January 22, 2018

At the Macaroon Café...

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... you can talk all night.

And remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon.

41 comments:

Quaestor said...

Planet Earth's most disappointing cookie.

MikeD said...

I didn't know Althouse suffered from celiac?

Quaestor said...

The second most disappointing biscuit (though actually a kind of waffle) is the fortune cookie, which encloses not a mystic prognostication, but a lame-ass aphorism that would gag a 4th grader.

Big Mike said...

@Quaestor, you need to be sent to a reeducation camp! If you want to know what the Greek Gods’ ambrosia tasted like, bite into a coconut macaroon.

Quaestor said...

The third most disappointing are those chocolate chip wannabes that have M&Ms instead of chocolate chips, which would be cool if those primary colored lumps were actual M&M candies instead of cheap knock-offs made in Botswana or somewhere that contain the same miserable chocolate substitute that unprincipled confectioners use to make lifesize Easter bunnies that taste like chalk and are hollow to boot.

Quaestor said...

I have no desire to taste ambrosia because those who do become immortal and must join the gods on Olympus, which is no trip to Disneyland, dude. After they do the intros Zeus insists on showing you his etchings in private. That's what they did to Ganymede — slipped him some macaroons and then Shazam!! he's getting buggered by the Thunderer. Not me, pal. First it's a macaroon in your gob, then it's something else.

dreams said...

Here is the 911 call from Rand Paul and also an article about the recommended jail time for Rene Boucher.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/sen-rand-paul-neighbor-assault-911-call/1055363001/
DR

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/federal-prosecutors-jail-recommendation-rand-paul-neighbor-rene-boucher/1019739001/

Quaestor said...

The fourth most disheartening baked good is the Communion wafer. If Jesus was so kickass how come he doesn't taste like anything?

Quaestor said...

Jail time for Rene Boucher? Luxury. If they really wanted to punish him they'd make him eat a truckload of those 2 pounds for $1.29 Soviet-era ersatz Oreos. That'll larn 'im.

hawkeyedjb said...

The Democratic party's position on immigration is now explicit: Anyone who wants to, can come here; anyone who arrives here can stay here. And in California you'll be prosecuted if you interfere with this population-replacement program.

Unknown said...

Watch out for "Chocolate Flavored" bunnies etc. Those two words are your danger warning. (Along with "Palmer").

The thing to do is hit up Walgreens the week *after* Easter. Then the solid milk chocolate bunnies from good sources like Hershey & Whitman etc are all 75% off. Yeah, it's a bunny and it's not Easter, but chocolate is chocolate..

Worst cookies? Between Chips-A-Hoy (who wants *hard* tollhouse cookies?) and those chocolate chip cookies they sell in convenience stores that are deceptively soft, but are really made of plastic or whatever to stay that way forever..

YoungHegelian said...

Here's an article from the Guardian on a left-winger who put himself on a news blackout when Trump won.

I found it interesting, because I did somewhat of the same thing, but from the Right. I used to listen to a lot of NPR, you know, to hear how the other half lives. Some of it was okay, some of it was awful, & occasionally it was quite good.

And then came Trump. NPR, as did many other shows on TV & radio, became instantly, rabidly, 24x7 "Fuck Trump". If you were not in the camp with them already, it became unlistenable. My wife, who no where near the political junkie I am, can't stand them anymore, either. Shit, I even have liberal friends who have stopped listening to NPR over this! The sole remnant is when I'm in the car at 6:00PM & the relatively apolitical "Market Place" comes on.

Now, as "better-than-tinnutis" listening when I fall asleep, I listen to right-wing radio over the cell-phone. Not a lot of facts, but muuuuch less spleen. You'd be amazed what I now know about long-haul trucking thanks to their advertising.

cubanbob said...

Big Mike said...
@Quaestor, you need to be sent to a reeducation camp! If you want to know what the Greek Gods’ ambrosia tasted like, bite into a coconut macaroon."

Years ago a coconut macaroon after a great deli lunch at the Rascal House in Sunny Isles Beach FL.

Unknown said...

If you want the Ambrosia of the Greek Gods in Florida, you'd do better to check out Hellas Bakery on the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs..

traditionalguy said...

On NPR this PM a dulcet toned expert explained why having Trump as President was dangerous: He has politicized the National Intelligence Agencies.

They have a perfect backwards world. Quite impressive lying.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"I listen to right-wing radio over the cell-phone."

You can get podcasts from Mark Levin and Mike Savage w/ almost no ads, for free.

The free Ben Shapiro podcast has more ads, but still much better than radio.

I think Crowder is free on Thursdays (I pay for CRTV (and Rush).

Yancey Ward said...

In Hell, Quaestor will spend an eternity taking communion.

stlcdr said...

Buck fifty for a macaroon? And people are buying them, it seems. Must be that tax break where people can keep their own....oh...sorry.

Quaestor said...

Jesus cured the blind and the paralyzed, correct? Therefore, it wouldn't be too much of a trick to give This is My Body some kind of flavor just so you'd know the priest hasn't pulled a fast one. Flavor would also make Sunday mornings even more interesting. They could put the upcoming flavor in the bulletin or on those marquee signs many churches have out front. Next Sunday: Loganberry.

AllenS said...

Since Jesus was white, shouldn't the Communion wafer taste like vanilla?

Humperdink said...

Watched Katy Tur, the woman with two mommies, substituting for F. Chuck Fraud yesterday on MTP daily. The mocked Trump on the shutdown: "Some negotiator Trump is", "Where was Trump during the negotiations, nowhere, " Some deal maker, harump".

He won.

Ann Althouse said...

I didn't select the macaroon for eating. I selected it — or, rather, the sun selected it — for photography.

