Sunday Gravy with yeah right: Where we eat healthy! Until we don’t.

yeah right

yeah right

yeah right is a lifelong Vikings fan. Loves to cook but doesn’t plate. Loves to drink but hates hangovers. Loves to read. Has no regrets.
yeah right

Good morning everyone!

I hope everyone has had a festive weekend full of frivolity and madcap shenanigans. Or at least a weekend where you sat in air conditioning in your underwear drinking copious amounts of alcohol.

That’s OK too.

There’s been a lot of bitching about the heat lately so I’ll try not to dwell on that too much. Apart to say that it’s been hotter than a motherfucker lately. We’ve had a double dose of excitement first with the heat and now we’ve got a really swell covering of smoke and ash blowing over the top of us from the fires inland from us. Really fun thing about the Riverside County fire, some dipshit set that shit on purpose.

There’s a special place in Hell for you asshole and I hope somebody expedites your pathetic ass to that destination directly. I’ll bet there is no shortage of firefighters who would airlift his worthless hide directly into a hotspot. Cocksucker.

Enough of that. We have happy things to discuss. Like recipes and grilling and creamy cheesy things and beer and the like.

We’ll get to that in a second.

Last week I had the always enjoyable annual check-up and I’m happy to say that everything is A-OK. The doctors are happy and amazed at my current health. They even told me I could reduce a medication I take by half. I’m down 15 pounds from last year and I’m probably stronger than I’ve ever been.

Fun fact of life for you younger folks: when you get older you will be issued medications. It’s going to happen. This is from someone who exercises at least 6 days a week and usually 7 days. It’s based on heredity, lifestyle, and of course the big conspiracy of the health care industry to ensure better living through chemistry.

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The fun part is the doctor told me I have blood levels of a person half of my age. He also told me to “keep right on doing what you’re doing.”

I was so pleased to be informed of this that I went home and opened a beer.

I know I’ve shared this before but 20 years ago I weighed over 100 pounds more than I do now. I was a cigarette smoker and drank like a goddamn fish. My daily diet was fucking atrocious and my health just sucked in general. I was frequently sick, I damaged my already shitty knees with the extra weight and I was just not very goddamn happy.

Now? I weigh 100 pounds less and I don’t smoke cigarettes any more!

I drink a little less too.

A little.

The biggest changes were my daily diet and daily exercise. The Sunday Gravy element plays a big part too. One thing I learned is that you can’t eliminate all of the unhealthy habits or you have nothing left to look forward to. That’s why I have a really lean weekday diet, I’m pretty careful on Saturdays but I leave Sunday to have whatever the fuck I want.

It’s worked for me.

Today we’re going to try the best of both worlds. We will be grilling some fairly healthy lemon, garlic chicken that’s been marinated in a white wine, rosemary marinade. I also added a quick spinach salad and we get to throw all of those healthy elements right down the shitter by adding in an insanely rich and awesome side dish.

We can have it all!

Let’s get after this.

Grilled lemon, garlic chicken.

There are your ingredients.

Chicken – I used about 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts that I cut in half.

1/3 cup of white wine. That’s a really nice pinot grigio there.

1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil.

6-7 cloves of garlic – minced.

Juice and zest of 1 fresh lemon – yes, there are 2 lemons in the photo but I only used 1.

Some sprigs of fresh rosemary.

The rosemary came from…

My herb garden. Spoiler! Those chives are gonna get some use too.

Take the chicken and place in the by now all-too-familiar 1 gallon zip top bag. Mix together the rest of the ingredients like so.

Pour the marinade over the chicken. Zip up the baggie and place in the refrigerator.

This can marinate anywhere from 4 hours to a couple of days in the refrigerator. I let mine go overnight.

You could cook this for 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven if you wanted but fuck that.

Summer. Heat. Humidity. That type of shit?

RIGHT!

Grill this on a charcoal fire for about 6-7 minutes per side.

Today we will also be using a flavored olive oil.

This is simply three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and about a teaspoon of chopped rosemary. I made this the day before to get the oil nice and seasoned. This is used as a basting sauce for the chicken. Grill, baste, repeat.

