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  1. #1
    Randy Guest

    Default What could be next? Uh Oh!

    2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of
    Asia

    2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimates Australian
    racing

    2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of pigs
    and infects hundreds of people sometimes fatally around the globe.

    2010 - Chinese year of the Cock - what could possibly go wrong? Uh Oh!!!




  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: What could be next? Uh Oh!

    On May 26, 4:45*pm, "Randy" <s...@uk.com> wrote:
    > 2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of
    > Asia
    >
    > 2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimates Australian
    > racing
    >
    > 2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of pigs
    > and infects hundreds of people sometimes fatally around the globe.
    >
    > 2010 - Chinese year of the Cock - what could possibly go wrong? Uh Oh!!!


    2011 - Year of the Sloppy Joe. tomatoes take over the world.

  3. #3
    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"


    >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.


    > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html




    Reply from Harry.....

    Monday -- June 1, 2009 -- 8:15 AM EDT

    Dear David,

    I live in Brookfield, CT during the week and in Vera Cruz (Emmaus), PA
    on the weekends when I am not traveling. My wife Linda and I are in
    CT on a temporary basis (now entering our fourth year). My reference
    library remains in Vera Cruz.

    This weekend I checked out Benton Rabinovitch's Antique Silver Servers
    for the Dining Table: Style, Function, Foods, and Social History
    (Concord, MA: Joslin Hall, 1991).

    The utensil in question is a double-bladed service. Rabinovitch
    devotes seventeen pages to the form. According to Rabinovitch, the
    form was popular during the period 1790-1830 and "is a two-bladed,
    scissor-like implement designed to pick up and grasps a portion of
    food."

    Clearly the double-bladed server offered on eBay is from a much later
    period.

    Rabinovitch notes: "A number of diverse opinions have been express
    with regard to the function of these double-blade servers." He favors
    a "white bait" (fish) function, although acknowledges it would be used
    for slices of meat. He dismisses the possibility it was used for
    asparagus. Finally, he leaves the question of whether or not it could
    serve as a salad server open.

    Trust the above is of some help,

    Harry L. Rinker

    Rinker Enterprises, Inc.
    5093 Vera Cruz Road
    Emmaus, PA 18049

    (484) 695-5628

    --
    mad

  4. #4
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    "Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >
    > >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.

    >
    > > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html

    >
    > Reply from Harry.....


    Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.

  5. #5
    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:30:00 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >>
    >> >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.

    >>
    >> > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html

    >>
    >> Reply from Harry.....

    >
    >Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.


    Ain't knowledge great?
    --
    mad


  6. #6
    jay Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:38:30 -0700, Mack A. Damia wrote:

    > On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:30:00 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.
    >>>
    >>> > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html
    >>>
    >>> Reply from Harry.....

    >>
    >>Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.

    >
    > Ain't knowledge great?


    Who's David?

  7. #7
    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 08:08:14 -0500, jay <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:38:30 -0700, Mack A. Damia wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:30:00 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.
    >>>>
    >>>> > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Reply from Harry.....
    >>>
    >>>Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.

    >>
    >> Ain't knowledge great?

    >
    >Who's David?


    Me.
    --
    mad

  8. #8
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:22:59 -0700, Mack A. Damia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 08:08:14 -0500, jay <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:38:30 -0700, Mack A. Damia wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:30:00 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>"Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Reply from Harry.....
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.
    >>>
    >>> Ain't knowledge great?

    >>
    >>Who's David?

    >
    >Me.


    OK, this is the first post I've seen this subthread and can't find it
    on google. What was the verdict?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  9. #9
    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:40:08 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:22:59 -0700, Mack A. Damia
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 08:08:14 -0500, jay <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:38:30 -0700, Mack A. Damia wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:30:00 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>"Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Reply from Harry.....
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ain't knowledge great?
    >>>
    >>>Who's David?

    >>
    >>Me.

    >
    >OK, this is the first post I've seen this subthread and can't find it
    >on google. What was the verdict?


    Harry's reply........

    "This weekend I checked out Benton Rabinovitch's Antique Silver
    Servers for the Dining Table: Style, Function, Foods, and Social
    History (Concord, MA: Joslin Hall, 1991).

    The utensil in question is a double-bladed service. Rabinovitch
    devotes seventeen pages to the form. According to Rabinovitch, the
    form was popular during the period 1790-1830 and "is a two-bladed,
    scissor-like implement designed to pick up and grasps a portion of
    food."

    Clearly the double-bladed server offered on eBay is from a much later
    period.

    Rabinovitch notes: "A number of diverse opinions have been expressed
    with regard to the function of these double-blade servers." He favors
    a "white bait" (fish) function, although acknowledges it would be used
    for slices of meat. He dismisses the possibility it was used for
    asparagus. Finally, he leaves the question of whether or not it could
    serve as a salad server open."

    --
    mad

  10. #10
    Mango Lloyd Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:22:59 -0700, Mack A. Damia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 08:08:14 -0500, jay <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:38:30 -0700, Mack A. Damia wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:30:00 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>"Mack A. Damia" wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> >I've emailed Harry Rinker in Emmaus, PA. with the eBay link.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> > http://www.harryrinker.com/index.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Reply from Harry.....
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks -- that's the most authoritative answer I'll ever get.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ain't knowledge great?
    >>>
    >>>Who's David?

    >>
    >>Me.

    >
    > OK, this is the first post I've seen this subthread and can't find it
    > on google. What was the verdict?
    >


    That you need a good newsreader that does not **** things up.



  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Reply to" Name That Dining Room Tool"

    On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:43:56 -0400, "Mango Lloyd"
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >>
    >> OK, this is the first post I've seen this subthread and can't find it
    >> on google. What was the verdict?
    >>

    >
    >That you need a good newsreader that does not **** things up.
    >

    My *newsreader* isn't the problem and you have to be a total idiot not
    to know that. Oh, wait - you actually admitted it in your return
    address. Silly me!

    You're a king sized prick for a nobody, so I'll make sure I don't see
    you in the future. My newsreader can handle that part easily.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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