Thursday, September 30, 2010

Once More into the Breach

A new friend of mine sent me a link to an interesting essay that discusses the theory of evolution vs. intelligent design. It is definitely worth a read. You can check it out here.

It is important to note, and I think the author does a good job doing this, that the theory of evolution is just that; a theory. Regardless of whatever empirical data can be presented to support the theory, there still are gaps in that data. It can be said that, whether one adheres to the theory of evolution or intelligent design, there is a certain amount of "faith" involved. I do think the author does fall a little short in his constitutional argument...

"It is already legal to teach intelligent design in public schools. What is not currently legal is to mandate its teaching. The Supreme Court has ruled that this would violate the First Amendment's establishment of religion clause.

But I have some questions relating to this: Does not classical evolutionism, based almost entirely upon faith, violate the same clause? More importantly, what about the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion?"

This is a circular argument. The two sides could forever debate the application of these constitutional tenets to this issue ad nauseum. Also, I'm not sure that it is fair to say that the theory of evolution is "almost entirely" based upon faith. The theory is based upon the fossil record and biology observable today.

The author also doesn't exactly explain which theory of intelligent design could or should be mandated. The religious concept of origin varies greatly from religion to religion. Should it be then, that all beliefs be mandated? Should students be taught Genesis, reincarnation, that the earth rests on the back of a turtle, that a titan ate his kids who had to subsequently cut themselves out?

These are questions, not condemnations of the essay. Outside of these questions, the author presents a compelling case. I would not rule out intelligent design, just as I wouldn't rule out the theory of evolution. I would even go so far to say that it is unrealistic of humans, in our current state of (dare I say) evolution, to hope to comprehend the origins and true nature of our universe. There are certainly answers, but i don't believe we are properly equipped, intellectually, to find them.

I'm afraid to ask, but...comments?


On a lighter note, was introduced to this today...(warning:blue language)

A little over the top? Maybe. Thought-provoking? Definitely.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


In response to yesterday's post addressing Christine O'Donnell's views on evolution, reader Gasper was kind enough to send this picture along, from the Creationism Museum in Kentucky...

For those of you that are unfamiliar, the Creationism Museum is a museum in Petersburg, Kentucky that, through a series of exhibits, presents an account of the origins of the universe, life, mankind, and man's early history according to a literal reading of the Bible, particularly the Book of Genesis. The museum also, obviously, attempts to discount and discredit the theory of evolution and natural selection, or any other "story of origin" that departs from Genesis.

Much more on this in future posts. Thanks to Gasper.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Fun with Christine

I REALLY don't want this to be a solely political blog, but since that is where the absurdity resides, then that is where we must go.

And we need go no further than Christine O'Donnell.

From the New York Daily news...

"The hits just keep on coming for Christine O'Donnell.

A 1990s clip of the Republican Delaware Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite declaring 'evolution is a myth,' was released by comedian Bill Maher on Friday night.

O'Donnell had appeared as a conservative Christian activist and was a frequent guest on his 'Politically Incorrect' show.

Maher replayed the segment on his HBO show 'Real Time.'

On the Oct. 15, 1998 clip, O'Donnell challenged the theory of evolution.

'Evolution is a myth,' she said, starting to elaborate before Maher interrupted.

'Evolution is a myth?' he asked. 'Have you ever looked at a monkey?'

'Well then why aren't they, why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?,' O'Donnell countered."

That's an excellent question. Well, it's an excellent question if you believe the Earth is only a few thousand years old.

Now, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and religiously-based opinions deserve their place. It is, however, alarming that one would base their discrediting of the theory of evolution on that fact that chimpanzees aren't spontaneously emerging out of the brush as newly-minted homo-sapiens. If that was happening, I'm sure Jane Goodall would have noticed.

Westboro Watch

Talk about turning lemons to lemonade...

At, they take those wonderfully inspirational Westboro Babtist Church press releases, add a little black magic-marker and do a truly creative and imaginative thing.

Check it out here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Funnies

From SNL last night...

