Silver Spoon Episode 1
Zoe Laughlin, who confessed to being driven, in part, by a childhood obsession with finding the perfect spoon, has been conducting scientific research into the sensory properties of materials. Working out of the Institute of Making, a London-based cross-disciplinary research club, she started exploring the different tactile and aural sensations of metals.
Silver Spoon Episode 1
Her next step was to figure out how the taste of different metals affects the flavor of food. Working with a top chef, she hosted a spoon-and-food pairing dinner party, in which food writers and scientists discovered the curious affinity of tin for lamb and pistachio.
Listen to the first episode, The Golden Spoon, for many more shocking cutlery-related revelations, and tune in every two weeks for a new episode looking at food through the lens of science and history.
In the episode "Call of the Cutie", Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara invite Apple Bloom and Twist to their cute-ceañera, a party to those who just earned their mark, just so that they and the party attendees will make fun of both of them. Twist manages to gain her cutie mark after finding her talent, but, unfortunately Apple Bloom hasn't gotten hers yet. When Apple Bloom tries to hide her lack of cutie mark from the ponies in the party with a table cloth, she bumps into the two guests of honor, Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara. Apple Bloom lies, claiming she got her cutie mark earlier, and says she doesn't want to show off and take attention away from the party's guests of honor. Diamond Tiara replies that she didn't want to see Apple Bloom's cutie mark anyway. As Apple Bloom prepares to leave, her makeshift dress shifts, exposing her flank. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon witness that it's blank and don't hesitate to make fun of Apple Bloom, who is soon joined by two other blank flanks. The teasing gets ignored as the adult ponies explain that being a blank flank means still having many possibilities open. Silver Spoon is later seen watching the other ponies play the party activities from the stairway, alongside with Diamond Tiara.
She appears again along with Diamond Tiara on stage at the talent show in the episode "The Show Stoppers", and during the lesson in the episode "The Return of Harmony Part 1" and in the episode "The Cutie Pox" with Diamond Tiara trying to prove Apple Bloom's cutie mark is a fake.
She and Diamond Tiara appear in the episode "Family Appreciation Day". They tease Apple Bloom about Granny Smith's eccentricities. However, after Granny Smith's story about the founding of Ponyville, Silver Spoon is the first pony in the class to applaud. In the episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", she is seen smiling when Alula gives the card to Diamond Tiara and then reacts to the game that Cheerilee mentions.
Although she does not participate in Diamond Tiara's actions in the episode "Ponyville Confidential", she returns to bullying alongside her in the episode "One Bad Apple", where Babs Seed joins their team in picking on the Cutie Mark Crusaders. In the end, after she stops bullying the CMC, Babs defends them from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon by threatening to tell their mothers about their attitudes, causing both to back away fearfully and fall in the mud.
In the episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", Silver Spoon didn't vote for Diamond Tiara as president and being confronted by her, Silver Spoon says that she doesn't "have to follow her drum any more." At the end of the episode, Silver Spoon has presumbly made up with Diamond Tiara and stopped bullying the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
Sporting some stylish neon visuals and a fun, if not terribly original, scenario, Blood Lad hits the ground running with a quirky, spazzy protagonist and pop-culture-driven humor. The opening sequence promises a large cast of characters to add to the undead shenanigans, but with a rumored run of only ten episodes, it remains to be seen if this adaptation can successfully pull a satisfying supernatural comedy out of the manga source material.
