Stranded

Looks like I’m in FL for an extra day. The good news is we are staying with relatives so there isn’t much cost. The bad news is that we are staying with relatives.

Mrs. Cyn-C works for an airline which means we can fly for virtually nothing with the drawback being that we have to fly standby. This isn’t a problem unless Jet Blue freaks out and starts canceling flights going into the Northeast because they are expected to get over a half inch of snow. They then start rolling their passengers over into other airlines which puts us at the bottom of the list. The only good thing about it is that we realized right away what was happening and aren’t stuck at the airport for the entire day.

So it looks like I’ll be in Miami for an extra day. I want to thank Radmila and PVC who are really doing a great job keeping Cynical-C running while I’m away. I’ve asked them to stay on as contributors so expect a wide range of topics when I get back.

Or if I get back.

No Way, Man!

oldhippie

The legendary reputation of the decade, and the continued playing of much of its popular music, created irresistible temptations to embroider in just over a third of those surveyed. A quarter of the total admitted that their flexibility with the truth was prompted by wanting “to appear cool to my children and gain the respect of friends and family”.

Chief exaggerations included supposed membership of the hippy movement – of the quarter who claimed to be hippies in the 60s, only 6% actually were – and meeting Beat Generation icons they had actually seen only on TV. A third have told their children that they shopped in London’s Carnaby Street when only 5% actually did so.

Read the whole article here.

Via Hainsworth.com

Supersize My Wallet

kobe burger

A luxury hotel in Indonesia has cooked up an exotic million-rupiah ($110) hamburger, thought to be the world’s most expensive, in a bid to marry Western food and Asian flavour.

Vindex Tengker, the executive chef with the Four Seasons Hotel who created the dish, said 20 of the burgers had sold since going on the menu early last December.

“The idea is not that we are selling the most expensive hamburger. It is our dream to marry the East and the West through food,” he told AFP.

The seven-ounce (200-gram) burger is made from finest Japanese Kobe beef with wasabi mayonnaise and Italian portobello mushrooms in a home-made onion-wheat bun.

It is served with Asian pear and French foie gras plus, of course, French fries and is washed down with a glass of wine.

Sounds good though, doesn’t it?

Via: Alpha to OM3GA