Archive for December, 2006

18 Potential Acronyms for the Democrats

December 15th, 2006

A long time ago the Republican Party gained the nickname “GOP,” which is usually understood as an acronym for “Grand Old Party,” although there have been exceptions to this. I think it’s time that the Democrats had their own handy acronym, and I’ve listed some potential ones below. I offer this list in a spirit […]

Intriguing Potato Chip Flavors From Around the World

December 8th, 2006

When I was in Argentina a few years ago I found a bag of potato chips with a flavor I had never encountered before–Patagonia Lamb. I wasn’t sure I would like the taste, but I had to buy a bag to satisfy my curiosity. It took a little time to get used to the flavor, […]

Animal Sounds in Different Languages

December 6th, 2006

Some of the first sounds we learn to imitate as babies are the sounds animals supposedly make. I say supposedly, since each language has its own idea about what those sounds are. While most people hear the mewing of a cat in a similar way (some variant of mee-ow), there is a huge range of […]

Popular Christmas Toys of the Last 23 Years

December 4th, 2006

Every year at Christmas it seems there are at least one or two items that are the “must-have” toy or gadget of the season. This year, the Sony PlayStation 3 appears to hold this position; in the past month there have been numerous reports about the lengths people are going to in order to obtain […]

Six Fan Web Sites Devoted to British Food

December 1st, 2006

Traditional British food typically gets a bad rap in other countries for being either too bland or too greasy, but as with any food, it might simply be an acquired taste. We all have a soft spot for comfort foods we’ve grown up with, and if nothing else, the Brits do comfort food extremely well. […]