How To Prepare Canard à La Rouennaise (Duck in Blood Sauce)

Bon Appetit!

The recipe hereafter is the one served at La Tour d’Argent (The Silver Tower) for about a century now. They give you a certificate for every half duck, mine was already in the 7 figures. It is not a modern recipe, the blood taste is quite strong and frankly, is not the best way to serve duck. But how spectacular!

Roast a duck to medium rare. Remove the skin.

The duck is liquified in a kitchen mixer, then put on a large metallic dish placed on a flame. The large surface will speed up the evaporation needed to concentrate the sauce.

The duck’s carcass is put in the press and crushed until the juice from the organs runs into the dish. How bloody. They do this on a pedestal right in the restaurant.

(Thank Markus for this one)

Manuscript of OJ Simpson’s “If I Did It”

Remember that book that OJ Simpson almost published a short time ago where he went into detail of how he would have commited the murders? The manuscript is allegedly online here.

I’ll give you some excerpts. Here’s the intro:

The Luckiest Guy in the World

I’m going to tell you a story you’ve never heard before, because no
one knows this story the way I know it. It takes place on the night
of June 12, 1994, and it concerns the murder of my ex-wife, Nicole
Brown Simpson, and her young friend, Ronald Goldman. I want
you to forget everything you think you know about that night
because I know the facts better than anyone. I know the players.
I’ve seen the evidence. I’ve heard the theories. And, of course, I’ve
read all the stories: That I did it. That I did it but I don’t know I did
it. That I can no longer tell fact from fiction. That I wake up in the
middle of the night, consumed by guilt, screaming.

Man, they even had me wondering, What if I did it?

Well, sit back, people. The things I know, and the things I
believe, you can’t even imagine. And I’m going to share them

Here’s how some of their arguments went:

I think we had pretty close to a storybook marriage. We had a
few arguments, sure, like most couples, hut they never got out of hand.
After Justin was born, though, Nicole started getting physical
with me. She had that temper on her, as I said, and if something set
her off she tended to come at me, fists and feet flying. Mostly I’d
just try to get out of her way, but sometimes I had to hold her down
till she got herself under control. So, yeah—we argued. And we
could get pushy about it. And sometimes the arguments ended with
Nicole in tears. But more often than not they ended in laughter.

And how OJ was being stalked by Nicole:

When I got back to L.A., Nicole and I got into what I often
think of as our Period of Confusion. This was early April, a month
before Mother’s Day, more than a year before the murders, and
Nicole pretty much began stalking me. She would drive by the
house late at night, and if Paula’s truck wasn’t out front she’d ring
the bell. Like a fool, I would let her in. That thing that wasn’t supposed
to happen again was happening again—two and three times
a week. It was messing me up. All the old feelings were coming
back, and I kept fighting them, but Nicole was relentless about getting
me back. Still, whenever she broached the subject, I would cut
her off. “We’re not getting back,” I said. “We’re just doing this.”

And the night of the murder:
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Today in Religion

Let’s see. God appeared today on a church’s ceiling in the form of light reflected from a lamp.

The DaVinci Code finally reached the top of the netflix queue of some Italian clergymen who didn’t like it very much (can’t blame them for that part) so they are trying to press obscenity charges against Ron Howard and Dan Brown.

And a Pakastani government minister says that the West’s categorizing muslims as terrorists angers him so much that he feels like blowing up Salman Rushdie over his new knighthood.

A Czech News Station Gets Punk’d

Some pranksters apparently hacked into the feed and put in a shot of a nuke going off during a weather report.
(via PoeTV)

Update:

More info about this:

Prague, June 17 (CTK) – The Ztohoven artistic group hacked into the Panorama morning programme of public Czech Television’s CT2 channel with an image of a mushroom cloud with a reference to the group’s web page.

Czech Television has already filed a criminal complaint against damaging intellectual rights and scare mongering. The police have started to investigate the case.

CT spokesman Martin Krafl told CTK that the group succeeded with the help of the internet and further technology to hack into a camera broadcasting live from the Krkonose (Giant) Mountains, east Bohemia.

Krafl stressed that broadcasting from CT’s headquarters has not been affected. He said the camera into which the group hacked is operated by an external firm that cooperates with CT.

Krafl said Czech Television has already found out the owner of the internet address.

The perpetrators face one year in prison for their pirate spot lasting about 30 seconds, CT said.

Kilauea Eruption Near Kapoho, Hawaii

Shorpy has an amazing picture of the eruption of Kilauea. Click here for the full sized picture.

Unfortunately, the town was destroyed from the resulting lava flow.

KÄ«lauea erupted on January 13, spilling lava out in the middle of a sugar cane field just above Kapoho. Although the main flow of lava flowed into the ocean, a slow-moving offshoot crept towards the town. Despite frantic efforts to divert the flow with earthen barricades or to harden it by spraying water on it, on January 28 the flow entered and buried the town. Nearly 100 homes and businesses as well as a hot spring resort were destroyed. A single lighthouse was spared as the lava simply parted around it (it has since been replaced by a modern light). The town was never resettled.