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Announcement...

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Lady and gentleman...



Literally...
I will be back on the evening of December 6th, maybe the morning of the 7th.
All comments, emails and MOST calls/texts will be fielded at that time.


And yes, that is my real handwriting, make a font from your own here with FontCapture while I am gone.

Say it with me now...

Over an Alcohol - influenced Thanksgiving conversation, I led to explain to The Katie and the rest of the family why it is I clock out, then come back to my desk to eat lunch instead of venturing out to the break room.
"Because, I can't stand to hear those ignant motherfuckers babbling on about nothing and fucking up the language!" was my major peeve, always has and will be.
"Well, what in particular?" was the question aimed back at me, and I ran down my short list, all of which to be included below.


"Irregardless"
No, people, that is not it... See, the prefix '-irr' renders the word that follows it a negative, thus making the meaning of this word "not regardless,' which is unnecessary because if something is not regardless it matters not to be mentioned. In such, people fuck this up worse, as their intentions are usually just to say 'regardless' in the first place, but need to make a 4-syllable word out of the presentation.

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A tale of 6 cities...

Scene I...

"Oh wow, my beautiful Black brotha, and note that I make a point of capitalizing that 'B'. I love your hair, it is beautiful and natural in every way imaginable... I love how young Black brothas are willing to join in on the struggle and free Mumia and be vegans and wear homemade or thrift shop clothes, 24-hour poetry readings in coffee shops, dream of starting our own non-profits for no cause or reason in particular. I love how we can all respect a world where everything smells like Nag Champa and Patchouli. I love everything about you my beautiful black brotha and I feel as if the non-denominational and never specifically-named higher power has put us both on this planet to share one another's presence at this time and space. I'm waiting until I am spiritually ready to start my locs, and no I will not fall into the white man's trap of calling them 'dreadlocks' or 'dreads' as they are not a mistake or dreaded. Peace my black king.&qu…

Random acts of immaturity

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Slow news week, lol.
Michael Jordan went on and actually agreed with me about how wrong LeBron was the other day. No need to speak on that, because confirmation of my aversions to anything LeBron says makes people who can't think these things through fully call me a "hater," so I will leave it there...
Ramping up to vacation next weekend after Thanksgiving, so I will not be doing much cooking this week, posting will be quite sparing, I think.
I am in the mood for some photo phun, this time I shot the pics.



I am a sorry example of an individual so addicted to wristwatches... Of these 10 watches, only 4 are NOT in need of batteries, same applies to the two my brother has at current as well.
Crazy.



Wait, what?


Went to the flea market this afternoon to look and see if there were any White Jesus or Michael Jackson t-shirts, or perhaps some Obama Air Force Ones that interested me.
All we got out of this was a hearty chuckle at this hunk o' shit Civic.
Laugh with us.


Looks like they&…

Classic Automotive Pr0ns -- 1965 Pontiac GTO

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Born in a time where badass cars actually got greenlighted, then produced and actually appreciated, in 1964 Pontiac was allowed to go forward with optioning their 2-door Tempest model, where for an additional $296 (yes, less than three hundred bucks!), you would get engine upgrades, limited slip differential, upgraded suspension and cooling and a choice of automatic or manual transmissions and the requisite "GTO" badging. This would top you out STILL under $5grand for the car.
In 1965, the GTO was broken out of the Tempest/Lemans family and given a slight makeover and it's own model.
More weight, more options and surprisingly less money were all a part of the equation. Luckily, so was more power and better looks (in my opinion, of course). Unfortunately, this came at the cost of performance, as the engine redux caused the cars to be not quite as fast as the initial ones, and the issue of brakes that are not befitting a car of this stature had not been addressed.

Fast forwar…

In the kitchen with Phlip -- "Breakfast for dinner" edition... Hashbrown casserole

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I have mentioned this on the forum, via text message and on FaceBook and the last time I did it and took pictures I was under the residuals of having been EXTREMELY intoxicated the night before the night I closed on the house, so the pictures weren't very good...
Here I am, 2.5 weeks later, new stove and a new plan.

Let's cook!
Start with the new knife that The Katie bought you while you were at work having your soul removed slowly today:


and use it to dice up ONE russet potato (or two small Yukon Golds, do NOT use a different kind of potato, I warned you):


dice one half of whatever onion you should so choose, today I chose a yellow:


and dice ONE of these:



Like so:



Oil your largest pan nicely and start in on the potatoes on medium-hi heat:



Work over the potatoes in the pan until soft, and browning to a crisp:



... and add the meat and onions:



Stay on this until the ONIONS are soft and cooked.

Crack 4 eggs:



Then SCRAMBLE them sumbitches:



Line the pan with foil:


[Phlip note - lining it with foi…