Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Link roundup

1. An argument for why "even strict vegans should feel comfortable eating oysters by the boatload." Via Peter Feld who adds: I remember a cookbook in the ’80s whose preface praised [squid] as a protein source and said "some vegetarians prefer to think of squid as unusually mobile vegetables."

2. Gregg Easterbrook:

Last season, the Patriots had no offensive coordinator, with Belichick covering that post; this season, they also will have no defensive coordinator. It's Belichick, Belichick and more Belichick -- no coordinators. Is this an ego-trip thing -- he wants to prove he can do something no major football coach has even attempted since, say, Leo Meyer? TMQ has been complaining for years that NFL clubs are overstaffed at coach, since it's hard to believe a head coach needs 19 more coaches, which is how many Mike Shanahan has at Washington, including a safeties coach, a tight ends coach and an assistant coach for the special-teams coach. Belichick is veering to the other extreme.
3. A new store owner talks about the costs of running a hobby shop.

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