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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

 

Life of Poo

Life of Poo

Zombie Roach

Zombies are all the rage. Although undead, they’re able to move even though they have almost no will of their own.

Perhaps it’s their popularity that inspired scientists to use technology to improve upon the zombie condition. Not only did they create an artificial zombie, they scored a double-win by improving upon the cockroach, too.

Roaches now work for us.

By embedding a chip in its body, scientists have figured out how to force the roach to do their bidding. To top it off, the chip is fuel efficient. It’s powered by the roach’s own blood.

The goal is to use robo-roaches to work as emergency response personnel. For example, after an earthquake, they would scope out ruins looking for survivors. They could easily fit into places people or dogs couldn’t go to find those who would otherwise be lost.

The thought of a zombie roach is cool and creepy at the same time. There’s only one flaw I see with the project – training people not to crush the little guys.

I hope you never need the services of a zombie roach but if you do, check it’s back before you step on it. It may make a difference between life and death, for you that is.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Digital Zombie Roach

Digital Zombie Roach

(Photo from Yahoo Tech)

Level The Playing Field

The only way to level the playing field for the Cubs is to bring in a goat

The only way to level the playing field for the Cubs is to bring in a goat

To read about the goat, go here.

Fish Boil

Me: “Stephen, what’s on your neck?”

Stephen: “I’m not sure but it hurts.”

Me: “Let me see it. Oh my gosh! No wonder it hurts, it’s a huge fish boil!”

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That’s not what this blog is about. It’s about my first fish boil – the experience of cooking fish in a big pot of boiling water and then eating it.

The process started with patrons gathering outside around a black pot boiling over an open flame, resembling a witch’s brew.

Fish's Brew

Fish’s Brew

As the crowd gathered, the Boil Master took center stage.

Earl, The Boilmaster

Earl, The Boil Master

He talked about the history and mechanics of the fish boil and told bad fish jokes:

Which fish go to heaven when they die?
Angelfish

What did the fish say when it swam into the wall?
Dam!

At the end of the program, the Boil Master threw oil into the pot igniting the flames, indicating it was time to eat.

The flambeau fini

The flambeau fini

Everyone went inside and lined up to receive their food.

The feast included whitefish, small red potatoes, tiny white onions, coleslaw, bread and dessert. (Note: It’s customary to pour melted butter over the entire meal – sans the desert.)

Once seated, a server came to our table and deboned the fish. The only thing left was to remove the skin.

Although I have no recollection, I’m told that I expelled a number of disgusting sounds the entire time I removed the skin from my fish. I have no culinary skills, everyone knows it, yet I find myself in situations that require food preparation prior to eating. This time it was worth it.

Mmmm, I'll have a little fish with my butter

Mmmm, I’ll have a little fish with my butter

Surviving the skin removal, I was pleasantly surprised to find the meal delicious. Of course anything soaked in butter should taste good.

Barely room for dessert

Barely room for dessert

It truly was a wonderful evening. I’d even venture to say it would have been perfect if it hadn’t been for that nasty sore on Stephen’s neck.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

 

Vacuum In Space

When scientists talked about a vacuum in space, I pictured something kind of different... like maybe a Dyson

When scientists talked about a vacuum in space, I pictured something kind of different… like maybe a Dyson

Evil Woman?

German doctor Gerhard Roth believes he’s identified an anomaly in the brains of violent criminals. He found a dark area in the lower forehead he calls the evil patch. Think of it like a soul patch for the brain. People who possess this are 66% more likely to go to the dark side.

In my younger days, I was called an evil woman by a boy I had dated. There was a song by that title that was popular at the time, which could have been the reason for this particular moniker. However, knowing there’s physical evidence for evil, it seemed prudent to check.

Fortunately, I had films from an MRI so I didn’t have to go to the doctor and ask if I was evil. In checking my films, I saw no evidence that I have a tendency toward violent criminal behavior.

Don’t get me wrong, though. I can be mean. It took Stephen years to figure out that when I yelled “Go Asshole!” in the car, I wasn’t talking to him.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Whew! No evidence of the evil patch

Whew! No evidence of the evil patch. (This is my actual brain!)

 

Coney Dogs

Coney Dogs

Coney Dogs

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