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Hed gif, hed gif! It’s Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman! Info and all that jazz: https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/mary-hartman-mary-hartman

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Apr 11Liked by Martini Glambassador

Fernwood Slasher!

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

Ornette Coleman/Charlie Haden - "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"

https://youtu.be/_9wERGINUI0?si=Bbbjrj1GdSa9H39J

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I didn't have TV in those days, and now it's not even streaming. Maybe I'll get lucky and find it at the library.

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I found this episode and several others on DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/dmdm213

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

Thanks!

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omg, the Soup Drowning incident that rocked the world!!!

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

If artist Jason Mecier is reading, I know what happened to your entire Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman! series of portraits made entirely of pasta and beans.

That whole series was a thing of beauty, especially the piece featuring Mary Hartman herself with the working Mr. Coffee embedded right into the frame.

But alas, it is all no more. It was stored in a garage in L.A. where rodents nibbled it to nothing, and by the time the damage was discovered, it was too late. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. That series was a marvel.

It was not I who did this. Though it was I who alerted the final owner to the presence of these works, which had inexplicably ended up for sale in the old Adobe Books in San Francisco.

At least a few images remain of the works. Here's the MH!/Mr. Coffee one.

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/pop_star_portraits_made_out_of_junk_food_and_other_stuff

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

Outstanding

Its perishability is what makes the pasta-and-bean portrait genre so bittersweet...

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Those are insanely good!...

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Those are great!

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

Terrible loss. I forget how many there were, but at least 7 or 8, all portraits of characters from the show. They should have been in a museum.

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Apr 10·edited Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

My reverie has taken me to 𝘍𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘛𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, another priceless bit of TV history...

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With Happy Kyne and the Mirth Makers

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

I'm lost in the 70 's again.

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I would pay good money to see you rocking some bellbottoms.

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How much?

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$29.99! Hell, maybe even $30.

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

I was so sad a couple of years ago when the refrigerator, a relic left in the house I bought 24 years ago, finally died.

It was that yellow color that only existed between the '60s and '80s.

They really don't make 'em like that anymore.

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Yellow?!? That's Harvest Gold, thankyouverymuch.

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Yep, it was Harvest Gold and Avocado Green, not yellow and green. Or else.

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we had that fridge too...A kind of mustard yellow with the tiniest hint of avocado green

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I went to look at an apartment when I was in Greenville. Landlord was a friend of a friend type deal. Walked in - living room has floor to ceiling faux wood panel. One wall has those cheap mirror squares all over. Me - "Yeah, I'll take it." Didn't even look at the entire place.

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Oh man...flashbacks to my childhood family room......

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Flashback to my bedroom, along with a fuzzy "keep on truckin" poster

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I like you, you're as weird as I am.

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keep an eye on local / facebook / swipswap or whatever.... every dudebro in the world has one in his garage, keeping beer and other things cold.... those old frigidaire models are the only ones that can take the humidity here in Flarduh in the garage...

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And they are full of ozone-layet destroying CFC's. And yes this is still a big deal .

/Curmudgeon

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As long as they stay inside the fridge, they aren't destroying the ozone layer, correct?

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

That show changed much, I loved it

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

I loved that show, and also All That Glitters, a role-reversal soap parody.

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Apr 10Liked by Martini Glambassador

I’ve always been fascinated by this show

Even as a syndicated program: for something so objectively weird to air five nights a week in 1974. To then be watching your soap opera parody and be confronted with a scene this powerful

https://vimeo.com/515779819

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There was another show called Soap (starring a young Billy Crystal) that ran on network TV. It touched on a lot of "controversial" subjects. Would never get on the nets today.

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I loved that they had a character who carried a ventriloquist dummy everywhere (who had a serious nasty streak) and everybody just treated it as normal. There was a bit of Eugene Ionesco in Soap.

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The breakdown is an amazing piece of television programming. I read that Louise Lasser was the one that came up with the idea and the writers ran with it.

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Love Wonkette! Worth more than I kick in.

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i never thought an air-fryer was "a totally new way to cook" . . . i just like the idea that i can do a batch of fries without having to use a platter in the big oven . . . i live alone and it's convenient for cooking small amounts.

someday i hope to get around to cooking a lasagna . . . and it won't be in the air-fryer!

