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Saturday, February 13, 2016

IT'S CAROLINE REED DAY!

My favorite Academy grad. Hey, grab a bottle of mescal and come for a visit.














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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up." - Sugar Ray Leonard

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Supper at Sea by *ATLbladerunner on deviantART

Supper at Sea by *ATLbladerunner on deviantART

For Weird Friday we have: Supper at Sea. You've seen the Last Supper with the Star Wars crowd? How about the Flying Spagetti Monster version? Now you can get it in all it's glory with Popeye and friends. What, or who, is next?

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Men and women are different in the morning. The men wake up aroused in the morning. We can't help it. We just wake up and we want you. And the women are thinking, 'How can he want me the way I look in the morning?' It's because we can't see you. We have no blood anywhere near our optic nerve. " - Andy Rooney

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Shatner's Toupee

Shatner's Toupee


Funny stuff...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac." - George Carlin

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The UberPage of the First Church of Shatnerology!

The UberPage of the First Church of Shatnerology!

Oh, what evil people to treat our hero like this! Actually, Shatner loves it and you might too. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” ― Jonathan Swift

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Rec: Sushi Pizza

1 cup sushi rice
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 Avocado, thinly sliced
1/2 sheet roasted nori (pressed seaweed)
3/4 cup flaked imitation crabmeat (surimi) or 3/4 cup thinly sliced smoked salmon
1/2 cup very thinly sliced English cucumber
2 tablespoons pickled ginger
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon wasabi powder
 
 
In saucepan, combine rice and 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) water; bring to boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
With fork, stir in rice vinegar and sesame seeds. Meanwhile, line 8-inch
(1. 2L) round or 8-inch square cake pan with plastic wrap. With spatula,
press rice firmly and evenly into pan. Let cool completely. Turn out onto
flat serving plate. Top with layer of avocado slices. Using scissors, cut
nori into thin strips; sprinkle over avocado. Arrange crabmeat, cucumber
and ginger over top. Stir together mayonnaise, milk and wasabi powder;
drizzle over top. Cut into wedges to serve.
 
 
Serves 2

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Rec: Lobster Pizza With Roasted Garlic Pesto

1 pound Lobster meat, cooked
1 uncooked (7 inch) Pizza Shell
1/2 cup Roasted Garlic Pesto
4 tablespoons Chevre Cheese
1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into rings
1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded


Place pizza shell on pizza stone or pan and spread on the
garlic pesto. Place pepper rings around the shell and top
with the chevre cheese and lobster meat. Sprinkle evenly
with the mozzarella. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.


Serves 1 to 2
Refrigerate remainder

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Rec: White Clam Pizza For 2

2 cloves garlic -- finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
flour -- for sprinkling
1 pound commercially made pizza dough
yellow cornmeal -- for sprinkling
1 cup shredded low-moisture -- whole milk mozzarella
1 cup shucked baby clams or chopped clams -- drained
1/3 cup grated asiago cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil


Have on hand a pizza stone and pizza peel, or a large baking
sheet. In a bowl, combine the garlic and oil. Let them sit for
30 minutes. Set the oven at 550F. Put the pizza stone or sheet
into the oven as it heats. On a well-floured surface, hand stretch
out the pizza dough to a 12 inch round. Very carefully remove the
baking sheet from the oven. Sprinkle it with cornmeal. Or
sprinkle a pizza peel with cornmeal. Transfer the dough to the
sheet or peel. Spread the garlic mixture on the dough, leaving
a 1 inch border around the edges. Add mozzarella, clams,
Asiago, and basil, leaving the border bare. Return the sheet
to the oven or slip the pizza off the peel onto the stone. Bake
the pizza for 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust is golden.
Cut into wedges to serve.


Refrigerate remainder

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Rec: New Orleans Shrimp Pizza

1 (6.5-ounce) package pizza dough mix
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup chunky tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, or more if needed
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/3 cup frozen chopped green pepper, thawed
1/3 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed
1/2 pound pre-peeled medium shrimp


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking
sheet with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine pizza crust, Cajun
seasoning, and hot water until well moistened. Beat 20
times to form a dough. Let sit while you make the sauce.
In small mixing bowl, combine tomato sauce, hot sauce,
and garlic; set aside. Press dough into a 12 inch circle on a
baking sheet with floured fingers. Spread sauce onto dough
evenly, leaving a 1 inch border. Top with cheese, peppers,
onions, and shrimp. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 17
minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Slice and serve


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Good cold or can be gently reheated in microwave

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Rec: Shrimp Alfredo Pizza

1 large pizza crust (pre-made, or box mix)
oregano, basil, and garlic powder (for the crust)
3/4lb raw shrimp (peeled, and deveined, with tailed removed)
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tomato (sliced)
3 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
2 cups mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup alfredo sauce


Pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees. Lay out the crust on a
pizza pan and sprinkle with top with a little oregano, basil
and garlic powder to taste. In a medium sauté pan over
MEDIUM heat add a little olive oil. Add shrimp, oregano,
basil, and minced garlic cloves. Cook until the shrimp are
about ¾ of the way done (just turning pink). Set aside.
Place the crust into the oven and pre-bake at 500 degrees
for 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread a layer of
alfredo sauce over the trust. Top with tomatoes, shrimp
and basil. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Return
to the oven and bake for 7 minutes.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be enjoyed cold or carefully reheated in microwave

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Monday, February 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You have a cough ? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough." - Pearl Williams

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Chuck Norris Facts

Chuck Norris Facts

Read and learn true wisdom about The Master. And have a couple of laughs. Even 'he' loves this Site.

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Star Trek's 10 Cheesiest Classic Creatures

Star Trek's 10 Cheesiest Classic Creatures

The first season is out on HD DVD/DVD , including these great guest stars.

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Friday, February 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain." - Carol Leifer

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The Klingon Sex Manual by Spiletta42

The Klingon Sex Manual by Spiletta42

Is nothing sacred?

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Advertising: The science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it." - Stephen Leacock

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YouTube - Star Trek Klingon Hamlet taH pagh taHbe' (To be or not to be)

YouTube - Star Trek Klingon Hamlet taH pagh taHbe' (To be or not to be)


Not exactly weird, but definately strange. A scene from Hamlet done in the ORIGINAL Klingon. Don't worry if your Klingon is a bit rusty, it includes subtitles.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours." - Milton Berle

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YouTube - STAR TREK BLOOPERS 1960`s

YouTube - STAR TREK BLOOPERS 1960`s


Yup, it's a blast from the past. Over four minutes of original Star Trek bloopers. And there's plenty more where these came from, both old and new. So what better way to waste a morning than at YouTube watching Star Trek bloopers and outtakes. Grab a bagel and another cup of coffee and enjoy.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake!” ―   Scott Adams

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Rec: Crockpot Scotch Broth Soup

2 lbs lamb, diced
1/2 cup pearl barley
1 large onion, chopped
4 celery ribs, sliced
4 carrots, chopped
1 cup diced rutabaga
8 cups water
4 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Cover and cook on
LOW 8 to 10 hours or cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Redcurrant And Honey Glazed Lamb

4 to 5 lbs leg of lamb
4 to 5 tablespoons red currant jelly
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or 3 teaspoons garlic powder
salt
black pepper


If the leg of lamb is too big for your crock-pot, cut through
the joint between the main leg and shank. Put 2 tablespoons
water into the crockpot and place the lamb inside. Spoon
the honey, Dijon mustard and redcurrant jelly over the top
of the lamb. Sprinkle the crushed garlic/powdered garlic,
salt and black pepper over the top of the lamb. Cook on
HIGH for at least 6 hours and up to 8 hours. If it is a 4lb
to 5 lb leg of lamb, these are the perfect timings - it falls
off the bone and is moist and tender. About 30 minutes
before serving, carefully ladle most of the juices out of the
crockpot and into a large mixing jug. Allow the juices to
cool and skim the fat that rises to the surface. Place the
juices into a saucepan and bring to the boil, boil vigorously
until it has reduced by about a half - you now have the
most wonderful gravy or sauce to serve alongside the lamb.
Take the lamb out and allow to "rest" for about 10 to 15
minutes before carving.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Indian Lamb And Spinach Curry

11/3 cup canola oil
3 yellow onions , chopped
4 cloves garlic , peeled and minced
1 (2 inch) piece of ginger , peeled and grated
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
2 cups beef broth , preferably high quality
3 pounds boneless leg of lamb , cut into 1 inch cubes
Salt
6 cups baby spinach
2 cups plain full-fat yogurt


Note: For an easy mint pilaf to serve with the curry, steam
2 cups basmati rice; just before serving, add about 3
tablespoons minced fresh mint. Fluff mint and rice
together with a pair of forks.

