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A Realization at Vespers - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
May 18th, 2007
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A Realization at Vespers
Mankind has come up with only three truly grand inventions: mathematics, the alphabet, and cheese.

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From:spelljammer
Date:May 18th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
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I believe the cows and sheep may beg to differ :)
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From:kakapo
Date:May 18th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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And chocolate.
Which could be combined with cheese. A nearby chocolate shop offers, surprisingly (and perhaps slightly horrendously), chocolate-roquefort pralines.
From:gamahucheur
Date:May 19th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
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Not at all, replied the great man; it was a thing indispensable; a necessary ingredient in the best of worlds; for if the Spaniard had not catched, in an island of America, this distemper, we should have had neither chocolate nor cochineal. […]
Candide
IV: How Candide met his old master of philosophy, Dr. Pangloss, and what happened to them.
Voltaire
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From:goliard
Date:May 18th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)

Poets have been mysteriously silent

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G. K. Chesterton might disagree about the first two.

Relatedly, I only discovered the other day that Wensleydale is a real cheese, not just a Monty Python character.
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From:ukelele
Date:May 18th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Poets have been mysteriously silent

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And a Wallace and Gromit character!

You can get Wensleydale with dried cranberries. It's awesome.
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From:lilacsinmarch
Date:May 18th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)

Re:Wensleydale is a real cheese

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It looks like this is a rather popular name, apart from Monty Python and Wallace and Gromit there's another Wensleydale in "Good Omens".
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From:jspoons
Date:May 18th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
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How right! How just!
In fact, I think I'll go down right now to buy me some.
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From:mousa
Date:May 20th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)

Ah

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I could totally live on fresh bread and cheese for the rest of my life.

They make great cheeses at the dairy in Geva; I worked there for a while before the army... Remind me before the next time we meet, and I'll bring you some.
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From:tryscer
Date:May 21st, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
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Wine.
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