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Kobe Bad Ass Dog

Kobe Bad Ass Dog

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The additional accoutrements that I serve with my Kobe Bad Ass Dog is what makes it so special. My onion jam adds a great depth flavor to a usually boring ketchup-and-mustard hot dog, and my angry onions are the perfect crunch.

Ingredients

For the onion jam

  • 1 Spanish onion, minced
  • 2 Cups pickle relish
  • 2 Cups chicken stock, reduced to 2 tablespoons
  • 1 Teaspoon Colman's mustard powder
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the angry onions

  • 1 red onion, cut into thinly sliced rings
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Cups canola oil

For the dog

  • 1 brioche bun
  • 1 grilled Kobe dog

Read Shaquille O’Neal’s speech at Kobe Bryant’s memorial

When I imagine speaking to a group of people about Kobe Bryant, I usually picture the context of his Hall of Fame induction or as a guest speaker at one of Kobe and Vanessa’s Foundation events. But never, ever could I have imagined that I’d be here today speaking at his memorial. And it pains me to my core. Like all of you, I continue to be devastated by the loss of my friend, my little brother Kobe Bryant and my beautiful niece Gigi.

To Vanessa and the kids, Kobe’s parents, sisters and the families who lost a loved one on that tragic day, we grieve with you. All of us were forever changed on January 26th. As we know, the Black Mamba’s legacy will be more than just being one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And believe me, Kobe was surely a gifted and intelligent student of the game. I remember him saying, “These guys are playing checkers, and I’m out here playing chess.”

And I would say, “I guess so, Kobe, I don’t know how to play chess.”

I’d like to tell you that Kobe, what filled Kobe’s heart with the most pride was his role as a loving husband to Vanessa, daddy to Gigi, Natalia, Bianka and baby Capri, and a loving son and brother. Kobe was a loyal friend and a true renaissance man. As many of you know, Kobe I have a very complex relationship throughout the years.

But not unlike another leadership duo, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, whose creative rivalry led to some of the greatest music of all time. Kobe and I pushed one another to play some of the greatest basketball of all time and I am proud that no other team has accomplished what the three-peat Lakers have done since the Shaq and Kobe Lakers did it. And sometimes like immature kids, we argued, we fought, we bantered, we assaulted each other with offhand remarks on the field. Make no mistake, even when folks thought we were on bad terms, when the cameras are turned off, he and I would throw a wink at each other and say let’s go whoop some ass.

We never took it seriously. In truth, Kobe and I always maintained a deep respect and a love for one another. The day Kobe gained my respect was, the guys were complaining, said, “Shaq, Kobe’s not passing the ball.” I said, “I’ll talk to him.” I said, “Kobe, there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” He said, “I know, but there’s an ‘M-E’ in that motherf—.” So I went back and told Rick and Big Shot Bob, I said, “Just get the rebound, he’s not passing it.”

Shaquille O’Neal delivered the biggest smile of the day at the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial. Warning: The video includes profanity.

Mamba, you were taken away from us way too soon. Your next chapter of life was just beginning. But now it’s time for us to continue your legacy. You said yourself that everything negative, pressure, challenges is all opportunity for me to rise. So now take the sage advice and now rise from anguish and begin with the healing. Just know that we got your back, little brother, I’ll look after things down here, I’ll be sure to teach Natalia, Bianka and baby Capri all your moves. And I promise I will not teach them my free throw techniques.

For now, I take comfort in the fact as we speak, Kobe and Gigi are holding hands, walking to the nearest basketball court. Kobe will show his new Mamba moves today and Gigi soon master them. Kobe you’re heaven’s MVP. I love you, my man. Till we meet again. Rest in peace, Kobe.

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The Multifaceted Jewel of Meat – Pigs Face

If you’ve never considered or fathomed eating pig face get over it. For you see, you cannot know the joys of eating cured pork cheek unless you try. I know, I know – eating something’s face does not sound appealing. But most meat-a-tarians will agree that cheeks are delicious whether they be braised, sautéed or cured. It is an indispensable tool in the Italian chef’s arsenal of ingredients. It can be used for a flavoring for stews or soups and as a featured ingredient in many pasta preparations such as Bucatini all’Amatriciana or Spaghetti Carbonara.