In a large frying pan over MEDIUM-HIGH heat, warm oil.
Add onions and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 5
minutes. Stir in ginger, cumin, cayenne, and turmeric and
sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in broth, raise
heat to high, and deglaze the pan, stirring to scrape up the
browned bits on the bottom. When broth comes to a boil,
remove pan from heat.Put lamb in a crockpot, and
sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Add contents of frying
pan. Cover and cook on HIGH setting for 4 hours or LOW
setting for 8 hours.Add baby spinach to pot and cook,
stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted, about 5
minutes. Just before serving, stir in 1 1/3 cups yogurt.
Season to taste with salt. Spoon into shallow bowls and
serve, passing remaining yogurt to add as a garnish.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Persian Stew

2 pounds lamb
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 leeks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
½ cup dry split peas
4 teaspoons minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon oregano
1½ teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup raisins
2 tablespoons lemon juice


In a skillet, brown meat in the oil. Add to crockpot with all
other ingredients. Cover; cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or
HIGH 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Curried Lamb And Swiss Chard Soup

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups Swiss chard, trimmed, cleaned and chopped
2 cups green cabbage, cored, cleaned and chopped
2 cups cannellini beans, sorted and rinsed
2 lamb shanks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
fresh parsley for garnish


In a medium skillet placed on stovetop set to MEDIUM heat,
add oil. When heated, add onion and garlic. Cook the onions
and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Transfer
onions and garlic to crockpot. Add the Swiss chard, green
cabbage, beans, lamb shanks, salt, curry powder and pepper.
Stir well to combine ingredients. Add 2 quarts of water.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Add the lemon
juice. Transfer the lamb shanks to a cutting board and
remove the meat from the bones. Dice the meat and
return the lamb to the stoneware and mix again. Garnish
the soup with the lemon zest and parsley to serve.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, February 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A family in Brooklyn found a boa constrictor in their couch. They were beginning to get suspicious because they were the only apartment in New York that didn't have rats." - David Letterman

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YouTube - The Firm - Star Trekkin'

YouTube - The Firm - Star Trekkin'


I've loved this song since I heard it on Dr. Demento. And when you add claymation? BLAM!

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Worst Things For Sale

Most of which seem to be for sale at Amazon. And these are VERY bad.


http://theworstthingsforsale.com/

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Friday, January 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." - Rita Rudner

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Internet Addiction Test

Internet Addiction Test


For Weird Friday we have The Center for Internet Addiction... Take their tests and find out if YOU'RE addicted.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"They say the dog is man's best friend. I don't believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?" - Larry Reeb

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Because Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Concerning one of the most important things in America, via Gizmodo.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I love to go to the doctor. Where else would a man look at me and say, "Take off your clothes"?" - Phyllis Diller

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Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games

Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games


More toys!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie." - Jim Davis

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Rec: Cabbage And Leeks In Cream Sauce

1/2 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
3 large leeks, sliced
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons sherry or dry white wine
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 to 1 cup half and half or milk
1/4 teaspoon mace, or nutmeg
salt and pepper, to taste



Put cabbage and leeks in crockpot. Add minced garlic,
sherry and water (or use 1/4 cup of chicken broth).
Dot with 1 tablespoon of butter; cover and cook on LOW
for 7 to 9 hours. Melt butter in saucepan; add flour and
stir until smooth and bubbling. Add cream or milk and
cook over LOW heat until thickened. Add the mace and
salt and pepper to taste. Mix into the cabbage and leek
mixture.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Vegetarian Spaghetti for Crock Pot

2/3 (1 1/2 oz) envelope spaghetti sauce mix
2/3 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
2/3 cup water
2/3 small eggplant
1 small red onion, diced
2/3 cup chopped mushrooms
2/3 small bell pepper, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 medium tomato, cut into small wedges
1/3 teaspoon salt
dash crushed chili peppers
5 1/3 ozs uncooked spaghetti
2 2/3 ozs grated mozzarella cheese




In crock pot, mix dry sauce mix with tomato sauce
and water. Cut zucchini into 1/2-inch crosswise slices.
Peel eggplant, slice thinly and then cut each slice into
quarters. Add all the diced and sliced veggies to the
crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours or until
vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti
according to package directions; drain. Serve sauce on
top of cooked spaghetti with mozzarella sprinkled on top.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave

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Rec: Ratatouille

1/2 cup olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 to 3 minced garlic cloves
1 small eggplant, peeled and diced
1 large can (1 lb. 12 oz.) California style tomatoes
4 zucchini
2 green peppers, cleaned and diced
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste



Heat oil in heavy saucepan. Add onions and garlic, brown
quickly over HIGH heat. Add eggplant and tomatoes and
mix, crushing mixture with back of wooden spoon. Add
zucchini and green peppers and mix well. Add seasonings
and cook 2 to 3 minutes over HIGH heat, stirring most
of the time. Cover and simmer about 1 hour, stirring once
or twice, until sauce is thick and creamy. This ratatouille
can be served hot or cold, as an hors d'oeuvre, salad or
as a hot vegetable. Easily doubled and will keep 10 to 15
days refrigerated.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Million-Dollar Potatoes

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 lbs potatoes, cut into wedges


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the melted butter in
a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, combine the
remaining ingredients except the potatoes; mix well.
Dip the potato wedges in the melted butter then in the
crumb mixture, turning to coat completely; place on
baking sheets in a single layer and pour any remaining
melted butter over the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes,
or until the potatoes are tender.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Cornbread

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup milk
2 large eggs


Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing
bowl. Stir in oil. Beat milk and eggs together, then mix with
dry ingredients. Pour into a six-cup plastic ring or gellatin
mold. Microwave on HIGH for four to five minutes. Let rest
five minutes before removing from mold.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave or enjoyed cold

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Monday, January 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free." - P.J. O'Rourke

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Agnoistrology

Not A Licensed Psychic, But A Reasonable Facsimile Thereof. Astrology for those who don't believe in it. Amusing.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Custom Sign Generator Page, Over 1,000 Image Generators (Personalized Flash Ecards & JPG Pictures) To Play With

Custom Sign Generator Page, Over 1,000 Image Generators (Personalized Flash Ecards & JPG Pictures) To Play With

They're not kidding about the numbers. You can make signs, posters, stickers and banners on or about just about any subject that you can think of. And even a few that you haven't. Have fun and make sure that you have plenty of ink and paper handy.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I don't give them hell, I just tell the truth and they think it is hell." - Harry S. Truman

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Product List

Product List

For this Weird Friday I offer - a Goth Site. You too can own a video or two on embalming or performing autopsies. Check out the chocolates and have fun!

