Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 23, 2013

Will be watching the Knicks rather than Oscars but should see Daniel Day Lewis pick up the Best Actor and Argo as Best Picture. I have the DVD of There will be Blood but still haven't watched it.

Minnesota Fats is an answer in today's NYT Crossword clued as "One who was very successful with numbered balls." The answer has been used previously five times with the most difficult clue being "Pool pro Rudolf Wanderone Jr." Brings back memories of The Hustler and George C. Scott screaming "You owe me Money." Tried finding the video but have to settle for a Scene by Scene breakdown of the ending.

I have an addiction to Cheez Doodles or Cheetos. I know it and I only eat them at Thanksgiving or Christmas where our tradition is to put out plenty of snacks while food is cooking. In tomorrow's NYT Magazine my craving is explained: Vanishing Caloric Density. The article is The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food by Michael Moss.

Re: Cheetos. “This,” Witherly said, “is one of the most marvelously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure.” He ticked off a dozen attributes of the Cheetos that make the brain say more. But the one he focused on most was the puff’s uncanny ability to melt in the mouth. “It’s called vanishing caloric density,” Witherly said. “If something melts down quickly, your brain thinks that there’s no calories in it . . . you can just keep eating it forever.”

Guacamole at Rosa Mexicano.

Flight of Beers and Ales at Heartland Brewery.

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