Saturday morning market.

…in which the local-food movement is colonized by a corporation. It’s a huge Betty Crocker thing. For Sweetest Day, get it? GET IT?

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48 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. coozledad said on October 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Well, sure. ADM has always stood for All Dem Microfarms.

  2. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I have such fond memories of childhood Sweetest Days with my grandmother.

    Hey, a test for y’all. Yep, I got a 15 of 15, but I’m kind of expected to. Try it, and see at the end how you do versus the nation on each question. I suspect lots of you will max it, actually; it’s as much a survey of cultural knowledge as it is religion per se (there’s no “what is the name of the object a priest dips into holy water and uses to sprinkle the worshipers at certain special services?” type questions).

    http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/index.php

  3. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

    [aspergilium]

  4. Maggie Jochild said on October 19, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I got them all correct, Jeff. But I am willing to bet my fundie relatives would do very badly on anything not-Christian and not of the modern era.

  5. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

    :-D

  6. nancy said on October 19, 2013 at 9:59 am

    A perfect score here, too. But I always find those Pew quizzes depressing — they’re so easy that I wonder how it’s even possible to only get six or seven correct. Barack Obama is president of a) the U.S.; b) Kenya; c) Brazil; d) Canada.

  7. Bob (not Greene) said on October 19, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Perfect score but it was pretty damn easy.

  8. Minnie said on October 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Guess those childhood Bible drills paid off after all.

  9. Jolene said on October 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

    15 of 15 here, too. Did you see that the highest scorers were Jews and atheists/agnostics?

  10. Charlotte said on October 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

    What is Sweetest Days?

  11. David C. said on October 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Classic Hallmark holiday.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_Day

  12. Kaye said on October 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Weakest link reporting: just 12 right answers.
    Better than average but not enough to hang with this crowd.

  13. Dave said on October 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I missed two, shame on me. It was Job, not Abraham, I should know that. Yes, and you can read the Bible as literature. Still, better than a whole bunch who take the test but, as Kaye has noted, not too good for this group.

  14. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Okay, fine: here’s a tougher quiz, but it’s more of a checklist, and it’s just for the ladies. Men, go mow the lawn or gralloch a hind or something equally manly while the women run through this one . . . I mean, demurely move with grace through this list.

    http://theamericanjesus.net/?p=10926

  15. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    And if that doesn’t turn your eyeballs inside-out, try these pics, but beware: I’m told that the last image, once seen, cannot be unseen. It burns.

    http://theamericanjesus.net/?p=10943

  16. alex said on October 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I got only 11 out of 15 and the ones I missed were easy if only I’d given them a little more thought.

  17. alex said on October 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Jesus chatting up the hot-looking naked guy didn’t shock me particularly, but Business Jesus is the spittin’ image of a narcissistic 50-year-old douchebag of my acquaintance who wears his hair long and hits on other women when his darling trophy wife isn’t around.

  18. Bob (not Greene) said on October 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Jesus is really rocking that mullet in those pix!

  19. coozledad said on October 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Last Jesus picture:

    Jesus: Urs, this is Lakshmi. She’s incredibly patient and a myofascial release technician. I think she can help you.

    Your tiger is a nice friend, but even I can’t guarantee he’s not going to eat your balls.

    You’re making the giraffe nervous.

  20. Deborah said on October 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I can’t believe I missed one, I must say I never heard of the great awakening. Wasn’t part of my extensive Lutheran education.

  21. Deborah said on October 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Adam and Eve and Jesus look like they’re relaxing after a three way.

  22. Deborah said on October 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    During orientation my freshman year at a Missouri Synod Lutheran college someone admonished us “girls” to “show your knees if you please, but keep your thighs a surprise”. This was 1968 when miniskirts were raging. That was the last year they required us to wear dresses or skirts to class even in the freezing winter. After that we could wear long pants and by my senior year we could even wear jeans. Hours for women were 10:30 on week nights and midnight on weekends for freshmen and and sophs (I think). Men of course had no hours as I recall. We used to sneak out the prayer chapel window in our dorm if we wanted to be out after hours.

  23. Brandon said on October 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    During orientation my freshman year at a Missouri Synod Lutheran college someone admonished us “girls” to “show your knees if you please, but keep your thighs a surprise”.

