Flannery Correspondence

July 4, 2011

How Terminator 2 Taught Me How to Live

Filed under: Ever Wonder, Funny or Odd, Survival — BrianOFlan @ 16:00

Chin-ups on an upturned hospital bed.  Desert cache of weapons.  Artificial intelligence and advanced computer chip technology.  Minimizing civilian casualties.  Bilingualism and friends who will help you when you’re on the run.  Tough women who approach motherhood with the same tactics they use to avert nuclear apocalypse.  How to treat unstoppable opponents.  What to do when a sniper opens fire on your family home.  How to prove you’re from the future.  How well a shotgun fits in a box of long-stem roses.  How to outrun a semi-trailer.  How to run backwards in bare feet on a smooth floor.  How to save time by checking for injuries while hugging.  How to spend your last breaths saving lives while controlling the explosive demolition of a corporate headquarters.  How to pump a shotgun with one hand.  How to love a machine enough to kill it slowly.

No fate but what we make.

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May 4, 2011

Family Proprietary Secrets Revealed: Chicken Tortilla Casserole Recipe

Filed under: Food, Systems — Tags: , , , , — BrianOFlan @ 14:32

Due to high demand, we are revealing a Willy-Wonka level secret. Don’t tell Slugworth.

Gather ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts (cook in foil 1 hour at 400F)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can green chili
  • 8 to 12 tortillas snipped into small pieces
  • 1 pound grated sharp cheese

Butter a 9×13″ pan. Pour a little chicken liquid in bottom of the pan. Layer bottom with half of the tortillas. Pour half of the chicken-soup-chili mixture over it. Add a layer from half the cheese. Repeat layers: tortillas, chicken-soup-chili mix, cheese.

Refrigerate 24 hours or just overnight.

Cook at 350F for 45 minutes covered then 30 minutes uncovered.

Serves eight.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

August 30, 2010

How to water your lawn

Filed under: Yard — BrianOFlan @ 22:40

You can do better than just splashing the grass with water from a hose.

Get yourself a lawn sprayer like these (plain Google search, no affiliate kick-back).

A Lawn Sprayer, courtesy of Google Shopping
A 20 gallon lawn sprayer, courtesy of Google Shopping

Then mix some grass gravy in a 20 gallon sprayer.  (Don’t worry.  You won’t be lugging around 20 gallons of fertilizing stew.  The sprayer holds about 4 liquid cups.  It mixes with 20 gallons of flowing water when connected to a hose.)

  • 1 cup lemon-scented soap (dish soap will do)
  • 1 beer
  • 1/4 cup brown Listerine
  • 1/4 cup Murphy oil soap
  • 1/4 cup ammonia
  • 1 can of Coke

My source for this home remedy/folk wisdom recipe is a good friend.  Help us verify it scientifically.  The Listerine and oil soap are supposed to kill fungus.  The Coke helps with thatch.

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