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Veganism and Animal Cruelty

If one were to eat only vegetables and use no animal products whatsoever, what ultimately happens to all the animals? Seems that animals would serve no purpose and feel alone and left out. Forget about having them as pets because that would make them captive slaves for our pleasure. If we let them roam free in the wild we would have to think about animal breeding and how to control that. What cruelty would be done to animals in the name of Veganism?

Think about all the burger flipping jobs that would be lost. All the teenagers would be left to their own devices and forced to assemble in bands of rogue thuggery and malfeasance. Seems easier just to eat them.

Pepsi Next Review

I noticed that Wal-mart had the new Pepsi Next on sale for a $1 per 2-liter, I thought I would give it a try. It tastes like the regular High Fructose Corn Syrup infused Pepsi with a slight after taste that Sucralose gives you. You get the benefits of not telling your brain that you are full with a slight hint of loose stool and heart trouble via Sucralose. I have noticed today that I have a bit of the gurgles in my lower intestine. That’s probably the Pizza Hut grease fighting with the undigested Sucralose particles.

I’m still of fan of Pepsi Max, I would like to see a Pepsi line that has 50/50 cane sugar with Stevia. I would pay more for that. Not that I’m paying enough now for the same product. Really, who can afford soda anymore? You can only buy soda when it goes on sale or a BOGO. They are trying to fool us with these 1.25 liter bottles at the grocery store for 99¢. Eventually 2-liters will disappear and we will be paying 2-liter prices for these 1.25 liter offerings. Maybe we should drink more water?

Selection anxiety with Coca-Cola Freestyle

I’ve had the chance to use the Coca-Cola Freestyle and I love the options but it’s not worth the anxiety attack. Once you get to the front of the line you are inundated with a plethora of options for configuring your beverage. As you are pushing buttons a line begins to form with anxious patrons with lids half cocked waiting to fill their containers with carbonated corn syrup and artificial flavoring

I’m all for consumer options but this machine basically causes a traffic jam. I’ve even seen these in airports, a place where there is enough traffic. I am a bit disappointed that there’s no button for an extra shot of caffeine, which would turbo charge any beverage selection. This would also be a great product placement for a Xanax button for a shot of relaxation. This would ease the anxiety about the 5 people in line waiting to stab you in the orbital socket with a bendy straw.

Crack-Fil-A

I used to avoid Chick-Fil-A. I realize now that was mistake, but let me lay the groundwork to my insanity. Growing up there was only one CFA in West Virginia that I knew about. It was in the Huntington mall and they handed out free samples near one of the entrances. As a principal I don’t trust restaurants who hand out free samples. Probably because they’re leftovers or food that fell on the floor. Also I don’t trust stores that don’t have a brick and mortar establishment.

Back in 2008 is when I had my first exposure to CFA. I found out they were a Christian company and I reverse discriminate. My only concern is that I didn’t find this out sooner because now I can’t stop myself from having CFA on a regular basis. Since we’ve had kids it’s almost been a weekly trip to keep the addiction going. I wish they would branch out and open other restaurants. I’m sure I could get used to “Cow-Fil-A” or “Pig-Fil-A”, or mabye even “Trout-Fil-A”.

My Latest Chili Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Llbs 80/20 Ground Chuck
  • 1.5 Cups Frozen Red/Green Peppers and Onion Mix
  • 2 Cans of Rotel (Hot optional)
  • 1 large can of Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cans Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 Head Garlic
  • 2 Cups Cilantro
  • 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 16oz Beer
  • 1 Cup Taco Seasoning
  • 3 tbsp of Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Large Jalapeño
  • 3 Red Habaneros (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of Blair’s Mega Death (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of Blair’s Ultra Death (optional)
Setup
  • Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and put in a preheated 400 deg oven for 30 minutes
  • Fire up the grill and make two large patties out of the ground chuck and sear on both sides
  • Spray the Jalapeño and Habaneros with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and roast on the grill until soft.
  • In a large pot, use EVOO to cook pepper/onion mix until onions are translucent
  • Add Chuck
  • Add Beer
  • Add Rotel, Paste, Seasonings, BBQ Sauce, Beans
  • Take Roasted Jalapeños, Habaneros, Garlic, Cilantro and chop with a food processor, then add to the pot
  • Add the Blairs Sauces (Optional for extra heat)
  • Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Let cool to room temperature transfer to bowl
  • Store in fridge overnight to let all flavors get to know each other
  • Reheat in crockpot
  • Enjoy
Next Day
  • Preparation H Cooling Gel
  • Tucks Medicated Pads

Poop or Pepper?

The next day it’s hard to tell the difference. Sadly, the only way I can tell the potency of the pepper is if I forget to wear gloves while chopping them and go #1 soon after. Taking contact lenses out is no fun either. There is really no way to prepare for that kind of pain.

The Hot Frank at Perfectly Franks

So what, I’ve been to Perfectly Franks twice in a week. I knew the restaurant would be a problem because it’s delicious and so close to my house. Last time I took my son on a guys day out for grease and had the Frank Cuda. It was probably the best hot dog I’ve ever eaten. How can you go wrong with homemade chili, blue cheese cole slaw, bacon and crispy onions? Oh yeah, there’s a hot dog hidden in there too.

This time I took the whole family and tried the “Hot” frank. Tabasco grilled onions, jalapeno pimento cheese topped with jalapenos and sport peppers. They have a great menu with just about every hot dog combination you can think about. They even have one that’s made with french toast and eggs. Sounds like a good breakfast. Prices are very fair and portions are generous. If there was prison close by, I’m sure they would get a lot of take out orders for last meals. But then again, I doubt the last thing a death row inmate would want is a hot wiener before they die.

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