[Sca-cooks] OT, OOP, not truly food-related, but...

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 30 07:56:28 PST 2008

On Nov 30, 2008, at 10:48 AM, Betsy Marshall wrote:

> Are you sure those  Thanksgiving leftovers were properly stored?

Haven't really eaten any of them yet, actually; but I did roast a  
turkey and all that, yesterday (we generally spend the Thanksgiving  
weekend running around like maniacs, talking to friends and relatives,  
and do very little serious eating until we're at home, Saturday or  
Sunday), so I know everything was quite fresh. Maybe it was the  


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> Troy / G.
> Tacitus Adamantius
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:43 AM
> To: Cooks within the SCA
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] OT, OOP, not truly food-related, but...
> It's possible some here may be interested to hear that I just awakened
> from a nightmare of sorts in which Gordon Ramsay and a squadron of
> sous-chef/assassins are trying to kill me.
> High speed car chases, flying bullets (silenced nine-millimeters
> appear to have been the weapon of choice) and everything... I don't
> remember why they wanted to kill me; I think maybe they needed an
> appropriately-sized male stiff in order to fake someone else's death
> [see Gregory McDonald's novel, "Fletch"], but I could have filled in
> that particular blank upon waking. I also think it's possible I was a
> cast member on a series of "Hell's Kitchen" or some such thing --
> there were other innocent cooks involved that were more or less on my
> side, but then Ramsay wasn't plotting to murder _them_, so they could
> afford to be sympathetic.
> I definitely recall talking to Ramsay, being invited into his home to
> cook with him, and getting into a discussion on Robert Louis Stevenson
> while making noisette butter. It was foaming in the pan as we watched,
> you see and I sort of unconsciously murmured, " 'Late one accursed
> night, I compounded the elements, watched them boil and smoke together
> in the glass, and when the ebullition had subsided...' " I'll bet
> nobody here knew Ramsay's favorite author was fellow Scot Stevenson...
> but I do. He told me so himself. Right before attempting to shoot me
> between the eyes.
> Maybe he's really an H.G. Wells fan and only _pretended_ to like
> Stevenson so I'd be off my guard?
> I am prepared to bet that I'm the only kid on the block to have had
> this experience in the past 24 hours...
> Adamantius
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
> when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
> bellies."
> 			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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