Monday, November 17, 2008

The Good News, Heat of the Moment, -and- No Trespassing!

The Good News - anonymous donor gives $50 million to translate bible
Heat of the Moment - huge blunder discredits Gore's chief scientist
No Trespassing! - teen attacked by a cougar when she and her boyfriend illegally entered wildlife collector's home

On this day in history: November 17, 1992 - Scaremongering "journalists" at Dateline NBC falsify a demonstration involving a GM truck exploding on impact. In reality the trucks do not explode on impact, and smarmy reporters do not always tell the truth.

Born on this day in history: November 17, 1942 - Martin Scorsese (1942 - ) Born in Flushing, New York, film director, writer and producer Martin Scorsese, is considered one of the foremost directors of his generation. His many films include "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Raging Bull" (1980) and "Gangs of New York" (2002). In 2004 he received the Directors Guild of America lifetime achievement award. Scorsese won his first Academy Award for best director for the film "The Departed" (2006).

Scripture of the Day: "Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!" — Zechariah 11:17

Video of the Day: Top 10 Weird Animals - submitted by Darin

A dog attacks a Nikon D3! (NOT mine!) Click to enlarge.

Laura is home, resting. She was saved by the grace of God. Nothing else can explain what the doctors deemed to be a miracle, since they felt that the quantity of blood in her system was insufficient to sustain life! I took Laura to St. Elizabeth's Hospital last Thursday. She received transfusions Thursday and Friday, and I redeemed her Friday evening. She has been resting at home since then and growing stronger and feeling better each day. She thanks all who prayed for her!

As a special dinner last evening, I prepared New York strip steaks, giant prawns, and huge baked potatoes. In the morning, I made marinades for the prawns and steaks: I marinated de-veined giant prawns (tails removed) in extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, lemon pepper, powdered wasabi, granulated garlic, and fresh cilantro. I marinated the steaks in extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, and ground black pepper. I grilled the steaks and prawns over a high flame. The steaks were beautifully charred on the exterior, while the interior remained rare. The prawns' shells were charred, and the meat inside remained moist and succulent. I baked two huge Russet Burbank potatoes. At the table, we split the potatoes open and added I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, sour cream, chopped chives, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, sea salt, ground Chile de Arbol, and ground Cayenne. Laura used teriyaki sauce as a condiment, and I enjoyed wasabi paste similarly. It was a delicious meal.