Speaking of Baron Samedi (see previous post), it may interest long time readers of the Star Chamber that Mr. Saturday is based on the voodoo character Baron Samedi. He’s a mischief maker who deals in the world between the dead and the living. I love the fact that his job in the voodoo rituals is to disrupt the ritual itself.
Some time ago I wrote a piece about mayonnaise scooping, which only today called forth an email from Brett, a real mayonnaise lover’s mayonnaise lover. Check out his mayo-centric site Oooh… What Sauce!
Here’s a nice conversation between R.U. Sirius and Justin Hall (courtesy of the SF Bay Guardian) about the early days of the net-web-cyber-whatever revolution. That was back when Mondo 2000 was going to take over the world, before Wired was a twinkle in Louis Rossetto’s eye. I still have a bunch of Mondo 2000 back issues.
“Please enjoy graceful time of the afternoon with the pie of YAMAZAKI in the cafe terrace of a chic town.” This and other excellent Japanese “Engrish” samples appear
here. My all-time favorite is from my friend Bonnie who lived in Japan for several years. She finally figured out the sign OBUN FLESH BECALE that hung outside a bakery she passed every day was supposed to read OVEN FRESH BAKERY.