December 29, 2011

At the Small Plate Café...

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... there's very little nourishment, so make the most of what you have.

55 comments:

Pastafarian said...

What's that? A single cheese curd? That's just sad.

Jaske said...

Eating your heart is unsatisfying, add to the plate.

EDH said...

Are we supposed to bite at our screens like that frog?

Sorun said...

It's the $65 deep-fried cheesy truffle appetizer.

MadisonMan said...

Interesting opinion piece by Christian Schneider in this week's Isthmus. Can't link to it (yet?), however.

Lem said...

The purity and simplicity..

edutcher said...

I hear you can use those as packing material.

Freeman Hunt said...

Today is my birthday. I plan to eat more than that.

MadisonMan said...

Happy Birthday Freeman!!!!!

I hope you have a most excellent day.

Freeman Hunt said...

An interesting job opportunity.

Freeman Hunt said...

Thanks, MadisonMan! Will do.

MadisonMan said...

David Archuleta turned 21 yesterday.

Sorun said...

An interesting job opportunity.

Wheelchair engineer for Stephen Hawking seems like rich territory for practical jokes. I wonder what Hawking's sense of humor is like.

purplepenquin said...

Happy b-day Freeman! Hopefully you'll get plenty of cake and/or spankings...

caplight45 said...

Happy Birthday Freeman! Do you have plans? Nice to see that you were born in time for your parents to have the tax deduction.

We have five grandchildren in our house between the ages of 1 and 3.5. All week!

oldirishpig said...

I'll bet you overpaid...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Happy birthday Freeman. Another Capricorn!!


My birthday is an epiphany.

:-D

Joe Schmoe said...

Happy birthday to Freeman!

Speaking of portions, I got on the scale yesterday. I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. Sigh. I've held off buying new pants on the overly optimistic hope that I'd go down in waste size.

Curious George said...

"Joe Schmoe said...
Happy birthday to Freeman!

Speaking of portions, I got on the scale yesterday. I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. Sigh. I've held off buying new pants on the overly optimistic hope that I'd go down in waste size."

Eat less and yo uwill not only go down in waste size, but also waist size!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Happy Birthday Freeman.

Ann Althouse said...

Happy birthday. I just ate something called "farm cake" at Aldo's Cafe.

The Crack Emcee said...

Everybody needs more than that to get by.

Jesus.

Meade said...

"Happy birthday. I just ate something called "farm cake" at Aldo's Cafe."

I had one small bite.

Writ Small said...

Happy Birthday Freeman!

I've absolutely nothing clever to say.

Beta Rube said...

Happy Birthday Freeman. I hope your cake puts farm cake to shame.

Pogo said...

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter-bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart.


-- Stephen Crane

EDH said...

Ann Althouse said...
I just ate something called "farm cake" at Aldo's Cafe.

Just stay away from the cow pie.

Meade said...

"Interesting opinion piece by Christian Schneider in this week's Isthmus."

My favorite excerpt:

[2011] was a year where Madison teachers showed parents how much they valued their kids by walking out on them for a four-day sickout. Some teachers even brought their pupils down to the Capitol to help them protest. When a group of Madison East high school students were asked why they were marching on the statehouse during a school day, one young man said he was "trying to stop whatever this dude is doing."

Patrick said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Hunt. Am I correct that you also have a baby arriving in the near future? Hope that goes beautifully as well.

MadisonMan said...

I liked the part about God arriving in Wisconsin in 1959.

Meade said...

Yes, and brought Wisconsinites their God-given rights to collective bargaining. 24 other states and the federal govt. employees are apparently still waiting for God to visit.

Jose_K said...

Kim il Jong body was on parade on a Cadillac...
French court ordered Google to pay a businessman 50 k because the sugestion beside his name is scamer...
According to a new book , Nixon had a gay relationship with a banker...
Amazon Spain is the target of a campaign against a book about the cure to homosexuality...
The new vicepresident od spain under fire because she reduced her absent to a couple of day and get back to work...

Jess said...

I'm late to the party, but Happy Birthday Freeman! Hope all is going swell for you!

Jose_K said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/8981161/Ultimo-lingerie-tycoon-Michelle-Mone-splits-from-husband-after-posing-in-underwear.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8982958/99-year-old-divorces-wife-after-he-discovered-1940s-affair.html

Joe Schmoe said...

Curious George, there's gotta be some Freudian slip in there somewhere.

