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Eating underground

Another thing I had no idea was going on but suddenly now, knowing about it, it all makes perfect sense, particularly in this city of anti-establishment DIY everything: the underground restaurant. All over the Bay Area, people are opening up … Continue reading

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Kushner on “Munich” and the morality of terrorism

‘Contradiction in human affairs, such as the possibility that injustice can drive people to do horrible things, is routinely deplored and dismissed in these troubled times as just another example of the naivete of the morally weak (a.k.a. liberals and … Continue reading

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The essense of blogging

I have to say that I love Choire’s latest web site design. Minimalism has always been Google’s forte on the Web, but I think Mr. Sicha may be making a grab for that silver ring by paring his posts down … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Hassans

What do you know about Dubai? Do you know where it is, or what’s going on there, or that it’s become the center of the big ticket item world by building such dreamlike constructions as the Burj Al Arab Hotel … Continue reading

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Neighbor from hell

You think you’ve got problems? Consider the neighbors of Don Bertone, who played police radio broadcasts, Spanish dance tunes and “shrill oscillating tones” at all hours of the day and night on external speakers in his yard, hooked up floodlights … Continue reading

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Kids. They’re so depressing.

Apparently, those of us who think we’re happier having made the decision that the last thing we need to add to our lives is a struggling “bundle of joy” that spits up and shits its pants and wails in restaurants … Continue reading

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Advertising works!

Having worked in the online marketing field for the past five years and having also managed to escape with the tattered remnants of my deep black soul, it’s surprising to me that any form of advertising is effective at all. … Continue reading

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Remember this name: Mehmet Ali Kocyigit

I have a feeling that if you’re ever stuck for a name that will really stump the rest of the bar when it comes time to pay for drinks, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a better Trivial Pursuit … Continue reading

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Detroit, like Hollywood, officially out of new ideas

The new Dodge Challenger “concept” looks exactly – exactly – like it just rolled off the assembly line circa 1971. Round headlights and all. Since I’m actually old enough to remember these cars when they were made back when they … Continue reading

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The traveller’s nightmare

I’ll have to rethink my ideas of a bad travel day after reading this story about the passengers of an Air India flight from Los Angeles to New Delhi via Frankfurt. The flight was scheduled to take off Monday, but … Continue reading

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