Blizzard Update

We got another foot of snow dumped on us. We live in an apartment building so for the most part we get plowed and our walkways get shoveled but we still have to dig our cars out. I’ll try to take some pictures tomorrow. When I went out today I was too busy trying not to get frostbite (The temperature is dropping to the point where we had to go out by Tauntauns.

But since we knew it was coming we had the ingredients we needed for Duck a l’orange:

And chocolate souffles:

I hope all the Cynics in the path of the blizzard are warm and safe tonight.

Nutella Owner Michele Ferrero dies at 89

Cynikitty pays his respect:

Billionaire Michele Ferrero, who became Italy’s richest man with a confectionery empire built on his popular Nutella spread, has died at the age of 89.

It was Ferrero’s father, a smalltime pastry maker named Pietro Ferrero, who laid the groundwork for the recipe and famously added hazelnut to it to save money on chocolate. But it was Michele Ferrero who turned the paste into the Nutella now known the world over.

The first pot of the addictive mix was made in Alba in north-west Italy in April 1964. Ferrero now produces around 365,000 tonnes of Nutella every year in 11 factories around the world. The biggest market is Germany, followed by France and Italy.
Another of Ferrero’s products, Ferrero Rocher, is associated with luxury, with one famous advert showing them being handed out to “spoiled” guests at an embassy function.

The Ferrero group also makes Ferrero Rocher, Mon Cheri and Kinder chocolates and employs more than 22,000 workers.

Obama Depicted as Rape Suspect in Fox 5 News Graphic Error

Yes, a Fox affiliate made an “error”:

At 10:04 p.m., viewers heard anchor Kathleen Bade say: “The only suspect in a sex assault at SDSU will not be charged.” At the same time, a picture of Obama appeared with the legend “NO CHARGES.”

The Obama shot lasted about 5 seconds, but it was noticed immediately in the newsroom, said Mike Wille, an assignment editor.

“Yeah, there was an accident when they had an over-the-shoulder” display, Wille told Times of San Diego. “It wasn’t on purpose.”

The news continued for 56 minutes, ending at 11 p.m.