Ripped off from the morning headlines

22 Jul

comicsmomJoe Scarborough eviscerates Sean Hannity for his head smacking comments about the President, Trayvon Martin and recreational pot smoking. Joe should have mentioned Hannity’s lifetime membership at The Bunny Ranch. Poor Sean, he has to pay for sex the same way he has to pay for a cab.

Advertisers are still leaving Limbaugh. This time over his comments about using an abbreviated version of the n word. Note to Rush. Blacks can use that word, you can’t. Ever heard of staying out of a fight? Minding your own business? And at the rate your business is going, you should use more of that mind you are always bragging about.

Great article about Gary Clark Jr in Rolling Stone. He’s been compared to Buddy Guy, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He’s from Austin, Texas (Texas!?) and has played a full set at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. He also has played with the Stones more than any other guest on their current tour. Speaking of the magazine, I’m ambivalent about the controversial cover. They did have Charles Manson on the cover as well.

Greenland’s ice sheets are melting faster than predicted. The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on earth. (Photos provided for skeptics upon request.) Regardless of the cause, and in my opinion, climate change and a warming planet pose the greatest threat to humanity. It’s happening faster than we can adapt and one of the primary forces behind natural extinction (not extinctions caused by man) is an inability to adapt to a changed environment. The planet can change faster than physiology. Aw, those poor dinosaurs and their encounter with an asteroid.

Access to the internet is causing Mormons to question their faith. Some have become so despondent that they’ve considered figurative suicide by way of critical thinking. Maybe other religions should take a bullet train to the 21st century.

It’s the highth of BBQ season. If anyone wants some great grilling hints and tips, I’m a regular Bobby Flay. Or just move to the Arctic. Pretty soon you won’t even need a grill!

And this is very cool to. Right or wrong, it’s thought provoking.


Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Ripped off from the morning headlines

  1. kmg

    July 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Screw the barbeque unless you’re doing steaks. I smoke as much as I can. I smoked a brisket yesterday that more tender than anything I’ve found in a BBQ joint and don’t get me started on my whole chickens.

    • meursault1942

      July 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      What is your preferred solution to the problem of chicken grease dripping down during grilling, basically turning your entire grill into a goddamn grease fire and giving your chicken a fully burnt exterior and an uncooked interior that makes you just say the hell with this crap, I’ll stick with roasting chickens, thank you, and save the grill for steaks and pork chops and such?

      Also: Plank grilling is one of my new favorite things. And not just your typical cedar plank salmon–throw some good pork chops (Berkshire if possible), and they’ll be so good, you won’t even miss the grill marks.

      • kmg

        July 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        I don’t use a grill for a whole chicken, I use an electric smoker. When grilling chicken pieces, I keep the meat well above the coals and spread the coals out. That way it cooks slower and you don’t get the searing on the outside. When I grill chicken pieces or boneless breasts, I’ll cook them for around 45 minutes.

  2. mitchethekid

    July 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Well all you grillers, I brine chicken. Put the chicken in a container filled with water. Add a bit of salt and sugar and let it soak for a few hrs. Then grill. Or smoke for that matter. And meursault, the fire is obviously waaaay to hot. I’m a seasoned outdoor cooker. Even in the winter. Planking is good to, especially for fish. I assume you soak the plank first. There is also a technique called indirect, where the fire (heat) is on one side and the food on the other. This works well with the cover of the grill closed. You can grill anything. Vegetables are easy, cook fast and I use infused oil to flavor them along with pepper. I’ve also grilled pizza, but that takes some watching so you don’t burn the bottom. Then there is this recipe, from my home town.
    The trick is to use mint.

    • daruttan

      July 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm


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