You might recall that open letter I posted to Shake Shack a while back, pretty-pleasing them to come out west with us? I’m pleased to say that Danny Meyer’s wonderful little hot-dog-cart-turned-burger-joint has finally opened its doors west of the Mississippi—at, fittingly, New York, New York on the Las Vegas Strip. And now that they’ve gone public on the Stock Exchange, I have high hopes that they’ll be in California before too long.
Apparently there’s a popular radio game on the BBC’s Radio 4 called “Just A Minute.” It’s been on the air for 47 years, with its now 90-year-old host, and the premise is simple: one must talk on a single subject for a full minute “without hesitation, repetition or deviation” on the topic. It’s quite difficult!
David Tennant—the Broadchurch/Gracepoint/Dr. Who actor whom I’m a bit fascinated with at the moment (his ability to go between accents, his ability to look 22 or 35 depending on the day…he’s 43)—gave it a go and his surprising success as a first-time-attempter was notable enough that it made news on PRI.
You can listen to his riff on the topic “Exit, pursued by a bear.” He makes it sound simple. I think it should be the next cocktail party game. Doesn’t it make you curious to try it?
Here are some other items that caught my attention recently…