Speaking of Baron Samedi

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.

This is what convergence

This is what convergence is all about: what if Kozmo.com could deliver marijuana to your door? Kozmo can’t, but

iToke can. It’s real, it’s legal, but it’s based in Amsterdam. It seems like a fairly obvious step to deliver Ben and Jerry’s ice cream at the same time. Read about it at CNET

“Please enjoy graceful time

“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.