Did you see #10? Plug-in vision-phone. How cool would that be? What is the thing above #5 that has a line but no number? [Betty Jane has a Ph.D. by the way, so that’s Doctor Betty Jane to folks like you & I.] Crappy old books such as this are good for a laugh. How
A period of unfavorable weather set in. He showed satisfaction as he took possession of his well-earned reward. It rained every day for a week. He grinned as he pocketed the coin. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., With Revisions, an Introduction, and New Chapter on Writing by E.B. White (1959)
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects
Our little town– not the village, the town– has three pharmacies. When we moved here, we chose to do business with the small, not-a-chain one. Customer service was pretty good (although screwups were made) and there was a nice little selection of drug store stuff. Soon after the passing of a certain piece of legislation,
Found at Ace of Spades HQ Sunday Morning Book Thread Take a look at the featured library. It’s beautiful.
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures And there’re more!
Lots of good stuff at Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. Coming soon.
Singer paid off an alleged crooked test proctor to inflate the girl’s scores to a perfect 800 on the SAT math exam and 710 on the literature test. On the ACTs, her score of 23 out of 36 was upped to a near-perfect 35, according to court filings. The New York Post, March 13, 2019
It’s a longish recipe, but absolutely worth the the effort of making everything from scratch. Full recipes for chicken, sauce, and crust here. First posted on Pi Day, 2015.
There’s a term for this poppycock, “presentism*”– the tendency to interpret the past in presentist terms– and it’s moronic (no offense to AoSHQ morons). The idea that one needs to go looking in crappy old children’s books to discover whatever -ism you’re looking for today… . Augh. Forget it. Not worth my time. *As I
Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations. Which is more probable? Linda is a bank teller. Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement.
For the leftover corned beef and cabbage Corned Beef is not actually a variety meat but we include it here because it is the same type simple family food as many of the variety meats. Le Melange Americain, as the French call Corned Beef Hash, is a typical American dish. Thrifty New Englanders prepared corned
“An Old-Fashioned Jiggs and Maggie Dinner”—Master Chef Louis P. De Gouy, The Gold Cook Book (1947) “Important. If the corned beef is to be eaten cold and enjoyed like Westphalia ham, cold Southdown mutton, brook trout in aspic, or a terrine of pâté de foie gras, it should be cooked with devoted care. Yet the
As found in Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide. Herter’s recipe assumes you’ve made your own corned beef— a process that takes about 15 days. If not, get yourself to the store! This is the previously described method for just cooking the corned beef. COOK CORNED MEAT AS FOLLOWS: “Place the
It’s raining. As of yesterday late afternoon, the models were forecasting mostly sunny. I was going to play with my new solar toy. I’ll keep you updated.
8:30am, March 7, 2019 “Due to circumstances beyond our control… .” That’s a funny phrase. Many circumstances are not beyond our control, in retrospect. In retrospect, we did not need to go to Denver. Had we not, we would have been able to engage the nice young couple who Farm-sat through the storms a few
This won’t be ready for St. Patrick’s Day but might be a fun Spring project for the ambitious! Found in Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide. From Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices by George Leonard Herter and Bertie E. Herter (1960/1970) HOW TO MAKE REAL CORNED VENISON, ANTELOPE,
Hobbiton, New Zealand! From Kat & Tony’s Newsletter: To get to Hobbiton, you drive into farm country. Actually, most of New Zealand is farm country, but in this case you drive into places where it’s tough to get a cell signal. We arrived late the night before — late enough that we weren’t sure whether
A short story of preparedness by Dr. Marica, Full Professor in the Department of Redundancy Department. Just heard the first rumble of thunder, but who care about that when there’s a box in the mail to open? Curiously, it was not taped shut. I will comment on that at Amazon. My RAVPower Solar Charger 24W