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