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August 2013

AnimationTests #2 Bacon Dance Party from Firehed on Vimeo. It's time to dance and enjoy the bacon because it's International Pig Day!...

  There are all kinds of strange contests being held all over the world. Some of them can be pretty outrageous like the smelliest shoes or the longest spit, the loudest burp and quite a few other strange ideas, so it only makes sense that there would be a pig squealing contest too.   Every year a bunch of people in France meet up and get dressed in pig costumes in order to get into character. Their performance is not only based on their squealing abilities, but also on how well they can imitate every single thing that pigs normally do. Including how they eat, how they roll and how they interact with each other. There are many who dress up in very funny ways and even kids have participated in the squealing and the entire event is very family oriented. Some of these people travel from all over France just to make it to the festival.  
  If you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of the last few months, you’ve missed the cultural train wreck – er, phenomenon – that is Honey Boo Boo Child.   That’s right. The little girl from Toddlers in Tiaras who was born and raised in small town, down-home Georgia has been given her own spin-off show and lives it up doing all sorts of redneck stuff around the city.   Truth be told, the girl has a pretty funny personality, and she doesn’t seem as dumb as the cameras make her out to be, but you definitely get the feeling that you are watching complete trailer trash when you enjoy that show.   What’s more, it feels to me like I am losing some brain cells when it comes to watching her on television, too, since she surely isn’t stimulating any sort of conversation or interaction with me!
  I’m sure that if you have visited a Chinese restaurant, you have seen Moo Shu Pork or Mu Shu Pork on the menu. I would call it the original stir-fry wrap. It is meat (specifically pork), scrambled eggs, and vegetables rolled up in a mandarin style pancake.   This traditional Chinese dish was introduced to America in the 1960’s and has been a staple ever since. The origin of the words Mu Shu or Moo Shu is a descriptive term for the Sweet Osmanthus, an ornamental tree that produces small and fragrant yellow and white blossoms. The blossoms look like the scambled eggs used in the recipe.   The traditional mu shu was served on a Mandarin pancake, but many North American Chinese restaurants now substitute Mexican style flour tortillas as the wrap. And so am I.   One of the other ingredients used in a mu shu pork wrap was day lily buds.Those are pretty hard to come by. We are substituting sliced cabbage. I bought a pack of cole-slaw ingredients to use in this recipe. Chinese restaurants also use sliced cabbage in this recipe.