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Thought for Today

"I like half of you half as well as I should, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." - Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Perpetual Kid - Unique Gifts to Entertain Your Inner Child

Perpetual Kid - Unique Gifts to Entertain Your Inner Child


Fun, fun, fun...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected." - Red Buttons

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The Smoking Jacket From Playboy

In case you missed the news and, yes, it IS safe for work.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I love cats... they taste just like chicken." - Anon

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Rec: Chicken Wings In Honey Sauce

3 pounds chicken wings (16 wings)
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups honey
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sesame seeds (optional)



Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut off and discard
wing tips. Cut each wing at joint to make two
sections. Sprinkle wing parts with salt and pepper.
Place wing parts on broiler pan. Broil 5 to 4
inches from heat 20 minutes, 10 minutes a side
or until chicken is brown. Transfer chicken to
crockpot. For sauce, combine honey, soy sauce,
ketchup, oil and garlic in bowl. Pour over
chicken wings. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 5
hours or on HIGH 2 to 2 /2 hours. Garnish
with sesame seeds, if desired.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 10.75 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
4 oz sliced ham
4 oz sliced Swiss cheese
1 8 oz package herbed dry bread stuffing mix
1/4 cup melted butter
salt and pepper to taste


Mix the soup and milk together in a small bowl. Pour enough
of the mixture into the crockpot to cover the bottom. Layer
chicken breasts over the mixture. Cover with sliced ham and
then with Swiss cheese. Pour the remaining soup mix over the
top, stirring a little to distribute between layers. Sprinkle
stuffing on top and drizzle butter over stuffing. Cover and
cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or 2 to 3 hours on HIGH.

Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crocked Chicken

1 1/3 cups rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can (6 oz.) evaporated milk
1 chicken, cut up
1 package dry onion soup mix


Butter crockpot (or Pam'd). Add rice, soups and
milk. Place chicken over rice mixture in crockpot.
Sprinkle dry soup mix over chicken. Cook on
LOW 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Bloody Mary Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (33.8 ounce) bottle Bloody Mary mix (extra spicy okay)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot


Wash, skin and remove fat from chicken breasts and place
in a crockpot. Pour Bloody Mary mix and vegetables over
the chicken breasts, cook on LOW for 8 hours. Serve over
a bed of rice or noodles.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Donburi Chicken, Egg & Oyako Sauce

4 cups warm steamed rice
1 lb. chicken breast, skinless, boneless and cut into 2-inch strips
2 cups onion, sliced in 1/2 inch chunks
1 1/2 cups carrots, cut in half moon shapes
1 cup mushroom, sliced in half
2 cups watercress sprigs, cut 1 inch long
4 eggs, beaten

Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon white wine



Mix the ingredients in a 3-quart casserole, and stir
until the sugar dissolves. Add the onion, carrots, and
mushrooms and place the chicken slices on top. Spoon
the Oyako Sauce over the vegetables and chicken.
Cover with a vented microwave lid. Cook on HIGH
(1200W) for 9 to 10 minutes. When the chicken is
cooked, pour the beaten eggs over the top and cover.
Cook on HIGH (1200W) for another 2 to 3 minutes or
until the eggs are done. Take the casserole out and
add the watercress. In serving bowls, spoon in the rice
and spoon the Oyako mix on top.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, January 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Never give a sucker an even break." - W.C. Fields

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8 Feel-good Websites To Brighten Your Day

And my days need all the help that they can get.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Complaints Choir of Birmingham

I think this is in imitation of the Helsinki Choir, if I understand the credits correctly. I don't like it quite as much as the Helsinki one, but it's still worth a view. This is from Birmingham, England, not Alabama, just in case you were wondering.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato

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MindGuard Home Page

MindGuard Home Page

Yup, it's Weird Friday again and today we have THE source for anti-mind-control sofware. Unfortunately it's only for computers runing Amiga and Linux. The rest of us are DOOMED!

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"According to a survey by Playboy magazine, three percent of women can't remember their natural hair color. You know what you call these women? Blondes." - Jay Leno

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The Secrets of Mind Control

"This mind control summary is based on astonishing excerpts from three landmark books: Bluebird by Colin Ross, MD; Mind Controllers by Armen Victorian; and A Nation Betrayed by Carol Rutz. The authors provide hundreds of footnotes to support their thorough research. This revealing information is based on 18,000 pages of declassified CIA mind control documents."

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again." - Clint Eastwood

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The Straight Dope: Do tinfoil helmets provide adequate protection against mind control rays?

The Straight Dope: Do tinfoil helmets provide adequate protection against mind control rays?

A bit old but still important.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?" - John Mendoza

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Rec: Easy Oyster Microwave Casserole

1 quart oysters
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
chili powder to taste (optional)
1 cup finely crushed crackers
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk, cream or half and half


Drain liquor from oysters and save. Place half of
oysters in casserole dish. Mix seasonings and
sprinkle half over oysters. Cover with half of the
crumbs and dot with 2 tablespoons of the butter.
Add remaining oysters and repeat with seasonings,
crumbs and butter. In a small bowl, mix oyster
liquor and milk. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes.
Pour over casserole mixture. Cover and microwave
on HIGH for 8 minutes. Let stand covered for 5
minutes then serve.

Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated next day in microwave

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Rec: Oyster Stew

1/2 cup butter
1 cup minced celery
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1 quart half-and-half cream
2 (12 oz) containers fresh shucked oysters, undrained
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste


Melt the butter in a large skillet over MEDIUM heat, and
cook the celery and shallots until shallots are tender.
Pour half-and-half into a large pot over MEDIUM HIGH
heat. Mix in the butter, celery, and shallot mixture. Stir
continuously. When the mixture is almost boiling, pour the
oysters and their liquid into the pot. Season with salt,
pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir continuously until the
oysters curl at the ends. When the oysters curl the stew
is finished cooking; turn off the heat and serve.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Clam Chowder

4 (6 1/2 oz.) cans clams with juice or 3 lbs. fresh/frozen
1/2 lb. salt pork or bacon, diced
1 large onion, chopped
6 to 8 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups water
3 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups half and half cream
3 to 4 tablespoons cornstarch



If the clams are frozen, thaw and cut into bite sized
pieces. In skillet, saute salt pork or bacon and onion
until golden brown and drain. Put into crockpot with
clams. Add all remaining ingredients, except milk.
Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes
are tender. During the last hour of cooking, combine
1 or 2 cups of milk with the cornstarch. Add to the
crockpot with rest of milk and stir well. Serve in large
bowls with crusty French bread or some microwave
cornbread.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Wasabi Oyster Po’Boy Sandwiches

Wasabi Tartar Sauce:

1 cup wasabi mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons minced shallot or onion
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce

Sandwich Filling:

vegetable oil
2 loaves French bread
butter or margarine
cornmeal, seasoned with black pepper and cayenne
24 shucked oysters, drained
sliced tomatoes
shredded lettuce


Heat oil to 375 degrees F. (190 degrees C.) in a deep fryer
or heavy skillet. Meanwhile, prepare the wasabi tartar
sauce by stirring l the ingredients together in a small
bowl and set aside. Slice the loaves of bread into half
horizontally or vertically. Spread inside surfaces of
bread with butter. Place the bread on a baking sheet,
cut sides up. Heat the bread under broiler for 2 or 3
minutes, or until lightly browned; set aside. Place
cornmeal mixture in a plastic bag. Drop in six oysters
at a time and shake until well coated with cornmeal,
knocking off excess. Fry the oysters in batches of six
or less, turning occasionally, until they’re just cooked
through and are golden brown, about 1½ minutes.
Drain on paper towels. Spread each piece of bread with
2 tablespoons of wasabi tartar sauce. Arrange the oysters,
tomatoes, and lettuce on the bottom slices of bread. Top
with the remaining bread and gently press together. Enjoy.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Will not reheat well

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Rec: Packet Cooking

Packet cooking is easy, which I think is the best sort of cooking. This is tastiest cooked over a grill, but it works beautifully in the oven as well. It's simple, low calorie and fast. This recipe serves four, but it can be halved for two, or quartered for one. I don't recommend making this for one, because it could just as easily be made for two or four, with the remaining servings frozen as is in the packet, then popped into the microwave for dinner on busy days. The best accompaniment to this is rice. A box rice is easiest, however, I'm posting a Spanish Rice recipe separately for those who are more ambitious. I've filched this recipe from The Change One Diet by the Reader's Digest people.

