Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wired on Saturday Night

Well wireless actually. New modem purchased and I had a new router I had never installed for various reasons. 3 hours of frustration with the crappy directions and trying to do this on a Macintosh computer (longer story) and I was back online this morning. Should be good to go now.

Debt Ceiling
The joke that is the debt ceiling drama continues on. What bothers me about the whole thing is we are side stepping any serious discussion of finance and spending. The focus now is "raise the ceiling or the world ends" or things like that. Another missed opportunity for any kind of change.

Saturday Entertainment
I am going to try and smoke some pork butt tonight. I messed this up the first time I tried it. I am going to put the small butts on the smoker around 10pm and smoke them all night. If I set up the Big Steel Keg correct, it should run all night around 250 degrees. We shall see in the morning if it went ok. These take about 12-14 hours to really be done right.

Random Reads
Broaden your mind with these links.

-Today in 2003 (via Little Bits of History) the last of the old model VW bugs were made. Hated those things, but 65 years in production is a good run.

-I ordered the novel "The Lost City of Z" which is about Percy Fawcett's tragic search for a golden city in the Brazil rainforest.

-The most legendary engine of all time? Maybe the 1969 all aluminum ZL-1 Corvette engine. This was one of the sickest things ever made in the United States.

Visual Cues
They sell these now?:
epic fail photos - Toy Name FAIL
see more funny videos, and check out our Yo Dawg lols!

Who would have guessed?:
funny pictures history - It's nice, but it'll never replace playing outside in the fresh air and getting plenty of exercise.
see more Historic LOL

Film Clips
Stream these movies!

One of the best episodes of the TV series Highlander was the double feature of Something Wicked/Deliverance. Duncan Macloud was overwhelmed by a dark spirit after he took his head and turned into a total badass. I actually liked him this way! In the following clip at the 25:00 mark he tries to get help from an old friend but he is now totally lost:

The film "Gaataca" was a wonderful film that sounded a cautious note about the future of genetic prejudice. The final scene with Ethan Hawke getting set to leave on a space trip is a must see:

Rock Blogging
Some music to roll on the weekend.

Reader C-T was looking for "Personal Jesus" from Depeche Mode because she is in love with singer Dave Gahan. I love this live version:

Watchtower likes Johnny Cash's last tune, "Hurt":

Jim Croce from reader Gawains with "You Don't Mess Around with Jim":

I heard a new version of "Mr. Bojangles" on the radio the other day. I wanted to freaking puke. Instead of a sad song, full of soul and feeling it was changed into some techno pop nightmare for club use. Disgusting and if I were Emperor I would dismiss that version with EXTREME prejudice. Anyways, here is an old version by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:

Two songs to go.

I know I have had this on a few times, but I was in the mood for the "Crossroads Duel": so here it is:

Love it.

Close the show with a favorite one of mine, Black Sabbath and "Warning":

Added: Rubbed Butts:
Big Steel Keg after dark, I hope I don't get bit by the fisher cat:

Have a good night.


CT-Hilltopper said...

I don't deny for a second having a huge crush on Dave Gahan! LOL

getyourselfconnected said...

Cannot deny what is the truth!!!! Good to see you sister!

GawainsGhost said...

I'm telling you, they don't grow talent like Jim Croce anymore. Blue collar, middle class, but with more talent than any Ivy leager.

They don't make music like that these days. Look at it, listen to it. Two guitar players, music and words. You won't find anything comparable to that these days. It's all ghetto rap or whoever looks good on MTV.

Jim Croce wrote real songs. I suggest you listen to them. They're part of an America that has been lost.

We need to get back to what's real.

getyourselfconnected said...

That Mr. Bojangles rip off made me want to break something. I hear you. I shipped your book today as well.

GawainsGhost said...

By the way, that was a great pick on the Black Sabbath song.

But who were they? Just a couple of guys who came from a steel town in England. Middle class, working class. But they changed the course fo music.

How does that figure?

Same with Elvis, who was a truck driver before he recorded his fist record.

This is what I'm talking about. Blue collar, middle class rock and roll. There is nothing else.

GawainsGhost said...

That should be "of" Good grief, these typos. They fuck up real estate more than anything else. You have no idea.

Watchtower said...

The two cars that stranded me and my friends more than any other when I was a teen...VW Beetle & Chevy Corvair.

At least in this day and age help is only a cell phone call away.

The Sovereign Bohemian said...

Ah GYSC, sorry about the funeral. Hope your new connection is worry free. I'd have helped you, but not a Mac man. Just got home after a 12 1/2 hour day and am sorry I didn't request a song, but thought you weren't doing your Friday nite thing. My request for next week is Shooter Jennings. "Walk of Life" is catchy, but my favorite is "4th of July". Either one please, for next week.

Have fun with your pork butt. Usually 12-14 hours is enough for a whole brisket. Small pork butts shouldn't take more than 8 hours. Just sayin'. You might try 215-225 degrees if you are going to let them go all night. Good luck!

Also, love Jim Croce and Johnny Cash, too. I saw Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1973...awesome!

getyourselfconnected said...

I think the corvair had that horizontal opposed engine block which caused all kinds of problems. At least you could get stuck with a girl, with no where to go, and skip the out of gas story......

The Sovereign Bohemian said...

Just saw that you couldn't connect to my site the other day. Have you been able to since then? It appears to be working tonight. Shoot me an email if you can't connect and I'll get to the bottom of it. Thanks

The Sovereign Bohemian said...

nice lookin' butt you got there. You going to pull an all nighter? You'll need a little more Bud for that! I'll have to find out more about your smoker sometime. I've never known anybody with one of those. It looks great!

Hope you have some Wonder bread or buns for all that pulled pork. What kinds of BBQ sauce do you get where you are? (that you like)

getyourselfconnected said...

Pork butts went very well overnight. My Big Steel Keg gets the job done. Wrapped in foil now, will pull in a bit for lunch! TSB, yeah a Keg is a pretty cool cooker.

The Sovereign Bohemian said...

Wish I was there to try your BBQ...headin' back to work tho

Property Tax Law said...

Man you're too much into Bar B Que.


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