Happy 80th Birthday to Willie Nelson who tries out to play Gandalf in this web clip from Conan.
So that happened.
Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O’Brien
Just as relevant today.
Courtesy of Nat Geo’s The ’80s
Eddie Murphy’s First Appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1982
Louis C.K.: Jizanthapus
His new comedy special, Oh My God, airs this Saturday on HBO.
North Korea’s latest propaganda video
The Bad-Boy Brand by Lizzie Widdicombe
The Vice guide to the world.
VICE on HBO premieres this Friday at 11pm
In 1974, students in a Greenwich Village elementary school were asked to write essays on what they would say to Muhammad Ali if they ever had the chance to meet him. As part of a hidden camera show skit, Ali snuck into the classroom dressed as a janitor, disrobed into only his boxing shorts, and surprised the kids.
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.