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On this date, in 1912, give or take a few days:

Isabella Goodwin becomes the 1st US woman detective.

Teddy Roosevelt faces a few primaries.

Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole.

Last, but hardly least, (Antarctica would have been found eventually) the Oreo cookie was born when the National Biscuit Co. sold the first batch to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Anyone can show some love on the actual birthday, which was March 6, when it turned, well, 100.

But when all the hoopla and birthday bashes with special cake are over, isn't it more meaningful to wait a few days later?

(Anyway, that’s how I rationalize missing the exact date.)

By now you’re familiar with the revolutionary design of two chocolate cookies with a cream filling in-between.

Since than, more than 362 billion have been consumed worldwide and we still don’t know what Oreo stands for and who designed the original.

But we can see how Nabisco's orb and double cross, a symbol dating back to medieval monks, evolved over the years.

As did the fillings that have included lemon-cream, green tea ice cream, mint, double and triple stuff and even an "inside-out" version that featured vanilla cookies with chocolate filling.

But the original is still the thing.

Psychologists have even discovered how you eat them provides great insight into your personality.

Like if you eat the whole thing all at once you’re the kind that devours life.

Eat a few bites at a time, you’re methodical.

Or if you twist it apart, eat the inside first, and then...maybe you don’t want to know what that reveals.

So happy 100 years plus two days and counting our little friend. 

You’re one tough cookie.

In a manner of speaking.

(I have some making up to do.)

J. Peterman

 

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March 08, 2012 12:08 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Only 362 billion Oreo cookies made to date?

Goodness, I have eaten that many myself.

What have the rest of you good people been eating?

Sorry.

more on the honor roll
March 08, 2012 12:22 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Mr. Peterman what do the Psychologists have to say about those of us who dunk our OREO's?

Just wondering...

March 08, 2012 12:25 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

(Ode to the Oreo)

Uh, oh, celebrated Oreo,

I’ve gobbled much more than my fair share of you,

So, tell me, what are all of the others to do,

Sit in the corner and cry boo-hoo?

March 08, 2012 1:36 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Oreos are the real reason for milk to be invented.

Or at least they would have been reason enough........

March 08, 2012 4:43 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Not to crumble the cookies or rain sour milk on the celebration, but another example of the little guy taking it on the chin; Sunshine Bakery and the tasty Hydrox cookie being first and then losing out to the copycat OREO. Sunshine became Keebler and those little elves who baked so well in the hollow tree had their brand steamrolled by Nabisco's marketing. Oh well, by the time Kellog's got them it was too late. It was like the Betamax vs VHS or Lexus vs Infiniti or even early Apple vs PC battle. Someone comes out on top. I would never take the time to take a cookie apart or break it in half because I eat with wild abandon but I can think while I chew, a product of multitasking. Yep love dem OREOs but still no sub for licking the batter bowl or getting piping hot cookies out of the oven so soft that chewing is optional. Room at the cookie inn for all.

March 08, 2012 4:47 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

My very Favorite Commercially Produced Cookie !!!
 
a Bag of them crush'd near to dust, make a most excellent Crust for my White Chocolate Cheesecake, with a Brandied Raspberry drizzle across the Top, with a clump of succulent Berries smack in the middle of the cake .......
 
OREOs go very well with Good Champagne, too .......

March 08, 2012 6:05 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

And just when I got back from Trader Joe's and bought theirs.......but Rings, what do they say about those of us who separate them first?

March 08, 2012 6:20 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Oreo is not just a cookie, its an actual flavor! Along with jazz and peanut butter, our iconic cookie is something to brag about.

I am a part time dunker.....I do not like to separate them because I love how the filling is so dependably even and in perfect ratio to cookie. If there are some loose cookie pieces at the bottom of the bag, thats something else. Of course I will eat them.

My father emphatically preferred Hydrox cookies, but I could never understand it.

March 08, 2012 6:23 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 spring rain said...

YUMMmm   Oreos dunked in coffee. 

March 08, 2012 6:36 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

ANDY.........................I too separate..................I hope we're okay.................................
 
CHEFD....................two samoas & counting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Good morning all & mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............................
 
Have a loverly day............................where is MISS BLUE?????????????????????

