YouTube Videos

Here are the (best of) links some previously liked videos on YouTube. They are all YouTube links counting down to the remarkable video that I just experienced for the first time.

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Nuclear Explosion History

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Funny Beer

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Build Nothing Out Of Something

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Box Hill Time-Lapse

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Soulfly VII

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Best Speech You Will Ever Hear

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Hearts // Wires

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Death From Above

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2016 Canal Grinder

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Tofucken

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Earth Crawler

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CHICAGO CUBS

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GoPro Cause : Crop Trust

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Aldi Veggie Patties

Aldi has always impressed me with their prices and their quality. I have finally tried their Veggie Patties and I need to talk about them. They have two versions. One is advertised as Vegan on the package. The other is also Vegan according to the ingredients, but a Black Bean Chipotle burger with the additive, Cellulose Gum.

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Other than that one additive, the ingredients are stated to be mostly Organic and Wholesome. These patties were baked in the oven. I noticed the quality of these patties immediately while placing them on my parchment paper. The Black Bean Chipotle burgers were a bit more flavorful, but not as healthy as the other Veggie burger. It is a funny game with the different levels of “healthy” foods. Both of these Patties are given two thumbs up and I am sold. At only $2.49 per four patties, with their quality and deliciousness, these are a no-brainer. I’ve been eating the Vegan Boca burgers for years now. They are delicious, but more expensive and with more additives. Methylcellulose, Caramel Color, Artificial Flavors, Disodium Guanylate and Disodium Inosinate do not sound appetizing and quite frankly is BULLSHIT to be added to food. Boca burgers are usually $3 + and basically a joke, if you ask me. (someone asked me, but it was myself:)

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That’s one thing I have learned immediately after choosing the Vegetarian Lifestyle off was that the quicker easier non-meat options are filled with SHIT additives. I, as well as many of you, do not always have time to prepare wholesome food. This Aldi discovery is Euphoric. Not to mention, Aldi doing away with pesticides. I’m a bigger fan of Aldi, now, than I ever have been before.

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More Wholesome food at a lower price, Aldi is attempting to change the world for the better with their own hands. THANK YOU.

Solo #Cubs Parade

Hey, Hey! Holy Cow! Let’s Go!

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The Chicago CUBS did it in my lifetime. They have won it all and beat everyone else. There are many of people I am saddened by that could not witness this championship. I need to do one up on just celebrating. This team/club, the Chicago Cubs, have inspired myself to finally do something I’ve always wanted to do…Upgrade my adventurism.

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My Solo Cubs Parade is survival. It is athleticism. It is thinking ahead of the traffic. It is a celebration.

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Lack of vacation days and common sense took my original idea and threw it out the window. Starting at home instead of the Wisconsin/Illinois border riding through the Illinois/Kentucky border will not work for me. I have to be smart about planning and also realistic. I guess originally planned, it would be around 1,000 km which would decipher into around 625 miles. That would consist of consecutive century (100+ miles) rides. I can ride a century, but not too sure five in a row is even possible for me.

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I currently have roughly 750 km (470ish miles) to go in five days with  a six-hour train ride. Also, a safety plan incase I get into a bind. I plan on staying in hotels and experiencing three breweries. I plan on experiencing the land of Illinois and towing the pride of the Chicago Cubs VICTORY with me. I want to push my limits and do something cool. I truly want to celebrate in a unique way that I can forever cherish.

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Hopefully this will be happening in April. It depends on when vacation is blacked out with my real job. I have time to think and perfect. I have time to try to save money. I need extra motivation and possibly some funds. Eating Vegan along the way will not be cheap. Gear is gonna have to be purchased, as well.

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I’m excited and will blog my way through it with glorious pictures and improper english. If you like my concept, please help my cause and support me with a dollar or two. It would mean a lot!

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Cajun GumboSlaw

Slice Corn and roast, broiling if needed for some color. Pan-fry Tempeh, Sunflower Seeds, Potato, Garlic and Onion in a blackened fashion using BalsamicVinegar/ChiliP/Pepper/SeaSalt/Sugar/GarlicP and eventually Daiya:)

In the meantime, I combined: Cabbage, Carrot, Tomato, Guacamole, Vegenaise, ChipotleP/Cayenne/CelerySeed/SeaSalt/Pepper and mixed.

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I combined ingredients carefully. I consumed dangerously.

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Vegan Pot Pie

Stew Carrot, Tempeh, Eggplant, Green Peppers, Onion, Cabbage in a mixture of Vegetable Broth, Molasses, Sugar, BalsamicVinegar, Sriracha, Italian Herbs, SeaSalt, Pepper, Daiya and BayLeaves removed.

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I bought a container of Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets and used that. I found a PotPie-like container and went with it. It cooked amazingly nice. To be remastered.

Rain Commute

chancing drowning without frowning,

pronouncing rhythm every hum/splash/swish my tires announce

Breaking through waters, hydrogen particles with oxygen, marvels

enhancing thoughts about life and our world,

slowing cadence understanding the turbulence

bathing away my workday,

washing aside any negative tides

mentally coinciding today with tomorrow,

whistles somewhat regularly an irregular happiness

front light 700 lumens bright, the rear readily redly blinking the dark away

Arrival home as damp as can be, smiles sadly as the warm rain is a dismantled array for today

BillHicks-Style Soup

It makes for a great night to accidentally discover there is Bill Hicks comedy specials on Netflix. I talk badly, usually, about Netflix, these days. The amazing and rare discovery that I made, motivated me to make an impovisational late night soup after one too many Beers.

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For those who do not know who Bill Hicks is. A lot of you, probably shouldn’t know who he was. Bill Hicks passed away in 1994, to pancreatic cancer, at the age of 32. He was bluntly honest and widely controversial. A comedian with a severely dark persona. Will Melvin Hicks was on a higher level of comedy that only a few people have touched base with. And even some of his stuff pisses me off. That is how you know it is genuine. Horrible comedy pisses me off, but finding controversial comedy that somewhat gets under my skin is uncommon and unique.

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On Netflix as of 6.6.16 = Bill Hicks : Sane Man , Bill Hicks : Revelations

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The band Tool dedicated their 1996 album, Ænima, to Bill Hicks. Here is a YouTube link to its best song, in my opinion…

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This soup was easy and extremely delicious. I grilled halved Red and Yellow Potatoes while simmering Tomato Juice and Veggie Broth.

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I threw in all sorts of leftover veggies consisting of: Onion, Tomato, Cucumber, Scallions, Celery, Parsley, Tofu, Tempeh, Japonica Rice and Garlic. I seasoned this Soup with Sugar, SeaSalt, Pepper, Cayenne, BalsamicVinegar and Garlic Powder.

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I let it simmer for some more Bill Hicks Comedy before checking it again to realize that it needs more time. I made myself a sandwich of beer. The sandwich of Beer was simply a sandwich between two slices of Beer. I let the Soup simmer just above warm for the rest of the night.

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There are things you can rush, but knowing ultimately that you cannot not rush something multiple beers deep, is the art of cooking.

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I suggest any flavor of White Claw Hard Seltzer to anyone 21 or older.

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Refreshing.

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I made a Daiya Cheese sandwich with two separate Grilled Daiya sandwiches capturing Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Guacamole. With some evolved Soup materials on the side:)

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Happy Tuesday! Go find a blood drive near you! I will be donating double red cells at noon today and so should you, if you qualify to.

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