Archive for November, 2011

Shauncastic 64: The Rules of Sci-Fi

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Where our cast discusses what makes good Sci-Fi.

The “Cast” this week is Jay “The Lager”, Will “iBall” and Victoria “Dash”.

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Shauncastic 63: Turkey Talk

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Where our cast discusses Thanksgiving and why it shouldn’t be “Pre-Christmas”

The “Cast” this week is Jay “The Lager” and Victoria “Dash”.

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ShowNotes!!!!
Articles, Links and Recipes:
My First Thanksgiving With White People
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake

The Brown Paper Bag Turkey Recipe
Prep time= 30 mins | Total time= 4 hrs 30 min | Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

• 1 (18 -20 lb) whole turkey
• 2 stalks celery (roughly chopped)
• 1 carrots (roughly chopped)
• 1 onions (cut into quarters)
• 3 -4 crushed garlic cloves
• Olive oil

Directions

1. Take everything out of the turkey. There will be a giblet bag and some other stuff.

2. Next add vegetables to the inside of the turkey. You don’t even have to peel anything. This is easy because the veggies are just for flavor — you are going to throw them away later.

3. Take the onion and cut it into quarters.

4. Chop a nice long carrot.

5. Do the same with a couple stalks of celery.

6. Add several cloves of garlic that you mash between a broad kitchen knife and the kitchen counter.

7. Throw it all inside the turkey.

8. Then rub the turkey all over with olive oil — not butter because butter usually has salt in it and salt is the enemy of a moist turkey. Make sure the whole bird is covered in olive oil.

9. Put the turkey in a roasting pan and cover it with a large brown paper bag.

10. Staple shut. If you have a huge turkey use two paper bags at each end. It wont stick to the bird because of the olive oil.

11. Sprinkle the bag all over with water.

12. Place into pre-heated 375 F oven. ON THE MIDDLE RACK.

13. The bag wont burn because paper burns at 451 and we’re at 375 degrees.

14. The advantage of the brown paper bag over the Reynolds cooking bag is that the paper breathes so the turkey ROASTS. In the Reynolds bag the turkey STEAMS, giving it a different taste.

15. Roast for 13-15 minutes per pound.

16. When you think it’s ready, shove a meat thermometer through the bag and into the turkey and give it a minute to register. Make sure it doesn’t touch the bone.

17. The thermometer should register between 163-170 degrees.

18. Remove from oven, cut away the bag and remove the basting pan.

19. Do not throw out the drippings!

20. To make the gravy, strain the pan juices into a really big pot. Any juices that accumulate on the turkey platter get poured into the pot.

21. Add six oz. of boiling chicken broth and 1/8 cup of cornstarch to the gravy to thicken it up. Cook on low heat and stir and cook and stir.

22. If it seems it isn’t going to be thick enough, add a little more cornstarch.

23. That’s it! Happy Thanksgiving

Shauncastic 62: Remake Fever

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Where our cast discusses remakes, why they’ve always been around and why people need to get over it.

The “Cast” this week is Christina “The Brownie”, Victoria “Dash” and Will “iBall” .

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Shauncastic 61: Sparkling Effing Vampires

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Where our cast discusses why vampires don’t sparkle, brood or stay in high school.

The “Cast” this week is Carlberg “The TroubleMaker” Victoria “Dash” and Dr. Mrs. The Awesome .

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Shauncastic 60: There Is No Spoon

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Where our cast discusses the Matrix Trilogy and it’s impact on Sci-Fi

The “Cast” this week is Chris “Pom Poms” and Will “iBall” .

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ShowNotes!!!!

The Art of the Matrix on Amazon
The Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-Ray on Amazon