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October 31, 2006

If Aaron Sorkin wrote a show about baseball

October 26, 2006

Somehow, it only came to my attention now that the correct spelling and pronunciation of "an owner of a restaurant" is "restaurateur", not "restauranteur"
Hear it pronounced. I've been saying it wrong all these years.

October 25, 2006

List of all the starred restaurants in the 2007 NYC Michelin Guide

Super Friends dubbed to dialog from Office Space

Google Custom Search lets you restrict searches to a specific list of sites, overriding the usual PageRank system
You can choose to set a hard limit on what sites to allow, or just give your list extra weight in the rankings. Google calls this "one of the biggest announcements it will make this quarter."

Robotic chair that can fall apart and reassemble itself
Youtube has the video of it in action.

William Safire on email salutations

Firefox 2 is out of beta

October 23, 2006

Some chick's analysis on why Lost is losing it
I agree with everything she says. Heroes has become what Lost was to me two years ago.

The first four minutes of Borat
Plus deleted scenes from the movie.

October 22, 2006

R.W. Apple's top ten restaurants that would be worth boarding a plane to visit
Euro-centric and his choice for Shanghai is so unbelievably wrong that I wonder if any of the other nine picks can be trusted.

October 21, 2006

NYT on entrees reaching $40 at many restaurants across the U.S.
A new breed of menu “engineers” have proved that highly priced entrees increase revenue even if no one orders them. A $43 entree makes a $36 one look like a deal.

October 19, 2006

Wired has the story on iPod's birth

October 18, 2006

Goldberger gives a good review of Gehry's new IAC headquarters in The New Yorker
But spends the second half of the review slamming his Atlantic Yards proposal.

The New Yorker has the story about how Steve Wynn accidentally punctured, with his elbow, Picasso's "Le Rêve" while talking about it
He had a signed contract to sell it for USD139 million at the time.

Stories of unexpected fees diners have encountered at restaurants and the restaurants' responses at
Nobu Next Door charges 10% service charge for take-out. We're not even talking about delivery, just take-out!

October 17, 2006

Don't believe what you read, YouTube is wildly profitable, according to this blogger

October 16, 2006

Airplane Sex Guide

October 14, 2006

Photos and video of Lost's Yunjin Kim from her cover shoot for Stuff magazine
Damn. NSFW.

October 13, 2006

Real-time map of the world showing births, deaths and carbon dioxide emmision of every country

October 11, 2006

Interesting New Yorker article on the rise of Cesarean deliveries

October 6, 2006

Cooper Union is getting ready to demolish its Hewitt Building and students with studios there have to move to Long Island City by mid-November
That is far.

October 5, 2006

Great article in The New Yorker about the rise of The Food Network and how it is changing

October 4, 2006

Nikon sent a bunch of D80s to some Flickr photographers and are now using some of the shots they took in an ad campaign