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July 13, 2018

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Beasts of England

Is Taubes against ice cream?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

He's against pretty much everything good...except meat.

Another Bob

“the racing doctor in cannonball one”

LMAO Narc, I about spat wine on the carpet at that reference.

“Cannonball Run” was the movie, Jack Elam was the doc. The scene where he meets the Farrah Fawcett character is classic.

Pinandpuller

Did someone say darkness?

https://youtu.be/tKjZuykKY1I

narciso

I know that was what near 40 year ago, they've been doing a Burt Reynolds retrospective on charge, they had some good white lightning, gator, to incomprehensible Malone, but they left off cannon ball run, a travesty

Pinandpuller

What this world needs is a few more rednecks https://youtu.be/AwvU-4e05Mc

Another Bob

Elam’s character introduced:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MkPiQkgHR1o

daddy

Re: my Ice Cream link above. I have no conclusive dates for Solomon's life in my head but was fairly certain it was back about 900 BC, so about 600 years before Alexander's death in 323 BC.

Wiki says: The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are circa 970 to 931 BCE. I'll buy that as being about as close to in the ballpark as we're going to get.

Alexander is a bit more solid: Alexander the Great was born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, in the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. During his leadership, from 336 to 323 B.C., so about 600 years separating him and Solomon.

But this is what gets me from the Ice Cream article:

During the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar (A.D. 54-86)

86 AD? Gad.

Nero: (Wiki: Born: 37 AD · Anzio, Italy
Died: 68 AD · Rome, Italy)

And also from Wiki:

Year of four emperors:

The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 AD, was a year in the history of the Roman Empire in which four emperors ruled in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian. The suicide of the emperor Nero in 68 was followed by a brief period of civil war, the first Roman civil war since Mark Antony's death in 30 BC.

How do they not know Nero died in 68 AD (or a year or so on either side thereabouts), even without benefit of the internet? Not trying to be pedantic, but It really is frightening how often writers appear ignorant of basic historical markers that everyone should at least be vaguely aware of.

Get off my lawn@#$%

Pinandpuller

Jackie Chan's first American movie yes?

Another Bob

Don’t forget Longest Yard.

My best friend in high school was captain of the football team and my gym teacher the coach. Both practically begged me to join the team.

City league football was like that movie, which is why I passed.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

I was an extra in CB Run. Farrah Faucett's rented house while they were filming was just around the corner from my parents. Dad suddenly got the urge to get in shape and walk their Yorkie "Cricket" A LOT. She was very nice and invited the neighborhood over for parties several times.

Captain Hate

And while we are talking about The Forgotten---that Vegas sniper slaughter--it did happen, right?? I didn't just dream that, did I?
Because I never see a thing about it.

It's like an incompetent nitbrain is running the DOJ.

narciso

I do believe that is right, also Roger Moore's brief cameo was more stressful than initially appeared.

Beasts of England

'I was an extra in CB Run.'

Way cool!! Can you be seen in the final cut?

anonamom


It's as if Gary Taubes was never born...

Describes this entire past month.
That and the negative of daddy's not drinking and losing 17 pounds.
(We always give it up for Lent, with similar effect.)

When it was 94 for three consecutive days, I lived on Margaritas and potato chips. As in driving to the store to BUY potato chips, since there are none stocked by the woman who knows CARBS KILL.

That and iced coffee in the morning was it.

How did you southerners survive before home AC was affordable??

Have learned Hudsonville ice cream is quite delish too.

narciso

How about that, Steph,

In other words he's not a,reliable authority.

jimmyk

Hey daddy, did you give us an update on your brother? Hope it's a good prognosis.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Oh how the mighty have fallen, anon.
I may go get a choco shake in mourning this evening. :)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

It is a little known fact that Jack Elam and Marty Feldman were the only two actors able to focus on both of Farrah's prodigious nips simultaneously.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Yes. In the scene at the motel that looks like a Tudor Style. IDK if that motel is even still there or not.

daddy

Wherein I finally find a firm disagreement with Mark Twain, and Clarice is given a Thermomix assignment worth her metal!

NPR: Oyster ice cream was a favorite of Mark Twain's... Huh?

We All Scream for … Oyster Ice Cream?

Ice cream, which probably originated in China, started appearing in American colonies in the first half of the 1700s, according to the Colonial Williamsburg Journal. The treat took off after Thomas Jefferson in the late 1700s sampled ice cream in Paris. Jefferson brought a recipe home, built an ice house at Monticello and then one at the White House when he became president, the Journal reported. On Independence Day 1806, Jefferson tasked a servant with making ice cream, starting a summertime tradition that probably earned Jefferson credit for bringing ice cream to America.

