The US Congress’s UNESCO Problem: Daily Show

March 22, 2012 by  
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Comedy Central’s John Oliver sends up the US congressmen who stupidly and wickedly cut off funding to UNESCO because 100 member nations voted to admit Palestine to the organization. The US was a sponsor of the Oslo Peace Accords that created the Palestine Authority and set it on the path to statehood, and it is [...]

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mommy lessons

March 22, 2012 by  
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Dear Eddie, I know it seems like on the day your baby brother turns 10 days old, I should be writing to him.  But it’s YOU, sweet boy, who has been on my mind and heart. Your brother?  He is doing great. And I feel like I owe a lot of it to you. You [...]

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[THD Favorites] Bucharest Grill: Bucharest Shawarma

March 22, 2012 by  
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Aside from the coney dog, the shawarma might just be Detroit’s next definitive food. Inside Detroit proper, there is not a better place than Bucharest Grill to grab a shawarma sandwich.                   … Continue reading

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Kindle Comparison

March 22, 2012 by  
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I never, ever thought I’d be a Kindle convert. But guess what? I am. Don’t get me wrong, I still love actual books. I still buy them, I still read them. But I’ve been getting so many free & super cheap books for my Kindle, and I love (LOVE!) that I…

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Kindle Comparison

March 22, 2012 by  
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I never, ever thought I’d be a Kindle convert. But guess what? I am. Don’t get me wrong, I still love actual books. I still buy them, I still read them. But I’ve been getting so many free & super cheap books for my Kindle, and I love (LOVE!) that I…

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Omar Khayyam (67)

March 22, 2012 by  
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They say that drunkards
are consigned to hell;
but that makes no sense
and the heart cannot 
accept it.
If lovers and lushes
are going to hell,
tomorrow heaven will be
as empty as my hand.
Translated by Juan Cole
from [pdf] Whinfield 67

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Reeds Lake

March 22, 2012 by  
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Brett and I took a little stroll this week by Reeds Lake. I love having unique places to explore and learn about now that we’re living in Grand Rapids. I pretty much exhausted all of the fun spots and history that Grand Haven had to offer, so being in …

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A Pleasure So Exquisite

March 22, 2012 by  
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Blogging about eating or drinking some really exquisite, rare treat always feels funny to me. Mostly, I like to do it for the sake of aiding my memory, generally enfeebled by bourbon-pickled brain cells. And I like reading other people’s tasting notes too. But conversely, it feels a bit like bragging, which kind of sucks. Despite that, I just had to write last night’s tasting notes down, both for posterity’s sake and for sharing. It’s a rare opportunity (for me, anyhow) to sit down with three good friends and drink five bottles of aged Bordeaux in great condition. Such an occasion requires some documenting, even if as the writer I’m the only one who ever bothers to read it. We gathered in a cleaned out (sort of), empty cinder block building in Detroit, four of us with five wines, a small folding table, and a few chairs. 1979 Haut-Bages Liberal (Paulliac) There are sensations, some hard to describe, unique to older wines. Initially quite musty, damp, and funky, the aromatics on this wine gave way to a lot more lively fruit. From the onset, it tasted fresh and alive with some grippy tannin in the finish; but as the evening wore on and we re-visited the wine two more times, light, fleshy fruit flavors dominated with a really bright, youthful acidity. Delightful stuff. 1978 Prieure-Lichine (Margaux) Aromatically challenged to start, this might have evolved the most over the course of the evening. Early on, there was just a bit of soft fruit…

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Free Mixtape! Curt Digg "Hate De Game vol I"

March 22, 2012 by  
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Curt Digg is a hip hop artist that is on the rise.Originally born and raised in Detroit, Curt has spent time in SouthernCalifornia and today resides in Miami, Florida. In his younger days, he was heavily influenced by West Coast icons, Ice Cube, NWA, E…

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The Hunger Games. A Movie Review.

March 22, 2012 by  
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I loved The Hunger Game books with the same passion that I hated the 3 pages of the Twilight book that I read. Loved. I counted down the days, with the rest of the teeny boppers, for the movie to be released. Then, I managed to get invited to the screening. It goes along with [...]

About Melissa @rockdrool

founder and editor of Rock and Drool and You Won't Go Blind. mom gone mental. 'nuff said. http://www.rockanddrool.com

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