If you lived in Los Angeles County during the 1960s through the 1980s, you most likely knew of a place to stop for milk and other provisions, all taken care of within the comfort of your own car. Chances are, it was associated with Alta Dena Dairy.
And then they threw all their money into the raw milk/anti-pasteurization fight…
"While the basis on which people reject other animals — that that animal is too intelligent — people often give themselves a pass for pig, which makes no sense to me. Pigs are known to be extremely intelligent."
This is a really excellent interview. They touch on class issues, male chefs versus female chefs, Jonathan Gold’s legacy, and why LA is such an important food city.
“The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing.”—
John Katzman, founder of The Princeton Review (via veganmenna)
Someone pointed out to me once that the SAT website is .com, not .edu, and my mind was forever blown.
There is an article in the NYT about how people take “mini-moons” after their wedding because a real honeymoon right after the wedding is TOO MUCH. And then sometimes they take a “real” honeymoon later. Here’s a quote:
"After the wedding, Mrs. Dungarani and her husband, Dr. Trushar Dungarani, 33, an internist, took a quick trip to the Amalfi Coast and Sicily. They thought they would go to Bora Bora for their honeymoon, but the long flight put them off. They settled on the Turks and Caicos a few months later."
First I flung myself on the floor and sobbed, then I figured, NYT is trolling us, right? (Only linking to it because of journalism ethics. I don’t think they should be rewarded for this behavior.)