Archive for May, 2006
I was in Wilmington, DE over the weekend and was sad to learn that one of the Howard Johnson’s restaurant there had closed down in 2003; which was probably the last time I had been around there. Fortunately, there turned out to be even better diner a mile or so up Route 202 – The Charcoal Pit. Its apparently something of an institution in Wilmington with four other locations in the area. It doesn’t seem to have changed much since it opened in 1956 – aside from a few odd decorations like imiation stained-glass partitions between the booths. The food was really good as far as diner food goes. There is definitely a charcoal pit in use and I regret getting a hamburger instead of the pork bbq or ribs that were available, but even the hamburger had a distinctive grilled taste. There also seems to be a fine array of shakes and ice cream available that I couldn’t help notice as the waitress whisked them by our table. We were planning on getting ice cream later, so I missed out on that as well. But as a I plan to make a trip there again next time I am passing through that area, I will order and document accordingly. And just to let you know, the barrage of meat and dairy was balanced-out by vegetarian Indian food later that day.
There are more photos from the visit on this flickr photo set.6 comments
Only rarely is there an opportunity to participate in a molecular happening. You’re going to have that opportunity, for this film attempts to portray symbolically, yet in a dynamic and joyful way, one of nature’s fundamental processes — the linking together of amino acids to form a protein.
Amino acids on acid, is more like it. Far in!4 comments
Robots created expressly to fornicate with each other. The whole mating thing is cool, but I personally won’t be satisfied until they are able to reproduce.3 comments
My contribution to the animated gif blight – an exercise in self-hatred.4 comments