Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mickey's Beer Cap Puzzle Answers Website With Photo Gallery and More

Tory, our long-time web researcher/crawler stumbled upon what appeared to be the ultimate collection of 'rebus' beer cap puzzles with answers. He found the official Mickey's Beer webpage - which is very well done - with one exception. Upon clicking on the 'puzzle generator' and 'answer center', he found that there is nothing there to view. The gallery of cap images does not load up, you can generate your own cap puzzle however it does not save it for show on the webpage as stated. Obviously, the entire staff here at the FPT test kitchens was very disapointed. On the webpage is a link to 'talk to us' (Mickey's Beer Co.) - we encourage all who read this to contact them and let them know that we would like to see this website up and fully stocked with cap answers and the other offerings. October 2009 Update: Our team has launched a new site with symbol by symbol answers for the Mickey's beer cap puzzle collection. There will be new cap answers posted daily until we get the whole known collection up.

We are looking for photo submissions of caps if anyone can help us with that. If you have a specific cap you are trying to solve, please email us with the link found in the right column of this page. We will solve it and post it ASAP.

Mickey's Beer Caps Answer Board

Win Food & Beverages Online With McDonald's "Stack My Mac" Game

McDonald's has put a video game online that you can play and try to win Big Mac sandwiches and Dr.Pepper beverages. It plays kind of like a Tetris game - with the player moving icons to create rows of three and trying to keep the Dr.Pepper glass full as well - which if goes dry, your game is over. Rodney in our digital photography lab is the current FPT staff leader. Post your score/prizes below in 'comments' if you think you are the real deal. Stack My Mac Video Game

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We Endorse The Petition For A USPS Colonel Sanders Postage Stamp

Kentucky Fried Chicken has launched a campaign to honor the man who has provided us with countless buckets of tasty bird withh 11 herbs and spices for decades by lobbying the United States Postal Service to issue a stamp bearing his image. The staff here at the FPT test kitchens strongly encourages you to visit the link below where you can read and 'sign' the petition online. KFC Colonel Stamp Petition Page

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New "Name This Foodstuff" Contest - Running 5 Days Only

Think you can recognize the foodstuff above? Think you can handle a page of Arby's coupons and a page of KFC coupons by being the first to post the correct answer? Then use the comment link below to go for it. Easy to play - No need to sign-up or anything to post a comment.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thanks For Your Support - Sometime Today The Fat Pride Times Passes The 30,000 Unique Visitors Mark!

We like to think we are a modest thinktank and this is the first time we have pointed out when our unique visitors count has reached a numerical benchmark. The staff and management here would like to thank our loyal readers and give big props to the great people who have contributed to the FPT with their recipes, photos, food news and input. The Fat Pride Times will stay strong and our thinktank will continue to debate over all you can eat buffets to make sure we post food news that you can truly use. UPDATED: We are pleased to announce that one of our regular readers Black2ooph was our 30,000 unique visitor at 6:25 am PCT - USA. Nancy and the others in the front office will be assembling some sort of prize for him hitting the big number for the FPT!

A FPT Reader Claims To Have Deciphered The Big Mac Secret Sauce Recipe!

Thanks again to one of our East Coast reader's for another great submission to the FPT. We did not ask how he came into this recipe - but it apperas to be something quite tasty. The weekend staff in our test kitchens will be making a double-batch and pitting it head-to-head with some we will purchase from McDonald's. READER MAGNUM'S SECRET SAUCE RECIPE: 1/4 C. KRAFT Miracle Whip 1/4 C. mayonnaise 2 T. heaping, WISHBONE deluxe French salad dressing (the orange stuff) 1/2 T. HEINZ sweet relish 2 heaping tsp. VLASIC dill pickle relish (Heinz dill relish also works) 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. dried, minced onion 1 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. ketchup 1/8 tsp. salt Mix everything very well in a small container. There better be no streaks! Microwave 25 seconds, and stir well again. Cover, and refrigerate for at LEAST 1 hour before using (to allow all of the flavors to “meld”). Makes nearly 1 cup…enough for about 8 Big Macs.

Correspondant Ethadad Warns Of Possible Guns & Roses/Free Dr. Pepper Hysteria

From Ethadad: "I came a across this today....Appearently a few months back Dr. Pepper said if Guns N Roses releases their long awaited album "Chinese Demacracy" in 2008 that they would give one can of Dr. Pepper to EVERY AMERICAN IN THE COUNTRY! Looks like it may just happen....." Here is a link talking about negatiations for the album's release..... Guns N' Roses Record Releae? And here is a link to the Dr. Pepper story.... Free Dr.Pepper Facts

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fat Pride: Every Group Has It's Bad Seeds

