Today was a stuck on the couch and surf the Internet day for me.
I came across the Southern Foodways Alliance website thanks to a post over at Adrenaline’s Shadow about her craving for a hot sausage sandwich from The Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. Maybe more importantly, she didn’t order the pig ear sandwich. What she did do was link to a documentary about the restaurant called Smokes and Ears. Wonderful stuff.
Thanks to those two sites, I’m now craving barbecue because of the documentaries by Joe York at the SFA site. He shot one about the art of Whole Hog barbecuing in Lexington which is about 40 miles from my locale here in Hoots. If it hadn’t been for all the rain and flooding today, there might just have been a road trip.
These are some amazing docs. I haven’t watched them all yet, but the man is good at what he does. It’s an excellent mix of music, visuals and interviews. He even has one about Prince’s hot chicken in Nashville.
I’ll be settling in and watching all these over the next day or so. I recommend you do the same.
Posted in Blogroll, Clicky Clicky, food, road trip, The Tubes, weather
Tagged barbecue, BBQ, Big Apple Inn, documentaries, food, food documentaries, Joe York, pig ears, Prince's Hot Chicken, Scotts Barbecue, Smokes and Ears, Southern Foodways Alliance, Whole Hog, whole hog barbecue
It’s been exactly four years since I typed the opening salvo on this blog. I’d like to think I have helped pollute the Internet and make it a place unsafe for the rest of the world.
This blog has introduced me to a host of new characters, and I’ll always be thankful for those who’ve visited here, whether they’ve regular visitors or just passing by in a virtual whirlwind.
In honor of the anniversary, I’ll be partying In Da Club like it’s my birthday.
Posted in birthday, dance, Feel Good Friday, music, nostalgia, The Tubes, writing
Tagged 50 cent, 50 Cent birtday, blogiversary, Feel Good Friday, In Da Club, party
Let’s look back in time to the dark ages before Al Gore’s intertubes ruled the world and everyone had a two-way wrist communicator like Dick Tracy’s.
Way back in ancient history in 1979, inventor Kane Kramer got a patent for an idea/invention that was basically Apple’s iPod.
“Kramer’s device, the IXI, was flash-based, even though flash memory in 1979 only could have held about three minutes of audio, and featured a screen, four-way controls, and was about the size of a cigarette pack. Even weirder, he envisioned the creation and sale of digital music …”
Wouldn’t you be kicking yourself if you let the patent go out of date for this like Kramer did in 1988?
Also, please don’t get Kane Kramer confused with Cosmo Kramer, inventor of the Manzier.
Gizmodo has more on the prehistoric iPod story.
Posted in The Tubes, Pop Culture, television, Clicky Clicky, geek/tech
Tagged Seinfeld, technology, iPod, geek, Apple, Kane Kramer, 1979, gizmodo, Manzier, Cosmo Kramer, Dick Tracy, Al Gore, early iPod
Treasure maps are so last century.
According to the Telegraph, an LA man has now used the Internet and Google Earth to find a shipwreck that he claims is filled with silver and gold.
The location of the swamped Spanish ship is somewhere along the coast of Texas.
He is suing for the right to dig up what he believes is his treasure.
If you aren’t into sunken ships, Urlesque has the top 10 views captured by Google Street Maps, including passed out drunks, rescued kitties and bicycle accidents.
There are more unusual Street view captures at the Google Street View Gallery.
And here are some videos mocking Google’s invasive in your neighborhood vibe.
Who knew Bigfoot would show up on craigslist?
A poster on the site requested anyone who had lived through a Bigfoot or Sasquatch sighting contact him via e-mail with the promise of confidentiality.
He got a response on craigslist from someone who claimed to have laid eyes on Bigfoot. However, the witness was begging that anyone else who had seen the big hairy beast not respond in order to allow the elusive creature to continue to exist unharmed.
Bigfoot keeps getting the love all over the intertubes.
Newscoma just celebrated the birth of her blog the other day and Kathy T. also is nearing an anniversary.
As of today, I’ve been blogging for three years.
That first post was just as goofy as most of the ones that followed it.
I don’t have a post for every one of those days since Jan. 1, 2006 – matter of fact there have been some big gaps in between posts – but if you’ve ever stopped by and enjoyed one word I typed or laughed at a pic of a squirrel snow skiing or DJing, then I’m glad I did it.
This blog has introduced me to a whole cast of people and experiences I wouldn’t have enjoyed otherwise.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again.
Poor Newscoma and the tech friends she relies on.
They’ve spent the past 48 hours battling some geek who wants to keep the world from reading about Mabel, zombies, Bigfoot and redneck Christmas trees.
How un-American can they be?
So mega Maverick Mark Cuban has gotten in trouble with the SEC for insider trading ala Martha Stewart.
Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise and a multi-Billionaire (yeah that’s a B), got a tip about a stock and he sold them immediately, saving himself about $750,000. The stock that got him in hot water was for an Internet site called mamma.com.
I immediately got a song stuck in my head as a result of hearing that tidbit and it’s not a ditty I’m enjoying. It’s Styx and their tune Renegade. You know the one I’m talking about. It starts out:
“Oh mamma I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law. Lawman has put an end to my running and I’m so far from my home
Oh mamma I can hear you a-crying you’re so scared and all alone
Hangman is coming down from the gallows and I don’t have very
The jig is up the news is out they’ve finally found me
The renegade who had it made retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
This will be the end today of the wanted man”
Appropriate don’t you think.
Oh, and sorry. I just couldn’t stand to put the video on my blog. I really abhor Styx, but if you’re dying to hear the song now, click here.
(Photo by AP/Matt Slocum)
Posted in basketball, greed, music, ouch, Pop Culture, sports, The Tubes
Tagged Mark Cuban, Mark Cuban in trouble with SEC, Mark Cuban Mamma, music, Renegade, sports, Styx, Styx Renegade, trouble
I’m not a huge gamer, but I know I’m probably in the minority.
For those of you who can sneak it in at your desk at work (break out headphones), I present to you a link to an online version of Guitar Hero called Tube Rockers that uses your keyboard as the guitar.
There’s even a Family Guy tune among the list of songs you can strum or in this case click.