Okay, a short one.... Got a gal in one of the Friday classes, has had WS
before and has the basics... Anyway, she is building a segmented round
mirror frame. I told her we would assemble it with hide glue.... She wanted
to know what THAT was, and I told her that it was the only glue available
for WW until modern adheisives came along.... She wanted to know why it was
called hide glue, and I told her... She wrinkled her nose and had a small
hissy about "those poor rabbits" and that it was WRONG to do that. I
countered, by asking her if she had ever eaten a burger.... she said that
"that didn't count" and that hide glue was "mean".... So, I back-tracked
and told her, half in jest, that we were actually using the "vegitarian"
formula, and that the original ingredients included lettuce and carrots.
She took it hook, line and sinker.... So now it's "carrot glue"
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 22:41:59 -0700, Fly-by-Night CC
It may be, but not usually for woodworking.
Woodworking hide glue is hides from cows, maybe horses. Hooves and bone
take too much cooking, so they go for fertiliser instead.
Rabbit skin glue is more flexible than other hide glues. It's mainly
used for bookbinding, and similar trades.
Cats have nine lives, which is why they rarely post to Usenet.
Sorry for the second reply but thought of something else...
In the last year or two my wife and I have been trying to gently ease
our now 6 year old into knowing the true origins of the animal products
we eat and wear. Her favorite stuffed animal is a cow. This cow has been
with us since the day she was born and to this day is much loved and
protected by all in the family - but especially our daughter. We love
animals and stop along the roadside to pet horses and talk to the cows,
we frequent petting zoos, have a couple dogs, read about animals, wake
her up to hear the owl in the summer and generally instill in her how
important it is to be respectful, kind and not harm animals, etc.
We thought it might be a problem explaining where hamburgers, roasts and
other beefy goodness comes from... nope - she doesn't seem to care one
bit as she pours more ketchup on her burger. She's even gotten to asking
us what part of the animal we're eating at any given meal - like what
animal gives us bacon and what part of the pig is it? She didn't seem
fazed at all that some people of the world eat dogs and rabbits or that
some won't even consider eating cows. On the flip side she still firmly
believes in Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy...
Sounds like a well-adjusted young lady. My wife has become a
vegetarian over the past couple of years, and now she tries grossing
me out about eating meat. Doesn't work though- she tried telling me
that I should never eat McDonald's because the hamburger is allowed to
have a certain percentage of cow eyeballs in it. Well, that may or
may not be true- but just to show it doesn't work, I make a point of
always saying "Mmmmm... eyeballs" right before biting into any burger
these days. :)
Nothing wrong with being kind to animals, and using them when their
time is up. That's what we raise them for.
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On Sun, 01 May 2005 05:27:39 -0500, the inscrutable Prometheus
Whoa, doubletake there. I could have sworn I read "60-second
drive-through quarantine" on the first read-through and was
impressed that they went that far. I should have known.
The only fast-food restaurant I occasionally partake of is Carl's Jr.,
and then it's only their fried zucchini, _made_fresh_while_I_wait_!
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On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:31:07 -0400, the inscrutable "Lee Michaels"
One of the funniest skits I've seen and heard was George Wallace
(Yeah, the black comedian, not the Georgia racict.) on feeding the
homeless. He wanted to give out loaves of bread to the homeless in
the parks and have them catch pigeons and make sandwiches, killing
two birds (so to speak) with one stone. I couldn't Google a link for
it or I would have posted it. His version was a LOT funnier.
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It always grosses out my wife when I fry trout with the head attached so
I can eat the eyeballs - I think they're good :-).
She's also not overly fond of my habit of eaing the marrow in those
little rings of bone :-).
You eat the eyballs out of trout?! Now, that's just disgusting. The
purpose of frying/grilling the trout with the head on is to eat the
tiny cheeks where there's a pocket of meat....not the eyes. Signed,
raised on a trout farm where supper was so fresh it jumped out of the
S O P in some countries. We have some people at work from Pacific rim
countries. They tend to eat a lot of parts that we would dispose of. Some
of their food smells outstanding, others force me to fresh air.
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