Friday, May 29, 2009

Surviving the World

'The usual punchline is "One's a scum-sucking, dirty bottom dweller, and the other's a fish!" but any way to bring in cannibalism is usually funnier. Kind of like how you can start off the normal joke, "How do you stop a clown from laughing?" and burst in with the wrong punchline, "Bash him in the face with an axe!" Ah, good times.'

I think the PoF crew would get along famously with this Dante Shepherd fellow. Learn more valuable life lessons at Surviving the World.

Via Virginia via Shaun

Thursday, May 28, 2009

An Illusion From Zefrank

HardTime :: Illusion from ze frank on Vimeo.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Placenta recipes


Via the Virtual Birth Center:

Placenta Recipes (Mothering Magazine, September 1983, Vol. 28, pg 76)

Editor's note: I have not heard of anyone who routinely makes a habit of eating placenta... it would be an 'after-the-birth-only' type activity. Many animals, including herbivores routinely eat their placentas, as it replaces vitamins and minerals lost during the labor process. Many women who have tried it swear they feel better faster, and they do not suffer from postpartum depression because of the nutrients the placenta has given them. It has been called a 'harmless' meat, as no creature is killed to procure it. Placentas should only be eaten fresh, if this is something that appeals to you.

Each placenta weighs approximately 1/6 of the baby's weight. Cut the meat away from the membranes with a sharp knife. Discard the membranes.

Placenta Cocktail:
1/4 cup raw placenta
8oz V-8 juice
2 ice cubes
1/2 cup carrot.
Blend at high speed for 10 seconds

Placenta Lasagne:
Use your favorite Lasagne recipe and substitute this mixture for one layer of cheese. In 2 tbl. olive oil, quickly saute meat of 3/4 placenta, ground or minced; plus 2 sliced cloves of garlic, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 diced onion & 2 tbl. tomato paste, or 1 whole tomato.

Placenta Spaghetti:
Cut meat of 3/4 placenta into bite size pieces, then brown quickly in 1 tbl. butter plus 1 tbl. oil. Then add 1 large can tomato puree, 2 cans crushed pear tomatoes, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbl. molasses, 1 bay leaf, 1 tbl. rosemary, 1 tsp. ea. of salt, honey, oregano, basil, and fennel. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.

Placenta Stew:
Meat of 3/4 placenta in bite size chunks, 1 potato (cubed), 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 2 carrots, 3 ribs celery, 1 zucchini, 1 large tomato, 1 small onion. Dredge meat in 1 tbl. flour mixed with 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. paprika, pinch of cloves, pinch of pepper, 6-8 crushed coriander seeds. Saute meat in 2 tbl. oil, then add vegetables (cut up) and 4-5 cups of water. Bring to full boil, then simmer for 1 hour.

Placenta Pizza:
Grind placenta. Saute in 2 tbl. olive oil with 4 garlic cloves, then add 1/4 tsp. fennel, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 tsp. thyme, and 1/4 cup of wine. Allow to stand for 30 minutes, then use with your favorite home made pizza recipe. It's a fine placenta sausage topping.

Placenta Roast:

All "food" should be properly cleaned prior to cooking, and all "food" should be properly cooked prior to eating.

This is a good recipe for placenta, which should NOT go to waste:


1 to 3 lb. placenta no more than 3 days old
1 large onion
1 large green or red pepper (green will add color to the presentation)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 sleeve of saltine crackers
1 tsp crab or shrimp seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp white pepper
1 clove garlic (roasted and minced)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop onion and green or red pepper in small cubes. Place in large bowl. Crush saltines into crumbs and add to onion and pepper cubes.


Placenta, seafood seasoning, pepper, garlic, and tomato sauce. Place into aluminum loaf pan. Cover and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours, occasionally pouring off excess liquid. Retain liquid for gravy base if desired.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I've Been Asleep at the Blog

You're probably much hipper than I am, so I'm not telling you anything new when I tell you to go check out the Black Cab Sessions.

Jozin z Bazin!

This Memorial Day, let's all take a moment to remember Joseph and the Bog.

Be sure to note the many tributes: Techno Viking, Prison Break, The Prodigy and the Scat Man.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ventura Pwns Hasselbeck

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Between Two Ferns

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Eurovision 2009

Alexander Rybak wins Eurovision for Norway and smiles a lot.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Notre Dame v. Obama Coming Soon to a Theater Near You...

I don't have very strong feelings about the issue one way or another, but I do recognize good production value when I see it. This round definitely goes to ND.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Shoot the Banker

I don't consider this anti-capitalist, just anti-corporate welfare. So have fun shootin'!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video

"The Cleveland Tourism Board gave me 14 million dollars about 8 months ago to make a promotional video to bring people to Cleveland. As usual, I waited till the last minute and I ended up having to shoot and edit it in about an hour yesterday afternoon. I probably should have invested more time."

Second attempt

Via Steve-O.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hospital Food: The Blog

More unappetizing fare here. Via Cynical-C and Boing Boing.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Turn Around.....


For all your "look at me, I'm a centaur!" needs.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

No Substance, But Much Better Form!

Honorary PoF blogger John has radically upgraded the site so that it is now compatible with all the Blogger/Google whirligigs! Site is now in CSS and the template is point-and-draggable. Try not to total the car on your first night out, kids.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Pure Filler

John refuses to help me fix the blog layout because of the repulsive chicken in a can picture. So here you are:

Friday, May 01, 2009

Whole chicken in a can

Whole chicken in a can

Via I Hate My Message Board: "And the taste? There really wasn’t any. The white meat was a bit more cottony than the dark meat, but it all tasted like all the flavor had been cooked out. Sort of like the little bits of chicken in condensed chicken noodle soup.

"BTW, I am pleased to announce you can get a six pack of Sweet Sue whole chicken in a can for only $49.99 and $30.70 shipping from Amazon."

As Amazon reviewer Skepchick observes, "I think this is a superb idea for quick last-minute meals. However, I will wait for what I believe will be Sweet Sue's next venture: an entire cow in a can." By the way, Skepchick also provides a helpful review of The Ghost Meter EMF Sensor.