Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My favorite thing ever...

is when you can watch the (human) voices of cartoon characters DO those characters*.

Combine that with Star Wars and this is nearly perfect, albeit a bit long...

Just wait for Pinky the Imperial Officer and Stimpy as Uncle Owen.

clickable link -> http://youtu.be/SBzRmWeC6Ds

You can skip to 7:40 for the first appearance of Pinky.

*Aware that is weird and ok with it.

 Source -> http://gizmodo.com/5913515/your-favorite-cartoon-characters-reading-the-star-wars-screenplay-will-blow-your-mind

related link -> http://www.dannyfinnegan.com/2012/05/one-of-most-underrated-cartoons-ever-to.html

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Saffron > Every other spice

There's a reason its worth more than its weight in gold...

The other night Wifey and I made Saffron Venison Lasagna. The local farmer's market has a pasta shop that makes Saffron Egg Lasagna noodle sheets. I couldn't possibly recommend that type of pasta any more. It is fantastic in every sauce, dish, etc.

Back to the recipe.

A friend had sent me some Ground Venison that I have been saving for a dish like this in my freezer.

Large (deep) frying pan, I took about 3/4 of a pound of it, with about a half pound of 80/20 ground beef and browned it in saffron flakes, olive oil, a LOT of garlic (prob 2 table spoons), a pinch of salt, some black pepper, some paprika, chopped marjoram and a good sized handful of sage. Then I added about a cup of marinara.

Next Wifey sliced up really thin a zucchini, the fresh Mozzarella (don't use shredded unless you're trying to get rid of it! don't judge me!).

Time to assemble.

Thin layer of olive oil, then a thin layer of sauce, then the first Saffron Pasta sheet.

Next, Add a thin layer of cheese, then about 1/4 of the browned meat and the 2nd layer of cheese.
Then another pasta sheet, then more meat, cheese and sauce, then the sliced Zucchini, then another sheet, then more meat/cheese, see where we're going with this?

Bake at 375 for about an hour.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012


yes its weird they're remaking a franchise inside of a decade of the first one....its still a new Spiderman movie.

Hey! here's 4 minutes of video from it!

Clickable link -> http://youtu.be/16AwVWvjQhY

 Source -> http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/05/the-amazing-spider-man-super-preview

Thursday, May 10, 2012

One of the most underrated cartoons ever to exist

Or my favorite* some history on the casting of Wakko:  

Of the Warners, the voice of Wakko was the most difficult to cast. During auditions, the producers said they were looking for “wacky,” so all the actors delivered a voice that was over-the-top crazy, but none were the right fit. On the last day of auditions, Ruegger brought his 1990 Almanac to the office, hoping to find some inspiration that might shake things up. Many wacky Wakko’s later, they still didn’t have the right voice. So during their last appointment of the morning, with voice actor Jess Harnell, Ruegger opened the almanac to a list of celebrities and asked Harnell to do his best impression of Elvis, Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, and other notable names. When the Beatles came up, Harnell proceeded to do every one of the Fab Four so well you could actually tell which individual band member he was mimicking at the moment. However, it was Harnell’s Ringo that struck a chord with the producers, so after a few tweaks, that became the voice of Wakko. Click the source link below for the whole post, warning its long but worth it. Another one of my favorite skits from Animaniacs (You'll notice the voice is that of Motel 6's Tom Bodett)

Source -> http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/126115 

*My favorite is when one is able to watch the real-life voice actor doing the voice they're famous for, yes I'm 12.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm not normally a NASCAR guy

but for this I'll make an exception.

 Short version:
Kurt Busch (like Ricky Bobby in the movie Talledega nights) didn't have any sponsorship for his car, so he got all the necessary permissions, and ran a replica of Ricky Bobby's car towards the end of the movie, when he was in a similar situation.

 From the article:

Busch and his crew plan to drop lines from the movie over the team radio all weekend, which will include referring to crew chief Nick Harrison as "Lucius Washington." Driscoll joked about Busch's often-vitriolic radio communications by saying it was the one time where he would actually WANT fans to listen.

Sources -> http://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2012/5/4/2998962/kurt-busch-nascar-talladega-nights-car-ricky-bobby-2012/in/2762971 via http://jalopnik.com/5907729/how-kurt-busch-got-the-ok-to-drive-his-own-talladega-nights-car-in-a-real-nascar-race

Earlier Ricky bobby NASCAR post -> http://www.dannyfinnegan.com/2011/07/normally-i-dont-really-like-nascar.html

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'd like to know how many of those actors can actually drive stick...

I feel deceived by the number of shifts in a chase scene!*

*I do not, one watches those types of movies for explosions, car chases and girls in tiny outfits... not physics or realism.

Source -> http://jalopnik.com/5907392/new-drawing-reveals-secret-to-the-fast-and-the-furious-shifting

Wednesday, May 2, 2012