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Bullet Sunday 275

Posted on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Dave!I'm droppin' bullets like Benjamins, yo, because Bullet Sunday starts... now.

   
• Bitchsterdam. An overdue thank you to The DutchBitch for an awesome Bitchsterdam 3 blogger event. I've been to the Netherlands many times, but she managed to find some fantastic touristy stuff that I've never seen before... including a visit to the amazing Keukenhof gardens. Easily worth a ten-hour flight. Here's hoping she can be convinced to have Bitchsterdam 4! If, for no other reason, than I can attempt to use words like "geesteswetenschappen" in a sentence again...

Geesteswetenschappen!
It apparently means "humanities"... OR DOES IT?!? You just don't know!

   
• Superiority. And speaking of DutchyLand... I fully accept that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world and all those other freedom-hating backwater countries don't matter and have nothing to contribute. I mean... I kind of have to don't I? The minute an American even implies that other countries are relevant to world affairs and have wonderful cultural contributions to be made, FOX "News" will brand them an American-hating traitor. And heaven forbid that you happen to be the president and have an appreciation for other countries' contribution to the planet. That's enough for FOX "News" to demand your impeachment!

However...

Call me a traitor if you must, but creamy and delicious Dutch mayonnaise is so fucking superior to the gelatinous glop we call "mayonnaise" here in the U.S. that it's not even funny. This trip I checked a suitcase, which meant I was able to bring home a bunch of the stuff. So now I can fry up some fries for PATATJES MET at home...

Patatjes Met at Home!

PATATJES MET!!! Amazing. Whoever decides to market a superior Dutch mayo here is going to make millions. Millions!!

   
• WHAT?!? And speaking of fries... have you heard that browning potatoes creates a cancer-causing chemical called "acrylamide" that makes them deadly to eat? Can you believe this shit? Why is it that everything that tastes good ends up killing you? This is so not fair. PATATJES MET OR DEATH?!? I can't answer that.

   
• Earth! Ooh! It's Earth Day! That one day out of the year where people pretend to give a shit about our planet! Including me. Despite it being 82° out today, I rolled down my window instead of turning on the air conditioner in my car. That totally counts, right?

   
• Television. Kind of gutted that two of my favorite new shows, Awake and The Finder are not getting the ratings they need for renewal. Instead they'll be cancelled and replaced by a reality show or some other stupid-ass crap that doesn't require thought from the American viewing public. And who knows what's going to happen to Fringe, which had a game-changing episode on Friday. It's almost to the point where I'm afraid to get invested in good television anymore...

Good Television Posters

   
And, on that sad note, I've gotta go tempt death by having another plate of PATATJES MET!

Comments

  1. Poppy says:

    There’s a mayo store in Brooklyn. I wonder if they have any Dutch mayo…

  2. Sybil Law says:

    I need to try some Dutch mayo!
    Not with my fries, though. :)

    That article about the fried potatoes (and damn near everything) was just flat out depressing! Toast? Dried fruits? WTF? Guess I’m gettin’ cancer.

  3. B.E. Earl says:

    That episode of Fringe was supposedly an attempt to show where the show might go in Season 5 if it gets renewed. I loved it.

    We should be hearing any day now if FOX is going to renew. ::fingers crossed::

  4. Kailyn says:

    And once more I am weeping. I have invested time in both Awake and The Finder. I worried when The Finder moved to Fridays. That seems to be the kiss of death on Fox.

  5. Steve in NH says:

    Hey. I stumbled on the acrylamide stories too. It was so high in Postum that they took it off the market. I thought about that as I was scarfing down a bag of extra-dark chips the other day. Then I decided to ignore it. :)

  6. Oh dear! Eldest is going to be heart broken if The Finder is cancelled. That was her favorite show outside of Dr. Who.

    • Dave2 says:

      I’ve tried several Dutch Mayo recipes and they never turn out quite right. Somehow, some way, the “authentic” stuff comes out sweeter and richer than anything I’ve ever been able to make. Thanks though… I’ve printed it out and added it to my pile in case I get ambitious again. :-)

  7. sue says:

    WHAT? “Awake” is on the list? Crap. I like it. It was a new interesting premise. “Fringe” is a favorite, too, except I wish they’d quit playing that “Lost” music… makes me think it’s going to have a half-assed ending. *sigh*

  8. Invader_Stu says:

    Or you could make money supplying Dutch mayo to America… I’m just saying.

  9. martymankins says:

    If I would have read this post first, I would have my answer that Dutch mayo is NOT available in the states. Boo!

  10. DutchBitch says:

    Well, it was great having you over again. We’ll see about a Bitchsterdam 4… ;)

    And Dutch mayo for the WINNNN!!!!

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