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|the truth about santa||6/12/07|
|No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer, which only Santa has ever seen. |
There are 2 billion children (persons under 1 in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish & Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total -378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes that there's at least one good child in each.
Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with. This is due to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits/second. That is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has .001 second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house.
Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles/household, a total trip of 75.5 million miles; not counting stops to do what most of us do at lease once every 31 hours, plus eating etc. So Santa's sleigh must be moving at 650 miles/second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a pokey 27.4 miles/second. A conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles/hour.
If every one of the 91.8 million homes with good children were to put out a single chocolate chip cookie and an 8 ounce glass of 2% milk, the total calories (needless to say other vitamins and minerals) would be approximately 225 calories (100 for the cookie, give or take, and 125 for the milk, give or take). Multiplying the number of calories per house by the number of homes (225 x 91.8 x 1000000), we get the total number of calories Santa consumes that night, which is 20,655,000,000 calories. To break it down further, 1 pound is equal to 3500 calories. Dividing our total number of calories by the number of calories in a pound (20655000000 / 3500) and we get the number of pounds Santa gains, 5901428.6, which is 2950.7 tons.
The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized Lego set (2 lb.), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300lb. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see #1) can pull 10 TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with 8, or even 9, reindeer. We need 214,200. This increases the payload - not counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. This is four times the weight of the ocean-liner Queen Elizabeth.
353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles/second creates enormous air resistance. This will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as a spacecraft reentering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within .00426 of a second. Meanwhile, Santa, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250 lb. Santa, being very conservative in terms of guessing Santa's weight, would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 lb. of force. If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.
A Merry Christmas to one and all!!
|Imagine that a physicist detonates a nuclear bomb beside himself. In almost all parallel universes, the nuclear explosion will vaporize the physicist. However, there should be a small set of alternative universes in which the physicist somehow survives (i.e. the set of universes which support a "miraculous" survival scenario). The idea behind quantum immortality is that the physicist will remain alive in, and thus remain able to experience, at least one of the universes in this set, even though these universes form a tiny subset of all possible universes. Over time the physicist would therefore never perceive his or her own death.|
Another example is one provided by quantum suicide, where a physicist sits in front of a gun which is triggered, or not triggered, by radioactive decay. With each run of the experiment there is a fifty-fifty chance that the gun will be triggered and the physicist will die. If the Copenhagen interpretation is correct, then the gun will eventually be triggered and the physicist will die. If the many-worlds interpretation is correct, then at each run of the experiment the physicist will be split into one or more worlds in which he lives and one or more worlds in which he dies. In the worlds where the physicist dies, his consciousness will cease to exist. However, from the point of view of the physicist, the experiment will continue running without his ceasing to exist, because at each branch, he will only be able to observe the result in the world in which he survives, and if many-worlds is correct, the physicist will notice that he never seems to die, therefore "proving" himself to be immortal, at least from his own point of view.
Required assumptions and controversy
Proponents point out that while it is highly speculative, quantum immortality (QI) violates no known laws of physics assuming some (more or less) controversial assumptions are true:
The many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is the correct one, as opposed to the Copenhagen interpretation, which does not necessarily indicate the existence of parallel universes.
All of the possible scenarios in which the proposed physicist (or any entity being argued about in the thought experiment) can die support at least a small subset of survival scenarios.
Not dying some finite number of times constitutes immortality.
Death of the consciousness, and the ability to observe, occurs when the gun is fired.
Although quantum immortality is motivated by the quantum suicide thought experiment, Max Tegmark, one of the inventors of this experiment, has stated that he does not believe that quantum immortality is a consequence of his work. He argues that under any sort of normal conditions, before someone dies they undergo a period of diminishment of consciousness, a non-quantum decline (which can be anywhere from seconds to minutes to years), and hence there is no way of establishing a continuous existence from this world to an alternate one in which the person continues to exist.
