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A very good friend has a (big =:) pup with heartworm, and could very much use some help in covering the treatment cost.

huskyteer recently pointed me toward a new pizza joint, Four Hundred Rabbits, near Crystal Palace. Of course, I was wondering about the name, and gratifyingly, they offer this explanation: "We love fermentation. The Aztecs also revered the process and worshipped both a goddess of alcohol and a god that discovered fermentation. According to Aztec folklore these two got it together one night and created many offspring known as the 400 rabbit gods or Centzon Totochtin. These rabbit gods lived the good life, constantly going to parties and getting into mischief, alcohol was involved more often than not. At Four Hundred Rabbits we celebrate fermentation and two of the best things it has given us, pizza and beer. We think eating and drinking with friends and family should always be fun, and about good times. much like the 400 rabbit gods did." With a reverence for both local craft beer and authentic Italian style pizzas, but with sourdough, I must see what they're actually like. =:D

Wherein katrus explains the Girl Guides. ^_^

If you noticed your LJ's style change from your own to one of the stock themes, when viewed on a mobile device, there is an opt-out: go to Settings: Display, and tick the "Mobile view" box, "Use my journal's style when viewed on a mobile device". It's apparently intended to play more nicely on small displays, but on the iPad, I'm entirely cozy with my theme. Which I think has been unchanged since I set up home here in 2003. ^_^ They've also added the option, when deleting a comment, to delete all comments from them in that posting, or all they've ever posted in that journal/community.

Did you know Fremont (the Michigan edition) hosts a National Baby Food Festival every year?

Here's a detailed examination of the genesis of the Virtual Boy, from its conception by Allen Becker in Massachusetts, in 1985, through its development as Private Eye, and into their pivotal meeting with senior Nintendo folk, including Gunpei Yokoi, head of one of their R&D departments, and responsible for Game Boy and the Game and Watch series. It's an engaging account, letting you see just how and why things happened as they did.

davesmusictank noted a superb resource, collecting 135 philosophy classics from a variety of sources. As such, each is available in various formats - some are web only, some are PDF or MOBI, some are iOS apps. And they're all free. ^_^ Titles range from Marcus Aurelius "Meditations" and St Augustine's "Confessions", through to Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations", and Bertrand Russell's "The Problems of Philosophy".

Egad. I've come across an example of Trump being a good person, albeit dating to 1988.

I'm not really sure I understand supermarket economics. The brand of hanky I like (compact, low profile packaging) is apparently 2 bits per box, 2.50 for a twin pack, or 3 for a quad pack. (It would be quite enlightening to see what such supermarkets pay for various items)

Via jenndolari, the trailer for BBC 2's forthcoming comedy Boy Meets Girl. Definitely should be worth watching. ^_^ The first episode debuts on Thursday, Sep 3 2015, on BBC 2, at 9.30pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centzon Totochtin- that's new to me! I cannot imagine the degree of intoxication involved to be as drunk as 400 rabbits. Also, it is interesting how cultures worship fermentation. I was surprised to learn that Saint Luke (from whom my church us named) is not just an Evangelist Saint, but is the Saint of Brewers and Artists (what a combination!). And he is represented by or with a winged ox, but that's a different story.

I tried that page fix you mention and it does restore some of my original display style on the iPad, thanks! I noticed that the latest lj changes also gave me a cheater header on more journals' reply boxes: instead of inserting html I can touch the icons for bold, italic, user, photo, etc, just as in a post. Your reply box here doesn't show that option, but mine suddenly does. Also, I can upload pics directly to my scrapbook whereas before I could not.

I don't understand supermarkets either. The brands of flavored seltzer I enjoy are normally $5 for a twelve pack. But I never purchase this except on sale- one brand or another is usually marked down to $2.50 a box. How can they produce this, can it, package, ship, and stock this, and turn a profit at ~21¢ per can?? And these are major (if only local) brands like Schweppes, Polar, and Canada Dry.
I'm going to have to find out a bit more about this aspect of Aztec lore - indeed, it's the first time I recall hearing about it, though I do recall seeing an engraving of a similar kind, but of a bunny scribe, IIRC.

I think one could add chemists to the grouping of brewers and artists, especially considering the fantastic wealth of artistic creativity in the 60s. ^_^

It surely would be quite fascinating to see a complete breakdown of costs, expenses, and profits in some common supermarket staples. Even Wetherspoons, a large UK chain of pubs, offers some odd insights, such as local, small brewers being able to be served for around £2/pint, versus the megacorp efforts like Guinness and Stella Artois come in at around £3/pint, despite vastly higher economies of scale.
That 400 Rabbits sounds pretty cool!
It'll be a bit out of my way, but with that combination of authentic (modulo sourdough, yum!) Italian style pizza, a leporine ethos, and plenty of good, local beers - I think I could have a fun evening there, assuming the presence of money. =:) I did drop them a line just wondering if they might like to buy a poster size print of Momentary, though I'm not especially expecting a reply. Would be great fun to make a sale to somewhere that so elevates rabbitkind, though. ^_^
I was just thinking, maybe you could give them a price break if they wanted to buy photos of 400 rabbits....