Thursday, June 28, 2018

LEMONADE TIME RECIPE

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LEMONDADE

"NOTHING BEATS a COLD REFRESHING GLASS

of FRESH MADE LEMONADE on a HOT SUMMERS DAY"

  LEMONADE RECIPE : 6 Cups Water 1 Cup Sugar 1 - 1/2 Cups Lemon Juice (about 7 or 8 Lemons) Place all ingredients together mix and let set in the refrigerator for one hour or more, or you can serve right away. To serve, fill a galss 3/4 full with ice cubes. Pour in Lemonade to top. Garnish with a wedge of Lemon, Serve and Enjoy.   .

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Jasper Johns

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Painting of an AMerican Flag with 48 Stars

. “One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag,” Johns has said of this work, “and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it.” Those materials included three canvases that he mounted on plywood, strips of newspaper, and encaustic paint—a mixture of pigment and molten wax that has formed a surface of lumps and smears. The newspaper scraps visible beneath the stripes and forty-eight stars lend this icon historical specificity. The American flag is something “the mind already knows,” Johns has said, but its execution complicates the representation and invites close inspection. A critic of the time encapsulated this painting’s ambivalence, asking, “Is this a flag or a painting?"  

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Anthony Bourdain Tribute Twitter






From PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ... 


Tweet by Barack Obama : 

"Low plastic stool, cheap but delisious noodles, cold Hanoi Beer." This is how I'll remember Tony. He taught us about food -- but more importantly about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unkown. We'll miss him.


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Friday June 8, 2018 is quite a sad day. We mourn the loss of the great and irriplaceable Anthony Bourdain, a man loved and venerated by many. I hero to some as with I. We loved watching Tony travel the World, devouring it, and enjoying every minute of it, as only Tony could do. Anthony has his own special charm and sardonic humor and wit that was all his own, uniquely Bourdain, ad this is why those of us wo loved and enjoyed Anthony will miss him, and for another bright light snuffed out, we mourn his loss, but remember him fondly. Farewell Tony, you will be profoudly missed. Good Bless and Rest in Peace.



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Anthony Bourddain Quotes

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Our Boy Tony

PERSONAL MOTTO ... “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” SHAKE SHACK BURGER ... On Shake Shack: Back before Danny Meyer’s burger restaurant became a global chain, Bourdain frequently picked it up when he returned from trips. In 2011, he said that when one opened near him on the Upper East Side, “I dropped to my knees and wept with gratitude.” His order: “I’m having a double cheeseburger naked, please. No lettuce. No tomato. No nothing. Just cheese and two burgers on a potato bun. I’ll have two of those and I’m happy. I’m singing America, fuck yeah!”

SHACKburger

MINUS the Lettuce and Tomatoes for TONY

CRONUTS ... Cronuts : At the peak of the craze over Dominique Ansel’s croissant-doughnut hybrid, Bourdain gave his seal of approval: “Oh God, it’s good. Oh God, it’s really good.” .

TONY on KEEN'S

On the cherished institution that is Keens steakhouse: “You can’t really do any better or more authentic than Keens, a place that goes right back to the old school all-male world of beefsteak parties, the political power built around beef, bloody aprons, and smoke-filled rooms.” The comments were part of his No Reservations visit to the Midtown staple, where he dined with Josh Ozersky. “I like to think if you came here in another 50 years it would be exactly the same,” Bourdain said.

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The Late Great Anthony Borudain

with The Late Great Josh Ozersky at KEEN'S

Drinking Scotch Whiskey and Eating MEAT !

BIG SLABS of MEAT

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On VEGETARIANS ...

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.  To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.  Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.  Oh, I'll accomodate them, I'll rummage around for something to feed them, for a 'vegetarian plate', if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.”   

The EAST VILLAGE  ....   

On changes in EAST VILLAGE: “I don’t even want to talk about what the East Village used to be like compared to today. It was like Mad Max, post-apocalyptic. Now, it looks like a fucking Dave Matthews concert.”

    On His WORK ... “I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.”   On Learning to COOK : “Basic cooking skills are a virtue... the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill. [It’s] as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.” On QUEENS :

On Queens as a place to eat: In Season 9 of Parts Unknown, Bourdain highlighted food in various parts of Queens. The proliferation of street carts, he says, is what makes it so great: “Manhattan is very much the, you know, ‘not in my backyard neighborhood’ in a lot of ways. I mean, for this reason, Manhattan in my view is a lot less interesting than Queens. This is a wonderland.”

