Saturday, January 16, 2010

~Joe Vs. The Volcano....Week-End

Now I always felt this was a under loved child of a Meg & Tom movie. So I thought why not shine a spot light on this film that started it all.

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank's job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly "live like a king, die like a man" - but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.

How about serving that up with alittle...

Waponi Woo Orange Brain Cloud Pie

Recipe By : Simply Delicious Desserts
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Dessert/Dinner Pie No Baking Required

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 c low-fat graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c reduced fat margarine -- melted
3 tbsps granulated sugar
14 ozs fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c orange carbonated beverage
2 tsps orange peel -- grated
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 c Cool Whip® Free -- thawed

To prepare crust, combine crumbs, margarine, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Press mixture firmly in a 9″ pie pan. Spread crumb mixture evenly in pie
pan. Chill 1 hour, or until firm. Or, bake in a 375 oven for 10 minutes or
until edges are brown. Cool on rack before filling. To prepare filling,
sweetened condensed milk, carbonated beverage, orange peel, and food
coloring in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into
crust. Freeze six hours or until firm. Let stand ten minutes before