Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pookie -- Not Just an Annoying Nickname Anymore

Oh. My. God!

Somebody figured out how to put pie and cookies together into one dream dessert. The combined fat may bring your heart to an untimely halt, but its final beat will be a happy beat.

Since we've all gotta go sometime, why not go with a mouth full of Pookie! And I'm not talking about the secret, gut-churning, pet-name you use in private with your beloved Pookie-Ookums -- or worse, Snugly-Wuggums. Pookie from now on means only one thing:
Pie on the inside, Cookie on the outside. Sweet, sweet Pookie.

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[Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson]

Check out the recipe from Jessie Oleson either at her website
Cakespy.com or at SeriousEats.com.

I just joined the email update list at
Cakespy. The person who dreamed up the Pookie is definitely someone I want to get to know!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Llama "Accident" Now Looks Like Attempted Murder

That Reuter's story about a comically lovelorn llama chasing his prospective mate into heavy traffic took a sinister turn today.

According to witnesses, the two llamas were involved in a heated argument just before Luisa's mad dash onto the freeway.  Police now believe Helmut purposefully pushed Luisa into oncoming traffic. He is being held for questioning.

Luisa told
Der Spiegel this morning that Helmut had been taking anger management courses, but they didn't appear to be working.

Check out this original Reuters story below:

(Reuters) - A male llama chased his prospective mate onto a busy German motorway forcing police to rescue her...
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The photo Llama by Joseph Bergantine is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License. Licensing Terms and Conditions.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fun, Bouncy Ditty from Paul Loren and The Well-Informed

If you're in need of a pick-me-up, check out this video of 'daddy's dime' from Paul Loren and The Well-Informed. It's bright and fun. You could even say it sparkles. Plus it features a uke front and center. Nothing like the strumming of a uke to lift the spirits.



If you like this song (and who wouldn't?), you can currently nab it as a free download from Paul Loren's Bandcamp page.

Also give a serious think to checking out his
website for all the latest Paul Loren news -- plus "Wurlitzer-driven romps!" What's not to love? Check him out now, you'll be able to say I knew him when.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

He's Baaaaaack!

Oh no! I just found this tidbit of news:

"Bob Saget’s Strange Days. In the [seven-part] series, Saget travels around the country, immersing himself in unusual cultures including mail-order brides, survivalist cults, biker gangs, Amish teenagers and, of course, Bigfoot."

Wasn't Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos enough? Must the Luckiest Man in Showbiz barge into our homes once again?

Don't get me wrong. I'm all for TV bringing us more Bigfoot, biker gangs and mail-order brides -- especially if it's all combined into one show. Think of the TV Guide description: "Mail-order bride Bigfoot shows up COD one day on the doorstep of One-Eyed Tommy, the lonely leader of a biker gang. Hijinks ensue." Now that's great TV.

With luck, Saget will get eaten by Bigfoot. If there's a God, he'll be eaten by Amish teenagers.

Click on the picture below to link to the original story.


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And yes, this is the most recent picture of Bob Saget. Legal Disclaimer: Not really. That's a joke. Please don't sue me, Mr. Saget.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Let It Flow

Okay, not certain if this will make my fellow writers and/or musician friends feel inspired -- or if it will make them want to bang their heads against the desk.

But here's a little clip to show how easily Elton John writes songs. Sir Elton is rumored to be able to write music to anything. Any piece of writing. Hand him the phone book, and he could turn it into a song. Let it be rumor no more. In this clip, Elton is handed an oven manual. In other words, the directions to using an oven. He places it on the piano and proceeds to turn out a song. On the spot.

Feel free to use this clip as a cure for writer's block. Sir Elton doesn't need a special room to write. Or a special pen. Or a special piano. He just sits down and gets to it. And as soon as I post this blog entry, I'm going to do the same.