Damn. I think I may have pulled a muscle in my chest doing my recent work-out. Either that, or it’s the early warning signs of a heart condition. Well, I guess time will tell.
Speaking of which, one site I like to check on a semi-regular basis is This Is Why You’re Fat (http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com/), a blog that documents some of the most horrific culinary creations ever put to plate, from Breakfast Sushi to the Waffle-Coated Hot Dog on a Stick. Yes, most entries are of the “Who the hell would eat that?” variety. But a few, I’m not ashamed to admit, fall into the “I the hell would eat that!” category. My Top 5 Desired Guilty Pleasures from the recent This Is Why You’re Fat archives…
If someone had simply described it to me, my reaction would be “Disgusting!”. But one look at that picture and I’ve revised that response to “Delicious!”. From Flickr via http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com.
I remember once going to a comfort food restaurant and ordering something called The Elvis Shake. It contained peanut butter, chocolate, and banana, and was so damn good that it was the only menu item to leave a favorable impression that night. So much so that I’ve incorporated (almost) those same ingredients into my post-morning work-out shakes. I wonder if The King did as well. From The Picky Palate via http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com.
I’m sure you’ve noticed a pattern developing. I’ve eschewed those crazy meatastic masterpieces in favor of the demented desserts. And they don’t get much more demented than this. I’d probably eat it with a double scoop of vanilla to cut the sweetness. From CakeSpy via http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com.
Again, something that begs to be served with a double or triple scoop of vanilla ice cream. Hmmm, upon further consideration, I’d suggest going quadruple. From redpajamas via http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com.
Okay, to be honest, I’d no doubt try everything on that website at least once – and would probably enjoy more than half of what I sampled. But I’m limiting myself to those five only because I’m hungry as hell and about to head off to the Night Market for some no-doubt equally delectable dishes. Will report back tomorrow with pictures. In the meantime, how about some mailbag…
Light writes: “A quick question – do you really follow Ice Hockey at all?”
Answer: Not especially, although I do pay attention during the playoffs (and root for my old home team, the Montreal Canadians). I prefer the NFL and NCAA basketball.
susan the tartan turtle writes: “Probably shouldn’t ask such an indelicate question but – how old is Miss Jelly?”
Answer: She’s eleven.
susan the tartan turtle also writes: “World Cup – Scots are usually accused of supporting whichever team is playing England.”
Answer: Ah, yes. I have it on good authority that, if their national team doesn’t make the tourney, Scots generally root for Argentina – which, coincidentally, ousted England in that controversial 1986 World Cup match.
Airelle writes: “Ok I will ask is that a ponytail on the side of Jamil’s head there or is that Kiefer hair?”
Answer: Ha! You noticed. It’s actually a clip-on Jamil is wearing in support of Brazil.
Thornyrose writes: “So how is the pool going at this point?”
Answer: Carl – who knows next to nothing about soccer – is out in front. I’m in second place, one point back, but any hopes I had of winning the pool were dashed with Italy’s early departure. Of course, Carl’s hopes were dashed the second he picked the U.S. to go all the way.
Nadine writes: “You’ve seen Blood, right? […] I know you’ve done posts on animes in the past (I have them bookmarked for summer viewing LoL) but if I liked Blood, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Last Exile are there any along those veins which you’d recommend of the top of your head?”
Answer: If you’re referring to Blood: The Last Vampire, I saw the original movie and thought it was okay, but I have picked up the new series (simply haven’t gotten around to it yet). Along those lines? Hmmmmm. Re: FMA. I hear D.Gray-Man is similarly enjoyable. As for Last Exile…not sure. Haven’t come across anything quite like it although, now that you mention them, FMA and Last Exile have a lot in common (ie. the steampunk element).
Eternal Density writes: “While I agree with that for me, that statement doesn’t sit well with me because there are many fans who did not benefit from SGU at all.”
Answer: You miss my point. Even those Stargate fans not watching Universe benefit from its continued production since it keeps the franchise relevant and the prospect of the SG-1 and Atlantis movies alive.
Tammy Dixon writes: “Do you know how long it will take for them to prepare the stem cells from Jelly and do the injections?”
Answer: They remove the tissue on the Tuesday, overnight it to the lab that separates the stem cells and overnights it the Wednesday, then inject them the Thursday. Hopefully she’ll be seeing some improvement by the weekend.
Narelle from Aus writes: “Found out the other day why Ralph’s leg hadn’t been healing. This worked its way out of his body on Tuesday.”
Answer: Poor, Ralph. Give him a big kiss on the nose from me.
morjana writes: “#SGA and #SG1 stars will appear in #SGU Season 2, says Brad Wright.”
Answer: That was fast.
dave1984 writes: “will we be seeing any of the Atlantis crew in SGU?”
E writes: “Will we ever find out how did the Blue Aliens get hold of the communication stone? It’s quite obvious that Rush didn’t take one with him.”
Answer: Actually, Rush did have one with him. When Young accuses him, Rush doesn’t hide the fact, responding along the lines of “Oh, well.”
jimmy writes: “Et vous Joseph, qui soutenez-vous ? Quelle équipe est la votre ?”
Answer: Maintenant? Japon! (I’m rooting Japan, my home away from home!).
BrianC writes: “Did you have a chance to see Planates yet?”
Answer: I did. Liked it but didn’t love it. It was a bit too slow for me.
Bilo&Bella writes: “I have a senior horse who will probably be facing arthritis in the coming years so it would be interesting to see if this treatment can be used in horses.”
Answer: As a matter of fact, this procedure was originally marketed for equine therapy. Horses have benefited greatly from the treatment.
Shawn Cassidy writes: “What was the red card for?? Come on, whaddya do???”
Answer: I received it for writing a certain scene. After the first rehearsal, Louis marched onto set and gave one of the actor’s a red card as well. Caught it on video. You’ll see it eventually.
Chevron7 writes: “So any new ice cream concoctions Joe?”