Monday, April 28, 2008


Virgin America differs from other airlines in that the aircraft is bathed in hip, violet lighting. And they pump high-energy electronica music into the bathroom. When you're peeing, you sort of feel like you're in the world's most exclusive disco..
The walls of hot dog restaurant Diggity Dog are covered with drawings by children of dogs. This is my favorite — a barking hot dog. I wonder what this child thinks is in his Diggity Dog.

Here are a few shots from Jen's houseboat — she lives on a boat! (Well, sometimes.)

I chose not to find out what an "Ichiroll" tastes like.

Friday, April 25, 2008


My friend Andrew Borakove alerted me to an article in the New York Times that described Bill Clinton with some unsettling adjectives:

"Then out came Chelsea and a pink and glistening Bill Clinton, fresh from that peculiar radio interview in which he referred to a mysterious memo that he said proved the Obama campaign played the "race card" in South Carolina." (click on the phrase in question to go to the original article)

Bill Clinton... "pink and glistening"? Ick. Why those words? I wondered if it was some common phrase that I didn't know about, so I Googled it. Below are some of the other uses of the phrase "pink and glistening." (article links are in color)

"The uterus is dark pink and glistening and the shape of a soft, small watermelon."

"Pale pink and glistening, the tuna lay draped over vinegared sushi rice like a loose coverlet..."

"...I got a wonderful glimpse of Sandra's pink and glistening lips pressed tight together between the cleft just below her hot ass."

"My pastrami sandwich, or "The Holy Grail" as Splint calls it, is pink and glistening and stands about eight inches tall."

I'll never look at a pastrami sandwich quite the same way again.