Sun Choke

Seriously, it’s as if the writer woke up, ate a slice of”Mulholland Drive” and washed it down with a demitasse of “Clockwork Orange.” heavy on the “One Hour Photo”
Mm mm mm.

Oh D-d-dear.. such d-d-Delightful Disney D-d-ditties

The inner Piglet (Winnie of the Pooh related) in me exclaimed, this time in delight not dismay..

“Oh d-d-dear..what simply d-d-d-delightful and adorably d-d-darling Disney D-d-ditties”

Excited emoticon on a white background.

The following sampling of mash-ups are from POGO.



The American God..SOME days.

In the song “I’m Afraid of Americans” there is a certain refrain. It’s an upbeat suggestion of “God being an American.” (You’ll find the classic hit at the bottom of this page, alongside the fun project video I made to it)
Some days (not all, please mind you), nothing could seem closer to the truth.

When times are the very worst..a kicked back, corn chip inhaling slacker of an American god is what I can imagine-shooting and running countless video game characters  to their individual destruction with adolescent glee.

SOME days, folks. Lol. Just some.

A More Important Event

I’m happily ignoring the end of our presidential pep assembly of fools.

I’d rather present a reminder of a
15th anniversary (Nov 5th 2001)

The Murder of Mr. Bill Cooper.

Thank you and Bless you..wherever you are


Too Confused to Feed Ourselves

Chocolate chip banana bread and bacon is what went down for breakfast today.
And why not?
We already know , or should know, about The almighty Food Pyramid having been a sham anyway. Washed into our heads as the end all and be all of healthy eating, all it did was pave the way for authoritarian noses to stick themselves into our lives, lecturing us…damning us, now, for being so fat.
So. In the meantime, take all the moments you can to light up the children’s eyes with surprise, calorie saturated breakfasts once in a while.
Who knows how long before we’re all forced/herded onto federally funded food assistance and then really told how and what we’re allowed to eat.

Banana bread recipe
Add a cup or so of chocolate chips for aforementioned chocolate chip 🍌 bread.

Following, is an article on the now worthless Food Pyramid replaced by a color coded My Plate-since we grown folk supposedly got too confused learning how to feed ourselves.

Your Leaves

Autumn deserves her praise. With her  breathtaking reds and stunning oranges. Exquisite honey goldens and even the ashy browns. Heaven only knows how many poets have been inspired by Autumn doing her thing with the leaves.

But..Autumn will never have the honor of making somebody smile over the thought of finding her leaves to munch on from the top of his or her cake, that’s for sure.

You, on the other hand, can have the honor-color combos galore.

All you’ll need are
candy melting wafers and a silicone leaf mold.

Click here for info on candy wafer molding

Damn You, Mambo de Chocobo!

Damn You (Thank you), Mambo de Chocobo!
Damn you and your entire nest of irresistible hip dipping beats.

Damn you for making me pause way too many times today and consider replaying FF2 or FF7 in their entirety; when it’s pretty well known that it took me way too many years to triumph over both..each.
Damn you for bringing a smile to my face as my heart floods with  video gaming memories through the years with my boys and children I had the honor of meeting.
And finally, you sassy bit o’ music, if there was a most “damnable” aspect,

it would be in art-such as yourself- helping to make my stay on Earth, as a ‘pretty nerd’, a more joyful one..a much brighter one.

The following videos are highly impressive symphonic treatments of video game music.

Punkin Chunkin

I didn’t THINK I was interested in watching the hurling of pumpkins, otherwise known as “Punkin Chunkin”.
I could barely stand the melon molesting clown Gallagher

and his cornball ‘humor’, in my youth. Never mind watching teams of folk launching pumpkins into the goof-a-sphere. I am. 😏
Sitting through my (number not to be revealed) th Punkin Chunk competition marathon on my fav channel,” Sci”-the Science Channel.
Here’s a few Punkin Chunkin events-just in case there’s another surprised soul awaiting his/her conversion., I AM a big fan of studying the history of ancient siege weapons. Amongst the best..the trebuchet.
Launching much less savory projectiles than pumpkins, (fireballs, large stones and disease riddled corpses ) they are an impressive reminder of ingenious engineering not being solely modern man’s domain.

Step aside, Cookie.

I’m sure the  pumpkin shaped sugar cookie can sit out this Halloween.

Surely, letting another pumpkin shaped something or another share in the holiday spotlight couldn’t hurt. If I am forgiven for the severely casual way I present this particular candidate of an idea….


mini bundt cakes dressed as pumpkins


The more general things needed=

A box of any brand white cake mix

A standard set of food dyes

Green candy chips for melting

A can of white frosting

The not so general things=

A silicone leaf mold meant for melted candies

A mini bundt cake pan.

One looks like this513qiuemmhl

The other, like son86237med



Before you bake your cakes, it would be best to prepare your candy leaves. Melt the candy according to package instructions and pour into the leaf cavities of your choice. You should have a handful of leaves by the time the cakes have been cooled and glazed.

After mixing your white cake batter, put in enough drops of red and yellow to achieve the color of orange that you want. Pour your batter into the mini bundt pan. Bake according to package instructions. I add five minutes to the cupcake version. Remember, you can always administer the Toothpick Test when in doubt.

After baking and cooling, level the cakes by slicing the tops (eventual bottoms when inverted to be decorated as pumpkins). Save them for creative baking projects like cake pops which require plenty of crumbled cake portions. A super cake pop decorating site can be found by pressing Here.

Heat up a portion of your frosting in a microwaveable bowl or cup gradually. Heat it 10 seconds at a time if need be. Heat it until it’s of a consistency suitable for pouring as a glaze. Do not bring to a boil. Pour in enough drops of green dye to match the green candy leaves. Let it cool down a bit, but don’t allow it to solidify.

Pour the glaze over the tops of your cakes, to drip along the grooves of cakes -the “vines” of the candy  leaf you end up placing on top. The leaf should be set in a pool of  glaze settled within the center of each cake.



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