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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    +6 ... LOL
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Stay tuned ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    ...and the pointy teeth.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Yeah, I mean....look at the boooooooones!!!
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Good choice, they would have been ripped to shreds.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Both of my dogs went apoplectic, and were seriously pissed off at me when I refused to let them out.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Run Away!
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  • DParker's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    I'm interested strictly for practical self-defense purposes, as the Beast of Caerbannog has taken up residence in my back yard. (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/jdEOhbs.jpg) I nearly soiled my armor.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    The Pantheon. Did not go in as we were running on a tight schedule. I think there were a whole lot of gods in there. lol
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Roma Trevi Fountain, breathtaking
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    More Florence, Poseidon I think. I didn't realize Yoko Ono was also there.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Will it be signed by brother Maynard? I'll chip in.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    ...on the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. Film fans get the chance to bid for some of the silver screen's most iconic props at auction The amount of my bid shall be three, no more, no less. Three shall be the amount I shall bid, and amount of my bid shall be three. Four shall I not bid. Neither shall I bid two, excepting that I proceed to bid three. Bidding five is right out! Then after the auction we'll all celebrate by going out for lambs, sloths, carp, anchovies, orangutans, breakfast cereals, and fruit bats.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Yeah, that's too much of a target-rich environment not to have already attracted snipers.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Looks like someone beat me to it. https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/12/biden-gaffe-machine-running-list-joe-bidens-best-slip-ups/
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_JdigPbYZMc" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    It's not so much that I could taste the coffee as an individual flavor per se, but I could definitely detect the subtle nutty bitterness that worked along with the mild heat from the ancho powder to balance out the sugars' sweetness. Google "coffee" and "rub" and you'll find a lot of recipes that incorporate it. This is just the first time I've gotten around to doing it myself, and I regret having put it off for so long.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Nice, I've never heard of coffee before. Could you taste it in the ribs?
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    My local grocery store often has good sales on St. Louis cut pork ribs (usually being blown out for $1.49/lb vs the regular $3.49 price), so I've been grabbing several every time I can, and have been accumulating a pile of them in my freezer. I finally got an opportunity to pull one out (it was just for the wife and I...and our furry four-legged quality assurance team...so only 1 rack this time) and subject it to a sous vide bath followed by some time in the magic smoke box just to see how that works out. I also took the opportunity to experiment with a change to the usual pork rub I use (a simple mix of white and brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika), as well as adding a bourbon treatment during the smoke...because, bourbon. I was happy as could be with the results of all three, and the only mistake was trying to treat the ribs like a pork shoulder by leaving them in a 165F bath for a full 24 hours. They were still juicy and delicious, but overly tender to the point that it was all I could do to keep the rack from completely falling apart when I transferred it to the smoker. I think the temp is food, but I need to back the time down to 12 hours instead. Next time. That said, the real success was with the rub tweak and the addition of bourbon to the party. I modified the rub by adding some ancho chile powder, cumin and espresso-ground coffee to the mix, which is exactly what the sugar-based rub needed to balance out the sweetness, as well as adding a lot more depth of flavor. Here's what I ended up with: - 1/4 cup white sugar - 1/4 cup dark brown sugar - 3 Tbsp smoked paprika - 1 Tbsp finely ground Texas Pecan coffee (from Katz Coffee, a local company) - 1 Tbsp ancho powder - 2 tsp onion powder - 2 tsp garlic powder - 1 tsp cumin powder You'll note a total absence of salt in the recipe. This is because I always season the meat with salt before it goes into the sous vide bag as a dry brine, usually a day or two ahead of time to give the salt time to penetrate. The addition of cumin, ancho and coffee completely changed the character of this mixture for the better, and I think it's going to be my go-to rub going forward. In fact I think I'll also try adding the ancho and coffee to my brisket rub (which already contains cumin), I like them so much. As if that weren't enough, I put some bourbon (nothing fancy, just some Even Williams 1783) into a little spray bottle that I used to spritz the ribs every 30 minutes during a 3 hour smoke. This not only keeps the surface moist and ensure that the smoke adheres, but it also adds more depth of flavor in the bargain. I don't like spraying with fruit juice given that the rub is already sweet enough, and plain water doesn't add any flavor, so bourbon does the trick quite nicely. Here's a plate with some of the resulting pig-on-a-stick, plus a deviled avocado (avocado flesh mashed with a chopped hard-boiled egg, garlic salt, a squeeze of lime and chopped scallions, all stuffed back into half an empty avocado skin and dusted with a little paprika on top): Full size: https://i.imgur.com/wVndltP.jpg
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/64JdzV4_rDI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> ....
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    The rest of the clip ... <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mn60YWO218k" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    R.I.P., Levon. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jie9bYCyZDI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> BTW, Levon had his name picked by Elton and Bernie for their song, though the song is not about Levon Helm ... Put that in your pipe and smoke it...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    I've been looking for a excuse to play this Levon Helm piece for a while. Now I have Woodstock (above) and a reminder of bad relationships, below, to frame it, though that particular affair would not be the one I would assign this song. That honor would go to another one, or two ... LOL But I am using up valuable planetary oxygen... Enjoy: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2I4wgJ_M7cA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I dated a vegetarian once ... It wasn't pretty. The relationship, I mean. The girl was quite cute.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    There's still time for Hillary to pull a Mighty Mouse now that they see Uncle Joe tanking ... Just sayin' ... LOL
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Truth be known, though, Never-Been-Right-About-Anything Joe is a better choice than any of the other Dems that have the slimmest shots. Sad.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    That's prolly one of my top favorites. Dems love the "larger truth" narrative when the facts aren't on their side: race crime hoaxes, police shootings, democratic socialism (LOL).... Don't make me go on... "If you're interested, join me! I could use the help!" --Joe Biden Awesome follow-up from the gas bag.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Sorceress, then?
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CrzyRXSxuAg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Gun control "You don't need an AR-15—it's harder to aim," he added, "it's harder to use, and in fact you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!" So after you render yourself defenseless standing alone on your porch, what then?
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