Happy National Cheesecake Day!!! – Bacon and Pecan Chesecake Recipe

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Ingredients 
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2tsp vanilla
1 pound Kunzler thick sliced bacon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
4 shortbread cookies
2 egg whites
4 tablespoon brown sugar
melted chocolate for drizzling

Directions

  • Crust – Put 1/2 of the pecans in a food processor and pulse 6 times. Add shortbread cookies and pulse until crumbly. Add 1/2 bacon and pulse. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring-form pan.
  • Topping – Chop pecans finely, mix with leftover bacon and put on parchment paper. Whip egg whites until frothy, add brown sugar and pour over top of the bacon / pecan mixture. Bake in 250 degree oven for 10 minutes, allow to cool.
  • Cake – Beat cream cheese with 1 cup sugar until mixed. Add the eggs, vanilla and lemon juice and beat until smooth. Pour over crust and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until set. Chill in refrigerator. After cool, crumble topping over cheesecake and drizzle with chocolate.

Credit: Kunzler

Epic Fail of the Week – This is what happens when you park in the Handicap spot when you’re not Handicapped

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That’s what happens when you park in a handicap spot in Brazil –

Canal BOOM decided to address the issue of handicap parking abuse with a light-hearted prank and covered one illegally parked car with a bunch of Post-It notes.

Do you think it was a great idea to teach the abusive park a lesson? What would you’ve done if you were the guy getting pranked?

Forget Me Not – Vincent Van Gogh (March 1853 – 29 July 1890)

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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He drew as a child but did not paint until his late twenties; he completed many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, including 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.

Van Gogh was born to upper middle class parents and spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers. He traveled between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. He was deeply religious as a younger man and aspired to be a pastor. From 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium, where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885 he painted The Potato Eaters, considered his first major work. His palette then consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later paintings. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was influenced by the strong sunlight he found there. His paintings grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.

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After years of anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been widely debated by art historians. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence wrought through illness. His late paintings show an artist at the height of his abilities, completely in control, and according to art critic Robert Hughes, “longing for concision and grace”

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Happy National Lasagna Day!!! – Easy Cheeseburger Bacon Lasagna Recipe

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Ingredients

1 1/2 – lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

2 – medium onions, chopped (1 cup)

1/4 – teaspoon salt

1/8 – teaspoon pepper

1 – can (28 oz) chunky tomato sauce

1 – cup water

1 – egg

1 – container (15 oz) ricotta cheese

1 – cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)

1/4 – cup chopped fresh parsley

8 – slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/2 cup)

12 – uncooked lasagna noodles

2 – cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onions, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg with fork. Stir in ricotta cheese, Swiss cheese, parsley and 1/4 cup of the bacon.
  • 3 Spread about 1 cup of the beef mixture in baking dish. Top with 4 uncooked noodles. Spread half of the ricotta mixture, 2 cups beef mixture and 3/4 cup of the Cheddar cheese over noodles. Repeat layers once, starting with 4 noodles. Top with remaining noodles, beef mixture, Cheddar cheese and bacon. Spray 15-inch sheet of foil with cooking spray. Cover lasagna with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 30 minutes longer or until bubbly and golden brown. Cover and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Credit: Betty Crocker

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Satanic Temple shows off their Goat-Headed statue in Detroit – How do you feel about it? Is it too much?

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According to Fox News, a crowd of several hundred gathered Saturday night to see Detroit’s newest resident: A 9-foot, 2,000-pound statue of a goat-headed occult idol named Baphomet.

The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze figure to an estimated 700 attendees at an undisclosed location. The group’s initial venue canceled after local religious groups protested.

The group’s approach to secrecy with the second venue led to little opposition on Saturday, Director of the Detroit Satanic Temple chapter and national spokeswoman Jex Blackmore told Fox News.

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“Protesters arrived for a short time at our first ticketing location, but retreated after only about 30 minutes,” Blackmore said. “One woman attempted to block the event entrance and was removed by the police in cooperation with the building’s owner. “

The statue will now be stored out of public view until the Temple can find it a permanent home. The group hopes to display it at the Arkansas State Capitol, next to a monument of the Ten Commandments.

Photo Credit: Fox News

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Happy National Scotch Day!!! – Ron Burgundy’s favorite drink!

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National Scotch Day is celebrated annually on July 27th.

Scotch whisky, often simply called Scotch, is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland. Scotch whisky must be made in a manner specified by law.

All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky.