Friday, September 24, 2010


I was taking a look at a Tea Party website here, and I noticed that the banner at the top of the page including a John Trumbull painting (left) that depicts the Founding Fathers in some grandiose, revolutionary scene.

It struck me as a little odd and more than a little pretentious. I then came across a New York Times article here that perfectly and infuriatingly encapsulates every idea I had regarding the use of this painting by the Tea Party.

Despite our cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds, there is one common mythology that we, as Americans, all share. The Founding Fathers represent the ideals upon which our very way of living is based. It is by no means perfect, but the imperfection, the clash of ideas and ideals that occurred at that time, has sustained the myth and aided in it's timelessness.

I find it somewhat sacrilegious for any political group to attempt to connect itself to this American myth as a way to further the group's agenda. It's reminiscent of the religious extremist that invokes "God" to justify imposing fundamentalist views on others.

It is the height of presumptuousness to claim a unique connection to a myth or a God, or anything that should be kept above the mortal din. Here's an extreme example from Rick Barber,
a conservative Republican running for Congress in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District...

If it wasn't so silly and melodramatic, it would be scary. Almost as scary as it would be if he's elected.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

I was going to try and tackle the whole "gays in the military" issue, and then I stumbled across Liz Goodwin's Yahoo! blog "The Upshot." I then realized how far my little Mom and Pop blog has to go.

Anyway, do yourself a favor and check it out here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pot, Meet Kettle

As I mentioned, Katie Couric spoke with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday on the CBS Evening News. The interview initially revolved around the recent flooding that has been plaguing Pakistan. Then Couric began asking the Foreign Minister some very astute questions. A transcript from last night...

I was recently in eastern Afghanistan, and a major complaint is that insurgents return, cross the Pakistani border, retrain, regroup, rearm and then come back into Afghanistan.

Qureshi: It's a two-way traffic. There has to be a strategy to check them once they cross the border.

No Pakistani responsibility?

Couric: But Pakistan has some major responsibility here.

'Atta girl!

Qureshi: We are fulfilling our responsibilities, but we need international help.

Couric: A recent poll in this country found that 24 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Islam. Thirty-nine percent have an unfavorable opinion. Why is that, in your view?

Qureshi: I think many in the west, many in the United States, are not fully aware of the message of Islam. Islam is a message of peace not violence.

Couric: Have extremists then co-opted the narrative to such a point that that is not how people feel about Muslims?

What a great question...Foreign Minister...?

Qureshi: In every society there are extremists. To give you an example: One American pastor. Look the way he captured the attention of the world, and what was he trying to do? Burn the Quran. Fortunately that horrific incident did not take place. But, God forbid, if it had what would I deduce? Did he reflect American values, or was it an individual act of an extremist? There can be a fringe extremist element in this society, and you have to be cognizant of them.

Get Him K.C.!


Oh wait thats right...that was the end of the interview. They went immediately to a story of friggin' Frankenfish, the genetically altered salmon.

The one thing I dislike more than some agenda-driven, conservative-commentator hack accuse the media of being "liberal" is when the media proves them right. I mean correct. You know what I mean.

The fringe comedian Colin Quinn once said on attempting to separate the peaceful Muslims from extremist, strap-a-bomb-I'm-getting-virgins Muslims, "oh well, you know, don't let a few million apples spoil the bunch."

The Foreign Minister is comparing one extremist nut in Florida to what amounts to entire populations of extremists. A "fringe element" is a publicity-seeker threatening to burn books. A large segment of a population that subjugates woman, refusing them education, basic rights, suffrage, and executes them in the streets...

Public Execution of Woman by Taliban

that's a cultural ideology that is CENTERED in Islam. This isn't a "fringe extremist element."

Let's not say that all Muslims are extremists. Lets also say that not all Christians are Quran-burning knuckleheads. But, as the Foreign Minister said, we've got "one." How many you got, Mahmood? How many you got, shaping this country's perception of Islam?

And how did Katie respond to the F.M.'s final statement? By questioning the F.M. on the deplorable way in which woman are treated? By asking about the free flow of men and arms across his country's borders? By asking about the thousands that have and continue to kill and die in the name of Islam? No...

Mutant fish!

