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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 29 October 2003
Canteen FRiends ~ Radix ~ LindaSoG

Posted on 10/28/2003 10:29:35 PM PST by Radix

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Pumpkins on Wednesdays

What is pumpkin soup?

Welcome to Pumpkins on Wednesdays.

Wednesday October 29, 2003

Here is an amalgamation of trivial facts and seemingly useless data.

Do not forget to hit the hyperlinks.

We have links, lots of them.

Look it up!


An idle spectator.

This is one of the odder words in the English lexicon and not only because of its strange appearance. It suddenly started to become popular in Britain from about 1970 onwards, but with very little previous recorded history attached to it. It is closely linked with canal life, and even now it seems to be a word especially favoured by those who like to mess about on narrow waterways. It is said to have been a bit of canal workers’ slang, originally for a person who stood on the towpath idly watching activity. You might expect that it would date from the heyday of the canals in the early part of the nineteenth century, but it is actually only recorded from the end of that century or the early twentieth. It was given wider public notice by the late L T C Rolt, who used it in his book about canal life, Narrow Boat, in 1944. It is said to derive from a couple of words in Lincolnshire dialect: gawn and gooze, both meaning to stare or gape. However, nobody seems too clear about this.

Happy Birthday

Kate Jackson 1948

Charlie says, love my good and pancakes.

Kate Jackson appeared on issues #193 and #251.

What's up Chuck?

Uhhh, sorry charlie, The Canteen likes Pancakes with good taste.

Happy Birthday

Winona Ryder 1971

Pancakes on Wednesdays, hmmm, I could use a line like that!

I don't steal anymore since I got caught.

Would you like to play a game?

Happy Birthday

Denis Potvin 1953

We are counting cards

A member of the New York Islanders for 15 seasons, Denis holds all career scoring records for Isles’ defensemen (goals, assists and points). He is a three-time winner of the Norris Trophy, captained four Stanley Cup-winning teams and was the first team member to have his number retired (#5).

Happy Birthday

1948  Ihaff Tapoop

porta potties have a lot in common with extinct tigers.

Todays Wednesday field trip takes us to the pumpkin patch


I used to work in a pet store.  I was in charge of setting prices for goldfish. It was really cool making things up like that.

The Yankees fall.

You knew the Yankees were finished.

And Beckett, indeed, went out and pitched one of the most resolute closeouts in series history.

The Yankees looked as feeble as the many teams they have enfeebled in their history of baseball supremacy.

You win 'em and you lose 'em and life goes on.

So a 23-year-old kid who had never thrown a big-league complete game took on El Supremo of the Bronx and he showed no fear.

The Boss is dead — for now, anyway. It is enough to make the OFF love baseball again.

Loser! Guess which MLB baseball team has lost more World Series than any other in history!

On this day:

1967 - The musical "Hair" opened off Broadway.

Look at all of these beautiful pumpkins.

Wheel of Fortune.

1977 - "Bat Out Of Hell" was released by Meat Loaf.

I remember every little thing, as if it happened only yesterday

Ain't no doubt about it, we were doubly blessed

Will you love me forever?

Holy Cow, I think he is going to make it.


Hey Hondo1952, I hope that you like pancakes.

1652 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth.

The original seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony here, the Puritans, intrepid explorers themselves, tell the story of their "discovery," not of the North Pole, but of a "New England."

Welcome to massachusetts, the home of pancake eaters like Ted Kennedy.

Would you like some pancakes with your pumpkins?

1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.

I am an excellent stock price driver.

Pumpkins rule, on this day.

Perfrcte definetley.

1960 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight.

Who is on first?

The Greatest.


Clay comes out to meet Liston
And Liston starts to retreat
If Liston goes back any further
He'll end up in a ringside seat.
Clay swings with a left,
Clay swings with a right,
Look at young Cassius
Carry the fight.
Liston keeps backing
But there's not enough room
It's a matter of time.
There, Clay lowers the boom.
Now Clay swings with a right,
What a beautiful swing,
And the punch raises the bear,
Clear out of the ring.
Liston is still rising
And the ref wears a frown,
For he can't start counting,
Till Sonny comes down.
Now Liston disappears from view.
The crowd is getting frantic,
But our radar stations have picked him up.
He's somewhere over the Atlantic.
Who would have thought
When they came to the fight
That they'd witness the launching
Of a human satellite?
Yes, the crowd did not dream
When they laid down their money
That they would see
A total eclipse of the Sonny!
I am the greatest!

Cassius Clay before the first Liston-bout

Enjoy it all, and thank you TRoops, and FReepers.

 The word Geometry comes from Geometria (Greek , "earth" + metreien, "to measure"). For most of us geometry is like alchemy: mysterious, incomprehensible and sometimes boring. But geometry isn't a mysterious or abstruse science, it's a tool like any other, just like a hammer or a screwdriver. By means of geometry and a lever, Archimedes wished to lift the Earth. More reasonably, Eratosthenes made a surprisingly accurate measurement of the circumference of the Earth, using simple geometric formulas and a stick! This site intends to show that geometry can also be fun because it's visual creativity. Accordingly, we have endeavoured to make an "intuitive" puzzle site with fewer formulas and more visuals, which may encourage students learning this science or just constitute a platform for reflection.

