There's much to say about the last episode of Battlestar Galactica, and
I'll be posting my thoughts on it shortly you can read the serious stuff here. But first...
In honor of the finale, a group organized by Mark Hugo (star of the excellent short film "Silent Film Star vs. the Undead") gathered... to eat pie. Lots and lots of pie. It was perhaps the first, and very likely the last, 12-Pie Frak Party in history: one pie for each of the 12 colonies (or "signs of the zodiac," if you insist). Without further ado, and in no particular order, I present the 12 Pies of Kobol:
Canceron/Cancer: Plenty of crab meat in puff pastry.
Gemenon/Gemini: A twinned pair: an apple pie, and a "mock apple pie," a Depression-era treat that defies reason by actually tasting kinda like apples despite containing no fruit at all (unless some lemon juice counts.) Can you guess the secret ingredient? I couldn't.
Picon/Pisces: This one should win some kind of presentation prize, though in the spirit of full disclosure I must admit that I didn't actually eat any of it. A stargazer pie containing whole mackerel, with the heads and tails poking out at the edges.
Scorpia/Scorpio: Since we couldn't find any scorpion meat, here's the next best thing: a scorpion roll, in pie form. Raw salmon, crab, shrimp, rice, avocado, and cream cheese, all on a seaweed crust. I couldn't bring myself to eat this one,
thanks to despite piemaker Mark's insistence that "the fish is fresh! I got it yesterday!"
Aquarion/Aquarius: A lemon meringue pie, the surface of which resembles the storm-toss'd sea. Get it? Fine, you try thinking up a water-themed pie. That isn't a seafood pie, since we have four of those already. And a pie plate full of water won't cut it. What's that? The meringue does look like the ocean after all? That's what I thought.
Libran/Libra: How does one make a pie to illustrate the concept of balance? Easy: make two pies that weigh exactly the same. These were rather rich peanut butter pies topped with chocolate. (See? Balance between light and dark, too!) I ated too much of this one.
That's a lot of frakkin' pies.
Coming soon , And now, some thoughts on the religion-steeped conclusion of a darned good SF show.
*I've kept things generally anonymous, but if you were there and want your name or some sort of link or something on your pie, let me know. And don't forget to remind me which one you made!