Monday, March 8, 2010

Tools of the Trade

While Ginger and I prefer Anna's Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, Max is simply addicted to the Cheescake Factory's BBQ pulled pork sandwich. So much that he has devised a plan to sneak into their kitchen and steal the recipe.

Of course, Max knows bluffing his way into their kitchen for few days as a commis will take a bit of experience. So you can imagine how entertaining his crash cooking course has been to watch. Maybe tomorrow I'll tell him to use a springform pan for pumpkin cheesecake instead of a standard cake pan.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Another Episode of "Creepy Sundays"

"Um, remind me again how to get shellac off of the cat - yeah." - Max

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Outside of the Box

Max was thinking outside of the box again when he gave Don the idea for screw in coffins.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Perfect Harmony

After the Beagle 2 failure, I didn't think Max would ever go back to rocketry. I thought the world had lost another of its greatest guidance and control engineers. The world of dynamics was in mourning.

Of course Anna had faith in the power of bacon. She knew combining rocket design with those crispy strips of flavor would bring him back.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

High Speed Anna

In a desperate attempt to out do Topeka's recent name change, Max has changed Anna's name to Google. Ann... I mean "Googly" is okay with the change since she also desperately wants high speed internet.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


The Daily Max will be closed for two weeks to allow our staff to compete in the 2010 Olympics.

[UPDATE: A tremendous effort but sadly no medals. They did get to keep their official Czech uniforms.]

Friday, February 12, 2010

Can We Build It

Special investigators like Anna usually spend their time sifting though garbage and reading pages of police reports. Unlike the movies, rarely do they visit exotic places let alone Vancouver.

However, after that embarrassing cauldron malfunction during the Olympic opening ceremonies, the honorable Mr. Harper personally requested Anna take charge of the investigation. Within the hour, she was en route to British Columbia on board a DND/CF Challenger.

While Anna is keeping an open mind, she has a growing suspicion of the prime contractor, Maximus Construction.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be Well

Like Dr. Peter Brooks, Max cannot recall who hired him (for $2.5 million a year) to sit on the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine's "Honorary Editorial Board". He just doesn't have time to remember all of those little details in life. I mean, who really does?

Monday, February 8, 2010


Max is in timeout again. He was not suppose to take the X-29 out for any more joy rides let alone exoatmospheric. Now once again there are pictures that Anna will have to subtly discredit through a slow and methodical campaign of plausible scientific explanation along with alien conspiracy theories.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another Episode of "Creepy Sundays"

"Um, I just don't understand all of this Internet pornography. I don't even have a pornograph to play it on - yeah." - Max

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Max finally learned to respect his body's limitations while trying to do the Half Moon position during Tyrone's yoga class. Anna thinks maybe he should stick to the Downward Dog for a little while longer.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Max was happy to discover "soy" sometimes means soy sauce and not soy beans. For example, chili soy chicken wings at Steuben's.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bed Bugs

Anna is rather scared after watching Max's new video about Micro Air Vehicles. She did not like his "precision engagement" idea at all!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Boil 'em Cabbage Down

While eating our All Bran this morning, Max declared he had given up the fiddle in favor of the violin. He is worried that it will inflame his already mild case of carpal tunnel caused by years of competitive weightlifting.

4 years of music school made Anna roll her eyes.

At least we don't have to listen to Boil 'em Cabbage Down anymore!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Anna did not realize that groundhog cookies were a must have for your Groundhogs Day until Max mentioned it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pizza Oven

Pizza is more than just a meal at our house -- it's an addiction. And nothing is more addictive than a slice of Neapolitan style pizza. Even the demanding editors at the Outside Looking In blog extol the Abruzzo pizza, Marco's 4 cheese Neapolitan, as "simply to die for..."

So it will come to no surprise that Max and Anna have been hard at work trying to duplicate Marco's magic. They have tried everything from making the crust crispy yet chewy using lasers to kidnapping the head chef from Fratelli La Bufala in Naples.

[Editor's Note: We would like to once again thank the staff and owners of Fratelli for their patience and understanding.]

Oddly enough they learned that great pizza doesn't involve human trafficking. The real secret is the oven. And if Max had not had that "misunderstanding" with the Baltimore County Fire Department we would get a Weber grill and outfit it like Pizza Hacker's Franken-Weber.

So we're stuck with the next best thing: a cast-iron pan and a broiler.

Close enough!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Episode of "Creepy Sundays"

"Um, I'm not sure peanut butter conducts electricity - yeah." - Max

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Research Shows...

I have no idea how Max convinces people to fund his research. For example, his latest study found that people are happier on the weekends. Who would have thought?

Well, I guess that was slightly better than his previous study to find out how many people were below the median.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wolf Man

We all know Anna loves astronomy. However, Max didn't really care about the Moon's perigee and apogee until I mentioned it was a "Wolf Moon" tonight. He was so excited after that he ran upstairs and put on his Three Wolf shirt.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I am not sure what Anna said, but judging by Max's laughter induced hypoxia it must have been really funny.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Your Attention Please

Based on his doodling, I don't think Max was paying much attention to the State of the Union address this evening.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010


Just because Max commits random acts of mischief, that does not make him a Tommyknocker of Welsh and Cornish folklore.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Wrong Door

The passenger that tried to open the door during Flight 223 is lucky they were diverted to Denver International Airport. Being the deputy director for the FBI's Denver Division, Anna conducted the initial interrogation. Of course she brought her chef interrogator, Max.

Well, let's just say Max has opened his fair share of wrong doors while looking for the bathroom. He wasn't likely to suspect terrorism.