May 2, 2007
Itook a great interest in your story on Armenian cookies ["Chasing a Sweet Secret," April 18]. My wife, non-Armenian, learned how to make tahinov hats just last week from an infamous chef -- my mother. Boy, was it delightful. GARO MANSOURIAN Pasadena
February 14, 2012 |
The Valentine's Day Google Doodle is pure sweetness. A one-minute animation, drawn with childlike innocence, it depicts a little boy trying to figure out what to get for his heart's desire - a little girl who jumps rope. He buys her flowers, and chocolates (via Google, of course), but she pays no attention. He tries clothes, and balloons, a pie and a television, a top hat, an old-fashioned submarine helmet, and still she continues to jump rope, oblivious to his overtures. As a last-ditch effort he walks over to her with his own jump rope clutched in his hands and starts to jump rope alongside her. And then -- she stops jumping.
May 25, 2003
I would recommend to Susan Spano ("A Good Cause Fits the Bill, or Coin," Her World, April 23) that she consider converting her extra foreign currency into chocolate. It is a universal product, easily disposed of, and you avoid paying conversion commissions. Floyd Zula Fullerton Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213) 237-7355, e-mail travel@ latimes.com. Include your name, address and phone number.
September 26, 2009 |
The folks behind "Family Guy" have been saying some of the most alarming things. Like "sweet and funny" and "sense of family." They are using these words to describe "The Cleveland Show," a "Family Guy" spinoff that premieres Sunday night. Coming from Seth MacFarlane's crew, such descriptions are like tiny time bombs disguised as rubber ducks, or festively wrapped birthday gifts filled with fake vomit and itching powder. Because while executive producer Rich Appel may be sincere when he says "The Cleveland Show" is "kinder and gentler" than its predecessor, he is working from the same warped palette that gave us Stewie, the erudite and profane baby who most recently beat his dog to a bloody pulp for laughs on the Emmy broadcast last Sunday.
April 19, 2010 |
To every generation are born multiple sitcoms in which single people sit around talking about love and sex and other things they are not getting enough of or are getting a lot of but of the wrong kind. "Romantically Challenged," which premieres Monday on ABC, is one of these. It stars Alyssa Milano as a person. Who has friends. (Three friends, exactly.) Her character's premise is that she is single after a very long marriage and has begun to wade really for the first time in the dating pool.
May 25, 1991
Obviously, Will Rogers never met Rickey Henderson. FRED BAPTISTE, Redlands