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Mistakes were made.

Process errors occurred.

The result was still delicious.

Today, we take a critical look back at The War On Xmas 2016, Battle Of The Kitchen, in which I made
BEEF WELLINGTON.

Just me, showing off my meat.
I have good reason to be proud of my meat

Holy shit, this was intense. I failed to mentally rehearse enough, nor did I adequately plan out my timetable. This led to me being disorganized, rushed, and frazzled; inevitably causing me to make errors. The recipe I meant to make is not, quite, the recipe I actually made. What you see below is what I planned to do. The few minor deviations will be discussed after.

None of this mattered. The dish that went to the table was beautiful, fork tender, and loaded with flavor. Gordon Ramsay might not be impressed, but nearly anyone else would. Whether you follow the recipe below or one of the myriad variations available on the net, MAKE THIS. Yes, unless you are a professional chef, it will push your limits – but that’s where we learn.

Drinkage level: No.

Serves 6 -8

Difficulty: BWWAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAAAA!!!!!!!*

Time: All of the time. ALL . OF . IT !!!

WHAT YOU NEED!

For the Pate:

Patetime!
Patetime!

  • 1 lb chicken livers
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 15 peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 1/8 tsp ground Allspice (or 2 berries)
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander (or 4 seeds)
  • salt

For the Duxelles:

How many kitchen utensils? AOT,K!
(Semi) controlled chaos.

  • 8 ounces portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 large shallot
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 Tbls unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbls EVOO
  • kosher salt and black pepper

For the Beef:

Still showing off my meat.
A few of the main ingredientses.

  • One, 2 lb beef tenderloin
  • EVOO
  • kosher salt & black pepper
  • 9 – 12 slices prosciutto
  • leaves from 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 Tbls Dijon mustard
  • 1 pie crust (your favorite recipe, or the grocery store)
  • 1 lb puff pastry (Trader Joe’s all Butter Puff Pastry. If you’re making your own Puff Pastry, you should be writing this column, not reading it!)
  • 1 jumbo egg
  • ~ 1 Tbls half & half

Holy crap, that’s a lot of ingredientses! What kind of hardware do you need? More like what DON’T you need?

Cutting board, big knife, paring knife, heavy skillet, spice grinder, blender, food processor, plastic wrap, strainer, various measuring cups & spoons, rubber spatula, metal spatula, a variety of bowls, a baking sheet, probably something else that I forgot but that’s most of it. And a partridge in a damn pear tree.

WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU NEED!

Treat the pate as a separate recipe: it needs at least overnight, and preferably 24 – 48 hours for the flavors to marry. 30 minutes total.

  • Clean livers: remove any connective tissue & separate the lobes – do not cut the lobes themselves.
  • Place peppercorns, allspice, clove & coriander seed in grinder: grind fine.
  • Slice the shallot.
  • Melt 2 Tbls butter in skillet over medium – medium high heat.
  • Add sliced shallot and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add livers to the pan and sprinkle with salt. Brown on one side, then flip to sear the other. Once seared on all sides, remove from heat. Livers should still be pink inside.
  • Deglaze skillet with red wine & reduce by 2/3.
  • Put shallot, livers (with any drippings in the dish) into blender with the egg, remaining butter, half and half, and spices. Puree until very smooth.
  • Press the puree through a strainer.
  • Place strained pate in a bowl & refrigerate. IMPORTANT: to avoid discoloration and drying out, the surface of the pate must not be exposed to air. The traditional way to seal it is to spread it smooth, then pour melted butter on the surface. I simply used plastic wrap, carefully pressed down to ensure there were no airspaces.

The duxelles can also be made a day or two in advance. I recommend doing so. 15 – 20 minutes total.

  • Add mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and thyme to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add butter and olive oil to a large saute pan and set over medium heat.
  • Add the shallot and mushroom mixture and saute until most of the liquid has evaporated, approx 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.

And now, Wonkers, it’s time for the main event: We need to play with our meat! Get comfortable: this is gonna take a while. Give yourself 2 hours, plus cooking time. Step lively!

  • If necessary, tie the tenderloin in 4 places so it holds its shape while cooking.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper and sear all over, including the ends, in a hot, heavy-based skillet lightly coated with olive oil – about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Set out your prosciutto on a sheet of plastic wrap on a clean counter.
  • Shingle the Prosciutto so it forms a rectangle big enough to cover the entire filet of beef.
  • Using a rubber spatula, cover evenly with a thin layer of duxelles. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.
  • When the beef is seared, remove from heat, cut off twine and “butter” pate thinly over the top & sides.
  • Place your meat, buttered side down, in the middle of the prosciutto. Butter the rest of your beef.
  • Yes, there is meat under there.
    The process isn’t always pretty.

  • Roll the tube of beef up in the duxelle-covered prosciutto, using the plastic wrap to tie it up nice and tight. Tuck in the ends of the prosciutto as you roll to completely encompass the beef.
  • Wrap your meat tightly in plastic wrap and twist the ends to seal it completely and hold it in a nice log shape.
  • Set the log of meat in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool and ensure it maintains its shape.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Make/roll out the piecrust.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry 1/4-inch thick. Depending on the size of your sheets you may have to overlap 2 sheets and press them together.
  • Remove beef from refrigerator and cut off plastic. Set the beef in the center of the puff pastry.
  • Lay the pie crust over the meat-log. You do NOT need to wrap your entire log with it – trim it so it goes an inch or so down the sides.
  • Fold over the longer sides of the puff pastry, brushing with egg wash to seal.
  • Trim ends if necessary then brush with egg wash and fold over to completely seal the beef. Save ends to use as a decoration on top if desired.
  • Place the beef seam side down on a baking sheet.
  • Top with coarse sea salt.
  • Brush the top of the pastry with egg wash.
  • Make a few vents in the top of the pastry using the tip of a paring knife
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until pastry is golden brown and beef reaches 125 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and let rest ~10 minutes. Make sure everyone gets a good look!
  • It . Was . Worth . It.
    It . Was . Worth . It.

  • Cut into thick slices. Plate.

NOW you can drink. Accept the adulation of the table with a jauntily raised glass of Cabernet – the good stuff – a slight smile, and utterly transparent protestations that it’s no big deal, and even if it was, they’re worth the trouble.

So, where did things go wrong? Only in a few minor details in process, really. I neglected to wrap my meat before chilling it after searing – I made the duxelles while it was in the fridge. I also too didn’t use eggwash to “glue” the puff pastry seams: you totally don’t need to. My actual assembly process was clumsy. Oh, and I forgot to sprinkle the assembled Wellington with salt. And, for reasons unknown, the puff pastry fell off when I sliced it, so I used it as a bed under my steaming hot, glistening, slab of juicy beef.

Tell the truth.  You want my meat in your mouth RIGHT NOW, don't you?
Tell the truth. You want my meat in your mouth RIGHT NOW, don’t you?

The biggest problem, however, wasn’t anything I did wrong. It was the pate.

While it didn’t dominate the flavor of the meat, it did utterly overwhelm the duxelles, which were nearly unnoticeable. They also lingered for an exasperating length of time, leaving an aftertaste that refused to go away, even after a very thorough toothbrushing.

I do not have a “go-to” recipe for pate, so I researched many before settling on this one, which is a pretty generic one. A very large percentage include steeping the livers in milk or cream first, but I also saw numerous claims that this wasn’t necessary for chicken livers, as they have a much milder flavor than goose or duck liver. Milder it may be, but “mild” it was not – at least for our palates. For those who love pate, well, use your own judgment. For my part, I will dispense with it the next time I make this dish.

*In reality, once you get past being intimidated by the multi-page list of ingredients and the seemingly endless number of steps, there isn’t anything particularly difficult here. I’d say 3, maybe 4/10 difficulty level. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Intimidation factor of 14/10, though.

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  • Villago Delenda Est

    Yes. I want your meat in my mouth RIGHT NOW!

  • msanthropesmr

    This took too long so I just went to FIve Guys and wrapped a burger in some premade pastry crust with french fries.

  • msanthropesmr

    Pinham’s Law – you might mention the Cook’s Illustrated pie crust, which is Trump proof to make.

  • natoslug

    What temp level do you set the microwave to?

  • Ok. I lied when i said i would show you and make it all in a day. Not gonna happen, but also, no one to make it for.

    • natoslug

      Make it for me! You’ll also need to build a trebuchet for delivery, however, as I am still in N. California.

      • Fuck you and your not face freezing weather

        • natoslug

          Hey! It was in the low 40’s at the beach yesterday! I may have to quit wearing shorts soon!

          • Jonny On Maui

            Low 80s at the beach yesterday. I’ll shut up now.

          • natoslug

            At least I don’t get hurricanes. And the haoles don’t stand out so much, mainly because that’s all we are here.

          • Grrrrrrrrr.

          • natoslug

            Look at the bright side — you may be in a snowy hellscape, but at least you don’t have mosquitoes. I don’t actually remember mosquitoes on Maui, but if it’s anything like Kauai, there’s approximately 500 billion mosquitoes lined up per person waiting for you to get off the beach and move more than 25 feet inland.

          • We don’t have mosquitos RIGHT NOW. Come spring/early summer they’re back and about the size of small planes

          • msanthropesmr

            Hey, I’d trade all the snow in the world not to have Trump as the president.

          • We do have that. I will be making an appointment with my MP soon to ask about the Canadian government’s plans to prevent Russian interference in our elections

          • natoslug

            Canada and Alaska share the big ones, sounds like, whereas Kauai has the tiny ones. I had an awesome summer as a teenager where I was sent to Alaska for three weeks, then spent the next month in Hawaii. I used my time, when not hiking and looking at lichen and bears and gravel in Alaska, and hanging out in the ocean and eating shave-ice on Kauai, comparing mosquitoes. I decided the Alaska monster mosquitoes were better to deal with, if only because they were large enough to spot quickly and smash.

          • natoslug

            Okay, extremely disappointed now. I misinterpreted the topless driver video.

          • It’s legal here. Just not smart this time of year

          • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

            Goodly snowfall happening here on Cape Cod, but temps are pretty mild, mid to upper 20’s

          • BosGrl

            You guys are getting the brunt today I think… Still, it’s snowing pretty heavy up near Lowell.

          • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

            I won’t complain, I love the snow and I made a trip to the packy much earlier so we are well set on provisions.. Stay safe and warm, BosGrl

          • Vienna Woods

            I’m really not minding it at all.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      TOLD YA! Yeah, not a spur of the moment thing to “just do” for one – or even two – person/s.

      • Also, i am not a fan of like 8 of the main ingredients. I don’t really like the texture of large slabs of meat. At least as food.

        • natoslug

          “Large slaps of meat.” I love the Freudian insights into the secret lives of Wonketteers.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Ohhhhhhh. Did you gag reading it? (pleasepleaseplease!!!!!)

          • Of course not. But i helped assemble the advanced wound care manual at work one time, so gag reflex is pretty high

  • Cooking is a simple combo of chemistry and physics. Throw in some C2H6O and you are set.

    I cooked a goose this year for some reason…metaphors??

    • Did you save the fat for potatoes?

      • natoslug

        Fuck. I made duck for Christmas, and you just reminded me that I have a small container of fat sitting somewhere in the fridge for that exact purpose. Hopefully nobody’s thrown it out, because now I know what the side dish is going to be tonight . . .

      • Potatoes and goose gravy was a surprisingly luscious experience.

  • shivaskeeper

    I replaced the tenderloin with ground turkey and the pate with Spackle. It did not come out right. Will not make again.

    • Vecchiojohn

      I used an extra large egg instead of a jumbo egg and the whole mess exploded all over the kitchen.

  • Clean livers: remove any connective tissue & separate the lobes – do not cut the lobes themselves.

    You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to prepare this recipe… oh wait, you totally do!

    • msanthropesmr

      Clean livers – most wonkers have severely damaged livers.

    • SterWonk

      Nah, the brain surgeon wouldn’t know his way around the liver — head vs abdomen. ;->

  • Michael R
  • natoslug

    Sounds tasty, although I’d probably sneak in some anchovy paste when smearing my meat it in that brown creamy not-at-all-looking-like-baby-poop coating.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      “brown creamy not-at-all-looking-like-baby-poop coating”

      That’s the pate with which I will dispense next time.

  • Tallmutha

    Once again, reading this recipe makes me think maybe just a couple of nice Martin Burgers.

    http://esq.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/05/54cc0cc915b68_-_esq-dean-martin-burgers-071111-lg.jpeg

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Classically elegant.

  • Yr. Gma

    Dayum!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      ‘Trix said she is making this tomorrow. I’m hoping she’ll drop in here and tell us how it comes out. (Dear Dog, PLEASE let it turn out well!)

  • Painter of Goats

    Clean livers: remove any connective tissue & separate the lobes – do not cut the lobes themselves.

    Do you use anything special or will this do the trick?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/247845a5a228929b9f5e371fb3d7b701f78997ece963ad1769f69bacbbe1e2fa.png

    • Suttree

      Will this make the doctor stop poking me on my lower right side?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    How about some political red meat?

    Just seen on my FB:

    Photo of John McCain (which for some annoying reason I can’t download) saying “I like Presidents who aren’t Russian spies.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b8e8f10de49876495413779411443b7f093d38ebe972424e9aa6eb8fa70a928.jpg

    • I like presidents who aren’t puppet morons

      • Bill D. Burger

        Trump and Putin meet for the first time.

        Putin: “Soon you come to my beautiful dacha in Mykraine. I treat you to a Russian feast.”

        Trump: “You mean Ukraine?”

        Putin: “Yes my Yankee babushka. That’s what I said: MYkraine.”

        Trump: “OK! You know best Vlad. You know best. Do they have hotels there? Big gold hotels!”

      • Villago Delenda Est

        ‘You’re the puppet!’

  • memzilla Ω
  • Suttree

    Haha! You have bested me Pinkham! I have never attempted this. I have made duxelles and pate of course. I just have never wrapped a chunk o’ beouf with pastry. Did you make all of this all by yourself? The last time I did stuff like this I had a foodie gf that was right there by my side. Helping to prep and decide, and as a team we refilled each others glasses. I disconcur on two points, #1 don’t drink (this takes at least 3 bottles of wine) #2 It is more difficult than a 4/10. The use of the many tools and recipes and techniques actually pushes it to an 8/10. Although I tend to cook while hammered so YMMV. :)

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I have yet to make a piecrust that didn’t suck, so that came from Kroger (you can see it in one of the ingredientses pics.), and I specifically mentioned the Puff Pastry coming from Trader Joe’s. Everything else was me. The Most Interesting Woman In The World, for whom it was made, said I looked perfectly composed, confident and controlled the entire time I was working on it, so I apparently hid my nerves well. Dinner was an hour later than planned, though. It’s definitely a marathon, not a sprint.

      • Ha! I can make piecrust in my sleep!

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          I bet I can eat pie in my sleep, does that count?

        • Suttree

          Some people bake, some people cook. I really need baking lessons. I have no idea, with the exception of my bread baking attempts. I worked a sourdough culture and made a bunch of baguettes over a long winter. I managed something decent, but it was not what I was aiming for. :(

          • I can do both. I find if you can bake, you can cook. The other way doesn’t translate so well

          • Suttree

            I just hate measuring things!

          • I don’t do that a lot anymore with the recepies i’ve been making forever

          • Suttree

            Well ladi dah dah. :-p Hehe

          • Yeah. I’m smug that way.

          • Suttree

            You should be! It’s an art!

          • I make bread by look and feel. Yeah. Baking nerd!

          • Suttree

            *thinks about how much I love Lizzie*

          • Suttree

            But no snark, I am teaching her how to cook. She is getting some skillz!

          • Yay!

          • Suttree

            :) I am in lurv and smoochy!

          • I think i have diabeetus from you two

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            In the South, we call it “The Sugar”. People tend to not take it so seriously in the beginning, then they go into a coma or lose a foot and life changes.

        • proudgrampa

          Lucky you!

          • My grandma made sure i knew how.

          • proudgrampa

            My mom tried to teach me, but she didn’t have precise ingredient measurements: “handful of this, pinch of that…” Her crusts were like heaven, mine were like bricks.

      • Suttree

        Hehe! When attempting such things I always warn people, while I am plying them with drinks, that this will not be served on time. Props for looking composed! If you lived closer, I would love to cook with you while Lizzie and Mr. Pink entertained themselves. :)

      • Jennifer R

        What are you doing for pie crust then? I bet you are letting the fats get to the wrong consistency.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          I’m sure a lack of practice is a huge part of it. Have never been big on desserts, so I end up making one maybe once a year, and it isn’t often a pie. This was the first pie crust I needed since . . . early 2015, I think? I have a couple of great cobblers, and a few cheesecakes, and a really, really good bread pudding. Between them and pastry shops, I just never bothered to learn piecrusts.

          • Want me to invite you to the next family pie day? It’s like an assembly line

          • Jennifer R

            AH, being from the south, one of the few things that is unimpeachable in my culinary linage is how the myriad of different fats produce different results in the same dish. And the best piecrusts are made with lard anyway.

          • Yes. When i watch cooking shows and they make butter crusts i yell more than i did at the debates last year

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Is shortening mixed with butter an acceptable substitution?

          • Vienna Woods

            Chicken fat ftw.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            True, but Crisco will make an acceptable crust.

          • Jennifer R

            You have no idea how hard I am glaring at you.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            I knew you would glare, but some of us do watch our fats.

          • Jennifer R

            The answer is to have fewer, better pies.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Someone here had amazing pie tips I should’ve wrote down. I think it was womanintheresistance. Also banana cream pie is delicious (though it pretty much literally consumes time).

  • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

    OT: Space Taco! (It’s an astronaut making a taco…in space.)
    BTW, the ingredients look pretty disgusting (space food and all.)

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2017/01/06/astronaut_sam_cristoforetti_shows_us_how_to_make_a_taco_in_space.html

    Sorry there’s no direct link, but scroll down a bit. Then Phil adds an interesting note about the physics you see in that video:

    “My wife is an excellent cook, and one of my favorite meals she makes is fajitas from scratch. It’s always tempting to put too much filling in them because it’s all so good, but that leads to it plopping out the back end when you bite into it…
    In space, the filling could stick farther out the back end of the taco without falling off because there’s no force pulling it down, overcoming its own internal cohesion.”

    • Ryan Denniston

      Just chew softly, as you don’t want horizontal force to shoot the filling out the end.

  • TJ Barke

    Man, it’s raining like hell, and I can’t finish cleaning up my garage…

    • BosGrl

      Netflix and chill

      • TJ Barke

        I would if I had someone with which to do so.

        • Suttree

          You are as bad if not worse than Daisy! get your ass out there. I found someone who deals with my hatred for people. Also stupid drunkenness. You can do it too. We believe in you brother!

          • TJ Barke

            Daisy’s worse because she has an object of affection across the hall!

          • Suttree

            Ok, I will give you that.

          • TJ Barke

            Fucking good! I can’t meet a single lady in person that I find remotely interesting without her already being goddamned married.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I’ve hear similar complaints from women. And I still think you should join a forum.

          • TJ Barke

            What? And make a positive step in my life? Are you crazy?

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Pickwick is always looking for someone, also, too. XD But if you don’t want to improve your situation complaining is also good.

          • TJ Barke

            I’m comfortable with complaining, I’ve got a good bead on it.

          • I live too urban a lifestyle for TJ

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Then he must be pretty country because I have seen your city.

          • TJ Barke

            I can’t even handle suburbs, let alone urbs.

          • proudgrampa

            I, for one, love urbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme…

          • Suttree

            Ugh, must put on headphones and get that song out of my head stat! I hate you grampy! :)

          • proudgrampa

            Ya know, honestly, I wasn’t even thinking of the song until you brought it up. Seriously!

          • Suttree

            You monster!!!!!

          • Yr. Gma

            Remember me to one who lives there.

          • Suttree

            Hehe, I don’t know how many times I’ve listen to the stones. They just fill a spot in my memory/heart when I’m drunk. Yes, I am sitting here cuddling with my moose and eating soup.

