CORONAVIRUS! Part 10

CORONAVIRUS! Part 10 – THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!
(or “what to do when you’re in Forced Lockdown”)

Stay Home! Stay Healthy!
Wash Your Hands! Abide. Be Kind.
Have a beverage.

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We are “self-isolating” and “social distancing” and have only left the house three times in almost a month, only for short trips to get fresh food and supplies (we are not hoarding).
NOTE: We are currently staying home and staying healthy in our Forced Lockdown at the Home Office (Doomsday Bunker) in Los Angeles, California with our dogs.

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“(You’ve either got or you haven’t got) Style!” from “Robin and the 7 Hoods” (1964)

Television News. (24/7 News Cycle with Breaking News all the time)
Television: Network programming sucks. Satellite and Cable TV.
Radio: Terrestrial (AM/FM) and Satellite programming, HAM and Shortwave
Home Entertainment: DVD movies, CD music, VHS movies and other media
Home Video Games: PlayStation, Nintendo, etc. and VirtualReality options
The Internet: SO MANY OPTIONS! (including all of the above)

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Monitor the local, state and federal emergency channels with an online scanner!
Prepare for loss of power/WIFI/digital signal/Cell Phone reception!
Do you have an EMERGENCY PLAN? Are you prepared for a Real Emergency?

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So, stay entertained! “Netflix and Chill”
STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!
There’s lots of stuff to distract you and your family/significant other/etc.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, SnapChat, and all the other Social Media Apps
PayTV Online Channels, NetFlix, Hulu, AmazonPrime, Network TV Online Channels, etc.
YouTube, Vimeo, FunnyOrDie, PBS, Other Online Vid Channels, PornHub/Other sites
Museums, Art Galleries, Libraries, Books On Tapes, Film and Music Archives Online
Reddit, Chowhound, Online Chat Rooms, Tinder, Grinder, All kinds of Game APPs…..
And lots MORE. Seriously, the entertainment options are literally endless!

Jimmy Kimmel Live Minilogues! Jimmy is livestreaming jokes from home and interacting with celebrities and his friends online for your amusement.

Joe Rogan Experience on YouTube (recent podcasts have been CoronaVirus related)
Joe said he won’t be commentating any mixed martial arts events during the pandemic.

Bert Kreischer! His comedy specials on Netflix and his stuff on YouTube is hilarious!
And lots of other comedy specials, laughter is good for your health, so watch comedy!

Just a few parodies of “My Sharona” by The Knack
and one is actually by The Knack (or two surviving members)
performing the Guitar Solo and Bass line and singing “Bye Corona”
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Dead&Co. “One More Saturday Night”
every Saturday night at 5pm PST on
nugs.com (rebroadcasting past shows for FREE

 

 


Deadheadland
has been featuring performances from “JamBand” artists.
Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz rocked the house solo last night

The Grand Ole Opry Livestream is online on Saturday night 5pm PST
(from the Ryman Auditorium, just like every Saturday night) on Circle network

Neil Young “Fireside Sessions” on NeilYoungArchives.com directed by Darryl Hannah
Melissa Etheridge is live everyday at 3pm PST from her home on Facebook live.

Lukas Nelson “Quarantunes” with Willie Nelson
on Facebook live.
Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen have been jammin’ online! Facebook live.
Keith Urban is rockin’ his home studio with Nicole Kidman! Facebook live.

Livestream performances (of varying lengths) by John Fogerty, Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Vince Gill, Neil Diamond, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, John Schneider, Albert Lee, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Wariner, Shawn Colvin, The Dapper Dans (from all the Disney parks), The Surfrajettes, and many-many-many more!

Gunhild Carling from Sweden performing live and sharing cool vids from the past.
Janet Klein and John Reynolds Parlor Party LIVE performing fun old songs!

Jeff Goldblum reads “Horton Hears A Who” by Dr. Seuss
“Public Domain with Kyle Kinane” – Kyle reads Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”
Sir Patrick Stewart is reading a Shakespeare Sonnet a Day.

CBS All Access is offering FREE episodes of “Picard”
PBS.org has lots of FREE programs, and they have unlocked even more stuff temporarily.

Archive.org – The Internet Archive with Music, Film, Games, and so much more!

Audible books on tape for FREE> audible.com

Or you can always make “hand puppets” like General Garcia:

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“Señor Pepe, do you like this man?”

 

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Of course this is Los Angeles,
so we still have Live High Speed Pursuits, even in the time of CoronaVirus:

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Real “Reality Television” Happening Live on a Freeway or Street near you!

and The Monterey Bay Aquarium is livestreaming their cool fish and stuff,
some with guided meditation (“A bubble bath for the mind: The Open Sea Cam” etc.)

NOTE: These are things we’ve been viewing/watching/live-streaming/zoning out to.
Your entertainment taste may vary. Please enjoy the entertainment options that you like.

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Keep yourselves apart
Keep yourselves apart
All you people
Keep yourselves apart!!
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NOTE: Some of us have practiced our whole lives for this emergency.

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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

Trump and the Republicans in Congress are a Clear and Present Danger
to Public Health and Safety of the United States!

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS STAY HOME! CALL YOUR DOCTOR!

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHO IS INFECTED!
YOU REALLY DO NOT KNOW! HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED?
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!
THERE WON’T BE MEDICAL CARE AVAILABLE!
STAY HOME! STAY HEALTHY! DON’T PANIC! REMAIN CALM!
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS STAY HOME! CALL YOUR DOCTOR.

THIS IS NOT A HOAX! “DON’T BE AN A**HOLE!”
THIS VIRUS MAY KILL YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT!

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THERE IS NO POSITIVE SPIN FOR A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND THE TOTAL FAILURE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH!

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES!
Trump was briefed about Coronavirus 3 months ago!
He called it a hoax, a conspiracy theory, ignored it and of course, lied about it!
A TOTAL REPUBLICAN FAILURE! Trump fired the NSC Pandemic Team in 2018!

Everyday they tell NEW LIES! MORE LIES! BIGGER LIES! BIGLY LIES!
“15 Days to Slow The Spread” is BULLSH*T! BULLSH*T! TOTAL BULLSH*T!
THE “SOCIAL DISTANCING” MANDATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2020

FUCK FOX NEWS – TRUMP PROPAGANDA NETWORK! THESE LIES KILLED PEOPLE!



 

CORONAVIRUS! Part 9 (Thurs-Fri)

CORONAVIRUS! Part 9 (Thurs)

This is Part 09 of our CoronaVirus Blog Posts.
The Entertainment Index is coming  soon. But here’s a PREVIEW for THURSDAY:

Wash Your Hands! Wear A Mask!
Stay Home! Stay Healthy!

