Tuesday, November 25, 2003



flavorpill is a weekly mailing of what's going on in NYC. There's also editions for London, San Francisco and L.A.

Worth checking out.

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The Official Frank Zappa Website


The Official Frank Zappa Website: More information than you could possibly want to know about one of America's most interesting -- and least understood -- musicians/gadfly. Discography, Filmography, clips, MP3s, interviews, articles, writings -- really, every thing you ever wanted to know about this musical genius.

The UnOfficial Frank Zappa Website

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Monday, November 24, 2003

White Castle Turkey Stuffing


White Castle Turkey Stuffing

  10 White Castle hamburgers, no pickles
  1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  1 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
  1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
  3/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  1/4 cup chicken broth

In a large mixing bowl, tear the burgers into pieces and add diced celery and seasonings. Toss and add chicken broth. Toss well. Stuff cavity of turkey just before roasting. Makes about 9 cups (enough for a 10- to 12-pound turkey). Note: Allow 1 hamburger for each pound of turkey, which will be the equivalent of 3/4 cup of stuffing per pound.

White Castle Website
(No really, I swear)

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Smackdown: George Soros vs Sun Yung Moon

George Soros vs Sun Yung Moon: Which sugar daddy is right for you? A consumer's guide. (A handy comparison chart from Gorenfeld.net)

Hat tip to metafilter

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Sunday, November 23, 2003

Got a spare $440,000 ?

The perfect car for anyone with a spare $440,000 lying around.

Porsche Carrera GT

"In the year of the supercar (seven came out this year), the Porsche Carrera GT is the one we deemed worthy of our Best of What's New, as it resembles nothing so much as a purebred Le Mans racer. The GT's 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower V-10 engine is based on a Le Mans prototype design, and said engine sends power to the rear wheels through an industry-first small-diameter 6.65-inch twin-disc ceramic clutch. The engine and its transmission are mounted ridiculously low in the car to reduce lean and aid cornering. Indy-car-style stainless steel pushrods minimize unsprung weight while providing easy access to the shocks and springs for tuning at the track. The whole thing is built on top of a carbon-fiber chassis. $440,000"

Lots of way cool stuff in the "Best of What's New" edition of Popular Science

Popular Science Top 100 Tech Innovations 2003

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Bruce Lee / Chemical Brothers music video

click on album cover to launch video

The Chemical Brothers latest single “Get Yourself High” features "the vocal versatility of Canadian rapper K-OS."

What really makes this video so amusing is how well the song works as the backbeat to a hilarious martial arts “musical.”  For any Kung Fu or Chemical Brothers fans . . .

Source: Apple iTunes

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Fetch Book


Very nice comparison engine for new and used books. Fetchbook scans over 80 bookstores in seconds, and presents a list of stores in price order. Search by title, author or ISBN. Simple, clean interface (ala Google).

Works well and is recommended.

via linkfilter

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Saturday, November 22, 2003

Now I understand . . .

Boondocks -- a comic I've never really followed -- finally provides a satisfactory explaination for the Shrill Blonde Harpy:


courtesy of Blogonaut

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Friday, November 21, 2003

LIRR Commuter from Hell: Cologne Man

Today's CFH entry is short:

Question:  How much cologne do you need to apply in the morning?

Answer:  If your stank makes the eyes of the commuter sitting just one seat in front you burn, well then that's too much cologne.


The stench was so bad, it overpowered the CCP chip in my phone --

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Thursday, November 20, 2003


This evening, I had a Frickle.

When it was described to me, I blanched, crinkled my nose, and asked what other appetizers where available. But Matt convinced me, and I must admit it was much much better than I expected. (The New York Post hated it)

What's a Frickle? Its a lighty battered, deep fried, Lower East Side pickle, served with a dijon dipping sauce. It is -- most astonishingly -- quite good.

You can try a Frickle yourself at Rare -- which also makes some pretty kick ass burgers.

Rare Bar & Grill
Shelburne Hotel
303 Lexington Ave.
(at 37th Street)
(212) 481-1999


Burger Lovers Give Nod To Rare Bar: Well Done
Cynthia Kilian
New York Post Online, August 13, 2003

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