what's not to love about them?
Many more where that came from. How did this one get in there? Baby. The other white meat.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
what's not to love about them?
Monday, December 1, 2008
i went there
Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg. You can take the gang star out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the gang star.
I'm thinking it went down like the poker scene from Semi-Pro.
(Warning - Profanity)
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Friday, November 28, 2008
let the games begin
I was looking up left over turkey recipes and didn't see my favorite, Turkey Devonshire, on any of the lists. So, I googled Turkey Devonshire on its own and discovered that the reason it wasn't on any of the lists I looked at is because it is a Pittsburgh thing.
Pittsburghers have been dining on Devonshire sandwiches (and its variations) since 1934. That's when the creator of the Devonshire, Frank Blandi, opened his first restaurant, The Stratford, at Millvale and Centre avenues in Shadyside. The sandwich was such a success Blandi began making the sauce in five-gallon batches.
You learn something new everyday.
Here is the original recipe:
Frank Blandi's Original Devonshire Sandwich
3/4 stick butter, melted
1 cup flour
1/4 pound Cheddar cheese, grated
1 pint chicken broth
1 pint hot milk
1 teaspoon salt
Melt butter in deep pan and add flour, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth and then hot milk, stirring all the while. Add cheese and salt. Bring to boil, then cook slowly for 20 minutes, still stirring. Cool to lukewarm. Beat with wire whip until smooth before using. This makes enough sauce for 6 Devonshire sandwiches.
For each sandwich:
1 slice toast, crusts trimmed off
3 slices crisp bacon
5 thin slices cooked turkey breast
Cream Sauce, recipe above
Parmesan cheese and paprika
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In each flat, individual oven-proof casserole dish, place 1 slice of toast and top with 3 slices bacon. Add 5 thin slices of cooked turkey breast. Cover completely with cream sauce. Sprinkle with a little melted butter, then with the combined Parmesan cheese and paprika. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Me? I'm much too lazy to make it that way. To me, the whole point of leftovers is that they are already prepared. Just heat and eat, right? My recipe isn't quite that simple, but it is pretty close.
Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup.
Fry the bacon. Toast the bread. Nuke the turkey.
Add less milk to the soup so that it is more saucy than soupy. Pour it over the other ingredients. Don't be shy, drown that stuff with the cheese sauce!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
spreading the wealth in the mushroom kingdom
Playing on the Obama-mania of so many of his cyber-aged supporters (young voters preferred Obama more than two to one), the game combines the nostalgia of Super Mario Brothers with a biting political message.
Here's my take on it. I was going to use Princess Peach as the "evil rich" symbol, but decided Rich Uncle Pennybags, from Monopoly, is more recognizable as such.
Monday, November 24, 2008
From Fox News:
"As president, I will lift the current administration's ban on federal funding of research on embryonic stem cell lines created after August 9, 2001, through executive order, and I will ensure that all research on stem cells is conducted ethically and with rigorous oversight," he said.To me, this is a plain example of the dishonesty of the Left, and by extension the Mainstream Media. They would have you believe that Bush imposed the regulations purely based on an ethical question (albeit that is part of it).
In fact, there is no regulation against the research of embryonic stem cells. The regulation is against Federal funding of that research.
Under President George W. Bush, federal money for research on human embryonic stems cells was limited to those stem cell lines, or families of constantly dividing cells, that were created before Aug. 9, 2001. No federal dollars could be used on research with cell lines from embryos destroyed from that point forward. Federal regulations do not restrict embryonic stem cell research using state or private funds.The next time you hear a report or argument that research was restricted purely based on ethical standards, you'll know the person saying it is either stupid or flat out lying.
If there was a viable way to turn this into the miracle cure the Left is so fond of claiming it is, then why hasn't a private company sunk some money into it? Why is Government so willing to throw our tax dollars at things which fail in the private sector?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
present and future controversies to follow
Senators will have to decide in the confirmation hearings whether to broach Richardson's involvement, though marginal, in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, as well as Napolitano's work in the Anita Hill sexual harassment case and Holder's support of President Clinton's controversial pardon of Marc Rich.
For someone who based his entire campaign on change, he sure is planning to fill his Cabinet with many of the same old players. Unless they start talking about it on American Idol, most of the people who put him in office will not hear about it. And those who do hear about it won't care.
Friday, November 21, 2008
it doesn't get much funnier than this
Sarah Palin did that silly thing that every Governor does around Thanksgiving and pardoned a turkey. Afterward, she gave an interview while another turkey gets stuffed into a grinder in the background. Priceless!
Her attitude is perfect. I'm looking forward to the rebuilding of the Republican Party with her leading the way.
Anyway, I wanted to make a flash movie with her giving the interview with some cartoon violence going on in the background. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any suitable cartoon clips for it and I'm not sure I would have been able to pull it off anyway. So I settled for this:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A "grenade" camera, that would enable soldiers to look into hazardous areas, is being developed for UK troops.The West will always have the upper hand because of innovations such as this.
Dubbed the I-Ball the wireless device is robust enough to survive being thrown onto a battlefield.
The I-Ball's internal camera gives a 360 degree view, with images being sent from the instant it is launched.
It is thought the new technology would enable soldiers to see into potential danger spots without putting themselves at risk of ambush.
For instance, look at the Israel / Palestine conflict. Back in 2003, the Israelis were developing this:
The CornerShot: Makes Tight Corners an Advantage
Meanwhile, the other side of that conflict is still using these:
Once again, I'm taking things off of Rachel Lucas's blog. I can't help myself. I get inspired. I have to say that it was nice to see her slowly come out of politics blogging retirement for her latest post. Granted, the post was more against stupidity than about politics, but aren't the two mutually exclusive more times than not?
The recount is underway in Minnesota and there is bickering over smudges and eraser marks reminisceint of hanging chads. sigh. If you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan (and I see no reason why you wouldn't be) you will remember a certain Thanksgiving day coin toss involving Jerome Bettis a few years ago. He called Tails, the official said he called Heads, hillarity ensued. When you go to the tape there is a barely perceptable hhh sound before he called tails, so it was more like "Hh-Tails!", but come on! Anyway, the ballots are kind of like that.
Go over to Rachel's and look at some of the contested ballots. Between uninformed voters and immoral campaigns the American Election Process has become something beyond ridiculous.