March 18th, 2006

Music

random notes before I flee the state

Tomorrow morning, I drive to Atlanta for MomoCon. It’s about 5.5 hours to drive, my panel starts at 2pm, wish me luck.

Hey, webcomic artists who contributed to the Sinister Bedfellows: Anthology, what do you think of doing a parody of the cover, with one of your female characters staring up at David’s groinular area?

For those keeping track, 17 sales, 1347 visitors to date. I am making plans to advertise in the near future.

Now, if I could only sleep.
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learning

Another excerpt from my favorite Obit column, the Telegraph

Robert Baker

A Professor of Poultry Science at Cornell University, Baker pioneered the chicken nugget after developing a way of binding chicken meat and keeping breadcrumbs on the reconstituted pieces.

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Asked whether chickens tasted better when he was a child, he recalled: “We used to chop the head off the chicken and it would bounce around the yard and lay there for a while before we picked it up; then we’d scoop it into a pail and it would lie in the house for a bit before my mother would get round to cooking it. Probably it did taste different. But do you want to put up with that to get the taste?”

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He produced dozens of commercial spin-offs, with the result that 40 per cent of poultry sales now involve processed meat, often using parts of birds -including backs, necks and skin - that would otherwise have gone to waste.

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Baker is survived by his wife, Jacoba, and by two sons and four daughters.

Also:

Akira Ifukube
Composer who wrote a fantasia for the Japanese sci-fi monster Godzilla and created its roar with a resin-covered leather glove rubbed along the loosened strings of a double bass.
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