16.07.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

Here is this week’s discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). Last week I asked for suggestions for future questions so this first question comes from Kara Rubenstein:


The Questions

1 – If you wrote a “For Dummies” book, what would the official title be?

2 – What’s the best news you heard in a long time?

3 – What’s the most famous movie you’ve never seen?

4 – Share a recipe for something you like to make/eat.

5 – Related or unrelated to 4 – you open a restaurant today, what kind of food is it and what’s the name?




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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • 1 – Skipping Rocks For Dummies (I am a professional)

    2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iUAvZgbl1o

    3 – Terminator

    4 – My sister gave me this recipe for super simple tuna casserole knowing I didn’t cook ever:

    1 package egg noodles (large/broad)
    1 package frozen (chopped) spinach
    1 can tuna (flaked, in water)
    1 can mushroom soup
    1/2 cup milk
    4 slices of cheese

    – make noodles in big pot according to instructions (set aside)
    – prepare spinach according to instructions (drain, set aside)
    – in medium sauce pan heat/mix together mushroom soup, milk, cheese until bubbly warm
    – in same large pot or another large serving dish mix everything together thoroughly (noodles, spinach, tuna, sauce)
    – you’re done.

    5 – It’s a noodle shop (probably soba) and it’s called SEND NOODZ.

    • Yesterday (when this was posted) Terminator came up in conversations 3 times organically, now i feel like i should re watch.

      • so weird when that happens – i havent decided if im going to die not having seen it or finally cave

  • Kimi

    1. Productive Procrastination For Dummies

    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCDqHVMzyl8

    3. La La Land

    4. Balsamic Vinaigrette:
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    1 teaspoon honey
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 clove garlic, minced
    salt & pepper to taste
    – Combine in a glass jar with a lid.
    – Shake it like a polaroid picture.

    5. A reverse restaurant called “Tradesies” where people bring their own food from home and maybe share some with me (provided I’ve got something good of my own).

    • haha this restaurant is a genius idea actually

  • 1 Forgoing the professional route, I’d write “Cooking for a Glutard: not all flavor comes from wheat”
    2 Most recently: Chance the Rapper saved Soundcloud
    3 Psycho
    4 Related to #1 – arepas: masarepa (corn flour) + water. Form into pancakes with your hands. Fry on each side until golden. Bake until cooked through. Fill with corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, sour cream, carnitas, etc.
    5 Son of a Millstone.

  • im gonna try to make this pudding

    • Kimi

      Me too — it sounds wonderful!

  • i never considered art recipes, this is great!

  • Dellajmoore

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  • 1 – Procrastination for Dummies.

    2 – So many countries in Europe are banning the production of fossil-fuel powered cars in the next few years. This is a good thing!

    3 – Schindler’s List.

    4 – Three Minute Noodle Satay: Mix together a large spoonful of crunchy peanut butter, sprinkle of dried chilli flakes, few splashes of dark soy sauce, a tablespoon of desiccated coconut, a squirt of sirarcha and a teaspoon of sesame oil. Melt together in a pan for 2-3 minutes, adding a splash of water if it gets too thick. At the same time add some instant egg noodles to a pan of boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix the sauce with the noodles and BAM: three minutes are you’ve got yourself a sticky, spicy, sweet bowl of satay noodles. It’s also good if you pimp it out with stir-fried chicken, peppers and onions, but then it takes longer than three minutes.

    5 – An all-day breakfast place, making different breakfast foods from around the world (it’s always breakfast time somewhere!). It’d be called ADB.

    • Kimi

      “it’s always breakfast time somewhere!” — perfect tagline

  • 1 – Self Sabotage, for Dummies (Never Published, missed the deadlines, burned professional bridges and pushed away friends and families in the process)

    2 – I was going to leave this empty but then i remembered how happy i’ve been about Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities, in particular one song: The Arrangement.

    3 – Casablanca

    4 – I basically improvise this every single time, but i think is something like this: Chicken cutlet with mushrooms and a ton of bell peppers, 1 tomato, ponzu sauce, half a white onion, some milk and pepper and cilantro and whatever spice is around and reachable? over white rice, a beer on the side.

    5 – Its a Taco truck called El Taco de mi Corazón and we only play my mom’s Sunday cleaning playlist with all those heartbreaking (but lovely) songs from long ago.

    • Kimi

      #1 lol

  • thechandynasty

    1 – “Joe, a Dummy for Dummies”
    2 – “It’s not cancer.” (Not re: me, no worries.)
    3 – You name it, haven’t seen it. Let’s just start with that AFI 100 Greatest American films list: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, On the Waterfront….
    4 – A. Go out. B. Pick one item that you feel guilty eating. C. Pair with a glass of wine to neutralize said guilt. D. Repeat 5 nights out of the week.
    5 – I really don’t think we should open up that pandora’s box of a question, but for now I think I’d be happy anywhere that one can bring their dog…to have a good glass of wine. I’d name it Marie, after my mom.

    • i woulda thought you seen all those! albums would be a different story

      • thechandynasty

        For every one Citizen Kane I have not watched, it feels like I’ve seen 100 sitcoms. I can’t tell you when exactly Rosebud gets revealed but I can tell you exactly what episode of Family Ties that Tom Hanks is in.

      • what i dont think i’ve seen that episode

  • Guillaume Veyrat

    1 – How not to pick up girls in nightclub.

    2 – Britney Spears who shove her hair, that was so tight.

    3 – Casablanca.

    4 – Put 3 eggs in boiling water for 4 minutes
    Cut a “bleeding” tomato in small slices
    Drip some sugar soya sauce on you tomato
    Break the shell of your eggs
    Put them on your tomato
    Add some curry and some fried oignons

    5 – A pizzeria named “Les Bons Vivants”.

  • Kim

    1 – Popping Pimples for Dummies
    2 – coconut jelly, sometimes called nata jelly/nata de coco, is not unhealthy/kind of healthy-ish (it’s made of fermented coconut water). I eat a lot of this and only recently decided to look up what it’s made of and it’s not a chemical bath like i feared!
    3 – La La Land (probably not the most famous movie I haven’t seen, but one that was talked about a lot and i don’t feel inclined to see)
    4 – (1) Thinly chop some scallions from the white to the light green (don’t take the soft dark green leafy parts, they’re not as flavorful). (2) Chop the same amt of ginger in the same ish size pieces as the scallions. See how you feel, maybe add garlic or chili flakes too but not too much. (3) Put some olive or sesame oil in a pot and warm it, then throw all the stuff in there! Add salt. Note: You are not really cooking it, just warming it. This sauce normally goes with Chinese cold wine chicken but I like it on plain rice when there’s nothign else to eat
    5 – It would be called “Neighbors House” and we’d recreate dishes from Miyazaki-Studio Ghibli films. our top seller is an egg on thickly cut bread with large pieces of bacon or whatever we got from the farm next door

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