Sunday Gravy with yeah right: Season Premier! Chicken Ala King (Hippo)

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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

Well hello!

There we fucking are! Welcome back folks, welcome back. It’s time to do that damn thing again. It’s time for another season of Sunday Gravy! The weekly feature where I get to cook, experiment, report and write down the results. Can’t wait.

The good news is I will be helping you recover from a chronic lack of professional football over the next several months. The bad news IS the aforementioned chronic lack of professional football.

Goddamn it’s a long off season.

I guess we’re embarking on season 5 of Sunday Gravy. Lost track a bit myself. Fortunately my daughter youngest right, gave me a permanent reminder of my endeavor this past year for Christmas – it’s in the banner image too but look at this beautiful fucking thing!

You know when someone says “That’s a really thoughtful gift!” No, THIS is a really thoughtful gift. She damn near brought the old man to tears with this beauty. I’ll probably feature this in a photo background a few times during the season.

Like so.

Since I was showing off the awesome cutting board – that will NEVER actually be used for cutting – you may have been wondering where this week’s “food porn” shot of dinner was. That’s it right there.

We’ve discussed inspiration in the past but inspiration can come from many different sources. Sometimes I’ll get inspired but something I saw on the Food Network or the Cooking Channel both of which I watch on a fairly unhealthy basis. Sometimes I’ll get inspired by something I saw online. I get emails with menu suggestions on a near daily basis. If you’re curious I’m a long time member of Epicurious.com Yes, I am unapologetically a fucking food nerd. And still other times my inspiration comes from right here at our dear old DFO home.

During one of the weekly, in season weekly, Lesser Footy blogs our very own King Hippo mentioned that he was going to use his Instant Pot and make a chicken chimichurri for dinner. Intrigued I asked him for the recipe and he mentioned a pretty simple preparation of chicken breast cooked in a jar of chimichurri sauce that he found at the store and cook with some added water in the Instant Pot for 50 minutes.

Boom! Fucking inspiration.

I thought, holy fucking shit, I can do that and it sounds pretty goddamn delicious. I figured I could do my own damn thing with the recipe and filter in some of my old ideas and food profiles for it.

Sold.

Before getting started we need to discuss the world wide food phenomenon that is chicken and rice. I think basically every culture on the goddamn planet has a version of chicken and rice. Except maybe the French and well, probably the Germans too but that shit is every fucking where. We have a food truck out here in L.A. that sells only chicken and rice. It can be stupid simple to make or you can literally spend entire days making a stock for it. It can be cross-cultural, spice heavy, bland as fuck or whatever you want. It is adaptable, customizable and damn near perfect as far as delivering healthy total nutrition.

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That is a Hainanese chicken and rice from the Hainan province of Southern China. Entire cultures subsist on this almost exclusively.

A few weeks ago we had the “New Year’s resolution” discussion here and more than one of us mentioned the concept of dropping a few pounds. Chicken and rice is a perfect way to do just that. If you can handle the thought of eating the same thing every day then you are well on your way to a quick weight loss program.

Here’s a funny thing, I actually DO eat the same thing every Monday through Friday and I have for years. It can be done. I do this for the fact that I cook every Sunday and motherfucker I am going to cook and eat whatever the fuck I want on that day.

Hence Sunday Gravy.

Let’s do this damn thing.

When I processed the recipe idea that Mr. Hippo provided I thought I could jazz that recipe up by making a homemade chimichurri – yes we’ve done one before.

Remember this fucker?

I used that to dress this tasty bastard.

That’s from my Gaucho flank steak post that I made during the Rio Olympics and now that I’ve seen that photo again I can’t fucking WAIT until grilling season.

Today though we are making Chicken Chimichurri and Turmeric garlic rice.

To the recipe.

Chimichurri sauce.

1/4 cup of fresh parsley – chopped

2 tablespoons of fresh oregano – chopped

4 cloves of garlic – minced

3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Let’s get out our trusty food processor to lighten our burden a bit. You can do this all by hand but your ass better be real skilled with a knife.

Get your fresh herbs in there first and pulse a couple of quick times.

Next add in the garlic, red pepper and red wine vinegar.

Then let’s give this a whirl for about 30-45 seconds.

When done, empty the contents into a bowl and cover with the olive oil then season to taste with the salt and pepper.

