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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Friday, February 03, 2006
dannyboy 8:57 PM (5)



I was surprised that Smirnoff won the NYT taste test too (and was kind of surprised that they didn't test Stoli.) Maybe I haven't had it in a long time but it sounds like it's surprisingly good. Ketel One + soda + lime has been gaining some traction among some of my friends...


Vodka sodas are a good candidate for flavored vodkas. That's why I keep a bottle of Stoli Orange in the freezer.

Stoli has come in the top 3 in various tasting contests, when it's part of the running. There seems to be a wide variation in ranking between years, and I can't imagine that there's any significant variation within each batch, so the good vodkas must be pretty close. Which is unsurprising as vodka is by definition without any taste.


Yes, it's true: vodka really doesn't taste like anything. I'd describe the flavor as burning :)


I had stoli vanilla and coke today. It was pretty sweet, just like vanilla coke...but I also found after several of those, my bowling score dropped about 50%.


oooohhhhh, to much vodka last night. To much tasy tasty vodka.


Well, spurred by Jennie's comment to the previous post, I just did a quick informal vodka tasting. All were drunk neat. Of the 5 brands I happen to have in the house, I'd rate them thusly:

1. Origine (French)  Hm.
1. Smirnoff (American)  !
3. Absolut (Swedish)  Bleh.
4. Monopolowa (Austrian)  Ugh!

5. Gordon's*

I'm pretty surprised that the cheap bottle of Smirnoff tied with the soi-dissant "ultra premium" Origine (which I've not tried before, and likely won't get again). Monopolowa, which I didn't like, scored the highest in a 2003 contest, tying it for first place with Stoli. Surprised again. Will need to do a double blind next time. Unfortunately, I don't have any non-flavoured Stolichnaya or Ketel One on hand, which is what I usually drink at home, so no baseline. Must revisit soon.

Whew. I'm exhausted. Time for a martini.

*I didn't actually drink this; no one should. We keep it in the first aid kit.

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