better way to deal with this. There's so much more crap to shovel I can't even cope. Here's one suggestion made to someone else who asked this question:
"Given your experience in prototyping and improvised mechanical devices, perhaps you could hack up a Roomba into an industrial strength autonomous lawn-crawling crapdrone."

How awesome would that be.
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2010-01-28 08:45 pm

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Best reader comment on a story about Iowa's not getting the federal money it wanted for rail projects:

"I am not going to rent movies from Netflix."
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2009-10-09 06:55 pm

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Tomatoes, carrots and green onions cooked in olive oil, soy sauce and flat champagne = really good!
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2009-09-09 02:32 pm

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It's very important for rabbis to make it clear where you can urinate and where you can't.

http://community.livejournal.com/talmud_daily/36767.html
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2009-09-02 03:37 pm

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I had high hopes for Tabachnick's frozen macaroni and cheese. Their frozen matzah ball soup is more than passable. But no, it's no better than watered-down Velveeta. Sigh.
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2009-08-18 08:11 pm

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I am watching a BBC miniseries and the characters are eating breakfast. I'd forgotten all about the halved, cooked tomato that comes with a British breakfast. I suppose at least they're eating vegetables (well, fruit) with their eggs and bacon.
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2009-08-17 10:10 pm

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Another installment in my growing collection of weird Talmud excerpts.
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2009-08-11 01:30 pm

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My brain seems to have decided it's time for a break from work, because I can't focus anymore. It's too hot to go outside. I don't know what to do.
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2009-08-10 06:18 pm

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Another installment in the weirdness of the Talmud. In this case, the evil eye is no match for a cold draft.
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2009-08-05 10:01 pm

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Another installment in my "What I love about the Talmud" series:

"The last ruling is obvious and is taught only for the sake of completeness."

I love religious texts that have their own way of saying "Duh."
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2009-07-11 10:07 am

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Yikes! A link to "the 15 creepiest vintage ads of all time." You really have to read the fine print on some of them, like the Lysol douche.
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2009-05-06 06:12 pm

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Also, did I mention that I am making yogurt today? Yes, I know you can also buy it in the store. It won't be ready to eat until tomorrow.
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2009-04-28 09:46 am

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There are bluebirds in my yard! Not blue jays, which I can't stand, but puffy little bluebirds. I like it when I have songbirds around, as evidence that my cats aren't killing all of them.
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2009-03-31 09:11 am

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I just got a letter in the mail thanking me for test-driving a Mercedes, I think, in Indiana. Um. What?
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2009-03-18 09:11 pm

Why yes, I am proud to live in Georgia

You really should click on the link to see his picture.

Famed moonshiner kills self to avoid jail
Marvin ‘Popcorn’ Sutton had been ordered to South Georgia federal prison, widow says
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Associated Press
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Famed Appalachian moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, whose incorrigible bootlegging ways were as out of step with modern times as his hillbilly beard and overalls, took his own life rather than go to prison for making white lightning, his widow says.

“He couldn’t go to prison. His mind would just not accept it. … So I credit the federal government for my husband being dead, I really do,” Pam Sutton told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday from the couple’s home in the Parrottsville community, about 50 miles east of Knoxville.

A few hours earlier she had buried Sutton, 62, in a private ceremony in the mountains around Haywood County, N.C., where he grew up. He went to his grave in a pine casket he bought years ago and kept in a bedroom.

Sutton — nicknamed “Popcorn” for smashing up a 10-cent popcorn machine in a bar with a pool cue in his 20s — looked like a living caricature of a mountain moonshiner. He wore a long gray beard, faded overalls, checkered shirt and feathered fedora. He made his home in Cocke County, where cockfighting and moonshining are legend.

He wrote a paperback called “Me and My Likker” and recorded videos on how to make moonshine. The History Channel featured him in a 2007 documentary called “Hillbilly: The Real Story.”
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She has no doubt Sutton died on his own terms. “Of course he did. That man went out in a blaze of glory, and flipping his finger as we went,” she said.
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2009-03-16 09:18 pm

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What's the story on wild rice for Passover? It's a different plant from regular domesticated rice.