Honestly, we’re not sure what we’re saying here other than that maybe 80s cartoon superstar He-Man was a nazi. Maybe that’s all that needs to be said.
Crowley was more famous for being a modern-day warlock. Also, a poet. Also, a mountaineer (he scaled K2). Also a practical joker. Also a heroin addict. Also he waged psychic war against Hitler. Also, he had an amazing hat and was on the cover of Sergeant Pepper. And Jimmy Page lived in his house.
Yep, that’s Crowley alright.
But after all those things, he was famous for hot curry. And a recipe of his has just been unearthed among the great man’s papers at Syracuse University, New York.
Alas, the legendary occultist neglected to put any quantities of ingredients - so enterprising blogger Nico Mara Mckay has worked them out.
(To be eaten with curry)
Bring two cups of salted water to a bowl. Throw in in the rice, stirring regularly.
Test the rice after about ten minutes “by taking a grain, and pressing between finger and thumb. It must be easily crushed, but not sodden or sloppy. Test again, if not right, every two minutes.”
When ready, pour cold water into the saucepan.
Empty the rice into a colander, and rinse under cold tap.
Dry the rice out. Preferably the rice should seem very loose, almost as if it it has not been cooked at all.Place the rice back into the pot on a much lower temperature.
Stirring continuously, add the butter, sultanas, almonds, pistachio nuts, a dash or two of cloves and a dash of cardamom.
Add enough turmeric that the rice, after stirring, is “uniform, a clear golden colour, with the green pistachio nuts making it a Poem of Spring.”
If you’d like a spicy accompaniment to this rather fruity rice dish, we’d suggest Lemmy from Mötörhead’s ‘Krakatoa Surprise’. If you have a strong stomach.
Via Dangerous Minds.
What if the shows built them, filmed them flying, then left them rusting away in aircraft boneyards waiting for enthusiasts to piece them back together and get them flying again?
But wow, it’s a pretty bloody good fantasy - the creator is Bill George, a Visual Effects Supervisor at ILM. He started at ILM pre-CGI, when they were still mostly building models & filming miniatures - and he was part of the team which built the enormous cityscape in Blade Runner.
So, he hit on the Sci-Fi Air Show as a way of applying his enthusiasm for 70s TV and making things. The ships featured on the site were built as scale models, then added to photos and footage using his daytime digital trickery skills. The people seen queuing are all friends and colleagues.
Although being completely fictional, thankfully nobody was hurt. And no cows were harmed either.
Bill gets 3 or 4 emails via the site every week, from people asking how to attend the next show. And that makes him very happy, even if he does then have to write back and tell them it’s all made up. Being fooled is basically the best compliment you can give to someone who’s job is to fake stuff. Marvellous.
You can visit the site here: www.scifiairshow.com
And hear Bill talking to Wired about the show here.
Photos of ships © Bill George.
Have to say, they look unexpectedly happy about the situation. This is not what we’d expected the Second Coming to look like.
"Oh yeah. Yep. There. Oh yeah that’s good. Don’t you stop that wiggle, now"
Pretty much everyone recognises American Gothic - it’s one of those images, like Mona Lisa, that’s so well-known that you almost only see it through parodies.
The painting depicts a Mid-West farmer and his daughter, standing in front of their house.
They’re the artist’s dentist, Dr. Byron McKeeby, and his sister, Nan. Apparently, Nan got quite annoyed when people assumed the picture’s of a farmer’s wife. We have to say, the portrait isn’t… terribly flattering.
Why not visit their website and find out?