Thursday, November 18, 2010

not dead yet


  1. good to know. weird. i was wondering about you guys while standing in the shower just this morning. keep on lookin' out!

  2. “Lovers of wisdom must be inquirers into many things indeed.” — Heraclitus, 5th Century B. C.

  3. ... yet.

    Stay alive! There are wolves out there!

  4. Anybody can say they're not dead.

  5. Yes you is! Your [sic] lettin' Mr. Hopey Changey get away with all sorts o' Bad Stuff (tm) and no snark or nothin'! Yous deads!

    [FYI this be some awesome reverse-psychology here!]

  6. fafblog is dying a slow, cheese-covered death

  7. afghanistanbs said...

    fafblog is dying a slow, cheese-covered death

    This is your opinion. My perspective is different, and I would like to share it.

    First of all, Fafblog! has gone through periods of relative inactivity before, and emerged from those quiescent times with posts just as faffy as in its salad days, although admittedly not as many of them.

    Second, what is this "cheese" of which you speak? You probably have a metaphorical or slang meaning in mind, but which one? What we got here is a failure to commun'cate.

    And finally, since you are the one who brought up "cheese", let me remind you that Brian said, "Blessed are the cheesemakers", which, as we are assured by tradition, applies to all those involved with the manufacture and distribution of dairy products.

  8. I thought that was my line.

  9. Listen, you pie-eating animal! Go fill up your mouth with pie, and leave the rest of reality unchomped.

    You don't know what cheese is? Cheese is deliciousness. You know what that is, don't you? Then it's settled.

    Btw, I'd love to get in touch with Fafnir. If you aren't dead, please write me at afghan[dot]banana[at]gmail[dot]com.

  10. that's a whole lot of sloth

    (which is, of course, the third deadly sin)

  11. Hang in there! We need you now more than ever!

  12. Actually, I'm feeling much better.

  13. That's what fame and fortune do. They make one slothful and this blog puts an exclaimation mark on that point. Now, after the millions garnered from blogging success, with the cars, mansions and babes they can barely drop a minifafblog post. The best blog boast rings very hollow now. This blog is now rated #76,281, right behind the San Fransico Sewers Blog.

  14. Where does one find blog ratings from such an agency of high esteem?

  15. looks like still alive, I think... But it's already a statue. :-)

  16. Marjie, a Pennsylvanian whose blog is titled A Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet, explains the name:

    I cook, I sew, I homeschool my youngest beloved and I run our business from home. After more than 30 years of marriage, life is just about perfect. With 9 children and an English Mastiff, life is never dull. Or is it? Like Ozzie and Harriet, we don't do anything "in particular", don't have any huge problems, and life goes on in our little corner of the world. []

    Here's one of the desserts Marjie made for Thanksgiving last year. As she says, "Anything you can mix up simply using your food processor is a great thing indeed."

    Cottage Cheese Pie

    1 Crumb crust - use a deep dish crust, or it will overflow
    1 pound (2 cups) cottage cheese
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 cup whole milk
    3 slightly beaten eggs
    2 tbsp melted butter
    1 tbsp lemon juice

    Preheat oven to 350F. Whirl the cottage cheese in the food processor, then add the rest of the ingredients in the order given. Pour into your crust, and bake for about an hour, until the center is firm. Cool completely before serving. If desired, top with canned pie filling, whipped cream or ice cream, or all of the above.

  17. I think I am at least as pleased to see (Mrs.) here as I am to see the concrete thingy at the top. And she brought pie! Cottage cheez pie, but still...

  18. Me neither! Hang in there, fafblog and take action for better times in the future.

  19. Oh good! And still adorable too!!! With pie.

  20. to be fair, the san francisco sewer blog is pretty awesome.

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  22. Giant sloths were a South American genus but when the Central American Isthmus formed some did enter North America. All evidence suggests they survived until 10,000 years ago, along with the mammoth. Human hunters were certainly a contributing factor to the extinctions. Point being, if they had stuck around a bit longer those Pilgrams could have feasted on the most gigantic steaks ever.

  23. That sloth looks pretty aroused. I'd keep my distance.

    Happy Hanukkah.

    also known as
    Population Displacement Pudding

    “It's sort of like pumpkin pie, without the pumpkin. And without the pie.” - a description of Indian Pudding to a young relative at a Thanksgiving dinner

    A personal note: In honor of our New England ancestors, I served Indian Pudding at our family's Thanksgiving dinner this year. There's a LOT of stirring involved. After the holiday I wondered if someone had developed a microwave adaptation with LESS stirring. Here it is, from Nancy's Kitchen.

