Chocolate Review: Cacao Reserve by Hersheys

(Sao Tome) 70% Dark Chocolate The cover says, “Rich and robust chocolate notes and hints of aromatic coffee.” Hm…it’s chocolate. Might it possibly have chocolate notes? Gosh! It does! I’m not really picking up on the coffee hints, unless you’re talking about the smell when you roast coffee, which smells mostly like, um, chocolate. It’s …

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The verbal arts.

The guys at work were talking about Judo; one of them is pretty good at it, apparently. What are the throws like, kicks vs. throws, are there belts, etc. “…and afterwards, you all have bagels, right?” “What?” “Bagels.” “Why bagels?” “It would make sense that the official food of juuuu-dooo is bagels.” Silence. I groaned. …

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Horror movies.

Lee cleverly points out that there are few, if any, horror movies that aren’t based on some kind of love interest (in the widest sense) or sexual tension. Clearly, he has the broader experience here, but I have to agree with him. My guess is that horror relies on vulnerability; nothing makes us more vulnerable …

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Book Reviews.

The Poet, by Michael Connelly. I don’t normally like police procedurals. This one is told from the perspective of a journalist who has managed to work his way inside an FBI search for a serial killer and was actually pretty durn enjoyable from that perspective: good characters, quick action, lots of twists… But. From a …

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