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{ Monthly Archives } November 2008

Holiday Hours

I’m going to my sister’s place in California for Thanksgiving, so posting may be less regular. I know, hard to imagine it being less regular than the last few days.


SpaceX tests the Falcon 9 engines.

Value of Campaign Plans

Jonah Goldberg@ The Corner: [W]e seem to make the same mistake every four years: as a nation we measure the worth of a president by his plans and then we salute his “pragmatism” for abandoning his plans once he’s elected.

New Fad in Blogs

Picked this up from Instapundit and others: attempts to predict if the author of a blog or website is male or female. Ahem. The envelope please: Results We guess is written by a woman (58%), however it’s quite gender neutral. Well, I’ve always said I was a woman on my mother’s side.

Palin Rumor # — oh, who the hell knows?

Palin Interviewed at Working Turkey Farm, Doesn’t Scream and Run Away as Farmer Kills Turkeys. Tim Blair has a delicious collection of comments, of which my favorite is: What she does not know is that at least two helpless turkeys are being slaughtered alive in the background, their legs wiggling as their heads are stuffed […]

Victory In Iraq Day

From Zombietime: By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.

Further, deponent sayeth not.

Embedded video from CNN Video

Apocalypse Now

A sensitive, meaningful character film. With Mickey Rourke. And Marisa Tomei stripping. About professional wrestling.

What to do with all those chicken backs

Chicken Stock Lots of chicken backs, wing tips, giblets (except for livers), etc.[1] 6–8 whole cloves garlic 6 slices fresh ginger 2 whole carrots and 4–5 stalks celery, broken roughly into pieces 1/2 cup fresh parsley (or thereabouts. Half a bunch, just the leafy part.) Pack a saucepan loosely with all of the ingredients, close […]

Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

My grandfather was convinced that this whole computer thing was a fad — an opinion that I sometimes share to this day — and so insisted my various Hungarian uncles teach me how to do useful things, like pain houses and cut meat. I got to be a pretty fair butcher, and learned to do […]