Wednesday, June 26, 2013

There oughta be a law

...against this slaw:

Image of Popeye's coleslaw from

Whoever thought putting mayonnaise and cabbage together was a good idea should be shot.

I, on the other hand, should be knighted or something.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pulled pork: The opposite of being made to look like an idiot in 19th century Scotland

Per my two minutes of online research, this is the origin of the phrase "Pull One's Leg":

"When you pull a person's leg you are spoofing or making fun of him, usually in a good-humored way. But that wasn't always the meaning of the expression. When the expression first turned up in Scotland about a hundred years ago, it was lacking the lighthearted touch it has today. In those days 'pull one's leg' meant to make of fool of him, often by outright cheating. The best theory of the origin of the phrase is that by tripping a person -- pulling his leg -- you can throw him into a state of confusion and make him look very foolish indeed." From "Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" by William and Mary Morris (HarperCollinsPublishers)." -

Fortunately, when you have pulled pork instead of a pulled leg, something very different happens. You look very wise indeed, and people are way too busy eating to even think about laughing at you.  Lightheartedly or not.

Monday, June 24, 2013

World War Bunny

We saw this trailer last night before World War Z*:

My son:  Wait. Is that like, a joke? The rabbit kills them...


I love that kid.

* Which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Funny comic about the movie here.

Away from home, where the buffalo roam...

Click play for soundtrack!

...and the skies were a bit cloudy some days*.  

Photos from our recent adventure in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Park.

* Naturally, because we have teenagers, discouraging words were also heard. Along with much snickering about the word "Tetons".

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Revival Tour

You know how all these old guys are going on tour again this year?

My old blondie recipe is, too.  Thanks to Laurie, of Simply Scratch, it's making a comeback over on Tasty Kitchen, and her own fantastic site.   Nothing like when a classic is digitally remastered, I always say.

Plus, unlike those other guys, these actually get way better with time. And they're a lot less than 300 bucks a pop.