[ExI] answer to little puzzle

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Mon Sep 5 00:42:51 UTC 2022



…> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] answer to little puzzle


>…Thanks, Spike.  There must have been some Yankees around when you were in Florida.  I never heard of egg cream in Mississippi until a Jewish friend from Rhode Island said he missed them…


Heh.  Where I grew up was about half yankees and half redneck.  But it wasn’t a yankee establishment that sold egg creams.  It was a fun redneck sports bar/restaurant called Big Boy’s.


https://www.amazon.com/Open-Road-Brands-Classic-Kitchen/dp/B0B2SJYZZN/ref=asc_df_B0B2SJYZZN/?tag=hyprod-20 <https://www.amazon.com/Open-Road-Brands-Classic-Kitchen/dp/B0B2SJYZZN/ref=asc_df_B0B2SJYZZN/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598351409681&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3373454197572654037&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032144&hvtargid=pla-1721878312015&psc=1> &linkCode=df0&hvadid=598351409681&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3373454197572654037&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032144&hvtargid=pla-1721878312015&psc=1


But that wasn’t the original sign.  That was a later version, perhaps about 1970.  But ours predated that sign.  We had one of these:



It was up on a pedestal on a turntable, atop a pole about 12 ft up.  Even up there, some sleazy bastard stole it.  Note the figurine is about the size of an actual man.  Musta been a determine thief(s.)  But a retro-figurine like this is now worth a cool fortune.  


>…I am an obsessive about looking things up, but I never knew what egg cream was until a few minutes ago…


If you want to make one, there are simple recipes online:




I learned something new as well: I never knew it was a New York thing.  The guy down at the Fat Boy’s (that’s what we called Big Boy’s) didn’t talk New York.


It was at that Fat Boy’s that the What club came to have a slogan.  Fun story available on request.





extropy-chat mailing list
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20220904/2f937440/attachment-0001.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image002.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 17900 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20220904/2f937440/attachment-0001.jpg>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list