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I’ve been a bad blogger lately.  I’ve been crazy busy and am traveling yet again.  Be back soon.  Here’s a little song for your entertainment pleasure:

Happy Anniversary Seinfeld!

It was 20 years ago this week that the first Seinfeld episode (then called The Seinfeld Chronicles) aired on NBC.  Yikes!  It’s hard to believe, as I was in college at the time and was too busy drinking to watch TV.  The strange thing was that I never really watched Seinfeld until years later, and didn’t even realize how funny it was until I started watching the repeats on TBS.

The second-funniest thing about Seinfeld, besided the show?  The hideous 90s clothes.  Check out Jerry’s shirt in the clip above!  I can so remember that being the look, with the Levis and the white tennis shoes.  One step away from Hammer Time!

“And you want to be my latex salesman.”

Tatchos!

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I’ve been busy today working since much of my day yesterday was spent collecting, wrapping, taping, boxing and shipping a box of poo.  So, I’ve had this lovely shot of “tatchos” sitting on my desktop for awhile and thought I’d share.

Tatchos: n. |ˈtä ch ōz| Nachos made with Tater Tots!

Is there anything better than Tater Tots?  I think not!  Tater Tots were invented in 1954 by the Ore-Ida potato company.  According to the company, Americans consume over 70 million pounds of Tater Tots annually. (Mostly in Mississippi, I’m guessing.)

A Bag of Poo for You!

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So I get a piece of mail from MAC cosmetics last week, which I figured was junk mail since I don’t buy from MAC.  For some reason I opened it and soon realized that it was a receipt for $160 of cosmetics!  Some asshat had obviously compromised my credit card number and decided to use it to order themselves a online “gift” from me!

Well, what they didn’t know was that now I have their name and address since it was on the SHIP TO section of the receipt.  So, I collected some goodies outside courtesy of my yellow lab and will be shipping them a new “gift” from me today.

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So, enjoy your bag of poo, TRANG PHAM of TEMPE, AZ.  (Oh, and I called the cops, too.)

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July!  Let’s celebrate the American way – with drunken idiots blowing fingers off with dangerous fireworks!

Also, I thought this video was cool…

The Mystery of Disgusting Gelatin Recipes Solved!

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I noticed I got a lot of traffic yesterday from jezebel.com, so being curious I went to the site to find out why.  Turns out they had a blog post about one of my favorite subjects: revolting recipes!  And, someone was nice enough to link to my mother of all revolting recipes: The Liver Sausage Pineapple.

The best part about the post, besides the recipes involved (Corned Beef Jello Salad! Tic-Tac Pie! Tuna Twinkie Soufflé!) was one of the commenters explained why molded salads were so popular in the 50s and 60s, something I have pondered for a long, long time.

Before the postwar era, jelled molded foods were rare and special, as they required a long process involving grinding and boiling for hours of hartshorn(antlers) or isinglass(from the swim bladders of sturgeon and cod. Mass production and and a newly prosperous middle class led to the invention of prepared gelatin powder and home refrigeration, which is why molded salads and icebox cakes exploded in popularity in the 50s. Clearly, tastes have changed since then.

Hooray!  The mystery is solved!  (Except for the fact that they are still completely disgusting.)

jezebel.com:  The Most Revolting Dish Ever Devised