December 27, 2003

Eat, Drink and Be Snarky

Via Blue: Zagat's outtakes. Just between you and me and the blogosphere, I don't always find the Zagat Survey a reliable guide. Perhaps they should stop censoring comments such as the following:

The city hasn't seen this much cheese since the Three Tenors played Dodger Stadium.

Eat the crayons. They taste like the calamari.

Heart-stopping food in a life-taking neighborhood.

My Russian mother makes better French food.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at December 27, 2003 09:44 PM

Zagat's is completely worthless as a guide to good eating. It is, however, useful as a source of addresses and phone numbers.

Posted by: language hat at December 28, 2003 06:38 PM

"At least the cockroach enjoyed my salad."


I really enjoy reading your blog. I've just been given my own for Christmas. I nearly called it The Invisible Duckling.

Posted by: Duckling at December 30, 2003 06:23 AM

OT, but the current Utne Reader (Jan-Feb, p. 12)has a letter to the editor from one Stefanie Seskin who wrote a song about her $48,000 college debt: "Headed for that big fat Master's degree".

Posted by: zizka at January 1, 2004 01:00 PM

Yea, I probably shouldn't have told the world about the actual debt! The song is called "I'm in Debt"... funny to do a search on my name and find this blog!

Posted by: stefanie at February 11, 2004 05:43 PM

... to continue, I never thought they would publish my letter... it was in response to an article called "Indentured Generation" and when I read the article, I could totally relate. I always thought of myself as an artist first and foremost, but I wanted an education. I funded it through loans. The debt consumed my 20's and is consuming my 30's. I still play music and write songs, but I don't have the freedom I need(ed) to actually get somewhere in the extremely tough music business. So that's what it was all about.

Posted by: stefanie, again at February 11, 2004 05:50 PM