Today was a stuck on the couch and surf the Internet day for me.
I came across the Southern Foodways Alliance website thanks to a post over at Adrenaline’s Shadow about her craving for a hot sausage sandwich from The Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. Maybe more importantly, she didn’t order the pig ear sandwich. What she did do was link to a documentary about the restaurant called Smokes and Ears. Wonderful stuff.
Thanks to those two sites, I’m now craving barbecue because of the documentaries by Joe York at the SFA site. He shot one about the art of Whole Hog barbecuing in Lexington which is about 40 miles from my locale here in Hoots. If it hadn’t been for all the rain and flooding today, there might just have been a road trip.
These are some amazing docs. I haven’t watched them all yet, but the man is good at what he does. It’s an excellent mix of music, visuals and interviews. He even has one about Prince’s hot chicken in Nashville.
I’ll be settling in and watching all these over the next day or so. I recommend you do the same.
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Tagged barbecue, BBQ, Big Apple Inn, documentaries, food, food documentaries, Joe York, pig ears, Prince's Hot Chicken, Scotts Barbecue, Smokes and Ears, Southern Foodways Alliance, Whole Hog, whole hog barbecue
So budget woes have kept you from taking a holiday vacation this year.
Same here for the Squirrel Queen.
For those of us who spend hours watching the Discovery and History channels, this will be a perfect alternative to that whirlwind trip around the world.
Instead of forking over wads of cash to fly your extra bag across the globe, just click on Google Street View’s tour of the ruins of Pompeii.
The tour of the city that Vesuvius stopped in time is cool stuff that can entertain you for hours.
It doesn’t come with a tour guide and you can’t buy tacky souvenirs, but it’s a great trip none-the-less.
Now if I can just find the baths with all the naughty frescoes they always allude to during shows about those randy Italians.
Here’s more Google fun.
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Tagged archaeology, budgets, Cool, Discovery Channel, fun, Google Street, Google Street Views, history, History Channel, Pompeii, Pompeii ruins, television, travel
Let’s look back in time to the dark ages before Al Gore’s intertubes ruled the world and everyone had a two-way wrist communicator like Dick Tracy’s.
Way back in ancient history in 1979, inventor Kane Kramer got a patent for an idea/invention that was basically Apple’s iPod.
“Kramer’s device, the IXI, was flash-based, even though flash memory in 1979 only could have held about three minutes of audio, and featured a screen, four-way controls, and was about the size of a cigarette pack. Even weirder, he envisioned the creation and sale of digital music …”
Wouldn’t you be kicking yourself if you let the patent go out of date for this like Kramer did in 1988?
Also, please don’t get Kane Kramer confused with Cosmo Kramer, inventor of the Manzier.
Gizmodo has more on the prehistoric iPod story.
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Tagged 1979, Al Gore, Apple, Cosmo Kramer, Dick Tracy, early iPod, geek, gizmodo, iPod, Kane Kramer, Manzier, Seinfeld, technology
Trendhunter found me a disco keyboard.
You can set it up to flash multiple colors or so that each key stroke lights individually.
It would likely get very annoying after one set of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
It’s from Luxeed, a Korean company.
I spent an entire afternoon back in the fall at CWage‘s abode perusing the Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack by Nicholas Gurewitch while he and Newscoma worked on her blog.
One word – hysterical.
I recently bumped into the link above to PBFA which has all the comic strips from the book.
Go spend some time there.
Poor Newscoma and the tech friends she relies on.
They’ve spent the past 48 hours battling some geek who wants to keep the world from reading about Mabel, zombies, Bigfoot and redneck Christmas trees.
How un-American can they be?