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I’m watching Rollergirls on A&E

It’s insane. Excerpt from Jonathan Storm’s review:

These women may take wiseacre aliases, dress outlandishly, and knock each other down as they skate insanely round and round a little oval, but they’re as real as a black eye after a barroom brawl. Their TV show sits you right down, documentary style, into the subculture and the genuine thrills and agony of the competition.

The game is no longer another choreographed performance like wrestling. This is not your daddy’s roller derby.

Alton Brown’s Pouch Table

Found here.

QUOTE:

This is the big table that was shown on the Good Eats episode “The Pouch Principle.” You had to look really fast to see the last few items on the liquids list… or have a TiVo. 🙂

Meat
(Choose one)

Vegetables
(any)

Starch
(optional – choose one)

Aromatics
(< =2)

Seasonings
(any)

Liquids
(mix/match)

beef

pork

lamb

fish

shrimp

chicken

etc.

mushroom

artichoke

tomato

peppers

snow pea

broccoli

bok choy

rice

noodle

potato

dumpling

cous cous

onion

garlic

scallions

shallot

celery

fennel

carrots

red pepper

white pepper

honey

salt

pepper

coriander

cilantro

lemon

parsley

soy sauce

mirin

veg. broth

sesame oil

vermouth

white or red wine

chicken stock

fruit juice

fish sauce

The quantity notes were per Alton’s commentary.

Based on my experience with starchy/sugary vegetables in pouches (potato, parsnip, carrot, onion, garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, fresh rosemary and thyme, bake at 350F for about an hour), if you’re cooking mainly starch/sugar, USE A FAT TO KEEP THE VEGGIES FROM STICKING. Trust me, chunks of potato permanently stuck to the aluminum foil are not edible. Also, if you’re using a higher (say, >5%) acidity vinegar, don’t use aluminum foil. Also goes for acidic veggies (like tomatoes). Finally, if you look at the list and connect the dots, you’ll notice that you can create a significant number Asian wok and noodle dishes with this table. What you can’t see is that you can create pretty much any salmon dish that doesn’t require searing. Old Seattle trick is to put salmon, dill, and lemon in aluminum foil, seal it tightly, and run it through the dishwasher (top rack). I am not making this up. (Some argue you need to run through two complete cycles, while others say no heat dry.)

Comcast DVR Broken

My DVR is recording the wrong shows. I’m guessing it’s a DST thing. No mention of it on the boards, yet.

I AM NOT CRAZY.

My Motorola DCT 6412 DVR from Comcast has crashed 3 Monday’s in a row at 9:30pm. I’m not alone, though.

I’m calling Comcast.

Update: Called Comcast. The guy said he’d reset my box(which hasn’t happened). Whatever.

Update II: SJMerc article linked from wematter. Sounds like a patch will be available in 3 weeks.

Update III: For reference, my software is: firmware 9.12 s/w ver 71.44 – 1203.

Streaming Video from the 6412 to a PC

Haven’t tested this, but it sounds promising. Linkeroo.