Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday morning notes

Lee Iacocca is mad as hell and is no longer taking it.

Check this out. The LA Times has a Homicide report which details each murder in the city. As the article notes, it is no wonder so much noir comes out of LA. It reminds me of the book New York Noir, which is a compilation of tabloid photos of murder victims from the 1920 to 1950s.

Back in my China days, I used to flip through the Lonely Planet South East Asia on a Shoestring guide, dreaming of a trip from Vietnam to Indonesia. That trip never came to pass, but I did gain a fascination with the durian, supposedly the smelliest worst tasting fruit on earth. Now a Thai scientist has taken out the stink and people are up in arms. You can get durian ice cream at Polly Ann's ice cream in San Francisco. They rotate flavors, so it may not be there when you get there. With up to 50 flavors available at any time, they have a wheel you can spin to help you choose.

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