A few weeks ago, we told you about the gang from the hit History Channel show American Pickers making a return trip to Maine. They still haven't said exactly where they plan to do their picking, but we do know a little more about what they're looking for: undiscovered treasures in private collections - "...the dirtier and dustier the better."
If you've seen the show, you know they're definitely NOT looking for museums, antique stores, garage sales, etc. Large, private collections where they can do a lot of digging are what they want.
Click here to read a great interview in the Portland Pres Herald with one of the producers of the show, explaining what they have in mind for their trip to Maine.
If you think you've got what Mike and Frank are looking for, you can call and leave a message at (646) 493-2184, or you can send an e-mail to the show at AmericanPickers@Cineflix.com
The guys (and gal!) from the hit History Channel show American Pickers are coming to Maine! They've been here twice before, and now they're planning to return sometime in August. Specific times and dates haven't been announced yet, but there is a list of items that Frank and Mike are looking for. Click here to view the list, and to learn how you can get in touch with show if you think you've got stuff they might be interested in!
I love to watch Top Gear (the British version) and this kid looks, to me, like he could be "The Stig - The Younger Years".
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC GETS ‘TACKY’ WITH PHARRELL’S ‘HAPPY’
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Feast your eyes on the video for “Tacky,” a wonderfully warped and wacky version of Pharrell’s hyper-bubbly mega-hit, “Happy.” Click the link below and prepare yourself for awesomeness!!
Three of the hottest rockers on the metal scene aren’t out of middle school yet, but the Brooklyn boys just signed a huge record deal. Sony has committed to producing at least two albums with Unlocking the Truth — and it has an option for four more records.
Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12 — who have played at gigs all over the country, including appearances at Coachella festival in California and opening for Guns N’ Roses — are promised an advance of $60,000 for their first recording. The second record could net them an advance as much as $350,000.
Holy cow, THIS is AWESOME!!!!
As summer continues on, we're seeing ourselves attend more and more BBQs with less and less ideas of what to bring. Well, here's a recipe that will get all your friends swooning over you and inviting to you every party they have from now till forever.
For this recipe you will need 4 ingredients:
- 4 3-ounce boxes of Red Jello
- 2 1-ounce boxes of unflavored gelatin
- 4 cups of vodka
- 1 12-16lb watermelon
After you've gathered those ingredients, you will need the following materials:
- Paper towels
- 2 large bowls (one to mix the Jell-O, and one for the watermelon meat you scoop out)
- 2 cookie sheets or baking dishes (big enough to hold the watermelons while they're in the fridge)
- Liquid measuring cup
- A pot (to boil the water)
- Cutting board
- Spoon or Ice Cream scoop (for getting the watermelon meat out)
- Whisk (or fork if you don't have one)
- Chef's knife (for slicing the watermelon)
Now that you have all your prep materials, you're ready to start concocting!
First, cut the watermelon in half, hot dog style (vertical).
Try to find a flatter part for the basis of your cut on one half so that the watermelon will be able to lay on it's side later.
Your halves will look a little something like this.
For the next step you can use your own creativity.
If you want to use the watermelon for a fruit salad or just some watermelon on a stick, grab an ice cream scoop or a melon baller and scoop the pieces out. This will equally impress your friends!
The goal of this step is to get all the meat out of the watermelon and get something like this. You can also accomplish this by scooping the pieces out with a regular spoon and eating everything (or saving it for later).
Next, grab those baking trays and lay down some paper towels to prevent the watermelon halves from moving around while in the fridge.
Place one paper towel in the middle, then fold two other sheets and place them on either side so the watermelon will sit in the middle.
Now, grab one of your bowls and combine the jello mixes and the unflavored gelatin.
Looks like pretty sand art!
Boil your water, add 4 cups of the boiling water, and whisk for 2 minutes until everything has dissolved.
It's starting to smell good already!
Now for the fun part - add in the 4 cups of vodka!
Pour the mixture into the watermelon halves, splitting between the two.
Now the not so fun part - refrigerate the halves for at least 4 hours until the Jell-O is firm.
You might notice that the Jell-O has lost some of its volume as the hours have gone by, but that's okay! There's still plenty there.
Once it is all set, get your chopping board and knife and begin by slicing each half into 1 inch pieces across.
Then cut into smaller 2 or 3 smaller wedges.
Boozy slices of watermelon for the adults, and regular watermelon for the kiddos. Your friends and family will love you forever, not that they don't already!
Watermelon Jell-O ShotsRecipe
by Christine Byrne
Makes about 30 wedge shots
1 12–16 pound watermelon
4 cups vodka
4 3-ounce boxes red Jell-O mix
2 1-ounce boxes unflavored gelatin
1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut the watermelon into two equal halves, lengthwise.
2. Use your knife to slice all the way around the perimeter of the watermelon flesh, about an inch from the rind. Be careful not to pierce through the skin, as this will lead to your Jell-O leaking out. Then use a kitchen spoon to scrape out the rest and create a smooth bowl with roughly 1/2-inch red watermelon flesh left on the rind.
