Okay. Weigh in with your opinions on the following…
The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer:
On the one hand, I’m thinking the visual effects will probably be great. On the other hand, the gags in this trailer feel mighty stale.
Now this sounds interesting: Company to Launch Tiny Satellites That ‘Bypass’ Internet Censorship… Why do I have a feeling certain authorities, working in conjunction with big service providers, will come up with some suspect reason to deep-six this?
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the story of an elderly couple in Tennessee whose dog was allegedly stolen by Penny Jekot, the director of a local animal rescue. Well, having gotten nowhere with Ms. Jekot, the couple has finally decided to sue to get their dog back…
Considering Ms. Jekot admitted to a reporter that she had the Haddix’s sign “a blank sheet of paper”, considering that a perfectly legal transfer of ownership, AND told a local animal welfare rep that she “decided the Haddix’s were elderly and did not need the dog” I don’t see how she expects to win this.
Of course, I was also surprised that the local authorities didn’t consider this a case of property theft. What gives? Are dogs not considered something as basic as property in Tennessee? Anyone care to enlighten me?
Thanks to everyone who took the time to post their favorite veggie recipes. I feel healthier already! Check out tonight’s side dish..
Inspired by JeffW.’s recipe for fried green tomatoes, Akemi and I made this version – which is a twist on a recipe by Montreal chef Chuck Hughes. Unable to find any green tomatoes, we decided to go with the kumatos as a affair comprise because their brownish hue was closer to green than their red counterparts. As per Jeff’s instructions, we first dipped them in milk, then covered them in cornmeal – although I did have a batch with Italian breadcrumbs. We fried them up in peanut oil, then topped them with clotted cream, crisp prosciutto, and chopped green onions.
Verdict: Delicious! Not quite as delicious as the pork and duck rillette it accompanied, but still pretty damn good.
Our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch continues with…Letters from Pegasus!
I offered my thoughts on this episode back when I was doing my Trip Down Memory Lane entries: June 16, 2012: An early start to the day! Days of Stargate Atlantis Past! Letters from Pegasus! The Gift!
As for Akemi – she liked it well enough, but it was no Before I Sleep in her books. Still: “Good episode.”
Next to the visual effects, her highlights are always the show’s more humorous moments. In this case: Beckett’s message to his mother, Zelenka’s impassioned description of the city rising up out of the water, McKay’s long-winded entry. Regarding the latter, she had immense respect for actor David Hewlett’s memory skills: “I’m amazed he can remember such long lines!”
Low points were the extended wraith attack (“I didn’t like so many wraith attacking and taking so long.”) and Sheppard’s impromptu intel-gathering op (“Sheppard went to find out what it was and didn’t find out.”)
Which brought up the BIG question of the episode: “What was the big light from the sky?”
Stay tuned to find out!
Or, maybe not.
So, what did you all think of Letters from Pegasus?