Monthly Archives: June 2009

Persepolis 2.0

The animated feature Persepolis is one of my favorite blu ray movies. Writer and director Marjane Satrapi was a nine-year-old girl living in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The movie covers her struggle to deal with her country’s evolution from fundamentalism to religious extremism. It is a beautiful telling of an emotional life story.

A few days ago there appeared Persepolis 2.0, a mashup of the original graphic novel and the recent election protests in Iran written from the opposition viewpoint. What would it have looked like if the authors had supported the incumbent regime?

Butter-free grilled cheese

  • Bread slices, 2
  • Cheese slices, 2
  • Bacon strips, 4
  1. Fry bacon over medium heat. Remove bacon and set aside.
  2. Place bread slice in pan to absorb half of fat and set aside.
  3. Place second bread slice in pan to absorb remaining fat.
  4. Add cheese slice and cover for a few seconds to promote melting.
  5. Add bacon and second cheese slice and cover for a few seconds.
  6. Place first bread slice on top with greasy side up to make sandwich.
  7. Turn sandwich to brown both sides and remove from heat.
  8. Advise paramedics before enjoying.