Friday, August 6, 2010

Linden French-milled Soap (11)

If I'm ever rich, I will have all my clothes professionally laundered and returned to me folded in blue paper bundles tied with string. I will also only use triple-milled French soap. At 5 bucks a bar, this is a rare luxury item around the Koontz household. Linden is my favorite scent because it smells like clean blossoms without any musky undertones.

David Byrne (10)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Peet's Coffee (8)

We are coffee snobs here at Cafe Koontz and there is no better coffee than Peet's. Peet's served as the inspiration for the Starbucks franchise, but we don't hold that against them. Peet's never really made it in the cafe scene however; their outlets mainly serve as coffee bean stores. The original store is in Berkeley, California. We have 3 lbs shipped monthly to Texas and they only ship beans that are freshly roasted.  You cannot make a decent cup of coffee without freshly roasted beans and filtered water. Throw out your Folger's, Starbucks supermarket bags, and those pricey Italian pods. Those beans were roasted back when people put mousse in their hair. Order your Peet's today.
(No, they did not pay me to advertise their product.)

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Flesh in Rubens' Paintings (7)

Dynamic foreshortened limbs! Undertones of green and blue! Hooray for orgiastic pyramids of flesh! Is there anyone alive who can paint like Peter Paul Rubens?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Gulf Coast Rocker! (6)


KACC is a commercial free community college station here in Alvin. If you've sold your soul to rock n roll as I have, then just go to 89.7 on the radio dial to listen to some surprising tunes. It's the only station in the Houston area that will play obscure rock classics. Last night they played a mix of The Jam, early David Bowie, Judas Priest, and some local bands. There is no arty stuff here and everything is pretty guitar-centric. They also have a web station if you click the link above.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rock n Roll Singers in Top Hats (5)

Men should accessorize more often.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mango Cut in the Latin American Style (4)

1. Slice along each side of the pit so you are left with a pit piece, and two kidney-shaped mango halves. 2. Place one of the halves in your palm and score a grid with a sharp knife into the mango flesh. 3. Invert the peel and either eat the cubes or cut them off the peel. 4. Repeat with the other side. 4. Peel the pit piece and suck on the pit while standing over the kitchen sink.