Monday, October 05, 2009

Fighting Back, But Is It Art?, -and- Fast-food Rage

Fighting Back - cop-turned-pastor shoots church intruder in self-defense
But Is It Art? - McDonalds to open at the Louvre
Fast-food Rage - Couple riled over slowness of KFC workers beats man who asks them to stop yelling profanities

On this day in history: October 5, 1858 - An arsonist sets fire to New York City's iron and glass Crystal Palace. America's most prestigious museum is reduced to 1,200 tons of molten slag, causing $2 million in damage and destroying thousands of priceless artworks belonging to the American Institute.

Born on this day in history: October 5, Bernie Mac (1958 - 2008 ) Born Bernard Jeffery McCollough in Chicago, Illinois, actor-comedian Bernie Mac joined the club circuit in 1977. After starring in Spike Lee's "The Original Kings of Comedy" (1997), he created a TV sitcom that won Emmy and Peabody awards. Mac also starred in "Ocean's Eleven" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Scripture of the Day: Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. - Psalm 34:5

Video of the Day: Macaw Birds in the Amazon Jungle - submitted by Danica

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this vehicle in the Walmart parking lot while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Homecoming Parade: The Homecoming Parade was Friday afternoon. The weather was perfect, and attendance was very good. I took over 500 photographs and will produce a slide show in the next few days and announce it here when it is ready for viewing.

Pig! Yesterday, I tossed a large hunk of pig flesh onto the grill. It was a bone-in pork shoulder. I dry-rubbed it with Pappy's seasoning, Red Monkey Mango Habanera rub, ground black pepper, ground cayenne pepper, granulated garlic, and brown sugar. I tossed it onto the center of the grill. The center burners were off, the far outside burners were on high, and the adjacent burners were on low. Laura and I took turns spraying the pig with a mixture of one part extra-virgin olive oil and three parts apple cider vinegar every 15 minutes. The pig roasted on the grill for four hours. I made ranch-style beans for a side dish. It was easily the tastiest pig I have ever eaten!

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