Thursday, November 29, 2007

Racist, or progress?

One of my common laments of the Pacific Northwest is the tragic lack of quality Indian fare. But during a stroll down 13th street in Eugene last week, (I was in town visiting the fam and doing some research), I came across this place: Here's a close-up on the part in question:
Now I'm not Indian, so I'm not going to make the call on this one, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this was this:
Just sayin'....

Monday, November 05, 2007

A Limy Porn and Roman I Ply


The Freakonomics blog steered me back toward an old favorite site, wordsmith.org, which led to some tinkering with the Internet Anagram Server. Okay, so I'm a lameoid geek, but plug your name in and don't tell me that it doesn't make you smile. Don't miss the best of section, either. Debit card=bad credit! Genius!

Some favorites for "Mary Pilon"...

Mainly Pro (hollah!)
Amir Pylon (sounds like the name of my long-lost middle eastern cousin)
Palm Irony (potential name for my indie band)
Primal Yon (potential name for my metal band)
A Limy Porn (yeah...)
Ail My Porn (double yeah...)
Roman I Ply (potential name for a final paper on classical thinking)
Ramp I Only (a road sign I would have written when I was five)
Army In Lop (Iraq, zao gao)
Rap In Lo My (as close to gangsta as I'll ever get)
Mail No Pry (grrr...)
Rayon Limp (potential name for my American Apparel line of unitards)

Enjoy! :-)

PS - T minus two weeks until I head to Oregon for turkey and research on my meth thesis. Drop me a line if you're going to be in the hood or have any info.

Photo cred

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Mary Pilon: The Mini Memoir

Mary Pilon is a native of Eugene, Ore., where she got her start working for her hometown paper, the Register-Guard and reading comic books about journalists.

In June 2008, Mary started at
The Wall Street Journal, where she's currently on staff as a reporter based in New York City. She covers various aspects of personal finance and the financial crisis for print and online editions and regularly appears on national TV and radio. Among her lesser-known accomplishments: bringing
slugs, yo-yos, the NYSE movie room and the word "poo" to the Journal's front page.

Mary covered student activism and the 2004 presidential election for NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She's interned at New York Magazine, USA Today and Gawker.com. Mary has also worked as a singing ice cream server, nanny and elf.

She's an honors graduate of New York University's College of Arts and Science with double majors in Politics and Journalism and a minor in Spanish language. She spent over a year abroad in Spain, Russia and China.

Her work has garnered awards from the NY Society of Professional Journalists, the Freedom Forum, the Hearst Foundation and NYU's Journalism School.


Her grandmother claims to be her biggest fan.