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1) The image atop this post comes from Good magazine and is meant to be a guide to eating seasonally. I read it more as an explanation of why so much of the locavore movement is based in California.

2) A comparison of the funding mechanisms in the House and Senate health-care bills.

3) The inanity of airport security theater.

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5) Was 'Drops of Jupiter' the most important song of the 00's?

Recipe of the day: Warm cabbage and bitter greens with mustard and Andouille vinaigrette.

By Ezra Klein  |  December 28, 2009; 6:00 PM ET
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Apparently the geniuses at Good Magazine don't know where Colorado is.

Posted by: erh1103 | December 28, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Middle Aged Whitey Picks His Top Three:
1. Coldplay - Clocks
2. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
3. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place

Posted by: bmull | December 28, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

I've long thought that it's easy for Alice Waters to advocate for eating locally, because she's from Berkeley. Here in Michigan, the local vegetables and fruits available from, oh, November through May, would be apples, potatoes, and winter squash. In season, I love eating Michigan produce, but in late fall, winter, and spring, I need a little variety.

And what the heck kind of tomatoes ripen in Connecticut in spring? I grew up in New Jersey, and fresh tomatoes were a July-September treat.

Posted by: donkensler | December 29, 2009 12:15 AM | Report abuse

I grew up in CT and you don't even plant tomatoes until well into May.
It has also been pointed out by somebody that if you really want to eat locally and don't live in coastal California, it helps if you're willing to compromise on organic.

Posted by: tl_houston | December 29, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Also, isn't that Wyoming, not Colorado, highlighted on the map?

Posted by: Oranger | December 29, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Whitey forgot about You Are Free:

3. Cat Power - Maybe Not

Posted by: bmull | January 3, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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