Friday, August 8, 2014

A little food reading

I came across a number of great food-related articles that I just had to share:

Asian Food Fest #10: Taiwan (Travelling Foods): Besides some GREAT food photography, the post really goes into the cultural history of Taiwan, and how different groups affected what we now consider Taiwanese cuisine.

Eating Soup Dumplings in Shanghai? Xiao Long Bao Are Only Half the Story (serious eats): You may be an avid fan of XLB, but did you know about the pan-seared version?!?

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops (Eater): Noodle lovers (especially ramen fans) must check this one out. I had to have ramen for dinner after reading this.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Batman and Robin

I like toys and collectibles, especially of the geeky variety, and the Funko POP! mini figures have been on my radar for awhile. They have really taken off in the last few years, covering all sorts of television shows and franchises including Marvel and DC super heroes, Disney characters, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just to name a few, and the list keeps growing!

I finally pulled the trigger on picking up Batman and Robin (Tim Drake version, for those in the know) after noticing a serious lack of Bat-representation on my shelves. I also share these with my 1 year old son, who's taken a liking to the Robin figure. Now the trick is not to go overboard and pick up a dozen of these by the end of the year...which my wife will not like.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Documentary on the History of "Final Fantasy"

Check out this detailed 30 minute documentary on the creation of Final Fantasy and how it changed the course of game developer Squaresoft. Also prepare to be overcome with a wave of nostalgia if you ever enjoyed playing a JRPG:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Music: "Kingslayer" by Adam WarRock

Sure, I'm behind a whole season on HBO's Game of Thrones, but with the Season 4 on everyone's mind, I had to post this tasty audio snack by nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock. If you find yourself wanting more, be sure to check out WarRock's website for more FREE nerdy rap tunes:

Friday, April 4, 2014

Music: Tycho - Awake

For some great ambient rock that blends nicely into the background at work, I've really been enjoying the album "Awake" by Tycho. Because, really, I can't rock out to Hall and Oates' greatest hits EVERY day.