Start the Music!

Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox by Norton Buffalo
performed by the Jerry Garcia Band (JCB)

“There ain’t no bread in the bread box
Because we ain’t got no dough
It’s seems like we ain’t got enough time
to go fool around no more
You been working so hard for oh so long
What do you got to show?
Open up your eyes little darling
Lets pack up your things and go
Open up your eyes little darling
Don’t want to be here no more
Open up your eyes little darling
Been here for ’bout too long
Open up your eyes little darling
It’s time to move along”

“Shining Star” is a 2001 compilation album featuring performances of cover songs
by Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Smokey Robinson, Chuck Berry & more from 1989-1993

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SOCIALISM! OMG Don’t Give Us $1200! said No Republican today.
500-BILLION-DOLLAR-BAILOUT FOR CORPORATION = SOCIALISM!

This is America! We can’t have the Government giving away money!
You know, the money THE TAXPAYERS pay each year, that money.
(Better cut back on those GOLF TRIP$ and CAMPAIGN RALLIE$ Trump!)

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

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THIS POLITICAL AD! BIDEN 2020 BURNS TRUMP! TRUMP IS A LIAR!

See our previous CORONAVIRUS! Blog Posts for the List of TRUMP QUOTES while the number of cases exploded across the United States!
So sick of hearing him say they shut down travel from China….. WAY TOO LATE
and they didn’t shut down travel from anywhere else that already had outbreaks! And there weren’t any passenger screenings at US Airports, Border Crossings, or Ports! The cruise ship outbreaks were mishandled and then the QUARANTINE FAILED! The early passenger quarantines at March and Travis Air Force in California exposed more people and probably spread the infection when the unprotected healthcare workers were allowed to return to the general population.

NOTE: EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
DO NOT FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE FROM TRUMP! HE IS NOT A DOCTOR!

They are guilty of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY! LOCK THEM UP!
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Picture Time on Thursday!

Stay Home! Stay Healthy! Watch Police Pursuits LIVE on the interweb!
This guy’s a hero today and he’s a total idiot too. Good thing there’s no traffic this week.
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On The Menu: Breakfast Sandwich> egg over medium, bacon, cheese, avocado, salsa
on a toasted sourdough English muffin x2 with red grapes, orange juice and an espresso
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Friday, March 27, 2020 

Today is World Theatre Day! – not cancelled or postponed.
And it’s National Whisk(e)y Day too! CHEERS!

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National Whisk(e)y Day! Single Malt or Blended? Straight, Neat or Mixed?

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Friday is “Aloha Shirt Day” here in Lockdown

When the doctor asks
“Would you slide your shorts down please?”
And cut to this song!

“Looking Out My Backdoor!”
A Creedence Clearwater Revival classic performed by John Fogerty

The House of Representatives passed the CoronaVirus Relief Bill and Trump signed it (in a “Bigly Way”) today. HUGE CORPORATE BAILOUT and a little money for the people too.

The local news media is acting like it’s a f*cking holiday
because there’s a giant Navy Hospital Ship in the port of LA….
Medical supplies are not available! Healthcare workers are working overtime!
There is a shortage of Personal Protection Equipment! People are dying!
1465 Cases and 26 reported deaths in Los Angeles County as of today!
New York City and New Orleans have very serious Public Health problems!
Italy reported that over 50 doctors have died from the disease!

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The HEALTH SYSTEM IS FAILING ALREADY.

Los Angeles County ordered all Beaches and Trails closed today.
People were just not able to “social distance” properly in public spaces.
Santa Anita suspended all racing by orders of the Health Commission.
Orange County released low level offenders from County Jail.
Disneyland and WDW reported that they did not know when they would reopen.

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Los Angeles Sheriff Villanueva ordered gun stores to close, so today lawsuits were filed.
Are gun stores essential businesses? Do you own a gun? Do you want to own a gun now?

Today, CalShakes (The California Shakespeare Festival) in San Francisco cancelled their 2020 season. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival postponed their season until September.

Could not watch the Trump Jerkoff Press Conference today.
Did not want to watch. It is all Bullsh*t and Lies!

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
DO NOT FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE FROM TRUMP! HE IS NOT A DOCTOR!

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The idea that things would be back to normal and people would be back at work by Easter was laughed at, mocked, ridiculed, contradicted, protested, and basically written off by everyone except Trump and his toadies. CoronaVirus cases are multiplying!
The Republicans are willing to sacrifice the old and sick for their bullsh*t economy!

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES!
Trump was briefed about Coronavirus 3 months ago!
He called it a hoax, a conspiracy theory, ignored it and of course, lied about it!
A TOTAL REPUBLICAN FAILURE! Trump fired the NSC Pandemic Team in 2018!

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Trump translations:
“We’ll see what happens” = “I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“Lots of people telling/asking me” = “I literally just made this up on the spot”
“Some people say…” = I am saying it, but I’m pretending it was someone else so you might believe it.
Nobody knew that….” = “I didn’t know that….”
“Believe me” = “Please fall for this lie.”
“My uncle, who was big into nuclear/medicine/etc.” = “where am I?”

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NOTE: EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
THE PRESS CONFERENCES ARE JUST PROPAGANDA AND LIES!
FACTS! NOT “Fake News!”
TRUMP’S RACISM IS REPONSIBLE FOR THIS!
You, your family, and your friends might die due to his ignorance and stupidity!

Trump is an Ignorant, Racist, Sexist, Anti-Semetic, Pathological Liar!
Trump mocks the Disabled, war heroes, POWs, Veterans and Gold Star Families!
Trump disparages Women, Mexicans, Latinos, Muslims and African-Americans!
Trump sexually assaults women and is an alleged rapist!
Trump lies, cheats and steals from hard working people!
Trump insults world leaders and threatens our international alliances!
Trump has business dealing with Russia, China, Mexico, Cuba and Saudi Arabia!
Trump admitted to not paying Federal Taxes and still hasn’t released his TAX RETURNS!
Trump is responsible for the BIRTHER LIE and continues to insult President Obama!
Trump denies Climate Change and calls it a Hoax perpetrated by China!

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A TOTAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILURE!
“Instead of a public health system, we (in the United States) have a private for-profit system for individuals lucky enough to afford it”


WTF? We just heard that the CoronaVirus may have
already been here in California in November-December!

If so, we may have had it in December (and we rarely get sick).
Here’s our January 3, 2020 Blog Post:

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NOTE: We are pretty sure we got infected at the Dead&Co show at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Friday, December 27th (read our previous Blog Post).
We got really sick just before New Years Eve (Dec 29-30) and self-isolated for a week until after Friday, January 3. We recovered relatively quickly after Saturday, but then we had the hacking cough (and phlegm) hang on for three more weeks into January. Normally we wouldn’t even Blog about being sick, but this hit us so fast and hard we wrote a post!


