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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just another ancient mystery... The Nazca Lines

I'm sure many of you are tired of hearing about the "ancient alien theorists" and/or the ancient astronaut theory, but still, what is it with these "Nazca Lines?"
The History Channel (among others) has promoted the notion of Earth being visited by extraterrestrials enough; it's nothing new to me (unlike most people) as it is old news for my highly intuitive, remarkably intelligent self, but still... What rock have you been living under lately? Since when did looking up into the skies and to envision other worlds and intelligent beings out there amid the chaos of creation, get to be so boogy-boogy creative and cosmically untold? Oh, I get it... It is now acceptable to believe in life outside of planet Earth via the media, so now it is okay to talk about it in public. Whatever...

The Nazca Lines is just another ancient mystery that many folks can blame on worldly mundane causes or, for some of us, perhaps otherworldly aliens and whatnot. Whatever the case is, just make sure you throw the word "ancient" in there when you're explaining such things, you know, for the authentic effect; ha-ha! Is it, oh, could it be, lets see... Ancient Aliens from another world or planet?

At any less-than-crazy rate, I'm posting a quick YouTube video below, that speaks about the Nazca Lines in Peru:

Side Note: I get so sick and tired of seeing all those stupid comments on YouTube! I'm leaning more and more towards the notion that YouTube should just remove the comment field altogether. More times than not, reading the comments on some of these videos (not necessarily this one; just saying...) only makes you realize how the majority of the people on planet Earth (at least the ones online) are uneducated idiots that are often spoiled, senseless prima donnas that are rebellious and unruly without a cause, in which many of them should have their Internet privileges took away, just for being a complete imbecilic being amid the cyber-based society - but then again, if it wasn't for the flaming fools of stupidity with Internet access, the online marketing campaigns and advertisements couldn't thrive as well as they do now. So, with my apologies, I take those last couple of insulting comments back, as the confused heathens that I just spoke about, are evidently allowed online just to make many of us web-savvy people some damn money; Ha-ha!

To be more germane towards the topic at hand, here is a relevant link for ya:
"Were the Nazca Lines created by ancient astronauts / aliens?"

Oh, speaking of aliens and the "Extraterrestrial Hypothesis" per Wikipedia, the "Official White House Position" on this matter states this vague response of utter legislative jargon: "In November 2011, the White House released an official response to two petitions asking the U.S. government to acknowledge formally that aliens have visited Earth and to disclose any intentional withholding of government interactions with extraterrestrial beings. According to the response, "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race." Also, according to the response, there is "no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye." The response further noted that efforts, like SETI, the Kepler space telescope and the NASA Mars rover, continue looking for signs of life. The response noted "odds are pretty high" that there may be life on other planets but "the odds of us making contact with any of them—especially any intelligent ones—are extremely small, given the distances involved." ...My response to that cute little exchange of words = "ha-ha-ha!"

---End of Post "Just another ancient mystery... The Nazca Lines"

I finally tried Ranch Dressing with Hot Wings...

Well, I must say, I'm definitely a connoisseur of chicken wings and a meat-eating aficionado, but I've never tried Ranch Dressing with hot wings before, until the other day. Year after year, I keep wondering why people relate this white creamy dressing with those blissful, tasty, hot & spicy wings, and I never give it a try just because it doesn't sound right... I've cooked 'em several different ways, tried a many frozen chicken products, and have damn-near taste-tested every hot wing in the fast-food and restaurant businesses within my local coordinates of a reasonable distance, but I've always ignored the whole Ranch Dressing dip thingy because when I'm checking out how good the wings are, I don't want anything else that can get in between me, my taste buds, and the hot wings I'm eating. However, yesterday, upon my seek to find another variation of hot wings that I haven't tried before, I went to a Pit BBQ place that mainly specializes in pork (Whitt's Barbecue). I ordered up 20 Hot Wings at the Pork BBQ restaurant for 13 dollars (a little high, but I've paid more at other places and plus, one must remember that they mainly sell pork, not chicken).

