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Volume 1 Issue 6

July 2002

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Part 6 - Interlude concerning commentating and the Boston Red Sox

The Boys"Is commentate a transitive verb? No! The expression is 'comment on,' It should be 'commenter' just as one who dissents is a dissenter and not a dissentator." 

Isaac Asminov 

Although Nate read quite extensively when he was coming up, he never really considered a career in writing to be something he might want to aspire to or pursue as a means of expression even if his dreams of being a baseball player, detective, or marine biologist fell through. One thing that is true however is that when he was younger, he made practice of constantly beginning stories in his head and had always been something of a teller of tales, an exaggerator, a quiet observer of things and one who, for one reason or another, came to view the world as someone who wanted to write might. Nate's infatuation with beginnings lingers to this day and becomes a little more understandable when he considers his childhood and a time when he, like many boys before and since, begin to commentate.

What the Hey, maybe I'll take a gander at the
the rest of this story I've got nothing better to do


The Atwater's Shady Shawarma

More info on the Atwaters...


1 cup yogurt 
2 Tbsp. lemon juice 
4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce 
1 Tbsp vinegar 
1 Tbsp onion, finely minced 
1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
1/2 tsp ground mace 1/2 tsp salt 2 lbs. beef, lamb or chicken, very thinly sliced 
1 cup Tahini (sesame seed paste) 
1 clove of garlic, minced 
1 tsp lemon juice 
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped 
1/2 cup water (approximately) 
Pita bread 
1 medium tomato, sliced 
1 medium onion, sliced 


Combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, pepper sauce, vinegar, onion, black and cayenne pepper, mace and salt. Add meat and marinate overnight. Place the marinated meat in a barbeque cage and cook over hot coals for 15 minutes. OR cook on slotted broiler pan in oven on broil for 3 minutes, turn and continue to broil until cooked through.

Combine tahini, garlic, lemon juice and parsley until it is of a creamy texture, Add water if necessary. Place the cooked meat, sliced tomatoes and onions in pita bread and pour on the tahini mixture as desired.


No War

"No War! No More! We don't need no more no war.
What war? Who's war? Tell me who I'm fighting for."

Chester Rhimes


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The Movie ManWho is...
the Movie Man?

Like Mike
Mr. Deeds
Reign of Fire
Powerpuff Girls

Road to Perdition

Men in Black II
Halloween: Resurrection
Crocodile Hunter

Piano Teacher
Minority Report

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Dangerous Lives Altar Boys
Hey Arnold

Our Man in the Field

Our Man in the Field"please, for the love of God and all of humanity, don't ever, ever, go to Morocco. I'm serious!"

Dateline - The Continent

Who is Our Man in the Field?

Bookwoman's Diary

Who is the Bookwoman?


Go to her Diary

Millennial Snippets

* Crouching NAFTA, Hidden Platypus 
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* Various and Sundry Islands 
* The Mist, the Missed 
* A Mystic Promoted 
* Cobwebs - Mist to Some 
* Gorillas Missed 
* Who Would Eat a Small Bird? 
* Let's Have Some Tea

Take me in Boys! I think I might just be ready for the whole

Future Features

Jerry Rivers all washed up?
Summer camper suspected of micturating in pool
Just because it's not our business doesn't mean we don't see
Short Arms, Deep Pockets
Large furry animal wearing goofy hat seen at ballpark
"Brick Shithouse" reference unclear
Husband speaks about "the way things should be", gets thrown down the front stairs
Dog days of summer not heeling this year
Tin of marmite washes up on beach


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