    Was this a man or a woman who said this? If a man, you all should have flexed your knees to deliver a karate kick to his “surprise”! If a woman, just shake your head.

    I’ve never heard of the Sweetest Day holiday. It’s a regional thing.

  24. Deborah said on October 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Brandon, it was a woman. She and a guy did a skit about how to be a demure, feminine woman. It was laughable.

  25. Sherri said on October 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    15 of 15, but I should have known better than to click on the other links…

  26. Basset said on October 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    11 here, and I was trying. Pitiful.

    Mrs. B. and I just spent six hours – six! – at the mall shopping for dishes. We finally chipped or broke enough of our 1981 wedding present dinnerware to make us replace them, and since the pattern’s long extinct (Otagiri Horizon) and expensive by the piece we decided to start over. After a few desultory looks around at Target and Bed, Bath, etc. we resolved to leave the house this morning and come back with dishes. Which we didn’t, of course, but they’re supposed to ship next week.

  27. Brandon said on October 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Brandon, it was a woman. She and a guy did a skit about how to be a demure, feminine woman. It was laughable.

    Smh. Or, as we’d say in Hawaii: Pua ting. Pit-tee.

  28. Sherri said on October 20, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Next time you take the dog for a walk, take a stopwatch! http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2013/10/17/regardless-bladder-size-mammals-urinate-approximately-21-seconds/

  29. Crazycatlady said on October 20, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I got 14 out of 15. Drats!

  30. Dexter said on October 20, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I know Mr. Illitch is suffering from old age maladies, and it’s a shame the Tigers played so poorly last night and will not be in the World Series…he wants so badly to win a World Series.

    Go Red Sox, beat the robots from St. Louis, please. And the World Series is on schedule for Wednesday night.

  31. Charlotte said on October 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Oh my beloved Masshole is a very happy man — and on his way home to Boston to see his parents and his brothers next week. Sorry Detroit … but maybe someone should put Fielder on a fitness program over the summer. Portly is one thing, but I’m afraid he’s going to have a heart attack out there … and he’s young …

    Not looking forward to having to watch the Cardinals for a whole series. You can take the girl out of Chicago, but you can never fully erase the hatred for the Cards …

    (Oh, and 15 out of 15 — did have to think about a couple of them though.)

  32. Heather said on October 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

    15 out of 15, although I admit I did just guess from two options on the last one.

  33. David C. said on October 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    They need to tell Fielder to kiss his consecutive games streak goodbye. The past two post-seasons he has been completely out of gas. I know as well as anyone how hard it is to lose weight, but you can’t haul around that much and expect to have any energy left after 162 games. If he wants it or not, give the man some rest.

  34. Julie Robinson said on October 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Bassett, we have Otagiri too, in the Mariner pattern. I still think it’s gorgeous even after all these years and would choose it again over “fine” china. We haven’t broken very many pieces, but I just looked up how much it costs to replace them. Yowza!

  35. Prospero said on October 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Why does Miley Cyrus ever come up in conversation when the likes of Joss Stone

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afoxeAdH6gg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtJycEyMbvI

    (I think Bob Marley would approve)

    And Pink, And Grace Potter and Ericka Wennerstrom are around? if the world feels a need for female singers, there are a lot of very good ones around. Hell, Debbie Harry, Annie Lennox and Kate Pearson are still around. Natalie Manes. Grown women with awe-inspiring voices that don’t think getting a tat makes you an adult.

  36. Judybusy said on October 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    14 of 15 here–I’ve never heard of the Great Awakening. Thanks for a fun quiz, Jeff!

  37. Prospero said on October 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Celia Woodsmith:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-72thJWkd0

    Grace Potter:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOxwveMaaZA

    I’ve been down on Prince Fielder since he completely dissed his dad. Ahole. Cecil was a big guy, but not morbidly obese like his sonnyboy. And when did Peralta go blimpazoid? During his furlough?

  38. Suzanne said on October 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    15 outta 15!!
    And it didn’t surprise me all that much that secular people generally scored better. Far too many out there of the mindset that “I don’t really know what I believe, but dad gum it! I believe it!!”

