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Volume 1 Issue 8

August 2002

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Part 7 - Concerning the Hypothalamus, the graveyard shift and the state of things 

The graveyard shift can wreak havoc on the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus, by way of sudden and unexpected secretions, can then pass that same havoc on to a body, psyche and social life. Studies conducted on Black Jack dealers, swing shift miners, and convenience store clerks, occupations where intermittent sleepless nights are the norm, have revealed that when hypothalami are robbed of the chance to shut down and recharge on something of a regular basis, endless and subtle unpleasantries can result. They may span from hot flashes, lethargy, and despondency or head all the way towards homicidal, prayer recital, and suicidal, tendencies. Nate can vouch for all this. It seems the glands crave a semblance of routine even as the mind warns against it.

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Jeff Chazire's Unpeeled Et tu Brute Etouffee

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Chazire's Et tu Brute Etouffee


1 lb. unpeeled, not deveined commercial shrimp
Crawfish fat and water to make 3/4 cup
1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste 
1 stick margarine or butter 
1 medium onion, chopped fine 
1 heaping teaspoon all purpose flour 
1 tablespoon parsley 
1 teaspoon salt 
2 very thin slices lemon 
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1 tablespoon green onion 


Use a saucepan with a tight fitting lid to etouffee, (French for smother). Season shrimp with salt and pepper, set aside. Melt butter, add onion, cook over medium heat until tender. Stir in the flour, blend well. Add water, shrimp fat, lemon, tomato and garlic. Cook slowly, about 20 minutes, and add a little more water occasionally. When sauce is done, add whole shrimps, cover with lid. 
Cook 8 minutes. 
Season again, to taste. 
Add green onion and parsley, cook 2 minutes longer. 
Serve on steamed rice. Garlic bread and green salad is a good companion to Et tu Brute etouffee.

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"Cane Peetley sat in his cell and fumed. He had plenty of time to fume, sitting in his goddamn orange jumpsuit awaiting trial. In fact, Peetley was becoming a connoisseur of anger, having spent so much time with it. Peetley took anger and rolled it around in his mouth, like a fiery brandy, savored it under his tongue, and then swallowed it down, letting it smolder in his stomach. And Peetley had a lot to be angry about.."

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