Saturday, November 8, 2014

oh, dinner most fowl

up and atom

Remember this?

I found an interesting recipe for a cauliflower roast.

A coating starts with a cup of plain yogurt, 

Plus the zest and juice of a lime.

2 tablespoons of chile powder, 1 tablespoon of cumin, a teaspoon each of ginger and coriander, a good dash of tumeric,

And a healthy squeeze of fresh garlic.

45 minutes at 400〫
I threw some cod in for the last 12 minutes.

So weird.

Day-glo inside!

The cod was good.

The cauliflower was just strange. :-(

Friday, November 7, 2014

meet the new boss

Pays worse than the old boss.

With revenue of $2.85 billion and the largest newspaper circulation in Europe, German publisher Axel Springer was the natural European leader to stand up to Google.

Afterall, Google has been indexing and re-publishing their work for years, making almost $60 billion in ad revenue in 2013.

“Surely Google should pay back to the publishers for the use of a publishers work” 
resolved a recent EU anti-trust Commission.


Two years ago I was following this story when Europe brought legal action and demanded Google pay a publication tax.

“Without us you have nothing.” the media giants sniffed.

Bad move. 

No longer appearing in Google News, 
Axel Springers traffic plunged 80% in just a few days.

Europe's largest publisher disappeared. 

So they had to beg to come back.

Without Google we don’t exist, 

and the EU Commission thinks that’s finally too much power for one company.

Have a great weekend. And don’t disappear.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

it's raining

Sometimes when I see New York graffiti, 
I try to find out who made it. 

Jef Campion was a Yonkers firefighter and the street artist, 
“Army of One.”

He was one of the first responders on 9/11, 
working there for a month until depression overtook him.

He took his own life back in January, found at the age of 51, unresponsive, by his girlfriend.

There’s a joke making the rounds, 
“What’s the difference between 9/11 and a cow?”

The writer probably wasn’t there at ground zero.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

taught by experts

Marijuana is on a march, winning more midterm elections than the Democrats.

Only in Florida did pot fail to pass. 

57% of the voters there said yes, but the ballot initiative needed 60% and thus fell three percentage points short.

But Washington D.C. wasn’t even close with 70% of the voters saying yes to 2 ounces of possession, yes to as many as six plants at home and yes to gifting a 27gram lid to your pals. 


Selling it still remains illegal there, 
so give it, 
don’t sell it and you’re cool.

South Portland, Maine, also went with the potheads, legalizing up to a full ounce as long as you toke it up in private.

Guam went with medical, joining 23 American states that permit a buzz when you feel poorly and your Doctor agrees.

The big winners were Oregon and Alaska, where voters went way past just medical or possession.

54% of Oregon voters created this countries third legal marketplace, after Colorado and Washington in 2012. 

52% in Alaska agreed.

Now 21’s and over in both states can grow it, possess it, sell it and the state liquor agency will figure out the rules and regulations.



Now 18 states have decriminalized weed, and 23 states allow it as medication.


Of course, I’ve never touched the stuff, myself.