December 6, 2006

"Thousands of Taco Bells Toss Green Onions."

Okay, then, let's have some music to throw out food by:

17 comments:

DBrooks said...

Was that Jeff Beck commenting at the end?

Revenant said...

Neat! Thanks for the video.

Cedarford said...

Taco Bell, our gastronomic center of fast food delight -serving bad food?

I am shocked! Shocked!

Again, like with the spinach, or deliberate tampering like the Tylenol case...it shows the vulnerability of our nation-wide system and the fact that FDA is 40 years behind the times in dealing with nation-wide, fast flowing food and drug product distribution systems. Both in detecting safety problems before masses of Americans are affected, and in tracing bad or tampered product back to it's source.

dave said...

Anything to avoid acknowledging the fact that Greenwald is roasting your ass on a continuous basis...

Ann Althouse said...

dave: Greenwald's intense interest in me is touching indeed and raises the wonderful question why all the lefties are so fired up about me. Why do I drive them mad? How did Little Me manage to do that?

Ann Althouse said...

And my ass is nowhere near Mr. Greenwald, who is an insignificant gnat next to Booker T.

Rick Lee said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you... I've never seen that video before... nice live version. Green Onions and Can't Be Still rank right up near the top of my all time favorites.

SteveR said...

Ann: I was waiting for you say you were at that performance. Ok maybe a bit before your time.

Who's Greenwald?

Rick Lee said...

BTW... I'm no expert on this food poisoning stuff, but if we got over our irrational fear of irradiation, wouldn't that solve all of these types of outbreaks? Just curious if anybody knows anything about that.

PhD9 said...

why all the lefties are so fired up about me.

And my ass is nowhere near Mr. Greenwald, who is an insignificant gnat next to Booker T.

Because you start writing like an enraged 13 year old anytime his name comes up and it's fun to watch.

Roger Sweeny said...

why all the lefties are so fired up about me.

Ann, I suspect that if you had lived in the south in 1950, you would have said something like, "Negroes deserve to be treated as well as whites." For that you would have been considered a traitor to your race, called a nigger-lover, and hated by many.

Today, working in academia, you have said that not all the enemies are on the right. For this, you are hated by some, considered a traitor to your gender and profession, and called various names.

Cedarford said...

Rick Lee - but if we got over our irrational fear of irradiation, wouldn't that solve all of these types of outbreaks? Just curious if anybody knows anything about that.

I have a degree in nuke engineering and did get to work on irradiated food and medical equipment. We do allow medical equipment and spices and anthrax contaminated hides to be sterilized by rads, and that has saved many lives - particularly the medical stuff.

People do have resistance in using it in food sterilization (hundreds of lives could be saved if we ended samonella, listeria, staph, and e coli in meat products alone). But that is like GM-food. Considerable ignorance and Greenie hysteria by the people lacking scientific educations blocks it.

And rad use in say - hospitals - where we lose 30,000 people to infections they pick up there.

I don't expect the ignorance to go away anytime soon.

PS - Irradiation would not help in botulism, ergot poisoning. Nor in deliberate poisoning.

Anonymous said...

It's either Jeff Beck or Nigel Tufnel commenting at the end. /humor

Everybody knows Booker T and the MGs, and many people are hip to Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn, who are playing bass and guitar there. They were in the Blues Brothers movie and so got very wide exposure.

That's Al Jackson playing the drums there. He's really good and important, and not many people know who he is.

In some ways, he was the most important musician of any kind at Stax records in Memphis. He has a style of playing that doesn't seem like much at first. It's really hard to play like Al Jackson.

He's playing on Al Green's big hits in the early seventies, among a million other things. They are his best work. When you listen to those songs, you can here him play imperceptibly behind the beat, but he never slows down. He makes striking a snare drum seem to last for two beats. It's uncanny. It's the most languid thing I've ever heard.

His wife probably murdered him, and made it look like a burglary, about thirty years ago.

Al Jackson people.

Ann Althouse said...

It's nice to find out that our own dear Cedarford is a nuclear engineer.

Sippican: Thanks! And Cropper is giving all the white men lessons in how to do air guitar.

J. Peden said...

What's the good of getting anything "organic" if you can't have E.Coli on it?

DBrooks said...

Hey, Sippican. I love Al Green, and I have heard of Al Jackson, but never seen him. Let's face it, drummers are almost always underestimated. Audiences notice pyrotechnic percussion, but rarely appreciate the quiet, efficient craftsman. Thanks for your interesting comment.

Anonymous said...

Well, geez, I feel useful today, then.

It's hard sometimes, to find something to be enthusiastic about, ain't it?