There is no way this can go unremarked – no way, too, that it can be true. Else we are far more lost than I dared to believe.
Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.
The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king
Richard the Lionheart was a myth.
And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.
UKTV Gold television surveyed 3,000 people.
Now there are statistics and there are damned lies – to brutalize Disraeli. WHO was surveyed and what were the demographics because the above is absolutely madness. I cannot fathom that we’ve in essentially a single generation dumbed down an entire population. And yet how else can the above be possible?
Fuck me running up a hill backwards, people.
I’ve meant over and over to mention these and only now remember. If you cook a lot or tend to deal with a lot of produce, you will love these containers. They truly make a difference in how fresh your produce remains while in the fridge. Seriously – lettuce for a couple weeks.
I acquired my set when I was first going whole hog healthy. I LOVE them and could use another set and then some. My only caveat is that the large bowl – for lettuce heads – can take up substantial territory in the fridge. But it works so well!
I know that there is a lot of talk now about plastics and bisphenols. I’ve asked Tupperware to answer that question – do their products contain those chemicals. I’m moving to using glass containers for anything to be reheated but it’d be fantastic if they offered nukeable stuff without the BSPs.
Anyway, just a tip…especially as the glorious summer produce rolls in…
I ADORE all things Tasha Tudor. She is as an elderly young woman all that I would hope to be at that age. The recent mailing noted this – what a lovely way to think of things…
She stayed up late recently to watch the lunar eclipse, and was thinking about
it the following afternoon during tea, saying “I didn’t know there were shadows
Do see the pretty Easter eggs and other things for sale. Trust that in a few short years when she is walking that forever garden that they will increase in value exponentially.
[Ed: I know, I know – pessimistic cranky bitch in the morning and garden loving precious prettys in the afternoon…just try living with me.]
I LOVE Motel Zero but rarely manage a stop there. Which is sad because there is always something very deep or ethereal or both there. THIS was just fantastic. And I love the traffic jam haiku. I need to keep that in mind…
I think that sometimes the trip is more…clear…when seen a bit more remotely and at high speed. Life is like that, no? We go through the days and the hills and turns seem random and sometimes insurmountable and yet we find ourselves back Home eventually. It is something that I often forget.
Well, I cannot recall where I linked to this but like darlin’ Rachel. At any rate, DO read it and be baffled by the ignorance the world is demonstrating.
It is exactly why I believe that what we know now will end. And not in 100 years. In a generation or maybe two. That fast. I may be driven to write a short story about it…
Damn, I sure hope Texas can hold against the onslaught.