Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You

August 1, 2006

Global warming saves on gas: How to cook an egg

Filed under: baking,energy,Food,Humor,recipes,Weather — secretmojo @ 10:09 pm

Ingredients:

1 Egg
1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
1 Cookie Sheet
A hot frickin city

First, go to one of the places in pink, or in a pinch, one in red:

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If you are in Europe, you can go to any of the cities marked yellow below:

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Always check your cooking temperature first:

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Lightly grease your cookie sheet with oil, and place it on a level surface outside around noon. NOTE: You do NOT need a grill. I did place mine next to one, but only to make him feel impotent:
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Crack an egg onto your cookie sheet, and wait about 2 hours:

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DO NOT STAY OUTSIDE WATCHING YOUR EGG, unless you wish to die.

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You can salt and pepper as you like, but unless you are stupid like me, don’t eat it. At 99°F, The yolk skin acquires a tough cardboard-like hide, and the whites are —what’s the word?—viscous. Just plain gunky. Perhaps a trip to Heat Wave, Kansas could fix that…
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Enjoy the globally delicious weather!

July 23, 2006

The ancient atmosphere of tea

Filed under: China,Food,writing — secretmojo @ 9:23 pm

This Guardian article does a rather nice job at capturing the airy mood and rich history of traditional tea. I came away thinking that coffee is not a very “contemplative” beverage, even though I require pots of it to think.

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