jwz: “The long out-of-print Urgh! A Music War will be showing on VH1C on Mon, Oct 30 at 6pm PST (9pm EST). They have it listed as ‘2 hours’, which I hope means it’s the 124-minute edit, not the 96-minute edit that ran on IFC a few years ago.”
If anyone is able to get this tonight in digital form, email me (srk at mac dot com) and I’ll buy a copy from you.
The Dilbert Blog: “As regular readers of my blog know, I lost my voice about 18 months ago. Permanently. It’s something exotic called Spasmodic Dysphonia. Essentially a part of the brain that controls speech just shuts down in some people, usually after you strain your voice during a bout with allergies (in my case) or some other sort of normal laryngitis. It happens to people in my age bracket.”
Daring Fireball Linked List: “Excellent William Safire ‘On Language’ piece on how to start an email. I prefer the cold start, with no salutation.”
We’ve got friends coming over tonight so it’s time to trot out the smoker. I’ve got it up to 240˚F and the vents at the bottom set at 50% closed, placing half a loaf pan of beans and 4 butterfly pork cops on the racks. The pan is 1/2 full and absorbing a fair amount of heat, but I jammed more of the pre-fired charcoal on top of the unlit briquets, trying to compensate for the drizzle/sprinkles and the 51˚F outside temp.
The goal is to cook the chops low and slow, ideally about an hour and a half at 240˚F and then add the salmon near the end to let it go for an hour.
Wish me luck!
Call Me Fishmeal.: “‘W’ has taken it in the teeth for his war on Iraq, but, to be fair, let’s look at Saddam’s Hussein’s rap sheet…”
MAKE Magazine: “The creator of MacGyver (Lee D. Zlotoff) challenges you to save a man stuck in a fissure filled with toxic gas!”
Beauty School Dropout: “My cousin Amber got these awesome sewing magazines out of her bag and starting passing them around. I knew she had some cool job in New York, but I didn’t really know what.”
This has got to be one of the funniest Ze Frank shows ever. If you don’t know “the show” this is a great time to hop on board. Challenged by a reader, Ze heads to the shore and parodies abound…
Kotaku: “…we do recommend these rad sterling silver Space Invaders ones on Etsy at US $35 for a set.”
MAKE Magazine: “RavensBlight has a great collection of paper craft projects you can build for Halloween, I really like the mechanical bat (projects can be download/PDF)”