Monday, February 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

TV...If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book.

You Are Very Cold, and This Feels Like an Adventure

From The Slate Book Review: 'Think back to the worst relationship you were ever in. The one full of shouting matches and long separations; the one where you were taken advantage of over and over; the one you both clung to for far too long. Remember how it felt as though your fate had been taken completely out of your hands? That whatever decision you made, your story was hurtling unstoppably in one direction—toward disaster?" Been there, done that. Read the review, and the book.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The good thing about being bisexual is that it doubles your chance of a date on a Saturday night." - Woody Allen

TSA No-Fly List

Yes, folks, for Weird Friday we have, the one, the only - TSA No-Fly List! Now's your chance to check and see if your name is on it BEFORE you go to the airport. And your kids. And your pets. And your houseplants. If it has a name, it can (and probably will) go on the list.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"President Obama insisted that the U.S. economy is still showing improvement. And he said you can take that to the bank, if you can find any that are still open." - Jay Leno - Islam: Making a True Difference in the World - Islam: Making a True Difference in the World

The peace of the grave. Those who behave as animals should be treated as such.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch." - Leo Dworken

Jihad Watch

Jihad Watch Required reading.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A company in Seattle just came out with a new bacon-flavored soda. So if you love the taste of bacon and you love the taste of soda, you're about to realize how much you love them separately." - Jimmy Fallon

Rec: Wild Rice Micro Chicken

1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 (1 oz) package dry onion soup mix
1/2 (6 oz) package wild rice
1/2 (4.5 oz) can sliced mushrooms
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces

In a medium saucepan add salt to water and bring to a boil.
Add uncooked rice and parboil for 10 minutes (to parboil
is to partially cook by boiling briefly in water). Meanwhile,
prepare wild rice according to package directions (do NOT
drain); set aside. In a lightly greased (Pam'd) 9x13 inch
baking dish combine the cream of mushroom soup and
dry onion soup mix. Slowly stir in the parboiled rice and
cooked wild rice (with liquids). Add the mushrooms and
chicken pieces, mix all together and spread evenly in
baking dish. (If desired, cover and store in refrigerator at
this point.) Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 minutes,
stirring every 5 minutes. Cook until chicken is no longer
pink and rice is cooked through.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Mandarin Chicken

4 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges
Hot cooked rice
2 green onions, sliced

Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Place in a greased
(Pam'd) 2 qt. microwave dish. In a bowl, combine brown
sugar and cornstarch; stir in teriyaki sauce, apple juice,
oil and garlic. Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges
aside. Add juice to the teriyaki mixture; pour over
chicken. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes.
Baste chicken with sauce. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 5
minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.
Garnish with onions and oranges.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave "Fried" Chicken

1 2 1/2 to 3 lb chicken, cut into pieces
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups (Ritz) cracker crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Melt butter in dish that is large enough to dip chicken
pieces. Mix crumbs and seasonings together in a seperate
bowl. Dip chicken into butter and roll in crumb mixture
and place in microwave baking dish. Be sure to put
larger pieces around the outer edge of the baking dish.
Cover with waxed paper and cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
Turn pieces over, cover and cook on HIGH for another
10 minutes. Test by piercing with a sharp knife and if
more cooking is needed, uncover and cook another 2 to 4

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Curried Microwaved Chicken

1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
3 teaspoons curry powder
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
8 chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
3/4 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon paprika

In a microwave safe dish cook the apple and onion in the
curry powder and butter or margarine on HIGH power for
3 minutes. Stir in the soup, cream and salt and pepper.
Place the chicken in an 8x12 inch microwave safe baking
dish and cover with the curry sauce. Sprinkle the top with
paprika. Cover with wax paper and microwave on HIGH
for 30 minutes. Test to see if chicken is done and tender.
If not microwave on HIGH for another 15 to 20 minutes,
checking every 5 minutes or so.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If you think marriage is going to be perfect, you're probably still at your reception." - Martha Bolton, Christian comic

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Out of my mind. Back in five minutes." - J.B. Morton

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A new study shows that California has the dirtiest tap water in the country. California officials insist that the dirty water is fine as long as you chew it thoroughly." - Conan O'Brien

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be." - Yogi Berra

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I think when you eat out you should have a little fun; it's good for digestion. Simple things. After the waiter recites a long list of specials, ask him if they serve cow feet." - George Carlin

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

Whether they ever find life there or not, I think Jupiter should be considered an enemy planet. - Jack Handey

The Hard Truth From Orlando

Republican. When exactly did that become synonymous with dumbass? I know it's been a while.

And I'd point out that the "Mexico City" policy that cut funding for abortion and contraception in Latin countries came from President Reagan, the ignorant bastard. And guess why we have then had a nearly 30-year glut of illegal immigrants flooding from South American countries that cannot support all these unplanned for, unprovided for children? I love how these men who sell themselves like prostitutes to lobbyists and religious organizations are so incredibly generous when it's not them that has to foot the bill or spend their lives taking care of children who have no hope of normalcy or availability of basic medical care.

Said it before, any woman who is forced to bear a child she did not want and could not support should be allowed to put her state representative's name on the birth certificate and sue their representative for child support. We'd see how fast these jerkweeds support contraception and abortion when it comes out of THEIR hides. I mean, the taxpayers aren't going to be out any money. We pay for the unwanted children anyway. I just think we should make it come out of the representative's taxpayer-based salary instead of him collecting a paycheck from us while we still have to pony up a lifetime of separate fees for the two-legged legacies of his moral stance.

   Florida Cracker

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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

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?

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

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

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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

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

Sunday, February 07, 2016

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.

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

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

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.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

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



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.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

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