Monday OT: February 24 is Shrove Monday, heh

February 24 is day 55 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Setting Orange, Chaos 55, 3186 YOLD (Discordian)
And let us not forget 13.0.7.5.14 by the Mayan Long Count

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OK, I don't particularly capisce any of that shrovetide stuff, so I checked the wiki, which told me:

Shrove Monday, sometimes known as Collopy Monday, Rose Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday, is a Christian observance falling on the Monday before Ash Wednesday every year. A part of the English traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent, the Monday precedes Shrove Tuesday. As the Monday before Ash Wednesday, it is part of diverse Carnival celebrations which take place in many parts of the Christian world, from Greece, to Germany, to the Mardi Gras and Carnival of the Americas.

The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance. Thus Shrovetide gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of "shrovetide", somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe. The terms "Shrove Monday" and "Shrove Tuesday" are no longer widely used in the United States or Canada outside of liturgical traditions, such as in the Lutheran, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Churches.

So, per the wiki, SHROVE Monday is past tense, as in I done been shrivened, without my knowledge or consent. Also, without jumping through any hoops. All I can think of is that one used to be able to buy indulgences, pardons, absolutions and all that for cash or other valuables. I have recently, on two occasions, stumbled across cardinals in all their finery and must've unwittingly done them some service such as scaring off would be predators or competing sparrows or towhees. Ah well, no harm done, I suppose.

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On this day in history:

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1582 – Pope Gregory XIII issued the bull Inter gravissimas, announcing/mandating the Gregorian calendar. It's nowhere near the best or most accurate, and not the oldest, but it is in use today because bull I guess.

1607 – One of the first works deemed to be opera, Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, premiered. Anna Russell never covered it, pfah!

1711 – Handel's Rinaldo premiered.

1803 – Marbury v. Madison, a masterwork of political blackmail, created the Supreme Court's power of judicial review.

1809 – London's Drury Lane Theatre burned to the ground, impoverishing Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

1821 – Mexico's revolutionary Plan Iguala was proclaimed.

1831 – The first removal treaty under the Indian Removal Act, The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, was proclaimed.

1863 – Arizona was organized as a US territory. It was no more orgaised on the 25th than on the 23rd, but this is the official story.

1868 – Andrew Johnson became the first US President of the United States to get impeached, and was acquitted like all the rest.

1895 – Revolution broke out in Baire, starting the Cuban War of Independence, which ended with the Spanish–American War in 1898.

1917 – The US ambassador to the UK was given the Zimmermann Telegram.

1942 – A false alarm started The Battle of Los Angeles, an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25 damaging several cars and buildings, downing one weather balloon and killing 5 civilians.

1942 – An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gave the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".

1946 – Colonel Juan Perón was elected to his first term as President of Argentina.

1976 – The current constitution of Cuba was formally proclaimed.

1983 – A special commission of the United States Congress condemned the Japanese American internment during World War II. W00t!

2008 – Fidel Castro retired as the President of Cuba and the Council of Ministers having outlived at least 4 US presidents and innumerable CIA officers and operatives who tried to have him assassinated or do the deed themselves. Heh.

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Born this day in:

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1463 – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, philosopher 
1604 – Arcangela Tarabotti, born Elena Tarabotti, nun and feminist Got that?
1709 – Jacques de Vaucanson, engineer
1827 – Lydia Becker, activist
1836 – Winslow Homer, painter and illustrator
1869 – Zara DuPont, suffragist
1877 – Ettie Rout, educator and activist
1909 – August Derleth, anthologist and author
1919 – John Carl Warnecke, architect
1933 – David "Fathead" Newman,saxophonist and composer
1941 – Joanie Sommers, singer and actress
1942 – Paul Jones, singer, harmonica player, and actor
1944 – Nicky Hopkins, keyboard player
1948 – Tim Staffell, singer and guitarist
1950 – George Thorogood, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1954 – Mike Pickering, DJ and saxophonist
1967 – Brian Schmidt, astrophysicist and academic

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Deaths

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Died this day in:

1799 – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, physicist and academic
1810 – Henry Cavendish, physicist and chemist
1812 – Étienne-Louis Malus, physicist and mathematician
1815 – Robert Fulton, engineer
1825 – Thomas Bowdler, Bowdlerizer and proponent of same
1856 – Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1792)
1990 – Johnnie Ray, singer, songwriter, and pianist
2001 – Claude Shannon, mathematician, cryptographer, and engineer

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:

National Tortilla Chip Day
World Bartender Day
National Tradung Card Day
Shrove Monday
So, by my count, that's three "go consume shit" and then shrove it, eh wot?

