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Paddy’s St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

Filed under: Holidays,Recipes — Tags: , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 2:11 pm 2008 March 15

St. Patrick’s Day is Monday March 17th 2008. St. Patrick is the Patron saint of Green beer and Chicago River Coloring. With an editor who goes by the name Paddy Wallbouncer, you’d expect that theFutonPoncho would probably be one of the best places in the world for a recipe of Corned Beef and Cabbage. Use the bookmark icon at the end of the recipe to save this page for your St. Patrick’s Day entree: (more…)

Yosemite Camping Reservations

Snowy Picture of Half Dome in Yosemite national Park USA in the Distance

If you want to stay in Yosemite National Park (pronounced yo!-sim-it-tea) this summer you better get on your PC right now and make reservations or you might end up just driving through. The National Park service reports that over 3.63 million people visit Yosemite with one million of them coming in July and August. Because the valley is about 3000-4000 feet deep, NPS suggest you use a shuttle bus. It reduces the emissions that linger in the park. Entrance to the park is $20 by car and $10 by foot or motorcycle.

Yosemite is one of the United States top national parks and is a must see for both Americans and foreign tourists alike. If you’re a camper, you’ll appreciate Camp 4. If you’re lucky (more…)

Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day Rant

Filed under: Bizarre News,Holidays — Tags: , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 12:37 pm 2008 February 1

Chuck the Woodchuck, Punxsutawney Phil’s Chicago cousinFebruary 2 is Groundhog day. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, then there’s six more weeks of winter. If he does not, well then what? Winter is over? –and what is with that? Do woodchucks even look at their shadow? What if Phil comes out of his hole and is facing the sun? He won’t even see his shadow. Does it count then? Top that with the fact that we have never seen a primer on Woodchuck Speak. Is it a series of clicks or something? Morse code?

Let’s get past the “Who speaks woodchuck” debacle to the next question. Did you feed your woodchuck this winter? Is he a happy woodchuck? Was the wife (more…)