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Jack Klugman RIP April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012

SCIENCE! HARD SCIENCE! 
BIOLOGY! MICROBIOLOGY! PHYSIOLOGY! CHEMISTRY!
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WON’T FIX THIS CRISIS!

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On the Menu: Steak and eggs, toasted onion bagel with cream cheese,
an orange, and an espresso for Friday Brunch. Good Shabbos!
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and we made Fudge Brownies again.
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Curly Neal RIP (from the Harlem Globetrotters)
May the Four Winds blow him safely home.
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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
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UPDATE SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020:
We needed a partial day of rest from Blogging, so stay tuned for more tomorrow.

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As of Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3pm PST

California has 4600+ Reported Cases, and now 101 DEATHS from CoronaVirus
Los Angeles County: 1804 cases – 32 deaths
Orange County: 403 cases – 4 deaths
San Bernardino County: 76 cases – 3 deaths
Riverside County: 195 cases – 8 deaths
Ventura County: 98 cases – 3 deaths
(as of 3-28-2020 at 11pm news cycle)

Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut:
Trump said “QUARANTINE” in front of the helicopter today and CNN took the bait!

Medical Supplies are running low!
Testing Supplies are  needed!
Getting a Test is difficult/impossible for some people!
Test results are taking too long!



 

CORONAVIRUS! Part 6 (Fri-Sun)

CORONAVIRUS! Part 6 (Fri-Sun)

 

10000+ PEOPLE ARE DEAD FROM CORONAVIRUS! (as per the known data)
The Government is STRAIGHT UP LYING to the Public!
The HEALTH SYSTEM IS FAILING ALREADY and the pandemic hasn’t even peaked.
TRUMP IS LYING MORE EVERYDAY OF COURSE!
NOTE: EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

“The whole epidemiological community has been warning everybody for the past 10 or 15 years that it wasn’t a question of whether we were going to have a pandemic like this. It was simply when. It’s really hard to get people to listen. I mean, Trump pushed out the admiral on the National Security Council, who was the only person at that level who’s responsible for pandemic defense. With him went his entire downline of employees and staff and relationships. And then Trump removed the [early warning] funding for countries around the world.” – Larry Brilliant, the Chairman of the Board of Ending Pandemics

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STAY THE F*CK AT HOME!

RUMOR: MARTIAL LAW IS COMING SOON!
(and it will probably happen within two weeks)

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“Safer at Home” Dude.
Has the whole world gone crazy?
This will not stand, man.

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WE POSTED THIS TRAVEL ALERT ON FEBRUARY 28, 2020

BREAKING NEWS!
Republicans knew about what was coming and hid it from the public!
They sold their stock, bought stock, and profited from this crisis!
These are just the first reports….. (and they need to RESIGN today)
Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Trump and his grifter family and friends all knew too. 
Who else among the administration and their Mar-A-Lago friends knew?
If this is a “War”, then they are “War Profiteers”. Hanging is too good for them.
They are guilty of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY! LOCK THEM UP!

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No-Bid Contracts, Corporate Bailouts, and Croneyism
is the GOP solution to this Public Health Crisis!
They want to bail out CORPORATIONS!! Airlines, Cruise Lines, Hotel Companies (Herr Trump’s companies of course), and give each American a pittance (of course Congress can’t agree on anything), while everything is completely shut down. Meanwhile, old hospital buildings are being rehabbed, stadiums and schools are being repurposed, hospitals are establishing “triage spaces” and tents for social distancing sick people.

They are even housing sick people in RVs at Dockweiler State Beach in Malibu,
no joke!  So, seriously “stay out of Malibu” Dude.

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RACISM! “Fake News” LIES!
“Lot of people are saying”
EVEN MORE BULLSH*T!

NOTE: EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

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THE PRESS CONFERENCES ARE JUST PROPAGANDA AND LIES!
NO FACTS! NOTHING VERIFIABLE! LIP SERVICE AND HOT AIR!

RACISM! ATTACKS ON THE FREE PRESS! “FAKE NEWS” AGAIN!
HE TAKES “NO RESPONSIBILITY” AND BLAMES CHINA!
LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING HE’S DOING A GREAT JOB!
AN INCREDIBLE JOB! A TREMENDOUS JOB! A BLOW JOB!

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Lyin’ Racist Trump: “CHINESE VIRUS” v. Coronavirus

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Trump wants to blame China for his failure!
More RACISM from this Lyin’ Scumbag!

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The United States closed the borders to Canada and Mexico to all non-essential travel!
TO PROTECT FROM CROSS BORDER MIGRATION DUE TO PANIC!
And U.S. STATES ACTIVATED THEIR NATIONAL GUARD UNITS!
“To protect and aid with food distribution”……WTF?

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FACTS! NOT “Fake News!”
TRUMP’S RACISM IS REPONSIBLE FOR THIS!

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Friday, March 20, 2020 – HAPPY FORCED SELF-ISOLATION!

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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING! HAPPY SPRING BREAK!
(technically the Vernal Equinox was just before midnight, but today is the first day)

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
~ Charles Dickens

The Network News loves the clip of the wasted Spring Breaker saying
“If I get Corona, I get Corona, it’s not gonna stop me from partying”
AND NOW HE’S THE FACE AND VOICE OF THE STUPID GENERATION!

DO THE FIVE – HELP STOP CORONAVIRUS!
1 – HANDS – Wash them often
2 – ELBOW (OR SLEEVE) – Cough into it
3 – FACE – Don’t touch it
4 – SPACE – Keep safe distance (6 feet or more)
5 – HOME – Stay home if you can (or if it’s mandatory)

Coronavirus:
Mother Nature is pissed
Wants to kill us all

Individual Federal Taxes are now Due July 15 (postponed from April 15)

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How’s your Retirement Fund today?

The stock market dropped another 900 points after the Press Conference on Friday.
So, how’s your Retirement Fund today? “Historic”

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Trump is an Ignorant, Racist, Sexist, Anti-Semetic, Pathological Liar!
Trump mocks the Disabled, war heroes, POWs, Veterans and Gold Star Families!
Trump disparages Women, Mexicans, Latinos, Muslims and African-Americans!
Trump sexually assaults women and is an alleged rapist!
Trump lies, cheats and steals from hard working people!
Trump insults world leaders and threatens our international alliances!
Trump has business dealing with Russia, China, Mexico, Cuba and Saudi Arabia!
Trump admitted to not paying Federal Taxes and still hasn’t released his TAX RETURNS!
Trump is responsible for the BIRTHER LIE and continues to insult President Obama!
Trump denies Climate Change and calls it a Hoax perpetrated by China!

