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.
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:
By Dash Hammerskjold, totally unqualified:
Rabbi Dr. Professor Jurgen Haverstam, DHL:
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.
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.