Ever had a beef pie at a professional sporting event? If the answer is “yes,” you’ve probably been to England. There’s more here:
Lisa Marks is delighted that the movie “Julie and Julia” shows women who aren’t obsessed with men, shoes and weddings as is often the case in movies starring women. Maybe so, but not the movies I watch. My wife and I ventured to the Rex Friday night to watch this movie. The women in the group seemed to enjoy more than I. I really enjoyed half of it – everything with Meryl Streep portraying Julia Child. I didn’t the enjoy the Julie Powell half nearly as much. It seemed overacted and contrived. Marks describes the Bechdel Test for movies.
Change Observer discusses the PeePoo bag, a simple solution to assist the millions of people around the world who have no access to basic sanitation.
Over time, different foods get associated with different spectator sports; at football and rugby it’s meat pies, at racing and equestrian events it’s pork rolls and at darts it’s, er, scampi-in-a-basket. But things can and do move on. In the United States, where baseball has traditionally been associated with soggy hot dogs and watery beer, an interesting trend began a few years ago when the Baltimore Orioles began selling regional cuisine like pit beef platters and Maryland crab cake sandwiches on match days.
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– December 3, 2009