What a crazy few months it’s been…and such time feels like an eternity on the “innernets”.
I’ve given in and sought sub-terrestrial employment at the local train station bathroom…yep, you heard it right. I figured if was gong to get fu*cked on a regular basis, from now on it’ll be on MY terms. I at least qualify my clients in advance, and given today’s market, I require a mandatory biological screening with every reference. Senator Larry Craig be forewarned…this ain’t your daddy’s bathroom stall anymore! x}
In other news, I posted a video I captured a few years ago…some buddies in the AWESOME prog-rock band Mongrel played a show in Chicago…and I was lucky enough to behold the fury, and catch it on tape. I’d been meaning to get this up for quite a while…life sure has a way of obscuring so many pertinent details in one’s existence. But this bold undertaking made me realize what a crap job I’d been doing with my video clips on this site. So, now all my video posts are Quicktime/iPhone friendly…I’ve gone back and tried to update them all…hopefully I didn’t miss anything. =)
I’ll report more from the grime and pit of the East Coast’s cesspools. It won’t be pretty, but somebody’s gotta do it.
According to CNN, the “Castro brothers sometimes used females “as drug mules by having them hide methamphetamine inside their vaginal cavities.” These women would then deliver the meth to a series of houses, and then lower-level dealers would distribute the drug.”
WOW, somehow…only in America.
I bet there will be a few lonely, jacked up perverts out there that will start sniffing their stash. x}
A number of years ago, a good friend gave me a fantastic Chilean sea bass (Patagonian tooth Fish) recipe. This odd fish, which I’d been delighted to savor for the first time during a business trip in Las Vegas, had left me eager to locate & try to cook up at home.
For good reason, this fish isn’t cheap. It only prospers in the southern hemisphere, which means it has to travel a long way to America’s kitchens. When the fillet is raw, the texture is very tough. Once cooked, this fish’s meat is “like buttah“.
My sister asked me for this recipe recently, and I figured the world deserves great food! =}
1 to 1½ pound of Chilean sea bass (enough for about 4 people)
½ cup of low sodium soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, pressed or chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Freshly squeezed juice from 2 limes
4 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro
6″ piece of ginger root, chopped or grated (use a potato peeler to remove skin first)
This dish goes well with steamed vegetables, white rice, or bread. If you like wine with your meal, pick your favorite white
In a blender, mix well the following ingredients:
Preheat the oven at 350° F. Place the blended mixture in a container with the Sea Bass, allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, then remove the fish from the marinate
In a 9″x9″ baking dish, place some of the marinate into it (just enough to coat the bottom), then place the fish in the dish, then bit of marinate on top of the fish
Bake the fish at 350° F for 30 minutes
Server the fish with a bit of the marinate on top, or on the side, however you prefer
What a pleasant surprise after a short vacation…a buddy of mine was kind and patient enough to send me a converted bit of video from the old Dragon’s Lair game. None of the kids growing up today will probably get the same feeling as I when I saw this game in the arcade. The local arcades by me had pretty common games…Star Castle, Glaxian, etc. So when this beast showed up with frikkin’ awesome animation (granted, game interaction is not as action packed as most games)…I was floored. The sad part is, I never got to see much of this game…because it was two quarters to play, awkwardly essential timing…and no “continue”. Most kids I knew shunned it too for the expense…we weren’t loaded with allowance money. When I lamented this to an olde mate, he mentioned he not only had Daphne (the laserdisc game emulator) but also a working version of Dragon’s Lair from the original game data on his PC. He sent along the final game sequence…which I know I’d never seen. Anyway…for those that remember & would love to see it…here it is. =}
I finally got around to treating myself to the Ren & Stimpy collection set…and I love the extra features on the discs…here’s a short clip I hope inspires you to also reward your senses to the delights & sounds of some amazing artwork! x}
Alas, all is not lost, I know good people in New Jersey. But seriously stupid people get votes…and that calls me to question…what’s up with that? Though, you may note, I don’t intend to suggest New Jersey is the only home of ignorant humans.
To quote The Wall Street Journal “There are 566 municipalities—California, with four times the population, has only 480—and each has a mayor and/or councils. The 21 counties have their various freeholder boards and utility commissions and there are also 120 state legislators. When that many people have their hands in the cookie jar —and there are that many cookie jars—is it any wonder that you get people selling Oreos out of their trunk in the parking lot to make a little extra cash on the side?”
I’ve been a big fan of Divx over the years. But the recent update for OS X, Divx V7, was a disappointment. I at least, can’t find a way to disable the Divx logo watermark that is easily turned off in the Windows version of Divx. I’ll gladly be proven wrong…but for now I reverted back to Divx Version 6 for Mac OS X.
Wow…a legal loophole has got plenty of people pretty angry, and not just in Rhode Island. “While teens can’t pump gas or climb ladders on the job because of protections in workplace laws, there is nothing on the books keeping 16- and 17-year-olds from stripping – as long as they’re home by 11:30 on school nights.”
Yeah…frikkin’ wow. What idiot(s) decided to let these circumstances exist in current law. I’m sure the twisted and depraved will try and get their fix in while it lasts.