"Here's the first episode of Masterclass, from that Oprah channel. Essentially, it's a 45-minute interview/profile of Lorne Michaels."

burger tome
the julie project. wow. i'm hooked. but have to get back to work.
An Arizona restaurant that serves exotic fare will forgo a plan to serve lion-meat tacos, citing safety concerns and following threats from angry protestors.

Bryan Mazon, owner of Boca Tacos y Tequila, a Tucson Tex-Mex joint that in the past has served alligator, python and turtle tacos, announced via Facebook that the restaurant will pull the plug on a planned February promotion to sell tacos made from farm-raised African lions.

"Due to concern for safety of our families, customers, vendors, and friends we will not be selling African Lion Tacos on Feb. 16th, 2011. We will continue to bring unique and creative menu items, but not at the expense of safety," Mazon said.

In the week since the restaurant announced its plan, animal rights groups and activists have protested the restaurant's decision to serve lion, a rare but legal delicacy.

When Mazon first announced the promotion, he told ABCNews.com he had received " more calls to tell me to go to hell and drop dead," than actual orders but planned to keep lion on the menu because "there's interest out there."

At the time Mazon said the criticism would not deter him from serving the tacos, but according to the Associated Press he was bowed by "threats."

Calls made to the restaurant Tuesday morning were not answered.

Mazon had planned to purchase the lion meat from a California farm he said raises the animals for meat.

The announcement sparked online complaints on the restaurant's Facebook page, but some of the protests focused on the erroneous assumption that lions are an endangered species, making lion meat illegal.

"Lions are not endangered," said Crawford Allan, regional director for TRAFFIC, the international wildlife trade monitoring program administered by the World Wildlife Foundation. "When bred in captivity, their meat is allowed to be traded. There are particular operations in the U.S. that are breeding lions, butchering them and selling them for meat."

Mazon planned to served meat from lions raised legally for consumption on a California farm.
Mark Bittman's Food Manifesto:

pad comparo
I've heard "AVC" doesn't mean "AVC main profile". Insert sad face. CABAC and B-frames are awesome.
dry farmed grapes
i see your true colors shining through...
Forget Your "Junk"The TSA Wants to Feel Up Your Mind
alan uglow
Cory Doctorow griping about Canadian ISPs

...with some justification, it appears. A glimpse of our comcast-y future?
What do you think?
Comcast's platform blocks access to content not bought through their storefront. Oh, wait.
dallas EATS / texas bbq map

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One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Americans went to war with themselves. Disunion revisits and reconsiders America's most perilous period -- using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.

what is internet? 1994
you can't disrupt yourself
MB sends this picture from Syria:


"Raw lamb pulverized to the consistency of silly putty, served with a kind of mayo, copped onion pepper walnuts, oregeno cumin clove and cayenne, yummy but challenging"
change your brain with meditation
mobile phone revenue & profit
james welling glass house
dallas and charlie's angels and wonder woman all set for tv makeovers. im holding out for a falcon crest remake or, at worst, small wonder.
Egypt cuts itself (almost completely) off from the internet. Shuts down text messaging. Muslim Brotherhood set to join Friday protests. ElBaradei is back in the country from Vienna and says he will lead if called upon to do so.
Netflix measures ISPs