30 April 2008
Barack Obama: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a
change! The chicken wanted change!
John McCain: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because
he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all
the chickens on the other side of the road.
Hillary Clinton: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to
cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from
Day One! -- That every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross
the road. But then, this really isn't about me.
Bill Clinton: I did not cross the road with THAT chicken! What is your
definition of chicken?
Al Gore: I invented the chicken!
George W. Bush: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just
want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is
either against us or for us. There is no middle ground here.
Dick Cheney: Where's my gun?
Albert Hoffman passed away yesterday at 102. He is the scientist that isolated the chemical that is invisible, works in micrograms and was responsible for a whole sub-genre of music.
'Picture yourself on a boat, on a river....'
29 April 2008
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25 April 2008
Why am I snippy? After the terrorist attacks in the US in 2001, all of a sudden Iraq became the 'enemy'. Why? Because they had weapons of mass destruction we were told. Cost Colin Powell his integrity didn't it? Then, when it became obvious Saddam didn't have a hand grenade, let alone a nuke it became, Al Qaeda insurgents are in Iraq. Ok, maybe, but not until we got here. Now, as the other threats just weren't true to begin with, we find out that Iran is supplying arms to insurgents in Iraq.
I know you are missing your programs, so I will stop now.
That being said I may have 2 or 3 cigars a year. I was raised on Copenhagen snuff. Can't get that here, so I buy snus from Sweden. I try different brands always looking for that Cope flavour. I bought a can called Montecristo. Has a good taste, is in a metal can and is made from Cuban tobacco. Most excellent!
Please check your pre-cancerous lesions at the door.
24 April 2008
23 April 2008
Sadly, the English really don't celebrate this on the level that, say, the Welsh celebrate St. David's day, the Scot's celebrate St. Andrew's day(or Braveheart either for that matter), or how the Irish(and the US), celebrate that St Pat-somebody's day and how the US celebrates whoever wins American Idol.
So, without further ado, Happy Saint George's Day! See you at the pub!
22 April 2008
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dash Angostura® bitters
1 maraschino cherry
1 twist orange peel
VARIATION: No bitters. Substitute a twist of lime for the cherry and orange. Hold the lime twist in a lighted match over the drink and then drop it in. The heat really zips up the lime flavor.
20 April 2008
Some neighbors weren't quite as musically open as our mom was. One day the gendarmes came by because the band was a rockin'. There's our mother, out in the yard, in the cops faces, rather forcefully explaining that these kids weren't on the street and doing drugs and jacking cars etc.
I was just thinking; that in todays enlightened world my mother would have been tasered and handcuffed and dragged to jail as a tear-uh-ist.
I always thought the good ole days were whatever days you were in, now I wonder.
19 April 2008
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15 April 2008
They walk among us, AND reproduce!
12 April 2008
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08 April 2008
|Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled collins glass. Garnish with cherry and slice of pineapple.|
|The Singapore Sling was created at Raffles Hotel at the turn-of-the-century by Hainanese-Chinese bartender, Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon.|
|In the Hotel's museum, visitors may view the safe in which Mr. Ngiam locked away his precious recipe books, as well as the Sling recipe hastily jotted on a bar-chit in 1936 by a visitor to the Hotel who asked the waiter for it.|
|Originally, the Singapore Sling was meant as a woman's drink, hence the attractive pink colour. Today, it is very definately a drink enjoyed by all, without which any visit to Raffles Hotel is incomplete.|
15 ml Cherry Brandy
120 ml Pineapple Juice
15 ml Lime Juice
7.5 ml Cointreau
7.5 ml Dom Benedictine
10 ml Grenadine
A Dash of Angostura Bitters
Garnish with a slice of Pineapple and Cherry
06 April 2008
The story itself is really pointless, but the dukes name...
Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Premier Peer of Scotland, Hereditary Keeper of Palace at Holyrood House, PC, KT, GCVO, AFC
I believe his friends call him 'Al'.
05 April 2008
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01 April 2008
1) Chill the glass. You may want to fill it with ice, then empty it and refill, as some bartenders do with a martini glass.
2) Fill the glass with whole ice cubes. If you wish, take a wedge of lime and moisten the rim the glass with it.
3) Pour the gin over the ice, which should be cold enough that it crackles when the liquor hits it.
4) Fill glass almost to the top with tonic.
5) Squeeze one wedge of lime into the glass. Drop the squeezed lime into the drink as a garnish if you like; it’s not necessary, but can add a bit of extra flavor. (If you do, notes Dale DeGroff, make sure the peel has been washed.) Serve.