Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meatza! Meatza!

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Jebus bless Richard at FreeTheAnimal.com for turning me on to this.  It’s a pizza with a hamburger crust.  And, yes, there is a layer of bacon between the cheese and the sauce.

For my test run I went with both mozzarella and ricotta.

Enjoy your Lean Cuisines suckers.

Another Reason to Hate the Big Yellow Beer Makers and Love Bourdain

Beware the power of ad dollars: word is that Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione's Discovery Channel show Brew Masters has been canceled, and that "Big Beer" is responsible. And who do we have to thank for this information? Why,Anthony Bourdain, of course.

Before Bourdain started aggravating the entire internet with his thoughts on food journalism earlier this week, he let slip a couple tweets responding to an Atlantic story about beer legislation. The No Reservations host tweeted: "See what happened to Dogfish/Discovery deal. Big beer threatened to pull ads" and "Big story there. Brewmasters goes--or our ads do." What?

 

Read the rest here.

Because You Never Get Tired of It

Hey Big Gulp!  How’d You Get Your Name!

It’s not until the very end of the video.  So be patient.  Or skip ahead.

Thanks to The Mayor of McKinney Avenue for posting this two years ago and Meesh prompting me to look for it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I’ve Joined A Cult

No I haven't joined the Moonies or The Tea Party. I've gone paleo.

First, let me say, this is a long article (for me) and contains a number of videos that The Facebook won’t show you.  So, if you’re reading this on The Facebook and want to see the whole thing, scroll to the bottom of the article and click on View Original Post.  Or you can just click here.

For those not familiar with what us hip, young kids are doing these days, paleo (actually Paleolithic diet) is a diet/lifestyle where one attempts to eat and exercise like our Paleolithic ancestors. Generally speaking that means not eating any sugars, grains or seed oils.  What it really means is eating lots of steak and bacon.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1002

My apologies to Jason for leaving him out of the shoutouts in post 1000.  So, thank you Jason for guiding me through me photographic journey.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My 2010 in a Nutshell

This video manages to combine my two great obsessions of 2010, Lost and the Texas Rangers.

OK, it’s not highlarryass, but it means something to me.

Thanks to Frontburner for alerting me to this.

1000

Well, here it is.  My 1000th post.

I have to admit that I’ve slowed down on posting recently because I was intimidated by getting to this post.  This one is an important one.  So I better not fuck it up.

Unfortunately, it appears that I really haven’t given this post much thought.
So let me thank my very few readers.

JT and Kateri for their sometimes overly insistent encouragement.

The Jester for well I don’t know.  Hopefully I can think of something.

Magpie for her frequent blog comments on my blog and not on Facebook.

Vanessa for all our travels on her company’s dime.

I would also like to thank the late, great Nortel for laying me off and getting this blog started.  Without their paying me not to work for six months, none of this would have been possible.

I would like to thank the Pacific Northwest for being awesome.

I would like to thank the Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas and Stone breweries for not only providing blog material but some of my best blogging has been done while consuming your fine products.

If you feel like you should have been thanked, well maybe you should have commented more ON MY BLOG, not just Facebook.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Why Doesn’t This Stuff Work Anymore

The other evening, as I approached my car after a long day at work, I noticed that the back left tire was very low.  I had no idea if it was low when I went to work or even how long it’s been low.  I’m not much for observing the subtleties of life like tire pressure.
Luckily, the tire was still semi-drivable. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do Yourself and The Aceman a Favor

Subscribe to the Adam Carolla Podcast.

Adam wants to beat Ricky Gervais (who just so happens to be a foreigner, so you know what that means) as the most subscribed to podcast.

I’m not asking you to listen.  I mean, why would you want to double over in laughter for 90 minutes every day?

It’s a free podcast.  So it costs you nothing to turn back the British scourge.

 

 

Subscribe Here

And while you’re at it, go ahead and order his book

or his audiobook

or preorder his paper back

and it’s not too late to buy his movie

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sucks For You, Rhode Island

Yet another reason it’s great to live in Texas.
 
After early efforts to ease the shortages fell short, Calagione made a decision that is unprecedented for the ever-growing Milton brewery and the 16-year-old brand -- the steady march across the country had to stop, about face and pull back. On Friday, markets at the farther reaches of its network -- Tennessee, Indiana, Rhode Island and Wisconsin, which had all been enjoying their Dogfish since 2003-04 -- were told that their pipeline would soon be cut off.
 