Cover with some plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour. Not too long since we want the herbs to remain fairly fresh.

Get yourself about 2 or so pounds of chicken, I used boneless skinless chicken breast but chicken thighs would be ideal as well.

Grab yourself our all-too-familiar one gallon zip top bag and place the chicken inside

Next add in the chimichurri.

Get the excess air out of the bag before sealing completely, Squish the chicken around a bit to ensure total coverage and then…

WARNING! 3 HOUR MARINATION!!!

Marinate for 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Ever read a recipe through, thought “Fuck yeah, I can make this!” started to make it then forgot that you were supposed to marinate something for a few hours or overnight? Yeah, that’s pretty fucked up. I figured I’ll devote more attention to marinating time this year to help avoid this type of calamity.

When three hours have elapsed – you can go a few more hours if you want but I wouldn’t recommend doing this overnight, it has potential to break the chicken down too much – get the chicken out of the fridge and let it get almost near room temperature.

It’s time to break out…

INSTANT POT!

If you enlarge that photo you can see the exact setting I used for the cooking of the chicken. “Meat/Stew” setting, pressure “High” warming “on” and time set for 50 minutes.

I wanted to add a bit more flavor here so I poured in about 2 cups of chicken stock and added about half of an onion – sliced.

Next we add in the marinated chicken.

Get that lid on there and get this fucker to cookin’! One quick note: I found the 50 minutes to be a little too long for the chicken, it could have probably gone just 30 minutes.

While the Instant Pot is getting up to temp and doing it’s damn thing, let’s get after that rice.

This will look familiar to some of you because we’ve done this before.

Remember this delicious goddamn thing?

That was our macadamia crusted halibut steak – to this day one of my favorite episodes ever.

This is pretty much the same recipe.

Rice pilaf with turmeric, garlic and slivered almonds.

Let’s get out our ingredients.

1 cup of long grain rice. I used a nice jasmine rice but basmati would do the damn deed as well.

1 and 2/3 cups of chicken stock.

2 tablespoons of butter.

1 small onion chopped pretty fine.

2 cloves of garlic minced.

1 tablespoon of turmeric.

Salt and pepper to taste.

A small handful of some slivered almonds.

A teaspoon each of chopped fresh parsley and chopped fresh oregano.

See what we’re doing here?

Profiles! The chimichurri has parsley and oregano in it so let’s do the same thing with the rice.

Motherfucking continuity!

Chop up your herbs first.

Take out a medium sauce pan and melt the butter over medium heat. Next add in the diced onion and cook for about 4-5 minutes.

Next toss in the rice and the garlic, we’re going to cook this until the rice gets nice and toasty.

When the rice has gotten a nice toasted color we add in the turmeric and the fresh herbs.

Toss the rice for just a minute or so to get all of the grains coated in the turmeric. Next, in goes the chicken stock.

Cover tightly with a lid, reduce the flame to very low and leave undisturbed for 17 minutes.

When the rice has cooked, use a fork or a spoon to fluff up and add in the slivered almonds.

If you’ve timed this right the rice should be finished just as the Instant Pot has done about 10 minutes of natural pressure release. Vent the rest of the pressure and remove the lid.

While we could simply enjoy a lovely dish of just the chicken and rice I made a meal of it and got a spinach salad.

This was a new style for me today.

That’s a pre-mixed spinach salad called “Spinach Miso Crunch.” It has baby spinach, red chard, diced carrot, a goddamn delightful miso dressing and some slivered almonds, cashews and wonton bits for crunch. This fucker was damn good.

Plate up time!

Rice first, followed by the cooked chicken right on top. Add a little of the cooking sauce over the top if you like, then some salad.

And here’s a closer look.

I want to try a little something new and introduce a beverage pairing for the meal. I’ve fucked around a bit in the past but thought I would highlight it a bit more this season. The wine is a very nice mid to low priced Pinot Grigio. This is from “Flipflop” vineyards, a California vineyard. Crisp, clean just a little sweetness and extremely drinkable. Went perfectly with this dish.

The overall dish has a bright punch of fresh herbaciousness from the parsley and oregano, there’s the underlying garlic notes, the exotic taste of the turmeric rice and the slight crunch from the salad and the almonds.

