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Why Champagne and Fried Chicken Are Perfect Together

This wouldn't have been an obvious pairing to me. Actually sounds more like fuel for a 3AM tweetstorm - but I'm thinking, New Years, and if you're doing the good kind of fried chicken, it could work!

When Champagnes are made, they go through a process called autolysis, during which the wine spends time in contact with the lees. The French phrase is sur lie, which is a beautiful way of saying the wine was aged on the dead yeast thatís leftover after fermentation ends. The liquid in each bottle eventually takes on the flavors of that yeast ó which is to say, the bready, toasty, briochey notes that come through when you smell and taste good Champagne.

Those bread flavors just so happen to align perfectly with the crunchy, golden goodness of nicely fried chicken. In fact, as a Kentucky native, Iíd go so far as to say that the Colonelís Original Recipe is the chicken you want to try. The spice blend is packed with savory, umami-driven pleasures, Champagneís natural acidity plays very well with chicken grease, and the wineís bubbles amplify the crunchy effects of the skin and coating.


This song goes out to Pumpkin Twitler

In the spirit of the lyrics, it's not political. We promise. Trust us.

3 possible reasons there's no link

(1) there is no newspaper, there are no letters

(2) OP has serious and valid safety concerns about divulging exactly which small city this is (although if the residents can read, and their thought cops monitor DU, they already know...)

(3) the editors of the paper believe computers are a tool of Satan and the internet was foretold in the Revelation, and since they're also the mayor/chief of police/Reverend/dogcatcher, there's not going to be a website for the Chamber of Commerce that mentions the local paper

I'm sure it could be something else. Regardless, good to see that a lot of DU demands better than Dan Rather's standard for vetting sources and verifying what you read.

Since "Sharknado" worked, how long until SciFi comes out with "Gatorcane?

Horribly inappropriate, too much hurricane coverage, need to take a break

Art to make a point: Trousers-down minister statue protest

A larger-than-life statue of New Zealand's environment minister, fashioned from horse dung, has been left outside council offices in Christchurch.

The work by artist Sam Mahon shows minister Nick Smith with his trousers round his ankles, genitals on display, defecating into a glass of water, the New Zealand Herald reports


Whaddya think? Does Scott Pruitt deserve the same treatment at EPA? Rick Perry, missing some parts (oops)? Cheetolini made from Cheetos, anatomically appropriate?

So he stared at the sun. What else is a sitting president immune from?

I'm thinking, visiting the core of a nuclear reactor, because radiation doesn't affect sitting presidents. So he has a special dispensation from normal safety precautions.

Modest proposal.

The eclipse needs a soundtrack

I think "Ain't No Sunshine" works for starters...what else we got?

I want four things

National Guard, in Charlottesville, with all possible speed.

The statue of Robert E Lee has to come down immediately. Before today it might have belonged in a museum as a silent reminder, but now it has to be destroyed.

Immediate condemnation of racists and white supremacists, coming from every elected official from school board to Senate. If they don't, do not stop until they're recalled or voted out.

And Congress needs to make it clear that no unilateral preemptive military action of any kind that Twitler dreams up as a rally-round-the-flag diversion will be met with anything other than immediate impeachment. The impeachment going on now is in slow motion as an airtight criminal case builds, but we need to demand a fast track option locked and loaded.

Trump: The Musical - songs for Act I

Act I would be, say, from the Correspondent's dinner referring to that old feud on the pitch in Kenya, up to his deer-in-the-headlights speech when he came out ahead on election night.

Maybe start with tantrum-y cover of Charlie Brown, with an angry tweeted "Why is everybody always picking on me"?

Narcissistic president songs

he certainly is self-centered enough...what do you think he sings sweetly to his reflection in the mirror?

I Light Up My Life

I Am My Sunshine

What a Man

Baby I'm a-want Me

Nobody Does it Better

I Am So Beautiful to Me

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