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Foods! Part I Forget
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Whoops, not updated here for ages!



We're getting there!

It's the end of Roland Emmerich's career as we know it (and I feel fine about that)
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WHAT THE FUCKEDY FUCK FUCK FUCK. NEU-FUCKING-TRINOS WILL NOT MAGICALLY TURN INTO MICROWAVES WHEN THE STARS ARE RIGHT. MICROWAVES WILL NOT BOIL THE EARTH'S CORE. ON THE OFF CHANCE WE EVER DID MEET ENOUGH MICROWAVES FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, THE WORLD'S PHONE NETWORK WOULD BE TOAST LONG BEFORE WE WERE.
Capslock rage and swearingCollapse )

I'll leave you in the very capable hands of Amelie Gillette, and her always hilarious take on it. Take the time to rent a tiny plane for your getaway. When the Apocalypse does start eating the world, the only thing people will respect any more are confirmation numbers for plane rentals. Be sure to jot yours down before out-running the end of the world.

Two weeks for the price of two!
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So... I forgot to put last week's recipe up. That means this week, not only do you get the recipe for Jordanian Mansaf, but also Hungario-German Chicken Paprikash and Himmel Und Erde!
I cooked a mansaf, and I liked itCollapse )

Next week, the Koreas!

Foods! Part 6 - Parmos and Welsh Rabbit
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Special edition! In honour of uke_nagashi 's Teesside roots and my Welsh Marches hometown... British regional foods!

Short recipe this weekCollapse )

Hallowe'en fun: Red Skull X Captain America - IT'S CANON, BITCHES
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I don't want to be one of those people who posts scans of failtastic old comics online cos, you know, that's old hat - doubly so for the "LOL THESE TWO SUPERHEROES ARE GAY" cliché. However, I came across an old copy of Captain America (#298 to be precise) at the back of a charity store and, well, how could I resist this?



I'm afraid I don't have a scanner, so crappy photos ahoy!

If you do not want to see Red Skull confess undying love to Cap, do not click this cutCollapse )
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Foods! Part 5 - Mediterranean soup, cheese and meatballs
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Food times!

So, in the interests of world peace, this week's food was a ménage à trois of Greek, Turkish and Cypriot cuisine.

Recipes be here!Collapse )
Oh, and some films + my thoughts =

  • Up: Ridiculously sweet, ridiculously hilarious, ridiculously heartbreaking. Dug the dog is the greatest character ever. Amazingly beautiful, too, and I'll never get tired of Pixar's taste for taking the everyday and completely subverting it. To anyone who bitched on the internet that they couldn't sympathise with a) an old guy, b) an Asian, c) a child with divorced parents or d) someone who isn't just puppies and rainbows: fuck you.
  • Coraline: This was, dare I say it, a bit of a letdown. Adding Wyborne was totally unnecessary, but sadly I can see why they did it? "A film with a strong, young female character? Never! Let's take all Coraline's strong traits and project them onto a male character, leaving her a bit of a wet blanket!" There were touches I liked - the Other Father's piano, for instance - and it was suitably pretty, in a very twisted way, but eh, I'll stick to the books.
  • Stardust: Another book to put on my reading list. It did however add to my belief that Ricky Gervais can't actually act, only pretend to be Ricky Gervais in front of a camera. And really, guys? Making the character that subverts the concept of machismo gay and transvestite/transgender? I thought you had more class than that. I'll attribute that to Hollywood - Sandman proves that Neil Gaiman can write deep, sympathetic LGBTQI characters by the bucketload, after all.
  • Franklyn: The twist was a little too obvious, but the route they took to get there was so gorgeous and dark, I didn't mind. They tried to pack a little too much in, I think - the Sally subplot needed a little more breathing room - but oh my God, Meanwhile City was far, far, far prettier and awesomer than anything created on a shoestring budget deserves to be.
  • Fantastic 4 (90s version): LMAOOOOOOOOOOO. I love this film. Every incoherent second of it. Superstretch powers! Ugly rubber suits! Bad CGI fights! Laser defences any idiot can step over! Spacesuits that consist of motorbike helmets and tin foil! Bad ripoffs of Hello and the sculpture scene! A totally unnecessary subplot about rape! Wedding ex machina! The hand twitches! Leather elbow pads on tweed jackets!
And finally - OMG Johnny Foreigner and Los Campesinos! have upped their game. Go and hunt down Grace and the Bigger Picture and The Sea Is a Good Place To Think Of The Future right now!

Coming tonight - LIVEBLOGGING THE TWATOCALYPSE
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Every single one of my incoherent bursts of BNP/neo-fascist-induced rage recorded for prosperity! Watch this space! You know. If you hate yourself.

Foods! Part 4 - Caribbean stew
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All these recipes have been adapted from recipes in the Levi Roots Reggae Reggae cookbook. Well worth a read.
No photos cos, hey, it's stew, we all know what that looks likeCollapse )

Next week, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey as we whizz through the eastern Mediterranean!


Have I ever mentioned that I hate the Daily Mail?
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A beloved popstar dies young of natural causes. The nation mourns. But wait, wasn't he gay?

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FUCK. YOU. DAILY. FUCKING. MAIL.

ETA: Thank fuck for Charlie Brooker.

Yr All Just Jealous
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Woo! So, just saw Johnny Foreigner playing at the pub LITERALLY down the road from the house. Here's what I thought:

Japanese Voyeurs: Could they be any more Courtney Love? They had some good songs, but too often their singer's voice (think No Doubt era Gwen Stefani) was drowned under the music. Their lyrics were a tad insipid. "You're so coooool. You're so coooool. You're so coooool."

Tellison: Chinbeards ahoy! Not bad at all.

Johnny Foreigner: Got off to a shaky start and just as they were hitting their stride on Bullring... the microphones died. Spent the best part of an hour idly spinning wheels and playing charades until the sound started working again. After that, they were amazing, with "Salt, Peppa n Spinderella", "Feels Like Summer", "Criminals" and "Our Bipolar Friends" as the best - at the climax of Spinderella, the guitarists from Tellison returned for the breakdown ("Bring out the real fun, turn on the real drums"). Can't wait for the new album.

They were so good they even persuaded me to buy a shirt (a thin, cheaply printed shirt, but still)!

Related news: CITRON TEA. BUY IT.
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