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Vegan Vampire Soup

We are quickly closing in on the month of Halloween, and I wanted to reflect that in this month's geeky recipe. The result is a beety bloodbath of a dish, a feast fit for any vegetarian vampire, werewolf or cannibal. .   The Recipe (Serves 2 monsters) 1. Boil two large beets for 15 minutes, or just buy boiled beets.... Continue Reading →

Jonathan Coulton’s Thing-A-Week

Between September 2005 and September 2006, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton produced and released one song each week, in an attempt to keep himself occupied after having quit his job as a software programmer to focus on his music career. This lead to 52 tracks released for free on his website, which he distributed onto four albums that he released... Continue Reading →

My First Trip to Paris

In 1995, when I was five years old, I traveled to Paris with my mother, father and baby sister. We were going there to participate in a family member's wedding, but I barely remember anything about that event.   But I do remember some other minor stuff, like experiencing cola in a can for the first time, and... Continue Reading →

My Shower Habits

Some people can spend as little as five minutes in the shower. They just do what's necessary to get clean, then get out. Not me.   For as long as I can remember, I have spent an exuberant amount of time in the shower. I stand for 20-30 minutes daily, letting the hot water wash... Continue Reading →

Pots & Pans & Portents

In 1991, just before I turned one year old, my favorite activity was to repeatedly empty the pots and pans cabinet out on the floor. I would have to crawl into the back of it to be able to reach all the pans, then drag them out on the floor. I am currently working as a chef, and this... Continue Reading →

5 Great ‘Starbomb’ Songs

Starbomb is a musical-comedy group consisting of the two main hosts of the video game let’s play show ‘Game Grumps’, Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan, and Brian Wecht.   Before the three joined forces in 2013, Dan and Brian were already making music as the comedy band Ninja Sex Party. When Arin started making music with them, they formed a separate... Continue Reading →

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