Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ancient Purple & Green Heat

I went to a great show last night. I don't think my booty has shaken that hard in a while. I went to support Ancient Heat, a band who has a few members that I am acquainted with. They are a super awesome nine piece outfit rocking monumental Disco-scapes of the grooviest sort. Check it out:

01 Boy You Keep On Doing That Mess Around by AncientHeat

The big surprise was the duo that came on before Ancient Heat. Purple & Green rocked my face off. Crazy looped funk and R&B beats by Adam "Purple" Forkner, crowned by the virtuosic vocals of Justin "Green" Johnson. SOOOOOO good. The crowd was going crazy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Everything you need to know...

... about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ensalada de aguacate

Check out this delicious snack I just made:

Ensalada de Aguacate


· 1 ripe avocado
· 1 juicy lime
· 1 small clove of garlic
· 1 drizzle of olive oil
· 1 mutable measurement of salt (read: to taste)
· some spices, I guess. I used a light dusting of smoked paprika

Thickly dice the Avocado. Juice that lime! Mince the heck outta' the garlic. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl gently. let it rest for a few minutes. Eat it with a fork, never with tortilla chips, 'cause at that point you should just mash it all up and eat it as guacamole.

This is the most bare-bones method of making it. Add some tomatoes, onions, cilantro, or whatever to jazz it up a bit. But frankly, It's quite good as described in the recipe above.

Friday, March 11, 2011

じしん (earthquake)

The earthquake that has devastated NE Japan is quite frightening. The images and videos coming out of the country are staggering. It's hard to imagine such destruction could just spring upon you like that. Clearly, I am without words.

I will leave you with this unsettling video, although calm in comparison to the tsunami shots circulating.

Cooking with Dog

My new favorite cooking show! Learn traditional Japanese cooking with Francis the poodle.

Watch all of the videos here:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

scintillating comic imports

Today, in the mail, I received two items from the British Isles' finest comic artist, John Allison. Item the first! One Tea towel featuring everyone's favorite beasty, the Wendigo:

Item the second! A personally requested, hand drawn image of Desmond Fishman(!):


Monday, February 21, 2011

Bored games

I believe that I am a reasonably smart fellow. Not brilliant, but certainly not stupid. Basically, I think I do alright in the brain department. But, without fail, if I am to be made to feel like a dummy, all that is needed is for me to play a board game with a map of a world on it. The playing field could be our world, a fictional world, or a map of many worlds, it doesn't matter. Whether it's Risk, Stratego, Settlers of Cattan, or Twilight Imperium, I am a complete mess. I just can't grock the rules of these games. Unfortunately, all of my friends love them.

There is something about the strategy and copious rules associated with these games that flummox me. I invariably end up glassy eyed and confused, my mind glazed over. I have to ask what I'm doing each round, seeking help from my opponents. I end up just sitting there while my friends play for me and I don't learn how to follow the progress.

Can't we just play dominoes?