Saturday, December 31, 2016

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!

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Search crews in Montana are looking for two bags of mail in the wilderness that fell out of a plane last week. Meanwhile, a bunch of squirrels were excited to learn they'd been pre- approved for a Discover Card." - Jimmy Fallon

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? 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Without computers, the government would be unable to function at the level of effectiveness and efficiency that we have come to expect. This is because the primary function of the government is -- and here I am quoting directly from the U.S. Constitution -- 'to spew out paper.'" - Dave Barry

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded: dead."  -  Woody Allen

Rec: Hearty Tuna Chowder

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup each, chopped celery, onion and green pepper
2 medium potatoes, cut in small cubes
1 can or package tuna in water (7 oz), undrained
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup evaporated milk or half and half
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Melt butter or margarine in a non-stick saucepan over
medium low heat. Saute celery, onion, green pepper and
potatoes for about 10 minutes. Stir flour into the mixture
and cook another 3 minutes; add tuna, bacon and broth. Stir
until smooth and thickened. Add corn and transfer mixture
to crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Add milk,
cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on HIGH for another
20 to 30 minutes.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Catfish In Ginger Sauce

1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 (6 oz) catfish fillets



In a 2 cup microwave bowl, combine the onions, oil and
ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes
or until onions are tender. In small bowl, combine the
cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the broth,
soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne. Stir into onion mixture.
Microwave, uncovered, at MEDIUM HIGH for 2 to 3
minutes, stirring after each minute, until sauce comes to
a boil. Place catfish in a microwave 3 qt. dish and pour
sauce over the fish. Cover and microwave on HIGH for
5 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Scallops Poulette

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon minced onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound bay scallops
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup milk, light cream, or evaporated milk
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley



Combine butter and onion in a 2-quart, microwave-safe
casserole. Cover, and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
Stir in flour until well blended, then stir in mushrooms,
wine, salt, pepper, scallops, bay leaf, and lemon juice.
Recover, and microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes, or until
the scallops turn opaque. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
In a small bowl, stir together the milk and egg yolk until
combined. Stir the hot liquid from the scallops, about 1
tablespoon at a time into the milk mixture. When
combined, stir the sauce back into the scallops. Cover,
and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, then stir, and
microwave for another 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley
before serving.



Serves 4

Rec: Saucy Lemon Shrimp

1 1/2 lbs uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, thinly sliced
juice and zest of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley


Put the shrimp in a single layer in a microwave baking
dish. Season with the pepper then top with the butter,
lemon zest and parsley. Pour the lemon juice into the
baking dish. Cook on MEDIUM HIGH for 3 1/2 minutes or
until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated next day in microwave
Do not over heat or shrimp will become rubbery

Rec: Crab Mornay

2 cups basic white sauce
2 cups cooked crab meat
1/2 lb Swiss cheese, grated

Basic White Sauce
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk


Microwave butter 30 seconds on HIGH. Blend in flour and salt,
gradually stir in milk. Microwave 4 1/2 minutes total on HIGH
or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring twice during
last half of cooking time.

Layer 1/2 of the crab meat, white sauce and cheese into an
8" by 8" baking dish. Repeat with a second layer. Microwave
8-10 minutes on MEDIUM-HIGH.

Can be prepared a day ahead of time, stored in refrigerator
and heated later
Serves 5 to 6
Refrigerate remainder, not that there's going to be any
Can be reheated in microwave - see above

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain" - Mark Twain

The Fable of Stone Soup

One of my all-time favorite stories.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho - The Thought For Today

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

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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

YouTube - ADAM SANDLER - CHANUKAH (HANUKKAH) SONG [PART 3]

YouTube - ADAM SANDLER - CHANUKAH (HANUKKAH) SONG [PART 3]


And time to celebrate!

YouTube - Adam Sandler: The Chanukah Song Part 2

YouTube - Adam Sandler: The Chanukah Song Part 2


And part two with a few more laughs.

YouTube - Adam Sandler original Chanukah (Hanukkah) Song

YouTube - Adam Sandler original Chanukah (Hanukkah) Song


And because it's Hanukkah...
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little Electric Chairs around their necks instead of crosses." - Lenny Bruce

Santa Claus' Christmas Blog!

Santa Claus' Christmas Blog!

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"" - Dave Barry

YouTube - Baarmy sheep Xmas.wmv

YouTube - Baarmy sheep Xmas.wmv


A classic bit of holiday cheer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  ― Erma Bombeck

Monday, December 19, 2016

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

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.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three." - Elayne Boosler

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." — Jack Handey

YouTube - Adam Sandler santa song FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!



YouTube - Adam Sandler santa song FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!


And back to Xmas...  (picture's a bit shaky, sorry)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it." — Jack Handey

YouTube - ding fries are done

YouTube - ding fries are done


And now that holiday favorite, Carol of the Bells. Updated of course.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The reason gas stations sell food, of course, is that the supermarkets are busy cashing checks. The supermarkets have to cash checks because the banks are busy mailing unsolicited credit cards to everybody in the Western Hemisphere. The result is that very few people fix cars." - Dave Barry

Monday, December 12, 2016

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

Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

Last chance! 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.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker." - Anon

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

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Guys are like dogs. They keep coming back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time...they're gone." - Lenny Bruce

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I don't know if the presidential candidates are running for the White House or Animal House." - Bob Hope

Crazy Frog Christmas

Heeeeeeeeeee's back for Christmas...

