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The Dark Lord

I've had a bag of Kettle Brand Pepperoncini chips cooling in the salty cellar for a minute. I honestly haven't been in that much of a rush due to the whole Kettle Brand usually being a disappointment thing [even though I find the pepperoncini flavour beyond intriguing]. Finally tonight I figure I'd step into this lime green bag of (hopefully) goodness. When I opened the bag and took a whiff I was met with a smell similar to salt and vinegar. The chips have green flakes on them and don't look dissimilar to sour cream and onion. I popped one in my mouth and hot dang, the initial crunch released a faint salt and vinegar flavour..followed by a heat that is similar to black pepper, however, with a bit more of a kick. The chips have a nice crunch and (for being Kettle Brand) aren't overly greasy [compared to almost any other kettle cooked chip they're still pretty greasy]. The grease however doesn't overpower the "pepperoncini" flavour which is a *thumbs

Power Dynamics

I'd like to say I'm a music and chip connoisseur..aficionado..halfwit, but that would insinuate some sort of high level of competence; a developed palate..possession of some sort of authoritative expertise. At the end of the day I'm an enthusiast through and through. I've never taken the time to study music. I dabble in the theory and history here and there (dabble may even be an overstatement), but at the end of the day I'm happy liking what I like and making my own uneducated observations. There's tons of music that I'm supposed to like (intellectually and historically) but I just don't. I thought about listing some of those bands here (partially as a troll..and partially because I enjoy shitting on some astonishingly boring highly regarded bands) but I've tried to avoid shitting on any artists at the Salty Bag, mostly because when push comes to shove anyone that's released a legitimate album is leaps and bounds more talented than me (that even

Heartspark Dollarsign

2015, amiright. Below I've listed some stuff that was rad. The stuff on the list isn't necessarily new for 2015, just stuff that I partook in consuming that I think others should as well (even if they have to go out of their way). This listing is in no particular order. Chip/Snack Division : - "Homemade" Queso (Velveeta and Hot Ro*tel [yeah it's not from scratch but it's a nice alternative to Tostitos {pretty much all the other brand pre-mades that I've tried are hot garbage}]) - Homemade Dill Pickle Dip (cream cheese, pickles, pickle juice, garlic or onion powder..then whatever you think'll be good in it [thanks Tara]) - Archer Farms chips (Canadian division. R.I.P.) - Freezeritos (Doritos (Sweet Chili Heat, Ketchup, Dillicious (or whatever they're called now), Roulette, Hab/Guac Collions...I think that pretty much has them covered)  - President's Choice chips in general. Big shout out to the "Loads of" line. (I was i

Applebee's Bar

(Note: if you're here strictly for the chips skip to the final paragraph) Since the inception of television it seems that reality TV shows (centered around 'talent' competitions) have existed. For the last 15(?) years, the focus of these shows seems to be yodeling, you know, hitting as many un-necessary notes as possible to illustrate ones vocal prowess. American Idol, The Voice..whatever current show that broadcasts people vying to have someones hand shoved up their ass so that they can show off their ability to sing words written by others and hit notes that are dictated to them. At the end of the day there are amazingly talented singers that are given the ability to broadcast their skills to a nation, is this good? I don't know, what I do know is that Spraynard 's latest album Mable absolutely blows away any of those puppets trying to shortcut their way to the top. Spraynard's previous album, Funtitled (their 2nd album) was one of my favourite of 2011 so

Rocket Summer (2015 Table of Contents)

This is just a rundown of my postings in 2015 including: the blog title, chip and music reference for anyone that doesn't want to read all them: January 2015: Piss Angel - Music: Pig Destroyer      Chip: Blair's Death Rain Jolokia Pepper The Devil's Takin' Names - Chip: Doritos Scream Cheese     Music: (for title) Lawrence Arms Sink or Swim - Music: Bigwig     Chips: Archer Farms Spicy Ketchup and Salt Pepper & Vinegar Nihilism - Music: Rancid     Chip: Kettle Brand Sriracha February 2015: Hell Frezes Up -     Music: Volition     Chips: Old Dutch Rave   (less of a review more of a lament) I Don't Want to go Down to the Basement, Either - Music: The Hextalls - Rock You to Sleep      Chip: Lay's Wavy Milk Chocolate State-Sanctioned Murder - Music: The Capitalist Kids - at a loss      Chip: Hardbite Wild Onion & Yogurt Pieces of You -  Music: Mobina Galore      Chips: Freezeritos (predominantly Doritos Sweet Chili Heat) M