I don't know how James Lileks manages to write so many words every single day and be so consistently witty, poignant, funny, and profound. On top of that, he produces a regular podcast called The Diner, which features his ruminations on the decline of food, the service industry, design, cars, art, music, manners, and just about everything touched by human hands. He deserves a Nobel and a Pulitzer for his stories of growing up in North Dakota, where his father owned a service station.
I listen to these while I exercise at the gym, and I'm sure I have been branded the village idiot because I chuckle and grin the whole time I'm listening to The Diner. Link