Friday, March 31, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

cheap eats 2006

Willamette Week's annual Cheap Eats guide is out this week. My neighbor's place, Equinox, is on the list his year.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Portland is Sin City?

From a recent Portland Tribune story:

There are three stories about Vincent Lee Wyatt that begin to separate him
from your average Multnomah County repeat offender. The one about
defecating in his pants toward the end of a resisting-arrest trial, which
brought him a mistrial. Another about breaking into his lawyer’s office at 3
a.m. to help himself to a bottle of Old Grand-Dad. And then the one about that
same lawyer —who is quite close to Wyatt and one of the few people he seems to
trust even a little — offering to buy him a one-way ticket to Alaska.

To top it off, there’s the rumor that Frank Miller’s “Sin City”
graphic-novel anti-hero Marv, especially the movie version, is based on

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Once a year

I was trying to make a list of all the fatty foods i'd only eat once a year. I only came up with 66.

1. cheeseburger
2. cheesecake
3. ice cream
4. pizza
5. donut
6. fried chicken
7. ribs
8. danish
9. carrot cake
10. milk shake
11. apple pie
12. chili cheese fries
13. snickers
14. sundae
15. onion rings
16. bacon
17. pot pie
18. french fries
19. eggs benedict
20. lasagna
21. carbonara
22. shrimp scampi
23. tempura
24. potato chips
25. pork rinds
26. fish and chips
27. root beer float
28. chili dog
29. buffalo wings
30. caesar salad
31. corn dogs
32. funnel cake
33. meatloaf
34. chicken kiev
35. chocolate bunny
36. cordon bleu
37. chocolate chip cookies
38. ice cream sandwhich
39. BLT
40. tamale
41. quesedilla
42. scone
43. croissant
44. muffin
45. meatball sub
46. italian sub
47. taquitos
48. taco salad
49. nachos
50. cobb salad
51. tankatsu
52. grilled cheese
53. guacamole
54. biscuits and gravy
56. grilled cheese
57. latke
58. hash browns
59. enchiladas
60. beef stroganoff
61. curry
62. PB & J
334. holloween candy
363. pumpkin pie
364. egg nog
365. birthday cake

Movie: the Butcher Boy

I found Kim Morgan's entry for the Butcher Boy. This is a dark, dark comedy. It's funny like American soldiers being dragged through the streets of Somalia. I'm not one for dark comedy either but i completely agree with Kim's review. Maybe it's the fact that the main character isn't completely despicable and disposable that makes this movie good. It's not like you can dismiss the whole movie as something hateful and shallow that's just going for cheap laughs. Watch it, be discussed, discuss and be forewarned, it's not a happy movie.
I like this movie enough that i used to have a video tape of it but it's been misplaced after lending it out too many times.