Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Welcome, Friends

We've been variously described as eclectic, 'bugfuck crazy', and 'dozens of clowns' by media outlets reviewing our collective efforts. Each appellation is true to a large extent and celebrated by our editorial staff. As an unabashed supporter of our continued effort to diversify our interests and expand our readership (and earn enough Googlebucks to pay for at least one happy hour, which is the ultimate goal of Gheorghe: the Blog), I was pleased to see that we added a link to a cooking blog last week.

I don't know which of our editors, stringers, or hangers-on found our new friends at Bacon, Baking and Everything, but after reading about this weekend's Dr. Pepper-based marinade, I'm glad he or she did. Our only quibble: the G:TB stylebook abbreviates refrigerator as 'fridge', as opposed to 'frig'. Chicago may beg to differ. Welcome to the bloggy linklist, Bacon, and may you continue to expand our culinary horizons.

52 comments:

spunky frog said...

Thanks Rob. And thanks for the add on your blog list. My next post is about making a Death Star cake.

T.J. said...

Ketchup only.

By the way, Dennis promises a better recap later in the day, but the Dead Weather can fucking bring it.

Geoff said...

Speaking of Chicago and bacon, Illinois is seriously considering imposing an "obesity" tax. Here's my question...if they just use weight to determine obesity, they will have some problems...for instance, Brian Urlacher will likely qualify as obese. Curious to see how they work that out.

T.J. said...

Bill Swerski's Superfans will quickly go broke.

zman said...

I like Harlem, who opened last night's show. At least I like their album. I'm surprised that the Teedge,a self-proclaimed classic rock rock fan, thinks they suck. I eagerly await Dennis' take on their live chops.

zman said...

Apparently LeBron is obese, based on his BMI. Maybe that's why he went to Miami -- no income tax AND no fat tax. Reagan is smiling in heaven, his mouth a Laffer curve.

Igor said...

Can we make requests from the food blog? Fat Daddy is hungry. I'd like to read more about the following culinary creations:

- pulled pork barbecue (preferably pork shoulder, but Boston butt will suffice)

- inventive chili recipes (Rob cooks up a pretty good straight-up Super Bowl chili)

- crabcakes (the difference between good ones and bad ones is miles wide)

- Bloody Marys (need one now)


And TJ wants to know more about grilled cheese with the crusts cut off.

Igor said...

And wasn't Spunky Frog one of Dave's alter egos at one point? Could've been Snarling Frog, I can't remember.

Oh, fish tacos -- I'd like to see a recipe. And then a person in a kitchen who is reading that recipe and making them for me. Tortuga's in 2 weeks.

T.J. said...

Zman, Harlem was...ok. Their lead singer/drummer dude who looks like Jason Segel is the only redeeming part of that band.

T.J. said...

By the way, it's almost 10am and I'm still deaf from the show.

Igor said...

Makes for a nicer morning for you. You don't hear the people muttering about the red-eyed, boozy-smelling idiot in the office.

T.J. said...

Sadly, I still do.

Dave said...

i may have been snarling frog. and i make the best super bowl chili. my recipe? don't brown the meat, throw everything in a crock pot, go play touch football, come back and look in the crock pot at a tub of grease, unplug crock pot and put it on shelf without cleaning it, open it two months later to find many forms of multi-colored mold and fungus growing from it, and then launch it off the third floor balcony . . . so no one nourished themselves but everyone did enjoy an old chili, ceramic and fungus explosion on the bricks below.

Dave said...

i am going out in new brunswick tonight. who is in?

Igor said...

Lecky? You joining Dave?

We know how TR feels about Central Jersey, so he's definitely not in.

spunky frog said...

Igor you are so demanding. Thanks a lot. Its now 10 am and I am craving fish tacos and a margarita.

Igor said...

I know. I am such an aioli.



IGOR!!!!

zman said...

I write like James Fenimore Cooper? And Nabokov? Really?

Igor said...

I know Teejay is worried about my ego getting too big, but really, guys, it's okay to tell me that my last joke was the best thing you'll hear all week.

