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PLOMBO Ice Cream Cups

Comments Off on PLOMBO Ice Cream Cups Written on February 3rd, 2011 by
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PLOM·BO [plahm-boh]
– noun

1. Ice cream product manufactured in Daugavpils Latvia, a Baltic country and former USSR republic. Available in five different flavors: (vanilla cream with chocolate chunks in waffle cup, vanilla cream with walnuts and caramel in waffle cup, vanilla cream in waffle cup, chocolate cream in waffle cup, vanilla cream with raisins in waffle cup)

2. Uncle character on popular family sitcom, frequently seen wearing wifebeater, boxer shorts and a look of confusion. Constantly causing general mayhem and wackiness.

Uncle Plombo relieves himself in a Ming Dynasty era vase.
Mom and Dad in unison: “Oh that Uncle Plombo!”

3. Slang (verb): Taught a lesson (the hard way), to lose humiliatingly.

In response to a friend losing at an online MMMORG: “YOU JUST GOT PLOMBO’D!” Read the rest of this entry »

Yangban Cabbage Kimchi

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yangban cabbage kimchi

I’m a pretty big fan of kimchi. Despite its bad rap from odor, I find it refreshing and tasty, especially partnered with some good Korean food. Also, good a source of probiotics (those things also found in yogurt you always hear Jamie Lee Curtis talking about that help you if you’re “feeling irregular”).

I have never seen a canned kimchi. Glass jar yes, but no can. The can showed me brightly colored photos and promising text, but no guarantees of what was inside. After reading the list of ingredients, images of delicious kimchi filled my mind. Leeks! Onions! Cabbage! It was not meant to be, however.

Sadly, the prospect of eating canned kimchi was not as exciting as I had hoped. Opening the can revealed a packed mass of monotonously colored cabbage mass. The cabbage was pretty mushy instead of nice and crispy though it had a good amount of spiciness. This is the kind of kimchi you eat when you’re holed up in your fallout shelter during the apocalypse and it’s the only thing you’ve got. Excuse me while I get my lead vest.