Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ireland and the I.M.F.ers

The I.M.F.  will now help decide Ireland's fiscal fate. After playing in the world economy, and making their bankers happy, they are under the sway of World Bank. The true extent has yet to be outlined , but self-determinism and learning from mistakes can safely be ruled out. Even ex I.M.F.ers agree that is probably not a good thing. It is not truly a global system yet, but Spain and Portugal are next on the hit list. Can the U.S. be far behind. It is amusing that Britain, which is not directly tied to the euro, shall have to help their old buddies out. Since European nations are obligated to crushing bailouts if everything goes south, just who will own everything that is left.

Monday, November 8, 2010


It hasn't rained much lately.


    Pizza is good. Even the pizza you get from some national chains. But those aren't great.The crust for one, is just bread. The sauce is generic. I remember my first taste of Pizza Hut. Not bad, but not the pizza I was used to. I was used to 8 pizza parlors within 15 miles, each with a unique crust, and a unique sauce. Obviously, I didn't live in N.Y.C.. The farthest one out served Sicilian. I'd never had it before. Loved it, but not more than the regular ones. (Sicilian is a deep dish pizza that has a great crust. The corner slices were the most prized, and it wasn't gloppy or gross like that stuff termed deep dish which is so common now.)
I remember Nedick's as a kid. Huge thin slices, dripping with oil, washed down with orange soda. Not the best pizza ever, but magic because it was next to the Garden.
The secret to great pizza is the cheese. As some recent TV character pointed out, Mob cheese is the best. I had never thought about it before. It was all Mob cheese back then. It really was better.