Monday, February 28, 2011


Every inning of every game? Maybe in another life.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chinese Vegetarian Challenge

OK, so we all know about the crazy quirks of Chinese vegetarianism/Buddhism and the inevitable questions they raise:

"What do you mean you can't eat garlic? Its not an animal fer chrissakes!"

"If you buy a caged bird and set it free and it dies a day later because its not a wild bird and has no idea how to survive in the wild, how was that not just the same as killing it?"

"If we all became vegetarian tomorrow, wouldn't the farmers kill all of their cows and isn't that bad?"

and my wife's contribution "You may be vegetarian up there, but you're still eating meat down there." That may be Chinese humor, by the way.

After watching some food show, I now have a new question for the Chinese Vegetarians...and this might even apply to normal veg-heads, too.

The Stone Crab has its claws harvested to be eaten, and then it regrows its claw.

Harvesting is accomplished by removing one or both claws from the live animal and returning it to the ocean where it can regrow the lost limb(s). To be kept, claws must be 2.75 inches (70 mm) long, measured from the tips of the immovable finger to the first joint. If both claws are legal size they may both be taken. Studies by the state of Florida have shown that removing both claws do not harm the Florida stone crab in any way when removed properly. In fact numerous studies have shown that by removing both claws, Florida stone crabs are forced to eat sea grass which has been proven to be more healthy for their diet and regenerate their claws faster and female Florida stone crab have more baby stone crabs since they are unable to fend off the advancements of the male crabs. These studies are what caused the State of Florida to change the laws to allowing two claws to be removed instead of just one. Florida stone crabs are legal for harvest from October 15 until May 15.

So, if you eat Stone Crab claws, you are NOT killing an animal. In fact, by taking both of their claws you make them healthier!

So, its okay for Buddhist vegetarians to eat these crabs right?

Just don't use a garlic sauce and everything will be kosher.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


That's it. I've had it. Too much snow. Too few snow days. We need to move.

Monday, February 07, 2011

have a seat

show cushioned adirondacks

I Call Bullshit

That the Inuit have a hundred words for snow is a myth.

That I have a hundred phrases marrying snow with curse words is no myth at all.

3 hours of shoveling this latest effing bullshit weekend snow dump has once again led me to explore my curse word vocabulary followed by a nice cool bottle of Russian Standard. Enough snow already!

Enjoy the football game fellers. Go Pack!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

great map

world map labeled with what country's names actually mean -

i thought Taiwan meant super-effing-cool-place-that-i-miss-so-much-cuz-i-never-had-to-shovel-effing-snow-there-bay