The Great Solar Experiment

When I return back to South korea (An american teaching English) in Korea.

I want to do 100% Solar for 1 year. My problem is going to be cooking I think and keeping clothes pressed.

I was thinking of buying two sheets of glass to put the clothes in between.
(do you foresee any problems with this idea.)

Plus equitizing the bus system to that of an Equitable city. I would say Busan=nashville. But I cant use the subway. And reducing the times I can use the bus.

Bourbon v.EDU

I feel it necessary to get some FACTS out there pertaining to the delicious spirit known as Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Some people say they don’t like it but have only drunk shitty ass Jim Beam white label in high school or college! What the mother fuck?!? I’ve even heard some people refer to bourbon as "rot gut!" This hurts me deeply. May the ignorant souls who slander bourbon burn in eternal hell! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion however there are many misconceptions about America’s native spirit. I have decided to take time to re-educate the idiot masses in hopes that whoever reads this at least gains a small understanding of this drink. I don’t expect everyone to love bourbon after reading this, however you will probably be surprised about some of what you learn.

Best article on cooking steak that I’ve seen in a while

This is well worth the read. I used to be a grill cook at a top restaurant in Ann Arbor and now I feel like an amateur compared to the guys in the back of the house of Morton’s and Peter Luger.

Here’s the original article if you have a WSJ online sub:

The Search for the Perfect Steak

Quality knife recommendations?

My gf’s parents allowed me to stay at their place this summer so that I could live for free while working a pretty good job this summer. They love to cook..and as I gift, I was planning to purchase some high quality knives for them since that’s one thing that they don’t seem to have in their kitchen. I don’t know anything about the subject and though I’d look here for some recommendations.

I’d like a small set. Open to suggestions.
Right now I’m looking at companies such as

EDU (Cooking): Spicy Chicken Rice Bake

Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 45-50 mins
Oven: 375?
Makes: 6 servings

2 1/2 – 3 pounds of chicken breast (you can use thighs or drumsticks too if you want)
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium onion)
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 pepper)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
14 1/2oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

Teeth Whiteners

Well I am just going to put my insecurity out there– I don’t like my teeth! They aren’t gross yellow or anything, but they are definitely not as white as I would like them to be. I don’t want to put too much money towards this, so a professional whitening job is out (and I really don’t think my teeth are THAT bad)…but can anyone recommend a good over-the-counter solution? There are a lot of options out there and I’m not too sure where to start.
You’re not going to get the strength or quality of whitening that you would get from a dentist by using things like whitening strips, or from aesthetic stores such as spas or similar. They are capped at the strength of the solution that can be used for whitening purposes.

Best Rolling Tobacco

I recently got into rolling my own cigarettes. I bought an envelope of Drum, but can’t stand the smell of it. It smokes alright, but the raw material has an amazingly powerful pungent odor. I have it sitting on top of my dresser and get sick every time I get a whiff of it.

What are some good brands of rolling tobacco that don’t have too strong of an odor?
champion ruby, port tobacco

white ox…….just kidding dont touch that shit.

pretty much the first two are the best Ive had

Beer Crew: Porters/Stouts

I always thought Porter and Stout were used interchangeable to refer to the same style of beer, but then I saw these two beers on the shelf:

I looked up some info on it and read this on Wiki:

Porter is a beer with a dark colour. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. The name was first used in the 18th century from its popularity with the street and river porters of London. It is generally brewed with dark malts. The name "stout" for a dark beer came about because a strong porter may be called "Extra Porter" or "Double Porter" or "Stout Porter". The term "Stout Porter" would later be shortened to just "Stout". For example, Guinness Extra Stout was originally called "Extra Superior Porter" and was only given the name Extra Stout in 1840.

Your Top Ten Sodas

Mine are:
10. Diet Dr Pepper
9. Wild Cherry Pepsi
8. Barq’s Root Beer
7. Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper
6. Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper
5. Vanilla Coke
4. Cherry Coke
3. Coca-Cola Zero
2. Dr Pepper
1. Coca-Cola Classic

what are your top ten sodas?
it can be from any soda brand in the world or USA!
9. Hansens Vanilla Cream Soda
8. RC Cola
7. Cactus Cooler
6. Squirt
5. Dr Pepper
4. Mt Dew Code Red

What Are You Reading??? v.New

I just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
I just picked up for whom the bell tolls
I also wanted to get Haunted by that fight club guy
The Sun Also Rises was great.

Just finished Haunted. I only found it mediocore. Maybe I was expecting too much. Some of the short stories were really well done, but the overall connecting story did nothing for me.

Rereading Huxley’s Brave New World at the moment.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon