Well I hadn’t been paying

Well I hadn’t been paying any attention to anything Trey Anastasio was doing away from Phish but this stuff sounds pretty interesting, especially Oysterhead: ”Les [Claypool] is my favorite lyricist and singer. It was cool to hear him sing to songs with chords and sections, because Primus is pretty much a linear thing. So you have his voice on top of Stewart Copeland’s passionate grooves, and then you have what I add to it, whatever that is.”

The PETA site has improved

The PETA site has improved since the last time I visited. The FAQ seems like a useful resource but it’s still missing something that every other animal rights page that I’ve found is also missing: an actual explanation of the ethical argument behind animal rights. I just finished reading Animal Liberation and I think we’d really be getting somewhere if the first chapter of this book we’re available on the web.

Driving home on route 9

Driving home on route 9 yesterday I saw a guy in a white and maroon Cadillac who had made an interesting modification to the break light in the middle of his rear windshield. He had covered up the break light with a paper stop sign and wired up two little white animatronic teddy bears on either side of it. The teddy bears had stop signs on their chests and when the driver stepped on the breaks, they waved their arms up and down. I had my camera but I didn’t think to take a picture.

I took this personality disorder

I took this personality disorder test and it told me I’m both histrionic (attention-seeking) and avoidant (socially reclusive). How does that work?

Full results:
Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Moderate
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Why vegetable recipes are not

Why vegetable recipes are not very spicy. Short answer: because vegetables are less susceptible to pathogens than meat and need less spices to kill off the microbes. I love the bit about spices being allergens and carcinogens. Who would have thought there was any scientific basis for the Yogic prohibition against spicy foods? (Note: I don’t think this is a particularly strong argument for not eating spicy food, I just think it’s interesting)