Been quite the week, no?
Tony’s friend Bob hangs out with him at work all day, has helped him improve his photography skills, and comforted him during a difficult time. Not bad for a tiny bird! ?????? pic.twitter.com/zxelXImUF2
— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) August 17, 2020
Japanese grandparents create life-size Totoro with bus stop for their grandkids https://t.co/ZF4leSBEKy vía @mymodernmet pic.twitter.com/Jb0logvk3b
— Carmen (@sinremite) August 19, 2020
Your move, @okgo. https://t.co/9tmYwIhsGP
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 21, 2020
A Ghost to Most
They are all quite the week, each one worse than the previous.
All charming, thanks AL.
Oh, that video was great! Thank you for sharing! ETA: the Mack the Knife one, I meant. Though I’m sure the others are lovely too.
Watching the old Disney classic animated Robin Hood with my three year old. Ever since the quarantine, we have made Friday evenings into “make pizza and eat in front of the TV” special occasions.
@A Ghost to Most: Oh, this one had its good moments. Good hours, even.
Ninety minutes until game 1 of the Beat-the-hell-out-of-the-Sox Classic.
Also go Reds and go Bucs!
Sister Golden Bear
Adorable little girl (presumably of South Asian descent) reacts to seeing Harris on TV at the convention.
It’s not one of my plays, but we’re live-streaming one of our steampunk plays, tonight, doing a live video on Facebook:
We’ll do a second play two weeks from now and the third, two weeks after that….
I spent the first part of the day at the beach (Jacob Riis) and the internet signal wasn’t the strongest out there so I couldn’t doomscroll, as is my wont. Dare I say… it did me good to be away from the news for a few hours.
Those videos are delightful!
@narya: My crappy knees are still wincing after that one!
Lester Holt spoke with Brayden Harrington and what an amazing young man and a proud dad. Brayden is very proud of his performance and hopes to help others who stutter gain confidence. Gotta find my hankie.
If you haven’t seen this clip yet you’re gonna need a few more hankies.
@HumboldtBlue: I just sent that one to my sons.
On Netflix, a Japanese series, Midnight Cafe. About,yes, a tiny cafe that’s only open from midnight to 7, and it’s eccentric customers.
Those make for the best Fridays.
Gin & Tonic
@Nicole: From what I recall from way back, I thought you weren’t, um, the target market for Riis.
A woman from anywhere (formerly Mohagan)
The robin video reminded me of The Secret Garden and the Robin who showed the way …
That is beautiful.
I love the music in that Robin Hood.
Can we have four human beings as POTUS, FLOTUS, VP and VP’s spouse? Please?????
@HumboldtBlue: Yeah, it’s a throwback tradition to my own childhood. Maybe provides me with as much cozy comfort as it does the kiddo. Lol
You weren’t kidding about needing hankies. Dogged up my glasses, too.
C’mon America. We can trade a psychopath for an empath.
I’ve been thinking that I need to get myself to a local steakhouse and treat myself to a nice big juicy one, medium rare. Maybe on a weekday for lunch. I ask the jackaltariat to recommend the bestest cut.
Reporting in from the beach. 45 minutes to sunset and it’s blowing like mad. Bad catching but fun fishing!
I’m a rib-eye fan.
Rib eye. Or, in some places, called a Delmonico. Best slab of beef, IMHO. Alternately, a t-bone because you can have a bit of New York strip and a bit of filet mignon all in one.
Lawd knows I’ve been grasping at straws, but the convention gave me hope for the first time in a long time. I am worried about the rat fornicators and the election itself, but for the time being, my spirits have been lifted. I’m busy packing up to leave the Bahamas for a couple of month after nine months (356 days for Abaco) without power and to avoid the worst of hurricane season. So looking forward to receiving my online ballot. Oh, and to cool Maine weather.
@Amir Khalid: Wait, eat…in a restaurant? Amir, you’re a madman.
Presidential style is burnt to a crisp with catsup.
@geg6: If you’re going t-bone, upgrade to porterhouse. More tenderloin.
I favor NY Strip.
@MomSense: Agreed! The music is really good. I am also pretty sure that Robin Hood’s suave British accent imprinted in my young brain as “oooh interesting” for life.
Then I agree with the ribeye votes. Otherwise, stuff your bones with a porterhouse.
Gin & Tonic
@Amir Khalid: Another vote for rib eye.
Good news the author of The Catholic case for trump says he didn’t mock Brayden, but mocked Biden. What a sick asshole Austin Ruse must be. Is he going to be speaking at the republican convention?
Mike in NC
@Amir Khalid: Another vote for ribeye, medium-rare.
@Amir Khalid: From our local little SE Seattle butcher, Bob’s Quality Meats my favorite is the Tri-Tip steak. It’s got more flavor than their New York / Porterhouse or Filet Mignon and is neatly as tender. There are others like Wagyu cuts that are outrageously pricey and a good cook can work wonders with salt, smoke, and spices plus sauces like Bernaise or Gochuchang so trust the management and your foodie friends – local conditions may vary!
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Prime rib! You can’t beat it with horseradish sauce!
I had the book/record set when I was a kid, but I didn’t actually see the movie until I had kids. I still remembered all the words to the songs! Robin Hood and Little John running through the forest?
@mali muso: oodallaly oodallaly golly what a day
Is anyone else feeling a letdown now that the convention is over?
@WaterGirl: No worries, just a quick weekend and we’ll have another convention, and Trump tells me it’ll be THE BEST!
Yes, at least we had four nights of decency, humanity and positivity.
@Skepticat: As a test I mailed myself 8 envelopes from various mailboxes around my neighborhood. Mailed at midday on the 19th. All but one of them arrived today, the 21st. The one that isn’t here yet went in after the pickup time. They were cancelled at 11p.m. in Cleveland sorting on the 19th. So that is hopeful that Cleveland posal isn’t screwed up yet.
@WaterGirl: Yes. Glad to know I am not alone . . .
Love love love, Totorro!
And Miyazaki in general. Everyone should watch My Neighbor Totorro!
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Yes, I heard that they were still polishing it. Proverbially so, if you know what I mean.
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka):
Prime rib is a roast, not a steak.
You could always look forward to watching coverage of the clusterfuck that the upcoming Republican convention shall surely be.
@Ken: It takes a long time to polish a turd, but Mythbusters showed that it’s possible.
Washington has a stealth panda cub. Almost two hours old!
Born at 6:30 pm, after a pregnancy that was just confirmed a week ago. Mom is 22, which is old, but has birthed several previous healthy cubs. Yea! I think this portends that Donald Trump will get kicked out on his ass.
Please let our new little cub be healthy and happy.
WaPost: National Zoo’s female giant panda has a new ‘miracle’ cub
@Jay: Another thing to look forward to: The re-birth of parody, once it’s again distinguishable from reality.
Joe Biden follows 28 people. 26 are politically related or family. One is a WNBA player who is a Delaware native. And he follows Lady Gaga.
@Amir Khalid: @?BillinGlendaleCA:
Will not watch!
Tenderloin, medium rare, cooked over hardwood charcoal.
If you are a foodie, best done yourself. I have yet to have a steak in a restaurant that was as good, or better, than I make at home.
SWIMBO votes for Prime Rib, for the bone flavour and the fat.
Oh, what cheerful news! I saw the story a few days ago that she was pregnant, but in the rush of other news this week had forgotten about it. Welcome to the world, little panda.
@SiubhanDuinne: WaPost readers are suggesting names like JoeJoe, for our incoming (please!) president, Sing Sing for the outgoing one, and Tik Tok would be nice too.
And, of course, Butterstick. Because that is one tiny little cub. But Mei Xiang is an experienced mom
ETA: Someone points out: It’s the Pandemic Panda!
