Monday, December 17, 2007


Still recouping from the travel. Short and sweet today.

Love jeebus, but torture all of jeebus's creatures.

Huckabee Squashed Charges Against His Son For Stoning, Hanging Dog:

"Here’s the barebones story of how 18-year-old Mike Huckabee’s son, David, and 17-year-old Clayton Frady killed a dog when they were Boy Scouts, and got fired for it. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1998 (as quoted in DogBlog):"

Getting our drank on:


"Prohibition, during which the sale of alcohol was illegal, ran from 1920 to 1933, yet in San Francisco, where the thirsty, working-class populace refused to hop on the temperance wagon, spirits flowed in hotels, dance halls, coffee shops, clandestine rooms and underground tunnels."

Umami, y'all

A New Taste Sensation:

"Americans are taught from an early age that there are four basic tastes -- sweet, salty, sour and bitter. But what describes the taste of chicken soup? To an increasing number of chefs and food-industry insiders, the answer is 'umami,' dubbed 'the fifth taste.' First identified by a Japanese scientist a century ago, umami has long been an obscure culinary concept. Hard to describe, it is usually defined as a meaty, savory, satisfying taste."


Anonymous said...

So that explains corn dogs and boiled peanuts!

davyproctorboy said...

What about deep-fried twinkies?

AAW said...

I'd say all of those foods fall under the blessed Umami. The word can also be used on a playground, i.e. "If you don't stop it, I'm going to go tell my Umami".