T.J. said...

IGOR!

d-train said...

igor very chirpy today. the mid-year performance review seems to have provided a kick in the arse.

i don't get the aioli joke.

TR said...

In defense of Central Jersey, I will say it is better than non-coastal sections of South Jersey and most sections of North Jersey.

The rural/inbreedy/rednecky element of South Jersey is vastly misunderstood by most folks. Probably for good reason, but misunderstood nonetheless.

TR said...

Nuggest pony up 5 years and $34 million for Al Harrington, a guy who is only good at scoring on bad teams when he can shoot as much as he wants.

Will be fun to watch Al and JR Smith fight for the ball with Melo. Not good for KMart's scoring average in a contract year.

rob said...

'nuggest' sounds like something pauly shore would say.

T.J. said...

For the hell of it - Pauly Shore hammered on a morning show. http://bit.ly/cDQaO3

Dave said...

isn't aioli an oily garlic sauce for pasta?

i don't get the joke either.

d-train said...

he's quick with a drink...or a real funny link, his name is Teejay, Teejay, faster than lightning!

rob said...

quick, mr. truck - put that to music. theme song!

d-train said...

there are 2 songs represented there...the first should be pretty easy to figure.
the 2nd one however, not so much - think 70's show theme-song...Hmmm?

name that tune! (no, that's not that theme song - i'm telling you to name that tune) name that tune!

zman said...

No one you see
Is less sober than he!

zman said...

TJ the drunken dolphin?

d-train said...

congratulations zman - you've just won a descendant of flipper, stuffed...

Igor said...

Nobody got the a-hole / aioli reference? Dammit.

Either you people are a long way from your too-clever-by-half W&M roots (D-Train, you're excused from this for obvious reasons), or I'm drunk again.

d-train said...

i just figured it (the aioli "joke") was another one of your lambda lambda lambda fratty w&m jokes. i guess not though.

Squeaky said...

I got your cooking aioli reference. Should be good for word ass Z at OBFT. Bummed to miss it this year.

Dave said...

it's pronounced eye-ya-oya, so it sounds nothing like the word a-hole.

signed

a hairy jersey italian

Igor said...

..and yee-ro and man-a-got and all that crap. It's like those Italians have a different word for everything.

d-train said...

so what's their word for everything? i think it's "alldatshit"

Dave said...

gyro is greek, pythagoras.

Dave said...

squeaky-- you haven't missed an obft in a while, right? sad to hear it.

rob said...

squeaky and i had a mini-summit on cape cod last week. (insert mini-sized summitteer joke here.) i have his input for obft. good and welfare should be interesting.

Igor said...

Gyro is Greek, and this is America. Americans Americanize everything here -- that's what we do because we're a-holes, or as they pronounce it in Sicily, aiolis. Americans turn S's into Z's for English words, don't roll R's in French words like repertoire, and give lazy pronunciations to anything foreign. Ellis Island and all that crap. So gyros are pronounced ji-ros here in America. And when Italian-Hungarians like yourself go ahead and insist on Old World pronunciations of dishes that don't hail from your heritage country, it makes it all the easier for lazy Americans to take it one step further and lump you all into a single ethnic epithet. Don't fall into that trap, Dave. Don't do it.

T.J. said...

This is PHENOMENAL http://bit.ly/bNn29v

Squeaky said...

It's been a good small consecutive streak (pun intended) but wife has to travel for work which leaves me two options. Miss OBFT or bring our 2 year old with me. The last option would definitely put me in the running for Father of the Year.

d-train said...

tunnel bangers - another name for men who prefer men?

Dave said...

saying jai-ro sounds very redneck. like japoleno peppers and rav-ee-o-lie

Dave said...

yes!! i am once again a "friend" of g:tb! the squeaky wheel gets the grease (truck).

Igor said...

I don't see Squeaky on there...

T.J. said...

Squeaks has a blog?

T.J. said...

Nevermind...Senior Squeaks has been added, using his Twitter feed.

T.J. said...

d-train gets a shout too...

Squeaky said...

Blog, what the hell is a blog?