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink

David "Fathead" Newman

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Joanie Sommers

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Paul Jones

Nicky Hopkins

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Tim Staffell

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George Thorogood

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Mike Pickering

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Johnnie Ray

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WoodsDweller's picture

I've been eating cole slaw fairly regularly this winter. I found a bottled dressing that tastes pretty good, and mix it with pre-shredded cabbage. That way I have a default vegetable I can just grab and stuff in my face if I can't motivate to make anything better.
I guess cole slaw counts as a salad. How many different ingredients do you need before you can call something a salad? This bagged stuff has red and green cabbage, plus carrots. Three ingredients, that's a salad, right?
Uniquely among salads, we drown cole slaw in dressing. It takes a (small) bottle of dressing for a bag of veg. Let it sit for a while and the cabbage is literally swimming in dressing. Lettuce doesn't have much flavor, spinach tastes pretty good, but let's face it cabbage tastes like butts. So cole slow, that king of winter salads, is just a bowl of dressing with a side of greens.
Yum!

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"A species that is hurtling toward extinction has no business promoting slow incremental change." -- Caitlin Johnstone

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@WoodsDweller

Normally I just make a marinaded slaw with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and a dash or two of hot sauce...rather than the usual mayo based slaw. Each to their own.

Last night we made a big chefs salad with mixed lettuce, carrots, radish, cheese, chicken, boiled egg, and a few crumbs of bacon. I whisked a little brown mustard in the oil and vinegar dressing I made. Not bad.

More rain on its way here today. It was nice to get a couple of sunny days before it turned gray again. Hope you all have a good one!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@WoodsDweller
Shred, pound and salt.
Probiotic wonders.
Use it on roll-ups and the like.
Braised with wine or cider vinegar
is good too!

Cheers

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@WoodsDweller
or greens - I like it. My wife makes the stuff, and I eat a little, trying to get to a place where it isn't a major chore to do so. This is needed because we planted cabbage and it is doing quite well. We have other greens for curtido so, slaw it is.

Have a good one.

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@WoodsDweller
I like to BBQ and cole slaw, along with beans, is a traditional BBQ side dish.
I do the creamy one, from Betty Crocker, using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
I've made the old-fashioned boiled dressing too but I've pretty much settled on a classic vinaigrette with mustard. Sometimes I'll throw in some pineapple, some minced jalapeno or some golden raisins. So good and healthy too.

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@Azazello
Greek yogurt slaw dressing? I'll have to look into that, sounds like a winner!

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"A species that is hurtling toward extinction has no business promoting slow incremental change." -- Caitlin Johnstone

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@WoodsDweller
Greek yogurt for sour cream. You can use Mexican crema too, but the consistency will change.
Here's Betty Crocker:
8 oz. sour cream (= Greek yogurt)
2 T. mayonnaise
1 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. vinegar
1 t. sugar
S & P

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Does anyone have a link to an article about a memo or tweet being sent out by a DNC member on 2/20 1/20 calling for a coordinated attack on Bernie at the debate (instread of going after Bloomberg) and talk of a Biden-Warren ticket? I saw reference to it in a tweet but I haven't been able to track down any details whatsoever.

https://twitter.com/futurebird/status/1231641590277582850

And what might be a very good development for Bernie (unless Warren has cut a deal with Biden):

https://twitter.com/SirHatchporch/status/1231735101278441473

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@Wally
Complaining that no one went after Senator Sanders enough.
https://twitter.com/andrewperezdc/status/1231240162509762560?ref_src=tws...

But I would be interested in seeing the one you are asking about although the candidates seemed to ignore it. I guess Bloomie was just too juicy a target of opportunity. But Senator Warren just attacked everyone.

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@OzoneTom
I mistakenly above typed in 2/20 instead of 1/20. Either way, I haven't been able to find anything else on it:

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@OzoneTom

Bernie at the debate Weds.

Go ahead and piss of his supporters even more. If your candidate can't win on their own merits then maybe they should just drop out.

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@snoopydawg

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@Wally
away, so that doesn't mean anything.

have a good one.

