A Cold Dismal Drizzle Is Falling Here In NYC

Simply bee-yoooooo-tee-ful weather for those of us who actually like to work.

Update: Ooh! And we just had a glorious crackly peal of thunder and lightening!

I guess some folks will stay in Mom’s basement all day now.


18 Responses to “A Cold Dismal Drizzle Is Falling Here In NYC”

  1. Mark says:

    The Revolution will have to wait for better weather… But you’d think my union (SEIU) would have spent some of (my) money rain gear…

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    What? Actually spend dues money on something of use to the membership?

    Are you some kind of rat plant?

  3. Mark says:

    I’m not a plant… I’m a hostage to Connecticut’s Closed Shop rules. Since they’ll take the same amount of money (to the tune of almost $900 a year) if I’m in the union or not, I might as well be in and get a vote.

    Of course it’s union guys counting the votes…

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    You are FREE and LIBERATED in your closed shop.

    And like you’d do anything useful with that $900 anyway.

  5. Skyler says:

    What kind of bulbs do you use to lighten the sky?

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    er, what’s generally used is this really big nu-que-lahr bulb of of hydrogen.

    Spelling r hard before I’ve had any coffee!

    Of course, helium would lighten it as well, I reckon; or at the very least reduce its density.

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Ah. The old density reduction gambit!

    How’s that old AGW workin’ out for ya today?

  8. Julie says:

    Sound suspiciously like that scene from Life of Brian: “Yes! We’re all individuals!”

  9. Mark says:

    Speaking of spending money… I took your advice Mr. B and went with the Weber Performer. The Touch-n-go propane ignition for charcoal is much easier than the chimney – which is easy enough.

    I christened it with steaks, then did some great chicken thighs… and um, pretty much ruined a brisket flat on Sunday. But it was fun!

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’ve never tried a brisket in my kettle (I have to admit I’m not a big brisket fan). Did the temps get too high?

    I use my WSM for the low-n-slow stuff; on the kettle of late I like to have the coals on either side and cook in the middle then move the flesh over atop the coals for a sear at the end. Seems to work pretty well.

    Oh, and then there’s always the gasser which I use for high heat, smoke-free cooking.

    I need to buy another grill, I think. I really want a 26 kettle… 🙂

  11. Mark says:

    I may have to get the cast iron grates, because um, it would … help the economy.

    When I was out and about last supporting several big box stores a package of these fancy skewers jumped into my cart, of their own volition. Honest Injun, as they say in Massachusetts…

  12. Mark says:

    Oh, and I think a 26″ Ranch Kettle would look good on the patio at Chez Bingley. You can probably use it as a fire pit to boot. Or perhaps a Weber Fireplace you can hack into a grill.

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ah, the Ranch kettle. That, my friend, is not the 26″ but is in fact 37″ of grilling nir-farookin-vana.

    Oh, and is also costs $1000.

    But I really really wants one.

  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    I keep trolling Craig’s list looking for one on the cheap…

  15. Mark says:

    What’s an 11 inch difference between friends?

    Forget roasting a pig, you could get a whole calf onto a 37 inch grill. Does COSTCO have a stockyard?

  16. Mr. Bingley says:

    Imagine being able to grill an entire uncut ny strip? Oh baby. The acreage on the thing is amazing.


    A Costco stockyard…oh, be still my beating heart!

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