“It all starts with a man named Rabbi Dov Behr Abramson, who migrated from his native Russia in 1888. How’d he do that? By buying the passport of a dead man, last name Manischewitz.” Modern Farmer’s Meaghan Agnew rings in the Jewish new year with the great story of a not-so-great wine. “The story of Manischewitz is as intriguing as the wine isn’t…”

+ The coolest thing about Colon is that its named after a punctuation mark. The second coolest thing about Colon is that it’s the Magic Capital of the World.

+ Syndicated from Kottke: I think this guy is the T-1000 robot from Terminator 2, but for chopping onions instead of assassinating future resistance fighters. Evidence…

+ And since Fall is officially in the air, here’s an excellent set of in-season photos from InFocus. And of course, it’s time for our annual reading of McSweeney’s expletive-riddled: It’s Decorative Gourd Season MFer.