Also, the philosopher David Lewis, in "How Many Lives Has Schr�dinger's Cat?", remarked that in the vast majority of the worlds in which an immortal observer might find himself (i.e. the subset of quantum-possible worlds in which the observer does not die), he will survive, but will be terribly maimed. This is because in each of the scenarios typically given in thought experiments (nuclear bombing, Russian roulette, etc.), for every world in which the observer survives unscathed, there are likely to be far more worlds in which the observer survives terribly disfigured, badly disabled, and so on. It is for this reason, Lewis concludes, that we ought to hope that the many-worlds interpretation is false.
Interestingly, there is another route to quantum immortality that does not require the many-worlds interpretation.
|a happy ending..............||5/9/07|
|(True story, which most of you have probably heard...)|
A few years ago, a man decided to commit suicide. He was really quite unhappy with his life, and hence was very dedicated to his cause. So, after writing a suicide note, he proceeeded to purchase some rope, a can of gasoline, some poison and a revolver. Indeed, his plans were to tie the rope around his neck and a tree, take the poison, set himself on fire, and jump off a cliff to be hung, shooting himself while in midair.
So, he jumped, and lit himself on fire. Things were going as planned until he missed his own head with the revolver, severing the rope in the process. Hence, he fell into the ocean below the cliff, putting out the fire. Meanwhile, while choking and sputtering in the water, the man managed to vomit out the poison he had ingested. Disheartened, the man decided to swim back to shore.
However, the story comes to a "happy end", depending on how you look at things, as the man died six hours later of complications from hypothermia suffered while swimming back to his safety.
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||3/20/07|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force (also known as ATHF or simply Aqua Teens) is an American animated television series shown on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim late-night programming block. It premiered on December 30, 2000. ATHF is one of the four original Williams Street series that premiered on Adult Swim in 2000 (the others are Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law), and the longest running original series on the network alongside Harvey Birdman.|
The show is about three anthropomorphic fast food items and their life together in New Jersey. The Aqua Teens were originally a detective crime fighting unit; as the series progressed, however, the crime-solving aspect of the show was quickly abandoned. There is very little continuity between episodes; all recurring cast members except Frylock have died at least once. The focus is instead on character interaction and a pervasive form of sarcastic and surreal humor. Gross out, brutal, and morbid humor were added as the series progressed.
1.3 Cold openings
2.1 Main characters
2.2 Secondary characters
5 Video game
6 Boston bomb scare
8 Cameos and appearances
9 See also
11 External links
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is written and directed by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, and produced by Williams Street Studios. Much of the dialogue is supplemented with adlibs and improvisation by the voice talent. The show is retroscripted and animated to include this improvisation. Noted 1980s rapper Schoolly D performs the theme song and provided periodic running commentaries on early episodes. Many, if not all, of the crew and cast members formerly worked on Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Four seasons have been produced to date and a fifth season of 15 episodes is expected to air in late 2007.
The Aqua Teens were originally created for an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast called "Baffler Meal." It featured a prototypical version of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force that resembled the future characters, but differed in appearance, personality, and voice. "Baffler Meal" did not air for several years (it was not even animated or produced until after ATHF became popular); instead, the Space Ghost episode was re-written as "Kentucky Nightmare," while the Aqua Teens debuted in "Rabbot," the pilot episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. A full first season of ATHF was put into production shortly thereafter.
The title of the show is largely a misnomer: the characters have no major affiliation with water (though many episodes involve their neighbor's pool), and they are not teenagers per se, and have somewhat frequently issued conflicting statements regarding their ages. They resemble food (hence the reference to hunger), but they are rarely shown wielding any kind of force.
In early episodes (particularly the first season), the trio were identified by Master Shake as the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," solving crimes for money. Shortly into its run, the premise and the use of the name by the characters was dropped, although the premise was originally added to appease Cartoon Network network heads, who "didn't want to air a show about food just going around and doing random stuff.". In the show itself Frylock mentions they stopped because "that wasn't making us a whole lot of money" .
