25 thoughts on “June 11, 2024: Wedged”

    1. We saw our first at a bar outside the ski area at Mammoth Mountain the day of the Super Bowl. I've only seen a couple others actively in use, but I drive by a Tesla dealership on my daily commute that always has 8-10 lined up outside. They still look shockingly out of place wherever they are.

      1. That's hilarious, Rhu.

        We have one here in my town, which very much Pickup Country. I find myself caught between revulsion and laugh-and-point.

    2. As much as I hate the design, which is far from original, it has some things I'd like to know more about, like the adaptive air suspension that adjusts ride height and road clearance. But I don't see many guys in the "compensation" buyer segment being real attracted to it.

  1. Should anyone want to hear my retirement speech at United Methodist Annual Conference, you can find it here. However, it's at the end of a very long video. My bit starts about 11 hours and 25 minutes in.

    1. Thanks, guys. I've worn the jacket to several conferences now, because it's always cold in the meeting rooms. Some people probably wouldn't recognize me without it.

  2. On the grill tonight: my first attempt at kimchi pork burgers. Turned out great.

    I had about 1.7 lbs of ground pork. Mixed with

    1 rounded tbsp gochujang
    1 tbsp hoisin
    1 tbsp sugar
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    1 tbsp fish sauce
    1 tbsp sesame oil
    2 green onions, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
    1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
    2 Thai bird Chiles, finely chopped
    1/2 tsp szechuan Chile flakes (because I didn't have gochugaru)
    A few grinds of black pepper
    1/2 cup kimchi, chopped

    Mix all of the ingredients except the pork, then mix in the pork. Let rest for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Prep grill. Form meat into patties. Made 5 hefty patties. Cook on a hot grill, turning twice, until patties are nearly done. Top with your choice of cheese and grill until cheese is melted. Remove to a plate. Toast buns. Smear top bun with mayo, then add a healthy scoop of kimchi. Enjoy.

    You can make these as spicy or mild as you like. I had intended to top with sliced, fresh jalapenos too, but forgot. The sugar and hoisin help with developing nice charring. Ground pork is way cheaper than ground beef, and very tasty.

      1. You could probably do a kid-friendlier version without the kimchi and spice. Garlic, ginger, green onion, hoisin, soy, sesame oil.

        Would be good with pickled carrot and daikon and some cilantro as toppers. More bahn mi-stylings than Korean then. But good.

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