Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bringing Down the House 3: Classroom presentations

This was shortly after what happened in the Bringing Down the House 2: Panels post, about a semester or two later. I had to do a presentation as a class requirement. It was based on the Internet's Request for Comments, known as RFCs. They're technical papers that propose protocol changes or other events like that to the Internet. In some places, there's humor, and I decided to include that.

So, come presentation time, I mentioned some of the things mentioned in there, the more common stuff. Then I added in some of the more unusual stuff including the more hilarious ones. By the time I nearly get to the end of the presentation, everyone's laughing some.

All I had to do was show the final slide and step back:

"RFC #3999: The Henny Youngman Proposal
Take My Professor, Please!"

The entire classroom was rolling including the teacher. I got an A for it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Recipe: Chicken mushroom casserole

4 lbs chicken
2-3 cans cream of mushroom
3 green peppers
2 large onions
2 potato

Heat up the oven to 400 degrees.

You may want to add more or less cream of mushroom, though the general ratio seems to be for every two pounds of chicken, use one can cream of mushroom. We used three cans, and it still came out nicely. A large casserole dish works nicely for this.

Chop up the green pepper, onion, and potato. Add to the chicken and cream of mushroom in the casserole dish. Other veggies like zucchini, celery, and carrots can be used as long as they're not too wet, like tomatoes. Add more veggies to balance out the meat.

Bake for 45-60 minutes. Adjust cooking times if you use more or less chicken.

Serves four hungry people.

Thanks to a friend for passing it on to me.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Peter Falk/Columbo Passes Away

I know I'm late in mentioning that Peter Falk passed away.

Peter Falk, TV's rumpled Columbo, has died

Many TV viewers enjoyed his Columbo character, what with his way of playing the somewhat bumbling character. He was kind of a combination of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clousau in the Pink Panther movies and Monk on TV, but without Clouseau's accident-prone or slapstick behaviors or Monk's obsessive-compulsiveness.

Thanks for being the character, Mr. Falk.

*fake exit*

And another thing... I don't think anyone can easily replace him.