Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 7 November 2009

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, in Washington State, collapsed, only four months after its completion (1940)


TUSSER'S PERFECT CHEESE

In his elaborate text Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry (1573), Thomas Tusser presents ten characteristics the perfect cheese must have:

Not like Gehazi, i.e., dead white, like a leper
Not like Lot's wife, all salt
Not like Argus, full of eyes
Not like Tom Piper, "hoven and puffed"
Not like Crispin, leathery
Not like Lazarus, poor
Not like Esau, hairy
Not like Mary Magdalene, full of why or maudlin
Not like the Gentiles, full of maggots
Not like a Bishop, made of burnt milk


When you're at war, you think about a better life; when you're at peace you think about a more comfortable one.
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
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