Saturday, December 26, 2015

Reprint Heaven Forevermore: Miss The Medium Lobster

And Fafnir And Giblets Too
Weil so es Muss sein. *

Miss them all.

Medium Lobster! There is no Lobster but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, the Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth and under the oceans. Who is there that can intercede In His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to All as) Before or After or Behind them.  Nor shall they compass Aught of His knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding and preserving them, For He is the Most High, The Supreme (in glory). He is Medium Lobster, the One and Only.
     -- by Anonymous, at April 02, 2008 10:03 AM 

I dreamed he was iridescent red an green an he had frickin' laser beams comin' outta his head. And he smelled like a fish tank. 
     -- by Laptop Battery, at August 08, 2011 4:12 AM 

 You better get with the program. 
     -- My Father, While Pointing At A Picture Of The Medium Lobster

DRILL SERGEANT:  What's your purpose in this Army, Gump?
GUMP: To do the will of the Medium Lobster, Drill Sar-gent !

WOODWARD:  ... I need to know what you know !
DEEP THROAT:  You don't understand what you've stumbled into, do you?  This involves the entire United States intelligence community -- it involves The Medium Lobster.
* Because it must be.


  1. speaking of blasts from the past, last week i was watching colorized films of world war i on one of the cable channels - the colorization made it seem like something that might have really happened, not just somebody's nightmare

    as jesus said, the kingdom of heaven within us, and among us, and is spread out on earth, and yet people don't see it - as the medium lobster might have said, this is due to our limited perception

    among the most memorable of the medium lobster's analyses was

    and the comments are well worth perusing, including recipes for french canadian pork pie, whale and pigeon pie, and gosky patties

    ou sont les tourtieres d'antan?

  2. and then later this same day, i was at a local warehouse-type store getting my previously-purchased tires rotated and filled with additional nitrogen, and while waiting i went browsing at the book table and encountered

    To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 (Penguin History of Europe (Viking))Nov 17, 2015

    by Ian Kershaw

    the tortures of former years are still perceivable as disturbances in the force - or so it seems to me

    on the other hand, maybe it had to be this way, and in the long run, it is all part of the process - who knows if it is good or bad?

  3. our friends at wikipedia tell us

    Tourtière (French pronunciation: ​[tuʁ.ˈtjɛʁ], Quebec French : [tuʁ.ˈt͡sjaɛ̯ʁ]; also popularly referred to in Canada in print and in its pronunciation as tortière) is a meat pie originating from Quebec, usually made with finely diced pork, veal or beef. Wild game is often added to enhance the taste of the pie.

    A traditional part of the Christmas réveillon and New Year's Eve meal in Quebec, it is also sold in grocery stores, across Canada, all year long.

    Tourtière is not exclusive to Quebec. It is a traditional French-Canadian dish served by generations of French-Canadian families throughout Canada and the bordering areas of the United States. In the New England region of the U.S., especially in Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts (e.g., Chicopee and Attleboro), late 19th and early 20th century immigrants from Quebec introduced the dish.

    There is no one correct filling; the meat depends on what is regionally available. In coastal areas, fish such as salmon is commonly used, whereas pork, beef, rabbit and game are often included inland. The name derives from the vessel in which it was originally cooked, a tourtière.

  4. 1.) You mean the BBC's 'World War One In Colour' set, narrated by Richard Branagh. I own it. Very moving to see the interviews with WW1 vets still alive at the time it was produced.

    2.) Man -- Ian Kershaw has his hand in everything; it's good that he's a decent general historian, but he's as ubiquitous as Martin Gilbert was over a decade ago. Gilbert was an Oxford Don who had been picked to be the editor of Winnie Churchill's papers, and began producing one-volume 'popular' histories of WW1 and WW2. What told me he turned the research over to some undergrads was a story about American troops at Verdun in 1918, capturing a German who was supposed to be the 'father of poison gas'. That was a fabrication, created by (eventually General) Joseph Stillwell, of all people. His hoax was detailed in Barbara Tuchman's bio of Vinegar Joe ("Stillwell and the American Experience In China") -- Gilbert and his undergrads were too lazy to do the research, I suppose. It's how error becomes fact.

    3.) I don't eat food that rhymes with "torture".


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