· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · February
· · · · 22 (2 entries)

No Cucumbers, Please · Is it just me, or is cu­cum­ber tem­pu­ra a com­plete­ly lame food? Your typ­i­cal assorted-tempura for lunch will have prawns (de­li­cious), yams (m­m, the con­trast be­tween the crunchy out­side and the firm in­sid­e), maybe a green pep­per (not that ex­cit­ing, but OK), and then the cukes, which are limp, damp, and fla­vor­less un­der the bat­ter. Why both­er?
More Economist Trouble · You know, if I didn’t care so much about The Economist, I wouldn’t be giv­ing it grief here. If the word “journalism” means any­thing, it should mean qual­i­ty; I ex­pect that my (ex­pen­sive) sub­scrip­tion buys me a mag­a­zine that I of­ten ex­pect to dis­agree with but which is thought­ful, well-researched, well-written, and well-edited. I don’t want to aban­don jour­nal­is­m, but these guys are drop­ping their end of the bar­gain ...
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