May 18, 2011 Clean Dishes, Museums, and Cheese Souffles

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May 18, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums. Steven Wright

★~No Dirty Dish Day:

I’m not sure if we are all supposed to eat on paper or plastic plates, make reservations, gather our dirty dishes and wash them, or load them in the dishwasher, or just throw them out the window. I vote for celebrating this day in an eco-conscious, earth-friendly way! Because that is just who I am! You choose the place for dinner (just make sure they have cheese soufflés on the menu), and I will make the reservations!

★~International Museum Day:

Today museums around the world are appreciated for the many ways they enrich our lives by providing visible clues to the past, expanding our understanding of world cultures, and by inspiring us.  Pop poll! For those of you with an amazing museum in your city — when was the last time you visited it? I am going to let you include the times when you had visitors in town. However, you may not count the field trip you took to the museum when you were 10. If you can’t remember, or if you are always saying, “We live in this great city with so much to offer, but we never make it to the Art Museum, Field Museum, Science of Industry Museum . . . we really should go someday.”  That ‘someday’ has come! Cole and I are heading to the Field Museum to see the horse exhibit this weekend. I have also listed some on-line museum options below; museum appreciation is just a click away.

★~ Cheese Soufflé Day:

If you are a brave and experienced cook, go ahead and make your own soufflé — keeping in mind that making a successful poufy soufflé requires properly beating the egg whites to get enough air into the dish. I can barely separate egg whites, so clearly I am never going to bake a soufflé. Never. And if I was going to make one, it would be chocolate. A few soufflé tidbits: They will not deflate due to loud noises — this is a myth. Soufflé have been around since the 18th century in France, and the term soufflé means “puffed up.”

★~ Today in History:

♥~ The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound, Jacqueline Cochran, piloted an F-86 Sabrejet over California at an average speed of 652.337 miles-per-hour.

♥~1959 – Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa was pictured on the cover of LIFE magazine. And the headline read. “A National Threat: Hoffa’s Teamsters.”

~1963 If You Wanna Be Happy, by Jimmy Soul, hit #1. The song stayed at the pinnacle of popdom for two weeks. “If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you…”

~1968- Grateful Dead, The Doors, The Steve Miller Band and Jefferson Airplane all appeared at The Northern California Rock Festival in Santa Clara.

~1974 – The Streak (DON’T LOOK ETHEL!) started a 3-week run at number one on the Billboard pop music chart. The novelty tune, by Ray Stevens, was about people running nekkid where they shouldn’t be nekkid, like, in public. It was the second number one hit for the comedian who made numerous appearances on Andy Williams’ TV show in the late 1960s, as well as his own show in the summer of 1970. His first number one hit, just prior to The Streak, was Everything is Beautiful. Both songs won gold records, as did his comedic Gitarzan, a top ten hit in 1969. “Booga-da, booga, da!”

~1992 – The season finale of Murphy Brown aired on CBS with Murphy Brown, played by Candice Bergen, giving birth to an illegitimate son (Avery Brown). The following day, U.S. V.P. Dan Quayle publicly lambasted the comedy, saying that the program ‘glorified’ single-parenthood. Quayle also complained that the TV situation made a mockery of families with fathers.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1897 Frank Capra: Academy Award-winning director: It Happened One Night [1934], Mr. Deeds Goes to Town [1936], You Can’t Take It with You [1938]; It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Pocketful of Miracles; died Sep 3, 1991. Capra said, “I wanted to glorify the average man, not the guy at the top, not the politician, not the banker, just the ordinary guy whose strength I admire, whose survivability I admire.”

~ 1928 – Pernell Roberts actor: Bonanza, Trapper John, M.D., Ride Lonesome; died Jan 24, 2010

~ 1931 – Robert Morse: Tony Award-winning actor: Tru [1990], How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Secret Storm, Wild Palms, Where Were You When the Lights Went Out

~ 1952George Strait singer: LPs: Strait Country, Ocean Front Property, Beyond the Blue Neon, Holding My Own, Strait out of the Box, Blue Clear Sky, Carrying Your Love with Me, One Step at a Time

~ 1970 – Tina Fey actress: Mean Girls, Martin and Orloff, Saturday Night Live [also head writer]; married to actor, composer Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (1970). She worked with The Second City improve troupe, then as an actor and writer on Saturday Night Live,and went on to create her own TV series, 30 Rock. But she returned to SNL during the 2008 election to do a series of extremely popular impersonations of Governor Sarah Palin

★~ Did You Know: You can visit great museums on line?

The next best thing to being there is “clicking there,” and sometimes it has benefits that outshine up close and behind glass.  One great way to appreciate some of the world’s most amazing museum exhibits is on-line. Museums are rarely able to exhibit more than a fraction of the material they own, and even then, the best stuff is too often sealed off behind glass or mobbed by school parties. There are no such problems on museum websites, where space is unlimited and objects, scanned in high definition, can be browsed in close-up and often have an interactive option. Great Museums on-line

~ One museum  that is not on the  above list, that I would not want you to miss is: The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices: Come one, Come all and view devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception!The largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof.


Today’s Silly:

John went to visit his old grandfather in a secluded area of Georgia. After chatting all night John’s grandfather made a breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film on his plate, and questioned his grandfather, “Are these plates clean?”

His grandfather replied, “They’re as clean as cold water can get them. Just finish your meal!”

For lunch John worried that the plates had dried egg and asked, “Are you sure these plates are clean?”

The old man said, “I told you those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now I don’t want to hear any more about it!”

Later that afternoon, as John was leaving, his grandfather’s dog started to growl, not letting him pass. John yelled, “Grandfather, your dog won’t let me get to my car.”

The old man shouted, “Coldwater, go lie down!”


Do you have a favorite museum? Sheesh…that is such a boring questions. Do Over. Have you ever streaked?? If you have the time drop me a comment..Odd Loves Company.

I hope you will join me for some El Morno musing, scones, and coffee!

7 thoughts on “May 18, 2011 Clean Dishes, Museums, and Cheese Souffles

  1. So you won’t be making a souffle for dinner? The streak…what a fun song. I did not streak but I watched someone who did! Does anyone streak these days?

    Laughing hard at “Coldwater” and oldie but goodie that I had forgotten!

    El Morno to you!

  2. I never streaked. Never even saw a streaker. I grew up in Mulberry. Now I am so hungry for a souffle-why isn’t there a souffle to go fast food place? Chocolate not cheese though!

    Have a great day!

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