All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed-age whisky.

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True Detective (Episode 6) Church in Ruins – Don’t bring knives to an Orgy

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

True Detective – Episode 6 Church in Ruins

Spoiler Alert – Don’t bring knives to an Orgy 

What a comeback from last week’s boring episode of True Detective. This episode had everything you wanted in an episode of TD. For example, it had Frank being what he hates being called a gangsta, Ray being his old wild threatening abusive self again, and tons of T & A. Plenty of people were disappointed including me with last week’s episode after that insane standoff that killed a shit load of people but TD followed it up with a so-so episode that made a lot of people wonder if the writers blew their load early in the season but once again I was happy to be proved wrong again. True Detective is back on track being one of best shows on tv because they aren’t afraid to kill a man with a butter knife in a middle of an orgy.

We will get to the awesome sex party orgy in a second but we have to start off where the last episode left us, which was with Frank and Ray being “Friends” having a normal cup of coffee where they were about to kill each other because Frank gave the wrong information to Ray about his wife’s rapists. But the two men came to an understanding that they didn’t want to die in Frank’s breakfast nook in Glendale. Both men showed their sensitive and violent sides this episode as they acted like nurturing fathers as well as calculating killers. As Frank consoles a young kid, who’s father has recently died. It was nice to see this other side of Frank being nice to a kid, who wasn’t his. Maybe it will change his mind about adoption but his main concern this whole season is gaining back his empire as it leads him to a girl, who might know where that video recorder is but in Frank’s desperation he gets mixed up with the wrong kind of crowd as the Cartel kills the girl because she was working with the cops. Speaking of desperation Ray is finally had enough being on the straight and boring path.

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As the old Ray that we loved in the beginning of the season comes back in full force this episode. After finding out that he killed the wrong rapists, Ray decides to find the real rapists in jail already, which he tells him that he his lucky that he’s behind bars because he was going to fuck him up in a hot minute. Ray was so pumped up that he was going to kill another rapists that he needed to celebrate to let off a little steam. After he came down, he had a bit of clarity about his son, which he thought it was better for the kid that Ray wasn’t doing to be in his life because it was having a negative effect on the kid. So, he comes to understanding with his ex that he would stay away if she doesn’t tell the kid the truth about his real dad, which is probably the guy from Harry Potter. Speaking of whores and wizards, Ani gets caught up in an undercover operation with Ray and Woodrugh, where she pretends to be a high price hooker in a sex party.

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First off, Ani cleans up nicely after a scene with her sister playing with knives looking tougher than Taylor Kitsche. She gets to the party looking like hot dime piece but people always forget that she was a Mean Girl back in the day. Security drugs Ani along with the other girls in order to put them in the mood for the weird sex orgy. Ani tries to stay focus but the drugs start to take effect but not before she finds her missing persons and the boys find clues about land deals with Vinci. The Three Amigos getaway unharmed but unfortunately Ani had to kill a man, which wasn’t the worse part as we could see that she has some underlying issues with her past with a guy that looked like Gallagher the comedian, who murders watermelons. This episode totally killed the last episode, which I hope it continues to rock.

I super glad that True Detective is back on track and with ONLY TWO EPISODES LEFT, I hope it all goes down with a BANG!!!

Fu’s observations:

  • Who do you think would actually win in a staring contest between Ray & Frank?
  • Ray isn’t Whistling Dixie. That rapists has a cheese grader to his balls in his future.
  • I love how Ray’s son watches Friends. Ray is totally Ross and his bitch wife is Rachel.
  • That was a huge mount of blow. People forget you can have a moment of clarity about your life after you drink, sort all the drugs and destroy your apartment.
  • Mexican Standoff with actual Mexicans
  • Does Frank’s Bucket List include avocado trees and Fuck You grilles?
  • Pure MDMA spray? That’s on my Bucket List. I need that my life ASAP Rocky!!!
  • Ani doesn’t get Art but ass play she’s all about it.
  • Ani was totally turned on at the weird sex orgy party right?
  • I wouldn’t be happy in that party because I couldn’t stay focus because there is too much T & A!!! That’s a titty and ass overload for anyone, high or sober!
  • Ani had better knife work when she was high as fuck. That dude did die under 3 mins or less.
  • Great outro song tonight with the band Black Angels “Black Grease”

Check out our TD Season 2 Reviews

Other Lives

Down Will Come

Maybe Tomorrow

The Night Finds You

The Western Book of the Dead

The Black Angels – Black Grease

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