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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hey cookie, what's that smell?

Five gets you ten this law firm is loaded with tree hugging vegans:

I mean really, c'mon. The article cites "health risks" from the eatery, just what kind of health risks are posed by cooking smells? If that were the case there would be bodies stacked like firewood near any Indian restaurant (Disclaimer time: I can't stand the smell of curry!).

The worst cooking smell I've endured happened while in the Navy. We were underway and submerged when the cook fired up the deep fat fryer for lunch. It was supposed to be fried chicken, he was running late so the solution picked was to crank the heat up until the oil was smoking and then dump the still frozen meat in. I'm not kidding, that is exactly what he did.

Anyway, the fumes made their way through the ventilation system PDQ. My first indication of it was an uncontrollable watering of my eyes. That was immediately followed by a shipwide announcement to prepare to ventilate the boat as we ascended towards the surface.

To cut a long story short, lunch that day consisted of cold cuts and chips.

That cook was immediately put on duty as night baker. For some reason a fair number of folk who would otherwise burn boiling water turn out to be decent bakers. That was the case here, he could make some awesome sticky buns. Otherwise his future in culinary arts was doubtful.

But back to the main story. With the increasingly aggressive attitudes of those preaching "healthy lifestyles" I've no doubt we'll see more such idiocy in coming years.

Now excuse me, I've gotta go bake a cake.


Vigilis said...

Great post! Something stinks alright.

Say, where has Cookie been? Not on the binnacle list again, I hope.

Unknown said...

I'd take offense, but I was a Navy cook and I know what my fellow cooks did with food. It wasn't always pretty. The problem wasn't the high heat and the fozen chicken. It was dirty cooking oil and high heat. The problem with high heat and frozen chicken is that the outside of the meat burns while the inside remains raw. That's NOT GOOD where chicken is concerned. You can't cook chicken using the "Knock off its beak, wipe its ass, and run by the fire" method.

Subvet said...

Vigilis, thanks. I've been on the lookout for Cookie also. No idea, but hopefully we'll hear from him soon.

Subvet said...

Arby, not all Navy cooks were bad. They pretty much had a thankless job because when you've got to feed 120 men it's a safe bet someone won't like whats served.

I didn't come to that conclusion until shortly before the incident mentioned here. But after the OMAHA was commissioned the city of that name sent a few cases of steaks to us as a way of recognition. Our cooks made those the best steak meal I've ever tasted. That was when I realized you can't make a good meal out of the slop they were provided. Since those were the Carter years there was a lot of belt tightening all around.

But the cook mentioned here definetly had his problems. He was the same one temporarily assigned to the Narwhal when we were still in Connecticut. When that happened our crew sent them a sympathy card, even the COB signed it!

Thanks for the information on the relation between dirty oil and high heat. Now I'll know to frequently change what goes in my deep fat fryer.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

What those lawyers were probably smelling was stench coming from their own protein deprived emaciated bodies.

Give me a big hunk of medium rare beef and I'll show you a happy man.

If you can't stand the smell of curry, I'll bet you would really retch if came by my humble abode, because I do a lot of Southeast Asian cooking using Nuoc Mam (Vietnamese fish sauce) Kaffir Lime leaves and bamboo shoots. Yummy!

Subvet said...

Rev. Gregori, amen to that big chunk of medium rare beef! As for the curry, my sense of smell has diminished over the years so I might survive a visit :)

Unknown said...

Ouch! A sympathy card? Hey, I've been on the receiving end of my share of complaints. You never please the entire crew. Unfortunately, you're only as good as your last meal. Few people remember the good ones.

ignorant redneck said...

Subvet, i remember the carter years. We ate bad too! I also remember not having ammo to shoot. And, I remember--vividly--seeing the canoneers pulling m102a2 howitzers with ropes, because we had some ammo--but no fuel for the trucks!

Also--Air Force had more money, and if we jumped, they paid for the trip, if we didn't, the Army did. heck we jumped in a thunderstorm once; Lightnigh flashing even with our eyes as we left the plane!

And, tht's the time when we all got sick in the field, because the c-rats were passed their date, and bad.

As for the lawyers, i am reminded of the Indian story--"you knew i was a snake when you brought e into the house.

Subvet said...

Arby, the sympathy card was well deserved. The guy couldn't pout piss out of a boot. Really, he was unbelievably bad.

Subvet said...

IR, yeah those were the days alright. From what I hear they'll be coming back to our military ASAP. It's a good time to be retired.

Unknown said...

He wasn't a hairy ape named "Schultz," was he?

Subvet said...

"He wasn't a hairy ape named "Schultz," was he?"

Nope, the genius we had was named Young. Kind of an all around loser, I've always hoped he straightened out. NOBODY deserves to be as FUBAR as this guy was!

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