Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sorry, guys, Aish is taken

Aishwarya Rai, the fab Bollywood (now worldwide) star, will be married this weekend to fellow Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan. I hope they have a lovely wedding and beat the celebrity odds to have a long, happy marriage.

Well, at least now Simon won't have to quit Idol

You know this is getting to be a big story when it gets the attention of people like me, who don't have a TV connection and dislike Idol almost on principle. Namaste, dude.

'American Idol' Says Sayonara to Sanjaya

Thursday, April 12, 2007

More Steyn on the Black trial

A fascinating trial, especially since I don't have to attend in person. I'm so glad Conrad Black's making this fight: U. S. prosecutors have far too much power, I don't care what party affiliation they might have, and this case is making such a great mock of them. Though what the jury will make of it in the end, who knows? Just remember, Black-haters: Even if the jury finds for the government, there will be plenty of appeals, and then . . . . But I think this jury trial may well go Black's way. We'll see.

Anyway, here's a great quote from Mark Steyn on one of the latest trial tussles - Lord and Lady Black's opera stopover in Seattle on the infamous "Bora Bora" trip:

If we have to have Wagner played out in rapid transit concepts, I’d love to see a production set on the Hollinger jet, with Conrad as Siegfried and Barbara as his valkyrie Brunnhilde, with David Radler as Hagen, who stabs Siegfried in the back, the whole thing wrapping up with the torching of Valhallinger in one almighty Stöckerdämmerung (Twilight Of The Share Price).

Also, on the numerous prosecution objections thus far:

Unlike the live testimony, for the video the objections had been pre-excised. As a result, there are occasional abrupt edits when Mr Sukonick’s head will suddenly jerk back as if he’s about to projectile vomit. I know how he feels.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

BLT a la Meg

As the weather's warmed back up (it's up and down here - and thus go my migraines), I had the desire for a fresh, yummy BLT. Doctrine aside, if there was one thing that would ever keep me from becoming Muslim, this is it. (You can pry my BLT out of my cold, dead fingers!!!) Thought I would share with you the secrets to a super-tasty sammawich.

1. Good ingredients - I use Hellman's (which is the best store-bought I can get here - Cooks Illustrated gives it a good rating), a good crisp lettuce leaf, a nice tomato, and 3 or 4 strips of bacon. Plus 2 slices good bread (I used what our grocery calls "Italian loaf") and salt and pepper.

2. Spread mayonnaise on both pieces of bread - this whole sandwich is a bit of a "diet-breaker", but it's good and fresh, too, as long as you pile on the L & T, so don't skimp here. Then (here's the tasty secret) liberally sprinkle pepper on each slice.
The deliciousness begins with a good base.

3. Thinly slice half a tomato. Arrange slices on one bread slice; salt lightly.
We're getting there.

4. Arrange lettuce (which should be washed, dried, and torn) on top of tomatoes. Then arrange bacon slices on other slice of bread.
La piece de resistance.

Serve with a nice, refreshing drink (I had Rose's Lime Cordial with soda water - I don't like colas but that's a favorite "soft drink" for me) and enjoy.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The i-Kia

Having put together plenty of IKEA pieces, I couldn't resist the idea of the "i-Kia" (via ikea hacker, a great IKEA site).

By the way, a blessed Palm Sunday . . . and . . . APRIL FOOLS!!! :^)