A Few Things

1) First of all, Jordan M. sends along this excellent article from today’s NY Times. “Someone Is Stealing Avocados, and ‘Guac Cops’ Are on the Case.” (Loyal readers know that I make a mean guacamole. Or at least I think I do. And also, I like to compare avocado prices throughout the Americas–they’re about 25 cents each in Ecuador, and cost north of a buck fifty in Boston. On a related note: Doritos now has guacamole flavored chips? They can’t possibly be any good. Can they?)

2) I’ve said it over and over and over and over again: The Japanese never cease to amaze me. Now they’re creating ping pong ball avalanches. (Question: what’s the over/under on how long until this sort of thing becomes an event on “Most Extreme Elimination”?)

3) Here’s that baby dragon in a jar you’ve been looking for.

4) Happy year of the monkey, everyone! Yesterday, when the Chinese New Year was officially celebrated, my mom (who’d come up for a visit) and I drove through Eden Center, which is “Northern Virginia’s premier Asian center containing approximately 120 stores.” One word: wow. Why, I’m wondering now, did I travel all the way to Vietnam when this conglomeration of Asian wonders is just 20 minutes away from DC?

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