Swing-A-Way Can Opener

We have gone through so many can openers in the last few years. Each time we buy one, it stops working after just a few cans. Either the gears stop meshing or the handle disconnects from the axle that turns the gear. We kept trying different, ever-more- expensive brands until we finally found a winner.… Continue reading Swing-A-Way Can Opener

How the Lunar Scene from Ad Astra was Made

Jedediah Smith, VFX supervisor for Method Studios, describes the painstaking process visual effects artists used to create the moon and lunar rover sequence in Ad Astra. From their innovative use of infrared cameras to their deep archival research to their extensive use of rotoscoping, the effects team employed an array of techniques to balance realism… Continue reading How the Lunar Scene from Ad Astra was Made

NYTimes Puzzles

Lots of puzzles at the New York Times. Some require a subscription but many others are free. nytimes.com/puzzles Current favorite is Spelling Bee

Po’Daddy Chilli

This one is easy: 1 can beans – Black or whatever you have. Don’t bother draining them. Why would you? Bean can juice is delicious! And full of that umami meatiness. Also, draining takes more effort and means more washing up afterward. I stock up on canned beans when I see them on sale. Often… Continue reading Po’Daddy Chilli

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May 2017: Split Decisions

Split Decisions
by George Bredehorn

The only clues in this crossword are the letter pairs provided in the grid. Each answer across and down consists of two words, which share the letters to be entered in the empty squares. …