The Return of Brent
Pretty much the test run for The Wire.
The 2000 HBO miniseries based on the nonfiction book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon and Ed Burns.
8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water
Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight. To roll out: flour both rolling pin and flat surface, split ball in two, roll out 1/2 to fit pan and 1/2 for lattice.
Filling: 3 c. cherries (pitted, sour frozen); 1 c. water; 1c. Baker’s sugar; 4 T. cornstarch; 1/8 t. salt
Thaw cherries at room temp and strain (yields 2 c. juice). Taste for sweetness, more/less sugar may be needed. Add 1 c. water to make 3 c. juice (reserve 1 c. juice for cornstarch mix). Dissolve cornstarch in 1 c. juice, stir with whip. Combine 2 c. juice, 2/3 c. sugar, salt, and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mix, cook until clear, about 5 min. (if cooked to long, syrup gets gummy). Remove from heat, stir in 1/3 c. sugar (blend thoroughly). Pour mixture over cherries, fold with wooden spoon, cool (stir mix while cooling to prevent scum from forming on top). Pour mix in pie shell. Top completed pie with lattice crust.
Bake @ 425 degrees for 35-40 min.
Human Giant – Corn Chowder
The naked mole rat on Discovery’s awesome show Africa.
Charles & Ray Eames show off the lounger and talk about the evolution of the Eames chair on the Arlene Francis “Home” show on NBC.
Directed by Gavin McInnes for Alexander Wang’s T collection for Spring 2013.
With cameos from Alessandra Ambrosio, A$AP Rocky, Shannan Click, Simon Doonan & Natasha Lyonne.
Chubby Little Loser
Eddie Huang returns with a new episode of Fresh Off The Boat.
And if you haven’t gotten enough Eddie for the day, check his recap of the new season of Girls here
Human Giant mashes up Point Break with Reno 911
Haven’t watched this one for a minute. Classic.
Since it can cost filmmakers $10,000 to clear the song for use, there have been some interesting alternatives in film and television. Building on this, WFMU and the Free Music Archive have launched The New Happy Birthday Song Contest to “to dethrone that old ditty and create a new national repository of alternate Birthday song compositions.”