Truffles Chocolate

Chocolate Truffles from Philip Leaman on Vimeo.

Chocolate crumble
for chocolate truffles

milk should boil
until it bubbles

pour on chocolate
and bring some trouble

as it melts
it also tumbles


The Big Brother Power Rankings: Caleb’s Big Exit

Big Borther Caleb Reynolds

Frankie gets voted out unanimously as perennial nominee Victoria takes out another Bomb Squad member.  Is Victoria the Bomb Squad's kryptonite?  Straight from the Stockingblue laboratories, here are the Big Brother power rankings. READ MORE

The MasterChef Power Rankings: Cuntessa Can Cook

MasterChef Courtney Lapresi

It's been a long journey for the high-heeled Cuntessa and after an entire season in which the top spot has been held by three people: Willie, Lushly, and Elizabeth, she finally makes it to the top.  Cuntessa soured on us in the second episode when she picked on a woman that admitted to having low confidence and we never forgave her for it.  But, as the season advanced, she managed to have her positive and uplifting moments.  She was responsible for Lushly and I Run Around getting together, she cried when she got a letter from her mom and when her little brother paid her a visit, and she didn't let it get to her when Elizabeth assigned her testicles.  Cuntessa was our villain, but a complex villain, and in the end she proved that she was capable of winning, whether we believe she was favored by the judges or not, we have to give her that.  She also gets bonus points for wanting to turn her life around, and the fact that she was honest about her profession when she seemed to be embarrassed by it says something about her character.  As much fun as we had railing on her all season, she did show a human side, and in the end did earn the top spot.  Straight from the Stockingblue laboratories, here are this week's MasterChef power rankings.  Below, the home cooks and their ranking based on their performances this week. READ MORE

The Vacant Lots, "Paint this City"

The Vacant Lots "Paint This City" from samuel quinn on Vimeo.

the clock runs down

the city lights
hours before dawn

the singer sings
in the early morn

a highway lost
between here, and a town unknown


The Big Brother Recap: Step Back Julie, It’s Caleb Time

Big Brother Caleb Reynolds

One week away from the coronation of the Big Brother champion, Caleb gets sent home.  But he refuses to go out without a bang.  He steals Julie's camera time and hams it up for the crowd as he leaves Victoria and the Hitmen to battle it out for the top spot. READ MORE

You’re Not Jesus, the Big Brother Picture Book

Big Brother Julie Chen
"Let's go back in time for a little." READ MORE

Cuntessa the Master Chef, the MasterChef Recap

MasterChef Courtney Lapresi

America's three "greatest" home cooks compete in a two-hour battle to be crowned the next master chef.  Cuntessa, Lushly, and Elizabeth face off against each other in a coliseum setting complete with adoring fans, family, and previous contestants.  A giant spectacle is made off of cooking several plates of food.  What could be more American than that?  Food is elevated to an intellectual level and we will all be eating pig ears and salty cherries in the near future if Joe Bastianich has anything to say about it.  Our future sounds so appetizing! READ MORE

Unicorns and Football Fans: The Gubernatorial Campaign Gets Serious

Sean Astorino's Message to Governor Cuomo from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.

Cuomo barely survived the primary election last week and turned his attention to his Republican rival Rob Astorino.  This week, the campaigns got serious as they attacked each other on which football teams each man supported, who killed the most unicorns, and why would anyone ever remove someone's son from a family photo.  Rob Astorino took a page from the de Blasio book of running for office and released an ad featuring his son (above) scolding the Governor.  This race is finally picking up steam.  Oh yeah, and there were some frivolous issues discussed as well like the funding of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, fracking, and corruption, but who has time for any of that, especially when one of the candidates is a "meanie" and the "worst person in the entire world?"  This week's installment of the "New York State Gubernatorial Candidates Power Standings (or something like that)" sees Cuomo holding on to the top spot.  This week's roundup below. READ MORE

Big Brother Probabilities and Predictions: Caleb Versus Victoria in the Thirteenth Eviction

Tonight the house guests gather to vote out another of their housemates.  Their options are either Caleb or Victoria.  How will the vote go?  Here is a brief synopsis of what is going on in every contestant's head. READ MORE

The Big Brother Power Rankings: Victoria Knocks Out Frankie

Big Brother Victoria and Frankie

Frankie gets voted out unanimously as perennial nominee Victoria takes out another Bomb Squad member.  Is Victoria the Bomb Squad's kryptonite?  Straight from the Stockingblue laboratories, here are the Big Brother power rankings. READ MORE

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