September 07, 2008

As If I Needed Any More Motivation To Drink

Screw this politics shit!!1!1! Let's talk about the serious stuff in life, namely booze and bacon. And, praise be to Gaia, some enterprising lad in Massachusetts decided to market a product after my own heart (attack):

Bacon-flavored vodka!

“Everything is better with bacon. It’s one of my favorite foods,” said Don Yovicsin, the owner of Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham. “So when one of my friends mentioned the idea of bacon and vodka, it piqued my curiosity.”

He fried a batch of Niman Ranch thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, added the crispy bacon to a large infuser jar with Absolut vodka, then let it sit for four weeks. After the liquor was smoky, he filtered out the bacon pieces with cheesecloth, chilled the vodka to congeal the bacon fat, then removed it via coffee filter.

You, sir, are the greatest man alive and have singlehandedly made New England worth keeping.

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September 04, 2008

Viewership stats, hot off the Twitter *Updated & Bumped*

Matt Marolis says that 37.2 million people watched Gov. Palin's acceptance speech. 

Obama?  38.3 million.

Update (CB): This is another reason to watch McCain's speech tonight. The main reason? McCain is energized and I think his speech may bring on more enthusiasm for his candidacy.

Oh, and I guess we could have a drinking game for each time he says "my friends."

Update (DPUD): CB sends me these too,

First, McCain now tied with Obama, he was down eight last week in the same poll.  Wonder what happened...

Second, Palin's acceptance speech pulled in about 1.1 million less than Obama's, and was only shown in six networks to Obama's ten

Weasel in comments notes the power outages in the Gulf Coast due to Gustav taking down lines would have caused a significant drop in potential viewers too.

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September 03, 2008

Late nite video link

You know, I'm not exactly sure what this is, but I find it...very compelling.

Oh, yeah, I should also mention: Extremely Bouncy Bouncy Content Warning!


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September 02, 2008

Bristol & Levi at the RNC

I like the sentiment of this idea a lot, but it might raise some complications down the road (link in the original):

Bristol Palin's husband-to-be, the father-to-be, Levi Johnston, will be in attendance at the Republican Convention tomorrow night. I hope they give them a separate entrance, so they can get a separate, deafening roar of applause from delegates, a sign of support that not everyone wants to see them turned into a political football. The MSM will be stunned; they're expecting the pair to be forced to wear Scarlet Letters...

I think that would be perfect.  Bristol and Levi could even approach the podium together and give a brief word of thanks for the moral support they've received and ask for the continued prayers of those gathered (or something to that nature). 

The problem is that Bristol and/or Levi may not even want to be in the spotlight in this way.  Secondly, it may give credence people like Rep. Barney Frank, who say that Gov. Palin's family are "fair game."

Whatever we do, I hope that Bristol and Levi know that we're behind them 100%.

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Jurassic Porter?

You remember Jurassic Park, right?  Of course you do, Jurassic Park was inescapable when the movie came out!  You remember how they took DNA samples of the various dinosaurs by drawing tiny blood samples from mosquitoes trapped in amber, and used them to revive the various species? 

Yeah, some biologist actually did that, except he did it with a type of prehistoric yeast, among other microbes, and extracted DNA from a type of ancient weevil.  He wanted to try and use the revived microbes for medical applications, but they offered no advance in medical science, so he went on to do other research. 

But he kept his samples, and at some point, an idea hit, and he did what anyone with any sense does with yeast...he made beerHe's started a brewery to make his beer.  Yes, you can drink beer made with a (I'm assuming long extinct) strain of yeast that was preserved in amber for tens of millions of years and revived in a modern laboratory. 

Apparently, the yeast gives the beer a unique, spicy, almost clove-like taste.  I have to try some.  If you're in California, you might be able to track down a bar that is going to serve it, you lucky bastard.  This will be one of those very rare times I envy you people living in the Soviet of California.
I was looking for a picture of Barney drunk, but good enough...

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September 01, 2008

Duck Hunt

Admit it, you want to blast that damned snickering dog too.  I haven't actually played the real Duck Hunt, I'm guessing that this doesn't quite meet the experience of using an NES Zapper, might be good if you have a few minutes to kill...some ducks.

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