Friday, February 08, 2013
"Blog"trospective 10: Gelatin
I just read three books with Jell-O in them: so what? It would be dumb to make a "blog"trospective called "Books with Jell-O in Them" just because our big, lush "blog"trospective about books with owls in them is so enormously popular and all anyone ever talks about ever all the time. Once I read three books in a row with Pernod in them, and that went nowhere. But by opening up the field a little, there may be enough material here for a true "blog"trospective worthy of ranking alongside the rest of them, which nobody cares about. For example, my WEBSTER'S NEW TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, UNABRIDGED, SECOND EDITION from 1974 lists "jellies made with gelatine" (they add the extra e 'cuz they're fancy!) as the second-greatest definition of "gelatin." So anyway, enjoy this "blog"trospective about gelatin and shut up. agarita bush; fruits of make jelly---Canadian sitcom inspires forum on---contributes to Dr. Theresa's love of toast---cow's blood as---Currence, John, takes a culinary blowtorch to some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches---dandy in aspic, a---enough for 10,000 pieces of toast---elves made of---ham hock and red pepper jelly on toast---in GIDGET---in PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT---jellied ginger ale cubes---Kerouac uses "jello" as a verb---Lord Grimthorpe's last words invoke---Martin, Dean; relationship of song stylings to---McNeil receives a free lemon jelly donut---Mrs. Abington's better than Mrs. Thrale's---picking up Jell-O cubes with fingers---proponent of aspic given a diamond by the Tsar---puts one in mind of a character name from ANIMAL HOUSE---quivering in a spoon---robot standing in aspic---salamander eggs resemble---some varieties of might possibly on occasion be classified as "sweetmeats"---tartness of---tearful separation from.