Friday, May 20, 2016

Here is a picture of an emaciated Johnny Manziel at a Las Vegas pool party. Manziel’s muscles are so deflated, the NFL is questioning Tom Brady.

The NRA has endorsed Donald Trump. Not only that, but the NRA asked gunmakers to manufacture a pistol that will fit in Donald Trump’s tiny hands.

Kobe Bryant has a production company and wants to make a movie. It’s not going well. No matter how bad the script, Kobe cannot pass on it. 

An “LA Times” article claims we could cut cancer in half if we did four things: quit smoking, lost some weight, exercised two-and-a-half hours a week and cut down on drinking. In other words, we’re not going to cut down on cancer.

So my cheeseburgers/ margaritas/Netflix/cigar marathon sessions are not the answer?  

Our country has a surplus of cheese that works out to three pounds of cheese per person. Or as Chris Christie calls three pounds of cheese: lunch. 

A “Washington Post” poll reveals 90% of the Native Americans do not find the name Washington Redskins offensive. They do find the name of Redskin’s owner, Dan Snyder, offensive.

Since you asked:

Another gem from Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style.”

“To achieve style, begin by affecting none.” 

This is good for many reasons. One of which is it helps those of us who have a problem distinguishing between affecting and effecting. 

Hummus is for people who have the ability to lie to themselves they would not rather be eating guacamole. 

Saw the “60 Minutes” “A Reporter’s Life” special on Morley Safer released just days before he died. One thing that became clear that we all suspected: Morley Safer was a great guy. Mike Wallace was an insufferable pr*ck. 

Also saw a commercial that featured AC-DC’s “Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” played to a shot of a big stainless steel grill fueled by oak wood sizzling a giant rib-eye steak. Heaven, right? No. It was an Applebee’s commercial. Why don’t you just kick me in the nuts, world? 

To reiterate, because I think this breaks new ground in lying, when Donald Trump recently denied he faked being his phony publicist named John Miller in 1991, he lied about when he was lying about who and what he was in order to lie about financial and sexual conquests that were also lies.

Recipes I am looking forward to making in the near future:

Buttermilk marinated fried chicken, pre-baked, ala advice from Bobby Flay. Served with sesame green beans and good family bakery-bought cornbread. 

Mussels from the Fish Market in Del Mar made in a garlic, butter and wine sauce with shallots and with the Fish Market’s freshly baked bread for dipping.

Perfect ground chuck cheeseburgers with the muenster cheese melted over golden brown sautéed onions. Pickles, tomato, butter lettuce and red onion on a toasted brioche bun.

Olive oil marinated swordfish dusted with Old Bay, oak wood grilled pineapple kabobs served on a mushroom and truffle risotto. 

On-the-Weber with oak wood - grilled in the paella pan - chicken thighs, Spanish sausage and shrimp paella with peas and carrots. 

Wine marinated rib-eyes grilled  on oak wood and served with red wine and mushroom reduction sauce and cubed yukon gold potatoes baked with parmesan cheese and rosemary.