Archive | September, 2011

If all charts were about Girl Scout Cookies, I’d have done better in college statistics

From Andrew Sullivan:   It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, organized by percentage of total sales:  The only thing here that really surprises me is that Thin Mints are only 25% of sales. I would guessed around 40% just based on comments I’ve heard in those inevitable “which kind of Girl Scout Cookie is your favorite” conversation we’ve all had. Also, I guess I’m […]

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Ben and Jerry’s “Schweddy Balls” ice cream is some clever marketing

I  have to admit that I love every part of this: To celebrate the talented writers, crew and actors behind arguably television’s funniest television program, today, Ben & Jerry’s launched its newest limited-batch flavor, Schweddy Balls. The flavor is an ode to the classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch [viewable here] starring Ana Gasteyer and Molly […]

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Fairfax’s Pho Capital still has some work to do

I finally had a chance to stop by the recently opened pho shop, Pho Capital, located in Trader Joe’s shopping center at the intersection of Little River Turnpike and Pickett Road in Fairfax. It’s a nice place, with a sleek modern look that contrasts with the spartan, cafeteria-like looks of reigning area pho champions Pho 75. I […]

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Guinness weakens its brand by releasing Black Lager

So Guinness has just released it’s new Black Lager and I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit. Like many, I was introduced to dark beer, or “good beer” through my first pint of Guinness. (In my case, at Summers Restaurant in Arlington at an age that the restaurant nor the Commonwealth of […]

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