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Better get going on that shriving shtuff.
It's only today and Fat Tuesday left.
A lot of absolutions to finish up.

Good luck!

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@QMS
Have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

decided to cancel our trip to Sicily.
I am not dying to see Sicily.

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@on the cusp
about Sicily that I missed?

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@Wally
make the CNN-ites try to spin
this reality away...

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@QMS

Cued up to the spot:

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@Wally

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Home-made sauerkraut, great for the tummy and generally cabbage is very nutritious, when cooking, a tip is to lightly do it, don't overcook. Of the many cole slaw recipes, i make one by heating apple cider vinegar, red pepper and a hint of brown sugar, bring to boil and pour over shredded cabbage; has a long shelf-life and is a great compliment to fish.

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, is a West End theatre and Grade I listed building in Covent Garden, London, England. The building faces Catherine Street (earlier named Bridges or Brydges Street) and backs onto Drury Lane. The building is the most recent in a line of four theatres which were built at the same location, the earliest of which dated back to 1663, making it the oldest theatre site in London still in use.[1] According to the author Peter Thomson, for its first two centuries, Drury Lane could "reasonably have claimed to be London's leading theatre".[2] For most of that time, it was one of a handful of patent theatres, granted monopoly rights to the production of "legitimate" drama in London (meaning spoken plays, rather than opera, dance, concerts, or plays with music).

The first theatre on the site was built at the behest of Thomas Killigrew in the early 1660s, when theatres were allowed to reopen during the English Restoration. Initially known as "Theatre Royal in Bridges Street", the theatre's proprietors hired prominent actors who performed at the theatre on a regular basis, including Nell Gwyn and Charles Hart. In 1672, the theatre caught fire and Killigrew built a larger theatre on the same plot, renamed the "Theatre Royal in Drury Lane"; it opened in 1674. This building lasted nearly 120 years, under the leaderships of Colley Cibber, David Garrick and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the last of whom employed Joseph Grimaldi as the theatre's resident Clown.

In 1791, under Sheridan's management, the building was demolished to make way for a larger theatre which opened in 1794. This new Drury Lane survived for 15 years before burning down in 1809. The building that stands today opened in 1812. It has been the residency of well known actors including; Edmund Kean, comedian Dan Leno, and the musical composer and performer Ivor Novello. From the Second World War, the theatre has primarily hosted long runs of musicals, including Oklahoma! (1947–1953), My Fair Lady (1958–1963), 42nd Street (1984–1989, 2017–2019) and Miss Saigon (1989–1999), the theatre's longest-running show.[3] The theatre is owned by the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_Royal,_Drury_Lane

Ah, the memories. Damn, time's flying this morning, best get a move-on; cheers to having a fruitful day and week.

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@smiley7
cole slaw or sauerkraut. Shredded greens (cabbage, kale, chard, bok choy) shredded carrot, some diced onion and chopped jalapeno, cover with white vinegar and let set.

Your Drury Lane history dredges up some names to conjure with, Nell Gwynn, Colley Cibber, and, of course, Sheridan. A really storied place.

have a good one.

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Never did meet an enjoyable cole slaw but please do sign me up for National Tortilla Chip Day. I am definitely here for a huge plate of breakfast nachos.

Around here we usually do cabbage Ukrainian style -- either proper stuffed cabbage, or cabbage sliced the same way as for cole slaw but then sauteed in olive oil with similarly thinly sliced onions. Traditionally cooked with butter and bacon, that dish was usually served over pasta but it's also good by itself, and if you put it over some mashed potatoes you get a kind of Ukrainian-Irish fusion dish (halushki & colcannon).

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@Reverend Jane Ignatowski
butter and bacon would certainly pick up my spirits most days.

have a good one

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@Reverend Jane Ignatowski

It's like pierogi without the dough

The wife is Ukraine, I'm Irish.
Sounds good.

Thanks

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Not the tune or the lyric but Keith's guitar part.
The original recorded version has almost no guitar in it.
Except for that searing lead that Keith does at the end, the song is pretty much drums and bass, with Keith playing the bass part.
That made it difficult to perform live. Keith needed a rhythm part.
The 1968 Jean-Luc Godard film shows the band writing the song, Charlie coming up with the samba beat and etc. If you watch it carefully, you'll see Nicky playing the lick that Keith would end up using live on a little spinet piano in the studio.