Anyway, I paid for the food, got my lovely loaded Styrofoam container filled with hot wings, and went on my merry way. When I got home, I opened the environmentally unfriendly (Styrofoam) container full of wings and noticed that they put two big packets of Ranch Dressing in there. I was like, "what in the hell is it with Ranch Dressing?" I threw those stupid-looking packets away, and then started thinking...
I opened the fridge and seen a bottle of Ranch Dressing in there that my ex-girlfriend bought when she lived with me. It was still in date, so I changed my mind, and decided to try it.

I sampled 3 of the 20 wings with this supposed hot-wing-related dressing, and figured that even if it sucked, I would still have 17 hot wings to eat for supper, after I finished drinking my beer for the day, of course. Well, as it turned out, the Ranch Dressing was totally excellent and went very well with hot wings! In fact, it adds a good deal of flavor and almost balances out the hotness, which I quickly remedied with additional hot sauce. To make it short, if you ever run into some chicken wings that are a bit too hot (not a common problem with me) or if you'd just like to add more flavor, you should try dipping your hot wings into some Ranch Dressing and give it a try.

This post might seem a little silly or uninformative or non-entertaining, but seriously, I think the moral of the story here is: Sometimes you just need to take a chance or try something different, as you never really know for sure until you experience it. And we're talking about food here, but that same philosophy can also apply to a lot of things in life.

An additional tidbit: By using this particular type of dressing/dip, you can easily eat chicken wings that are hotter than you'd normally like them to be. This is good, if you can stomach it, because there are a lot of health benefits when it comes to spicy foods and hot peppers. In fact, I once wrote a blog post entitled "Hot Pepper Craze - Health Benefits & Info," so give it a quick read, if interested. I don't know about you, but the image below makes me hungry... Cheers!

---End of Post "I finally tried Ranch Dressing with Hot Wings..."

Looking for something to kick & punch?

Well folks, I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving and dodged the Black Friday madness this year. I never understood why people would rush out and do their Christmas shopping right after Thanksgiving amid crazy hordes of bargain shoppers, just to save a few bucks. To me, it just isn't worth it. People will kick, punch, pull, grope, bite, scream, and much more, just to get what they want. This year, Black Friday sales started even earlier at a lot of places, as one could have almost called it Black Thursday because of such hastened sales of seasonal frugality.

If one was looking for a pathetic form of entertainment, you could do some 'video searches' online for "Black Friday Fights" and other similar terms, to find the insane videos you may be yearning for. Below, I'll post a quick video that displays the crowds and/or throngs that commonly appear at these madhouses. I'm sure there were also some kicking, punching, and who knows what, going on in that store somewhere. Ha-ha!

Anyway, that was just a sample clip showing just how insanely stupid these sales have gotten. You should work in one of those retail spots that host post-Thanksgiving chaos like that; fun, fun! Hell, I know people that go to those places during the blitz sale, just for the entertainment and don't really buy very much. ...Talk about people who perhaps may need to get out more or, better yet, get a freakin' life!

Anyway, after seeing and hearing about this year's Christmas shopping hurricane of asininity, it reminded me of how there may be a lot of people out there who may be looking for something non-human (since ya can get in trouble if it's human these days) to kick & punch. So, I reflected back to earlier this year when I wrote about such things on a health blog of mine. I'll provide a couple sample images and links below, in case you're interested...

Visit: "Picking out the right Heavy bag / Speed bag Stand"

Visit: "The 'Body Opponent' Heavy Bag"

I think that if a person has the room to store these heavy bags, body stands, etc., along with the money to afford these things, and if you're either into physical fitness, boxing, karate or simply find yourself frustrated a lot and constantly looking for something to beat on, this may be the perfect gift for you this year. To hell with Black Friday deals and seasonal bargains, just go buy yourself one of those 'Kick & Punch' Stands/Bags, and you can shop calmer this year, after releasing the fury upon those lovely non-human targets.

