Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Waiting for the inevitable

At some stage the slow transformation of Bush administration rhetoric will reach its final destination, and, drunk with power, Scott McClellan will insist that the press refer to Republican Social Security plans only as "orgasmaccounts." Shortly thereafter the press will be required to no longer refer to "Democrats," only "America-Haters." I await the day I'll see on the bottom of my TV the letters "Teddy Kennedy AH-MA."

Regardless, I hope we can all agree that while words do carry political charge, there's no need to describe anybody's plans only with the words they use, though it's always acceptable to do so even if they're not using the words anymore.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Food post

Ok, so I know I haven't posted in ever, but I'm hoping any rss feeds out there are getting this. I'm just too mindboggled for words.

I'm watching a dvd, and someone started talking about "low-fat hollandaise sauce" on their eggs benedict. Friggin' buckwheat bagel I could take, but low fat? Hollandaise is a dynamic combination (and oh, what a dynamic combination it is) of cooked egg yolks and melted butter, which is to say this: it's *fat* mixed with *fat*. Lemon, salt, sure but mostly fat and fat. There's no way to reduce the fat in a fat-fat blend. Argh and double argh.