March 08, 2012 8:20 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

We have a cultural difference of opinion here. Those yummy looking things up top are bisquits, not cookies. My favourite dunking bisquit in hot tea is a hard-baked ginger one - hate it when a chunk falls off and makes a soggy sludge in the bottom of my mug. The spelling police came along and took the Q, so they are now biscuits. The savoury ones you put cheese or whatever on are called crackers.

March 08, 2012 8:27 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Andy - a few years ago a blind Taste test was done. Between OREO's & Trader Joe's brand called Joe Joe's.

The Joe Joe's won.

Whenever I get to a TJ's a box of those are always in my cart.

March 08, 2012 8:44 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...



"Very handy, a Thursday, it keeps Wednesday and Friday from colliding."
Peter O'toole as Fisk Senior

Something there is about the middle, (a cream filling do they call it?) put me off. I had been known to dispense with an entire row, dunking in cold milk without looking up.
The mouth feel after, that's it. Real food, apart from venison or lamb fat, doesn't do that.
Gave them up decades ago.
There is a package of Newman-O's (their apostrophe, not mine) in a kitchen cupboard. Brought in by and acceptable to vegans, if they good, why are they still here?
Another thing, if something bends before breaking, it should be called a short, flat failed cake… not a cookie.

The flour, sugar and bunny and chicken cookie cutters sitting out tell me that the Beauty will be making cut-out sugar cookies today to send off. The egg-less vegan version is not as good as the original.
Our oldest grandson looks upon a box of Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies as a single serving.

Hazel ~

McVities HobNobs are very nice when I can get them.

March 08, 2012 8:55 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

O YES, Stoney~ MVities HobNobs are great. They even do chocolate coated ones.

March 08, 2012 9:05 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

The true test will be given shortly, rings, I bought a box of Joe Joe's for my two year old grandson -- reports to follow (as soon as he gets them that is). Bebe ~ are there Oreo police?  Will this go on our permenant record?

March 08, 2012 9:15 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I can't wait to get someone to drive me to Trader Joe's (about 45 min) to get some JoeJoes!

March 08, 2012 9:18 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Maybe it's just that I need champagne (as Ivan suggested) to cut that roof of the mouth gludge that I also feel--so you're not alone on that Stoney!   I do love them crushed as a crust for cheesecake or ice cream pie, however.  But it's been a long time since I actually bought Oreos.   Of course, they used to be snarfed down in almost a single inhale, but nowadays......Hmmmmmm, maybe I'll buy a package and a bottle of champagne.....

March 08, 2012 9:53 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

HAZEL I agree about hard ginger biscuits for tea dunking, but Oreos dunked in coffee is an activity unto itself. One must perfect the perfect nano-second of dip in order not to turn into sludge......

CAROL & IVAN and yet, what DOESN'T Champagne go with? I confess to not have had an actual Oreo for some time but the same cannot be said for Cookies&Cream Ice Cream.

BEBE---A sleeeeeeeeeeve of Cookie Mints!!!!!!!!!!!!

STONEY the "creme" filling in Oreos is best not to think about, kind of like the middle layer of Boston Creme Pie or a "Custard" donut. May be one reason that people rarely mention their love of Oreos without mentioning a beverage.

March 08, 2012 10:18 AM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

LOVE Oreos.  Was not so keen on Hydrox but had forgotten about them.
Cookies & Cream milkshake with a swiss cheese omelet at Chick & Ruths on Main Street.  A great way to start the day.

March 08, 2012 10:22 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


No, seriously.

March 08, 2012 11:04 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

we're all about girl-scout cookies at our house.

March 08, 2012 11:05 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

We're all about Girl-Scout cookies at our house.  I wonder why they don't make an Oreo clone?

March 08, 2012 11:06 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

One thing that Champagne does go Great with is lemon sherbert.A tall glass with the sherbert and topped with Champagne is a excellent end to any dinner. Or just to have if you feel like it.

March 08, 2012 11:07 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Ah ha!  I Berted!  My computer decided for itself to change my browser page overnight so now when I hit send, nothing happens.   I feel like I've been through some sort of rite of passage now.

March 08, 2012 11:09 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

I'm glad you all described what causes Berting, or you would have had whole bunches of my boring post.

March 08, 2012 11:57 AM
4162 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Cyndy said...

