Friday, April 13, 2012

National Library Week - Monsters on the loose? World Ending? You need to get to the library.

Credit: American Library Assoc

Another National Library Week comes to a close, and we're a week away from a new episode of Supernatural.  To celebrate - HUZZAH! - I give you an encore picspam presentation of Sam and Dean in the library.

Hey, have you done your research yet?

"The Pilot".  Microfiche readers are hot.  

"Hook Man".  Dean totally checks out the librarian's ass when she walks away.  The hot, naughty librarian.  It's not a stereotype when it's true.  

"Hook Man".  Buck up little camper.  It's not that bad!  

"No Rest for the Wicked".  Gratuitous book pr0n.  

"No Rest for the Wicked".  Granted, it's a private library with closed stacks, but I think Bobby's house counts counted.  *tear*  

"Are you There God?  It's me,  Dean Winchester".  Dean's going to take the tiniest book in the pile.  Sam didn't forget the pie.  He was trying to respect the 'no food in the reading room'  rule.  Naturally an exception is made for sweet, sweet healing booze.  

"Are you there God?  It's me, Dean Winchester".  The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant - Melvil Dewey.  Credit: The CW

"The Monster at the End of this Book".  Dude, I'm full frontal in here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For the night is dark and full of maraschinos

Red silk, red eyes, the ruby red at her throat, red lips curled in a faint smile. 
Many called her beautiful.  She was not beautiful.  She was red, and terrible, and red.
GRRM is very specific about the Red Priestess Melisandre's physical appearance.  And even though I know actresses with glowing red eyes don't exist, and CGI would probably just end up looking cheesy, it still bugs me.

Melisandre should have red eyes.  Amirite?

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun.
Also, Tubular friend The TV Watcher  commented:
I feel like maybe you should have gotten Jim Caviezel to play your demon lamb cake because that was pretty much like going through the Stations of the Cross.
That's Hobo Demon Lamb to you.

My ass is delicious.

Monday, April 9, 2012

In the beginning was the lamb cake ...

And the lamb cake was with Team Odell and the lamb cake was demonic.

And after many years of anticipating the coming of the demon lamb cake from afar, I decided to make my own.

Cake pan acquired.  Is it me, or is there something a little Cylon-ish about it?

By your command.
Mixing up the guts.  Red velvet, naturally.

Greasing up the innards.

Into the tomb with you!

The cake pan is empty.  The lamb has risen.

Flocking the lamb.  I used a recipe I found online called "that's the best frosting I've ever had".  Shame on me for not testing it out first, because no.  No, it isn't.  If that's the best frosting you've ever had, you haven't eaten nearly enough cake in your life.  Fact.  And to be fair, it wasn't bad, it was just medium, with a texture very much like that of whipped cream icing.  Not a big fan.  I would have been better off with a 7-minute frosting or the classic old school combo or shortening and powdered sugar.  Next year I'll know.

And now the most important part of the cake.  That which puts the demon in the demon lamb cake - the eyes.

Nice try, but not quite right.
I liked the idea of using yellow flecked jelly beans, but the execution was wrong.  There's a reason you should only use maraschino cherries for the eyes ...

Demon lamb cake weeps for you.

Demon lamb cake and its spider cupcake minions.  KNEEL BEFORE THE DEMON LAMB CAKE!

Demon lamb cake can also be benevolent.  Please, enjoy an appetizer while the main course is being prepared.  Another deviled egg?

The lamb has fallen.  The lamb will rise again.


Friday, April 6, 2012

This tastes like burning: DIY Cadbury Eggs

Why?  Why?!?  The thought of a regular one makes my teeth hurt.  Why would someone feel the need to embiggen the horribleness so?

Pimp That Snack - The Creme de la Creme Egg via Mental Floss

Standard creme egg : Height : 2" Girth : 4" Weight : 40 g Calories : 175
Creme de la creme egg : Height : 8". Girth : 16.5". Weight : A whopping 2.25 kg!! Calories : estimated 10000!!

Do you like your creme egg of normal size, but find that the gooey fondant center isn't sweet enough for you?  Why not add a dollop of canned frosting and some sprinkles?  Seriously, why?

Cakespy: Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs | Serious Eats : Recipes