Stunning Photos of Soccer Pitches in Europe

Beautiful photos of the beautiful game. That’s the subject of Hans Van Der Meer’s gorgeous photography. He’s published a book called “European Fields: The Landscape of Lower League Football.” (Via.)

Fat Studies

Snip from a recent NYT story by Abby Ellin: Even as science, medicine and government have defined obesity as a threat to the nation’s health and treasury, fat studies is emerging as a new interdisciplinary area of study on campuses across the country and is gaining interest in Australia and Britain. Nestled within the humanities […]

Dragon: the Other White Meat

TimesOnline: A spicy sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after trading standards’ officers warned manufacturers that they could face prosecution because it does not contain dragon. The sausages will now have to be labelled Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to avoid any confusion among customers. Jon Carthew, 45, who makes the […]

Thanksgiving in Bangkok

A and our friends Ploy, Dan, and Beau headed to Bangkok’s Great American Rib Company last night to celebrate Turkey Day with ample and tasty portions of turkey, gravy, stuffing, potato salad, coleslaw, pumpkin pie, and even jalapeno cornbread. All that I found lacking was a Lay-Z-Boy on which to recline post-meal and dream about […]


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Thaksin: Neither Out of Sight Nor Out of Mind

Seth Mydans, in the IHT: Really, he is not up to anything. Just doing a little shopping, taking a well-earned rest. What is everybody so worked up about? From China to Hong Kong to Bali, Thailand’s deposed prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted in September in a coup, has been circling his country, mostly shopping for […]

Bangkok Sunrise

I happened to be up early a few days ago — we’re talking pre-dawn, a time of day during which I am most certainly not at my best. But I managed to snap some pics of the sunrise from my roof deck. (The one at my house, it should be noted, is a reasonable four […] Search, Map and Review over 400 airport parking lots across the US! # Find the best airport parking for your needs. # Check prices, get directions and be on your way! # Share your opinions with others.

Bangkok’s Most Extreme Rooftop Restaurant

That’s the subject of my most recent Gridskipper post. And here’re some additional pics of Sirocco, a rooftop restaurant perched 64 stories above Bangkok — and with little more than a glass railing separating patrons from the sheer drop.

Rubber Lips Chew Toy

Vermont Country Store: This Christmas your dog will be all smiles (and so will you) when he bites into this cheerful chew toy. Made of durable rubber and doggy tested, it will keep Fido grinning ear to ear as he fetches and funs with it to his heart’s content. I would kill to see our […]