You could eat this every damn day and I took some of the leftovers to work for the next 3 days. It reheated magnificently.

Thank you for the inspiration King Hippo! Be sure to let your daughter know that this recipe was indeed “dank.”

You folks are always welcome to give recipe requests in the comments and I look forward to everyone’s suggestions.

Sunday Gravy is back, Yo!

Thanks for reading and I look forward to guiding you through the long goddamn off season.

Be good to each other.

PEACE!

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Don’t be afraid; she’s only hear to cut the cheese.

Wakezilla

Do you need a lesser footy fix so bad, you’re willing to watch MLS preseason lesser footy? Then brother, do I have a gift for you. At 4:30 Best Coast time, you can watch the Whitecaps take on Japan’s Iwaki FC, live from Hawaii, via streaming at https://www.whitecapsfc.com/

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ballsofsteelandfury

Yum!

Wakezilla

Get ready to have this jammed down our throats:

“The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine just concluded “Former high school football players show no difference in cognitive function testing and have lower depression scores when compared to non-contact sport controls.”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

When will we catch up with the Soviets on scratch and sniff technology so I can taste these posts through my phone?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Col. Duke LaCross

I like that Birmingham has Spinal Tap’s “Smell The Glove” album cover as their helmet logo.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I see where NFL referee Red Cashion died. Man, I loved that guy’s calls. “Personal Foul, Unnecessary Roughness, number 56 on the defense was poking the guy in the eyeballs and giving him a wedgie. 15 yard penalty, and an automatic… FIRST DOWN!!!

scotchnaut

Was he the ‘giving him the business” guy?

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

No, that was Heidi Fleiss.

Col. Duke LaCross

A costly fumble by Trent Richardson? The hell, you say?!

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

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Bullet fart.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It rained in LA *again* today. My plants must think I live in Ireland.

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

I was reained the other day and my butt still hurts.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

There’s a reason that Albert Hammond was a one-hit wonder.

scotchnaut

This tune didn’t hit in the US? For shame! Just so you’re aware, this song is about rail-centric transportation.

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

Rail-centric? Here that was the song Cocaine.

scotchnaut

Stupid tune. Running all round my brain.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Perhaps the radio audience in the US is not so transportation-fixated. Though we did fall for that Gordon Lightfoot shipping song.

scotchnaut

That song is so long. Here’s the abridged version-it cuts to the chase quite quickly.

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

The Titanic went done quickly. So does a *certain* person’s MOM.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Oh SURE; use the edit button.

Gratliff

Shenanigans!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

Whoa, whoa, whoa-maybe this movie is moving into new territory.

Secondary character: “I could spank him with a frying pan.”

I prefer a wooden spatula but I’m more than curious about this possibility…

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

So in watching this afternoon’s AAF tilt, I started thinking about the team name for Birmingham. I guess they’re trying to evoke this:comment image

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But all I think of when I think of Birmingham is this:
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I guess the individual players are referred to as Irons.
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Or Jeremies.comment image

Gratliff

Birmingham playing in the black unis is what Alabama natives call reparations.

Redshirt

Is there anything that stops Kickers and Punters from playing for both the NFL in the fall and the AAF in the winter?

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

Contracts.

scotchnaut

You spelled ‘cataracts’ wrong…

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

That’s not an impediment.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

I’m pretty sure in 10 years time, all that’s gonna be left at these stores for current cashiers is doing the shopping for curbside pickups and delivery services. Meijer already doesn’t use human cashiers after 10 pm. It feels kind of like a lazy or snobbish thing to do to have someone shop for you, but I’m pretty sure if the services don’t become hugely popular, they’re going to eliminate the entire workforce.

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

Jeff Bezos likes your vision!

Gratliff

I’m very cynical and fatalist when it comes to America’s economic future. It’s gonna be real bad real soon. We’re gonna long for the days of wage slaves when we reach Mumbai “underground economy based on recycling wealthy society’s plastic goods in an alleyway” levels that the donor class jerks off to every night.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It may take a while, but yeah.

I think the most suffering coming up will be in failed states from the affects of climate change, but I’m a real cheery optimist.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Ooh. Free shit at Meijer.