Snapper and Sugar Snap Peas in a Packet

3 cups sugar snap peas (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
2 teaspoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 red snapper filets, 6 ounces each (or other delicate fish, such as flounder or sole)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, or prepare the grill.

Toss the sugar snap peas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper together in a bowl.

Coat four 15-inch lengths of cooking parchment paper or aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place one filet on one-half of each paper then top with about 3/4 of the sugar snap peas. Fold the paper over the fish and peas and fold the edges all around to seal.

Put the packets on a baking sheet to go into the oven, or directly on the grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A company in Pennsylvania made an armband that monitors your physical activity, counts how many calories you've burned, and then sends that information to your iPhone.That's gotta be a little depressing. 'Oh, I got a call. No, I'm just fat.'" - Jimmy Fallon

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Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

When it comes to defending your mind, from the government or aliens, you can never have TOO much information.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Helsinki Complaints Choir

This is a very funny but also sweet YouTube video that I found. I used to live near one of the biggest Finnish communities in the United States and yes, they were a lot like this.

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Friday, January 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Women should be obscene and not heard." - Groucho Marx

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Stop Alien Abductions

Stop Alien Abductions

Welcome to another Weird Friday. Very, very seldom am I at a loss for words. This is one of those times.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My wife and I went back to the hotel where we spent our wedding night. Only this time, I stayed in the bathroom and cried." - Henny Youngman

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Magazine: Create a customized magazine from your digital photographs

Magazine: Create a customized magazine from your digital photographs

You can use this one to make your own fake magazine cover. "Frog Sexing Monthly" anyone?

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Thought For Today

Man: "I have no sympathy for a man who is intoxicated all the time.
"WC: "A man who's intoxicated all the time doesn't need sympathy." - W.C.Fields

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Newspaper snippet generator

Newspaper snippet generator

Another fun time waster. You can generate newspaper clippings among other things. My favorite is the "Talking Squirrel".

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

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Rec: Frankie's Potato Knish, The Easy Way

Buy one box of the packaged potato pancake mix (that’s LATKE
not KUGEL) in the international food section and the puff-pastry
sheets from the frozen dessert section – both are available
at Publix.

Follow the directions on the puff pastry box and the potato

pancake mix.

There are two sheets of the puff pastry. You can cut the two

sheets in half so that you now have four pieces. Let thaw
while you prepare the potato pancake mix.

Follow the directions on the box to prepare the potato pancake

mix. Then, after it’s mixed, pour it into a large glass baking
container and nuke it at HIGH for 10 minutes, or until the center
holds a toothpick upright. You don’t want to dry out the mix
or burn it, but you do want it done, so you might have to stop
the microwave and stir the mix again before resuming the
nuking to make sure it’s all cooked.

Now that you’re happy that it’s cooked through, it should still be

pliable and crumbly. Put it in four equal measures on the four
pieces of puff pastry sheet. Smoosh it into a rectangular form
on the sheet. I usually make sure it’s toward one side so I can
just fold the other half of the sheet over and have it fairly
evenly distributed but still covered by the pastry. Or you can
put the potato mix in the middle of the sheet and pull up the
four corners and make it look pretty. I prefer the simple
fold-over and pinch the edges together on the open three
sides of the little “bed” of pastry like I do. The theory is,
you don’t want to bite pastry without getting some potato
in it.

Put it in the conventional oven on a cookie sheet and bake at

400 degrees or until the shell is golden brown. Take it out
and let it cool.

Good eating.

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Rec: Frankie's Veggie Sandwiches And Poor Man's Eggplant Parmesan

Just a couple of squash, zucchini, eggplant and a package
(or can) of mushrooms, some cheese and one onion, all of
which costs less than $5, and you can make the neatest
and tastiest veggie sandwiches.

Long slice the zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions
(I like red), eggplant or cabbage (be creative in your slicing)
and sauté the sliced veggies and mushrooms in olive oil, a
teaspoon of soy sauce, sprinkling of garlic powder, basil. When
everything is nice and limp, lay it out in layers on a toasted
hoagie roll or bun or whatever. Add shredded Parmesan or
the powdered kind (I like shredded, it melts so nice and oozily).
Devour at will. If you make more than can be put in one
sandwich, put the already cooked stuff in storage bag or bowl
and you can reheat for later sandwiches. Tomato, fried or plain,
also adds zest.

Eggplant is also great if sautéed in margarine until limp, cover
with shredded Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese and then pour
a can of Beefaroni (or the Wal-Mart generic Macaroni and Beef)
over it. Mmm-mmm. I call that the poor man’s Eggplant
Parmesan. And the Beefaroni is way low in fat. So try that too.

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Rec: Annette's Heart-Stopping Artichoke Dip

INGREDIENTS
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon grated garlic (or 1 tablespoon powdered garlic – NOT garlic salt)


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Combine the artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, cheese and garlic. Mix well and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve w/ crackers or plain tortilla chips.
I’ve also seen this dip with 4 oz. of diced green chili instead of the garlic.

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Rec: Frankie's Campers Corned Beef Hash

Field-expedient method: Take 3 or 4 medium-sized potatoes,
nuke on HIGH for five minutes. Poke them with a fork and
make sure they’re cooked through. If not, give them another
couple of minutes. Poke again and nuke again if necessary.
When done, remove from microwave and put in a plastic sealed
container. Transport in your cooler or just stick in the fridge
for later.

At your leisure, dice ¼ to ½ onion; open a can of corned beef;
take out as many potatoes as you like and dice. Add about 2
tablespoons of cooking oil in a skillet, put in the onions and
potatoes, spread around in the oil. Place thin slices of corned
beef straight from the can on top of the veggies as they cook.
Not the whole can – just enough to cover the potatoes in the
pan. Put the excess in the sealed container with your unused
potatoes for later.

Over MEDIUM heat, stir occasionally until potatoes are
browned. Remove from heat and serve. You shouldn't need
much salt, the canned corn beef has plenty. You can throw in
some garlic powder or other seasonings, but frankly the
onion and touch of salt and pepper are all that’s needed.
Occasionally, I toss in diced egg plant or cabbage and let
it simmer with the potato. Excellente!

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Rec: Frankie's Cuban Sandwich

1 loaf French bread
Yellow mustard
Thinly sliced baked ham
Thinly sliced roast pork or beef
Dill pickle slices
Swiss Cheese slices

Slice bread to open. Thin layer of mustard on top and bottom halves of bread. Layer ham, roast, pickle and cheese evenly over the bread. Put on the top half of the bread. Cut into individual sandwiches not longer than six inches each.

Grill sandwiches on a hot buttered pan with a heavy skillet on top of the sandwich to flatten the sandwich to about ¼ of its original size. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

You can use a George Forman Grill or Waffle Iron, too.

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Monday, January 04, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The use of profanity on broadcast television is up 69 percent in the last few years. That should level off once Oprah steps down." - Jimmy Kimmel

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23 Cooking Uses for Your Microwave

"If you use this gizmo only to zap popcorn or heat up leftovers, prepare to be impressed. Here are more than 20 ways your microwave can save you time in the kitchen."

