Sunday, October 30, 2011

How To Make Perfect Brownies!

Just some helpful advice with the Holidays coming up!


1½ cups sugar
¾ cup flour
¾ cup cocoa powder (see note below)
3 eggs
¾ cup butter, melted
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (see note below)

A NOTE ON CHOCOLATE: You’ll notice the list of ingredients is very short. That means the quality of the chocolate makes a huge difference. The chocolate flavor is front-and-center — not the sugar, not the richness, the chocolate. I used Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder, and Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names!

Very cool. However I thought stomach rumble was called "borborygmi"(I learned that from George Carlin!)?

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  • 5. Gynecomastia



7. Morton's Toe

Morton's Toe

When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

14. Phosphenes

The lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.

16. Wamble

Stomach rumble.

21. Mondegreen


Misheard lyrics.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Favre Opens up on Rodgers and The Packers!

FYI. Hadn't heard anything from the Brett man in a while. So of course he has to make himself into the news somehow.

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Favre on Rodgers: ‘He fell into a good situation’

Favre's answer was typical of the man. Passive-aggressive, a series of compliments with a bunch of hidden needles inserted, and the amazing ability to always bring the subject back around to himself.

"I'm going to be honest, I was not surprised. The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn't do it sooner. My last year in Green Bay prior to the first game, I made the remark that this was probably the most talented team that I've ever played on. And of course everyone looked up and was like, 'This guy's off his rocker.'

"We were very, very young; take me out of the mix and we were by far the youngest team in the league. But I could see the talent pool across the board was outstanding. Now our season kind of ended up being a reflection of that. We came close, and I think we took a lot of people by surprise, but guys emerged rather quickly. Aaron had a chance…even though the last couple years it's seemed like he's almost a rookie, he's been around awhile. And I'd like to think that he watched, he learned, and then when he got a chance to play, he brought in his ability which is obviously very good or they wouldn't have drafted him in the first round. He's got tremendous talent, he's very bright and he got a chance to watch and see successful teams do it right.

"And so, he just kind of fell into a good situation. On top of that, he's a good player. I don't think there's any pressure on him now, the talent around him is even better than when I was there. So I'm really kind of surprised it took him so long. In the early part of last year season, it hadn't quite clicked yet and I didn't know it would. I just kind of figured when they hit their stride, they're going to be hard to beat. And that's what happened."

The simple fact is that Rodgers is playing the position in a way that Favre may never have — with a ruthless efficiency that Favre rarely possessed. That's not a slam on Favre; the daredevil aspect of his play was one of the many reasons he was one of the NFL's most successful all-time quarterbacks. But it's also true that Favre should take a second look at how Rodgers is marshalling his old team — or, it's possible that Favre has already taken that second look and would prefer that Rodgers not fly so close to the sun.

It just grates a bit that Favre is trying to make the NFL's best quarterback (that's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it) into less than what he is, simply because he's taking Favre's ball and running with it, and throwing it more accurately than Favre himself ever did.


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