That sounds like good deal for Peter.

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he keep her very well.

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had another, and didn't love her;
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well

1973 - O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.

I had an excellent driver.

I used to carry a pumpkin for a living, but now I just like to slice them.

1998 - The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for $2 million at a New York auction.

About a hundred dollars

"Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the world."
-Archimedes, 230 BC

I found Pancakes on Wednesdays

Can you find the pumpkin Pi?

Algebraists do it in groups. Pi is an irrational number that can be computed to thousands of decimals. A Pumpkin is just a Pumpkin. It is true that August Mobius was a difficult and opinionated man. But he was not so rigid that he could only see one side to every question.
e is named after a person, but pi stands for itself. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup: Won ton 1 millionth of a mouthwash: 1 microscope

Who, or what is Pawl?  


A hinged or pivoted device adapted to fit into a notch of a ratchet wheel to impart forward motion or prevent backward motion.


Probably from Dutch pal, from Latin plus, stake. See pag- in Appendix I.

Paul was the greatest at humility. He changed the World because he told the truth in all of his endeavours.

Pumpkin Pie.

1 unbaked 9" pie shell
3/4 lb. firm tofu
1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin puree
2 cups fresh-cooked pumpkin
1 cup Sucanat or brown sugar
2 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. molasses
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ginger powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until very well mixed. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 1 hour in a preheated, 350-degree oven for 1 hour, or until cracks start to appear in the filling. Chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Serve with Whipped Tofu Topping for a decadent finish.

For best results, use fresh pumpkin - it will vastly improve the flavor and make the texture more


Eat it up.

Pumpkins Wednesdays


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1 posted on 10/28/2003 10:29:36 PM PST by Radix
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; southerngrit; tomkow6; Aeronaut; LaDivaLoca; ..

2 posted on 10/28/2003 10:31:44 PM PST by Radix (This Tag Line is an illusion, keep staring at it, and watch the magic.)
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To: Radix; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; Bethbg79; Iowa Granny; ...
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

3 posted on 10/28/2003 10:39:32 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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5 posted on 10/28/2003 11:10:05 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmmm Pancakes!)
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To: LindaSOG; Kathy in Alaska; All
HMMM Pancakes

Homer Simpson fav

Well report off Aussie Age has Mummmy of that Aussie national busted by IDF in that hosptial over the weekend she blaming IDF for her son injuries


ALso another report off Jerserlum Post report that IDF warn Israelis plan travel overseas be careful in domniarlry African and other countries because of threated attacks during Ramadan month

Gee wonder whyyy HELLO
7 posted on 10/28/2003 11:16:07 PM PST by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks for removing my duplicate post!
8 posted on 10/28/2003 11:16:59 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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From the men in the Military and the Canteen

9 posted on 10/28/2003 11:20:52 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Good Morning Ladies!)
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CLICK HERE for Troop Prayer Thread 8

10 posted on 10/28/2003 11:25:20 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; All

11 posted on 10/28/2003 11:27:10 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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12 posted on 10/28/2003 11:29:04 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~Poets' Rock the Boat~)
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To: All
All : Can you spare a few moments today to e-mail a service person?
There is also information about sending CARE packages to the military here.

13 posted on 10/28/2003 11:29:17 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: SevenofNine
Here ya go, Seven. And syrup you don't have to share with tomkow.

14 posted on 10/28/2003 11:31:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: bentfeather
Thank You for the Canteen Blessings each day.
15 posted on 10/28/2003 11:31:27 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (bentfeather, NOT just a lil blonde FReeper She's a Queen AND a Poet)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; All
Yeah that good idea

Hey Tomkow yeah I not sharing my pancakes NO WAY Get your own

Well report AFP wire report that Britain has agree give JACK to Russia keep its nuke subs afloat report are they are this close of being so degrable it could be enviromenlist disaster

Breaking news off SO CAL news somebody just got busted try set up fire in Angeles National forest at this hour
16 posted on 10/28/2003 11:33:30 PM PST by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: All
To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.


If YOU are interested in participating in doing threads, either your own,
or helping on existing ones, please contact LindaSOG by FReep mail.

If you are interested in helping on a Sports or Music thread
please FReep mail MoJo2001

17 posted on 10/28/2003 11:35:17 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG
Thank You both for your excellent work on today's thread!
18 posted on 10/28/2003 11:36:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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To: LindaSOG
I found some more pumpkins.

19 posted on 10/28/2003 11:47:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: Radix
Never pictured you as the tofu type. :)

Great thread!
20 posted on 10/28/2003 11:47:37 PM PST by Fawnn (Official Canteen wOOhOO Consultant ... and person)
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