 Cold openings
The exterior art for Dr. Weird's lab was taken from "Escape to Questworld", an episode of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.During the first two seasons, episodes cold opened with a glimpse into the laboratory of Dr. Weird. He and his assistant Steve use the first several seconds of the show to create monsters, disasters, and random silliness, generally accompanied by the phrase "Gentlemen, behold!" as Dr. Weird unveils his latest accomplishment. In earlier episodes of the first season, the monsters formed the basis for the plot, but as the crime-fighting element of the program quickly became less prominent, the Dr. Weird segment became a non sequitur opening gag.
In the third season, Dr. Weird was dropped in favor of segments from the pilot episode of Spacecataz, an unaired spin-off created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. These segments featured the Mooninites (Ignignokt and Err) and the Plutonians (Emory and Oglethorpe) clashing with each other, trading insults, gestures, and practical jokes. The full Spacecataz pilot is available as a special feature on the Volume Four DVD box-set. Cold openings were dropped altogether following the third season.
 Main characters
Commonly "Shake," is a lazy, stingy, simple-minded, mean-spirited, sadistic, and self-centered milkshake in the form of a white cup with a pink straw and two yellow chicken gloves. He often gets enjoyment out of torturing Meatwad, swimming in Carl's pool, and watching TV. His special power is that he is able to shoot pistachio milkshake onto the ground, suck liquids (up to 85 gallons) using his straw, and is very proficient with firearms and bows. In Season 4, we learn Shake seems to also have the ability to teleport himself. Also, most of the things Shake drops explode into flames whenever they touch the ground.
A red box of french fries sporting a goatee, dental braces, and a blue mystic jewel embedded in his back. He uses his fries to grip things and occasionally as a fry radar or 'Frydar.' Frylock is scientifically-minded and conducts experiments in his room, which contains his library, supercomputer (which Shake purchased, but avoided actually paying for), cloner, and various other lab equipment. He is the most intellectual of the ATHF characters, and also attempts to provide the others with some sense of morality. His jewel gives him various powers, such as flight, lasers, fireballs, and other things. He is often annoyed by Shake and acts as a parent to Meatwad.
A mostly peaceful, childishly simple-minded mass of compressed meat that was not approved for human consumption. Meatwad rolls and hops to get from one place to another, often picking up whatever dirt or debris happens to be in his way. He has also displayed shapeshifting abilities, and can turn into a hot dog, an igloo, a "Samurai Lincoln", "a meat bridge" and a middle finger (among other things). He can also extend meaty appendages in order to manipulate objects. He is often the victim of Shake's abuse and practical jokes. He usually sleeps on a grill, but occasionally sleeps on a bed of sand. He is also known to make "dolls" out of household items, such as Dewey the paper towel roll, Vanessa the apple, Jeffy the garden hose, and Boxy Brown, a cardboard box decorated with the face of a generic blaxploitation protagonist. One episode reveals he is retarded.
The next door neighbor of the Aqua Teens. Carl has a love for classic rock (as seen in episode featuring Ted Nugent), and has dozens of pornographic magazines in his room. He generally dislikes the Aqua Teens and is disgusted especially by Meatwad and annoyed by Shake, but still tolerates them even when they get on his nerves. He typically gets involved in scams concerning Meatwad or Shake, as in the moon master episode, and sometimes depends on Frylock for help. Carl has a false sense of pride in his decently cut lawn and pool, both of which are often used by the trespassing Aqua Teens. He is also visited by misfortune in almost every episode, but is rarely seen completely dead. He is usually seen suffering horribly, i.e. having bug eggs hatching in his stomach, or having his fingers chopped off.
