Sunday, October 26, 2014

This Photo Just Ruins My Idea Of The Old West

Since I was a young lad, I have been a fan of old western movies and shows. Then I saw this photo. Just look at it, it is absolutely outrageous.


I mean how can anyone retain a proper picture of the old west in their mind's eye when they see tire tracks all over the place in a shot like this!

All the best,
GB

Five Minutes Into The Walking Dead Tonight...

...and I was reminded why I like this show so much regardless of the plot inconsistencies & outright contradictions, the all to often predictable story line, and the outright apparent stupidity and ignorance of the writers about survival, tactical issues and firearms.

So, when Bob started laughing, looked up, and told the fuckers who were eating his leg that he had been bitten by the walkers, it was an absolute precious moment that made up for anything else lacking in the show.

All the best,
GB

Government Officials Have A Hard Time Calling Terrorism...

...for what it is when it happens but there is something else with which they have even more difficulty when it comes to calling it what it actually is and that is racism. No, of course I do not mean they have a hard time calling something racism if there is a white person accused of it, that is easy as pie for them to spout. They have a hard time calling it racism though if it is a person of color, especially a black person, who has committed an evident crime in which they were racially motivated against whites.

Take for example the recent case of the NYC police officers who were attacked by a hatchet wielding man in Jamaica, Queens this past week. The police commissioner has, without hesitation, called it terrorism and it probably was indeed terrorism yet it was evidently additionally motivated by racism (at least as to selection of the victims). Yet, for some reason that I cannot fathom (other than politics and racial arse kissing - would they do that) Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio have both failed to call it racism when the facts beg otherwise. You see, the father of the hatchet man reportedly has told the police that his son was racially motivated in that he wanted to kill white people for the injustices he believed they had committed against blacks (source). It does not get any plainer than that but authorities in New York are seemingly steadfastly refusing to label this as a crime involving or motivated by racism. What a crock of stinking hypocrisy.

All the best,
Glenn B

German Delights

Sorry guys but I am not talking Frauleins right now, not German bier or kirschwasser either. I guess though, it may be the next best thing - German food. I stopped by Forest Pork Store yesterday and picked up 3 of their liverwursts - one Hildesheimer, one goose liver and one Kassler liverwurst. Make sure to check out the link to their liverwurst page to see what is in each. I also grabbed a large jar of Bauer's mustard with horseradish, a loaf of Lithuanian bread (weighs about 2 pounds - heavy, chewy and very delicious) and eight bratwursts. My brother-in-law, the elder, dove me and his mom there. My mother-in-law also picked up a bagful of goodies - all coming to my house. I know she got some bread, some gelbwurst (veal bolgna) and some Leberkase (the German version of spam I suppose).

Yesterday, for lunch, I had a nice, if thin (think diet), liverwurst sandwich. Then, yesterday evening, we all enjoyed grilled Bratwurst with fried (sautéed) onions and some deli salads from FPS. In fact, I had one and a half bratwursts (would have had two but again - think diet). The only thing that would have made it very much better would have been if I had indulged in one of the hefe weiss biers my son and his pal were drinking (again - think diet).

I have got to say, even without the bier, the food was absolutely excellent. I have been shopping at Forest Pork store probably for 45 years or more now. Used to go there regularly when I lived in Glendale and they were close by, currently shop there now and again since they moved to Huntington. They are about 15 miles from my house now, so not really all that far although in NY that can sometimes be a 30-45 minute drive. I have to admit, even though it is somewhat of a pain getting there and back - the food makes it worthwhile. While it ain't cheap, it sure is worth the trip so, I think I will be visiting a little more frequently than in the past few years. 

All the best,
Glenn B
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