It's Thanksgiving time in the U.S., which means we all sit down to a meal of turkey and a bunch of fattening side dishes and then pretend to watch football while we nap. At least that's the stereotype. However much truth it holds doesn't concern me, however. All I care about is that I have an excuse to play on the word turkey and do a top 5 about some of the worst tech of the year.
Holidays are built upon a strong base of tradition. Each particular holiday has its associated colors, foods, and activities. It's what makes them different from each other and not just another day off of work. However, along with tradition comes stagnation and the threat of repeating past mistakes. If you know somebody who somehow always seems to make dry turkey, then perhaps it's time to change how they make it. Or maybe, what they make it in.
The Masterbuilt Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer and Roaster might not make cooks better at their craft around holiday season, but … Read more
It's almost that time of year again. With Halloween right around the corner, thoughts across the country will soon turn to the most important food holiday of the year: Thanksgiving. Before the apple pie, before the mashed potatoes, before all the traditional appetizers, side dishes and desserts, comes the turkey. As a centerpiece of the meal, turkey preparation takes center stage for good reason, and it all starts with how you decide to cook the turkey.
Every year, Black Friday not only features news stories about mall attendance, but also unfortunate stories of fires caused by deep frying turkey. … Read more
Hackers based in Turkey penetrated two U.S. Army Web servers and redirected traffic from those Web sites to other pages, including one with anti-American and anti-Israeli messages, according to a report in InformationWeek.
The hackers, who go by the group name "m0sted," breached a server at the Army's McAlester Ammunition Plant in Oklahoma on January 26 and a server at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Transatlantic Center in Winchester, Va., on September 19, 2007, the report said.
Investigators believe an SQL injection attack was used to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft's SQL Server … Read more
Thankfully, when I asked my roommate for a backup length of string, he came through. But the string he found came out of a desk drawer and was wrapped around a pencil. … Read more
The first half of today's show is hilarious, perverted, and interesting all at the same time. We play a clip from The Simpsons and discuss the show's current state, explore Australia's newest Silver Surfer initiative, segue into how to show your carnal love to a kiosk, and reveal details on the new Nokia N97 smartphone. But after the break, it all plummets downhill, because we reveal some responses to ongoing contest to see who had the most depressing Thanksgiving. Surprise surprise, some of the most humbling stories we've ever heard, and it makes us that much more thankful for the beautiful things we have. Wilson actually tears up a bit, and Jeff can't help but singing a verse from "Kumbaya." I do neither of those things, and instead choose to go to the opposite route and take the show back to its standard level of insensitivity and inappropo. After that, we wrap it up with an even more upsetting story about how Tina Fey wound up with the scar on her face, and we must reiterate that it doesn't make her any less hilarious, talented, or gorgeous. Tee-bear, if you're reading this, hit me up, girl!Episode 238 Download today's podcast … Read more
It doesn't matter if you get down with turbaconducken or veggie alternative tofurky, it doesn't matter if your first sex ed lesson was in Cantonese or involved videos of a crowning baby, you can definitely get down with The 404 pre-Thanksgiving show! We talk about Truman Show syndrome, Ann Coulter's ironic injury, forgiveness, the PlayStation credit card, alien squids and the death of Batman!
Dan the Mantern here. Okay, gross out time in five syllables: TUR-BA-CON-DUCK-EN. Only in America, people, can one indulge in the abomination of nature that is a stuffed chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey that's wrapped in bacon. This, my friends, is the reason we have half-ton mothers and fathers. What's so bad about plain old turkey? Anyway, however you do the holiday, have a great Turkey day, 404 fans! The 404 is thankful for you!EPISODE 236 Download today's podcast … Read more
Even as we approach the Official Season of the Turkey Sandwich, I doubt many of us will really need the precision of a bread slicer. Granted, it does have its uses. My bread machine has a propensity to produce loaves that look somewhat like renegade muffins: big poofy tops pouring over a tall base. Sometimes, they can be difficult to slice evenly. However, I trust that a few uneven slices will still taste just as delicious.
It's that time of year again: turkey time. All across the land decisions are being made as to how to cook the main course for the Thanksgiving feast this year. While ham or duck may occasionally grace the table, for most the question is how to prepare the turkey.
Recommended cooking times vary greatly, usually hovering around some safe bet of 15-18 minutes per pound at 325-350 degrees. Chances are that if you follow the guidelines, you'll end up with a dry bird. Dark meat and white meat need different cooking times, so when one is done (white) … Read more