 Secondary characters
(C. Martin Croker)
A mad scientist who lives in an abandoned mental asylum on the perpetually rainy Jersey Shore. Dressed in a colorful outfit reminiscent of 1960s cartoon villains, replete with a glass space helmetthat heats his hair(which Dr. Weird calls his "Hair-arium"), he starts many shows by presenting his latest creation with his catch phrase "Gentlemen, behold!" to his lone lab assistant Steve (and occasionally his Hispanic janitor Javier). His first nonsensical inventions shown include a giant rabbit robot called the "Rabbot" and a rainbow-making machine that functions as a powerful tractor beam (which he just called a "thing"). Although in early episodes Dr. Weird's inventions provided a point of focus for the episode, this ended midway through the first season, and after that point were simply comic non sequiturs. In Frylock's room, a photo of a younger Dr. Weird with brown hair and Frylock can be seen in the background; the Aqua Teen movie will reveal the connection between the two characters.
(C. Martin Croker)
Dr. Weird's assistant. Red haired, wearing a lab coat, and always pictured holding a test tube, Steve becomes aware of Dr. Weird's insanity over the course of the first two seasons of the series, but remains his assistant nonetheless. Over the course of the series, Steve has had his brain removed, has been assaulted twice by animated corn, and has walked out on Dr. Weird's experiments numerous times. By the end of the second season, Steve actually resigns as Dr. Weird's assistant, and as the Dr. Weird openings are no longer used, this was the end of Steve's plot development.
Main article: List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force villains
Most episodes have an antagonist, in the form of a monster, alien, or even inanimate objects. Their interactions with the main characters serve as a basis for the comedy on the series.
See also: List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force minor characters
Main article: List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes
There have been 68 episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force produced over four seasons. All episodes run for about 11 minutes, with the exception of "Deleted Scenes", which is approximately 22 minutes. When reruns for "Deleted Scenes" are broadcast, it is split into two separate episodes to fit with its 15 minute timeslot. The TV Parental Guidelines for the first three seasons varied between TV-PG and TV-14 ratings; many season four episodes were rated TV-MA.
The Aqua Teen Hunger Force theme song (for the opening credits) was written and performed by Schoolly D; it is said that he wrote this song in his limousine on the way to the recording studio to perform it. The theme song for the ending credits is just a sample of Dana Snyder aka Master Shake saying "Dancing is forbidden," which he said on the pilot episode; it can also be heard in the background during the opening theme music, and is sometimes closed captioned as "dancing is stupid" or "finger puppets".
The Mooninites have their own theme music which recurs on the closing credits of several episodes that feature them. Also performed by Schoolly D, each of the three individual verses is featured on the credits of three different episodes.
On The Mouse and The Mask in 2005, MF DOOM and Danger Mouse (collectively called DANGERDOOM) expanded on the theme of ATHF characters in the track "ATHF." Another track from the record, "Vats of Urine," features a cameo with the Mooninites and their normal, egotistical banter. A hidden track at the end of the CD contains Meatwad rapping a verse from MF DOOM's "Beef Rapp".
The rapper mc chris plays the voice of MC Pee Pants, Sir Loin, and Little Brittle, and wrote a few songs under these aliases for the show.
 Video game
There is an Aqua Teen Hunger Force cell phone game called Aqua Teen Hunger Force Destruct-o-thon.
In an interview for The Feed on G4, ATHF creator Dave Willis confirmed that there is an Aqua Teen video game in production. The game will be an "extreme combat golf" where you can play golf while battling villains that have appeared on the show, including Carl's gigantic crabs, the Brownie Monsters and the Mooninites. He went on to say that it would be released "either the summer or the third quarter of the year."
 Boston bomb scare
Main article: 2007 Boston Mooninite Scare
On January 31, 2007, devices depicting the Mooninites, Ignignokt and Err, were taken to be suspicious, prompting authorities in Boston, Massachusetts to close down major road and waterways to investigate. Turner Broadcasting System later admitted placing the devices in ten major cities (including Boston) as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign, and apologized for the misunderstanding. Turner Broadcasting has agreed to pay $2 million dollars to settle any criminal and civil claims, and the general manager of Cartoon Network has stepped down as a result of the incident.
