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Oddity of the Week

What’s your favorite stock photo type?  Is it the classic women laughing alone with salad?

Or with chocolate?  Or yogurt?  If you’re male, it has to be fruit salad.

Or is it people alone kissing computers?

Are you moved by the plight of women struggling to drink water?

Perhaps you prefer your women proud of their two apples?

Or black women overjoyed to be shopping?

Is this pile of bills making you touch your head?

Stock photography: Proving that cliché and surreal need not be mutually exclusive.

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Ever since japanesebirdcookingspaghetti.com (now defunct, hence no link), it’s gone without saying that if you can imagine it, there’s a website about it.  Nevertheless, there’s something about peanutbutterpielovers.com that I find disarmingly wonderful.

Maybe it’s because the abbreviation “PBP” appears throughout.  Maybe it’s just the “lovers.”  This isn’t just a website about peanut butter pies–it’s a website for people who are passionate about peanut butter pies.  Their mission statement:

We made this because there is a lot of other online-resources available on the internet, but it had other recipes also. We wanted to make a recipe for peanut butter pies and easy desserts only. It is important for us to have peanut butter pies gathered in one single place, which means everyone can use it.

I can’t possibly find fault with that, especially since I came there looking for a peanut butter pie recipe.  The recipe I ended up using (which is based on a family chocolate pudding recipe) follows.

Graham cracker crust:

Crush 1 1/2 c. graham crackers.  In a small bowl, mix with 3 T. melted butter.  Press into an 8-9″ pie pan.  Bake 8 minutes at 325o.

Peanut butter filling: In a small bowl, cream together 2 T. cream cheese, 1/3 c. peanut butter, 1/4 c. powdered sugar, and 2 T. milk.  Fill crust about 2/3 full of pudding.

Pudding filling:  In a medium saucepan, combine 2 c. milk, 3 T. cornstarch, 2 T. cocoa, and 1/4 c. sugar.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Add 1 t. vanilla and 2 T. butter or margarine.

Immediately pour pudding into pie crust.  Spoon the peanut butter mixture across it in lines.  Using a butter knife, cut perpendicular lines across the filling to create a marbled effect.  Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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(Welcome, STFU Conservatives readers and anyone else here for the LEGO Friends challenge!)

This may be the only time I’ll ever say “I wish I lived in Virginia.”  Because I totally want to vote for Hank.

He’s a cat.  He’s running for Senate.  ‘Nuff said.  He’s got a couple of campaign ads, and there’s even an attack ad sponsored by Canines for a Feline Free Tomorrow (truly, there’s a Super PAC for everything).

I particularly like that Hank is a rather stodgy-looking older male cat; he’s totally the feline version of a conventionally “electable” Senate candidate.

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Got $70,000 to burn?  I can think of no better way to spend it than to rent Liechtenstein for a day.  That’s right, an entire small country can be yours for the bargain rate of $2 per inhabitant.  Imagine the possibilities!

I think I’ve figured out what I want for my birthday this year…

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Snooping for Christmas vinyl in my parents’ cabinet, we found this on the back of Lanza Sings Christmas Carols:

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is a “New Orthophonic” High Fidelity recording, designed for the phonograph of today or tomorrow.  Played on your present machine, it gives you the finest quality of reproduction.  Played on a “Stereophonic” machine, it gives even more brilliant true-to-life fidelity.  You can buy today, without fear of obsolescence in the future.

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Another incident that I’m apparently the last person in the universe to hear about: Bill Clinton on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, answering questions about My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.  And yes, he got a perfect score.  Bill Clinton: Truly a man of many talents.

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I have no idea what you’re talking about, so here’s Clint Eastwood with a squirrel.

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