Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Fried, eh?

Just in case you were wondering, this diagram explains that there is a right way to wash a child, and a wrong way to wash a child.  Apparently hosing an infant off  like it's a dog is "BAD". 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hey, Wha Happened?

Mmmmm... more putrid food from the 70's.  Are these Crab Nibbles or Crab Nipples?  Either way, keep them the hell off of my plate.

Friday, July 16, 2010

It's Fried, eh?

Is it just me or does this Cling Wrap ad look like the early stages of a homicide in progress?

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Poetic Moment with Tony Joe White

Down in Louisiana
Where the alligators grow so mean
Lived a girl that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame

Polk salad Annie
'Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang
What a mean, vicious woman

Everyday before suppertime
She'd go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess of Polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack

Polk salad Annie
'Gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause the mama was working on the chain-gang
Whoo, how wretched, dispiteful, straight-razor totin' woman,
Lord have mercy.

Sock a little Polk salad to him
Yeah, you know what, yeah, yeah

-- This song was called "Polk Salad Annie" and was pretty popular in the late 60's/early 70's... Elvis even covered it!  Out of context, the lyrics are delightfully insane... to find out what the hell Tony Joe was talking about, check out the Wiki page

Friday, July 9, 2010

Beer Review: Highlander 'learn life taste freedom' Pale Ale (South River, Ontario)

I was at the LCBO near our cottage last weekend and came across this beer.  Like I always do when I see a new micro, I bought it - and I must say I am glad I did.  This pale ale is very smooth with a rich malty flavour and enough hops to balance things out nicely.  It's colour is a deep copper/amber and it's carbonation is low.  I would certainly buy it again!  For the record, it is brewed by the Highlander Brewing Co. based out of South River, Ontario.

Rating: B

It's Fried, eh?

I love the internet... it took me exactly eight seconds to find something this twisted.  Have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Movie Review: Grown Ups

 We checked out 'Grown Ups' last night at the theatre and I was quite skeptical, especially after the last couple of Sandler movies... Click and the Zohan were pretty painful in my mind's eye.  Quite surprisingly, this movie is actually really funny.  It goes back to the days of classic Sandler (including the Steve Buscemi cameo), back to the days of Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy.  The movie also has a great cast (littered with SNL alumni) who strongly contribute to making this movie work.  They even dug up David Spade!

The storyline is relatively predictable and at times altogether missing, but there is enough comedy in there to carry it through.  I am hoping that Sandler continues in this gear as his movies were really starting to grate on me... 'Punch Drunk Love' has to be in my top ten worst movies ever.  Stop that.  Bad Adam.

Rating: B

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

YGTBFKM: The KFC Double Down

Do you ever wonder why the North American population has a growing obesity problem?  Look no further than exhibit A: The KFC Double Down Sandwich.  I'm not just picking on KFC (as there are plenty of other culprits), but this example radiates my point.  This fast food atrocity has bacon and cheese wedged in between two pieces of fried "chicken" and clocks in at a whopping 540 calories.  For the record, it also has 32 grams of fat and 1380 milligrams of salt.  I wouldn't eat this thing with Hitler's mouth... I'd like to live past 40, thanks.

Movie Review: Hot Tub Time Machine

Here is the gist... Mr. 80's himself, John Cusack tries to recapture his youthful, 'Better Off Dead' persona in this little thing they aptly named 'Hot Tub time Machine'.  This title does not leave much to the imagination - it's about a bunch of friends who get shipped back to the 80's when their hot tub becomes a time machine after someone spills an energy drink on the controls.  I would love to see the Mythbusters tackle that one!

I am not going to lambaste this movie because it is what it is.  There are a couple of chuckles, but I did not find myself laughing aloud.  There is plenty of vulgarity and awkward humour, but as you might imagine the story line is a little thin. I didn't hate this movie (now there's a glowing recommendation), so if you're in the mood for a mindless comedy, or have an uncontrollable urge to see some leg warmers and headbands - have at it!

Rating C

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hey, Wha Happened?

I can't believe this vehicle didn't take off!  It's sleek, stylish, Oscar The Grouch green, and nothing short of a death trap.  At least the family will not fly through the windshield... as long as Dad remembers to fold it down.