Ian Scott McCormick

Honestly if the AAF wants to get viewers just promise them no kickers and punters. You have to go for it on every 4th down, and have to go for 2 on every TD. “What happens if you get pinned back deep?” Oh, don’t get pinned back deep. That’s bad news for you.
I might watch that for the novelty of seeing field position football twisted into its most severe form.

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Stupid sexy lack of muzzle discipline.

scotchnaut

/excerpt from The Man Who Kissed Liberty Valence

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Deep Tongue.

scotchnaut

I laughed.

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scotchnaut

/Hannah gives Cherry Winks to the local municipal records-keeper

Records-Keeper: “Look over all the files you want. I MUST GORGE IN PRIVATE NOW.”

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I like doughnuts too.

Redshirt

According to the ticker on CBSN, perennial late 19th and early 20th Century Democratic Presidential Nominee, William Bryan has won the pole in next week’s Daytona 500. What an inspirational…what? William Byron? Oh, well its not as inspiring but good for him anyway!

scotchnaut

Word has it he’s going to run on a “White Tires Only” platform.

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scotchnaut

Who is going to look guilty during the funeral service? [scoots forward to the edge of his seat] “Let’s Watch!”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

You think you know where the plot is going and then Mrs. Ferney buys up all the Maple Kisses at the fundraiser!

/I’ll be honest-I did not see this coming

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Redshirt

End of Church Sermon Today:

Pastor: “Pray for our Country!”
(Congregation loudly goes “Amen!”)
Pastor: “Pray for our Leaders!”
(Congregation loudly goes “Amen!”)
Pastor: “Pray for our President!”
(Congregation softly mumbles)
Pastor: “Wow. Only three of you?”

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Three?

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LemonJello
LemonJello

Which Bee Gees album is this from?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Jesus; High as Balls.

Gratliff

Nunchuks on the doorknob is an underreported stereotype of heroin addicts

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Lines AND a spoon, ice in his Jack D?

Livin’ la Vida Loca.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

He works arms in the gym more than most junkies.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Jesus is bogarting the dude’s fix.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Didn’t even throw in some cash.

scotchnaut

“3 outta 5 ain’t bad.”

-Meatloaf

Gratliff

-The founding fathers

scotchnaut

“Agreed. What’s this about meat and loaf?”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

-Andy R., K.C.

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scotchnaut

MIL: “I prayed for you in church today.”

Me: “Please don’t bother. It doesn’t do any good at all.”

MIL: [stunned silence for about 5 seconds]* “I, uh. Why?”

Me: “Just don’t.”

*probably a record

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Nice.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Tell her if she’s going to pray for you, she should cut to the chase and pray for you to win the lottery.

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scotchnaut

“Officer Down is down.”

“Who is down?”

“Down.”

“Damnit! Which officer is down?”

“You heard me. Down!”

“You already told me about his status. Who is down?”

“One of your officers. Down. Damnit!”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Isn’t it Down’s?

King Hippo

Doctor Down’s! this Fall on Fox

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Isn’t that how she got the promotion?

Col. Duke LaCross

Something called a “Christian Hackenburg” just completed a pass.

scotchnaut

Did someone download the free app? I can’t get anything on the tube.

Gratliff

I’ve got it on CBS SN

Col. Duke LaCross

CBSSN

Col. Duke LaCross

Then NFLN is carrying the Salt Lake v. Arizona game tonight.

scotchnaut

I’ll get the nighter but don’t have the current tilt. Living in The Canada, I don’t get CBSSN.

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

BUILD THE WALL!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Lucky he’s not playing the Lions.

Gratliff

Oh hey. Football’s on again today.

scotchnaut

Lots of tension at the police station but Hannah’s cookies calm everyone down.

My secret ingredient? Quaaludes.

King Hippo

I really want the 2020s to be the decade that brings back teh ‘ludes

scotchnaut

Seems like a good time time as any to live-blog “Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe”*

*Bakery owner Hannah Swenson just can’t seem to keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up.

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Wakezilla

The good news: United has sole possession of the last wildcard spot in the EPL.

The bad news: They play midweek against PSG and then again on Sunday against Liverfailure while Chelski and Arseholes have Cup cake matches.

King Hippo

dunno if anyone is cake enough for Chelski right now

scotchnaut

“John Goodman is a good actor and he’s Canadian!”

“They tied up that guy’s hands-so stupid they didn’t tie his legs.”

