Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Miracle Fruit?

'Nearby, Yuka Yoneda tilted her head back as her boyfriend, Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: “Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!” '(NYTimes Article)
Miracle fruit. Yes, that's what its called:

'When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue's taste buds, causing bitter and sour foods (such as lemons and limes) consumed later to taste sweet. This effect lasts between thirty minutes and two hours. '
The hour long topsy-turvy taste experience will cost you dearly. Miracle fruits run about $2.50 a piece.

Also: How to Grow Your Own Miracle Fruit (you'll need to be verrrry patient)

Monday, May 26, 2008

"All I Need is Just One Girl"

Maurice Chevalier, 1930

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Amid the general mayhem, however, gouging out an opponent’s eye became the sine qua non of rough-and-tumble fighting, much like the knockout punch in modern boxing. The best gougers, of course, were adept at other fighting skills. Some allegedly filed their teeth to bite off an enemy’s appendages more efficiently. Still, liberating an eyeball quickly became a fighter’s surest route to victory and his most prestigious accomplishment. To this end, celebrated heroes fired their fingernails hard, honed them sharp, and oiled them slick. "’You have come off badly this time, I doubt?’" declared an alarmed passerby on seeing the piteous condition of a renowned fighter. "’Have I,’ says he triumphantly, shewing from his pocket at the same time an eye, which he had extracted during the combat, and preserved for a trophy."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Scene

Detroit's own! From channel 62 back in the day.

Interesting Table

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Be sure to tell em Large Marge sent ya!"

A favorite scene many of you will remember fondly. "I saw the worst accident I ever seen..."

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Image of the Day

That's one fat monkey, the result of overfeeding by tourists at a Japanese zoo