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The thing about a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it basically works. Recipients tend to use the money to stabilize their lives, and to purchase necessities. Unlike Republican fears that they money would be spend on hookers and blackjack. As for Ken Paxton, a man more corrupt than the teasonous orange blob, is that he is always injecting himself into matters beyond being a state Attorney General. Abortion ruling, election results, firing whistleblowers, etc. That he would want to intervene in Houston's experiment is typical. The man puts the Fas in fascism..

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All my basic needs are met, so if I had an extra $500 a month in UBI, I would be using it for unbasic needs, i.e. upgrades, i.e. I would be returning it to the local economy, probably in the form of home improvements.

Hookers at least count as putting the money back into the local economy too, although blackjack and nearly all forms of non-lotto gambling are still illegal in my state so I presume that money must be going to Las Vegas or Biloxi or Cherokee NC instead.

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Yeah, I got yer reproachful and contemptuous language right here, pal...

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I'm old enough to remember when microwave ovens were the air fryers of their time. They're both still kinda neat!

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The air fryer is great for some things, and if you are in a small tiny home it can essentially act as your primary dry cooking vessel if you have an InstaPot as your primary wet cooking vessel and you're set between the two of them.

But I've found it's not universally good at some things that a frying pan is still better at doing, or that an oven is better capable of doing, and if you have access to those and you've figured out which ones the air fryer isn't great at.... then don't use the air fryer for those. (Frozen french fries? Air fryer all day. Certain kinds of frozen vegetables that claim they are air fryer ready? Not so much.)

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True. You don't get that satisfying "CLANG-G-G!!" noise when you hit someone upside the head with an air fryer.

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More like a "CLUNK"

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Paxton must have filed a thousand bullshit lawsuits since he was cleared by the Lege last September.

And after the whistleblower ruckus, I'm sure he's been careful to staff his office with only conservative frat-boy bootlickers straight out of law school.

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Apr 10Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

You’ll take my air fryer when you can pry it from my cold, dead hands. In the back of my mind it has seemed like a gimmick, but it is actually much more efficient and at least somewhat faster than a convection oven. It also allows me to bypass our gas oven which takes much longer, and has a tendency to overheat the house more often than not (in Los Angeles). And foil on the very bottom with vented parchment paper for air flow in the top level tray makes for easy clean-up.

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https://substack.com/profile/155708860-1d5051d5221d/note/c-53606313

A large solar prominence was visible during the eclipse. (That's an astronomer's "large".)

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Apr 10Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Air Fryers are just toaster ovens with a PR team.

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Well, Air BAKER just doesn't have a marketable ring that "fryer" does. That said they are convenient for folks who don't have the space for an actual oven.

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Apr 10·edited Apr 10Author

Saturday's Wonkette Movie Night is our second documentary. 𝐈𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲.

https://open.substack.com/pub/ziggywiggy/p/wonkette-movie-night-april-13-idiocracy?r=2knfuc&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

ETA: An interview with Terry Crews, "Is it Strange That Idiocracy Kinda Became a Documentary? | Terry Crews"

https://youtu.be/ZHZfcltOFPc?si=LmhaQPKalLx4ye7O

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Apr 10Liked by ziggywiggy

Ow! My Balls!

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If you should find yourself cleaning cooktops and the microwave this morning, painstaking, principled and rigorous scientific research has revealed that Bonnie Raitt singing 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯' 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯' 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 is a good choice of tune.

Back to the k̶i̶t̶c̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶ laboratory...

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Ugh. Yes, and air fryer is a convection oven. I grew up with a convection oven. I’m not sure a hoax is an appropriate term. They’re small, definitely more affordable than an entire damn convection oven, and keep the heat down when I cook during the summer.

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Apr 10Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Indeed! And if anyone was "hoaxed" by the air fryer, I would hope it's only because they just hadn't stop to think about the fact that it's just a little countertop convection oven, and not that it's some sort of magical miracle device sent from the heavens - it's no Chop-O-Matic, ferchrissakes!

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Chop-O-Matic . . . HA!

what you need is a Salad Shooter.

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Apr 10Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

If your religion oppresses ANYONE, it’s a cult, and should be taxed. imho

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Oh but I have my “sincerely held beliefs” that I get to be an oppressive shit-bag to groups of people I don’t like. Luckily for them, I currently don’t have any power. /s

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Apr 10Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Thank you Rebecca!!!

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