Interesting article in the New York Times today about grass fed beef, Where Corn Is King, a New Regard for Grass-Fed Beef by Kathryn Shattuck. Ranchers have figured out that the yuppie boutique thing is where their financial bread is buttered and are getting on board. Now I personally think that grass fed can get a funky taste at times but it is probably a lot better for the cow than getting grain getting stuffed down its gullet like a pre ban goose.
And we find that if you want to make a change, once again we have to create a new lexicon; in the beginning was the word...
“When the wine industry started out in California, nobody had a language for what a bouquet was... Vintners had to come up with a way an audience could have a conversation about hints of raspberries, of camomile. And that’s what we have to do with beef.”
“You want a minimum-input type cow, with more depth of body, more thickness, good udder structure and a good disposition... An angry cow is not a very good eating experience.”*
Is it too late for me to jump on the bandwagon? Padres are the hottest team in baseball, eight straight, took down Los Gigantes last night. They are now a game out of first. This is the first time they have been over .500 since two thousand ten. Congratulations to all concerned - keep it up. Kyle Blanks playing well is huge.
It seems pretty ludicrous that customers should have to go through a third party to buy a car if they don't want to. Why should they? Cause that's the way we've always done it.
David Westcott, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association who has a Buick-GMC dealership in Burlington, N.C., said Tesla's effort to sell direct to consumers was important to all dealers and something the national association was watching.*
"The system has worked for a long time," he said. "We only want Tesla to play by the same rules," Mr. Westcott added.
John Morris sent this one over. A New Mexico bill that would criminalize abortion after rape on the grounds that it is tampering with evidence. Lord help us.
How to beat your wife.