Fresh pork jowl can also be used instead of back fat to make sausages or pates and terrines. If you’ve never tried Porchetta di Testa you are missing out. There’s just something about the fork-tender meat that comes from the head of a properly cooked animal. Just watch this video about what this dish and the term Farm-to-Table truly means. This is bad-ass.


Nakkikastike (Finnish Hot Dogs in Sauce)

So, I don’t really know anything about this recipe. I just happened to stumble upon it when looking at funny Finnish recipes. If there are any kind Finns who would love to enlighten me on the history of this dish, I’m all ears.

Essentially, the dish calls for simmering hot dogs (or mild sausages) in a tomato-based sauce, which based on my research often consists of ketchup and a few spices. It basically looked like a Chef Boyardee creation to me at first glance. Intrigued, I decided to deconstruct the sauce using more nutritious ingredients – from uncured German weiners to a sauce made with tomato paste, onion, carrot, and broth.

In the end, it didn’t quite capture the canned goodness (or lack thereof) that is Chef Boyardee, but what resulted was a tasty combination of warm tomato flavors that paired perfectly with some comforting boiled potatoes. At the end of the day, this is an easy, interesting dish that’s fun for the whole family.

Nakkikastike (Gluten-free, Paleo, Primal)

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

2 tbsp butter or ghee, divided
1 pkg hot dogs or weiners of your choice, sliced
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp brown mustard
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper, more to taste
1 pinch nutmeg

1. In a skillet, warm 1 tbsp of the butter/ghee over med/high heat. Add the hot dogs and saute until browned, about 3 minutes. Remove the hot dogs and set aside.

2. Turn the skillet heat down to medium, and add the other 1 tbsp of butter/ghee. Add the onion and carrot saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until aromatic, another minute, then add the mustard, tomato paste, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Reduce heat to med/low and simmer until darkened, about 20 minutes.

3. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth, then return to the skillet. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the hot dogs and simmer for another minute or two before serving.

** This dish traditionally is served with boiled potatoes, which can be cooked while the sauce is simmering. The bland taste of boiled potatoes perfectly pairs with the robust sauce. To do so, simply add some peeled potatoes to a pot of water, add 1/2 tsp of salt to the water, and boil over med heat until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Toss with some melted butter and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if you’re up for it.


The Top 10 Most Active Dogs

For dog lovers, it’s always National Dog Day Whether or not you own a dog yourself, who doesn’t want to take the time to appreciate man’s best friend? Last year on this “holiday,” we brought you the 10 most bad ass dog breeds. This year, we’re bringing you the most active dog breeds.

To determine which canines come out on top when it comes to activity, Whistle, the makers of the leading pet activity and GPS tracker, worked with Business Insider to analyze member data and determine which breeds in the US are most active.

So, if you’re looking for a pup and you’re a fit guy, you may want to look into the breeds on this list. If you’re not looking for a pup, simply click through and enjoy the dog photos. You know you want to.

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Kobe Bryant and the Sexual Assault Case That Was Dropped but Not Forgotten

A 2003 rape accusation changed how many saw the Lakers star, but it did not change the trajectory of his career.

Even as Kobe Bryant moved beyond his career in the N.B.A. and into his next chapter as a Hollywood and tech mogul, he could never fully leave the ugliest part of his past behind.

Bryant — among nine people, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died on Sunday in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles — was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in 2003. But as in the vast majority of cases involving accusations of sexual violence, there was no clear resolution. There was no verdict.

Prosecutors dropped the case just before it was scheduled to go to trial, citing the accuser’s unwillingness to testify. A lawsuit the woman filed against Bryant ended in a settlement, the details of which have never been made public.

In the era before #MeToo — the societal reckoning with the frequent sexual harassment and abuse women endure at work and in their personal lives — Bryant resumed a career that had never really paused. Throughout the 2003-04 season, while the case was still being litigated, he flew back and forth between court appearances in Colorado and games, often arriving just minutes before tip-off.

The Lakers made the N.B.A. finals that season but lost their bid for a fourth championship in five seasons. Bryant, however, would win two more N.B.A. titles, plus two Olympic gold medals, before his retirement in 2016, and he continued his evolution into a global celebrity, an international ambassador for both his sport and Nike, his major sponsor.

Yet in 2018, just seven months after he won an Academy Award for best animated short film, Bryant was dropped from the jury of a film festival.

