Everyone should check out Adam Platt’s new blog on our website. Adam is my editor, and his ideas and his writing are consistently the best things I read or hear on most subjects. He is coming to the blogging party a tad late—it’s not his ‘thang,’ and he’s got some rules for posting, but trust me, you’ll want to check him out. His Ellison piece is spot-on.
Was I the only one who thought that Joe Biden’s “C’mon, tell the
truth . . . !” pleas at last night’s debate on CNN made for some great TV and earned him some fans? I thought Obama underwhelmed and that Hillary did very well. Richardson even had a decent night, although Edwards looked and sounded like a wussy. Kucinich is a character out of a Grimm Bros. story, and Mike Gravel needs to adjust his meds . . . . All in all, some great entertainment. Especially the questions, which rocked. Big problem, though—they need to let all the candidates answer the questions.
Cindy Sheehan and forty-five of her cohorts were arrested in DC for storming John Conyers's office and demanding impeachment proceedings against Dick Cheney begin moving forward immediately. She’s right.
Check out Gourmandia, one of my new web discoveries. It’s haughty, but juicy.
Speaking of web news and notes, here are some real beauts:
A teen was arrested under the suspicion that she put sink sanitizer in the food of three teenagers who ordered at the drive-thru. It makes you wonder what the teen working at the local BK is putting in your burger.
New dining standards are enforced in cafeterias across the nation (those that can afford it, of course). But the saving grace is the hummus. Makes you think twice about what you can do to help out your local Kids Cafe for the upcoming school year.
Leave it to Culinate to bare the solution to the natural peanut butter crisis!
I can’t believe that booze bottle characters are even being ranked, but I vote for the little dude on the Boone’s Farm bottles!
First there were smoking laws, then trans-fat bans, then bottled water bans, and now Seattle is on the cutting edge of some new legislation—making food recycling required. I think our cities' mayors need to come out a little stronger on the fats/water issues, don’t you?