Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lunch at Five Guys - May 11, 2011

Did we really go to Five Guys again?  It must be good!

George was telling me about a new film about Temple Grandin (the autistic cattle expert we talked about at World Noodles back in 2002), starring Claire Danes.  Watch the trailer.

Teri and I went to a new comedy club in Scottsdale called StandUp Scottsdale.  The headliner was Andrew Norelli, and you can see pretty much the same act we saw in this clip from the Jimmy Kimmel show.

I also was telling George about the new low-res game called Minecraft, that a lot of my friends are playing.  People in Minecraft do some crazy stuff, such as this one guy who built a TNT-powered cannon to shoot animals into space.

George told me about Leafsnap, an amazing site from Columbia University (and others)  that is an electronic field guide to leaves and blossoms, fruit, and bark from New York City and Washington, D.C.

George also sent me a link to a Japanese Kodo drum video.  Crank it uo!

Let's wrap with a great parody of the death of Osama bin Laden: The Empire finally brings Kenobi to justice.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Lunch at Five Guys - April 28, 2011

Bedtime Stories

George pointed me to a new children's book: Go the Fuck To Sleep.  I also found a reading of it by one of my favorite orators: Samuel L. Jackson. The video shows the pages of the book as he reads (here's one of his speeches in Pulp Fiction (FF to 2:20).

George also noted:  "Motherless Brooklyn, whose author is quoted at the top of the cover, is the book I've mentioned before about the detective with Tourette's."

If Animals Could Speak

And you really should watch the best talking dog video of all time:  Ultimate Dog Tease

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011 - el Pollo Loco

Total immersion swimming (George got the book from the library and the dvd from amazon):
Kaiman goggles (we didn't talk about these, but George picked up a pair.  They were recommended by Ferriss as the only ones that don't leak):
critique of Lustig's 'bitter truth' video and summary of subsequent debate:
Michael Pollan marijuana story:
2 alarm chili:
How do they cool the seats in cars I can't afford?  Paul found this quote on the internet: "Thermoelectric Peltier effect device manufactured for GM by Amerigon"

    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    April 13 - Five Guys Burgers and Fries

    • George talked about The Chive.  He finds many random and funny posts there.
    • George mentioned the fruit stand founded in 1959 by six-year-old Robert: Robert is Here.
    I brought nothing to the event that I can remember.

    Sunday, April 10, 2011

    Lunch at Five Guys -- April 6, 2011

    The Jott service is shutting down May 3.  they were bought by Nuance, the makers of Dragon Dictation software, who does not seem to be replacing it with anything equivalent.  I found a possible replacement: Dial2Do.

    George checked and found that coal burger is now open, and they've removed the phony testimonials from their home page.  "I'm happy to see they use grass fed beef, and pictures of the burgers and shakes sure look good:"
    George also remembered that he ran across The Queen's Gambit after reading a really good review by Jesse Kornbluth of The Art of Racing in the Rain.  "I was looking at some of his other reviews and after reading his review of The Queen's Gambit ("Rocky for smart people") decided I had to give it a try:"
    Here's the rock climbing deal George mentioned:
    And here's the juggling quadrocopter video:
    Here's the link again for the Kenji hamburger video, and the link for his french fry article (probably too long to read, but definitely worth a scan through the photos):
    George's sister sent the following photo showing the line outside The Shake Shack:

    Sunday, April 3, 2011

    Lunch at El Pollo Loco - March 31, 2011

    Hi Paul -

    Here's the Dilbert strip we talked about:

    And here's another one I found that I call Life at Amex (top line anyway):

    Here's an article on the artificial cloud (with animated video) (I want a personal-size version of this, to follow me around in the summertime):

    And how much energy *does* it take to fire a pound of bacon into the asteroid belt?:

    Remember, today is April Fools day.  Keep your guard up!

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Lunch at Five Guys - March 16, 2011

    Links from today's episode:

    At the moment, there are no plans for native apps on other mobile platforms. I simply don’t have enough time to develop and maintain more native clients, especially for devices that I don’t own.

              But it turns out other people have developed them, and according to this guy the EverPaper app works great.

    • Roger Ebert's Review of the film Monsters.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Lunch at Pork on a Fork - February 9, 2011

    Links from George:

    • I remembered another "didn't make much difference" experience -- the Shangri La diet, where you're supposed to get an appetite suppressant effect from consuming flavorless cooking oil.  And I remembered one thing that did, finally, seem to have a positive effect -- the Pain Free exercises.  Thank heavens.

    Links from Paul: