... A Sour Apple Tree

Your source for fast and/or frozen food reviews, Huntington and/or West Virginia commentary, rasslin' (not wrestling) nostalgia, bad parody, dumb satire, rejected slogans, pointless lists, unreliable sports predictions, and funny local pictures.

Location: Huntington, WV, United States

I'm a 37 year-old guy from Huntington, WV.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Week 12 NFL Picks

Last week I went a solid 11-5 for a season total of 104-56. This week:

Packers @ Lions
Raiders @ Cowboys
Giants @ Broncos
Buccaneers @ Falcons
Browns @ Bengals *
Seahawks @ Rams
Redskins @ Eagles
Dolphins @ Bills
Colts @ Texans
Panthers @ Jets
Chiefs @ Chargers
Jaguars @ 49ers
Cardinals @ Titans
Bears @ Vikings
Steelers @ Ravens
Patriots @ Saints

* FU, Paul.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Browns Wishlist

1. A new franchise. Star over.
2. Fire Mangini.
3. Trade down in the draft for some vets and pick Tim Tebow.
4. Play only the Bills.
5. Free Prozac with every season ticket.
6. If we gotta draft early, take Jimmy Clausen. Getting a Notre Dame QB in the first round has always worked out well for us, right?
7. Mike Holmgren, Bill Shanahan, or Bill Cowher, please.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Week 11 NFL Picks

Last week I went 10-5 (one bad 4th down call from 11-4, but I digress) to bring the season record to 93-51. This week:

Dolphins @ Panthers
Colts @ Ravens
Steelers @ Chiefs
49ers @ Packers
Falcons @ Giants
Saints @ Buccaneers
Redskins @ Cowboys
Seahawks @ Vikings
Bills @ Jaguars
Browns @ Lions
Cardinals @ Rams
Bengals @ Raiders
Jets @ Patriots
Chargers @ Broncos
Eagles @ Bears
Titans @ Texans

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Week 10 NFL Picks

Last week I returned to respectability with a 9-4 record, bringing my season total to 83-46. Here's this week:

Bears @ 49ers
Falcons @ Panthers
Broncos @ Redskins
Buccaneers @ Dolphins
Lions @ Vikings
Jaguars @ Jets
Bills @ Titans
Saints @ Rams
Bengals @ Steelers
Chiefs @ Raiders
Cowboys @ Packers
Eagles @ Chargers
Seahawks @ Cardinals
Patriots @ Colts
Ravens @ Browns

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Top Ten Beverages of the Moment

1. Pepsi Max. Tastes pretty good and keeps me awake from lunch 'til quittin' time.

2. Iced drip coffee. Tastes like dirt, but gets me by from morning to lunch.

3. Skim milk. I don't miss the fat.

4. Diet Pepsi. Best tasting diet soda, but it needs more caffeine to compete with its new cousin.

5. Iced tea with lemon and a little bit of sugar. The Southern-style tea syrup @ Maccas is just too much for me; I like to make my own.

6. Iced white chocolates soy mochas from Sheetz. I bemoaned another tobacco, gas, and booze store in the area, but the cold coffee drinkz are badazz.

7. Coke Zero. Double the caffeine and you'll be on top.

8. Tap water. Why pay just for the privilege of adding to a landfill?

9. Red Bull. OK, I see a trend. Maybe I should get some help.

10. Soy milk. I like the taste, but my wife hates the inevitable "dutch ovens" that result.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Token Berlin Wall Post: That Scorpions Song

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Week 9 NFL Picks

Last week was another ho-hum 7-6 for a season total of 74-42. This week:

Ravens @ Bengals
Packers @ Buccaneers
Cardinals @ Bears
Chiefs @ Jaguars
Texans @ Colts
Dolphins @ Patriots
Redskins @ Falcons
Panthers @ Saints
Lions @ Seahawks
Titans @ 49ers
Chargers @ Giants
Cowboys @ Eagles
Steelers @ Broncos

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Pan Fried Chicken Thighs

We got some boneless/skinless chicken thighs the other day at WalMart and I figured that they'd make for some excellent pan fried chicken, one of my favorite Appalachian dishes.

I dipped them in a mix of skim milk and sour cream (I forgot buttermilk) and rolled them in flour mixed with salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, and Tony's. I fried them in a skillet with some vegetable oil on both sides at a high temp and then turned down the heat & covered for a while longer.

Here's the result:

Good stuff. Next time I'll make sure to go easier on the salt, but the sodium soaked in overnight and they were just fine when re-heated the next day.

I give them 4 out of 5 Col. Tylers.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Tater Heads

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