Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Yorkers: Great Benefit Party 12/6 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

My dear pal Amy has put together a benefit to support the making of Rwanda Reporting, a documentary she’s producing. I encourage all of you Big Applets to attend this worthwhile event (I certainly will). It will feature free beer, Rwandan food and the music of Francis and the Lights, who are rumored to be amazing live.  I’ll let Amy take it away from here:

In January 2008, I will travel to Rwanda to spend a month following four journalism students - two Rwandan genocide survivors and two exchange students from Carleton University. The film will document their struggle to cover post-genocide Rwanda, thirteen years after the news media fueled the horrific violence and killings.

A portion of the funds generated from the completed film will be used to create a scholarship fund for journalism students at the National University in Butare. Your support at our fundraising event will help make this project and trip a success!


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Posted by Kevin K. on 11/20/07 at 01:37 PM
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Friday, November 16, 2007


In this case, “WTF?” = “What the fortune?”  This is what was inside of the fortune cookie that my wife got with her Chinese food last night:

The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go drown myself in a huge vat of lo mein.

Posted by Kevin K. on 11/16/07 at 10:33 AM
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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Taxpayers’ Chicken Chili

In honor of Election Day (and because I love the hell outta this recipe), I’m making a batch of Taxpayers’ Chicken Chili.  Won’t you join me?

Taxpayers' Chicken Chili
actual horrible photo of today’s batch

2 pounds ground chicken

3 large onions, coarsely chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño chilies, minced
1/4 cup chili powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground coriander (or dried cilantro)
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes in purée
1 or 2 12-ounce bottles of beer
1 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth (add about an extra 3/4 can if you only use one beer)

1 15 1/4-ounce cans red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 15 1/4-ounce cans black beans, rinsed, drained

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Posted by Kevin K. on 11/06/07 at 01:41 PM
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

“It’s like eating a hot circle of garbage.”

I’m a little late to this, but Slice has an interesting writeup on the last episode of The Office (viewable here—episode 405) that featured the kidnapping of a pizza delivery teen.  The episode, which was the best episode so far in a lackluster season, featured one of the funniest lines in the history of sitcoms:

Kevin Malone [talking about pizza from fictional Scranton, PA establishment Pizza by Alfredo]: “Oh no, it’s bad. It’s real bad. It’s like eating a hot circle of garbage.”

The interesting fact that Slice unveiled is that the competing (and preferred) pizzeria named in the episode, Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe, is actually a real business in Scranton.

Posted by Kevin K. on 10/16/07 at 09:16 AM
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Essential Williamsburg Restaurants

My pal Amy has a great post up at her food blog Cakehead called Essential Williamsburg, Brooklyn Culinary Experiences.  She’s a wonderful writer and knows her stuff about morsels, so check it out if you’re planning on dining in Williamsburg in the near future.

Posted by Kevin K. on 10/09/07 at 04:59 AM
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bud, iceberg and milk

If you’ve got some time to kill, local public radio station WNYC is asking NYers how much they’re getting gouged in their neighborhood for a six of Budweiser, a head of iceberg lettuce, and a quart of milk. Kinda interesting and somewhat depressing after that cruel, deranged woman from Columbus, OH lays out her local pricing. Bitch.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Why I Love Living in Brooklyn #1

I can go to things like the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Chile Pepper Fiesta on Sunday, September 30th, if, ya know, I didn’t already have plans that day.  But I sure as hell would go if I were you because chile peppers fucking rule the world (unless they’re “Red Hot” and named Anthony) and, jesus christ, look at the size of the pots of chili in this video. I’d swim deeply through that shit if my eyeballs wouldn’t burn out of my head.

And, fortunately, I don’t have any plans this Sunday, so I can go check out the Budos Band (“the un-heralded emperors of Instrumental Staten Island Afro-Soul” proclaims their label, hopefully with tongue severing cheek) & Cibo Matto’s Miho Hatori laying down some thick grooves by the Gowanus Canal at the Starry Eyed Festival. And, no, for the record, I wouldn’t swim deeply through the Gowanus Canal. I’m a big fan of my appendages. (via FREEpigfucker)

The Budos Band—“Chicago Falcon” (The Budos Band II —2007)

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