Personally, I've had a Heavy bag / Speed bag stand combo, and it was decent for basic punching, but unless you get one big enough and have it weighted down, the stand will often move around a lot. I didn't really use it much for kicks, though. Also, make sure you have strong enough floors and ceilings, etc. What I'm more interested in, is that damn Body Opponent Heavy Bag. I may buy one of those in the future; it is compact and resembles a human, which makes it even more fun to kick & punch, if ya know what I mean.
Anyway, happy holidays... Ha-ha!

---End of Post "Looking for something to kick & punch?"

Monday, November 21, 2011

Video: 10 Crazy Theories about our Existence...

Actually, the video was entitled "10 Mad Scientific Theories," but I thought that was a little vague, considering the subject matter. When it comes to theories about our existence, the universe, etc., usually one theory from the next seems about equally crazy to me, because the entire cosmos of creation is chaos, if ya think about it. It's a galactic madhouse out there, if you will... Ha-ha!

Anyway, this is a short post with the sole intention of sharing a little not-so-mundane 2:26 minute video that I stumbled upon this morning. They should have slowed it down a bit and been more elaborate from one theory to the next, but whatever, I guess they were in a hurry. I'm going to list the 10 crazy and/or "mad scientific" theories about our existence, that was mentioned on that short flick; feel free to look them up individually, on the web, if desired...

The 10 Theories were: 1) The Doughnut Shaped Universe, 2) Anti-Matter Galaxies, 3) Panspermia Theory, 4) The Ekpyrotic Model, 5) Many Worlds Theory, 6) The Simulation Hypothesis, 7) The Zoo Hypothesis, 8) The Quantum Zeno Effect & The End of the Universe, 9) Black Holes are Gateways to other Universes, 10) The Holographic Principle

Okay, check out the video below:

Out of those 10 theories, I think the "Panspermia Theory" and "Black Holes are Gateways to other Universes," are the two most plausible. Well, if they meant 'wormholes' instead of black holes, that is... The Holographic Principle has been worn out, in my opinion, by a bunch of failed mystics (also known as lunatics) - but anything is possibile when it comes to the reasons for our existence, I suppose. However, I have thought of some of the others myself due to mere imagination, along with other crazy theories that wasn't listed in the video. The possibilities are endless; what else is there to say?

Related Links: "4th & 5th Dimensions - Time Travel & Parallel Universes" &
"The Ultimate Queries - Creation Theories"

---End of Post "Video: 10 Crazy Theories about our Existence..."

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hot 'Weather Girls' - Sexy Meteorologists

Well, the region I reside in has been fairly cold lately. I have to check the weather channels somewhat regularly because with the weather we have had lately, it might be hot one day and cool the next. Anyway, I don't know how or why I came across this subject, but it would be nice, as horny as this sounds, if there were more sexy meteorologists out there. For many of us, seeing the weather forecast would be more interesting to say the least, and some of those hot 'weather girls' could perhaps make us feel warmer on those frigid days when we are dreading the bad news about more freezing temperatures on the way. Ha! Maybe, maybe not, but it was worth an online search, regardless...

It was actually fairly hard to find many images related to this, although I did run across a few sites that seemed to be all in favor of this notion. In a moment, I'm going to post a few sexy images of some hot female meteorologists (I'm not sure, but two or three of them may be the same person - ha-ha!). Some of these girls may have been models in the past and decided to just hang it up and get into meteorology. Nah, I doubt if that's the case. If it were true, I'd say that it would be the other way around in order, since one would require schooling and the other (modelling) just takes raw physical assets and a nice smile.

Anyway, if you're not happy with the images below, you can always do an 'image search' online for "Hot Weather Girls" or some other related search terms...and see what ya find! Some of these images are poor quality, but it was slim pickings, so I got what I could find at the moment. I did notice that Mexico seems to have an abundance of provocative looking meteorologists, but I tried to find girls from different areas.

---Side Note: I can't give image credits to these pics, since a lot of the same images were on multiple websites; plus, it looks like screenshots anyway; hence forth the lower grade of quality.

Images of alluring weather girls, below:

Well, I hope you enjoyed your ~ weather forecast ~ for today.

