Archive for the ‘Lobsters’ Category

New year, new list.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I wasn’t all that wild about what the NYT did with this year’s “The Lives They Led” obituary roundup.

But this, this is a swell article:

But the diesel engine was too loud, and the Anna Mary, on autopilot, moving due south at six and a half knots, was already out of reach, its navigation lights receding into the night. Aldridge shouted once more, panic rising in his throat, and then silence descended. He was alone in the darkness. A single thought gripped his mind: This is how I’m going to die.

One aspect of this that fascinates me: the Coast Guard’s use of computers in search and rescue.

The Coast Guard has used computer simulations in search and rescue since the mid-1970s, but Sarops has been in use since only 2007. At its heart is a Monte Carlo-style simulator that can generate, in just a few minutes, as many as 10,000 points to represent how far and in what direction a “search object” might have drifted. Operators input a variety of data, from the last known location of a lost mariner to the ocean currents and wind direction. Sarops then creates a map of a search area — in this case, of the ocean south of Montauk — with colored squares representing each potential location for the search object. Red and orange squares represent the most likely locations; gray squares represent the least likely.

Claw shrimp!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Things I did not know until now:

Darn it. I’m not planning a trip to New England anytime soon, so there goes my chance to make a dent in the glut…

(Hattip: The Price Hike.)

(Hattip 2: Penny Arcade.)

Crossing the streams.

Friday, July 13th, 2012

More banana republicans: the LAT today has a longer article about the allegations against Cudahy city officials. This is a doozy. Besides the election fraud I touched on yesterday:

Sex, drugs, bribes, and election fraud. This town was out of control.

[Edited to add: Secret decoder ring: “Silva” = former mayor David Silva. “Perales” = former code enforcement head Angel Perales. “G.P.” = an unnamed “former Cudahy official”. “Conde” = councilman Osvaldo Conde, of the bimbo and the badge.]

Important safety tip (#5 in a series).

Friday, August 12th, 2011

If you’re going to sell “lobster salad” in your store, it is a very good idea to make sure that your “lobster salad” contains actual lobster.

No, I’m not convinced by the argument that crawfish is close enough to lobster for it to count.

The holidays, they come on so quickly.

Monday, March 15th, 2010

I was so busy planning for today’s celebration of Pi Day (observed) that Meryl Yourish’s Eat A Tasty Animal for PETA (EATAPETA) Day almost got past me.


I’m trying to think of what might be good for dinner. Looking at the sub-categories under “Food” gives me an idea…

Edited to add:


Edited to add 2:

Keep your fork.