  EGGS ...   “An EGG in anything makes it better.”  

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A CROQUE MADAME

The Way TONY Would Liked It

A Croque Madame is the French Sandwich the  CROQUE MONSIEUR CROQUE MONSIUER with a Fried Egg on Top, Ham and Gooey Melted Gruyere Cheese 

    TRAVEL ... On traveling, on culture, and on moving: “If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” On CHARACTER ...  “Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.”    

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Coolest Fucking Music Video Ever

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The BEATLES
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"DON'T LET ME DOWN"
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This historical performance on the Rooftop of Abbey Road Studios at 3 Sayville Road in London was the Beatles last ever last performance together as a group, The Fab Four as they were known by a nickname. This impromptu concert was held on January 30, 1969 and included the Beatles ; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, along with Billy Preston (known as The 5th Beatle) on keyboards. The concert lasted 42 minutes.
Although the concert was unannounced, the Beatles had planned on performing live during their Get Back recording sessions. The Beatles were wondering where they could perform live, thinking of performing at The Palladium or Sahara but would have had to lug all their equipment over there, "so we decided, why not go up on the roof?" said George Harrison.
This historical concert was recorded on Two 8-Track Recorders by producer Alan Parsons and was filmed by Michael Hogg with mutilple angles including audience ractions. 
This concert marked the end of an era for many Beatles fans. The group recorded one more album Abbey Road, but by September 1969 the Beatles had unofficially disbanded.
 
 

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GET BACK
 
DON'T LET ME DOWN
 
I'VE GOT A FEELING
 
DANNY BOY
 
DIG A PONY
 
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
 
 
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The BEATLES LAST CONCERT
 
ROOFTOP of ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS 
 
3 SAYVILLE ROAD 
 
LONDON, ENGLAND
 
January 30, 1969
 
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THE BEATLES
 
 
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Written by Lennon as an anguished love song to Yoko Ono, it was interpreted by Paul McCartney as a "genuine plea", with Lennon saying to Ono, "I'm really stepping out of line on this one. I'm really just letting my vulnerability be seen, so you must not let me down."The song is in the key of E major and is in 4/4 time during the verse, chorus and bridge, but changes to 5/4 in the pick-up to the verse. It grew (like "Sun King") from the F♯m7- E changes from Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross" ("like she does" [F♯m7] "yes she does" [A, Am] "yes she does" [E]) with McCartney arranging instrumental and vocal parts and Harrison adding a descending two-part lead guitar accompaniment to the verse and a countermelody in the bridge. Alan W. Pollack states that "the counterpoint melody played in octaves during the Alternate Verse by the bass and lead guitars is one of the more novel, unusual instrumental touches you'll find anywhere in the Beatles catalogue.
 
 
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DON'T LET ME DOWN (Side B)
 
BRITISH SINGLE
 
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The BEATLES with BILLY PRESTON
 
  RECORDING and RELEASE of "DON'T LET ME DOWN"
 
Multiple versions of "Don't Let Me Down" were recorded by the Beatles during the tumultuous Get Back (Let It Be) recording sessions. The version recorded on 28 January 1969 was released as a B-side to the single "Get Back", recorded the same day. "Get Back" reached number one and "Don't Let Me Down" reached number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100.They performed "Don't Let Me Down" twice during their Rooftop Concert of 30 January 1969, one of which was included in the Let It Be (1970) film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. When the "Get Back" project was revisited, Phil Spector dropped "Don't Let Me Down" from the LET IT BE (1970) album. The B-side version of the song was included on the Beatles' compilations Hey Jude1967-1970 and Past Masters Volume 2 and Mono Masters. The same recording also appears on the soundtrack to the 1988 documentary, Imagine: John Lennon. In November 2003, an edit of the two rooftop versions was included on Let It Be... Naked.
  RECEPTION Richie Unterberger of AllMusic called it "one of the BEATLES ' most powerful love songs",  Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described the song as "heart-wrenching soul" and Roy Carr and Tony Tyler called it "a superb sobber from misery-expert J. W. O. Lennon, MBE. And still one of the most highly underrated Beatle underbellies." Author Ian MacDonald praised "Don't Let Me Down" and declared that "this track vies with Come Together for consideration as the best of Lennon's late-style Beatles records".
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The BEATLES Last Live Performance Together
 
