Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

This is my kind of safari. The so-called “Battle at Kruger.” The best 8 vicarious minutes of your life.

14 June, 2007

Best safari video, and possibly best youtube video ever. No, really, the best ever. Feel free to skip the first couple of minutes. Click on the thumbnail to view on YouTube.

Battle of Kruger

 

 

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Quarry jumping season has started!

30 May, 2007

Coburn and I went to a quarry the day before Memorial day. The water was cool, but not bracing, and the top six inches was decently warm (read: pool noodle = good). Here’s a teaser trailer on YouTube (click the thumbnail to view). Note: this video was taken by the Pearl-of-Surl a couple years back, and it is silent.

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Sausagepalooza!

21 May, 2007

We recently put the meat grinder through its maiden voyage at the House. TimmyB decided to have hamburgers for lunch yesterday. The grind was initially perfect, but we made one assumption that was wrong: We thought that lots of meat would be trapped in the spindle (and that is why it was backing up, as you can see it begins to do in the video). To remedy this, we put the ground meat back through to press the unground meat out (and when that did not work, we put in some hamburger buns, which also did not work). The real problem lay in that some connective membrane (the kind you find between fat and muscle) had blocked the 3/16″ holes in the plate, sort of like putting saran wrap over the holes, so the meat really had nowhere to go but backwards. Once we removed the obstructing membrane, the grinder worked great, but by that point we had mashed most of the meat to a pulp and had a bunch of bread mixed in. Lesson learned. Perhaps we need to be more careful in cubing the meat; perhaps tightening the lockring more securely would have prevented the problem from happening in the first place, because the cutting knife is supposed to rub quite hard against the mating plate. More as we experiment. For the record, the burgers were great! We only used some olive oil, salt and pepper to season the meat.

Below is a teaser thumbnail…
Click (here), or on the thumbnail, to view the video.

 

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TimmyB’s over-easy kung-fu superpower video

20 May, 2007

TimmyB demonstrates his skill at cooking over easy eggs without utensils!

Click (here), NOT on the thumbnail, to view.

Egg Flip

 

Flashback: 4-22-78 /// 5-6-07.

4 May, 2007

I will be traveling to Philly this weekend to check out the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin. In honor of this, and of the fact that we have just passed the 29th anniversary of Steve Martin’s Saturday Night Live performance of King Tut, I would like to encourage my readers to watch the video (Click here).

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Steve Martin performing “King Tut.”

 

 

Gonna go Grendel on you.

26 April, 2007

The Siamese teaches TimmyB a lesson.

Click here.

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There is sound, but it’s rather poor, so you need to crank the volume up.