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Dr. Fauci is LAUGHING AT Trump! We are SO F*CKED!
NOTE: EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

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If it’s not essential work, don’t go, even if they say it is.
Your health and your family’s health is more important.
Let them fire you and then get unemployment and the “bailout”.
Protect yourself and your family and friends!

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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Everyday is Saturday now.

Woke up on Saturday morning to more of  Trump’s Incredible Lies!
He is a Tremendous Failure! He is the Greatest Failure!
Are you better off now than you were in 2016?
You, your family and friends might die because of his ignorance and stupidity.

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MORON-A-VIRUS!

The Saturday morning (Gaslight) Press Conference:

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“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.
You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”
 – George Bernard Shaw

Saturday Afternoon Bullsh*t! (or “Facebook thread with a Trumper”)
We pretty much “unfriended” everyone who supports or defends Trump long ago.
There are a couple of exceptions, and this is one of them from facebook:

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We rarely engage with them because of the old “You can’t argue with a pig” joke.
(“Never argue with a pig. It just frustrates you and irritates the pig.”)
But since we’re trapped at the Home Office with the dogs,
we wasted an hour online while watching TV and working on this Blog Post.
Then we “unfriended” them an hour later for ruining our Saturday afternoon.
NOTE: We normally BLOCK all Trump Supporters too.

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WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
DO NOT FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE FROM TRUMP! HE IS NOT A DOCTOR!

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WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
DO NOT FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE FROM TRUMP! HE IS NOT A DOCTOR!

Saturday Night at the Home Office – “It’s All Happening”

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“It’s All Happening!”

Watched Dead&Co Live in Austin replay, George Thorogood 7-5-84 on YouTube,
and then watched “X-MEN, Dark Phoenix” on HBO with the dogs.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 – WTF? What Weekend?

Quarantine Day Eight
A Solitary Sunday
Woke up too early

On the Menu: Breakfast for Dinner Sunday at 3:30am PST
2 eggs, over easy with bacon, toasted onion bagel with butter,
raspberries, strawberries, an orange and an espresso

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Breakfast for Dinner at 3:30am PST

Kenny Rogers RIP – May the Four Winds blow him safely home.
Read our previous Blog Post “Cooking with Kenny Rogers”
(link below or use the Search Box at top of page and search “Kenny Rogers”)

Sunday Gratitude: THANK YOU TO ALL THESE PEOPLE! 
(and Thank you to so many more people keeping our world going!)

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The “WORKING POOR” are saving your ass!

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
DO NOT TAKE MEDICAL ADVICE FROM TRUMP! HE IS NOT A DOCTOR!

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As of Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:15am PST

Two Press Conferences on Sunday! Just more Propaganda and Lies!
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES!
Now, how many people will die because of their incompetence, ineptitude, ignorance, willful disregard, stupidity, and racism? WHO WILL REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE?

Trump was briefed about Coronavirus 3 months ago!
He called it a hoax, a conspiracy theory, ignored it and of course, lied about it!
A TOTAL REPUBLICAN FAILURE! Trump fired the NSC Pandemic Team in 2018!

A TOTAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILURE!
“Instead of a public health system, we (in the United States) have a private for-profit system for individuals lucky enough to afford it”

Republicans in Congress can’t agree on the funding bill to help the public without a “Bailout” and another GIANT GIVEAWAY to GIANT CORPORATIONS (Airlines, etc.)
Meanwhile individual private citizens, small and large businesses, and government employees are waiting for some Federal relief and leadership that isn’t coming.

Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Mnuchin, McConnell, Graham, and the rest of the GOP
need to RESIGN NOW AND/OR BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST!

Another rambling Press Conference with the Liar&Thief in the evening……
And the stock market DROPPED ANOTHER 900+ POINTS TODAY on SUNDAY
before trading opens on Monday morning and the Stock Market really crashes!
And Trump said they’ll be another Press Conference tomorrow morning.

NOTE: The daily Press Conferences have replaced Trump’s Rallies as the way to stroke his fragile ego and feed his raging narcissism, while promoting his lies, racism, and agenda to the scared public and his brain-washed right-wing followers.

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As of Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11:45pm PST

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“Splendid Isolation”

 

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On The Menu: (“What’s for Dinner?”)
Wednesday night: chicken matzoh ball soup
Thursday night: NY Steak, baked potato, sautéed asparagus
Friday night: We made a big pot of chili with beans and
baked triple fudge brownies with toasted marshmallows on top
Saturday night: Breakfast for Dinner at 3:30am (see above)
Sunday night: Tater Bites with chili, cheese and chopped onion

“Enjoy every sandwich.” – Warren Zevon

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Wash Your Hands! Wear A Mask!
Stay Home! Stay Healthy!
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He killed Kenny!
Republicans want you dead!
Trump will kill us all!

NOTE: EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

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TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!

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WASH YOUR F*CKING HANDS!

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CORONAVIRUS! Part 5 (Tues-Thurs)

CORONAVIRUS! Part 5 (Tues-Thurs)

WAKE UP! Seriously WAKE THE F*CK UP!
IS THIS AN EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT IN WORLD HISTORY?
ARE HUMANS GOING TO BE HISTORY?
IS THIS MOTHER NATURE’S POPULATION CONTROL?
(It seems to affect the old and the sick first and worst)

A TOTAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAILURE!
“Instead of a public health system, we (in the United States) have a private for-profit system for individuals lucky enough to afford it”

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TRUMP IS A CRIMINAL!

Trump was briefed about Coronavirus 3 months ago!
He called it a hoax, a conspiracy theory, and then chose to ignore and lie about it!
TOTAL FAILURE! Trump fired the NSC Pandemic Team in 2018!

Social Distancing! Self-Isolation! Self-Quarantine!
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We have been practicing “social distancing” for years!
We hate stupid people. And there are a lot of stupid people out there!
Education and intelligence lost their importance in our society years ago.
Ignorance and stupidity has been celebrated in this country for too long!*

“Can we just acknowledge that it is okay to want to put your head under the pillow until August? It’s fine to feel it all and cry it out, run it out, but definitely not eat all those feelings.” – Luis Alfaro

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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So, we ventured out to the Ralphs supermarket around noon. No line when we got there, but there was a line of 10 people waiting to go in when we left. Just needed eggs and paper towels, and they were out of both. Eggs coming in tomorrow, and they got a shipment of paper products today but everything was GONE by noon. The shelves were also picked clean (No sandwich meat, packaged cheese and hummus, canned beans/fruit/veggies, frozen pizza, cleaning stuff, rubbing alcohol and the OJ brand I like). There’s been a run of panic buying all over Los Angeles, with long lines to get in and bare shelves in the supermarkets! And a run on the neighborhood gun stores too, of course.
A lot of people shopping Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t really crazy busy. We wore a N95 mask and washed up as soon as we got home. Very Weird Times.