3. Line two small, rimmed baking sheets with paper towels in a way that creates a bed for your watermelon bowls. The idea is to create enough support to keep the watermelon bowls from rolling at all while they’re in the fridge. Put one bowl in the center of each tray and set aside.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Jell-O mix and the unflavored gelatin. Add 4 cups of boiling water and whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add the vodka all at once and whisk just to combine.
5. Pour the Jell-O mixture into the watermelon bowls, dividing evenly. Carefully place the Jell-O filled watermelon bowls in the fridge, and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
6. When Jell-O is set, cut each half into 1-inch slices, crosswise, then cut each slice into 2–3 wedges, and serve.
Elephants have a huge hippocampus, a brain structure in the limbic system of the brain that’s important for processing emotions.Elephants are deeply emotional and intelligent and exhibit a wide variety of behaviors, including those associated with grief, self-awareness, memory, and language. Therefore, it's no surprise that Raju cried when being rescued after 50 years of abusive captivity..
Here is an elephant called Raju. Raju lived in India, where he survived off handouts from passing tourists, and sometimes would eat plastic and paper to fill his empty stomach.
But thankfully after 50 years of being held in chains, beaten, and abused, Raju has been saved by a charity in a daring midnight rescue operation.
On Thursday at midnight in the Uttar Pradesh area of India, North London-based charity Wildlife SOS freed Raju in an operation that moved Raju the elephant to tears.
Here is Raju crying when he was rescued :(
Elephants have a huge hippocampus, a brain structure in the limbic system of the brain that’s important for processing emotions.Elephants are deeply emotional and intelligent and exhibit a wide variety of behaviors, including those associated with grief, self-awareness, memory, and language.
The charity’s U.K. spokeswoman Pooja Binepal said the team were astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue. She added: “It was so incredibly emotional for all of us. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed.”
Pooja explained that they believed he was poached. “The poachers either slaughter the mother, or they drive the herd into traps that are small enough only for the babies to fall into. The mother cries for her baby for days after he’s been stolen — it is a sickening trade.”
The rescue team worried that Raju’s owner would flee. Raju’s owner even tried to prevent the rescue, shouting commands to terrify Raju.
But the rescue team didn’t give up. Wildlife SOS founder Kartick Satyanarayan said: “We stood our ground and refused to back down — and as we did so, tears began to roll down Raju’s face.”
He added: “Some tears no doubt were due to the pain being inflicted by the chains, but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. It was as if he felt hope for the first time in a very long time.”
Raju stepped out of the truck and took his first step to freedom at one minute past midnight on July 4, which Katrick said “felt so extraordinarily fitting.”
The charity has since launched a campaign to raise £10,000 to begin the start of his new life in a new enclosure that will allow him to roam with his adoptive family.
To donate to Raju and his adoptive family, visit www.wildlifesos.org, or send cheques or postal orders to: Wildlife SOS, 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS.
Apparently Kool-Aid has more than one purpose...
Seriously though... Who knew this was such an AWESOME trick??
Target Field has added these...
Do you think it's a good idea or a really bad one?
In just over a week, the Minnesota Twins will host the 2014 All-Star Game. There, thirsty fans will find a new mechanized way to wet their whistle: The first self-serve beer machine in all of Major League Baseball made its debut this past Sunday at Target Field, and another machine will be added in time for the Summer Classic.
Patrons purchase vending cards with either $10 or $20 on them—$50 cards will be available for the All-Star Game—from concession stands (where ID will be checked). The cards allow fans to fill a 20 ounce cup as much or as little as they like and pay per ounce for the four available beers: Bud, Bud Light (38 cents per ounce), Shock Top Lemon Shandy, and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale (40 cents per ounce).
The cards are good for 48 ounces of beer for every 15 minute period, but just like traditional ballpark booze-vendors, the machines shut down in the seventh inning.
It's been commonly accepted by most fans that 1994's "The Division Bell" would be the final Pink Floyd album. Since the tour to support that LP, Pink Floyd only officially reunited once, for a brief performance at 2005's Live 8 Concert.
Over the weekend, information was leaked about a possible new Pink Floyd album, based on recordings made by the same lineup that made The Division Bell in the mid-90s (no Roger Waters, but including the late Rick Wright). I'm still taking a wait-and-see... but we can hope for the best!
FULL STORY: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pink-floyd-endless-river-details/
Newell Rubbermaid’s Graco recalls 1.9M car seats to fix harness buckle
The recall affects several infant seats:
* SnugRide an SnugRide Classic Connect produced between March 1,2011 to May 31, 2013;
* SnugRide 30 and SnugRide Classic Connect 30, July 2010 through Jan. 31, 2013;
* SnugRide 35 Classic Connect 35, May 1, 2011 through Jan. 31, 2013,
* SnugRide Click Connect 40 June 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2012;
* Aprica A30, July 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013
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