Step into the whodrobe!
I had such a ball remembering all kinds of trinkets from the Doctor’s adventures (especially the crystal from metabelis 3)
My mum works as a teaching assistant and she told me on her first day all the black kids were intimidated and scared that my mum would be racist and treat them different from the other kids (she’s white passing) and they’re like 5 years old and if that doesn’t strike a nerve in your body that a 5 year old feels scared and lower than a white person then idk what will
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek
Flaphack #8: Lose the powder puff from your compact case? Easy solution: pancake!
I don’t know who came up with Denny’s marketing strategy is for these posts but they’re amazing and hilarious and I love them
I was trying to wave Pounce off again when Tunstall halted. I could see that big beak of his twitching. “I smell apple-raisin patties,” he announced…
Mistress Noll’s Apple-Raisin Patties
I’m reading Terrier, because I’ve never gotten through the whole trilogy before (I know, I know, but I just have a strong bias against journal format). And this passage stood out to me. Thanks to Andy, bread is one thing that I can make six ways to Sunday, so after discussing some particulars with my mom I set out to make Mistress Noll’s apple-raisin patties. I won’t pretend that these are as good as Mistress Noll’s, but I think I could give one of her daughters a run for their money.
- 1 c milk
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- A pinch of salt
- Several cups of flour
- At least 2 tbsp cinnamon
- At least 1/8 c white sugar
- 1/2 apple
- 1/4 c raisins
- Heat the milk until it’s warm. Stir in yeast and brown sugar and walk away.
- Take the half apple and cut it into four equal wedges. Peel and core each wedge and slice it into thin triangular slices.
- When the mixture gets foamy and smells yeasty, melt the butter over medium low heat. Pour it in, stirring as you do. Add the salt and stir that in as well.
- Add flour, one handful at a time. Stir between handfuls. When the mixture starts to look like dough, be sure to fold the flour in so that you get it all throughout.
- When the mixture becomes dough, sticking together without clumping, pour in the apples and raisins and sprinkle about a teaspoon of the cinnamon over the mixture. Knead the mixture for ten minutes. If you need more flour sprinkle a little over the mixture. Also add a little cinnamon at a time.
- Oil the dough and leave it alone for about an hour. The longer you leave it, the fluffier the end result will be.
- When the dough has risen, rip off handfuls and shape them into patties. Roll them between your hands to make balls, then smash them with your palms and fists to make them thin. Leave them alone for another hour or so.
- Mix the remaining cinnamon with white sugar until you get a mix that’s a very light brown.
- If you want to be a little healthy about this, or don’t have a deep fryer or are (reasonably) afraid of spattering grease, you can bake these at 350F for just over twenty minutes until they’re done and then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on them and be done with it. Otherwise…
- Cover a cookie sheet with paper towels. Put shortening in a deep-fryer until there’s about an inch in the basket and heat it to the low end of the auto-fry range (375F or so). When the shortening is hot, smash the patties thin one more time, put them in the basket one or two at a time and fry them. Flip them over midway through so both sides get done.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: The patties must be thin when they go in the basket. They’ll fatten up in the shortening and heat, and because of the bread flour and the kneading they’ll be fluffy inside, but if they’re too fat when they go in the middle won’t cook. Trust me, I made this mistake on a few before I learned better.
- IMPORTANT NOTE #2: The patties will get brown on the outside. That’s okay. They’re delicious. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Be patient, and don’t worry.
- Put the cinnamon-sugar mix in a bowl big enough to hold the patties. As each patty comes out, put it on the cookie sheet for a minute or two to cool, then put it in the bowl and spoon cinnamon-sugar over it or roll it around, as you like.
- Enjoy your delicious new apple-raisin patties. Mistress Noll would be proud. Or, well, probably not, but you can be proud anyway.
This is the final episode from Jim Henson’s Dinosaurs (1991-1994). In it, Earl does the bidding of his employer, Wesayso Corp, which involves eco-destruction after eco-destruction for profit. Earl gets more and more uncomfortable with it, but his employer doesn’t budge and Earl doesn’t revolt. By the end, Earl has brought about the Ice Age that leads to the end of all dinosaurs.
In the final scene Earl has to explain to Baby what he has done. It is a dark, sad, political end for a perky puppet family sitcom. It’s all the more eery because the lesson Earl learnt too late is the one today we still don’t get. The last line Earl says to Baby is:
"I’m sure it will all work out OK. After all, dinosaurs have been on this Earth for 150 million years. It’s not like we’re going to just… disappear."
I watched this show when I was a kid and I STILL remember this episode like if I was watching it right now. Forever burned into my brain.
I remember watching this show when i was younger, but i never saw the end of it
did u guys see me at the oscars
You looked great, pizza. Congrats on everything. I love you.
Thanks, John. I love you too.I’m so glad my parents still get along.
But of course I needed to make it super difficult for myself so I decided to mix things up a bit by:
- Redraw all the characters so that everyone is uniform and front on
- Include the Doctors from all of the series
- Make the game more accessible as a Guess Who game for non-Whovians (i.e. make sure there’s more than two of each of the following: male, female, hat, tie, glasses, and other typical Guess Who questions)
- Try to make the cards look as close to the original cards as possible
- Do all of this by said friend’s birthday
Spoiler: I didn’t finish this by my friend’s birthday. Or by Christmas. It was more of an early Valentines/late birthday/Christmas gift in the end, but it was all worth it.
I might post some better photos of the finished product later, but for now these camera phone shots will suffice. Happy late Birthday/Christmas/early Valentines, Ness!
This is amazing! You’re a great illustrator :)
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