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Friday, August 25, 2006 :::

boing boing has a post about wine-like grape juices, which come in varieties such as pinot noir and gew├╝rztraminer, etc. and presumably have similar flavors but without the alcohol and such.

they also link to a page that discusses the history of speech balloons.

::: posted by johnok at 6:52 PM

v interesting post on what it's like to work for a publishing company when a book wins a prestigious prize and demand for the author's works skyrockets. via india, ink.

::: posted by johnok at 9:35 AM

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 :::

this diary is awesome. I've been reading the whole thing.

::: posted by johnok at 1:53 PM

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 :::

Waiter Rant is a really really well-written weblog about waitering and dealing with restaurant-goers day in and day out. He used to be a seminarian, and wrote this heart-wrenching post about his realizing he didn't want to be a priest, after working with hospital patients dying of AIDS.

::: posted by johnok at 2:39 PM

the other day I went to the bookstore just to browse and see what was out there, and came across ruth reichl's latest book about her work as the new york times' food critic (her review in which she is first treated like scum, then recognized and given A-list treatment has been making the internet rounds, and I blogged it a few weeks ago. Anyway, Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires is out in paperback and I was quite enthralled just reading it in the bookstore - especially her airplane conversation with a waitress who recognized Reichl before she even set foot in New York.

::: posted by johnok at 9:20 AM

Monday, August 21, 2006 :::

the charts and graphs of life, as drawn by someone with a fair amount of free time. via mefi.

::: posted by johnok at 9:17 AM

Saturday, August 19, 2006 :::

this site reviews other weblogs for their entertainment value, and also posts a sidebar of all-time high-scoring weblogs. via the sort of on hiatus lyd.

::: posted by johnok at 5:14 PM

Friday, August 18, 2006 :::

I made some changes to the sidebar, mostly removing dead blogs, and adding a few new ones, and fixing some broken archival links.

::: posted by johnok at 9:09 AM

a project runway interview by ralph fiennes.

::: posted by johnok at 8:46 AM

Thursday, August 17, 2006 :::

after elton interview with robert and kayne from this season's project runway. seen over at the recapping project rungay.

::: posted by johnok at 3:54 PM

great overheard in the office post.

::: posted by johnok at 3:50 PM

India, Ink writes about and links to other discussions of how little control authors have over how their books look, or are even titled. One of the links in particular discusses the title issue, and the decision-making process for publishing companies in choosing how to market their books through appearance and titles.

::: posted by johnok at 9:10 AM

how to become a regular at your friendly neighborhood restaurant. via lifehacker.

::: posted by johnok at 9:07 AM

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 :::

Somewhat over-worried article about how younger moviegoers ignore film critics' reviews and go see poorly-reviewed movies. via medianews.

::: posted by johnok at 3:54 PM

OS X shortcuts. via lifehacker.

::: posted by johnok at 3:51 PM

stunningly beautiful nighttime photo of a volcano eruption with the aurora borealis. forget where I saw this originally.

::: posted by johnok at 9:32 AM

a flickr photo set of tiny animals on fingers, via boing boing. The flickr blog has more excellent flickr photos as always.

::: posted by johnok at 9:28 AM

an interview with a book cover designer, parts one and two. via kottke.org.

::: posted by johnok at 9:26 AM

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 :::

cautionary tale of student debt, via the morning news.

::: posted by johnok at 1:55 PM

Transparent New York is an interactive mapping tool for manhattan created by the skyscraper museum. all in all, a neat toy.

::: posted by johnok at 1:53 PM

Sunday, August 13, 2006 :::

metrocurean is a weblog devoted to dc restaurants.

::: posted by johnok at 9:36 PM

Thursday, August 03, 2006 :::

long and interesting interview with Jai Rodriguez from Queer Eye. Discusses the FTM makeover episode, the ending of the series, and a little of the internal personal dynamics of the show, as well as his own coming-out story.

::: posted by johnok at 7:41 PM

test the actual bandwidth of your internet connection and see if it matches up to what your ISP has promised.

::: posted by johnok at 7:39 PM

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 :::

caught a bit of Bravo's Tabloid Wars last night, which spends more time following around gossip columnist Lloyd Grove's assistant Hud Morgan, whose style, good looks, general air of decadence and apres moi le deluge attitude make for entertaining viewing to say the least. oh, and here is the gawker item that he discusses on the show, the original site seemingly suffering from a surge in site traffic.

::: posted by johnok at 11:28 AM

NYT article on whale songs as beautiful kaleidoscopic patterns. the article is so kind as to link the online source of the images.

::: posted by johnok at 11:25 AM

cynical though informative advice about graduate school in general and phd programs in particular. seen over at ask metafilter.

::: posted by johnok at 11:23 AM

NYT article on bronx goths. via gothamist.

::: posted by johnok at 11:20 AM

via kottke, the best 50 movie endings of all time. as is usually the case with these sorts of things, there is plenty of room for aesthetic pedantry about what makes a perfect ending and what 50 endings constitute the best. nonetheless, I was quite surprised that the end of the maltese falcon was not included, although as I thought about it, my initial memory of the movie ending as bridget o'shaughnessy entering the elevator, the grate pulling across her and a shadow crossing her face is in fact wrong; it ends instead with the humphrey bogart describing the falcon as being "the stuff dreams are made of."

::: posted by johnok at 11:08 AM

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