For this post we are going to take a look at the ugly side of Fat Pride by learning about 2 individuals who truly give our movement a push backwards. Some of the staff here did not want to give these 2 freaks anymore press than they have gotten, but in the end we decided it important these stories be shared. Our first person we will mention is Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, whom has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and on one count of injury to a child in the death of Eliseo Gonzalez Junior. Basically, she smacked her 2 year old nephew twice causing him to die from the blows. Problem now is how do they get her to the courtroom? She weighs 1000 pounds and cannot leave the house as no doorway is wide enough. Her attorney is also arguing that she would die in jail or court due to her condition. We suggest bulldozing the house, putting her on a flatbed truck and hope for the best. Next we have the "Honorable" Judge Elizabeth Halverson from Las Vegas, who has been suspended from the bench since September 2007. While we cannot find numbers on her exact weight, she is real scary big. Her suspension is over her conduct, more specifically, falling asleep on the bench, mishandling cases and mistreating her staff. If the allegations prove true, she will be a black eye on the Fat Pride movement forever. Watch the video below as her bailiff describes her asking for footrubs and spitting sunflower seeds on the floor for him to pick-up.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

12000 Calorie Diet of Olympic Superstar

From Ethadad: GD! Have you seen what it takes to be the best Olympian, Michael Phelps, of all time?!?!!? It takes a lot of food! I am sure you have heard about this story, its all over, but i thought i would send it your way in case you missed it as it is an interesting food story. This link has the full story, as well as meal pictures! I suggest maybe some FPT staff members, or FPT readers try out this diet for a couple days, maybe we too could be olympic heros! Michael Phelp's 12000 calorie diet

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Reader Submits: Making Leftovers Magic: Shake n' Bake Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe

Thanks to our correspondant from the Oregon coastal regions for this excellent way to cook up a leftover pork rib. Needed: 1 leftover shake and bake boneless pork rib (approx half pound) 1 heaping tablespoon white flour 1 heaping teaspoon corn starch 2 tablespoons pure virgin olive oil up to 1 cup fat free milk 1/2 cup water salt and pepper shakers Preperation: slice the leftover rib into shreds. simmer pieces over low heat in a 1qt sauce pan until warm. add the olive oil. increase heat gradually to medium, be sure that it does not burn to the bottom of the pan. stir frequently. heat until pork slices are thoroughly hot and grease collects in the bottom of the pan. medium heat should be achieved at this point. add flour to a 1/4 cup of water, stir until smooth. add flour and water mix to pork, stir briskly. add 1/2 cup milk and let mixture heat back up. add corn starch to 1/4 cup water, add mixture to pan, again, stirring briskly. once heated, add milk until you reach the desired thickness (keep in mind this wil thicken up a bit as it cools). salt to taste, should not take much, add a dash of black pepper. simmer over low heat for a good 10 minutes stirring frequently. serve over wheat toast on square plate as shown above.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jack Link's Messin' With Sasquatch Commercials

The staff here at the FPT test kitchens are big fans of beef jerky and we do like the Jack Links brand. With the recent headline news of a reported 'bigfoot' body being recovered as well as a sighting of a small tribe of other bigfeet in the backwoods of Georgia, Clarence (our new weekend receptionist) suggested we post this clip of ALL of the Jack Link's Messin' With Sasquatch commercials.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mr. T's Vintage "Take That Speedwalker" Snickers Candy Bar Commercial

Nuff said. Just click the center of video square above to view an all-time classic foodstuff television commercial.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

UNUSUAL FOOD NEWS: Oregon's "Fried Chicken Killer" Trades A Plea Deal For A Fried Chicken Buffet

One of our reader's wrote this up and sent to us today: In Oregon, a unqiue legal agreement has been accomplished between a defendant and his lawyer. The lawyer wanted his client to take a plea deal he felt was in the man's best interest - but the defendant waffled. The lawyer then thought of a plan to offer his client a promise of a KFC and Popeye's Chicken buffet as a show of good faith. The defendant had a change of heart, signed off on the plea deal and that same night enjoyed a table full of chicken and sides.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Construction Worker Meal Plate

One of our readers who works at the 'apprentice/helper' level in the construction business sent in the following take on eating your meal while on a jobsite: Construction is a real man's job. You can't play any games when you are stepping into the workplace with people from 17 other countries who refuse to wear deodorant because the very idea is not man enough. To compete in such an environment one needs real fuel. Were not talking about the bullshit you get from dunkin donuts. Pictured above is the hearty meal that will leave you whipping your ass in the portable toilet with sand paper. - leftover potatoes with garlic and parsley - scrambled eggs with grated parmesan cheese - slice of turkey hill bacon - toasted everything bagel with tuna, chopped onions, mayo, salt and pepper - a full carton of of orange juice "We don't fuck around"

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Mystery Image Titled "Unhealthy" Received At FPT Offices

Someone sent us this unique photo of something brown, looks like a foodstuff. They simply titled it 'Unhealthy' and said no more. We are confused, but posting it none the less.