Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hey, Let's Get in the "Car", Go for a Spin, and DIE!

So this little video hit the web about a week or so ago, and I had hoped to uncover some more info on it.  Apparently this is none though, so I'm going to give it a stab with a by-the-seat-of-my-pants-analysis:

This car was designed in Europe in the 50s by the little known female English engineer and inventor, Sue A. Sidle. Aside from it's amazingly compact size, the power train ran on gumdrops and rainbow vapors as well, putting it in a class of green technology far ahead of its time. The entire project was killed by Shamrock62 the UK Leprechaun Union. Backed by the IRA Shamrock62 put pressure on the UK automotive industry to blackball Ms. Sidle as they feared unmonitored rainbow vapor mining would diminish their ability to locate their lucky pot o’ gold.

Are You Ready for the Supa Brutha?

This is how it's done, kids. But seriously, how stoned does his drummer look?

And just in case you need more proof of how baddass a performer J.B. was back in the day, check it:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Okay, Daddy needs to see the movie now.  The trailer looks awesome and I'm not fan boy-gushing here. This movie has two terrific comeback stars. Remember when Robert Downey Jr, was the guy who never met an 8-ball that he didn't like, and Mickey Rourke seemed hell-bent on becoming Palooka Joe? Now Robert Downey Jr has the movie world by the balls and Mickey Rourke is getting real roles again.  I'm so psyched for Mickey Rourke.  May his baddass star shine on like a supernova.


Chai in the Winter

As I get older, day by day, in this cruel hoax called life, I cherish my caffeine-time as I try to get my brittle bones moving, my soggy brain firing, and my tired ass motivated. In the summer it's iced coffee, six sugars sitting in the bottom, sucked up in a crunchy caffeine stream.

But in the winter, when it gets cold, I have to follow my coddled taste buds and turn to Chai as my daily pick-me-up.   I do loves me some spice in the winter time.  Well-seasoned sweets, seasoned savories -- it all makes me feel so cozy.  I'm a New Englander by rights, so Pumpkin Pie, Indian Pudding, Bell Seasoning and the like are in my blood.  It's only natural that Chai is my choice for a starter.

In India, Chai is the term for tea, but unlike tea around most of the world, Chai is prepared with more than just black tea leaves.  There's a healthy amount of spice brewed into the mix as well, and can include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and more.  Chai is also served brewed hot with milk and sweetener, generally honey.  Oh, and it's fucking delicious.

DON'T go buy those ready-made mixes with dried milk and sugar added in.  They all seem too sweet to me.  There's so many great sites with recipes for you to try.  Just buy the above spices and some good Assam tea, and get busy in the kitchen finding the mix you like.  I do 1 part cardamom, 3/4 part cinnamon, 1/2 part ginger and a pinch of clove -- all powder in water until it boils and then let it simmer for 15minutes.  Add in my Assam and let it steep for 10 more.  Add honey and milk and let 'er rip!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weekly Brinks

Q - What kinda dog smiles? 

A - A happy one.