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Hemingway’s Hamburger

“We like avocados but we don’t want them every day. When you serve an avocado, do not also serve tomatoes, radishes, or peppers. The avocado is enough for us.” 1 lb. ground lean beef 2 cloves garlic (minced) 2 small green onions (finely chopped) 1 heaped teaspoon India relish (this is pickled cucumber onion cabbage […]

An Art Deco Motorcycle

Based on a 1930 Henderson, the bike was built in 1936. The current owner seems to have spent a lot of time and cash in rebuilding and restoration. Henderson, the maker was one of the big Three American motorcycle manufacturers, along with Harley-Davidson and Indian. The photograph is copyright Grail Mortillaro, © Knucklebuster, for more […]

Tuesday Thoughts: 1

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because […]

The Publisher’s Pudding

Eliza Acton was a nineteenth century poet who turned her pen to the writing of recipes. In her book, Modern Cookery In All Its Branches she gives recipes for a publisher’s pudding, and also for a poor author’s pudding. Things haven’t changed much: The Publisher’s Pudding. This pudding can scarcely be made too rich. First […]

Help the Aged (or one of those)

I believe the pomeranian pup was actually already close to insanity before the squeeze-box pushed it over th edge. It’s the way they breed them.