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Thought For Today

"It's important to watch what you eat. Otherwise, how are you going to get it into your mouth ?" - Matt Diamond

Rec: Fiesta Beef Kabobs

1/2 envelope (1/4 cup) dry onion soup mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup salad oil
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash bottled hot pepper sauce (Tabasco)
1 1/2 lb. beef chuck roast, cut into 1" cubes
instant unseasoned meat tenderizer
1 green pepper, cut in pieces
1 sweet red pepper, cut in pieces


In saucepan combine first 8 ingredients and 1/2 cup
water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 20
minutes. Cool. Add meat; toss to coat. Refrigerate
overnight; drain meat, reserving the marinade.
Use tenderizer on meat according to label directions.
Thread meat and peppers on skewers. Cook 20 to 25
minutes turning and brushing with marinade.

Rec: Original Homemade Italian Beef

2 pounds beef chuck roast
2 (1 oz) packages dry Italian salad dressing mix
2/3 cup water
2/3 (16 oz) jar pepperoncini peppers
5 hamburger buns



Place the roast into crockpot and season with Italian
dressing mix. Pour in the water. Cover, and cook on
HIGH for 5 to 6 hours. During the last hour, shred the
meat with two forks - if it does not shred easily, cook
longer. Add the peppers, and as much of the juice as
you like for additional flavor. Serve on buns.


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Jenny's Crockpot Venison Stew

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lb venison roast cut into 1 inch cubes, trimmed
seasoned salt and pepper
1 can beefy mushroom soup
1 can beef noodle soup
8 ounces fresh or canned mushroom pieces
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder, optional
2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce


Sprinkle venison with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in
a skillet over high heat and sear venison on all sides.
Combine venison with soups and mushrooms in crockpot.
Season with garlic powder, onion powder and Worchestershire
sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 to 11 hours, or on HIGH
for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours. Excellent served over rice.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Reheat in microwave the next day

Rec: Basic Crockpot Meatloaf

2 lbs lean hamburger (or turkey)
2 eggs
2 slices bread, cut in small cubes
milk
catsup
salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped



Beat eggs and add bread cubes. Add enough milk to moisten.
Add hamburger and onion and squish all together with your,
well washed, hands. Season to taste and place in crockpot.
Shape to fit and flatten. Cover completely with catsup and
cook on LOW for 8 to 12 hours. Always wash your hands before
and after handling raw meat.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"More Americans can name the three stooges than the three branches of government. Well, that's because the three stooges are more likely to get something done." - David Letterman

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.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sloganize your name

Put your name, or any other word, into an Ad slogan.

Friday, December 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Never sit on the toilet, while the plunger is still in it." - Steve Dilla

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Talk about getting old. I was getting dressed and a peeping tom looked in the window, took a look and pulled down the shade!" - Joan Rivers

Home

Home


Robots, remote controlled vehicles and more. Soon you can have butterflies and fairies flying around your house.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive." - Bruce Friedman

Perfect Petzzz

The name says it all...

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"This is little strange. A couple in England named their new daughter Kia because she was delivered in the back seat of a Kia. No one was happier than her older brother — Hospital Bed." - Jimmy Fallon

Primula Teas










This is kind of cool. They make coffee and tea makers/ware, but the coolest thing is their flowering teas. Thats right, no tea bags for them - instead you get a tea ball that when dropped into water, not only makes tea, but also makes different flowers. The prices aren't bad and they should make great gifts.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I ad lib most of my dialogue. If I did remember my lines, it would be too bad for me." - W.C.Fields

Lizard-ville > Home

Lizard-ville > Home

Welcome to another Weird Friday and beautiful Lizard-Ville. Come see the world of a 19 year old girl who can talk lizards into letting her dress them and pose them for photographs.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia." - Dame Edna Everage

IT'S DARCEL DREW DAY!

Yes Darcel, YOU know why it's your day!
(Don't worry, I'm pretty sure that the statute of limitations has run out.)

Monday, November 21, 2016

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

World Toilet Day

Yes it's real. Read all about it at Wikipedia.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

Secretary: "It must be hard to lose your mother-in-law."
WC: "Yes it is, very hard. It's almost impossible." - W.C.Fields

War on Terror, the board game TM - a satirical board game from TerrorBull Games

War on Terror, the board game TM - a satirical board game from TerrorBull Games

Welcome to another Weird Friday. To quote from their homepage: "It's got suicide bombers, political kidnaps and intercontinental war. It's got filthy propaganda, rampant paranoia and secret treaties..." Now, you too can prepare yourself for a government job.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise." - Roger Simon

Hamster Powered Walker

More cool stuff from Crabfu. With a hamster, even. And, no, he's NOT steam-powered.

http://crabfuartworks.blogspot.com/2011/02/hamster-powered-walker.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Just think how stupid the average person is,and then realize that half of them are even stupider!" - George Carlin

Crabfu Steam Toys

crabfu steam toys

Steam powered radio controlled vehicles. Why steam powered? Because he could. Weird but cool, click on the photos for more info and videos. Love the R2S2, which is a steam powered you-know-who. The crab was giving me flashbacks to the movie Runaway. Little known fact - Gene Simmons of KISS, without his make up, starred as the villain in it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. " - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk, and a moose." - Gerald Ford

Where To Get The Best Free Education Online

"While most online resources won't grant you a college degree, there's a lot more to the internet than Wikipedia when it comes to learning. Whether you learn best through video or text, want to take a year-long course or just to touch up on a few topics, there are more than a few places online that can give you the full experience. In fact, there are enough that it can get quite overwhelming, so we've rounded up the best resources to make it all a bit more manageable. Here are some of the best places to get an education without ever leaving your computer." Good stuff.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meg Cabot's Blog -- Simply the Best

There are only a few blogs I follow (who has time?!), but one of my favorites of the few is that of YA writer Meg Cabot, she of The Princess Diaries. I know, you're saying, Princess Diaries? You gotta be kidding. No, I'm not, although Meg kids around a lot herself, which is what makes the blog so great. She spends more blog time entertaining than complaining. While you're there, be sure to check out her VidLit, which is also funny.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There is no such thing as a good war and there is no such thing as a bad peace." - Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There's nothing wrong with a woman welcoming all men's advances, darling, as long as they are in cash ." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

