Archive for October 20th, 2007

20
Oct
07

Not a Drop To Drink

Georgia officials have sounded the warning bell. Forget about drought… Georgia is about run out of water. The hardest hit area is the northern third of Georgia. That includes the 5 million folks living in and around Atlanta. But for now, the federally protected mussles in Alabama and Florida are covered. The federal government still requires that Georgia continue draining its reservoirs into streams that feed the little bivalves. Georgia governor, Sonny Perdue has asked for exemption during this declared emergency, but it would appear that nothing has happened, yet. When millions of people cannot get a drink of water, when their toilets will not flush, when their power generation plants cannot get enough water to cool… then there will be chaos and finger pointing (Bush will certainly be blamed). Yep, sacrificing humanity so that a protected species may thrive, only in America.

Spicy Steamed Mussels

Ingredients:
5 pounds mussels (preferably from Alabama or Florida)
3 limes
a 1 3 1/2-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups fresh cilantro sprigs

Method:
Scrub mussels well and remove beards. Squeeze enough juice from limes to measure 1/3 cup. In an 8-quart kettle boil lime juice, coconut milk, wine, curry paste, garlic, fish sauce, and sugar over high heat, stirring, 2 minutes. Add mussels, tossing to combine. Cook mussels, covered, stirring occasionally, until opened, about 5 to 8 minutes. (Discard any unopened mussels.) Chop cilantro and toss with mussels.

Serve mussels with lime wedges.

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20
Oct
07

Man’s Best Friend

I don’t know whether to arch an eyebrow, pet the thing, or just giggle that somebody came up with a new woofer design for a speaker. According to the site, the pun is intended.

20
Oct
07

Counterintuitive Bathtub

Best I can tell, it’s a bathtub made from wood. My Italian is not so goo, but it would appear that it has been waterproofed.

20
Oct
07

LOL Cats

So I was trolling the interwebtubes this morning while sipping the morning espresso… Found an interesting website with pictures of what most certainly is not your average domestic short-hair feline. The site appears to be created in the Ukraine. I’m sorry, but I could not help but create my very first LOLcat images:

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