Friday, October 22, 2010

Baking abroad

comes with its fair share of challenges. 

Today, Joy of Baking's Conversions & Equivalencies page made that task just a wee bit easier:

Thank you! Now if I could only invent counterspace...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Open Culture

I came across this website, which looks just plain awesome:

And then I started thinking about how I got there.  And I realized:
1. I posted, on facebook, a photo of my sister after having completed the marathon.
2. A friend commented, on I looked at her profile.  She had
3. Posted a video, on facebook, of Grover (yeah, from Sesame Street), apparently promoting the word 'on.'
4. I was confused. I had to go to YouTube to read the comments, because this video made no sense to me.
5. A couple pages of comments in, I realized Grover was parodying the Old Spice man! Genius! So of course, I
6. Started watching the Old Spice commericals.  They are hilarious. Am I the last person to realize he was making videos PERSONALLY responding to Tweets? I watched his response to Ellen DeGeneres and laughed out loud.
7. I clicked on a related video...Old Spice Man's response to Alyssa Milano...then I realized, there were several responses to Alyssa Milano!  As it turns out, they had quite the interchange.  So I,
8.  Hopped over to AM's Twitter feed to see if this was recent or if there were any other interesting tidbits.  She linked to a video of Johnny Depp reading Hunter S. Thomspon letters.  That was on Open Culture.

Thanks, interwebs!

Friday, October 8, 2010


The translation of lunfardo is slang, but it is so, so much more.  It's part of what makes Argentine spanish so appealing, and so confusing.  I've heard it comes from tango...Wikipedia says it comes from outlaws*...

Wherever it comes from, I love it.  And for the most part, my Argentine friends enjoy explaining to me what their colorful turns of phrase mean.  But every so often I like to surprise them with some lunfardo of my own, and so I turn to this website:

Graciela al autor, quien seguramente es un groso!

*Michael Scott from The Office has a valid and, in my opinion, hilarious point re: Wikipedia.  Tal cual, Michael Scott:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like

Rather genius:

#s 89-91 are a particularly apt stretch of stuffs:
#92: Sending back food
#91: Gchat
#90: Taking the year off
#89: Brunching