Start your Friday night with the SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar and a nice, full evening Sift. Enjoy.
A- Eye on Miami cites another made-in-Miami rag to riches to rags story.
B- The Cuban Triangle looks at Cuba's #2 man.
Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, first in Cuba’s line of presidential succession, is presumably well known by people in the two provinces where he served as party chief: Santa Clara and Holguin. But he is not well known by most Cubans, and those I know have a favorable but not very detailed impression of him. His contact with Americans seems to have been minimal, and there is no sign of interest or involvement with issues involving the United States or foreign affairs in general.C- Some Blogging Guy buys a new computer keyboard and creates a blog post out of it.
After another fifteen minutes I had narrowed my choices down to three keyboards, ranging in price from 9.99 to $40 bucks. I was not pleased with any of them. That is when an old sales guy showed up. He wasn’t as old as me, but old enough to at least remember manual typewriters. He knew what people like me wanted, which was a heavy keyboard, not all plastic, with real keys that traveled to connect, and keys that made enough noise that you knew you were typing!D- Obalesque wonders why Republicans are so upset about the sequestration since it accomplishes exactly what they want.
Since the days of President Alzheimer, they’ve loudly proclaimed that government is fat, bloated, wasteful, and evil, and needs to be shrunk down so, as Grover Norquist famously put it, “It could be drowned in a bathtub.”E- Culture Designers pays homage to Chef Paula DaSilva.
Isn’t this exactly what the secastration promises to start doing?
For Roc Round 2 of Thrillist’s BBQ and the Blues, DaSilva brought it all back down to earthy with a barbecue tamale that completely redefined the notion of barbecue. The almost beatific blend of braised brisket, corn salsa and pepper chutney was also about as far from your abuela’s tamale as you can get without losing its heart and its soul.F- If you're in the mood for some theater this weekend then you need to click on over to South Florida Theatre Review for their weekly roundup.
G- Go Hydrology! now has update tables.
The tables summarize and highlight recent trends in various aspects of the water cycle (i.e. drought, rainfall, flow) and south Florida's interconnected watersheds, i.e. Big Cypress Swamp, Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, etc.) These tables will be updated on a semi-daily basis. So don't forget to check back in a few days to follow your favorite stations.H- It's Week 14 of your CSA share, says Redland Rambles, and shows us the goodies packed inside your box.
I- The Chowfather is almost delirious about Lucali Pizza.
The pizza got better with every bite. It features a thin blistered crust around the edges that gets a tad thicker as it progresses. The dough is very tasty and chewy. The mozzarella is obviously high quality and as fresh as can be. But the secret to Lucali's success for me is the sauce. It is instantaneously addictive. I could taste the sauce on my palate all night and craved more when I woke up. It is easily the best pizza sauce I've had.J- Gun Free Zone seems to issue an ominous warning to politicians and Americans who support tougher gun control.
Colorado is posed to lose billions in currency if the laws are signed by Governor John Hickenlooper. It seems they have not realized that hunting, one of Colorado’s main source of income will be affected by this crap.
Then the hunting will begin in its earnest.