Tuesday, November 30, 2010
When we form an opinion we will almost certainly share it with you. Patience.
Is squirrel the perfect austerity dish?They interviewed a man from Georgia.
The notion of stewed squirrel may not tempt everybody's taste buds, but in an age of tightening belts and financial severity, the humble abundance of the squirrel is causing some to reconsider its epicurean virtue.
Mr Smith boils the squirrel until the meat separates from the bone, then stews the flesh with canned corn, onion, tomato, bell peppers, salt and pepper. Sometimes he makes squirrel dumplings instead of stew.We're overrun here, too.
"Squirrel stew has a very distinctly sweet flavour," he says, likening it to stewed pork, which also tastes sweet even without the addition of sugars.
"It's a quite pleasant tasting dish and I would not be afraid to offer it to the Queen," he says, before quipping, "Y'all are overrun with squirrels in England. You need to eat some of them!"
Copenhagen was not a political breakdown. It was an intellectual breakdown so astonishing that future generations will marvel at our blind credulity.Margaret Wente in the Globe and Mail.
For sensible men I prepare only three kraters: one for health, which they drink first, the second for love and pleasure, and the third for sleep. After the third one is drained, wise men go home. The fourth krater is not mine any more — it belongs to bad behaviour; the fifth is for shouting; the sixth is for rudeness and insults; the seventh is for fights; the eighth is for breaking the furniture; the ninth is for depression; the tenth is for madness and unconsciousness.Words of wisdom from the ancient Greek playwright Euboulus, as quoted in A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage.
Anyone interested in Sarah Palin's future, or in the 2012 Republican presidential race, ought to read Robert Draper's New York Times Magazine cover story this week. Draper did the unthinkable--he conducted on-the-record interviews with Palin and her team, rather than rely on anonymous quotes from Palin's enemies.I wasn't going to bother with it because I generally don't read anything from the New York Times, but I was bored tonight, so I gave it a try.
Nothing personal, Chuck, but I hope you and everybody at the FDA die in a fire. Screaming.Tam said it.
They make a wide variety of colorful and fun cages for hamsters that are designed to keep the hamster, and their human owners, entertained for hours. When you get tired of one, you can buy another. It's looks great until you realize one day, that you can't get out! That's the whole point of a cage.And that's what Facebook and all the rest are.
When they say you get to use their social network for free, look for the hidden price. It's there. They're listening and watching. It's pretty and colorful and endlessly fun for you and your human owner.
Sgt. S.B. Langeberg 20933420147 S. 7th St. That's latitude and longitude, boys.
Co. I, 162 Inf APO 41
c/o P/M San Francisco, Calif.
Miss Carolyn Boylan
393 South 1st St
Walla Walla, Wash.
Aug. 3, 1943
Hello — if this ever gets to you. Got your two 'V' letters yesterday. They were very hard on me. It's like trying to breathe while in a chest.
Oh I say Carolyn, you would not know me. Remember my 36 & 38 waist — I am now wearing a 32 and with plenty of room.
Your ol' pal has moved to 147 S. 7th St. He says he doesn't like that part of town at all at all.
The nips must have got one of my letters to you. I did get the telegram about 2 days after my birthday — thanks a million.
Well, I have been living a life-time every day lately, But I still have time to think of you now and then. Am still keeping my fingers crossed too.
Kieth come walking into the house one nite. He had been stranded on an icy island for 6 months. His ship was ship-wrecked.
Well, hang on —
As the populations of Tumortown and Wellville continue to swell and to "interact," there's a growing need for ground rules that prevent us from inflicting ourselves upon one another.Worth reading. Via Instapundit.
Certainly we can and should back sensible center-right candidates in bluer states, but I see no point in backing someone who supports cap-and-tax, Obamacare, bailouts, taxes, and more useless stimulus packages. If you think such a candidate will be with us when it comes time to vote down an Obama Supreme Court nominee, you're living on a unicorn ranch in fantasy land.My candidate, Sarah Palin.
Pundits, particularly those who lean right, are schooled always to praise the wisdom of the electorate. Please. Only three years ago, Americans became acquainted with a junior U.S. senator with an interesting personal history, notable rhetorical gifts, programmatically liberal ideas and zero legislative accomplishments. Whereupon he was hailed as a saint and elected president.I think Max said it better:
It looks like the independents are breaking right, which may be good news for Republicans in the coming days. It's not exactly good news over the long term, though. Independents are basically sheep.Today millions of people who couldn't pass a basic civics test will be urged to get out and vote. I'd rather they didn't.