Have a question for volleyball star and fellow POM Wonderful fan April Ross? Tell us about all it and we'll get them to her!
Ms. Ross, seen above signing autographs at the AVP tour, would love to hear from you! Until Sept 12th email your questions to POMblogger@pomwonderful.com. Be sure to check out our Blog next week to see our exclusive interview with April Ross and find out how she answered your question!
...Your not eating. Can you guess what made the list as one of the 10 best foods? I'll give you a hint...its a juicy delicous ruby red fruit, incredibly high in Anti-oxidants, California grown...POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice!
Finally: someone else who shares my appreciation for great design. (Ordinarily, I provide a trip-tick for readers neatly highlighting our journey on this unpaved, collapsing freeway, but this time - purely out of spite - I have chucked my yellow marker and let the map fly away. We're on our own, children. The only thing between us and the open road is a radar gun and an overzealous sheriff. Buford T. Justice, to be exact.)
We now return to our originally scheduled programming: "Great Design and POM Wonderful". In searching the blogosphere, I stopped by the site for Vanity Fair's James Wolcott, whom I consider to be a master prose stylist. Well, he linked to this post by Lance Mannion, about the latter's nostalgia for the Sixties. More to the point, Mannion longs for the early Sixties, which were really the late Fifties (emotionally, if nothing else), where cinema celebrated a particular aesthetic. Call it Hitchcockian elegance, personified by Cary Grant in "North by Northwest," which was released in 1959. Mannion loves the timeless yet approachable look of the decade. Here's a product that would have been as coveted then as it is today: POM Wonderful Tea. Cheers.
As some of you may know, I believe time spent watching TV deserves a great beverage. There are certain programs, just as there are specific films, that compel the viewer to fully enjoy himself: find a comfortable chair, loveseat, couch or recliner, have some snacks nearby and appreciate the pleasures of an ice cold drink. My personal favorite, as if my posts about this subject were not many and clear, is POM Wonderful Tea. I love the stuff. Now, about a TV show that naturally suits my preferred refreshment: anything hosted by Tom Snyder, a conversationalist of exceptional talent. Tom, and I feel awkward referring to him by his first name because we never met but "Mr. Snyder" is no more correct than referring to "Johnny" as "Mr. Carson," recently passed away. But his shows, through the power of technology and the convenience of the Internet, are still with us. Tom always encouraged his guests to have a "Colortini" and watch as the pictures fly through the air. Well, my Colortini must include some POM Wonderful Tea. Cheers
MSNBC / Newsweek ran a great peice a couple months back that recently surfaced again and I wanted to share it with our readers.
The piece talks about the popularity, history, folklore and benefits of the Pomegranate. It also talks about past stories, studies. It mentions Pace University in New York releasing a study showing that, the antioxidants in pomegranate juice could fight viruses
and some types of bacterial infections. It also mentions the UCLA research that found 8
oz of pomegranate juice each day slowed the growth of prostate cancer in men.
For the entire story please visit this link on the MSNBC site:
I called D. Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown this morning about his tests concerning time travel. This subject is personal because, if Doc Brown is successful (and I hope he is), then I can travel back to the Seventies to secure some coveted items and achieve world peace. World peace? Yes, complete tranquility and total enlightenment. How? With my stash of POM Wonderful Tea! Trust me: the stuff would have had us on a hill in Italy teaching the world to sing. One other thing, I'd stop at my local Child World to get some Batman Mego dolls. Cheers!
Diana Krall is absolutely amazing. No surprise there. I have been a fan of hers for years, never having had the chance, minus one justifiably expensive concert she performed at Royce Hall at UCLA (I passed, to my everlasting regret) for some charitable event, to see her live. At her best, and that qualification is itself somewhat redundant because she is always excellent, Diana Krall makes you happy to be alive; amidst all the stress, anxiety, fear, tumult and speed of life, her beautiful voice - and equally exquisite skills as a pianist - evokes a sort of relaxed elegance. Call it bygone Hollywood glamor, or the American Century with a fine silk tie and a perfectly folded hankerchief. Whatever it is, and it is as real and as emotionally resonant as anything I can imagine, her voice is a gift; it makes you want to enjoy a great drink and simply toast the pleasures of undeniable talent. Well, I saw Diana Krall a few days ago at the Hollywood Bowl -- and she was incredible! I am in awe of her. I also brought two bottles of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea. The evening was hot, the drinks cold. A perfect night. Thank you, Diana Krall. Cheers to POM Wonderful.
Remember my post about great design, the one celebrating Paul Williams, the famed architect and beloved Angeleno? You don't?! Well, get some antioxidants to improve your memory. [Obligatory display of refreshing POM Wonderful Tea, followed by sparkling smile from yours truly -- ka-ching! "POM: It's freshness in your palm."] Well, Mr. Williams also designed the basement coffee shop at The Beverly Hills Hotel, where, should you enjoy sitting next to celebrities and kibbitizing about books and movies, you'll savor the best omelet imaginable. Cheers