“They left the baby on the roof of the car and almost ran him over. What were they thinking?”

“This movie doesn’t make any sense at all!”

-My mother-in-law watching Raising Arizona earlier this afternoon

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

He’s from Missouri. The one in Canada.

scotchnaut

I’m aware of every Canuck-born celebrity in Hollywood because our media can’t shut up for one second about dudes/ladies from our fair land that made it big in The Land of Dreams.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Eh?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Goodman was born in Affton, Missouri.[2] His father, Leslie Francis Goodman, was a postal worker; he died of a heart attack when John was two years old. Goodman’s mother, Virginia Roos (née Loosmore), was a waitress at Jack and Phil’s Bar-B-Que….”

The important part to take away from this is Jack and Phil’s Bar-B-Que

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

To be fair; I had similar statements on LSD once.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

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Gratliff

el oh fucking el
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OR, more simply; what a dipshit. He has dipshitted himself before. Hopefully he is eliminated early.

Redshirt

That or they forgot to open the torpedo doors when they pushed the FIRE button.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Sorry; I edited the analogy. That has happened; some US torpedoes would arm the fuse and start tracking on their own. Which would be somewhat alarming I would think.

Redshirt

No problem. I’ll also accept you apology on behalf of my fellow dipshits for associating us with him.

Gratliff

Starting to believe he doesn’t actually want to be President so he’s doing it on purpose

Redshirt

It worked for Trump!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Agreed; you look at his education and where he was thoughtful, he is not an idiot, very intelligent actually. He could be one of those that does not process/ react quickly well at all.

Gratliff

A congressman?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That part brought him down a notch, I’m sure.

King Hippo

I have trouble seeing any nominee that isn’t Sen. Harris or Sen. Warren.

Gratliff

If Harris didn’t have that prosecutor background, I’d like her a lot more. I prefer Warren, but she needs to stop doing dumb attention bullshit and just run on her platform.

Redshirt

Okay. I’m a white person so here’s my position.

I want to dress up as Michael Jackson. I’ll need a red jacket, a silver glove and glasses, plus a soulful voice and powerful attitude when I perform.
I want to dress up like Black Panther. I’ll need a black full body costume and silver tooth-shaped necklace, plus a regal, dignified attitude?

Do I need black shoe polish? Why? Do my shoes look dull and scuffed?

Gratliff

Michael had some extremely well-maintained shoes

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

And after a while his skin was, well, I’m not sure what color it was.

Gratliff

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

They can’t paint match it at Ace Hardware and those guys are good.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Neither did he.

Senor Weaselo

It depends which Michael you’re dressing up as, first of all.

Wakezilla

He’s sabotaging his own campaign. Friday, he was talking about the underground railroad as a literal thing

Redshirt

https://freedomcenter.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Subway

I can vouch for this. Cincinnati doesn’t have any literal underground railroads. Well completed at least.

Based on Cincinnati’s history of building complete undergound railroads, if it was a literal thing, those poor souls escaping bondage would’ve been stuck a mile into Ohio while the city and county were arguing whose going to pay for the thing we’ve already started and is desperately needed.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

If he was discussing it as social infrastructure, he could have transitioned to make an incredibly effective point about the power of grassroots organizing, collective action, and the need to make politics personal and direct between people – this online, tv/radio commercial shit doesn’t matter anymore. That brief period is over.

Unfortunately, he didn’t.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Booker is liberal civility politics taken to the most absurd conclusion: the only bad people are the people who suggest there are actual bad people.

Gratliff

Flyers are currently on a 9-0-1 stretch and just knocked off Randy Carlyle, so you’re welcome, Ducks fans.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I like duck.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Senor Weaselo

BRING BACK GORDON BOMBAY!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The lovechild of two gins.

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King Hippo

Terribly important article, whoever wins the nomination, I think both Sen. Harris and Sen. Warren need to go after this shit, HARD:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-kleptocracy-came-to-america/580471/

Gratliff

Man, that’s crazy. To think kleptocracy snuck into America in 2016 1776.

ballsofsteelandfury

Right? This isn’t new.

King Hippo

It’s an escalation on an enormous scale. We now live (again) in dangerous times.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

People have no sense of scale and love to use a false equivalency to justify a multiplicity of crimes; it’s even better than the prevalent cognitive dissonance.

