February 7, 2008
I’m going to open a cooking school and call it, “Fork University.”
That way, the shirts will read “Fork U.”
One of the fraternities could be “ata pie.”*
No hazing would be allowed. Glazing, on the other hand, would be encouraged.
*”ata pie” coined by a friend of mine.
November 21, 2007
‘…there’s something I want to say that’s always been very difficult for me to say. “I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.” There. I’ve never been relaxed enough around anyone to say that.’
Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin) in The Jerk
November 4, 2007
OK, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine and I decided to define what eating times are which. I’m certain thousands of other people have already decided about these things, but since they haven’t informed me thus far, I decided to decide for myself . . . except I couldn’t quite decide on one time-frame.
This is what I have so far:
~11:00 P.M. ~4:00 A.M. = Midnight Snack
~4:00 A.M.~11:00 A.M. = Brunch
~11:00 A.M.~2:00 P.M. = Lunch
~2:00 P.M.~5:00 P.M. = Linner/Lupper
~5:00 P.M~8:00 P.M = Dinner/Supper
Here’s where I need some help:
~8:00 P.M~11:00 P.M.= ??????????????
So, what is it called between 8 and 11 pm?
I’d like to squeeze Brinner in there too, a word I think I thought up because I never heard of it before. But Brinner (and perhaps even Brupper) has to do with the content of the meal, not just the timeframe. Brinner: you know, like having scrambled eggs, pancakes, toast and bacon for Brinner/Brupper.
Of course this could mean that T-bone steak with a baked potato and green beens between 4 and 11 am would be Dinfast or Sukfast.
November 1, 2007
Listening to Bob and Tom show on the radio this morning and they had a 3 or 4 comedians in conversation with them….and it kept coming up over and over whether they could say certain things or how they could say certain things to be ok for broadcasting over the air. I could only think about 1)how our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they could hear this. 2) how the # of instances and circumstances when free speech rights were limited are growing and how self imposed censorship is rampant, 3)how much creativity is limited by this obsession with controlling speech 4) that these are professional radio people that have been doing this for 30 years and they are struggling ON THE AIR to try and figure out what is ok and what isnt. To me this is awful and shameful.
October 16, 2007
Thinking about our posts and about how many speak to integrity and honesty within society. I am wondering if we are at the point where we have problem identification down pretty cold and if we should think about what real world options are there. Is there a “state of the art” for open and honest government? I think about the listing for freedom of the press and I beleive that a scandinavian country like Finland is at the top of that particular list. Not sure how much that equates with open and honest but it seems like it would have potential to be a component. What would the measures be if we were finding a model of a society that is “working” right now – or, if that doesnt exist, which one is working the “best” by some objective measure. Maybe this kind of ranking is already out there – I have to confess that writing this blog is all the further I have looked into it.
October 10, 2007
I believe that it is noteworthy that with all of the diverse opinions and conversations that we, as brothers in law, have on this blog – all of the issues and problems of the world that we take on full speed ahead – that all of our hits from other people come from our one topic devoted to the Michigan Tax Increase! Follow the money eh!!!!!!
We may easily agree that our religion supercedes our national heritage – but when it comes to money…….we can sure raise an audience!!!!