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26

Jun

BACORN™

Corn is delicious.  Bacon is very delicious.  But with their powers combined, they become something incredible.  Let me introduce you to your new best friend and grill food sensation of this summer, BACORN™.

Making BACORN™ is very simple.  I chose to make it without soaking the corn for 30 minutes ahead of time — kind of tedious to make super-moist corn on the grill, so if you like your corn that way, you might as well just steam it.

Anyway, here’s how I made my BACORN™ and what you need for a single ear (though you’ll probably want more after you have the first one):

  • 1 ear of sweet corn
  • 4-5 strips of center cut bacon per ear of sweet corn
  • black pepper and/or other seasonings (optional)
  • aluminum foil
  1. Preheat your grill to medium.
  2. Take an ear of sweet corn, schuck it, desilk it, then clean it.
  3. Lay out 4-5 bacon strips parallel to each other on a sheet of aluminum foil, place the corn on top (perpendicular to the bacon strips), then roll it up — if you want to add seasonings, I suggest doing it on top of the bacon strips (so it’s sandwiched between bacon and corn) prior to rolling.  Since the bacon is a bit longer than the corn when you’re rolling the foil up, it takes some finesse — think of it as rolling a joint (which I know nothing about).  You basically want to make sure when you roll it up, bacon comes into contact with bacon so when you’re done cooking it, they form rings of bacon-y awesomeness around the ear of corn.
  4. Grill on direct heat for 10 minutes, flipping once in between.  Continue to grill on indirect heat for 15 - 20 minutes, flipping once in between.
  5. Remove and let the BACORN™ ”joints” sit for about 5 minutes or so.  They’ll be way hot, anyway.  Also, this’ll help lock in all the delicious flavors.
  6. ENJOY!

If you’re wondering how this tastes — IT’S AWESOME!  My suggestion is to take a bite through a “ring” of bacon into the corn, which is a wonderful combination of sweet, salty, and slightly creamy/dreamy (due to the melted bacon fat).  The bacon rings will probably fall off after biting through them, but there should be a hint of bacon that remains throughout the ear of corn.  There’s no need to butter this at all.

Special thanks to P-Man from San Diego for posting a picture of this earlier in reply to one of my Facebook status updates.  I traced back the source of the image, found some blog post about Memorial Day grilling, did some slight modifications to the recipe, and here we are! :)

HERE’S WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BACORN:

"Shut up!  This looks like heaven!" —Ash, angry black girl

"Whoa." —Mexican Nick, tan gym guy

"You just blew my mind off my face." —Derek Specs, owner of Primary Night Club

"Sushi, you have officially reinvented summer, and let the dogs out." —Biobooster, drum & bass DJ/rageaholic

"Strap it to your head like a unicorn." —Benji Gunplay, fellow Asian/Cocaine Machine Gun member

25

Jun

New dubplate special!

Here’s a clip of my new dubplate special I dropped at this past weekend’s Face Melt event I played alongside the rest of the Deep End All-Stars!

Special thanks goes out to Public Demand for hooking up the dubplate!  Big up Mike Delinquent for the huge remix of this UKG classic!

20

Jun

Never forget…

Somewhere, I don’t know where, joints were once called “hootie macs.”

12

Jun

Prometheus — stop telling people it sucks.

Okay, so I’ll fully admit that I enjoy both great “films” and horrible movies, but I don’t understand all the hating on Prometheus.

I saw it this past Friday and I thought it was definitely and obviously visually beautiful, but I also thought that the movie was pretty well-written.  In fact, I’m glad that Ridley Scott decided to not make this a total Alien prequel.

I agree with many that Alien 3 began the demise of that franchise and that Alien: Resurrection provided a strange and different (slight) redemption (which I believe should’ve just been the end of ANYTHING associated to the Alien franchise).  Also, while the mindless action flick value of Alien vs. Predator was pretty awesome “extraterrestrial fight porn,” AvP: Requiem was just awful (this coming from a guy who found Sharktopus to be extremely entertaining).

