Mister Pterodactyl
Monday, July 14, 2008
American Gladiators
I loved this show in the 90s and I still love it now. I suppose I have the writers' strike to thank for it. The packaging is really cheesy, but the games look like a lot of fun.

Tonight, one of the contestants (there's always two men and two women competing) was introduced as having a former Olympic-class swimmer for a mother, a former major-league baseball player for a father, and an uncle who's a MLB hall of famer. Her name is Tatum Yount. I know who I'm rooting for.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
DNC chow
Mucho blog buzz lately about the Democratic National Convention's menu micromanagery. You've heard, right?

"A 28-page contract requested by Denver organizers that caterers provide food in "at least three of the following five colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple and white." Garnishes could not be counted toward the colors. No fried foods would be allowed. Organic and locally grown foods were mandated, and each plate had to be 50 percent fruits and vegetables. As a result, caterers are shying away."

Unclear whether the '50% fruits and vegetables' refers to weight, calorie content, plate coverage, or (insert San Francisco joke here).

Here's my easy menu suggestion for those poor intimidated caterers. Half cauliflower (white, vegetable, perhaps organically grown, also sorta resembles trees), half assorted M&Ms (red-green-yellow-blue/purple, not fried, not a garnish, and production facility in nearby Nevada).

Mister Pterodactyl: here to help.

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