Saturday, July 5, 2008

A little amusement, courtesy of Fred

Some of you think that Fred Schwartz is a German shepherd from the DioSJ (yes, the real one). Well, either Fred or his dog sent me this little note and link to youTube:

"...was this some form of premonition for the upcoming council? Is it possible that Warren [Zevon]is from TEC, and he saw this in a dream?"

For the full effect, play the tune as you read the lyrics.

Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon

I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's
Going to get himself a big dish of beef chow mein
Werewolves of London

If you hear him howling around your kitchen door
Better not let him in
Little old lady got mutilated late last night
Werewolves of London again
Werewolves of London

He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amuck in Kent
Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
Better stay away from him
He'll rip your lungs out, Jim
I'd like to meet his tailor
Werewolves of London

Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
Doing the
I saw Lon Chaney, Jr. walking with the Queen
Doing the
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect
Werewolves of London
Draw blood


James said...

I love wearwolves! I used to buy any comic with one in it. Ah, those where the days, my friend.

Anonymous said...


Tonight at our city's celebration of the 4th, a teenager, not a member of our congregation, engaged me in the parking lot (we charge $5 a car for mission). She was worried about the coming of the anti-christ. I reigned myself in and listened actively. Eventually what she got around to was the melting of the polar ice cap, and that she "doesn't want to be around when the anti-christ comes." No doubt, you hear her anxiety.

Let me try out this title for a blog with you, my friends:

"Fr. Scott & Co. Ask The New Questions."

I would start with three quotations from "Collapse" by Jared Diamond that we used in a vestry retreat several years ago. The organizing principle of the site would be that we are not here to answer the questions, but to ask them. How that happens would require the creativity of all participants.

Although I would post as a priest in TEC, all disciplines would be welcomed.

This is just for starters, so, again, I request all helpful input.

Please ignore the link to our parish blog. It was an experiment that we have let go. I have asked our techies to make sure it gets nixed.

Padre Mickey said...

Scott, if that's the kind of blog you want to set-up, do it. Just take the step; you don't need anyone's approval. Just do it! I know you can.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Padre. I know. I don't need permission. But I need a little time, a little support, and some resonance with the idea. That is, I need your (plural) encouragement, which you (singular) just gave, a few days. I think I'll start on the 16th. It's a number that seems to run through things.

Thank you so very much!

James said...

Scott, I think your idea is brilliant. Your first posts could be answering this young woman's questions, then move on to some basic questions all seekers have, and then, the questions might roll in. Make sure to let me know the url so I can link to you.

Lynn said...

Scott, sent you an email, but I want to encourage you. My best friend ha a 16-yo son, and he sure comes up with some interesting questions.

I'll try to think of some of his better ones if you want more questions to prime the pump.

Cany said...

Okay... here's a recipe that sounds incredibly HOT! A friend gave it to me (she got it off the net, I am making it Monday... will let you know...).

Jerk Chicken

* 1/2 cup malt vinegar (or white vinegar)
* 2 Tbsp dark rum
* 2 Scotch bonnet peppers (or habaneros), with seeds, chopped
* 1 red onion, chopped
* 4 green onion tops, chopped
* 1 Tbsp dried thyme or 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
* 2 Tbsp olive oil
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
* 4 teaspoons ground allspice
* 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
* 4 teaspoons ground ginger
* 2 teaspoons molasses

1 (5 or 6 pound) roasting chicken, cut in half, lengthwise
1/2 cup lime juice
Salt and pepper


Safety note. Scotch Bonnet and Habanero chile peppers are very hot and can cause extreme pain if they come in contact with your eyes. We strongly recommend wearing protective gloves while handling the chilies and the jerk paste.

Put vinegar, rum, hot peppers, onion, green onion tops, thyme, olive oil, salt, pepper, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and molasses into a blender. Pulse until mostly smooth.

Place chicken in a large freezer bag, or in a large roasting pan or baking dish. Pour lime juice over the chicken and coat well. Add the jerk paste to the chicken pieces and coat well. Seal the bag or cover the chicken in the pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

When you are ready to cook the chicken, remove chicken from the marinade bag or pan. Put the remaining marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside to use as a basting sauce for the chicken. If you want you can reserve a little of the marinade (once boiled for 10 minutes since it has been in contact with raw chicken) to serve with the chicken or to mix with some ketchup and a dash of soy sauce for a serving sauce. (You probably won’t need to do this unless you have a death wish.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chicken halves in a rimmed baking pan, skin side up. Roast until chicken halves are cooked through, about 50-60 minutes. The chicken is done when the juices run clear (not pink) when a knife tip is inserted into both the chicken breast and thigh, about 165-170°F for the breast and 180-185°F for the thigh. Transfer chicken to platter. Tent loosely with foil to keep warm and let stand 15 minutes.

Cut chicken into pieces. Serve with black beans and rice.

Fred Schwartz said...


Yes, it is time to step out in faith. Lynn has, James has, David has, Padre Mickey did a while ago -- tis your turn my friend!

James said...

Fred - please e-mail me; I have a proposition for you. :) polysloguy ayt yahoo dawt kahm

James said...

Cany, can I substitue a nice chicken in the recipt?

Padre Mickey said...

Ha! Good one, James!

Fred Schwartz said...

James - I emailed you last night.

BTW werewolves are hard to destroy -- as we have seen. The odd thing is this variety seems to come out day or night.

IT said...

OT (appropriately) but Lynn, what is the source of your URL:


Is that like
Episcos-camp, day care for episcopalians?

or Episco-scamp, as in, you mischievous 'piskie, you?


Lynn said...

IT - (as I laugh), definitely option #2. Really, can you think of a more annoying enterprise than providing adult day care for Episcopalians? "Now, George and Tom, if the two of you don't stop arguing about the Real Presence, I'm not going to allow the two of you in the day room at the same time for a week."