Thursday, May 28, 2009
There was fog at the oceanfront this afternoon. Right now, off in the northwest, there's heat lightning.
The company bought us lunch from a Mexican place today, including rice had fresh cilantro. Turns out that fresh cilantro tastes like dish soap to some people, and I am one of those people.
Monday, May 25, 2009
*An intimidating recipe is starts something like "Lightly merble the stalks, then add .673 ounce grated plantain and gently fleep them until thraisted."
A really intimidating recipe starts "First clean the thrippet, as usual discarding the poisonous parts."
A ridiculously intimidating recipe starts, "First, verify your life insurance coverage and order your ammo--a few bins of .50 caliber is the standard, but some survivors have expressed a preference for 20mm."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
- The actor playing Kirk did it well enough that at some point I thought, "Yes, that's Kirk." The same thing for McCoy. The other actors weren't bad, but Kirk and McCoy nailed it.
- Enterprise uses point defense fire, and it work!
- As they're preparing for the last fight, Kirk gives Sulu an order. Sulu doesn't argue with him or ignore him--he obeys the order!
- When Enterprise hailed Nero for the last time, Kirk did exactly what he should have done.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
a layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert in Filipino cuisine. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring with coconut flakes sprinkled on top. Sapin-sapin means "layers" and the dessert is recognizable for its layers, each colored separately. It has been referred to as "a blancmange of several colored layers, sweetened and flavored with coconut milk".The taste is about as bland as tapioca; the coconut sprinkled on top was toasted, nearly burnt, and that was most of what I could taste. The texture is a fairly thick goo, about like rubber cement, although not really sticky.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. -- John Adams
2. If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain
3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw
6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy
7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -- James Bovard
8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Casey
9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke
10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat
11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan
12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers
13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. -- P.J. O'Rourke
14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire
15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. -- Pericles
16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain
17. Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous
18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan
19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill
20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain
21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer
22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save Congress. -- Mark Twain
23. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Gerald Ford