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Good afternoon everyone. Sorry we are late. It's my fault. I was running late. Too much on the plate. But we are here now. Well, sort of. Tony isn't because of the holiday and Mike had some dental work done so he's not in top form. So, we'll limp along today. Bear with us. --Mary I'm guessing we have a reduced audience today because of Yom Kippur. But, we'll proceed merrily along -- okay, maybe a little less than merrily. I just had 90 minutes of dentistry performed on me. My bottom lip is the size of a pillow and I can't pronounce my "p's, v's or b's." Mary is laughing because I can't say mmmumblebee. Anyway, let's go. --Mike Fairfax, Va.: I read the article in Washington Post Magazine about Dan Snyder and was surprised to find that he didn't have an affluent upbringing; that he is a self-made man. The media has portrayed him as kind of a "Richie Rich" born with a Silver Spoon, etc. Why is that? washingtonpost.com: Post Magazine: Forward Motion (The Washington Post Magazine, Sept. 15, 2002) Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Because a lot of people dislike him. And because he's an easy target. He's rich, he's short -- I'm mean he's about 5 ft. 7 inches tall. He's not shy about going after what he wants. But, he's not the most humble guy in the world. But I know Snyder a lot better than a lot of people who write about him and take gratuitous shots at him and I'm not going to suggest to you that he's the 2nd coming of Ghandi when it comes to temperament and personality. But, I like him because he's real. He can be a character at times. But, he's funny, he's certainly ain't phony and he goes after what he gets. How many of us wouldn't do the same thing? He didn't grow up rich. His Dad worked a lifetime for UPI. He grew up very middle class and no more. And he is self-made. --Mike Washington, D.C.: It didn't look like the game has passed Paterno by on Saturday night when the master of the halftime adjustment helped his teammate dominate in the second half. You guys have both been very critical of Joe and the PSU program in the last several years, care to comment? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Of course, we've been critical the last couple of years. The team was terrible the last couple of years. Were we supposed to praise Penn State football the last two years? I covered Joe Paterno quite a bit when I followed college football for the Post. And I think Joe is the greatest college coach of all time. And much more important than that I think he is an absolutely admirable man. In fact, I can't think of one remotely negative thing to say about him. But the team was bad for two years so that's what we are going to write: that the team was bad. Now, Saturday night the team was great. And nobody will be happier (outside of the Penn State booster and fanatics and "family") than me if he's able to win on a national scale again. If you want me to say Penn State is better than Miami... don't wait to read it unless the Nittany Lions beat the Hurricanes in a bowl game. --Mike Washington, D.C.: Mike -- What do you think about the luck of the Irish and Notre Dame's 3-0 start? Just wish they had had the sense to hire Willingham originally. He is a class act. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Yeah, he is. This comes as no surprise to the people who follow Stanford while he was head coach there. The Notre Dame offense doesn't remind you of classic BYU, but the defense is great and the offense will get better. And they are much more fun to watch than they were running that Neanderthal offense the last few years. --Mike Washington, D.C.: Will the media ever admit that it was wrong about Brian Billick and his "offensive genius" label? And don't even try to push the rebuilding year thingee on us. The team couldn't score last year, or even their SB year. I guess I shouldn't expect much since they still call Norv a genius. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Stop with this "media" generalization. There are thousands of people in the media, all of whom have different opinions. Tony likes to make fun of Billick. I like Billick. So using your illogic, which one of us is "the media?" You want to denigrate their Super Bowl year? You really need to stop watching football. I guess you must be a genius at what you do. Have you ever proven yourself to be the best in the country at what you do? --Mike Alexandria, Va.: Mike -- So I'm going to the game tonight, and figure to see a very competitive one (per usual for these teams). I figure the play of both O-lines will be critical. Any prognostication on the outcome? Thanks. Steve Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Steve, no, I'm not going to prognosticate. I think it's an even game and I don't believe in these "one key match-up" theories. There are 50 key matchups. That's what's so fascinating about the NFL. The Eagles are desperate and don't want to be 0-2 and the Redskins feel real good about what they are doing. I just hope it's like most of the Eagles-Redskins games, which is to say combative, dramatic and down to the wire. --Mike Chevy Chase, Md.: Is football analysis really so difficult that MNF couldn't find anyone prior to Madden and now Fox has no one to team with Joe Buck? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Give people a chance. It's two weeks. Folks emerge and evolve. I remember when Summeral and Brookshire were the #1 team and a lot of folks didn't want to accept Madden in the booth initially. There are a lot of smart, capable, people out there. And somebody will emerge, probably by mid-season. I understand what you are feeling I think in that you'd love to hear familiar voices with a commanding presence, the very sound of which convey a certain urgency and grandness about the game. But it'll come. --Mike Richmond, Va.: Enough sports, how'd you like the new "Sopranos" episode? