(1) ELLA MAE BOWEN - HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
(2) FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE – SHAKE IT OUT
(3) OH LAND – WHITE NIGHTS
THE BRINDLE ROOM – NYC
[[Today's kitchen gadgets]]
STAR WARS DARTH VADER BAKING TRAY
(2) KUHN RIKON MASTER CAN AND BOTTLE OPENERS
[[Todays food news]]
(1) THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE POUNDS OF CAVIAR FOUND IN RUSSIAN HOSPITAL MORGUE
“Even people who think caviar is to die for might lose their appetite when it's stored in a hospital morgue. But that's where St. Petersburg police found a huge stash of the delicacy this week – 175 kilograms (385 pounds) stored in the refrigerated space where cadavers are kept.
A morgue employee and a businessman were arrested after the Wednesday discovery, but police said Friday the matter is still being investigated and it is unclear if the men will be charged. The arrested men said the caviar, or salted fish eggs, was to be a treat for hospital employees at a New Year's party.
Most of the red caviar was from salmon, but 38 kilograms (84 pounds) of the stash was black caviar from sturgeon, an endangered fish. Amid heavy restrictions on sturgeon fishing, black caviar is increasingly produced and sold illegally.
In the run-up to New Year's, one of Russia's most lavishly festive holidays, police have made a series of other seizures of caviar. A day after the morgue discovery, St. Petersburg police said they seized an additional 100 kilograms (220 pounds) intended for illegal sale at local markets.”
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(2) BUTTERBALL TURKEY RAID: FACTORY FARM HIT BY COUNTY SHERIFFS AFTER UNDERCOVER VIDEO REVEALS CRUELTY
Butterball officials released a statement indicating that the company was complying with the officials and has a strict policy against animal cruelty.
If that's the case, there could be trouble ahead for more than a few employees. The video shows multiple turkey handlers kicking, throwing and dragging birds around the Butterball farm. It also features images of sad-looking turkeys marred by disfiguring, likely painful, ulcers and sores, not to mention missing feathers. It's by no means inconceivable that the location in the video might face the kind of repercussions that egg producer Sparboe Farms felt at the hands of McDonald's and Target after its own history of animal cruelty was revealed.
The timing of the release date seems a little strange. Mercy For Animals might have had a bigger impact if they'd circulated the video in advance of the Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey buying seasons. That might have encouraged customers to move away from factory farmed turkeys in favor of pricier -- but often more humanely raised -- heritage turkeys. But better late than never.
Here's the undercover video. A warning: the following depicts animal cruelty, so some images may be disturbing, especially to young viewers.”
:: A related video- still quite graphic::
(1) MY FAVORITE SOMEECARDS
Let's not pretend we haven't said/thought these things before....
(2) COFFEE JERKS
Unlike these polite women from what I'm guessing is the 40s/50s, my loving response would be "how about you make your own coffee asshole." But that's just me....
(3) SANDY NOBLE'S POLARGRAPH DRAWING MACHINE
(4) THE GENTLEMEN’S RANT: HIPSTERS
(5) I LOVE THIS DINING ROOM
(6) I FEEL YOU GIRL.....
[[Today’s food clip]]
(1) HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE