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We Got No Innocence / We Can't Even Think Of A Title That Rhymes! [Apr. 24th, 2014|02:46 pm]
Professor Liddle-Oldman
24 April 2014

One of the reasons I avoid Tweeter – other than my dedication to Luddism – is that I imagine I could spend the whole damn day typing out entries in "What The Christ Is He Up To This Time?" With this in mind, I share.

I'm eating a ham salad sandwich. Not, mind you, deviled ham – the pig was not sacrificed to anyone (except perhaps Oscar Meyer), and I won't need anyone to lead me blindfolded into a church I can't see myself later. It is no more delightful than it was when I was a tad, but it's not contemptible either. I got it on a whim while I was at the deli counter last weekend. However, it does engender a question.

(Two, actually, one being "What exactly is deviled ham? I've been looking at those little cans for over fifty years now, and I've never actually tried it. Spam, either.)

I've had ham salad. I've had tuna salad. I've had chicken salad. I've had lobster salad. I've even has seafood salad, which is always a bad idea. But I have never seen beef salad.

I have no real idea why. We eat cows in sandwiches all the time – roast beef sandwiches, hamburger sandwiches (which in this ill-bred future you people have reduces to "hamburgers", as though you were devouring the unfortunate inhabitants of Germany's major port), hot open beef sandwiches, loose-meat sandwiches. Many of these involve mayonnaise and even pickles. So why not chop beef roast small and mix them? Is a puzzlement.

Well, my sandwich is done and my work isn't (for the past week I've been unable to log in from home, which is getting on my nerves and wreaking havoc on my scheduling), so I shall wave gaily from the back of the departing train, and be gone.

[User Picture]From: crossfire
2014-04-24 08:19 pm (UTC)
My sweetie's mom used to make roast beef sandwiches that were essentially leftover roast beef, pickles, and hard boiled eggs passed through a grinder and mixed with mayo. That's the closest I've heard.

mmmm, ham salad. Not something you see often here in the West, I am sad to say.
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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-08-13 03:23 pm (UTC)
That is pretty close! How was it?

And, I didn't realize ham salad was regional!
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From: cainle_bean
2014-04-24 09:12 pm (UTC)
I have done a beef salad... kinda. Taco spiced ground beef, bit of sour cream, bit of special pickles (mom's only), hard boiled eggs, cheese.

But I have never seen it commercially.

And since I am not a fan of dill (at least in the quantities the commercial places put it in salads) I have to make my own chicken salad... with apples =p

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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-08-13 03:25 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Sounds interesting, but without a mayo base, I'm not sure it qualifies.

Maybe I should make some and see...
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[User Picture]From: bill_sheehan
2014-04-27 09:07 pm (UTC)
I love your titles, Professor. They're always evocative.

I was still in school when Alice Cooper published that little ditty, but it rushed back in a roar when I read this.

"Well we got no class,
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes!"

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[User Picture]From: natevw
2014-05-02 01:31 pm (UTC)


I don't remember you being so erudite when we were kids , Professor =8-) .

Obviously your College Education was a good thing .

So then , you don't know/love potted meats ? wow , that's amazing but a *very* good thing too as they're loaded with sodium and other chemicals bad for your overall health .

I used to love and eat all manner of potted / processed meats but am trying to behave more these days ,it must be working as folks are all asking me how I'm losing so much weight .

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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-08-13 03:24 pm (UTC)


I still eat a gang of bacon, though. Mmm. Bacon.
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[User Picture]From: natevw
2014-08-13 06:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Eating

But of _COURSE_ ! we're talking BACON here .

Also Liver with Bacon and grilled onions.....

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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-08-13 03:24 pm (UTC)
School's out completely.
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