Gratliff

I think it’d be hard to quantify throughout American history, but it seems less that it’s more prevalent than that it’s less hidden, as everyone just assumes they’re getting away with it now.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I know what you are saying, but the veneer was thick enough to actually do some good. Before Reagan at least a segment had to pay a certain amount of taxation to remain wealthy. I also think that since they ARE openly getting away with it that more are jumping in for the good times. The other aspect is that while in the past the the US would exploit an influence other nations, the shoes are changing feet. You can look at the statistics that show the destruction of the middle class and the shift upwards of wealth.

King Hippo

Reagan opened the door for the authoritarians, who have then in turn been destroying our democratic institutions.

Those same authoriarians prop up insane cognitive dissonance (on the “horseshoe theory quote-unquote left”) in a scarily effective wedge to keep us from uniting to stop this hostile takeover. See Gabbard, Tulsi.

/heavily utilizes the rule of 10% – you can get 10% of any group to believe almost anything

It’s absolutely terrifying. So, I will continue to advocate for common sense, sunlight disinfectant, and coalition building. No matter how much piss gets wind-swept back onto my shoes.

/I don’t believe in owning 4-figure cost pairs of shoes anyway

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

No whey! The Wall cures All!!

King Hippo

Give us Wall!!11111

Gratliff

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

Similar on defense?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

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Wakezilla

Insanity knows no bounds. That ‘journalist’ should never be allowed to write again

King Hippo

Franklin Foer?? I’d say his bona fides are pretty strong.

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

Yep.

King Hippo

chuh chuh! I will try a few of these modifications, looks delightful!

/also, poor Chelski

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

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Fronkenshteen

Does anyone besides PK Subban play for Nashville? NBC won’t say.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Anyone got recommendations for things to do/see/eat in Portugal?

theeWeeBabySeamus

This could get ugly.

rockingdog
rockingdog

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King Hippo

#ItGetsWorse

Game Time Decision

For the chicken, is there a tsste or texture or some other difference between using the Instant Pot and just the oven for the cooking?
I get marinated chicken from a butcher and usually just bake it in the oven for an hour or so. Never thought to use the Instant Pot to cook it. So am curious about doing it that way.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

A lot of times I think of the Instant Pot as basically being an instant slow cooker, so those are the principles I tend to focus on.

rockingdog
rockingdog

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rockingdog
rockingdog

yooooo Aguero with a sweet strike to make it 2-0 man city.
not looking good for chelsea….

Game Time Decision

Love that cutting board
Went for a run, got cleaned up and cooked breakfast. Not sure of what to do today With no football on, does this mean that I need to pay attention to them now?

ballsofsteelandfury

Soccer!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Who is “them”? Draft analysts?

Game Time Decision

Family.

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

Those people?

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

They are my family now.

rockingdog
rockingdog

Shucks. Reddit cracking down on streaming. Oh well, looks like I have to go to FirstRowSports instead….

BrettFavresColonoscopy
theeWeeBabySeamus

At the hotel where I’m staying currently in Florida, there’s some kind of umpiring convention going on. There are literally hundreds of minor league/wannabe umpires here. Which is kind of cool except that apparently it’s also a tryout kind of thing, and most of them are in a bad mood because they didn’t get picked up, so to speak, and aren’t really in the mood to talk baseball right now.

I did talk to a couple of guys last night though, who did get picked up and will be on National League crews this year. I didn’t catch their names though. They were celebrating and thusly sort of drunk.

LemonJello
LemonJello

One question:

Are they just legally blind, or completely blind?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yes?

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

A lot of umping going on in a Florida hotel?

rockingdog
rockingdog

chelsea vs man city better be good.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Chicken a la King Hippo.

I’m sorry, but that shit is hilarious.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

DFO practice now that Yeah Right has his new cutting board (artist’s conception):

ballsofsteelandfury

I’m too old. Is “dank” a good thing?

Looks delicious, though. I like the idea of pressure cooking the marinated chicken. Hainan places in my hood poach the chicken and that’s just a little too authentic for my taste.

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

After 1986 it is. Before that it was a description of the dungeon where you die.

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

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OK, that was just the first time I had heard it used referring to good weed.

OR maybe REEFERING!