Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Frat-Boy presents: Barbequeing with Booze

I thought I throw up a couple of easy recipes before bbq season ended. First up we have a nice little steak marinade. Sorry, guys no pics with this post.

Beer Beef Marinade
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
12 oz beer of your choice
1-2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

1. Combine ingredients in a shallow container
2. place steak in container, cover let sit for at least one hour before grilling

note: this recipe covers about 1 lb of meat.

Garlic, Herb and Whiskey Rub
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 oz whiskey of your choice (I use rye, but have experimented with using bourbon, both are awesome)
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
chili flakes to taste
1 dash Worcestershire (optional, though recommended for beef dishes)

1. stir all ingredients until it reaches a thick paste-like consistency
2. coat meat in rub, grill

this one also works great for beef roasts.

Thoughts on adaptations, fan reaction, and oh yeah new astro boy trailer

Whenever some nerdy property gets adapted to a new medium or remade there's a big stink about not being faithful to the original. Honestly, most of this is pretty stupid. It's adaptation not translation things get changed around for the sake of a new medium, and new interpretations can be very interesting. If you're so attached to the original just stick to that and ignore the what you don't like. This brings us to the trailer for the Astro Boy movie. Go watch it, it's short, I can wait.

All I can say is that they nailed the sleek retro-cool look for the films visuals, but otherwise I remain very skeptical. Astro Boy was mostly an allegory for prejudice with occasional examinations of what it means to use a robot to replace a person emotionally. This trailer seems to be about yoinking plot ideas from The Iron Giant and Short Circuit. Also, Nic Cage voice acting and machine gun butt, questionable.