You may have noticed this grilling configuration before, with the chicken cut in half. There are a couple of good reasons for this. The first reason is cutting the chicken breasts exposes more surface area for marinade interaction. The meat gets a bit more flavorful this way. Another reason is it’s easier to grill. You can move the pieces of chicken around on the grill a little easier this way. Finally it is much more efficient to ensure proper done-ness this way. By exposing more cooking area you reduce the risk of having perfectly grilled exterior on the chicken with the possibility of under cooking the center.

E-Coli is bad MM-Kay!

You could simply serve this delicious chicken with the spinach salad, have a nice glass of white wine, maybe the rest of that pinot grigio up there, and you could feel great about preparing a very tasty and healthy dinner!

Good for you!

Or?

You could make a side dish that is so rich, decadent, utterly unhealthy yet so insanely fucking delicious that you can throw all of the good you’ve accomplished right out the goddamn window!

Let’s do that!

The inspiration for this dish came from some, just being honest here, authentic store-bought shit!

Are you familiar with “the Ronis?”

And its close cousin?

That one right there! The Pasta Roni Parmesan thing. True confession time: I’ve used that box A LOT in the past. It’s cheap as shit, easy as hell and tastier than fuck to make. It also goes really well with grilled meats. I will also say it is probably healthier than what we are making today and I guaran-goddamn-tee you it is cheaper than today’s dish.

Fuck that! We’re going from scratch!

Angel hair pasta with garlic parmesan cream sauce!

Procure some angel hair pasta and use about half of the package – sorry! No homemade pasta today.

1 1/2 cups of heavy cream.

3/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan – Of course I used parmigiano reggiano.

Half a stick of butter. Oh yeah.

4 cloves of garlic minced.

1/4 teaspoon of NUTMEG!

Some fresh chives – chopped.

Salt and pepper to taste.

1 extra hour on the treadmill.

Get them noodles into a pot of boiling water.

Hot sexy boiling noodle action!

And cook till al dente – about 4 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside.

Grate up your fresh parmesan and chop up the chives.

Take out a medium size sauce pan or stock pot and add in the butter. Over a medium-medium low heat melt the butter down, then add in the heavy cream. Did you just have a minor heart palpitation? You’ll be fine. My doctor said so.

After a couple of minutes, add in the grated cheese and stir until bubbly.

Next add in the garlic, and the nutmeg. Give it a taste and add in the salt and pepper.

A quick note here: this is going to be really fucking tasty and you may think it’s perfectly seasoned already so why add in the extra salt? Because we are going to be dumping a big ol’ bunch of unseasoned pasta into this pot and it will dilute the flavors. If you want to err on the side of caution add the salt after cooking. Get that cooked pasta into the pot and place a handful of the chopped chives over the top.

Oh Jesus is this stuff good. Holy Hell! You will be tempted to just grab a spoon and go to town. Gobbling down big spoonfuls while you just lean over the pot while standing in the kitchen looking at the clock on the stove.

I’m not going to judge here but just this once serve it alongside the chicken and the spinach salad.

As should be obvious this shouldn’t be an everyday side dish. Even if you can afford to make this shit daily it just wouldn’t be a good idea. Every once in awhile though?

Damn right!

Let’s go ahead and plate this stuff up.

That? That’s some perfect fucking harmony right there. The chicken has a garlicky thing going with the undercurrent of lemon. The charcoal grilling gives it the requisite smokiness. The spinach salad – baby spinach, julienned carrot, almond slivers, dried cherries and blue cheese with a white vinaigrette. It’s from a premixed bag. So sue me I made the rest from scratch! Besides this time store bought is definitely cheaper than mixing this on your own – gives a depth and lightness. The tang of the blue cheese is spot on.

That pasta dish though? Rich, creamy, cheesy, garlicky damn goodness.

Can a side dish be a star?

MAYBE!

That is one satisfying meal. If you have leftover chicken it can be used in a number of applications.

There will probably NOT be any leftover parmesan pasta.

I appreciate you reading along folks. Just a few more weeks until football season is real!

Remember to eat healthy when possible, exercise as much as you can, visit your doctor at least once a year and then you can occasionally indulge in the good stuff once in awhile. Life’s too goddamn short.

Thanks for being there.

PEACE!

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yeah right is a lifelong Vikings fan. Loves to cook but doesn't plate. Loves to drink but hates hangovers. Loves to read. Has no regrets.

