Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose

So much of modern culture is influenced by television and that is never more true than with catch phrases that spread like wildfire through the public consciousness. Many are originated from commercials (“Where’s the Beef?”, “Waaaaaaszzzzzup”), but there are equally memorable ones from shows.

Recently Fox News (seems a little odd for them, but I’m game) came up with a list of the Top 10 Catch Phrases from television. Here they are:

  1. “No soup for you!” – The Soup Nazi from Seinfeld uttered this eternal phrase to Elaine and I use it all the time with my family.
  2. “De Plane! De Plane!” – Tatto, Mr. Roarke’s sidekick from Fantasy Island heralded both the visitors to Fantasy Island and the start of each new show. This might be the first one I ever learned.
  3. “Kiss My Grits!” – As I mention in another post, Flow from Alice, got away with telling people off and the seven-year old I was loved it.
  4. “Oh My God, they killed Kenny!” – For those a little more mature than me (not in age but in ways of acting), you may not have watched much South Park. In the first five seasons of the animated series, the character of Kenny died, immediately followed by the phrase. Near the end of those seasons, they really started making fun of it by either deadpanning the line or when Kenny didn’t die in an episode, other characters talk about how things are strange…unfinished…
  5. “Up your nose, with a rubber hose” – Who would have known that John Travolta would go from playing Vinny Barbarino on Welcome Back Kotter, to the career he’s had. Another great phrase for the kid I was in the 70’s, my brother and I repeated it non-stop.
  6. “Good Night John Boy” – My mom was a regular watcher of The Waltons and at the end of the show, various members of the family shout good night to each other and invariably someone will wish John Boy goodnight.
  7. “D’oh!” – This is my current favorite. Homer, from The Simpsons,  says this phrase whenever he messes up (which is frequently). I do the same (both say the phrase and mess up frequently).
  8. “I love it when a plan comes together” – Hannibal, leader of the A-Team, would say this. It never really made it into my personal lexicon.
  9. “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout Willis?” – On the show Different Strokes, Arnold would say this to his older brother when he just couldn’t believe what Willis was telling him. It is another phrase I used as a kid. Boy, I’m realizing I may not have an original thought in my head!
  10. “Is that your final answer?” – Regis Philbin made millions for himself and thousands for contestants by uttering this phase.  I use it now to ask someone are they sure they want to stick with an answer they just gave me (hint…hint…not a good idea).

Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

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I love it when a recipe plan comes together! These short ribs just fall off the bone and have such great flavor.

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While there are a lot of ingredients, it is really easy.

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Browning the ribs.

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Making the sauce.

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In the slow cooker.

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A hearty, savory meal.

Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 540 min


2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 to 4-1/2 pounds boneless beef short ribs
1/4 to 1/3 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups beef broth
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
5 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder


1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add ribs in batches and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown ribs in butter.

2. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; pour over ribs.

3. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 12 servings.

Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooked-short-ribs

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Categories: Beef 2, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose”

  1. December 16, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    You might be in deep kimchi with this post!


  2. December 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Those ribs look amazing! My mom always makes ribs during the summer and this makes me miss them!


  3. December 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I have heard most all of those phrases! I really like “Where’s the Beef!” Your ribs look soo good!.


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