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by typhoid at 02 October, 2015 - 2:54 PM
Latest comment: 02 October 15, 2:54 PM

Time for a 7th political party
by ben at 30 September, 2015 - 2:00 PM
I think I'm going to start the Rational Humanists party... who wants to help me file the paperwork?
Latest comment: 30 September 15, 2:00 PM

Happy Birthday Stu!
by ben at 15 September, 2015 - 2:10 PM
Latest comment: 30 September 15, 2:00 PM

Books! Old and New!
by ben at 12 June, 2015 - 8:27 PM
So I signed up for Net Galley, to request to review upcoming books... watch this space (however you access it) hopefully for updates on that... If I mostly get approved for reading cooking books, then I'll definitely have to spin off BenAppetit (which currently just directs you here), I suppose.

Latest comment: 16 September 15, 8:43 AM

by jmcd303 at 22 May, 2015 - 3:10 PM
Latest comment: 12 June 15, 8:14 PM

Sunbathing is not actually bathing...
by typhoid at 20 May, 2015 - 9:08 PM
I'm a stranger danger ranger!
Latest comment: 21 May 15, 1:14 PM

Breakfast Taco...
by typhoid at 19 May, 2015 - 2:00 PM
What's your name, scumbag?
Latest comment: 12 June 15, 8:12 PM

Look! Over here!
by ben at 07 May, 2015 - 11:09 AM
Testing out our new home on Azure... man, that took some work, but i think we're up now...
Latest comment: 07 May 15, 11:09 AM

Don't be frightened...
by ben at 19 November, 2014 - 6:07 AM
Press pause on your remote for a second. This will only take a few minutes.

A while ago, I was moderately good friends with a writer/director of horror/thriller films, and I remember a conversation with him where I asked "why all the horror movies lately?" as it seemed like there had been a surge. He gave me a fairly reasonable answer, one that I felt was actually kind of intuitive after he explained it: it's about escapism. More specifically, the worse the state of the country/world, the more people want to get some release via escaping into a fantasy world - and when there are truly scary things out there, it's more desirable to escape into a world with horrors that far outstrip our own, to make ours seem easier to deal with.
Latest comment: 19 November 14, 6:16 AM

Fish be gettin' confusing...
by ben at 23 October, 2014 - 4:37 AM

Hamachi is the Japanese name for amberjack, also called a yellowtail - but not to be confused with a yellow-tail tuna which is a totally different family... yellow-tail tuna is often referred to as "Ahi" which is ALSO a name used for bigeye tuna (not, as some people think, the enormous bluefin tuna). the yellow-tail tuna's proper name is Thunnus albacares - not to be confused with albacore tuna which is a different tuna entirely (Thunnua alalunga) - except in France & Portugal, where yellow-fin IS "albacore"... who KNOWS what they call "albacore" in France & Portugal...

This is the sound of me going insane, very slowly.
Latest comment: 23 October 14, 4:37 AM

Happy Birthday Stu! by ben at 15 September, 2014 - 5:38 AM (2 Comments)
by ben at 07 August, 2014 - 4:15 AM (0 Comments)
potato buds by ben at 26 March, 2014 - 6:20 AM (2 Comments)
SWEET new (old) Feature on DTC! by ben at 24 March, 2014 - 11:01 AM (1 Comments)
Sous Vide Chicken Kiev by ben at 27 February, 2014 - 11:09 AM (1 Comments)


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