“This is an urgent time to say NO to toxic and violent behavior against women,” read a petition urging organizers of the Animation Is Film Festival to disassociate themselves from Bryant.

As he had in the past, Bryant declined to discuss the sexual assault case. He said he was “disappointed” with the decision of the festival organizers but was now focused on changing the world “through diverse stories, characters and leadership.”

For a moment, Bryant was back where he had been in 2003 — someone who, like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, operated at the pinnacle of his profession but stood accused of a terrible crime.

Weinstein is currently being tried in a rape case in New York City, the rare celebrity who has had to face such criminal charges.

The case against Bryant began on June 30, 2003, when he checked into the Cordillera Lodge and Spa in Edwards, Colo. He was there to have a knee operation at a clinic in nearby Vail.

After being led to his room by a concierge, Bryant asked her to return later and give him a private tour of the property. She did, and then Bryant invited her into his room. They both said later that they began kissing, but what happened in the next few minutes became the heart of the dispute. The woman told the police that Bryant had raped her. Bryant said they had consensual sex.

Prosecutors seemed to have a strong case. According to court documents, an examination of the woman at a hospital revealed a bruise on her neck and tears in her vaginal wall. Both her underwear and Bryant’s shirt were bloody. Bryant told the police he had not explicitly asked for consent.

While the issue of consent has long been at the heart of sex crime laws, how it is understood and taught has evolved — in part because of high-profile cases like the one against Bryant. “No means no” has given way to “yes means yes,” and the idea of explicit consent has become the standard, rather than an expectation that an objecting participant must say no.

Almost immediately the case against Bryant became a news media circus, the biggest celebrity prosecution since the O.J. Simpson trial. Quickly though, the accuser’s reputation came under attack. Bryant’s lawyer, Pamela Mackey, said the woman’s name in open court six times during one hearing — even though the police and court officials had tried to preserve her anonymity — and asked if her injuries could have been caused “by having sex with three men in three days.” Television crews camped outside the home of the accuser’s parents, and her name was leaked by the court system three times.

Like the Simpson case a decade before, the Bryant case quickly became about much more than what had happened in that hotel room. It was seen through the historical prism of white women falsely accusing black men of sexual violence (the woman in the Bryant case was white). At the same time, the case sparked commentary that perpetuated stereotypes about false accusations of rape.

After the case was dropped, Bryant issued a lengthy statement, apologizing to the woman and acknowledging her perspective of their encounter, which is farther than most public apologies go. “Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual,” he said in statement, “I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did.”

With the legal troubles behind him, Bryant created an alter ego, calling himself “Black Mamba” — after Africa’s deadliest snake, which figured in the 2003 movie “Kill Bill.”

“The whole process for me was trying to figure out how to cope with this,” Bryant told The Washington Post in 2018. “I wasn’t going to be passive and let this thing just swallow me up.”

Eventually there were Mamba shoes, a Mamba Sports Academy and the nickname “Mambacita” for Gianna, the second-born of the four daughters Bryant shared with his wife, Vanessa.


Cool Recipes for bad ass people

put you some raw chicken in this delicious butter. cover the pan and give it about 15 minutes.

Uncover the chicken, flip. The chicken should be large pieces, like a breast. Don't slice it up just yet. It will be tastier to cook it in a large piece and then slice it a few minutes after it's done cooking. The juices are in the middle of the meat and the heat expands the juices into the edges. Goodbye dry chicken. hello juicy chicken.
Give it about 10 minutes, you should be able to carve this mother fucker with a nice knife and have no pink or uncooked looking areas. Slice into fajita style pieces as you would for a salad or stir fry. PLACE BACK IN THE PAN. 4 dice up some andouille sausage or about 6 spicy bratwursts. Hillshire farm brats are fine for this, spicy jalepeno is a good call. Higher quality meats are great if you have a TJ you can buy some hot sausages in the hot dog section. Turn heat on high for this. This will give you a nice grilled side to the sausage. Add one table spoon of French's mustard to this concoction, some Cajun seasoning, Pink Himalayan salt and some ground black pepper to taste. Not a fan of mustard? Don't sweat it. it's a hidden ingredient like how any self respecting southerner knows--this will make macaroni and cheese taste even better. A little mustard is like a gypsy tear filled with magic. Each piece of brat or sausage should be small, think like "beanie weenie" style.

turn the pan down to low and add an assload of broccoli flourettes and caulifower. Cauliflower rice is good here if you have it. You may add more Kerrygold butter.

