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
Remember, kids, when describing a correlation, be sure to include strength and direction.
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
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
Today in 1789 the United States Constitution became effective when the first session of congress met in New York City. In 1829, the Illinois Legislature grants a city charter to Chicago. From The American Patriot’s Almanac, William J. Bennett and John T.E.. Cribb, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, 2008.
Today is Washington’s birthday. Not last Monday. Today. And so, I’ll begin by cribbing a bit from Scott Johnson’s annual commemoration of the Indispensible Man over at Powerline (sorry link coming, I’m not fully coffeed yet). From the letter to Washington from America’s oldest Jewish congregation welcoming him to Newport, Rhode Island upon the ratification
But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near. Andrew MarvelEpigraph to A Study of History Volume X (1954) How is it possible that I do not have a complete set of A Study of History?* How is it possible that Archive dot org does not have Volume X? How is it
The gallery will make sense momentarily. You may recall that in wandering my way around last month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1914), I discovered an famous/unheard of/ author/editor of whom I had never heard, but who edited, in 1902, a book that I could find almost no mention
Reposted from February 12, 2015. As I commented, I am not a huge fan of Lincoln (don’t like Douglas at all). That said, I’d rather recognize Lincoln on Lincoln’s birthday than recognize that amorphous groups, Presidents, next Monday. [From Illustrated Encyclopedia Book-of-the-Year 1960 Edition, Bobley Publishing Corp., Glen Cove, N.Y. 1960] I don’t generally comment on Lincoln’s
Remember this…? From the first post in January’s Crappy old Book of the Month series? The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home
On the left, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1914). On the right, The Standard Question Book and Home Study Outlines (1919). The Question Book is… well-titled. It’s a book of questions organized along the lines of The Dictionary: History, Language, Literature… . Let us suppose we are interested in testing our knowledge of, or learning
Thumbing through the “Literature” section of this month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1919), I came across two brief paragraphs on The Family Library. They were followed by several lists (in 6 pt. font– I measured!) recommending books for a small home library, and the children’s library (by age
2019 – 1975 = 44. Forty-four isn’t really a lot of years, is it? But in 1975 if you wanted to photograph (get this) the President in the White House… Hank Arron clouting one over the fences… a U.S. Olympic track star… your favorite actress receiving an Academy Award you would need to read four
The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home Study Outlines, The Frontier Press Company, Buffalo, New York. 1919. This is the
Via Powerline’s “The Week in Pictures“ Here is a history of the book carousel / book wheel. A bit more.
I swear to God, this is the best thing you will read all day. Maybe even all week. The Fine Art of Bullshit Killed by Google Thursday Night in New OrleansApril 1994 The lazy ceiling fan spun in the humid Louisiana night. It was weighted poorly, letting out a loud squeak every fifth revolution. Annoying, but fixing
We live in an amazing time. On my desk are my phone, my iPad, two portable batteries that combined will turbo charge four devises, two external hard drives for backup, my laptop, a printer that talks to my phone, iPad and MacBook Pro without having to be physically connected to them, and a 3x5x0.5 inch
HOMEMAKING A happy home is one in which all the members of the family take pleasure in sharing their experiences and their abilities. Your home may be one room, a small apartment, a modest cottage, or a large house with many rooms. Whatever the size, the happiness of the home depends upon the skill and kindliness