NOTE: Left the cell phone at home by accident (just plain forgot it),
so we didn’t take any pics of the empty shelves while we were out Tuesday.

On The Menu: Chili Dogs with mustard, chopped onions, and grated cheese

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Chili Dogs on Tuesday

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Humpday!
World Sleep Day! Goddess of Fertility Day!
National Sloppy Joe Day! National BioDiesel Day!

Happy Birthday Grover Cleveland!
The 22nd President of the United States – Born in 1837

It’s WINE WEDNESDAY!
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And March 18th is the 78th day of the (leap) year.
GO BACK TO BED!

The “Big Three” Automakers will stop production!
Las Vegas and all of Nevada is now closed for 30 days!
Lockdown, “Shelter-in-Place”, Self Isolate and Quarantine everywhere.

Another rambling Press Conference with the Liar&Thief….
And the stock market only DROPPED 1300+ POINTS on Wednesday!

“Trump’s latest is ‘I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.’
Anyone who gives him any credit for anything at this point
has not learned a friggin’ thing about this goon.”

He called himself a “Wartime President” fighting the “invisible enemy”
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Trump SAID IT!
January 22:

“We have it totally under control.
It’s one person coming in from Chi-na. It’s going to be just fine.”

February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from Chi-na.”

March 9: “This blindsided the world.”
March 13: “I take no responsibility.”

March 18: (a reporter asked Trump about firing the pandemic leadership team)
“I just think this is something Peter that you can never really think is going to happen.
You know who I have heard all about this could be you know this could be a big deal from before it happened. You know this something like this could happen. I think we are doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down. We have really been very vigilant and we have done a tremendous job at keeping it down. But who would have thought look how long ago is it six, seven, eight weeks ago? Who would have thought we would even be having this subject? We were going to hit 30000 in the DOW like it was clockwork right? It was all going, it was right up and then all of a sudden this came out, all I say is keep calm. We have the greatest people in the world. Everyone is relying on us, the world is relying on us. They have done an incredible job in a very condensed period of time. The thing is you never really know when something like this is going to strike and what it is going to be. This is different than something else.
This is a very different thing than something else.
So, I think they have done a great job.
And do you know what? If I didn’t think they did, I would tell you.”

NOTE: Trump was briefed about Coronavirus almost 3 months ago!
He called it a hoax, a conspiracy theory, and then chose to ignore and lie about it!

TOTAL FAILURE! Trump fired the NSC Pandemic Team in 2018!

8 Republican Senators voted against the TrumpVirus relief package on Wednesday: Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Jim Inhofe (R-OK); James Lankford (R-OK); Mike Lee (R-UT); Rand Paul (R-KY); Ben Sasse (R-NE); Tim Scott (R-SC), and Ron Johnson (R-WI).

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As of Thursday, March 19 at 3:30am PST

Thursday, March 19, 2020 – First Day of Spring! (Vernal Equinox)
“Return of the Swallows” (Mission San Juan Capistrano, California)
and it’s National Corn Dog Day!

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Coronavirus is serious, I get it. Humor is absolutely necessary to get us through the madness, though. On that note…A guy at the supermarket asked a female clerk, “Where can I find the nuts?” “Over in the toilet paper aisle,” she replied. Bah-dum-bum! Stay healthy, stay sane.
– Barry Livingston

California is NOW CLOSED!
Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a total shutdown today.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered a total shutdown too.
Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City and the other cities in the county
are all ordered “Safer At Home” (Full Lockdown) as of midnight Thursday.

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Los Angeles County is now on FULL LOCKDOWN!

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

 

Don’t get us started on Trump’s “Daily Jerk Off” Press Conference today where he told us what a tremendous job he’s doing, and how he’s been preparing for this, and how bigly he is…. WHERE WAS DR. FAUCI TODAY? Did he get tired of being a prop in this tragedy?
And the Dow Jones Average lost 400 points while Mike Pence was jerking off Trump.
Today news broke that Sen. Richard Barr (R-NC), who is on the Intelligence Committee, warned big donors in early February about the Coronavirus and then sold off his stock before the market crash (and he certainly wasn’t the only one) while Trump was telling everyone not to worry.

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Trump’s focus has been where it always has been – on Donald Trump. “I give myself a ten out of ten. – We are very close to a vaccine. – I don’t take responsibility at all. – Anybody who needs a test can get a test. – And the tests are perfect. Like the letter was perfect. The transcript was perfect.” – Al Franken

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Coronavirus:
Mother Nature is pissed
Wants to kill us all

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As of Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:15pm PST

“Wearing a face mask is just common sense.
It creates a barrier, so nothing can touch your nose and mouth.
Why wouldn’t I wear a face mask?”

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Call it disinfecting….. yeah that’s the ticket.

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New Recipes for 2020!

New Recipes for 2020!

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Thank you for tuning in to our Blog!
Here are MORE RECIPES!
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Island Barbecued Pork Ribs

2 slabs of Raw Pork Spare Ribs (4 lbs)
Dry Seasoning:
1 cup Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Celery Salt
2 Tablespoon Mesquite Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
3 Tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Sauce:
1 cup Tomato paste
1 Tablespoon Corn Syrup
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoon Honey
1 cup Pineapple Juice
2 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Caramel
1/4 teaspoon Smoked Liquid

Barbecue Sauce Preparation:
In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep refrigerated.
Preparation:
Mix all dry ingredients and lightly season the pork rib slabs on both sides.
Marinade for 12 hours. Remove seasoning from exterior of ribs before cooking.
Cook seasoned pork ribs at 325°F for 1 hour.
Cut ribs while hot into individual pieces (one bone each) and place in baking dish.
Heat barbecue sauce to a simmer and pour over all the pork ribs.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place it in a warm oven at 200° for 30-45 minutes.
Makes 4-6 servings


Island Pulled Pork

1 lb shredded pork
Sauce:

1 cup Tomato paste
1 Tablespoon Corn Syrup
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoon Honey
1 cup Pineapple Juice
2 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Caramel
1/4 teaspoon Smoked Liquid

Barbecue Sauce Preparation:
In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep refrigerated.
Preparation:
Steam shredded pork untill fully cooked.
Mix in bowl with BBQ sauce, add water to thin the BBQ sauce so pork doesn’t dry out.
Cook covered at 350 for 30 minutes.
(We recommend serving on King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls or buns)


Mango BBQ Sauce

4 ounces Mango slices (in syrup)
16 ounces Ketchup
2 ounces Onion
1/8 ounce Cinnamon
¼ ounce Cumin
¼ ounce Garlic
8 ounces Water
2 ounces Sweet chili paste

Barbecue Sauce Preparation:
Sauté onion with cumin, garlic and cinnamon.
Add remaining ingredients and cook until boiling.
Puree well and serve hot.


Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2-inch piece ginger, peeled
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup each: soy sauce, sugar and water
1/8 cup diced Spanish onion
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts

Peanut Sauce Preparation:
Combine ingredients in pan. Bring to boil while stirring.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, pour in blender. Pulse until smooth.


Beef Teriyaki
A grilled 10 oz sirloin strip with sauce, served with veggies and mashed potatoes.

Sauce:
1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 ounce sugar
1/4 cup Sake
1/4 cup Mirin
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1/4 cup diced green onion
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup cornstarch and water

Teriyaki Sauce Preparation:
Combine and bring all ingredients, except cornstarch to a boil in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, then stir in the cornstarch and water mixture. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Strain the sauce through a colander.


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Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:
10 pounds Red potatoes with the skin on
1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound sour cream
1/4 cup salt
1 tablespoon pepper

Preparation:
Boil the potatoes until tender.
Mix all ingredients except potatoes in a mixture. Add the potatoes and mix well.


Scalloped Potatoes​

Ingredients:
1 pound Russet potatoes (washed and sliced)​
1 cup heavy cream​
1/4 cup cheddar cheese​
2 tbsp parmesan cheese​
1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet onions​
1 tsp kosher salt​
1/4 tsp black pepper​

Preparation​:
Combine all ingredients in a greased baking pan.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let stand five minutes before serving.


Macadamia Honey Butter

Ingredients:
2 sticks Salted Butter
2 tablespoons Honey
4-6 Macadamia Nuts

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°f.
Chop macadamia nuts in a food processor into small pieces.
Place chopped nuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes until they are toasted. Removed nuts from cookie sheet and allow to cool.
Place butter & margarine in mixer and mix until whipped.
Add chopped macadamia nuts and honey and mix until fully incorporated.
Place in a container and serve soft.
Makes ½ lb.


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Howdy Cornbread:

Ingredients:
3/4 cup cornmeal
1-1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teapoon baking powder
1-3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Preparation:
1. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl
2. In a separate bowl, blend milk, eggs and oil with a mixer
3. Using that same mixer, slowly add the blended liquids to the dry ingredients prepared in step 1, mixing just enough to incorporate the wet and dry ingredients.
4. Grease a 9×13 baking pan with oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


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Tonga Toast

2 or 4 slices sourdough bread, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1 banana
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
oil or shortening for frying
whipped butter and/or syrup

Preparation:
Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice.
Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise.
Remove peel and stuff 2 pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread; set aside.
Mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
Mix egg, milk and vanilla extract.

Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350 degrees F.
Dip stuffed bread in egg/milk mix and soak a few seconds to penetrate bread.
Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
Drain on paper towels or wire rack.
Use cinnamon sugar as desired. Serve with real maple syrup.


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Honey Coriander Chicken Wings

1 lb chicken wings (trimmed and cut)

For the wing seasoning:
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the coriander wing sauce:
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Mix wing seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
Put chicken and 2 tablespoons of wing seasoning in a large bowl.
Add oil and coat the chicken evenly. Mix well.
Spread seasoned chicken in a single layer on prepared cooking sheet.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Place wing sauce ingredients in a large pan, and simmer over medium-low heat.
Cook and stir until thickened. Transfer the cooked wings into the sauce and serve.


Polynesian Luau Chicken

Ingredients:
1 whole chicken ( 2-3 lb)
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon black pepper (ground)
3 tablespoons rosemary ( ground)
1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon Chinese five spice powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup chicken base
1 ½ tablespoons garlic salt
3 tablespoons fennel ( ground )

Preparation:
Clean and cut chicken into 8 pieces, ( 2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs) .
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl,
Season chicken and marinate at least 3 hours or overnight if possible.
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Place chicken on wire rack in a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Reduce heat to 250ºF and bake for another 30-40 minutes .
Chicken should be crispy and golden brown.


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Buffalo Hot Wings!
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Ingredients:
Chicken wings (trimmed and cut)
1 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 stick of Butter
1 bottle of Frank’s Red Hot sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
dash(es) Tabasco
dash(es) Worcestershire sauce
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Heat 2″- 3″ of vegetable oil to 400 degrees in heavy pot.
Whisk flour, eggs, 6 oz of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, a couple dashes of Tabasco and Worchestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper in a large bowl until it makes a batter.
Salt the chicken wings and add them to the bowl, Coat them thoroughly with batter.
Fry the chicken wings in hot oil for 5-7 minutes until cooked golden brown.
Remove the chicken wings from oil and drain on paper towels.
Melt butter in a saucepan on the stove, then add 6 oz of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, a dash of Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce and simmer quickly.
Place chicken wings in oven safe dish (PYREX or a metal pan) and cover them with sauce.
Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Remove and coat with heated sauce again.
Garnish with celery & carrot sticks
Serve with Blue Cheese and Ranch dressing


Gratin de Macaroni

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box or Bag of macaroni noodles
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Gruyère cheese (one block)
  • Shredded parmesan cheese (for topping the dish)
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 3 cups Milk

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Boil pasta as directed. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  3. Heat milk in saucepan until warm.
  4. Melt butter in separate saucepan.
  5. Make a roux: Add flour to melted butter. Stir out any lumps.
  6. Slowly whisk in milk. Add a little at a time and again, stir out any lumps.
  7. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Whisk and cook for about 10 minutes, or until roux has thickened.
  9. Add half of the Gruyère cheese to the roux and stir until melted.
  10. Add more nutmeg, salt and pepper if needed.
  11. Combine cooked macaroni with cheese sauce.
  12. Butter a large baking dish and add macaroni and cheese.
  13. Top dish with remaining Gruyère and parmesan cheese.
  14. Cover dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove foil and continue baking until top layer of cheese is melted.

Stuffing!
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Bread Pudding

Ingredients:
5 eggs
3 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup sugar
8 cups french bread

Preparation:
1. In bowl mix eggs, milk , salt, sugar and nutmeg. Set aside.
2. Cut bread in medium pieces, place on cookie sheet pan put in 350 degree oven.
3. Bake bread until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes. Remove bread and place in egg and milk mixture.
4. Place mixture in a greased 10-inch cake pan and bake at 325 degree for 1 hour.
5. Let stand 5 minutes, serve hot with ice cream.