Darn liberal media.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Liberal Media

Did anyone see Katie Couric's interview with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Qureshi on CBS World News this evening, not 20 minutes ago?

I'm still reeling. Look for a post tomorrow addressing what could be a Tea Party political ad coup. Oh Katie! Ball dropped...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Toil and Trouble

I'm really beginning to take a shine to Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell, and not just for the sheer entertainment value of her candidacy.

It's also because the naiveté in which she entered this race. From the AP...

"Another unfavorable decade-old television clip of tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell has emerged, this time with the Delaware GOP Senate candidate saying she "'dabbled in witchcraft.'"

You can't make it up...

"The most recent was aired by comedian Bill Maher, who dug up one of O'Donnell's appearances on his 'Politically Incorrect' show in 1999. The context of what led to her comments is not clear, and O'Donnell is laughing while she talks."

Laughing or cackling?

"'I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven,' she said. ' ... I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do,' she said."

See? She's not making it up. Ok, that's not so bad...

"'One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that," she said. "We went to a movie and then had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar."


"Maher said on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that he has more clips of O'Donnell and will continue to air them until she appears on his show."

Is it possible to enter a high-profile senate race without realizing that these sort of things (by things I mean crazy person quotes) will surface? If not, it's refreshing to see a candidate that doesn't give a hoot about what parts of his or her past may become public. It's the issues that matter, dammit!

If so...Scary.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Came across this today...a little cruel, yes, but it sure did make me laugh...

Besides being so darn funny, I posted this because I believe there is some interesting social commentary embedded within the hilarity.

1. Notice at 0:55 our protagonist takes the time out of being tortured, ridiculed and humiliated to stare at the TV for a few seconds. Now thats commitment!

2. Mom's indifference. It could fairly be surmised from this poor kid's appearance that Mom hasn't exactly taken a proactive approach in raising her young. But to actually witness her essentially ignore her offspring's cries for help, well that's something. It is also, I'm afraid, a metaphor for McLovin's entire life.


Doesn't seem quite as funny anymore.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dela Where?

Christine O'Donnell was a surprise winner in Delaware's GOP Senate primary this week, riding the support of Sarah Palin and a general right-wing hysteria to an upset win over GOP establishment choice Rep. Michael Castle.

I though it might be fun to take a closer look at the new Tea Party belle of the ball, see how she stands on the issues and maybe glean something of what the citizen's of the fine state of Delaware were thinking as they took to the voting booths. And what better way to get a closer look then to hear it right from the horses' mouth...

Christine O'Donnell quotes...

On masturbation...

"It is not enough to be abstinent with other people, you also have to be abstinent alone. The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery, so you can't masturbate without lust."

Wait, what?

On coed dorms...

What's next? Orgy rooms? Menage trois rooms? Coedness is like a radical agenda forced on college students"

On the Bible...

"We took the Bible and prayer out of public schools. Now we're having weekly weekly shootings. We had the 60's sexual revolution, and now people are dying of AIDS."

On Creationism...

Creationism, in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the Earth in six 24-hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that."

Sure is. See, look for yourself. It says it right here between the talking snake and the woman being turned into a pillar of salt.

On the Lord of the Rings (honestly)...

"You see Tolkien's wisdom applied to just about everything:Tolkien and Communism, Tolkien and industrialization. In researching this topic I even found a book on Tolkien and sexual fetishes."

Whoa ho! Hold on a minute there sister. Leave John Ronald Reuel out of this. You shall not pass!

On masturbation...again...

"If he already knows what pleases him and he can please himself, than why am I in the picture?"

I'm thinking, I'm thinking...

Well, I'd say the people of Delaware have done well for themselves. Since when is Karl Rove the voice of reason?

A New Look. Again.

Been hearing from some folks that, since adopting the new design, the blog has been behaving sluggishly.

As you can see, I've made another switch. We'll see if this does any better. Thanks for the feedback.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Annoying Joe on Twitter!

You can now follow me on twitter!

Because I crave attention. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dios Mio!

