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August 14, 2022

José Parlá: Dead artist walking


The first paragraph of a long and compelling New York Times story:

During the three months last year that the artist José Parlá was in a medically induced coma after contracting Covid-19, he had vivid dreams that he later found difficult to process: managing a Miami hotel circa 1980 and navigating a kidnapping plot involving his brother and the Hong Kong triads. "I was perceiving these dreams not as dreams but as memories," he said. "Events that I believed had happened but weren't real."

Above and below,


exemplars from his new body of work in acrylic and oil paint on canvas,


completed since his recovery and


currently on display


in a show titled "Polarities" at Library Street Collective in Detroit.

August 14, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

List of Notable Sandwiches

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[Butterbrot (Germany): bread with butter.]

From Wikipedia: "This is a list of notable sandwiches."


In American English, a sandwich is understood to be a dish consisting of two or more pieces of bread with one or more fillings between them; or one slice in the case of an open sandwich; however, in British English (and some other national English varieties), the definition of a sandwich is narrower, requiring a sandwich to be made with bread sliced from a loaf, not other forms of bread such as rolls, buns, bagels, or muffins.

This list article uses the American definition, so some of the sandwiches listed herein may not be considered sandwiches in other national varieties of English.

Sandwiches are a common type of lunch food often eaten as part of a packed lunch.

There are many types of sandwiches, made from a diverse variety of ingredients.

The sandwich is the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a British statesman.

Sandwiches can also have notable cultural impact.

Major types of sandwiches include:

  • Two slices of bread with other ingredients between
  • Two halves of a baguette or roll with other ingredients between
  • Hero, hoagie, or submarine sandwich
  • Open-faced sandwich
  • Pocket sandwich

But wait — there's more!

The Sword and the Sandwich features a series called Notable Sandwiches in which Talia Lavin and David Swanson explore in detail the origins and evolution of many classic sandwiches from around the world.

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[Branston pickle and cheddar cheese.]

Fair warning: you're gonna want take a sandwich break if you enter.

August 14, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Spaceship Size Comparison Chart

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2022 update.

Click on the yellow dot

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to blow it up big-time.

August 14, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Fastest way to empty a bottle

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What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: aluminum.

Below, being prepared for use.

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Also in black:

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And Rose Gold:

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August 14, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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