Vanilla, strawberry, raspberry and apricot were popular flavors. Coffee, tea, pistachio, spicy chocolate and parmesan cheese were other flavors. “Perhaps the strangest flavor is found in Mary Randolph’s cookbook—oyster ice cream,” the Journal reported.

Mary Randolph wrote The Virginia Housewife in 1824, one of that century’s most influential cookbooks and the first American cookbook with an ice cream section (by the way, Randolph’s son married Jefferson’s daughter). Her oyster ice cream recipe was really strained, frozen oyster chowder.

Historians claim First Lady Dolley Madison served oyster ice cream at the White House. Oyster ice cream is also mentioned in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

And for Mrs Feldman, the recipe please...The 1824 recipe for Oyster Ice Cream (Page 143) and (Page 144)

Call us anything, but late for dinner, Clarice:)

Beasts of England

12-foot ceilings and sleeping porches, anonamom. And ice cream! :)

Catsmeat

Beasts has the heart of it--what though did they do with about the mosquitos?

anonamom

Gowdy said this on Face The Nation as well:

"I mean the private interviews are much more constructive. But I would also say this — I mean put yourself in President Trump's shoes for just a second. Jim Comey thought that impeachment was too good for you. John Brennan says you should be in the dustbin of history. Those are not insignificant people, one headed the FBI the other headed the CIA when you were under investigation. The lead FBI agent said that you would be destabilizing for the country and promise to stop your candidacy. I mean, Margaret if you were being investigated by people who had that level of bias and animus against you I think you would be concerned as well. What I would tell the president is no American has been indicted for conspiring to hack the DNC but Russia did attack us...."

Dave (in MA)

Daddy, one of our cats from back about 20 years ago used to like blueberry pop tarts. Not sure how we ever discovered that.

Catsmeat

You all are making me think of that marvelous piece that always makes me cry, at multiple points ("my father, he has coiled, he has coiled the hose" is a total meltdown for me)--Barber's setting of Agee's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" so here it is--it is to weep for a talented odd child who loves all the people who don't understand him: here's Leontyne Price: (oops, two colons, forgive me, and rats, here is a third: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EMHHkwrMCI)

daddy

did you give us an update on your brother? Hope it's a good prognosis.

JimmyK,

What I got was pic of my brother, probably at some Hospital in the Carolina Research triangle, looking healthy and standing next to this well known Duke specialist, Dr Moore, who I think is semi retired, wearing his White Medical jacket and also smiling and looking healthy and the 2 of them probably talking Tobacco Road basketball and the attached note from my niece says this:

"Very optimistic with Dr Moore. I will send info ASAP. Told to cancel appt with chemoradiation Dr. "you're gonna be here (on earth) for a long time!" and a bit later "They have a PET scan in a couple of weeks to be sure it truly hasn’t spread anywhere else."

So that's my updates and all the family close to him in NC are much relieved, so he went to the Funeral in shorts and a T-shirt, probably after working a construction site earlier and changing in his pick'em-up truck:) We are all happy.

Such a pretty day I'm off on a bike ride. later.

narciso

Goid grief, the indictment was consoled from the same cherry picked fusion cell of the fellow you browbear on thursday.

----peter

OMG, how am I supposed to keep up? I just wanted to say prayers to daddy's brother (who I guess is uncle) but another page and a half of posts got in between. any way, prayers, daddy

jimmyk

Good news, daddy, and now I see from peter's post that I overlooked your update from a few hours ago. Very hard to keep up these days, or to do more than skim JOM, so I'm sure I miss all sorts of good stuff.

Neo

Just In ....

BREAKING: Barack Obama spotted at a Subaru dealership trying to buy a LEGACY

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--and Clarice is given a Thermomix assignment worth her metal!--

Is that an intentional pun or just a typo?
If the latter mum's the word.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

He should go to Autotrader; he could get a used one for a lot less. They might even take a trade-in on Mooch.

Ralph L

Catsmeat, I hate to be vulgar, but your shit's full of colon.

Beasts of England

It's weird - I have seen a dozen mosquitos all year. That's not a complaint, but it is a mystery.

Ralph L

We've had fewer bugs than recent years. Usually I can't stop moving in the back yard without getting bit. A deluge July 4th evening has been our only rain in 3 weeks or so.

Thomas Collins

Haagen Dazs rum raisin is my entry for the ice cream subthread.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Smithereens never really stopped making excellent pop tunes. From 2011;Sorry.
Pat DiNizio died on my birthday last year.

Captain Hate

If the latter mum's the word.

Welcome to my world.

anonamom

When narciso posts on Althouse, I can always use his links. What's up with that???

