The religious value of such a picture lies in its power to revive personal memories. Death is one of the most solemn realities in the world; it is the door by which one passes from the seen and temporal into the more immediate consciousness of things unseen and eternal. Commentary on Decent from the Cross
From The Best of Bon Appetit (1979) Be creative! Make this in the shape of a bunny instead of a duck! More info here; similar recipe here.) “Each slice of this festive bread will show a swirl of raspberry, chocolate and nuts.” —The Best of Bon Appetit (1979) “Duck may be prepared a day ahead.
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No. That’s not a typo. This is an aside about noodles and 1949. Yesterday evening Mr. Big Food an I were talking about the Fried Noodle Rings and Chow Mein recipes. We got to wondering just what, in 1949, were considered “fine dry noodles.” Those pictured look very fine. After some research, I bet they
The Home Economists of the Crisco Kitchen at Proctor & Gamble recommended serving Seafood Neptune, Creamed Chicken, or Chow Mein over Fried Noodle Rings. Unfortunately, the pages for the first two recipes are missing from this crappy old paperback cookbook, so we’ll have to settle for authentic 1949 style Chow Mein. See the recipe for
The Crisco Kitchen is a practical sort of kitchen. Our team of Home Economists are more than scientific. They themselves keep house and understand the problems of preparing home-cooked meals. All of these recipes were tested in the Crisco Kitchen. Practically all were tested at home, as well. Forward to New Recipes for Good Eating
Back in the crappy olden days, making a home for your family was not considered drudge work. At least that’s the belief Meredith Publishing, publishers of BH&G books, were selling to women. I am of two minds about this. Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book, Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1961. As person who
Fixin’ to go find my copies of Charles & Mary Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare.
Swearing, of course, is not the prerogative of all men. Many lack the natural gift for it, and others are too timorous. For such toters of inferiority complexes there is a repertory of what may be called denaturalized profanity. H.L. Mencken, The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States
Charles Beard: Punished for Seeking Peace His reputation was savaged because he had the temerity to question the ‘Good War’ narrative. [Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, March 21, 2019] Bacevich’s review of Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism (Richard Drake, Cornell University Press, 2018) caught my attention because
Rather than anything as heinous as serial sexual abuse, however, Beard’s offense was to have committed heresy, not once but twice over. Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, he opposed U.S. intervention in the European war that had begun in September 1939. And when that conflict ended in 1945 he had the temerity to
Image from Wikiart as in the crappy old book, Grandma Moses ( Otto Kallir, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1973).
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
Found at Ace of Spades HQ Sunday Morning Book Thread Take a look at the featured library. It’s beautiful.
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
Furthermore, the [program] founders understood that if wonder deserts the student at any step in the educational process, that education loses its proper form. It becomes a mechanical art, a burden to the student rather than a joy. Wonder is thus not only the beginning but also the sustaining principle of the best education, because
They cared so little for plain fact, these people, and were in that advanced state of degeneracy on the subject, that instead of being impressed by the speaker’s strong common sense, they took it in extraordinary dudgeon.