  39. Prospero said on October 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Grace Potter in skimpy clothing, astounding legs, with astounding guitar sound effects by the Ol’ Gumint Mule Warren Haynes, on a definitely non-chick song, Tush:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNvbpWeFb2M

    Rich, white, GOPer.

  40. Prospero said on October 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Kate Pierson is the redhead from B-52s I met her once at a Man or Astroman? show. She is friends with my friend Alice who was a singer and go-go dancer in Hillbilly Frankenstein, a very good 80s psychobilly Athens band, that had Jeff Walls for a guitar player (from the great band Guadalcanal Diary). Hillbilly Frankenstein:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np7m28aARIQ

    Guadalcanal Diary:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W9TgqWuJTk

  41. Prospero said on October 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Best B’s song nobody ever heard:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oPuVAdGkk8

    What Kate is doing these days, She’s a very nice woman and very pretty:

    http://www.lazymeadow.com/

    We’re going to book a visit. Looks pretty cool to me. East Coast for now, but the high desert one looks good for February.

  42. Sherri said on October 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    If you were an 18 year old minor leaguer, and a process server served you with papers because of your dad’s gambling after a game, you might be inclined to dis your dad, too: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2004-10-18-cecil-fielder-troubles_x.htm

  43. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Spent a lovely day in worship, fellowship, and service with those stupid, willfully ignorant religious people who build two homes in the last month, raised another $5,000 for global hunger relief, and $3,600+ for our child advocacy center (where children involved with accusations of abuse or molestation can be safely and appropriately interviewed), and opened up for new members our history and beliefs for questions and discussion.

    I’m unsurprised and delighted by the fact that secular socially active people understand the general outlines of faith in practice. The insistence that we’re all knuckle-dragging obscurantist troglodytes continues to baffle me. Let go of your Liberty Road Baptist videotapes and come visit actual churches doing actual mission in actual America. We occasionally even debate our mistakes and missteps, in church, Sunday school class, and Wednesday Bible studies. Seriously, we do. And when we get a big humanist/atheist group coming along on the CROP Walk, we’ll welcome them as fellow laborers in the vineyards, even if we’re somewhat baffled that they’re sure there’s no owner living the in villa up the hill. Regardless, grapes gotta be picked, and stomped, and filtered, and barreled up. Someday, we’ll all taste the vintage and see how it turns out.

    Opa!

  44. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    From “Orthodoxy,” by G.K. Chesterton:

    Only the Christian Church can offer any rational objection to a complete confidence in the rich. For she has maintained from the beginning that the danger was not in man’s environment, but in man. Further, she has maintained that if we come to talk of a dangerous environment, the most dangerous environment of all is the commodious environment. I know that the most modern manufacture has been really occupied in trying to produce an abnormally large needle. I know that the most recent biologists have been chiefly anxious to discover a very small camel. But if we diminish the camel to his smallest, or open the eye of the needle to its largest — if, in short, we assume the words of Christ to have meant the very least that they could mean, His words must at the very least mean this — that rich men are not very likely to be morally trustworthy. Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags. The mere minimum of the Church would be a deadly ultimatum to the world. For the whole modern world is absolutely based on the assumption, not that the rich are necessary (which is tenable), but that the rich are trustworthy, which (for a Christian) is not tenable. You will hear everlastingly, in all discussions about newspapers, companies, aristocracies, or party politics, this argument that the rich man cannot be bribed. The fact is, of course, that the rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man.

  45. David C. said on October 21, 2013 at 6:23 am

    How about a nice palate cleansing interview with Bill Waterson.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/53216/mental-floss-exclusive-our-interview-bill-watterson

  46. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

    There is a great joy in Ohio this morning, as it looks like we will have Medicaid expansion by sunset, with Gov. Kasich having led an adroit effort to get it through: buffered by a diverse coalition of social service agencies, churches, business owners, and activists of a variety of stripes, spots, and polka dots. I lovely example of what can happen when folks work together for the common good.

  47. Dorothy said on October 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Brandon since Hallmark sells Sweetest Day cards at their stores all across the nation, it ain’t a regional thing.

  48. BigHank53 said on October 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Perfect score on the Pew quiz as well, despite being raised as a Unitarian.

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