Books

A Town Called Condom

A Town Called Condom

While reading Walter James’s Barrel and Book: A Winemaker’s Diary (Georgian House, Melbourne, 1949), I ran across the following recipe for Cognac on Page 57: I’ve never made Cognac and, after seeing the recipe above, I don’t think I have the stomach for it. Just remember; if you make Cognac, don’t call it that. If […]

Lepidopteran Excision

Lepidopteran Excision

This was snipped from Page 171 of Bennett Cerf’s Try and Stop Me: A Collection of Anecdotes and Stories, Mostly Humorous, published in 1945. My copy of the book includes the handwritten name of a previous owner; Doris Klotz. I wonder if Doris laughed when she read Cerf’s little joke about stomach butterflies. If Doris […]

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