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#172388 - 01/03/08 09:23 AM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: BranShea]
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In one of the recipes the N.O. style beignets were referred to as "square donuts"

There's a dissertation topic in there: Topological Deformations of Tori into Beignets. The actual writing of said paper is left as exercise to the reader.
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#172389 - 01/03/08 09:43 AM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: zmjezhd]
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#172390 - 01/03/08 09:46 AM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: zmjezhd]
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
In one of the recipes the N.O. style beignets were referred to as "square donuts"

There's a dissertation topic in there: Topological Deformations of Tori into Beignets. The actual writing of said paper is left as exercise to the reader.


and one would need the exercise after eating too many beignets.
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#172424 - 01/07/08 04:17 AM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: zmjezhd]
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A grand tradition, which I plan to fulfill with the help of YouTube this year, is to watch Dinner for One. Now if only I could find some oliebollen to go with the Sekt.

Finally I optioned for the YouTube version of 2005 True,it is as silly as the oliebol, but as a traditon, kept in the classic way (the fancy versions are not silly enough)it is funny.
We have an adjective: ouwbollig, meaning lame, a lame joke, a lame schetch.
Fits well in this context.

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#172429 - 01/07/08 11:50 AM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: BranShea]
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ouwbollig

Thanks for that. I can't wait for the next time I'm in the Netherlands.
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#172430 - 01/07/08 12:48 PM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: zmjezhd]
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Have you often been there?

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#172431 - 01/07/08 01:32 PM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: BranShea]
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Have you often been there?

Hmm, Amsterdam, a few times; I spent a Sunday afternoon Arnhem once; last time I was in the Low Countries was a pleasant day in Maastricht during Karneval time a couple of years ago. (Those are not counting some time spent in transit in Schiphol waiting for planes and such.)
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#172432 - 01/07/08 03:07 PM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: zmjezhd]
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Well here's two uplifting subtitles from a critical article in the newspaper:
1. There's not much authenticity left in The Netherlands to surprise a world audience with.
2. After the generation-Rembrand no Dutch artist has gained world fame without emigration.
(Example: Van Gogh moved to France; Mondriaan, The Kooning and Appel to New York)

(we are our own best advertisers )
But Maasstricht still is some nice town.

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#172435 - 01/07/08 08:54 PM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: BranShea]
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I stayed a few days in Arnhem years ago. There was a fair of traditional crafts that fascinated me, clog making, rope making etc.

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#172440 - 01/08/08 09:24 AM Re: Odds and Ends [Re: Zed]
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Crafts and farmer's markets are a global side effect of homogenizing mondial culture. They are everywhere. The unlimited
availability of everything everywhere (in the rich countries that is)
The paradox of local diversity and mondial uniformity.
Oops.


Edited by BranShea (01/08/08 10:10 AM)

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