Thursday, September 15, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

Cat Aspires to Be an Eyepatch.

Telling the Bees About Queen Elizabeth.  (via Boing Boing)

The Instant Pot is Over. Will the air fryer be far behind?

Spy Stories for Dummies: Trump and the Stolen Secrets. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

The 15 Longest-Running Cast Members in Saturday Night Live History. With a video of their best work for each.

A Non-Stop Supply of Chicken Selfies. (via Everlasting Blort)

The Sucky History of the Breast Pump.

The Dangers of Ultra-Processed Foods Go Beyond Their Lack of Nutrition.

The Sleep Patterns of Different Animals. Who knew koalas slept so much! (via Nag on the Lake


xoxoxoBruce said...

There are two pictures of the royal beekeeper standing behind a woman dressed in the attire and holding the smoker of one who does the actual work. She is not identified in either picture. Simply an oversight? Twice?

gwdMaine said...

Never saw the appeal of an Instant Pot, but an air fryer? Three reasons mine isn't doing anywhere anytime soon: Fried Chicken/Chicken Wings, French Toast Sticks, Reheated Pizza.

Kolo Jezdec said...

That picture of the two beekeepers is from 2015. The caption from the post on "talkingwithbees" only identifies the woman as Patrice.

mIKES said...

Our VERY buggy Instant Pot has been delegated to the singular task of making rice. So long as it does not haphazardly blow out the pressure, which it has done a few terrifying times. We once tried to use the sear function - after the sear, the pressure function would not work. So yeah.

Kolo Jezdec said...

Here is another link to the same picture that identifies the woman as Patrice Munro

Kolo Jezdec said...

My instant pot sat in the box for two years before I finally took it out because we needed another slow cooker for a family gathering. That was three years ago. Since then, I use it several times a week. I use it to make soup (and soup stock/broth) and chili, to pre-cook ribs before putting them on the grill, to steam vegetables perfectly without guesswork, to make sponge cake, lasagna, barbecue brisket, and much more, and as a slow cooker. It also makes perfect hard-boiled eggs, the shell comes right off in one piece. Other than changing the seal. no issues.

Our air fryer is well used, too. Makes perfect filet mignon and chicken breasts. Veggie burgers are awesome in there as well. Since toast can be made in it, we do not have a toaster on the counter any longer.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Thanks Kolo, now we know her name, but she's obviously working there with no acknowledgement for her efforts.