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A couple of people described glancingly in news stories as "top Army and Marine Corps generals" just told the Senate every military job will be open to women in the next few years. The White House, I guess, will still be tenanted by people who ran screaming from military service. This proves once again that the "new economy" gives poor people plenty of chances to better themselves and learn to kill people.
Graham Kerr (born 22 January 1934) is an English cooking personality who is best known for his television cooking show The Galloping Gourmet.
The series was known for its lighthearted humour, tomfoolery and the copious use of clarified butter, cream and fat. Indeed, Kerr's most famous line on the show might have been his response to someone's criticism of his cooking: "Madam, you could go outside and get run over by a bus and just think what you would have missed!" He also liberally featured wine, serving it with most meals, drinking it while cooking, using it in his dishes, and waxing poetic about its virtues. During The Galloping Gourmet's successful run, he became a worldwide sensation, wrote an abundance of cookbooks, and earned two Emmy Award nominations.
Randall was first and correct with:
I remember that guy...
Watched his show every morning
The first summer I was in graduate school (no classes). It was
entertaining, and I learned stuff. Bought the cook books. Still use some
of the recipes. Watched his second show on PBS after he "cleaned up his
act". Not nearly as good. The galloping gastronome was Graham Kerr. He
often mentioned his wife, Treena.
I know this one: The Galloping Gourmet is Graham Kerr. His show came on after school, and I watched it. I don't recall that I ever used any of his recipes, but I liked the pace of the show, his sense of humor, and mostly his accent.
El Niño, el Shmiñņo. It's dry with no rain in the forecast for the next 10 days. While I like the sun (the hills are so green and the mustard is flowering so brilliantly) we need the rain.
I'm about 90 minutes from the Super Bowl nonsense, and you bet I'm staying at least that far away.
Add some clarified butter, have a sip of wine, Graham Kerr
DJ Useo answered:
I remember Graham Kerr. I confess I learned some of how to cook from his interesting show.
As a teenager I planned to learn home cooking, so I would eat okay when I went out on my own.
Plus, the lovely ladies in my cooking class were fine company. ;)
I made a delicious vegetable lasagna that got me raves, & a new steady! ( for about a month, lol )
Graham Kerr (born 22 January 1934) is an English cooking personality. His emphasis on low-fat cuisine has made him a long-standing favorite among health-conscious cooks. ''
Lois Of The Gastric Tract said:
Memories of Graham Kerr: A lonely latchkey kid coming home from middle school to an empty house, hormones raging, and an indefinable hunger eating away at the very core of her soul, turns on the TV. And there he was!
The Galloping Gourmet! Tall, fabulously attractive and exotic, amazing 1970's hair, AND fucking hilarious! Obviously drunk, cooking the most amazing food, and eating it with pure orgasmic pleasure! What did this imprint on my pathetically impressionable young brain? BOOZE & FOOD=SEXUAL FULFILLMENT. Food, in the complete and irreversible absence of any prospect of sex, EVER, was as good a substitute as I was ever gonna get for actual sex. So I ate. By eighth grade I was routinely mistaken for Benny Hill. My self esteem, which had already been completely discouraged by a mother disappointed by the fact I was not a SON, was smothered under layers of fat until at last, blue and bloated, it died a lonely death. And so, Graham Kerr, I blame YOU for the cruel joke that has been my life!
It WAS a really good show, though.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
Joe S took the day off.
Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by the movie 'Pitch Perfect'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by another RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', then a RERUN'Beyond The Tank', followed by a RERUN'Shark Tank'.
The CW offers an old 'Person Of Interest', followed by an old 'Elementary', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life', then a RERUN'Family Guy', followed by a RERUN'Bordertown'.
MY has an old 'Anger Management', followed by another old 'Anger Management', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
[6:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE MAKING OF AFRICA
[7:00AM] PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Kalahari
[8:00AM] PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Savannah
[9:00AM] PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Congo
[10:00AM] PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Cape
[11:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Sahara
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Contagion
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 19-Manhunt
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Outrageous Okona
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 15-First Contact
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 2-Darmok
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 6-The Game
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 18-Cause and Effect
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Descent (Part 1)
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 4-Gambit (Part 1)
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-Gambit (Part 2)
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 7-Dark Page
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 12-The Pegasus
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 13-Homeward
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Contagion
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 19-Manhunt
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Outrageous Okona
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 15-First Contact
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 2-Darmok (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Atlanta Social'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Pineapple Express', followed by the movie 'Pineapple Express', again.
FX has the movie 'Turbo', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2'.
[6:00AM] THE HAPPENING
[8:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Forgotten Son
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red and Stacey
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Third Wheel
[10:00AM] HANNIBAL RISING
[12:45PM] 30 DAYS OF NIGHT
[5:30PM] SAW II
[7:30PM] SAW III
[10:00PM] SAW IV
[12:00AM] SAW V
[2:00AM] SAW VI
[4:00AM] SAW 3D (ALL TIMES EST)
[10:30AM] National Lampoon's Vacation
[12:30PM] Sixteen Candles
[2:30PM] The Goonies
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Endurance
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Turnstile Justice
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Dissonance
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Standoff
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Return
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Burn Baby Burn
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Amends
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Thin Ice
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Heels (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark', followed by the movie 'Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda'.
SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, left, and American Riviera Award recipient Michael Keaton attend the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival held at the Arlington Theater on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
British actress Helen Mirren blows a kiss as she arrives to the 51st annual Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) film and television award ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 06 February 2016.
Photo by Axel Heimken
California has found its czar for medical marijuana.
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Lori Ajax, the chief deputy director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, to a newly created post overseeing the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.
The bureau was conceived last year, nearly two decades after state voters legalized medical marijuana, to develop comprehensive rules for the industry, from licensing pot growers to crafting environmental protections.
Ajax, 50, of Fair Oaks, has worked in various positions at the ABC, which enforces liquor laws and manages the licensing process, since 1995. After studying criminal justice at Sacramento State and working in private industry for 10 years, Ajax began her career at the agency as an investigator in the Santa Rosa district office and later supervised operations for 20 counties in Northern California. She is a Republican.
The position, which commands a $150,636 salary, requires state Senate confirmation.
Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered.
The newest royal, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, was safely delivered at Lingkana Palace in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu on February 5, the royal media office said.
"Their majesties and members of the royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness," it said in a statement.
The baby's name has yet to be announced.
Known as the "last Shangri-La" the South Asian kingdom, home to just 750,000 people, famously shuns conventional measures of economic wellbeing, instead compiling a Gross National Happiness index.
British actress Vanessa Redgrave (L) and British fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood (C) join demonstrators during a protest in London on February 6, 2016, against the British governments' plans to change contracts for junior doctors
Photo by Leon Neal
The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey - the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys.
Having a baby in the Year of the Monkey is generally thought to be more auspicious than in that of its predecessor, the sheep, and the cute creature is in any case largely beloved by the masses for its playful and human-like characteristics, despite a penchant for stealing food.
The new lunar year is already boosting a fighting style that imitates the movements of a monkey. It also offers an excuse to cash in on China's most famous monkey - Sun Wukong, or the Monkey King - a fabled demon-slayer.
Less happily, feng shui predictions foresee fire, disease and volatile stocks.
Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.
Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. He also wanted the commission to intervene immediately in individual cases, rather than just craft long-term policies to fight abuse.
During a commission meeting Saturday, "it was decided that Mr. Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence from his membership to consider how he might best support the commission's work," the Vatican said.
The decision is a blow to Francis' efforts to show that he is tough on abuse, since the presence of Saunders and another abuse survivor, Marie Collins, had given the commission credibility.
Saunders said he was surprised by the Vatican's statement and denied he had agreed to take a leave of absence. He said he remained a member of the commission and was considering his options.
Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.
Michael Skupin was arraigned Friday in Oakland County on a dozen felony charges, including child porn possession, larceny by conversion and racketeering. His bond was set at $350,000.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette says investigators found the child porn on Skupin's laptop while looking into the alleged Ponzi scheme. Authorities say Skupin persuaded people to make $10,000 investments in his scheme and used new investors' money to pay older ones.
Skupin was rescued by helicopter after falling into a campfire and burning his hands in 2001 on "Survivor II: The Australian Outback."
A Morenada dancer performs in the carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Carnival of Oruro is a religious festival dating back more than 200 years in an ongoing pagan-Catholic blend of religious practice in the region, and is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Photo by Juan Karita
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.
The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated.
Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental health facilities under state Office of Mental Health jurisdiction from offering it to minors.
"Conversion therapy is a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice" that punishes people "for simply being who they are," Cuomo said in a statement.
The American Psychological Association and other mental health groups say conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy, wrongly treats being gay as a mental illness and may make young people feel ashamed, anxious and depressed. Democratic President Barack Obama's administration called last year for an end to the practice.
Revelers wearing traditional carnival masks participate during Shrovetide celebrations, in the Rumsiskes village, some 89 kilometers (56 miles) north of Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Shrovetide is a traditional Lithuanian holiday marking the end of winter, one of the merriest events in Lithuania.
Photo by Mindaugas Kulbis
This undated photo provided by Guernsey's auction house shows a 1952 Gibson Super 400 CES 7-String guitar made for late studio musician Tony Mottola. It could bring as much as $80,000 to $100,000 when it goes up for sale on Feb. 27, 2016, in New York.
Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists.
The Interior Ministry announced the arrests Saturday, after journalists from dotmsr, a local website, used a hidden camera to capture horse carriage drivers selling two stones for 250 Egyptian pounds ($32).
One of the men, whose face was blurred in the video, bragged about selling stones to foreign tourists for up to 500 euros.
The pyramids, which were used as sacred burial structures, were built in the fourth Pharaonic dynasty. The Great Pyramid is the oldest and only surviving monument of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.
The singer, songwriter and bandleader_who led the musically eclectic band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks died Saturday after a two-year battle with throat and liver cancer, his wife, CT Hicks, said on his website and his Facebook page.
Hicks began his musical career in San Francisco in the 1960s, where he played drums for rock band The Charlatans, which, along with Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, had significant influence on the city's music scene.
He formed the Hot Licks in the early 1970s, which drew critical and commercial success by blending country, blues, jazz, swing and humorous lyrics. The group's hits include "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music." The group's last album, "Last Train to Hicksville," helped land Hicks on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The Hot Licks broke up in 1973 at the height of its popularity.
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