Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ice, Ice Baby To Go

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Why did Oliver Stone make the movie W.? It's sort of boring because the history isn't old enough or that little known. Brolin is great, as usual, and Thandie Newton absolutely nails Condi Rice, but it's just kind of an "eh" movie.
    • Getting way hooked on Battlestar Galactica. I read something interesting on the web about the new Ginger vs. Marianne being Number Six vs. Starbuck.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • Here is some (bad) video of what happened at the end of the Duke-Va Tech game this afternoon. Up three, Duke in-bounded the ball with twenty-three seconds left. The Hokies trapped Jon Scheyer, who proceeded to take more steps than Gene Kelly. No call. The Blue Devils got a timeout, then got fouled and iced the game. We all know that the refs favor Duke (see: 2001 Final Four vs. Maryland), but rarely do we see such an obvious example.
  • Monster Matchup: Crushed Ice vs. Ice Cube
    • The Wikipedia article on the ice cube may say that "ice cubes are often preferred over crushed ice," but that's bogus. This one isn't even a contest. Crushed ice, specifically the tiny pellets (like those from the soda machines at Cosi), trounces ice cubes. They make the soda colder, they're easier to eat, and it's much easier to move the straw around to get the best drinking angles when the soda gets low. I actually get irrationally happy when I realize that a soda machine has the tiny pellet crushed ice.

1 comment:

Shtetl Fabulous said...

Elisha - if you lose your husband in a Battlestar Galactica induced haze, call me!