Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Friday, April 20, 2007
Dennis Miller on the airwaves
It's true. Dennis Miller now has a three-hour radio show. In Los Angeles, it's on 870 AM KRLA, 6-9 PM (unfortunately it's not live so I can't call in) . I am giddy. I think I'm going to start planning my day so I can be on the road home from work at 6. The first segment of his show - at least last night, the first time I heard it - is basically a 10-minute monologue about current events. This is the first time I've wanted three hours free a day so I could listen to a radio program. Of course, that's not gonna happen, so I'm glad to know that downloads of particular interviews are available on the website. I think you can listen to full shows there as well, but, again, the free three hours...
Monday, April 16, 2007
Don Ho, RIP
Don Ho died this weekend. Yep. he's taking the ultimate nap. The dirt nap. Guess you could call him a nappy Ho.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Calling Jane Austen
We were at a friend's house yesterday, and their 12-year-old daughter was reading Pride and Prejudice - not for school, just for fun. She asked my wife if she had read it, and my wife replied that she did, but probably about 20 years ago.
"It's that old?" the girl asked.
Apparently she thought it was just written about the old days, not in the old days. I guess that says something good about the book... not sure what it says about the kid...
Friday, April 06, 2007
Kosher for Passover and Year-Round Use
I love that designation on Passover products. As if somehow something could be kosher for Passover but not for any other time.
There are great reasons to use Passover products year-round, of course. The worst-kept secret is probably kosher-for-Passover Coca-Cola. Since it uses sugar instead of corn syrup, this is the closest you're gonna get to real original formula Coke.
We like passover ketchup and jelly for the same reason - no high-fructose corn syrup, just good ol' fashioned sugar. I'm going to try to stock up at the post-holiday sales this year.
As for Matza that is kosher for all times other than Passover (due to a variety of factors), I don't understand why these exist at all. Who's eating matza when it's not Passover (yeast allergies excluded)?
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Hermit Kingdom Invaded by Magician
Vincent Price III, professional magician and grandson of the late film star, pulled off an amazing and foolhardy stunt – he snuck into North Korea and returned to tell about it!
About a month and a half ago, VP3 concluded a series of performances in the South Korean city of Hwangcheong, near the North Korean border. He and his corporate sponsors had gotten drunk during the New Year celebration and decided to sneak into North Korea. Apparently, there are non-strategic sections of “the most militarized border in the world” that are surprisingly easy to penetrate.
So they sneak up to the border under cover of darkness, throw a board over a barbed wire fence, and VP3 – in black cape and top hat! – ventures into the DMZ. He disappears for over an hour, scaring the crap out of his buddies, and then he returns to say he had made it as far as a North Korean farm before turning around.
There is an article on Korea-DMZ that claims the story is false, but VP3 swears that it is true. Way to go, Vince!