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@Azazello
for pointing that out.

have a good one.

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And I can see green shoots on the fig tree. Beautiful morning here in the San Gabriel foothills as I water the roses and azaleas in the garden with Frank Sinatra singing in the background. Landscapers are working on the sprinkler system and Ziggy is taking refuge under my bed. Have both cats on CBD oil since the loss of Pierre but the work being done on the property is proving too much for my scairdy cat Ziggy.

Hope all is well with you EL....

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@Anja Geitz
though too bad that ziggy went paranoid. Ah well.

have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris

We've decided it's charming.

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soon to be Disney movie

When both of the Carolina Hurricanes' goaltenders left Saturday's game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs with injuries, 42-year-old Dave Ayres came in as the emergency backup goaltender -- and stopped 8 of 10 shots to get credit for the 6-3 win.

Ayres allowed goals on the first two shots he faced before stopping the final eight in succession.

"Obviously, that second period was a little shaky, but I told the boys in the dressing room, 'Once we come out for the third, I'll be settled down and ready to win this one,'" Ayres told the CBC Sports broadcast.

Ayres, a Zamboni driver and arena maintenance worker for the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, has been the regular practice goaltender for the Marlies and has appeared at Maple Leafs practices and skills sessions this season. As the emergency goalie, he was available to either team, if needed.

"It was awesome. I had the time of my life out there," Ayres told the Sportsnet broadcast after the game.

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@gjohnsit
generally isn't, and when it spread to California, especially SoCal, it lost its cachet as a game of the frozen north. Thanks for the story all the same.

have a good one

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a super vegetable. I wish I could grow them but have never had any luck with that.
A cabbage salad with hot bacon vinaigrette dressing is nice every once in a while. Chop the cabbage and an onion, chop a good amount of bacon and fry crisply, take the bacon out of the hot bacon grease and add it to the cabbage, add some vinegar to the hot bacon grease and bring to a boil, pour over cabbage salad, serve warm.

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@randtntx

I also like adding onions, apples, and a touch of balsamic vinegar to my cabbage. Think I might add that to my next shopping list...

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

@Anja Geitz cabbage salad that is, in all the variations (or many of them). At times I throw everything but the kitchen sink in cabbage salad. I like to add chunks of avocado, cauliflower, celery, snow peas, radishes, or just about anything I can pull out of the garden. I occasionally throw in some hot spicy peanuts. Balsamic vinegar can add a nice touch to things, have you tried it on roasted Brussels sprouts?

So sorry about your Pierre Anja. Take good care of yourself.

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i got the idea for the balsamic vinegar from a roasted brussel sprouts recipe that is one of my favs. Since I'm eating a lot more veggies these days, I love variations.

Appreciate the condolences. I'm working on a memorial for her. It's been a labor of love looking through all photos and videos of her I've collected over the years and remembering her life. A lot of tears and smiles in those remembrances. Miss her terribly but know she will live in my heart forever and that will be a comfort for me. It's just grieving her right now that's unbearable.

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have a good one

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NASA mathematician, trailblazer in the quest for racial equality, contributor to our nation’s first triumphs in human spaceflight and champion of STEM education, Katherine G. Johnson stands among NASA’s most inspirational figures. Born Aug. 26, 1918, in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, Johnson went on to graduate from West Virginia State College with highest honors in 1937. After attending graduate school and working as a public school teacher, she was hired in 1953 by what today is known as NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, but then was called the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. She retired from the center in 1986. Johnson’s accomplishments at Langley were highlighted in the bestselling book “Hidden Figures,” and the hit movie of the same name.

IF you aren't aware of who Kathrine Johnson was she worked for NASA during the time that blacks were second class citizens and black women were treated even worse. What she and the other two women achieved during that time cannot be overstated.

She got us to the moon. Lest we forget...

Here is the trailer for the movie Hidden Figures that showed what 3 black women did.

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) ...

This was before the age of computers. NASA did get one, but in the movie the men couldn't figure out how to make it work. My brain hurt just trying to follow what she was writing. If you haven't seen this yet you are in for a treat.

Rest in power, Kathrine. You did good!

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@snoopydawg
one of the greats and much underappreciated.

have a good one.

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et al

All righty then, coleslaw for lunch. Yum. Thanks everyone for all the tips.

Seems like the more they try to tear Bernie down the higher he bounces up. Heh.

Have a good one...

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