Friday, April 21, 2006


I just don't care how healthy scallions are. I don't care if they provide 997 IUs of Vit A, if they're a good source of folate, or if they're part of the healthy onion fam. Okay, GREAT, they provide more Vit C and beta-carotene than a full-grown onion. Wonderful, they're simple to cook with. Fabulous, they're easy to grow. But WHO REALLY CARES about how healthy these little green rascals are when they turn your fresh, neutral-tasting mouth into a warm, potent, lingering bath of "onion-ous" steam?

They look harmless, don't they. Don't be fooled. Chowhound's General Topics message board reveals:

"I'm a Chinese-American who grew up with Chinese cooking at home and loves all sorts of Asian cuisine. But I hate scallions, and can never order in an Asian restaurant without asking the staff, "can you make it without scallions?" Scallion pancakes, negimaki, blech! Then scallions started turning up in Italian pastas...aargh. My friend once made me an anti-scallion t-shirt."

And there you have it, folks. This smart person recognized the truth. Scallions are fooling people everyday. They know they are life's best kept secret upon how to scare away a flock of fellow friends... They want you to be alone, all alone. They haunt you while you sleep. Suddenly, scallion-breath will jolt you awake and no longer will you be able to re-kindle your pleasant dream about frolicking in the strawberry fields. You have been beaten. Scallions will win over us all if we don't put an end to their lure. They mask the truth behind a bland miso soup, a creamy cream cheese, an egg-white omelet... They're just a deceptive ploy to knock out any other taste bud in your mouth-- all so that Little Miss Scallion can govern your oral empire and take over the world!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

METS, game 10. It's so addictive I just had to come back...


Peter and Margo : it got COLD...

The Game.

Pete, Margs, Doug, Me.

NYM vs. ATL. What did we do? WE WON 4-3, yes we did. In addition, we, (and when I say we, I mean: Doug C., Margo R., Pete S., and Yo) , learned the beauty of aluminum Bud bottles. Only it was too cold to appreciate the temp-control capabilities that the bottle so brilliantly demonstrates when in scorching heat...

Sunday, April 16, 2006


THIS IS MR. MET. He's probably some recent college grad.

Today, Teich and I went to game 9, Brewers v. Mets. Mets won 9-3, YEAAAA.

GREAT day for a game. Sun was shining, crowd was loud, fans as loyal as ever. Teich cracked peanuts all over the floor.

It's a good year to be a Met fan, let's go!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Bodies, the Exhibition

Went to BODIES, the exhibition, down at the South Street Seaport. Remarkable. A med-school student's study-haven. Words can't justify the likes of this exhibit. Nor do these pictures. But they're pretty good!

Here are some professional pictures taken off the internet. Some were taken at the exhibition down in Tampa, FL.

Night View from South Street Seaport taken with my cell, a little blurry.
My BODIES partner in crime, Doug.
This one is a definite favorite of mine. Because the muscles are peeled away from each other, you can see exactly where the origins and insertions occur.
This guy is split apart down the middle! And what's amazing is that it's all symmetrical. It's a cool shot because you can really see all of the organs well and how each fits together. You can also see just how gigantic the liver is compared to the rest of the organs.
Man with prosthetic skull, chin..
"The cadavers in 'Bodies' are preserved using a process called plastination, or plasticization. In the process body water and fats are replaced with liquid silicone rubber." -- John Roachfor National Geographic News
August 29, 2005

Smoker's lungs. UGHHHHH!!!!!!!

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