Thursday, April 18, 2013

The BBC- Britain's MSNBC?

   At The Cinema                           

MI-5, A Soap Opera-ation
How I should have kept my trap shut

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On March 13th I bragged that my Sennheiser head phones were still working with the original batteries.  On March 14, they were dead. I'm not making that up.

Just a prior to that I called MI-5 "the best television action series ever made."  The next episode looked like it was written by West Wing's staff.  And another after that.  I left both episodes, snap! Yesterday, Episode 46, "Aftermath," made my head explode.

An environmental terror group capture London's flood control system,  and threaten to let an anomalous high tide flood London—unless the government publishes the contents of a secret plan called "Aftermath."  None of the MI-5 lot have ever heard of it, so are left with  in full quandary,  What to give them?

 In the meanwhile, we learn the terrorists are a nice kind-hearted Brit lass  who flew on her own nickel to help Katrina victims in New Orleans. There she met the guy terrorist who lost his girlfriend, or dog, or someone in the raging currents.  "Damn them!  None of this would have happened if only the world  heeded the wonderfulness and sagacity of Al Gore's plea to buy carbon credits!"

We're all bastids!

But Wait!

Suddenly, the MI-5 gang discover that there exists an actual AFTERMATH contingency. plan!  The very thing the PM disavowed knowledge of.  I  reproduced ensuing dialog here, as the Chief reads from it. Sighs, gasps and astonished mumblings excluded.

At this very point I turned it off.  I don't know if I'll try another episode.  Adam, the principle field spook,  has been coming apart at the seams because his wife was killed several episodes before, and I'm frankly tired of him and his whining.  I suspect he'll be the next character killed off.  Good. I may have to watch for that episode.

A thought.  Jeremy Clarkson should read and clear all  BBC programming.  There would be no more of this pap.  And I'm never going to praise anything I like.

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Iphelia Pane

The 24/7 News Cycle  
                                                                                    Trying to fill it is a bitch when you're not allowed to report any democrat negative.

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Schlong Science

Gary Larsen
More on Big Penises
Science proves penis size does affect attractiveness'

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Bad News
“As you increase penis size, the amount of attractiveness scores gets bigger” in a linear fashion, he explained ...

Good News
.... until 7.6 centimeters, or 3 inches. After three inches, attractiveness still increased, but in smaller increments.

The  NBC NEWS All-Stars have details

15 Kitchen Gadgets

My 15 favorite kitchen tools

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Joyce Chen 4 in 1 Microwave Rice Steamer 14.95 Used one for 15 years.  When the first one cracked because it had been dishwashered too many times, I had a devil of a time finding replacement.  Now it's easily found.  Our biggest use is for popcorn,  Spray butter ans popcorn salt for best ever popcorn with few calories and no fat.

Food Saver - My second one, and I use it every day.  Lots of models, but get one that allows push button sealing, and get the mason jar lid sucker.  BTW, I use it to seal anything, like potato chip bags, cellophane, etc.

Mak'n Bacon Microwave Bacon Cooker    $12.81 Some kid invented this and it's great.  Had this one for 20 years.

Cuisinart  Mini- Food Processor 39.95 -
Just bought this replacement after the first one crapped out (5 years).  We liked it ell enough to buy it again,  cuts and chops in two directions.

Kitchen strainers - varies Used for everything.


 Squeeze Handle Disher Portion Scoops $5.46 ea

I have the 20,40 and 60 sizes.  Perfect and quick portion scoops.

Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears (currently 14.99 sale) Durable and will cut bone.

Ekco Skimmer Strainer Scoop $3.50
Seems like I use it every day.

OXO Good Grips Potato Ricer      $24.99
Had this for 20 years.  Seems its made in stainless steel now,  Boil potatoes, squish through the ricer and you have mashed potatoes with the skin left behind.

Mini strainer - varies
Should have placed this with #5.  Has a million 73 uses.

Mini-Sifter This I think was made 1n 1605.  Got it from my late MIL who got it from hers.  Holds about a cup of flour and just shake the handle to sift.  Love it.

Carbon steel spatula
Forged by Polish steel worker ca 1860 I think.  How much do I like it?  Maybe 2" of the blade snapped off, and then a corner snapped, and I still use it. 


Soehnle Digital Kitchen Scale, Silver $22.22

The best kitchen scale you can buy at any price.  I notice that Alton Brown uses one, and it won American  Test Kitchen's  best scale award.

12" x 16" Quilon Parchment Paper Pan Liner 100 / Pack $4.49   /Pa
This is just great.  Check out the price for a roll of parchment at the grocery store.  Sheesh,  and then you have to pull and cut it.  Here you just peel a sheet and you're off and running.  Cheap too.

Lost in the shuffle (covered by the ricer) is the Neiko Infrared Laser Thermometer Gun $24.56

I love this thing.  I use it to find leaking windows and doors; check the outside temperature,  and of course how hot skillets, water, oil and food is.  Instantaneous and after three years I'm still in the same battery. 

Now that I've doe this I know what you're asking."But Rodge, what if you had to bug out?  What three would you take with you?"

  • The Soehnle Digital Scale, Potato ricer and  Food saver. But I would cry like a little girl at having lost the others.

Tale of Two Disruptive Penises

  • It’s not everyday that a giant penis shuts something down
  • Big dick-head spews hatred after legislative defeat
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The Nurburgring, better known as every petrolhead's idea of mecca, was closed down recently while crews franticly removed a giant penis from the track. Seriously...

It’s not everyday that a giant penis shuts something down (insert lewd joke here), but the world famous Nurburgring remained waving the red flag yesterday morning, as crews worked hard to clean a gigantic white graffiti penis from the track. (Motor News, via e-C)

In the second instance, America's foremost dick-head burnished his reputation of behaving like a  low-class vitriolic street thug.  After losing the Senate vote on his gun grab bill, Obama spewed forth like the erstwhile Chicago dope peddling street thug he is, calling  his opponents "Liars." 

Since he was imposed on us in 2009, it's like we're living as extras in some Kafkaesque version of The Beverly Hillbillies.  What a prick.