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My new obsesession: Renewing cast iron cookware.

I have a 10 1/2" skillet/frying pan (#8 Lodge, but old), a #7 griddle, and a smaller 6" #3 WagnerWare frying pan that I inherited from my grandmother.
I'm 76, so...
I have a larger #8 griddle I got when my uncle died and we cleaned out his house.

The two griddles have a 'gate mark'. That's a 4 inch straight 'scar' on the bottom where they were broken out of the molds. That means they were cast between 1850 and 1870 or 1890.

This video will tell you how to refurbish groddy old ironware and reseason it. Worked great for me.

The Trump (3 inch) Footlong Hot Dog

The Wieners Circle is a hot dog stand on Clark street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States.[2] It is known for its Maxwell Street Polish, Char-dogs, hamburgers, cheese fries, and the mutual verbal abuse[3] between the employees and the customers during the late-weekend hours.

In March 2016, the restaurant offered 3-inch "Trump footlong" hot dogs.


Sen. Tom Cotton (Batshitcrazy - AR) is a liar. New CIA head?

"Tom Cotton’s lies make him a dangerous prospect to head the CIA"

Trump is said to be considering him as the next CIA director.
Cotton’s emergence is alarming. In part, that’s because what endears Cotton to Trump—and makes them particularly dangerous together—is Cotton’s unflinching willingness, in pursuit of an agenda, to say things that aren’t true.

Cotton is a veteran. He served with honor in Iraq and Afghanistan. But when he came home, he brought back the psychology of war. He treats liberals and moderates as the enemy. In 2015, he blocked one of President Obama’s ambassadorial nominees over an unrelated issue—she eventually died waiting for approval—because Cotton knew she was Obama’s friend. He depicts Obama as a traitor. Last month, Cotton said of the Iran nuclear agreement: “Barack Obama was willing to give away anything to get that deal.”

On immigration, Cotton takes a hard line, and he savages anyone who doesn’t. He calls senators who seek an immigration compromise “the Gang of Amnesty.” He labels their ideas “preposterous” and “utterly ridiculous.” Last week, he scoffed that fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an immigration moderate, “didn’t even make it off the kiddie table in the debates” during the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. On Tuesday, after the government shutdown, Cotton crowed that Democrats had “capitulated entirely.”

Sociological(?) poll? How do you cross your legs?

Lying in bed, flat on your back, you cross your ankles.
Left over right, or right leg over left?
Are you right or left handed?
The poll:

I have a prediction based on only two observations, but I don't want to affect the poll. I'll reveal it later.

I see dead people.

Every day.
I like it.

Trump Speaks At Fourth-Grade Level, Lowest Of Last 15 U.S. Presidents, New Analysis Finds

Trump Speaks At Fourth-Grade Level, Lowest Of Last 15 U.S. Presidents, New Analysis Finds

President Donald Trump—who boasted over the weekend that his success in life was a result of “being, like, really smart”—communicates at the lowest grade level of the last 15 presidents, according to a new analysis of the speech patterns of presidents going back to Herbert Hoover.

The analysis assessed the first 30,000 words each president spoke in office, and ranked them on the Flesch-Kincaid grade level scale and more than two dozen other common tests analyzing English-language difficulty levels. Trump clocked in around mid-fourth grade, the worst since Harry Truman, who spoke at nearly a sixth-grade level.

This Icelandic crosswalk is way cool.

I want one in my neighborhood.

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Randy Rainbow: "Buttons"

This guy is brilliant.
Lyrics are amazing, especially if you're old enough to remember the theme from The Patty Duke Show.
Look it up.

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Golden Globes is a SEA of black.

I don't watch these award shows, but curiosity got the best of me.
I have not seen ANYONE not wearing black.

Sam Nunberg drunk on 'All In With Chris Hayes' Joy subbing?

I swear the guy was drunk or high on something.
Anybody else see it?
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