Tokyo-based designer Maki Yamada has launched a new line of toupees and clothes for Guinea Pigs. A black-and-red ninja suit, a lace wedding dress with matching veil, and a straw hat with clip-on, human-like hair extensions sell for between $3.50 and $18.50. Maki says, ''Hundreds and thousands of dog clothes exist, but I had never encountered guinea pig clothes.”
Thanks to their vigilance, FBI agents in Michigan caught Saudi student Talal al Rouki after neighbors spotted him with a pressure cooker. Agents questioned the student about the pressure cooker, which they suspected to be a bomb, only to discover he was using the device to make a traditional Saudi Arabian rice dish called kabsah and was carrying it to a friend's house. Talal says the FBI agent advised him that he needed to be more careful moving around with such things.
Massachusetts’ Tina Drouin ordered a sandwich from Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in the Quincy Center subway station. However, the 49-year-old Tina was dismayed to see the employee placing what she thought were too many pickles on her sandwich. While you or I may have simply asked the worker to remove some of the offending pickles, Tina loudly complained, used a profanity, and made other derogatory comments before demanding a refund. When the worker refused, Tina punched her in the face and pushed over two large pickle jars, knocking the worker to the floor and shattering the jars. Tina fled on foot with the apparently speedier worker in pursuit, who nabbed Tina and held her until police arrived.
CANDICE GLOVER was crowned the winner on AMERICAN IDOL last night. It was also the final show for Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and perhaps the rest of the judges. The show ran over two hours, so if you set your DVR to stop on the top of the hour, you may have missed the big reveal.
KEITH URBAN says he’d return to the judges table next season on “AMERICAN IDOL” ‘in a heartbeat.’ However, if rumors are accurate, he may not have a say in the matter.
The series finale of THE OFFICE aired last night. As expected, Dwight married Angela, Pam and Jim decided to leave Scranton for Austin, Texas and the sort of big surprise was that Steve Carell returned as Michael Scott as Dwight's best man.
That topless painting of late Golden Girls star BEA ARTHUR was purchased at auction over the phone by an anonymous bidder for $1.9 million.
Sammy Hagar is recording a new CD with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has a new line of organic coffee called Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee.
The Pineburr Chapter of the Boys Scouts have a couple of fund-raising events coming up in the next few weeks. First is a Clay Shoot scheduled for Friday, May 17th. For information, call (601) 582-2326.
There's also the Ray Guy Golf Tournament slated for June 28th. Contact Rob at (601) 606-1752 for details.
To go with that shrimp dippin' sauce, how about some of Ben's "7-Up Shrimp"...
Here's what you'll need:
Jumbo shrimp, peeled, with the tails left on
Put the peeled shrimp in a bowl, and cover them with 7-Up. Let them soak for 30-45 minutes. Melt the butter in you skillet and cook shrimp. Add seasoning, if desired.
Shrimp season is in full swing, and with it we bring you "Uncle Ben's Shrimp Dippin' Sauce". Here's what you'll need:
2 cups of ketchup
Juice from 1 lemon (plus some ground up lemon peel)
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of Tabasico
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Horseradish to taste
Combine all those ingredients and blend. Then chill for about a half hour. Should make about 2 1/2 cups of dipping sauce.
After numerous requests, here's Ben's "Baked Catfish Recipe," although it works well for any fish filets. Here's what you'll need:
1 1/2 pounds of fish filets
1 cup of light mayonnaise
1 cup of fat-free sour cream
1/2 package of Ranch dressing mix
Here's what to do: Mix the non-fish ingredients together. Put filets in a non-covered baking dish. Cover fish with mixture. Bake in oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Need a good basting sauce recipe? Here's one from listener Roger in Wayne County...and it's pretty simple. Just take 1/4 bottle of Worstershire sauce, 1 pint of homemade cane syrup, 4-5 drops of crab boil, and a teaspoon of brown sugar. Stir together and microwave. That's it. You can use it as a baste or finishing sauce.
Back by popular demand, here's the "Crabby Ole Bass" recipe...here's what you'll need:
2 pounds of bass filets (trout, perch, catfish also will work) cut into 1 inch by 3 inch strips
1/2 cup white wine Worchester sauce
1 package corn bread Stove Top Stuffing Mix
1 small can of crab meat
1 small can of sliced mushrooms
What to do: Season fish to taste with salt & pepper, then marinate in the Worchester sauce in the refridgerator. Make the stuffing as directed on the package, adding in the crab meat and mushrooms. Scoop stuffing mixture onto a baking pan (six servings), place fish on top of stuffing, add another layer of the stuffing, sprinkle with paprika and bake for 30 minutes or so at 375 degrees.
Cool decoys from a Mississippi outfit. If you're a turkey hunter, you'll want to check 'em out. Here's the website: http://www.mississippidecoys.com/
Want more information on those "Alabama Rig" lures Ben's been talking about? Here's a couple of websites: http://www.thealabamarig.com/ and http://www.sworminghornetlures.com/
Fishin' is good at Dream Strike Lake outside of Lucedale. Interested in booking a trip? Call 601-508-4707 or visit them on the web at www.dreamstrikelake.com
Looking to charter a salt-water fishing trip? You might contact T.J. Rohas out of Lafitte, Louisiana. Great fishing and a great guide!. His number is 504-233-1005. The website is www.rojascharters.com