My Photo

Excellent Webbage

Worthy Surfers Who Wiped Out Here

  • Chris
    Yet another sign that the next generation brings hope. Has his soon-to-be-jar head screwed on straight, with a strong sense of duty and humor. Not necessarily in that order.
  • D C Thornton
    This guy was impressed enough with a BNN story to link to it. I was impressed enough with his points-of-view to link to him.
  • Corey
    Here's a young feller who 'preciates wordsmything enough to feature counterfeit words.
  • GrumpyBunny
    What are the odds of someone with a blog title laying claim to the phrase "Too Stupid for Words" finding another blog titled "Dumbidity"?
  • Kevin
    A tolerant host and well-informed on technical issues.
  • Jenny & Geoff
    Attesting to the international appeal of this humble blog, this couple from Australia stopped by. Just pronouncing "Mulubinba" makes me feel like I've gone down under.
  • Suzette
    Very much the Fabulist, and a fairly prodigious blogger, Suzette can prepare to entertain and provide the entertainment. Join her retinue.
  • Tvindy
    Anyone who recognizes obscure mammals from the Southern Hemisphere can't be all bad.
  • stupidangrycanajun
    I think "canajun" is a phonetic corruption of the Canadian pronunciation of "canadian," and I just can't pass that up.
  • Sarah
    I think she just wishes she was a geek. Seems normal to me, but then, consider the source.


  • BNN: The Bogæity Newsance Network©
    Bogus news from some of the finest unknown satirists available.
  • Rockynoggin
    Even official, properly elucidated Monkey Business is still monkey business.
  • Murphy J. Stillwater
    A fellow veteran of the Troll Wars who is about as intellectually honest as they come. We don't always agree except when he thinks I'm right.


Moving Pixels

  • : Quigley Down Under

    Quigley Down Under
    Brings the "Code of the West" to the foreign soil of Australia. The sequel, "Quigley and Cheese," follows his grandson (Paul Reubens) as he travels to France and takes on French Bullies.

  • : A Bridge Too Far

    A Bridge Too Far
    An example of what happens when you let Allies command U.S. troops.

  • : This Is the Army

    This Is the Army
    Features a young Army Lieutenant with a bright future, you might've heard of him.

  • : Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers
    It is a great tribute to one of many outstanding units of the Allies in World War II. If only more of their accounts could be represented as well.

  • : The Great Escape

    The Great Escape
    "Afraid this tea's pathetic. Must have used these wretched leaves about twenty times. It's not that I mind so much. Tea without milk is so uncivilized." - Flt. Lt. Colin Blythe

  • : Stripes

    "We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital "A," huh? And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world."

  • : Patton

    My Old Man thought enough of this movie he took me to see it in the theater.

  • : Young Frankenstein (Special Edition)

    Young Frankenstein (Special Edition)

  • : Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    If you don't like it, you'll turn into a newt!

  • : It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life
    A traditional event in the Jostikovitch Christmas Experience.

Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 09/2003

« Spring Fever | Main | Alm Star »

Monday, March 22, 2004



Schmedly - you crack me up!

Do you remember when the 'nationlista' chain had breakfast burritos? I loved them. Though it was weird that they used tater tots for the potatoes...

And I cannot stand cilantro - so pico de gallo is out for me, but regular salsa is yummy.

Back in the day a co-worker and I would go to this local chain and have a huge marg on the rocks and their "tacorito" - cross btwn taco and burrito - stuffed with beef, tomatoes, lettuce - which was kinda weird as it got limp from the heat. Smothered in cheesy sauce goodness. Those were the days.

Great lunch!


Some years ago I traveled through Mexico by train from Texas to Belize. I was there for at least a couple of weeks, so I got to try all sorts of dishes from all over the country. It was pathetic! They don't even know how to cook their own food. The refried beans were completely different; they don't know what sour cream is; and they don't even have Taco Bell! Chi-Chi's doesn't exist either. Well, the name does, but they've bastardized it and given it a completely different meaning.


We should demand an audit of refried bean makers to see if all those beans were really previously fried. Maybe we can get that John Stossel dude on the case.


Getting John Stossel on the refriedness of it all would definitely be a good idea. Perhaps then we could all live in peace before he reveals the secret that putting a band-aid on a cut may stop a kid from crying, but actually does very little physically to make the pain subside. Anyway....

Living in Texas has taught me a great appreciation for the combination of tastes that can only be described as Tex-Mex. It's so good, once it hits your lips....

And, bunny, salsa without cilantro is just a step away from being spaghetti sauce, ya know.


Tex-Mex is the only Mex. I say an emphatic PHOOEY on that light, brightly-colored CRAP they call Mexican food out California way.


I did a little research, and found the following:

"The Mexicans have a habit of qualifying a word to emphasize the meaning by adding the prefix re-. They will get the oil very hot (requemar), or something will be very good (retebien). Thus refrito means well fried, which they certainly are, since they are fried until they are almost dry."


Dave, you're gonna take the fun out of this, aren't you? And what do they mean by "...fried until almost dry"?


Taking all the fun out of a comment thread resucks.

I suspect, although I haven't researched it, that the beans are in fact fried (skillet fried, not deep fat fried) until almost dry, then something is added back in to moisten them back up.

HR Lady

Some facts about Mexican Cuisine, from a cook who often cooks authentic Mexican at home:

A good Mexican pot of refried beans IS well fried AND Moist
You can buy refried beans in a can -the best (closest to Authentic) brand is La Costeña and is usually either in the ethnic foods section or with the American style Taco and Burrito mixes and kits.
You do not have to put Cilantro in Pico de Gallo.
Mexicans do have sour cream (sorta). It's actually called crema or crema pura and I actually find it more flavorful -you can easily find it if you go to a Mexican grocery -don't know if you have any where you are we have several Mexican Groceries here.
Tacos as we know them are nothing like actual Mexican Tacos.
Pico de Gallo is actually a Tex Mex thing, not a Mexican thing.
You ought to see what Domino's Pizza is like in Mexico.
Taco Bell is a far cry from what real Mexican food is like, but their food generally does serve as a good laxative -LOL.

HR Lady

PS: In case you wonder over my knowledge, I have a second home in Mexico. Where I plan to retire, if Social Security is around to leave me on a fixed income -yeah right.

The comments to this entry are closed.