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Friday, July 28, 2006


Greg Meyer

In regards to Lynn Swann speaking about making english the primary language in Penn. He said "When was the last time that you bought a piece of equipment and it didn't have instructions in four or five different languages?"
My question to him is When was the last time those instruction made any sense, were easy to follow, or had any in-depth information in them? I think businesses spend their entire instruction book budget on translating the title and general overview of their product leaving no funds for putting in anything of substance.


I think that folks on all sides of the language debate can agree that instructions are rarely written in anything remotely resembling English.

ivan swift

regarding potato blossoms, they are purplish-white. when they dry up, and the plant shrivels, you know it's time to dig the potatoes up. just about every fruit and vegetable starts with a bloom. eggplant blooms are dark purple, field peas are blue-white, melons are yellow, as are cukes. So far as coon political suppers, kentucky democrats used to (may still do)hold a "varmint supper" once a year at the Old Stagg Distillery, in Frankfort. Kegs of Wiedemann (sp?) beer were also in ample supply. among the "varmints" served were coon, possum, rabbit and squirrel. also available were fish and venison. food was plentiful and exhortatory speeches, fueld by old stagg bourbon washed down with Wiedemann's beer, were ample. ivan


Josh: How can you consider yourself a potato connoisseur if you've never been to the Potato Blossom Festival? If, in fact, you didn't even know they had blossoms? The festival is a great event in, here's a bit of trivia for you, the largest potato growing county in the U.S. - Aroostook County, ME.


Jim, you've exposed my complete ignorance of potato plants and potato cultivation. I guess I'm more of an aficionado than a connoisseur. I like baked potatoes, twice-baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato wedges, french fries, home fries, hash browns, potatoes o'brien, potato chips, tater tots, tater rounds, potato pancakes, potato bread and potato salad (assuming it doesn't have too much mayo). In a pinch, I'll eat sweet potatoes, especially if they have brown sugar or marshmallows on them. Perhaps sometime I'll make it up to Maine for the festival because it does sound like fun.

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