Internet Slang & Acronym Dictionary

Internet Slang & Acronym Dictionary

For people, like me, who don't know what's going on.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My wife doesn't care what I do when I'm away. As long as I don't enjoy myself." - Lee Trevino

The VOCO Clock

The VOCO Clock

Not cheap. Reproduces the subtle wit employed by P. G. Wodehouse's most famous character--the valet Reginald Jeeves politely affirms the beginning of the day. 126 different wake-up messages in the reserved voice of Stephen Fry When the alarm sounds, Jeeves speaks softly as he assuages your displeasure that the morning has indeed come: "Excuse me sir, I'm so sorry to disturb you, but it appears to be morning... Very inconvenient, I agree... I believe it is the rotation of the Earth that is to blame" or greets you with "Good morning, sir... I feel sure you have slept soundly, feel thoroughly refreshed, and await the day with the anticipation of an energetic gazelle. If you are not roused sufficiently, a series of beeps will ensue A press of the rosette at bed time initiates a three-minute relaxation message with ambient music. Made of wood and handpainted in a subdued lacquer. A button on the back illuminates the clock's face.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

"It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat." - Robert Fuoss

Monday, November 07, 2016

SIGN BUILDER 2.0 - INDUSTRIAL SIGNAGE

SIGN BUILDER 2.0 - INDUSTRIAL SIGNAGE

For making various Danger/Hazmat signs on your computer. Now you can put something interesting on your bathroom door.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

IT'S BONFIRE NIGHT!

AHHH, BUT WHAT IF THEY HAD SUCCEEDED?

Friday, November 04, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I have no respect for gangs today. None. They just drive by and shoot people. At least in the old days, like in West Side Story, the gangs used to dance with each other." - Robert G. Lee

Gothic Industrial Culture

Welcome to another Weird Friday and I'm at a loss for words about this Site. I'm not going to make fun of it just because I don't understand it. I'll leave it up to YOU to decide.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

BEN KENOBI: PRIVATE JEDEYE

Watch. Laugh. Enjoy.

Friday, October 28, 2016

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If it screams, it's not food... yet." - Anon

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy ... in a jar on my desk." - Steven King

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." - Doug Larson
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My husband and I had our best sex during our divorce. It was like cheating on our lawyers." - Priscilla Lopez

Friday, October 14, 2016

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"For years, my husband and I had advocated separate vacations. But the kids kept finding us." - Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, "I'd like some fries."The girl at the counter said, "Would you like some fries with that ?"" - Jay Leno

Rec: Chicken Livers Supreme

1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 lb chicken livers, halved
2 to 3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme


In a 2 1/2 quart casserole, combine mushrooms, onion and
butter. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 minutes, stirring
once, until onion and mushrooms are tender. Toss livers with
flour, salt, pepper and thyme and stir in. Cover and cook on
HIGH 3 minutes and on MEDIUM 6 to 8 minutes, stirring twice,
until livers are tender. Best served over rice.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Chicken And Okra Gumbo

1/2 chicken (about 1 lb)
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups chopped fresh okra
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
hot sauce to taste


In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the chicken
and cover with water. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper,
and garlic and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the
chicken from the pot and allow it to cool. When the
chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and
bones. Shred the meat and set aside. Add the tomatoes,
thyme, bay leaf, and okra to the broth in the pot.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken to the
pot. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce.
Just before serving, remove the bay leaf.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry." - Rita Rudner

Friday, October 07, 2016

Haunted Memories Changing Portraits

Haunted Memories Changing Portraits

For Weird Friday I give you a very cool Site. Sadly, it's not cheap. But putting a 5x7 (available for some) on your desk wouldn't be TOO painful. Still, you can visit the Site and enjoy the portraits for free.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

I BE GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evacuated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Thought For Today

"The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean." - Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Buzz Aldrin will be on 'Dancing With the Stars.' He may be the only man to have walked on the moon and moonwalked in the same lifetime." - Jimmy Kimmel

DarkLinks 2016 Halloween Links

Almost Halloween. Sad, but the Christmas stuff is already in the stores. So, before it's over, check out the DarkLinks 2010 link page. Another thing that sucks, the marathon horror movies on the cable channels will soon end too. For some more B flicks check www.badmovies.org. And for other oddities, check: http://www.hauntedcuriosities.com/ and http://www.arkhambazaar.com/

Monday, October 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized." - Fred Allen

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on." - Samuel Goldwyn

www.zombieportraits.com

http://www.zombieportraits.com/

This is definately one for Weird Friday. If you send Rob Sacchetto a picture of your head and shoulders (and money of course), he'll send back a custom portrait of you as a zombie. Sweet, but are they worth the money? It's up to you, but, personally I just need to look in a mirror in the morning. BRRRRRRR!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Behold, the tailgate party. The pinnacle of human achievement. Since the dawn of parking lots, man has sought to fill his gut with food and alcohol in anticipation of watching others exercise.” - Homer Simpson

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing." - Dave Barry

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." - Jacqueline Kennedy

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I had, out of my sixty teachers, a scant half dozen who couldn't have been supplanted by phonographs." - Don Herold

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, any more than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table." - John F. Kennedy

Sea Monkey Worship Page

Sea Monkey Worship Page

A blast from the past. All hail the Sea Monkeys, the true rulers of the seas! Yup, those things that you ordered off the back pages of a comic book are still around. And STILL don't look anything like the pictures.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I went on a diet, swore off heavy eating and in fourteen days I lost two weeks." -  Joe E. Lewis

