July 22, 2015

Ginger and molasses cupcakes

I hadn't made anything new for a bit, but I was feeling lazy. What to do? Find a recipe that doesn't even require a stand mixer. These cupcakes from Martha Stewart fit the bill. I substituted ground ginger for fresh.

Aaaaannnndddd...they were terrible. They were sunken in, they didn't taste great, and they were a mess. I've had more misses than you'd expect from Martha Stewart recipes over the years, so aside from cookies, maybe I should skip her stuff from now on. 

July 17, 2015

Doctor Who: The Savages

Soylent Green is people! That's the summary of this story in one sentence.

The Doctor, Steven, and Dodo arrive on a planet with an advanced civilization living in a city and a group of people living in caves outside the city who everyone keeps calling "savages." How have the advanced people become so advanced? They capture the "savages" and steal their life energy. You know the Doctor has to put an end to this.

This is Steven's last episode! He stays behind to mediate between the two groups. Now if we could get rid of Dodo...


Doctor: First
Companions: Steven, Dodo
Episode: #26, "The Savages," four parts
Adversary: the Elders
Classic Lines: the Doctor, to one of the Elders: "Oppose you? Indeed I am going to oppose you, just in the same way that I oppose the Daleks or any other menace to common humanity."
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: This is the first Doctor Who serial in which the individual episodes didn't have names. They're "Episode 1," "Episode 2," etc.
Next Up: "The War Machines"

July 2, 2015

Doctor Who: The Gunfighters

The Doctor, Steven, and Dodo get themselves mixed up with Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo, and the Clantons in Tombstone. It's a Western Doctor Who! This one wouldn't have been so bad if they didn't have the same song playing again and again whenever there wasn't anyone speaking. It was already driving me insane by the end of the first episode. By the end of the second, I was yelling at my computer, "Make it stop!!" It was awful and annoying. Even worse, when characters sang in the episode, they sang the song that kept playing over and over in the background...

Here's something else that sticks out about this episode. The Doctor has a toothache, so he goes to Doc Holliday to have his tooth out. Why doesn't the Doctor go somewhere with modern medicine? He has his tooth pulled with no painkillers! Anyway, Steven was acting like an idiot, as always, and someone needs to make Dodo go away. We all know the OK Corral story, so that about sums up this one.


Doctor: First
Companions: Steven, Dodo
Episode: #25, "The Gunfighters," four parts- 'A Holiday for the Doctor,' 'Don't Shoot the Pianist,' 'Johnny Ringo,' 'The OK Corral'
Adversary: the Clantons and Johnny Ringo
Classic Lines: the Doctor, to Steven: "You can't walk into the middle of a Western town and say you come from outer space! Good gracious me! You'll be arrested on a vagrancy charge."
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: When the Doctor gives an alias at the beginning of the story, he says his name is Doctor Caligari. 
Next Up: "The Savages"
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