The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Three and a half pounds of comfort

It's been a while, but I found an unencumbered Saturday afternoon and made a lug of duck and pork sausage. I vacuum pack 'em in threes -- maybe a third of a pound per package -- and freeze 'em, leaving a small amount in the refrigerator for the next day's breakfast. And since I pull the fat off half the duck breasts that go into the force meat, there's rendered duck fat as a byproduct, meaning that aforesaid breakfast can include potatoes fried in duck fat. It don't get much better than that, as the feller says.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I get it. I see what's happening. Palin is going ... to switch parties! She's going to pull a Lieberman! Nooooooooooo!

Finally putting Flikr to some use

A few snapshots from the 2009 Rolling Sculpture car show in beautiful downtown Ann Arbor.