@mali muso: I have enjoyed that watching with my kids more than I did when I saw it as a kid myself.
Maybe we can fill in the empty spot left by no convention with baby goats in pajamas.
@WaterGirl: Well, if you can stomach next week… :)
I don’t own a charcoal grill.
@WaterGirl: MUST SEE TV!
@Elizabelle: I wonder if zoo animals are doing better during the pandemic, without those crowds of carnivorous apes staring at them all day.
@Ken: Some zoo animals are reportedly bored. Of course, it is humans reporting that news.
I tried a a beyond Burger for the first time a few weeks ago and it was delicious.
UC Davis is developing its own COVID-19 screening process for the fall and beyond, with fast results coming from the Genome Center
Michelle Goldberg is a serious brilliant journalist — and she looked so cute in her big glasses on Ari tonight.
wwww shit!! The tag team to end all tag teams!
Chump and Pence aint’ gonna know what hit ’em!
That laugh from Kamala…is epic. Ya know Chump hates to be laughed at by strong women!
Biden and Harris sat for their first joint interiew which will air on ABC this Sunday!!!
Sister Golden Bear
@Ken: I don’t know about the zoos, but the ravens are straying from the Tower of London.
Just One More Canuck
@?BillinGlendaleCA: a former co-worker used to tell his underlings ( in his very thick Scottish accent) to “quit waxing the shitpile” when they were wasting time
As far back as we’ve had pandas in American zoos, every time a cub is born the news media compares its size (and, I guess, approximate shape) to a stick of butter. It’s a cute name, but it won’t make much sense after the cub is more than a couple of weeks old. ?
@Sister Golden Bear: Guess they heard about Brexit.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Not by me, it isn’t! :-)
@HumboldtBlue: I just put it on Facebook. I avoid politics there because of some relatives who can’t appreciate anything contrary to their beliefs. This is above politics. Just a good person.
Why didn’t she sing at the convention?
they are the cheapest grills to own. They just take a little time to fire up. The two big tricks are to use a “chimney” to start the coals, and use hardwood “lump” charcoal, not the briquets.
Kamala’s laugh is one of the things I love most about her. It’s genuine, spontaneous, and infectious.
That’s because it’s about humanity not politics so I hope people see it.
I love a porterhouse, but I have to be sharing it. A bit too much just for little ol’ me.
There are tons of great steak restaurants out there and, although I consider myself quite the cook and foodie, many can provide steaks better than I can.
And to make my point, if you’re making it yourself, it is best to splurge on the finest steak you can get, which is a dry aged steak. And charcoal is superfluous. A good, hot cast iron skillet for a sear on one side, flip it and immediately put it in a 450-500 degree oven until 145 degrees by an instant read thermometer. You’ve never tasted anything so good after a five minute rest.
I got to try some beef rendang today, at a little Indonesian restaurant. Very tasty! It came with gravy and was topped with an egg.
A good food discovery day.
use the leftovers in steak, cheese and onion quesadillas, a steak sandwich, lot’s of uses for already cooked good beef,
I don’t think I’ve ever seen much interaction between Trump and Pence. Usually it’s “Isn’t that right, Mike,” with an obedient nod in return.
Biden and Harris are genuine human beings.
Pence is a poorly constructed synth job.
yeah, rib eye. strip steak is also pretty hot but rib eye is the best combo of flavor, mouthfeel and tender. can’t go wrong.
tri-tip is nice but you really have to do it santa maria style over oak coals.
@geg6: I have made my last three steaks with the reverse sear method. It works really well!
agree on the dry aged,
problem is, electric doesn’t cook hot enough, propane and natural gas are “wet”,
Charcoal is dry with a hint of smoke.
A guy in Brownsville once took us to the “Best Steak House in Texas”. It was edible.
been spoiled since a teenager by having access to BC raised, grass fed beef.
Hanger steak all the way.