[Sca-cooks] I is in teh East Kingdom!

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Wed May 6 16:38:57 PDT 2009

Really?  I thought that was where the word "potluck" came from.

As a celebration, I can see giving stuff away, but, unless you're doing it
for some "I'm not supposed to be letting this item get in the way of my
enlightenment" reason, destroying things seems to me....well...wasteful.

Was there any obligation placed upon the comers to the potlatch?  Did it
make them...hmm....either subservient, or obligated to hold one, in return,
or anything?

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:54 AM, <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:

> You mean potluck.  A potlatch is a feast where the host displays his wealth
> and power by making lavish gifts and sometimes destroying prized
> possessions.  It was the chosen form of conspicuous consumption among some
> of the tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
> Bear
> -------------- Original message from Ian Kusz <sprucebranch at gmail.com>:
> --------------
> > You could always do a potlatch, get all the people who want to meet you
> > together in one place, and have them all bring a hotdish.
> >
> > Yah, you betcha. That's lefse, not a napkin!
> >
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Ian of Oertha

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