Adult Swim has recently been airing previews for an ATHF movie dubbed "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" coming to theaters April 13, 2007
 Cameos and appearances
The characters in ATHF have made cameo appearances in a number of other television shows, and the show itself has appeared on televisions within other shows as well.
At the end of the Sealab 2021 episode "Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch", it is revealed that the episode was actually a video game being played by Master Shake and Meatwad. A scene from "Rabbot" is also played on a television in the episode "Predator".
In the Minoriteam episode "Tremendous Class", Non-Stop is awakened twice by an alarm clock that looks and sounds like Master Shake.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force can be seen on televisions in the crime scenes of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes "Formalities" and "Spark of Life".
In the Thief episode "I Ain't Goin' to Jail for Anyone", a picture of Master Shake can be seen on a locker about 12 minutes into the episode.
ESPN's SportsCenter anchors Scott Van Pelt and Stuart Scott have repeated lines from the theme song during various commentary on sporting highlights.
A deleted scene in the film The Ring shows Aidan watching the episode "Rabbot".
In "Johnny Cakes", an episode of The Sopranos, A.J. Soprano is seen watching an episode of the show.
Master Shake has appeared in the Robot Chicken episodes "Suck It" and "1987".
Carl and Meatwad appeared on VH1's Best Week Ever and congratulated them on their 100th episode. 
In "Brakstreet: Men in the Band", an episode of The Brak Show, Meatwad can be seen riding by on a scooter twice while Brak is walking down the road rapping.
The Aqua Teens appear in a 1-800-Call-ATT commercial, in which Shake is wearing a red wig to make people think that he is Carrot Top, a spokesman for the service.
|Shane is a 1953 western film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. The cinematography was by Loyal Griggs, the music score by Victor Young and the costume design by Edith Head.|
The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin with Brandon De Wilde, Elisha Cook Jr., Jack Palance and Ben Johnson.
Shane tells the story of a gunfighter who comes to a recently settled farm area near a quiet town and fights for the rights of homesteaders against the long-entrenched hard-bitten open-range cattlemen who control the majority of the land.
Although the film is fiction, elements of the setting are derived from Wyoming's Johnson County War. The physical setting is the high plains near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and many shots feature the Grand Teton massif looming in the near distance. Other filming took place at Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino National Forest, the Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth and at the Paramount Studios, Hollywood.
George Stevens originally cast Montgomery Clift as Shane, and William Holden as Joe Starrett. When they both proved unavailable, the film was nearly abandoned. Stevens asked studio head Y. Frank Freeman to see a list of available actors with current contracts. He chose Alan Ladd, Van Heflin and Jean Arthur within three minutes.
Although the film was made between July and October 1951, it was not released until 1953 due to director George Stevens' extensive editing. The film cost so much to make that at one point, Paramount considered selling it to another distributor. The studio felt the film would never recoup its costs. It ended up making a significant profit.
Jean Arthur was not the first choice to play Marian. Katharine Hepburn was originally considered for the role. Even though she had not made a picture in five years, Arthur accepted the part at the request of George Stevens with whom she had worked in two earlier films, The Talk of the Town (1942) and The More the Merrier (1943) for which she received her only Oscar nomination. Shane marked her last film appearance, although she later appeared in two television series.
Jack Palance had problems with horses and Alan Ladd with guns. The scene where Shane practices shooting in front of Joey required 119 takes.
Shane was the first flat widescreen (soft matted 1.66:1) color western film to be produced. (It was actually shot for 1.37:1 Academy ratio, but the studio dictated that it be cropped in the movie projector to compete with the to-be-released CinemaScope format.) The music was stereophonic.
The film was also one of the first films to attempt to recreate the overwhelming sound of gunfire. Warren Beatty cited this aspect of Shane as inspiration during the filming of Bonnie and Clyde (from the documentary "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey").
In addition, Shane was one of the first films to simulate actually being shot. Actors were attached to hidden wires that yanked them backwards when they were shot from the front.