Suzyn Waldman, radio broadcaster for the New York Yankees has taken her 20+ years of professional sports reporting and chimed in on the Jets/Mexican reporter story, complaining at how far women in sports reporting have yet to go. For those of you haven't had the pleasure...

I'll do with a little hyperbole as much as the next guy, but really, Suzyn? Of all the dramatic things you've ever seen? A hayseed that can throw a ball hard gives a stuttering, unmoving speech only to go 6-6 with an E.R.A over 4, thats up there with, say, the Hindenburg, or the moon landing, or 9/11?

Pipe down and keep not challenging John Sterling's hackiness. Keep prostrating yourself before the Yankee alter. Just because you have a job doesn't necessarily mean you're furthering the cause of women in sports broadcasting.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying

Some hijinks at Jet's practice. From, where else, the NY Post...

"Knockout [Mexican] TV correspondent Ines Sainz claimed Jets head coach Rex Ryan, one of his assistants and some of the team's players allegedly pestered her with goofy, on-field antics and locker-room catcalls."[this past Saturday]

Naughty, naughty. Ms. Sainz. said...

"In my opinion, I never felt attacked, nor that they reacted grossly toward me," she said. "I arrived in the locker room and there were comments and games. One of the other reporters came up to me and apologized for what was happening, but I thought [the players] were joking around."


"Thanks everyone for your support," she wrote on her Twitter page this morning. "I already spoke to the NFL, which will decide if there will or will not be consequences. I can say that at the time I didn't want to pay attention to what was happening but the rest of the media heard clearly and in solidarity have denounced what happened, hoping that there is always a respectful climate."

It is gratifying to see the media circle the wagons and protect the integrity and credibility of one of their own. Truly a shining moment for the first amendment......but.........

How Ms. Sainz was dressed at Jet's practice....

How Ms. Sainz describes herself on her Twitter...

"...the hottest sports reporter in Mexico..."


not to defend the Jet's, but your schtick's your schtick, sweetcheeks. You can't jump in and out of character to get a little press. Or can you? Hate when the press becomes the story...

A much more conservatively dressed Ines Sainz reports later from Nueva York...

A New Look

Changed the template for the blog...didn't notice the birds on the top right before...not sure if they were always there...

Anyway, I like this one. It's fairly neutral. I really am trying to go for substance over style here.

Comments/opinions are welcomed and appreciated.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SportsCenter is Evil

So the chest-pumping, "look at me" culture of American sports is spreading overseas. From Morocco...

This might be the greatest thing I've ever seen.

Friday, September 10, 2010


From the Associated Press...

Study: Flamboyant male dancing attracts women best

"John Travolta was onto something. Women are most attracted to male dancers who have big, flamboyant moves similar to the actor's trademark style, British scientists say in a new study."


"Kris McCarty and colleagues at Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen in Germany asked 19 men aged 18 to 35 who were not professional dancers to dance in a laboratory for one minute to a basic drum rhythm."

Using professional dancers would would have threatened the integrity of the test. And did you say laboratory?

"They filmed the men's movements with a dozen cameras, and then turned those movements into computer-generated avatars so the study could focus on moves, not appearances."

Annoying Joe has obtained a photo of the control group...

"Scientists then showed the dancing avatars to 37 women, who rated their skills on a scale of 1 to 7. According to the women, the best dancers were those who had a wide range of dance moves and focused on the head, neck and torso."

As opposed to the ankle, back and spleen...

"'In principle, it is possible to break down the motion patterns that are informative and attractive to women,'" said Rufus Johnstone, a reader in the evolution of animal behavior at Cambridge University."

"Johnstone said there were similarities between animal mating rituals and what happens in modern dance clubs."

True, true...

"'There are lots of cues females use when choosing a mate, like a peacock puffing out its tail,'" he said. "'Dancing for humans could signal whether a male is fit because it requires the expenditure of a lot of energy."

Finally, the study advises...

"...dancers to improve their core body moves..."


"men who are bad dancers shouldn't despair..."

Don't worry, I won't. It's relief enough to know that academia has a handle on the whole dancing thing. Now if they could just do something about that pesky cancer...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

S#%! My Girlfriend Says

I'm in the living room tooling away on the world wide web when I overhear a struggle in the bedroom between my better-half and a common housefly...

