sugaring off
actual knitting content, two skeins of Noro sock

many things make a post

* These just sound yummy: Honeyed Cashews. Now I have to figure out where to get raw nuts. Heh. Raw nuts.

* Also on the food tip - if I had to choose between bacon and caramelized onions, the onions would win every time.

* Stolen from Gwenda: The periodic table of type.

* I might have to make a giant granny square. How great are those colors?

* More on author photos.

* I'm sorely tempted by Mason Jar terrariums. However, I fear that mine would simply become a haven for various slime molds and scary smells. I have a knack for neglecting plants. It is my superpower.

* I nearly wet myself: Memo from the C.E.O.

* I'm ambivalent about what happened to Bob Lord while he was playing The Game.** I am, however, ticked off about what happened to the rats, who didn't consent to becoming part of a wealthy man's fantasy.

* Speaking of outrage, Matt Taibbi's take on AIG in Rolling Stone. Best lede ever. (Stolen from Dave) And best closing graf ever: "These people were never about anything except turning money into money, in order to get more money; valueswise they're on par with crack addicts, or obsessive sexual deviants who burgle homes to steal panties. Yet these are the people in whose hands our entire political future now rests. Good luck with that, America. And enjoy tax season."

* To wash the taste of that out of your brain: "Sugar" is a verb.


** Would I be outraged about his fate if AIG, etc., hadn't happened? Eh. Dunno. Still, there's a certain amount of hubris involved here.


Funny you should link to the article about The Game. I had kind of looked for it unsuccessfully on the Seattle Times web site (couldn't find any link to the Pacific Northwest Magazine -- stupid interface) because I know Jacque Deerr-Lord from my choir. She had said they were pretty happy with the paper's account of her husband's accident.

Why can't you have both bacon and carmelized onions? The onions go on top. Use the bacon to round them up and scoop them into your mouth.

nerak - here's the thing. I wouldn't wish quadrapeliga on anyone. But my sympathy level is low in this case. When those running The Game think kidnapping is a hoot and you decided to play along anyway, well, you have to realize that you might not be in the most rational of hands. The Seattle Times story seemed nicely even handed and I'm glad that Deerr-Lord agrees.

If find the whole thing even remotely interesting, I'd suggest reading Walter Jon Williams This Is Not a Game.

You can totally have both bacon and onions. But if forced to pick between them, I'd go onions all the way.

And, matt, why are you in philly?

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