Author Archives: Ryan Looney

Salad Power Rankings! Top 13 Ingredients of 2015

It’s 2015 and we’re all leaf eaters. We drown our salads in delicious dressings with names that take us to happier places, places that are miles from Saladtown: Italian (Italy), Champagne (a bar in France), Ranch (a distant uncle’s house), … Continue reading

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18 months (from March 2014)

6:30 am You wake up and turn your music player on. Somehow, you spend the next 40 minutes playing in your crib with your friends Lamby (#1), Raccoony Looney, Doggy, other Doggy, Beary, Bear Arguedas (new name), and two monkeys. … Continue reading

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5 Fun Facts: Platypus Edition!

The humble platypus is a living dinosaur and one of nature’s most random animals. To help us get to know these 3-pound bottom feeders from Australia, I gathered 4 facts and one myth to test your zoological wits. Can you … Continue reading

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Recapping 2012: with Ryan and Jack Looney

(transcript from today’s podcast) Ryan: Test, test. Test, test. Jack: Ruff, ruff. Ryan: OK, Jack. Another year in the books…your first full one, I suppose. Thoughts? Impressions? Jack: Yeah, plenty, Ryan. I remember last winter, being not even an entire … Continue reading

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

(Watching and losing interest in last night’s presidential debate brought this Walt Whitman poem to mind) When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and … Continue reading

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A New Dad’s Guide to the First Few Days

Our house is filled with books on baby development. But other than a picture book for dads that my friend Greg bought me, there’s not much literature on how new dads develop. Is that because the scientific research on new … Continue reading

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Introduction to Palm Sunday, by Kurt Vonnegut

This is a very great book by an American genius. I have worked so hard on this masterpiece for the past six years. I have groaned and banged my head on radiators. I have walked through every hotel lobby in … Continue reading

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