A popular New England receipt is Grape-Nuts pudding. For some reason, Mainers like to make a sweet egg custard and put breakfast cereal in it. They also make a Grape-Nuts ice cream. I’ve never seen it outside of the New England states. The pudding is even the Tuesday dessert special at Moody’s Diner on Route One in Waldoboro.
So, in Cleveland, if you want Grape-nuts pudding, you gotta make it yourself. Like I say, it’s a sweet egg custard with the breakfast cereal added to it. Like rice pudding, but instead of rice, Grape-nuts. So this afternoon, I made some. Here it is. (more…)
Two new additions for your perusal.
Defending People, a TX defense attorney’s blog–though he’s a little het up about the TX bar vote coming up.
Hell in a Handbasket: a central Ohio gunny.
Via James Rummel, I come across the Internet Movie Firearms Database. For those of you geeks for whom the IMDB wasn’t enough. I’ve wondered what were the weapons used in the Maltese Falcon. This tells you. There were five–a Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver (used by Brigid O’Shaunessy), two Colt M1908 Vest Pocket .25s (used by Joel Cairo and Kaspar Gutman) and two Colt M1911A1 pistols (carried by Wilmer Cook).
On Gunbroker, there are plenty of 1911s, and 1908 .25s are available. Each one will run about 500-700 a piece. The Webley was only made until 1917, and those run around $8,000.
“Fuck Civility. Hyperbole, passion, and metaphor are beautiful parts of rhetoric. Marketplace of ideas can not be toned down for the insane.”
25 years ago, I was in the A.C. lobby when Dale Kantz told me about the Challenger explosion. I thought he was pulling my leg at the time. This was the first “where were you when” for my generation. The whole mood was devastated that something could go so wrong so badly. When the Columbia went down, I was thankful that it wasn’t in my jurisdiction. When Challenger happened, we were all just…stunned. And the space program never has recovered.
Some of the best modern poets are songwriters. One of my favourites is the Newfoundland group Great Big Sea. I like their philosophy, and how they express it in their music. I shan’t recapitulate it here, that would be silly, but here are the three songs that sum it up for me.
Walk on the Moon:
The Company of Fools:
Straight to Hell (in Cleveland)
There’s a lot of wisdom in there.
3.16 is really good in the Book of John, but lousy at the gas pump. Even lousier when that’s the temperature in Farenheit.