Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block: May 29-June 4

Chinese English-speakers! North Korea! Pregnant Fish! And that’s just the stuff that didn’t make our “best of” comments. What a crazy week… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked us to choose between movie soldiers and movie dinosaurs. (Thought)...

If You Ask Me: BBQ Etiquette

. a blogumn by Travis Randall The question of BBQ etiquette has come up a lot lately and I have some thoughts on the matter. Specifically the questions are about the BBQ itself and if are you allowed to step in during a BBQ that is being botched. The fast answer is “NO!” Photo by Luca...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds On The Block May 15-22

Photo by Rick Audet Happy Memorial Day Weekend, guys! Before we get into the best comments of the week, friendly reminder to enter your date and time in the Baby Betty Pool. Betty won’t guess her birth date and time by herself, now will she? She needs suggestions. HELLO FRIDAY re:...

If You Ask Me: The Basic BBQ And Booze Plan

. a blogumn by Travis Randall Photo by Rick Audet I am often asked what are acceptable drinks to serve at a BBQ. The simple answer is…beer or whiskey and in some cases tequila. All booze is created equal you say? You couldn’t be more wrong when it comes to BBQs. First, let’s discuss beer....

If You Ask Me: How Hot Is Too Hot To BBQ?

. a blogumn by Travis Randall The weather has been in the high 90’s this week here in L.A. and someone commented it may be too hot to BBQ. WHAT?!? I was raised in the Midwest where they have a little thing called “humidity”. I never heard the good people up there complain that it was too hot...

If You Ask Me: Seriously, A BBQ Is Just Not A BBQ Without The Side Dis...

. a blogumn by Travis Randall Sides are an essential (and often overlooked) part of a successful BBQ. I was recently at a “BBQ” and the so-called “host” was kind enough to have a grill filled with delicious meats but as I plated up I realized there was nothing to accompany the meats. For a...

If You Ask Me: America’s Best BBQ. Period.

. a blogumn by Travis Randall A question I get a lot is “What is the best style of BBQ?” That’s hard to answer because there are so many sub categories of BBQ. People around this country can’t even decide which spelling is the right one [BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Barbecue, etc]. BBQ [my preferred...

If You Ask Me: Fancy Schmancy Grill Gear

. a blogumn by Travis Randall I profile lots of cooking/grilling products on my website. Some are cheap and simple and some are very expensive and fancy. I do this because…well…I get free stuff to do it. Inevitably all of these products end up in the garbage can or the garage. Why? It’s...

If You Ask Me: If You Can’t Make The Kill, You Shouldn’t P...

. a blogumn by Travis Randall Hey Nerds! For this article I want to talk about the statement “If you aren’t willing to kill it, you shouldn’t eat it”. This would normally get filed into the “no shit” category  but I realized there are a lot of softies who follow this site. I am amazed by...

If You Ask Me: Just Say No to Dating Vegetarians

. a new blogumn by Travis Randall There are a lot of things to consider when picking a girlfriend/boyfriend. For instance if you like to get your drink on and party it up you may not want to date even the most beautiful person in A.A. unless of course you are willing to change for...