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There is not a man in America who has not had a secret ambition to boot an infant." - W.C.Fields

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Though For Today

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. They think there need be but little restraint upon themselves. The love of power may sink too deep in their own hearts." - Daniel Webster

HeroRAT

"A fully-trained HeroRAT can identify landmines quickly and efficiently, or can sniff out deadly pulmonary tuberculosis faster than traditional laboratory microscopy." Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. They save HUMAN lives. And they need your support. Go, read, give.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

I date this girl for two years -- and then the nagging starts: "I wanna know your name." - Mike Binder

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up." - Lenny Bruce

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Eat the rich — the poor are tough and stringy." - Anon

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"It's not hard to tell we was poor -- when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline." - George Lindsey

BBspot - RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

BBspot - RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

A little bit of humor about a very unfunny subject.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Paraprosdokians

PARAPROSDOKIANS are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them)
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left..
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
10. Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk is a work station.
11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.
12. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'
13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
19. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
20. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
21. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
23. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
25. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
26. Where there's a will, there are relatives.

Friday, September 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car." — Jack Handey

52 Examples Why Florida Is Still The Craziest State

And proud of it!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Anytime I see something screech across a room and latch onto someone's neck, and the guy screams and tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what IS that thing?!" - Jack Handey

Comics - The Oatmeal

Comics - The Oatmeal Funny stuff!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."  –  Woody Allen

Monday, September 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A kindergarten teacher in Florida was arrested for trafficking Oxycodone. Other teachers became suspicious when she had the only class in school with a six-hour naptime." - Jimmy Fallon

Sunday, September 04, 2016

POOR DEANO!



WHY THE LAW SAYS THAT HE CAN'T HAVE KIDS.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

TOP TEN BEST EXCUSES IN CRIMINAL CASES

1. License case: “It wasn’t me, my brother did it, my brother did it” The defendant doesn’t have a brother.

2. Assault and Battery Case: “The guy walked into my fist. I tried to stop him, but he kept running into my fist!”

3. Shoplifting case: “I was going to return it if it didn’t fit, really I was.”

4. Conspiracy case: “it was entirely my wife’s idea, I will testify that way if I need to.”

5. Assault with Dangerous Weapon: “The cops must have planted my fingerprints on the weapon.”

6. Drug case: “I was only given $5,000 to drive this bag from one location to another, how was I supposed to know there was something illegal in the bag?”

7. Minor in possession of alcohol: “Yeah, we had the alcohol, but I wasn’t given my Miranda rights, so that means a dismissal right?” The police saw the person drinking in the car and there were no statements to be suppressed.

8. DUI case: “I drank a lot, but I wasn’t that drunk because I got to the car and I was driving.”

9. Drug case: An overweight person claimed that she didn’t use crack cocaine. While pointing at herself she stated, “look at me, does it look like I use crack!”

10. My favorite: A doctor gets arrested for trying to elicit sex from a prostitute. “I was doing research on STDs."

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I intend to live forever. So far, so good." - Steven Wright

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me." - Noel Coward

Mighty Kite Home

Home


And completing the lineup we have Mighty Kite. "Mighty Kite size can easily fit in a purse or in a glove box, and can be used as a book marker. Take it off the package & carry the Mighty Kite in your pocket!" These are inexpensive and cool. The perfect kite for young kids and the permanently young at heart.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones." - Oscar Wilde

Harbor Wind & Kite Co. - Your online source for discount kites, accessories, toys and more!

Harbor Wind & Kite Co. - Your online source for discount kites, accessories, toys and more!


It's the windy season so, hey, go fly a kite! A HUGE selection, all shapes and sizes. From one string to many. My favorite is R2D2. So become a kid again and enjoy! And watch out for those phone/power lines.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Figure this stuff is safe to drink? Huh? Actually I don't care if it's safe or not, I drink it anyway. You know why? Cause I'm an American and I expect a little cancer in my food and water." - George Carlin

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you." - A. Whitney Brown

About Pocket Kite

About Pocket Kite


To paraphrase Robin Williams: Oh look! It's just like a man's kite, but smaller. And now, according to an Email they just sent me, can be found at Toys "R" Us.

(Hint, hint - what to say to a Flasher.)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Now for a Little Walk on the Darkside

There are a few good links around for those of you who want to take a little walk on the darkside. For one, a lovely Cthulhu blog called Lolthulhu, offering up a lot of nuttiness and some terrific art.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl." - Charlie Chaplin

noadi on Etsy - Noadi's Art on Etsy, Polymer Clay Jewelry & Sculpture

noadi on Etsy - Noadi's Art on Etsy, Polymer Clay Jewelry & Sculpture


If you like earrings and necklaces of things with too many arms/legs, this is the Site for you.








Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five." - Steven Wright

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning :: Watch the Sci-Fi Parody film online : Download the Star Wreck Movie or get it on DVD!

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning :: Watch the Sci-Fi Parody film online : Download the Star Wreck Movie or get it on DVD!

"Star Wreck is a feature-length science fiction parody made in Finland. The film took seven years to make, but in the end we had a film with amazing special effects, action and lots of dark humor. Go and download the movie, it's free. If you like the film, you can also get it on DVD." It's been downloaded over 8 million times (including by me) and is kickass funny: WATCH IT! And don't forget to check out Iron Sky while you're there.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or PH.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B." - Fats Domino

Amazon.com: Absolutely MAD Magazine - 50+ Years: Software

Amazon.com: Absolutely MAD Magazine - 50+ Years: Software

Know any Mad Magazine fans? THIS is the gift to give them. Over 50 years (with extras) on DVD. We are talking HOURS of enjoyment here. And the price isn't too painful.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sad, Sweet "West Coast"

And now for something completely different -- from me, at any rate -- a music video! This is a little song that is apparently very popular in New York right now because of all the bi coastal relationships between the Big Apple and La La Land. I can't say I think the video is much but the song is nice. Are there any of us out there who haven't had a long distance relationship and can't relate this song?

