You didn't actually ask, but...

didnt ask thumbnail square 2011-04-08Believe it or not, there are some people who don't visit AOA via bookmark, feed reader, irresistible urge, or unconscious habit. (Yes, this is shocking. We're investigating why.) Many of these people come in looking for something via Google -- and sometimes we can't help but take notice of what they're looking for.

Well, as you know, we like to help. So even though you didn't actually ask, here's the (an) answer...

February 3: dinosaur bbq reservations

No, the Dinosaur does not take reservations. Don't want to wait? We suggest going for linner.

February 4: how many bridges are names for thaddeus kosciusko

There are at least three in the US, according to Wikipedia: the "twin bridges" here in the Capital Region, the bridge on the BQE in New York City, and one over the the Naugatuck River in Connecticut.

If you're going to cross one of the ace Revolutionary War engineer's bridges, you should know how to pronounce his name: it's "Kuzz-(Choosh)-Ko."

Also, we hear his namesake mustard is zesty.

February 10: tina rutnik

Yeah, she doesn't go by that name any longer. She now goes by "Senator Kirsten Gillibrand" (though, presumably, she still has the squash stroke).

March 1: Samantha Huestis skidmore

Oh, right, she's that Skidmore student who made the CEO of ExxonMobile cry with the scathing remarks she dropped about him in her dorm room. She's also not a real person. But she's almost certainly cute -- just as you imagined her while trying to Facebook stalk her.

March 2: volume 1 scoop ice cream

Locally, the answer is somewhere between 3.55 oz and 6.8 oz.

March 7: what is life like in albany?

This question has come up before. The bottom line: it's what you make of it. So try a little harder.

March 8: wegmans supermarket Albany, NY 12206

Yep, there's one just 139 miles down the Thruway in DeWitt. In October, you'll have the option of one just 140 miles in the opposite direction, in Masschusetts.

March 24: etsy adding capital region office

It's true! Well, if you count Columbia County as the Capital Region (let's do that). Etsy is opening an office in Hudson.

March 25: why was roosevelt such a badass

This is a complicated question on which one could write a whole book. Alas, we are not that one. The historians at Cracked have expounded on this topic. We'll just add that in addition to all the storming of San Juan Hill, the presidenting, the skinny dipping in the Potamac during winter, and the delivering a speech after getting shot, TR's family had a pet badger named Josiah -- "whose temper was short but whose nature was fundamentally friendly." Said US Vice President Thomas Marshall when TR died in 1919: "Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight."

Comments

I wish I didn't have to click "there's more" to see more. Truncated posts are the baaaane of my online existence. The whole convenience of Google Reader is to actually get to read the posts. Sorry advertisers, but it's most likely that I will NOT see your adds, because I rarely, rarely click "there's more" or "click here to keep reading," etc. I'd rather see your name at the bottom of the post, in my Reader, where you belong.

"The whole convenience of Google Reader is to actually get to read the posts. ". And the whole convenience of Google Reader to me is that I actually do *not* have to read all posts and I can just skim 3 or 4 items at a time quickly since at least that much fit in my screen vertically. And let's not mention blogs that suddenly post NSFW photos after the jump... but in full in their feed. That is my baaaane.

I imagine having the articles truncated in the RSS feed allows for better statistics of which articles are actually being read versus skimmed over. Since I don't read every single article I prefer the truncation so I don't have to scroll quite so much.

I'm sure the advertisers would appreciate it if their ads made it into the RSS feed though.

I love seeing how people find their way to OTE and am always entertained by their searches. Thanks for sharing.

I like complaining about things which take less effort than breathing also. Blinking is my BAAAAAAANE!!!!!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The warmest winter day

This all sounds familiar... The high temperature Friday hit 74 degrees at Albany International Airport. That is not just a new record for highest temp... (more)

Wallpaper and power

The Schuyler Mansion recently completed the reproduction and reinstallation 18th century wallpaper -- "Ruins of Rome" -- and the historic site's blog shares the details... (more)

Nice, but...

Over at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer asks a timely modern ethical question: Is It Okay to Enjoy the Warm Winters of Climate Change? The question... (more)

Siena Hip-Hop Week 2017

The annual Hip-Hop Week returns to Siena March 20-25 with a series of events focused on the art, politics, and culture of hip hop. The... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Spring? Is that you? Nope, not yet. Still February. But it's the weekend and our streak of balmy weather continues, so we'll take it. After... (more)

Recent Comments

If you've never checked out a Friends meeting (Quakers), I recommend giving it a go. I'm Jewish, but have been sporadically attending Friends meetings for several years. We sit in silence. There's no pastor. The idea is that G-d is within all of us, and if someone's truly and deeply compelled to speak, they share their message. Sometimes it's a full hour of silence and then at the end of the meeting we share joys and sorrows and community updates and you realize that the people sitting silently beside you are some of the most engaged, empathetic, and fair-minded activists around.

Fair Share 4 Albany

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg

The untaxed city within the city

...has 39 comments, most recently from BS

How we all ended up talking about a gondola between downtown Albany and the train station

...has 19 comments, most recently from -B

Progressive, warm, vibrant Jewish congregations?

...has 2 comments, most recently from llcwine