James Bond’s Favorite Food Was Going To Be Scrambled Eggs (Cool Weird Awesome 308)

Agent 007 is known for living as large as you can - fast cars, fancy clothes, expensive hotels, and fancy food and drink. But writer Ian Fleming once admitted that Bond was originally going to eat

By |2020-05-28T07:53:41-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Story Of How Frisbees Flew Into Millions Of People’s Hands – And Hearts (Cool Weird Awesome 222)

Today's the birthday of one of the great toys of our time: the Frisbee. Though if the man who put that toy into millions of hands had his way, it would’ve been called the Pluto Platter. Plus: on this National Pie Day, head to Rockland, Maine for the 16th Annual Pies on Parade Gala.

By |2020-01-23T06:24:49-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Kansas Town Where Even Popeye Got His Spinach (Cool Weird Awesome 122)

It’s Spinach Festival weekend in Lenexa, Kansas, a time for games, crafts, music, the world’s largest spinach salad and a visit from noted cartoon spinach addict Popeye the sailor. That’s fitting, since it was Popeye’s popularity that helped make Lenexa’s spinach famous in the first place.

By |2019-09-06T09:04:05-04:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Dark pumpkin

This is not my pumpkin, this is my neighbor’s pumpkin. I bring it up as a comparison to my pumpkin-related efforts this past week, which were somewhat less successful. We got a really nice pumpkin from

By |2010-10-17T23:31:00-04:00October 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |