Monthly Archives: August 2008

Play the Omnivore’s 100! (I got 69)

Here are the instructions, via Very Good Taste:

Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (I don’t do shellfish)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O

39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat (I love goat and I LOVE curry… so this is on my “to eat” list!)
42. Whole insects (Ummm… notsomuch)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi

53. Abalone (If it comes in a shell, I don’t eat it…)
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I feel kind of unAmerican for not being able to bold this one!)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini

58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (I really want to try this too…)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis (I can’t conceive of a single situation where I could choke this down)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini

81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (Gross!)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (I don’t drink coffee.  Period.)
100. Snake

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What Brings You Here?

Hope you all enjoy the latest installment of “what brings you here” where I explore the bizarre search terms that bring people (maybe you!) to Unterekless Thoughts.

Qualifying search terms must be interesting either because the term itself is interesting (i.e. who would google THAT?) or the term was phrased interestingly (i.e. WHO would google that?) or because I’m easily amused.

  • Guido (still #1 by a MILE)
  • Trapper Keeper
  • Scoodle
  • “Gary Coleman is blind”
  • “Sarah Palin” “girl crush”
  • “Mr. Met” halloween costume (I would have expected to see “‘Jerry Manuel’ halloween costume” too)
  • “sound of vomit” (weird…)
  • Kyle Farnsworth butt
  • boys in glasses (Yay!)
  • Barbara’s hungry (Ha!)

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Mini-reading List: the Recession and Tax Cuts

Quickie reading list:

The US economy — yes, that economy — grew at a 3.3 percent annual rate last quarter. This no doubt caused consternation at the highest levels of the Democratic Party, perhaps forcing some to consider a new convention film at the last minute: “Dude, Where’s My Recession?”

[Senator John McCain] wants to slash the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent, provide immediate 100 percent expensing for business investment, and make the Bush pro-growth tax rate cuts permanent. If implemented, the McCain plan would lead to higher economic growth, higher living standards, and increased employment opportunities.

The McCain plan has only one shortcoming: It does not provide enough direct tax relief for working middle-class families struggling with the high and rising cost of living.

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“Writers come from master-of-fine-arts programs now. If you add up the college education of Steinbeck, Hemingway and Faulkner, you get to spring break of freshman year.”

Tom Wolfe did 10 Questions for Time Magazine.  That line was the best quote.

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Is my beloved Audrey, “First Dog” material?

Americans voted and picked the poodle as the perfect dog for the Obama family should Obama win the election.

I can’t agree more.  Audrey could totally live at the White House… but only if my mom was already there.

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Daily Dose of Inspiration: “We’re going to fight until we can’t fight no more. Going to lie down and bleed awhile. Going to get up; fight some more.”

In case you’d forgotten, I love inspirational sports movies and Art of Manliness has a collection of great football locker room speeches.

My old favorite:

My new favorite (actually, it’s a player quoting the Chaplain’s speech from earlier in the season):

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“oh worry, new york has 3 times the rate of new hiv infection of us cities, 72 cases per 100,000. date only virgins.”

My favorite recent “Postcard from Yo Momma”

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