Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cocktails and Dinosaurs: News and Libations for the Weekend of June 3, 2011

Semi weekly/monthly/whenever I feel like posts that contain the news I read during my lunch hour while being antisocial at work.

Hey look! It's the baby bullet infomercial, but it's 100x creepier. If you get a chance, watch the drunk grandma clips.

Right now, I'm really obsessed with these Christopher Boffoli photos of tiny figures on food. Remember in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (the book) when they sailed off to a new land and built little houses made out of sliced bread. That's kind of what this reminds me of.

This week's Cocktails & Dinosaurs is slightly different, but I barely do this so who cares. For you, this week, I shall prove that the Rapture did happen and that the end of the world is swiftly approaching this October:

Exhibit A: Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain are co-authoring a book together. Apparently, the concept is "Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson on a political cannonball run across America." - I don't think I read that right. Who's who and can I be Roger Moore?

Exhibit B: Fox News broke the story that Big Bird is indeed a bigot and Sesame Street is pushing a liberal gay agenda?!?! Where do I start! Is this why I'm vegan... SCANDAL! Sesame Street is turning kids into liberal gay vegans, news at 11.

Exhibit C: Sarah Palin and Donald Trump meet for "peperoni politics". (I knew he ate pizza with a knife and fork! What a ninny!) That's right, D.T., I called you a ninny, what are you going to do about it?

Exhibit D: Steve Martin is entrenched in an art forgery scandal. Am I the only one who's thinking about him as the Pink Panther right now?

Exhibit E: Dog + Balloons =Adorable Chaos Probably not a sign of the end of the world, but this will surely make you feel better about the whole thing.

I rest my case.

Recipe of the Week:
Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Cocktail (and Brunch) of the Week:
Paninis and Flirtinis!

Let me introduce you to the flirtini; a wonderful blend of champagne (or sparkling wine if you're on a budget), vodka, and pineapple juice. Throw in a handful of fresh berries and it's a fantastic brunch cocktail.

Served with the Waffle, Sausage, and Cheese Panini from Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet.

Obscene close up on the panini. I highly suggest using Daiya cheese in this!

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