May 27, 2009

today's cool shit...


i do believe...she can back it up...this is my idea of a pop star...beautiful, clever, and talented...

May 26, 2009

today's cool shit...


Harlan Ellison...self righteous windbag, or vehement protector of writer's rights...you decide...

May 22, 2009

today's cool shit...


enjoy...

May 15, 2009

another good night for hoops & yoyo

James P. Johnson

Showing up is not enough.

May 14, 2009

today's cool shit...(amended)...


booyah!

current.tv is not just goofy online videos...it also has some of best journalism to be found anywhere...this is the most informative, and moving 25 minutes you could watch today...

May 13, 2009

which jewish guy is going to make laugh harder this summer...

the old jewish guy who has made laugh for most of my life...


or this new kid and his drama/comedy...

May 9, 2009

309...

hoops & yoyo are having a good night...

James P. Johnson

Showing up is not enough.

May 5, 2009

320 - 310...

uncle Jimmy's chili...in five easy steps...

i like to cook...every once in a while, i manage to make something so damn good, i have to tell folks about it...this is my simple, and delicious chili recipe...

step 1...

chop equal measures of garlic and shallots...what you see here is equal to one fistful of each...


this looks like a lot, but i'm making a week's worth of food for two...

step 2...

in a 1 quart skillet, saute with oil and seasonings to taste...i like to use a combination of ginger, paprika, coriander, and...some other stuff...use what you like...

step 3...
brown the meat...i've read some recipes that call for three kinds of ground meat...pork, beef, and lamb, or, sometimes a poultry...this is also a good combination for meatloaf and meatballs...me, i like to start with 1 lb of chorizo...

Polidori is an old italian sausage company here in Denver...i usually go with Boulder Sausage, but this is what was in the supermarket...


i like to start with the chorizo for obvious reasons...the swine has to be well cooked...

and then i add 1 lb of ground chicken...


and 1 lb of turkey...

seasoning appropriately along the way...

stir and mix the ground meat while it browns...next, you start the rest of the chili...and here comes the easy part...

step 4...

for every pound of ground meat, add 1 can of black beans, and 1 can of diced tomatoes into your slow cooker, or crock pot...i know, i know...until our garden starts churning out fresh beans and tomatoes, the canned stuff will have to do...


and don't worry if you don't have a crock pot...a 1 quart saucepan, or, preferably a cast iron skillet, will work fine...after the meat is completely browned...like this...


mix the meat into the beans and tomatoes...carefully...aaaand...

step 5...

cover, and leave on high, or simmer if you're using a skillet...for three hours...stirring once every hour...

damn, i need a bigger crock pot...or, maybe one of these...


happy eating...

May 1, 2009

321...


still life 2...