October 16, 2003

*Ask Jen

Sgt Hook asks, "Should you salt your meat before putting it on the grill, or just before taking it off the grill?"

Of course, tastes vary, but I'll answer this from my own experience. You should use a rub to season your meat before grilling. If you just use salt, you should still do it before grilling...let the flavor cook into the meat.

Susie asks, "What is the deeper meaning to the term 'ambient irony'?"

An encompassing, sardonic look at life. I don't know if it's deeper, but the words are bigger.

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at October 16, 2003 09:31 AM


Damn you're good.

Posted by: Sgt Hook at October 16, 2003 09:38 AM

Sarge, do you just ask me things to try and trip me up?

Posted by: Jennifer at October 16, 2003 09:41 AM

Haha! Wrong!

Ambient irony is a term I created after spending too much time reading Usenet, blogs and web forums while I was unemployed on extended leave.

The irony in question is the habit of what we now know as idiotarians of pointing out to acknowledged experts in a given field that they (the experts) did not know what they were talking about, when in fact it was obvious to any bystander that the idiotarian was completely, utterly, often hilariously wrong.

And we see this constantly, all over the Net. The jejune has become quotidian, as it were. Irony is no longer something we mark; it is the cosmic background radiation of the modern world.

It is, in a word, ambient.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 16, 2003 05:59 PM

Darn, strike tag no work.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 16, 2003 06:00 PM

Why would you salt your meat when there are so many spicier thing s to do to it? Salt your meat? Egad!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 16, 2003 07:34 PM

Maybe it was a slug steak.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 16, 2003 09:41 PM