Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day: Everybody’s Got a Plan

So here we are, the day after Christmas, also known as boxing day in Canada and Britain. Originally Boxing Day was designated to give your servants a small token of your appreciation.

bo boxes_thumb[7] Here’s a little something for you little people.

Now days it’s just another excuse to go shopping to pick up some more stuff on sale that you don’t need, don’t really want and will eventually end up in a box somewhere.

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas Eve and Christmas gatherings. I know the Wons did. They pre-recorded their annual Christmas greeting to the little people while still in Washington so it wouldn’t intrude on valuable family time in Hawaii.

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I guess somebody on the PR payroll advised Barry that he had to say something about Christians on Christmas – you know, like he praises Muslims during Ramadan - so in a rather weird Christmas message he denounced the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Better late than never butt it was strange in that he mentioned only “ISIL” as the persecutors. Evem though it is widely known that Christiantiy is tolerated in places like Saudi Arabia about as well as it was in the former USSR. And as WND pointed out:

Just issuing a Christmas message deploring the persecution of believers in Syria and Iraq – two countries the Obama administration has messed up badly with its incoherent policies that have actually helped ISIS – rings a little hollow.

Butt hey – it’s the lack of thought that counts, right?

Anyway, you’ll be glad to know that the Wons enjoyed their Christmas Eve dinner at the trendy (natch) MW restaurant that features Hawaiian fare and cocktails made from local ingredients (natch). So what is your traditional Christmas Eve fare? Lasagna? Chili? Goulash? Next year you might want to consider adding some traditional Hawaiian fare like the Obama family does. Here are a few suggestions from the locovore MW restaurant you might want to try:

Kurobuta pork chop Spicy Korean Style Pork, Sauteed Nagaimo, Ho Farms Vegetables $ 39



Or maybe some duck confit?

mw duck confit

Or how about one of the house specials, “beef and foie gras” - Braised Shortribs, Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Truffled Smashed Potatoes $45

braised short rib fois gras

Hudson Valley foie gras? I wonder which part of Oahu that’s in?

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And don’t even get me started on the truffles…

So I leave you with this final Boxing Day thought: tyson

So watch out for that left jab Barry, ISIL as you like to call them, could shatter that glass jaw of yours.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 


For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


Merry Christmas from MOTUS, Raj and Little Mo to all of our wonderful friends who’ have built a very special family here. 

We love each and everyone of you and wish you all have a Christmas day filled with merry and bright.

“God bless us, everyone!”

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015: Mele Kalikimaka!

I give up; I can’t keep up with the ever shifting sands of racism and political correctness. One day Santa is okay, butt his sidekick, Black Pete is unacceptable. The next day it’s Santa who’s unacceptable: too white, fat, too privileged:

white chocolate santa

In the twinkle of an eye, only black guys matter:


And then of course there’s the monkey controversy: first, all monkeys are deemed racist,

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…until they aren’t.


Honestly, this new world order is a nightmare; like being trapped in an Ikea store at Christmas time. 

christmas monkey

Anyway, we’ll sort through all this next year. For now, it’s Christmas Eve and everyone’s busy, busy, busy. So, as I’ve done for 7 years straight (which makes it a tradition), I’ll just post my perennial Christmas Eve singing Christmas card from sunny Hawaii. Relax and enjoy the mellow strains of Bing Crosby as you go about your busy day. And as they say in Hawaii: Mele Kalikimaka!



And now I must go sit in the corner and think about what I’ve done here. I think I’ll have some of Betty Ann’s eggnog.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Can You Find the Trans-Panda in the Sea of White Privilege?

Remember Father Guido Sarducci’s "Find the Pope in the Pizza" contest? I was a yuuge fan!

“Find the Pope in the Pizza” from George Nimeh on Vimeo.

Well, it’s been culturally appropriated by somebody whose white privilege is clearly showing; he designed the  viral “Find the Panda in the (trigger warning) SNOWmen” winter holiday puzzle.

See if you’re up to the challenge:


Apparently there is officially only one panda - eighth row from the top, fourth from the right.
I, however, found a second – ninth row from the top, ninth from the right. OK, I’ll grant you it’s probably a trans-panda butt trans are pandas too.

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If you found zim too, you may be suffering from conspiracy-theory-itis. There is no known cure butt you may find relief by wearing a tinfoil hat.


Check your white privilege test: do you see white on black or black on white?

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Remember, there’s no “correct” answer, only a privileged or non-privileged response.

I’m off shortly to embark on my MOTUS Family Christmas tour of duty so please be nice while I’m out of sight. Or if you’re going to be naughty please go sit in the corner for awhile and think about what you’ve done.