No matter how you eat them -- separated, dunked, or whole -- Oreos are the best!  I don't think Girl Scout cookies are as good as they used to be -- And the price has gone up while the number of cookies has gone down.  And Hazel, I like ginger snaps too, especially dunked!

March 08, 2012 12:12 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

99 out of 100 Medieval Monks resurrected to appear in Dan Brown's upcoming thriller THE OREO CODE prefer this cookie. Tom Hanks will be back as a milkman in disguise seeking to find a mad monk who uses the cookies for deadly weapons like OddJob used his hat in Goldfinger. It could add another box to yesterday's religion list- Oreoist- The Nabisco version having Eve covering herself with a Fig Newton.

March 08, 2012 12:51 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

WARNING! PAOLOS
APPROACHING

 

Although there will always be a special place in my heart
for Oreos, I have found my true love to be JoJo’s (I’m sorry I can’t think of
them as masculine).  That in itself
should tell you something about my personality. 
It is interesting though to note the different approach I have to eating
one or the other.  With Oreos, I would
dim the lights, put on a little mood music, probably Barry White.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0I6mhZ5wMw

This always gave the appearance
of setting the mood. Then I would lift the box gently from the cupboard,
flip the tab out of the slot, part the cellophane with a finger or two, probe
around just a smidge until I found what I was looking for, then I’d pop that
little chunk of sweetness into my mouth and let it dissolve on my tongue.
Washed down with a shot of milk. 
MMMMMmmmmmmm.

 

With JoJo’s, it’s different. 
Candlelight is requisite along with Strauss’ Tales from the Vienna Woods
(I am especially fond of the zither’s vibrato).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBVOsDSNc4o

Then I lift the box gently from the cupboard, flip the tab
out of the slot, part the cellophane with a finger or two, probe around just a smidge
until I find what I am looking for, then…then I lift the JoJo to my mouth,
parting the wafers ever so tenderly until there is just enough of the vanilla
bean crème exposed to seduce my tongue and then…then I pop that little chunk of
sweetness into my mouth and let it dissolve on my tongue.  Followed with a glass of Prosecco chilled
just so. MMMMMmmmmmmm. 

 

 

March 08, 2012 1:23 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

So, Haze, If those things at top are "biscuits," then what in the UK are "cookies"?? Do you have such a thing as cookies? (What stays on your computer when a site leeches onto your HD and plants their info ?)

For me, the cookie jar is always filled with Oreos, both vanilla and mint filling...The granddaughter knows just where to go to help herself, and now she is big enough to dig out a few and pour her own milk. I snitch one nearly every night to push the night prescriptions down the throat. Love 'em.

Have to agree with TT about the warm out of the oven homemade kind, too! Just my own oatmeal or choc chip cookies will beat any storebought.

March 08, 2012 1:29 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Just read an article related to t he discussion we had here a day or so ago when the nature of existence was in question. The headline caught my eye as it had Miley Cyrus dissing traditional religion in favor of the "random scientific event" theory of Creation. Thought you'd be interested in case you did not see the analogy of a storm blowing through a junkyard and randomly creating a 747!! No way that could happen by chance, the writer opines....Here's an excerpt.....: Your reaction??

"The dream has always been to “get back to the garden” where man plants and nurtures without God so that at last “the bombers” will turn “into butterflies.” Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock” (1969), made popular by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, “represents the high point of the 1960s dream of an alternative society”[1] based on the secular premise that “we are billion year old carbon” that has evolved to this moment in time. In his Cosmos video series and book of the same name, Carl Sagan refers to us as “Star Stuff.”
Where did the material that makes up stars come from? How did the billion year old carbon get here?
The next question relates to how exploding stars and gases organized themselves into complicated life forms with intelligence and the ability to use the stuff of the cosmos to create. In his 1983 book The Intelligent Universe, astronomer Fred Hoyle (1915–2001) wrote the following popular analogy:


“A junkyard contains all the bits and pieces of a Boeing 747, dismembered and in disarray. A whirlwind happens to blow through the yard. What is the chance that after its passage a fully assembled 747, ready to fly, will be found standing there? So small as to be negligible, even if a tornado were to blow through enough junkyards to fill the whole Universe.”
Hoyle’s analogy doesn’t go far enough. In a junkyard, there are already junk parts of cars, airplanes, and machines of all kinds. In the cosmic void of the evolutionist’s worldview, there was once nothing, and the nothing became something, a hypothesis contrary to the laws of physics and biology.
To make it even more preposterous, we’re to believe that the magically appearing matter organized itself after an explosion and through random impersonal forces evolved into the variety of life forms we observe today.
Where did the information come from that turned the disorganized matter into organized matter?

Read more: Miley Cyrus Tells Her Teenage Fans to "Forget Jesus" - Godfather Politics http://godfatherpolitics.com/4074/miley-cyrus-tells-her-teenage-fans-to-forget-jesus/#ixzz1oYBE6zzS

March 08, 2012 1:39 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Paolos - That was a very sexy description of your relationship with the JoJo's and Oreos! Next time put Rated X and I will know to read it while squinting. Ha! ;-)

March 08, 2012 1:44 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Hazel - In the USA, these are "biscuits" and usually served as the bread for breakfast or dinner, warm with butter on the side to be slathered inside each one....In the South we often make them big as a man's fist or as big as a nice size cat's noggin and call them "cat head biscuits"...yummy!

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=photos+of+biscuits&view=detail&id=B8DD31856E9AF5E475CE4D2FC2F6A9FC2F6F2751&first=0

Just FYI in the culture disconnect.

March 08, 2012 1:46 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Paolos---your relationship to Oreos sounds almost illicit against the Barry White track.  A dark pleasure.  Jo-Jo's on the other hand seem to you more sophisticated and make you happier in a way that you're sure to spread that emotion around.  Indeed,  even referring to the filling as vanilla bean in Jo-Jo's surely marks them as more gourmet than just plain vanilla filling or white creme would do.   So......extrapolating from your scenarios above I would say that Oreos are your deep dark dirty little secret private pleasure, while Jo-Jo's are an open and above board pleasure that almost make you dance in joy.

March 08, 2012 1:48 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Does Miley Cyrus recognize the fact that CSN and Young and Joni Mitchell et al were high as a kite when they made that music?  That getting back to the garden probably didn't mean Eden as it did the place where they planted all their marijuana?   Anyhow, Miley Cyrus?  Why are we quoting Miley Cyrus.  It's better than quoting the blonde brain fried whats her name Lohan woman - but just barely.   Or: Did I miss the point again?  It's quite possible.

March 08, 2012 1:49 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Hello Paolos.  I just wanted you to know that you're still my hero today for showing me how to copy and paste yesterday.  I might just build a statue in your honor.  What kind of statue would you like?  in case I actually do build one.

March 08, 2012 1:51 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I wrote a cookie poem many years ago
and I have been waiting for this very day to take it out of the cookie jar and share it with y’all.
It’s not really about cookies, it’s about relationships.
But very much like a cookie, fresh out of the oven, it has its own warmth and special flavor.
Are you ready? Sure you are.

It is titled "Her Cookies"

“Would you like a cookie?”
she offers, holding forth a platterful.
“Not now, sweet Ginger, thanks.”
I answer carefully.

“They’re oatmeal,” she persists,
“I thought you’d like oatmeal.”
“I like oatmeal just fine
but not now.” I insist.

“If you don’t like oatmeal,
what do you like?” she snaps.
“Some things are too obvious.”
I whisper, cradling her head in my arms
and rocking her gently once more.

“Not to me,” she whimpers, “not to me.”

Talk about one tough cookie!

March 08, 2012 2:37 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


If it had been up to me, I would have waited until the 12th and gone with the Girl Scouts thin mint on their one hundredth anniversary.
The storage life of the thin mint has never been put to the test around here. We eat them…soon.
It is worrisome that the cream filling of the Oreo appears to have a half-life equal to Cesium-137. What's in there?
GS cookies, it should not be necessary to mention, are a fundraising scheme.
Their best offering, and it was many years ago, was known simply as Girl Scout Candy: a tin of little striped pillows of peanut butter hard candy that just melted in your mouth.
Cracker Barrel offers something close but not close enough.

We have a Miley Cyrus magic eight ball  but all it ever answers is: "Wha?"

