June 11, 2011

At the Lettuce Café...

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... this will be good for you.

25 comments:

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Oh, sure, if you want you should die from E. coli.

Ricardo said...

Wow!

Shot at Whole Foods? Or is your garden really that neatly arranged?

Ann Althouse said...

Shot at Olbrich Gardens.

Issob Morocco said...

Let me get on my Boston Bibb lettuce.

Carol_Herman said...

Somebody's garden is going to be providing great salads! Is there a lemon tree, nearby? Then, you'd get homemade vinaigrette, too.

Hagar said...

No, it won't.


Wv: wooff!!

edutcher said...

Looks like somebody sprayed Kelly green on the purple lettuce.

Ricardo said...

Wow!

Shot at Whole Foods? Or is your garden really that neatly arranged?


They don't dare grow out of line.

Trooper York said...

"At the Letttuce Cafe.....you might get tossed."

Trooper York said...

Well at the new joint anyway.

Fred4Pres said...

You ruined gogonzola for me with your Joplin mold post yesterday.

Almost Ali said...

The "Jaws" of the salad world.

David said...

Nice. Lettuce is a lot harder to grow than you would think.

The Crack Emcee said...

Talk about going Norman Rockwell on us! What a gip!

Ferns, baby, FERNS!

Bob_R said...

My son just finished bowling at the State Special Olympics competition in Richmond. He's having a great time. Not a protestor in sight.

Chip Ahoy said...

Wanna see the pop-up book I'd like to buy?

Okay. It's called Once Upon a Time in French. (There is Italian too but not English. Eh.) Promo video. Problem is, the cheapest I can find it is £20.28 plus shipping from UK, and that's like a million dollars, or possibly $33.00, and it's only six pages which turns out to be ... um ... calculates ... $5.50 per page, at least. My internal value meter is wavering between nonsense and horse poop. The art is unique but the themes seem largely derived, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, etc. And that is often the case with pop-up books. So few of these paper-people think up their own ideas.

HT said...

“An interesting fact to surface recently is that plants under environmental stress increase production of anthocyanins. Organically grown fruits and vegetables experience more environmental stress, as from insect predation, and as a result they contain more of these pigments.”

“Anthocyanins are a family of plant pigments, those accounting for reds and purples, and those creating oranges and yellows. Anthocyanins are now regarded as having important roles in maintaining the health of plants that make them and of animals that eat the plants. Over three hundred have been discovered, all water soluble.”

-Andrew Weil on why organic is better

rhhardin said...

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Rialby said...
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ricpic said...

Other than roughage, does lettuce have any food value?

rhhardin said...

food value

Crunchiness with the release of moisture.

Phil 3:14 said...

Trooper,
Just as an elephant is not a mouse so the fungus of Gorgonzola is not mucor

In medical school dissection lab was just before lunchtime. I gained 10 pounds my first year.

MadisonMan said...

My lettuce bolted in the heat this past week. So I'm yanking it out tomorrow and putting in beans.

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Penny said...

Chip, that book looks beautiful!

Can't tell you what to decide, but I will tell you a personal story. I coveted a watercolor book by my favorite painter. The book originally cost about $34, unfortunately, after much searching, the cheapest I could find was $110. After waffling around for about a month, I bit the bullet to ease my pain, and then ordered it.

The joy I get every time I look at this book is worth much, much more than than the price I paid for it. I doubt I will ever tire of it, and in fact, forgot even how much I paid for it, but looked it up just so I could tell you.

Clyde said...

We went to see Super 8 yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. One review said it was "E.T. on steroids," and they weren't far off the mark. Director J.J. Abrams clearly was influenced by Steven Spielberg (who was the film's producer) in a period-piece homage to film-making set in 1979.


I'm wondering about the reason for the spate of films/TV shows in the last couple of years involving hostile, threatening space aliens that want to kill off humanity. At yesterday's show, there were previews for an upcoming TNT television series, Dark Skies, where the aliens come and obliterate the military bases and major cities, leaving a remnant of humanity to try to resist them; and two different movies with hostile aliens (Cowboys and Aliens, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) where a small Old West town and modern major cities are attacked by aliens, respectively. Both of those were produced by Spielberg as well. So, we get it: Spielberg is scared of something alien coming to destroy his (and by extension, our) way of life.


The other common thread of recent space alien movies has been the paranoid U.S. government/military response against aliens, which goes all the way back to The Day The Earth Stood Still back in the '50s, and was revisited in 1982's E.T. the Extraterrestrial, as well as in the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still a few years ago. Recent movies that have used this theme are Paul (also produced by Spielberg) and of course, Super 8. In these films, the aliens weren't hostile to begin with, but were made so by being imprisoned/mistreated by the government and the military. In these, it is not the aliens who are scary but the evil people in our own government and military establishment who would do them (and by extension, us) harm.


Movies don't come out instantaneously, of course. It takes years for them to work their way through the pipeline of being written, produced, filmed and distributed to theaters. Spielberg is a big Democrat contributor (like most of Hollywood), initially supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 but fell in line when Obama got the nomination, and appeared at his inauguration. My question: Were all of these scary alien movies Spielberg's reactions to the Bush years? To the McCain candidacy? They don't seem to fit with the whole short-lived "Hope and Change" optimism of early 2009. I would expect the creative community's offerings over the last couple of years to have included a lot of optimism after their 2008 victory, but it doesn't seem to have materialized. If anything, the film world seems to be an even scarier place than under Bush.