Monthly Archives: January 2020

Pictures of my food: Hybrid Cabbage Pasta Edition

This is one of my favorite dinners. It’s a hybrid take on a Central European dish called łazanki z kapustą in Polish (I’ve also had it in Hungary as káposztás tészta). My innovation is to add a crapton of sausage … Continue reading

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Cinematic Hot Takes

I didn’t see many movies in 2019, mostly I watched series. Of the few I did watch none made a stronger impression than Midsommar. A lot of it, especially the score and the final scenes got under my skin in … Continue reading

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Another Type of Huckster

I mentioned Hucksters in my vegan taxonomy but forgot to mention another type (again not confirmed but heavily suspected). This type of huckster has…. covert sponsorship. There is a broad campaign with obvious money behind it to promote plant exclusive … Continue reading

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And I’m Telling You They’re Not Going

If I thoughtthis had the slightest chance of happening I’d be very happy.  There is no good that the US has done is doing or will do in Iraq. There is no good that the US can do in Iraq … Continue reading

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Standing Still Very Fast

Some years ago when I was (even) more jaded and cynical I tried to convince some people in Poland that the Onion was real (in terms of everyday life it was the most accurate portrayal of the America I knew … Continue reading

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Have The Neocons Won? (And Everyone Else Lost?)

The neocons (aka ‘the worst people ever’) have long been itching for a war with Iran (a monumentally stupid idea even for a group of people known for monumentally stupid ideas). Had Hillary Clinton won in 2016 I’m sure the … Continue reading

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Going to Gozo (aka Għawdex)

I decided to bug out for Christmas and spent a very pleasant week in Malta. Although this was my fourth visit it was the first time I made to the second island of Gozo (Għawdex in Maltese). This was because … Continue reading

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The Fifth Kind (Revised Vegan Taxonomy: MOUTH)

I’ve decided to revise my preliminary taxonomy for vegans, both in the interests of completeness (I didn’t mention the fifth kind of vegan the first time around but now I’m ready). Also I have a better mnemonic device now MOUTH. … Continue reading

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