Bachelor Cooking: Shake ‘n Bake Pickled Chicken

So I heard this rumor. Not that I believe in rumors, but you never know. Supposedly, the recipe for the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich involves marinating the chicken in pickle juice. Well, not “marinating,” per se, but brining it. Letting the chicken soak in pickle juice for up to 24 hours. Well, let’s see. What if…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, October 17 2020

Good morning, hope everybody had a decent week and is looking forward to a decent weekend. At this point, I could use a little decency, couldn’t you? 😀 Plus, after weeks of trying to figure out this new WordPress format, I think I finally got the outline feature straight. So this should make my Saturday…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for October 16, 2020

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release Label 8:00 PM The Kinks (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman Low Budget Sanctuary Records 8:04 PM The…

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The Super Snowflake Chase, 2020-21

Two years ago, I tried my hand at photographing snowflakes. Or should I say, photographing the little miniature constructs as big, detailed, geometric treasures. The 2018-19 winter was fickle, and I was still trying to set up my snowflake-shooting equipment … a ring flash, focus stacking, a stable tripod… And even with all that, I…

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Star Trek: Discovery is my protest show

For me, this began two years ago. During the Super Bowl. I had no interest in watching the Patriots and the Eagles – there was no impetus for me to sit there and watch Tom Brady get another NFL championship, and the Eagles weren’t exactly my cup of tea either. But there was a new…

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I told you you should have run for President, Keith Olbermann…

So about four years ago, I wrote a blog post in which I suggested that political / sports genius Keith Olbermann should step fully into the political world and run for President. Here’s a link to the original blog post. And to his credit, Keith Olbermann was a good sport about it, quoting the classic…

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Empire State Plaza fireworks, 2020 Edition

So I’m submitting this awesome 2020 fireworks photo from the Empire State Plaza’s 4th of July celebration. And you’re looking at me as if I grew a second head.  “Chuck Miller, don’t bullshit your readers,” you say to me.  “Everybody knows that the Empire State Plaza 4th of July festivities were cancelled this year, due…

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Hey Spectrum, bring back the El Rey Network NOW!!

Here’s what happened. I was looking for something to watch one night, and that meant a game of cable box roulette – scroll up the dial until something catches my attention, whether it be the Alaskan railroad show on National Geographic, or a Bar Rescue episode on Paramount Network that I’ve only seen about 20…

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McGreevy Pro Lab saved my ass. Saved ten years of my ass.

Background. I always give credit to those who have been there for me. That includes McGreevy Pro Lab, a film developer and print shop in downtown Albany. They have been my pro lab of choice for the lion’s share of my Competition Season artworks. They will do whatever it takes to satisfy their customers, and…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, October 10 2020

So last week, I mentioned that I was currently battling this new WordPress editor that WordPress “volunteered” upon me. Some readers have offered tips and tricks on how to get back to the old classic editor, but after much thought, I decided that I need to make this new editor work. At some point, those…

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