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  • Archive for December, 2007

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    Has Bloomberg really eaten in the 2,500 Chinese restaurants in New York City?

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

    In a speech at Shanghai’s Fudan University on Wednesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg observed that there are 2,500 Chinese restaurants in New York City and “I think I’ve been to most of them.” Well, he is Jewish.

    There ain’t much else to do on Christmas except eat Chinese food if you’re a Jew

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

    Brandon Harris Walker‘s hilarious music video, Chinese Food on Christmas, has already gotten over half a million views. The chorus (as much as I was able to transcribe it): We eat Chinese food on Christmas. Go to the movie theater too. Because there is not much else to do on Christmas, If you’re a Jew. […]

    What do they serve for dessert in Istanbul Chinese restaurants — fried gelato

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

    This is what they serve instead of fortune cookies in Istanbul Chinese restaurants: fried gelato (which is also apparently what all Chinese restaurants in Italy serve for dessert, according to my Italian downstairs neighbor). Because there are not a lot of Chinese immigrants in Turkey, Chinese food tends to be a bit upscale since you […]

    My galley, still on world tour, in Istanbul

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

    My galleys continue their world tour, I guess. This is in front of the Istanbul’s Blue Mosque. I guess it goes to say that anyone who wants to send me a picture of my book in a weird place, please send it in.

    Fortune Cookie USB Drives from Valavo can save your memories (in bed)

    Friday, December 7th, 2007

    I really feel like the photo says it all . But go to Valavo‘s site for more info (comes in grden, red, and blue)

    Petraeus has nothing on Tso

    Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

    I thought this article from The Times Record-Herald by Steve Israel had a very telling line:  Pine Bush — Why did a real, live U.S. Army general — with two black stars on his chest — jet to Pine Bush High School yesterday? After all, the only general most schools around here see is General […]

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