Kenneth Tucker

...a hermit iconoclast

Instant pot

The Instant Pot, why wasn't I told?

... AKA IP April 20, 2017

Went for a walk and came back to lentils, hull-less barley, brown rice, coconut oil, coarse sea salt, and ground black pepper cooked to perfection in 35 min. Good job Instant Pot, good job. I have begun to add various green menageries and eggs to this mishmash with highly satisfying results...

The IP is the best seller on Amazon kitchen appliances and maintains 4.5 stars @ over 18k reviews. That's nothing to sneeze at. I immensely appreciate my trusty crockpot with it's ability to slowly cook savory meals without burning them, but 35 min lentils, hull-less barley, and/or brown rice certainly have a place.

It hardly seems necessary to weigh in on this fabulous appliance. However I would like to add meal diversity as another wonderful metric. So extensive was my trusty crockpot usage that the meal diversity afforded by the IP was serendipitous. Virtual time compression is possible with a crockpot by preparing say a weeks worth of a meal base such as lentils. With the IP I find myself preparing a single portion of broccoli greens, lentils, hull-less barley, and long grain brown rice in 35 minutes for lunch and hard boiled eggs and sweet potatoes for dinner. I could eat lintels and brown rice forever and never notice however the ability to diversify my super food only diet with real time compression is marvelous!

Many are fascinated and impressed with what amounts to no more than the squandering of vast quantities of resources to irrationally deify and bury rich people. However, the valuable lesson of the ancient Egyptians was their mastery of the science and agriculture which ultimately afforded them their immortalized foolishness.

Similarly women are often appreciated for alluring femininity while the terrifyingly powerful abilities instinctually conferred by motherhood often go unappreciated.

Women's ability to multitask can gestate and raise multiple charges to maturity. Women's two way communication with speechless infants via body language is also hardwired. This later ability means it is extremely difficult to lie to your significant other because when one lies their body language does not match their words.

Yes, mothers do have eyes in the back of their heads which are facilitated by a far greater peripheral vision than men possess. Women can look straight ahead while checking a man out without any thoughts of ever getting caught. My inherit tunnel vision envies this. The success of these abilities is clearly evident in the viral spread of humanity over the entire planet.

Just body language skill and the ability to multitask rings around men has me wondering why most world leaders are not female. Men's mere physical strength advantage does not account for this anomaly and playing silly games with projectiles hardly seems a noteworthy evolutionary event to replace the pragmatic hunting game advantage conferred by tunnel vision.

Perhaps ruling by proxy is the far safer and wise choice. Perhaps women instinctually don't care to subjugate their more critical mission of continually spreading the human species over the earth and possibly even space. Whatever their reasons I am happy to be an old man who has gained some modicum of libido control.

Kenneth Tucker
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