March 08, 2012 3:02 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Now, this,    this is an idea with my complete support:

http://www.nabiscoworld.com/100caloriepacks/

March 08, 2012 3:07 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Park - It wasn't the depth of Miley's comment, but the answer by the writer who addressed the entire group of those scientists who claim that all that is our Creation could have been "random scientific" events! His analogy of a storm making a plane out of a junkpile is the best image to take away.

March 08, 2012 3:17 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...


Miss Carol, Miss MooseLoop and Miss Park ~ I am at a loss for words. I don't know what to say.

March 08, 2012 3:21 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Then, say: Not to me.

March 08, 2012 3:22 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Who's Miley Cyrus?

March 08, 2012 3:34 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Just kidding! Must be all these cookies.....

March 08, 2012 3:44 PM
First-com Bassplayer said...

What do psychologists say about the person who twist them apart so as to discard the middle? Am I too weird for study. Call me out of the box. I like just the cookie. Fortunately, my husband likes the double filled. Our ritual is, I twist them apart and make a stack of double filled and a stack of just cookies.

March 08, 2012 3:45 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...


Kidding? I took you Cyriusly.

March 08, 2012 4:01 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Ok, whenever the topic is not about food, we use the force to change it to food. Now we have been granted our wish with a topic about one of the most important food groups ever and Miley Cyrus is referenced. I hope it was in regard to Fruit Loops.

Hey PA4, so many great comments have been coming from you Northsider. You hit it out of the park yesterday.

Paolos..... I gotta get that jacket.

Stoney.... Only 4 weeks 'till the opener. I would like to see Samarja blossom as a starter this year.

Oh yeah.... Cookies. The best I ever had were baked by my Mom......still warm from the oven. The butter cookies they baked at my High School cafeteria were a close second....they were usually warm because they could not keep up with the demand.

Well I gotta crawl back under the front porch for a while. Maybe there can be a cookie bake off in theSepia's oven car. We won't declare a winner 'cos there just ain't no losers on theSepia.

Peace out

March 08, 2012 4:48 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Peter Lake ~

Good point old friend: comparing store-bought (or boughten as we used to say) to home made is like comparing an PG rated movie to her warm moist breath on the back of your neck asking: "Hey, you doin' anything right now?"
If Jeff Samardzija were to win a spot AND lose that skanky mullet, I would do windows… panes but never software.

This morning's paper reported the death of a remarkable woman who, as a young neighbor girl, babysat our daughters.
Returning home after midnight, in the mid-sixties, we found her so conked out on the couch that she could not be awakened.
My wife stuffed the money into her pocket and I all but carried her to her own front door. She stepped inside, I didn't hear her hit the floor and I walked home grateful that nothing had come up that evening.
Funny what you remember.

That same day, Pogue was shown across.
He became famous as a six year old owing to a Super 8 movie filmed by his sister, Zelda, in the family car.
But first, a little background: his family had been engaged in a bitter dispute with, Bernie, the live-in gentleman friend of his late great grandmother.
The old girl had left her consort a cozy carriage house and money in trust but he had decided to simply squat in the home that she had left to Pogue's parents.
It had taken a court order and two burly deputies to extract him and it was pretty ugly.

Now to the car where Pogue, his brother Miles and their mother are all reading books on the way home… Zelda, you'll recall is behind the camera and Dad, behind the wheel.
Mom, speaking over her shoulder: "Miles thank you for cleaning the dog poop off my shoe."
Miles: "I didn't."
Mom: "Zelda?"
Zelda: "You're kidding, right?"
Mom: "Pogue?"
Pogue: "Yeah, I used toothpaste and… Mr. Bernárd's toothbrush but I rinsed it out su-per good."

March 08, 2012 6:13 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Moose & anybody else who wants to know. Cookies just do not exist in the UK. Biscuits are sweet things as pictured above, crackers are bone dry things to put yummy things on ... your menu sounds much more interesting.

March 08, 2012 6:20 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Stoney, I thought his last name took up more space on the back of his jersey. I agree about the mullet.....but I'll take 20 wins, thirty quality starts and an era under three and open up a faux mullet stand in front of Wrigley....

March 08, 2012 6:37 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Ye gads! that's a scary thought. Remember the Clement chin thing?

March 08, 2012 6:39 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

I liked the cookie monster on Sesame Street. Floyd is getting fat - no more cookies.
What happened to the mysterious wordcount?

