November 16, 2013 |
Remember Saturday if Auburn goes on to beat Alabama and then wins the national title. Remember the throw, the tip and the catch. Remember how it never should have happened. Remember that Auburn improved to 10-1 on a Hail Mary that rivals Doug Flutie's heave on the day after Thanksgiving in 1984. I was standing in the end zone for that incredible Boston College pass, at the Orange Bowl, to beat Miami. The headline in the L.A. Times the next day read: "Boston College's Flutie Lets It Fly for 47-45 Victory.
November 11, 2013 |
The Minnesota Timberwolves found a way to take DeAndre Jordan out of the game. There was nothing they could do about Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford. With Crawford hitting shots from all over the court and Paul making a defiant defensive play on his way to another double-double, the Clippers held on for a 109-107 victory over the Timberwolves on Monday night at Staples Center. GAME SUMMARY: Clippers 109, Timberwolves 107 First they had to endure a hold-your-breath finish.
November 11, 2013 |
The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” “Something's wrong,” warns speakeasy owner Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette), tipping off Nucky that partners Vincenzo Petrucelli (Vincenzo Amato) and Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef) concealed heroin in a rum shipment leaving Florida. Outraged Nucky intercepts his trucks at White Horse Pike in New Jersey. Providing backup are Nucky's turncoat brother Eli (Shea Whigham)
November 10, 2013
Your house for mine You can find home swap organizations by Googling "home exchange," but exercise caution and seek the opinion of a trusted source. Reports of apartment rental scams (especially in Paris) abound. A personal recommendation, as we had, helped us feel comfortable. Here is the organization we used and a couple of others we considered: Home Exchange, http://www.homeexchange.com . Started in 1992. 46,000 members. $119 per year HomeLink, http://www.homelink.org . Started in 1953.
November 8, 2013 |
It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. Bowing to the will of almighty television, the UCLA basketball team tipped off its season against Drexel at the relative witching hour of 9 p.m. on Friday. The sparse crowd that showed up at Pauley Pavilion had to stay late and Drexel's fans - back in Philadelphia - could not even tune in until midnight. Maybe that's why the No. 22 Bruins fell asleep in the second half, squandering a sizable lead and barely holding on for a 72-67 victory against an underdog opponent.
November 5, 2013 |
With its long, thin blade, a slicing knife, or "slicer," is meant to cut through meats thinly and cleanly with precision, whether you're tackling a cooked roast or ham, or even raw fish for sashimi. Longer and thinner than a chef's knife, slicing knives are meant to handle slicing in smooth single strokes. The blades are often flexible and may or may not be serrated; they may also feature what's often called a granton edge (those "dimples" in the blade that help keep the meat from sticking to the knife as it is cut)
November 2, 2013 |
A pristine oyster on the half shell, unadorned, fresh, cold and briny, is a near-perfect thing. A properly shucked littleneck clam, alone, or with a drop or two of lemon and Tabasco, will make you say mmmm, every time. But just because these shellfish are so good raw doesn't mean we shouldn't cook them too. Properly cooked shellfish is a wonderful thing. The cooking intensifies and transforms the flavor. Oysters especially change completely when cooked, seeming rich and fatty in the best way, while in the raw state they are anything but. You've got to be careful when cooking either type of shellfish, though.
October 31, 2013 |
Jimmy Kimmel assembled a crew of cute kids in full Halloween costume Wednesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to deliver a Very Important Message on the proper procedures of Halloween. It may seem like a no-brainer, but despite decades of tradition, it seems some people need a quick refresher about how to behave for the hordes of trick or treaters who show up at their house on Halloween. Specifically, save all the healthy stuff and pass out the sweets. It's just that easy. The choir warbled, "Save the toothbrush for yourself / Put the apples back on the shelf / Don't even bother with mixed nuts / And shove those pennies up your butt.
October 31, 2013 |
Hey, ladies, the Beijing police department apparently doesn't think you're very good at driving. So they've singled you out to receive some, um, advice for when you get behind the wheel. Messages posted by the department on China's Twitter-like site Weibo reportedly have caused an uproar and are being labeled gender discrimination. Here's a sampling of the guidance: "Some female drivers lack a sense of direction. While driving, they often can't decide which road they should take .… Even for places they've been to several times, they still can't remember how to get there when driving themselves.” Women also might hit the brakes or the accelerator too sharply or forget to release the handbrake, the messages warn.
October 30, 2013 |
It's still early, but Wyoming's marquee Liz Cheney-Mike Enzi U.S. Senate race has already had no end of entertaining, if most likely irrelevant, side events. First came a squabble over an autographed football , an episode that underscored how very intimate and personal politics are in Wyoming, a state with fewer than 600,000 far-flung residents. That dust-up provides a bit of context, but no more gravitas, to the latest controversy (a word used advisedly) over whether, precisely, Enzi can be described as a “fishing buddy” of former Vice President Dick Cheney, father of the insurgent challenger.