Momofuku, Obama’s Unfulfilled Campaign Promise…

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MOMOFUKU: My wife and I celebrated New Year’s with Chuck, Trudy, and kids. Chuck’s quite the chef. He showed us the cookbook Momofuku (Korean for ‘We don’t eat dog any more’). I love Korea, lived there sixteen months, and am down with the food. Check out Momofuku. It’s chock full of profanity laced recipes. Any cookbook that freely uses the word ‘f**k’ is cool by me. (OK, my subtle use of wimpy asterisks – as if ‘f**k’ could spell ‘fOOk’ – pertains to the fact this blog is for a family audience. See Profanity Policy.)

WHY I DON’T LIKE EATING NEW THINGS: I have eaten silkworm larva, sheep’s blood curd, duck penis, goat-on-a-stick, and various other culinary nasties in my travels. I will try anything (food) once, but on the above Eve Chuck  cooked squash pizza. I hate squash, I’ve tried it, okay. And even if I wind up liking something (against my better senses) my wife uses it against me.  i.e. “Caleb, remember the time you said you wouldn’t like squash pizza and then you did? How can you know you won’t like artichoke and beet salad if you won’t try it?”

WEDDING RING BOTTLE OPENERS: Are there any other guys out there who open beers with their wedding rings? It’s a great way to tell your wife you love her, although my sweetheart doesn’t see it that way.

With girls at the Mariners game. We made it through the third inning.

CARTWHEELING GOALKEEPER: Funniest sports moment of 2009: Goalie Makes Ass of Self. Second? Milton Bradley throwing the ball into the Wrigley Field bleachers with two outs: Chicago Cubs outfielder is now a Mariner!…

Milton Bradley

AM I A MISOGYNIST? Not at all. Though when my wife and her sister Tracy start having a ‘BreastFest’ talking about makeup and hair and shopping and all that crap I’ll say something shallow and condescending like, “Wow! Fascinating!” Then they’ll call me a misogynist. So my response is, “That’s mister to you. Mr. Ogynist.” (Ignore my insensitivity, BreastFest is a women’s breast cancer support group.)

OBAMA’S UNFULFILLED CAMPAIGN PROMISE: BCS brokers criticize president-elect’s comments on playoff… Has anyone noticed how Obama reneged on his campaign promise to get the BCS out of college football? There’s no playoff in sight! The only things worse than the BCS are talk show hosts who blab incoherently about the BCS. Example: “Ohio State, based on strength-of-schedule blah blah blah, Big Ten second place finisher blah blah blah…” Supposedly Obama’s wasting his time on frivolous issues such as the economy, health care, and Afghanistan. Go figure. (I boycott bowl season, it’s good to have a reason to watch less TV).

OUR NEIGHBOR MARY KAY LETOURNEAU: Evidently you can now check online where all the registered sex offenders live in your neighborhood. National Sex Offender Registry. We looked at all the scumbags in our neighborhood, and Mary Kay Letourneau popped up, as she lives in the U. District. Call it a double standard, but I’m not as worried about her.

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9 responses to “Momofuku, Obama’s Unfulfilled Campaign Promise…

  1. Sarah

    You should have put the date of the email from Dad and MLB pulled your second video clip due to copyright infringement.

  2. C Potts

    Hey Captain,
    Why is the presidents skin color mentioned as “half-white”? Why not half-black? Why is skin color even mentioned?
    Does it even matter?

  3. Hey Chris, You’ll have to contact him directly (although he has been invited here and he is welcome to comment), he’s on Facebook. But I think my Dad’s intent is to make fun of how the media calls Obama ‘black’ or ‘half-white’. You are correct, in the end…who cares?

    PS – This blog is supposed to be funny…and evidently my father’s comments have not made too many people laugh. I do not mean to polarize, and thus have deleted the letter. 1/9/10

  4. C

    Okay, dammit, I subscribed! Hope to see you at fabled beer night…

  5. jenniferlg

    Thanks for the Woodland Park call-out. Yes, the closure of the night exhibit is quite sad.

    You should try the brussel sprout/bacon recipe in Momofuku – to DIE for!

    • Thanks. I talked to them, and their position was they need to make cuts somewhere, and none of the choices were good. The exhibit costs $300,000 annually, and they can save that money by moving the animals to others places within Woodland Park, or other zoos.

      I’ll pass the word about the brussel sprouts, my wife and Chuck would love it…me not so much. I’m a little anti-cruciferous.

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