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Is anyone else getting Paranoid? – Facebook Edition

Nervous borrowed from ideaseller.comI think one of the first main attractions of Facebook was that it was simple and easy, safety/privacy was never even a thought. Now before we even talk about when Facebook opened it’s platform, there was an e-mail/message going around that said you can block and choose which options of your Facebook Profile were public and what can never be shared. That was nice and comforting that we had an option.

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Digg’s Category Selection Sucks

Anytime I actually “Digg” something I never know which Category to post  it into. Honestly now, what are they thinking leaving out major pieces of each category…

Under Technology: Where’s Google? Blog News? Software — how about Web Applications?

Videos: How about Personal Vlogs? International? Dance

Sports: what’s the difference between Extreme and Other Sports? Underwater Basket Weaving is definitely extreme!

First Digg Categories

And of course, if it’s not Space, Environment or Health, it obviously fits into General Sciences…

Entertainment could definitely use an “Industry News” button

Finally, Gaming, I love you Gaming!!!

Second Digg Categories

ABC Producers skew American Inventor

American Inventor

ABC producers have definitely and obviously skewed this and the first voting episode of American Inventor. Only 6 candidates remained and there were 3 obvious choices from there. However, during the 6 presentations, the Judges and the takes that ABC Producers aired all made the other 5 contestants “look pale in comparison” to the Guardian Angel invention.

Gregg   ChavezThe Guardian Angel invention by firefighter and father of 6 children, Gregg Chavez,is basically a compressed fire extinguisher and alarm for a Christmas tree that could potentially catch on fire, thus saving lives. During his “pitch” light hearted exciting music played, the judges smiled and said “great” and “you proved me wrong” as in his invention was a miracle. Upon sending him off after his “pitch” and Question and Answers they said “Thank You Very Much”. He was also second to last before an invention that definitely should not have made it to the “Top 3”. So Gregg Chavez and his life-saving invention would be fresh in the minds of American voters.

The other 5 had anxious and “uh oh” music. The other 5 were asked tough questions and scrutinized over “Market Research” and statistics. The other 5 were all sent off in rude, condescending toned “You can leave now”.

Hmm, I wonder who is going to get the most votes? I wonder who is going to win?

President Stupid tried to Cancel PBS

President Bush Monkey FaceUnfortunately there are millions of Stupid Americans out there in the United States and my guess is many of them, including President Bush didn’t watch PBS. Well, we all know President Bush was too busy blowing coke up his nose, drinking himself even “stupider” and running oil companies into the ground. So in his latest attempt to destroy the intelligence of the citizens of the United States, President Stupid tried to cancel PBS. However, thankfully Congress is smarter than the monkey-faced president and blocked him.

My guess, he’s trying to dumb Americans so they don’t realize that as the President of the United States he’s made over 100 (possibly 1,000) moronic judgements that affect people like you! That’s right, YOU!

Ooki Sushi is Icky!

Since the blog is entitled “The Fatty Talks”, I assume it’s only appropriate for me to start talking, especially about my “Fat” side. So, here’s my first Rant and Rave: Food Edition.

Preface: I’ve been eating sushi way before it was a fad, before it was a craze and definitely before it became the preferred cuisine for many.

Ooki Sushi opened about 3 months ago and I was excited to try a new Japanese sushi restaurant on the Upper East Side (3rd Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets), my hood, so the first week I picked up a large “to go” order and sampled many options. Let me tell you, it all sucked, the rice was horrible, the portions were well slim, thus expensive, I was very unimpressed. However, 3 separate people said they’ve been there several times and they loved it. So perhaps they learned their lesson the first weeks and improved.

Today, went there again, figured give it one more try, here’s an item by item blow by blow:

Diet Coke = ummm, more like Diet Cola, absolutely disgusting… I became afraid

Miso Soup = watery, odd flavored, lacking in seaweed and tofu, in other words worst Miso Soup ever…

Tofu Teriyaki = Tofu had a fishy flavor, teriyaki sauce was minimal and tasteless. The funny thing about this was the vegetables they put on the side, including potato wedges (which before I ate thought was jicima), carrots, broccoli and cold mashed potatoes. All flavored with what I like to call “All Seasoning Salt” and the cheap kind

Three Stooges Roll: banana tempura & spicy tuna rolled up with white tuna, wasabi tobiko on top & kabayaki sauce = disgusting, relatively less than a thimble full of spicy tuna, and perhaps smaller than a chicklet sized piece of white tuna

Spicy Girl Roll: black pepper tuna, avocado, scallion, wasabi honey sauce inside, topped with spicy tuna & crunch = if there was black pepper tuna in there, I didn’t taste it, bad tuna indeed, there was scallion in that? there was wasabi honey sauce inside that? definitely not.

Long story short, those 3 separate people are now confirmed idiots. To be less harsh, they certainly don’t know good sushi. Isohama is still the king of my Upper East Side Japanese Sushi Restaurants.

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