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Give a “Sukky” to Your Valentine

As anyone who has ever heard me tell my “White Day” story knows, the Japanese have created their own unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day . . . and it’s ALL about the chocolate! Well, this year it seems that the Glico company has taken it a step further and tried to make it all […]

Farewell and Adieu, AFK E&E

Over the past two years AFK Elixirs & Eatery has been more than my favorite restaurant, favorite bar, and favorite hangout … it’s been my second home. And the people there, from the ownership to the staff to the other regular patrons have been a like a second family. When word came down just a […]

100th Birthday of the Coke Bottle

As I was driving around running errands this morning, I heard a news report about this being the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Coke bottle—that marvel of industrial design, indeed, one of the innovators of modern industrial design. Recognized around the world, you don’t need while letters on a red background, or that […]

Quisp Turns 50

Holy Saturday morning breakfast! Quisp, the Cap’n Crunch derivative cereal turns 50 this year! I have clear memories of the Quisp vs. Quake commercials and box-top voting to prove which one “kids love best.” I was always a Quist supporter (though my younger brother always preferred Quake). But with commercials by Rocky & Bullwinkle and Underdog creator […]

It’s All Greek to Me

Left to my own devices, I’m not much of a breakfasty kind of guy—I’m just not generally hungry when I wake up in the morning. But I’ve been convinced of the benefits to eating at least a small something at the start of the day, so for the past six months or so I’ve been […]

Happy Pi Day/Happi Howaito Dei

It’s a double holiday today … one Mathematic, the other Japanese! HAPPY PI DAY! Today it March 14th, a day many people (at least here in the States) notate as 3/14 or 3.14 … which just happens to be the first three numerals in the famous mathematical constant of the ratio between a circle’s circumference […]


When I first got back to the Seattle area, a friend told me about a new restaurant/bar that had opened up. It was supposed to be run by gamers and feature a big LAN and a Playstation … and it was called the AFK Tavern. Since then, I found out that the place was actually […]


Holiday season traditions provide great comfort emotionally and spiritually, and today is one of the greatest of them all … Happy Chinese Food Eating Day to everyone out there! (Some small number of you may actually celebrate a relatively obscured version of this holiday called “Xmas” … if so, a merry one of those to […]

Math Helps

I was out getting some dinner at a sandwich shop near a local movie theater. It’s Friday night, and the staff seemed REALLY worn out, which I imagine happens EVERY week but ESPECIALLY so on weeks when big action movies launch … or big teen culture movies … or movies starring Hollywood icons … so […]

Jackie Chan vs. The Eye of Sauron

After watching all of those animations that were labeled in English, I started poking around with the ones described in Russian only, having no idea what I’d find. Holy cats! Some of these are even BETTER than the ones I watched this morning. My favorite so far is Jackie Chan vs. The Eye of Sauron. […]