March 08, 2012 6:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Hazel--I have always had a soft spot for Walker's Shortbread.....and wholemeal digestive biscuits (that somehow are, to me, a cookie and not something even remotely good for me!).  When I read Austen and Bronte and Thackeray, etc. I always taste shortbread and wholemeal digestives.......To my tongue ginger is much too closely aligned with soap for me to truly appreciate ginger jumbles or such.  I can and upon occassion do enjoy an American Gingersnap which is probably not too closely aligned with your ginger cookies.   As I've mentioned before tea brewing for me has not been associated with stellar results and there is nothing worse than cookie mud at the bottom of a hot drink, be it tea or coffee!        Our biscuits take a deft hand to make them light, otherwise they sit long and hard on the belly.

March 08, 2012 6:44 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Floyd ate it. (the word count)

March 08, 2012 6:44 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Wow, the Beauty mentioned that some friends of ours just celebrated the birth of their thirty-first grandchild.
Okay, they do have thirteen kids but if it were me, I would require name tags at family gatherings with first and last names.

March 08, 2012 6:49 PM
First-com Breeze said...

And all this while I am sitting here while Ol Sol rages, hurling cosmic STUFF at the planet  I am sitting on, which is coming at us at millions of miles a minute and here I am eating an Oreo, which happened to be on sale today at K-Mart and which I bought thanks to y'all and it's a pretty good cookie and as for all that cosmic stuff....solar winds raging through the junkyard....here I sit enjoying my cookie and ya know it's really odd because I don't see or feel a thing.Amazing!!!!

March 08, 2012 7:03 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I believe what we call biscuits are called scones in the U.K. We add fruit to them and then we call them scones. (only we call them sc-ownes and they call them skahns).

I think it goes without saying that in any of our Odes to Oreos today we were not in any way comparing them to homemade cookies. Thats another category. Oreos belong in the Things One Can Purchase at a Gas Station category and therefore are indeed the best.

March 08, 2012 7:05 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

STONEY I have a friend who is one of 40 something grandchildren. Not only do they wear nametags but paper plates are used on holiday occasions and she has yet to get any turkey on Thanksgiving.

March 08, 2012 7:11 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Carol~ How odd that ginger tastes soapy to you. O yuk!
Duvet time in Wales, Nos da, dear people.

March 08, 2012 7:23 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Chef Deb ~ Love scones and, since we're approaching that time and scones are a close cousin:  Irish Soda Bread .... mmmmmmmmm. 

March 08, 2012 7:25 PM
First-com Breeze said...

Hmmm...I love ginger. Use it in all sorts of things, including when I cook rice. And I especially love crystallized ginger which always reminds me of a wonderful song by The Incredible String Band on their first recording, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter. Nothing better for the old tummy than a little bit of ginger.

March 08, 2012 7:36 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

ChefDeb ~ Let me see if I'm following this...in the UK,
cookies are biscuits and biscuits are scones, crackers are bone dry and what
are scones? Muffins?  Dinner rolls?

Then just what is a crumpet? Who taught these people
language anyways?  You can answer at your
leisure, enjoy a cookie or two while you cogitate.

 

I’ll be in Boston for a four day seafood fest.  I don’t think I will make it to the Dog Watch
this trip, but if I do I am going to drop your name and see if they give me a
free G and T or slice of pie.

 

March 08, 2012 8:04 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Miss Muffet ate a crumpet didn't she?  or was it something else...A tuffet.  She ate a tuffet?  That's not right, and I know it but I can't recall Miss Muffet's story at the moment, Evil Cold Medicine is kicking in...I do think a scone is an English muffin here in the US though.  Or am I wrrrrrrr..ong again...it's been a tough week, I'm telling you.   Somebody please figure out what Miss Muffet did or didn't do, that little wench - and who was she to get a whole nursery rhyme written about her anyhow.   Enquiring minds....need to go to bed.  Nos da from the beautiful land of cheddar.

March 08, 2012 8:24 PM
First-com Breeze said...

Little Miss MuffetSat on her tuffetEating her curds and whey.... A crumpet is, I think, something very close to an English muffin.A scone is entirely different.I once made some scones for a party and they were so good that two decades laterpeople still remember them. I used the same recipe but they were never that good again.A mystery!Maybe it was the butter. You can no longer get butter that really tastes like butter.Perhaps I just lucked into some especially particularly good butter that day.

