[Sca-cooks] OT/OOP: and in honor of the mid-Pennsic "silly season"...
sjk3 at cornell.edu
Wed Aug 8 09:03:15 PDT 2007
>Imagine my distress when, at a key moment of the story, a piece of
>alleged Mindy's cheesecake is placed in front of Frank Sinatra in the
>role of Nathan Detroit, who proceeds to consume same with more gusto
>than somewhat, as Runyon might have said. However, upon examining
>said piece of alleged cheesecake, the most casual observer can see
>that it is nothing but the phonus balonus, being no more than an inch
>high and having a graham-cracker crust, at that.
>It seems to me that some concerned citizen like Harry the Horse might
>have put the arm on somebody under those circumstances, even though
>such cheesecakes are considered quite acceptable for Brooklyn parties
>such as himself, Little Isadore and Spanish John, but these parties
>are considered to have questionable judgement as they are always
>going around shooting people or maybe stabbing them, throwing
>pineapples and carrying on generally. In fact, the odds are this is
>Junior's cheesecake from Flatbush Avenue, which, while popular among
>Brooklyn parties, is not the equal of Lindy's even by a dirty nose in
>this man's town.
>Naturally, if word of this outrage gets out among the citizens of
>Broadway, the chances are Mindy's name will be mud, and he will be
>out plenty of scratch when the day is done.
Perhaps somebody'd put the arm on him (good ol' reliable Nathan, that is),
and he had to pretend to enjoy it? After which he would follow Sky down to
the islands and drown the memory of the "cheesecake" he'd been forced to
eat in lots of rum.
Got a good recipe for the real thing?
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