December 2017 archive

Dec 24

Marley was dead.

Marley was dead: to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.  Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to.  Old Marley was as dead …

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Dec 24

Tracking Santa

On this day in 1955, NORAD begins tracking Santa in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. According to NORAD’s official web page on the NORAD Tracks Santa program, the service began on December 24, 1955. A Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper. The advertisement told children that they …

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Dec 24

Not A Rant

 

Dec 24

What’s Cooking: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Here’s something special for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, Crème Brûlée French Toast, that can be prepared the night before and tossed in the oven with a pan of bacon at the same time.

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Dec 24

So much winning.

This is what winning looks like.

Dec 24

The Breakfast Club (slapdash)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Dec 23

Festivus

For the rest of us. Like most holidays Festivus is a totally artificial construction around a false narrative. I think I’ll spare you the feats of strength. The airing of grievances is mandatory. ‘Tis the reason for the season. I’ve been quite cranky this year, as those close to me will attest. When the hard …

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Dec 23

Toy Land

So I’ll be upgrading some of my systems in the next little bit and because the news is uniformly depressing (not that you have to worry about me, my melancholy, while augmented by the season, does not manifest in self harm- I’m more likely to take a nap) I thought I’d share some of the …

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Dec 23

What’s Cooking: Thoroughly Modern Meatless Mince Pie

Mince pie is a old holiday tradition that can be traced back to 13th century when European crusaders returned from the Middle East with recipes for meats, fruits and spices. Mincing was a way of preserving meats without salting or smoking. The pie has been served at royal tables and, at one time, was banned …

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Dec 23

What’s Cooking: Sugarplum Bread

Republished from 12/11/2011 from the What’s Cooking Archives at The Stars Hollow Gazette In Autumn, the appearance in grocery stores of stacks of candied fruit and mountains of nuts in all their wonderful variety is a sure sign of the approach of the holidays. As the days grow short and the nights grow cool preparations …

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Dec 23

The Breakfast Club (Merrily High)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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Dec 22

The Russian Connection: When WH Counsel Knew Flynn Lied

According to an article in Foreign Policy, confidential documents that were handed over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that, in the first days of the Trump administration, White House Counsel Donald McGahn researched federal law dealing both with lying to federal investigators and with violations of the Logan Act, a centuries-old federal law that …

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