          • Yr. Gma

            Simon and Garfunkel.

          • TJ Barke

            Cannabis…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Man, it’s snowing like hell.

      • TJ Barke

        Not here. It’s just cold rain.

      • Suttree

        I thought that our east coast cut off line was supposed to be south jersey! It’s been coming down all day.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    I’d substitute Silly Pâté for this dish, much quicker and it gives the kids something to play with while the tenderloin is cooking

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Place your meat, buttered side down, in the middle of the prosciutto. Butter the rest of your beef

    Last time I tried that, they threw me out of the restaurant before I could even finish my meal…

    • Jennifer R

      I know a place in SF that might be to your liking.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I’m betting it’s in the tenderloin…

        • Jennifer R

          Just at the tip.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Impressive! I tried to make this once with similar “spectacular failure” results. It is no small undertaking.

    I once went to my local butcher to ask for chicken livers for a special and rather complicated recipe from Marcella Hazan. The butcher asked, “Are these for your dog?” If looks could kill…

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      In all fairness, my dog loves chicken livers

      • OneYieldRegular

        I don’t doubt it. But avast ye, puppy! I’m sorry, but away from my fresh pappardelle with chicken livers, sage and prosciutto! Have a bone.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          He just gets the prepackaged ones at the grocery store, anyways. He’s a dog, it may end up in the dirt before he eats it- why waste the good stuff on him?

      • Jennifer R

        Even chopped up with some greens and onions and a touch of caeser and tossed in a tortilla they are quite tasty.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I would find another butcher, myself.

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      Harumph! Chicken livers are tasty.

      Can’t wolf them down, like say a bucket of wings, but they are still tasty.

  • OT: I’m not crying, you’re crying.

    https://youtu.be/eDOo3v2ntHI

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      man…Trump can’t accomplish a single one of these moments, he can’t even find the emotional or mental ability underpinning these moments.

      • Fuck…i watched a few more of the White House posts from this week, and i am crying like an idiot.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Is this the OT thread?

    If so, NFL playoff roll call–who’s rooting for whom?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b37a908178fffa85ff9423058f6d14e7bd98a18a267c5bfa59f3d3579a852a60.jpg

    • Sportsball? None of ’em Katie!

    • Jennifer R

      Is there a team the trumpers hate?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The Michelle Obama Classy First Ladies.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        My fantasy football team was named “Ball Busters for Hillary,” so probably them.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Donnie has deflated balls, I read it on the internet!

          Sad really…

    • TJ Barke

      It’s saturday, everything is more or less OT today.

    • Martini Ambassador

      Patriots!!! *ducks, as all of the things are thrown this direction*

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      you guys are lucky this game is at home- otherwise you might have had your hands full

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        I think we’re in a stronger position for this game than we were when we played the Dolphins in the regular season. Still worried about our D, however…

    • Villago Delenda Est
      • Zippy W Pinhead

        as poorly as the Seachickens have played this year, you can always count on the Lions folding like a cheap suit. They’ll likely blow a fourth quarter lead just for the extra humiliation

      • yyyaz

        Sorry, Cheatin’ Pete Carroll ruins any inclination I have to root for y’all.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Nothing else being worked on, so I’d say yes. Unless something unexpected happens, and the crew has to put in some OT.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Raiders at 4, Seahags at 8.

    • Juan de Fuca

      Was pulling for the Raiders but you see how that’s working out. Respect to Jadeveon Clooney though. He’s playing a hell of a game. I don’t know who wins tomorrow but am hoping the Steelers get revenge. You’re boys have been playing some good ball so good luck! Should be a good game.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • TJ Barke

      No, Sr. Presidente, he ain’t.

    • Ryan Denniston

      “President”* (with air quotes)

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        *citation needed.

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        *ostensibly.

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        *allegedly.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        *in name only

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce!

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      This is a parody account also too.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        So hard to tell these days.

  • Martini Ambassador

    I want to eat Pinkham’s meat. That is all.

    • proudgrampa

      I see what you did there (I think)!

  • proudgrampa

    I have made a version of this. If it wasn’t so complicated and time-consuming, I would make it more often. The consumption of alcohol during the process is fun, though.

    I recommend a Sterling Meritage 2013:

    “A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petite Verdot. Richly textured, it has flavors of cherry, chocolate, black raspberry and vanilla, which lead to a full, lingering finish. Enjoy with grilled or roasted meats and hearty vegetable dishes.” ~ Winery notes

    Delicious!

  • Ryan Denniston

    Is that harder than beef bourguignon? Looks harder.

    • Yes.

    • Martini Ambassador

      Way, way harder. Bourguignon is easy enough for my hubby to manage. This, not so much. I’d do it, but then again, I’m a recipe masochist.

    • Doug Langley

      It looks harder than brain surgery.

  • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

    OT: These are the people who are going to be involved with national security…

    “Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found.

    The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia. The New York Times bestseller, published by the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, contains no notes or bibliography.”

    http://www.joemygod.com/2017/01/07/cnns-kfile-exposes-trump-hire-fox-host-monica-crowley-plagiarizing-large-sections-latest-book/

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Huge and convincing list of side-by-side quotes here.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        yup, that’s the link I posted earlier- busted!

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Couldn’t remember who posted it first or I would have credited you :-)

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            lol, no I meant she’s busted

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I’m shocked, shocked, that one of Drumpf’s picks is a thief.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I’d be shocked if only one of them were

  • Teecha
    • shivaskeeper

      MONSTER!!!11!!11111!

      • Teecha

        I didn’t buy them! I merely photographed them as proof!

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          doesn’t matter, it’s the transitive property of Wonket

    • Teecha

      They were in Carrefour. Usually they’re quite snotty about what they stock, on account of being french.
      Mind you, I imagine the contents are a little on the snotty side.

    • Suttree

      I know we joke about this, but I have bought them before and eaten them out of the can with a beer and some hot sauce. #whatshouldIshoplift?

      • Teecha

        Whatever floats yer boat, mate. I don’t eat any seafood after Julie Walters in a Victoria Wood sketch said they hang round sewage outlets. Also, texture. *shudders*

        • Suttree

          Eh, I like raw oysters also too.

    • TJ Barke

      They’re great. Boil em, then use a little fork to extract them and dip them in melted butter.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I think we’ve found the cause to your social life woes…

        • TJ Barke

          The fact that being around strangers makes me incredibly uncomfortable?

      • The Librarian

        The only reason to eat escargot is dipping them in melted garlic butter.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    That looks good. But I would need about $200 worth of additional kitchen utensils and supplies before I even attempt it.

    • Suttree

      You really don’t. It takes more work, but it can be done with a knife, morter and pestle, and a rolling pin. You can actually get by with a hammer and some saran wrap if you prefer it that way.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Ah, okay…that makes sense.

        • Suttree

          The mother of invention is hunger.

          • Jennifer R

            It’s how I came up with booze soup one drunken college night.

          • Suttree

            I had a single burner electric in my dorm room. A couple of pots and a skillet. Our drunken pot smoking shenanigans were not acceptable in the dorm kitchen. So I improvised!

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Hot plate and dorm fridge. I refused to eat in the dining hall the three years that I lived in the dorms. I’d get the money from my dad to get a meal plan and then I’d spend the money on groceries and eating out.

          • Suttree

            Haha! They would let you buy beer on the mandatory food card freshman year! I had a fridge and a burner. People liked to hang out in my room. Oh, the poor bibble thumper that was assigned moved out right quick!

          • NastyBossetti

            I actually lost 15 lbs when I went away to college because the food was so bad.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            I gained 7 pounds because my mom was such a bad cook and at home, I had to fight my three brothers for what food there was. I also grew 4 inches. Went from 4’11, 87 pounds to 5’3, 94 pounds. It was sad.

          • NastyBossetti

            My dad was the cook around our house, and I really missed his cooking. I had to fight with 3 brothers, too, at the time I left for school, but that was easy, considering there had been 9 of us plus my parents plus a grandmother at the table at earlier points in time!

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            also too, laziness is a much under appreciated motivation. It is also often the mother of invention

          • Suttree

            Poor also, too. IDGAF what’s in your cupboard, I will make something palatable. If there is butter/oil, a veg, a starch, and some sort of spices, We’re good. Oh, and garlic.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    Snow day here in Atlanta – or can I say Ice Day. It’s only gained from 23F to 28F and not only is it freezing, but the ice has brought down trees and power lines. Couldn’t find danything good streaming and football starts in an hour so I queued up music.
    Playlist created from Stevie Wonder…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r92A7ndnZk&list=RD8r92A7ndnZk#t=22

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      So what’s the opposite of Hotlanta…Icelanta?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Basically. We never get pure snow. It’s always ice with a dusting of snow. And the ice refreezes every night, so until temperatures are above freezing and the roads dry, you take your life in your hands on the roads.

        • Jennifer R

          That is WNC now. Time was it got snow and snow stayed snow and could be pushed to the sides of the road. But now it’s all sleet and ice and downed trees and power lines and high school students sliding off the road then personally blaming the new super intended to his face while still wearing the casts.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Same here in Durham, but less ice and more snow. Though only 2-4 inches.

      • Amy!

        West and a bit south of Durham, here. We got four to five inches, I think. Temp got briefly above freezing, or right up close to it (depending on which thermometer you believe). I have to drive to the airport shortly, to pick up friends returning from Philly (they drove, but they have to return a rental car; they had a genuinely terrible holiday).

        Current forecast says we don’t get over freezing again until Tuesday. Down to 6°F tonight, 0°F tomorrow.

        I brought in wood for the stove, in case power goes out. No ice storm, though! So there’s that.

        • Ryan Denniston

          Stay warm!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I remember working a show there in one of the hotels by ATL many years ago when an ice storm hit. By our 3 AM strike and load out there were foot long icicles hanging from the balconies. The cables outside got so cold they’d snap when you tried to coil them- it was hellishly cold that night

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        We get bad storms about every ten years until global warming. Now it’s like every other year, sometimes multiple storms. In January 2014, the cold snap was 8F. That weekend, we were in Biloxi, MS where it was 32F. People in Atlanta have invested in real winter wear now, but in the olden days you’d wear layers of whatever you had. Seeing that in Biloxi was nostalgic.

      • Me not sure

        That’s when you catch a plane to Puerto Rico.

        • proudgrampa

          I’ve done that, man!

          Caught a nor’easter in Boston, flew to San Juan the next day.

          Fun times!

          • Me not sure

            81 degrees F and breezy.

          • proudgrampa

            Sure beats 12 degrees F and windy…

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        I did a few night shoots in Chicago during some cold moths – it sucked and the weather wasn’t near that bad…hellish sounds about right.

        • proudgrampa

          Those cold moths just find it very hard to survive…

          Cheers!

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            smart asses – lol. (Typing comments while not wearing my glasses = bad).

    • C4TWOMAN

      Lazy flakes floating around here. They say we might get 3 inches, but I doubt it. I do however believe the freezing rain on it’s way because that never fails….

      • NastyBossetti

        MrBossetti was standing at our back door earlier today yelling at the snow for being “lazy.” We got about 2-3 inches, but it took like 6 hours to get there.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Well, it’s forecast to continue until 11pm…oh dear, it’s changed from snow to “ice pellets”. Boy am I glad I’m home for the day.

    • The Wanderer

      The front’s going through down here in Flori-Duh, and it’s been raining on and off most of the day. Temperature outside’s already below 60 and supposed to be in the 30s tomorrow morning. I’m making hot soup and biscuits for dinner tomorrow night.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      The deluge is coming. Our flood forecast went from “moderate” to “major”, with an expected crest tomorrow night at around 21 feet (the record flood in 1997 crested at 23 feet). Schools have already been canceled for Monday, as staff spent most of yesterday evacuating equipment and materials to high ground. We have contingency plans in place for feeding students as our central kitchen is in the middle of the flood plain (it’s on a small rise, so it will not flood but the surrounding streets will).

    • SayItWithWookies

      We’ve got six inches of snow in Richmond — fortunately it’s light, fluffy flakes that were easy to shovel, but it’s going to ice up overnight, I’m betting. Quite pretty for now, though.

  • Ryan Denniston
    • Jamoche

      I really really hope the ratings for his inauguration tank. I’ve heard people saying they’d boycott all TV that day – a better idea would be to find whatever counter-programming exists and watch that, because if it not only tanked but came in *second* to something his ego might never recover.

      • Ryan Denniston

        I can’t wait for the moment when we can start tweeting him about the #failingTrumpadministration.

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

          Two weeks, brutha, and the failgasms will come fast as fuck

      • Tallmutha

        He’ll just say it was the most-watched thing on television ever. Scarily, he may even believe it.

      • Ryan Denniston

        Remember that group of kids he got for an event. USA Freedom Kids or something like that? Too bad he stiffed them; were they to attend the inauguration, they’d be his most popular act to date!

    • TJ Barke

      Fucking toddler.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Toddler libelz.

    • Nick.Trite

      There’s no way he’s not just trying to gin up controversy so that more people will tune in.
      Although there is also the possibility that this is a “The Producers” scheme. It is Springtime for Hitler after all.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Aide: “President Trump. (* Typing that always makes me gag.) The Russian Army has just rolled into Ukraine and the Baltics!!”

      Trump: “Goddammit! I’m trying to scan the Nielsens….That fucking Schwarzenegger’s numbers are up. Call the show … NOW!”

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Worse yet, he’s been babbling about the Dems today

      Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place.The Republican National Committee had strong defense!

      — Donald J. Drumpf (@realDonaldDrumpf) January 7, 2017

      Only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC is discussed is that the loss by the Dems was so big that they are totally embarrassed!

      — Donald J. Drumpf (@realDonaldDrumpf) January 7, 2017

      I wonder what fucked up BS he’s trying to distract the MSM from now?

      • Ryan Denniston

        No doubt the slut had it coming, what with how she dressed and all.

    • Résistance Land Shark
      • The Wanderer

        I predicted that last month. With votes.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        I predict terrorist attack at a Trump property, causing a nervous breakdown and hospitalization for “exhaustion”. With Votes.

      • yyyaz

        And will survive 3 assassination attempts, and will make Mexico pay for the wall. Sure, pal, keep divinin’ them chickens.

  • Tallmutha
    • Suttree

      None of them Katie.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Craven assholes. Putting party ahead of country.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        it’s what they do

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      As long as he signs whatever Republicans shove under his nose, they’ll use him as long as they can. He’s like a more evil Governor William J. Le Petomane.

      • Tallmutha

        If only he’d find his true calling and take after this Le Petomane.

        • Martini Ambassador

          Bwahaha, that is somehow so French.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Thank you, Hedy

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Hedley!

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Miz Lindsay has been the most vocal. Walnuts is close to it, given that he was blackmailed into endorsing. Johnny Isakson here in Georgia may grow a spine, given that he has Parkinson’s and may retire rather than run for reelection.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Dig up JFK — it’s time for a new chapter in Profiles in Courage.

  • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

    But what about the Veal Prince Orloff?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      There will be no veal posted, by me, to the recipehub. I offered one, but Rebecca asked me not to. I mentioned it in advance because, while I do eat it on occasion, I am aware of the ethical considerations, and thought it might not go over well with the flock of hippie libtards here.

  • Nick.Trite

    Not nearly so ambitious, I’m just going to try making sourdough starter this weekend. Pray for it, that I may have many delicious crusty loaves in the future.

    • Teecha

      You have to give her a name. Keeps her happy!

      • Suttree

        I miss that smell! And coming home from work and poking at her. Yes, I was very lonely.

    • BosGrl

      Oooh good idea. Haven’t done one of those for years. :)

    • Suttree

      If I had more counter space right now, I would get back into that. I started one and cared for it over a very cold winter up north once. Her name was Louise.

      • proudgrampa
      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Mine is named Lucille, Lucy for short, of course. If I had a rye starter I’d name it Ricky, but decided I could get by with just the one and that Lucy makes a fine rye all by herself, she don’t need no man!

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      Make sure you use pineapple “recipe” on the fresh loaf dot com, it’s the only way to go.

    • Erala Contratista

      Good for you! I’ve been lollygagging about starting a starter, even have some fine Zin must to start it with. Guess I’ll shut down the tablet and get with it. Thanks!

  • Markuserektus

    Since Donnie Moscow’s sanity is being called into question:
    https://youtu.be/Hv28Hnx9uCg

    • Doug Langley

      As hard as he’s trying to be respectful to Trump supporters, yet I can guess the gratitude they’ll give him.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Maybe Donnie will nuke Charleston?

  • C4TWOMAN

    THIS is why I read Wonkette.

    Mmmmm good!

  • The Wanderer

    Lawsy, that looks GREAT! Excellent work, Pink!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Thank you. *bows*

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I think it’s too low in carbs for me to try right now, but are the leftovers any good? I think I have leftover spices from making chili sauce and this seems like a good way to use them up.

    Also, nutrition question, how does your carb intake drop accidentally? My food diary is saying I eat about half of the carbs I should (which would explain my low blood sugar symptoms), but that would mean it’s jumped off a cliff somehow.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Well, I mean, the leftovers are beef tenderloin, wrapped in pastry. It would be difficult to reheat without overcooking, I’d imagine, unless you toss it in the microwave, and that’s just trading one abomination for another..

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I’ve had pretty good success with carne asada fries in the oven at 350-375 (and that involves sour cream and guacamole) so I feel like it’s possible but I was wondering if anyone else has tried it (since I generally eat alone).

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Maybe do a poor man’s sou vide? cover the cut end with something (foil) and set the oven to ~145?

  • C4TWOMAN

    Oh and I’m one of those insufferable people who make their own puff pastry…17thcentury recipe from the Midlands. Then I’m wheat intolerant so I have to do it “my way”. I use spelt.

    • BosGrl

      Mary Berry would be proud.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      My hat is off to you!

      • C4TWOMAN

        Thanks, but it’s not like I have a choice. And the posh premade gluten free stuff just doesn’t taste right.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    I would so love to make this, but I come from a family of “well-done” steak people. I am the only one that appreciates a good cut, medium rare to medium well. The rest of the family eats cheap cuts, fried to the consistency of shoe leather. I blame my mom, who had disordered eating and could care less. Tailgate is a sad affair, sadder even more that I cannot drink.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      That is awful. They know there are actual good recipes that call for well-done, right?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        No. They do not. When we get together for potlucks, I am asked to bring either my chili or mac and cheese. I try to sneak in other good foods as additions, like roasted brussel sprouts or warm potato salad (with bacon!) but they sniff and avoid.
        At tailgate, when the Falcons have made playoffs (like this year), I have brought grilled salmon with saffron rice, chocolate cake. Also too, skewed beef and pork tenderloins. That has gone over better.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          If they want shoe leather, they should just buy shoe leather and skip the middle-man.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          They could just make thin steak recipes like bistec encebollado, or kabobs, or beef stew. Also, they are pickier than I am and that is sad.

        • The Wanderer

          A friend of mine smokes salmon fillets with brown sugar and thinly sliced apples.

          • proudgrampa

            Where does he buy the papers to roll them in?

          • The Wanderer

            Hurr hurr hurr.
            When he smokes a whole turkey I accuse him of owning a mega-bong.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            rice paper obv.

          • NastyBossetti

            This is the joke my father-in-law makes when we smoke 2 turkeys for Canadian Thanksgiving.

          • proudgrampa

            Well, except for the Canadian part, I could be your father-in-law…

          • NastyBossetti

            I’m pretty sure he couldn’t figure out how to non-comment on Wonkette.

        • Doug Langley

          I had a friend who cooked up hot German potato salad, then poured it straight from the skillet onto my plate. Awesome.

    • Suttree

      I did not eat a medium steak until my mid twenties. Seafood also too.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?
    • BosGrl

      “stupid” with quotation marks, as in not actually stupid?

      • NastyBossetti

        In quotes so he can claim later he wasn’t actually calling people stupid. He was just saying everyone is “stupid.”

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Putin’s poodle barks on command. Roll over, Donnie! That’s a good boy!

    • Blacktop Autumn

      Because we need to get on the next sweet, sweet murderizing Aleppo thing they’ll do again.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Judging by Russian television, they are trying to ramp up support among Russians for genociding non-Russian speaking peoples in Ukraine next.

