A Fun Renaming of the Bird World

A burrito of burrowing owls How in the world did someone come up with the idea of calling a flock of crows a murder of crows? Were they pickled to the gills? Why not call […]

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Bacon & Chocolate Party’s Invitational Virtual Riot, August 10

Bacon & Chocolate Party supporters rarely stage mass riots. We have many differing views and would just cancel each other out. And what’s the point of expending a lot of energy to do that? However, we […]

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Rice Pudding, Space Travel, and Economic Collapse

Greek Dessert RIZOGALO (Rice Pudding) INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter 4½ cups whole milk ½ short-grain white rice ½ cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon corn flour ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Makes […]

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Bad Advice Friday, 3-10-2017

Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. MA asks: This has been bothering me…Is it true that cannibals won’t eat clowns because […]

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How to Say All Over the World, “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?”


  “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?” I used GoogleTM Translate to translate the above phrases into the following languages. You might never need to use these words […]

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Shrimp Soup and the Fate of the T-Rexes


Chilean Soup SHRIMP SOUP (Chupe de Camarones) INGREDIENTS 6 slices white bread 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk 1 medium onion 1 small carrot 1 stalk celery 1 red bell pepper 2 cups water ½ cup […]

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Tiramisu and Russia’s Cat Tsar


Italian Dessert TIRAMISU INGREDIENTS 6 lady fingers 6 egg yolks ⅔ cup sugar ½ teaspoon rum extract or 2 tablespoons rum or Marsala wine 1 pound marscapone* ½ cup room-temperature espresso 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa […]

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