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1018552403392651267.html

A VERY long, detailed thread that concludes:

The claim that the Russians leaked Hillary’s emails is provably false. I apologize for the length of this thread, but it was necessary to lay out the facts understandably.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Consuming a bowl of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream with hot Caramel and a Waffle cone crushed up in it.

And I was so good about sugar all weekend!

narciso

It was posted here first, depends on which device, what time of day. The scenario follows that golden eye film, if one sticks to the first jump one would likely miss the target.

Pinandpuller

I was just talking Mex to some pobre vato quien tiene hambre. Salir is an irregular verb that means to leave, right mr narciso?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I can understand him at Pooterico's.
What's up with that!?!

Frau Kartoffelchen

Beasts = "Tater" was my name as a toddler. I loved sweet potatoes the best.

Beasts of England

That's cute, Frau!!

And Nytol...

narciso

That is correct, pin,

Ironically some pretend not to understand me, the fellow named after the character in the heinlein novel, for instance.

anonamom

Ditto at Althouse!

I think that means he loves us more, and trusts us to truly understand him when he expresses himself without editing.
You know--no judging.

Or something.

narciso

Yes that's it, anonamon. plus that crew is depleted uranium dense, even when I provide fingerpuppets, well I don't but if I did.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

It appears Robin Givhan is playing the dipshit again;
"Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again;" she wore a jacket that said “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?”
'Cept Robin aint playin.

Pinandpuller

Guy just told me his wife and daughter were in NOLA looking at colleges and an 18 wheeler totaled their Mercedes SUV. Told him I wasn't glad they weee all right. He told me how much money it cost him.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Told him I wasn't glad they weee all right.--

Not a friend, I take it.

Pinandpuller

Johhny?

narciso

Yikes, also a Mercedes suv what were they thinking.

Pinandpuller

Customer.

Dispues de la jefe salida yo llevare el hombre algo comida.

Ralph L

Not a friend, I take it.
At least the wife isn't.

narciso

After the chief leaves I take him food?

Pinandpuller

Te digo esperar afuera but I had to try to tell him to pee on "The Bushes "en Ingleis.

narciso

My mother has been in two pretty serious accidents, so the humor is a little lost on me,

It is a nice gesture though

narciso

Le Digo que espera afuera, its small niggling things that makes Spanish infuriating

Tom R

Came back to town to grab my mail and stopped in a bar that serves the best burger in the area.

The best burger in the area clue leads me to believe you were at the Old Black Bear taproom in Madison.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--its small niggling things--

Racist.

Pinandpuller

I'm guessing I should have said le digo recounting to a third party.

Pinandpuller

Boss lady.

I don't see how the guy would lose money unless he was at fault or upside down.

narciso

Its the difference between i tell him, and I tell you,

I'm just saying suvs should be of larger vehicles to begin with

Pinandpuller

mr narciso

I used to hang out with some Mexicans from La Estancia, Zacatecas. I actually worked in their restaurant waiting tables and washing dishes lol. Does Cuban have a term comperable to "Guerro"?

narciso

No there really isn't, Anglo is,kind of a,catchall, non Hispanic white Rubio is blonde, but that's about it.

narciso

Being that American culture had so permeated Cuban culture and we didn't have a 150 year year old chip on our shoulder,

Pinandpuller

There's a big Mexicana singer Paulina Rubia I think.

Pinandpuller

Or Christina.

narciso

Its,Rubio, if you were describing shakira whose Colombian Lebanese, that would be rubia.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Have y'all seen this shit?

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1018633677679386624

narciso

Some like Sofia vergara is harder to pin down in terms of descriotion.

Pinandpuller

Yeah. I caught a little mierda from my friend Carlos when I said I was feeling enferma.

narciso

Yes that's a day ending in y, over at the barking mad post,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The left has murdered parody in its crib, Steph.

Pinandpuller

I was fascinated when I learned la Guantanamera was basically Kristen Stewart right lol?

narciso

Not even close, and I'll explain why.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Great quote by Aeschylus;

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."

Sidwhite

Test .

jim nj

Anonamom,

Thanks for that thread. He makes a lot of sense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network

The private IP address is usually a security measure. All your PCs, company wide, are given private IP addresses that won't work on the internet. You can communicate with any other of these PCs through your company's router. You can't directly address the web with your private IP address. Since the web intentionally ignores these IP addresses no one from outside can contact you either.

On the other side of the router a server(s) and a firewall will take your web address request and give it a valid IP address that will move on the internet. Essentially acting as an anonymizer, or translator.

Of course, hackers can get around this by hacking through the defensive outer layer of security. Or through spearfishing attacks, or combinations of many techniques at once.

Pinandpuller

I wonder if that dude from earlier got trafficked here and dumped out? This is a drug and sex, uh, hub.

