Saturday, August 10, 2013

absolutely none

Panko is the Rice Krispie™ of the bread crumb world. 

Light and airy, this Japanese crumb absorbs less and so it lends a fried coating real crunch. I tried it on Western Beef chicken.

Cut the chicken into parts, strip most of the skin, rub with paprika and garlic salt and lots of fresh ground pepper. Let it stand while you make your eggbath.

One egg, a bit of yogurt add milk to the right consistency, then give your chicken a bath.

Now the fun part. The panko sticks beautifully to the egg.

Your oil must be searingly hot. I used canola because it heats well and is lighter to taste than pure olive.

Stand back! 

I’m never quite sure when fried chicken is done.

So I cut it open and taste test.

Oh, that’s very good. Oh yeah! 
Drain the hot chicken on clean paper toweling.

I had a few small red potatoes on hand, so why not?

I know frying foods is not the healthiest choice.

Friday, August 9, 2013

just wait till he visits Sag Harbor

Life in small town America can be hard on the Police Chief.

Maywood, Illinois was founded just 5 years before our ClockTower, and about 25,000 people call it home.

On the surface things look great.

But don't let appearances fool you, underneath that sunny image the stress of daily law enforcement takes its toll.

First there's that sprinkler ordinance to enforce.

The Seniors are always partying and needing supervision.

And imagine! 
Police Chief Tim Curry earns a pitiful compensation package of only $141,774!

Worst of all, the kids won't pull their damn pants up, 
and that was the final straw.


So he gave up.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

once over lightly

figuratively speaking.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


has jumped the shark.

108 history making seconds

The original feminist manifesto from a teenager, in 1963.

"You don't own me.
I'm not just one of your many toys.
You don't own me.
Don't say I can't go with other boys.
And don't tell me what to do,
Don't tell me what to say.
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display. 'Cause
You don't own me.
Don't try to change me in any way.
You don't own me.
Don't tie me down 'cause I will never stay.
(push key change)
And don't tell me what to do
Oh, don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display
(push key change)
I don't tell you what to say
I-I-I, I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you.
(push key change!)
I'm young and I love to be young!
I'm free and I love to be free!
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please.
You don’t own me."
Lesley Gore was just 17 years old when she took this tune all the way to #2 on the pop charts, right under the Beatles
 “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

an actor prepares

In the same year our ClockTower was being built and about 4,700 miles away, 23 year old Constantin Stanislavski was developing his acting theories.

Hugh Jackman wasn’t born until 40 years after Stanislavski’s death but he appears to take the master’s philosophy seriously.

Stanislavski taught his acting students to draw from their real-life, internal emotion to register their character’s emotion on the stage.

His book, An Actor Prepares, is considered essential reading for a professional performer. You must become that which you portray.

“Doing the work” is the mantra within performing arts circles. 

an actor prepares.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

earn a degree in Cyclogy

free for ClockTowerTenants.

meanwhile, nine blocks away.

$653.16 per year.

Thanks, Carnegie.