 
Rooftop of APPLE STUDIOS
 
LONDON
 
 
The BEATLES rooftop concert was the climax of a project originally titled Get Back. It was conceived as exactly that, a return to their rock roots in a desperate effort to restore unity when business and personal chaos threatened to destroy the band. A documentary crew filmed the Beatles rehearsing and recording new material for an "honest" album, free from the studio wizardry that had dominated their recent work. The experience pushed the group to the point of disintegration, but they needed an end to the film.
So 47 years ago — on January 30th, 1969 — the band climbed five stories to the top of their Apple Corps headquarters and played their last concert together. The album and film were ultimately released in May 1970 as Let It Be, their swan song. Here are 15 little-known facts about the Beatles' final bow on the world stage.
The Beatles had many ideas about where to perform the climactic concert for their new film — too many ideas. London venues like the Palladium and the Roundhouse were some of the more levelheaded propositions, but most were pretty far-out. The Sahara desert was floated as a potential location, as were the Giza pyramids, and even the QE2 ocean liner. A 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheater in Tunisia was seriously considered, and location scouts were sent to investigate. "The Beatles were to start playing as the sun came up," explained director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, "and you'd see crowds flocking towards them through the day."
But nothing was ever agreed upon. As enthusiasm for the project waned, the band opted to do something a little simpler and closer to home. Guest keyboard player Billy Preston recalls that it was John Lennon who had the idea to stage the concert on the roof of Apple headquarters. Lindsay-Hogg says it was his idea. Others attribute it to Ringo Starr. The concept sounds inspired, but in retrospect it speaks less to creativity and more to laziness.
Preparations were made, with scaffolding planks laid to support the weight of the gear. A few minutes before the concert was due to start, the band huddled in a small vestibule at the top of the stairs. They had cold feet. "George didn't want to do it, and Ringo started saying he didn't really see the point," says Lindsay-Hogg. "Then John said, 'Oh, fuck it — let's do it."
 
Lennon and Starr wore their ladies' coats.

It was 45 degrees in London that raw January afternoon, and that doesn't account for the icy wind whipping over the West End buildings. Impending fog had ruled out an expensive helicopter aerial shot, and the threat of rain was very real. These conditions were not ideal to making rock and roll. " My hands are too cold to play the chords," Lennon muttered between songs, and Apple Corps exec Ken Mansfield held a constant stream of lit cigarettes so George Harrison could warm his fingertips. To ward off the winter chill, Lennon borrowed Yoko Ono's fur coat (as he did on occasion). Ringo Starr also donned his wife Maureen's red raincoat.
The microphones were wrapped in women's pantyhose.

The cold gusts also proved to be a problem for the delicate studio microphones recording the drums and guitar amplifiers. In need of a quick shield to minimize wind noise, tape engineer (and future Pink Floyd cohort) Alan Parsons was dispatched that morning to buy women's pantyhose. "I walked into this department store and said, 'I need three pairs of pantyhose. It doesn't matter what size.'" he recalled in Guitar Player.  "They thought I was either a bank robber or a cross-dresser."
 
It was their first live performance in over two years.

Famously cited as the Beatles' last concert, the rooftop gig was also their first live performance in more than two years. While they had played "All You Need Is Love" and "Hey Jude" before a studio audience on television during that time, those numbers were heavily bolstered by a backing track. The roof was their first truly live show since their final tour ended on August 29th, 1966, at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. They also made a small break from tradition by varying their classic stage placements. Lennon took the middle spot with Harrison to his left.
George Harrison's guitar was the first of its kind.
The Telecaster that Harrison played throughout the rooftop concert was custom made for him by master builders Roger Rossmeisl and Philip Kubicki as a gift from Fender. The company was launching a new line of all-rosewood guitars, and presenting the prototype to a Beatle was good publicity. After many hours of labor, the guitar was flown to England in its own seat and hand-delivered to Apple headquarters. The builders weren't sure what became of the guitar for over a year, until they bought tickets to see the Let It Be film and saw their handiwork on the big screen. "I was so thrilled I almost jumped out of my seat," remembers Kubicki.
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Keith Richards Secret to a Long Marriage

 
ASK KEITH
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Great NewYork COFFEE Cafe

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This Painting Perfectly Typifies GROUNDED COFFEE