March 08, 2012 8:25 PM
First-com Breeze said...

I really do hope you are feeling better soon, Park4... 

March 08, 2012 8:26 PM
First-com Breeze said...

Oooops....I typed paragraphs but didn't compose elsewhere and didn't cut and paste so it's all run together 

March 08, 2012 8:28 PM
First-com Breeze said...

FYI--a tuffet is sort of like an ottoman 

March 08, 2012 8:36 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

PA4, hope you are feeling above the weather soon. Rest well North of the cheddar curtain.

HU3

March 08, 2012 9:03 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

A crumpet is what we call an English Muffin.

Breeze, the weather can have a very big effect on scones. I have made conservatively 18,000 scones in the past 20 years. Never have two batches (usually 12 in a batch) come out the same.

Paolos, no, not a dinner roll, but rather served with strawberries and Devonshire cream at afternoon tea. A scone in Scotland is diamond shaped, rather flat and has currants in it. In Ireland, the scones more resemble what we're used to here, a rather large lumpy biscuit which they put only raisins in. We of course put all kinds of fruit including blueberries, cranberries and chocolate chips. Scones are meant to be eaten on the day they are baked which is why so many Americans dismiss scones as dry and not too good.

There. More than you ever wanted to know about scones.

March 08, 2012 9:04 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

ANDY do you like caraway seeds in your Irish Soda Bread? Between now and the 17th I will be bringing scones and Irish Soda bread to the Sepiatrain nightly. Hope there's plenty of Jameson.

March 08, 2012 9:09 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

"I like the middle vanilla creme of the Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie part for last...I do remember the difference in the flavor of Oreos and Fruit Loops when the enhanced the flavors of both of these delicacies....Oreos a historic cookie favorite...I also, like to dunk the cookie in wholesome milk...and enjoy a oreo ice cream slurpee...too...***Took Taro for a 2nd opinion at the Vet...today partially torn tendon..2 months resting stage for her knee, $800.00 dollars and Fish Oil...and many other forms of meds, Rx, Tx, etc. Taro...be well soon.....   : )  ......***********************
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March 08, 2012 9:09 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

"I like the middle vanilla creme of the Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie part for last...I do remember the difference in the flavor of Oreos and Fruit Loops when the enhanced the flavors of both of these delicacies....Oreos a historic cookie favorite...I also, like to dunk the cookie in wholesome milk...and enjoy a oreo ice cream slurpee...too...***Took Taro for a 2nd opinion at the Vet...today partially torn tendon..2 months resting stage for her knee, $800.00 dollars and Fish Oil...and many other forms of meds, Rx, Tx, etc. Taro...be well soon.....   : )  ......***********************
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March 08, 2012 9:20 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Always plenty of Jameson's here so I will be happy to share with my friends of the Village.  I've never had caraway seeds in Irish soda bread, hmmmm.....will have to let my tongue ponder that for a bit.  Then again, I've probably never had really good soda bread--all I've sampled is just the classroom kind to expand St. Pat's day lessons.  The latest version was a skillet soda bread.......kids, of course, loved it. Straight off the griddle and warm it was....edible.  Later after it cooled, not so much.  In fact, I'd probably rather have eaten the Elmer's Glue than the cold soda bread.   I'll have to think about making it at home now.    What about Guiness in your chocolate cake?  I've seen lots of recipes for such.   How about Guiness in the Irish stew?  

March 08, 2012 9:21 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Stoney--will be watching Dean Stapley this weekend....it looked very intriguing.  Thanks!

March 08, 2012 9:31 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...



Breeze ~
Which song?

1.     "Koeeoaddi There"       
2.     "The Minotaur's Song"       
3.     "Witches Hat"       
4.     "A Very Cellular Song"       
5.     "Mercy I Cry City"       
6.     "Waltz of the New Moon"       
7.     "The Water Song"       
8.     "Three Is a Green Crown"       
9.     "Swift as the Wind"  
10.     "Nightfall"  

Carol ~
Cool, I'll be interested in your opinion.

March 08, 2012 9:47 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


The rising moon in Appleton this evening was so breathtaking that it stopped traffic… at least the traffic behind us.

