by Kristy and Kristen
Kristy is Tyrannical About:
1. Pig-themed pub nights: Whether drinking Sow’s Ear wine from Brooksville, ME or Porkslap beer, the best pub game has to be Pass the Pigs. The dice are 2 pigs, and the goal is to get your roll just right so the pigs land in compromising positions (each with different point values). Endless fun.
2. Portlandia. There are far too few of these hilarious shows on IFC right now. I want more. And everywhere I go, I just want to PUT A BIRD ON IT. (This is also a great replacement for those sorely missing Flight of the Concords, like I am.)
3. The Three Cups of Tea controversy. It started with a 60-minutes expose (and yes, I DVR this show, can’t get enough Andy Rooney – Kristen does the best impression of him, BTW), followed by Krakauer’s ‘brochure’ on the new byliner website, and Mortenson’s friend Kristof’s NYTimes opinion piece defending him. As someone who relished this book, supported the cause, and spread the word on both, I must get to the bottom of this – what are the accusations and are they worth getting so upset that I donate my book to charity and ignore Pennies for Peace?
Update: the lawsuit