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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 12 November 2003
Canteen FRiends ~ Radix and LindaSOG ( Thank you LindaSOG for all that you do out here.

Posted on 11/11/2003 11:33:15 PM PST by Radix

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Pancakes on Wednesdays

We love pancakes, they are our favorite thing.

Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

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

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A writer of lipograms.

As opposed to pangrammatists, who strive to crowd all the letters of the alphabet into a composition of the very briefest scope, a lipogrammatist systematically leaves one of them out. This ditty from the nineteenth century avoids a certain vowel:

A jovial swain may rack his brain,
and tax his fancy’s might,
To quiz in vain, for ’tis most plain,
That what I say is right.

A lipogram without an e is the most difficult kind to write, since that’s the most common letter in English. There have been some celebrated modern examples. In 1939 Ernest Vincent Wright published a 50,000-word novel called Gadsby without a single e in it. The French author Georges Perec produced a 300-page tour-de-force in 1969, similarly without an e in sight, under the title La Disparition. It was translated into e-less English by Gilbert Adair in 1995 as A Void. We might ask ourselves why anyone would attempt such feats, but that question might take us too far into the murkier realms of human psychology.

Such unusual constructions can fatally limit an author, as crucial grammatical forms must not play a part in any composition. Though a good author might find avoiding a particular symbol is not always too much of a handicap, it’s hard to maintain such an approach for long without producing writing that is a thoroughgoing oddity, as this part of my discussion plainly shows. Writing in this way for fifty thousand words would tax anybody’s brain, and could bring about a long-lasting loss of ability in a wordsmith!

The word lipogram is from the Greek lipogrammatos, lacking a letter, which derives from the verb leipein, to leave out, plus gramma, a letter. The first part has nothing to do with the modern prefix lipo-, fat, which is from a different Greek stem.

Happy Birthday

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815

Elizabeth Cady Stanton(1815-1902) is believed to be the driving force behind the 1848 Convention, and for the next fifty years played a leadership role in the women's rights movement.

I didn't stay home and make pancakes.

Happy Birthday

Auguste Rodin 1840

The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin.

What was I going to write in here about pancakes?

1840 - Sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris. His most widely known works are "The Kiss" and "The Thinker."

Kiss my pancakes.

Happy Birthday

Grace Kelly 1929.

Amazing Grace

Let pancakes abound, Grace too!

In the beginning Pancakes are formless and void.

I am an excellent driver!

We are counting carts.

Charles Manson 1934

Sharon Tate, et al

I murdered this beautiful woman. Let me out so I can miurder someone else.

The maturing of a pancake is a fascinating thing to behold.

Happy Birthday

Neil Young 1945

As a result of songs, a lot of people assumed that there was a feud between Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd. But the fact is that they were mutual fans!

"I hope Neil Young will remember, Pancakes on Wednesdays.

You've got to turn on evil
When its coming after you

I know I said I love you
I know you know it's true
I've got to put the phone down
And do what we've got to do
One standing in the aisle way
Two more at the door
We've got to get inside there
Before they kill some more

Time is running out
Let's roll

Time is running out
Let's roll

No time for indecision
We've got to make a move
I hope that we're forgiven
For what we've got to do
How this all got started
I'll never understand
I hope someone can fly this thing
And get us back to land

Time is running out
Let's roll

Time is running out
Let's roll

No one has the answers
But one thing is true
You've got to turn on evil
When its coming after you
You've got to face it down
And when it tries to hide
You've got to go in after it
And never be denied

Time is running out
Let's roll

Time is running out
Let's roll

Let's roll for freedom
Let's roll for love
Going after Satan
On the wings of a dove
Let's roll for justice
Let's roll for truth
Let's not let our children
Grow up fearful in their youth

Time is running out
Let's roll

Time has run out
Let's roll

Time is running out
Let's roll

- Neil Young

Would you like some existentialism with your pancakes?   ponder the meaningless nature of the cosmos    

WOODY ALLEN:  That's quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn't it?

GIRL IN MUSEUM:  Yes it is.

WOODY ALLEN:  What does it say to you?

GIRL IN MUSEUM:  It restates the negativeness of the universe, the hideous lonely emptiness of existence, nothingness, the predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity, like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void, with nothing but waste, horror, and degradation, forming a useless bleak straightjacket in a black absurd cosmos.

WOODY ALLEN:  What are you doing Saturday night?

GIRL IN MUSEUM:  Committing suicide.

WOODY ALLEN:  What about Friday night?

GIRL IN MUSEUM: [leaves silently]

"Play It Again, Sam", Paramount Pictures, 1972

Happy Birthday

Nadia Comaneci 1961

She was perfect....

Would you like some perfection in your wednesday? Try pancakes., yeah, thats the ticket for a perfect score.

The reach for a perfect Pancake, continues.

Make fast, fluffy & delicious pancakes... Without added fat! Easy flip pan no spatula needed. durable non-stick surface, use on any kind of stove, dishwasher-safe clean up !!!

