The other day I was watching an auction program and the host was
showing an antique kitchen table. He made the comment that the top was
made from sycamore so it was good for food preparation. He also showed
the shelf underneath the table which had two turned sycamore bowls on
????? Has sycamore got some kind of special quality when it comes to
using it for food-related items?
Wed, Jan 4, 2006, 3:07pm firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Marlow) was
moved to say:
It tastes just like chicken...
Would that be broiled, or fried?
You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear".
What do you "know"?
- Granny Weatherwax
Does anyone remember the name of the guy that used to be on the Grape
He said, " This here pine tree is totally edible." :-)
Tom in KY, the doctor said that I needed more fiber to keep myself
regular. I ate bran and broccoli, drank Metamucil, took fiber pills.
2 days later, I pooped out an oriental rug.
December 29, 1975, actually.
"Hi. I'm Euell Gibbons. Ever eat a rock? It's outdoorsy taste reminds
me of wild hickory nuts!"
tober/Euell_s_Country> for a short bio and a bibliography.
Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and
coordinate. This does not insure "good" government; it simply insures that it
Here is the listing for Gibbons on the Dead People Server
"Euell Gibbons (naturalist/writer) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died December
29, 1975. Born September 8, 1911. Did a series of memorable commercials for
Post Grape Nuts in the early '70s, one of which started "Did you know most
parts of a pine tree are edible?" , wrote Stalking the Wild Asparagus. "
He came for a publicity tour/interview to the place I was working in '75 and
naturally there was a bit of hubbub because a "celebrity" was in our midst.
While joking around with a couple of my co-workers I said "Here, Mr.
Gibbons, have a snack" and held out a pencil. I then discovered that he was
sitting just on the other side of a cubicle partition, about 5 feet away and
probably heard what I said.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
He was obviously destined to greatness,, or maybe insanity.
My birthday is also September 8, a different year. I was born on my
uncle's 12th birthday. Yep, there's something about that day. Maybe the
stars align to form a perfect bull's eye on that day.?
Peter Sellers who starred in The Pink Panther, was also born on that
Tom in KY, Ya' know, I always felt a connection to Euell while working
in my woodshop and smiling. I probably eat a pound of sawdust per month
Probably not......DDT is generally safe to drink...at least I believe no one
has ever documented any human harm from drinking it....However if you are a
Bald Eagle it is murder on the quality of your egg shell production. Rod
This could be evidence that:
a) no human being has ever been stupid enough to drink it;
b) you're ignorant of whatever documentation of harm may exist;
c) it really is safe to drink.
Which strikes you as being the most likely?
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
DDT was spread over the malarial marshes and rice paddies for years. They
were the source of drinking water for millions. people ate it, but it was
tough to drink a quantity of it, because it's almost insoluble in water.
Soluble in fat, however, which is the rub. Farther up the food chain you
get, more of the oil-soluble stuff you get.
Ignorance appears to be from your side.
On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 01:40:52 -0800, "Rod & Betty Jo"
In the era of the DDT issue there was no environmental politics. It's
generally agreed that this was the issue that started it, as a coherent
movement. Ever actually _read_ Rachel Carson ?
DDT kills things you don't want killed. Outside of Florida and Africa,
you're better off overall without it (and there are alternatives).
On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:51:02 +0000, with neither quill nor qualm, Andy
No? Then why was her book so quickly successful?
Have you read Michael Crichton's "State of Fear"? His advocate
discussed a few of her worst mistakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson shows that she, herself,
didn't want a ban on pesticides, just more controlled usage. But she
had created a monster.
http://reason.com/rb/rb061202.shtml has some good stats on countries
outside Africa and the southeast tip of USA. A quote from that,
regarding your killing statement:
"On June 14, 1972, 30 years ago this week, the EPA banned DDT despite
considerable evidence of its safety offered in seven months of agency
hearings. After listening to that testimony, the EPAs own
administrative law judge declared, "DDT is not a carcinogenic hazard
to man...DDT is not a mutagenic or teratogenic hazard to man...The use
of DDT under the regulations involved here [does] not have a
deleterious effect on freshwater fish, estuarine organisms, wild birds
or other wildlife." Today environmental activists celebrate the EPAs
DDT ban as their first great victory."
What and where is it killing, Andy? Cites? DDT's inventor got a
Nobel Peace Prize for it.
We'd probably have killed the spread of West Nile virus if DDT were
still around. DDT doesn't have to be spread by the kiloton (as it was
in the 50s and 60s) to be effective.
Against Base regulations and my parents' wishes, I ran behind the
fogger truck every season for 9 years, along with all the other kids,
sucking up DDT fumes by the truckload. AFAIK, I didn't suffer from it.
To change one's self is sufficient. It's the idiots who want to change
the world who are causing all the trouble --Anonymous
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