Add 12 oz of Gruyere Cheese and 12 oz of shredded other cheese of your choice. perhaps shredded pepperjack.

stir all this wonderment around and place it in a classy ass bowl not unlike the kind of nice ass ceramic bowl one would find at panera bread.

you should take off your clothing as permitted by law and circumstances such as who's around and etc.

you will confidently walk to someone to share this delicious creation in this big ass bowl and hand it to them whilst naked. They will be like, why do you look so good naked all the time? And you will say, "because i eat stuff like this all the time."

And then they will taste it and be like, "jesus christ in low rise jeans. how ever did you make something this awesome?" you will ignore the tears welling in their eyes from their unexpected happiness and say. "the man on Reddit showed me into this truth, and now I share it with you today."

10. go back to the cast iron pan and shamelessly eat the globs of cheese that browned and got stuck to the pan because YOU MATTER and nobody should ever judge you for doing this in your own home. It's YOUR cheese. Eat it.

trivia: why the fuck does everything taste so good when you do this right?

A: because the greasy spicy juices that leak out of the hot sausages gets soaked up into the broccoli and cauliflower and the chicken is great, and there's fucking gruyere cheese melted all throughout its existence like the ever present eye of keto god watching over it. That's the fuck why.

I haven't named this dish yet, but I call it throwing a lotta shit in a bowl and melting cheese over it with some seasonings. Sometimes I may add some peppers to this if I'm feeling naughty and wanna spice it up.

make some bomb ass scrambled eggs, nice and fluffy. No bullshit. make them great.

in a separate pan, bust up some Steak em's. Add salt and pepper to taste. Don't beat the meat too small, it tastes better if they aren't mooshed to death.

drain the grease , most of it anyway.

Along the way you can toss onions and green peppers and shrooms in there. Mix the steak and veggies with the eggs and add your favorite cheese in there to melt, though provolone and mozzerella will taste best and melt the best. Havarti is also a worth a mention here.

Don't hate the guy who will put some ketchup on this, he can't help it.


Bad Ass Saison Homebrew Recipe

Recipe for “Bad Ass Saison” as seen brewed in Chop & Brew – Episode 34: Bad Ass Saison with Nathan Smith. Thanks to Nathan for sharing this recipe with us and all of the Choppers & Brewers out there!

Brew date: 2/7/2014
For 10 gallon batch
Targets:
OG: 1.072 / FG: 1.008 / IBU: 40 / ABV: 8.4%

Malt
21.00 lbs. Castle Pilsener (Belgium)
1.00 lb. Weyermann Acidulated Malt (Germany)

1 minute hop addition is hop back

Yeast
Carboy 1 – Wyeast 3724 Saison (Dupont)
Carboy 2 – Wyeast 3711 French Saison (Thuriez)

Mash Schedule
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.30
Saccharification Rest Temp : 147 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 158 Time: 30
Sparge Temp : 168 Time: 45

Notes
—–
Pre-boil OG: 14 Plato / 1.057
Target post-boil OG: 17.5 Plato / 1.072
(Assuming 15% boil-off)

1 whirlfloc tablet
2 tabs servomyces, or 2 tsp Wyeast nutrient

5.5g gypsum added to the mash to add approximately 60 ppm calcium.
2.5g gypsum added to the boil

Wort split between 2 carboys
Target pitching temp: 68F.
Raise or allow to free rise up to 72F by 3 days.
Hold at 72-75F from days 3-10.
Left behind in the hands of Bryon Adams at the Bad Ass Brewery for fermentation and packaging.

Riwaka
http://www.nzhops.co.nz/varieties/riwaka.html
A triploid aroma type bred during the development of New Zealand hops “hops with a difference” programme. Motueka (formerly B Saaz) also came out of this plant-breeding strategy through crossing “Old Line” Saazer with specially developed New Zealand breeding selections. Released by HortResearch Riwaka Hop Research Centre in 1997.
Selection:
The Riwaka is a real standout during selection especially when “rubbing up” the freshly kilned cones for aroma scores. Its powerful grapefruit “citrus” characters are literally breathtaking. This variety is typically seen to have higher then average oil, almost double that of its Saazer parent.
Brewer’s notes:

If you want to say “hops” in your beer than this variety says it all. The pure weight of the oil character experienced during selection carries right through to the glass. A punchy addition to the new-world styles of Pale Ale and regional Pilseners. A cult hero that is established in the New Zealand craft beer culture.

