Monthly Archives: February 2013

Best Food on (West Bay) the San Francisco Peninsula is Prepared in the Menlo Park Area (County of San Mateo)

Dateline: February 28, 2013

San Francisco Bay Area


Since Super Bowl Sunday, we have conducted restaurant, kitchen, hotel, and grocery studies to find the best food at the best value in the Bay Area. These also happen to be the safest places to eat.

The month of February ends today and these results are in and final:

Best Italian Restaurant:

Angelo Mio at 820 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, downtown Menlo Park

Best French Restaurant:

Bistro Vida at 641 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, downtown Menlo Park

Best International Deli:

Country Corner Deli located at 3207 Alameda de las Pulgas, West Menlo

north of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Firehouse on Valparaiso

Best Hamburgers and Fries:

Manager Mac’s McDonald’s at the corner of University and Bay Road, East Palo Alto; east of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Firehouse on University

Worst Supermarket:

Safeway at the corner of El Camino Real and Middle Avenue, South Menlo Park

Best Fish Sandwiches:

Cook’s Seafood at 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; north of the Mermaid Inn

Best Popcorn:

The Guild Theatre along the El Camino Real south of Menlo Avenue/Ravenswood

Best Kitchen:

Mine – David A. Dailey –  (phone unlisted; at undisclosed location)



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Seven Homeless People Have Died Around Indiana University During the Last Eight Months!!!!!!!

 Practical Ignorance – Time Travel – Climate Change – Chronic JJtlag –

Yeoman Efforts of the Bloomington Christian Church’s Association –

and “Fat-on-the-Brain” Political Issues.

For almost six years, research and life experiences have been appreciated amongst the homeless populations along the Pacific Coast and the Midwest. As a footnote, this humorist/historian buff joined the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church’s Heart for the Homeless Committee in 2005.

People have been dying in the Monroe County, Indiana area who were homeless without adequate medical services, dentistry, humane sleeping quarters, suitable mental health services, and eating a poor diet of donated food. Two men have died on the streets in February 2013. Five other men passed away during the last half of 2012!

The local and state government of the formerly great state of Indiana [8 years of Republican Governor and Current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels’ ‘leadership’ followed by last November’s “Red State” election of the now “Tea Party drinking” Governor Republicano Mike Pence.] have only made conditions within the city limits of the capital Indianapolis and the Big Ten college town of Bloomington WORSE.

Indiana ranks either 46th or 47th when compared to the status of public health success among all the United States. If I was their teacher, I’d grade the population’s access to medical, mental, and dental care may rate a “D” on their report card.

Citizens in housing transition have encountered enormous obstacles and delays and red-tape.

Fortunately, over twelve (12) Christian denominations have been doing the best they can to help the homeless, unemployed, senior citizens, temporary and lont-term disabled, veterans, children, pregnant mothers, and many others every day of the week – 365 days each year!

Too many county and township governments are not helping those in need. Thus good Christians are picking up the slack – stepping up to the plate – probably saving souls as well as one’s dignity.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T by the general public in town is not typically broadcast toward the disadvantaged and homeless bums.

State tax dollars and many federal grants are very, very important. More proficient grant writers are needed by non-profits, job career counselors, soup kitchens, senior and community or congregational centers, medical assistance (like the Hoosier Food Bank near Bloomington, Indiana), and access to public transportation.


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Super Duper (Toilet or Super) Bowl Ad Ratings

Dateline: CBS – Sunday, February 3, 2013 –

Who will have better TV ads?

Pepsi or Coke? Verizon or Sprint? Papa Johnny’s or ‘Za Hut? K-Mart or Waaal*Mart? Lowes or Home Depot? V-Wagon or Chrysler? Lexus or Mercedes? Keebler’s Elves, Doritos or Mars Bars? Bud or Miller? E*Trade or Ameri-Trade?  Maybelline or Old Spice?

Old Spice "Soap on a Rope"

Old Spice “Soap on a Rope”

The telecast of last season’s Super Bowl averaged 111.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in U.S. history. A 30-second ad spot this year was reportedly going for roughly $4 million. And still, some advertisers have released their spots early, including Volkswagen, which has faced questions of cultural insensitivity for an ad featuring a Minnesotan man with a Jamaican accent.

“This is the ultimate spectacle of sports,” said Andrew Billings, director of the University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication. “This is the pinnacle of the ads industry. This is the gold standard of the music industry – if you get the halftime show of the Super Bowl, you’ve made it. For so many angles other than sport, this is Story A, peak of the mountaintop.”

It is likely that the Company that uses animal, babies, or sex appeal will have the highest rated commercial.

Last year it was a fawn French Bulldog that stole the show for Sketchers shoes.

In 2010, it was Mars that featured Abe Begota and Betty White playing football in the mud.

The sensors have already been working hard at CBS-TV to ensure that all 30 second spots are PG-13 or better. I just hope we see no “public service announcements” from the National Rifle Association.

Good luck and enjoy the game!

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