Happy Birthday

David Schwimmer 1966

Me and my FRiends just love Pancakes, on Wednesdays, and FRiends on that other day.

I never met a pancake that I didn't like.

Happy Birthday

Tonya Harding 1970

She ain't perfect.

Good luck kid, break a leg.

On this day:

1966 - Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" was released.

Pancakes are round, and mellow, and they sometimes crossover each other.

What is a syllogy?  

A All S is P One category is a subset of another
E No S is P The two categories do not intersect
I Some S is P The two categories intersect
O Some S is not P One category is not a subset of another

                         What is Logic?      ........   Pancakes, it just makes sense.     Amazing Logic.

1984 - Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin."

I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new


Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats (after first time, "With your heartbeat")
Next to mine

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
'Cause only love can last

You're so fine and you're mine
Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
Oh your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out
What was scared and cold


Oooh, oooh, oooh

You're so fine and you're mine
I'll be yours 'till the end of time
'Cause you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
I've nothing to hide


Like a virgin, ooh, ooh
Like a virgin
Feels so good inside
When you hold me, and your heart beats, and you love me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh, baby
Can't you hear my heart beat
For the very first time?

1859 - The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the designer of the garment that is named after him.

I am walking on pancake energy.

1940 - Walt Disney released "Fantasia."

Pancakes are magical.

Todays Wednesday field trip takes us to the know place!

Pancakes now have a new meaning, for you, and for me.

1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.

  "Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure -- after Guadalcanal he retreated at ours." - Admiral "Bull" Halsey

Let us go forward to certain victory in the traditional night attack of the Imperial Navy.

1979 - U.S. President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4.

Ma name is Jimmy Carter, and I am running for re-election.

1980 - The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth.

Vger will come, and the truth will be known about pancakes.

2002 - Stan Lee filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment Inc. that claimed the company had cheated him out of millions of dollars in movie profits related to the 2002 movie "Spider-Man." Lee was the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil.

Actually, for all you comic book nerds, "Steve Ditko" was the creator of SpiderMan.

I am a friendly neighborhood, super hero, who truly enjoys Pancakes.

This space was intentionally left blank of hyper links, or anything of substance, because We all need a good laugh about nothing sometimes.

Making Delicious Pancakes Is Quick, Easy and Foolproof With The Help Of Sourdough Critters

Don't go sour on the Pancakes!

Pancakes Wednesdays


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1 posted on 11/11/2003 11:33:16 PM PST by Radix
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To: LindaSOG
Good morning Linda.

5 posted on 11/12/2003 1:39:20 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: LindaSOG; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LaDivaLoca; JohnHuang2
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Pancakes/Waffles day !

Click for Dallas, Texas Forecast

Have a cup while you Freep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

6 posted on 11/12/2003 2:46:11 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Will work for tagline)
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To: MeeknMing; Radix; All
God bless our brave men and women in uniform. G'morning, y'all
7 posted on 11/12/2003 2:50:57 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: LindaSOG
A very pleasant good morning to all of our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your continued service to our country.
8 posted on 11/12/2003 3:00:27 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: LindaSOG
And good morning to you too Linda(HUGS)How's it going?
9 posted on 11/12/2003 3:00:58 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: JohnHuang2
Amen ! ...

10 posted on 11/12/2003 3:05:47 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Will work for tagline)
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To: MeeknMing
Bump to the top!
11 posted on 11/12/2003 3:06:33 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: E.G.C.
BTW< for those using Windows on their computer, Microsoft released their monthly batch of updates yesterday. Be sure to download them when you can.

Also, be sure to get the latest anti-virus info for your anti-virsu software.

12 posted on 11/12/2003 3:30:26 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
That should read anti-virus, not anti-virsu.
13 posted on 11/12/2003 3:31:17 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Radix; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; Bethbg79; Fawnn; ...
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread

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.

Thanksgiving Day, Thur 11/27, will have a Sports Thread
with Thanksgiving messages to the military.
Please put "Thanksgiving Message For The Troops" in the subject line.
Please have all messages to MoJo2001 by November 17th.

14 posted on 11/12/2003 4:13:07 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: LindaSOG; ODC-GIRL; SICSEMPERTYRANNUS; M1Tanker; TheGunny; Old Sarge; Warrior Nurse; txradioguy; ...

15 posted on 11/12/2003 4:23:22 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmmm Pancakes!)
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To: All
Please take a moment and Thank a Service Man or Woman.
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Air Force

16 posted on 11/12/2003 4:25:32 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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CLICK HERE for Troop Prayer Thread 8

17 posted on 11/12/2003 4:27:09 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; All

18 posted on 11/12/2003 4:28:50 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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To: LindaSOG
Little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray. —Matthew 19:13

If we but take the time to pray,
And seek God's guidance every day,
He'll give us strength and wisdom too,
To help our child grow strong and true.  Garka

Every child needs a praying parent.

19 posted on 11/12/2003 4:32:33 AM PST by The Mayor (Through prayer, finite man draws upon the power of the infinite God.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen

20 posted on 11/12/2003 4:32:38 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Good Morning Ladies!)
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