Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die. Today’s contestant is Scott McCloud, Mr. Comic Book himself. Let’s see what he’s tweeting.
May 20th: “Would’a been a good place for an ARROW, Atlanta.”
I don’t see how you expect Atlanta to produce a network-quality TV show based in the DC Universe. Even if it is a major American city.
May 21st: “Would this (pretty great) cartoon be better without the signs saying “left” and “right”?http://www.politico.com/gallery/2016/05/the-nations-cartoonists-on-the-week-in-politics-002261?slide=0 …”
Hmm. I would say because Left and Right are outdated and simplified political labels. Plus the directions are clear, although I suppose someone could swap the perspective in photoshop.
May 21st: “DURHAM: Moogfest is happening! Come see
@ryangermick and me chat at 1:00 pm:”
Moogfest? *Google-google* Ah. http://www.moogfest.com/ Guess they have a con for everything now.
Still doesn’t beat…”Heard of a van…loaded with weapons…”
May 22nd: “Hmm. Is @reggiewatts on my plane? #MusicalGenius”
Just like the guy that wrote the Mario Brothers theme. You can hear it, now that I mentioned it.
May 23rd: “Supreme highlight of @Moogfest: hanging out with @SusanKare—she DREW the world we now live in! (Thx to @ryangermick)”
Ooo, creator of the Apple logo. Nice.
May 23rd: “This is pretty cool: Instagram dream comics, by various writers.
(via Maxim Chumin) Paging Jesse Reklaw…
1 day ago: “Coldstone should introduce an even smaller cup called “Undecided.””
Coldstone is kind of over for me. Can’t really get behind some kid smashing up my ice cream on a cold top that he may or may not have completely wiped off.
11 hours ago: “Yeah, that’s some kind of wonderful craziness:”
He’s referring to this http://swanh.net/ . I’m so worn out from Star Wars.
7 hours ago: “Even a *slim* chance of Bill Weld debating @ElizabethForMA on a national stage—Wow. Please let it happen. #15percent”
This: http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/05/22/gov-bill-weld-on-state-of-the-union—full-interview.cnn Yay, Libertarians!
3 hours ago: “Where I am right now”
Nice. Trippy pic.
Okay, let’s rate Scott’s tweets. Pretty authentic. Surprisingly, no plugs. I give Scott a 7 for Insanity, a 9 for Mustness and a 10 for Style. That’s an overall score of 8.6. Follow Scott.
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Restaurant: Sushi to Go in Voorhees, NJ
Address: 106 White Horse Rd., Voorhees, NJ
Portions: About right
Taste: Pretty good
Atmosphere: Take Out
The moment I saw the Sushi to Go sign in my neck of the woods, I knew I’d be trying the place at some point. The Missus and I were continuing our anniversary weekend with binge watching the Night Manager and ordering take out. I thought this was a perfect opportunity. What cinched the deal was that they had sushi burritos.
For those of you that don’t know, the sushi burritos are essentially a large, burrito-sized sushi roll. They don’t hold together as well as tortilla burritos, but they are pretty good. They tend to fall apart on the last two bites because they don’t have a sealed end. It is also harder and messier to get the wasabi and soy sauce in the mix.
The Missus got three rolls. They had a three roll deal, but it doesn’t run on Sundays for some reason. I got the yellow tail burrito, which also had shrimp tempura in it. It was good, but the yellow tail got lost in the taste of the tempura. The Dinosaur burrito, which had eel, was a little more well balanced. Quite frankly, I would’ve preferred a lot of one kind of fish. The highlight was the avocado salad with ginger dressing, which was the absolutely best. Oh, and a Miso soup, which was good.
Total cost, around $37 with us running over to pick it up. I kinda thought it would be cheaper, but it was pretty decent. Next time, I’m going to stick with the burritos, but get nothing but raw tuna or salmon inside. Otherwise, I might just stick with my normal order of Sushi Deluxe or whatever the equivalent is. Kudos to the owners for bringing the trendy new sushi burrito to my neck of the woods.
I give Sushi to Go 8 out of 10 keggers. It’s 95% a take out place, although there are a few tables if you’re in the area.
Restaurant: Seasons 52, Cherry Hill, NJ
Address: in the Cherry Hill Mall
Portions: Just Right
Taste: Delicious and Complex
Service: Top Notch
Atmosphere: High End
So if you told me 20 years ago that people would eat in mall restaurants, I would’ve poo-pooed the idea. Eat in a mall? Yeah, maybe at the food court. Lunch at best. Dinner, only if you had to.
But 52 Seasons is not only a mall restaurant (although it’s not like you can see the stores from the restaurant, it merely shares the parking lot and walls) but it’s also pretty fancy. The Missus and I needed a place to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and this seemed appropriately fancy. The first good sign is that I called for a reservation and they couldn’t seat us right away. Had to go at 8:30. I told them why we were dining out and the guy on the phone took note.
When we arrived, we got our table and then a card congratulating us on five years. We also got a free champagne toast (with really good champagne), a sample of some flank steak and later, dessert. All that was complimentary, so pro-tip, if you’re on a date, pretend you’re married and enjoy!
I ordered the tuna tartar, the organic spring mix salad (what did restaurants do before Spring Mix?) and a New York Strip steak with Yukon mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and a 15 year-old balsamic glaze. The Missus had flatbread with goat cheese, chicken and onion, asparagus soup and some kind of grits and shrimp with chorizo. Everything was top notch. The flavors were balanced, the portions seemed just right and, of course, I got glass after glass of iced tea from the waitress, who never forgot the extra lemon.
You couldn’t really asked for a better trained staff. Several of them said, “Happy Anniversary” to us. They were friendly, knowledgeable and quick. The food was all delicious. The desserts were those little cups and we could take as many as we want for free. Total cost, about $104. (The Missus also had a glass a wine.) I felt full, but not bloated. That’s how you can really gauge quality food and a quality chef. He feeds you enough without over feeding you and even though you try a lot of different things, you’re not bloated. I had gone to Buffalo Wild Wings the night before with some friends and felt like crap for hours after.
After this, I’m full, a little sleepy, but I feel okay. The décor of this place is almost exactly like Redstone in Marlton, with some minor tweaks. I will flag it one keg for the parking lot. The Cherry Hill Mall parking lot is a God damned nightmare. If the Missus didn’t have a handicapped tag, I don’t know what I’d do. Holy shit, it was raining and the people there just drive like jackholes. They do have a valet service if you’re too lazy to walk the 80 feet from where you would’ve parked anyway.
52 Seasons is a high end chain with different menus according to the time of year. I would go again. Good food, if you have the money for it. I give it 9 out of 10 keggers.