Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Official Top 10 List May 2012

Top Movie
"Men in Black III"

 Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Director:Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers:Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham (Malibu comic)
Stars:Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin

Top TV Series
  House M.D.

An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
Creator:David Shore
Stars:Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps and Robert Sean Leonard

Top Song
"Call Me Maybe

Music video by Carly Rae Jepsen performing Call Me Maybe.

Top Video


Top Book
  "The Age of Miracles"
“It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it.
I doubt it very much.”
Luminous, haunting, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles is a stunning fiction debut by a superb new writer, a story about coming of age during extraordinary times, about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.
Top Website

 "Amazon", an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer.The company also produces consumer electronics - notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader - and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
Amazon has separate retail websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China, with international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. It is also expected to launch its websites in Poland,Netherlands and Sweden.

Top Pc Game

Terra is a virtual world played from the first-person perspective with one of several vehicles, originally limited to a medium tank (Rhino), light scout vehicle (Goat), or a heavy long-range self-propelled howitzer (Buffalo). A light attack helicopter (Shrike) was added sometime in 1997 and several other vehicle types have been added since, including a heavy tank (Armadillo) and fast laser-armed recon vehicles both land (Scarab) and air (Phoenix). Also, stationary fort defenses which existed from the start of the game (Thugs) as AI's have been made player-usable.
The game has some role-playing aspects to it as each player makes a character whose statistics are tracked continuously. Each player aligns themselves with a clan, and all players start in one of two clans called the "Desert Rats" or "AMOK". Players move from these two beginner/introductory clans by either pledging to existing primary clans or by forming their own clans.

Top Travel Destination
 US Virgin Island

The Virgin Islands of the United States are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.
The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.4 km2).
As of the 2000 census the population was 108,612, mostly composed by those of Afro-Caribbean descent. Tourism is the primary economic activity, although there is a significant manufacturing sector.
Top Food
Smoked Brisket


    1/4 cup kosher salt
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    2 tablespoons Spanish paprika
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon celery salt
    1 tablespoon lemon pepper
    1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 (5 to 8 pound) beef brisket (flat cut)
    4 cups oak or hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained
    1 cup apple juice
    1 1/2 cups your favorite BBQ sauce, for serving


Special equipment: spray bottle for apple juice
Combine all the spices in a bowl, mix well. Pat the spice rub onto the meat, making sure to heavily season the entire surface area of the brisket. Cover or wrap the brisket and let it sit at room temperature while getting the smoker or charcoal grill fired up. Do not leave at room temperature for longer than 1 hour.
The grill is ready when the charcoal has burned to a white ash. If using a grill instead of a smoker, arrange the coals on 1 side of the grill, leaving an area large enough for the brisket to cook indirectly with no coals directly underneath the meat.
When the grill has reached 200 to 225 degrees F, scatter 1/4 of the wood chips over the coals, close the grate, put the brisket on the grill and close the lid.
Maintain a 200 to 225 degree F cooking temperature inside the grill, adding coals every 2 hours or as necessary. Add wood chips and spray the brisket with apple juice every time you add new coals. Try not to lift the lid of the grill at any other time.
When the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer (after about 4 to 5 hours), remove it from the grill and double wrap in aluminum foil to keep the juices from leaking out. Return the brisket to the grill (or smoker) The brisket is finished cooking when it is very tender and reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees F, about another 1 to 2 hours. Let rest for 45 minutes, then unwrap and slice. Serve with BBQ sauce on the side.

Top Drink
"The Old Cuban"


    1 handful fresh mint leaves (about 1 large sprig) plus more for garnish
    1 1/2 ounces aged rum
    1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
    1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar or 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
    2 dashes bitters, (recommended: Angostura)
    Ice cubes
    1 1/2 to 2 ounces dry Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine


Muddle the mint leaves with the rum, lime juice, Simple Syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready when the shaker mists up.) Pour the muddled liquid into a chilled champagne flute, holding back the ice, but letting some of the mint leaves fall into the glass. Add enough Champagne to almost fill the glass to the top. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Drink.
Simple Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

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