Oh, and please keep those recipes rolling in. If I have time I’ll post my Feast of the Seven Fishes calamari recipe from the road.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Keep Calm and Coup D’etat

Well it’s that time of year again: No, not for dog shaming:


And let me point out that it is NEVER appropriate to shame anyone for anything, regardless of whether they are guilty or innocent of the Trumped-up charges®.

kitty caged 

Anyway, it’s time for our annual Christmas Recipe Exchange. Which is a generic term for sharing Christmas/Hanukah/Festivus recipes/traditions/stories. I’ve already shared most of my favorite things in the “feeds a yooge crowd” category – Mom’s Goulash and White Bean Chili – butt here’s one more “souper” easy one that will keep your tree trimmers and tipplers at bay:

Mom’s Souper Simple Sloppy Joes

3# hamburger

2 cans of Campbell’s Chicken Gumbo Soup

2 tbs Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp yellow mustard

1 bottle ketchup (more or less to taste)

Dash or two of Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper (optional)

Brown hamburger and drain. Add all of the rest of the ingredients, stir well to combine and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

It’s one of those recipes that was probably born in a corporate kitchen sometime back in the 60’s butt remains in my power rotation because, well - quick, easy, and everybody loves them. How can you have too many recipes like that?

Then last year we switched gears to highlight cute food like snow weasels, mice and penguins:

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 Well, you tell me: it’s your call. Just be sure to use your power wisely, perhaps by joining Trumps Army of Davids:


I see his army showed up last night at the rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


That is all troops, you may now carry on.


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Monday, December 21, 2015

The Art of the Deal With It

You might think at first its no big deal, butt trust me, this is YOOGE!

It happened at the Miss Universe pagent (formerly owned by The Donald) in Las Vegas last night. The host, Steve Harvey, screwed up and mistakenly announced that Miss Colombia had won. In fact, she was first runner up and Miss Phillipines was the real winner. Pandemonium ensued.

After the crown was finally returned to the rightful winner, Steve had to apologize and explain. Unfortunately nobody understood what was going on as there were very few English-as-a-first-language speakers on stage. That apparently included Steve Harvey as he later admitted to reading the reveal card incorrectly. In a tweeted apology following the contest he also managed to misspell both "Colombia" and "Philippines."


Later on Snapchat however, he blamed it all on the teleprompter.

And if that’s not bad enough, on the street directly outside Planet Hollywood where the pageant was going on, some moron intentionally drove her car onto the sidewalk and plowed through the crowd killing one and injuring 36 others. Police have thus far not ruled out terrorism.

I’m not pointing fingers here, butt I will say that this never happened while Donald Trump owned rights to the Miss Universe pagent.


“Even a beauty pageant, it seemed, just couldn’t run smoothly without him around.”

Leadership: it’s a real thing. Remember that in 2016.

barry's leadership


I’m Donald Trump, and I approve this ad. Deal with it.


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Don't Turn Your Back To The Light

ice skating
It's coming on Christmas,
They're cutting down trees.
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace,
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
No, I didn’t watch the Democrats “debate” last night. Did I miss anything? Other than Hillary being MIA again?
In a rather odd moment about halfway into the debate, moderator David Muir launched right into a question for the candidates who were on the stage and noted Clinton's absence. The camera showed her center-stage position empty as the debate rolled on. Not long after, she took her spot at the podium and acknowledged she was a little late. - USA Today
I did manage to snag you this screengrab of Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the debate sporting her new ‘do. Very creative, uplifting even: based on this alone I declare victory for the Dems in the War on Women.
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Butt seriously: whoa Nelly! That unfortunate nag looks like she's been rode hard and…well, you know.  It looks like she and Hillary may have been knocking back Moscow Mules during the commercial breaks.
m-mule-001Moscow Mule: If pressed for time, you can hold the sugar, lime juice and ginger beer
So instead of fretting about politics and the demise of America, let's kick Christmas week off with this rendition of Joni Mitchell's accidental Christmas tune, River. It was originally released in 1971 on the appropriately named album, Blue, and never really intended as a Christmas song. It's become a staple because nearly everyone of a certain age is apt to "feel a little blue around the holidays" as my Mother used to put it, in her understated way. Even if you otherwise love Christmas and all its attendant traditions the march of time and circumstance inevitably mean beloved friends and family members are missing from our gatherings. I learned from my Mother that it's quite all right to unwrap that sadness, acknowledge its place in your heart, and then wrap it back up and set it back among all the gifts you've received along the years.
With that in mind I offer Joni's River today. Take a short trip down the frozen river, discharge the negative energy, then turn around and head back up river, towards the light. Sometimes we just can't see it because we have our backs turned.

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