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Deano Sez: Dysfunctional Family Circus

The old DFC site, when active and accepting submissions, was just about the funniest, sickest, site out there. Many a lunch hour at IBM was spent composing captions, hoping that one of ours would be chosen for that week's posting. Of course, just as with everything else good for the soul and funny as all get-out, lawyers got involved and fucked it up for everyone. This is the best known archive without having to get messily involved with the Wayback Machine...

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Friday, January 01, 2016

New Years Resolutions

I will always wear clean underwear, "just in case", ESPECIALLY when traveling by air.

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Guess

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!



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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Resolutions

I will keep an extra safe distance when driving behind police cars.

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Rec: Rock Shrimp On Toast For New Years Morning

1/4 lb butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
dash of pepper
1 lb of rock shrimp, peeled and deveined (you can
use kitchen scissors to cut open the back of the shell and
remove the meat)
4 to 6 slices of toast


Put butter, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper in casserole
dish and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir well. Add
shrimp and microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes, stirring
once. Serve shrimp on toast, pour sauce over shrimp.

Serves 2 to 3
Does not reheat well. Shrimp will become rubbery, so eat it
all today!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Years Resolutions

I will always replace the gas nozzle before driving away from the pump.

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LOVE

A MOTHER'S RESOLUTIONS

1. When I forget to go to the grocery store, I will not boil the macaroni necklaces my children made for me in preschool.


2. When I hear one of my children wake in the middle of the night, I will run upstairs to supervise before he relieves himself in the sink and then creeps into the bathtub to return to sleep.


3. I will pack the kids' lunch boxes the night before so I don't throw in a slab of frozen lasagna as they're running for the bus. "It'll defrost by lunch. If not, you can suck it like an ice pop."


4. I will resist the urge to explain to strangers why my son is wearing winter boots, a bathing suit bottom, and an inside-out and backward pajama top. I will be grateful that he is able to dress himself.


5. I will not tell my children that the Play-Doh dried up just because I don't feel like cleaning up after they use it, even though I know it means I'll spend the evening harvesting the colored stuff from the carpet fibers, chair cushions and the dog's fur.


6. I will always protect the rights of my children, especially their right to remain silent.


7. I will learn to accept the outbursts and tantrums as a part of life. After all, I promised to love my husband for better or worse.


8. When my husband and I go to a restaurant without the kids, I will not roll up his sleeves or move the knives from his reach. I will not accompany him to the bathroom and remind him to wash his hands with soap. If my husband wants dessert at the end of the meal, I will not tell him it depends on his behavior.


9. When I'm tired of hearing "mommieeeeee!" a thousand times each day, I will resist changing my name to "Please pass the spinach" or "TV is boring, I'd rather read."


10. I will develop an ability to have a conversation with an adult that doesn't revolve around labor pains or children's toilet habits. I will feel comfortable in the silence that ensues when neither of us can think of any other topic to discuss or remember we can always discuss the weather.


11. I will be more flexible about children's nutritional requirements by counting the ketchup and green crayon as vegetables.


12. When my children beg for a pet, I will buy them each a hutch for the dust bunnies that have multiplied under their beds. I will let them name each dust bunny.


13. I will count how often I repeat the phrase "You'd better listen because I will not repeat myself", until my children actually notice that I have spoken. I will not raise my voice until I have said it at least that many times.


14. When my kids are older (at least 50), I will explain why they never have any chocolate candy left after Mommy and Daddy "check" their Halloween bags.


15. I will be a good, fair and loving parent to my children. I will provide them with enriching experiences and opportunities. I will give them a solid foundation on which to build a useful life. After all, they may eventually be responsible for choosing a nursing home for me to live out my final days.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Years Resolutions

Never again will I try to defuse an explosive device with a known practical joker.

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New Years Eve Drink Recipes

Well, grab your noise makers and put on your funny hats - here's a couple of dozen recipes to get you started. And remember, a couple of coated (enteric) aspirin and a glass of water before you go to bed will save you a major headache in the morning. Or you could just not drink, but where's the fun in that? 

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101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less - New York Times

101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less - New York Times

For New Years Eve.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

New Years Resolutions

I will always "check for paper"when leaving the ladies room.

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The Hard Truth From Orlando

THE LOUISIANA COREY FRAME-UP

It's sad. It's bad. But it's Louisiana (or Texas -- and sometimes Florida) -- or Ferguson, Missouri. The corruption and politically driven need for convictions to further careers in law enforcement and the criminal justice system are pretty obvious. It's embarrassing for those of us who work the system when this kind of obscenity is uncovered, and more of an embarrassment when there doesn't seem to be a quick and resolute correction of the malefaction.

But it's not merely a one-sided, race-driven institution that condemned Corey. It's that gaping Grand Canyon of the cultural divide. Where were Corey's parents in all this? Where was the adult supervision on the night of the pizza robbery? If the boy is that disabled, the crime occurred at night, where were his parents and the parental supervision for he and his underage brother and why were they hanging out with adult men who were probably well-known in the neighborhood for criminal activities? Why didn't the parents or the Defense take the non-compliance of the prosecutor and discovery violations to the media, if not to the Louisiana Bar Association? Because it's easier to blame the "white" system than to make it work for you.

I see this kind of potentially disastrous scenario every single day in Orlando. It happens in West Cocoa, Titusville -- anywhere you have the black population, and a fairly significant portion of our Hispanic population. It's the cultural norm to float around at all hours, unsupervised. It's the NORM to have a criminal record, and therefore you don't restrict your children from running with other people with criminal records or hanging in neighborhoods with a bad reputation. You condone criminal records because "it's the white people's fault" and most of your neighbors and family members have a record, so what's the big deal?

I don't doubt for a red-hot instant that blacks are stopped more often, arrested more often, charged more often, imprisoned more often. But isn't it equally true that so much of the crime is occurring or originating in predominantly black neighborhoods? Yes. I know that's how it is. But what has the black community done about changing this? They don't make their kids be HOME when it's dark. Hell, the parents aren't home after dark. They don't curtail who they hang with, family or not -- bad guys are bad guys. They don't enforce school and good behavior in school and studying (which you can't do anyway if you're not home until late and hanging around in the 'hood).

This morning at 5:10 a.m., walking the dog around the park, a younger black man on a bicycle came across the parkway, saw me, veered off and cut through the park on an expensive racing bicycle without headlights or tail-lights (which WILL get you stopped by the police in Orlando as it's a traffic infraction). He was wearing all dark clothes, had an expensive black backpack and, weirdly, black saddlebags on the bike. I turned the corner of the park and it wasn't three minutes when there was a loud metallic clang down Robinson and a business's alarm system went off. Three guesses which direction and where he'd have been time-wise when that alarm went off? Yep.

The burglaries in my neighborhood are almost nightly. The shootings in Orlando/Orange County are pretty much nightly, too. And the demographics? Nearly all black, with Hispanics running a not-too-close second. And yet, if that young man this morning had been stopped for a bike without lights while pedaling rapidly away from the alarm, he'd have argued "profiling." If he'd been white, he wouldn't have had any excuse. That's the real double-standard.

Change the culture and you'll change the frequency of Corey-type horror stories.

   Florida Cracker


((The original story: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/12/louisiana_police_and_the_likely_killers_may_have_framed_corey_williams_for.html))

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

POOR DEANO!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

And, of course, we have the true Xmas classic...

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Crazy Frog Christmas

Heeeeeeeeeee's back for Christmas...