Read the rest here:
Dogfish reins in distribution | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com

Eating Oak Cliff: Lucia

Synopsis Wow!  This place is in Dallas?
Starters
  • Salumi Plate – salumi is essentially Italian charcuterie. The plate consisted of lardo, chicken liver pate, pork belly, truffle salami and a pistachio pate.  The meal could have ended here and I would have been in heaven.
  • Butternut Squash Soup – also nearly perfect.  This creamy soup was finished with fried sage leaves and brown butter.
Entrees
  • Bershire Porkchop with cabbage.  Perfectly seared and seasoned porkchop.
  • Duck breast with a porcini and foie gras peverada.  A perfectly cooked medium rare duck breast with and equally perfect crisp skin.
Dessert Cheese plate -- Gorgonzola Dolce, Pecorino Toscano & Robiola with almonds and quince mostarda.
What I Liked What’s not to like.  The food is awesome and the staff is professional and inviting.  Seriously, is this place really in Dallas?
What I Didn’t Like They don’t have a full bar.  A pre-meal cocktail would have made the evening perfect.  But this is merely nit-picking.
   
Conclusion A


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Monday, March 14, 2011

My Exclusive NCAA March Madness Big Dance Bracket Breakdown Analysis

There will be a seemingly never-ending stream of horrible basketball played by people you’ve never heard of nor will even remember by Memorial Day.

You will not win your office bracket since the receptionist, who was surprised the Lakers didn’t make it to the tournament, will win it all.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Daylight Savings Time Day!

Today is one of my favorite non-holiday days of the year – the first day of Daylight Savings Time.  No longer will there be little or no sunlight when I get home from work.

I see on the facebooks many complaints about DST.  To you complainers I say, “Get the fuck over yourselves.”  A few days of sleep adjustment is more than worth the ability to come home after work and actually do something outside. 

Seriously, why do we even need sunlight in the morning?  When I one day become the Padishah Emperor of the the Known Universe, my first decree will be that clocks be adjusted on a monthly basis so that the sun never sets before 9pm.  This may become problematic during the winter months close to the poles.  But people shouldn’t be living in those areas anyway.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blu-Ray Review: The Road

“Will this movie ever end?”

-- Me

   
Synopsis It’s the end of the world, as we  know it.  Please put a bullet in my head.

More accurately, Aragorn and the boy he had with Liv Tyler who now looks like Charlize Theron travel south through a dystopian America to a beach avoiding cannibals and suicidal depression along the way.
What I Liked
  • Omar Little showing up, presumably near Baltimore.
  • If gray depressing landscapes can be beautifully shot, then this is a beautifully shot movie.  I highly recommend the blu-ray upgrade for this film.
What I Disliked
  • This is easily the most depressing movie ever in the history of ever.
  • I’m not a fan of cannibals
The Numbers
  • No breasts
  • Multiple beasts (cannibals)
  • Cannibal-fu
  • Dystopia-fu
  • Academy Award nomination to me for sitting through this entire movie.
Conclusion I sat through two and a half hours of abject depression expecting some kind of payoff.  There was none.   I understand that a movie does not have to be “entertaining” per se.  But what was the point of this?  Every other creature, plant and animal was dead.   There was absolutely nothing to live for.  So why keep on going?  If that was the point of the movie then answer the question – why keep on going?

C-  King Wally says check it out if you can watch it while receiving a Prozac drip. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Food Porn: Slow Roasted Pork Butt

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It’s hard to tell from the white plastic cutting board, but that’s a 6 1/2 lbs butt.  And that black cap of fat was sweet as candy.

Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fat Head: Watch It Now

I’ll have a longer form blog posting next week about the topic of this movie.  For now, do some homework this weekend and watch it.  You’ll be glad you did.  And maybe, if you’re lucky, we can meat up at Fogo de Chão and discuss it.


This movie starts out as a refutation of Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me. But during the journey we get a trip through how  and why we’ve been lied to about fats and carbs.

If you want to forego the Hulu commercials, it is available on Netflix Watch Now.

Dirty Facebookers go here.