Saturday, May 25, 2019

Old podcasts with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri

9/18 with Woj, 10/17 with Simmons.

And here he is in February:

Turning phone cases into Star Wars datapads (Star Wars roundup)

Pole vaulting nightmare fuel

*More nightmares.

Markets in Los Angeles keep running out of celery due to a new juicing craze


the “Medical Medium,” may have no actual medical training or a professional background in healthcare, but that hasn’t stopped him from publishing four New York Times bestselling nutrition books extolling the benefits of celery juice, all while winning personal endorsements from celebrities


At Erewhon, organic celery sales have increased over 350% at each of its locations since the start of 2019. Gelson’s, meanwhile, says sales are up more than 200% compared with this time last year. And at Lassens, purchases have doubled in recent months, which has caused some locations to occasionally run out of celery entirely.


The juicing craze has caused celery prices to spike — to as much as $5 a bunch at organic health food stores such as Erewhon. According to the Western Growers Assn., the average retail price for celery in Los Angeles has jumped more than 30% over the last year to $2.59 a bunch. Over that same period, the price farmers were paid per bunch of celery has skyrocketed by 670% to $2.63.


[The author] dubbed himself the Medical Medium because he claims to receive health and nutrition secrets from a voice that he refers to as “Spirit.” He says he began hearing the voice as a young child growing up in Maine in the ’70s.

Frank Dux and Cuyler Smith's other new fictional universe trading cards are available online

At G1988.

Ten funny tweets

*More funny posts.

Clyde Court Summertime

"Windows down, volume up. Clyde Court Summertime is here. Just in time to revive your kicks and refine your craft, you won’t be missed on the court or in the streets with this fresh take on the Clyde Court. With an all-over checkered print and bright colors, cue the summer, summer, summertime."

When your food is extremely eager to taste you (Nightmare fuel)

Ann Leckie's Provenance is one of the Kindle deals of the day

$2.99 at Amazon. (My favorite writer.)

Eldar warband

*See more miniatures.

Friday, May 24, 2019

"Beverly Hills votes to ban tobacco sales, but exempts Schwarzenegger’s favorite cigar club"


Cigarettes are out. Vapes are dead. But for an elite group of aficionados, hundreds of whom swamped committee meetings and wrote the city in protest, cigars will be spared — as long as they’re smoked inside one of three dedicated lounges.

Entreaties have poured in to City Hall from top executives at real estate offices, security firms, talent agencies — and from former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Nearly all of them are acolytes of the Grand Havana Room on North Canon Drive, a club so exclusive its members need a special key to get in.

“The Grand Havana Room, which I have been a member of since its inception, provides a treasured home away from home,” wrote Schwarzenegger. “It is unthinkable that the city might adopt a policy that would intentionally or unintentionally cause the closure of this character-defining institution.”

Three-day sale at the Big Bad Toy Store

Darth Revan, Lady Deadpool, and lots of Transformers.