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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on August 31 at 7:00 AM

Gay Marriage Okayed: In Iowa!

Subprime Solution: Bush proposing mortgage reform.

Blind Leading the Blind: General Petraeus says the surge is working.

Now They Tell Me: Senate says your boss can’t RFID tag you.

Black Ops: FBI spied on Coretta Scott King

404 Not Found: Nobody wants to finance municipal WiFi.

Steamed Crap, Virgin Chicken: What you won’t be eating at the Beijing Olympics.

Now, with very little fanfare, it’s another recipe from Mettja C. Roate’s The New Hotdog Cookbook!

Jellied Hot Dog Loaf

12 hot dogs
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sweet and sour pickles, very finely sliced
1/2 cup pimento-stuffed olives, very finely sliced
1 tablespoon onion, finely grated
1 teaspoon prepared Dusseldorf-style mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 barf bag

Chop six of the hot dogs until they are the consistency of coarse corn meal. Set aside.

Soften the gelatin in the cold water for 5 minutes. Add the hot water and stir until all of the gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the lemon juice. Place in the coldest part of the refrigerator for 1 hour or until thickened.

Beat the gelatin with an electric or rotary beater until it is light and fluffy. Fold in the chopped hot dogs, pickles, olives, grated onion, mustard and mayonnaise. Place three of the whole hot dogs in the bottom of a loaf pan which has been rinsed in ice cold water. Pour one half of the gelatin mixture over them. Place the remaining three hot dogs over the gelatin. Pour the remainder of the gelatin mixture over them. Place in the coldest part of the refrigeratior for at least 4 hours.

Unmold on a thick bed of shredded lettuce. Slice in generous sliced and serve with additional mayonnaise which has been slightly flavored with horseradish.

Now, here’s some more hot doggery. You deserve it.

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It's the Dusseldorf style mustard that really gives that loaf its exquisite flavor.

Gay marriage in Iowa -- there's a surge that's actually working.

Good morning. Did I get up before Poe?

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 31, 2007 7:36 AM

And thank you, Jonah, for a very nice week of the morning news.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 31, 2007 7:39 AM

In other news today, Christians stone people to death, too:,,2160096,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

Posted by B.D. | August 31, 2007 8:02 AM

This is too funny:

NBC Launches "To Catch a Senator"

At a press conference in New York, NBC News president Steve Capus said that To Catch a Senator would focus the Dateline investigation team's energies on "the number one menace in America today: pervy Republican senators."

Posted by Original Andrew | August 31, 2007 8:05 AM

I mean, really. Can you imagine what would happen if we had Democratic versions of the Gingrich-Cunningham-Delay-Ney-Foley-Stevens-Craig scandals?? Am I forgetting anyone?? You need a spreadsheet to keep track of it all at this point.

Or what if Bill Clinton lied us into an endless phony war? Or if Al Gore leaked the name of an undercover CIA agent for political revenge, then shot an associate in the face.

Any one of these scandals would have caused the Democratic Party to implode overnight. America's love affair with the Republican Party is just twisted and bizarre.

Posted by Original Andrew | August 31, 2007 8:19 AM

Gah! What is with the proliferation of recipes starting with "chop hot dogs until they are the consistency of coarse corn meal"?


Posted by Levislade | August 31, 2007 8:19 AM


Yeah. Crazy. I know.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 31, 2007 8:43 AM

I agree with @6. It seems most of these hotdog "recipes" have at least two things in common: weenies chopped up beyond all recognition (is a Lorena Bobbitt complex involved here?) and tortured pickles. Skip the bed of lettuce; dump it directly into the barf bag. Oh, and the rest of the news is interesting, too.

Posted by QuimbyMcF | August 31, 2007 8:51 AM


Do not fret sir or lady or in-between, just use a food processor! No need to chop!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | August 31, 2007 8:52 AM

@9 - thanks, that makes it much easier. No laborious chopping: from hot dog to food processor to barf bag in 60 seconds! But what if I accidentally process too long and it ends up the consistency of fine corn meal? Or - heaven forbid - whole wheat flour?

Posted by Levislade | August 31, 2007 8:55 AM

@ 5 Here! Here!

Posted by Cat in Chicago | August 31, 2007 8:59 AM

Disney has horrible animation.

Posted by Tim | August 31, 2007 9:04 AM

*cough, cough* Tony Snow resigns! *cough*

Rats from a sinking ship this week.

Posted by Ziggity | August 31, 2007 9:08 AM

What a glorious recipe. Who among us isn't looking for more ways to cook hot dogs? I'm going to try it this weekend to help keep Michigan the 9th most overweight state in the union!

Posted by Michigan Matt | August 31, 2007 9:11 AM

and they stayed the iowa ruling, so no more marriage for the gays there for right now.

Posted by and | August 31, 2007 9:38 AM

But at least one couple got hitched before the stay:

Posted by Mike in MO | August 31, 2007 9:41 AM

Re: Iowa marriage equality

I hate to be a pessimist, but the Iowa Supreme Court could just come along and say that the Iowa Constitution doesn't mean anything when it matters, much like the dumb liars here is Washington did. And I'm talking to you Gerry Alexander and Barbara Madsen.

Posted by Original Andrew | August 31, 2007 9:56 AM

I hate the stories about gay marriage being allowed in this city or that state, because it's always incredibly uplifting until the part where they quote ten people saying, "What is up with these activist judges trying to force their secular laws on me?! I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, so that's how it should be!"

Posted by Chris in Tampa | August 31, 2007 10:23 AM

what about bob filner? is that story slogworthy?

@3 come on, no where in that article does it say the boys were christians. the actions were hardly a "stoning" as commonly defined, and it certainly had no religious or moral motivation.

Posted by infrequent | August 31, 2007 10:39 AM


Those kids were members of a gang. I'm sure that Sharia countries have plenty of random violent crime too -- in addition to state-sanctioned stonings and the like.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 31, 2007 11:03 AM

That's some of Will Ferrell's best work. I remember when his "Harry Cary" was on the Carl Sagen show with Jeff Goldblum. Hilarious.

Posted by hee | August 31, 2007 11:48 AM

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