Banana Foster Sauce

Ingredients:
4 oz sugar
4 oz brown sugar
4 oz corn syrup
4 oz unsalted butter
1cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1cup spiced rum
1cup banana slices

Preparation:
1. Combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and half of heavy cream in a large pan. Bring to a boil and slowly add remaining heavy cream keeping mixture at a steady boil.
2. Add spiced rum and flambe.
3. Candy will brown slightly; cook 3 minutes until candy forms into a firm ball in cold water. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add sliced bananas. Serve warm.


Caramel Creme Brulee

Ingredients:
16 ounces Heavy Cream
6 ounces Caramel
5 ounces Egg yolks

Preparation:
1. In a saucepot over the stove, heat the heavy cream and caramel and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and add the egg yolks to the heavy cream mix.
2. Wisk until all ingredients are incorporated.
3. Pour 7½ ounces in each ramekin and bake at 250°F for 1 hour and 25 minutes.
4. Chill for at least 2 hours.
5. Top with fresh bananas, sprinkle with sugar and torch.


White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is considered the “apple pie” of South Louisiana. Because of heavy French influence, crusty French bread is available. Just milk and eggs, combined with leftover bread and the addition of white chocolate sweetens up this Southern dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces Bakers white chocolate
  • 3 (10-inch) loaves French bread
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Slice French bread into 1/2 -inch thick round croutons and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and egg yolks.
Using a wire whisk, whip until well-blended and set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine whipping cream, milk and sugar.
Bring mixture to a low simmer then add white chocolate.
Using a wire whisk, stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Remove pot from heat and, stirring quickly, add whipped eggs to the cream mixture.
Blend thoroughly to keep eggs from scrambling.
In a 9″ x 13″ baking dish, place bread slices in 2 to 3 layers.
Pour 1/2 of the cream mixture over the bread, allowing it to soak up most of the mixture prior to adding the rest.
Using your fingertips, press the bread gently allowing the cream mixture to be absorbed evenly into the bread.
Pour remaining cream mixture over the bread and repeat process.
Cover dish with aluminum foil and allow to soak a minimum of 5 hours prior to baking.
Bake, covered, for approximately 1 hour then remove foil and bake 45 additional minutes or until top is golden brown.

This bread pudding is actually better if chilled in the refrigerator overnight, after baking, then cut into squares and heated in individual portions in the microwave.

You may wish to create a white chocolate sauce for topping the bread pudding by combining 8 ounces of melted white chocolate and 3 ounces of heavy whipping cream. This may be done in a double boiler or microwave.

PREP TIME: 2 Hours SERVES: 6-8


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Paris Baguette Bakery and Cafe

Paris Baguette Bakery and Cafe (in Encino)

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The Paris Baguette for dessert! They have pastries and cakes and all kinds of good baked stuff! And they have food (sandwiches, and other eats), and coffee too.
But it’s all about the pastries.

Located in Encino in the Encino Town Center (aka Town & Country) Shopping Mall, there’s a big parking lot that’s usually pretty busy.  But once you enter, it’s a cafe, clean, no frills, with lots of light inside. It also smells pretty wonderful with all the baked goods.

Outside there’s an open patio, raised above the level of the sidewalk that fronts on Ventura boulevard. Not really good for conversation because of traffic, but a good place to sit and people watch and also view the busy activity at the Encino Commons.

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Check out the amazing selection of wonderful looking treats!

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Tiramisu Cream Puff!

On The Menu: Tiramisu Cream Puff! (got the last one)

Paris BaguetteEncino Town Center  Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA and various locations

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Dinner Party at Mistral French Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, CA

Birthday Dinner Party at Mistral French Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, CA

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NOTE: We didn’t take pics for this Blog Post.
Originally we weren’t even going to write a Blog Post for this dinner party. So, only two pics of the food were taken (using the flash and we felt self conscious about doing it) .

Birthday Dinner Party early on Monday Evening. Reservation for 5:45pm.

Valet Parking ($7+tip) or Metered Street Parking? We valet parked.
We didn’t drive, instead we rode along as a passenger. There was FREE parking at the meters (because it was President’s Day, a national holiday) on Ventura Blvd across the street from the restaurant, but instead we paid to valet park the car.

(Hey, look it’s Michael Milken! They must be celebrating his Trump Pardon!)
NOTE: News about the Trump Pardons for the 11 guilty white collar criminals wasn’t made public until the day after our dinner party. Milken pled guilty to 6 felonies and was fined $600million on April 24, 1990: “I transgressed certain of the laws and regulations that govern our industry. I was wrong in doing so and knew that at that time and I am pleading guilty to these offenses.” He only served 22 months in Federal prison.

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Mistral Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, CA (not our pic)

Birthday Dinner Party! Table for 10, ready and waiting when when we arrived. Only nine people showed, because one had to work, and only one person was 20 minutes late.

(Hey, it’s Rick Chambers, TV News Anchorman for KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles!)

Why is it so dark inside the restaurant?
Why do I need a flashlight (phone light) to read the menu?
Holy Sh*t! Look at the prices! This is going be expensive.
The Wine List is RIDICULOUS (as in That’s a helluva markup!)

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Mistral Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, CA (not our pic)

“Gracious personalized service presents traditional French cuisine that is beautifully complemented by our luxurious bistro setting. Your grand celebrations to convivial family dining are equally at home in our elegant Bistro. Having been named one of the area’s finest dining establishments for over 30 years, join us to experience our lauded cuisine in an unparalleled and intimate setting.” 

And then we had a really nice gourmet dinner. The food and the service were both great.
On The Menu: tuna tartare appetizer, Caesar salad, steak with garlic slices, fries, bread & butter, chocolate soufflé, vanilla bean creme brûlée, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a coke.

Sparkling or tap water? Tap water with ice.
Red Wine – a Cabernet Sauvignon
(they have a $30 per bottle corkage fee if you want to bring your own)
Cheese Puff amuse bouche – small and tasty, bite-sized, warm, crispy, cheesy puff pastry
Bread and Butter – fresh baked, warm and tasty
Tuna Tartare appetizer w/8 small toast slices, small endive leaves, and 2 cucumber slices
Caesar salad – (we asked to have it packed “to go” because everyone else had their salad course while we ate our tuna tartare appetizer)
Steak (medium rare) with Garlic Slices and Shoestring Fries

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Steak with Garlic Slices and Fries

4 Chocolate Soufflés with whipped cream (for the table to share)
We ordered 3 at the beginning of the meal and one was added:
Complimentary for the “Birthday Guest”
Served with a candle and a chorus of “Happy Birthday To You!’
We had a small taste of the chocolate soufflé but also ordered a Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée for our dessert (and we passed on the coffee/espresso and just drank coke).

