a few things:
a-to be clear, in posting that i found the idea of clam flavored tomato beer(chelada)to be vile i was in no way insulting members of the latino communty who find it to be delightful. yes, i find the idea of clam flavored tomato beer to be horrifyingly repulsive, but i still love latin culture. same as i find the idea of a hotdog covered in mayonaisse and shrimp sauce to be disgusting but i still love sweden. and i find the idea of a sheeps stomach stuffed with thistles and lard to be disgusting but i still love scotland. you see my point? i love mongolian culture but i’m not in any hurry to drink fermented yak milk. i love the japanese but i don’t really want to eat frush fugu out of the briney pacific. and so on.
so, to recap:
clam flavored tomato beer: disgusting.
latin america: awesome.
b-i’m in utah now for sundance. snow is wasted on me. i never learned to ski. i don’t know
how to snowboard. etc. so maybe i’ll just go throw snowballs at stop signs. or, better yet, read
my trashy airport fiction while looking at the ski slopes in the distance.
c-john mccain looks like the man to beat in the gop primaries. mitt romney is starting
to catch up, and mike huckabee is really slipping(down the long, slippery pole
of actual scrutiny).
d-utah is a beautiful place but it always kind of freaks me out a little bit. it’s a giant state, founded
by mormons. and mormons are, well, odd. or to be more specific, the mormon religion is kind of odd. i’m not criticizing it(i don’t need orrin hatch and posse gunning for me), but you have to admit
that it’s kind of an odd religion, with a decidedly odd genesis. i hope that the mormons
can understand and appreciate that the rest of us find mormonism to be, and i say this
respectfully, odd. but it’s fascinating that an entire gigantic state was founded by 19th century
followers of a man who was visited by god in upstate new york. again, no disrespect to mormons
or mormonism, but it’s a fascinating and odd religion, no?
e-todays very very very odd consumer product is nodoro. here’s the link, if you dare
look at it.
at first i wasnt’t sure if it was a joke or not.
i think it’s for real.
well, good luck to the nodoro people. maybe there’s a chelada/nodoro synergistic
marketing tie-in to be had somewhere down the line.
f-ok, that’s the end of todays coherent and cohesive list. time for bed in park city.