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs." - Oscar Wilde

True Companion

Hmmmmmm, a sexbot. She won't lie to you, insult you, eat you out of house and home or max out your credit cards? And never a headache for only $995? What's not to love? I'll take two, please. And there's one for the ladies too. Not sure if he'll do the dishes, though.



http://truecompanion.com/

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Shiny Balls of Mud

Apparently kids in Japan have a strange past time. We made mud pies, they make ... mud art. You, too, can make hikaru dorodango by following these simple directions. Let me know how well you do, heh heh heh.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. " - Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Humor is just another defense against the universe." - Mel Brooks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NASA!

For the Benefit of All

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back." - Lois McMaster Bujold

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Yet each man kills the thing he loves, from all let this be heard. Some does it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword." - Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

Lady: "Are you really a man?"

WC: "Well, I've been called other things." - W.C.Fields

Make Your Own Cool Summertime Drinks

Make your own Frappuccino, Iced Mocha, Jamba Juice, Slurpee and Thai Iced Tea at home.

And here's a Link to a recipe for Harry Potter's Butterbeer. Enjoy.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20100630/D9GLR9TG1.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Just between you and me, I think "everything" bagels are making a lot of promises they can’t keep." - Kevin Tor

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Washington etiquette was of little importance to Woodrow Wilson. According to tradition, a president...walked ahead of his companions...But Wilson refused to enter rooms before his wife, saying "a man who is a gentleman before becoming President should remain one afterwards.""

Petridish

From IO9: "With government spending for the sciences on the decline, entrepreneur Matt Salzberg saw an opportunity. He'd create a crowdfunding site for scientists, where researchers could get funding directly from the public. Last week, he and his team launched Petridish.org, and they've already got reputable researchers whose projects are almost funded after just a few days. Could this be the future of publicly funded science?
If you visit Petridish right now, you'll see a handful of projects — all from reputable scientists associated with institutions like NASA, the California Academy of Sciences, and Stanford University — that request fairly modest sums to do incredibly important work. It's all basic research, and ranges from searching for exomoons (moons in other solar systems), to tracking endangered sea turtles, recording the sounds of undersea ecosystems (how cool is that?), to discovering new species of ants in uncharted regions of Madagascar. The videos of the scientists requesting funds are geeky and lo-fi, but still incredibly exciting. Imagine helping somebody discover weird new life forms in the ocean!"

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rec: Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich

2 slices of white bread
2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
1 small ripe banana mashed
2 tablespoons butter



Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the
mashed banana on the other. Press the slices gently
together. Melt the butter (or to be truly Elvis-like,
melt bacon fat!), over low heat in a small frying pan.
Place the sandwich in the pan and fry until golden
brown on both sides. Eat it with a glass of buttermilk.


Please note: Elvis tended to eat 12-15 sandwiches a sitting! So belly up!

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

Saturday, May 28, 2016

iPod Accessory for Desperate Housewives

Let it never be said that we have seen it all...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Strange New Products

Strange New Products

And for Weird Friday we have... It's pretty much self-explanatory. It's where you go to view the weird and the wacky as they are released into the world.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKIE MCDONALD!

Yes, it's that time again.
It must be nice to finally be 30.

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

Monday, May 23, 2016

style-your-garage.com - Home

style-your-garage.com - Home


Now, this isn't cheap but it's soooooooooooooo cool!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Canstruction

Now why don't they do this down at my local grocery store? It sure would put a little zip into boring food shopping.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The devil came to me last night and asked what I wanted in exchange for my soul. I still can't believe I said pizza. Friggin' cravings." — Marc Ostroff

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

Hangman: "Have you any last wish?"
WC: "Yes, I'd like to see Paris before I die."(pause)
"Philadelphia will do." - W.C.Fields

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ahhhh! Run! They Will Return!

Just when you thought Christmas was over and you were safe from carols until December. No, no, we are not safe! They will return. Ruunnn!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Friday, May 06, 2016

Tokyoflash : Unique Japanese Watches

Tokyoflash : Unique Japanese Watches

Welcome to another Weird Friday. This isn't the weirdest Site that I've found, but as they say, it's pretty unique. If you like watches or have a friend who does, this is the place to get a one of a kind watch. I haven't seen these offered anywhere else.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

We're All Stars Now

7Introducing...Soccer Mom Jeannie Tate and her traveling talk show! Completely off topic here, I don't know about you guys, but I haven't yet figured out how children's team sports is supposed to improve society. Do we really get as much benefit out of all the effort put into it as we should? Are team sports going to save the universe, or what?

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." - Groucho Marx

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one." - Dashiell Hammett

Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends

Welcome to the Happy Tree Friends. They just want to play with each other and have fun. And then something goes horribly wrong! Always! Enjoy the bloodshed - I do.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”  ― Anthony Bourdain

Rec: Microwaved Potatoes Lyonnaise

2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 small onions, sliced
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika



In a 3 quart casserole dish, combine potatoes, onions,
margarine, garlic, salt, oregano, pepper and paprika.
Heat in microwave on HIGH until margarine melts,
about 1 minute; stir. Cook 10 minutes more, stirring
occasionally.