The #1 question people from NY and NJ ask me is," Where can I buy cocaine?" I almost always can head them off at the pass now.

narciso

Do you look like don Johnson or something?

narciso

I didn't even know it was out, neither did anyone else:
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/07/meathead-joins-trump-schadenfreude-list.html?m=1

This was the story of the insufferable knight ridder reporters, who pushed the 'bush lied' narrative about iraq.

jim nj

Some fun from Twitchy

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/07/15/this-is-just-sad-rob-reiners-anti-bush-movie-starring-tommy-lee-jones-and-woody-harrelson-was-a-total-bomb-at-the-box-office/

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/07/15/dem-strategist-groin-punches-self-over-this-white-intern-in-a-maga-hat/

Pinandpuller

I just meant a girl from Guantanamo which technically she was in that movie.

narciso

Considering they've thought him a little erratic himself:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-ally-sizes-up-donald-trump-1531521949

Pinandpuller

Nah I look a little more like Bert Kreisher but in better shape. Ya machina.

narciso

Strobel and land ay, were the ones who look the leak from every anti w deep stater

narciso

Dude, they even lost rolling miss and Rupert pumpkin, you know how much of a hack job that has to be.

clarice

daddy, I am out of town but even were I home with al my recipe books,I wouldn't deal with ugh oyster ice cream

glasater

We were traveling through Gilroy CA years ago, the garlic capital of the world.. And guess what..garlic ice cream is a biggie there :-)

jim nj

https://www.hoover.org/research/why-europe-gets-no-respect

VDH

jim nj

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-the-west-is-a-mess-but-europe-is-where-the-real-troubles-are?video_autoplay=true

Man Tran

daddy,

When we went down to the concert Friday afternoon, we saw one your new Boeing babies with its new purple tail feathers. I’m assuming it’s a 767. Couldn’t see much of it to tell. They’ve got the whole area chewed up including our taxiway to the FBO.

 joan

daddy,

GOSH, have you looked at the astronomy site's picture for 16 July? It is gorgeous!

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

I so appreciate your sharing that link (years ago.) :)

daddy

Cool, Man Tran.

I know they're still arriving on the property so I think this article from 2015 explains why we like them so much and what they'll be replacing by 2018: Why FedEx Loves the Boeing 767

Also, this blurb just came out last month so Management must be well pleased with them: Jun 19, 2018 · FedEx Corp. has ordered 12 new Boeing 767-300 freighters and 12 new 777F cargo jets from Boeing. The 24 widebody jets are worth $6.6 billion at list prices, though bulk buyers often receive deep discounts. Boeing has not said when the aircraft will be delivered.

daddy

Joan,

That is a great site isn't it, tho' I think the pic on July 16 is an artist's rendering of what Jim NJ linked 2 days back, a neutrino being fired off in some Cosmic blast billions of miles distant. What a cool time to be alive in an age when such wonderful discoveries are there to be seen at the touch of our fingertips!

BTW,

Was rereading that 1824 cookbook by Thomas Jefferson's Daughter, Mary Randolph, and in the recipe for how to make Vanilla Ice Cream this bolded word stuck out to me:

Vanilla Cream

Boil a Vanilla bean in a quart of rich milk, until it has imparted the flavor sufficiently---then take it out, and mix with the milk, eight eggs, yelks and whites beaten well; let it boil a little longer; make it very sweet, for much of the sugar is lost in the operation of freezing.

Yelks?

Via a google search I find yelks is not a misspelling:

Yelk

English
Pronunciation
IPA(key): /jɛlk/
Noun
yelk (plural yelks)

Obsolete form of yolk.

Usage notes

Some 19th-century authorities regarded this as the correct spelling.
1828, Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, "yelk":
"It is sometimes written and pronounced yolk, but yelk is the proper word. Yolk is a corruption."

So back in Noah Webster's day the proper spelling and pronunciation was Yelks, not Yolks. That would make sense because saying the word "yelks" justifies having the letter "L" before the letter "K," (i.e Yelks) whereas pronouncing the work "Yolk" has no need for the letter "L" and might as well be spelled "yoke."

Wonder who we can blame for "Yelks" being bastardized into "Yolks?"

jim nj

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2018/07/enrolment-soars-in-colleges-online-program-costing-60-less-than-regular-tuition.html

Berklee College of Music. They have a stellar reputation in music education.

I think on-line college will continue to grow.

Pinandpuller


--Told him I wasn't glad they weee all right.--

Not a friend, I take it.

Posted by: Ignatz Ratzkywatzky | July 15, 2018 at 10:54 PM

Sorry M8, missed it the first go round. Was glad. He was drunk but I don't know if it was from regret or gratitude.

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