“It isn’t cheaper to eat highly processed food: a typical order for a family of four… costs, at the McDonald’s a hundred steps from where I write, about $28. …You can serve a roasted chicken with vegetables along with a simple salad and milk for about $14, and feed four or even six people. ..Substitute a meal of rice and canned beans with bacon, green peppers and onions; it’s easily enough for four people and costs about $9. …The core problem is that cooking is defined as work, and fast food is both a pleasure and a crutch.”—Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? - NYTimes.com
“[The film "Hysteria" is] about vibrators and women’s orgasms, and I don’t think people really do talk about it very much, and I do think it does still make us flushed and uncomfortable," [Maggie] Gyllenhaal said.”—Maggie Gyllenhaal On Vibrators And ‘Hysteria’
“These [recemt] changes are just the beginning. The changes Facebook will roll out on Thursday are designed to enhance the emotional connection its users have to each other through Facebook. These changes will make Facebook a place where nearly everything in your life is enhanced by your social graph. These changes will make it so you know your friends better than you ever thought you could.”—Prepare Yourselves: Facebook To Be Profoundly Changed
" (Quirk Books, 184 pages, $16.95) features mint-flecked, rum-soaked honeydew melon wedges and frozen sangria — both on sticks. And Oakland, Calif., author Charity Ferreira’s new "Perfect Pops: The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats" (Chronicle Books, 96 pages, $16.95) includes eight booze-infused popsicles, including Campari-laced Negroni Pops, Bourbon-Peach Pops and frozen chocolate milkshakes made with Guinness beer.
…and here I sit with a gadget that makes me an ice pop in seven minutes or less…
“Over the next four years his work was displayed at the four camps in Germany where he was imprisoned, and his Nazi captors never once deciphered the messages threaded in Morse code: “God Save the King” and “Fuck Hitler”.”—
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my tits and ass out for no one.”—Adele Talks Body Image Pride, Pre-Show Sickness In Vogue UK
“When it makes the news, though, this is what I like to call morality porn: We condemn it at the same time that we’re titillated by it. …In this case, the naughtiness is a large part of the thrill. The public disapproval — strained as it may be — is required to fuel the carnal fire. To begin with, the cop fantasy hinges on the idea of power being corrupted, an enforcer of the law breaking the rules — and all for sex. Many find something arousing, or at least self-affirming, about powerful authority figures — from police officers to presidents — proving weak in the face of lust. That’s one way to make yourself feel OK about your own desires. And then, of course, there is the fantasy of being the one who inspires such passion.”—Is this news or X-rated fantasy?
“Whenever people wax nostalgic about “Say Anything” and the lessons it taught them, those lessons almost always have to do with romance, thanks to the startlingly honest and palpably powerful love shared between Lloyd and Diane. But there’s another essential thread to the film’s narrative as well — the complicated, strained but ultimately beautiful relationship between Diane and her dad, the morally challenged man who loves his daughter so blindly that he steals money from the residents of the nursing home he owns so that Diane never wants for anything.”—
“Love on the spiritual platform is devoid of selfishness. The needs and interests on the other take precedence over one’s own needs. The kind of love that comes closest to spiritual love is the love exhibited by a mother towards her child. It’s full of sacrifice and is completely selfless; it is without expectation. The feeling of love is derived from the service itself. The child is limited in its capacity to reciprocate the mother’s love. Even if it increases its demands, the mother keeps on giving. Most of us can only imagine a relationship where the reciprocation of love and service is completely selfless and without expectation. It’s the kind of love our hearts hanker for.”—Gadadhara Pandit Dasa: Radha: The Feminine Nature of God