Sunday, April 18, 2010

Truth in Politics

I've added a new set of links to the blog.
Truth in Politics.
They are Politifact, Media Matters and Fact Check.
Politifact has nice widgets to let you know if what a pol is saying is actually the truth or a lie and gives a nice breakdown of what campaign promises the President has broken.
Media Matters spends it's time truth checking the spewing of fucks like Hannity, Beck and Rush.
Fact Check is where I go whenever I hear some bullshit story about how Obama is planning to monitor all Christians and take away their dogs. It is a good tool to use when in an online argument with some ill-informed Tea Party loving relative.
Use these and you will be a better citizen.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Turban Chic

Via Bobby Pin Blog.
A short video from 1942:
Anne Edwards fashion expert and editor of "Woman" magazine shows women how to combat hat rationing by making glamorous turbans from scarves. Various shots of woman (could be Edwards or could be model - not made clear in commentary) demonstrating how to tie scarves into different styles. Flowers, feathers and costume jewellery are used to decorate the turbans.

TURBANS (issue title is WAYS AND MEANS)

You have to click on the image and it will take you to British Pathe

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm Back

Sorry about that.
I've been fighting some nasty viruses and a hacker Trojan for the last week or so and finally had to give up and reformat my hard drive and I forgot to save my bookmarks and, well, it has sucked.
But I have also been cooking.
I got 2 new cookbooks:

Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies and Biscuit Bliss.
Excellent choices.
I've made some awesome biscuits in the last few weeks with the yogurt and cake flour being really, really awesome. Yummy and delicate. The best part is the exhortation of the author to use only flour from "southern wheat" like Martha White and the OK that you can use self rising flour. Which has allowed me to make large, fluffy biscuits without that baking powder after taste.

Pies on the other hand are something I do a pretty good job with anyway, but have found a new crust which uses vinegar and egg. Something I had never made was Chess Pie. Since I got Mrs. Rowe's Chess Pie has become my favorite with chocolate and then the lemon one being just outstanding.
I mean these are 2 of the best pies I have ever tasted.

Other news includes a teenager who went LARPing and now has a "boot" for his severely sprained ankle.
Good times.