Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Caioti Owner, Inventor of California-Style Pizza, Dies Young

As a follow-up to Greg's posting about Slice, here's a story I found on there from earlier this month when I checked out the California pizza section. Sad.

Regional Pizza Breakdown

Interesting description of variations of pizza throughout the country. Here, for example, is something freaky:


Might be mistaken for a Chicago thin crust at first, just on looks—and maybe for the fact that Saint Louis and Chicago are only a few hundred miles apart. But this style's very thin, crackerlike crust is unleavened. And it's topped with a special three-cheese blend (provolone, Swiss, white cheddar) called Provel that's used in place of mozzarella (and sometimes, but not often, in addition to mozzarella). Like Chicago thin crust, it's usually done party cut. Imo's Pizza is thought to be the originator.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Richest Secondary School in America

In this recent NY Times article on secondary schools with big endowments, I was totally shocked to see that the #1 richest school wasn't one of the famous east coast elite prep schools, but The Kamehameha Schools, a Hawaiian institution created by the ancestors of Kamehameha, the founder of Hawaii.

Here's an interesting snip from the wikipedia article:

Kamehameha Schools was established in 1887 under the terms of the last will and testament of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a direct descendant of Kamehameha the Great and last of the House of Kamehameha. Bishop's will established a trust currently called the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, the largest private landowner in the State of Hawaiʻi. Income from the trust is used to operate the schools.
The schools' controversial admissions policy gives preference to Native Hawaiians as Pauahi intended, and has effectively excluded all but two non-Hawaiians from attending since 1965. Legal challenges to the schools' admission policy have resulted in favorable outcomes for Kamehameha.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hardest Video Game Boss Ever

Oh teh noes.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Maurice Motamed, the lonely

Maurice Motamed is the sole Jewish member of the Iranian parliament. Apparently, Iran's constitution has reserved a seat for a Jewish representative since the Persian Constitution of 1906...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Next Up: Summer Glau to date Kim Jong-Il

But, for now...

According to the newspaper El Universal, the model Naomi Campbell has been in a relationship with Hugo Chavez for 2 months.


(via Bruce Sterling)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Norm MacDonald is a force of chaos