Bill Bankhead, of Baton Rouge, says, “When I used to be supervising the 1989 Special Olympics Winter Games at Reno, Nevada, and Squaw Valley, California, my son John, publicist for the video games, received actor John Amos, who was acting at a Reno on line casino, to movie a promo.
“While the digicam was being arrange, a canine belonging to somebody within the crowd watching the filming wandered on to the set.
“When the proprietor noticed we have been about begin filming and Amos was about to say his strains, he referred to as his canine again to the group. He referred to as out, ‘Here, Toby; come right here, Toby.’
“Without lacking a beat, Amos yelled out his well-known line from the 1977 TV miniseries ‘Roots’ (the place, because the slave Kunta Kinte, he rejects his slave title): ‘Me not Toby; me Kunta Kinte!’
“Not in a million years could that happen again.”
Speaking of showbiz
Everett Powers, former director of Baton Rouge’s Arts Council, says, “Your Monday point out of Oscar-winning Steven Soderbergh’s younger filmmaking aspirations introduced again some good reminiscences.
“When Soderbergh was in his teenagers, he and a couple of pals shaped what they referred to as ‘Monkey Boy Films.’
“I scheduled their handiwork at the Paramount Theater for the FestForAll arts festival. There wasn’t a lot of filmmaking going on in Baton Rouge back then, so we at the Arts Council were especially happy to have their participation. A lot of aspiring creatives got their start at that festival.”
Recently I identified that, regardless of what you see in motion pictures, no one ever goes as much as a bar and says, “Gimme a beer” with out mentioning a particular beer model.
Earl J. Magner Jr., of Abita Springs, discovered this holds true in our neighbor to the south:
“Several years in the past my spouse June and I made our first journey to Mexico with three different . Upon crossing into Nuevo Laredo, our first cease was the native cantina.
“Being anxious to point out off our lately realized lingo, I ordered ‘uno cerveza.’ The waiter politely requested, ‘What type of beer would you like?'”
Changing the topic
Alex “Sonny” Chapman, of Ville Platte, says, “If there’s a silver lining concerning the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that we certain stopped listening to all people speaking about ‘Keto Diet.'”
Marvin Borgmeyer, of Baton Rouge, affords this definition:
“Economist: An knowledgeable who will know tomorrow why the issues he predicted yesterday did not occur right this moment!”
Special People Dept.
- Rhea B. Lucien, of New Orleans, celebrates her 99th birthday Saturday, Oct. three. She was within the first graduating class of Dillard University’s School of Nursing in 1945.
- Betty Sue McCaskill, of Covington, celebrates her 92nd birthday Sunday, Oct. four.
- Janice and Parker Parra, of Houma, have fun their 56th anniversary Friday, Oct. 2.
After Algie Petrere talked about the thriller of one thing referred to as “leftover bacon,” Bo Bienvenu, of Prairieville, had this response:
“Leftover bacon is that beige coloured gooey stuff normally present in Mason jars. It is the bottom for a lot of nice Cajun dishes that don’t begin with a roux, and it may also be used to make a roux.”
Speaking of bacon
Wayne Smith, of Covington, affords this recipe:
“Often, after I make a BLT sandwich for lunch, I’ll fry up a couple of additional slices of bacon. I pat them dry, allow them to cool, then chop them into small items and put them in a sealed bag.
“The next morning, I mix the bacon in with the scrambled eggs. Bacon and eggs without the mess. Just delicious. We also add chopped fresh chives to round out the breakfast treat!”
(I’ve a comparable recipe, Wayne. I typically fry up a couple of additional slices of bacon. Then I eat them.)
Thomas Brown, of Baton Rouge, says, “I’m sympathetic to Algie Petrere’s confusion within the Thursday column about ‘leftover bacon.’
“I grew to become likewise confused when a recipe for beef stew instructed me to make use of ‘leftover crimson wine.’
“I’ve never encountered such an ingredient.”
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