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Writer's Block: Would you sell out for reality TV stardom?

For what amount of money (if any) would you consider appearing on a reality TV show? Which one?

Well, I imagine I'd have to quit my job to do this. Give up my 60-70k per year civil service job and retirement?
Sigh, I guess I would begin to consider it for a million dollars. For 2.5 million I could pretty much guarantee that I would tell them what they could do with their job.

Which one? I dunno. I haven't watch TV for two years. But they have reality shows for just about everything these days, right? So, sign me up for a show where I get to travel to different countries and experience new cultures. Something along those lines.


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It’s easy for us to overlay our individual political prejudices on this issue, but that doesn’t seem to be productive.

We are a nation of idiots, and we live in a culture that increasingly lionizes idiocy, woo, and superstition. Americans flock to “psychics”, palm readers, astrologers, and preachers of the “gospel.”

We are doomed. I can’t see any way out as long as we have presidential candidates flouting their ignorance as a virtue."

waldteufel // 31-July-2009 at 12:55 am

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This unusual cocktail tastes just like caramel popcorn. It’s made with liquid popcorn, butterscotch schnapps and vodka. The Poprocks on the rim put the pop back into the popcorn. Here’s the formula for 3 drinks.

For the liquid popcorn:
# 4 c. water
# 1/4 c. sugar
# 2 tsp. salt
# 5 cups popcorn, fresh

For Martini:

* 8 oz liquid popcorn
* 3 oz butterscotch schapps
* 2 oz vodka
* 1 oz heavy cream
* honey, as needed
* Poprocks, as needed

To make the popcorn liquid, bring the water, sugar and salt to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the popcorn and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth, pushing gently on the popcorn to push out most of the liquid. Discard the kernels, chill the liquid and remove any excess fat.

For the martini, combine the liquid popcorn, schnapps, vodka, and cream and shake in a martini shaker. Spread a bit of honey on the rim of a three chilled martini glasses and dip into some Poprocks. Carefully pour the caramel popcorn martinis and enjoy.

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