There's so much going on in Talk week to week that we almost can't keep up. If you're in the same boat, here's a small selection of topics and responses that have piqued our interest this week.

Drinking in Season: Ramp Gibson

Look Who's Talkin'"Is it just me, or does Ramp Gibson sound more like a cheesy action hero than a tasty beverage?

"The name is Gibson — Ramp Gibson — and I'm here to seduce you."" rhallen

Drinks Ink: 14 Cocktail, Beer, and Wine-Related Tattoos


"I got a tattoo of Bud Light on my inner forearm. I show it to people, they see my bare, unblemished skin and they say "How is that a tattoo of Bud Light, there's nothing there?"

And I say "That's the point" redfish

Advanced Coffee Tasting: What Your Coffee Smells Like

"My coffee has notes of a tire fire. But I'm good with that." franko

Do I Need Pickle Rehab?

"Doomed. Sorry. Medically known as "aceto obsessi," this condition usually results in serious injury from beatings by insecure but tough strangers who mistake your puckered face as a sign of a harsh judgement on their woe - begotten lives. Do not wear harsh "old librarian" glasses, as these intensify the visual effect. Maybe try a veil and try to keep it free of vinegar stains." fatbaztard

"I'm an eyeglasses-wearing, pickle-loving librarian. You can come sit by me, @sobriquet. Bring your fridge." Knitter

Hey, Pizza Joints, Why You Gotta Bust My Meatballs?


[Photograph: J.Kenji Lopez-Alt]

""In the future, I'm thinking of dipping my 'balls in Marcella Hazan's classic onion-butter tomato sauce." I hope Marcella is receptive to this.

P.S. I really don't care about meatballs on pizza. I just came for the Balls jokes." Kerosena

"Adam, looks like you had a ball with this pie and subsequent documentation. I had a ball reading it. I'd do it!" Tupper Cooks!

Easter Basket 2012: Have You Ever Frozen Cadbury Creme Eggs?

"I would like to believe that freezing things kills some of the calories. Shhh... (eyes closed). " Obivia

Springtime at McDonald's: We Try The Limited-Edition Strawberry & Creme Pie

"The fact that there is a big hole down the middle is weird but I had to get one because when I was in Italy they had them & they still fry their pies. As a classical archaeologist I had to take part in the so very wrong ritual of eating at the McDonalds across the plaza from the Pantheon." kdroste

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