Related Link: "Sexy Celebrity Babes - Image Gallery"

What? Do you prefer Nurses over Weather Babes and Celebrities? Fine, no problem; go here instead: "Sexy Nurses - Babe Photos - Image Gallery"

---End of Post "Hot 'Weather Girls' - Sexy Meteorologists"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Financial Responsibility Ticket? Pay the fines and get car insurance...

A while back, I got stopped at one of those lovely money-making road blocks hosted by State Troopers and local police...and I had no proof of car insurance, vehicular financial responsibility, road kill protection, whatever ya want to call it. I got my ticket and it was not one that you could pay by mail either, and had to appear in court a couple months from the date of my pull-over, and show proof of insurance to the holy judge, blah, blah...

I've been stopped a few times over the last several months (obviously my city must be conducting some sort of fund raiser and whatnot, as many people would refer to that as being "fundraising whores" or however you want to label it), and I've always just been told (after I got my petty citations of money-grubbing bliss) by other city cops that I need to make sure and get some car insurance - after they find out that I don't have it, of course. I realize, nowadays, it is State Law, and I've always had vehicular insurance before, but the last couple of years (okay, 3 or 4 years) I let my policy slip by, was a little short for cash, and simply drove without it for a few reasons. For one, during the majority of that time, I was riding with my live-in girlfriend to work, as we both worked at the same place. Well, when we split up, I would still drive to work with no car insurance, but mainly because I live in a small town with little traffic and I also work the night-shift, which makes a big difference when it comes to the odds of getting in traffic accidents. Basically, less cars on the road equals less idiot drivers, uh, you do the math...

Anyway, to top it off, after work, I would run most of my errands early in the day, so there really was not that many high-risk situations going on in my path of travel, and figured I'd save the money and get car insurance later on. Well, going back to my day of getting a ticket... I still waited another month before I got car insurance, and I had two months before I'd have to appear in court, so what did I care? Unlike what my State did in the past, when they used to drop the charges if you could show proof of insurance by the time of your court date, I already heard beforehand that the rules have changed, so why not save another month's worth of insurance, since I already know I'm screwed anyway? So, I waited until about a month before my court date to get insurance, and sure enough, it was a good thing because I got fined over 200 dollars whether or not I got it any earlier than that, albeit I have heard that if you can somehow get car insurance on the day of your ticket, that they may drop the charges in court. Either way, I didn't have a chance, since I got pulled over late at night. I mean really, what was I gonna do? Not go to work and run home and get online before midnight struck, just to get car insurance in hopes that they would drop my financial responsibility charge? Ha-ha!

I'm not promoting driving with no insurance, as it is definitely a wise thing to have, but I'm just saying that I believe it is my own gamble and choice that should be left up to me... Why should it be law to owe for something that you hope to never use? Car insurance usually boils down to three things: the vehicle itself and/or the vehicles involved in the accident, personal injury and/or bodily harm to the people involved, and property damage.
Sure, if I had a nice car, a new vehicle, etc., then I would be stupid to not have full-coverage insurance on it. ...But what if I'm driving some old car or truck, and really just don't give a shit if somebody hits it? If the other person cares about their ride, then it is their fault if they don't have insurance, not mine because I don't!
If we're talking about bodily harm, then what about health insurance? I have health insurance; is it my fault that you don't? If I do something stupid and injure a bunch of other people while driving, I'm going to have other problems, get sued, etc. Which is just another reason why I didn't haul a bunch of passengers around when I had no insurance, for example.
I really don't know the rules on property damage when it is caused by a moving vehicle, but my god! What do you plan on doing, running through a barn with your truck or to drive your car through a shopping mall? Property damage will most likely be the least of your concerns then, as life insurance and whether or not you have immediate medical care, may be higher up on the list if you get into those types of accidents and/or in that particular case of vehicular madness.

With all that being said, if ya get pulled over and get charged with a good ol' financial responsibility ticket, go get car insurance and show up to court with your proof of insurance from your desired company of choice - to silence the case of loosing your license to drive - and pay your damn fines and get it over with. Nobody really cares once you go into places like that; just nod at the judge, admit you are guilty, pay the money and go on with your life while hoping you never have to set foot in such corrupt, fund-collecting places like that again.

