Daily Dirt for Tuesday, June 28, 2022
If you ever travel to China, make sure you double check the preparation process involving anything with an egg. You’ll thank me in a minute … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 323 of The Daily Dirt.
1. Have you ever sat down in your favorite TV-watching chair, just waiting for a specific program or movie to appear and it happens?
You hadn’t checked the cast of the upcoming film or program episode and discover one of the key performers is an actor or actress you simply can’t stand? For me, it would be any of the following, and they’re involved I’m changing channels as fast as I can. These are the most annoying actors and actresses of recent years:
1. Adam Sandler: A horrible, horrible actor who is not funny and oh so irritating. He’s another one of those talents (the term is obviously used loosely) who should have never left “Saturday Night Live.”
2. Ashton Kutcher: Once he took over for Charlie Sheen on “Two And A Half Men” it made one of my favorite shows completely unwatchable. Kutcher is a fingernails-on-a-blackboard type of personality.
3. David Spade: Speaking of individuals who should have never left the comfort of “Saturday Night Live” … what an irritating little person. He plays the same character in every role he has ever landed.
4. Paris Hilton: She’s actually more of a “personality” than an alleged actress. Either way, she’s terrible.
5. Jennifer Lopez: A Latin version of Paris Hilton.
2. Three more of the best MLB player names in the grand game’s long and storied history:
Gold medal: Bud Weiser, a .162-hitting outfielder for the 1915-16 Phillies.
Silver medal: Bunny Brief, a backup infielder and outfielder with the St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates (1912-17). Bunny batted a not-so-robust .223 in his rather brief (no pun intended) career.
Bronze medal: Phenomenal Smith, a lefty pitcher who managed a 54-74 career record playing for six teams in the late 1800s.
3. This week’s most disgusting menu item:
As always, if your stomach is squeamish, publisher J. Robert Gough will allow you to skip this item. There is a “highly-anticipated” item each spring in parts of China. It’s called a delicacy my many (not sure why, but …).
The dish combines eggs with one key ingredient: boys’ urine, preferably from children aged 10 or younger. Buckets of the boys’ urine are collected from primary school toilets for a process that takes an entire day.First, raw eggs are soaked and boiled in the golden ingredient before the shells are cracked and left to shimmer for a few more hours. And then? Enjoy!
You can also buy these treats from the street vendors. Locals make theses in their home, too. According to Chinese tradition, this unusual method of cooking the eggs has some health benefits like promoting better blood circulation, preventing heat stroke and reinvigorate one’s body. Hmm …. No thanks.
Steve Thought O’ The Day — I wonder what American food item might seem the strangest to, say, someone from China?
Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. I think he was a little hard on J-Lo.
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