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Pickled some banana pepper rings with garlic, onions and turmeric root this morning.
This evening I set up some hotter peppers to ferment that I’ll make sauce out of in a few weeks.

theeWeeBabySeamus

New thread is up.
I would suggest lowering your expectations, however.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Wakezilla

Going to the store to buy the ingredients for this tonight or tomorrow. (Probably will buy two bottles of white wine though)

Sadly, it’s going to be the oven version.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Pretty anticlimactic end to the golf today.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Isn’t that all golf?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

“Look at America. Taking it in the ass and not minding at all.”

-Putin

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Redshirt

You and Putin just described the biggest problem with America today preceicely.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Is this the “conservative” homophobia talking?

scotchnaut

“These Negroes are making me thirsty!”

-Michael Richards’ slogan for his new pretzel stand business

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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herodotus450
herodotus450

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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“I’LL NEVER EAT MASHED PEAS AGAIN!!!”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Wakezilla

But at least y’all have a space force coming

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Redshirt

You gotta love 80s TV. Special Effects got better but Suspension of Disbelief hadn’t caught up yet.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Game Time Decision
Game Time Decision

Just a quick thanks to yeah right for the corn on the bbq from last week. I did it yesterday when doing chicken and it turned out great. Mrs GtD loved it

Redshirt

Aw, hell. Shit is starting to go down in DC.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

The new Jurassic World flick was disappointing.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Really?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehe

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Redshirt

The dinosaurs attempts to stop meteor that killed them were…unsuccessful.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

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I plan to try this chicken marinade recipe tomorrow.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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It feel good.

theeWeeBabySeamus

D’awwwww….who’s a good boy?????

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Obligatory:

Tastes Like Chicken….Fish.

Redshirt

So if I’m against Trump, I’m on the same side of Omarosa.
If I’m against Omarosa, I’m on the same side as Trump.

Can’t breathe. Walls closing in. I’m okay. I’m okay. WHO PUT THIS SKIN ON MY ARM?!

scotchnaut

“I once viewed the world through black and white absolutes. Then I moved on.”

-A Colour Printer

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“……”

-Expensive cartridge provided by long term “maintenance” agreement

scotchnaut

Interviewer: “What if I told you that the movie “Transformers” made more money than “An Andalusian Dog” by a factor of 10,000. Maybe more.”

S. Dali: “What is this ‘Transformers’ movie about?”

Interviewer: “It’s about cars, trucks, planes and other vehicles turning into robots and fighting the forces of evil.”

S. Dali: “You’re not serious!”

Interviewer: “Yeah.”

S. Dali: “That’s ridiculous and absurd. Art in the future is almost exactly as I had imagined!”

scotchnaut

Herodotus would get this. HERODOTUS! Where are you?

HERODOTUS!

herodotus450
herodotus450

[Camera Dali’s over]
[Empty chair]

scotchnaut

“I don’t understand.”

-John Ruskin

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Time has run out.

Redshirt
theeWeeBabySeamus

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Alexa more, I find this…
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theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, I know she’s tiny, but that’s fucking ridiculous.

theeWeeBabySeamus

THERE IT IS!!!!!
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scotchnaut

You can’t fool me. That’s Tara Reid just before everything and the kitchen sink kicked in.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Dammit. Why you gotta go and ruin this for me?
😛

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

“I’ll suck your cock for a thousand dollars. Seamus can’t watch, though, or he has to pay a hundred.”

theeWeeBabySeamus

You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

Redshirt

(breaks beer bottle on bar top)

“Care to rephrase that blasphemic comment?”

scotchnaut

Me: “HEY LOOK, A LITTLE PONY WITH AN INJURED HOOF!”

Redshirt: “WHA!” [looks around frantically]

Me: [runs away]

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I can go on; it gets worse.

Redshirt

I’m talking about Alexa Bliss. Not that walking, talking drug abuse lesson.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Too bad.

scotchnaut

I think Brando covered it towards the end of Apocalypse Now.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Please, for the love of God and all that’s (allegedly) holy…

Please, no more.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

OK, if you insist.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

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scotchnaut

“I’d sugar her daddy in a New York heartbeat!”

-Japanese Billionaire

scotchnaut

I miss the good old days…

scotchnaut

Haven’t seen the ‘magic spray’ used on the injured yet. Perhaps these girls don’t go for that bullshit.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

Doctor: “Sir, how exactly did your penis get broken?”

