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fun with facial hair…

remember Wooly Willy…

not that, get your mind out of the gutter…the toy that gave you hours of fun by moving magnetic shavings around to make different facial hair configurations…well now, there’s Furry Jimmy…your new digital friend…

start with the all American classic…The Youklis…

or go casual with The Weekender…

you can go all the way with The City Gentleman…

need a quick halloween costume? don’t be a pirate, again! try on one of America’s most beloved characters…The Lincoln…

(or Amish, if you prefer…)

there’s the perennial Fu Manchu…

it’s still not too late to go to Comic-con as your favorite comic book super hero…

(the boys in legal said we can’t use the real name, so we just call this one Chops…)

add a few chin whiskers…and you’ve got a Reverse Fu Manchu…

wanna scare the young punks in your neighborhood…nothing beats The Enforcer…

if you really want to make people poop their pants, you can’t go wrong with The Cleric…just add a robe and a towel and terrify your friends…

but nothing beats America’s all time favorite…Der Fuhrer…

brought to you by FunCo!!!

(FunCo will not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the misuse, or inability to grow facial hair, or any damages that may or may not result in use of facial hair. If your use of extreme facial hair results in the need for servicing, repair, or correction of your equipment you assume all costs thereof.)

fun with facial hair…

remember Wooly Willy…

not that, get your mind out of the gutter…the toy that gave you hours of fun by moving magnetic shavings around to make different facial hair configurations…well now, there’s Furry Jimmy…your new digital friend…

start with the all American classic…The Youklis…

or go casual with The Weekender…

you can go all the way with The City Gentleman…

need a quick halloween costume? don’t be a pirate, again! try on one of America’s most beloved characters…The Lincoln…

(or Amish, if you prefer…)

there’s the perennial Fu Manchu…

it’s still not too late to go to Comic-con as your favorite comic book super hero…

(the boys in legal said we can’t use the real name, so we just call this one Chops…)

add a few chin whiskers…and you’ve got a Reverse Fu Manchu…

wanna scare the young punks in your neighborhood…nothing beats The Enforcer…

if you really want to make people poop their pants, you can’t go wrong with The Cleric…just add a robe and a towel and terrify your friends…

but nothing beats America’s all time favorite…Der Fuhrer…

brought to you by FunCo!!!

(FunCo will not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the misuse, or inability to grow facial hair, or any damages that may or may not result in use of facial hair. If your use of extreme facial hair results in the need for servicing, repair, or correction of your equipment you assume all costs thereof.)

294-something, something, whatever…morning in the garden…

my little wildflower garden…

From morning in the garden…
From morning in the garden…

320 – 310…

uncle Jimmy’s chili…in five easy steps…

i like to cook…every once in a while, i manage to make something so damn good, i have to tell folks about it…this is my simple, and delicious chili recipe…

step 1…

chop equal measures of garlic and shallots…what you see here is equal to one fistful of each…


this looks like a lot, but i’m making a week’s worth of food for two…

step 2…

in a 1 quart skillet, saute with oil and seasonings to taste…i like to use a combination of ginger, paprika, coriander, and…some other stuff…use what you like…

step 3…
brown the meat…i’ve read some recipes that call for three kinds of ground meat…pork, beef, and lamb, or, sometimes a poultry…this is also a good combination for meatloaf and meatballs…me, i like to start with 1 lb of chorizo…

Polidori is an old italian sausage company here in Denver…i usually go with Boulder Sausage, but this is what was in the supermarket…


i like to start with the chorizo for obvious reasons…the swine has to be well cooked…

and then i add 1 lb of ground chicken…

and 1 lb of turkey…

seasoning appropriately along the way…

stir and mix the ground meat while it browns…next, you start the rest of the chili…and here comes the easy part…

step 4…

for every pound of ground meat, add 1 can of black beans, and 1 can of diced tomatoes into your slow cooker, or crock pot…i know, i know…until our garden starts churning out fresh beans and tomatoes, the canned stuff will have to do…


and don’t worry if you don’t have a crock pot…a 1 quart saucepan, or, preferably a cast iron skillet, will work fine…after the meat is completely browned…like this…


mix the meat into the beans and tomatoes…carefully…aaaand…

step 5…

cover, and leave on high, or simmer if you’re using a skillet…for three hours…stirring once every hour…

damn, i need a bigger crock pot…or, maybe one of these

happy eating…

321…


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