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Rice Picanté

2 cups white rice
4 cups water
1 cup mayonnaise - low-fat okay
1 sm. red onion - chopped
1/2 red bell pepper - seeded, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper - seeded, chopped
3/4 cup picanté sauce OR salsa
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese - low-fat okay


In a microwave steamer, cook white rice with water
for 12 minutes on 100% power.-In a bowl, combine
the mayonnaise, onion, peppers, picanté sauce and
cheddar cheese. When rice has cooked for 12 minutes,
remove from microwave and add the mayonnaise
mixture. Return to the microwave for 8 minutes on
100% power. Serve with fajitas.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Wasabi Peas

2 cups dried whole peas
2 tablespoons olive oil

Wasabi Coating
4 teaspoons Wasabi powder
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Soak the peas in water to cover overnight. Preheat the
oven to 200°. Drain the peas, then cook them according
to instructions on the package. Mix the olive oil with the
cooked peas until well coated. Oil a baking sheet and
spread the peas evenly across it. Place in the oven and
bake for 5 hours, until the peas appear dry and are crisp
when bitten into. Combine the Wasabi powder, tahini,
rice vinegar and mustard in a mixing bowl. Combine
the wasabi mixture with the hot peas making sure that
all the peas are evenly coated. Using a rubber spatula,
spread the peas on the baking sheet, separating as many
as you can. Increase the oven temperature to 250°.
Bake the peas for 10 to 15 minutes, until the coating is dry.

Rec: Red Lobster's Garlic Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
¾ cup cold whole milk
4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese

To Brush On Top
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
pinch salt


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine Bisquick with
cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a
large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There
should be small chunks of butter in there that are about
the size of peas. Add Cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon
garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.
Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an
ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop. Bake for
15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to
turn light brown. When you take the biscuits out of the
oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your
microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried
parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over
the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes
one dozen biscuits.

Serves 4 to 6

Recipe: Microwave Basic Steamed Rice

2 cups long grain white rice, washed and drained
2 1/2 cups boiling water


Pour the rice in a 3 quart casserole and add boiling
water. Cover with a vented microwave lid. Cook on HIGH
(1200W) for 5 minutes or until the liquid boils. Switch to
LOW(30%) and cook for 14 minutes. Remove from the
oven and let it sit for 5 minutes with the cover on. Fluff
rice lightly with a fork.


Makes 4 cups

Saturday, April 23, 2016

IT'S ARLYNE RZEPECKI DAY!

HERE'S A TIP OF THE HAT FROM ME TO
YOU, ARLYNE, AND BE SURE TO DROP
IN IF YOU GET DOWN THIS WAY.








Friday, April 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other." - John Adams

Thursday, April 21, 2016

ToonDoo - The Cartoon Strip Creator - Create, Publish, Share, Discuss!

ToonDoo - The Cartoon Strip Creator - Create, Publish, Share, Discuss!

Well, well, well. Finally a Site for the artistically inept, like me, where you can make your own comic strip and publish, share and discuss it. And it's free. You can even put it on a Blog. Hmmm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Portals - WSJ.com

Portals - WSJ.com

Damn! The Internet IS addictive.

Monday, April 18, 2016

KI4U Nuke Prep Expertise & Solutions!

Be prepared. Dosimeters (especially Russian) are cheaper on eBay and potassium iodide is cheaper at Amazon, but buyer beware.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Shape of Things that Never Came

Paleo-Future: A Look into the Future that Never Was, is a great little blog site that showcases those things we dreamed of that never came to be. In most cases they probably never will come to be but it seems likely that at least some of these things will become reality some day, although probably not in the exact form shown. From Smithsonian magazine.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Flood Maps

Flood Maps

Use these maps to see what the world will look like as the ice caps melt. Just put how much of a rise in sea level you expect in the upper left corner and it'll tell you how soon you'll be treading water.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Donald Duck's Family Tree

Definately answers one of the burning questions of our time - where the hell did he come from?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it probably needs a little more time in the microwave." —  Lori Dowdy

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"In some versions of my original contest column I had proposed, in a lighthearted manner, that we reduce the deficit by 'selling unnecessary states such as Oklahoma to the Japanese.' This caused a number of Oklahomans to send in letters containing many correctly spelled words and making the central lighthearted point that I am a jerk. They also sent me official literature stating that Oklahoma has enormous quantities of culture in the form of ballet, Oral Roberts, etc., and that the Official State Reptile -- I am not making this up -- is something called the 'Mountain Boomer.' So I apologize to Oklahoma, and as a token of my sincerity I'm willing to sell my state, Florida, to the Japanese, assuming nobody objects to the fact that Japan would suddenly become the most heavily armed nation on Earth." - Dave Barry

The Hard Truth From Orlando

You know what bothered me about that article on the four social workers facing criminal charges over the death of a child whose safety they were responsible for monitoring? That the two supervisors were written up as being big in their churches. It's been my very bad experience that the very religious, church-types turn a blind eye to behaviors that tell you something bad is happening because they believe that God made families, families need to be together, blah-blah-blah. It's the same kind of blind idiocy that lets them allow and even defend child molesters and killers in their own organizations, but insists that every pregnancy be carried to term while you punish the mother for getting pregnant.

The other thing that bothers me, is this social worker organization a contracted private organization or is it really a state organization, manned by state employees? The difference is, we have so many church or faith-based private organizations vying for government dollars -- promoted by former President G.W. Bush as being "more economical" than government-run agencies. So minimal standards are set and the money is paid with little government oversight. These private companies have their own agenda and it's not necessarily about protecting the children or families; it's about getting as many cases as they can so they can pull in the money and submit the paperwork that meets the minimum criteria.

We've had some truly hideous cases come through our court here. The eight-year-old who was removed from his insanely abusive mother and siblings, placed (per state-legislated criteria that you have to look for placement within a dysfunctional family rather than finding someone sane first) with another relative, who then promptly stuck the kid back with the mother he'd been removed from because the relative couldn't be bothered to find a babysitter while she worked. The 13-year-old abusive sibling strangled the eight-year-old over an old cupcake the kid ate because he was hungry. The 13-year-old killed his younger half-brother because the cupcake was his mom's "treat" to herself and she'd beat the 13-year-old if it was gone. Yep. Right here in Orlando. And the relative was NEVER charged. The 13-year-old was, but not the mom and not the relative who violated the protection order by putting the child back in harm's way.

