August 11, 2023

The news you need to know: August 12, 2023

My roundup of this week’s news.

Vacation destination: 800-lb Butter Cow sculpture back at Illinois State Fair And it’s better because it’s butter.

Just lucky, I guess: Woman mowing grass attacked by snake and hawk at the same time:

UFO whistleblower admits there’s so much more that he didn’t admit. Now, if only he had some evidence.

August 7, 2023

Current Pedal Obsession: Joe Gore Purr Vibrato.

Just enough wobble.

As Joe Gore experimented with circuits for Purr, he didn’t seek to put the sound of a Magnatone amp or Leslie peaker in a pedal. Instead the goal was An idiot-proof, “Goldilocks” vibrato. So he created a circuit with a triangle-ish LFO that doesn’t require a depth control to sound just right.

music Pedalurgy
August 4, 2023

The news you need to know. 8/5/23

My roundup of this week’s news.

My photos available from Envato.

Shameless Self Promotion: The murky history and simple recipe of Egg-In-A-Hole.

Asian-American woman asks AI to improve her headshot and it turned her white.

Toco, the man who paid $14K to live in a Collie suit afraid his friends might think he’s weird. Guess that depends on how they’re dressed.

China denies zoo bear is guy in costume.

July 31, 2023

Will we ever know the truth about Eggy in a Basket?

A recipe and tale about Egg in a Hole.

The movie V for Vendetta brought back a long-dormant childhood memory for Eggy in a Basket. That is, a piece of plain white bread with a hole cut out of the center cut and an egg fried inside. But it appears that Londoners have never called this dish Eggy in a Basket. And Alan Moore, writer of the original graphic novel, was perplexed that the movie writers couldn’t figure out what Brits actually ate for breakfast.

Food Recipes
July 28, 2023

The news you need to know.

My roundup of this week’s news.

Singer marries ghost and then he cheats on her with Marilyn Monroe. It’s happened to all of us.

French’s mustard-flavor Skittles. It’s natures most perfect food.

19-yr-old suffers collapsed lung screaming at concert. Do all that yelling for an encore and you don’t even get to see it.

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