    About the traditional, but anachronistic, name of the dish: The recipe was adapted from the English “hasty pudding”. What's “Indian” about it is the cornmeal, formerly called “Indian meal”. The original inhabitants of North America had neither dairy products nor molasses, although they had developed maple syrup as an ingenious indigenous equivalent for the latter. The molasses used by the colonists was produced on West Indian plantations by the unpaid labor of involuntary emigrants from Africa, who were found to be more suited to such work than the people in place there when Europeans arrived. Anyone wanting a new name reflecting a contextualized historical and multicultural perspective could call it Population Displacement Pudding.

    With best wishes,
    Fannie Farmer (Mrs.)


    2 c. milk
    1/4 c. cornmeal
    2 tbsp. sugar
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. ginger
    1 egg, beaten
    1/4 c. molasses
    1 tbsp. melted butter
    Vanilla ice cream
    Pour 1-1/2 cups milk into 1-1/2 quart bake dish. Cook on 50% (simmer) for 5 minutes. Combine cornmeal, sugar, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Stir into hot milk. Cook, uncovered, on 50% for 4 minutes. Stir well. Beat egg, molasses and butter. Stir a small amount of milk mixture in egg mixture. Return to dish. Stir well. Cook uncovered on 50% for 6 minutes. Pour remaining cold milk over top of pudding. Don't stir. Cook, uncovered, on 50% for 3 minutes until set. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm topped with ice cream.

  25. If He Is Not Dead Yet
    I feel happy. I feel happy.
    I am not dead yet
    I can dance and I can sing
    I am not dead yet
    I can do the Highland Fling

    Then We Must; Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    If life seems jolly rotten
    There's something you've forgotten
    And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
    When you're feeling in the dumps
    Don't be silly chumps
    Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

    And...always look on the bright side of life...
    Always look on the light side of life...

  26. Did Shell Oil just charge Dick Cheney for using a leaky condom? Or am I just confused.


  27. Just in time for Christmas.

    Low prices on three toed sloth.
    (qualified offers over $25 shipped free)

  28. It's a lot like Easter. Assuange is crucified for transparency and Pontius Pilate is wearing no clothes.

  29. i am the only one who's afraid of the returning of dinosaurs?:) as long as they stick with trees, it's fine.

  30. Oh sure. "As long as none a the phylums in my kingdom are attacked, why should I care?" That tree might not be dead yet, but what are you gonna do when it's gone, eh? What are you gonna say when the Plantae are all gone an the herbivores come around nuzzling you in a friendly sort of way an bitin a arm or a foot off to see if you're edible?

  31. You sure look it.

  32. The giant sloth couldn't cut in in America cause he was too damn lazy. Only hard working species can make it here. Thanks Fafblog for helping me see the truth of this.

  33. I bet that big guy didn't have any trouble getting girlfriends. Eat your heart out Fafguy.

  34. if it looks dead, and if it doesn't do anything (like a dead person), and there's no pulse for over a month, I think it counts as dead.

  35. Are you still not dead? [Pokes blog with a pointy stick]

  36. I've experiments to run.
    There is research to be done
    On the people who are still alive.

  37. Come in, Fafblog! Fafblog, we need you! Oh, where could they BE.

    The world needs Fafblog!

  38. Not dead, but definitely sleeping.

  39. Pardon me Mr. Big N. Hairy. Maybe that Christmas Tree isn't dead yet, but I believe you have drained it of all it's piney goodness.

  40. Hows about now? [Dumps ice water in pants. Fafpants not my pants. That would be dumb.]

  41. something good happen, maybe soon*

    it a great life
    rat a tat tat
    enjoy yourself and
    like it like that

    groove widda riddum
    boppin down da block
    move your hands & feet
    as you go hip-hop

    energy movin
    your flesh & bones
    this is your life
    this is your home

    smile at your neighbor
    smile at the sky
    life is a blessing
    why ask why

    something good happen
    maybe soon
    maybe next week
    maybe next June

    don't use a weapon
    let go of strife
    enjoy yourself
    it a great life

    * or maybe later - who knows if it's good or bad?

  42. Yeah. It's not dead yet. I'ts still standing. Hehe

  43. It's still standing, like Mubarak's regime in Egypt.

  44. You can tell that's not a real dinosaur.