Speaking of other baloney tickets, why is there a "seat belt law?" I mean really, if I don't want to wear a seat belt, I shouldn't have to; it is my life. I can understand a child seat belt law, but I'm talking about adults here. WTF? Yeah, yeah... Just more evidence that the world has found a way to monetize almost everything possible. However, I'm still waiting on them to charge us for the air we breathe by setting up some sort of a "air quality meter" in the cities, and charge different rates based on the pollution and overall quality of the air. Of course, the better the air that surrounds your area, would of course mean a higher fee. Hey, if ya don't like it, go move to a polluted area where the air is free. Ahh, surely that will never happen... Ha-ha! Ha?

When thinking of traffic laws, why don't they better enforce a "no cell phone while driving law" that could actually save lives, instead of some of these other senseless money-making traffic laws that do nothing but cost people money!

Well, this post is getting rather long. Now that we got the "financial responsibility ticket = pay the fines and get car insurance..." out of the way, who do you choose for car insurance now?

This is not a promotional post, but I did get several quotes online and I will provide a link to what I found to be the best rate for me, as I only had to get liability on two old vehicles to meet the requirements of my beloved State Law.

At any responsible rate of monetary insanity, worked the best for me; check 'em out, if you're in the same boat as me, looking for fast car insurance quotes, was forced to get vehicular insurance by the law, and was short for time and money. Be safe on the road, now... It's expensive out there, ya know... Cheers!

Cow Abductions via Aliens & UFOs...

Oops... Here I go again, with another blog post that isn't so mundane. But seriously, at least for today, I didn't mean to stumble across the age-old mystery of aliens, UFOs, and abductions, as this subject is becoming slightly jaded due to everybody and their grandma talking about the "ancient astronaut theories" involving flying saucers and those cool grey people that buzz around in their UFOs. In fact, I was thinking about those highly advanced space monkeys when I was a little kid, and never doubted that this place had been visited by aliens from outer space, many times. I guess it took a couple more decades of speculation and science fiction shows along with the addition of the History Channel and its Ancient Alien series, for the majority of the people to finally catch up to the notion. Ha-ha!

Anyway, the reason why I'm doing this short post, is because I recently ran across a funny looking image I found while surfing the Internet. It was a picture of a cute little UFO sucking up some poor innocent, fat cow. Oh man, the ideas and captions that came to me after viewing that image, seemed almost unlimited. I was going to use a picture editor and have some fun with it, but instead, I ended up searching online for "cow abductions." Yeah, how productive is that?

During my hastened search for the truth about our ancient alien hamburgers, I found an interesting video. Hoax or not, it was worth a view. I'll provide that in a moment...
But first, the 'Cow Abductions via UFOs' image:

Another reason I find this cow abduction image funny, is that it reminds me of a guy I work with. ...I know this "very large" individual at my place of work who is not only lazy, but he often just sort of stands in one place and looks up toward the sky, as if he is waiting for a big cheeseburger to fall from the heavens. Well, when I seen that particular picture, I couldn't help but think, "they're working on it." Ha-ha!

Now, if you want more than a fictitious image that was used merely for entertainment purposes, and would like to read more about this debatable, semi-interesting subject, go here: "The Ox-Files: 'Mass cow sacrifices by aliens' sent White House into panic, FBI records reveal."

Cows have been related to UFOs for years and years. I suppose the aliens are supposedly "testing" again, but why a cow? I don't know, I like rib-eye steaks and other types of cow meat as well, and if you'd like to know how I marinate my beef steaks, go here: "Worcestershire Sauce & Italian Dressing." Ha! But seriously, some of these people report that their cows return back from the alien abductions, all mutilated with parts missing... And sometimes, the cows have been drained of all their blood and the organ meat is, at times, turned into the consistency of peanut butter, as if it has been affected by radiation and whatnot.

