[CR]pre-Cirque considerations


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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 12:44:16 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Larry Osborn <losborn2@wvu.edu>
Subject: [CR]pre-Cirque considerations

Greetings campers and social pariahs

Heaven forbid I should ever appoint myself "Mr. Manners", and be the one to define "acceptable behavior" for anybody else, but with Vintage Bikeapalooza just a few weeks away, and the locust swarm about to descend on Greensboro, (already used "marauding hordes of CRers" today, but I do like the sound of that better. Looting, pillaging, ....locusts just don't have that kind of fun.). I thought it time to share a couple stories gleaned from News of the Weird and other sources in the year since our last exciting episode. Dale's busy enough without any of us adding the possible dilemma of having to decide whether to bail one us out of jail, or leave us there.

A 17-year-old boy, after receiving a free Krispy Kreme doughnut at an Erie, Pa., store promotion, stepped back in line for another but was refused. According to the Erie Times-News, he returned a few minutes later with a McDonald's sack over his head and asked for a doughnut but was again refused. Then he fell to the floor and flailed his arms and legs, demanding another free doughnut, and was cited by police for disorderly conduct. [Erie Times-News, 8-25-03]

Anybody we know?

Radio news item (2/18/04):

* a subway stop in Belgium was closed down because of some suspicious white powder on a telephone. Turned out to be powdered sugar from a donut.

And while this next one may seem way off topic, it does update a conversation about nicotine enhanced foods/beverages that I seem to remember from the pre-Cirque cookout at the home of the lovely and talented Karen Shuckman, but I don't remember for certain who all was involved in the conversation. Had to at least be Pergolizzi and Baylis. The Cirque, it's not just about the bikes.

"As a result of this crossover between science and cooking, outstanding restaurants around the world are serving unusual dishes such as tobacco-flavored ice cream made with liquid nitrogen and sardines on sorbet toast. Utensils such as blowtorches, pH meters, and refractometers, which were previously relegated to science laboratories, are now creeping into the kitchen."

Ohhh I can just see it now. All the framebuilders bringing their torches to the banquet.

Larry "bringing my flamethrower and a spork" Osborn Still Donut free in WV (Morgantown)