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Wednesday, June 08, 2021

Think you can chronicle everything that you shove down your gullet, for a whole year?

I’m not interested enough to go through the process — maybe to my detriment. But Tucker Shaw did, and put it all together in a compelling photobook, “What I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth”.

“We’re living in a time of unprecedented excesses,” he said by telephone from his home in New York’s Greenwich Village. “I wanted people to know about all the choices we had. There was also… a more personal reason. I wanted to create a yearbook for myself. For some reason, whenever I traveled I always came back with pictures of food.”

So rather than a picture of the Eiffel Tower, Shaw took a photo of the tarte tatin he ate near there.

In his curious tome, Shaw takes readers on dates, to birthday parties, to Italy and all over New York — hour by hour, day by day.

Sounds like a saner, more sedate version of Super Size Me.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 06/08/2021 11:05pm
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It was bound to happen: Disposable videocams are here, 30 bucks a pop at CVS (plus another $13 to process what you shoot).

Can’t wait to see the first auteur masterpiece shot with one of these babies.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 06/08/2021 10:32pm
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hit show
It’s a dubious honor, to be sure, but an all-time record is an all-time record. Houston Astro 2B Craig Biggio is currently No. 4 on the Major League Baseball career hit-by-pitch list, and has a chance to become the leader this season, displacing good ol’ Hughie Jenkins.

Appropriately enough, there’s someone keeping an eagle-eye on Biggio’s “progress” (if you want to characterize it as such). And even more appropriately, he’s doing it via a blog entitled Plunk Biggio. Since this is a statistical endeavour, it includes plenty of plunk-centric metrics, like how often Biggio has been pegged on full-moon nights.

I think Biggio should embrace his destiny, and start publicly soliciting the beanballs. First step: Adopt Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time” as his at-bat music.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 06/08/2021 09:59am
Category: Baseball
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