According to this article, I’m ‘pop culturally isolated’…ok…lol. I just noticed this word becoming a mainstream verb, so I guess that means I’m getting old. Found this two year old article, and claims the source is a twenty year old eminem song. Who’s pop culturally isolated?
Flank steak is the cut most often praised by bbq enthusiasts when in comes to summer steak fajitas season, kicked off each year by most Americans on cinco de Mayo. Anyone that has had quality Mexican bbq fajitas knows they are hard to forget and replicate. The larger culinary strategy at work is a common one of necessity from the past, take a cheap, less desirable, plentiful piece of meat, prevent its spoilage, and make it palatable.
Marinade is key when making steak fajitas regardless of cut. There are countless marinades, but a fajita marinade should be savory, tangy, salty, citrusy, and spicey. Usually 24 hours is the marinade time you want to aim for, but you can go longer or shorter depending on preference. Pepper heat and citrus levels can be sparing when marinated. Some contend that putting citrus in the marinade begins breaking down the meat early creating an undesirable texture after it’s cooked, others claim that process is essential in breaking down a tough cut of beef. Heat and citrus could be added later when constructing your tacos with condiments like hot sauce, hot salsa, mango salsa, and lime wedges.
The traditional cut used in steak fajitas is skirt steak. When it is done properly, I think it is the best. Flank steak can be tough, dry, and have a texture too thick and chewy for tortilla eating in my experience. I have yet to rule out flank steak because of the positive reviews and testimonials I have read, but I need to improve its texture if I’m going to serve it as fajitas ever again. I also would recommend experimenting with other cuts like flat iron, hanger, and tri tip. I think tri tip has a perfect grain structure for fajitas or sandwiches or anything really. After being overshadowed by its bigger Texas brother brisket, tri tip is finally returning to popularity. Hangers and flat irons have also risen in popularity in recent years, but I have yet to serve them on tortillas, but I will try in the near future. Hangers are very beefy and soft, and in my opinion, could make for a potentially delicious fajita.
Vice being vice. This series is a year old, but I just now discovered it, not shockingly. I like the exploration of alternative topics and events going on outside the mainstream, but it would be nice if they challenged the commies like they do the capitalists. People that are members of the NRA are mouth breathing Neanderthals, but a rich man with white hair that claims life is all about fun is like the smartest coolest guy everrrr omg.
This man gives zero fucks and sips liquor like a boss regardless of time and place. He’s an old gentleman, he’s earned it, plus he’s playing the role of tackling dummy on CNN in a one way debate on racism, drink up my friend!
UPDATE: Fred is a waterless water bottle company not vodka or gin.
I have never seen this series before, but this clip intrigued me so I thought I’d share. As our society continues to decay, it’s natural to ask where it all went wrong. Politically it was well before the 60s, but socially the decline has been precipitous. Often the stereotypes is all we pass on through mainstream history to our children, so I always like to investigate the counterculture of the time or ‘alternative facts’ in the parlance of our times. Besides the punchline known as Goldwater, conservatives did not have an identity or face until Ronald Reagan in the mid 70s. The Nixon strawman is mainline history’s explanation for conservatism’s answer to the hippie culture during the time period. Interesting topic that is worth discussing.
Noooooooo, not NBC news!!!! They’re not fake like that gross Fox news rednecks and hillbillies watch! In the age of weaponized digital autism, the mainstream media are increasingly getting caught cutting corners, but that doesn’t seem to stop them one bit! You’d think you’d try to improve your methods, try harder, maybe get with the times, create your own b roll, na we’ll just google baby and use the first image that pops up and draw some red dots on it, sounds great! Quality, quality journalism once again from the precious 4th estate that should never be criticized for any reason.
In my life time I have never seen this before in the majors, but last Friday it happened during a Southside comeback. Even though it was Jose Abreu’s responsibility as the batter not to pass the lead runner, young shortstop Tim Anderson, coming fresh off the bat flip hip hop language controversy, was the runner that got passed so naturally he caught the ire of both local and national pundits. Sadly I first watched a clip from CBS promoted by the everything dies in darkness except for fungus compost, and the narrator mentioned nothing of the historic homerun gaff, only referencing Anderson’s language controversy and subsequent game winning homerun. Just goes to show you how politicised even sports news has become in recent years, cannot escape the fake news narrative for a second! Who cares about stats and history when you’ve got racism? Woke sports.