        • Blacktop Autumn

          Trump wants a seat at that table, apparently.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Vlad told him he did

    • Bill D. Burger
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Mother of God. I guess he’s going to start stringing together hundreds of tweets into major presidential speeches. Random capitalization an added bones. Why can’t everyone see that this man is profoundly mentally ill?

  • The Wanderer

    Next time you make this, may I suggest you soak the livers in milk for about an hour before you start cooking? Granted, chicken liver’s a milder flavor, but it might convince the little beggars to not shout down your duxelles.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I saw that in a lot of recipes, but saw many people claiming it was unnecessary unless using goose or duck livers. I MOST CERTAINLY would do it, if I make it again. Will probably go with a different version. G. Ramsey (among others) doesn’t use pate – he instead uses brown mustard, which sounds like a variation I want to try next time.

      • I admire you for being willing to try again. I made truffles once and i will never fucking do it again

        • Pinkham’s Law

          This was the second time. First time was around Xmas, 2015, but I just made a small one for the two of us. I was determined to add it to my arsenal, but wasn’t gonna test the first one on anybody. That’s just asking for a massive fail!

  • The Wanderer

    And now, for something completely different:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0QljPmMzkA

  • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

    I keep trying to comfort myself slightly by realizing that there should be some damn good angry punk inspired by this fucktastophe of an presidency.

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      LoC said on twitter a new album would likely come out of this presidency.

    • The Wanderer

      I want death metal and hard punk music to be inspired by this administration, along with guerilla street theater and disgusting pantomimes (a remake of the crowd favorite, The Old Cripple and His Daughters).

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Rap – the angry political kind, like Public Enemy or Afrika Bambataa.

      • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

        That would be awesome as well. A new Public Enemy album is what we all need

    • Suttree

      Who knows? Maybe Exene Cervenka will play the inauguration.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        She’s crazy enough these days to do it.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Some classics will also be needed.

      https://youtu.be/e004RHFIxLg

  • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

    OT: For those of you stuck inside because of the weather (it’s 45 and sunny here!), Cracked.com put up a bunch of fun facts about perception/optical illusions, etc, I like this one https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1ba2d9209710602042db8e8e1468603fc7e3dd87b59a67360dc0da6b0c4e3fe.gif:

    http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_2346_20-ways-your-brain-tricking-you-every-day/

    • BosGrl

      That AuntieMeme has a lot of free time.

      • TJ Barke

        At this point I think it’s her job.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          It is.

        • BosGrl

          You’re right!

          About AuntieMeme

          I make my living putting words on pictures. Thanks for making that possible.

          I apologize for the confusion my Saturday sets cause. They’re not a
          contest, they’re more like a column, and I don’t actually win a prize.
          But I do get a paycheck, which is almost the same thing.

    • Suttree

      Do any of them reveal where Brad is? Like those posters from the eighties where if you unfocused your eyes you could see the dolphin?

    • Doug Langley

      Number 16 is interesting. In physics, blue is actually hotter than red. Objects hot enough to emit red light need more energy to emit blue light. But we associate red with fire, which feels hot, and blue with cold winter skies. Even though technically the blue light is a higher temperature than red light.

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        It’s sort of a tangent, but while we see red as “bright”, it’s actually quite dark. I can’t remember all the technical bits from college cinematography and color theory, but I do know it’s one of the reasons that professional video/TV cameras have a view finder that is in black and white. You obviously have to set the iris right to have a good image and red (and other colors I’m assuming) can trick the eye into perceiving something as lighter and darker.

        also too – color theory in light is interesting…if you mix up a bunch of paint colors, you get black. If you add up a bunch of different colored light, you get white (and that’s only ostensibly white, as our eyes will adjust to a color cast – outdoor sunlight is actually pretty blue, while indoor light is actually pretty orange. Our eyes switch between teh two easily, but film and video is much more precise).
        tl;dr – My parents paid good money so I could learn really useless shit.

        • BosGrl

          The non-commenters here are so interesting!

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            *blush*

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            If that’s really true, ; ) – here’s an interesting bit. If you want to take better video, use your camera’s white balance function.
            Basically you find something white in whatever you’re shooting (walls are good for this, or dress or t-shirts). Then you press the white balance button. This essentially tells the camera, “this is what is” – it will adjust and remove any orange/blue/green cast in your video and all the colors will “look right”. This is something you eye does automatically!

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            The vidiots do that every show to set white balance, iris and color temp

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Yep, we had to do it everywhere we went as field photogs…something I always managed to forget. I had one piece ruined cause we transitioned from indoor to outdoor in one shot and i forgot to flip the filter.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          additive vs subtractive color theory

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            yes! I was thinking it was subtractive, but it’s been so long (and there was so much beer and weed between then and now) I wasn’t sure.

        • Doug Langley

          Paint uses a subtractive color system, cyan magenta yellow. Your monitor is additive – red, green, blue. There’s HLS which is hue saturation lightness and television which slapped color channels on the original B&W signal (don’t ask). Here’s some fun, check out this:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIE_1931_color_space#/media/File:CIE1931xy_blank.svg

          Many years ago, scientists determined all the colors which the human eye can resolve. They put it in the CIE 1931 color space chromaticity diagram. Now the fun. See how many of the colors look the same? That’s your monitor – it can’t resolve all the colors and calls it quits. And don’t get me started on what your digital camera does.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            i remember the days when people argued video (and especially digital video) would never have the resolution that the tiny grains in film can provide. That was before HD and 4k of course.

            The eye is actually an incredible camera, in that it “corrects” for all sorts of deficits that you have to manually correct for in film and video.

          • Doug Langley

            Fun fact: HD stands for High Definition. It refers to the number of pixels in an image (1920 x 1080). Has nothing to do with color. HDRI is High Dynamic Range Imagery is number of colors – it is more than 256 shades red, 256 green, 256 blue.

            I’ve done lots of graphics work and it can reduce strong men to tears.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            You’re absolutely right – I sort of switched topics on the fly…I was just pointing out video’s come a long way in terms of color and resolution.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Also too, the days of 4K are already numbered. There are 8K and 16K monitors out there and many DVC’s shoot in 16K or even 32K to give a higher rate for editing (just like audio sampling at 96kHz or 192 kHz with with bit rates or 24, 32 or even 64 during editing/mixdown for being downsampled back to 44.1/16)

          • Doug Langley

            Interesting, I was working with 4K back in the mid 90’s. We got digital film scans from Kodak Cinesite who scanned 35mm film at 4K. (Part of which was the sound track – remove that and it’s 3556.) Due to time crunch we downsampled everything to 2K. And no one in the theater was the wiser.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            There is a serious point of diminishing returns involved. In audio, the 44.1kHz/16 bit format was chosen because 44.1kHz is twice the upper limit of human hearing- AKA the Nyquist theorem. There has been an arms race to increase both sampling rates and bit rates in recording, but we’ve already likely passed the point of no further gain. While an argument can be made that there are transients operating above 20kHz that get truncated by a 44.1 rate, anything much beyond 48k (DAT resolution), let alone 88K or 192kHz is overkill and just wastes processing power and HDD space. Bit rate does give you improvement, but also is subject to the law of diminishing returns. 16 bit is adequate for a final product (most of the difference you hear between the early days of CDs and today is due to vastly improved D/As and A/Ds, along with better aliasing filters, not because of higher sampling or bit rate usage. But using a higher bit rate during processing gives you more room above the least significant digit before dithering occurs and helps avoid cumulative errors while editing.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Like Zippy’s comment below, I was thinking of diminshing returns also – but in re: resolution. My graphic design buddy was explaining to me that at some point, a TV”s properties of color, motion, resolution and even audio are past the point where a human being can tell the difference.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            there are people claiming that 4K is at that point already and that you’re getting ripped off if you buy an 8K TeeVee. I imagine you’ll continue to see some improvement for awhile, but you’ll get less and less bang for your buck

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            true story, you can test your remote control to see if it’s working by pointing it at the viewfinder in your camera- try it with your smart phone

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Which is probably why when Bette Davis made Jezebel (which is the twisted, murderous antebellum saga of a girl who wore a red dress to a party) the dress was really green, which apparently looks the way we think red looks in black and white.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e7186b3ccd7f44201d9d0676b6bae2bb68071ed5cecd1e2b2e4dc1d092021bd.jpg

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Yep, I believe they used chocolate syrup in old movies as fake blood. in B&W they look very similar.

          • Doug Langley

            I believe Hitchcock used chocolate sauce instead of blood in Psycho?

          • Carpe Vagenda

            That’s what I heard too.

          • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

            There was a DVD extra somewhere of color home movies of the filming of “The Great Dictator”, the costumes are all the strangest colors.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            My gracious, you’re not kidding at all.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VmtyDLJHfcw

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Shorter wavelength, also too. IFR is far longer than Ultraviolet

    • C4TWOMAN

      One the green dot one, the yellow dots were blinking in and out as soon as I started. This explains all those objects that keep teleporting and reappearing around me.
      =^-^=

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        Trippy, right? I started losing them one by one!

        But you’re right, this is why I always doubt sightings of ghosts and UFOs – even my own UFO sighting. The eye, the brain, and the links between them are easily, easily fooled. ask any magician…here’s a fun one:

        https://youtu.be/o4DRJLQDn1w

        And this is how it’s done:

        https://youtu.be/PilHOospn2s

        http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/12/29/a_magician_s_illusion_mimics_a_cloak_of_invisibility.html

        • C4TWOMAN

          Re: Ghosts and UFOs
          There’s vaule in invesigating why in certain places this phenommeno happens more that other places. Sure, some of it is reputation and suggestion, but could certain landscapes/buildings be more likely to play tricks with someone’s brain?

          My UFO story: I was waiting for a bus(all my stories seem to involve buses lately)and looked up and saw a a perfectly miniture passenger jet about 20 feet over head. It was moving real slow. And I stared at it for minutes because I KNEW it was a passenger jet, but no way was it two feet long and hovering 20 ft above me and WTF?

          So after a couple of minutes my brain decided to process the light correctly, and sure enough I finally could see it was a plane 2miles away slowly coming down to the airport for a landing.

          It was really weird, like one of those 3d images you stare before you see the picture at except it was outside in broad daylight.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            That’s a fair point re: why it happens more often in other places, but I would argue 1) there’s a suggestion planted because it’s known as some places more than others and 2) it can be environmental factors, like those houses that “defy” physics – which they don’t, they’re actually optical illusions because they’re tilted or obscure the horizon or some other explainable thing.

            My UFO story – we were over the border for a concert, on a double date. We left the venue (after a few beers, admittedly) and were driving to a dance club. on the way there and upon arriving, me (and apparently lots of people on the street) watched 3 dancing lights in the sky…it was the total experience, lights in the sky, doing things planes couldn’t possibly do – changing directions at sharp angles, crazy speeds, etc.
            But I still don’t believe they were alien craft and there is likely a perfectly good explanation for it.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Sounds like a sundog except faster:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog

            and yeah probably something, something, fast moving air/ice crystals acting like glass/mirrors.

  • Me not sure

    I did one of these decades ago with my then Mother-in-law. We used a fatty veal and pork forcemeat instead of a pate. The damned thing was one of the best things that I ever put in my mouth. I may give it another try soon.

  • dslindc

    Reading this made me tired, so I will not attempt it at this time. Perhaps a sandwich and some wine instead.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      give me weed, whites, and wine…

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        …baked by the sun every time I go to Mexico.

        • yyyaz

          …Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonopah…

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Ambrosia Kush. That is all.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          I remember when Ambrosia Kush sang for the Mahavishnu Orchestra

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Ha! I haven’t thought of them since the summer of The Great Went! Now I’ve got to rifle through my CDs!

  • Doug Langley

    OMG, I swear one of my neighbors is trying your recipe. There’s a wonderful odor seeping through the hallway and it’s making me HUNGRY.

  • Sorry, gotta do it – if it walks like a duxelle …

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    “Disorganized, rushed, frazzled…”. Is there some other way to get through life?

    • Suttree

      Drunk?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Fat, dumb and happy?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Check, also too.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Nasty, brutish and tall.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Keep going…you guys are describing me to a tee.

    • BosGrl

      Stupid?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Check.

    • NastyBossetti

      If you find one, let me know.

    • Vicious, little, & snarky!

  • Nounverb911

    Back in the early 80’s when I lived in San Francisco and commuted back to the home office in Boston 2-3 times a month, TWA had the best Beef Wellington in first class (I got upgraded almost all the time because I flew back to Boston 2-3 times a month) that they would hand carve for you on the serving cart while you watched. If you wanted an end cut and the BW they were carving was out, they take out a fresh one and serve you the end.

    They never ran out, and whenever I was the only passenger in first (yes, that used to happen fairly often in those days too) they not hesitate in serving that to me.

    My only complaint was they would never let me take leftovers home

    Ah civilization!

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      ah, the days when airplane food was not only edible, but delicious.

      I don’t think I ever experienced those – although I remember having a nice fresh kiwi in the late 80’s on a plane.

      • BosGrl

        What would you rather have? Awesome food and come off the plane hacking up a lung or crappy food and clean air? Apparently it can’t be both :)

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        I flew International First Class on Luftansa in 2001. OMFG. It was better than sex. I got an upgrade because flying over to Brussels, I had a Business Class seat that would not recline and the flight was full. So I had to do 9 hours sitting upright.
        When I went to my seat on the return, the steward came over and being German, just said, “Cynthia!” I was like, “Yeah?” The reply was “Come with me!” in a demanding voice like “let me see your papers!”. She led me to the front of the plane and I got a fully reclining seat, edible food, my own DVD player with menu of movies, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, the list just goes on and on…
        My boss was an asshole who laughed at my discomfort on the way over, like sucks to be you. When I came back to Business Class to get my stuff and let him know that I was moving seats, he made a face like sucking lemons. HA
        I didn’t even have to lodge a complaint or make a call. The airline did this all on their own. That’s what I call customer service.

        • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

          The international airlines are apparently NOTHING like american ones, the same with international airports. (I haven’t flown out of hte country since 1996, and that was to cancun). The Ask the Pilot blog spends a lot of time talking about such things.

          http://www.askthepilot.com

    • Bill D. Burger

      Today, alas, I fear even in first class, the character Hannibal Lecter had it correct.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dunwY-4jYgM

      • yyyaz

        “Playback … disabled by the video owner.” : (

    • Carpe Vagenda

      There’s a fine dining restaurant in the dining room of the Morgan Library my uncle used to take me to as a treat, and the last time I was there they served a deconstructed wellington. Which was good, but kind of disappointing without the feeling of opening a present.

    • Suttree

      They always skip that part in the pron movie!

  • Bill D. Burger

    It looks like Monica Crowley, Yam Lord’s national security pick, makes Rand Paul look like a complete amateur when it comes to plagiarizing other people’s work and publishing it as her own. Her fraudulent use and theft of other people’s works are extensive.

    [Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found.
    The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia. The New York Times bestseller, published by the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, contains no notes or bibliography.
    Crowley did not return a request for comment. Multiple requests for comment by phone and email over the past two days to HarperCollins went unreturned.]

    Gawwdamighty’___ There is not one of his picks for high office that isn’t a fool, a thief, a flim-flam artist, a fraud or a complete nutball.

    http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/kfile-trump-monica-crowley-plagiarized-multiple-sources-2012-book/

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      That’s something of a prerequisite to serve in the Trump administration, no?

    • Jennifer R

      There is no such thing as justice, that which has been broken can never be made whole again. We are watching the end of the liberal western world folks.

      • TJ Barke

        The terrorists win.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          the stupids win

        • Jennifer R

          Won, not win.

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        You give me a great excuse to post this terrifying bit of journalism”

        The American Legislative Exchange Council — a nonprofit better known as ALEC — briefed its members and allied groups on the bright future for its agenda now that Republicans will effectively control 68 of the nation’s 99 state legislative bodies, as well as 33 governor’s mansions. Among other things, group members said they would push bills to reduce corporate taxes, weaken unions, privatize schooling and influence the ideological debate on college campuses.

        “We can pretty much do whatever we want to right now,” said Rep. Jim DeCesare, a Republican state legislator in Kentucky, where the party gained the state House for the first time in nearly a century.

        DeCesare, who had been minority whip, described plans for “a pretty intense agenda” including a so-called right-to-work law allowing employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements to opt out of joining labor unions. Another, he said, would be repealing rules that require government contractors to pay employees more than the minimum wage. Neighboring states competing for new businesses, he said, had already gutted such regulations.

        “We’ve got some catching up to do, but we plan to make up a lot of ground in a very short time,” DeCesare said. “This is our time to shine.”

        http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/we-can-pretty-much-do-whatever-we-want-to-right-now-republicans-plot-their-course-on-rising-sea-of-red-in-state-capitals/

        • yyyaz

          I have a few items to help them burnish that shine…

        • BosGrl

          I’ve been upset lately about perhaps not having grandchildren, but IDK, maybe it’s better :(

          • Suttree

            I’m in on the ground floor, and I am the last of my line. No babbies to face this world. I’m opting out. My family name will die with me.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Babbies are not the only way to leave a mark on the world. My concern is that with the reproductive rights fight, there will be more unwanted children. I had neglectful parents but great grandparents that pulled in the slack. Many kids don’t have that, this being the age of the 33-yr old grandma. If I can get my health in order, I want to get back involved with the school system as a volunteer.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          I dunno – when the Tea Partiers took over the Nevada Legislature in the 2014 “Red Wave”, they overplayed their hand and the backlash gave both chambers back to the Democratic Party the next time out.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I see something similar happening. These people are basically saying “we don’t have to worry about overplaying we own it all”. I guess that commenter was right re: these people don’t know how government works.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            That’s my hope – well, they’re in control now, go ahead and crash everything so we can get to work putting it back together to what it was.

        • TJ Barke

          AAAAAGHHHHH!!!!!!! MUST SMASH SOMETHING!!!!!

        • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

          Fine. Let them destroy their states. It will make the liberal enclaves even more attractive and the RWNJ will all slowly fucking shrivel and rot in their stupid, broke states. The brain drain from these states will continue until there is nothing left but dust. It’s what they want, fine, let them have it.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Yeah, but those stupid, broke states will still have a disproportionate electoral power. Which sucks. Bigly.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Ummm…aaahhh…thanks? for posting this??? I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s important to be aware of menacing evil and impending asteroids and stuff, but shit man, it’s Saturday and I haven’t even started drinking yet! Shouldn’t we share this kind of story huddled together in a cabin with a flashlight under our chins or something?

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Lol, sorry, but I *did* post it in response to a timely comment, even though I wasn’t going to at first.

            And yeah, start drinking. I did.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Cheers!

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        If Obama unleashed an evil backlash, Trump can unleash a backlash of good. I (choose to) believe this is possible.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Didn’t the Elightenment follow the Dark Ages? Did that take a long time?

          • Msgr_MΩment

            It did. It took ninety-eight monks to screw in the light bulb.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        It was ok while it lasted, I guess.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        You might be right about the end. And believe me, I get despair. But I’m not going down without a fight. For you, for me, for other people who could be gravely hurt by these shitweasels.

        • Suttree

          I will stand arm and arm with you!

          • WomanInTheResistance

            To the barricades!

        • Jennifer R

          Oh I have nothing but fight left in me. There is a Janis Joplin song with relevant commentary.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Good! We all need to be there!

    • C4TWOMAN

      “The New York Times bestseller, published by the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, contains no notes or bibliography.”

      I read books inspirational books by traditional folklorists that have better references.

    • ViveLaRésistance

      Trump supporter on hearing about the fraud: “That just makes ’em smart!”

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Gosh, there should be some sort of ethics office to vet these guys before they’re publicly announced. o~O

  • Carpe Vagenda

    The main difference between foie and plain old chicken livers is less iron and more fat, so the chicken livers are going to be stronger. Maybe try cognac instead of red wine and add a few spoonsful of mascarpone? And maybe some nutmeg.

