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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, May 19, 2006
dannyboy 2:01 PM (3)



I was in Montreal last week, so like Dan, I had some French food. Also I had a chance for fois gras, and skipped it. I don't miss it.. I had Wild Boar instead. But next time I'll be hitting up the fois gras.

Now I want to try this French Laundry place. Sounds like the Herb Farm in Seattle.
Which is supposed to be the top place to eat, and does the 8 course thing as well. Maybe some days I'll try it. I still prefer the steak from El Goucho, which I'll make Dan try if he could ever visit again!


The French Laundry is the world's best restaurant. Well, it was, the last few years. There's now a restaurant in England and restaurant in Spain that took 1st and 2nd place this year, but it's still the best restaurant in America. It's basically impossible to get reservations, or else I'd be back next month. Well, maybe in two months. Gotta save up some more money...


Oh, and regarding Montreal:

a) You didn't go to that fois gras restaurant?
b) Surely you had some poutine?


I mean, not to belabor this, and I wouldn't call it life-changing as some of my friends have, but my god. I spent a lot of money last night and I don't feel bad about it at all. Everyone's been asking, so I'll just consolidate some of the conversations I've had about this so far. They couldn't seat us at our reservation time of 9:15, and they apologized by way of champagne, several small bites and another round of wine, all before we got to our table. I guess that's why it's the best restaurant in the world.

They were also super accommodating. One of the little courses they brought out while we were waiting was this little ice cream cone type thing (my beautiful description betraying my middle-class upbringing), filled with creme fraiche and topped with salmon puree. Someone in our party was a vegetarian, and couldn't eat it; they apologized for not asking first and sent out a veggie-friendly cone within a few minutes, which of course was just as amazing. In fact the one substitution for our vegetarian friend (they have a vegetable tasting menu, but he doesn't eat mushrooms) was an envy-inducing risotto topped generously with black truffle, grated at the table.

The couple in our party had doubts. Before we sat down they were wondering if a lot of eating at French Laundry is about bragging rights; being able to say that you've spent so much money on one meal. But after 9 courses, every one of us saying "my god this is amazing" with each first bite--well, actually it was more like 14 courses--well, no, actually, after the very first course they were already won over.

I grieve for that fois gras.

It was a 3.5 hour experience that was sublime and challenging. An endurance test that was it's own prize. What a pretentious thing to say, but absolutely true nonetheless.

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