And that's just one instance of the craziness. I'm still a strong proponent of the government handing out all available contraceptive means, providing free abortions and totally chopping out welfare payments after two years to non-working parents and repossessing any children for adoption by non-relatives if the parent can't get it together. When every child is planned, it will be a wanted and provided for child. We won't see children used as two-legged paychecks for freaks who breed and pass the kids around like a coupon for free government money. A box of condoms or a $300 to $500 abortion is a damned sight more economical to society and our government than 18 years of counseling, welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, legal assistance, foster care, Medicaid or independent living expenses if the kids age out of foster care.

If our government leaders were serious about reducing crime, poverty, government spending, child abuse, they'd hand over the medical provisions and acknowledge that being a parent is either totally the individual's choice and therefore an individual's responsibility and will automatically result in criminal charges against parents who expose their offspring to abuse, or they'd say being a parent is not a choice and the government is picking up the tab for all the unwanted, unprovided for children the current paternalistic legislation promotes. Instead, we have these half-measures. On the one hand, access to contraceptives and abortion are being made inaccessible to the neediest people among us. But on the other hand, the government is handing out money hand-over-fist for children with little hope of ever being productive, contributing, taxpaying citizens.

I say, pick one. Either end the mindless production of children for a social work and prison industry, or admit and accept it's okay that the taxpayer foots the bill for religious-based irrational policies and pays for it with the blood of unplanned, unwelcome children.

   Florida Cracker

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saturday, April 09, 2016

How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Find out with this quiz! I'm a mere 17 percent addicted myself, but I think all the rest of you will be much more addicted. Think of all the money you could be making while you're wasting time on blogging. You could probably have a second job, be packing money into the bank and investments ... But no, you have to BLOG! I'm so far ahead of all you guys.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"They never got me for the right offense." - W.C.Fields

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

With Luck, They All Fall Down

Okay, it's a British TV commercial, but if you haven't seen it, it's worth a look. (I can't believe they got this on the first take. And what's that swimming froggie thing in the water?...)

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners." - Jeff Stilson

Museum of Hoaxes

Museum of Hoaxes

HEY! IT'S APRIL FIRST! APRIL'S FOOL DAY! And, yes it's real, sorta.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The only time most women give their orating husbands undivided attention is when the old boys mumble in their sleep." - Wilson Mizner

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” ― Charles de Gaulle

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

Man (to WC): "You're drunk!

"WC: "Yeah, and you're crazy. And I'll be sober tomorrow and you'll be crazy for the rest of your life." - W.C.Fields

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Free the Nipple Day

YUP - YOU JUST HAD TO LOOK.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you." - Rita Mae Brown

Edible

Edible

It's Weird Friday and here's even more strange things to eat. For YOU to eat.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I'm the only man who has a marriage license made out To Whom It May Concern." - Mickey Rooney

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Purim

Celebrate, one and all, sunset tonight is when it all begins!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?" - Homer Simpson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!

Happy 85th and many happy returns...

Monday, March 21, 2016

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!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Is this fairytale castle the inspiration for Hogwarts?

If it wasn't, it might as well have been. I think it might have been the inspiration for the movies' set designers, if not for J.K. Rowling. At any rate, it's the 125th anniversary of the death of artistic but oddball King Ludwig II, who built Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps. Check out the great photos in this piece from The Altantic. (No, this is not a paid endorsement, and no, I don't have stock in the company, in case you're wondering.)

Friday, March 18, 2016

The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog Of ACME Products

http://home.roadrunner.com/~tuco/looney/acme.html
For Weird Friday we have: The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog Of ACME Products. All of them from 1935 to 1964. COOL!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Saint Patrick's Day

Enjoy yourselves - just not TOO much. And say hi to the purple elephants for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Mustache Rangers

The Mustache Rangers
"The Mustache Rangers explore space and beyond in this weekly serial comedy adventure sci-fi old time radio program." Very, very funny stuff.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rec: Shrimp Jambalaya

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined




In a crock pot, mix chicken, celery, green bell pepper,
onion, garlic, tomatoes with liquid, sugar, salt, Italian
seasoning, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf. Cover, and
cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours. Remove bay leaf from the
chicken mixture, and stir in orzo. Increase heat to HIGH.
Cook 15 minutes, until orzo is tender. Stir in shrimp, and
cook 2 minutes, until shrimp are heated through.



Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lot of the recent actresses look and act like my niece. Now, she's a good girl, but I wouldn't pay to see her." - Vincent Price

I-Mockery.com - COMICS! A collection of our web comics and comic-oriented pieces!

10-Mockery.com - COMICS! A collection of our web comics and comic-oriented pieces!

Welcome to the comics of I-Mockery. There's plenty of great stuff here but my favorite has to be PickleMan. My favorite issues are 5 and 6 with the Flash movie, PickleMan's Breakfast Battle a close third. Oh, and the rest of the Site is a lot of fun too. Enjoy.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

"No War on Terror"

Excellent link I found on Neil Gaiman's site. And I agree with Neil, who agrees with Sir Ken Macdonald, Britain's director of public prosecutions. At last, a voice of reason.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jay Pinkerton.com

Jay Pinkerton.com

More fun stuff to help warp young (and not quite so) minds. It's all older stuff, but still fun.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Borowitz Report .com

http://www.borowitzreport.com/


If laughter is the best medicine, this will cure almost anything. Updated Sun through Thur.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

“You're thinking I'm one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I'm not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.”
Scott Adams

