Popcorn, Potato Attacks, and Pastry Competition: ODO 220

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I’m back from my unplanned annual holiday break and I’m going to try to get back into the old swing of things. More gardening stories, more rants, new movie/ TV/ podcast recommendations, and the return of BS From The News and the Jackass of the Week.

In The Garden

There’s so much to say about what’s gone on in the garden in the last 2 months than I have the energy to type. To be honest, I have a pretty “Cliff’s Notes” version of it in the podcast. Save to say that Mystik dug up and ate all of the celery and carrots, and almost all of the cucumbers. On the plus side, we have finished harvesting all of our glass gem corn, which is by far our favorite thing to harvest. Opening up each ear and getting surprised by the variety of colors is like Christmas day in the garden for us.

Glass Gem Corn
Our Glass Gem Corn

TV Recommendation

School Of Chocolate (Netflix)

School Of Chocolate (Netflix)
School Of Chocolate (Netflix)

Pastry chef Amaury Guichon mentors professionals hoping to take their work to the next level in a high-stakes contest.

Eight pros study the art of chocolate under the tutelage of a famed chocolatier. But only one will be best in class and win the chance of a lifetime.


This show turns the reality cooking competition show formula on it’s head. The “host” is really just their instructor. Each challenge is simply an assignment based on a pastry or chocolate skill that he teaches them which they are then graded on. The instructors frequently help the students with their assignments. Nobody is trying to sabotage anybody. And most importantly, nobody gets eliminated!! They simply accumulate grades on each assignment to determine who is ultimately the head of the class and gets the big prize at the end. And don’t get me started on the editing. An episode could end in the middle of a challenge or just before grading. There’s no telling. It’s such a refreshing take on the cooking competition show.

BS From The News

Man Beaten With Frying Pan After Refusing Potatoes

A Pennsylvania man is accused of beating another man with a frying pan full of potatoes after the man was offered them and refused.

Olympics Considering Pillow Fighting In The Pentathalon

pillow fight

After the “horse punching” controversy in the past Olympics, authorities are looking to replace the equestrian challenge with a newer sport. Apparently one of the presented options (and they were supposedly serious about this) is pillow fighting. “A combat sport where competitors hit each other with “specialised” pillows.”

Jackass of the Week
Ex-Bank CEO Says $280,000 Spent At Strip Clubs Was A Business Expense

A former Swiss bank CEO, currently on trial for fraud, claims that over $280,000 that he spent on strip clubs over a 9 year period was all just a business expense. He also says the same about a $760 dinner with a Tinder date, claiming that it was actually a job interview for a real estate job… Jackass

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