Lest you all think I’m only preoccupied with the election I thought I’d mention a few other items of possible interest to the masses.
Cheese Curds vs. Mac and Cheezers
There used to be an A & W billboard near our house that we had the pleasure of passing daily. It read “Cheese Curds…Curiously Delicious,” and had a lovely photo of the aforementioned curds. Now for the life of me, I have never understood the appeal of that particular slogan or the item it advertised. Caused a shudder of revulsion every time. But just when we thought fast food side dishes couldn’t get any worse, Nate returned from Arby’s with what I’m ready to proclaim as the winner, Mac and Cheezers. These battered and fried triangles of “your childhood favorite snack” are “great for snacking when you’re on the run or camped out watching cartoons on the family TV” (their words, not mine.) Good, family fun, eh?
Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live
Yes, its politics again but her skits were funny. You can watch one of them here. She was also rockin’ some super cool, black boots.
Anyone else sick and tired of movies adding unnecessary tackiness? There are so many movies that would be fun recommends except for a scene or two that added nothing whatsoever to the story. Giving the qualified movie/TV recommend is always a challange. “It’s great except for … (you fill in the blank) And then since every family generally has their own standards of what’s acceptable viewing, it makes the job even tougher. All that said, if you enjoy a good CIA/the Middle East is a Mess/action flick (with the situational language and violence of the genre), Body of Lies is an good pick.
Nate’s latest post is on the origins of 100 Cupboards and why I am somewhat responsible for it’s beginnings.
“We both would have happily moved on, and the snappy book title could have gone to live where thousands of other snappy book titles had gone before. But instead, my wife chimed in. She laughed. Her eyebrows showered skepticism. â€œA stupid book,â€ she said. â€œWho would read a story about cupboards?â€ Read the rest here.