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Friday, December 25, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas." - Ronald Reagan

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Ho, Ho, Ho - The Thought For Today

"Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live." - Dennis Miller

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Norad Tracks Santa



Norad Tracks Santa

If you're still up at about midnight, when I Post this, you can visit the NORAD tracking Site and follow Santa around the world. Maybe you'll even see when he gets to YOUR house.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving." - Erma Bombeck

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Jeff Dunham Achmed's "Jingle Bombs"

Annnnnnnnnnd...

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Santa Claus' Christmas Blog!

Santa Claus' Christmas Blog!

Find out what the Big Guy and his Xmas Crew are up to.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Thought For Today

"The one positive outcome of the suffering economy is seven million fewer people than last year will be subjected to an office Christmas party." - Jimmy Kimmel

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YouTube - Baarmy sheep Xmas.wmv

YouTube - Baarmy sheep Xmas.wmv


A classic bit of holiday cheer.

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Christmas

http://feelslikechristmas.com/christmas-music-mp3s.html

Free Xmas MP3 music downloads. Some old and some new. Anything would be better than the muzak that they play this time of year. So download to your computer/MP3 player and enjoy.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Thought For Today

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”  ― Hélder Câmara

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Rec: Sweet Potatoe Pie

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 pound butter, softened
2 eggs, separated
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine
the sweet potatoes, butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, salt,
ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and evaporated milk. Mix
together well. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form;
add 1/4 cup sugar and fold into sweet potato mixture.
Pour into pie shell and bake at 400 degrees F for 10
minutes. Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees F for
30 minutes or until firm. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Serves 8
Refrigerate remainder
Good cold or reheated

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Rec: Deep Fried Turkey

But if you must...

One 20 lb turkey
2 cups of salt
2 cups of sugar
2 gallons of water
1 cup of pickling spices
2 gallons vegetable oil (or follow recommendations of
deep fryer manufacturer.)


Combine water, sugar and salt in a large pot and submerge
thawed turkey. Refrigerate overnight allowing the turkey to
brine. When ready to cook the turkey, place 2 gallons of
vegetable oil in a turkey fryer and heat to 400 degrees.
Pull turkey out of brine and allow to completely dry on a
rack. Slowly submerge turkey in fryer. Cook for one hour
or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.Remove
turkey carefully and put it on a platter. Allow to rest for
10 to 15 minutes before carving. If serving later that day,
cover with aluminum foil and allow to sit on top of the
stove. When ready to serve, heat in a 350 degree oven
for a half an hour.

Serves 8 to 10 so be prepared for lots of leftovers
Refrigerate remainder
Good cold or reheated in microwave

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Rec: Cranberry Sauce

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries


In a medium saucepan over medium heat,
dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in
the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop
(about 6 to 8 minutes). Remove from heat, and
transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken
as it cools.


Serves 6

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Rec: Steamed Asparagus

1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter


Place asparagus in a microwave dish. Pour in water, and
dot with pieces of butter. Cover loosely, and cook in the
microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, or until bright green
and tender. Allow the dish to stand 5 minutes before
serving.


Serves 4

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Rec: Simple Blender Hollandaise Sauce

1 cup butter or margarine
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
hot water to thin


Melt butter in microwave. Rinse blender with HOT water.
Put remaining ingredients in blender. Cover and switch on
and off to blend. With blender on high, slowly add melted
butter through hole in lid in a steady stream until all the
butter has been added. Thin if needed. Turn blender off and
serve immediately.


Serves 4

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Rec: Southern Cornbread Oyster Dressing

1/4 cup butter
1 red onion, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups crumbled cornbread
3 cups soft bread cubes
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 eggs, beaten
1 pint shucked oysters, drained with liquid reserved
salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter one 4 qt casserole
dish. Chop the oysters. Saute red onion, green onion, celery
and oysters in 2 tablespoons of the butter until soft. In a
large bowl, combine cooked onion and oyster mixture with
cornbread, bread cubes, parsley, eggs and 1/2 cup
reserved oyster liquid. Gently toss to mix, add salt and
pepper to taste. Place dressing in casserole dish and dot
with remaining butter. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes
or until top is golden brown.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Simple Roast Duck

2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 (5 lb) whole duck
1/2 cup melted butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Rub salt, pepper, and
paprika into the skin of the duck. Place in a roasting pan.
Roast duck in preheated oven for 1 hour. Spoon 1/4 cup
melted butter over bird, and continue cooking for 45 more
minutes. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over
duck, and cook for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, December 21, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money?" - Tom Armstrong

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Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

This is it, you'ld better get those requests in and don't worry, he WILL answer. Don't forget to leave some cookies and milk or even a slice of pie. He doesn't mind diet cookies too much, but soy milk gives him heartburn. Which makes him REAL angry. So if you don't want reindeer poop in your stockings (or under the tree), I'ld go with the real thing.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Help with Christmas shopping - The Find

Use this site to help find who has it, and the cheapest price for the item you are looking for online.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you may understand it better afterwards, but the frog dies in the process." - Mark Twain

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ToyVault - Cthulhu

ToyVault - Cthulhu

It's Weird Friday again. If you or someone/something that you know loves the writings of H.P.Lovecraft, THIS is the place to visit. It's all beautiful, in a disgusting way. Perfect presents for the little ones. And maybe even some big ones too.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Thought For Today

“Denial Ain’t Just A River In Egypt." - Mark Twain

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Peanuts Charlie Brown with Pathetic Tree Action Figure


Reflecting the TRUE spirit of Xmas. With a little work, you could turn these into ornaments for YOUR tree.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Thought For Today

"I've been recalling Cary Grant's response to Jack Warner's offer to play Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" - that not only did he not want the part, but that if Rex Harrison didn't play it, he didn't even want to see the movie." - Katharine Hepburn

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Deck Us All With Boston Charlie

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

Don't we know archaic barrel
Lullaby Lilla Boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker 'n' too-da-loo!
Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloupe, 'lope with you!

Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarm bung-a-loo!

Dunk us all in bowls of barley,
Hinky dinky dink an' polly voo!
Chilly Filly's name is Chollie,
Chollie Filly's jolly chilly view halloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Double-bubble, toyland trouble!
Woof, woof, woof!Tizzy seas on melon collie!
Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, goof, goof!

- The Late, Great Walt Kelly

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Thought For Today

"The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it." - Jackie Gleason

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Rec: Crockpot Bouillabaisse

1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
1 pinch saffron
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
3 lbs mixed fish, cut into 1" squares
2 cups clam juice
1 lb lobster/tails (optional)
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 lb crabmeat (optional)
3 tomatoes, diced
1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 teaspoons salt
2 dozen clams, mussels or scallops
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon paprika


Put all ingredients, except seafood, in crockpot. Cover and
cook on HIGH for 2 to 4 hours. Add seafood. Cover and cook on
HIGH for 1 to 3 hours. Serve in heated large bowls garnished
with fresh parsley with crusty bread on the side.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave though it's also good chilled

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Rec: Best Unsteamed Shrimp

1/2 cup butter
2 pounds large shrimp - peeled and deveined
1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons lemon juice



Place butter in microwave safe bowl. Place bowl in
microwave and melt butter (15 to 30 seconds on HIGH).
Add Old Bay seasoning ™ and lemon juice. Stir well. Coat
microwave safe pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Arrange shrimp in a layer in the pan. Pour butter
mixture evenly over shrimp. Cook in microwave on
HIGH power for 6 minutes. After two minutes have
elapsed pause microwave and rearrange shrimp (move
shrimp from the center to the outside, from the outside to
the center). Let the shrimp cook for another 2 minutes.
When 4 minutes have elapsed pause the microwave
again, rearrange the shrimp once more. Place shrimp
back in the microwave and cook remaining two minutes.
Cook until shrimp turn pink. Serve hot with your favorite
cocktail sauce.


