Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Well said

Hey, this is cheap but not too bad

This was going to be the next installment of "Worst Action Movie", but I actually liked it. However, the non-fight acting (not seen here) is worthy of a prize of its own.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What's for dinner?

These guys were on sale!

and one of these

made this way

served with a local brand...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

I can not wait to try this.

Gnocchi Mac n' Cheese
From Cuisine at Home

1 pound purchased or homemade gnocchi
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup shredded fontina cheese
Salt and white pepper to taste
1/3 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
Basil leaves for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 375o F. Prepare gnocchi according to package directions.  Drain and place gnocchi in a single-layer in a 1-1/2 quart shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Whisk in flour until it thickens and bubbles, then whisk in milk and Dijon.  Continue to whisk mixture and cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Combine Gruyere and fontina, then add by the handful to milk mixture, stirring until melted before adding the next handful.  Once all cheese is melted, season sauce with salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over gnocchi and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano over top.  Bake gnocchi until they puff and cheese is golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Let gnocchi rest for 5 minutes before serving.


I have added this website to my favorites! Look at their balsamic baked potatoes (next page down from the gnocchi)!

The newest iPhone

Caffeinated marshmallows!

It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!
to order:

random quote:  "Ray. If someone asks if you are a god, you say, "yes!"

I don't think I have anything in here about vampires


What soldiers, not babies, eat

Babies eating lemons

Hanna-Barbara Timeline

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Particle Physics

I have been fixated on this of late...
Here is a great tutorial (with links) from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My philosophy about this blog

These wonderful cartoons are from Alex Noriega. I hope he keeps it up!

Plastic Man's origins
This was great! I like how you have to be observant to pick up all the subtle humor.
For a great book on Plastic Man, and the spirit of comics at that time, pick up:  
Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits
by Art Spiegelman, Chip Kidd
 (out of print, I believe)

Explanation for the European financial crisis

Thursday, June 17, 2010

When I get sick, send me to Outside Hospital

Statistics for US World Cup viewing

I thought cell phones killed most people in their cars

So, water in the windshield washer dispenser can kill you.

This is great.

Now I have another thing to worry about.

Report: Water as windshield wiper fluid causes 20% of Legionnaires' Disease cases in UK — Autoblog

Water doesn't melt ice or get the greasy bug guts off well anyway.

Single serve wine glasses: perfect for a picnic?

 Why didn't I think of this??? I have to assume it's no worse than those little bottles you get on an airplane.

it probably goes well with...
followed by...

Any thoughts?

Viral Video Film School Special Spectacular Extravaganza Machine of Joy

A nice introduction to V V F S: "Maximum Damage"

North Korean World Cup fans are FAKES!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming to a State Fair near you!

for the rest:

England vs USA in World Cup Goals

But with leggos

Irwin Allen shows on the web

I adore all of his shows, not just "Lost in Space". Thanks to the genius of Hulu, many of them are available for easy consumption: Lost in Space (I watched early on Saturday AM), Land of the Giants (this scared the heck out of me as a kid), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (watched with my grandfather on early cable), and the Time Tunnel (which I only recently finished watching...these didn't seem to get much re-run time in the 70's). He had two other TV shows, but I do not remember them well (Swiss Family Robinson, Code Red).

Hulu has many of them available through this link.  Settle down for a cheesy treat!

Your first blaster

A potentially lethal laser for two hundred bucks...I am amazed this is legal.

Adult Whipped Cream

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Salmon and gruyere grilled cheese


This sounds excellent as is, but lemon aioli might be a bit easier (and you would have left overs)

Does this guy know me?

Pearls Before Swine

Sweet, Google, Sweet!


Story of the B9 Robot

I really should put this in

How to watch the Word Cup on your phone

All I have to say is "Bacon Maple Bar"

These are drawings!

Mars- New Symphony of Science

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Taste of the Three Kings

This has Buddy Guy (I actually bought him a drink once!) thrown in as a bonus. I will call him "King Buddy" for the day.

Stachy the 'Stache

Waa Haa Haa...
If I wore one of these I might feel like tying a damsel to the train tracks!

North Korea Documentary

I am fascinated with North Korea, and VBS has my favorite documentary to date. Imagine the travel channel mixed with Hunter S. Thompson. This is funny, but at the same time very powerful. You can say what you want about the editorial bent, but the folks from Vice know how to tell a story.

You can't make these things up.

Again above the Mason-Dixon Line

Monday, June 7, 2010


The Morning Commute

And I bought a Honda.

Regional Drama

This type of news report is not restricted to below the Mason-Dixon line.

Good Book

A Brown University student transfers to Liberty University to get a better understanding of the fundamentalist culture. This is very well written with a surprisingly high degree of objectivity.

In Steve's Honor

Zappos Shoes

I love Zappos, and have never had a single problem from their end. Ordering the wrong size...that has been my problem. I suspect this post explains part of that satisfaction.

Cosmic sounds plus a little extra


The Sun
You must also see all the spectacular SOHO images of the sun

Several pulsars (another kind of star). These vary depending on how fast they spin.

Black hole sounds



Music incorporating many of these sounds is put out by one of my favorite artists,  K.M. Krebs. He releases most of his radio derived work under the name 833-45(the name of a quasar), and the rest under his own name.

This is perhaps one of my favorite recordings ever. However, it's not for everyone.

His blog is wonderful as well. You can contact him directly through his web page. I purchased all his compiled works on one DVD and it was some of the best money I ever spent.

Red Sauce

I think I will give this a shot. It seems rather Zen-like, and I never thought to try it with carrots. I have been using a variety of sweetening agents over the years with varying success. I plan to make several adjustments:

I might add bit of tomato paste
meat (OK..its not a pure red sauce)
I will use a lot of onion in addition to a lot of garlic
some basil would be nice, but I will not use it on the first batch
add several bay leaves
cook the stuff for several hours to increase the richness

Roasted Cherries

We get them for a short time but in great abundance. Beyond the obvious ice cream, this would probably go well with Greek yogurt, homemade biscuits, or even pancakes.

For when I need a new wallet

Most disturbing

allegations of medical complicity/research with torture post 911

link not working earlier, try

Quite a concept, but could be dangerous

Alternative to Harry Potter's World

Perhaps we could go here if the lines in FL are too long

Not to be mistaken for Larry Potter's World down the road

Maybe this summer?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bass Jam

Chicken Jam

Theramin Jam
I want one of these

Porchetta di Testa: This delicacy is a pig’s head that has been treated like the traditional porchetta from Tuscany. The meat is seasoned with garlic, rosemary and chili then rolled and tied and then cooked. It is delicious sliced for a sandwich or topped with capers & Parmigiano Reggiano.

Official restaurant, storage, foot massage, legal, and truck rental for DWR

Meat inspired places I would like to try

When you dont have a corkscrew

Those crafty French...

Open Wine Bottle With A Shoe (French Language) - The most popular videos are here

Cheering up any dreary day


Gittar playing

getting medieval…
and a lute plaayya…

FIFA and Star Wars?

Getting ready for the World Cup, and then a mildly related dose of Robot Chicken.

I figured I spent so much time on the internet that I really needed a place to put interesting things that i find along the way. I hope you enjoy it!