Fly: Bzzzzzz-zzzzz-hu-zzzzzz

GF: Land, mothafu#$%!&$!

Fly: Hu-zzzzzzzzzzz-ba-ba-zzzzzzz

[A general commotion]

GF: Die, already!

Fly: Bzzzzzz-hu-zzzzzzzzz-zzzzzip.

[More commotion, followed by a loud, whip-like snap]

GF: ...'night!


Much Ado...

This is absolutely, positively going to be the last A.J. post on the subject of Mosques or Qurans or Korans or whatever for two reasons...

1. It has reached a level of absurdity (see below) that can no longer be contained within this blog.

2. We've let ourself get too wrapped up in these stories and things are are getting a little tense around here, going to lighten it up a bit.

President Obama has weighed in on the book-burning issue . He told ABC...

"Look, this is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaida...You could have serious violence in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan."

As opposed to the bastions of peace and civility that those two countries usually are.

Why do we have to explain our lunatics to their lunatics? It gets worse. From

"Discussions are taking place within the Obama administration about the possibility of intervening, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters Thursday. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the possibility of calling Jones[the wacky book burner] is under consideration, and that Defense Secretary Robert Gates was participating in the discussions."

The fear of offending their lunatics has put the leader of the free world in a position where he is considering the possibility of trying to talk down a whiskey-tango, backwater pastor with a flock of 50. Oh the humanity. Obama had more to say to ABC...

"As commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States, I just want him to understand that this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in Iraq, who are in Afghanistan. We're already seeing protests against Americans just by the mere threat ... this is a destructive act that he's engaging in."

Yeah 'cause otherwise American soldiers are getting flowers thrown at them. Things were going swimmingly 'til the Crazy Christians got involved. Pastor Jones had this to say, from CNN...

"The general[Petraeus] needs to point his finger to radical Islam and tell them to shut up, tell them to stop, tell them that we will not bow our knees to them," Jones said on CNN's "AC360." "We are burning the book. We are not killing someone. We are not murdering people."

He's got a point...crap.

Our loonies burn books. Our loonies dress in civil war garb, march around fields all day and then have a pig-roast. Our loonies put on nice sneakers and commit suicide whenever a comet comes a' callin.

Their loonies...

I'm tapping out. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"The Squeaky Wheel" or "Why didn't I Think of That?" Part II

So we've let this Koran BBQ story marinate for a day, lets see where we're at...

-As mentioned yesterday, CBS and ABC led their broadcasts with this story.

- According to the AP, General Petraeus, the commander of American forces in Afghanistan...

"...spoke Wednesday with Afghan President Karzai about the matter, according to a military spokesman Col. Erik Gunhus. "They both agreed that burning of a Quran would undermine our effort in Afghanistan, jeopardize the safety of coalition troopers and civilians," Gunhus said, and would "create problems for our Afghan partners ... as it likely would be Afghan police and soldiers who would have to deal with any large demonstrations."

Also form the AP...

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that the pastor's plans were outrageous, and along with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, urged Jones to cancel the event.


"Actress Angelina Jolie, in her capacity as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N.'s refugee agency, condemned the protest..."


"The Vatican denounced the protest..."


"U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during a meeting Tuesday with religious leaders to discuss recent attacks on Muslims and mosques around the U.S. called the planned burning idiotic and dangerous..."[all quotes from the AP]

All of this attention for a fringe lunatic pastor with a congregation of fifty. I present to you this; Who has given this kook the stage on which to present his ideological gibberish? Who is so afraid to offend that they will clutch their hands to their chest in righteous indignation, gasp and plead "this man in no way represents how we feel about muslims in general or Islam as a whole?" Who has whipped up this media frenzy?

A.J. Archives

This from

"Two asteroids will zip close by the Earth Wednesday and may be visible in telescopes as they zip between our planet and the orbit of the moon."

I know it might be a bit early to dip into the rich history that is the Annoying Joe, but asteroids scare the bajeezus out of me, and I thought it would be a could time to re-post one of my earlier and scarier posts....

