Friday, August 25, 2006 ::: boing boing has a post about wine-like grape juices, which come in varieties such as pinot noir and gewürztraminer, etc. and presumably have similar flavors but without the alcohol and such.
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.
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.
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.
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."