As There are Numerous NUDES hanging on The CAFE WALLS



Today is Thursday April 5th 2018, and my second time at Grounded Coffee Cafe on Jane Street in Greenwich Village, New York. My second trip in 2 days and certainly not my last, as for sure I will come here many more times. This is a great little cafe in a World were cafeshave become few and far between. Well in New York anyway. And to be more specific, in Manhattan and downtown in Greenwich Village, a place that should have many wonderful cafes in each and every part of this wonderful neighborhood that we call The Village.  For many years, the only cafes in the whole of Manhattan were more or less in just two spots. Those two placces being Little Italy and Greeniwch Village where you had Caffe Dante, Caffe Reggio , Caffe Borgia, Caffe Vivaldi and others. Did you notice that these places are caffes spelled with tow F's and not one as most people know as in cafe. Two ffs is the Italian way to spell Caffe and al these caffes mention were of the Italian Variety, not French and not American like this one, Grounded Coffee. Well it's not even called a cafe, but never-the-less it is, and a very good one at that. Grounded Coffee has eeverything a great cafe needs : # 1 they've got Great COFFEE which is and absolute must. Two, the place is comfortable and welcoming and has the kind of vibe a good cafe needs. Three, they place great Music, which helps to make the great vibe. Four they have cool people, both the Employees and the customers made of the usual cafe sprinkling of students, writers, artist, and ordinary people who love good Coffee or Tea, and being out in cafes, whether on their own ; reading, writing, surfing the Net, or simply just hanging out, relaxing and enjoying their cafe beverage of choice. And number 5, in this day and age (Now 2018) Free and good Wifi. Grounded Coffee has been open since 2004 and me being the Cafe-Hound that I am, I can't beleive it took me so long to find this place. I came across the place one night walking around the Village. I just peeked my head in to chceck it out to see if it was the kind of Cafe that I like and if I would want to come back. It was. It is. About a week ago I thought about it when I wanted to go to a cafe one night and didn't want to go to one of my usual places but was hankering for something new. I thought about Grounded and wanted to go there, but couldn't remember exactlt where it was and didn't feel like walking around aimlessly for 20 minutes or so, so I didn't even give it a shot. Two nights ago on my way over to Western Beef to buy some Sweet Italian Sausages for my Sauce, I just happened to pass by, a boy I was happy I did. I had plenty of time to get over to the grocery store so I decided to pop into Grounded and have a Coffee and finally check out the scene in this good old cafe. Well it was wonderful. The cafe was nice and relaxing, they played Great Music (Great CLASSIC ROCK), like The ROLLING STONES, and the vibe was nice. Speaking of the Vibe, it was the sort of Hippy-ish with its numerous Ceiling Fans, many potted and hanging Plants, Mix & Match Furniture, and Art Students Paintings hanging on the walls. It was Love at First Sight. I  ended up staying 2 and a half  hours before heading out to get my Sausage & Tomatoes  for the SAUCE So, anyway, that's it for now. Plain and simple, Grounded Coffee is a Great Cafe and a gift to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village and the People of NEW YORK and the many tourist who visit our Great City. I Thank You, The PEOPLE of GRANDED COFFEE , Daniel Bellino Zwicke


They Play GREAT MUSIC

Mostly CLASSIC ROCK : "I LOVE IT" !!!

  Today's Set List :
  SWEET - YOU LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN
  FREE RIDE by Grand Funck Railroad
  The ROLLING STONES - Gimme Shelter
  CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 
  DONOVAN "LOLA" PINBALL WIZARD - 

The WHO

PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE of THE MOON

LED ZEPPELIN
  JIM MORRISON
  The DOORS

MARK BOLAN "GET IT ON BANGA GONG" 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE "DON'T YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE" ?

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How to Throw a DInner Party

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The DINNER PARTY

  A call to arms against BRUNCH... and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download.  

A specter is haunting America: the specter of brunch.

Brunch, the dissolute Minotaur: half breakfast, half lunch.

Brunch, singing siren songs of bacon, alcohol, and attractive-yet-aloof waitstaff.

“BRUNCH!!!” scream chalkboards propped up outside every restaurant and cafĂ©, in every city in the Western world, every weekend morning.

What? You don’t plan to brunch this Sunday morn-fternoon? Not to worry: your social media feeds will be rich with evidence of the rest of the world brunch-brunch-brunching away in your absence.

Behold! Photo after photo on social media of your smiling friends, lounging on sun dappled restaurant patios, holding aloft plates heaped with smoked salmon tartines, savory waffles, and scrambles — always the scrambles.

How charming brunch seems! What hell it actually is!

But you already know that. You are at this very moment holding a book called Brunch Is Hell. You’ve spent a full minute of your all-too-brief life reading these words. On some deep, instinctive level, you sense the malignancy of brunch. Perhaps you just came from brunch. Or perhaps you’re in a bookstore, scanning these words through a post-brunch mimosa fog, your wallet lightened by eighteen bucks wasted on two eggs and a piece of toast.

