Thursday, February 10, 2011

At the Library

There is an older gentleman across from me. At least 75. He is reading magazines like People and US Weekly. His hands shake. He answered his phone in the library. He will be picking up ultra light cigarettes for someone on his way home, in the blue box.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Limburger Cheese and Bicycle Helmets

Recently, I was in Monroe, WI. Location of the only cheese maker in the USA that produces Limburger cheese. My friends and I order a round of Limburger and onion sandwiches. I thought it was really gross in taste, texture and smell. Enough so that I only ate 2 bites.

Moving on ...

( -- Cycle helmets are available in a wide range of types, including foldable models, models fitted with a flashing rear light or featuring an iPhone display. In future, they will start to smell distinctively if they need to be replaced. A new process causes odoriferous oils to exude from plastic materials if they are cracked.
Read the rest of the story here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


In the movies there are often scenes in a 'control room' where the people are tense because they are at the cusp of witnessing something catastrophic. When said disaster does not occur an eruption of joy via clapping, yelling, hugging, etc ensues.

Does this really happen?

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I've been fermenting a lot lately. Or, rather I have been setting up things to ferment. See here or here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't be trite to an eighth grader

When I was in eighth grade my dog ran out the back door and made a mad dash into the street. Here, his head was run over by a truck.  The driver did not stop. He was dead. I picked him up and got blood on my favorite (cargo) pants.  I got to school a few minutes late. The principal said "Mr. M you gotta set your alarm earlier" or something very close to this while maintaining the banality. I said "Actually, my dog was killed and I wanted to change out of my bloody pants."  Shizzam.  It would be cool if he remembered that and stopped saying obvious things.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Music Editing Phone - NO LIMIT

This phone lets you record music. You can do multitrack jam sessions with peoples all over the globe at the same time, if they have the phone. They you can edit on the phone. I wonder how well it works.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I love the beach, but I still need to protect myself from the sun.