March 26th, 2009

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Coyoty drinks Amontillado.

Amontillado sherry, originally uploaded by Coyoty.

Savory & James Amontillado sherry. A product of Spain.

I saw this in a liquor store after recently encountering Poe puns in two different forums, so I figured it was a sign I had to try it. It was more like a warning sign.

If this is typical sherry, I think I'll avoid it. It's not *bad*, and I'll finish the bottle, but it's just a little too yeasty for me.

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Vending machine makes pizza in three minutes.

An Italian developer, with the help of Unilever and the University of Bologna, has come up with a machine that makes pizza in three minutes, which is upsetting Italian restaurant owners.  The machine provides four different types of pizza, depending on the local favorites.

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The end result looks like what you would expect from a machine, and I imagine the taste would be too, so I don't think the restaurant owners have anything to worry about.

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A name you can take to the bank...

More evidence that people in government seem to be hired based on their name:  The U.S. Treasury's Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability is Neel Kashkari.  Pronounced "cash carry".
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