Sunday, August 8, 2010

Weekend Links

The CSD staff recently took a field trip to Four and Twenty Blackbirds, a bakery in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn that specializes in pies and looks like an upscale country store. It was awesome. The Cooking Channel profiled it recently.

The Onion A.V. Club's "Q & A" about culture that represented adulthood really rang true. For me, it was Pulp Fiction - what was it for you?

I recently discovered The Written Nerd, a personal blog about books written by Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo, owner of Greenlight Books in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Its excellent.

Body Mass Index isn't everything, but this New York Times story about rising obesity rates in the United States is mind-blowing. Everybody knows that Americans are heavier than they were a generation or two ago, but the differences that have occurred in even the past ten years have been pretty shocking.

I dug this interview with Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker - when will their next album come up?

MA Men, a parody video that features over-the-top Red Sox fans and Chowderhead parodies in a Sterling Cooper-like workplace is depressingly insightful.

And, just a reminder: Cigarette smoking isn't cool, unless its done by Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Rachel Mencken, or Joan Holloway.

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