White Trash Cocktail Party!
by Baby Huey
Now that Halloween is over, ThanksNewYearsMasTine's day can start. Lots of family gatherings, which can mean only one thing: finger foods and booze. Finger foods are nice, booze is necessary. Very, very necessary. Now, we could do some high-falootin party, with bubbly wine and foods with french names, but fuck that, son. It's time for a white trash cocktail party. All of these recipes are things that I had when I grew up in the middle of nowhere Ohio. These recipes are so easy you could do them with 3 other people in your trailer's kitchen and you wouldn't even feel cramped. I also want to thank Kali for her help in thinking of recipes. I'd call these hors d'oeuvre's, but that's a little fruity.
Finger Food #1 - Dried Beef Rollups
Finger Food #2 - Snausages
Finger Food #3 - Mexican Cheese Dip (NOT fondue, because ... again, not French)
Finger Food #4
Now, it wouldn't be a cocktail party without cocktails, and I've got one for the ladies, and one for the gentlemen.
For the Dudes:
Take a case of PBR. Put the cans in a wheelbarrow full of ice.
For the Wimmins - Jungle Juice:
750 mL Everclear
Take one of those big coolers that you put the gatorade in at football games. Put all the ingredients in there except the ice. Stir to dissolve the kool aid powder. When it's dissolved, add the ice. You shouldn't worry about this getting watered down -- you should PRAY for it. This will destroy you.
ONTO THE METAL!
I'm going to put aside my casual, unreasonable hatred for the Dutch for this, because this album kicks ass. Dutch death metal masters God Dethroned are back with their eighth studio recording, a heavy opus with much broader influences than in previous efforts. Other efforts have relied on shock value in lyrics and artwork to add atmosphere to the album; not so with The Toxic Touch. The band has moved away from songs that are angry for anger's sake - a lot of the songs are actually quite sad, or at the very least introspective. This could be an effect of new members Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Arlen Van Weesenbeek (drums) having an influence on the songwriting. I'm not sure. That's not to say the aggression isn't there. Henri Sattler's vocals are deep and growling, and the addition of Delahaye adds a nice thrash element through some shredding guitar solos. The album is very heavy, and definitely worth a listen.
Recommended tracks: "2014", "Falling Down", "The Day You Died", "Typhoid Mary", "Away From Emptiness"
Baby Huey has never actually met anyone from Dutchland. Archives