Archive for May 15th, 2008

I’m not feeling up to posting much in the way of original content so I just posted a bunch more recipes under the (you guessed it) Recipes page.

[… time passes…]

It is now “later”, and after a refreshing episode of “Burn Notice”, I have reversed my apathy to somewhat encouraged because being apathetic is just too much work.


If you are looking for that something interesting, you might not have seen a web-search engine called Ms. Dewey.

She flexes a ‘tude. She isn’t half bad looking, either, which just begs for chauvinist questions like I propose below. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, just go there, ok? You’ll need sound to enjoy it. And yes, it is a real search engine. Try a few more interesting search terms, like:

  1. what is your bra size
  2. oral sex
  3. are you wearing underwear
  4. panty hamster
  5. menage a trois

Really, there is a reason for choosing those options. They were a good spread throughout the spectrum of “naughty” and pushing the envelope to get interesting responses.

Note the question that brought out the gun…


Somehow this is of concern to those who are convinced that otherwise we’ll all live forever. CO2’s magical turning point where Earth will turn us into charcoal briquettes.


Simultaneously the coolest thing and the scariest thing almost, but not quite, ever. Women take that top slot. Sure it’s an article from a long time ago, but even Maxwell’s equations are new if you’ve never seen them before. Get a grip. The thing about Segways and this thing are my worries of a sudden power cable breakage…. ooops, he fall down.


An interesting but not entirely correct take on rising wheat and rice prices and the link to biofuels. The idea that “you can’t turn a rice paddy into a cornfield” means that corn isn’t driving part of the issue is specious. By using more and more corn, people will turn to OTHER sources of of carbohydrates, the grain staples, examples of which are wheat and rice. But his point that more people are coming out of poverty is (ahem) food for thought. Thankfully he does mention wheat rust.

So what’s going on?

The answer lies in the biggest, most under-reported story of our lives:

Today, more human beings are emerging from poverty than at any time in history. If the present trend continues, within our lifetimes — or certainly within our children’s lifetimes — the majority of human beings will have emerged from poverty and joined the middle class.

Other interesting links counter to his stance or revolving around the idea of bad biofuel ideas:




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Update: How ’bout that? Late model Taurus has a tranny fire right next to our building. As expected. they keep pouring water on it and it keeps flaring up. I bugged out when it looked to me like it was getting near the fuel line. Buh-bye.


For those of you, like myself, who have paid off quite a few college loan dollars, this ought to kind of piss you off (you were probably already pissed off every semester when you got slammed for more hidden costs).

I don’t mind paying a decent amount to get a decent education, because they offer a service, accreditation, and they provide an investment into your future.

But there is a certain amount of screwball stuff going on when you can hide behind tax shields yet crank it up to 11 to bring in money. Read about it on Glenn Beck’s commentary here.


I’m hoping he keeps us posted and lets us know how successful his bid at saving his marriage is.

Hubby tries to flog wife on eBay


A JEALOUS husband who suspected his wife of an affair took revenge – by putting her for sale on eBay.

Paul Osborn, 44, kicked out wife Sharon and advertised her on the internet auction site – with bids hitting £500,100.

It offered his “cheating, lying, adulterous slag of a wife” to the highest bidder – and became an internet phenomenon, with users forwarding the link worldwide. But Sharon, 43, denies an affair and cops are now investigating Paul for harassment.

MoT inspector Paul heard rumours in March that Network Rail manager Sharon, his wife of 24 years, was having an affair with a man at work.


Dad-of-two Paul, of Bletchley, Bucks, said: “I started checking her emails and I realised the rumours were true. They had been discussing their sex life together and making plans for the future.

“I was absolutely destroyed. I gathered all her stuff in bags and dumped it in the drive.”

Three weeks ago, Sharon pleaded for Paul to take her back. She moved back in, but two weeks later, Paul was again convinced she was cheating.

Paul said: “In a fit of rage I put the advert on eBay. I later took it off because I realised it wasn’t the right thing to do. I was just so angry.”

Sharon and her colleague made a police complaint against Paul. Neither was available for comment last night. But the unnamed man’s wife said at home in Hemel Hempstead, Herts: “There’s nothing going on. They work in the same office, that’s all.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed it was investigating, saying: “Statements have been taken from two people.

(source: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1165282.ece)


As doubleplusundead put it: It better STAY in France. Any combinations of animals and humans meant to look sexy (not saying it does) is just plain wrong. It is so far off base it’s not even wrong. It would have to climb to even get to the level of “wrong”.

PS: I should have been more explicit, Old Iron at The Bar Slaves was the original post -sorry Old Iron – Saw it linked on DPUD’s site and wasn’t diligent enough in attributing it properly.


Really, this lies somewhere on the spectrum from normal to chimerism – glad she’s ok and all – weird things have been known to happen. Not that this isn’t weird enough.

I can see the t-shirts: “I ate my sister and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

If you have a slogan, let’s hear ’em.

9-year-old Girl’s Twin Is Found Inside Her Stomach

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ATHENS, Greece — A 9-year-old girl who went to hospital in central Greece suffering from stomach pains was found to be carrying her embryonic twin, doctors said Thursday.

Doctors at Larissa General Hospital examined the girl and surgically removed a growth they later discovered was an embryo about six centimeters (more than two inches) long.

“They could see on the right side that her belly was swollen, but they couldn’t suspect that this tumor would hide an embryo,” hospital director Iakovos Brouskelis said.

The girl has made a full recovery, he said.

Andreas Markou, head of the hospital’s pediatric department, said the embryo was a formed fetus with a head, hair and eyes, but no brain or umbilical cord.

Markou said cases where one of a set of twins absorbs the other in the womb occurs in one of 500,000 live births.

The girl’s family did not want to be identified, hospital officials said.

(source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,355877,00.html)


Join me, why don’t you, in your hatred of NY Times… here.


Giant Beetles – OH MY.

Click to see the fugly thing up closer.

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I’ll post various oriental recipes as I find ones that I really want to share. If you have a specific request I may have tried it.  If not, I can hunt down, try it, and report on a recipe.

Asian food, real asian food, does not get enough exposure in the US (in my honest opinion). There’s a lot of things most people won’t eat and it is sad because I think asian food has such a wide variety of flavors to offer.

My favorite cuisines in no particular order:  Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese (n00b), Burmese, and lately Philippines (Bumbu Nasi Goreng, oh yeah).

Obviously I just started the page. One page, one recipe. More to come.

Recipes Page

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