Serves 4

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Rec: Microwave Red Snapper

4 (6 oz) fillets red snapper or haddock
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
hot cooked rice



Cut fish into serving-size pieces; place in an ungreased
shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on
HIGH for 3 1/2 minutes. Drain liquid. Combine the sour
cream, mayonnaise, milk, mustard and dill; drizzle 1/2 cup
over the fish. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 3 1/2
minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve over
rice with remaining sauce.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Mediterranean Fish

1 sliced onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 crushed garlic clove
1 (14 to 15 oz) can stewed tomatoes
4 tablespoons tomatoe-based salsa
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 lbs red snapper
12 sliced green olives


In a microwave safe container, combine sliced onion, olive oil
and crushed garlic. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3
minutes. Drain. Stir in stewed tomatoes, salsa and cinnamon.
Top with red snapper and sliced green olives. Cover and
microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until fish flakes
easily with a fork.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Trout Chowder

1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cups milk
1 cup Ranch salad dressing
1 pound skinless, boneless trout fillets
1 (10 oz) package frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
1 cup cubed or shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup cubed or shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Paprika


In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Transfer to
a crock pot; add milk, dressing, fish, broccoli, cheeses and
garlic powder. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/2 to 2 hours
or until chowder is bubbly and fish flakes easily with a fork.
Sprinkle with paprika if desired.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money?" - Tom Armstrong

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Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

This is it, you'ld better get those requests in and don't worry, he WILL answer. Don't forget to leave some cookies and milk or even a slice of pie. He doesn't mind diet cookies but soy milk gives him heartburn. So if you don't want reindeer poop in your stockings (or under the tree), I'ld go with the real thing.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Movie Lovers - Moviefone

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Movie Lovers - Moviefone

Where to find Xmas presents for the movie fans in your life. There's some pretty cool stuff here.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

The Thought For Today

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." - Will Rogers

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Toys With Mental Illnesses

It;s Weird Friday and: "Oh, what gift to offer the bipolar six-year-old nephew his birthday... I know! These German toys with mental illnesses would please the little tyke. Would he like the depressive turtle Dub, Kroko the water-phobic crocodile, or the personality disorder-affected sheep Dolly? Of course, there's also Sly the snake, who happens to suffer from hallucinations..."

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Thought For Today

"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age." - Lucille Ball

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pepper spray ring, self defense ring, pepper ring defense, stunning pepper spray ring, oc pepper spray ring


Just in time for Xmas. To give as a gift or to use on obnoxious relatives.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The Thought For Today

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” - Terry Pratchett

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Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with Blanket

With this and a DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas from Amazon/eBay, you can celebrate the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Thought For Today

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

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Rec: Kosher Salmon Pancakes

1 large can red or pink salmon, drained
3 eggs
1/2 cup matzo meal
3 medium onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons light sour cream
3 to 4 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
dash of salt and pepper


Combine and mix the salmon, eggs, matzo meal, 1 chopped
onion, sour cream, and salt & pepper in large bowl. Form
small to medium pancakes. Heat oil in frying pan, place
pancakes in pan. Cook uncovered over MEDIUM heat
until crisp, flipping often. Fry the 2 remaining chopped
onions separately in pan then spoon over pancakes.


Serves 2

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Rec: Kosher Sweet & Sour Braised Brisket

1 small beef brisket
2 1/2 dates, pitted(such as Medjool)
1 cup chicken broth
1 5/8 large garlic cloves, Peeled
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
12 7/8 ozs sweet onions
8 large shallots
7 1/4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup orange juice



Brown the brisket in a large frying pan coated with 2
tablespoons of the olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes per side.
Place the brisket fat side up into a deep roasting pan.
Slice the onions thinly and sauté them in the same
frying pan with 2 more tablespoons of olive oil until
golden brown. Cover the brisket with the sautéed onions.
Sauté the shallots in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive
oil then set aside until later. Deglaze the frying pan with
the chicken stock, then pour the stock over the brisket.
Mix the dates, garlic, cloves, orange juice and tomato
puree in a blender or food processor until liquefied. Pour
this mixture over the brisket, cover tightly with aluminum
foil and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 2 1/2
hours. Uncover, add the shallots, re-cover and bake an
additional 1 1/2 hours or until done, removing the cover
for the last 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the brisket from
the pan, reserving the juices, onions and shallots in the pan.
For a little added flavor, you can place just the brisket on
a grill, with wood smoking chips, for 10 to 15 minutes if
desired. Let the brisket stand for 15 to 30 minutes so
that its juices can re-distribute. Slice thinly. Use the
reserved braising liquid along with the shallots and
onions for a serving sauce. Great with Kasha and veggies!


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Kosher Perfect Matzo Balls

For soft matzo balls
1 cup matzo meal
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons oil or melted schmaltz(chicken fat)
2 teaspoons baking powder


For firm matzo balls the above plus
4 tablespoons water or broth
baking powder(delete for firm matzo balls)


Optional Ingredients --- all, some or none
1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1 tablespoon dried parsley (optional)
1 teaspoon dill weed (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pepper (optional



Follow these instructions carefully.
Measure and mix dry ingredients into a bowl.
Individually break the eggs into a clear glass,
discarding any with blood spots, and then pour into
a second bowl. Add oil or schmaltz (and water or
broth for firm matzo balls) to the eggs and stir gently
with a fork until the yolks are broken and the oil just
mixed. Pour egg mixture into the dry mixture and
gently mix with the fork. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Treat it like a muffin mixture; if you over mix they
will be tough. Place in the fridge for 1 hour. Bring a
large pot of water to a rolling boil on the stove. After
matzo ball mix has set, gently remove teaspoon fulls
of the batter and roll into 1 to 2" balls and drop into the
water. When all the balls are in the water leave it to boil
until all the balls float to the top, then lower the
temperature to a rolling simmer for 40 minutes and
your matzo balls will be ready. DO NOT STIR AT ANY
TIME. The matzo balls may be removed from the water
with a slotted spoon and served in soup, with a stew,
as a side dish with gravy or placed on a cookie sheet
and frozen covered for a later use.


Makes 18 to 24 Matzo Balls

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Rec: Kosher Chicken Creole

3 boned and skinned chicken breasts
pinches of salt, pepper, and paprika
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes, or Pomi tomatoes
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon parva horseradish
1/2 to 1 cup diced roasted red bell peppers or pimiento




Wash and dry chicken breasts and arrange on a
microwave plate. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and
paprika. Cover loosely with waxed paper. Microwave
on MEDIUM HIGH 2 minutes. Turn pieces, cover,
and microwave another 1 to 3 minutes or until done.
Set aside. When cool enough to handle, tear or cut into
pieces. In meantime, heat oil in skillet or saute pan.
Saute onion, green pepper, and garlic several minutes.
Whisk in flour, salt, and paprika and stir until flour is
smooth. Add tomatoes and broth and blend well. Add
remaining ingredients and cook until thickened and
flavors have blended. Add chicken. Adjust seasonings
and serve with rice.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Mom's Authentic Kosher Cholent Recipe

2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 lbs chuck roast, cut into large chunks
1/2 cup dry kidney beans
1/2 cup dried pinto beans
1/2 cup pearl barley
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thirds
boiling water to cover
1 (1 oz) package dry onion and mushroom soup mix
1 tablespoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste


In a large oven safe pot or roasting pan, saute onions in oil over MEDIUM heat. Add meat, and brown well on all sides. Mix in beans; stir continuously until the beans start to shrivel. Stir in the barley. Add potatoes, and add just enough boiling water to cover the meat and potatoes. Mix in dry soup mix and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes on stove top. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Cover pot tightly, and place in preheated oven. Allow to cook overnight for at least 10 to 15 hours. Check periodically to make sure you have enough liquid to cover; add small amounts of water if needed. Do not stir; stirring will break up the chunks of potatoes.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, December 07, 2015

The Thought For Today

"If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what really throws you into a panic." — Jack Handey

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Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

This is it, you'ld better get those requests in and don't worry, he WILL answer. Don't forget to leave some cookies and milk or even a slice of pie. He doesn't mind diet cookies but soy milk gives him heartburn. So if you don't want reindeer poop in your stockings (or under the tree), I'ld go with the real thing.