Guy: “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

Why is he trying to stand up? That’s the last thing you do in public when you have a boner.

scotchnaut

Rwandan Tourism spent 30 million pounds to have “Visit Rwanda” placed on the sleeves of Arsenal jerseys.

If you do happen to visit be sure to go during “Machete Appreciation Month”. It wraps up with a “(Severed) Hands Across Rwanda” celebration.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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“One of the worst case of Athlete’s Foot I’ve ever seen.”

theeWeeBabySeamus

Tinactin: Not so tough actin’ after all, huh muthafucka???????

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scotchnaut

C’MON, MEXICO. SHOW US THAT YOU HAVE BIG OVARIES!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

4-1 England. Mexico has a lousy history against colonizers.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Teaching my niece how to make cloverleaf rolls today.
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Later, there will be grilled meat and veggies.

Tomorrow, I will feel fat probably.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

https://deadspin.com/jim-tomsula-says-to-put-salt-in-your-cheep-beer-and-cha-1828288031

Other life changing tips from Hobo Jim:

–Add Nyquil to roadkill to make a tasty before bedtime snack
–Make sure to use a neutral color for your bindle so you can safely pass through rival gang territory
–A little bit of shoe polish is just as good for your mustache as Just for Men

scotchnaut

-need a back scratcher? Kill a feral cat, rip out its tongue and tie it to a branch.

-BONUS TIP-boil the rest of the carcass in water, gravel and beard clippings for a rich and hearty cat broth. It’ll cure what ails you.

blaxabbath

– Brew a cup of Foldgers; close your eyes, IMAGINE it’s a venti Carmel Frappuccino. Sip. Just saved ya $6, ya?!

scotchnaut

England up 2-1. I hope Hippo took the over.

scotchnaut

As ZZ Topp would say, Russo from England “has got legs’.

/England ties it up at one. BOO!

scotchnaut

I bet Hemp from the British side smells funny.

scotchnaut

Ovalle from Mexico with a genius strike! Seriously, what a shot.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Sometimes I think all of you are making up names.

scotchnaut

If the U-20 Women’s World Cup players wore beach volleyball shorts my erection would be even larger.

/don’t fret-I’m driving down to the police station to report myself

blaxabbath

Report yourself as the local head of he GOP.

theeWeeBabySeamus

As someone who, a little over a year ago, spent over two hours photographing what he thought was a college girls’ beach volleyball tournament near El Segundo…. Which only later he learned was a HS girls’ beach volleyball tournament (no shit…this is true)…

But still never deleted the photos?

Yeah, we can carpool to the police station probably.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If there are none in your room or on your dick you might be OK.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Too old for me!”

-Roy Moore

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theeWeeBabySeamus

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Alfredo is so underrated both in flavor and as a lining for my arteries.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Kellogg’s casting agent: *sigh* NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fronkenshteen

In my region, Route 11 runs parallel with Interstate 81. Annually, there is a “Yard Crawl” along this road, lasting all weekend. It essentially turns 11 into a giant series of Yard Sales. It runs for over sixty (60!) miles; from Stephens City to Harrisonburg. I work from 4-11 tonight. The restaurant I cook for is on Route 11. Fuck.

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Awesome. I should really grill chicken more often.
Did pork chops marinated in a cherry/balsamic vinegrette and brats on the grill last night.
Confession time: I combined a leftover yogurt sauce (for fish) with another leftover tomato based sauce (for beef) then sliced some artichoke hearts (from a jar) heated up the abomination I created and sauced the pork chops. REALLY FUCKING GOOD!

Happy Sunday Gravy!

Don T

Damn that looks great. Even the parts without cream and butter.

Wakezilla

Duron Carter got released. I’d say it’s surprising, but, it’s amazing how a football player can go from quirky to distraction when they don’t play well.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Eccentric – rich

Crazy, needs to die – poor or homeless

Same disorder…… but I digress.

scotchnaut

Kevin The Broom!

scotchnaut

Wonder how successful that “Visit Rwanda” advertising campaign is?

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Horatio Cornblower

Well, that’s it, fire the new guy!
-Arsenal Twitter

Wakezilla

#bringbackArsene!

scotchnaut

Okay, what’s with the Batman mask?

ballsofsteelandfury

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ballsofsteelandfury

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blaxabbath

“Angel hair, you say?”

-Paul Manafort perusing his latest jacket catalogue (I mean, back when he was a free man).