Following on Fred’s post and the comments there, Rick traced Google’s purchase of Skia, a local start up, and with some dot-connecting (possibly via The Way Back Machine) to tell us a little about the company.
Archive for January 4th, 2007
Jan 04 2007
On YouTube: Raleigh (removed by user) and Carrboro (22,837 views).
It’s like comparing the Bank of America guy’s “One” with the David Cross/Modest Mouse version of the same song.
In reviewing Kockroach by Tyler Knox in the December 31 NYTimes Book Review, Matt Weiland writes:
Sally points me to this NYTimes article, Trying to Clear Absintheâ€™s Reputation, by Harold McGee.
Basic points: High alcohol is the killer, not wormwood. But wormwood is psycho-active — so is sage with the same chemical. Czech absinthe generally sucks. If it’s not green, it’s not the real thing. If it doesn’t cloud well, it’s not the real thing. Champagne has its own secrets; unclean glasses work best for bubbles.
Framed by a Hemmingway story. Male journalists all want to be like Papa. Why?
An alert NYTimes forum member sends us to a Terra online video feature, Forbidden Fruit: The Absinthe Drinker, (about 7 1/2 minutes) in which retired neurosurgeon David Cook (who is wearing Merrell Mocs) talks about absinthe and the myths and bad science associated with it.