08/02/10 Methods of Torture


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I forgot who I know that linked to it, but the Bodil Bodilson’s webcomic “OGLAF” cracks me up. Its themes come from basic mythology: snow queens, changelings, labyrinths, mermaids, etc. MIND YOU it is EXTREMELY NSFW! As the author describes it “this comic started out as an attempt to make pornography. It degenerated inot sex comedy pretty much immediately.” So, if you’re okay with sex, give it a gander. The Labyrinth is probably my favorite. Nice.

And lastly, according to some totally fabricated news source, Pritchard Blevin, astronomical professor at STU has put forth the theory that the constantly expanding universe has gotten a bit out of control “unhealthy overeating has become an epidemic in this country, something we must deal with head on, and apparently the universe somehow thinks it is exempt.” When asked as to what might be done, Blevin reportedly stated, “a few less friggin’ twinkies and maybe an occasional jog would be a start.” The Dean of STU then chimed in, “If Blevin didn’t have tenure, we’d not be having this conversation because he’d be an out of work bum.”

Me, I’d need to have had a hell of a lot less tea to justify this blog. And I didn’t even post the joke about waterboarding.


  1. JKCarroll

    Actually, with this one, I’m with Flineous. Mind you, I love the taste of butterscotch, but the appearance and texture of most butterscotch puddings … well, let’s not go there.

    Any butterscotch pudding variations that are less … icky?

  2. Christopher

    Later today we divide all of you into “like butterscotch pudding” and “don’t like butterscotch pudding” camps, and do battle to the death. I will moderate. (and walk away whistling, pretending I had nothing to do with it).

  3. JKCarroll

    @Christopher, now that you’ve put the laserblade to my throat, I’d have to confess that the only butterscotch pudding I’ve had for the last several years has been that shelf-stable stuff-in-a-cup that my kids are addicted to. Butterscotch chocolate-crumb pie filling doesn’t count as butterscotch pudding, does it? (Using crushed cookies for the pie crust instead of graham cracker crumbs.)

    So maybe I just want the mouth feel of something natural. Got anything like that in your Cookrookerie Grimoire?

  4. Christopher

    I am set to task. I will look at recipes and invent something magical.

    @H.Cricket I’m not sure where you will stand in that battle, the “butterscotch pudding okay with tapioca mixed in, or preferably just tapioca with raisons” faction has not yet established sides.

  5. JKCarroll

    No, it’ not the “rubbery jello silkiness”, it’s how, in my mouth, it feels like slightly firmed flour paste; that at any moment it’s going to set and my mouth and tongue will have a thin, slick coating of glue.

    So if you have a butterscotch pudding recipe that’s better that butterscotch-flavored flour glue, I’ll gladly switch sides and fight on the side of butterscotch pudding!

  6. JKCarroll

    So, @daniel wolff, do you think they should make Italian butterscotch pudding, or French butterscotch pudding? And maybe the cook-off could be held at the library! I mean, our local chili cook-off is usually held just down the street from one of the sponsoring grocery stores (imagine that!), it stands to reason that a pudding cook-off by such noted authors should be held in a place sacred to books.

  7. pencilears

    oh man, reminds me of the best dessert I ever had at camp
    puddin’ pops

    swirled butterscotch and chocolate pudding-like frozen substance
    on a stick.

    oh man they were the best, and I’ve never seen them anywhere else.

  8. Night-Gaunt

    One major fictional concept is that torture elicits correct and truthful information. Not really, however to just torture someone for the enjoyment of it? Yes, like when Darth Vader did it to Han Solo in “Empire Strikes Back.”

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