Friday, March 17, 2006

Cranks, we get cranks

If you’ve been following the comments section on this blog lately you’ll notice I have a disgruntled crank who seems to take issue with everything I post. Fortunately, the criticism is much less harsh than the hate mail I used to get on MASH (conclusively proving that you can’t please everybody).

The obvious response is just stop visiting here. There must be crank-friendly content elsewhere. The content on this blog will not change. Expect more travelogues (past and present), anecdotes, advice, anything that gets in my crosshairs. I try to post everyday. It’s a self imposed policy. So there will also be oldies but goodies when I travel or on traffic light weekends to give myself a break. If you find all or any of this entertaining or informative, stay. If not, move on.

I’m an opinionated guy so I expect from time to time to ruffle some feathers. If you’d like to voice your displeasure that’s fine. But you must leave YOUR NAME. Otherwise, I’ll delete you.

Onward and sidewards.


Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov on your first troll! In the blog biz, it's a sign you've hit the big time. Again.

All the reaction to it is natural, and there's even a term for it: "Feeding the Trolls." But ultimately, the best thing to do is to ignore it. They'll get tired and find someone else to crank.

Or you can do a favorite tactic. Literally feed the trolls. Leave a recipe for them to spend their time more productively on. It's like the old saying.

Feed a troll, they'll keep coming back.

Teach a troll to feed itself, and they'll have a brain melt.

I'll start.


2 c. pecan halves (or pieces)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 cube butter
1 pkg. butterscotch pudding, not instant
1 pkg. (36 count) dinner rolls
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. water

Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan heavily with butter. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over bottom. Place the rolls evenly on top of the pecans. Melt the brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and water in pan on stove. Don't boil. Spoon melted syrup over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle the dry pudding mix over the rolls. PREPARE ALL THIS THE NIGHT BEFORE. Cover with foil and place in a cold oven overnight. The next morning, remove from oven and remove foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes (300 degrees if using a glass Pyrex pan). Let cool 5 to 10 minutes. Then turn onto tray, or large platter and scoop extra syrup and drizzle over.

Anonymous said...

How soon do you think before you get the ultimate sign of success...that you've died and someone else is posting blogs under your name?

SkookumJoe said...

I enjoy your stories and so it seems do many others. But, no offence, the content isn't that opinionated or radical on the crank-hater's scale.

Some blogs have all the luck.

Anonymous said...

I think it's Ken's success that pisses the crank off, since it obviously is unable to replicate it. *bracing for anon refutation along the lines of, "I can so get produced; I wrote summer stock at..." *