Monday, September 24, 2007

Sept. 24, 2007, In the News

Welcome to the first week of fall. We've already had a taste of cool nights and mornings here in Mary Land, but are still dealing with some lingering heat and humidity during the days. That's good, because without it, we wouldn't have much to complain about, and complaining's one of our favorite pastimes.

Here's this week's find:

Baboon Pirates - I found this site thanks to the BBQ General. Baboon Pirates brought us last week's tasty (?) but unusual recipe for roast possum with apples and sweet 'taters. The blogger goes by the handle, El Capitan, and describes his site as "Scribbles and scrawls from an unrepentant swashbuckling primate." The blog features a little bit of this, a little bit of that and the occasional bit of laugh out loud mischief. El Capitan is a Texan, a proud one, who even offers his own Texas Prayer. Before you categorize that as extreme, I can tell you from living in the Lone Star State for five years and witnessing school children start their day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of Texas ("Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.") that it's just another reason why you "Don't Mess with Texas."

And now, the news:

I hope he didn't bend the rack. Guy beats girl with grill.

If you get in a car with this guy, make sure the windows are open. Tim Janus, aka Eater X, downed nearly 11 burritos in 12 minutes to win the world championship. Janus has quite an appetite. We noted him before in a post back on Sept. 3 when he set the tamale-eating record.

Unusual recipe of the week:

No wonder British food gets a bad rap. Here's a recently unearthed recipe for roasted hedgehog. Suggested side serving: nettle pudding.

Have a great week everybody!

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