Friday, May 21, 2010

Sugared Cinema: Superbad


I'm over here in my unit, isolated and alone, eating my terrible tasting food, and I have to look over at that.  


 That looks like the most fun I've ever seen in my entire life, and it's B.S. - excuse my language. I'm just saying that I wash and dry; I'm like a single mother.  Look, we all know home-ec is a joke - no offense - it's just that everyone takes this class to get an A, and it's bullshit - and I'm sorry.  I'm not putting down your profession, but it's just the way I feel.  I don't want to sit here, all by myself, cooking this shitty food - no offense - and I just think that I don't need to cook tiramisu.  Am I going to be a chef? No.  There's three weeks left of school, give me a f*ckin' break!  I'm sorry for cursing. 


I remember Mike and I taking his (then) 14 year-old sister to see Superbad when it came out in August 2007.  She was on summer break and Mike and I decided to play hooky to spend a random day out with her.  We wanted to cap it off with a movie and Superbad was one we were all interested in seeing.

It. was. hysterical.

Of course Mike, being the "big brother"type, had his makeshift earmuffs (hands, as the rest of the world calls them) on guard, ready to cover his sister's ears at the drop of an F-bomb.

Alright...I have a confession.  

I had a completely different movie planned out for today and something sweet to go along with it.  I came home and got a head start on the evening (a rare occurence, mind you.)  Berry White was grilling dinner which meant I had the whole stove to myself.  

I took out all of the ingredients and got to work.


 Everything seemed to be going smoothly...


 ...until I reached the 2nd to last step.


Anyone care to take a guess at what this is supposed to resemble?

(You might want to put on a Hazmat suit before you get any closer.)

What was supposed to be chocolate pudding turned into a grainy, liquidy pool of failure.  I think I know where I went wrong:  I didn't wait long enough for the mixture to thicken and this particular recipe didn't specify using a double boiler.  I'm all for a lesson learned but I was really looking forward to my chocolate nightcap.

Sorry guys.  Can we still be e-friends?

I plan on giving pudding another try in the future.  Only next time, I'm going straight for the Scharffen Berger recipe.  Because this one was bad.  

Superbad.


30 comments:

  1. I have a friend who refused his 18 year-old sister's request to see this movie. I, in my old age, laughed and laughed cause had I been her age, I would have been denied as well. The drawings at the end get me everytime.

    "Do you know how many foods are shaped like dicks? The best kind!"

    I'm sorry to hear about your failure. For the longest time, I couldn't make macaroni and cheese that came from the box. Talk about loser!

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  2. While it definitely would suck to be deprived of a hard worked for chocolate treat, it's nice to see sometimes that our blogging favourites are human too. And sharing the mistakes really helps everyone - learn from the mistakes of others, you'll won't live long enough to make them all yourself!

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  3. Margie - I was the "baby" and my mom was extremely lenient by the time she started raising me. My older sisters were obsessed with horror movies and I would often watch with them. All I know is that these eyes should not have seen "Sleepaway Camp" when I was 7.

    Melinda - thanks for the reassurance :) I considered scrapping the whole mess and scrounging up a new recipe but, like you said, sharing the (huge soupy) mistakes really does help others. That and it was close to 10pm when disaster struck...

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  4. "You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours. Of course, my back just happens to be located on my..."

    You know the quickest road to success? Double your failure rate.

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  5. Duuuude. I saw The Exorcist when I was a kid unbeknownst to the parents. It gets worse...I was with my not much older brother and an aunt 1 year old than him, in a dark and empty house since we were moving my Grandma out, in Mexico which was near the Rio Grande. Just hearing the theme gives me the heebies and I cannot sleep for days and if I'm not sleeping ain't no one else sleeping.

    I have a request...send me your failures. ;)

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  6. Such a brill movie. I have to see it again soon.

    Thanks for posting this, it makes me feel *slightly* better about my many dessert fails.

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  7. I have tried the Scharfen Berger recipe and it is seriously amazing! I would highly recommend it. I am sure you will have better results with it. I have been wanting to see this movie. It looks hilarious. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  8. Liam - I had to add that to my little quote book.

    Margie - The power of pudding compels you!

    Emily - for every dessert fail, you churn out a good, oh, 30-40 incredible meals :)

    Ms. Meanie - that's really good to know! I should have gone for quality over convenience with the chocolate. Gotta take care of this wicked craving...

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  9. We are not perfect and so we call commit mistakes. .

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  10. I have tried the Scharfen Berger recipe and it is seriously amazing! I would highly recommend it. I am sure you will have better results with it.

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  11. oh! that sounds like fun! And mmmm, chocolate!

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  12. Nice recipe i like it and try his at home but I am sure you will have better results with it. thanx for sharing.

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  13. I have tried the Scharfen Berger recipe and it is seriously amazing! I would highly recommend it. I am sure you will have better results with it.

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  14. Well, I am sure you will have better results with it. I have been wanting to see this movie. It looks hilarious. keep it up.

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  15. The pictures are looking so delicious. Hey where is recipe? Please post recipe too. thanks

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  16. The pictures are looking so delicious. Thanks for the prefect and highly amazing photos.

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  17. Well, I should have gone for quality over convenience with the chocolate. Gotta take care of this wicked craving. thanx for posting.

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  18. I should have gone for quality over convenience with the chocolate. Gotta take care of this wicked craving, thanx for sharing.

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  19. Baking is my passion and I really enjoy doing it. This is nice.

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  20. Well, it's nice to see sometimes that our blogging favorites are human too. And sharing the mistakes really helps everyone - learn from the mistakes of others, you'll won't live long enough to make them all yourself! thanx for posting.

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  21. Hey, Nobody's perfect so you don't need to be worry. We learned from our mistakes and sometimes it can make us a better person. Keep on trying, I know you can do it. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Well, I am sure you will have better results with it. I have been wanting to see this movie. It looks hilarious. thanx for the share.

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  23. Sounds Good thanks for sharing i hope everybody enjoy thanks.

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  24. Well, I am sure you will have better results with it. I have been wanting to see this movie. It looks hilarious. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  25. Well, I should have gone for quality over convenience with the chocolate. Gotta take care of this wicked craving, thanx for posting.

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  26. Not too bad, but I used a cheap tequila-normally I do use a good tequila-Tarantula, 1800, Patron,but I prefer Cabo Wabo. I know it's expensive, but the best tequila makes the best margaritas.

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  27. Thanks for posting this, it makes me feel *slightly* better about my many dessert fails.

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  28. These pictures are so awesome! Thanks for the share!

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  29. I would highly recommend it. I am sure you will have better results with it. I have been wanting to see this movie.

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  30. You have a wonderful blog here - your photography is wonderful. I shall follow you too, I look forward to seeing all your delicious posts, keep it up.

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