Posted by Rich on February 26, 2006 in Life |

Me Originally uploaded by rich_bruchal. We recently got a new iMac at work. In case you didn’t know, they come with built in iSight cameras and a little app called “Photobooth”, which is has a bunch of funhouse style distortion effects. We set up the screen saver to display its collection of distorted photos Almost […]


Look to the cookie, Elaine. Look to the cookie.

Posted by Rich on February 16, 2006 in Life |

Back in December,’James Yu over at Slashfood posted about the Black and White cookie, made famous by the’Seinfeld episode ‘The Dinner Party.’ Readers gave their own opinions on the origin of the cookie.’ Now The Philadelphia Daily News not only has a little history on the cookie, but they also give the recipe for the […]



Posted by Rich on February 12, 2006 in Life |

It’s the first real storm of the season. Here’s a picture: I don’t think I’ll be doing much outside today.


Questions For Charlie Daniels

Posted by Rich on August 21, 2005 in Life |

McSweeny’s has a piece called “Thirty-Nine Questions for Charlie Daniels Upon Hearing ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ for the First Time in 25 Years”: …Because isn’t that totally amazing fiddle feedback thing the Devil plays (which sounds like Hendrix gone bluegrass) a hundred times better than that high-school-band piece-of-crap tune Johnny plays? Read ’em […]


Dylan Via Scorsese

Posted by Rich on August 20, 2005 in Life |

PBS will air “Bob Dylan: No Direction Home“, a film by Martin Scorsese in September: The two-part film, which focuses on the singer-songwriter’s life and music from 1961-66, includes never-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan’s during that time. Dylan talks openly and extensively about this critical period […]


Park Like An Idiot

Posted by Rich on August 7, 2005 in Life |

Ever been pissed at sombody for taking up mkore than one parking space? Well now there’s a web site just for you. I Park Like An Idiot has bumper stickers for sale (low tack, of course) to stick on the offending automobile, and pictures of actual idiots and their parked cars. You can upload your […]


Status Symbols

Posted by Rich on July 31, 2005 in Life |

An article in the Sunday Styles section of today’s NY Times reports on the now-ubiquitous “euro” stickers (and other trinkets) signifying (to those in the know) that you vacation in some trendy exclusive place – “MV” for Martha’s Vineyard, “ACK” Nantucket, “BH” Bridgehampton and so on. Why? – to show that you belong to an […]


Coney Island

Posted by Rich on July 24, 2005 in Life |

Shannon and I went to Coney Island yesterday with Bill and Emily. The place is such an institution and neither of us had ever been, so of course we had to go. We figured there were a few things we had to do: First, ride the Cyclone – after 85 years, still considered one of […]


Testing, Testing…Is This Thing On?

Posted by Shan on July 21, 2005 in Life |

Can you hear me? Way out there in the cheap seats? Ok, good. I guess it’s working. I’d like to thank the Academy, the fans, and my parents, oh and of course, my agent…Oops! wrong venue! Can you tell I’m a fledgling blogger and a frustrated musician? Anyway, now that it’s my dime and I’ve […]

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