It's a matter of getting the spices right so that it actually tastes like chili as opposed to spiced meat. I think the chili powder to cumin ratio used in this recipe is correct. Is it 4:1? I think so. Two tablespoons to one teaspoon.
Let's see. This will be another television-free day. Film4 is showing modern crap for children and BBC2 is showing snooker. Oh wait. At 1.00 they're showing The Ipcress File. Whatever that is. I've heard of it and probably watched it before but I wasn't paying attention. Some spy crap. Yeah. I won't pay attention this time either but I'll have it on.
Let's see what I would get if I had BT tv. It's just absolute garbage. There's a few American stations but in name only. These so-called American stations all show the same program back to back for hours on end. TLC is showing something called Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta for three hours. History Channel has Hunting Hitler for three hours. Comedy Central has Fresh Prince for the entire day it seems like.
I assure you that the American counterparts of these networks are not doing this.
So unless you're into homosexual erotica (e.g. "football") forget about BT tv.
Sky appears to be the same but more channels. Do they at least have sports beside "football"? Rugbt, tennis, motorsports, baseball, basketball. Well, alright. That's pretty comprehensive. That was just in this three hour morning block.
Not worth it, though. I don't even have a tv, that's how little value I place on the medium. How much is Sky? £38/month for the top package. That seems low. Can I find a source that isn't Sky's promotional page? No. It's too complicated. But I've seen up to £50 something.
Let's say it's £38. Not worth it. Even if they were showing the actual American cable channels it wouldn't be worth it. There's no television show that I miss. And they're all long cancelled by now anyway. And I haven't kept up with the new programs. I have no interest.
I remember these dullards at work talking about Game of Thrones and shit like this. "Dude! You have to watch!". No. Totally disinterested.
There was some ####ing Pakistani or something girl screeching about something called "Honey Boo Boo" as though this is representative of America. From what little I know about the show, the Americans watching that show did so for the same reason this uppity Mohamadan did: the family does wacky stuff. It's not a documentary about life in a typical Muncie, Indiana family.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates hererosexuality.
-- H. L. Mencken
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