Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vlad and Kim

Editor's note -- The Washington Post feted our Dear Leader's death with a stunning pictorial of his treacherous life during possibly the worst Sunday Night Football on NBC in weeks.  

Aug. 23, 2002 Vladimir Putin and KimJung Il "party down" in Vladivostok.

 k. a. gardner 

NEWSFLASH:  with horribly overprocessed hair dies.  wants us to take a look at his life. Much better than 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

En L'an 2000

Editor's note -- SAD AND USELESS the most depressive humor site on the net found "Illustrations by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000". Unfortunately, Boing Boing already ran a Villemard post on Wed. Sept 12, 2007. 

S&U's post wasn't entirely useless as it featured more than one postcard but, sadly, the blog does not have "BB's Paris liaison, Alex Boucherot, editor of

Spy Helicopters

Wars will be fought by “combat cars”.

 k. a. gardner 

World in 2000 as Predicted in 1910 | : via  - 2011 Best  blog

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Gentleman's Folly

Editor's note -- Broadway Tower was designed by English architect James Wyatt as a folly for Lady Coventry in 1794. She wondered if she could see a pretend castle 22 miles away from her homeYes. By 1799, Lady Coventry could see it clearly. 

A folly is a building so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments. 

A Gentleman's Folly, Broadway Tower by Andrew Lockie

Editor's note -- Today, Broadway Tower is an English tourist attraction located on Broadway Hill, one mile southeast of the village of BroadwayWorcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.


 Great British Life 

Latest  Top 10 Stunning Buildings Photographs: Each week, Mary Brooks, Editor and Publisher of Great Britis... 
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

On Bergen Street

Editor's note -- Michael Kupperman has another new book. Although he says he's exhausted, he'll still make an effort to attend his own book release party in Brooklyn. Note date and time. 


 Michael Kupperman 

December 9th is Thrizzle time! 
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oregon Route 212

Editor's note -- Known for his dry wit, British photographer Martin Parr has long gathered amusing photos of contemporary boredom. The firetruck below serves the unincorporated community of Boring, located on Oregon Route 212 in Clackamas County.

A Boring Firetruck

Editor's note -- Boring's unincorporated community motto: An exciting place to live and work. 


k. a. gardner


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Editor's note --  Earlier this year, in April, Chinese Sweet and Sour Rabbit recipe was included on a post about the global market for rabbit meat. Today, the Editor is featuring an "easy enough" rabbit recipe from the The Wall Street Journal by Chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon, a Cajun Southern-Cooking restaurant in New Orleans. 

Paneed Rabbit with Citrus, Sage and Caper-Butter Sauce

Justin Walker for The Wall Street Journal,
Food Styling by Karen Evans, Prop Styling by DSM

Chef Stryjewski insists that one of the ingredients in the sauce must be the satsuma, a seedless and easy-peeling citrus mutant of Japanese origin. Jesuits brought the mutant from Asia in the 18th-century to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, where groves still thrive to this day. 

 k. a. gardner 
Paneed Rabbit With Citrus, Sage and Caper-Butter Sauce  via  -- "Sweet, salty and fragrant, the sauce..." 


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wheat, n.

Editor's note -- The Guardian's Mind Your Language blog praised Ambrose Bierce on Friday for still being wise and witty after 100 years on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of his relatively famous lexicon, "The Devil's Dictionary".

The Mind Your Language blog forgot to mention that Ambrose Bierce's relatively famous short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", is coincidentally celebrating its 120th anniversary of publication.

The Guardian's blogger alphabetically listed his favorite D.D. definitions, of which the Editor's favorite is...

Famous, adj., Conspicuously miserable

Editor's note --The correspondent from The Economist's Johnson blog tweeted his favorite Guardian blogger's favorite D.D. definition which is, ambiguously, about whiskey or perhaps bread.


Robert Lane Greene
by karenagardner
Wheat: A cereal from which a tolerably good whiskey can with some difficulty be made, and which is also used for bread

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Not Man Ray

Editor's note -- Roger "I dunno" Ebert didn't know this is a picture of a guy holding a headless action figure while standing next to a bizarrely-dressed mannequin.
It's not easy to recognize Salvadore Dali because his mustache is normal-looking.

Editor's note -- The guy holding the action figure is Salvatore Dali. The Editor assumes that Man Ray took the picture because they were friends and did weird things together. 

 Roger Ebert 
 by karenagardner
Photo for 10/25 of I dunno what: