Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eyeballing Vodka Does Not Get You Drunk Quick….it Just Quickly Proves Stupidity | Quazen

Eyeballing Vodka Does Not Get You Drunk Quick….it Just Quickly Proves Stupidity | Quazen

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Would You Buy The Home of a Serial Killer? | Socyberty

Would You Buy The Home of a Serial Killer? | Socyberty

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teacher Allows Students To Don KKK Costumes and Walk The Halls

Catherine Ariemma is an advanced placement U.S History/film teacher at  Lumpkin High School in Dahlonega Georgia, a rural community about 75 miles outside of Atlanta. She made a decision on how to present some of her course material  that may very well ruin her career.

It seems that Catherine Ariemma permitted four of her students to wear Klu Klux Klan mock robes for a historical reenactment about discrimination.  Other students at Lumpkin High School became very upset and frightened after seeing the four students walking the school hallway in their Klan costumes, and at least one parent called the school about the incident.

Ariemma’s class consisted of 15 students from various races, but no black students. The fifteen students had spent the year viewing historical films. It was their turn to create their own film.

According to Ariemma, the students brainstormed to pick a specific film topic, and ultimately decided to trace the history of racism in America. The topic included covering the history of the Stone Mountain ,Georgia and Tuscaloosa, Alabama white supremacist chapters. The kids put on SpongeBob party hats to make a “cone head.” They then donned white sheets with eye holes cut out to make a KKK costume.  Ariemma led them through the cafeteria to a location where they shot a film scene.

School officials have placed Ariemma on leave and will decide whether to suspend her or fire her. The school also says that they are now considering a new policy requiring all film projects to be approved by administrators….really, they are just now thinking that maybe school activities need to be approved- ground breaking.

Many people are mad that the incident took place at all, saying that the KKK has no place in school. I disagree. Ariemma clearly showed a lack of judgment in how she went about letting these students cover the subject, racism was and is still a very real topic. We can not ignore the KKK and pretend that it didn’t, and still does, exist. However, it is a sensitive subject for many.  I’m not one of those politically correct folks, but some subjects do involve a degree of sensitivity.  The students walking the halls in KKK costumes were privy to what was going on….other students just see the costume, but have no idea what the context may be.

Simple measures such as: informing  the entire school to not be alarmed if they see her students recreating KKK scenes for a history film and donning the costumes at the film scene and removed at the film scene could have saved Ariemma, the school, and the students a lot of headache.

Monday, May 24, 2010

13-year-old Thad Phillips Escaped 43 Hours of Bone Breaking

I was surfing the T.V. for something…anything to watch last night. Just as I was about to decide there was nothing worth watching, I ended up finding something on Discovery. It was a series called “Escaped. ” The specific episode was titled, “Torture in Suburbia.”

I guess because of my love of the news and reporting true and weird crime, nothing seems to shock me anymore. It seems someone is always abusing, killing, or hurting someone else. However, this show, “Torture in Suburbia,” managed to shock me. It went beyond any imaginable wrong that one human can do to another.

I honestly do not know how Thad Phillips survived this torture to bring a killer to justice, but he did. I would like to remind readers that Thad Phillips story isn't just one of unimaginable horror. It is a story of the will to survive.  

Read about what happened to Thad Phillips and how he survived 43 hours under the brutal hands of a Joe Clark HERE

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kelly Bensimon Proves She Is Not Only The Most Ignorant Real Housewife of New York....She Is Certifiable

I really do not know why I am so addicted to the Real Housewives of New York, but it is my guilty late night pleasure. I’m not big on reality television, but the verbal warfare, backstabbing, social etiquette hypocrisy, and overindulging sense of entitlement on the Real Housewives of New York hooked me. It is truly amazing to see how these women live and their “value” methodology for life.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Le Whif: The Chocolate and Coffee Inhaler

I inhale chocolate all the time. Just set a pint of Häagen-Dazs Rocky Road in front of me, take a breath, and it’s gone. But, seriously, what would you think about a breath spray like “food inhaler” that would soothe the sweet tooth or coffee jitters with just 1 calorie per serving?
Good news for those of you that like the idea- it’s already here. David Edwards, a Harvard biomedical engineering professor came up with the original idea for Le Whif in 2007. Le Whif started out as a small canister of organic chocolate particles. Now the product has expanded to include flavors such as:  “Raspberry Chocolate” “Coffee” and “Mint Chocolate.”

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bourbon Pecan Alfredo


6 oz of linguine
2 tbsp butter
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
¾ cup of bourbon divided
1 c. whipping cream
1c. grated parmesan cheese
½ c. toasted and roughly chopped pecans
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp chopped chives


1. Cook linguine according to package directions.
2. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
3. Add garlic to butter and cook until tender.
4.  Remove pan from heat and add ½ c. bourbon.
5. Return to heat and cook 5 minutes over low heat; stir frequently.
6. Stir in whipping cream and cheese.
7. When cheese is melted, add the rest of the bourbon.
8. Stir in pecans, parsley, and chives; let simmer for 3-4 minutes.
9. Toss sauce with pasta.