Hell, I don't know what to believe when it comes to this subject, but either way, something is happening to these cows. I'm just glad that the stories about aliens and their anal probes has slowed down a bit. Speaking of that, what is it with anal probing anyway? Is that an alien's way of insulting the humans, as if they are looking for our brain and seem to find more intelligence from the rectum? LOL! Dang, I hope not!

Oh, here's the 'UFO - Cow Abduction' Video, below:

Draw your own conclusions...

---End of Post "Cow Abductions via Aliens & UFOs..."

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mayan Secrets + Ancient Aliens = Filmmakers Dream

The filmmakers behind "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," who said that their film will reveal evidence of contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials, have now released to "TheWrap" what they claim is photographic evidence of a pre-Mayan, alien civilization. Read more about this film marketing subject, here: [link is no longer active]

I'm all about this otherworldly stuff that isn't so mundane, but seriously, this 2012 doomsday hype has got a little ridiculous. Hell, I've even heard about how some people are quitting their jobs and plan on only needing enough food and resources to last until Dec. 21, 2012, while during the meantime they are just sitting around and waiting for the end (and I assume praying regularly). Wasn't some people claiming the world was going to end in May of 2011?
We have loads of garbage to read that is related to pseudoscience and prophetic horse shit online, all screaming "the end is near; the end is near," just like they did at the brink of year 2000 and as they have all throughout the timetables of our existence, for that matter.
...But besides me going into a mini-rant about human gullibility, I'm just going to provide a blog post with several links and subjects that semi-relate to Mayan secrets, ancient aliens, and some of the baloney that comes with these interesting subjects.

Oh, speaking about a filmmakers dream, just think how much money is going to be made off of this subject during 2012. There has already been loads of money made, and I'm surprised there hasn't been even more films produced, but next year it should spike tremendously. They won't market it solely via film production either, as there will be t-shirts, products, survival kits, etc., all being sold under this theme of doom and destruction. Personally, I'm keeping a stockpile of alcohol and ammunition, just in case. Ha!
Oh, that reminds me, it is time for another link (excuse the humorous title):
"Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' Doc" [link is no longer valid] Ha-ha! I don't know why I think that last headline sounds so funny, but it just does to me... I mean, why wait until 2012? These ancient Mayan secrets are just now going to be revealed? WTF? LOL!

Anyway, here is a video link that provides a scientific reality check for the failed mystics out there who are still waiting on Planet X to arrive with hordes of violent space monkeys: "NASA Response to Crazy 2012 Claims" [link is no longer valid]

Don't get me wrong, I believe that there are more advanced civilizations out there in the cosmos that would make man look inferior, such as aliens zipping around in UFOs, etc., and they most likely had a lot of play down here during ancient times and that they may drop down more often again in the future, but who knows when?
...But when you try to fuse various types of religions with Mayan secrets, prophetic predictions, ancient astronaut theorists, myths, legends, and folklore, Nostradamus and his quatrains, Edgar Cayce and his psychic answers to questions while in a hypnotic state, and so on, you'll end up with a lot of confusion. Yeah, talk about a dream and golden opportunity for writers and filmmakers! Ha!

This reminds me... A lot of mystics and doomsday seekers keep talking about this mystery planet that is suppose to enter our orbit and cause cataclysmic doom to our planet on Dec. 21, 2012 or thereabouts. Many call it the "Nibiru collision" or whatever. You often here the planet called "Nibiru" or "Planet X," but I find it interesting that NASA doesn't even know what in the hell these mystic lunatics are talking about. Ha-ha!

Anyway, I'm about to post an excerpt from Wikipedia about this Planet X topic, that I really liked:

"The impact of the public fear of the Nibiru collision has been especially felt by professional astronomers. Mike Brown now says that Nibiru is the most common pseudoscientific topic he is asked about.
David Morrison, director of SETI, CSI Fellow and Senior Scientist at NASA's Astrobiology Institute at Ames Research Center, says he receives 20 to 25 emails a week about the impending arrival of Nibiru: some frightened, others angry and naming him as part of the conspiracy to keep the truth of the impending apocalypse from the public, and still others asking whether or not they should kill themselves, their children or their pets.
Half of these emails are from outside the U.S.
"Planetary scientists are being driven to distraction by Nibiru," notes science writer Govert Schilling, "And it is not surprising; you devote so much time, energy and creativity to fascinating scientific research, and find yourself on the tracks of the most amazing and interesting things, and all the public at large is concerned about is some crackpot theory about clay tablets, god-astronauts and a planet that doesn't exist." Morrison states that he hopes that the non-arrival of Nibiru could serve as a teaching moment for the public, instructing them on "rational thought and baloney detection," but doubts that will happen."

