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Oh, yeah, that was it.
In late-breaking news, I remembered what "naked" referred to -- it was some sort of Japanese festival where they get a guy to run down the street naked and getting close enough to touch him absolves you of your sins, or something. And then he buries all the sins, in the form of a rice-cake, and goes to have a lie-down because he's pretty banged-up at that point. I think I'll stick with the bit about the sink-plug for posterity's sake, though.

  • New Thing Learned for 21 September: Pringles, or "stackable chips" for readers who may be from an area colonized by a different subspecies, are made by cutting ovals from a sheet of dough, and then pressing them with a convex mold into an individual concave wire-rack that goes immediately into the fryer. There was also a neat bit about how the tubes are formed and labeled that I can't even begin to describe properly. [Source: yet again, How It's Made.]

  • New Thing Learned for 22 September: The Post Oriface now has a kiosk to weigh packages and dispense appropriate machine-scan postage up to and including Priority Mail tyveks, which is great because they still haven't figured out to put another drone or two on at the windows on a Saturday. [Source: Evanston main Post Office.]

  • New Thing Learned for 23 September: The phrase "gung ho" was popularized by the activities of Carlson's Raiders during the "long patrol" on Guadalcanal in WWII. [Source: "the War", Ken Burns.]

  • New Thing Learned for 24 September: The technical name for the little pellets that are the raw fodder for a plastic-molding press are "nurdles". You can't make this stuff up, folks. [Source: The world without us, Alan Weisman.]

Coming Soon: Estate Sale Tales, including the inexplicable creepiness that is Gingerbread Cake-And-Gelatin-Mold Man! (But first I have to prepare the jello, to provide proper illustrations of the inexplicable creepiness, so this might be a while.)


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vfc From: vfc Date: September 24th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Technically, because of the preparation method you've described, Pringles are crisps and not chips.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: September 25th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Probably, but that's what the presenter was calling them. When in doubt, always blame the presenter. :)
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