Saturday, August 24, 2013

a piece a tail

Live, cold-tank lobster used to be about $16 a pound.

It’s $9.99 now at the 86th Street Fairway, and an amazing $6.99 at the local WesternBeef.

If you live in Maine you can fetch lobster for about $2.20 a pound. 

A glut of lobster sex, that’s why.

Turns out that climate change and warmer water is a trigger to procreate, and for the last few years the lobster’s have been behaving like every night is happy hour.

It is not all good news. The orgy may soon be over.

Get ’em while they’re wild. 
And busy.

Friday, August 23, 2013

riding large

I like hand built motorcycles.

And I like the German-built BMW’s, too.

I stumbled across this awe inspiring photo of a German hand-built, military custom.

So I went to the webpage on the banner.

Turns out it’s bigger than I thought. lol

Have a large weekend!

the Thai that binds

Green papaya salad with raw green beans, cherry tomatoes and roasted peanuts.

Chicken, red chile and fresh basil larb.

This was extremely good quality, 
with fresh ingredients from a Thai grocery in Chinatown.

Way better than takeout.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

we've got the greenlight


Did you know boats change gender?

I didn’t either. 
Captain Zeke is an 88 ton tug owned and operated by the White Near Coastal Towing Corp. of Syosset, Long Island.

But Zeke was launched as the “Lady Ora” for Falgout Marine in Louisiana back in 1980.

Renamed, fresh paint and Zeke relocated north.

At 69 feet long and 26 feet wide, he doesn’t exactly fly.
 He’s a tugboat.

So with a maximum speed of about 8 knots, like jogging...

...he cruises the harbor and rivers at a big 9 miles per hour.

”Come here often?”

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

social media


From Wikipedia:
“A map of countries (using present-day borders) that have constitutionally declared themselves to be "socialist" at some point in their history.”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

and by the way

you're fire.

your iPhone runs on coal

Well, only in a manner of speaking.

Your wireless connection and data usage is the whole point of a smartphone, right?

But that eats a lot of electricity.

Add the daily battery charge and your phone uses more electricity in an average year than a good, mid-sized refrigerator.

An Energy Star rated fridge uses about 322 kW-h a year.

An iPhone uses about 361 if you include its share of electricity that’s needed to make the network function. And it gets worse.

According to Mark Mills, CEO of Digital Power Group, it now takes more energy to stream a high-def movie through NETFLIX than to manufacture and ship a plastic DVD of the same film.

Whaaa?! So who is celebrating?

The National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal, that’s who. 

Europe runs on the atom but American’s have no stomach for nuclear energy, so coal is still the largest source of electricity in the world.

A few extra fridge’s per household keep Facebook mobile, the shareholders happy and our air less fit to breath.

God Bless America.