Yesterday’s Salad was founded as an individual blog in Summer 2006, became a group blog in Fall 2006, then appeared, disappeared, re-appeared, wash, rinse, repeat until 2010. Here you can find a semi-random assemblage of content from former iterations of the site.


1. Old Writers:

Dash Hammerskjold: Editor in chief of yesterday’s salad; aeronautical phd student and yiddishist oceanographer. Primarily blogs about movies, TV, and applying literary theory to everyday life.

Vincent Crummels: Formerly of the drink of the day beat (and formerly known as Notwithabangbutawhimper), Crummels has quickly become the web’s leading reviewer of freeware adventure games.

Dale Pickle: One of the newest contributors to YS, Dale Pickle has improbably taken on both the beverage coverage and the politics beat.

Rabbi Dr. Professor Jurgen Haverstam, DHL: A former beverage correspondent. Haverstam now primarily blogs about Religion, Procrastination, and the Religion of Procrastination.

theciceronian: The Ciceronian is Yesterday’s Salad’s own rhetorician. He is particularly fond of double genitives. His life’s stated mission is to save the world from anti-Cicero rhetoric i.e. this. He may also prove fond of Basketball.

Kataphasis: A child formerly raised by wolves who abandoned his lupine heritage in favor of the finer things in life, e.g. bacos and utz cheese balls.  Along the way, he picked up an abiding interest in comix, poetry, and philosophy.  he will fight you to the death if he has to.  or wants to.

codyhess: aka cody the destroyer. NYC stand-up and author/illustrator of the webcomic Request for Cookies. Now lives in SoHo.

sunshinepower: Blogs about sunshine, power, all things energy, and the environment.

l.p. mandrake: Former politics editor. The finest humorist of our time. Currently hiding in the deserts of Iowa DC.

ibiteyoureyes: In charge of the “anger” beat here at YS. Most of his posts deal with the mysteries of the modern capitalist system (although he would never put it that way).

‘designed’lateral: Is only occasionally heard from. And usually at least two months late.


2. A rather irregular feature of the Old Site was “Drink of the Day.” Herewith, some examples:

…from Notwithabangbutawhimper, licensed bartender:

K.G.B. Cocktail

Pan Galactic Blaster 


Virgin Pina Colada

Sloe Gin Fizz

Jack Rose

The Smoking Bishop

By Dash Hammerskjold, totally unqualified:

The Martini

Hot Damn

Death by Chocolate

Creole Scream

Rabbi Dr. Professor Jurgen Haverstam, DHL:

Harvey Wallbanger

Dale Pickle:

Your Bar and You

Politics as Drinking Game


3. Another feature of the old site was overviews of different years in Academy Awards history.

As you can see, this was an integral component of the blog in 2007.

2007 [Contenders]: Juno, No Country (dailysalad), No Country (ibiteyoureyes), No Country/Juno (notwithabangbutawhimper), Charlie Wilson’s War, The Savages, The Kite Runner, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Great Debaters, There Will Be Blood, Into the Wild, Zodiac, Michael Clayton, Paris, Je t’aime, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Eastern Promises, 3:10 to Yuma







3. Who Should Write Superman?

For a time, we featured regular posts on the most urgent question facing America: Who Should Write Superman?

Part 1: Thomas Pynchon, Dash Hammerskjold

Part 2: Aaron Sorkin, L.P. Mandrake

Part 3: Haruki Murakami, Notwithabangbutawhimper

Part 4: Jhumpa Lahiri, Dash Hammerskjold

Part 5: David Simon, L. P. Mandrake

Part 6: Jerry Seinfeld, Dash Hammerskjold

Part VII: Zadie Smith, Notwithabangbutawhimper

Part 8: Shel Silverstein, Destroyer (Cody)

Bonus edition: Batman, Dash Hammerskjold

Part 9: Colin Meloy, Dash Hammerskjold

Part 10: Whit Stillman, Dash Hammerskjold

Part 11, Frank Miller, ibiteyoureyes

Part Who Knows, Mel Gibson, Rabbi Dr. Professor Jurgen Haverstam, DHL


4. We occasionally offered commentary as to why people would not be president.

Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama (and update)

John McCain (serious analysis here)

Rudy Guiliani

Joe Biden (and update)

5. Literatoor

Yesterday’s Salad contributors just can’t resist submitting high literary efforts to our low website. These efforts are placed aside here, in what I hope will become rarefied space, and the beginnings of our literary journal, Quarterly Salad.

Literature Through the Ages Explained (for Women)

Literature Through the Ages Explained (for Men)

Martin Roger Perfect 

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