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The Public Ineffectual

For entertainment purposes only.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Jews and Chinese Food

Apparently, New York Jews love Chinese food. I've heard this for years and the link above tells you why it is so.

Very readable, very interesting.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Startling Phenomena

1. Every time I mention the word "tumour", someone pipes up with "its not a too-mah" in the voice of Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger. I had no idea that so many people have seen Kindergarten Cop and that it had such cultural currency. I'm shocked, truly shocked.

2. Roomie and I stumbled upon the hit show of the season, Dancing with the Stars, or, as I like to call it, This is American Idol for Old People. It is so craptastic, you're gonna try and turn away but you can't, you just can't. The smart money is on John O'Hurley aka." J. Peterman" from Seinfeld to win.

3. Tom Cruise and his chosen Child Bride are officially freaking me out. Reportedly, his people were putting in calls to other starlets like Scarlett Johanssen, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba before settling on/for Katie Holmes. *shudder*

4. I saw previews for two films with Jessica Alba right before watching Angelina Jolie in "Mr and Mrs Smith". I am pretty sure JA was cloned from AJ's DNA.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Frozen Breakfast Food

Michelle over at has concocted a truly marketable product. A popsicle, made vietnamese coffee style. I could have used that the past few days when it was sitting in front of my computer that was getting dangerously hot beneath my hands and wondering how much more it could take.

What next Michelle? White Russian Pudding? Seriously, having watched The Big Lebowski again just recently, I think it would make a wonderful breakfast food. You could market it as a hangover cure.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Korean Socks

"No Breakdowns Allowed"
Originally uploaded by Oblivia.

A gift from the Anninator who is currenly living in Busan, South Korea. After catching up for lunch, she gifts me these socks that we think say, "no breakdowns allowed".

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Our BBQ Was a Blazing Success

Its getting hot in here...
Originally uploaded by Oblivia.

Me on the phone to Nika: "I'm so excited, you don't understand. Having a bbq is like a nostalgic blast from the past. Its so exotic."

The bbq I was in charge of generated so much smoke that it wafted back into the house and set of the fire alarm. And because we live on top of a store, it sent a call to the fire department - whose response time was excellent - BOTH TIMES THE ALARM WENT OFF.

The second time, we were feeling terribly contrite. One of the firemen said, "You know, if you wanted us to come over, you could just called." To which I, for some reason, yelled at the top of my lungs in response, "I wish I had known - then I wouldn't have set the fire!!!"

Click the photo for the full photoset. Thanks to all for coming along!


irony lurks in newtown
Originally uploaded by deepwarren.