Archive for May, 2014

Saturday Matinee – The Band 1969, Janis Joplin 1967 & Barry McGuire 1965

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Great performance by The Band, 1969. So let’s go retro to a great bluesey holler.

Janis Joplin did what other blues singers couldn’t do – get attention in the U.S in 1967. So what about 1965?

Barry McGuire gravelled his way through P.F. Sloan‘s “Eve of Destruction” without knowing what he was singing about almost 5o years ago. Turns out he may have been right for the wrong reasons, but it’s still a classic song.

If you agree with the Barry McGuire of 1965, believe that things are falling apart in 2014 and have the right to vote, please use your vote wisely… and whenever in doubt, abstain or vote NO.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for the cool stuff.

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The .Gif Friday Post No.334 – Softball Squishing, Miss Big Wheel & A Race Of Gerbils

Friday, 30 May 2014

Softball Squish

Nothing Much Happened Today 4

The Gerbil Song

[Found here, here and here.]

Anyone who’s ever owned a turntable knows that the last .gif has been reversed to make it look oh so much more awesome. Did I mention that we have an entirely bitchin’ Archive Collection of .gif animations? Hit it.

Ibi Da?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Andy Kaufman

Sure looks like Andy Kaufman to me, but it’s really this guy.

[Found here.]

Some Eye Candy

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Eye Colors Blue to Brown

[Source, found here.]

Mr. Gillette’s Original Razor Blade

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Shaving Axe

[Found here.]

Memorial Day – Remember The Fallen.

Monday, 26 May 2014

arlingtoncemetery_550

And always remember why they served…

Forever Parked.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Cool collection – click images for larger views. More found here [via].

Herding Chili (& The Strutts Family Recipe)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Annual Chili Migration
[Image found here.]

That picture’s been sitting around in the What-To-Do-With-This-Baboso File for months.  Out of the blue comes a reader comment on a post about Cincinnati Chili from 2008 in which I mentioned a family recipe that that I’ve been using for decades.

Amateur Cook Please, please, pretty please with sugar on top – can we (or I at least) have the Strutts Family Recipe? I’m on my knees here beggin’ ya!

Okay, AC, here ya go.


Bunk’s Family Chili
Prep: 1 hour. Cooking time: 1 hour min.

5 quart crock pot or dutch oven.

Stock:
2 lb. lean Ground Beef /Ground Chuck
2 med. Size yellow onions (or 1 bag frozen diced onions)
2 green bell peppers
2 – 12 oz. cans Campbell’s Tomato Soup
2 – 8 oz. cans Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
2- 12 oz. cans chili beans (or pinto beans)
2 – 4 oz. cans mushroom stems and pieces

Spices:
1 tbls garlic powder
1 tbls black pepper
1 tbls chili powder
1 tbls crushed red pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 cube chicken bullion

Spaghetti or Macaroni.

Fine-grated sharp cheddar cheese.

  • In an iron skillet, brown ground beef with garlic powder. When done, remove to crock pot, saving the “grease.” While ground beef is browning, dice onions and bell peppers.
  • Brown onions in grease until soft. Add to crock pot and mix. Clean skillet.
  • Add tomato soup, tomato sauce, rest of spices to crock pot and mix.
  • Add canned beans (drained).
  • Add diced bell peppers and (drained) mushroom stems and pieces and mix.
  • Set crockpot on high until bubbling, then turn down to medium. Stir occasionally, sample for desired heat level. Cook for 1-hour minimum before serving.
  • For hotter chili, add more chili powder and/or cumin.
  • Serve over spaghetti or macaroni, top with grated cheddar cheese.

Serves about 8, more if you serve it over pasta.


Note that this is NOT Cincinnati chili, nor is it Texas Style as it has *gasp* beans in it and it’s not intended to blow your head off. It’s also more like a stew than a soup, and can be eaten with a fork. The pasta is optional, but if you have a large crowd it’ll keep you from having to make multiple batches. Beware, it goes fast.

If you have a large number of people, make multiple batches ahead of time and freeze them. A pan of jalapeno cornbread is a nice addition, too.

Next day leftovers are even better. If you try this recipe, lemme know how you like it.

Saturday Matinee – Miss Tess, J.D. McPherson & 2 DooWop Documentaries

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade perform “That Oo Oo Oo” in October 2009. According to the Utoobage comments, she’s playing an electrified 1920 Weymann archtop. This is early morning roadtrip music for me. I love it.

J.D. McPherson at Sun Studios 2014. Jump to 02:30 for kickass rockabilly.

Doowop wasn’t called “Doowop” until the 60s or so, so here’s a Rhythm & Blues Documentary instead. Yeah it’s  kinda sucky, so try this:

Have a great weekend folks, and remember that this three-day weekend is not a holiday honoring BBQs and bloviating politicians.

Memorial Day honors those who gave their lives in the name of Freedom.

The .Gif Post No. 333 – Turkey Soccer, Bunny Hop Flip Book & Blublublub

Friday, 23 May 2014

Turkey Soccer

Rabbit Sketch

blublublublub

[Found here, here and here.]


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