“A bold hop that makes a statement”

Maturity Early season
Yield Low to Medium
Growth Habit Columnar frame
Cone Structure Cylindrical, open, loose cones
Disease Resistance Not defined as New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability Good
Technical data:

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)
Alpha Acids 4.5 – 6.5 %
Beta Acids 4.0 – 5.0%
Cohumulone 29.0 36 % of Alpha Acids% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil 0.8 ml oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration 1.5 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Myrcene 68 %
Humulene 9.0 %
Caryophyllene 4.0 %
Farnasene 1.0 %
Citrus-Piney Fraction 5.9 %
Floral Estery Fraction 2.8 % (Linalool %)
Xanthohumol 0.3 %
Other 6.7 %

A triploid aroma type developed by New Zealand’s HortResearch. This hop was bred by crossing a New Zealand breeding selection (2/3) with Saazer parentage (1/3). First selected by a notable Belgian brewery lead to this variety being called Belgian Saaz and later shortened to “B” Saaz so as not confuse country of origin.
Selection:

First impressions are a very lively and lifted lemon and lime followed by a background of tropical fruit. This variety displays similarities to its Saazer parent through its levels of Farnesene typically around the 12 % mark however the higher alpha also makes this hop more desirable in dual purpose applications. It imparts a balanced bitterness as well as a desirable new world “noble” type aroma.
Brewer’s notes:

An excellent hop in many applications from first kettle additions through to late gift. This hop offers a unique aroma and flavour making it suitable for producing bigger more traditional style Lagers, especially Bohemian Pilsener. Excellent when employed in multiple additions from a single hop bill and sits well on the palate to balance speciality malt sweetness. An excellent variety for Belgian Ales and gives a real edge to Cask Bitter.

Alpha Acids 6.5 – 7.5 %
Beta Acids 5.0 – 5.5 %
Cohumulone 29.0 % of Alpha Acids
Total Oil 0.8 ml oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration 107 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene 47.7 %
Humulene 3.6 %
Caryophyllene 2.0 %
Farnasene 12.2 %
Citrus-Piney Fraction 18.3 %
Floral Estery Fraction 4.0 % (Linalool 1.6 %)
Xanthohumol 0.4 %
Other 10.4 %


Big Ass Barleywine

This article appears in Amahl Turczyn Scheppach's article, "Palmetto State Brewers Open," in the May/June 2005 Issue of Zymurgy magazine.

In 2004, Jim Yeager was awarded Best in Show for his "Big Ass Barleywine" at the Palmetto State Brewers Open, and went on to claim the title of Carolina Brewer of the Year. As a brewer who seeks to "imperial everything," Yeager has had to face the challenge of reduced hop utilization that comes along with high original gravities.

Big Ass Barleywine was brewed with the intentions of it being an American barleywine with a prominent American hop profile, but the subtle hop character that resulted was akin to an English barley wine.

Yeager shared that many who tried his barleywine misinterpreted the hops as English in origin, and the judges even believed his homebrew to be an English barleywine. "For those after a hoppy American barleywine," says Yeager, "my suggestion would be to not be afraid to add more hops in the last 30 minutes."

Yield: 5 gallons (19 L)

The following beer recipe is featured in the May/June2005 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Access this issue along with the archives with Zymurgy Online!

This article appears in Amahl Turczyn Scheppach's article, "Palmetto State Brewers Open," in the May/June 2005 Issue of Zymurgy magazine.

In 2004, Jim Yeager was awarded Best in Show for his "Big Ass Barleywine" at the Palmetto State Brewers Open, and went on to claim the title of Carolina Brewer of the Year. As a brewer who seeks to "imperial everything," Yeager has had to face the challenge of reduced hop utilization that comes along with high original gravities.

Big Ass Barleywine was brewed with the intentions of it being an American barleywine with a prominent American hop profile, but the subtle hop character that resulted was akin to an English barley wine.

Yeager shared that many who tried his barleywine misinterpreted the hops as English in origin, and the judges even believed his homebrew to be an English barleywine. "For those after a hoppy American barleywine," says Yeager, "my suggestion would be to not be afraid to add more hops in the last 30 minutes."


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