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GREMLIN TIDBITS PART 2

TODAY’S TIDBIT COLLECTION traces back to Roald Dahl’s book about gremlins described two days ago at SimanaitisSays, continued yesterday with ”Gremlin Tidbits Part 1.” Actually, though, all this began a … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · 3 Comments

GREMLIN TIDBITS PART 1

YESTERDAY AT SimanaitisSays, we talked about Roald Dahl and his dealings with Walt Disney, which culminated with the book The Gremlins. Today and tomorrow, in a continuation of this theme, … Continue reading

December 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

THE GREMLINS—THE LOST DISNEY (AND DAHL) PRODUCTION

ROALD DAHL WAS an author of children’s books, a screenwriter, a short story writer—and a fighter pilot. That is, this British author of James and the Peach and Matilda, screenplay … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

UP, DOWN, AND AROUND WITH FÉLIX NADAR PART 1

FÉLIX NADAR WAS a 19th-century pioneer French photographer, but so much more. Like others, he did a lot of studio work, society portraits and the like. But Nadar also soared … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

OH SOY, CAN YOU SAY? PART 2

YESTERDAY, IN PART 1, livestock and we savored tidbits of soy ranging from soy meal to soy sauce to edamame to tofu to faux meat to the challenge of food … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

OH SOY, CAN YOU SAY? PART 1

THE SOYBEAN IS among the most versatile of legumes. What other vegetable can supply feed for livestock, yet be toxic to us and other monogastric sorts in its uncooked form? … Continue reading

December 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

HISTORICAL—AND HYSTERICAL—CONGRESSIONAL SHENANIGANS

“SUPPOSE YOU WERE an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”—Mark Twain, a Biography. Corroborating this is “The Great National Circus,” by Eric Foner, … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · 2 Comments