Welcome to The Breakfast of Champions, a commentariat response to the absence and loss of the Digital Viking. Coming up every Friday in the offseason, TBoC is a guide to restoring and maintaining sanity in a worlds without football. We do this by looking at the essentials to having fun:
- Places to go or how to get there (In Hong Kong, Dallas, or at home...)
- Food to gorge yourself on from a football induced depression (The food factor should always be massive...)
- Fun ways to liquor yourself up (four Bloody Marys...)
- Something completely different to liven yourself up (for random seasoning six lines of the best cocaine for dessert…)
- Words for the weekend (there should also be two or three newspapers...)
- What to do for the weekend (a notebook for planning the next twenty-four hours...)
- The soundtrack to do all of these things to (at least one source of good music…)
Ranch Servers and duties at CFC didn't leave me time to write a contribution to the BoC. Luckily, greekpadre wrote up a full post. Hopefully there will be more content in the weeks to come.
In Hong Kong, Dallas, or at home...
GP: This author has travelled around a lot, and to this day, one of his favorite places to go is Vienna. The city itself should be considered a UNESCO world heritage site. Vienna has culture beyond culture and if you’re ever fortunate enough to go to the city, you must visit the Inner Stadt of the city. The Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Karntner Strasse, it’s all there for someone who loves history, shopping and architecture. Even if you have only a little money to spend, you can indulge in one of the Viennese great traditions: drinking coffee at one of their famed coffee shops and people watching.
A pleasant scene from the Inner Stadt
The food factor should always be massive...
GP: Those of you who’ve never been to California, are missing out on a grand fast food eatery: In-N-Out Burger. While In-N-Out has a limited viewing menu, it’s one item on their "secret menu" that makes In-N-Out different than anything else, Animal Style (burger and fries). Behold, a mustard grilled patty, with cheese, extra "spread" and grilled onions; along with the fries that are topped the same way. When one craves In-N-Out, it doesn’t stop until one gets Animal Style.
four Bloody Marys...
GP: A method of self-destruction in the purest sense. Camel Piss Cocktail: It is composed of 3 oz of Canadian beer, 2 oz tequila, 1 oz Bacardi Dark Rum, 1 oz of Ouzo and fill to the top with Mountain Dew. If that doesn’t put you in a liquor induced coma, I don’t know what will.
for random seasoning six lines of the best cocaine for dessert…
GP: Windskating: for those of you who have a skateboard or a longboard, here’s what you do with limited money: Pull the bedsheets off your bed and create a sail out of it. Wait for a strong wind to come along and sail the smooth roads. For more excitement, add slopes.
there should also be two or three newspapers...
GP: Advances in the medical field are always fascinating to read about, especially when they introduce a unique concept for helping prion diseases such as Fabry disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Biochemists at the University of Massachusetts have been recently analyzing a newer medical technique called molecular therapy. Quite an interesting article if you can take the time.
a notebook for planning the next twenty-four hours...
GP: FOOTBALL IS STILL ON PEOPLE! Even though it is a meaningless game with no implications whatsoever, The Pro Bowl will be on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. EST. For those of you who aren’t interested in a glorified scrimmage before Super Bowl Sunday, you can watch the NHL All-Star game on Sunday as well at 4 p.m. EST.
at least one source of good music…
GP: Unique sounds come in all kinds. However, some of my most favorite music to relax at night to is The Gotan Project. A little bit of ambience mixed with some electronica, jazz and Nuevo Tango and there you have the Gotan Project. Eclectic sounds to soften the ears and relax the mind for any time of day.
Gotan Project- Last Tango in Paris (studio version) (via stenografie)
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