Archive for October, 2009
This video was posted on YouTube by a member of the production company that Warner Brothers hired to film the fake “Rex Manning” music video for the song “Say No More, Mon Amour” – cuts of which appear in the movie. The full version has never been seen before.
I only have one thing to say about it. And that’s – “Oh Rexy…You’re So Sexy!”
Soundtrack - Empire Records (Original , 1998) cd
Well, it doesn’t really seem like that much when you’re doing it, you know? It just seems like a dinner here, a lunch there…and then at the end of the month, it adds up.
So, I bought this book called Restaurant Recipes. It’s really cool, it tells you how to make all kinds of recipes that you eat in lots of different restaurants, like Applebees, Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, etc. Even some that I never get to go to, being in California, like Black Eyed Pea and Cracker Barrel. Holla, southern cooking.
Well, having also recently see Julie/Julia not once but TWICE, I also decided that it would be a pretty cool idea to blog my way through making the recipes out of the restaurant recipes book. I mean, I’m actually starting out at an advantage, right? She started from scratch, I already have a (fairly) popular blog. Of course, I’m starting out at a *disadvantage* being that I don’t cook. *shrug* Give a little, take a little.
So, here we go with my first attempt. Alice Springs Chicken, from (arguably) my favorite chain restaurant, Outback Steakhouse. Let’s be real, I’m a carnivore. That vegetarian stuff is great for my mom, but I need meat! And Outback is certainly the place for that…
The Alice Springs chicken is my favorite item on their menu, followed closely by the Cyclone Chicken, but I actually think they might have gotten rid of that? I’m not sure, it’s been a while since I looked at the menu, I’ve been in a honey-mustardy mood lately.
Making it was not nearly as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I always get nervous when I’m cooking chicken, that it’s not going to get cooked all the way through (did I tell you I was an amateur or what!), but this piece turned out great!
The honey mustard, mushrooms, and MMMMMMcheese (that’s how I refer to cheese sometimes, when it’s particularly good…) was spot on, exactly like Outback. I gotta say, it pretty much tasted the same!
Well, that was my first foray into trying restaurant recipes. It was easy, delicious, and about a third of what it costs at Outback. I’m sold. I’m seriously considering starring in a movie in my head while I cook and blog my way through this whole thing!
CLICK HERE to check out the book. Seriously. It’s rad. And make sure you comment me when you try out the recipes, too!
For anyone who has watched The Office, particularly the British version, it’s no secret that the movies of Christopher Guest, and especially This is Spinal Tap were a huge influence. I mean, let’s be real, Guest basically invented the concept of a Mockumentary, so obviously that’s true.
Enjoy this 6 part interview series where Ricky Gervais, co-creator and star of The Office and Extras, interviews Christopher Guest, creator and star of, not only Spinal Tap, but Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.
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This was in my newsreader this morning. Just wow.
By Mike M. Ahlers
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Northwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Minneapolis overshot the Minneapolis airport by about 150 miles Wednesday evening, and federal investigators are looking into whether the pilots had become distracted, as they claimed, or perhaps fell asleep.
Air traffic controllers lost radio communication with the Airbus A320, carrying 147 passengers and an unknown number of crew, when it was flying at 37,000 feet, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
There was no communication with the airplane for more than an hour as it approached the airport, the board said.
The aircraft flew over its intended destination – Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport – and continued northeast for approximately 150 miles over the next 16 minutes. The airport’s controllers then re-established communication with crew members, who said they had become distracted, the safety board said.
“The crew stated they were in a heated discussion over airline policy and they lost situational awareness,” the board said in a news release.
A board spokesman said the agency is examining all possible explanations for the mishap, including whether the pilots may have fallen asleep.
The safety board said it is scheduling an interview with the crew and has secured the plane’s cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder for examination. Cockpit voice recorders record cockpit conversations and other noises.
The safety board said the Federal Aviation Administration and Northwest Airlines are taking part in the investigation.