Anyway, mankind could use a good lesson on rational thought and baloney detection, as I wholeheartedly agree.
Well, I'm about to wrap this blog post up... I was going to get more into the Mayan secrets, but I just realized that they are secret, so what in the hell do I know? Ha-ha!
However, if you're still interested in ancient astronauts (Does everything always have to be ancient?), I'll provide you with a link to a creative little story called "The Alien Visitor..."

---End of Post "Mayan Secrets + Ancient Aliens = Filmmakers Dream"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How to make Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins

If you're not health-conscious and/or you're looking to splurge with a nice, tasty, high-calorie snack, Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins may be exactly what you're seeking.
I'm not talking about the potato chip version or the kind you find in the frozen food section @ your local market:

I'm talking about the kind you make at home, one step at a time.
They're fairly easy to make, and since you'll be learning how to make them on your own, you can experiment with different ways to cook 'em after you learn the basics. Plus, potato skins don't have to be stuffed with bacon & cheddar either, but I'm choosing this recipe because it is one of the more tasty versions of potato skins, in my opinion of course...

You'll need a few medium sized potatoes (depends on how many skins ya wanna make), a small bag of shredded cheddar cheese, several slices of cooked bacon (chopped) or you can substitute the bacon with store-bought bacon bits if desired, a small amount of stick butter, seasoned salt or regular table salt, black pepper, and whatever else you may want to add to this scrumptious snack.
First, bake your pre-washed whole potatoes in the oven after you have stabbed a few holes in them with a fork, at about 400 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes - depending on how many potatoes you use. You can always save a lot of time and simply microwave the potatoes - just remember to stab holes in them so they can vent while cooking.
During this time, it would be a good idea to go ahead and cook your bacon. After your bacon is done, get a knife and chop the slices into fine pieces or crumble it by hand; it doesn't matter either way.
Take the potatoes out of the oven when they are done; let them cool for a bit. Slice each potato in half lengthwise and then spoon or fork out each potato half in the center and around the edges while leaving some potato, as if you're carving a bowl or whatever.

At this point, it should look something like this:
Now, go ahead and cut your broiler on high (if you use the lower heating element in the oven during this step, it will take longer). Add the butter to the inside and outside of your potato skins; salt & pepper to taste (I prefer seasoned salt over the regular). Put them on the top rack in the oven for about 8 minutes. Take them out, add the cheddar cheese and chopped bacon, then put them back under the broiler for another 3 or 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
It should now look sort of like this:

As you can see, it is not that hard to make. You may want to experiment with other types of toppings, ingredients, etc., after you make these a few times. I've heard that some people actually freeze the potato skins if they have too many leftovers, and reheat them later on. Personally, I don't think I'll have any problems with leftovers. Ha-ha!

If you'd rather watch a video that pertains to "how to make bacon & cheddar potato skins," look below:

[Video is no longer available]

---Related 'Mundane Blog' Posts:
* Worcestershire Sauce & Italian Dressing - My favorite marinade for steak!
* Zucchini Recipes - Green Squash Galore
* How to make Beer Battered Onion Rings - Video
* Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs vs. BallPark Franks - Who cares?
* Garden Experiment: Growing Tomatoes Naturally
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What is up with the crazy Pentecostal Churches?

I'm not about to start some "holy war" here, nor do I really get off on talking about religion or churches for that matter, but what in the hell is up with those crazy Pentecostal places of worship? To me, it seems that those particular churches often attract insanity and people who are mentally ill, and it gives them the freedom to run amok in a room, jerk, twitch, convulse and yell, with other like-minded kooks.

