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Assorted Links 2/28/09





Loewe Commercial. Made me smile. (Loewe US, Loewe UK)




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Posted February 28, 2009 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)


Assorted Links 2/27/09





Reason.tv: The John Stossel Interview




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Posted February 27, 2009 06:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/26/09





KCET: The Trashout Squad





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Posted February 26, 2009 06:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/25/09





Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?




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Posted February 25, 2009 07:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/24/09





Samsung: Chicks dig it. Puppies, hedgehogs, and hamsters as well





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Posted February 24, 2009 06:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/23/09





It's hard to believe they're both of the same species




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Posted February 23, 2009 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/22/09





Daily Show: Fixing the Economy with John Hodgman




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Posted February 22, 2009 08:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/21/09





Laura Nyro - It's Gonna Take A Miracle (1971)




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Posted February 21, 2009 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Easy Chicken Stew - for people who don't "cook"

Take 1 whole chicken, place it in a large pot of water until the entire chicken is covered. If desired put in Italian seasoning until it seems right - probably 2 tablespoons.

Slow boil for 2 to 3 hours. (Go watch a game on TV, read a book, blog, go out, whatever, the time is approximate here. Some people who "cook" say that the longer the chicken cooks the tougher it gets. Good!)

Remove chicken from broth - those of you who don't "cook": careful, it's hot. Remove the organs, neck, all skin and bones and put chicken meat in a bowl - cover and refrigerate. Discard the neck and all skin, fat and bones - don't give to your dog or your cat. You can give the organs to your cat if you want it to get high cholesterol.

Place large pot with broth in refrigerator for 24 hours. Then remove all fat and grease floating on top of the water. You can use a large spoon and paper towels at the end - get as much fat out as you can. Discard or turn into bio diesel.

Put large pot of broth on stove and simmer. When the broth is simmering, put into the pot

1 white onion, chopped up
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped up
1 10 oz (standard size) package of frozen cut green beans
1 10 oz (standard size) package of frozen chopped spinach
2 small cans of mushrooms - dice if wanted
1 16 oz can of diced tomatoes - get the ones in chili if you want a little kick
Couple of stalks of celery, chopped up
Couple of carrots, chopped up
Some baby lima beans, like 4 ounces or so, whatever seems good
Some wild (or brown) rice - probably 1/2 to 3/4 cup, whatever seems good
Some garlic if desired
More Italian seasoning if desired

For those of you who don't "cook", don't be intimidated, all of this chopping goes very quickly and is so easy even you can do it. With no help from your mother.

And try other vegetables if you're so inclined. Experiment! Live it up!

Last, after 30 minutes or so of simmering, take the chicken meat in the bowl out of the fridge. Pull apart, slice or chop the chicken meat as desired, then put the meat into the simmering pot if you want the meat for texture and protein, otherwise give the chicken to your dog. Or your cat.

Simmer for an hour or so. Or two. Whatever.

Season as desired. Enjoy. And amaze everyone who thought you couldn't "cook" including yourself and your dog. If you have a cat, your cat will not be impressed or amazed. Your cat knew you could "cook" all along.

Makes a large pot, enough for 15 large bowls of very hearty stew. Stays good in the refrigerator for 5 or 6 days. Can also be frozen, but warning: Penny, who does "cook", says freezing changes the texture of the vegetables.

The result is a very hearty, very fast, microwavable lunch or dinner with lots of vegetables. Your mother would be proud of you. And if your mother is still alive, call her! And thank her for raising such an adventurous spirit.

2 whole chickens at Costco run about $8 (as of February 2009).

The rest of the ingredients cost $4 to $8, which works out to lots-o-meals of very economical hearty stew.

Thanks Penny and other Alexandria, VA, Toppers!

Posted February 20, 2009 07:57 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Cooking & Food Prep   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/20/09





Roubini: Housing, Stimulus and Nationalization




Posted February 20, 2009 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/19/09





Roiling Mass of Snakes To Receive $160 Billion in Government Stimulus




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Posted February 19, 2009 06:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/18/09





When Bernie Met Milton Or, In Case You Were Wondering If Bernie Sanders Is Still a Socialist




Posted February 18, 2009 08:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/17/09





Don't Miss: Supercool Video Explains New F1 Rules




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Posted February 17, 2009 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/16/09





"Theme and Variations, Op. 9" - Andres Segovia




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Posted February 16, 2009 08:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/15/09





Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)





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Posted February 15, 2009 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/14/09



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Posted February 14, 2009 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/13/09





Muslim Cleric: Valentine’s Day More Dangerous than AIDS, Ebola, and Cholera




Posted February 13, 2009 06:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/12/09





Twelve Girls Band - Freedom




Posted February 12, 2009 07:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/11/09





Riccardo Patrese drives wife crazy in Civic Type-R (after watching above, see subtitled version here) - and don't watch her, watch him




Posted February 11, 2009 07:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/10/09





Pallywood 1948




Posted February 10, 2009 06:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/9/09





Ready or not, here I come!




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Posted February 9, 2009 08:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/8/09





Save the tree octopus!




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Posted February 8, 2009 09:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/7/09





A penny saved is a penny earned.




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Posted February 7, 2009 10:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/6/09





What Would John Thain Do?




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Posted February 6, 2009 06:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/5/09 - Special "living in your car" edition





VanDwellers - The basics of living in a car




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Posted February 5, 2009 06:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/4/09





JetLev Water Powered Jetpack




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Posted February 4, 2009 07:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/3/09





Reel Geezers- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button




Posted February 3, 2009 07:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Winter Guests

These winter guests were trying to take advantage of Peter's natural refrigerator.....

The one on the left is NOT a nutria.

Posted February 2, 2009 04:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Humor   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/2/09





New Media Douchebags in Plain English (from Cinnamon Pants)


First and foremost, we believe that politics--a rotten, zero-sum game in which the winners rub the losers' face in dog shit like a schoolyard bully--should not be the primary focus of human activity. It should be squeezed into the smallest box possible so that individuals and the communities they form can get on with far more interesting and exciting and liberatory stuff.

Second, you need to keep a close eye on the adult version of the student council presidents and the bright boys who know the one best way to do anything and will force you to live their way or the highway.

"INTERVIEW: Nick Gillespie," by Russ Smith, SpliceToday, January 30, 2009



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Posted February 2, 2009 08:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/1/09





How to prevent body odor with an Urawaza secret - and smell like a lemon




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Posted February 1, 2009 09:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)