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RANDOM THOUGHTS: CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH
The menu at the restaurant in Manhattan we visited this week features something called “Amish chicken.” “Amish chicken?” a friend said. “Yeah, they serve it with a little round hat, a black jacket and a board.” … News from China is that nation has broken up a ring that was selling rat meat and meat from other small animals as mutton. Apparently, in China, Chuck E. Cheese is not just a mascot, but is on the menu.
That trend has been accompanied by the rise of a new favorite expression in China "Oh, rats!" Kind of makes the European furor over horsemeat seem a bit tame. Speaking of Europe, there will be a new shipment of meat to the continent following the conclusion of this year’s Triple Crown races. …In other food news, there’s been a lot of discussion that the colonists in early Jamestown turned to cannibalism during a severe drought. That probably explains why the local Indians were so reluctant to reply when they received an invitation to drop in for a meal. And Pocahontas realized Captain John Smith wasn't issuing a compliment when he told her "I really see a lot in your father." … Was visiting the National Gallery of Art in D.C. last week. My week told me “There’s a couple of nice Goyas in the next room.” “Goya? Oh I love their black beans. … Noticed a new rule is expected to contribute to the further decline in the availability of corporate pensions. Fortunately, I have a clear retirement goal in mind. I call it the McDonald’s plan. “McDonald’s? “, my wife said. “Yeah, do you want fries with that?” And even the 401(k)s are becoming more rigorous. I think the last company I applied to wanted to charge me for the privilege of having one.