Oh, the THINKS You Can Think! Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Warning: the site is noisy!)
The General Gist: The other Oh, You Can book that tells you to think outside the box.
Story Review: Simplistic rhyme scheme with whimsical (although typical) Seuss drawings, language, and message. I like that made up [...]
Shot from the front of Criminal Records The comics section at Criminal Records
In doing some research for the I Kill Giants post I got to do a little Atlanta exploration, specifically at Criminal Records a pop culture store with records, comics, hard to find periodicals (like Bust). On the day I went [...]
Outside the Whistle Stop Cafe after closing
Fried Green Tomatoes takes place in three main locations: Whistle Stop (a fictitious town), the nursing home where Ninny resides and the Couch residence. The story is set in Alabama, but most of the movie was filmed in Georgia. What is presented as Whistle Stop, AL [...]
American Gods by Neil Gaiman All chopped up and waiting to go.
Pasties from Mabel’s are Shadow’s main meal while living in Lakeside. He eats two a day (one for breakfast and one for lunch). I took the basic ingredients for a pasty from American Gods: steak, potatoes, carrots and onions in a bread [...]
The last entry in Matt’s whirlwind trip through Japan. Thus far we’ve followed a group of lucky American grad students through adventures with ramen and pancake drink, at Sensouji Shrine and in Roppongi, and through convenience store food. If you missed any of the series, catch up here.
Photo by @igkulka
The latest entry in Matt’s escapades through Japan. Thus far we’ve followed a group of lucky American grad students through adventures with ramen and pancake drink, at Sensouji Shrine and in Roppongi. If you missed any of the series, catch up here.
Photo by @igkulka
Another day, another hotel. This time in [...]
The next entry in Matt’s escapades through Japan. Day 1 Well, good morning, jet lag! Yes, yes, I’m glad to see you, too. Oh, so it’s 3:30AM? Why, of course I’m not busy; you’re not interrupting at all. My good buddy jet lag and I stall until there’s sunlight out, then I stumble to the local Mister Donut (who, by the way, didn’t have his “Pon de Lion”s hot and ready by 10:00 AM. Asakusa, please step it up.) for sugar and carbs before getting our group lost near Sensouji shrine and temple. The scads of shops lining Nakamise-dori, the path to the shrine, are bursting with an odd mix of traditional Japanese snacks and some kitschy tourist garbage from China, but then we see it. The perfect blend of east and west… [...]
Starting today and running for the next several Tuesdays (yes I realize today is Wednesday) will be guest posts from my friend Matt Wilczynski. He’s a computer programmer/geek who recently won a competition that took him all the way to Japan. I figured the best way to fight off my jealousy was to get [...]
Me posing with a statute of Ghandi
The area surrounding Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home is not off the beaten path by any means but while visiting Atlanta (or becoming acquainted with Atlanta after moving here) it is imperative to visit this neighborhood.
In the area there is: – MLK Jr. birth [...]
Washington Irving’s home, Sunnyside, in Tarrytown, NY
Washington Irving is a Romantic storyteller. Romantic in the academic sense, that is. His stories showcased New York as more than a place. In one story, Rip Van Winkle, nature even kidnaps a drunken man by lulling him into a 20 year nap.
Last year I [...]