Thursday, April 3, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week

Blog of the Week
Smart Spending at MSN
Every week, this Lifehacker/Slashfood-style site compiles the best posts from around the personal finance blogosphere, giving regular MSN readers a chance to read, comment and debate. Frugality is a major topic, but everything is fair game, like Clever Dude’s recent, excellent post on homebuying. It’s about time something like this existed. Thanks, Donna, Karen, & Co.!

Comedy of the Week
"$240 Worth of Pudding" from the State
I didn’t catch the State until very late in life, so I missed out on a lot. (Tragically, my parents didn’t have cable when we were growing up. They thought we’d watch too much MTV. Which? Yeah, we totally would have.) Here, Michael Ian Black and Thomas Lennon get serious and sexxxay with a metric ton of Jello.

Organization of the Week
Charity Navigator’s Food Bank Page
CN’s received several mentions here before, but this particular page will point you directly to food pantries and distribution services in your area, from Alameda to West Texas. The star ratings will tell you how efficiently run your particular bank is, so you can pick and choose as you like.

Quote of the Week
“My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana. I said ‘No, but I want a regular banana later, so ... yeah.’” – Mitch Hedberg

Untried Cheap, Healthy Recipe of the Week
Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe at 101 Cookbooks
It’s the 3rd of April, and there is nothing I want more from this life than spring vegetables and peanut butter-slathered noodles. (Also, for it to warm up about ten degrees.) (And a new skirt.) (And a pony.)

Video of the Week
“Just Like Honey” by The Jesus and Mary Chain
Oh, we are hitting the wayback machine today, folks. If you love feedback, romance-laden angst, or dyspeptic, mopey Brits, this is the band for you. It’s a gorgeous song, anyway.
(Photos courtesy of Flickr members Dmitry Kolchev and Sarahkim.)

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bigbinder said...

You have reached into the depths of my memory... I LOVED the State and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Just wanted to say that.

Joel said...

Aren't cantaloupes the latest scare/food recall?

Kris said...

Joel - oh man - you're totally right. I hadn't read about it at all. I'll address it in Friday's post.

Jen - Yay! I'm glad. As a child of the mid-90s, all that stuff makes me tear up a little.

Karen Datko said...

Thank you very much for the honor.