    • Suttree

      I like you and all, but take that nutmeg and shove it. :)

      • Blasphemy!

        • Suttree

          Nutmeg is Satan’s left testicle!

          • Explains why i like it so much

          • Suttree

            Has it been studied in a similar way as cilantro? It just makes me want to vomit. All joking aside, I just really can’t stand the taste.

          • No idea on the study thing. But i love both nutmeg and cilantro.

          • Suttree

            Patient Zero.

          • Good. The world needs more of me

          • Suttree

            Yes we do!

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Hold still – the cloning ray may tickle a bit.

          • I was going to suggest that with the coming lapse of all regulation, human cloing should be imminent

          • proudgrampa

            Indeed!

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Me too. Tarragon, otoh, tastes like dish soap.

          • I am indifferent to it, but i don’t like it’s smell, so it is not my go to for any herb choice

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I’m told it’s really good in french cooking, but it was the first herb the foodies discovered when herbs became a thing, and it was in every ‘gourmet’ chicken or egg salad sandwich in town for years. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when they moved on to not knowing how to use pesto.

          • Suttree

            Rosemary hates me too. I just overdid it one year. The plant could have served as a breaker between properties.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I like rosemary in theory, on garlicky roasts, but in practice it gets too much fast. Warming herbes de provence in olive oil seems to be my sweet spot.

          • janecita

            Cilantro, tastes like soap to 14% of the world’s population.

          • Yr. Gma
          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Ever try a bit of lime on things with cilantro? Is good for tacos al pastor.

          • Suttree

            I fucking love cilantro! I just hate nutmeg.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            My bad! (But lemon/lime is still good on cilantro).

          • Suttree

            Now I want fish tacos. Thanks Brad!

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Gah! They love those in california (and coastal Mexican cities I guess), but it’s just weird for me. Maybe it’s cause I don’t like fish, but those sound terrible! (To each their own friend, ; ) )

          • Yr. Gma

            There are several kinds of fish tacos. I like them all.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            For reals, it’s a psychoactive substance, and the skin of the nuts is mace.

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            That’s why they’re so fun to grind.

          • I prefer a rasp

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Oh, now you’ve spoiled it for me. I’m not going to eat it after it’s been in Chris Christie’s mouth.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            He’s fetching. From the show of the same name?

          • Suttree

            Stop trying to make fetch work!

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Who you calling a mean girl?

          • Yes

      • I Am Helpy

        Isn’t that what they do to race horses to make them run faster?

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Ginger. And it’s used on show horses, so they don’t shit in the ring.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Hey there, buddy. Steakhouse creamed spinach is swimming in the stuff. It’s a classic.

    • Rick Hill

      You can substitute tofu for duck liver…no?

      • Doug Langley

        No.

        • Rick Hill

          Yeah…there’s proly some kind of…reason or something

      • Carpe Vagenda

        You can substitute spackling compound, if you have it around :)

        But schmaltz is traditional. I just figured mascarpone would be easier to find.

        • Rick Hill

          Myself, I would recommend lightweight spackle. Waterborne, of course.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            tbh, I’m a huge fan of duxelles, so I would probably just leave out the liver if it bothered me.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          I’ve never made schmaltz, but make chicken stock monthly. Rendered chicken fat is available in abundance. Thanks for the suggestion!

          • Carpe Vagenda

            You might also store them in brine overnight. It does wonders for bloodiness.

            ETA: I don’t think I’ve said how much I enjoy having food porn to geek out on. Thanks :)

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I’ve been astonished by how many accomplished cooks pop in with their won recipes and suggestions. I’m trying to do enough complicated, challenging stuff to keep them from being bored, while also doing enough simple stuff that novices don’t tune out. So far, I think I’ve had a pretty good balance.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            No, seriously, you’re making me think about food. It’s a thing.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            It’s the internets.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    OT – someone on NextDoor posted the link to the public version of the IC report on Russian hacking.
    https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

    • C4TWOMAN

      Wow, once the neighbors get involved you know it’s serious.
      Hope no one has a missing kitty or anything in this weather.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Actually there was a lost kitty from a few days ago. I live in a very educated and politically involved enclave just west of Atlanta. The guy that posted it wants to get a group together to discuss, also too.

    • I Am Helpy
      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Thanks.

  • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy
    • proudgrampa

      The world is becoming a VERY dangerous place…

      • ViveLaRésistance

        And imagine what it’ll be like in the void of Trump’s diplomat recall and the GOP cutting embassy security in half. And restructuring the CIA. We’ll have no idea what’s coming until it’s too late. It’s almost as if some anti-American foreign power is having a say in US foreign policy…

        • proudgrampa

          ” It’s almost as if some anti-American foreign power is having a say in US foreign policy…”

          You don’t suppose that nice Putin fella has anything to do with this stuff, do ya? Naaaah…

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Clearly the right time to play chicken with embassy staffing and security.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Someone got paid to write this. PAID!

    https://twitter.com/Edsall/status/817834082625261569

    • Huh? Trump will be worse than Nixon, Johnson, and Jackson COMBINED

    • SayItWithWookies

      Ivan the Terrible.

      • Ivan Libelz!

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Ivan’s name actually translates to Ivan the Great and he did actually have some redeeming qualities (although his family was prone to mental illness and the last few years of his life went… poorly).

    • Left Coast Tom

      Well, if Trump causes CalExit to occur I guess that would be one form of “transformative”.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        I was seriously considering that until I heard about its backer in Russia. Nyet!

        • Rick Hill

          Oh, ain’t no one leaving the country, now get back in the car and buckle up

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Please don’t leave us to support these assholes alone.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          See my response to Left Coast Tom. Not letting the fucking Russians pull even more shit!

    • Jonny On Maui

      Jimsom weed should not be abused by amateurs…

    • yyyaz

      Shit like this is threatening to take me down that last step into full-blown nihilism.

      • Suttree

        At least it’s an ethos.

    • ViveLaRésistance

      I choose C) Trump will be a dumbass.

      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        D) There are still two whole weeks for him to be arrested for treason, just saying.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Trump will be like that one that was impeached but worse.

      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        Like the one that resigned, but worse.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Um…Donald has a lot more in common with Tricky Dick than with either Carter or FDR FFS.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        He sure doesn’t have the moral bona fides to be either of those two.

    • Doug Langley

      While I have years experience in IT and can’t buy myself a job.

      • proudgrampa

        You are not alone…

        • Doug Langley

          Sorry to hear it.

          • proudgrampa

            I’ve decided to accept it and look at retirement. I am, after all, 65. And just a little tired of office politics and whatnot.

          • Yr. Gma

            Retirement is fabulous!

          • proudgrampa

            I will take your word for it!

      • Pinkham’s Law

        A couple of decades ago, I was a fairly hard-core techie. Hardware, software, UNIX, PC, programming, graphics, building boxes, writing tech support docs. Now? My job is kinda tech adjacent, and most of my skills are forgotten, or so obsolete it’s absurd.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      I’m thinking the options are more James Buchanon or Warren Harding. I’m leaning towards Harding, myself.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Here’s hoping that he is equally useless.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Teapot dome, now that reminds me of something….and having your daughter be the White House hostess, hmmm….reminds me of somebody….

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            I know, right? But who? Eh, must not be too important…oh look! The Kardashians are on!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Zach Taylor: another outsider who couldn’t even give a shit about the job.

    • janecita

      I’m thinking that he will be more like Vlad the Impaler.

    • Suttree

      Slate is absolutely horrible. Not just for this article, but everything. That one article that they put out every year that says something, does not absolve them of the other 99%.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        The website crashes the comp, too.

    • Edith Prickly

      Is Donald Trump going to be more like a dumpster fire or a caved-in cesspool?

      FIFY.

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

      He will be a hybrid of Andrew Jackson, Tricky Dicky, and Ronald fucking Reagan. And not in a good way, if that’s even possible.

    • Rick Hill

      RR transformative? Maybe in the worst ways possible….

  • Ok, about to head into Passengers. Wonk y’all laters!

  • ViveLaRésistance

    Beef. It’s what’s rotting in your colon.

  • WomanInTheResistance

    In the sitting up and taking nourishment department, my mom just sent me a link to the
    indivisibleagainsttrump@gmail group. She’s joined. And I’m off in a few hours to paint signs for the protests on the 21st.

    Callyson suggested this link – whatdoidoabouttrump.com. check them out as well.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      There’s more where that came from, Wonkers–get weekly e-mail alerts with activism action items here and here. The Resistance is ON!

      • Subscribed!

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Have I mentioned recently how much I admire you?

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Aw, thanks. Come keep me company!

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I just signed up for re:act. Thanks, Callyson!

      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        Aha, thank you! Keep it coming!

  • msanthropesmr

    Hey Pinkham’s Law – I think it’s portobello – not porta.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      You are correct, and it is corrected. Thanks!

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      Portable mushrooms, for when you’re on the go.

  • yyyaz

    Meantime,

    The largest shipment of US brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union is arriving in northern Germany.

    The first of the 87 tanks and 144 military vehicles were being unloaded in the port of Bremerhaven on Friday.
    The equipment and 3,500 US troops are to be deployed along Nato’s (sic) eastern frontier. The deployment aims to allay worries of potential Russian
    aggression in eastern Europe.
    However, some fear the large number will exacerbate tensions with Moscow.

    Your move, Herr Twitwit.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      This will probably end well.
      *shivers*

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      I hope they kept all the forest green cammies.

      Jeebus.

  • Mahousu

    The best recipes for pâté I have found are in A Taste of Périgord by Helen Raimes. I’ve made a few of them, and they’ve all been very successful. The problem is, they’re so ridiculously rich that we can never finish them.

  • There are three big movies coming out Feb 10: John Wick Ch 2; The Lego Batman Movie, & 50 Shades Darker. I will be seeing 2/3 of those

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Hmm…now let’s see…which one of these is not like the others…

      • I think she means she’s going to see 50 Shades Darker twice, obviously.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          None shall be blacker…

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Is there a poultry version of this? Can’t eat red meat.

  • And here’s what beef wellington looks like before processing:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHj_6c7WwAAs-fC.jpg

    Ho, ho, ho! It is for to laugh!

    • Bill D. Burger

      Ahhh…a bovine descended from knighthood, progeny of Sir Loin.

      I’ll show myself out. Try the vea…..er…….beef …….naaaaaaaah’….I’ll just go.

    • Edith Prickly

      All the upfists for a Top Secret reference.

  • sosuume

    I’m totally impressed. Love, Julia

  • Nounverb911

    I just found Cal Worthington’s dog ‘Spot’ wandering around….

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18nocm6k9u2vggif/original.gif

    • OrG

      I feel the need to buy a car.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I’ll eat a bug!

    • Bill D. Burger

      “Dalmation Running by Snowbank”

    • Yr. Gma

      I’ll stand upon my head til my ears are turning red.

  • janecita

    It looks so yummy (except for the pâté, that looks disgusting). I would totally try to make it, but alas, I’m a very lazy cook:-(

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    Could I just light a hundred dollar bill on fire, throw the contents of my cabinets into a pile on the floor and order pizza? Just reading this recipe is exhausting!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Just glanced at the pictures up above. I like the picture with Nutella in it, but I didn’t see it listed as an ingredient. What gives?

  • TJ Barke

    This is great and all, but what happens when food is your enemy?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Pointed sticks!

      • Shucky Ducky

        I think pointed sticks may only work on fruit.

        • janecita

          What about shishkebabs?

          • Shucky Ducky

            We never made it to meats in gym class; our instructor spent 3 months on fruit attacks and then was carted away and never heard from again. We spent the rest of the year playing dodge ball which does provide some tactical skill, but does little to prepare one defensively again food.

          • janecita

            It’s always those damn loganberries that finally get you.

        • Yr. Gma

          Hot dogs. Marshmallows.

          • Shucky Ducky

            You are all weak sauce and don’t deserve John Cleese. There–I said it. Go back to gym class.

          • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

            Cleese? I thought you were referencing Blackadder.

          • Shucky Ducky

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U90dnUbZMmM
            But I do love some Blackadder too! Makes me dream of having a little turnip of my own.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            I love this bit.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Quality over quantity, honey. I’ve been there (and I still watch it) so I feel your pain. You can do it!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bda1b39740b711e1079bea05a50976f5fb144df413a8111164ab7ad5b4f23c00.jpg

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Eat food, not too much, mostly plants

      • …but I likE carbonated drinks, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners and processed food…..
        oh.See your point now

    • janecita

      You die.

  • Courser

    Yeah, I’d dispense with the pate also. I *really* don’t like any type of liver and the smell will always put me off. But it is a Beautiful piece of meat.

    Personally, I’m going to try a small pork loin roast tomorrow. I’ve never cooked pork before because I dated a Jew for over 10 years, so… no pork other than the occasional ham. But you don’t really ‘cook’ a ham, just warm it up. Got some potatoes and carrots to put with a roast so wish me luck.

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      Roast pork is good stuff when done right. TX mom makes it from time to time.

      • Courser

        My grandmother made an awesome Sunday dinner pork roast. I distinctly remember sliced onions all over it. Cooked into the roast, of course

        • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

          I’m Scotch-Irish, any roast of any decent hunk of meat is good stuff. I like corned beef and pastrami myself.

          • Courser

            Gran was pure Scot., Grandpa half Scot, half Santee Native American. On my dad’s side, almost pure Norwegian.

            So yes, roasted and cured meats are a big thing with us. But both sides can keep their blood puddings and sausages. No thanks!

    • Yr. Gma

      Pork needs seasoning. It can be kind of tasteless without something added. They have those pre-seasoned ones available in stores.

    • janecita
      • Courser

        Thanks for the suggestion, but I just got home from the store and not going back. However, I do have some nice spice blends from Penzey’s so I’ll take a look at them. Also good ole Betty Crocker. Awesome for How-to stuff.

  • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

    So, someone I know got a fine for improperly packing a weapon for a plane ride (It was in a soft side case, instead of a hard-sided one).

    check this shit out, in re: the FtL shooter:
    “Piro said Santiago used a 9mm semi-automatic handgun that he had properly checked with TSA. Authorities have said Santiago had the weapon in his checked luggage and after claiming his baggage, went into a bathroom to retrieve the gun before starting on his rampage.”

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Watch for wingnuts to argue the solution is to simply demolish all airport bathrooms. You can hold it, citizen!

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        At least that they won’t have to deal with transgenders trying to pee.

      • VagendaofNastyWoman

        If bathrooms are banned, only the incontinent will have accidents.

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      P.S. You know how some places prevent domestic abusers from having weapons, and how some gun nuts have objected?
      “In the meantime, emerging details about Santiago show a troubled man who struggled with mental illness and who had been ordered to keep away from his girlfriend because of a domestic violence issue.

      • Amazing how often that happens

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        This reminds me of when my children were little and we lived next to vicious dogs, on the other side of a very inadequate fence. We used to have to get to our garage through the other neighbor’s yard. When I called the police I was told that nothing could be done until the dogs hurt someone. So basically, call us back when your child gets mauled.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        the guy went to the local FBI office and told them that the CIA was forcing him to join ISIS. He’s a nutter, prime candidate for a firearms owner according to the NRA

    • ViveLaRésistance

      The NRA will use this to lobby that everyone be required by law to pack a gun in our luggage.

    • Suttree

      How the fuck are you allowed to check a gun onto an airplane? I know how, but it doesn’t make any fucking sense when I have to take my fucking shoes off and go through a scanner! /ffs if Turnip wants to get rid of something it should be the TSA.
      ETA: Yes I understand that it is in baggage.

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        I think you can pack them in checked luggage, the idea being you can’t get to it during the flight.

        Obviously, this FtL episode proves the flaw with that logic.

        • Stulexington

          mainly it’s a flaw in the security at the baggage area … as in the non-existent security at the baggage area. Once you’re off the expensive plane you’re on your own. Oh, some local grabbed your bag and ran out the door while you were still getting off the plane? too bad so sad.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            “too bad so sad”

            Are you one of my law professors? He says this all the time.

          • House0fTheBlueLights

            If he also says “awesomesauce” he’s actually a 15 year old girl.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Once upon a time, at airports like LAS they used to require that you matched tags before you were allowed to leave, but that cost money so it went bye bye

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            I remember that, they did it at our little local airport for like a hot minute, but it was common at bigger airports. Now, not so much.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Carpe Vagenda

      Is it that the fake beverage purveyors are joining up or that they exist to begin with?

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      Target has a little mini keg system.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        For the children!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
    • msanthropesmr

      People drink that Keurig shit at work. That’s nasty ass coffee. I have no idea why they couldn’t make it convenient, ecologically sound and taste good.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        The new office location has one. But I drink tea, so I can avoid it.

      • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

        IKR? They had on at my old apartment complex – Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is actually good, but Dunkin Donuts keurig cup tasted like actual donuts – like super duper sweet.

      • Jeffocaster in the East

        Beer balls.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        They had one that wasn’t terrible back when I used to go to the office, but if one person made fake nut flavor coffee, everything tasted like fake nuts for days.

        • Suttree

          I hope it didn’t taste like nutmeg! Haha!

          • Carpe Vagenda

            That’s just mean. And yes, the fake eggnog flavor did.

      • Sister Artemis

        We have kuerig knock-off at work; someone who is totally a drip-coffee person brought it in after being gifted with it. One of the ..er, I’ll say it, millenial hipsters was all about buying the little crap coffees for it, but then I discovered a one-cup drip filter in the box, and that’s how I’ve been doing it. Better coffee (mine), and less waste, as you just rinse the thing out. For work, it’s been a good tool to have around, and doesn’t take up the space (or waste the end of the pot) like a regular coffee maker.

        • New work place also has that thingy thing and they are ALLLLL about the pods.
          I make hot coacoa with it, the hot water anyway. I ain’t buyin those pods

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Keurig actually tried to prevent people from using their own pods with their own beans on the 2.0 with some stupid sensor designed to detect whether or not you were using official Keurig products.

          Needless to say, they caught hell for it

      • VagendaofNastyWoman

        They break a lot, too. I have discovered that if you can’t afford an espresso machine, the best coffee comes from a French press. OMG I’ll never drink anything else again.

    • TJ Barke

      How exactly is that more convenient than a refrigerated bottle of beer?

      • It’s technology. Convenience is pft, it is the coolest latest thing.
        Example, I give you VR and 3D- there is no convenience to either, they serve no purpose other than COOL! And yet…
        that be enough for the discerning American consumer.

      • I have no idea. Apparently, they are going after those Bud Lite gourmands who want their pisswater to be as fresh as possible.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Hipsters will destroy the planet.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      WTF kind of shit beer can you possibly brew at the push of a button?

      Wait, that was rhetorical…

  • Scrofula

    Awful lot of work when you start with 2lbs of beef tenderloin. And prosciutto. And shrooms. And wine.
    Why risk complex oven procedures for things that are all good on their own?
    That said, I’d do it for the challenge, if someone else paid for it.

  • VagendaofNastyWoman

    If you can’t make it in an Instant Pot, it’s out of my league. In any case it becomes more manageable if you skip the pate. A lot of people don’t like it anyway ( chicken livers ewwwwww…I happen to like them).

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      yeah, very ewww.
      A months ago the tx mom got some chicken livers to deep fry. Something went wrong (oil too hot, maybe?) and the kitchen filled with smoke. The whoel place stunk! It was seriously making me nauseous for days. That didn’t help with my aversion to anything liver related.

      • VagendaofNastyWoman

        Also, I’m pretty sure that the cats would launch a coordinated attack on the stove.

      • Suttree

        Offal tends to be awful.

    • Sister Artemis

      Best liver I ever ate was prepared by a very impatient cook with crappy cookware and stovetop. He sprinkled the livers liberally (SWIDT?) with Beau Monde seasoning, then fried them on high in a terrible non-stick saute pan. Slightly pink on the inside, tender, delicious, and not heavy in taste.

  • OrG

    O/T Snowing in Portland.

    • ViveLaRésistance

      43 and overcast in St Augustine. We are pretty sure we won’t survive the night.

