Mike Ryan (mikeryan)

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Subversive Leftovering

Mr. Meat and Potatoes would probably decide that all the eggs at the store have "gone bad" if he was aware of the length of time between actually laying our customary flawless white American egg and when they actually arrive on the shelves.

Kudos on stretching the food. I'm sure it's all still completely fine, and besides which, even if it's just starting to turn, it's good for the immune system, right?

'Least we can do is get you some chickens by this time next year so he can feed all that gone-bad food to them and you guys can get some eggs so fresh you'll be grossed out all over again for totally different reasons. That's my vote.

July 13, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It's Brother's! Bar & Grill

that bar sucks. Im not even gay and I still got shitty service.

July 1, 2009 at 7:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Make hay while the sun shines.


Thanks for the suggestions, and also, I totally agree with you. Those methods are great and I'm glad you brought them up.

June 25, 2009 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bring 'em on


There have actually been several studies done that have found that zombies prefer chemically treated produce over the other stuff. They scare the kids and make a mess of the garden, and plus, compost is free, especially when you make it yourself.

June 17, 2009 at 9:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Comfort Wipe


I agree with you that the band aid mentality, if you will, started a long long time ago. I guess I meant my comment in a more focused sense that with the comparatively new health challenges that modern American life is bringing upon us, I expect to see many more products similar to this one that give the average "plus size" individual an inhuman 18 extra inches of reach to tend to some, ahem, basic functions.

I realize that some people with joint problems were featured in this ad as well, but to me, they do the same job as the lady in the KY jelly commercial who rubs the stuff on her arm. KY doesn't go on your arm any more than the comfort wipe is for people with joint problems.

June 15, 2009 at 12:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Comfort Wipe

It's going to be interesting to see the industry that is built around our developing chronic health problems to accommodate them rather than figuring out an abatement strategy.

"Interesting" isn't really the word I want to use, but maybe the least controversial.

June 15, 2009 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eating Seasonally

I picked several pounds of arugula today. Remember to trim the plant like you would spinach, taking only the leaves and leaving the plant in the ground. Also, don't forget that the flowers are totally edible as well.

I guess since you bought yours at the market, the harvesting advice isn't as pertinent, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

June 10, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How to Hitch Sustainably

I think your logic is totally fine... We are without curbside recycling, but as far as I know, that's a reasonable option.

May 24, 2009 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Adios Larry!

I say we secede.

May 12, 2009 at 7:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Culinary Diversity


You're right on. One of the things I enjoy most about starting to control my own food source is that the benefits are two-fold. I physically benefit immediately from my selection (whether it's from my own garden, the farmers market, or another reputable source) and also, this is a great opportunity to vote with dollars. I too feel that it's a bit daunting and idealistic to "take on" a huge company or corporation whose legal budget is more than I'll probably make in my lifetime, but see, we don't have to buy their stuff. If we're careful, we can make that choice, and there's nothing they can do about it.

I like what you said about just looking near the typical choices at the store. Even that can make the average person more aware of what's out there to choose from.

April 29, 2009 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )