What is it about Polish?

Filed under: random,the past,travel @ 17:52

After ascribing more than 50 separate identities to the culprit believed to be Ireland’s most reckless driver, who had accumulated speeding tickets all over the country but gave a different address each time he was stopped, Garda finally realizes “Prawo Jazdy” is Polish for “Driving License” and not the name of some dangerous road hog.

via @tellyworth.

Especially funny to me considering my visit to a lovely, countryside Polish castle in the spring of 2001. I saved my ticket, so that, upon my return to the States, I was able to label each of my photographs with the castle’s name as printed on the ticket: “Castle Jednorazowego Wstępa”.

Only later did I realize that I had painstakingly marked each picture as “Castle Single Admission”.

Castle Jednorazowego Wstępa

Castle "Jednorazowego Wstępa" a.k.a. Niedzica Castle


Pan-Fried Pizza

Filed under: ChefWaffe @ 16:47

Inspired by Emily, we have, from the kitchen of ChefWaffe, a food blog.

Unlike her typical fare (such as Spinach, Peach and Walnut Salad and Winter Panzanella), the subject of my first entry is pizza. And fried. Fried Pizza. I think that pretty much sums up the differences between our respective levels of gastronomic health and culinary prowess.
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Disparity — 16:30

Last night I ate an incredibly delicious five course vegan meal. Totally amazing. Right now I’m eating hot pockets. Please don’t feel ashamed. I do not. Posted in the “posted to make certain people slightly nauseous” category.


NYT’s Super Bowl Twitter Chatter Graphic — 19:40

The coolest thing about the neat geographically grouped tweet keywords during Super Bowl XLIII is that Moscow, ID [wikipedia] is on the map.

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