The Big Think

August 2, 2004

Dinner

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 11:37 pm

Well, we outdid ourselves on dinner tonight. We were watching the Food Network last night and got all inspired by Emeril. Erin suggested that we recreate the entire meal and, being the flexible guy I am, I agreed.
After a hefty trip to Central Market for all kinds of goodies, and two hours in the kitchen working non-stop, we treated ourselves to an amazing dinner.
Pan seared Grouper filet in a tomatillo sauce with a mango and fruit salsa, topped with homemade Julienned tortilla chips and a crab meat guacamole sauce. Served with a pitcher of passion fruit margaritas. Dessert was a strawberry lemon cheesecake parfait.
The picture below doesn’t really do the taste justice. It was one of those dishes where all the ingredients combine to make a totally separate flavor that we had never tasted before, and everything complimented perfectly. I’ve never been a huge fan of Emeril because of his New-Yawker schtick, but after this meal, all I have to say is… BAM!

Probably the best meal either one of us has eaten. Dinner anyone?

Here are the recipes for the meal. Check out those ingredients!

QOTD

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 3:40 pm

A fancy tool just gives the second-rater one more pillar to hide behind.
Hugh Macleod

I think of my friend Barry when I read this quote. The man makes it a point of pride to never have the latest and greatest software, computer, etc. The fact that he produces such amazing results with what he has is proof that it’s not the tools, it’s the hand that holds them.

How To Be Creative

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 3:13 pm

Hugh Macleod over at gapingvoid has some excellent thoughts on how to be creative.

6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with books on algebra etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the creative bug is just a wee voice telling you, “I’d like my crayons back, please.”

IRS

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 10:50 am

The end of the IRS? Maybe. The Hastert plan.

What Media Bias?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 10:38 am

via the New York Times: “When asked who would be a better president, the journalists from outside the Beltway picked Mr. Kerry 3 to 1, and the ones from Washington favored him 12 to 1. Those results jibe with previous surveys over the past two decades showing that journalists tend to be Democrats, especially the ones based in Washington. Some surveys have found that more than 80 percent of the Beltway press corps votes Democratic.”

I have no problem with left-leaning reporters. What I object to is biased reporting. And yes, that includes Fox News. Give me the info straight up, no chaser, and let me decide for myself. Subtle word choice, biased argument positions, and selective reporting are obvious indicators that the “neutral” press is anything but. And for an industry that claims to have the best interest of the public in mind, it’s pretty damning.

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