|Tuesday, November 5th, 2013|
This is pretty much everything I would want from a comic book. How about you?
|Monday, November 4th, 2013|
|Friday, November 1st, 2013|
|A thing I am doing, and that you should too.
Like all reasonable people, I think Orson Scott Card is a repugnant and worthless piece of shit who would make the world a better place by retroactively dying.
As such, I refuse to give him money or reward other people who are giving him money.
As such, like all reasonable people, I am not going to see Ender's Game. But I've decided to take this one step further, and I'm not going to any theatre showing his racist, sexist, homophobic dipshit ass' Hitler-apologia movie. And I'm telling them about it. "Hi, we were planning to go to your theatre and spend money, but we changed our minds because you're showing Ender's Game, and Card is such a horrible person that I cannot in good conscience do business with you while you're showing his work".
I'm not just not buying a ticket, I'm also not buying any OTHER tickets while those tickets are for sale. And making sure they know it. And making sure that theatres that AREN'T showing it know that's explicitly why I chose them over their competitors. And when it leaves theatres I'll smile a little.
You all should do this too. Don't just NOT buy a ticket to Ender's Game, don't buy a ticket to anything showing in the same building as Ender's Game, and make sure the theatre knows that's why they're not getting your business. Don't just let Ender's Game die a horribly money-losing death that causes Card properties to be forever considered Michael Richards-level toxic, make *the existence of a Card property* cause OTHER movies to also suffer.
I may be slightly angry.
: "Don't hold back! Tell us how you REALLY feel."
: hopefully sometime around Tuesday due to absolutely tanking AND taking other movies down with it, but I'm not holding my breath.
|Thursday, October 31st, 2013|
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|Thursday, October 24th, 2013|
|Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013|
|Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013|
|Monday, October 21st, 2013|
|My lunch > your lunch
Mmmmm. Homemade cabbage soup, vegetable curry, fresh-baked potato + dill bread, and some mantu from the local Afghani place.
(Also, today I have learned what "Doogh" is. It is carbonated Yop. I did not drink it. But I learned what it is!)
|Thursday, October 17th, 2013|
|Nerdy Slice Of Life!
Me: "Nerd thought: Assuming Raven failed and the Reckoners were never released, all of Stephen King's work fits in Deadlands."
torrain: "...HAH! Randall Flagg and Sunlight Gardner and the creepy little town Jack had to go through in the Talisman and Derry and It and..."
Me: "And the heroes doing a little bit of magic themselves. Little Danny Torrance, learning how to deal with the manitous and keep them from riding him. The kids from It, and their rituals.
And, y'know, the occasional vampire infestation."
torrain: "Those things happen.
me: "Castle Rock has a Fear Level, and things can tell."
: We do not speak of The D**k T***r in our house.
|Wednesday, October 16th, 2013|
|Tuesday, October 15th, 2013|
|Monday, October 14th, 2013|
|Glorious, Glorious Liberation Day!
Originally posted by james_nicoll at Glorious, Glorious Liberation Day!
Today is the holiday commemorating that glorious day* when Martians landed in Grover's Mill and other locations across the Earth, the first steps in the process of bringing the aboriginal populations of Earth under the benevolent tentacle of the One Government.
Admittedly there some regrettable excesses during the pacification and we all agree mistakes on both sides were made. That was ancient history that should not concern the many thousands of humans across the worlds, whether contributing to the public good on Titan, singing their happy songs in the fields and mines of Earth, or simply participating in the culinary arts on Mars. The on-going protests against this glorious holiday are just another example of how the humans love to spoil everyone's fun through poor sportsmanship.
* Some misguided humans claim it was two weeks later,
to which I say "ha ha! You wacky humans. Please stand over there in front of that heat-scorched wall."
|Thursday, October 10th, 2013|
|Wednesday, October 9th, 2013|
|Sunday, October 6th, 2013|
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|Tuesday, September 24th, 2013|
|A Slice Of Life
torrain: I gave up on the purity of language with "irregardless".
Me: Look, that doesn't bother me, but dammit, "chiropractic" is an ADJECTIVE, not a fucking NOUN.
torrain: "Irregardless, that's not how it's used."
Me: [twitch].... [twitch]... "... you win."
|Monday, September 23rd, 2013|
|Tablespoons, teaspoons, what's the difference, eh?
Reason #227b that John is no longer allowed in the kitchen unsupervised.
So! Two things I've been doing recently. First, an update on the Zucchini Boats , which I have experimented with several times, including Italian Sausage boats and a ton of others. I have come up with the platonic ideal of zucchini boats, ones that are basically perfect:
Halve the zucchini and scoop, like before. Brush with olive oil, add salt and pepper.
Put in minced onion, cover with chunky salsa from a jar (I like normal salsa, torrain strongly prefers the local farm's garlic salsa), bake 30 min.
Cover with cheddar cheese, broil.
Second thing: Fried Roma Tomatoes.
We got a ton of Roma tomatoes and had no idea what to do with them, so I pulled out a recipe for fried tomatoes and made that.
Reproducing with notes:
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 tsp pepper
5 tsp olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes sliced lengthwise
First note: Those proportions look off to you? Yeah, they're off. WAAAAY off. The "paste" you're going to make with that is going to be a dry non-pasty mess, because I'm 99% certain those "tablespoons" should be "teaspoons". Especially since it makes a metric crapton of paste, way more than you could ever fit on two tomatoes. So what I actually did was add more oil, more salt and pepper, and use 5 tomatoes.
1. Mix together everything except the tomatoes, making a paste. Spread on the cut side of each tomato half.
2. Heat a couple of tbsp (for real, this time) of olive oil in a frying pan. Place tomatoes herb-side down in skillet, and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes; tomatoes should be hot but not stewed.
Verdict: Well, very tasty, but I scraped off most of the paste and threw it away because it was thick and really overpowering. Seriously, "Tablespoons" is completely wrong. torrain loved every bite of them but she is weird.
The second time I made them, I experimented with the spices and I used *way* less, and instead of frying them in olive oil we just use the same pan I'd just made bacon in. Verdict: The Thyme/Basil ones were still a crowd-pleaser, the hot bacon pan meant they cooked faster and I should have cut it off a minute earlier, and the garam masala tomatoes and the cumin tomatoes didn't really work, but my personal favourites were the salt/pepper/curry powder tomatoes. YUM.
So, yeah. I know what I'm doing with the next batch of romas. In fact, I'm tempted to try it with normal tomatoes, cutting thick slices, adding a little flour to the spice mix, and frying both sides.
| Today's Prequel is another one of the technically brilliant ones.
CSS fuckery to make the comic extend out of the panel and overlay the newsbox, the recent updates, the banners, the store special, etc. And it's just display - all that data is live and clickable, despite the comic infringing on it.
It's a neat effect, is what I'm saying.
(Looks like crap on RSS, but SURPRISE.)
|Thursday, September 19th, 2013|