29 January 2010

It Is the Very Model of a Modern Serendipity*

  1. Jen's dad is visiting.
  2. He wants to make the family recipe anise cookies.
  3. The milk we bought this morning is already soured.
  4. To return the opened boxes of milk (the corner of the box is cut off for pouring) without major spillage, a portion of the soured milk must be poured out.
  5. The cookie recipe calls for soured milk.

*with apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan:

(once upon a time -- when I was a kid -- I could sing that whole thing)


Saoirse in Spokane said...

Hope you are enjoying the visit and the cookies.

The Cunning Runt said...

That's amazing. When you think about the technologies of the day, there wasn't a whole lot of lee-way for getting this stuff right - you got it right, or you got it wrong. Film wasn't cheap, nor were stages full of singers and support actors, and multiple "takes" were seldom an option.

I dare say, the mad skillz evident in this clip are somewhat scarcer today.