SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS August 20 2018

ANNALS OF JUNK TV-  Have I mentioned that the greatest quiz show is back!!??  CASH CAB is  now available on the Discovery Channel Friday at 7pm (Ch 31 on Suddenlink)  with the one and only Ben Bailey. They were threatening to replace him but who could replace Ben Bailey?? Good show, worth taping although I was looking forward to the promised CASH CAB CHICAGO which doesn’t seem to be happening, so we’ll keep on riding the Cash Cab up and down the streets of Manhattan.  Meanwhile, 90 DAY FIANCÉE has limped to an anarchic muddle.  The LEARNING CHANNEL is the most poorly produced channel I have seen.  We STILL don’t know what happened to Mohammed and Danielle (or as I have dubbed them, the clueless Mohammed and the hideous Danielle ).  Last we saw of them,  Mohammed was working as an Uber driver in parts unknown and Danielle was devoting her life to getting him deported. The new bunch they brought on in the last couple of weeks are even more clueless.

CHINA is celebrating its ten year anniversary of their high speed rail system while  California’s is still struggling, mired in parochial concerns. They’ll even have HSR in FLORIDA soon, from Tampa to Orlando to start out with.

PUPPY PORN- speaking of junk TV, I have become an eager consumer of what I call Puppy Porn.  The Animal Channel “Too Cute” is unfortunately addictive,   They run it early in the morning so it won’t affect normal people, but I tape it. They usually address three different breeds of puppies or kittens.  I’m actually finding this useful since I’m planning to adopt another dog when LouLou passes. (She’s 20 years old and will probably not last beyond Christmas, according to the vet.) I would NEVER pay money for a  so-called pedigreed  dog, but if you’re familiar with the breeds I can see where it would save a lot of time at the shelter.  “I’d like a cairn terrier type”.  The ACTUAL cutest dogs they’ve shown  turned out to be an exotic breed called Cotons de Tulear, little white dogs with CUTE faces but apparently  a hassle to groom.  AND they run about  three large.

SPEAKING OF DOGS- TRUMP HATES DOGS.  He doesn’t just use the term to put down those he’s fighting with,  he actually has a history of  being anti-dog. His first wife Ivanka had a poodle which he tolerated but nothing since.  Barron is growing up without a dog. Sad! I can see why he hates them-  they are morally superior to him. Read what VICE has to say  HERE. 

AND HERE’S SOME MORE.

SHORT edition this week.  He’s exhausting me. 

 

 

 

 

POKE WARS! In CHICAGO!

Have you had poke? It’s pronounced “poke-ee’ in Hawaii and is kind of like Hawaiian ceviche,  fish (often ahi, or tuna) marinated in shoyu, sesame oil, green onions and so forth. No luau is complete without it.  Goes well with barbecue and beer. They’re even selling it at Safeway. I’ve seen stores in Hawaii that sell fifteen different kinds.  It’s apparently a thing now on the  mainland too, to the point where lawsuits are flying over who’s got the rights. Read about it HERE.

And HERE’s a recipe;  you can skip the chopped mac nuts.  I’ve never seen them over there and they wouldn’t add a thing.  And if you’re in Honolulu, don’t go to the places  named in the article, go to the Tamashiro Market in Kakaako. Only.