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Now its finally over Nov. 6th, 2008 @ 11:29 am


Get'n all political!!! Oct. 28th, 2008 @ 02:32 pm

Upside down dogs Oct. 17th, 2008 @ 02:12 pm

Oct. 10th, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

We're in a world without Don LaFontaine Sep. 2nd, 2008 @ 03:48 pm
You might not know Don LaFontaine's name, but you sure as hell know his voice—he's the voiceover announcer guy, having done 500 trailers and 350,000 commercials. He also died this weekend.



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» The Snowman passed yesterday
Jerry Reed the singer / Actor who played the Snowman in the smoky and the bandit movies passed away on Labor day from complications of emphysema. He was 71.

Not only did Jerry star in the movies but he also wrote and performed "East Bound and Down" the theme to the movies.



» If the name fits... Ms. Yoo

» Some people...
they scare me a lot...

tacky

Who would do that to a car
» Slow news day
Well today I thought it was going to be a slow news day... I just spent some time trawling the waves of the internet and I thought I'd seen it all but No...

May I present Teenage Mutant Ninja Poodle


teenage mutant ninja poodle

Some people really scare me...
» Laughter dies
Comedian Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning apparently from complications from pneumonia.He was 50.
» New James Bond film comes out Nov 7th

Possibly the new James bond theme? ;0)


» Milk Chocolate follow up

Chocolate is a product based on cocoa solid and/or cocoa fat. The amount and types of cocoa solids and fat that the term implies is a matter of controversy. Manufacturers have an incentive to use the term for variations that are cheaper to produce, containing less cocoa and cocoa substitutes, although these variations might not taste as good.

There has been disagreement in the EU about the definition of chocolate; this dispute covers several ingredients, including the types of fat used, quantity of cocoa, and so on. But in 1999, the EU at least resolved the fat issue by allowing up to 5% of chocolate's content to be one of 5 alternatives to cocoa butter; illipe, palm oil, sal, shea, kokum gurgi, or mango kernel.

The U.S. Government requires a 10% concentration of chocolate liquor to be considered  milk chocolate.

A recent workaround by the US confection industry has been to reduce the amount of cocoa butter in candy bars without using vegetable fats by adding polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), which is an artificial castor oil-derived emulsifier that simulates the mouthfeel of fat. Up to 0.3% PGPR may be added to chocolate for this purpose.

Well here is the fall out from that Hershey's  "Kissables" have been reformulated, and can no longer be legally labeled "milk chocolate" because of FDA regulations. The new package looks the same, except for the ingredients and the label which now says "Chocolate Candy" instead "Candy Coated Milk Chocolate."


 The new version is called Chocolate Candy which is code for chocolate-flavored confection, or candy that contains chocolate but can’t be called chocolate because it has other stuff in it that’s not permitted by the FDA definitions (like more oil than actual chocolate).

The new  ingredients: Sugar, vegetable oil (palm, shea, sunflower and/or safflower oil), chocolate, nonfat milk, whey, cocoa butter, milk fat, gum arabic, soy lecithin, artificial colors (red 40, yellow 5, blue 2, blue 1, yellow 6), corn syrup, resinous glaze, salt, carnauba wax, pgpr and vanillin.

The old ingredients were:


Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, nonfat milk, milk fat, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR & artificial flavors), sugar, red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 1 & carnauba wax.
» Need any Zucchini ?
you guessed it it's  that time of year its...

  " Sneak some Zucchini onto your neighbor's porch night."

Established by Pennsylvanian Tom Roy, this day encourages sharing. "Due to the overzealous planting of zucchini, citizens are asked to drop off baskets of the squash on neighbors' doorsteps."

A few suggestions from Tom Roy's "Top 20 List for successful sneaking of Zucchini or otherwise ridding yourself of unwanted surplus summer squash:"

  • Carefully place a dozen or more zucchini in a large, sturdy black plastic trash bag, then add a couple layers of unwanted clothing. Drive to nearest Goodwill or Salvation Army, hand over bag to nearest volunteer. Politely refuse any offered receipt. Leave quickly.
  • Look for out-of-the-way places which have signs posted, "Clean Fill Wanted."
  • Under light of full moon, either stark naked or wearing full army camouflage, carrying a machete or any garden implement, run amuck in your zucchini patch, cutting and slashing. Be sure to thank Mother Nature for her bounty before and after this cathartic experience.
  • Buy a large roll of freezer paper--the kind that sub shops use. Then proceed to wrap each zucchini that has managed to grow to a foot or more in length. Next time your child has a fundraiser, send him or her out supplied with these phony subs. Tell child to drop them off with neighbors or relatives and leave quickly. It's advisable that a responsible adult hover nearby in a get-away car.
  • Gather all available plastic containers and freezer bags. Drink a vat of your favorite caffeinated beverage, in preparation for staying up 'round the clock to purée large quantities of zucchini. This can then be packaged neatly and artistically labeled: "For Zucchini Nut Bread Recipe." These packages can be freely given, along with copies of recipe, to anyone on your Christmas list.

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