... 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.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My grilled corn on the cob recipe

1) Pull back husk and remove the silk. You can thin out some of the husk but DO NOT remove it entirely!

2) Get all porno on the ear with margarine (not butter, as vegetable oils work better in this heat than dairy fats) and season with any of the following: salt & pepper, Old Bay, or Tony Chachere's.

3) Restore husk to original position. This will allow the corn to cook a bit via steam before being finished off from the flames of the grill.

4) Place on hot charcoal (or gas, if you must) grill, turning every so often.

5) Allow the husks to burn off completely.

6) Turn the naked ears regularly to get a nice caramelization and serve with butter or margarine.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Songs of my life: fave five from 1980

Part 2 of a continuing series

George Jones- "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

David Bowie- "Ashes to Ashes"

Talking Heads- "Once in a Lifetime"

Pink Floyd- "Another Brick in the Wall, part 2"

Dire Straits- "Romeo and Juliet"

Hon mention: The Clash- "Hitsville UK"*

Note: I play pretty loose between album and single release, if applicable. Arbitrary lists are arbitrary.

*---Also one of my least favorite songs of all-time, depending on my mood.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Top Ten Favorite Foods of the Moment

1. Arby's Steakhouse Sub

2. Wife's homemade granola bars

3. Mr. Stripey tomatoes

4. Chicken tikka masala

5. Tortilla chips with lime salt & lime flavored salsa

6. Maryland-style imitation crab cakes (too poor for the real stuff)

7. Breyers cherry vanilla ice cream

8. The pulled pork from the Golden Corral buffet with that East Carolina bbq sauce

9. Chili's Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger

10. Golden Grahams

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Say what you want about the iPhone 4's antenna...

...but the camera rocks.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Songs of my life: my fave five from 1979

This is the first of an ongoing series of my five favorite song releases (in no particular order) from each year of my life:

Queen--"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

The Clash--"London Calling"

Pink Floyd--"Mother"

The Buggles--"Video Killed the Radio Star"

Talking Heads--"Life During Wartime"

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

...ASAT, now with guarana, B vitamins, and twitter

Be sure to follow me at my new twitter page for all the mildly amusing stuff that occurs to me that is too short to bother to craft an entire post around.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

An open note to Wendy's

Please, pretty please, bring back the Carolina burger!!

The toppings of chili, slaw, mustard, and onion were of a high enough quality to make for a solid 3 weenie WV hot dog.

I know, the trend now is to see how much bacon a joint can cram on a burger and, hey, I dig it. I really do.

It is just that every burger joint is doing the bacon thing and it is hard to distinguish who has what.

The Carolina Burger, though, that was special.

Even if you only make it a regional thing between Morgantown and Charlotte, you just gotta bring it back.

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