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Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée

NOTE: As we enjoyed our fancy expensive dinner, we watched homeless street people walk by the large picture window that faces onto Ventura Blvd and it was really weird.

Mistral13422 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA  mistralrestaurant.com

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Gotta Whole Lotta Links!

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It’s Monday again.
And it’s PRESIDENT’S DAY again too!
Do you have “A Case of The Mondays” today?
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SATURDAY AFTERNOON NO BUENO.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON NO BUENO.

TRIGGER-WARNING

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a mental health condition that’s triggered by a traumatic or terrifying event – either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, severe anxiety, depression, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, anger, insomnia, heightened reactions, panic attacks, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

NOTE: Triggered by a situation that was not of my making, extra frustrating because I  knew it might happen and gave a warning, and then my warning was ignored.

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Saturday – some time after 2pm:
I can’t focus. I can’t stop crying.
I’m going back and forth between uncontrollable anger and uncontrollable sadness.
Trying to countdown from 10 and can’t make it past 8….
For someone always “in control” this is beyond uncomfortable.

I’m starving because I didn’t have dinner last night and I want to make steak tacos, but as I was pounding the meat a few minutes ago I lost all interest in making food. And as I was losing it again, I thought maybe writing about how I was feeling would help, if not me maybe someone else.

My stomach is growling and bubbling with anxiety, and have a headache that feels like my head is in a pressure cooker, I’m feeling incredibly stressed and also ready to jump into a fight, but there’s no one here but me. And my heart feels like its gonna pop out of my chest like the creature in “Alien”….

There’s football on TV and I don’t care. The sound is off and I’m not able to pay attention to it. And I’m still on the verge of crying. Which is probably better than being balled up in bed weeping like I was 30 minutes ago before I went into the kitchen to make food.

KEEP IT TOGETHER. KEEP IT TOGETHER. KEEP IT TOGETHER.
IT IS NOT A JOKE.
The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.

There are sirens from far away that set me off. I can hear them because I was sitting here in silence, and it’s a beautiful day outside, and the windows are open… but I can’t enjoy the beautiful day and I’m fucking sad. A few hours ago I was raging. Full of anger.
I still want to break something. Or grab a hammer or baseball bat and go to work.
But that’s not allowed.

Taking a lot of deep breaths and keep closing my eyes. And the fucking plumber is here fixing a toilet, so I can’t leave, not that I want to, but I can’t. And he keeps setting of the Ring chime to remind that he’s here fixing the toilet for hours.

And now I’m starving again with a fucking headache and the Ring chime keeps ringing. And now I’m crying again. KEEP IT ToGETHER.
It’s 5:01pm on Saturday. It should have been a nice day.
TOTAL FUCKING BUZZKILL.

Thinking, “should I edit this?” as I read what I wrote……. NO, just gonna leave it alone.
Probably won’t ever get published. PTSD is real. Depression is a killer.

Maybe we should talk about the weather. Out of the corner of our eye, I noticed football was over and boxing was beginning, so I changed the channel to the news and turned on the volume and it was the weather. Now it’s commercials. Volume off again.

Back to sitting here in silence, well not exactly, because the birds are making noise outside the window and the fucking plumber is still here.
Okay going to try food again. That will help with the headache I expect.
KEEP IT TOGETHER. Still just sitting here. 5:15pm
And now we’ve calmed down some, and we feel totally exhausted again. And our neck hurts from the stress. And the news is back on with the sound on and it’s the weather again on another channel. Timelapse of the Aurora Borealis in Finland… wow, we’d like to see that. news and commercials. MUTE.
Do we want food? I have to feed the dogs. 5:25pm

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6:50pm UPDATE: The plumber finished. I thanked him and he left.
I fed and took care of the dogs and then made food. It had a calming effect.
Steak soft tacos with fresh guacamole and cran-raspberry juice for dinner.
Dogs are happy, and resting quietly. I feel better now.
THIS IS NO JOKE. Keep it together. Breathe.

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NOTE: Our calm was restored, and the situation was corrected at 9pm. It was a very difficult day. I continued to work on this Blog Post but did not edit the original section.

People with PTSD are dangerous! There is a risk after the traumatic event of personality changes with serious individual and social consequences.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, there are places to get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE – teens, adults, etc. – who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

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UPDATE: Very stressful Saturday, so we ate all of our See’s Valentine’s Day candies.

Update Monday February 17, 2020:
It took almost a day to recover (yesterday) and to return to “normal” and we are still feeling some after effects from Saturday’s freakout. Reviewing and reflecting on our feelings and trying to process it all. You don’t know about PTSD until you’ve been there.

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The Magic of Hollywood!

The Magic of Hollywood!
They paid to use the driveway last week.
And we got Craft Service access and a FREE lunch!

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Load In: Grip and Camera Trucks

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
They were filming next door again.
Hollywood is in my driveway today.
Ka-ching!


They filmed a “riding lawnmower” commercial with 65 people and staged the Grip and Camera truck, along with the Honeywagon and Craft Service on our street. We met the Location Manager last week and negotiated the use of our driveway for lunch with her.

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Lunch for 65 People (with tables, chairs, and shade structures)

Location filming is BIG BUSINESS for the City of Los Angeles and the other cities in the “Studio Zone” aka the “Thirty-Mile Zone”: a 30 mile radius centered at Beverly Blvd and North La Cienega Blvd used by union projects to determine per diem rates and driving distances for crew members and actors. The City of Los Angeles makes a lot of money on Film Permits! There are also requirements for Police, Fire and other City personnel to be employed by productions filming within the city and in public spaces.

NOTE: “Thirty-Mile Zone’ is the namesake of TMZ, the online Hollywood gossip rag.

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A FREE Catered Lunch on a Union Commercial Shoot with salmon, chicken & rice, vegetarian lasagna, salad, vegetables, a coke, and 2 sugar cookies for dessert

Shoutout to the hardworking CREW! Shoutout to the Caterers and Craft Service People who keep the Crew fed and hydrated on set (sometimes for 14 hours or more!).
And they also feed the neighbors too when required.

On the Menu: A FREE catered lunch with salmon, chicken & rice, vegetarian lasagna, salad, vegetables, a coke, and 2 sugar cookies for dessert. And a few BONUS trips to the Craft Service table during the day, because they had a pretty good spread.

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Striking the Caterer’s Table, Chairs and Shade Structure

The Magic of Hollywood! An hour later and they made it all disappear.
This was a UNION JOB and the Crew was totally professional!
If you need a great Craft Service person, Location Scout/Manager or Caterer DM me.

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