I found Denby at the thrift store. can’t believe I did. he’s so elusive!
she's built like a steakhouse, but she handles like a bistro
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
from Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices, c. George Leonard Herter, 1969
best cookbook ever. there’s a baller recipe for Baba au Rhum, instructions for how to skin bullheads and catfish, recipes for muskrat legs, tips on baking potatoes using nails, formulas for making wine out of any kind of flower, and a final section with the heading “In Case of a Hydrogen Bomb Attack You Must Know the Ways of the Wilderness to Survive.”
it’s like The Joy of Cooking’s crazy shut-in uncle.
today so far:
1. a one-hour staff meeting about drafting a vision statement and list of core values which included the word “empower.” I had to set up the whiteboard and markers for Boss and we had to format his presentation materials.
1a. we also heard about “meaningful work for underserved populations.”
2. Boss asked the secretaries to look on several travel website for the cheapest flight — and book it for him — for his personal trip out of state.
"here is a directory of all the businesses in town, printed in very tiny font in a book of lists. it is 10 pages long. photocopy each of these pages, then scan them to file and save as pdf. then, convert them to either word or excel, then discard all columns except for name and address and create a database of these so we can do a mail merge."
or, i could type them.
"hopefully it’ll work this way, instead."
source: Mummenschanz (Theater Troupe/Performers)
Mummenschanz is one of those things that makes less sense the more you try to explain it. It is better just to experience it.
It was Blue Man Group before there was Blue Man Group. It was like Swiss mimes mixed with masks made of garbage, clanging music and LSD. The performers didn’t speak on stage and since their faces were also covered, they had to be expressive with body language and the way they manipulated their props and masks.
The group was formed by three-person theater troupe in 1972.They had their heyday in the 1970’s, performing on Broadway, and on TV on the Muppet Show. The name comes from the German word for “mummery” an old fashioned term for mime performance.
Despite the 1992 death of one of their founding members, Mummenschanz is still active today, 40 years after their Broadway debut.
(Mummenschanz Riff found in The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy, Master Ninja, and Parts: The Clonus Horror [x])
…AND in The Brute Man.