At Prospero, a post on the monoculture, whatever that is; at Free Exchange, posts on developing the market for green energy and crises of economic confidence; at Americas View, an analysis of Perry's comments that he would consider deploying American troops to Mexico; and at Johnson, a post on unusual words, including my new favorite, the German Kummerspeck, meaning the extra fat you gain because you've been eating because you're sad. It translates literally and comically as "grief bacon".

Meanwhile, here are some little guys I made for a Halloween party tonight. They require a lot of courage to eat because they're so scary and menacing. Not sure if the Germans have a word for that (yet):
 


Doug
10/17/2011 09:30

Shrekuckchen?

I read your post on Johnson. Kummerspeck is my new favorite word but I worry that Dan Wheldon died so more people could use it.

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HJA
10/19/2011 14:01

In the late-80s/early 90s a family friend of mine was in a band in NYC called Hypnolovewheel, and your cupcake pic fully reminds me of them.

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