Your belly is full, yet you feel empty. Spiritually empty. Like, Dad’s-promise-to-play-catch-with-you empty.

You know something is deeply wrong with brunch. Something you can’t quite put your syrup-encrusted finger on.

Take heart. You’re not crazy. We’re about to explain the sick truth at the heart of this hybrid-meal menace. And we’re going to prescribe the perfect antidote. It’s called a Dinner Party

Ten years ago, we launched a podcast called The Dinner Party Download, which only tangentially had anything to do with dinner parties. At first, all we wanted to create was an excuse to talk to the coolest artists in the world about anything we wanted, and to get booze and food for free. The Brendan and Rico Talk to Awesome People and Drink and Eat for Free Show seemed like a cumbersome title, though.

Then we realized that everything we wanted to cover in our little arts-and-leisure podcast was the sort of thing one might discuss at a dinner party: the latest and most interesting movies, TV, books, comedy, news, cocktails, and food. Plus, the concept of a dinner party provided us with a handy structure: each segment in the show would correspond to a phase of a dinner party! Great idea! The Dinner Party Download was born.

We didn’t expect this organizing concept to define our careers. But over time, listeners (and publications from the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune to Marie Claire) came to us for the secrets to throwing great dinner parties. How to coax, from their own guests, the kind of thoughtful and/or witty conversations they heard on the show. What food to serve. How to mix drinks. How to tell a lame joke and not have people punch you in the mouth.

We started taking notes at parties: what made them interesting, or fun, or, at times, unmitigated dumpster fires. We developed strong opinions about dinner parties. Very strong opinions. Very very strong opinions. And we began to respect dinner parties. Far from their frivolous reputation, we realized, dinner parties, Properly Thrown , can serve as the very CORNERSTONE OF A HEALTHY MODERN SOCIETY, because they create happy and empathetic humans. And leftovers. Which, yum.

Alas, there’s something rotten in the state of dinner parties. And it’s not lutefisk.

It’s that people aren’t having enough of them anymore.

   

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SUNDAY SAUCE

and The ITALIAN DINNER PARTY

 

We hear this all the time from older listeners who say they’re too busy or tired to throw dinner parties. Or from millennial listeners who confess that the closest they’ve ever come to throwing a dinner party is sharing Altoids with their roommates whilst making student loan payments over pirated Wi-Fi. A few years back, no less a journal than the New York Times documented the death of the dinner party, noting, “Informal gatherings occurring outside the home have largely replaced the dinner parties popular not long ago.”

You know what “informal gatherings occurring outside the home” is a euphemism for, don’t you? Fucking brunch, that’s what.

“Okay,” you are wondering impatiently, having now spent five minutes of your day on this weird book, “so what exactly makes brunch anathema to a happy life and society? And why specifically should I care that it has displaced the dinner party from its once-exalted spot at the center of our civilization?”

You wonder this because you have not yet meditated upon our DINNER PARTY MANIFESTO. In it, we lay out the foundational principles that, when recognized and acted upon by all humankind, will create a joyful social existence, a fully functioning society... and just, like, nicer times, man.

 

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PARTY TIME

ANDY WARHOL , BIANCA JAGGER , HALSTON

NEW YORK

 

A perfect dinner party is the purest expression and embodiment of these principles. Brunch is their fiendishly sinister antithesis, plus a small cup of fruit salad*.

Know these principles. Internalize them. Then we’ll show you how to build upon them and take action, by planning your own dinner party. What’s that you say? You feel weightless? That’s because you just launched yourself over the barricades . . . into a revolution.

   

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  A call to arms against BRUNCH... and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download.
Society is under threat. The culprit? BRUNCH. Not merely a forum for overpriced eggs, brunch is a leisure-time-squandering hellscape, embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life.
 
How to fight back? By throwing dinner parties--the cornerstone of civilized society!
 
Dinner parties--where friends new and old share food, debate ideas, and boldly build hangovers together. If we revive the fading art of throwing dinner parties the world will be better off, and our country might heal its wounds of endless division... all without having to wait in a 9-hour line to eat toast.
 
To that end, BRUNCH IS HELL takes hesitant hosts through every phase of throwing a great dinner party, from guest list to subpoena. Loaded with wit, celebrity advice, and tongue-in-cheek humor--plus sincere insights about how humans can be more generous to each other--BRUNCH IS HELL is a spirited guide to restoring civility, in the bestselling tradition of Adulting, Amy Sedaris' I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and the Bible.
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