      • Painter of Goats

        Oh you poor thing. Bundle up. It was -6 here this morning. It will be 52 on Monday. I’m waiting for all my trees to shatter.

      • OrG

        FLA?

        • ViveLaRésistance

          Yes. But North FLA.

    • Painter of Goats

      Is that unusual? I know you get lots of rain.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        This has been a very snowy year for us.

    • Suttree

      It’s coming down in Jersey also too. I’m rather drunk and almost out of cigarettes, so I will finally get to use my awesome boots! They have been lonely since last year.

    • VagendaofNastyWoman

      I replaced my windshield wipers, so the drought will now return to California.

      • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

        *looks out window* Big black ominous clouds of ‘drought’ over Dublin.

        • VagendaofNastyWoman

          I’m in SoCal. Besides, it takes a while to work. If I’d washed my car, it would’ve been a sure thing.
          Seriously you all are getting a lot of a good thing at once. I’m headed up to Pali Alto on Monday, and I’m getting concerned for you guys.

          • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

            Last night was heaviest rain, at least in Oakland. The wind is something else, though. That’ll knock over some trees for sure. I live on the slopes of a steep hill, so I need to watch out for avalanches and downed trees on the way home tonight.
            It’s really nice not worrying about wildfires, though!

    • Sister Artemis

      120 miles south, we’ve been treated to ice pellets and freezing rain since at least 6am (when the tinkling pitter pat sound on the bamboo woke me up). There was about an hour or so where we got big fluffly flakes of actual snow, but then it went back to miserable icey stuff. Gah!

      • BloviateMe

        Salem is nothing but big fluffy snow. Being stocked up and not having to go anywhere makes it enjoyable.

  • ViveLaRésistance
    • Scrofula

      Is his head gigantic? Or is there something wrong here?

      • I can confirm that, yes, Alec Baldwin has a very big head.

        • We like big heads tho….right?

          • ViveLaRésistance

            If they’re trolling Trump, we love them.

      • TJ Barke

        Based on my extensive viewing of 30 Rock, I can confirm that he does have a giant head.

      • Courser

        I think his head is gigantic. A lot of actors have very large heads. Like Tom Cruise has a giant head for his body too.

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      That reminds me: haven’t heard much from the Jill Stein contingent since this whole Russia thing blew wide open.

      • Suttree

        /ffs don’t tempt fate!

      • VagendaofNastyWoman

        Because establishment candidates are exactly the same, dontcha know.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        She’s waiting for Vlad to tell her how to react

        • DoILookAmused2u ?

          Please, she calls him “Vovo”. lol

          • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

            That’s because her mouth is full.

      • Tallmutha

        She was photographed (with a big smile) at the same dinner celebrating RT as Michael Flynn. Or some damn thing.

    • VagendaofNastyWoman

      This is already selling on Amazon, so yes, for $15.00, you can haz hat.

  • tehbaddr

    You know what can really up the flavor of Beef Wellington?

    • Bourbon?

    • ViveLaRésistance

      Medicinal weed?

    • Suttree

      Whiskey and a blowjob?

      • ViveLaRésistance

        I was sure you’d say “extra nutmeg.”

        • Suttree

          You monster!!!111!!!

      • tehbaddr

        No need for Beef Wellington then!

        • Suttree

          I will probably wake up in the middle of the night looking for a snack though.

          • tehbaddr

            That’s what frozen mini pizzas are for.

    • Shoto

      If the Beef Wellington was delivered piping-hot via Wonkebago?

      • tehbaddr

        Heh, piping hot meat!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Louisiana hot sauce?

    • Kooolest G

      hitler? I thought that was always the answer

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Try the Blitzkrieg dry rub

      • tehbaddr

        Hitler is close! I was going for a packet of Lipton Onion Soup like a true common patriot!

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

      The salty sweet tears of the trumpanzees oncw they realize he has fucked them truly well.

      • HA you funny. Even after they are well and truly fucked and the 20 is on the dresser, they will STILL blame those liberals for it all

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

          Sad, but true. Is damn libtarts are EVIL and hate ‘merica, apparently.

          • We could legit be giving them mouth to mouth to save their stupid lives and they will find a way to blame liberals for them having the heart attack or whatever to begin with.

  • Hey Pinks, your meat looks…pink?
    I am going to try this but well done. See how that flies

    • Scrofula

      Please don’t do that to tenderloin.

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

      Are you gonna make the pate out of canned clams? Cuz ura monster!!!1!!1!1!!eleventeen!!1!

      • Suttree

        Where are the tumbrels?!!!!

    • Shucky Ducky

      [shudder]

      • VagendaofNastyWoman

        That’s a lot of money down the tubes. Hope you have a dog.
        ” I don’t need a DustBuster. I have a dog!”

    • tehbaddr

      Heinous!

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      Ignore the haters jen, I can’t stand pink meat either.

      • Suttree

        It’s OK. It is an acquired taste.

      • tbh, TX, I am just messing with Pinks as I do XD
        Eventually he will wander by and threaten me with spleen removal

        • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

          Sorry, I like well done meat (MEDIUM WELL DONE!)…and every time I say it I get called a monster by my otherwise kind and friendly Wonketteers.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            rightfully so!

          • Ehhhhh? I prefer medium myself, not medium rare nor medium well. I neither like it mooing or burnt.
            But hubby is on the well done ban wagon so I can utterly sympathize XD

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            I’m actually being a bit disingenuous – I like the outside burnt (burgers and steaks and chicken and most other things). #EmbarrassingTruths.

          • I like a lil char on the outside and soft and tender inside ^.^ The best is when it gradients to a lovery pink right at the center, but the outside almost has a crust.
            Poultry though, that gets well cooked every time because death sounds less interesting when it involves puking out of your eyes.
            Call me silly.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            Lol, I like char outside and just past pink in the inside. But I’m crazy.
            I had some chicken fajitas in Cancun once, I swear the fuckers were still icy in the middle. The only plate I’ve ever sent back.

          • uuuuu yeah no. Bird and pork may not be undercooked.
            Because see previous ref to puking out of one’s eyes

          • Bec Jenn

            TX, it’s the only way I like hotdogs. Burnt to a crisp, you know those ones at the BBQ that everyone forgets about and no one wants? Well I love them. Sad thing is, so does my sister, but it’s hard to find people who will actually burn them on purpose lol.

          • Bec Jenn

            Medium is the best. You get a good flavour from Maillard reaction. I don’t really like the coppery taste from underdone meats (organ meats are kind of weird tasting to me too).

          • proudgrampa

            Oh, you’re not a monster.

            Personally, I like RARE beef. I like to say that if it’s not moving around on the plate then it’s TOO done.

            OK. Not really THAT rare.

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            To each their own I say – I don’t get it, but people don’t get my love of well cooked things.

            The TX mom said somethign that reminded me of the scene in Rosemary’s Baby – when she was pregnant she said she’d put meat in the pan, immediately flip it over, and then immediately plate it for consumption.
            Ewwwwwww.

          • Once the FDA is gutted, TX, we will ALL like well cooked things.
            Even our fruits.

          • proudgrampa

            “…put meat in the pan, immediately flip it over, and then immediately plate it for consumption…”

            That sounds about right…

            Mmmmmm.

            I love that we can agree to disagree without commenting…

            Cheers!

          • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

            I love that we can agree to disagree without commenting…

            Amen, gpa.

          • Not me, if we don’t agree on everything I get all angsty.
            Might be gas, though

          • bupkus23

            Hell, when I was a kid, my mom used to eat hamburger raw ( with a little salt ). We used to like it, too – but she claimed that it was unhealthy for kids.

            This is a woman who grew up in wartime Finland.

            Still, I’ve been lusting for a “Pittsburgh Rare” steak for a while now….

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            I still do that occasionally. Yum. Gotta have that pinch of salt, though.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            Okay, yeah, that would earn an “ewwwwwww” from me, too. (And might explain your aversion.)

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            I want it to moo when I stab it with my fork.

          • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

            Me too. but you run the risk of sending that under cooked steak back a 2nd time and the chef will appear with a blow torch.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            Well…

          • Juan de Fuca

            *throws out a rescue line*

            You meant smoked brisket right? Like the stuff from Rudy’s BBQ in Texas? Yeah, I like smoked meat well done also.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          then he’ll cook it

    • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

      be careful. you don’t want the pastry to look like a wrap that survived Hiroshima

      • tehbaddr

        That’s why the Beef Loin needs to be par boiled first!

  • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

    May I suggest a Napoleon cognac to finish your Wellington so you can self exile yourself to some island for the next 4 years.

    • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

      “I had a summer place on Elba”
      — World’s Oldest Man

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        I once bought a t-shirt at, I think it was the Smithsonian, because it was on sale. They’d had some sort of exhibit about Napoleon. Came to find out later it was on sale due a misspelling, it said “Ebla.” Hahaha. Loved that shirt.

        • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

          Just one letter short of a really bad disease!

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Ebola had I ere I left Elba.

          • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

            Not much of a palindrome, but then I never owned a Norwegian Blue anyway.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Beautiful plumage, you know….

  • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

    another entry in the “I’m shocked, SHOCKED, to hear it” files:

    the federal government and policing conflicts of interest has struggled to contact members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team since Election Day.

    In emails obtained by MSNBC, Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director Walter Shaub wrote that his agency’s attempts at outreach to the incoming administration have been met with silence.

    “We seem to have lost contact with the Trump-Pence transition since the election,” Shaub said.

    In a letter to Trump advisers, Shaub warned that by announcing its cabinet picks without proper vetting by the ethics office, the team runs the risk of causing “embarrassment for the President-elect.”

    Requirements for White House aides are even more stringent with regards to conflicts of interest and incoming aides to Trump may be in violation of federal law.

    “They run the risk of having inadvertently violated the criminal conflicts of interest restriction at 18 USC 208,” Shaub wrote.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/government-ethics-office-we-seem-to-have-lost-contact-with-the-trump-team/

    • Stulexington

      hahahahahaha, “embarrassment for the President-elect.” like that’s a thing that’s possible. Also too
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e4cb04cd9015bd195c0814e2948c101ce8e2c2a64814b2414da529a5ee701a1.jpg

      • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

        True. Implies self-awareness not in evidence.

    • ViveLaRésistance

      To all the “reasonable” Republicans and pissy supporters of 3rd party candidates who voted for Trump because “he can’t do any real damage, there are checks and balances” I say this: Nice work, you effing freaks.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Oh, Christ, THIS.

        I have a friend–one who is usually more sensible than this, who voted for Hillz in the general (he felt the Bern in the primary) try to tell me “he hasn’t done anything that bad yet.” I lost my shit and snapped “Yes, he has–have you seen the psychotics he is appointing? His pimping out the White House to make a buck? His pooh-poohing of Russian hacking?”

        Friend backed down and agreed. Like I said, he is usually sensible. One down, I hope not too many more to go!

        • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

          Some troll said this a few weeks ago – my opinion is Trump has riled up the Russians and the Chinese and probably North Korea and Iran, his tweets have sent certain companies’ stock swinging.

          All fires start small and all.

        • Rick Hill

          I keep running into people who still think he’s gawd’s gift to ‘Murica….

        • Suttree

          I had some work to do at my mother’s boyfriend’s house this week. I blew it off and didn’t even call him, because he likes to bring up his politics. This is the fucker who said he is a registered dem. I have to stand far away from him while he makes his snide remarks. They are very subtle also too. They go right over my mom’s head. Something, something alone in a dark alley with this ex-marine.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            I’ve made it plain that I do not want to know how my dad voted. Ever. It would his third strike after Nixon and Gingrich.

        • Doug Langley

          And you didn’t even get around to how he’s whipping the Chinese into a trade war.

      • Suttree

        You misspelled fucking assholes wrong.

      • shivaskeeper

        Personally I’m running into less of them. I’m seeing a lot of buyers remorse for whatever good that’ll do (none). 2-3 weeks ago most of them were in the “give him a chance” group. They know they fucked up.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by federal employment lawyer Bradley Moss. They show a confused tangle of unanswered queries, delayed responses and comments that Trump and his legal team are hard to reach and nearly impossible to “pin down” on issues.

      Moss said that the emails show a surprising lack of interest on the part of the Trump team in divestment of assets to avoid conflicts of interest.

      Surprising? Um, not really.

      That said, keep busting his balls, Bradley!

    • VagendaofNastyWoman

      On his first day in office, he will personally repeal all of those laws MAGA!

      • Shoto

        Why do the Drumpf people continue to misspell the word “MAGGOT?”

        • DainBramage

          I thought they were all really into Manga.

      • Painter of Goats

        Make America Grift Again.

    • Rick Hill

      ” inadvertently”
      Shit. They know what they’re doing is illegal.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        I think it’s more than that. I really believe that the lot of them have bought their own rhetoric and really believe that everyone “in government” is corrupt and don’t know what they’re doing, and that anything they themselves do is by definition better.

        • Rick Hill

          A little of column A, a little of column B. And some C where they think they can get away with it because they’re above the law

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • Silly office of government ethics. Don’t they know that if they don’t pass the nom it is all political and an excuse to axe their office?

    • Doug Langley

      2017: The year we didn’t make contact.

    • shivaskeeper

      You would think Pence at least would pull some deflection with the OGE. He’s supposed to be a politician so he should know how to do that.

      It’s almost like he doesn’t want to be there either.

    • tehbaddr

      “Maybe if we ignore them, they’ll stop bothering us.”

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      Good. I want as much illegality as possible as quickly as possible.

  • Shucky Ducky

    I once joined a team of people making beef wellington for 200+ people. So much fun; so much fat! The head chef was a french woman who brandished cutlery if anyone came near her pate pot. Interestingly enough, this was for a group of Buddhists at a retreat house. Livin’ large, like a prince (Prince Siddhartha, that is).

    • Carnivorous Buddhists are the best Buddhist’s.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I’m not sure how you could survive as a vegetarian in Tibet.

        • Tiny kaiju

          I’m understand the answer lies in yak butter.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            That seems like more of a survival thing than a thriving for millennia thing.

          • OneYieldRegular

            I have had yak butter “tea,” with yak hair floating in it. Would not try again.

      • Rick Hill

        I heard a lot of hem like to eat some meat….

        • Scrofula

          Usually not at a retreat, euphemistically or otherwise.
          Stare at your bowl of rice and eat one grain at a time.

          • Shucky Ducky

            …while trying not to think about how you neglected to clean your setsu and it’s starting to smell like ass.

          • ahughes798

            ….as you slowly, slowly starve to death, and reach Nirvana. I really like their first album.

    • Scrofula

      ?? That is about the furthest from a Buddhist retreat as you can get.
      Although I’d get a bit more mindful if I was served that meat.

      • Shucky Ducky

        Meditate, chant, gorge on meat, repeat until you’ve been released from your karmic burden.

        • Scrofula

          Lot easier to meditate without a gut full of meat. It’s bad enough BEFORE dinner listening to surround-sound gurgles and glorks.
          (I also always try to eat hours before my Mon. night meeting to avoid spending a solid hour meditating on an enormous metformin fart.

          • Shucky Ducky

            I was once in a shrine room during a 30-day meditation retreat that was thrown into an hours-long hysteric laughter because one retreatant was gurgling especially loudly. It’s amazing what you find funny when you’ve gone without external stimuli for weeks.

          • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

            That’d be funny anytime in my house. Throw in some doggie gas and it’s a laugh a minute.

          • Shucky Ducky

            Imagine the chaos that ensued when the housedog got into a fight with a skunk right outside the shrine room windows and we had to hold zafus over our faces to keep from being poisoned with skunk juice. Good times!

          • Scrofula

            Current zendo is broke and in a low-rent part of town; we had someone shot dead across the parking lot; noisy tweaker domestic-abusers behind us; but the WORST is the colony of feral cats that live under the place.

          • Shucky Ducky

            Traditionally it was considered to be a deep yogic practice to meditate at a charnel ground. Welcome to 21st century dharma!

          • Tiny kaiju

            Yeah but aren’t crematoriums traditionally quiet and everyone is already dead?

          • Scrofula

            Except for the vultures. And rats. And flies, etc.
            I’d still take that over “yowlowlowlowlooooowl SNARL HISS SPIT.”

          • Shucky Ducky

            Nah, it was more like an open air market complete with hysteric mourners, decomposing bodies, smoke, and buzzards. Bits of unidentifiable organic matter lying about. Smells. Unimaginable smells.

          • Tiny kaiju

            I have seriously misjudge cremation grounds. And apparently forgotten anything I knew about India.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            Lily is known for her silent karmic bombs!…

          • Scrofula

            One of my sangha’s priests had a story of a woman well known for farting loudly with every prostration, and acting like no one heard. When she was ordained as a lay priest, she was given a Japanese dharma name that roughly translated as “wind through the rice” or something.

          • Shucky Ducky

            No shade like buddhist shade!

          • Courser

            Oh man, years ago, I came across these cup-a-soup things that were healthier. Usually some kind of bean but some without. I thought they were a fabulous lunch option until after about 2 days they gave me SO MUCH gas! The volume was simply amazing. And we were working in close quarters because it was tax season. There were times I thought I was going to take off like a fucking rocket if I let loose. Not to mention gassing everyone out of the place.

            Stopped eating those things.

          • tehbaddr

            Had a similar experience with vegetarian instant soups in Styrofoam cups, black bean etc…

            I was a lean mean methane burning machine!

          • Courser

            I’ll bet they might have been the same thing. I remember reasoning that at least all that gas kept ass warm on the way home.

          • bupkus23

            Borborygmi rules!!!

        • Painter of Goats

          Poetic. From now on instead of taking a dump, I will proceed to “release my karmic burden”.

          • Scrofula

            The sanskrit/Buddhist term for “suffering” IS “dukkha”

          • Courser

            Ok, thanks for putting that in my head. I will probably think about that every time I poop for the rest of my life!!!

          • tehbaddr

            Let it flow from you!

        • Scrofula

          Avalokitishvara Bodhisatva
          when practicing the prajna Wellington
          Form is a braising dish; a braising dish is form
          Far from backwards dream-thinking our final result is fullness.

          • Shucky Ducky

            Ah yes, the Tenderloin Sutra. I hear that one can attain nirvana in a single lifetime if the Tenderloin Sutra is chanted even once with a full heart and understanding.

          • Scrofula

            Screw the hundred thousand million kalpas, I’ll take beef nirvana now, thank you.

        • Tiny kaiju

          Or released from your stomach contents and beef regret.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          This joke needs more soy sauce….

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    All this talk about food reminds me–I’ve got some old issues of Food and Wine that a friend passed on. Will now alternate between football, Wonkette, and food porn!

    • Painter of Goats

      I’m alternating between football, Wonkette and guacamole.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Lasagne Puttanesca?

        (grabs scissors, clips recipe)

        • Scrofula

          Pasta with whore sauce, always good.
          Or as Joy of Cooking calls it “street-walker’s sauce”.

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            Once I walking a woodsy trail that snakes past the local high school. There were some Latin kids hanging out smoking. As I walk past I hear “puta,” I continued walking without responding but the play in my head went something like, “I may not speak Spanish but I do cook you little shit and know exactly what you said. Now show some respect, I’m old enough to be your abuela.”

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Sadly, one of these teams will advance to next week.

  • Rick Hill

    Another trump brought to cartoon form before it was cool
    http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/1467124416-20160628.png

    • TJ Barke

      SMBC is the best!

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Discovered Possible Trump Assange Link:

    Looks like Trump taught Assange to dance.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=vNqd4hW98sQ

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Well, there’s the kind of moves that are catnip to the underaged trafficked sex workers.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Nah, man. Even those girls would be like ‘ewwww, I have to be with THAT one?’.

    • Man…why do old white dudes feel the need to constantly prove that white people got no moves?

      • Courser

        Let’s face it, Iceland is ALL white people.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Some of those Icelandic girls are on fire….

      • Shoto

        For a truly alarming dance experience, try crashing an Xmas party where there are a bunch of drunken accountants doin’ their Hep-Pop-Beat-Dancin’ Moves to the latest Top-40 sonic pollution. Viewing such a spectacle at least once in your life almost makes it worth the price of PTSD that you’ll surely pay. Surreal.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Programmers. Need I say more?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      ……………….by himself………………………………

    • Tallmutha

      Pleasin’ the ladies!