I have never eaten a macaroon. My official position on coconut, all my life, has been that I hate it. Thankfully, I have been spared ever eating it (at least not intentionally) because as a young child, I was informed, by my sister, that it was terrible.

Ann Althouse said...

I overheard a little of the talk on CNN, because Meade was watching it while I was reading. The discussion of the end of the shutdown was ludicrous. On the same channel where the day before they were pushing the talking point that the people would carry a grudge against the GOP into the next election, they'd switched to saying that the shutdown was just a big nothing that everyone would forget. And because it was TV, they had to play these ideas like music, lots of words on a theme, filling a time slot.

Tim in Vermont said...
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Tim in Vermont said...

I see Minnie Mouse got her star finally. It was her due for being married to Micky. What a sexist country we lived in all of these years to deny her!

MadisonMan said...

I am firmly in the non-coconut camp. The chances I would buy -- willingly!! -- a macaroon are zero.

The Ginger Molasses cookie in the upper left would tempt me -- but I know I like the ones at Madison Sourdough better.

Tim in Vermont said...

There is a pair of sharp shinned hawks nesting in the tree in my front yard. Noisy! I thought at first they were some kind of parrot. I maybe will put up a bird feeder as hawk feeder for them though.

Humperdink said...

Coconut on a cookie. Might as well put ketchup on it. Ugh.

Humperdink said...

Anyone else see a parallel between Chuck Scheemer and Dems caving and the Norks sending a delegation to the Olympics. To me, the common denominator is Trump's style of negotiating.

Hardball.

Quaestor said...

It was her due for being married to Micky.

They are? And I thought it all platonic.

The star is just more #MeToo crapola. Minnie used to hang out in front of Walt's office hoping to shop her "Joan of Arc" script (an all-rodent retelling of the Hundred Years War). Walt never showed any interest, thankfully, else Snow White would have never been made. Walt had good project instincts, he also knew about Abel Gance and his all-lagomorph staging of the French Revolution (all rabbits except Napoleon, a lean and intense-looking tabby) which flopped. (Film scholars like to speculate about the film's fate if Bugs Bunny, then a minor employee of New York Transit Authority, had been cast as Danton.)

Minnie was a big phony. She told Heda Hopper that Minnie was short for Minerva when in reality Minerva Mouse was her mother and Minnie was actually Wilhelmina Mouse, named after Kaiser Bill by her immigrant father, Martin Maus, later indicted under the Espionage Act of 1917.

Tim in Vermont said...

Quaestor’s on fire.

Tim in Vermont said...

When is Olive Oyle going to get her due for being the girlfriend of a famous star?

The new movement is called #HerToo

Bad Lieutenant said...


stlcdr said...
Buck fifty for a macaroon? And people are buying them, it seems. Must be that tax break where people can keep their own....oh...sorry.

1/23/18, 4:20 AM


You think that's bad? Try Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

https://www.menuwithprice.com/menu/levain-bakery/

$4

for a Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, or Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie.


The pity/wonder is, they're worth it. The size of your hand, and exquisite. This technology doesn't exist on my planet, they must be imported - but no, little basement shoe box bakery right there on the corner.

Lines down the block every day. Yes, haha, stupid New Yorkers. Don't judge if you don't know. If you can duplicate their products I'll be your friend.

Quaestor said...

I have never eaten a macaroon. My official position on coconut, all my life, has been that I hate it.

It's a good thing Althouse wasn't marooned along with Gilligan, Skipper, Ginger Grant and the others, which brings up the subject of coconut cream pie. What else goes into a coconut cream pie other than coconut? Quite a lot, actually. Eggs, for one thing — four of 'em. And whatever pie crusts are made of. And several other things. By weight, coconut is a minor ingredient. So how did Mary Ann make all those pies? There were probably seagulls on the island, so eggs were to be gotten. (Did you know that gull's eggs were a delicacy? Just goes to show how fucked some people are.) Anyway, the rest of the pie is made of unobtainium as far as being marooned on a tropical island is concerned. It is a mystery.

Quaestor demands a special prosecutor!

Quaestor said...

Lines down the block every day.

Is there a Cookie Nazi there to punish line breakers and such?

Jim Henson really dropped the ball. He had Cookie Monster, who was just an inarticulate blob of blue fuzz. But imagine Sesame Street inhabited by Cookie Nazi. Instead of COOKIES! followed by berserk devouring of same, Cookie Nazi could teach valuable lessons about antisemitism. Zo... You vant a cookie, eh, Jew-boy? Perhaps. But first, you must take a shower.

Fred Rawlings said...

Not into the cookie. But i like Fiesta Ware. Grandaddy sold it in his store. i wonder if it is the real deal or 'modern'. I am only sure when i see it is the radioactive orange

Fred Rawlings said...

The red color was achieved by adding uranium oxide in the glaze -

Since this uranium could be used in the production of an atomic bomb, Fiesta red became a victim of World War II when the US government confiscated the company’s stocks of uranium.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Quaestor said...
Lines down the block every day.

Is there a Cookie Nazi there to punish line breakers and such?


We handle our own shit, bruh. What happens in line, stays in line.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Just so you know, professor, fresh coconut is fine, has many virtues. Even coconut milk soup made from canned coconut milk is wonderful. (Tom Kha Gai)

The dried flaked crap in the macaroons, however, I'm with you 100%.

Quaestor said...

The red color was achieved by adding uranium oxide in the glaze

There's another uranium glassware which was colored with oxide diuranate. The pieces are a kind of chartreuse green, which fluoresce a brilliant green under UV light. Awesome stuff which is up to 25% Uranium 238 by weight.

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