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Thought For Today

"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukkah" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukkah!" or (to the atheists) "Look out for the wall!"" - Dave Barry

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Hanukkah


Gmar chatimah tovah. A time of celebration with family and friends. It runs from sunset on 6DEC to sunset on 14DEC. Time to dig out your dreidels and Hanukkah Gelt.


I have a little dreidel. I made it out of clay.
When it's dry and ready, with dreidel I shall play.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play …
My dreidel's always playful. It loves to dance and spin.
A happy game of dreidel, come play now let's begin.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, it loves to dance and spin.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. Come play now let's begin.

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Friday, December 04, 2015

The Thought For Today

"The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television." - Dave Barry

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Jetpacks for the jetset

That's right you've discovered it here first, on Weird Friday. Check this one out - if your bank account is flush, then you flush yourself, right into the sky on your very own jet pack. This takes water skiing to a whole new level. If they add little parasails, then perhaps snow skiers can reach new heights as well!

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The Thought For Today

"They aren't making mirrors the way they used to. The ones I buy now are full of wrinkles." - Phillis Diller

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Gas Powered Skateboards 52CC SUPER SALE (COOL VIDEO)

Gas Powered Skateboards 52CC SUPER SALE (COOL VIDEO)

Get one of these along with the motorized cooler and your life will be complete. At least until they come out with a flying car or cheap jet pack.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Thought For Today

"A new study says that in America rich people are ruder than poor people. I didn't think anyone hadn't figured that out." - Craig Ferguson

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Cruzin Cooler

Cruzin Cooler

I don't know what to say. Only in America would someone come up with a cooler that you can sit on and drive (up to 13mph), and attach trailers to. And then have it made in China. Over 40K sold so far folks. And check out the Ellen Cooler. Funny.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The Thought For Today

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana... - Groucho Marx

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Rec: Kosher Sweet And Sour Chicken

1 chicken, washed, dried and seasoned
1 bottle low-cal Russian dressing
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup honey
1 onion, thinly slice


Place seasoned chicken in baking dish skin side up. Mix together other ingredients with the exception of the onion. Put 2/3 of mixture over the chicken. Put sliced onion on chicken and cover with remaining sauce. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Baked Fish In Kosher Salt

3 to 4 lb whole fish with scales but cleaned inside
4 lb kosher salt
Juice of 1 lemon

SAUCE:
1/2 cup butter or olive oil
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
Juice of 1 lemon
Capers, optional
Salt and pepper to taste


Wash fish with with lemon. Place half the salt in a baking dish, just big enough to hold the fish. Place fish on top. Cover fish completely with the rest of the salt. Bake in pre-heated 400 degrees oven for 45 minutes. The salt will harden and make a crust. Once cooked remove the crust and the skin should come off.

SAUCE:
Melt butter. Add rest of ingredients.

Serves 4

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Rec: Kosher Fried Chicken

1 frying chicken, cut into 4 pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Juice of lemon
Olive oil
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs - slightly beaten
1 lemon - cut in 6 wedges


Sprinkle pieces evenly with salt, pepper, nutmeg and garlic salt. Place in a bowl with lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil - set aside in refrigerator to marinate for several hours or overnight. Toss once in a while to ensure evenness of seasonings.Heat 1 cup of oil in a large skillet. Roll the chicken pieces in flour, dip in egg, & fry in hot oil over HIGH heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Lower heat and fry for 15 minutes longer or until pieces are golden, but not brown, on all sides. Serve with lemon wedges and riso coll'uvetta (rice and raisins).

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Miriam's Kosher Cabbage Rolls

Filling:
2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
garlic salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons raw washed rice
dash Worcestershire sauce
1 large head green cabbage (not too solid)

Sauce:
14 ounces catsup
7 ounces water
3/4 cup grape jelly melted in microwave
Note: For more sauce either double recipe or make 1 1/2 the shown amounts.

For pan:
1/2 green pepper
1 onion sliced
1 bay leaf

Cut as much core out of cabbage as you can and place in a large pot. Bring water to cover to a boil. As cabbage cooks a little. you can remove more of core so the large cabbage leaves will separate. It takes time until all of the leaves will separate and are pliable.Combine ingredients for filling. Place about 1/3 cup of filling in each cabbage leave and fold like an envelope securing with wood toothpick. With the small cabbage leaves, use two. In bottom of large roasting pan, place the slice onion and bay leaf. Combine ingredients for sauce. Place a little in bottom of pan. Use about half of the left over cabbage leaves and place in pan. Place filled cabbage rolls seam side down in pan.cover with green pepper, remaining cabbage leaves and rest of sauce.Bake at 325 degrees for 3 hours uncovered; basting often. They should get a little brown. If they are getting too brown and there is still cooking time left, then cover. Can be prepared ahead of time and frozen.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast

1 1/3 cups coarse kosher salt
2 3/4 lbs prime rib roast
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons seasoning salt

Preheat oven to 210 degrees F (100 degrees C). Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with a layer of kosher salt. Place the roast, bone side down, on the salt. Season the meat with the ground black pepper and seasoning salt, then cover completely with kosher salt. Roast in preheated oven for 4 to 5 hours, or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from oven and let rest for 30 minutes. This sets the juices and makes the roast easier to carve. (Note: Be sure to remove all the salt from the roast before serving.)

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, November 30, 2015

The Thought For Today

"In elementary school, in case of fire you had to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?" - Warren Hutcherson

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Holy Sheep Dip!

No need to be sheepish about it, have some more sheep fun!

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, November 28, 2015

"What Shall We Do With The Leftover Turkey?"

"What shall we do with the leftover turkey,
What shall we do with the leftover turkey,
What shall we do with the leftover turkey,
Early In The Evenin'?"              (To The Tune Of "Drunken Sailor")


Well, here's a Link to 56 ideas. And if you STILL have more leftovers, you cooked WAAAAAY too much.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Code Monkey like Fritos

Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew

Code Monkey very simple man

With big warm fuzzy secret heart:

Code Monkey like you" - Jonathan Coulton

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RoadkillToys.com Designer Plush Toys - shop

RoadkillToys.com Designer Plush Toys - shop

For Weird Friday, we have examples of typical Haggis ingredients. And the perfect toys for birthdays/Xmas. You might want to add this Site to your Favorites list. Don't forget to check the Home page for all their obits and other free stuff.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." - Robert Caspar Lintner

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Thanksgiving Myth: Turkey Makes You Sleepy


Sorry, you've got one less excuse for falling asleep in front of the telly after you pig-out.

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Thanksgiving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thanksgiving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


You might note where and when the first Thanksgiving REALLY was.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Don't assume you're always going to be understood. I wrote in a column that one should put a cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Someone wrote me that: 'The turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melted." - Heloise

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Welcome to Cattle of the Sea!

Welcome to Cattle of the Sea!

For a traditional Florida Thanksgiving dinner, though some of the REAL old time Florida crackers still swear Long Pig is the best. Hopefully it shouldn't take you more than 5 seconds to figure out that this is a humor Site, though the recipes can be used for beef. Or nosey neighbors.

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