funny word of the day: beast
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
Etymology: Middle English beste, from Anglo-French, from Latin bestia
Date: 13th century1 a : a four-footed mammal as distinguished from a human being, a lower vertebrate, and an invertebrate b : a lower animal as distinguished from a human being c : an animal as distinguished from a plant d : an animal under human control
2 : a contemptible person
3 : something formidably difficult to control or deal with
Beast is also an excellent restaurant and bar in my neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. It looks like some sort of dark, Goth, Sapphic bar but the food, all cooked in a tiny open kitchen in the bar's corner, is outstanding. For more info, see http://www.brooklynbeast.com/.