June 3, 2016

"Healthy Justice Louis Brandeis every day ate one spinach leaf between two slices of whole wheat bread..."

"... whereas Justice Harlan Stone consumed platters of French cheeses with paired wines... Justice David Souter would eat for lunch 'just… plain… yogurt,' Ginsburg said with perfect delivery. Sotomayor added that sometimes he would have an apple, but Ginsburg maintained that the apple came later in the afternoon..... [T]he Justices eat together when one of them is celebrating a birthday; Chief Justice John Roberts will often bring a bottle of wine on those days... Ginsburg recalled the various foods hunted and prepared by their 'dear colleague,' the late Justice Antonin Scalia: fish, fowl, even 'Bambi,' she joked fondly. Sotomayor told a story in which Justice Stephen Breyer decided to serve his grandchildren pheasant, which Scalia had recently bagged. Afraid that pellets might still be in the bird, the children refused to eat it."

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17 comments:

David Begley said...

The Food Court.

mikee said...

Justice Breyer missed an important educational opportunity with his kids. Pheasant makes a wonderful dish, and is worth the possibility - or the actuality - of discovering a pellet of birdshot in the meat, during the meal.

Of course, if they ate the bird they couldn't signal their moral superiority over us mere pheasant-eaters, could they?

walter said...

Ginsberg eats...

walter said...

Single leaf spinach sandwich..and not in prison.

Nyamujal said...

John Roberts has a great sense of humor:
http://www.villainouscompany.com/vcblog/archives/2005/08/the_lighter_sid.html

buwaya said...

OK, Brandeis outlived Harlan Stone by 10 years. So there is something to this, sad as I am to see the deficiencies of a cheese diet. But facts are facts and needs must.
This requires a modification of policy.
All Republican nominees henceforth will be required to commit to a diet plan, to maximize their tenure.

Oso Negro said...

Does it say whether they ate a bag of dicks before, or after they found Obamacare constitutional?

Michael K said...

"Of course, if they ate the bird they couldn't signal their moral superiority over us mere pheasant-eaters, could they?"

Yes and I'll bet they don't know that more pheasants in South Dakota are killed by cars than by hunters.

A pheasant almost got even one morning in 1959 as I was driving to Washington state about 5 AM. Fortunately, he hit near the top of the windshield. As I was going 100 mph at the time and he hit right in front of the driver seat, I was very lucky.

machine said...

just can't let it go by...

Tom said...

Lifestyles of the Pale & Cloistered

Rhythm and Balls said...

Scalia and "bagged" in the same reference?

Quaestor said...

Brandeis was an idiot if he really ate such a lunch more than once.

That being said some people enjoy better health than others simply because of their genetic heritage. To attribute one's good health to a spinach leaf and two slices of whole wheat bread is scientifically ludicrous.

A pheasant almost got even one morning in 1959 as I was driving to Washington state about 5 AM.

I had a similar experience. One late afternoon I was returning from the stables when I hit an adult mallard drake with my GMC pickup. The bird flew up from the river with his mate and crossed over the road in front of me just three feet above the pavement. I hit him with the grillwork and his limp body passed over the truck and landed on the road behind me. I stopped and ran back to see the poor fellow flapping desperately on the asphalt but unable to get airborne. I scooped him up and took him home. Examining him I noticed his legs were totally limp, which wasn't a good sign. Nevertheless I decided to give him a chance to recover on the hypothesis that his problem was shock. I gave him water, food, and a folded towel to lie on.

The next morning he was dead, but still warm. So I decided to roast him for my Irish Wolfhound. After plucking the carcass clean I saw the impact had caused a compound fracture of the spine, so the poor mallard was utterly doomed from the moment we hit. He cooked up nicely, but his flesh was quite dark, and the drippings didn't smell very tempting. The dog ate him up without a scrap remaining, but I decided I wasn't missing anything by not sitting in a blind with a 12 gauge.

JCCamp said...

There was a great line from, I think, Ginsburg in another version of this same story, which I cannot find now. Justice Ginsburg said that they dined much better when Scalia was still alive, because "We ate all kinds of things that Antonin killed." Knowing they were great friends, I think perhaps this was delivered with her well known humor.

it doesn't seem to appear in the popular on-line locations, so perhaps it was edited out.

walter said...

Blogger buwaya said...OK, Brandeis outlived Harlan Stone by 10 years.
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Really? methinks he was dead long before his heart stopped.
That's a lunch of the mentally ill.

Mary Beth said...

That's a lunch of the mentally ill.

Maybe it was just hard to find something kosher.

walter said...

SCOTUS should have sandwich level pull..

Stephen said...

" Afraid that pellets might still be in the bird, the children refused to eat it."

I'm so old that I remember that everyone chewed fish carefully because it might have bones in it.