    • Shoto

      Douchetastical.

  • Sister Artemis

    so, I couldn’t get to the store and made do with what I have.

    lacking beef, I took some Spam, formed it into a beef wellington shaped log, spread Cheez Whiz all over it, then set it aside hoping the Cheez Whiz did not slide off. In the meantime, I laid out thin slices of pimento loaf in shingle, as you instructed. As I really hate mushrooms, I spread refried beans on the pimento loaf (same color, right?), wrapped everything up in Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll dough, and baked in my toaster oven for several hours.

    2/10, needs more bourbon, would perhaps prepare again if drunk enough.

    • tehbaddr

      Inventive!

    • proudgrampa

      The important thing is the wine. Did you choose my recommendation (Meritage) or did you find a better accompaniment (Thunderbird, perhaps?)?

      • Sister Artemis

        I thought Boones Farm Strawberry Hill to be the wise choice, given the cinnamon roll dough

        • Mad Dog or GTFO. This is a class establishment

          • tehbaddr

            Night Train, for the ride you’ll never forget!

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Why not just Sterno? Same effect on liver and kidneys.

        • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

          No, no, has to be the Passion Pink! No wait, Passion Pink was Ripple, I believe.

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          Bristol Palin, is that you?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Mad Dog 20-20 has a superb bouquet!…

      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        Cisco goes with everything.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      at the very least, it fills up your umami card.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Tell the truth. You would have made this even if you could have gotten to the store.

      • Sister Artemis

        You’re on to me!

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I demand the Senate investigate whomever leaked the sekrit Inaugural Dinner menu to you!

      • tehbaddr

        So classy, you won’t believe it! Trust me on this folks!

        • Tinadalexander

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      • Doug Langley

        One reason I’m glad Romney didn’t win in 2012 was that his taste in food was gawdawful. His idea of haute cuisine was meatloaf with boiled potatoes.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          And Trump scarfs Big Macs on the reg. Toss up.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Neelix, is that you?

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Today’s word is “Trumpery”.

    trump·er·y
    ˈtrəmp(ə)rē/

    noun
    noun: trumpery; plural noun: trumperies
    1.
    attractive articles of little value or use.
    practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth.
    adjective
    adjective: trumpery
    1.
    showy but worthless.
    “trumpery jewelry”

    • Carpe Vagenda

      So at least this election has made Jane Austen current events.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        lol

    • Shoto

      showy but worthless.
      “trumpery jewelry”
      “trumpery orange man-baby pretend preznit”

    • The Librarian

      Trump’s no jewel, but he is quite trumpery.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Why does this make me yearn for the days of a shrubbery?…

  • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

    Can I make it with foie gras and children?

    • Vecchiojohn
      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        Fascist!

    • Painter of Goats

      It’s difficult to cook with children. They play with the food and bang on the pots and pans.

    • tehbaddr

      Nope! Must use babby parts from the abortionplex!

      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        That’s for the prosciutto, *duh*.

        • tehbaddr

          Oh, right. Silly me, thin delicate strips of cured babby!

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I really worked hard on this. I looked at it for a long time. I turned the stove on to 400 degrees. I looked some more. I went downstairs to the big freezer. I thought. In twenty minutes, I was still looking at the recipe, but the pizza was ready!….

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      If it has ingredients, it’s too complicated. If it starts with making paté, oh FFS.

  • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

    I spent yesterday afternoon making (absolutely fucking delicious) chicken soup so I’m good to go. Bring on the cold! The wood stove is roaring, the soup is re-heating and Trump (that stupid fuck) can’t spoil my funtime Saturday night.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Party on!

    • mancityRed6

      20F feeling like 11, at least it got up to double digits today.

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    You know all those A-Listers that Trump can’t get to come to his inauguration? Well, they were at the White House yesterday for the Obama’s going away party.

    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/817853072638701568

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      The list attendees reads as if the Academy Awards are dating the Grammies.

      Suck on that Donnie, and then act out, loudly and badly, come on, come on, you know you want to.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Thanks, Obama.

  • mancityRed6

    the first ex liked pate on her toast for breakfast.
    honestly, after feeding the cats their wet food, I wasn’t sure which was which.

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      Did you ever mix them up, and did she notice?

      • mancityRed6

        no, and probably wouldn’t
        they did smell about the same

      • Shucky Ducky

        As a devotee of all things terrine-based, I must emphatically harumpf. My cats’ food is far too healthy to be confused with pate.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Pinky Woodpile turns his nose up at salmon – nothing less than mackerel will do!….

          • Shucky Ducky

            Borchibald P. Tuftingham is entranced by piquant flavor of a used q-tip. A true gourmand!

          • Shucky Ducky
          • tehbaddr

            ZOMG! Its a “cat” right?

          • Shucky Ducky

            Felinus baldus. Do not grab.

          • tehbaddr

            You know in my later years I came to appreciate hairless pussy, but I don’t know about that familiar you’re harboring. Though I have thought about it, I like cats, but not all the hair everywhere.

          • Shucky Ducky

            Sphynx cats are like suede-covered hot water bottles and they demand cuddling. You won’t get hair all over you, but they do leave a trail of grease wherever they go.

          • tehbaddr

            You had me till the trial of….

            Is that ’cause you need to slather them down with moisturizer?

          • Shucky Ducky

            No hair to soak up the natural juices. You gotta bathe them every week. It’s not wet grease, it’s more like scalp grease mixed with dirt and cat litter dust. It smells like mushrooms.

          • tehbaddr

            Hmm, makes sense. I’ve seen other cats of that nature, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/298b6368f829eae774edee0617c207e65f6b21bece88a73de03f835ba9d2c51f.jpg like the crested Chinese hairless.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            It’s not fun to make fun of chemocat….

  • DoILookAmused2u ?
    • OrG

      Who?

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Somebody less famous than Chachi.

        • OrG

          Who?….

      • Nounverb911

        Trump’s next wife.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Better have the CIA investigate that Movement! It might only be gas….

    • mancityRed6

      GnR has a greatest hits? Hell yes

      • Msgr_MΩment

        And Trump is bankrolling them to produce “Russian Democracy”.

    • TX Dept. of Brad Relations

      hawahahahhahahahha!

      That is all.

    • TJ Barke

      The movement that a minority of Americans and a hostile foreign power supports?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Trump’s new dance craze – the Twitterbug! You can do it sitting on your fat ass!…

    • Juan de Fuca

      Who?

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Down 41 spots from last week. I do not think “skyrocketed” means what he thinks it means.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        And even when it did “skyrocket”, it went up to about 20,000 albums sold in a week (by comparison, the top selling album the same week sold nearly 200,000). And it was a Christmas album, being sold during Christmas season.

      • mancityRed6

        she’s a success just like Donnie!
        a yuge, yuge success!

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        The Soyez 1, the Apollo 1 – these are huge(!) numbers! Number !…..

        • The Wanderer

          Ouch.

      • Doug Langley

        To be fair, a skyrocket does spend half its time going down.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Groundrocketing?

    • tehbaddr

      Oh we understand the “Movement”, it’s a big pile of shit!

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      Oh, there’s movement alright, like a car, with no brakes, after cresting the mountain top.

      • yyyaz

        Overloaded offal/rendering 18-wheeler with a tweaked-out 16-year-old behind the wheel and no runaway-truck exits. We are in the Prius coming up the other side.

        • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

          Jump!

          • Markuserektus

            Little Children…

    • Poor girl.
      I really do not blame her for accepting- careers are hard and paying gigs are paying.
      She did nothing to deserve his shit finger

      • WomanInTheResistance

        There are Rockettes and at least one member of the MTC who refused to go. You are kinder to her than I am.

      • Markuserektus

        Paying gig MIGHT pay…

      • Stulexington

        It’s only a paying gig if she got cash in advance.

    • Markuserektus

      She’s sixteen…ripe to have her anatomy grabbed by teh Donald.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Let me guess. The Trump Foundation bought a few thousand of her “albums”, and they are sitting in boxes in a warehouse.

      • Stulexington

        Ha! like he’d do that with his money, if anyone bought them it’s the transition fund.

    • The Wanderer

      He calls it a “movement.” I had a few of those today.

    • Stulexington

      No Donnie, bigger is not in fact better in this case.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Excellent takedown of Assange’s bullshit claim that a 14 year old could have hacked John Podesta:

    https://twitter.com/pwnallthethings/status/816621553643294720

    • mancityRed6

      sending a fake email and getting a response is not hacking, it’s a failure of the email service.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        It’s hacking. Oldest trick in the book is spoofing email.

        But this is both slicker and less slick because of how it was automated to operate on the email addresses.

        They used an API that required having a registered account to retrieve things like the picture and information from the targets.

        Because they had a registered account, we can see how many people they did this to, who they were, and what was the area of interest.

        In 2015, they did this to 1500+ people, areas of interest were defense contractors, NATO, journalists critical of Russia, US Government, UK Government, Ukraine Government, etc.

        So Trump/Assange’s mythical 14 year old registered domains, registered accounts, created an interface to read in a list of 1500+ specific email addresses that were either critical of Russia or of interest to Russia, kept track of the subset of the 1500 that responded, then broke into these hundreds of accounts and downloaded their email.

        In less than a year.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • theCryptofishist

      Not if they follow their usual plan of rolling over and waiting for belly rubs.

      • Shibusa

        I listened to some female reporters on Julie Mason’s radio show talking about covering Trump vs covering Hillary during the election. They were all gushing about how “lovely” Trump was, how open and friendly and wiling to give them loads of time, and whining about how Hillary “filibusters” during interviews. It was very depressing. Not a word about reporters being held in pens like cattle, nor about his horrible and creepy treatment of various female reporters.

    • Snopes Shop

      Still would have been nice prior to November 9

  • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

    If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?

    Kathleen Parker

    In sum, when the president-elect persists in a state of denial, siding with the enemy against his own country’s best interests, one is forced to consider that Trump himself poses a threat to national security.

    In Russia, they’d just call it treason.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-obama-is-a-muslim-is-trump-a-russian-spy/2017/01/06/26fe7128-d45c-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?utm_term=.f4a31f8877dd&wpisrc=nl_most-draw14&wpmm=1

    How Trump got his party to love Russia

    James Kirchick, who keeps making interesting noises

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/06/how-trump-got-his-party-to-love-russia/?utm_term=.b89720bc3e8f

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Dear Kathleen Squirrel Responder: No and Yes.

  • Nounverb911

    Ever wonder how OHJB stays in such good shape? Here’s the answer.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/fJliUiYbvEIoM/giphy.gif

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Is that the hand he uses?…wow!…

    • Shucky Ducky

      I thought it was from lifting ice-cream cones.

    • tehbaddr

      Take that you panty waste Paul Ryan and your xp 900000!

      • bupkus23

        Much more appropriate terminology than “pantywaist”

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      And they say men can’t multi-task.

    • Stulexington

      Ooooh ooooh! new product idea! phone that you can add weights too, probably do hugely well with the crossfit zealots.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • WomanInTheResistance

      The responses were interesting.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Shoe, meet other foot.

  • WomanInTheResistance

    So I was going to go to an art party and paint signs, but it’s snowing and nasty. Don’t judge, I live in PDX and suck at winter driving. So now what?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Keep warm, drink booze.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        That sounds like an excellent plan.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Or you could drink booze and keep warm – so many choices!….

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      What kind of signs?

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Anti-Trump signs. For the 21st.

        • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

          Nice!

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I’m going to make one that I stole from another Wonker. Barbie, I think.

            WE
            reject your hate
            resist your threats
            aren’t going away

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            That is now my profile pic on FB.

    • Sister Artemis

      You are smart not to venture out. It’s not just that it’s snowing, it’s that it’s icey, and 82% of the inhabitants of the Willamette Valley have no clue about driving in this kind of weather.

      So, wine, whine, and wonk!

      • WomanInTheResistance

        *lifts glass in a southernly direction* Well, if you insist.

  • bookish

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/us/politics/jared-kushner-trump-business.html

    Indeed, despite a lack of foreign policy experience, Mr. Kushner is emerging as an important figure at a crucial moment for some of America’s most complicated diplomatic relationships. Such is his influence in the geopolitical realm that transition officials have told the Obama White House that foreign policy matters that need to be brought to Mr. Trump’s attention should be relayed through his son-in-law, according to a person close to the transition and a government official with direct knowledge of the arrangement.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/jared-kushner-is-taking-steps-to-serve-in-his-father-in-laws-administration

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      That sort of arrangement isn’t at all seedy or potentially treasonous.

      • I was thinking very treasonous.

      • bookish

        I love the idea of our nation’s foreign policy being in the hands of an unelected 34 year old with no public sector experience and no accountability.

        • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

          Plus he’s violating nepotism laws. Yay for that though. Please break as many laws as quickly as possible, that is fucking fun part.

          Will there be a lottery to guess how many Trumpkins end up in prison?

          • The Wanderer

            None. The GOP is a majority in both Houses.

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            But that doesn’t mean they control all of the Judiciary, does it? Hmmm, it probably would require the Justice Dept acting against the administration. That is a tough lift isn’t it? But, please, leave me my dreams, for now at least.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Callie!…..Callie?!!!!!… I’ll do it myself…..FFS!….

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      How does one divest their interest in a family company that bears one’s family name, exactly.

      • Stulexington

        Change the name of the company and sell it? His hotels are already removing the gaudy mile high “Trump” signs from their facades.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          That’s because people are avoiding those hotels. Not from any bizarre outbreak of ethics.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            As well they should avoid them. Terror targets also too.

  • Nounverb911
    • theCryptofishist

      Nikita Libulllllz!!!!11

  • Nounverb911
    • Republicans were hacked too. They just amazingly did not have their stuff leaked all over.
      Weird, that!

      • WomanInTheResistance

        What a funny coincidence.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Ha ha….

        • TheAmazingBeardedTrangerderist

          Funny, odd, peculiar, different.

  • Goposaur

    Mini Beef Welly hors dourvres. Cubes small enough to pick up with toothpick – can be finished in 1-2 bites.

    Personally, I’d like to market a Pez dispenser contraption for these little guys, with an accessory for Pigs in Blankets

    • Shucky Ducky

      Pepperoni pez. yes please.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Oooh – would you put them in a Trump Pez dispenser and sell them for $22 a piece?….( I love the idea of a Trump Pez dispenser, just not what should be appropriately dispensed)…

      • The Wanderer

        I don’t think Pez markets a “shit” flavor.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          When’s the last time you actually tried Pez?…

          • The Wanderer

            I think Johnson was President. I recall them tasting a bit like chalk.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            You are too kind….

          • msanthropesmr

            Lime Necco Wafers always tasted to me as if they were make out of dried lime shaving cream.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            I found one of those Necco Wafer packs when I took the grandsons to Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store on Hwy 169 a couple months ago. Necco’s!, I said to them. Necco’s! From my childhood 167 years ago! Neccos!…..got back to the car, opened it up and……you’re right….

          • BosGrl

            Chococat Pez in my purse right now. I get refills from Five Below.

        • Painter of Goats

          Maybe more appropriate for little brown jelly beans. Market them as “Trump Doots”.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        https://media.makeameme.org/created/soy-un-pez.jpg
        Ohhhhhhh, you mean the candy, not a fish.

  • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

    Mr. Mule just texted that forget about the few things he was gonna pick up at Whole Foods, they are closed due to the cold. ? (Do not call them pussies, do not…)

    • Pussies are tough. Those guys are balls

      • mancityRed6

        I would resent that if mine hadn’t tucked up when I had to go out yesterday morning when it was 1F

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Huh. Balls know better than to go out in the snow….

      • tehbaddr

        True, pussies can take a pounding, balls don’t even like to get slapped, usually.

    • Nounverb911
      • That looks about 2 inches.
        We got about 5 or 6 this morning and I went…damnit, forgot to buy milk.

        • mancityRed6

          I would make fun, but I’ve driven some of the back roads in TN, snow + hills does not equal a fun time.

        • tehbaddr

          It’s not the amount of snow, or ice underneath, it’s all about the number of idiots who don’t know how to drive in that deadly wintry mix!

      • Jamoche

        Dear Weather: If you were aiming for a William Henry Harrison event, you’re a week early.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Trump has enough blubber to provide the necessary insulation.

    • Jamoche

      You don’t need to panic until the Waffle House closes.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Nounverb911

    California-Wonkers get ready for wintergeddonpocalypseghazi! The good news is you might actually have some water in the state this summer.

    https://twitter.com/latimes/status/817825666532016128

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      My sister’s family in Carson City got a call from the city to avoid all but essential travel for the next 48 hours. We’re expecting bad stuff.

      • mancityRed6

        remember that it’s all about ratings.
        last year they warned of a snowpocalypse and this is all we got:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58e9f98a4534cf4be0f98ddf41cb3585df5189ef57f1e39cba56151dc79702b7.jpg

        • I just can’t feel my fingers.

          • mancityRed6

            -8C feels like -12, yeah I feel you
            wait

          • Currently -12 but feels like -20. Canada. At least my health care covers frostbite

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            I take it blue just isn’t your color?

          • mancityRed6

            and it will get up to at least 38C this summer. the only thing Ontario has that we don’t is that our mosquitoes are smaller

          • tehbaddr

            C’mon, you know it’s 1.8 F for every C. The some adjustment from 32.

          • mancityRed6

            there’s cold, fucking cold, and holy shit did you see where my balls went

          • tehbaddr

            Hey it’s been less than 20 F windchill here the past few days, and I’m out riding my bike in this!. Get some thermals my man!

          • mancityRed6

            I’m wearing them, the thermostat is set at 60F because the last month’s electric bill was $90!

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            OMG I only see a $90 electric bill if we have literally no weather at all.

          • mancityRed6

            it was $45 the month before.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?

          • mancityRed6

            I know, right? I blame my use of the oven.

          • mancityRed6

            trust me, until you’ve worked outside and had ice stick to you, your hands freeze with three pairs of jerzee gloves on, you don’t know cold.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      It’s snowed here every day for the past month. Last week, people quit shoveling out their driveways and doorsteps, sort of a ohfukit calm has spread across the land…

      • tehbaddr

        Where are you? No I’m not gonna come by and lurk in the snow drift ourtside your house!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      There is no such thing as a normal amount of rainfall in California: it’s either a drought or a flood. Good luck, Northern California!

    • Yr. Gma

      Dump that snow on the Sierras! That’s what we need, a replenished snow pack.

      • Juan de Fuca

        Exactly. And let’s hope that it does snow up there this weekend and not rain, melting the snow that’s already up there. It’s been a good season so far – don’t ruin this Mother Nature!

        *please don’t ruin this, ma’am*

  • The Wanderer

    For all those people affected by the winter storms:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Qw3Foa_XE

    • Sister Artemis

      A classic!

    • JustDon’tSayIntelligence

      Ever heard the live version from one of the YCDTOSA CDs? The one where the stoner recites a couple of weird poems? Good stuff, man.

  • Resistance Fighter Big Puppy

    This is why there are restaurants.

    • The Wanderer

      But for a special occasions, nothing beats seeing your guests go “Oooh” when you bring out something tasty that you made yourself.

  • BloviateMe
    • msanthropesmr

      I admit to having done that once.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      My car window was stuck in the down position during the hurricane a couple months ago. No, I don’t have a garage.

      • Stulexington

        Garbage bag and duct tape?

  • Come here a minute

    BTW, it’s murder.

  • OrG

    I wanna be an immigrant.

  • bookish

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/07/was-fridays-declassified-report-claiming-russian-hacking-2016-election-rigged.html

    Friday night, during her last show on Fox News, Megyn Kelly asked former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra whether he accepted the conclusion by 17 intelligence agencies in a recently released declassified report that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and that this interference came at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Hoekstra gave an answer Kelly did not anticipate. He noted that the declassified report represents the views of only three intelligence agencies, not seventeen. Hoekstra also questioned why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) did not co-author or clear the report and why it lacked dissenting views.

