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|10 hours 32 min ago||Crockpot + Heinz chiki sauce||
Crockpot + Heinz chili sauce + grape jelly + meatballs. Yum.
|10 hours 37 min ago||Buffalo popcorn!||
|11 hours 31 min ago||Tabasco on popcorn||
Try Tabasco on the popcorn.
You've got to like Tabasco, but if you do, the combination of that and popcorn is great.
First had that down in Puerto Rico at a hotel bar. I thought, "Where have you been all my life?"
|11 hours 33 min ago||PB & candy creme drops||
Alright, bear with me ...
Peanut Butter and sliced creme drops:
Essentially a Reese's sandwich ... but with the creme center stuff. Fantastic.
|11 hours 36 min ago||It's wonderful!||
|11 hours 56 min ago||Peanut butter and mustard||
Peanut butter and yellow mustard.
Don't judge me.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lemmings||
Many years ago I read something about the economics of crowd behavior, and there was a quote I thought was amusing: "I've never actually seen a lemming, but when I do I'm certain I'll see more than one."
/pointless contribution of the day
|1 week 6 days ago||Emma, Alison ...||
Between Emma Stone and Alison Brie, I am one conflicted fella ...
... crap, I forgot about Jessica Alba.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Holy Grail||
I smile every time I see that picture, or other references to Holy Grail.
Very few movies make me laugh out loud. The first time I saw Holy Grail I was literally on the floor, clutching my sides, gasping for breath.
"Supreme executive power is derived from a mandate from the masses ... not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Wo, wo, wo ...||
Wo, wo, wo ... feeelings!
Shit, I'm old enough to remember when that was on the air when it first came out.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||You used the word "there's"||
You used the word "there's" ... which is "there is" ... which is present tense ... which means you're correct! :-)
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||1992-2008||
(I've been to their HQ in Bentonville, AR ... interesting place.)
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||If memory serves, there was||
If memory serves, there was at one time ... if not an explicit hyphen, there was a star or some other emblem between "Wal" and "Mart."
EDIT: Ah ... Wikipedia to the rescue:
(I must have locked that in my brain from back then because even today I think of it as "Wal-Mart" ... muscle memory, I guess.)
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Oliver Martin||
Every year there's some player I latch onto as the guy I'll keep an eye on. Usually it's some under-the-radar guy ... typically a FB or a TE ... for example Sione Houma a few years back.
This year it's Oliver Martin. There may be no greater satisfaction in the world that getting 1st down on a 3rd-and-15. It crushes will of the opponent. Which is good.
I love the squirrely posession receivers ... the guys that give up 50 pounds to some poor LB trying to cover said squirrel. Squirrel for the win.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I gave zero thought to that.||
I gave zero thought to that. Seriously.
I thought of Abbrederis because I recalled watching several Wisconsin games and hearing his name come up again and again and again. 3rd and long situations, QB running for his life, wild-ass throw ... "Abbrederis for 18 yards and a first down!"
I like that kind of receiver. It's good to have a clutch go-to guy.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Does anybody recall Jared||
Does anybody recall Jared Abbrederis from Wisconsin a few years back? The guy ran routes, got open, and always caught the ball. Hoping Martin is something similar.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Or will eventually. There's a||
Or will eventually.
There's a very real risk in killing the goose that laid the golden egg. If college football devolves into a small handful of teams that dominate year after year, then national interest to start to taper off.
It'll take more than a few years to see this effect. My opinion is we're already seeing the front edge of this.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ernie Harwell was the best||
Ernie Harwell was the best baseball play-by-play of all time. Period. I won't brook discussion on this.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Holy amrap! Hiya, hiya,||
Hiya, hiya, hiya!
Pluck your magic twanger, Froggy!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That is a ... compelling GIF.||
That is a ... compelling GIF. Wow. :-)
(It reminds me a little of Megan Draper singing Zou Bisou Bisou to Don Draper on his 40th birthday.)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||CBS Saturday Night, 70's||
When I was a kid we had All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, and Carol Burnett all on the same night.
If memory serves, "The Jefferson's" was also part of that lineup, between All in the Family (8:00pm) and Mary Tyle Moore (9:00pm). What a lineup. Fantastic television.
Then at 11:30 on Channel 50 would be "The Ghoul". Now there was some high-brow television.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||When you post the picture,||
When you post the picture, the little image wizard thingy lets you set the size and aspect ratio.
That is one creepy photo.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||I think football is a sport||
I think football is a sport where the sound-deadening headphones could work.
(As opposed to, say, baseball where the sound of the ball meeting mitt is used to determine safe or out on close calls at first base.)
Might have to insitute a timeout official on the sideline to hear for and react to coaches calling TO.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hey ... I'm an old man with||
Hey ... I'm an old man with little more to live for. Michigan football and being that guy who has boring shit to say on an internet blog. #cliffclaven :-)
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Your reaction is probably a||
Your reaction is probably a lot like recruits who visit from greener places. It's like visiting the moon ... it's totally different. A kid from Florida, or east Texas, or southern California is going to have a hard time seeing Tucson as his dream spot to play ball.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Sure ... no problem with||
Sure ... no problem with Rodriguez living there. Lots of people do.
Tucson is an interesting place. It's really spread out. There's not much of a "downtown," and what little there is mostly courthouses and banks. The original growth went east, then it turned north. U of A is located just east of downtown Tucson.
Growth to the north eventually reached its limit with the Catalina mountains. Hence the neighborhood there called "Catalina foothills." From there it went northwest, up the I-10 corridor towards Phoenix.
The place was hit really hard by the real estate crash of 2008. Real estate prices are still recovering from that.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It was early here in Tucson||
It was early here in Tucson ... or spell check ... or something . :-)
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I saw one. I was at a cigar||
I saw one. I was at a cigar shop and when I stepped out there it was. Agree they may not be as thick on the ground as Ferraris and Porsches, but I saw one.
Down in Tucson, not so much. Lots of late-model Buicks and Oldsmobiles in Tucson ... retired folks living here who have cars from years ago. Nothing rusts in Tucson.
Oh, and pickup trucks. Lots and lots of pickup trucks. :-)
|5 weeks 5 days ago||To a point ... ... I visited||
To a point ...
... I visited the Roger Pensky museum up in Scottsdale, which is part of Roger Pensky's larger high-end car dealership. They had a used Bentley on display. Used. A quarter million.
Like Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction -- "That's a pretty good milk shake, but it's not worth five dollars."
To each their own, I guess.
The Indy cars on display in the museum were cool. Those things are tiny.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Catalina Foothills||
Disclaimer: I live in Tucson, but I don't follow the local sports that much.
Rhett went to Catalina Foothills, which is on the north side of Tucson. That's the Bloomfield Hills of Tucson ... very nice homes up there, lots of Mercedes and BMWs**. I don't live up there. I drive a 10-year old Hyundai.
Googling around, I found an article that raised a bit of an eyebrow at Rhett getting a scholarship when he could have been granted PWO and received a tuition waiver because his father (RR) is an employee. The article was written before the 2016 season where speculation was ripe about RR going to another program.
2017 is going to be a very interesting year for UA football. They did not fare well in 2016 (3-9), and others in the PAC-12 seem to be outpacing them (Washington, USC, a potentially revitalized Oregon). Another down year like 2016 and I suspect the drums of change will sound. UA football fans are not that demanding ... 8 wins, beat ASU ... but will grow discontent over time.
** As opposed to Scottsdale, which is just northeast of Phoenix, where you see lots of Bentleys and Lamborghinis. That place is crazy-rich.