Monday, December 03, 2007

A head for the news

Seems like it’s always a too-short weekend. But here are a few news items to cap Sunday night.

Thieves in Sydney, Australia stole 17.6 tons of ham and bacon from a warehouse over the weekend. They left "Thanks, Merry Christmas" painted on the wall. Guess they needed their bacon fix…

A feral cat a Tennessee woman was feeding somehow got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Amazingly it survived for 19 days. It finally became too weak to run away, and the woman and a friend were able to catch it and get the jar off. She says it’s now back to normal; eating the cat food she puts out and running if she comes too close.

To truly make it an Idaho Christmas, you can get your friends a Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure, which has just been released in time for the holidays. Press his button and he says: "I am not gay, I never have been gay." Speaking of Larry, there are now four gay men that state they each had sexual encounters with him over the years, according to the headlines of today’s local paper.

And a giant truffle, found in Tuscany, sold for $330,000 at an auction over the weekend. Its weight of 3.3 pounds and the bid amount set records. Here, just for the new truffle owner, are some ideas of what can be done with truffle leftovers (from a gourmet food website):

--Cut your favorite cheese into slices, place the leftover truffles over them, wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in the fridge for about three days. The cheese will soak up all of the essence of truffles, and will make for a decadent fromage.
--Use leftover truffle slices to artfully garnish your dishes for a sublime edible décor.
--Store leftovers (or even whole truffles) with eggs for a few days, you’ll be amazed at how quickly they absorb that heady chocolaty flavor that only truffles have.

With truffle-flavored eggs, all we need now is some ham…


The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
--Martina Navratilova

If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.
--Bill Watterson

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
--Raymond Chandler

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