2023 May

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The un-social media since 2002 with 60,000 followers.
Published on Big Pine Key’s garbage pick-up days,
Tuesdays and Fridays.

Submit a post  Contact Us
Wetstock 18, Sunday May 28 at Picnic Island around noon. Three bands! Free!
[25 Year Lease And Expansion In Key West Harbor] Monied interests claim no negative environmental impacts? Nonsense! When did the will of the people, as determined by the lawful voting process, become just a “guideline,” to be easily contested at a later date if the vote did not go the developers’ way? I hope that those with the final say on this matter oppose the 25-year lease and expansion in Key West Harbor.
[“Face mites”] That would be me. Sorry I ruined your life as you knew it. I found the article quite interesting. I have taken to using alcohol wipes twice a day now mornings and nights. If you listen very closely you hear the little devils screaming in pain.
One big difference between men and women is that if a woman says, “Smell this”, it usually smells nice.

[Which Eye Drops Are Being Recalled] A Full List of Potentially Contaminated Artificial Tears. More than five eye drop brands have launched recalls while health officials investigate a serious bacterial outbreak linked to blindness, eye loss and four deaths. Link

Got to love the Islands For Sale on tv. Listen to the broker tell buyers to “clear a little bit of mangroves, put a 100’ dock right out there, bring in some sand, and you’re ready to go.” We may not like regulations, but thank God for Florida land and environmental rules.

Out of season, but I couldn’t resist. I’ll save it for my Festivus card.

[“”] I placed one order in February, when it finally arrived it was junk and customer service was worse. Buyer beware.
I think I’m approaching my “Best if Used By” date.
[Deer Proof] In Home Depot yesterday I couldn’t pass up a flax lily. Never heard of it before, but for only $4.00, I had to take one home. I just looked it up. You Piners will be interested to hear that deer don’t eat it!
It will grow in shade or sun and wants minimal watering.
Wendy’s wants underground robots to deliver food to your car. The concept is similar to a pneumatic tube system. Link
[Crispy Chickpea, Cucumber, and Mint Salad] In a colander set over a medium bowl toss 1 English cucumber, (swap tomatoes or mango for the cucumber) quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch pieces.
Let stand 15 minutes, tossing once or twice to encourage liquid to drain.
Toss one 15 ½ ounce can of drained chickpeas with 2 tbs cornstarch in a medium bowl. Transfer to a fine-mesh strainer and shake to remove excess cornstarch.
In a 10-inch skillet over medium-high, heat add ¼ cup neutral oil until shimmering.
Add chickpeas and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes.
Add 2 tsp curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.
Remove from heat, stir in ¼ tsp each of salt and pepper.
Transfer drained chickpeas to a paper towel-lined plate.
Discard liquid collected under cucumber, then wipe out bowl.
Add cucumber to bowl
Add 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 cup roughly chopped mint leaves or cilantro or a mix.
Stir in chickpeas.
(Recipes > Appetizers)

Wetstock 18 this Sunday, May 28 Picnic Island

How an innovative battery system in the Bronx will help charge up NYC’s grid. The state has a goal of getting six gigawatts of battery storage online by 2030. Take an inside look at how one small system will work. Link
[Antisemitic Provocateurs] GDL is a network of rabidly antisemitic provocateurs led by Jon Minadeo who recently relocated to Florida from California. GDL’s overarching goal is to expel Jews from America. To that end, they cast aspersions on Jews and spread antisemitic myths and conspiracy theories in hopes of turning Americans against the Jewish people. Later that evening, the same group used a laser projector to cast antisemitic messages on the stadium, including, “Jews outlaw free speech HP 269” and “Hitler was right.” The group then dispersed to distribute propaganda in nearby neighborhoods. Link
Hole-In-One for Michael Block 2023 PGA Champion. Now that’s what you call a slam-dunk. Video
Submit a post  Contact Us

[Cheapo Dad] I reuse my painter’s tape. My kids call me cheap. My parents grew up in the Great Depression. I’m frugal.

[Intellect in Decline] My husband and I went through the McDonald’s window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c. She said, ‘you gave me too much money.’
I said, ‘Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back.’She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said ‘We’re sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.’ The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at Mickey D’s.
[Retribution] Accused Idaho college students’ murderer faces the “firing squad” if found guilty, after sitting on death row for years and years. If he’s absolutely guilty, how about the deceased students’ family members being put on the firing squad?
[Amazon Is Everywhere] Between 2020 and 2022, the number of Amazon delivery vans prowling streets more than doubled, to roughly 100,000
[Travel Advisory] NAACP issues travel advisory for Florida, says state “has become hostile to Black Americans” Link

According to the book “Land of the Free Parking”, in the United States, there are now as many as six parking spaces for every car in America.

The current Coconut Telegraph was published on 5/23/23 at 8:16 am.