Sunday, May 17, 2009

Show You My Tweets

I use Twitter for twitchy utterances which are not as fully-formed or well-considered as the sort of material I'd put here in the Slog. But not all of you use Twitter (those who do can follow me here), so I'm dumping, below, some recent Tweets possibly of interest.

These are lightly edited, and some are combined (which explains why some are more than 140 characters). I've also reversed the order so that, unlike on Twitter, you can read from top down rather than from bottom up.

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What the HELL is this?

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Funkiest trombone solo I ever played on a recording.

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Brilliant Larry Wilmore commentary on tonight's Daily Show. It's a meme he'd been playing with, but it's really jelled. Hilarious.

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Drunk last night in Brooklyn, it seemed vitally important to determine whether Alan Greenspan's middle name is "Irving", making him "AIG".

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BTW, Alan Greenspan HAS no middle name. Food for thought, no?.

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Big jerk chicken discovery today.

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I'm a fan of smart grid tech, but it's vulnerable (ala Battlestar Galactica, low tech sometimes means better security!).

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Bartender last night, who looked like he knows about such things, says this is the world's best beef jerky.

Corroboration from "Beef Jerky Life".

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Pepperidge Farm's new granola cookies are gonna be a problem. Not that they're great. But they put crack in em, as w/ their Sausolitos.

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"Hovering, boosterish parents who want to gratify their child's every impulse will churn out more narcissists".

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My porridge recipe (with salacious photo).

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Ate three meticulously crafted cookies from Galaxy Cookies in Westport. Body feels happy, brain feels bleary.

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Found "cancer neck crepes" on the menu of a restaurant in a Russian steambath in Sheepshead Bay.

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Eating beef jerky from Mingua Bros in KY, supposedly America's best. It's damned good...but still beef jerky.

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I follow the same recipe, but every day there's more porridge. Is the non-porridge world shrinking?.

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Whenever I like a car model, I subsequently learn it's considered a "chick" car. Guess I have TAA (transgendered automotive aesthetic).

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Dog Schwarz Smoked Double Lager is one of the best American beers I've had in a long time. Certainly Flying Dog's best-ever work.

BTW not much Steadman art on the label. With Flying Dog, less art seems to mean better beer.

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Some hilarious moments and interesting insights in this Adriane Quinlan piece. about a week w/out tech.

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Great article on Doubles (a Trinidadian street food) in NYC.

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"The market raises all boats...if you own a boat!" -- Stephen Colbert.

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I am sad. Just finished last box of Jordan's Sweet Crunch, my favorite British cereal, which I'd smuggled back from Hungary. Must move on...

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Signing up for Trader Joe's e-newsletter.

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Radical oatmeal: Filled rice cooker w/steel-cut oats, dried hibiscus and blueberries, maple syrup, banana and milk before bed. Will eat soon and report.

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My extraordinarily trippy experience at the Dreamaway Lodge some years ago...

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Oatmeal was great, btw. Hibiscus didn't add much, though. Should have mentioned I used Penzeys' Vietnamese cinnamon.

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Major culture week. Chinese tomb art on Friday, and convenience store expo on Thursday.

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What a strange photo of Obama and Medvedev, who look like they're ready to kill each other.

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Went to enormo Hunter College MFA exhibit. Found one budding great painter, totally beneath radar.

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Sadly, did not do so well at the convenience store expo. Two food samples were spit into napkins...an event record for me.

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Weirdly, a taco truck's in the courtyard of the Brooklyn bar we were hanging at after the art show. Not sure ever mentioned on Chowhound.

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GM, looking to propel itself back into relevancy, turns to the Segway.

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Patsy's Pizza (the original, in Harlem) is 90% of the way back to form. Jose's retired, but new replacement has the knack.

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9/11 conspiracy theorists are loonies. Yet seven CIA vets (including the highly respected Robert Baer) are unsure. But here Baer kinda/sorta/not-really recants.

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I've finally settled on an epitaph: "He kept all options open".

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Fascinating/depressing new angle on these African "pirates" and what their true motivations may be. The really big story's the duh non-optimal combo of both fishing and dumping nuclear waste in Somali waters. Is Euro seafood contaminated?.

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Hate smalltalk? Attend a Quiet Party.

Hmm, but doesn't that set-up just further boost the premium of good looks? Just what the world needs: more emphasis on the superficial...

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Latest logo draft .for FretBone...still primitive (a pro can clean it up). Thoughts?

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If you shorten URLs w/Bit.ly, then later you can add a + to your URL to see how many people clicked! Example: http://bit.ly/JTkk+.

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I kind of wish there could be a moratorium on using the phrase "death spiral" in reference to the economy.

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Saw Sunshine Cleaning. What a manipulative mess. Like a salad made from parts of other Indie films. Seeing Tokyo Sonata soon at the Quad.

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I found godly chole bhature in Queens.

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My awesome must-eat Chinatown find.

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Saw Monsters v Aliens IMAX today. Per A.O.Scott: "a highly competent, smartly engineered delivery system for the very clich├ęs it pretends to subvert."

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Kashi's got a new entry in its monumental "Autumn Wheat" line: Island Vanilla. I'm thinking triple mix-ins with AW and Cinnamon Harvest.

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I swear to god I didn't set up this shot at all.

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For 1st time, I was just charged sales tax on an Amazon order. Looked around online for explanation, and found only this.

3 comments:

adamclyde said...

So... the link to the jerk chicken article is broken... and inquiring minds want to know...

Jim Leff said...

Fixed. Link is http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/605454

But, wait...aren't you on Twitter?

Dave said...

Hey, that trombone solo was great. And I say that despite your beef jerky slur.

I've been on Twitter since there was ONE feed. But I've never gone there regularly.

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