Miscellany

Just some things that could be Googleable for fun, for limited definitions of “fun”.

My post-rationalisation for this is that when testing fountain pens and inks, it’s good to have things to write. Pangrams are traditional, but I really just tend to write “unilluminating minimum aluminium”. And the lyrics to “Prisencolinensinainciusol” is something I’ve tried several times to write out neatly… one day I’ll do it.

NASA Launch Clichés

Pangrams

  • Ugh. False equivalence makes my bile ooze with extreme prejudice

  • Queen Elizabeth intoxicatedly vowed, “Mick Jagger is perfect!”

  • Just a few expectorant lozenges quickly abbreviated my cough.

  • Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson’s political views quickly begat sleaze

  • Eliza’s vacant quim engorged Alexander Hamilton’s beef jerky weapon (NSFW, but true.)

Movie Haiku

  • I dreamed a dream where
    Crowe could sing! When Oscar nods
    required good acting.

  • Corningstone Lady:
    Stay Classy, Whale’s Vagina.
    Scotchy scotch scotch scotch.

  • Fantasy Bromance;
    Shit, even the trees walk here.
    Cash-for-Gold.com.

  • “You’re not my father.”
    “I have a bad feeling about…”
    hey, this script sucks ass!

  • White Messiah Complex:
    Just “Pocahontas In Space”.
    Why do they have tits?

  • Life affirming? No.
    Make me believe in God? No.
    Tiger In Boat? Yes.

  • View of the future:
    Leeloo Dallas Multipass.
    Need a toupee, Bruce.

  • Slimer was John Belushi.
    The Traveller has come: Choose.
    Who You Gonna Call?

  • Austrian biker
    Oozi nein-millimeeturgh
    Where’s Sarah Connor?

  • Needs of the many
    Outweigh the needs of the few.
    Or the one. Spock! KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

  • Greed is Good. Greed works.
    Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel.
    Bud’s got tiger blood.

  • Gotham in crisis
    Hathaway’s ass is massive
    More silly voices

  • Remake Quantum Leap,
    on a train with bombs and shit.
    Add some Groundhog Day.

  • Tim Curry in drag
    will fake an organism
    with Brad and Janet

Lyrics to “Prisencolinensinainciusol” by Adriano Celentano

Ye de col mais saiwan,
Prisencolinensinainciusol;
Ol rait!

Oui de seim deshus nau hobil de sei menna,
Holre mebbe debe colobos daim;
Brrrrrr - chez a maind beghin de col,
Bebi de stay yeah pih-jo oh.

Oui de seim deshus nau hobil de sei menna,
Holre mebbe de colobos daim;
Well dis is taim wez yu caw mi steen,
Yo neva tol nuva duz acal bebi luh jen.

You du cubba na jooz no bai fulas jo
Hopa-ho jez kim lap cobolo taim;
Obba divs destain wajuz gobo men,
Gibba jus divun much col dobraidigoh.
Oh sanday!

Ai ai smai senslai,
Eni go so goey piso;
Ai.

Ye de col mais saiwan,
Prisencolinensinainciusol;
Ol rait!

(solo)
Ai ai smine senflecks,
Eni go so goey peso;
Ai.

Prisencolinensinainciusol;
Ol rait!

Wel asinno slippin anigiven asin,
Uh lan a chiz nobojom oh hab a gud taim;
Lev fais go.

We de sien en a seim wela jus a comma ben,
Thez atu atha gize anuttha fow uther gai gustay.

Ai ai smai shenflecks,
Eni herso goey pesa;
Ai.

Ye de col mais saiwan,
Prisencolinensinainciusol;
Ol rait!

Yu deshin nah bil dichi calomando,
Les bebi delas la big niole.

(chorus)
Ai ai smai senfleck,
Eni go so goey piso;
Ai.

Ye de col mais saiwan,
Prisencolinensinainciusol;
Ol rait!

Yu deshin nah bil dichi calomando,
Les bebi delas la big niole.

American Pancake recipe

I tend to measure this easily by weight… put a bowl on the scales, tare the scale (ie. zero it), and then shove stuff in by weight, taring each time.

  • 130g self-raising flour (or plain flour + 2 tsp baking powder)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (~5g)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (~25g)

Stir the dry ingredients a bit now. No need to go wild.

  • 125ml milk (~130g)
  • 1 egg (~70g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence (~10g)

Stir again.

  • 2 tbsp corn oil (35ml, ~32g) Or softened butter, if you can be bothered.

Mix together roughly – don’t worry too much about lumps. We’re not aiming for completely smooth.

Heat a frying pan nice and hot, with a teaspoon of corn oil (ideally) or vegetable oil. A metal platen is even better, as you should have space for bacon, fried eggs, etc. alongside.

Pour out a dollop that should flatten to a saucer-sized disc and fry until top starts to dry out and bubbles cover. Then flip. 30 seconds or so later, it should be done.