Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Monday, January 24, 2005
Not something I think about very often, but I do remember being fascinated by a dessert idea we all made in girl scouts many many years ago: fake fried egg on toast, made with poundcake, whipped cream and apricots.
Now the folks at Boing Boing are linking to some clever 'sushi' made with Twinkies, or with Rice Krispies snacks and fruit roll. Sounds like fun, but I am much more impressed with this Jell-O aquarium one of them linked to, also by the creator of the twinkie sushi. Hope they cleaned that fish bowl thoroughly....
Also from Boing Boing: Critiki, a listing of tiki bars around the country. Mostly in California, but Fort Lauderdale's Mai Kai is listed among the 'highest' and most popular.
A fun return to the '60s...or maybe '50s.
(Added later:) An email from 'Humuhumu', creator of Crikiki, says this:
As you noticed, the Florida representation is relatively thin compared to California... of course, this is largely due to Polynesian Pop having a larger impact over here in the 50s and 60s (and the fact that Los Angeles is my home base), but Florida was no slouch on that front, and there's a lot of great history there. I'm working on beefing up the Florida locations in Critiki, spurred by the growing interest in tiki in Florida--no doubt helped by the major Hukilau event that's happened at the Mai Kai for the past few years. Florida tikiphiles are now getting together more regularly and informally... as a matter of fact, just this past weekend I flew out to Daytona Beach just to get together with a few dozen friends for dinner at the Hawaiian Inn. The Mai Kai is absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite tiki bar... and I've been to many dozens of tiki bars.
So if you're a Tiki buff, get involved! posted by liz at 5:20 PM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to