Killer Asteroids!

This from the AP...

"NASA is charged with spotting most of the asteroids that pose a threat to Earth but doesn't have the money to complete the job, a federal report says. That's because even though Congress assigned the space agency that mission four years ago, it never gave NASA the money to build the necessary telescopes..."


"It may never get the money, said John Logsdon, a space policy professor at George Washington University."

Why Not?

'"The program is a little bit of a lame duck," Logsdon said. There is not a big enough group pushing for the money...'

Well, why would there be?

"NASA estimates that there are about 20,000 asteroids and comets in our solar system that are potential threats. They are larger than 460 feet in diameter...Rocks between 460 feet and 3,280 feet in diameter can devastate an entire region"

Oh. Anything else?

"Objects bigger than that are even more threatening"[this is actual AP text.]

You don't Say. So, let me get this straight, encapsulate, if you will. There are thousands of threats to civilization as we know it hurtling through space. We have, for the first time in the history of history the means to detect these threats and potentially avert them, but we don't have the money.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who Gives a Good Gosh Darn

From the AP...

"Stanislas Wawrinka beat Sam Querrey [not even touching the pronunciation] in five sets to put two Swiss men in a Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time in the Open era—and keep the Americans out of the U.S. Open quarters for the second straight year.

The U.S. men, meanwhile, had at least one quarterfinalist at their home major each of the first 41 years of the Open era. That changed in 2009, and now it’s happened again."

Who can remember, outside of Chris Russo, giving a crap about tennis? When was there a reason too? Let me remind you...

John McEnroe quotes

-"Do you have any problems, other than that you're unemployed, a moron, and a dork?"

I'll let the racket do the talking."

“If you believe that [Anna Kournikova's claim that she is a virgin], I've never questioned a call in my life.”

“You are the pits of the world! Vultures! Trash!”

You'll be sorry you hit me, you fucking Communist asshole," - After being hit by his Czech opponent, Tomas Smid in 1983.

"The Squeaky Wheel" or "Why didn't I Think of That?"

Koran-burner update:

The Dove World Outreach Center's plan to burn the Koran was the lead story on both the CBS and ABC world news broadcasts this evening.

I'll just let that marinate for a bit.

Monday, September 6, 2010

You're Not Helping

This from Reuter's...

"Several hundred Afghans chanting "Death to America" rallied outside a mosque in the Afghan capital on Monday [today] to protest against an American church's plan to burn a copy of the Koran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The protesters, mostly students from religious schools, gathered outside Kabul's Milad ul-Nabi mosque to condemn plans by the Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center to burn copies of the Koran to mark the ninth anniversary" of 9/11.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle radical. The U.S embassy in Kabul said...

"United States government in no way condones such acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam, and is deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups."

Could you imagine an "Islamic" state releasing a statement like that? No, we're the ones that don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

Regarding the title...Do you really need to burn a Koran? Can't you just let them be the lunatics jumping around and burning things? So let's see....Nazis burn things, crazy islamic radicals burn things, and you burn things.

At least the Dove World outreach center gives a "Top Ten Reasons to Burn a Koran" list, sans drum roll. A must read, and a heady reminder that there's nuts all 'round. Nothing says peace and love like a good old holy-book burning.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Whipped up this little diddy for the little lady, and she was pa-leased.

And since sharing is caring.....

Pork Chops in Beer recipe

4 large pork chops
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (12-ounce) can beer
½ cup sliced onions

Daddy threw in a little basil and jalapeno from the garden , but thats just me.


Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add chops and brown on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes total.

Add beer and onions and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until chops are no longer pink and sauce is reduced, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I don't know... you'd think the greatest city in the world would produce newspapers that would strive to elevate themselves above schtick. And then there's the NY post. (my apologies to L. Brooks.)

Corny story-titles are the Posts' stock in trade. Check this out...

The post story about James Jay Lee, the dude who stormed the Discovery Channel building was titled...


Hey Seuss M.D., just cuz it rhymes doesn't make it work.

Oh and then the Photo sub text...


Oh that's rich. The TMZ domain name is taken, I think.

I smell a recurring feature.