Monday, May 14, 2007

Postscript to sourdough breads

Monday, May 14, 2007
After I finished yesterday's post about the sourdough bread, Jim said, rather mournfully, "but you didn't use any of the pictures I posed so carefully to look like the 1939 World's Fair." I said, "Huh?" He said, "you know, the World's Fair." I said, "I have no idea what you're talking about." He said, "Sure you do--the trylon and perisphere." I said, "Jim, I seriously do not have any idea what you're talking about."

So then he sent me this picture. And told me that his sister Betty had had salt and pepper shakers in the form of these famous (!?) structures, which is proof positive that they are well-known.

Even though at my office, among my very young colleagues, I am well known for being older than dirt, I don't know anything about the trylon and the whatever, but far be it from me to deprive Jim of his visual joke, even though I'm not so sure anyone will get it.

7 comments:

Doughadear said...

Marie, is Jim an architect? They tend to compare everything to buildings - my daughter who just graduated from a master of architecture program does that to me all the time.

Nabeela said...

oh, you guys are cute :)

Melinda said...

I love it! Jim's bread interpretation of the World's Fair Trylon and Perisphere. A bit of Magritte or Dali-esque influence perhaps?

breadchick said...

Tell Jim I got it! But then MBH accuses me of liking old and obscure things that no one else has even heard of...

breadbasketcase said...

Doughadear,
No, he's not an architect--he's an accountant. This whole thing reminds me of the mashed potato scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Nabeela,
Aw, shucks.

Melinda,
Jim has always been partial to Dali, now that you mention it.

Breadchick,
He was so pleased to know that someone out there appreciated his humor!

Anonymous said...

Dear God, Marie! I laughed my head off for five whole minutes before I emailed all my friends (and my mom!) and told them they HAVE to read your blog.

-A youngster

breadbasketcase said...

Youngster,
Well, thank you.