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Thread: The beginning of end of Western civilization

  1. #1
    notbob Guest

    Default The beginning of end of Western civilization

    Actual post to Hints To Heloise:

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    ICE CUBE WATER

    Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.

    I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.
    -- Suzy, via -mail

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    Jinkies!

    Boy, I bet they'd love that tip over at Cooking Illustrated.

    nb

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >
    > ----
    >
    > ICE CUBE WATER
    >
    > Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    > didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >
    > I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    > and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.


    NO!! OMG, was it actually printed? That's a scream.

    > Jinkies!
    >
    > Boy, I bet they'd love that tip over at Cooking Illustrated.


    They print the lamest hints. Sometimes I can't get all my gravy
    on my fork so I use a dinner roll. See illustration. I know, lame
    made-up example. Good for a laugh sometimes, anyway.

    nancy


  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    On 2008-09-03, Nancy Young <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They print the lamest hints. Sometimes I can't get all my gravy
    > on my fork so I use a dinner roll. See illustration. I know, lame
    > made-up example. Good for a laugh sometimes, anyway.


    If I subscribed, I'd send in one:

    Always drink from the lip of the glass closest to your mouth.

    nb

  4. #4
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    > They print the lamest hints. Sometimes I can't get all my gravy
    > on my fork so I use a dinner roll. See illustration. I know,
    > lame made-up example. Good for a laugh sometimes, anyway.


    Oh no! We're not going to have a contest
    to see who can get their letter published,
    are we? :-)

  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization


    "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Nancy Young wrote:
    >>
    >> They print the lamest hints. Sometimes I can't get all my gravy
    >> on my fork so I use a dinner roll. See illustration. I know,
    >> lame made-up example. Good for a laugh sometimes, anyway.

    >
    > Oh no! We're not going to have a contest
    > to see who can get their letter published,
    > are we? :-)


    Haha!! You go first.

    nancy

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    Janet Baraclough Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    The message <[email protected]>
    from notbob <[email protected]> contains these words:

    > On 2008-09-03, Nancy Young <[email protected]> wrote:


    > > They print the lamest hints. Sometimes I can't get all my gravy
    > > on my fork so I use a dinner roll. See illustration. I know, lame
    > > made-up example. Good for a laugh sometimes, anyway.


    > If I subscribed, I'd send in one:


    > Always drink from the lip of the glass closest to your mouth.


    Unless you have hiccups. You can cure hiccups by drinking from the
    far side of the glass.

    :-)

    Janet

  7. #7
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 18:25:21 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"notbob" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >>
    >> ----
    >>
    >> ICE CUBE WATER
    >>
    >> Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    >> didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >>
    >> I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    >> and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.

    >
    >NO!! OMG, was it actually printed? That's a scream.


    LOL. Some things printed are as much of a joke at TV commercials.
    Today I heard one from an ambulance chaser that said: "if you or a
    loved one has died from bla bla bla you might have a claim." Call
    xxx-xxx-xxxx. I thought I heard it wrong but it came on again.

    Lou

  8. #8
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    notbob <[email protected]> news:[email protected]:
    in rec.food.cooking

    > Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >
    > ----
    >
    > ICE CUBE WATER
    >
    > Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water,
    > and I didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >
    > I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring
    > cup and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold
    > water. -- Suzy, via -mail
    >
    > ----
    >
    > Jinkies!
    >
    > Boy, I bet they'd love that tip over at Cooking Illustrated.


    ROFL... c'mon... this has to be a joke... doesn't it?

    Michael

    --
    "No More Getting Jerked Around by the Gas Nozzle"
    ~ Senator Larry Craig R-Idaho on Cspan-2


    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    notbob wrote:
    > Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >
    > ----
    >
    > ICE CUBE WATER
    >
    > Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    > didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >
    > I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    > and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.
    > -- Suzy, via -mail


    "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American
    people." -- variously attributed to P.T. Barnum and H. L. Mencken

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    In article <[email protected]>,
    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >
    > ----
    >
    > ICE CUBE WATER
    >
    > Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    > didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >
    > I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    > and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.
    > -- Suzy, via -mail


    > nb


    Desperate acts from desperate people, nb.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.mac.com/barbschaller, and here's the link to my appearance
    on "A Prairie Home Companion," <http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/
    programs/2008/08/30/>

  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    On Wed 03 Sep 2008 08:45:07p, Melba's Jammin' told us...

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >>
    >> ----
    >>
    >> ICE CUBE WATER
    >>
    >> Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and

    I
    >> didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >>
    >> I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring

    cup
    >> and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.
    >> -- Suzy, via -mail

    >
    >> nb

    >
    > Desperate acts from desperate people, nb.
    >


    Now that's really sad!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright

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  12. #12
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    On Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:17:04 GMT, Michael "Dog3" wrote:

    > notbob <[email protected]> news:[email protected]:
    > in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >>
    >> ----
    >>
    >> ICE CUBE WATER
    >>
    >> Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water,
    >> and I didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >>
    >> I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring
    >> cup and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold
    >> water. -- Suzy, via -mail
    >>
    >> ----
    >>
    >> Jinkies!
    >>
    >> Boy, I bet they'd love that tip over at Cooking Illustrated.

    >
    > ROFL... c'mon... this has to be a joke... doesn't it?
    >
    > Michael


    some of the tips are goofy, but i still read her every day. it's kind of a
    window on a demented *zeitgeist*, like reading 'family circle' in the comic
    section.

    besides, it became almost-hip when heloise's daughter took over.

    your pal,
    blake

  13. #13
    val189 Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    On Sep 3, 5:58 pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:

    > Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    > didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >
    > I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    > and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.



    At least I give the writer credit for ostensibly making pie dough -
    something I have never mastered. Guess I forgo use my blow-dryer...

  14. #14
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: The beginning of end of Western civilization

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Actual post to Hints To Heloise:
    >>
    >> ----
    >>
    >> ICE CUBE WATER
    >>
    >> Dear Heolise: I was making some pie dough that called for ice water, and I
    >> didn't have any. I thought of a great hint.
    >>
    >> I took several ice cubes from the freezer, put them into my measuring cup
    >> and used my blow-dryer to melt them. It was instant ice-cold water.
    >> -- Suzy, via -mail

    >
    >> nb

    >
    > Desperate acts from desperate people, nb.
    >



    That almost sounds like a premise for a new hit TV series... ;-)

    Bob

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