    • msanthropesmr

      And the answer was?

      • Hem-haw. Equivocate. No actual answer

        • bupkus23

          Yeah – THAT Pete Hoekstra:

          Link: http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/11/17/pete-hoekstra-for-cia-director/

          “…So, to recap a bit, Hoekstra’s qualifications for the position of Director of Central Intelligence include no actual experience as an intelligence officer, operational, analytical or managerial. His sole claim to relevant experience is his time served on the House Intelligence Committee where he spent most of his energy trying to prove that Saddam Hussein really had WMD and connections to 9/11, routinely accused the CIA of lying to him, pressured the intelligence community to release unvetted intelligence so he could politicize it, had a record of divulging classified information, and where he regularly mischaracterized intelligence reports and deliberately misled the American people for some combination of raw partisan advantage and personal ambition. Perhaps his biggest contribution was inadvertently forcing the release of a “cookbook” on how to build an atom bomb….

          The man is the antithesis of “intelligence”…

          • Stulexington

            Trump: “these are the same guys who said there were WMDs in Iraq”

            No. This guy is the guy who said there were WMDs in Iraq. Not the CIA, just the guy you hired to run them.

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • DahBoner

    Some suggestions for improvement…
    1) Italian flat leaf parsley finely chopped and twisted dry inside a clean linen napkins for garnish.
    2) make a vegetarian pate, beef tenderloin is enough. Or do something different with the chicken livers, such as deep frying in a tempura batter DONT OVERCOOK
    3) ASPARAGUS AND MASHED POTATOES IS A CLICHE.

    😀

    • msanthropesmr

      A tasty tasty cliche.

      • DahBoner

        Yes, that’s why it’s so popular.

        The trick is to do something different that is more unexpected and tasty.

        Surprises are good and takes tasty to the neXt LeVel

        • msanthropesmr

          How about Asparagus and mashed rutabagas with purred bacon jam?

          • DahBoner

            Exactly. 😀

          • msanthropesmr

            I love me rutabagas. I make roasted chicken once every two weeks with roasted rutabagas, turnips, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions. I then save the leftovers and turn them into hash.

          • DahBoner

            Slicing the beef and putting it over your “hash” root veggie pancakes topped with shredded asparagus and ribbon-chopped procuscuto would turn this dish into a top DDD chef dish 😋

          • Sister Artemis

            Bacon jam? is this a real thing? asking for a friend…

          • msanthropesmr
          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            I think I just had an orgasm!

          • Good thing you are not wearing pants!

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            Tell that to my monitor!

          • msanthropesmr

            Keep it to yourself, bud.

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            These days, that’s the only way I have orgasms.

          • Sister Artemis

            Wowwwwwwww………………..

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!
            http://i.imgur.com/bYl7S5r.gif

          • Pierre_de_Fermat

            OMG

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            I would purr for bacon jam.

        • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

          Well made mashed potatoes are food of the gods and most people don’t actually get them very often.

          • mancityRed6

            no, and they complain about the chunks which only mean real hand made mashed potatoes to me

          • msanthropesmr

            After walking to the grocery in the snow, I have concluded that everyone is stupid, So this reaction doesn’t surprise me. ALthough I do use a ricer.

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            I’ve always liked mine lumpy.

          • Sister Artemis

            I like mine with little bits of skin. But no one else does, so alas I must do without. Adds flavor, imho.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I make what I call “smashed hippie spuds”. Skins on, butter, milk and plain whole-milk yogurt. So good.

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            Absolutely. I boil with skin on and run once through a ricer.

          • shivaskeeper

            You do realize the people who don’t want skins are heathens. Heathens I tell you.

          • mancityRed6

            with the big black pieces of pepper that grandma put in? oh, hell yes

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            Course grind on the pepper grinder!

          • I prefer roasted garlic mash. But roasted over everything

          • mancityRed6

            garlic mash and some decent (insert favorite roasted carcass here) is so damn good

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            I never peel mine, either. A little chunk, a little peel, a little parsley.

          • Sister Artemis

            Mine mom’s taken to putting a bit of cream cheese and sour cream in hers, maybe some garlic powder and pepper too? She calls them “party potatoes” and bakes them for 20-30 minutes before she sets them on the table. Pretty damn good.

          • DahBoner

            As you shouldn’t unless you just finished running a marathon and need some quick carbs rushing into your bloodstream. 😀

        • Jennifer R

          Celery Ack makes wonderful slaw, on that topic.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I know that you were just spellchecked, but “Celery Ack” is the name of my Bill the Cat tribute band.

          • Jennifer R

            Not really sure why it capitalized ack.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            It goes for wierd capitalizations for me too. And I had a somewhat exciting time trying to convince it that I wasn’t talking about Bill the Catholic. Spellcheck very odd.

          • DahBoner

            Celeriac, cauliflower, broccoli stalk all would be GRATE grated raw over a rich dish.

            With maybe a quick, hot vinegar pickle for extra flavor. 😀

          • Jennifer R

            Vinegar is a great way to get my culinary attention.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      You say cliche, I say classic. Also too, I saw no reason to go looking for additional work. 0.0

      • Juan de Fuca

        Looks delicious. I tried making this for a dinner party years ago (before realizing cooking is too much work to do for a living) and mine didn’t turn out half as nicely as yours sir. Looks like it was cooked to the perfect temperature for beef, also too. Good job.

      • DahBoner

        There’s no need to republish a recipe that is unchanged, unless you’re just trying to get click views.

        Just like musicians don’t publish songs written by other people unless they change it and “make it their own”.

        I’d rather see your unique variation on a recipe that is not available in a “classic” French recipe. 😀

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • No long term consquences there…

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Just yell “SQUIRREL” a few times and done.

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      He can try. I have a feeling he’ll get some pushback. These are not the guys who go quietly into that good night.

      • If they do, it’ll be so no one sees or hears them coming back

      • mancityRed6

        lookit what Obama did to Scalia

        • WomanInTheResistance

          I thought that was Hillary?

          • mancityRed6

            both of them
            you know they’ll take the short fingered vulgarian out, for the good of country

          • WomanInTheResistance

            With votes. Although votes didn’t seem to work out so good this last time.

          • mancityRed6

            I wish I was as naive as you.
            no, wait, I probably am

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Not so much naivete, as a belief that the commenting rules are actually a good thing. Of course, you were merely referring to impeachment.

          • mancityRed6

            impeachment, tarred, feathered, and rode out of town on a rail
            tomato, tomahto

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Nah, that was Vince Foster she killed.

    • msanthropesmr

      I think that’s going to work out very, very badly for him. I hope he tries, I hope he tries.

      Remember, Hoover kept his job almost 50 years by knowing where the bodies are buried.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m sure they’ve learned their lesson from all those attempts at Castro

    • Daisy

      Probably. Also, there’s actually a news station in my town that doesn’t kiss Trump’s ass, who knew?

      • Jamoche

        Bay Area? Which one?

        • Daisy

          No, Bakersfield.

          • Jamoche

            :( I keep hitting KPIX before or after other things and they’re almost chirpy in how normal they’re treating this.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Yeah, because unemployed former spies with a grudge…how could that go wrong?

      • msanthropesmr

        Highly trained, smart, with a lot of time on their hands and plenty of contacts? Really, he’d last about 5 minutes.

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Cackling! (Like a common Hillary.)

    • Seems like those FBI agents with raging boners for Hillary’s emails might have been wrong, or something.

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        They’ll probably love being Chekists.

    • OneYieldRegular

      And also to be able to use intelligence agencies’ failure to prevent attacks as an excuse for imposing more autocratic order?

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    Wellington? Bah. Homemade calzone stuffed with seasoned turkey and hot italian sausage with fresh mushrooms and olives. Laced with Mozz and Provolone. Home made sauce with lots o’ garlic and oregano and basil.

    • msanthropesmr

      Yeah, that’s good too – don’t denigrate somebody else work….

      • Jeffocaster in the East

        :-P

        • msanthropesmr

          You :-P – Did you check out the radiator cap?

    • DahBoner

      There’s room in the world for different menus for different moods 😳

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Tacos Wellington!

        • msanthropesmr

          Oh man, a chicken liver taco with fried onions would be prettty awesome.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          On every corner!

        • DahBoner

          I could see that in a “world fusion” restaurant. It could work, but would be insanely expensive to make in terms of labor costs.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Never try the cold fusion dishes. You hear good things, but it never quite works.

          • DahBoner

            I know what you mean. When I was hanging at the bar of a 3 star Michelin restaurant last summer, I didn’t want to spring for the $300 five course tasting menu, so I just prefer a couple apps and desert and the apps were cold and somewhat average and disappointing on their own. 😉

      • Jeffocaster in the East

        Taco Bowls?

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Hey, the tasteless idiots gotta eat too.

          • msanthropesmr

            Imagine a taco bowl made with slow cooked pork in a freshly fried shell, covered with a sesame slaw. It’s not the bowl that makes it awful – it’s the execution.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            That sounds far too yummy for tasteless idiots.

          • Sister Artemis

            perhaps we can lure them from The Dark Side with our delicious food!

          • WomanInTheResistance

            It’s a nice thought, but you just know that they would eat a disproportionate amount of the food, trash the place and expect us to clean it up. Then they’d bitch about how coastal and elite we are. I prefer to cook for people I like.

          • Tallmutha

            I’ll withhold comment until I’ve tried the best taco bowl– at Trump Tower, of course!

          • Sister Artemis

            Noooooooooooo!!!!!
            Don’t dooooo eeeeetttttt!!!!!

        • DahBoner

          That’s American food just like enchiladas with yellow cheese on it. Immigrants used available ingredients that were cheap.

          Sort of like Mac N Cheese no longer resembles it’s Italian cousins. 😀

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Add about 10,000 man made chemicals in there and you’ve got yourself a Hot Pocket!

  • ahughes798

    I bet you could make a pate type bacon jam and use it instead of the disgusting offal. I accidentally used regular thickness bacon to use to make jam with, and when I processed it turned into kind of a paste. It was disgusting to look at, but it was the bomb on grilled cheese.

    • msanthropesmr

      Pate is food of the gods.

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Maybe that’s why I don’t believe in god(s). Blech! (Though to each their own, of course.)

      • ahughes798

        Pate is cruelty on a plate.

        • mancityRed6

          anything with animal carcass is cruelty on a plate unless you know the farmer and the slaughter house they went to.
          pate is cat food on a plate

          • ahughes798

            Cattle and swine don’t have to have a metal tube shoved down their throats(sometimes perforating their esophagus)and be forced to eat, though. I eat meat. I just make sure it wasn’t force fed via a metal tube. P.S. the liver of any animal tastes disgusting, and is only fit for dog or cat food.

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            He made it with chicken livers.

          • ahughes798

            I know. I was talking about the goose liver crap.

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            Let’s not, it funtime Saturday night!

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            We get all our meat from Polyface Farms which is the gold standard of farming. Happy omnivorism with zero guilt, whee!

        • msanthropesmr

          Foie Gras? Yes. Regular old pate with chicken livers? Eh..

      • Tallmutha

        “Pate”? Is that a new cut of meat I never heard of? What is it, like… the scalp?

  • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy
    • I once met a wingnut who admitted that climate change wasn’t made up. But, it was God’s Divine Plan To Destroy the World Again, so it would be sinful to do anything to oppose it.

      • mancityRed6

        I really want that rapture to happen.
        We’ll get 1000 years of peace before anything really happens.

        • “Don’t blame me. I voted for Damien!”

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Maybe we’ll take such good care of the planet God will let us keep it.

          • mancityRed6

            fingers are crossed

          • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

            It is way too late to take good care of it. But maybe we can get just enough better that we get to keep it. Not looking good right now though.

  • bookish
    • msanthropesmr

      Ivanka Trump is working with lawmakers on a completely ineffective childcare plan

      Oh, they’re sooooo wrong.

      It’s not ineffective for rich people. It helps rich people.
      It does fuck all for poor people.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I see the Republicans are going to their only tool in the toolbox. Maybe we should sneak that hammer out of there and replace it with one of these? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3eb8ba9124a55274dcdd1d803562bba72576b2f9a3a7519ae3a329b40bc7ccaf.jpg

      • msanthropesmr

        TO a man with a hammer in his hand, everything looks like a nail.

        -Abraham Maslow

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Unlike a tax credit that gives anyone who’s eligible extra money, tax deductions, which lower someone’s obligation, are most helpful to those who owe the most. The more a qualifying family spends on childcare, the more it can benefit.

      So wealthy people will benefit more than poor people? Get me to the fainting couch!

      /FFS

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        And when Dems oppose this disguised tax cut for the rich the GOP will scream that Dems hate babies!

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • msanthropesmr

      I thoughts that what the republicans ALWAYS did?

      Attack poor people
      Attack African Americans
      Attack the BLM
      Attack vulnerable women

      It’s EASY to attack the victim. It’s real hard to actually help them.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        And your evidence that Republicans want to help any victims is…..?

        • But old white men are so very oppressed!

          • mancityRed6

            yeah, I’ll oppress them with my [redacted] and make them eat my [redacted] until they just can’t [redacted] anymore.

          • I’m just going to assume that one of those redacted words is “votes”.

          • mancityRed6

            it wouldn’t be [redacted] if it was with “votes”
            I fear the banhammer, but the repubs deserve to be {redacted]

    • Scrofula

      We all know how the DNC dresses. They were just asking for it with all those sexxxy pantsuits.

    • Because if you are married, you cannot be forced to bring testimony against your spouse?

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      Because that is what he does?

  • bookish

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/06/gop-doesnt-want-public-know-how-much-obamacare-repeal-will-cost-study-shows-it-could

    Republican leaders racing to tear down as many as 20 million (pdf) individuals’ healthcare without providing a replacement, it turns out, also don’t want the American people to know how much the repeal will cost.

    The very same rules package (pdf) in which the GOP had attempted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics also contains a provision that exempts repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, from the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 10-year cost analysis.

    “In other words,” reported Shareblue, the news site owned by Hillary Clinton ally David Brock that drew attention to the measure, “the new Republican rules package specifically instructs the CBO not to say how much it would cost to repeal Obamacare”—a provision that “distorts” federal budget analysis “for political gain.”

    • tehbaddr

      You really should put PDF links in that, otherwise it is hearsay.

  • Tallmutha

    OK! It’s 7:39, people! Time to TAKE OUR CLOTHES OFF!

    What’s that? Yeah, I started drinking a little early, what’s your point?

    • Jennifer R

      That isn’t a terrible idea. Roommate made it back from Tahoe safely.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      we were supposed to be wearing clothes?

      • Tallmutha

        Other than pants? I thought so, but don’t listen to me.

      • And here I sit, naked, wearing only a cock ring.

        • Sister Artemis

          so, not actually nekkid then…

    • Anna Rompage

      It’s only 4:41 where I’m at… Does that mean I need to wait, or can I just piggy back onto your time zone?

      • Tallmutha

        It’s 7:39 somewhere!

    • mancityRed6

      you’re telling me I gotta put clothes on to take them off again? where have you been for the last 10 hours?

    • BloviateMe
    • OrG

      Cold

    • Waaaaaay ahead of you.

      Or, way behind you. It isn’t even 5, here.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      You weren’t naked already?

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      Early? It’s p.m., not a.m., or did you know?

    • Tallmutha

      it has come to my attention that many Wonketeers find my spontaneous burst of enthusiasm for nekkidness hopelessly antiquated, unhip, retrograde, behind the times, anachronistic, and hickish. Your comments have been taken to heart. Meanwhile, LET’S GET NUDE.

      • Sister Artemis

        Well duh! GET NEKKID!!! or at least pants-less.

  • So, I’m forcing myself to drive around, because I figure that can only be helpful in pushing through this period of difficulty. Today, there has been a severe winter weather warning, which added to the anxiety. While out, I saw someone with a big “Heritage Not Hate” on his beltbuckle, ball cap and shirt. I noticed that the National Enquirer has a HUUUUGE headline about how Obama has picked a fight with China and what the saintly anointed orange will do to save us all from Obama’s horribleness.

    I’m white knuckling it back home, thoroughly convinced that everything sucks, and then I heard this on the radio. I had completely forgotten about it, and it made me smile, even now, as far removed as I am from the 12-year-old who first heard it:

    https://youtu.be/_W-fIn2QZgg

    Thanks for reminding me that not absolutely everything is dour and joyless, AC/DC.

  • BloviateMe

    Rewriting Trump tweets as a mature adult would, interesting thought, that.

    http://www.boredpanda.com/mature-donald-trump-tweets-maturetrumptwts/

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Zippy W Pinhead

      if they hacked American Idol voting the country would be up in arms

      • mancityRed6

        who says they haven’t?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        It would explain Sanjaya…

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          I am a proud member of the Season 6 snarkmob at Vote for the Worst that kept Sanjaya alive through Round 6 so that performed on the touur and got paid $100K. I met him once. There are pictures.

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      What if they hack the Japanese erection?

      • Sister Artemis

        That’s a tall order, Captain Howdy!

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    I don’t think they have anything to worry about- ain’t gonna happen in the Donnie regime

    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/817542630682796033

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Math is hard, but she gives stupid a bad name

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      Rectal Noun.

    • OrG

      Math is easy!

      • BosGrl

        Math started to make me cry around junior high.

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Especially since it’s only simple fucking arithmetic FFS.

        • OrG

          Right answer/Wrong answer. Doesn’t matter what prof thinks of you.

      • and math works over and over if ya believe or not.

        Doesn’t judge my mom jeans either

    • Daisy

      Jesus Christ, I hate math, it is part of the reason I wouldn’t consider pursuing biochem, and the reason I was afraid of getting my admission to Cal revoked, and I can figure it out better than she can!

    • Mathematics isn’t hard in and of itself….but it sure can tell you how hard you are.

      (slinks back to lab cave)

    • Ilgattomorte

      I love that you always do the research for the rest of us. Can I copy off of your test?

  • memzilla Ω
    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      Give ’em hell, Bernie. We’re counting on ya.

    • Tallmutha

      I do like Bernie more when he’s not shitting all over our one electoral hope.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Bernie is the perfect curmudgeon, he’s at his best when he’s ranting truth to power

        • Tallmutha

          And his worst when he’s blocking the good’s as opposed to the perfect’s access to power.

        • TJ Barke

          He really needs to be ranting truth to rubes, with conviction and fire!

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        Amen and amen.

  • memzilla Ω
  • mancityRed6

    on a personal note, I signed up for the facespace this morning.
    no, that’s not it, jeez, just wait.
    within 20 minutes of me putting the final touches on my home page (born: nowhere, high school: nowhere, college: nowhere…you get the idea) I got my first friend request.

    my most recent ex.

    literally the woman who never ever ever got up before 10 on the weekends unless one of the dogs had to go to the vet sent a friend request at 8:30 AM. within 20 minutes of me signing up.

    Seriously, how in the everloving fuck did that happen?

    • TJ Barke

      Because life is a cruel joke.

      • Jennifer R

        That is what I have been saying.

      • mancityRed6

        technically, we’re still married. I’m not gonna put forth the effort for the paperwork ’cause I’m not a quitter.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          that could come back to haunt you- you still share responsibility for many things in the eyes of the law

          • mancityRed6

            don’t I know it
            but let them come and take it
            she never put the house in my name.

          • Dude….offer of green card marriage hinges on not being married

          • mancityRed6

            oh, oh, oh…oh crap

          • BloviateMe

            My favorite is that your wife can get as many credit cards as possible, without your knowledge, and without your name associated in any way, max them out, and you get to be responsible for your half of that debt.

            That was an awesome feeling.

          • Jennifer R

            Really, it hardly matters with credit card debt. Even if you have no rational legal connection, you are on the hook. Ask me about my mother taking a card out in my name when I was 13 and fucking that up and me being hounded for it.

          • BloviateMe

            Well that’s a special sort of awful, right there. Eesh.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Does Hallmark make a Mother’s Day card for that?

        • TJ Barke

          Yeah, I really don’t want to see how much better my high school friends’ lives are than mine. Especially not the girl I was super into then. I really don’t want to know that she’s happily married with a kid(s), and knowing that I totally fucked that opportunity up.

