April 18th, 2011

bannakaffalatta, short

Three things

A few quickies to clear out of my blogging queue:

A laugh: I like big butts and I cannot lie, but is there some evolutionary reason as to why?. I think this may be the reason the internet was created.

A recipe: Quesadillas, with a twist. I actually haven't made this exact recipe yet, but the basic idea of scrambling an egg, adding it to a hot pan, and then laying a tortilla or other flatbread on top so that the egg gets bonded to it as it cooks is brilliant. And it provides an answer to that age old dilemma, "Do I want a quesadilla or an omelette?" Yes!

A signal boost: Vera Nazarian has sadly lost her battle to avoid foreclosure on her home, and is moving cross-country. If you'd like to help her out, you could a) buy a book or two from her Norilana press, and b) spread the word. Norilana has quite a wide selection of books - I'm pretty sure that if you're at all interested in SF/fantasy, you can find something there of interest. I went for the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, which I've heard good things about.

This seemed totally normal back in '88

I've been indulging in a bit of goth nostalgia via Youtube, and came across this gem, the video for the Mission's "Tower of Strength":

I had more or less forgotten all of this except for the bit where the band members shoot badly animated bolts of lightning from their hands while Wayne Hussey wears a clerical collar for no apparent reason. What strikes me as odd now is that I don't remember any of this looking particularly garish or cheesy back in the day.