Sniglet of the Day, May 22, 2017

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Sniglet Of The DayPrincess (or Prince) Snobby-Snoots n. This person thinks he or she is of nobility, and will usually use any silly occasion to make themselves feel important. They could come through your gas station, local discount store, or fast food drive through, and if your computers are lagging or if you don’t set something up exactly the way they want to see it, they get all hoity-toity and pick apart every little thing they think you might be doing wrong. They could be impatient, or just particular, but they really don’t see thing from the other side. Even if they have, they forget about the unspoken rules of the service industry, like, “Do not anger the people serving or making your food.” or “Do not anger your hairdresser.” or anyone else whose business you are in. Regular people are here for the same reasons they are, but most of them are pretty cool and patient about sticking around during busy and difficult times. Prince or Princess Snobby-Snoot can be anyone from a toddler having a tantrum to an old coot that has a cranky disposition. Do your best to make sure these “nobles” are cleared from the space quickly, and the rest of your workday can go pretty smoothly.

Celtic Lemonade

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Recipes_From_The_Fridge-150x150Summer is very much here, and it is time for backyard barbecues, beach parties, and music festivals, and you are going to get thirsty. You will want to cool off, but you don’t want to lose that buzz, so here is a light spirit that will keep any member of the Seven Nations happy, as well as most anyone else with Celtic blood in their veins.

Here is the recipe for a gallon of the libation:

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup lemon juice (natural strength)
1 1/2 cup Scotch or Irish Whiskey
Water to fill

In your jug or pitcher, add sugar, juice, then Whiskey. Fill with water the rest of the way, shake or stir to mix, and serve at your summer ceilidh chilled.
Your drinking age friends will love this light mix, and with easy enough to find ingredients, you should be able to mix up plenty to stock up for the duration. For those of you in the South, keep this on hand all year long, because the work weeks are long, and it is much more cost effective than bringing in cases of Guiness, or Bass, or any IPA. About the only brew you would not want to substitute if for is Grayton Beach 30A Beach Blonde Lager. Have a great weekend!

Sniglet of the Day: May 5, 2017

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Sniglet Of The DayMediamnesia (n)That feeling you get when inundated by so many mixed messages from so many media, that you can’t remember what happened from one week to the next. You also can’t seem to remember what happened to you five years ago, or even before that, but somehow you survived long enough to get to where you are now.

So many messages, so many places and names and outlets, news networks, and so many other forms of information and entertainment, it is a wonder the average North American person can remember it all, but some of us are suffering from mediamnesia, or so the companies that run these places hope. We are scanning our phones at every stop, hoping to get a clue on what or whom might be important this day, when they or it might not even matter a week from now. Sadly, that’s the way they want us to do things. From season to season, from sports to fashion, to regular TV shows and movies, we forget so quickly, it seems as though some kind of evil spell has been placed on us, but we have no Rememberall to help us look back. Hopefully, some of us do come our senses and recall the events listed in Bill Joel’s song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” , but the further away from that timeline that we go, the more and more mediamnesia sticks around, and it is a scary place to be.

Expeditions: Viking

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Expeditions Viking

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★¼ 

You are the successor to your father in a Viking village and you must fix the problems that your father created when he went looking for treasures on the British Isles. Every action that you do and every conversation that you have will determine if you have a successful rule or not. It will also have bearing on how your subjects feel about you and your ability to be able to have others follow you as you try and save your lands from a blood thirsty chieftain who has his sights on your lands.

This is one game that you just might find yourself wondering where the time went. This is not like your usual titles where everything is in 3D but you really wont care as the story draws you in as you are conversing with your subject one moment and then fighting the next in this turned base strategy RPG based on the Vikings and Norse history and mythology.

Trolls (2016) Find your happy place

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Dreamworks keeps coming up more and more great family movies, and although Trolls is not quite as immersive as Sing, it has its own charm and lots of colourful 1970s nostalgia mixed in. Anyone growing up in the era will understand many of the references the Trolls and their enemies, The Bergens come across along the way.

These trolls are not the kind one fights in Middle Earth, nor are they the kind that get loose in the basement at Hogwarts. These are very different. These are tiny, happy creatures based on toys created by the Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam in 1959. Now they are their own nation, and sadly, that tiny tribe lives in a park in the center of a Bergen town, only to be harvested for a festival every year know as Trollstice. On this day, Bergens get to indulge in a feast of happiness that comes from consuming Trolls. This particular Trollstice is the first one for the new Bergen Prince Gristle Jr.(Christopher Mintz-Plasse), but the prince will never learn how to be happy, because this is also the night that Troll King Peppy (Jeffrey Tambor) gets everyone out of the captive park, and to a new home far in the forest. They live peacefully for twenty years, and soon the Troll princess, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) is learning how to be a royal for the time when she takes the throne.