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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 20 August 2003
Canteen FRiends ~ Radix

Posted on 08/20/2003 2:13:41 AM PDT by Radix

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Pancakes on Wednesdays
Yes, we now have banana pancakes....

Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Wednesday August 20, 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!


Relating to eating.

That, at least, is the literal sense of the word, since it comes from the Latin verb edere, to eat. But even in Latin it had a stronger sense of voracious consumption and that was carried with it into English. It was brought into the language—surprisingly recently—by classically educated writers at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It never really caught on and is now almost extinct, perhaps because voracious is a better established and more vigorous-sounding alternative. The Roman writer Ovid created a maxim in his Metamorphoses: “Tempus edax rerum.” time devours everything. As a result, in its rare appearances the word is most likely to be linked with time. Thomas Carlyle used it in this way when he referred to events “swallowed in the depths of edacious time.”

Happy Birthday

Benjamin Harrison (U.S.)1833

Those White House pancakes sure taste good

We're Counting Chads

1888 Election


H.P. Lovecraft 1890

Midnight pancakes are very good for you

Would you like some flakes with your pancakes?

Isaac Hayes 1942

By the time I get to Pancakes.......

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 1948

And she is buying a stairway to, Pancakes......

Rudy Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) 1952

We are getting together for some pancakes on Wednesday

Quinn Buckner 1954

The Boston Celtics are the greatest....

1882 - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuted in Moscow.

"I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o'clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous."

Todays Wednesday field trip takes us to the Twilight Zone

Airborne Combat Veteran

Pancake Pie, it is not just for breakfast anymore.

1967 - The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record's subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.

Pancakes PANCAKES pancakes PANCAKES

1969 - Frank Zappa disbanded the Mothers of Invention right after an eight-day tour in Canada. Zappa said that he was "tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons."

I named my kids Moon Unit, and Dweezil. Naturally, I loved pancakes.

1973 - The Rolling Stones released "Angie."

They should not have tied her up for so long!

The Stones do not care what people think about pancakes or anything, especially music

Truffle pancakes, hmmmm, yum

Pancakes Wednesdays


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1 posted on 08/20/2003 2:13:41 AM PDT by Radix
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To: Radix
Good morning Radix.

2 posted on 08/20/2003 2:23:27 AM PDT by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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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
Pancakes on Wednesday thread

You will stay right where you are on the thread.
Please take a moment and Thank a Service Man or Woman.
Just Click on the graphic to send an e-mail.

3 posted on 08/20/2003 2:59:17 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: LindaSOG; beachn4fun; txradioguy; Old Sarge; darkwing104; Radix; Aeronaut; tomkow6; SouthernHawk; ..

4 posted on 08/20/2003 3:06:31 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmm Pancakes)
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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.

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 being a Sports Columnist please FReep mail MoJo2001

From the USO Website
"The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services
to uniformed military Personnel."

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.

The USO Canteen FReeper Style does not show any bias
towards any particular faith or political party.

This is the same as the real USO AND Free Republic itself.

From the front page of Free Republic.

"Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent,
grass-roots conservatism on the web."

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.

In Honor of those who gave their lives and those who were wounded.
Thank You Brothers and Sisters for your sacrifices.

And Thank You to ALL who have and still support our Armed Forces.

5 posted on 08/20/2003 3:08:21 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS! PAST AND PRESENT)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LaDivaLoca; JohnHuang2
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Wednesday !

83 degrees right now, headin' for 100 today ...

Click for Dallas, Texas Forecast

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

6 posted on 08/20/2003 3:08:31 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!:
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To: Radix
Good morning to everyone at the Canteen and all of our military at home and abroad. Thank you for all you're doing to keep our great country safe.
7 posted on 08/20/2003 3:08:36 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen

8 posted on 08/20/2003 3:13:13 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Good Morning Ladies)
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To: MeeknMing; E.G.C.
Good Morning!
9 posted on 08/20/2003 3:15:23 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (NOTICE: Taglines left unattended are subject to being towed.)
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To: TexasCowboy; All
Some sad news posted last night in the Canteen by Texas Cowboy.

"Dear friends, I just got the call that I've been dreading, but expecting.

My sis died at about midnight Texas time. God has taken her home.

She devoted the last twenty-five years of her life to caring for the needs
of veterans in the VA Hospitals in San Antonio,
and I know many of them are welcoming her into heaven right now.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

I'll be going to San Antonio to take care of her final business.
May God bless you all."

335 posted on 08/19/2003 10:29 PM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)

I am sorry to hear of your loss.
May God Welcome your sister Home and comfort her family and friends.
Know that when she gets Home Mr. Hope will cheer her up and Thank her for her work with vets.
God Bless you Brother.
10 posted on 08/20/2003 3:23:42 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (May God Welcome your sister Home and comfort her family and friends.)
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To: All
These are two of the many links in the USO Canteen Post Office.

The Blue Star Mothers now have an area on their forum
where people can send messages to our troops.
They are printed by families and placed in care packages and letters.
These messages can go to any area where our troops are located.


CLICK BELOW for more info.

11 posted on 08/20/2003 3:28:12 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Radix

Good Morning Radix! More Waffles Please!!!!Good morning to our military and good morning to the whole Canteen crew.

Warm up exercise for today . . . . .

Would you like another cup?

A sweet little boy surprised his grandmother one morning and brought her a cup of coffee. He made it himself and he was so proud. The young lad anxiously waited to hear the verdict on the quality of the coffee.

The grandmother had never in her life had such a bad cup of coffee, and as she forced down the last sip she noticed three of those little green army guys in the bottom of the cup.

She asked her grandson, "Honey, why would three little green army guys be in the bottom of my cup of coffee?"

Her grandson proudly replied, "You know Grandma, it's like on TV. 'The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup.'"

12 posted on 08/20/2003 3:36:19 AM PDT by SouthernHawk
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To: Aeronaut
Good Morning Aeronaut! Thanks to you and Otto for the air cover. Today's NOTAM for you reads "Have a fantastic day!"
13 posted on 08/20/2003 3:40:12 AM PDT by SouthernHawk (The gene pool could use a little chlorine.)
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To: SouthernHawk
Good Morning Brother!
14 posted on 08/20/2003 3:41:13 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmm Pancakes in the AM!!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; LindaSOG
Good Morning Brother! Thanks for everything you and Linda do for the Canteen. I had a FReep mail the other day and there was a comment about how far we have come from the "dark days". You and the crew have done an excellent job!
15 posted on 08/20/2003 3:44:29 AM PDT by SouthernHawk (Stack Overflow: Too many pancakes...)
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To: MeeknMing
Good Morning Meek. Hope that you get a break in the weather before soon! Have a great day.
16 posted on 08/20/2003 3:47:26 AM PDT by SouthernHawk (To iterate is human; to recurse, divine.)
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To: SouthernHawk
"You and the crew have done an excellent job!"

It's people like you and everyone who post and lurk here
that makes the Canteen a success.
I'm just someone who helps makes sure the "doors" open everyday.
17 posted on 08/20/2003 3:54:27 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmm Pancakes in the AM!!!)
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To: TexasCowboy; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Sincerest Condolences for TexasCowboy and his family! Our prayers are that GOD may lift their spirits and comfort them. Know that she is in a better place.

May you be blessed by the LORD , the Maker of heaven and earth. PSALM 115:15

18 posted on 08/20/2003 4:02:50 AM PDT by SouthernHawk (Prayers going up and Blessings coming down.)
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To: Radix

19 posted on 08/20/2003 4:31:09 AM PDT by The Mayor (God uses ordinary people to carry out his extraordinary plan. I am willing Lord, use me!)
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