So Rupert Murdoch gave a big speech about underestimating the Internet. Opined on paid content. And Jeff Jarvis had a hand in writing this speech. (Talk about media consolidation Murdoch and Newhouse. )
The ParkSlope Coop has a blog about which produce is in and out of stock. It also had an interesting news bit about Grade B syrup. For those of you who have never had this, it is delicious and apparently illegal to sell in NY. you can get in New Hampshire if you are lucky.
Grade B Maple syrup For some craazy reason it is apparently against the law to sell Grade B maple syrup in New York State. I was told by the owner of Coombs maple syrup that this law has been on the books for many years, but that recently some bureaucrat decided to enforce the law when he happened to see it on sale in a store in upstate New York. Our distributors are not allowed to sell Grade B syrup to me, but they can sell it in Pennsylvania, Vermont, etc. This is not a health issue. Apparently there is some "protectionist" element to the law--wanting to protect the price of NY maple syrup from Vermont or Canadian syrup producers flooding the market. However, NY producers aren't allowed to sell syrup labeled B either, so it sounds like a no win situation for everyone. I was sent some incomprehensible info on spectrographic grading of maple syrup--it included no reason why syrup labeled Grade B could not be sold as such. My limited understanding is that NY state only recognizes two grades, Grade A and Cooking Grade, which is considered to be inferior to Grade B.
I'm a member fo the coop but had no idea that this blog existed. Thanks curbed.
A very silly video of people playing ping-pong as if they are in The Matrix.
The finalists for the MoveOn Social Security flash animation contest.