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Yesterday, as Mr. B and I are taking a walk:

Me: So, a Pinkberry just opened in Denver and there are ridiculous lines.

Mr. B:  Pinkberry’s going to be a mainstay in the future.

Me:  I think this whole frozen yogurt thing is a huge fad and the market is oversaturated, just like it got in the 1980s.

Mr. B: (defensively) No it’s not. Frozen yogurt is here to stay and so is the healthy food movement.

**20-minute argument about whether frozen yogurt is a fad or will stay and how it relates to the healthy food movement**

Mr. B:  It’s not a fad. I’m going to make sure of that.  I’m going to e-mail everyone I know to eat frozen yogurt. I am going to spam the hell out of my whole mailing list.

Me: Ah! The truth comes out.  It’s not a fad because you don’t want it to be a fad because you love frozen yogurt. Who are you going to spam, your grandparents?  And then they’ll go to Pinkberry with their Macs and their hipster glasses?

Mr. B: Yes.  And I’m going to make sure everyone else loves it, too. I’ll e-mail our family and tell them frozen yogurt supports Israel.  They’ll eat it.

Me: What are you, the kingmaker of desserts?

Mr. B: Correct.

This is the man I live with.

Blogs:

  1. Lindsey on Nutella
  2. Jill’s very touching post on sending her husband off to Iraq for a year
  3. Monica asks whether you use the f word online
  4. Jewschool on the implications for Russian Jews in Israel re: the Rotem conversion bill
  5. Neil on thinktank internships
  6. Jodi on what Americans eat
  7. The Harpies on commenters**

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Internet:

  1. The web means the end of forgetting
  2. [Yesterday, as Mr. B and I are taking a walk:

Me: So, a Pinkberry just opened in Denver and there are ridiculous lines.

Mr. B:  Pinkberry’s going to be a mainstay in the future.

Me:  I think this whole frozen yogurt thing is a huge fad and the market is oversaturated, just like it got in the 1980s.

Mr. B: (defensively) No it’s not. Frozen yogurt is here to stay and so is the healthy food movement.

**20-minute argument about whether frozen yogurt is a fad or will stay and how it relates to the healthy food movement**

Mr. B:  It’s not a fad. I’m going to make sure of that.  I’m going to e-mail everyone I know to eat frozen yogurt. I am going to spam the hell out of my whole mailing list.

Me: Ah! The truth comes out.  It’s not a fad because you don’t want it to be a fad because you love frozen yogurt. Who are you going to spam, your grandparents?  And then they’ll go to Pinkberry with their Macs and their hipster glasses?

Mr. B: Yes.  And I’m going to make sure everyone else loves it, too. I’ll e-mail our family and tell them frozen yogurt supports Israel.  They’ll eat it.

Me: What are you, the kingmaker of desserts?

Mr. B: Correct.

This is the man I live with.

Blogs:

  1. Lindsey on Nutella
  2. Jill’s very touching post on sending her husband off to Iraq for a year
  3. Monica asks whether you use the f word online
  4. Jewschool on the implications for Russian Jews in Israel re: the Rotem conversion bill
  5. Neil on thinktank internships
  6. Jodi on what Americans eat
  7. The Harpies on commenters**

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Internet:

  1. The web means the end of forgetting 2.](http://www.the33tv.com/lifestyle/projecthusband/)
  2. Polyandry in India
  3. Lattes and hot showers in Afghanistan
  4. That website, I write like, was created by a Russian
  5. Czechoslovakian matchboxes from the 1960s