To All & Sundry
F. Christmas in particular!
And may none be denied light enough to see by.--ml
I don't have a fully fleshed out point here, but it occurs to me that there are certain people in politics who are like the finance guys in business. They're so removed from the actual product that they're selling that they forget that customers actually need to like and buy their crap.That's how the Plundecrats go to work this past thirty years and more.
Earle: "The job of a consultant is to restate the client's question in such a way that the problem states its solution."Problem:
"Three smashed thumbs!!!" — The Carpenter of Kennebunkport.Who was that white suited dude with the handlebars?
"Huh?" — Burt and I.
"Nertz" — Unperiodic Variety.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007It is worth re-posting because sitemeter informs me that visitor #20k came calling at 10:52:38 pm on 20 July 2011. The visitor, from Sarawak, Malaysia, googled for "word inflation". Hopefully I satisfied that itch.
One of Earle's favorite comments was:
"The first fifty years are the hardest."
But I first encountered word inflation, not through Victor Borge's twoderful skit, but when Earle turned 45. Overnight the comment grew:
"The first hundred years are the hardest."
Now is Dum Luk's time. About 11 am PST visitor number 10,000 (according to Sitemeter) came calling from Princeton, New Jersey, in quest of portable beehive ovens.
So now all of you kind readers are "among the lucky first twenty thousand".
We have a song here, more or less as a postscript, it's about something that's not really an animal, but it's certainly more than a mere vegetable. I am referring, of course, to that fantastic newly-discovered hybrid, the Wompom. ...The answers have no known geographic limitation. They range from collations as simple as flour and water to the austere complexities of a jaded gourmet's palette wake-up regime. While masters strain and heave the veriest amateur may strike it lucky and carry off the prize. Or not. The point is: It fills. It satisfies. Brillat-Savarin beams.
You can do such a lot with a Wompom,
You can use every part of it too.
For work or for pleasure,
It's a triumph, it's a treasure,
Oh there's nothing that a Wompom cannot do.
Oh, the flesh in the heart of a Wompom
Has the flavour of porterhouse steak.
And its juice is a liquor
That will get you higher quicker
And you're still lit up next morning when you wake.
A third version is Strike Night Spaghetti.Dad's Spaghetti SauceDice 4 slices of bacon, 3 ribs of celery and 4 onions.Mince 6 cloves of garlic.Sauté bacon slowly to render fat.Brown 1½ pounds coarsely ground beef.Add vegetables. Sauté about 5 minutes.Add 4 cans consomme, 2 large cans tomato paste, (1 large can tomatoes), (⅓ cup dried shitake mushrooms), ⅓ cup oregano, 1 bunch parsley, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon mustard, ½ teaspoon cloves, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon tarragon, 2 teaspoons celery seed.Simmer at least 4 hours.Thicken with 1½ tablespoons cornstarch per quart.Let stand overnight. The flavors need time to blend. Freezes very well.
Neapolitan Fried Pizza Sophia Loren
Proof 1 tablespoon of yeast in ¼ cup lukewarm water.
Not exactly your B'way slice with the cheesy top lost in a swamp of red yellow oil. First I had was in 1962 when a window to the street served a four inch slice from a 20” pie on a paper napkin for just 15¢. Bread and cheese with flavored oil. Yum.Mix with 5 cups flour and 1 cup, or more if needed, of water .Knead and let rise about 30 minutes.Saute 6 minced cloves of garlic in ¼ cup of olive oil.Puree 3 pounds of Italian Tomatoes.Add to garlic with fresh basil.Cook over high heat for 15 minutes.Form dough into 6” rounds. Fry in olive oil.Spread with sauce and cheese., fold in half.
”... It's simple. Its effective. Its doable. Right Now.”
Think: "Not Insurance reform -- but medicare for all."and makes it so, wins.