          • mancityRed6

            when I got my first invite to the 5 year high school reunion, my parents laughed when I told them to tell them that I was dead.

          • TJ Barke

            Seems a reasonable response to me…

          • Tiny kaiju

            My spouse told them he was in jail.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      thanks Obama!

    • Bill D. Burger

      She’s bipolar?

    • Blacktop Autumn

      One of many reasons I’m glad to have my Book of Faces under my femme name.

      • mancityRed6

        actually, I’m not bothered. I’m still waiting for the white horse party so I can give her the bones I got for the pups.
        (white horse being a bad translation from Bulgarian and that is the woman who will be having the party)

    • I am also on the faceplay, but not in my real name

      • Courser

        Same here. The people I want to know, know how to find me. People I don’t, I generally don’t hear from because I do NOT let FaceSpace peruse my email.

        • mancityRed6

          I was like that but I’m in touch with both of my ex wives (one and one soon to be), so that took that argument out.
          now I don’t care who finds me.

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        My account, which I never look at, is under the name Freeman Garthwaite which bears no resemblence to my actual name. Freeman is a several times removed great grandmother who was a very old (and toothless) lady in the photo I have of her taken in 1906.

    • Bill D. Burger

      “I continuously miss my ex wife.
      But my aim is improving.” ___ Rodney Dangerfield.

    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      FB sent her a notice to her saying she might know you and she clicked on your picture. Did you tell FB it was okay to use your email contacts to find friends?

      • mancityRed6

        fuck, fuck, fuck, fuckety fuck fuck
        *breathes*
        honestly, I’m fine with it. I want to know how the pups are doing
        it was just weird

        • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

          Hah! I won’t tell you what it does with your search history. :)

          • Jennifer R

            Facebook really isn’t worth the stress.

          • mancityRed6

            yeah, but, there are a few people in Joplin I want to keep track of.
            also that I’m now 30 minutes away from my boy in Lawrence.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      She might be Russian it.

      • BloviateMe

        That’s Putin things in perspective.

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          I’ll drink to that.

      • mancityRed6

        she knows speakers
        http://www.martinlogan.com/
        not computers

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          Funny thing, mancity, in grad school I lived in a house apartment directly above Ron Logan in Lawrence, KS. We had some awesome parties when he would crank up his newfangled speakers and we’d all stand around wondering how curved “plastic” could make such a sweet sound.

          • mancityRed6

            goddamn
            the first time I heard them, she had towers and a sub.
            when she got a decent amp I put on my $5 CD of Beethoven’s ninth and heard things I’d never heard before.

          • mancityRed6

            oh, and they’re owned by a company that makes their speakers in Canada now, so don’t look at them for good sound anymore.

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            That sucks, eh? Don’t worry though, Donald will bring those speakers back.

    • therblig
      • mancityRed6
      • mancityRed6

        been there, done that.
        the summer job at 3M i n ’93 let me know that all the useless people I was not into in high school who all of a sudden talked to me were useless.
        yeah, I’ll really wield the banhammer of the gods when I’m on,
        but, I can’t ban the woman who owns the pups we shared? fuuuuuck

    • mancityRed6

      her job’s not done yet

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      What’s the downside? She could still run in 2020, is that what you’re thinking?

    • Tallmutha

      It’s not bad news, but I would have hoped for that at least.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    I just made this recipe but with a few changes:
    I omitted the beef and substituted Wonder bread for the puff pastry and instead of the pate I used peanut butter and instead of that mushroom shit I used jelly.
    It really came out great! I’ll certainly make it again.

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      LO fucking L!

  • Daisy

    Oh, one of the wingnuts on my mom’s Facebook page posted this, and I’ve been seething over it since last night:http://www.theblaze.com/podcasts/this-is-very-simple-if-you-cant-afford-college-dont-go-to-college/

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      From the same geniuses that push “Well, if you can’t afford a kid don’t have sex”?

      • Daisy

        I think so. Mind you, this guy comes from a middle class background, and has worked in sales basically his entire life. He’s never been desperate to improve his situation, and since he’s a Trump supporter, I doubt he has any love of knowledge itself, either.

        • Tiny kaiju

          Just a guess, he never got to go to college and so begrudges anyone else the opportunity. He turned out just fine. You can tell because he write for The Blaze.

          • Daisy

            Well, the guy on my mom’s Facebook just shared it, he didn’t write it. I have no clue about the author.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      If you can’t afford food, don’t eat. If you can’t afford a doctor, just die.

    • memzilla Ω

      Ask him if he knows what an “investment” and “dividends” means.

      • Daisy

        He should, because high school econ was required in his day, not just mine. But he also thinks less people attending college will lower the cost, so I doubt he knows what much of anything means.

        • msanthropesmr

          Well, in some ways, fewer people attending college might result in lowered college costs, and the demand curve might dictate that colleges figure out ways to reduce cost.

          • Tiny kaiju

            But they never get rid of football!because that’s the real reason anyone ever has selected a particular college as their future school. /s

          • msanthropesmr

            Don’t even get me started. In all but 25? 30? colleges ALL the sports programs are a drain on resources – not a money maker.

    • aktlib101

      These low IQ deplorables are OK with greedy rich people tweaking the laws to take away more and more billions off the country’s wealth, because “Capitalism”. But poor people having free education or single-payer health care, is socialism/communism? Idiots have no idea what “socialism” is. Problem is not with capitalism, but with the greedy fuckers who pay the politicians and rob the country and its people blind.

      • TJ Barke

        That’s capitalism.

    • What a motherfucking asswipe! You know how much I paid in rent when I first moved out of my parents’ house? $325 a month. I was making $6 an hour. DO THE MATH, FUCKSTICK! If wages don’t rise along with cost, that means stuff isn’t as affordable for young people today as it was for me when I was a young. Privileged jerk.

    • therblig

      i know “never read the comments”, but how do you fight a mindset like – “These federal student loans are nothing more than the bait of a government that desires to enslave everyone of us.”?

  • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

    http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2016/12/21/the-morning-download-peter-thiel-helps-position-space-startups-for-power-in-trump-transition/?utm_content=buffer1f822&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    So I found this old WSJ article with a picture of Trump fan boy Peter on it standing next to someone who has an interesting haircut. And by interesting I mean the haircut that Mother Jones said is the style the white supremacists like to wear. Is Thiel also linked to that group or am I seeing things?

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      SPLC reported on him attending some extreme-libertarian conference frequented by white supremacists.

      • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

        I remember that. But everyone dropped the story within a week.

    • TJ Barke

      He’s a real piece of shit.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Paywall.

  • aktlib101

    What is it with this persistent lovefest between the Orange Clownstick and Putin? Insisting for friendly relations with Russia? I have no problem with the Russian people, all the ones I know are normal people, who want a better life for their families. Like all of us. But Putin? That narcissistic, modern-day dictator, who murdered journalists, political enemies, faked terrorist attacks in Moskow and who grabbed power “for life”? Is that what Republicanism has become? Are we forgetting who our allies are? Fucking traitors, all of them.
    Whew, I feel better now.

  • Nounverb911

    Coming soon to a corner bookstore near you! The genuine real not ersatz TrumpPutin Calendar. See the spoon, cuddle and ride bareback together.

    https://twitter.com/maxseddon/status/817007747527012352

  • Nounverb911
    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      I told my Google Home that I thought it was smart this morning and it said that it knows.

    • Daisy

      Oh, I had forgotten about his existence. I preferred it that way.

    • TJ Barke

      Oh, I’ll save a special spot against the wall for him.

    • Tiny kaiju

      Bets on how long it takes for Kevin in Oregon to go out of business?

      • shivaskeeper

        Right after Starnes says the town has few conservative and Kevin himself says the State is infested with liberals, Kevin says there are plenty of conservatives who support his shop in town.

        I see some future grifting on the wingnut welfare circuit coming soon.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          I love how the idjit who is admittedly the minority accuses the majority of being an infestation.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            It’s hysterical that he’s in Lake Oswego. Probably the most Republican suburb of Portland. Which is to say, not very.

          • shivaskeeper

            Plus the filthy liberals who burned Portland down after the election. I’m pretty sure if Portland burned I would be able to see at least the glow in the sky from where I am.

            Plus I was under the impression it was the usual few anarchists and basic assholes that go out at pretty much every protest in the country to start shit.

            Edit: spelling

          • WomanInTheResistance

            If Portland burned down, I missed it somehow.

            And the free-range anarchists are just basic assholes. I think of them as the CFSU – the Committee to Fuck Shit Up. They are exactly the same as the most deplorable of Trumpanzees, with different rhetoric. As you may have gathered, I loathe them.

          • shivaskeeper

            I know exactly who the CFSU up is. I’ve seen them all over the world, doing the same shit everywhere. They’re only there to beak stuff and light fires, but smart enough to use a crowd of real people as cover.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            And fuck over those real people. They are amongst the worst of us. And by us, I mean humanity.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Show of hands for those who think that Springsteen gives a fuck about this guy? Anybody?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Springsteen doesn’t even give a fuck about Chris Crispy, let alone some jagoff in Oregon

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Pbuh. Springsteen, I mean.

      • shivaskeeper

        Show of hands who thinks this asshole doesn’t understand Born in the USA or especially Glory Days?

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      The last line is the best.

      “They’ve all boycotted my store, (but) I don’t care what they think,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of great conservatives here and they support my shop.”

      Yeah, man. Conservatives use your store because they fuck up their computers going to all the wingnut websites. DAFUQ.

  • Nounverb911

    Reports are coming out that Donnie has offices in China, NYT reported on Kushner deals with China in today’s paper.

    https://twitter.com/funder/status/817513205383757826

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      On “Dong Chang Ave”?

      Nooooo way.

      • Nounverb911

        Dong Chang translated into English is: Little hands.

        • Amy!

          So “chang” means “tiny”?

  • tehbaddr

    Currently watching “Bright Lights’, a thing on HBO about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. In a way it is like watching Requiem for a Dream.

    • Suse

      Dang – don’t get the HBO.

      • tehbaddr

        It’s got to be available elsewhere, like netflix.

      • tehbaddr

        BTW it is rather surreal and very good. Find a friend with the HBO!

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        You totally need a friend with HBO GO willing to share their password. I totally share mine with my tighter budgeted best friend. Previously our computer guy shared his with us.

    • tehbaddr

      Hmmm.

  • Suse
    • Jennifer R

      You have to understand that to a lot of people information and counseling about sexual health and birth control are *bad* things.

      • TJ Barke

        Fuck this country.

        • Wild Cat

          If you do fuck this country, wear protection. It’s full of sick fucks.

      • Suse

        Oh, I do understand!

      • msanthropesmr

        People may actually enjoy themselves.

    • I likey! Would use to carry everything

      • Suse

        Order from the link on the bag.

        • I went crazy before Christmas, gotta hold off

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            I am buying 1 for you. I asume Canadian postal service is pretty simple :
            To: Canada
            Attn: Pickwick, somewhere up there
            ZIP: numbers

            Otherwise, I’ll just carry a picture of Justin in it until we bump into each other. Whatevs.

          • Awesome.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          I will buy 1 for me and 1 for pickwick! Thank you for posting this!

  • Nounverb911
  • Msgr_MΩment

    Enough of this. Gonna watch me some Man in the High Castle to lift my mood.

    • TJ Barke

      Uuhhh, that might not be the best idea…

    • msanthropesmr

      Ahhh. Documentary.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Yeah. The good old days.

    • Jennifer R

      Have a helping of Gravity Falls instead.

      • TJ Barke

        Dipper!

        • msanthropesmr

          Lil’ Gideon!

          • TJ Barke

            Bill Cypher!

          • Jennifer R

            GRAPPLING HOOK!

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Steven Universe? No, definitely ATLA or LoK.

    • Courser

      Brave man.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Escapist!!!
      Or should I say exscapist, and bring on the laguage police?*

      God, there’s little that angers me more than, “exscape,” “exspecially,” and, “buh’en.” Fuck you, American!

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Since fundies and their whackjob ideas keep coming up, I thought I would share with you an alternative view. I had a dream where Jehovah’s Witnesses (the fundies that brought me up) made an exception for being politically neutral in the case of Cheeto Hitler and in the very next dream (where I realized that was impossible) I realized that if God created us in his image he cares a heckuva a lot more about humans protecting each other, fighting against tyranny, and fighting for justice than he cares about a relationship with him or “prerequisites” to his love. A hippie dippie food for thought, courtesy of my subconscious. (I’m agnostic.)

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      If there was a god she would have that point of view.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      If God wants to be worshipped, then he/she/it’s a dick, and I’d rather be on the other side of that fairy tale. But seriously, what’s up with belly buttons?
      ~8 year old me~

  • Daisy

    I’m hoping my mom ends up liking the song I bought today, because while I don’t play music out loud, it’s going to be all over the pop radio for the next few weeks, and that’s one of the only stations she can stand.

    • Suse

      There are no good rock stations in the bay area now. This is where “underground rock” started in the 1960s with great DJs. That’s why I’m spending money on Sirius satellite radio.

      • Daisy

        The 80s station in Bakersfield got replaced by yet another country station. My mom has mixed feelings about the song right now.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        And don’t even get me started about the importance of FM in the 70s.

      • Jennifer R

        I just listen to the stuff I keep on my phone, along with the occasional podcast these days. (Fplus and maybe I will catch up on Nightvale).

    • What song? I don’t listen to new things…

      • Daisy

        Shape of You, by Ed Sheeran.

        • Ah…you lost me at Ed.

          • Daisy

            I’m kinda a sucker for anything he releases. He has another new one, but I only had enough for one, and I preferred Shape of You.

      • mancityRed6

        the cd in my stereo (car) right now is 29 years old.

        • I have been listening to the Hamilton soundtrak. Which is also Daisy’s fault

          • mancityRed6

            Pixies, Doolittle

          • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

            Thank you babby jeebus for the internet’s, but I was able to put those on my phone after owning it on CD, and scratching the help out of it in the aughts
            https://youtu.be/REOBZIhcmFI

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Did you see the recent Drunk History with Lin Manuel? It was awesome.

          • Not yet, but i knew it was coming. I shall explore for it!

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            It’s on Hulu.

          • Hulu does not work in Canuckistan

        • My favourite Tragically Hip album is from 1988. I was 7

          • mancityRed6

            fuuuuck, I was 14….

          • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

            As was …hmmmm…my friend. Fuck I’m old

          • mancityRed6

            nope, we’ve just seen it all before

          • I also like Born to Run. Which came out before i was born

          • mancityRed6

            who doesn’t?
            oh, and darkness on the edge of town.
            yeah, it’s every person’s duty to explore the music that came before them.

          • Like with not liking the Muppets, people who are terrible. I grew up listening to Springsteen and CCR

          • mancityRed6

            I was in the car at 13 or 14 when the doors “light my fire” came on and mom (the only other person in the car) sang along.
            it blew my mind

          • I can’t my mom on board with more modern blue collar music. I am now weaning her on to Hip hop via Hamilton

          • mancityRed6

            when I was growing up, mom had the fancy car with the automatic and the FM, dad had the bare bones truck with the stick and the AM.

          • msanthropesmr

            Two of my favorite things, together.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq-VNCGBDRU

          • mancityRed6

            at the hotel in Palm Springs, that’s where I first saw the video for that song.
            not that video, the proper one

          • BloviateMe

            How was this not brought to my attention earlier?

            It made me come a little bit.

          • msanthropesmr

            I was older than both of you’se an in collitch.

            Last song I listened to was Look Sharp by Joe Jackson.

          • mancityRed6

            fine, fine, I’ll get off your lawn
            : )

          • msanthropesmr

            You couldn;t find my lawn right now. Too much snow.

          • Jennifer R

            How did I just end up the youngest.

          • mancityRed6

            you’d be surprised

          • Jennifer R

            I thought I left that phase of life is all.

          • mancityRed6

            I was gonna leave a reply of a Minor Threat song, but then the lyrics came back to haunt me so I won’t.

          • Dazza

            S’okay. I was 17.

          • Markuserektus

            T h i r t y…

          • WomanInTheResistance

            21.

          • Amy!

            I went looking for albums from the year I was seven.

            Astral Weeks, Beggars’ Banquet, Bless Its Pointed Little Head, Bookends, Cheap Thrills, Electric Ladyland, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Odessey [sic] and Oracle, Switched-On Bach, Wheels of Fire, and the White Album.

            (that’s about half of that year, from my collection)

            :-p

          • therblig

            i had a switched on bach cassette from when wendy carlos was walter carlos.

          • Amy!

            Apparently, she actually transitioned long before Switched-On Bach II came out, even though it still had her deadname. Contractual obligations with the label, I gather.

          • I enjoy PDQ Bach

          • Amy!

            Ah, yes, the discovery of that noted musicologist, Very Full Professor Peter Schickele, of the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. A true master.

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

          Im rocking the tape deck with multiple adapters to get cassette era music into my 20 y/o truck via my phone. Engineering at its finest?

          • mancityRed6

            the only music I have on my phone is used as a ringtone.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01gUoC2uwMY

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I proudly use a flip phone. Prepaid, also too. Should I ever take up a nefarious career, I am equiped.

          • mancityRed6

            I really like my Nexus 5, even with the time I had to reboot it, and now that it has cracks all over it I’m looking at another.

          • msanthropesmr

            I have one of those stick things that broadcasts to the radio to connect my phone to my 20 yr old car.

  • btwbfdimho

    Russia already producing Trump-Putin memorabilia. This calendar says "Christianity, Superpowerness, National Ethos!" via @netovetz pic.twitter.com/o72xRRXeUX— max seddon (@maxseddon) January 5, 2017

    • Serai 1

      Wow, that doesn’t sound fascist at all.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Trump: “Putin endorsed me for president. Obviously, he has the best interests of the United States at heart.”

      http://memeshappen.com/media/created/I-did-not-HAVE-A-SEXUAL–relationship-with-Donald-Trump–meme-60354.jpg

      • Suse

        C’mon, Vlad. Confession is good for the soul (assuming you have one).

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

          He’s just saying he was the outside spoon. Nothing wrong with that, amirite?

      • TJ Barke

        That was comrade Melania’s assignment…

        • Markuserektus

          Lucky her…

          • TJ Barke

            She is skilled FSB operative…

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        lemme see Donnie’s stained blue dress

    • therblig

      or Superpenis?

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Oakland Raiders got beat today.

    Life is good again.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Forgive me for saying, but that’s a low bar for good.

      • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

        After 11/9, the bar is pretty fuckin low.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Yeah, the Bucs look good next that, and they’ve had a good year.
          Btw, my cable is out. You wouldn’t happen the know what the Lion/Seahawks situation is? I’d rather wonk than Google.

          • (Major_Major_Major)ly+Fucked

            Seahawks 7-Lions 0.

          • RC

            hawks 7 lions 0

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Thanks!

          • RC

            N.P. Hawks 10 Lions 0

    • Suse

      You haven’t lived until you’ve been stuck on a BART train with drunk Raiders’ fans.

  • Sister Artemis

    Hey, you know what’s happening in one week? A Drinkey Thing in Eugene, Oregon, in which once again those intrepid PNW’ers sieze the means of drinkey thing production, and meet up at The Bier Stein at 2pm on Saturday, Jan. 14. Also attending, John Boehner and my sweet Miss Lindsey Graham (allegedly…). BE THERE!!!

    • Suse

      I hope the Wonkebago makes it to the bay area this year. I missed the Oakland drinky thing last time.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I was going to go, but the weather screwed up family plans this weekend and forced them to next Sunday. Oh, well.

      • Sister Artemis

        But…bu…bu….. Saturday!

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          It’s an 8 hour drive there and an 8 hour drive back. I wish I could swing it.

          • Sister Artemis

            omg, 16 hours to go to a drinkey thing? you are one dedicated wonker! Hopefully wonketarians in your area will hold a gathering closer to you sometime! Have a great time with your family :)

      • WomanInTheResistance

        Well, darnit.

    • shivaskeeper