A mysterious gunslinger named Shane (Alan Ladd) drifts into a quiet western town, and quickly finds himself drawn into a conflict between simple homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) and powerful cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer), who wants to force him off his land. Shane accepts a job as a farmhand, but finds Starrett's young son Joey (Brandon DeWilde) drawn to him for his strength and skill with a gun. Shane himself is uncomfortably drawn to Starrett's wholesomely charming wife, Marian (Jean Arthur).
As tensions mount between the factions, Ryker hires Jack Wilson (Jack Palance), a cold-blooded and skilled gunslinger. In the end, Shane must make several tough moral decisions that will affect everyone involved. Circumstances finally force Shane to take on Wilson in a climactic showdown, killing him and Ryker, but being wounded in the shootout. After urging young Joey to refrain from a life of guns and violence, Shane leaves for parts unknown.
When Shane rides away, Joey calls after him "Mother wants you. I know she does." The boy recognizes that his mother and Shane are attracted to each other. The movie closes with Joey shouting "Shane! Shane! Come back!"
Due to the ambiguous nature of the final shot, there is some question as to whether or not Shane actually survives his wounds.
The film received six Academy Awards nominations. It won the Best Cinematography, Color. The other nominations were for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Brandon De Wilde), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Palance), Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay.
The original film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
|Druids Celtic Cider||9/28/06|
|Druids Celtic Cider is a cider produced by Aston Manor brewery in Trimbleton Lane, Birmingham. It is sold in Ireland has become popular among certain groups of young people, primarily in Dublin and Cork. Its popularity can be attributed to its high alcohol content and relatively low price. It contains 6 % alcohol by volume and is generally sold in packs of either 6 cans for ? 8 or 4 cans for ? 5. It contains sulfites, a group of naturally-occurring compounds used as preservatives in fruit-based food products. It has 285 Calories per 500 ml.|
Druids has attained cult status amongst some student groups, who celebrate its cheapness and its rivalry with Dutch Gold, a lager also popular for its low price.
The story of Druids' creation goes as follows and can be found on the side of the common Druid's can:
"This premium, full-flavoured Celtic cider has been inspired by the divine fruit of the ancient druids and captures the magic of apples harvested at the point of ripe perfection."
|Milliners may perform the following tasks: |
interpret fashion trends and use them in designing hats and other head gear
mark out and cut patterns to desired shape and size, lay the pattern onto fabric and cut around using scissors for fabric hats
shape, cut, twist, roll or fold and reinforce hood with wire to gain desired effect
assemble hats by hand or using a sewing machine
steam and press the material into shape by hand and, if needed, stiffen it by using a special solution
reinforce brims with wire to maintain shape, sew headbands and lining into crowns, and sew trimmings such as ribbons, buckles, braids or chains onto hats
operate semi-automatic blocking machines for mass production
alter, renovate and re-block (re-shape) existing hats
package and despatch hats for customers
display, fit and sell hats and accessories.
CATEGORY : STARTERS, SIDE DISHES & SNACKS
ENOUGH FOR : 4
� iceberg lettuce - finely chopped
8 slices cucumber
1 tomato - cut into 8
1 lemon - cut into 8
Handful of fresh parsley - finely chopped
� jar mayonnaise
2 tbsp whipped cream - beaten
1 tbsp Heinz tomato ketchup
� tbsp brandy (cognac)
� tbsp Worcester sauce
In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the cream, ketchup, brandy and Worcester sauce.
Divide the lettuce between four suitable serving dishes.
Divide the prawns equally on top of the lettuce.
Pour a good spoonful of the sauce over the prawns.
To serve - decorate each serving of prawn cocktail with 2 pieces of cucumber, a piece of lemon and tomato, a little parsley and a couple of crevettes on the side.
You can also use half a mature avocado as serving dish for the avocado.
|Blog is the contraction universally used for weblog, a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), displayed in a reverse chronological order.|
Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media.
The word blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.