An Open Letter to All Food Trucks
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 December 2010
Stats: 7,042 views and 2 Comments

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
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 8 October 2010
Stats: 5,940 views and 1 Comment

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
Posted in One Million Watts on 16 September 2010
Stats: 6,420 views and 1 Comment

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!
Posted in One Million Watts on 1 September 2010
Stats: 11,790 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
Posted in Things We Like on 28 August 2010
Stats: 6,533 views and 2 Comments

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
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 August 2010
Stats: 4,683 views and 4 Comments

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!
Posted in Things We Like on 19 August 2010
Stats: 20,885 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
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 August 2010
Stats: 5,275 views and No Comments

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!
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 June 2010
Stats: 20,435 views and 3 Comments

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”
Posted in Things We Like on 29 May 2010
Stats: 3,821 views and No Comments

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.