“After months of updates to its Like button, Facebook has released an update that fundamentally changes the button’s functionality to that of a Share button. Now after hitting the Like button, a full story with a headline, blurb and thumbnail will be posted to your profile wall. You’ll also be given an option to comment on the story link. Previously, only a link to the story would appear in the recent activity, often going unnoticed by users.”—Facebook Like button takes over Share button - CNN.com
“I had a pot thing that was pretty silly. I was so stoned and so tired that I fell asleep in the car. And I woke up to the cop and the car search and the reveal of “contraband” and off I went. So that was the first arrest. But they were pretty cool. The judge was a friend of the family and they gave a little slap and you know. THEY DIDN’T GIVE THE POT BACK.”—Charlie Sheen talking about the first time he was arrested, at 16. He genuinely seems still upset about them not giving the pot back.
This is good news. But it is not enough. Friends, we must stand against Charlie Sheen for two reasons:
1. He is a reprehensible human being. When production was halted, he was earning $1.2 million per episode for his assholery.
2. Two and a Half Men is a terrible show. It is not funny. It is, in fact, the antithesis of funny, a black hole in which humor is sucked out of existence, leaving nothing but a consuming void and a laugh track.
You may think that you are safe because you do not watch Two and a Half Men. You may be safe. But chances are, someone you love is not. Last season, this show averaged close to 15 million viewers per episode.
A recent study indicates that subjects who viewed Two and a Half Men had a 53% chance of completely losing their sense of humor, a risk that dramatically increases with repeat viewing and/or syndication. As of now, the damage appears to be long-lasting, with humorectomy victims only regaining their appreciation for comedy after aggressive humor therapy.
So please. Stand against Charlie Sheen. Not just for yourself. DO IT FOR AMERICA.
Last night I wanted to make sweet potatoes, but didn’t want to just bake them or make fries, also I wanted to cook them relatively quickly. So. I did some research and came up with some fun ideas. And I ended up with this.
Take one large sweet potato, cut it into about a half inch dice. Leave the (scrubbed) skin on, though, it’s super full of nutrients. Then notice that you have three carrots in your fridge, and so you peel and dice those, too. Toss them with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and throw them in a 450 oven in a single layer for 20-40 minutes.
Meanwhile make a super flavorful scallion vinaigrette. 1 clove garlic, three or four scallions, chop up super fine. Salt. Pepper. Three or four tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, five or six tablespoons of olive oil. Whisk.
When the sweet potatoes are done, put them in a bowl and immediately toss with the vinaigrette. Enjoy.