March 08, 2012 9:57 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

I recall a marketing class in college when the professor, on the second week of class, began a week long dissertation concerning the re-invention of existing products to regain interest in the buying public. He challenged the class to come up with an existing product that been vastly improved, using the same process, lowering costs, reducing units sold but increasing sales dramatically. He postulated thar a major corporation had not been able to accomplish this feat.

His challenge to the class was to find one company that fit one of the previously listed parameters and was able to continue to manufacture said product, even with limited success. He said if anyone could find that company, he'd bump that persons grade up one letter grade at classes end. Meaning a "C" became a "B", etc. One guy asked,"what if a person found a company fitting ALL of the perameters?" Prof said that person got an "A" and never had to return to class that semester, so there was incentive. Now, we had to dig, no google, no computers, just good old research.

March 08, 2012 10:12 PM
Walker_gym 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-review Luddite said...

One Tough Cookie: IanTyson, the real deal. Prince George, BC. Cowboyography. Cross over Highway 2, and drive .................NORTH.

March 08, 2012 10:18 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

The entire class was hot to get the free "A" and we still had our full class load to attend to. I was at the grocery store when it hit me. I just watched the momma's purchasing cookies, Oreo's in particular, when it hit me. I had him.

The professor started the class the same way every day. "Anybody ready to take the challenge?" a few stepped up to the plate, but were shot down miserably.

I finally got the guts up to take the challenge, and on my day, I raised my hand and asked to address the class, as the class had final vote after the evidence was presented. I remember all my classmates snickering as I stood to take the challenge, as I was the class jokester.

When I made I to the podium, the prof looked at me and said "Well...we're waiting..." with sarcasm barely coating over his obvious impatience with my presence.

I said. " I have done it, I have found a product that meets every parameter you outlined, to the "T", and then some."

"What is it?" he said.

My answer "The Double Stuffed Oreo Cookie"... "Nabisco took the same ingredients, reduced the amount of 'cookies' they used by 34% and filled the remaining cookies (the most expensive part of the cookie to produce, taking up 67% of total production costs) and filling the remaining cookies with just 51% more cream filling, and sell the lesser amount of cookies in the same packaging for 42% MORE price point wise, than the existing Oreo Cookie brand being sold at the time. The change to packaging was minimal, the reduced the price to produce each unit by almost 40%, and sold less per package."

I added "The single stuffed Oreo package has approximately fifty cookies per package, the Double Stuffed, selling for 40% more, has thirty-eight cookies per package approximately with the space made up with the much less expensive cream filling, and Nabisco can't keep them on the shelf."

He stood there stupefied. I thought I was about to get ripped by the much smarter professor. Silence ensued.

He said "Well I'll be damned..." with a rare smile on his face and extended his right hand to me in congratulations. That "A" helped me a lot.

March 08, 2012 10:20 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

I still love Oreo cookies...I'm a double stuffed man myself.

March 08, 2012 10:24 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Sorry for the weak presentation...I'm tired and not feeling well, and my phone screen seems to get smaller the later it gets.

March 08, 2012 10:36 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

UMMGAWA That was not a weak presentation...just as fascinating as it must have been for your classmates & Prof. Hope you feel better!

March 08, 2012 11:28 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Ummgawa ~
Don Meredith could be heard singing in the background even before it came out that you did it sick and on a  phone. Good stuff.

March 08, 2012 11:40 PM
First-com Anam Cara said...

Hmmmmmmm....methinks I want some of that there cheesecake of Ivans. That man makes me drool every time. Personally, I'm a fan of fig bars; always have been; always will be. Ohhhhhhhh...and soft molasses cookies, like fresh from the oven, like warm and with a bone-chilling glass of colddddddddd milk! YESSSSSSSSSSS!!

March 08, 2012 11:53 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Taking my 6 pills and going for my Oreo and milk now...g'night all!

March 09, 2012 12:17 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

I've not told that particular story to anyone other than my classmates back then, my Dad today, and you late readers. Seeing the Oreo brought it to mind. I'm pleased the few who have read it enjoyed the story.

I do fear it was a "peak" moment...hahaha.

Honor Roll


Only 362 billion Oreo cookies made to date?

Goodness, I have eaten that many myself.

What h...

-lotlot

Mar. 08, 2012 12:08 AM

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