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Loved it. I like that it started slow and built. What it did by leading you into next week was not just give you everything in one dose the first week. I need to see a little more of Meadow and Adriana. Oh.. Adriana. And the undercover agent is pretty hot too. --Mike Anyone else? --Mary That's it for now. Badabing. --Mike Swarthmore, Pa.: So do you think the Stackhouse trade is going to work out? Or were we too quick to release Hamilton? I feel like this is one of "those" trades, and we're just going to end up getting screwed again for another few more years. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: I think it will work out in the short term. The Wizards should be a lot better this year and not just because of Stackhouse but because of Bryon Russell and Larry Hughes.... the Wizards' biggest problem last year, other than Jordan getting hurt, was that it was a terribly unathletic team. That's what scouts and coaches say. With those two guys, plus Stack, it's a much stronger and much more skilled and athletic team. Now, I like Rip, but he's not a "max salary" player. And apparently that's what he wanted, an extension close to max salary. I'm not sure Stackhouse is a max player either. But, he's probably closer at this moment than Rip. --Mike Washington, D.C.: Yesterday's article on Redskins owner sort of "outed" George Michael, as having recent cancer treatments. Since you guys work with Michael, how is he doing? He's the best in the business! Will he be OK? washingtonpost.com: Forward Motion, (Post Magazine, Sept. 15) Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: He's doing fine. Obviously Tony and I talk to him a lot and it matters greatly to us the status of his health. The two of us would not have our TV show if it wasn't for George putting us on first. He's been a great friend and TV mentor to us, to David Aldridge, to David Dupree. He seems to be doing great. And thanks for asking. --Mike Fairfax, Va.: How long are the Wizards going to give Kwame Brown to fully develop? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Great question. It took Kobe Bryant into his third season, Tracy McGrady into his fourth season and Jermaine O'Neal four seasons plus to become big time players. And I don't think Kwame is close to where they were at similar times. It's going to take three full seasons. See, these guys still need three years after college to develop. They just do it on payroll now instead of doing it in college. --Mike Bethesda, Md.: With the power vacuum in the NFL, (Steelers 0-2, Rams 0-2) who's going to be the favorite at the midpoint of the season? P.S. I still don't think New England is for real. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: There is a power vacuum, you are so right. I think we are going to have to wait five or six weeks to find out. But, you'd better turn yourself around on the Patriots. You are wrong. I was wrong. I just turned myself around after 1 half of the first game. Get with the program Bethesda. --Mike Silver Spring, Md.: Will the Giants get rid of Ron Dayne? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Unbelievable how useless Ron Dayne appears to have become. The Giants used 105 pound Tiki Barber to run out the clock and left Dayne on the bench. That's the perfect spot for a big back like him and his coaches didn't have the confidence in him to put him on the field in a situation tailor-made for his skills. Unless he was hurt last night... and I didn't hear that on the broadcast... they've got to get rid of him. --Mike Richmond, Va.: Can you describe, specifically, how the Spurrier offense is different from standard NFL offenses (e.g., the West Coast Offense)? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: I don't want to get like Ron Jaworksi here because I'm not Mr. Film Break-Down, but one way is Spurrier runs so many plays in a game. He doesn't let the snap clock wind down at all. And he's throwing to set up the running game and he makes no bones about attacking specific defenders who he thinks are weak. Another thing is he doesn't script plays like so many, if not all, of the West Coast offense coaches. Spurrier intentionally waits to see what the defense is doing and then counter punches. He'll tell you straight to your face he has no idea what his first 15 plays are. He may not even know what his next play is. That takes a lot of knowledge and guts and faith in the people that are running your system to have analytical skills that will allow them to diagnose what the defense is doing. --Mike Falls Church, Va.: Please help me gain a perspective, I've been hearing a lot about Johnny U and how great a player he was and what he did for the game of football. I'm too young to remember him, but is there a player playing today that 20 years from now, my generation will say he changed the league and was the greatest ever? Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Great question. Best question of the football season so far. You are really making me ponder this one. You're probably too young to remember the beginning of Jerry Rice's career. But, Jerry Rice is one. Randy Moss. Maybe Michael Vick, although, he could be just an updated version of Steve Young. Maybe, Brian Urlacher, the Bears linebacker. I would come up a half a dozen more names if I had a half-hour to think about this. Jevon Kearse, the Titans pass rusher is another. We'll have to revisit this. --Mike OK, my drool bucket is full. --Mike And it's foul, quite frankly. --Mary I've got to go and get some Advil and get ready for "PTI." We'll do some OT next week to make up for my inadequacies today. --Mike And for TK's absence and my lateness. --Mary Mike's Picks for the next week: Jets at Dolphins: Dolphins Chargers at Cardinals: Cardinals Saints at Bears: Bears Seahawks at Giants: Giants Redskins at 49'ers: 49'ers Rams at Buccaneers (Monday night): Oh... that's a hard one: Rams Have a great week and thanks for coming. --The Chat House Neither Stat Boy, nor Spelling Boy: G-a-n-d-h-i. Not to pick on you specifically, simply trying to educate. Lots of people don't know where to put that silent H. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: That was my bad. Sorry. Typing too fast. Thanks for the heads up. --Mary washingtonpost.com: That wraps up today's show. Thanks to everyone who joined the discussion. 041b061a72