Tastes Like Chicken

Thursday, May 16, 2002

_Tastes Like Cat and Chicken
How to make Chin tsen mao zo, to zo:
Cut the meat of a mature cat and a chicken into cubes and steam them until tender with water chestnuts, pieces of fresh sugar cane, fresh ginger root, and preferred herbs.

Cat meat is also stir-fried and sautéed by the same Chinese recipes as dog. It is eaten too in China as smoked meat.

While the Chinese prefer puppy meat over adult dog, the meat of mature cats is most commonly eaten there."
So, can you save a step by eating a cat after it eats your chicken?

stolen from nisa

_The First Church of Pac-Man

What Would Pac-Man Do?

_Gary Coleman to star in "POSTAL 2"
Postal was basically about killing people with flair. Think Death Race 2000, only without the race. And with guns. Or something. It was pure attitude. The game was kinda weak, but the shirts their company gave me kick ass unapologetically:

Those signs look pretty tight, too, whether or not you go for the authentic bullet holes.

_Peanut Butter and Chocolate Creme Oreos
Ohhh yeaaahhh. There are a few scattered reports from people that have already sampled these double discs of decadent temptation, all positive.

Update: They're good, but I think I prefer the chocolate-cookie Nutter Butters (which have been hard to find).

Update 2: Better still is buying the classic Oreos and applying real peanut butter, post split. You even get some variety if you have good split technique and isolate the creme on one side.

_Ozzy, Madonna and Kelly
"Radio stations throughout the U.S. have begun playing Kelly Osbourne's cover recording of Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach' from The Osbourne Family Album due to be released on June 11. At a news conference on Wednesday, family patriarch Ozzy Osbourne commented 'I'm passing the torch to my daughter.' The following repartée between father and 17-year-old daughter then ensued: Kelly: 'I love Madonna. Who doesn't?' Ozzy: 'I don't.' Kelly: 'You just want to f**k her.' Ozzy: 'She's too old for me.'"

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Sunday, May 12, 2002

_Dangerous UI
BMW is trying to reduce the complexity of interior controls on their newest car, the 745, by consolidating many functions in a single control and screen. It looks like this good intention may leave the road paved with mangled imports because squeezing so many functions through this interface means burying even mundane functions, like changing the radio station, under layers of computer menus:
• Pull the iDrive knob back to select the "entertainment" menu.
• Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "memory."
• Scroll to the top of the next menu and highlight "M FM."
• Scroll to the right and click "manual."
• Twist the knob to tune in a station.
• Click "memory" — twice — to store it.
In a lesser car, you might simply twist a knob. In the 745i, tuning the radio is an interactive experience at 75 m.p.h. After a bit of this, you may wonder what's the fuss over handheld cellphones.
Unfortunately, the car also trys to outsmart it's occupants:
My beagle, whose job description is "scan roadsides for squirrels," is in the back, moving from one side window to the other. Each time he shifts, sensors in the seat take note, and the right rear headrest whirrs up as the left one whirrs down. For the next two hours, the headrests dance in tandem, as if trying to provide comfort for restless spirits.
[shakes head ruefully]

I saw one of these, in traffic and up close, a month or so ago. I didn't realize at the time how rare such a sighting is, but sightings of ridiculous cars do seem to happen around here with alarming frequency.