An Open Letter to All Food Trucks
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 December 2010
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I really like the idea behind what you do — a literal movable feast. But I lament the lack of pho, mini doughnut and mashed potatoes trucks.

Halloween Safety Tips
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 8 October 2010
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It’s okay to have fun as long as we play it safe. These safety tips will ensure that your Halloween is all treat and no tricks!

Why We Tumblr
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Posted in One Million Watts on 16 September 2010
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I resisted Tumblr for a long time because I saw it as little more than a coffee-table blogging service — all style, with no context or substance. I didn’t realize that were its strengths.

Tomorrow’s Tater Tots, Today!
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Posted in One Million Watts on 1 September 2010
Stats: 11,254 views and 8 Comments

My restaurant would serve one thing, and serve it well: tater tots. I would rock tater tots so hard that even the slouchy, diffident hipsters would gobble up them by the boatload.

Things We Like: “The Giant Claw,” Plant Tips and Inglourious Geekery
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Posted in Things We Like on 28 August 2010
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It’s Quentin Tarantino and a Giant Buzzard vs. the jocks! Also: A special message from the plant world.

Looking Forward to a “Pilgrim’s” Progress
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Posted in One Million Watts on 25 August 2010
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That star that has risen in the West signifies the birth of a new cult film. “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” is just 10 years away from being everyone’s favorite movie.

Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!
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Posted in Things We Like on 19 August 2010
Stats: 20,241 views and 9 Comments

The old-fashioned TV theme song gave you another minute to get yourself situated, like the house lights blinking at the theater. Somehow, these intros fell from favor.

Bulls on Parade
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 August 2010
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For a hot minute, I considered running with the bulls myself — down the main drag of Mesquite, Nevada, past stunned onlookers, into a waiting limousine.

Road Trip!
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 June 2010
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On a good road trip, we’d remember to bring the directions to someone-or-other’s aunt’s lake cabin and we’d head in that general direction. The best trips would happen when we actually found it.

Things We Like: “Bound for Glory,” “Reefer Madness” and “Parallel Lines”
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Posted in Things We Like on 29 May 2010
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This week: True tales of Woody Guthrie (maybe), five short films with the exact same dialogue, and a classic exploitation flick that thinks it’s an anti-exploitation flick.