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Half-assed Chicken Marsala

Posted in Uncategorized on January 9, 2009 by dvcmann

4-6 chicken breasts

1/4 C flower

1 beaten egg

3 stalks celery chopped

a bunch of chopped mushrooms

handful of chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts etc

1/4 – 1/2 c chicken or beef broth

1/4 – 1/2 c marsala or red wine

You smash the chicken like no one’s looking.  Saute the celery, ‘shrooms and nuts in a couple of Tbls of olive oil until tender.  You decide at the last minute to add some fresh minced garlic and set things aside just like when you procrastinate.

Get the chicken messy in the egg and flower, mixing in some pepper and garlic.  You brown that dirty bird in some buttah until it smells real good.

Throw the colorful stuff back into the mix and pour in the broth.  That wine wants in there too.  Reduce it down – you be the dom, it be the sub.  Make it beg.

When are you going to salt and pepper to taste?  When you get around to getting your act together.  That’s when.

Shred some carrot on top too.  Make it look pretty.  Pretty stuff is entirely more fun to eat.  You’ve always thought so.

David Foster Wallace Found Dead

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2008 by dvcmann

Author of Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System is dead at the age of 46.

Yahoo has it here.

Ol’ Dave’s wife came home to find he had hanged himself.

That’s a drain man.

The Technological Singularity

Posted in Uncategorized on September 1, 2008 by dvcmann

Based partially upon Moore’s Law, it is the theoretical event when an Artificial Intelligence that has become self-aware reaches a potential to increase its own technology and intelligence exponentially until a moment at which it develops relatively god-like omnipotence.

In other words, it’s when the technology curve goes vertical.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

Remember when Ash screwed Ripley?  Whether it’s Arthur C. Clarke’s HAL 9000, Asimov’s V.I.K.I., SkyNet, or Rosey from the Jetsons, haven’t we learned that an artificial intelligence will jack you over if given half the chance?

SkyNet is always listening…and waiting.

The Shield

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by dvcmann

Normally, blogging about a tv show is the first sign you have no life – whatsoever.  That is unless you happen to be talking about one of the best shows on television, and maybe the best dramatic series ever.

Innovative, daring, well written and masterfully acted out, the Shield is starting its final season Tuesday night on the FX network after almost a year’s hiatus.

The shield, like Rescue Me, Burn Notice and the new Battlestar Galactica is a part of a new paradigm that doesn’t follow a traditional television season or schedule.  A series might start a season late and after a few new episodes take a break, followed by a couple more new shows, and then a mid season hiatus like the one BSG fans are enduring at the moment.

In a way, it’s almost understandable.  This is not your regular small screen fare.  This isn’t Hannah Montana.  These are basically movies shot in episodic format, in most cases the story is written out several seasons in advance and becuase of their explosive popularity the shows’ stars develop movie careers that need to be worked around.  But the lengths that the production companies will go to  to stretch this all out have reached almost to the complete bullshit level. For example, Rescue Me fans have been getting fed what the network is calling “mini-sodes” during commercial breaks on FX to keep them on the hook during the long break between seasons.   It’s all like some  sort of psycho-tantric experiment to see how long the networks can prolong the excitement.

For millions of hardcore fans, relief finally comes tuesday at 9:00PM.


Official Chupacabra Sighting!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 12, 2008 by dvcmann

The Dewitt County Sheriff’s Department in south Texas says so.

Check out the video captured by Corp. Brandon Reidel’s dash-cam.

Gonzo Beer in a Can!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 12, 2008 by dvcmann

Daves pale ale was created by a bunch of Colorodo crunchies that loved crunchy things, you know, like granola, patchouli oil, vw buses, tie dye, music festivals and backpacking. And like all dudes they love beer too, specifically gourmet beers.

Now, all these dudes wanted was to be able to hike one of Colo’s 14k’s, Yosemite or the Kaibab Trail with their favorite beers so they could chill by the evening’s campfire. But broken glass in your pack, and clothes that smell like the underside of a ballpark’s bleachers are a bummer. Not to mention when you lose all the Widespread Panic and Fish tunes you spent all that time illegally downloading onto your now dead and sticky ipod.

The Solution? Put that shit in a can.

The perception is that most canned American brews taste like aluminized 10% beer solution, so the challenge was to make some really good stuff that would make you happy when you drink it. They succeeded, and now we have Dave’s Pale Ale, a super hoppy blend that’ll clear your sunuses in a heartbeat. After one swig you’ll know that this is real beer. The judges agreed, acknowledging the now four different brews with numerous awards. Oskar Blues Brewery is now the largest canned micro brewery in the US, so check here for a distributor near you and buy Oskar Blues’ brews.

“The Canned Beer Apocalypse.”

Three Degrees of Youtube Separation

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2008 by dvcmann

The magic of youtube is that by following the “related videos” links you are never more than 3 clicks away from greatness. Check out this piece of awesome.

For some reason the embedding feature is off with this one, so you’ll have to go there.