We have five grandchildren in our house between the ages of 1 and 3.5. All week!

caplight, that is nuts. In a good way, but still nuts. Do you have a roomful of little baby hammocks or something?

Joe Schmoe said...

edutcher, you're a genius. I opened a box at Christmas that mostly contained packing peanuts. They were water-soluble, so rather than throwing them in the trash the kids had fun watching them disintegrate in the tub. But just think if they were edible! And tasted good! There's a fortune to be made there.

Freeman Hunt said...

Thank you all for the happy birthday wishes. Yes, I do have plans, and I am very much looking forward to non-farm cake. What is farm cake?

And yes, baby to arrive in two or three weeks.

Pogo said...

Happy birthday, Freeman, and happy soon-to-be-birthday.

ricpic said...

Cut the curds...or in this case the curd.

Scott M said...

Someone is "re-imaging" Jungle Book with a female lead. I believe it's being done in graphic novel format with the nubile young lady drawn in, you guessed it, mondo boobage/hips style. The fanboy rage is palpable. I mention it only to provide context for what I consider to be the quote of the day for all the blog comments I've read.

In regards to the changing of Mowgli from a boy to a girl, sonnyhooper writes:

"Any chance zenescope will get the rights to "lord of the flies" by Bill Golding? Because i'm pretty sure a story about a group of catholic school girls who get stranded on a deserted island and eventually give in to their base animalistic desires would fucking just about write itself."

WV - (I shit you not) "brestr"

Scott M said...

Cut the curds...or in this case the curd.

Stephen Stills: Hey, man, question: I always wondered, how does not eating dairy products give you psychic powers?
Todd Ingram: [rolls eyes.] Okay, you know how you only use ten percent of your brain? That's because the other 90 percent is filled with curds and whey.
Kim Pine: [dismissive.] Did you learn that at vegan academy?
Todd Ingram: Go ahead and get snippy, baby, but if you knew the science, maybe I'd listen to a word you're saying.

Pastafarian said...

Happy birthday, Freeman. I guess I can't recommend that you get thoroughly drunk, given your current condition, but do try to have fun however you can, waddling about like you probably are. (Those last couple of weeks were hard on my wife.)

Cake is probably your best bet. Lots of cake. And ice cream.

Scott M said...

And yes, baby to arrive in two or three weeks.

I'm betting this overshadows any thoughts of birthday-ness. Happy B-day and pre-emptive congrats on the rugrat.

Pastafarian said...

ScottM, I find your new avatar strangely compelling.

And I don't mean that in a somewhat dirty way; I mean that in the most twisted, offensive, fiendishly vile way that you can imagine.

wv: ambeariz. That's sort of spooky, "bear" in the wv word. I wonder how much of this wv stuff is confirmation bias.

Scott M said...

I mean that in the most twisted, offensive, fiendishly vile way that you can imagine.

Coming from someone with your avatar, I consider that high praise indeed.

caplight45 said...

Joe Schmoe: "caplight, that is nuts. In a good way, but still nuts."

gwa ga biddy dit blsh gurg nimmynanna!

deborah said...

Happy birthday, Freeman!

Curious George said...

"MadisonMan said...
Interesting opinion piece by Christian Schneider in this week's Isthmus. Can't link to it (yet?), however."

Here

Ann Althouse said...

Farm cake was dark chocolate cake with some cheesecake cooked into it on top.

Ann Althouse said...

Like the cheesecake took the place of icing.

It was nice.

Irene said...

Happy Birthday, Freeman Hunt!

MadisonMan said...

CG -- thanks. I'll be interested to see the letters to the Editor next week.

Joe Schmoe said...

gwa ga biddy dit blsh gurg nimmynanna!

Your grandkids are gonna love texting with you, and I mean that. If texting is still the norm in 5-10 years.

marylynn said...

Better late than never here - Happy happy birthday Freeman. And congrats on the soon to be new arrival!

marylynn said...

caplight 45, we have 7 grandkids 4 and under, so i know what your house looks like right now. And sounds like. And smells like. And how many trips you've made to the grocery store. And how if you don't smoke now, by the end of the week you will want to start. And how much you love them all, but how much you will soon desperately want them to go home. :-)

caplight45 said...

Oh, Marylynn, have you been reading my mind or what! I'm sitting here trying to remember where I stashed the left-over narcotics from my broken shoulder.