Rec: Crock Pot Vegetarian Goulash

8 ozs mushroom, sliced
5 1/3 ozs tempeh, in 3/4 inch dice
2/3 cup carrot, in 1/2 inch dice
1 1/3 medium onion, chopped
2/3 large tomato, peeled, seeded & chopped
2/3 small bell pepper, chopped
1 1/3 garlic clove, minced
7/8 cup vegetable broth
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 1/3 teaspoons dill
1/3 teaspoon caraway seed, lightly crushed
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 (10 1/2 ozs) package silken tofu
2/3 cup frozen peas, thawed





Put the mushrooms, tempeh and carrots into a crock pot
(no need to steam the tempeh first). Combine onions,
tomato, bell pepper, garlic and broth in a blender container
and puree. Add the puree to the crock pot and mix well.
Add the paprika, parsley, dill, caraway seed, salt and
pepper to the crock pot and stir well. Cover and cook on
LOW heat 8 to 10 hours. Shortly before serving, puree
the silken tofu in a blender with a little liquid from the
crock pot until very smooth. Stir it into the crock pot, add
the peas and heat through. Serve over cooked noodles,
potatoes, rice or other grains.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Vegetable Quesadillas

2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
3/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend



In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the first
nine ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 minutes
or until vegetables are tender. Divide vegetable mixture
evenly over 3 tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Top each
with remaining tortilla. Place each filled tortilla on a
microwave-safe plate; cover with a piece of waxed paper.
Microwave on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds or until cheese
is melted. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut each
quesadilla into wedges.


Serves 2 to 3
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave

Rec: Crock Pot Vegetarian Lasagna

4 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/3 onion, diced
2 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/3 (6 ozs) cans tomato paste
1 1/3 (2 7/8 cup) cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons pepper
1 cup mushroom, sliced
2/3 teaspoon dried oregano
2/3 (26 1/2 ozs) container ricotta cheese
2 2/3 cups fresh spinach, rinsed
1/3 cup parmesan cheese or asiago cheese, grated
1 1/3 (13 1/4 ozs) boxes no-boil lasagna noodles, uncooked
10 2/3 ozs mozzarella cheese, shredded





In large saucepan over medium heat, heat olive oil and add
onions and garlic. Cook over MEDIUM heat until tender,
about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, oregano, salt and pepper
to taste and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring often. Add
tomato paste and stir mixing thoroughly. Add tomato sauce,
stir and cook sauce stirring occasionally for another 6 to 8
minutes or until heated through. Remove sauce from heat
and set aside. In crock pot, cover bottom with enough sauce
to just cover. Add two layers of lasagna noodles, breaking
them where needed. Spread noodles with one tub of the
ricotta cheese and salt and pepper. Add two layers of lasagna
noodles. Cover noodles with half of the sauce, sprinkle with
1/2 of the mozzarella cheese. Add two layers of lasagna
noodles. Spread noodles with 1/2 tub of the ricotta cheese.
Shake excess water from spinach leaves and cover cheese
with spinach and salt and pepper. Add two layers of lasagna
noodles. Cover noodles with remaining sauce and cover
sauce with remaining mozzarella and parmesan or asiago
cheese. Put lid on crock pot and turn on HIGH. Leave to
cook for 5 hours. When done, let lasagna sit for 8 minutes
to set before cutting.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Rice-Crust Spinach Quiche

3/4 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons egg substitute, divided
1/8 teaspoon curry powder
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and
squeezed dry
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons fat free evaporated milk
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper



Combine rice, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/4 cup egg substitute and
curry powder. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of
microwave-safe 6 in. pie plate. Microwave on HIGH for
2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Combine the spinach, milk,
mushrooms, onion, garlic powder, pepper and remaining
cheese and egg substitute; pour into crust. Microwave
on MEDIUM power for 10 minutes, rotating a quarter
turn every 5 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the
center comes out clean.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Bean Tortilla Casserole

12 corn tortillas (5" diameter) torn in pieces
1 large onion, diced fine
1 (30 oz.) can Rosarita refried beans-vegetarian
1 zucchini, sliced thin
2 stalks chopped Celery
diced Pickles
diced Olives
meatless Spaghetti sauce, Ragu, Prego
Cheese, grated, low fat



Spray glass dish (8 x 12 x 2 inch or larger) with Pam.
Sprinkle a little water on the bottom of dish. Add diced
onion and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Remove
onions from dish, leave liquid and layer in the following
order: Torn tortillas, onions, zucchini, celery, pickles, olives
and beans. Top with spaghetti sauce, any amount you wish,
cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 15 minutes on
MEDIUM. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 to 10
minutes with plastic wrap in place. Remove plastic and
sprinkle with grated cheese.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, March 07, 2016

Dave Barry's Blog

Dave Barry's Blog

For any lazy morning. Chock full of fun and weird Links that people send him. It also has Links to some of his old columns.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Rec: Crock Pot Hearty Vegetarian Hobo Soup

24 ozs frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 (46 oz) can V8 (low sodium if you like)
1 bay leaf
salt
garlic powder
1/2 (16 oz) package coleslaw mix


Spray a crock pot with cooking spray. In the crock pot,
mix together the Vegetables, Vegetable Juice, Bay Leaves,
Cole slaw, Garlic Powder and Salt to taste (I substitute 1
tablespoon ONLY of Ms. Dash Original Flavor for the garlic
and salt and sometimes add chopped onions to taste).
Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Cold Cucumber Soup

2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded
1 1/4 cups sour cream
1 cup chicken broth
1 small onion, cut into wedges
4 sprigs fresh parsley, stems removed
2 sprigs fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed, stems removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon white pepper


Cut cucumbers into large chunks and place in a blender
with remaining ingredients. Puree and pour into bowl.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder (of course)
Perfect on a hot summer day with a sandwich