Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Roundup

Killer Turkeys On The Loose
The oh so politically correct town of Brookline MA has been terrorized with aggressive turkeys attacking residents. They can't figure out what to do with them.

They actually created a graph showing how many calls the Brookline Police have received this year:

turkeycall2012.jpg
Must be more vegetarians living there this November

Hey Brookline, here's a solution:
Oneida Heavy Gauge Commercial Carbon Steel Roasting Pan with Rack
Approximate Roasting Times for Stuffed Turkey
Turkey Weight
Hours
6 to 8 pounds3 to 3-1/2 hours
8 to 12 pounds3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours
12 to 16 pounds4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours
16 to 20 pounds5-1/2 to 6 hours
20 to 24 pounds6 to 6-1/2 hours
Approximate Roasting Times for Unstuffed Turkey
Turkey Weight
Hours
6 to 8 pounds2-1/2 to 3 hours
8 to 12 pounds3 to 4 hours
12 to 16 pounds4 to 5 hours
16 to 20 pounds5 to 5-1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds5-1/2 to 6 hours

WWII London Blitz Interactive Website
Amazing website that shows where and how many bombs were dropped on London by the Nazis from October 7, 1940 to June 6 1942. Amazing and sobering.

Not So Funny Now
The poor woman who was fooled by a DJ pretending to be Queen Elizabeth calling the hospital where her pregnant granddaughter in law, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has committed suicide.

You Don't Deliver The Goods, I'm Calling The Cops
This guy felt he was shorted by 10 minutes by a prostitute, so he called the cops. So they arrested him.

What?
Nevada Senator Dirty Harry Reid compares the Republican Party to the New York Jets.

Nice Headbutt
Former New England Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel forgot he doesn't play any longer.


Alan Sepinwall is the MAN
If you watch any series on TV and don't know who Alan Sepinwall is, let me do you a huge favor and introduce you. I found him when I was watching The Sopranos when he was writing for the Newark Star-Ledger. (The newspaper you see Tony Soprano get in his driveway) Since then, Alan has his own website on Hitfix called What's Alan Watching? His weekly reviews of Boardwalk Empire are must reading as they were for the Sopranos.

The Sopranos Pine Barrens episode.

Anyway, Sepinwall has written a book and though I don't follow many of the shows he writes about, this excerpt from the book about the Sopranos deals with the Russian gangster and his take (as well as series creator David Chase) on the controversial ending. Great stuff as always!

My take on the Sopranos ending:

Since the show was mainly viewed through the prism of Tony Soprano's perspective, the abrupt ending was to me like one of those pay binoculars that you see at tourist sites. The quarter ran out and that was it.



And finally, today marks the 71st Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Betty McIntosh wrote first hand about the attack but her article was never published because editors felt it was too graphic. 71 years later you can read what she witnessed.

Here is President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech from December 8, 1941 in its entirety.


RIP to all the souls who were lost that day.







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