Saturday, March 29, 2014


Applause Meter                             


There's no better way to prep slice (anything, really) for dehydration than with a mandolin.  Most things do best sliced at ¼ inch.  Even thickness means tasty, evenly dried product . This is the  Best Mandolin in the world, pound for dollar. Only problem—it's so sharp that I don't feel anything when it cuts a thumb off; only blood in the taters clues me.  That's why I bought these gloves (for about $13).  They are, I believe, made from depleted uranium and aerogel.  The only cuts I've incurred since buying them are when I don't put them on (the cut rate then is 87%).  One of the reasons I didn't always (I damned sure do now) use them was they'd get soaked with juices.  Later I discovered that all I had to do was wash my hands (with them on), and let them dry.  But, and this is what this post is aboutthis is genius.  Look at the picture.  Disposable glove barrier.  I invented that. 
You're welcome. 

Wedding Mishaps

Rorschach Tests I Have PASSED!

Poor Thing

Our New Neighborhood

The Terp's new conference, the BIG, have three of the final eight teams still playing  (MSU, UM, WISC) in  NCAA hoops. 

Their erstwhile conference have just  ... wait ...  [Googles] What's this?  The ACC have none? 

Oh my. 

Michelle's Scrapbook

                                                                         STFU Michelle                   

  Old, but in vogue

So a guy calls his rabbi

So a guy calls his rabbi ...

A man calls his Rabbi and rather hysterically blurts "Rabbi, I think my wife is trying to murder me."

"Calm down Levi," says the Rabbi, "what makes you think that Esther wants to murder you?"

"I can't cite particulars; it's just an overwhelming sense of dread that I can't shake," says Levi.

"Very well.  Let me call Esther and see if anything is bothering her."

Levi waits an hour and calls the Rabbi back, but the phone is busy.  And then in an hour he calls. Busy. And again.  Finally the Rabbi answers.

"Rabbi, did you talk to her?"

"Did I talk to her?  Oy, for three hours  I'm on the telephone with Esther."

"So, what do you think?"

"Let me give you my best advice Levi."

"Yes, Rabbi, what is it?"

"Drink the poison."

Harry Reid, you know. Liar.

Harry Reid March 23, 2014  Harry Reid February 26, 2014
"Mr. President, the junior senator from Wyoming has come to the floor several times recently talking about the fact that examples that he and other Republicans have given dealing with ObamaCare, examples that are bad, I've called lies. Mr. President, that is simply untrue.

"I have never come to the floor, to my recollection, I've never said a word about examples that Republicans have given regarding ObamaCare and how it's not very good."
"We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it's ruining in Republicans' stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But in those tales, turned out to be just that: tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.

"There's plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they're being told all over America."

Harry Reid is 74 years old.  It's fair to say that anyone over the age of, say 16, who habitually lies is a liar.  So there's that.  Why then would anybody believe a word Harry (or any elected Democrat, and some Republicans) say about anything that would effect their life?   Why in an age where the past can be summoned with a wave of the Google wand think they can get away with lying?  The answer of course is the Progressive's  arrogance allows them to invoke Churchill's "Bodyguard of Lies " in any case where the truth is disadvantageous. So it's not lying; it's protecting their country—from us.