Both male and female mountain goats
have beards, short tails,
and long black horns,
which contain yearly growth rings.
^this is significant....
it looked like
someone drilled holes
and fastened horns to her head
Odbe I am thinking that in a prvious lifetime
you may have written
Wizard of Oz
when you graduate from school
we can all write stories together
and make tons of money
what do you think?
silliness i say
Iconic Noodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary
all †hings considered,
August 25, 2008
by Andy RaskinIn January 2007, media the world over noted the passing, at age 96, of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen. When I found out that Ando's funeral would be held at a baseball stadium in Osaka, I used frequent flier miles to get there. Everyone there was in black suits and ties.
Inside, the stadium had been decorated to look like outer space. Blue lights twinkled in the bleachers, and galaxies twirled on video monitors. Six thousand people sat in the dark on folding chairs facing the home run wall, where rows of Buddhist monks framed a long white stage. The theme was an homage to Space Ram, the instant noodle that Ando developed for astronauts, but also to Halley's Comet, which showed up in 1910, the year Ando was born. Ando had brought ramen from the heavens, and now he was returning home.
The funeral included speeches by prime ministers and chanting by the monks, but there were also goodie bags. Each attendee received a five pack of Chikin Ramen, a container of Cup Noodles, and a book of Ando's famous sayings. I happened to be struggling over whether to begin a career as a writer. Then I read the first saying in the book: "I invented instant ramen when I was 48 and Cup Noodles at 61. In life, there is no such thing as too late."
A few days later, after I flew home, a friend asked if she should leave her boyfriend. Unsure what to say, I opened Ando's book. One saying was related to his failure to sell a product called instant rice. "When you enter a market," Ando had written, "do it slowly. When you withdraw, do it quickly." My friend was single the next day.
Soon all my friends wanted advice from the inventor of instant ramen. "Flavors taste best to those who appreciate them," I counseled one. "Food is balance," I instructed another. Still, some of the sayings were downright cryptic. One friend asked, should I propose to my girlfriend? I answered with Ando's most famous utterance: "Mankind is Noodlekind."
We debated what Ando meant by that, and eventually decided he meant my friend should propose. Then we cooked and ate the entire Chikin Ramen five pack. This year, instant ramen demand is expected to surpass 100 billion servings worldwide. Thank you, Momofuku, and not just for the noodles.
Andy Raskin is the author of the forthcoming book The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life.
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so much for taking Sundays off
however, i am reaffirming my 4-5pm pst vow
Odbe, I am amazed beyond belief
thanks a million for the brick deciphering
my brain does not work nearly fast enough,
i will never admit how many times i watched that to no avail...
Thank You ! :)
i miss Anna
did she say goobye?
it's me and my big mouth
i just know it
I'll have to ask my medium
but it sounds jolly good fun
we can all practise on poetry for now
(over at the fiction project)
fancy, I think I've got why you keep
taking new lines
it keeps the ideas flowing, or so I find
also makes everything you say
sound like poetry
I made a screenshot
and you're welcome
white words on a white
the guy who wrote that ^
Ramen King article has a website
so far so good
addios until manyana ;)
happy old people?
The made up these native american trickster tales >>
Did not come up with these stories
using purely their imaginations
They are reflections on actual life
and Alice in Wonderland was
and Wizard of Oz are about
actual real life journeys
you know who you are.... ;)
(he's not on this bored)
if i would have posted in a timely
way it would have been
and i do not mena HER mother
mo has a good sense of directions
and is a good navigator
((she is visiting with her sisters))
time is not the same here
"that's all i have to say about that"
$5 for 30 minutes : (
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