If you haven’t seen Prometheus, there are a few things I think you should do before, during, and after:

  1. See the original Alien from 1979 (preferably the Theatrical Release, but the Director’s Cut will also work).  If you want to follow up with Aliens, Alien 3, etc., be my guest, but I’m warning you that you’ll be let down or confused at some point after Aliens.
  2. Don’t read anything about Prometheus where they focus in on it being a prequel to Alien!  For fuck’s sake, how many times do people need to be told that Ridley Scott did not want this to be a direct sequel linked with that franchise?  Currently, Promethus' link to Alien is significantly loose — same universe, shared H.R. Giger design/influence, but different storyline.  Let’s hope it stays that way, unless they plan on rebooting the entire Alien franchise (which wouldn’t be a horrible idea for the post-Aliens movies). 
  3. Watch it in 3D!  One of the few movies I’ve seen in 3D that doesn’t abuse the shit out of it in order to make the movie interesting.
  4. Go to the bathroom before the movie — there are many important things to see and hear in this movie, so you don’t want to have to cut out at any point.
  5. This one is extremely important — CLEAR YOUR MIND OF ALL THIS BULLSHIT ABOUT THIS BEING A STRAIGHT UP ALIEN PREQUEL.  You’re smarter than that and you want to be able to fully appreciate this film for what it is…which is more than just some lead up to an awesome film (Alien), followed by another awesome film (Aliens), followed by Ripley rockin’ a G.I. Jane haircut (Alien 3), followed by a really creepy Ripley (Alien: Resurrection), followed by the extraterrestrial version of Freddy vs. Jason (AvP & AvP: Requiem).
  6. Berate anyone you meet following this movie who badmouths it based on how it failed as an Alien prequel!  For added effect, be as fancy as possible prior to going off on them (slap them with a white glove or something) and then be as calm as possible when you embarrass the shit out of them in front of everyone.  Logic and reasoning are your best friend in these scenarios (but remember, they have no place in relationships or marriages…) — WOO!
  7. If you actually appreciate in-depth film analysis, definitely read this guy’s blog entry.  You really gotta be a film geek to spend the time to read this, though.  You’ve been warned.

I think that’s about it.  And, if you happen to really enjoy this movie after seeing it and this blog entry had anything to do with convincing you to see it or you found my pointers to be helpful or enriching in any way…please, no face hugs.

I love me some Noomi…mmm…

09

Jun

Get Rich or Die Cryin’

A few days ago on my personal Facebook page (no, I’m not posting a link, but if we’re “friends,” you might remember seeing this), I posted the following status update:

Last night, while listening to the wonderful “boy band mix” I posted up in this blog previously, I realized that I could have some fun coming up with phrases based off of rap albums which relate to stuff not about rap.  SO, let’s continue with the “Fitty” album title as a basis (with a possibility of others to come in the future)…

Based off of 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin”

  • Sully, pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 -  Get Rich or Die Flyin’
  • Hardcore mathematician (or clown) - Get Rich or Die Pi(e)-in’
  • Conman’s Dream - Get Rich or Die Lyin’
  • Today - McDonald’s employee. Tomorrow - THE WORLD. - Get Rich or Die Fryin’
  • Sell out or stand up to the Spanish - Get Rich or Die Mayan
  • Does not apply to Urlacher, De Palma, Johnson, etc. - Get Rich or Die Brian
  • Does not apply to Gosling, Reynolds, Seacrest, etc. - Get Rich or Die Ryan
  • A ruler of a developing nation that seriously lacks entertainment - Get Rich or Die Sighin’
  • Slaving away for the man in an office that still requires you wear a suit to work every day - Get Rich or Die Tyin’
  • Would rather be paid in answers rather than money - Get Rich or Die Why-in’
  • Both scenarios would be true, actually, for someone who sold out the last human city - Get Rich or Die Zion

08

Jun

Epic mix time!

ADMIT IT.

If you’ve seen UP, you cried like a bitch when dude’s wife died.

If you say you didn’t, you’re either lying or are dead inside.

07

Jun

Dancehall covers!

Recently, a few friends and I have been trying to find random dancehall covers.  During this quest, I found a mix of some pretty impressive dancehall covers (and some hilarious ones) on Soundcloud!  Check it out:

01

Jun

Housecleaning Gems

Check out what I found while house cleaning this past week…

Be jealous.

I also found the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze motion picture soundtrack.

Yeah, jealousy x2.

Let’s not even get into what VHS goodness I found.  I don’t want anyone to run up on my spot…

Happy Friday!

Just woke up from a dream that I was with 3 non-horror fan friends in the “Mansion of Death.”  Obviously, one of the ladies died first.  I think I was next, since I felt something crawling on my back, but then I woke up.

Wanted to go back to sleep to continue the rest of the dream, but then I remembered if you die in a dream…or the Matrix…or even Recall (I think?), you die in real life. :\

Yeah, I’m not going back to sleep until tonight.