Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We're moving

In the next few days I'm moving this blog to a Wordpress blog away from the Google based system. Please change your bookmark, if you have me bookmarked, to

BFDude.com or BunrtFoodDude.US

See you guys there!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 6th

Let us not forget the sacrifices of "America's greatest generation". God bless them all.

General Dwight D. Esienhower - Allied Forces Supreme Commander

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - President of the United States

Friday, June 4, 2010

Freaky Friday

As I surf the Blogosphere, I've noticed that some of my fellow bloggers have set aside some days for certain things. Such as "Wordless Wednesday" or "Federalist Friday". So I decide to do a "Freaky Friday" entry.

Don at the "Beyond Left Field" blog wrote about getting close to a ghost. Here is a picture of something, maybe a ghost.

The Dudette (Pat my wife) and I went on a ghost hunt earlier this year. The locations was the Porter County Jail in Valparaiso Indiana. The jail is now a museum. The photo was taken on the upper floor of the jail/museum. The room at one time was side room converted to an office several years ago but then abandoned.

It was about 10:30 at night, the lights were out and we were in almost total darkness. Pat was taking pictures without a flash. She stuck her hand inside the door way of the room and pushed the button. We heard the auto focus trying to focus on something. When we saw the picture it was a WTF moment. The room was pitch black. We saw nothing and there was no flash.

We have no idea what it is/was. It appears to emit some sort of light that illuminated the back wall. Later that evening, we were in the attic. I felt a light tapping on my right upper arm. Also, I get one EVP on my digital recorder. It is considered to by a class b EVP that said "they're hiding".


Do I believe in ghosts? Well, I do believe in God, so I have to accept the fact there is at least one Holy Spirit or most often referred to as the Holy Ghost. Now, the supernatural is another thing...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I woke up this morning and remembered I didn't have to go to work! So I did some laundry and surfed the net. I thought I'd start June off with a laugh so I'll share this Carol Burnett out take with you. Its Tim Conway's elephant story. Enjoy!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Let me begin with thanking all the veterans (past and present) and our fighting forces wherever they may be for their military service. You guys are the greatest!

Don Chute has a great little video with Gene Simmons that you all should see. A tribute to all the branches of the military. Great music for great people!

Now I know you are all wondering how I did in Westmont's Red, White & BBQ contest. Well, the answer is not to good. We were 31st place over all out of 52 teams.

However, my ribs did not come in last place. Let me explain that last comment. The first year we competed there, my ribs cost me a Grand Championship. We had a 3rd place chicken, a 1st place pork and a 4th place beef brisket. My ribs were dead last which put us 7th place over all. The next year my ribs were 2nd from the bottom and last year they were 3rd from the bottom. This year they were 35th out of 52.

Oh well, may next year.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

BBQ Stadium, Westmont IL.

Ahhh! Its Saturday! One week from today I'll be back on the floor of BBQ Stadium (Ty Warner Park in Westmont Il). The smell of napalm in the morning...opps I mean the smell of smoking hickory and oak in the morning. Don't ya' just love it? Will Dr Porkenstein do a 4pete? Is this be a come back to competition win for the Porkrastinators? Will Uncle Bub give out his secret recipe for fried Mac & Cheese? I guess we'll have to wait for the smoke to clear next Sunday.

If you didn't know, this is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest. We have to cook 4 meats and they are chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder (picnic, butt or both) and beef brisket. The hard part is the turn in times on Sunday. The chicken is due in at noon, the ribs at 12:30, pork at 1pm and brisket at 1:30pm.

I don't know exactly how many teams will be there. Last year they said that they were capping the number of entries at 48 or 54 teams. Also last year they had entries from as far away as New York and five different states. The current point leader (Quau) in the KCBS team of the year standings will be there. CancerSucksChicago.com the 2006 Jack Daniels World Champion will be there.

If you're in the neighborhood stop down and say hi. Also, on Sunday, after turn in, most teams will put out samples of their Championship BBQ. Don't expect the samples to last too long as there are a lot of great tasting food.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All Texas Bloggers & Readers

Please, Please, Please! Help.

Ray Lampe's (AKA Dr BBQ) BBQ trailer was stolen last night (night of May 11th). Here is the note I got..

My trailer was stolen last night at a hotel in Wichita Falls, TX. It's a 14ft Wells Cargo with Green Flames on the side, a kitchen and Big Green Egg in the back. Anybody sees it email me at drbbq@hotmail.com

Please keep an eye out for the missing trailer and pass the word.

Thank you for your help.