Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dangerously Delicious Pies

So I have been in Baltimore since Sunday experiencing my own personal Office Space hell masquerading as one of The Bobs. The one shining moment from this horrible "adventure" was when I stopped by Dangerously Delicious Pies. Let me tell you, it was the I sampled the peach, the pecan, and a savory pie called The Hot Rod. The Hot Rod was a potato and cheese based pie that was seasoned to perfection. The fresh peaches were the perfect consistency and not overly sweetened. The same goes for the filling of the pecan pie.

Personally, the true measure of the quality of a pie from my perspective is the crust. This is where Dangerously Delicious Pies really excelled. The crusts were nice and flaky without being dry and crispy. They were not over cooked resulting in the perfect coloring. And finally, I am pretty sure that they were quite generous in the amount of butter used to make the crust. In all seriously, this was probably the best crust I have ever had on a purchased pie. I throw in the purchased caveat because we all know that my personal pie crust is tres (I wish I knew how to add the little accent denoting this as the french word) legen - wait for it - dary.

So yeah, if you are ever in the B-easy and you have some free time between re-upping your Pandemic or WMD and when your flight leaves, swing by Federal Hill and grab a slice of pie. Totally worth the supposed bullet dodging you will have to do.

PS Baltimore natives are way too proud of the idea of how "dangerous" their city is. Newsflash - you don't live in Darfur or Afghanistan.

PSS The Dangerously Delicious Pies website could use some serious help.

Friday, August 21, 2009

NBA Draft 09 Behind The Scenes

Terrence Williams pieced together some of the footage he shot on his Flip Cam during the days leading up to the 2009 NBA Draft. I loved the candid nature of everything and how genuinely excited yet nervous the draftees were. I would be as well if I was on the eve of achieving my ultimate goal in life. It is things like this that make me really appreciate the internet and the depth it adds to my consumption of sports entertainment.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Even More Usain in the Brain

So Usain Bolt was arguably more impressive in breaking his own 200m world record today than he was earlier in the week when he broke his own 100m world record. Usain in the brain does not even come close to capturing the dominance on display. The closest competitor was what, 10m behind?

Avatar Trailer

The trailer for James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar was released today. Click here for enjoyment. I wish I could have seen the trailer in 3D. I am pretty sure the movie itself is going to melt my brain. Especially after speaking with people who have been on set and seen the technology at work. December 18th can't get here fast enough.

Lost - Opening Credits in the Style of 1967

Picked this link up off the Twitter feed from @kogibbq today:

Leica a la carte

Leica has this really cool configurator on their website that allows you to customize their MP or M7 models. It is pretty fun to play around with the different options. The only drawback is that it made me really want one. This is a drawback because of the prohibitive (for me) cost. I really need to find a nice woman of noble lineage. Or one with a trust fund.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009


Usain Bolt broke his world record in the 100M at Berlin this weekend. I think he can still go faster.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bike to the Future

This bike will supposedly be theft proof with fingerprint recognition. I just like the way it looks.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I Love LA

I stumbled across this Nike SB ad this morning as I was perusing the interwebs. I'm not sure how old it is. May have been around for years or minutes. Doesn't really matter. I loved the Kobe and Ice Cube cameos. But what I really loved were the shots of the downtown LA skyline. The golden feel. And the smooth flow of Ice Cube's lyrical stylings coupled with the grace and ease of Paul Rodriguez. For me, this video perfectly captures my feelings for LA.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Where the Wild Things Are Trailer

Just saw the new trailer for Where the Wild Things Are. It still looks great and I am still really excited for this movie.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

500 Days of Summer Reunion

Floating Apartments

Maybe I should move to The Netherlands. The Dutch firm Waterstudio has designed this complex of luxury apartments, called The Citadel, that will float on the surrounding body of water. Amenities include a "car park," floating road, boat docks, garden terraces with each unit, and views of the lake from each unit. Click here for additional photos.

Monday, August 3, 2009