If you're not aware, Pentecostal churches harbor what is often called "Charismatic Christians" among other labelled individuals who claim to feel the holy spirit or holy ghost in such a way that they can "speak in tongues" and also vibrate, twitch, drop to the floor and flex through a series of convulsions while looking more like they need to be loaded up in an ambulance somewhere and treated for mental problems and central nervous disorders.

---Side note: If you have ghost stories that doesn't relate to the holy spirit, please share them here:

Oh, yes, I said "speaking in tongues." That is where you speak in an unintelligible manner, supposedly some universal divine language that only certain people can understand (ha-ha!). It can go something like this, for example: "Oh sama kaba chaku buku boogy boggy. Jaba jaba dada goo goo. Oh ma ta baja baja." Ha-ha-ha! Yeah, it sounds like senseless baby talk, if ya ask me!
Hell, I can raise my hands in the air and chant "maza taku shaku baja" over and over while twitching and jerking, and could put on a good show if I had to, but there would be nothing divine about it. I suppose one could call that crazy display whatever they want, but I would just feel like some mentally challenged person wanting attention, if I did decide to perform such things. LOL!

Anyway, these particular churches often mimic a madhouse with all the shouting, screaming, yelling, running, jumping, and people getting pushed down to the floor and/or falling to the ground pretending to go into violent fits and seizures and whatnot. In fact, there is a small amount of Pentecostal churches that handle snakes.
A quote from Wikipedia about snake handling & Pentecostal Churches:
"Some of the leaders in these churches have been bitten numerous times, as indicated by their distorted extremities. Hensley himself, the founder of modern snake handling in the Appalachian Mountains, died from a fatal snakebite in 1955. In 1998, snake-handling evangelist John Wayne "Punkin" Brown died after being bitten by a timber rattler at the Rock House Holiness Church in rural northeastern Alabama. Members of his family contend that his death was probably due to a heart attack. However, his wife had died three years prior to that - after being bitten while in Kentucky. Another snake handler died in 2006 at a church in Kentucky."

Pentecostal Insanity & Crazy Snake HandlersI'm not into organized religions, as I usually keep my crazy beliefs and ideas to myself, but this particular denomination of Christianity is a bit extreme, in my opinion. Many other sects of Christianity actually seem to detest the Pentecostals, and I can see why they would get riled up with their bizarre practices. I mean, WTF? They just changed the doctrine to suit them, a little over a hundred years ago, and started this "Pentecostal movement."
I don't even like the way that sounds, "the movement" or some of them call it a "revolution." This particular denomination sounds more and more like a cult - the more I learn about it. Oh, don't get me wrong, they aren't the only ones that sound like a thriving cult, but like I said earlier, I'm not starting some silly-ass holy war on this blog.
Also, I realize that not all churches are the same and there may be some Pentecostal places of worship that are at least semi-normal. Many of you may be very happy to be apart of this denomination and they may actually be good for your well-being. I'm only speaking about some of the more hardcore ones that I've heard about and/or talked to people who have been that had bad experiences, etc.

I've heard many times that a lunatic is oftentimes just a "failed mystic." Just think when some of these people become ex-Pentecostals? Yep, the psychologists are going to be busy with the ones who ended up having bad experiences with this cult, sect, denomination, religion or whatever you want to call it. I've read about how many people suffer from "Post Traumatic Stress" after turning from this type of holy practice. The way I look at it, is that some people just have to find out the hard way. If you think you're doing what is right, then go for it - whatever it may be - but never try to shove your beliefs and bizarre rituals down other people's throat.

Now, for a couple related resource links to derail you from this blog post...

* Pentecostalism & Insanity:
* Pentecostalism from a child's point of view: [Link is no longer valid]

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* Heaven is a place on Earth?
* "Prayer by Letters" Religious Scams & Stupid People...
* Resources for the Dec. 21, 2012 Doomsday Hype
* Using the "Power of Thor" - Ha-ha!

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