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Super-Sloppy Joes

Make these Sunday and your family will name you the MVP!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
6 hamburger buns, split
2 tbsp butter, softened

Cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in ketchup, chilies, broth, chili sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread cut sides of buns with butter. Place on baking sheets, butter side up and broil fr 2 minutes until toasted. Serve beef mixture on buns. Have napkins at the ready!
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February 5th, 2016

The three most popular snacks eaten this Sunday are: #3 crackers, #2 nuts...what is #1?

Incorrect guesses: pretzels, chicken wings, nachos

The answer is potato chips.
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"What Would We Be Without Our Mountains?"

Some folks are already saying Coors Light wins the Super Bowl advertising contest.

Not that there is one, but it seems like that's something to talk about, especially if your team didn't make it to the big game.

The thinking is that their ad for the Super Bowl shows women doing some kick-butt things in the same commercial as men doing kick-butt things - none of which involve drinking beer, by the way - while some smooth-voiced announcer talks about how we all have mountainst to climb.

This is ground-breaking?

It's a decent ad, but I don't see this one as being any better than any others I've already had a sneak peek at.

How about you?
 
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Check Out the New Barbie & Ken

The folks at Mattel must have gotten tired of humans trying to imitate their dolls.

Specifically, the Barbie and Ken dolls.

You do remember the Human Barbie and Human Ken people? People who had obscene amounts of plastic surgery to become living, breathing representations of these plastic playthings.

Well, tables turned, Human Plastic People.

Mattel has a new line of Barbies out there - featuring three different body types, promoting "overall diversity."

No, they're serious.
  But what about Ken, you say?

Doesn't Ken get a redesign too?

Not to worry. While it's not clear if Mattel has actual plans to diversify Ken, a clothing company in England called Lyst commissioned an artist to come up with a line of Ken dolls to match the new Barbies.

And I must say, even though it's only a drawing, it's pretty impressive...
 
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And This is How You Choreograph Live Television

Fox's broadcast of Grease Live was pretty well received.

But a lot of people don't have a full appreciation of the amount of work that goes into a production like that.

For every person on screen, there's dozens behind the scenes, making sure everything goes right.

Check out this amazing video that shows an associate director going through the paces callng the camera shots for "Greased Lightning."

Think you could do that?
 
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Jeff Dunham Picks the Super Bowl Winner...

You know it's got to be a little nutty in Jeff Dunham's house

The comic ventriloquist and his wife just had twins.

Like that's not enough - he's also got all those dummies hanging around.

The noises are not just inside his head, people.

Jeff got his housemates to sit down and weigh in on Sunday's Big Game.

Check it out - and enjoy!
 
 

All the guys give their picks for Super Bowl 50!... And I TRY to... #SuperBowl

Posted by Jeff Dunham on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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Gagging It Up With The Martian

I love gag reels. Sorry, I just do.

To watch the behind-the-scenes mess-ups to me can be more entertaining than the movie itself.

Not so with The Martian, the Matt Damon movie about an astronaut accidentally stranded on Mars.

The movie's pretty good - and that's my four-wordreview - and so is the gag reel.

I don't think you need to have seen the movie to appreciate the fun in this.

I especially like that Jeff Daniels appears unamused by the gaffes - but has his fun with Kristen Wiig at the end.

 
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It's a Flying Fish, Naturally

A weather reporter (according to this TV account) was taping her reaction to an ocean storm on Barry Island off the coast of Wales when she got a surprise.

A wave broke over a wall, and a rather large fish hit her in the head.

It's a pretty funny video. She got knocked back but not down.

But people are questioning its authenticity.

Staged or not? What say you?

Catch Of The Day

Reporter hit in head by flying fish during weather report... #sun7

Posted by Sunrise on Monday, February 1, 2016
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Gordon LIghtfoot Sings Every Song ever Written!

Gordon LIghtfoot is hitting Madison this June and as we've been promoting and giving away tickets during the Brain Strain, I was reminded of a very funny bit SCTV did back in the day called "Gordon Lightfoot Sings Every Song Ever Written". Enjoy!

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February 4th, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular party day of the year...it is the slowest day for this.

Incorrect guesses: shopping, church, dining out

The answer is a wedding.
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