Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fish Paralyzer

So I finally developed a drink that bears and deserves the name Fish Paralyzer. My idea was that it was a drink that could be found with materials you might find on a fishing trip. To wit, beer(lager), whiskey(rye), lemon and tobasco sauce. The title comes from a phrase used in the Saturday Night Live sketch "All Drug Olympics".
It was the last in a list of drugs a power lifter in the sketch, played by Phil Hartman, had supposedly taken. I always wondered what horrible concoction resided in fish paralyzer- now we know.

Fish Paralyzer
1 pint of lager (I used Steamwhistle)
1 jigger of rye(I used Canadian Club)
juice of 1/4 lemon
tobasco sauce to taste
Slice of lemon

This isn't sweet- some might call it a man's girly drink. It goes well with steak and barbequed shrimp.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut on war and Bush

I heard this on the overnight programming on CBC radio 1.

"I hate how Hollywood has made war reputable . It allowed President Bush to to say , proudly, he is a war president. War should be disreputable. Saying he is a war president is like saying he is a syphilis president. War is a terrible disease"- Kurt Vonnegut

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster