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From: John Berggren <jberg@NAPANET.NET
To: RELHUMOR-LIST@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU <RELHUMOR-LIST@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Subject: REHU-L: THE ORIGINS--Part I: FOOD WARS
Date: 05 May 1998 06:37

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Subject: REHU-L: THE ORIGINS--Part I: FOOD WARS
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Many (well, some) have written me privately and asked for an elaboration on my remarks about the origins of this list. It evolved (actually was extricated) from another list. The story (mostly a documentary) will be told in three parts:

 

FOOD WARS,

THE CRISIS,

THE RESOLUTION.


September 28, 1994 was a day pretty much like any other day, except that the giggles took hold of the serious and somber scholarly list, ecchst-l (Ecclesiastical History). A thread from the previous day on Polygyny had transmorgified into a thread on wedding ceremonies. The humble listowner posted a piece of dogeral (which was very popular at middle-class main-stream denominational weddings at the turn of the century). The piece was so bad that it drew some commnet, including the following,which led to the various food threads which dominated the list for 24 hours.


I replicate selected posts from that fateful day without editing:


Date: Wed, 28 Sep 94 10:40:00 EST
From: "Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847" <WWLEWIS@ucs.indiana.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

We two,
We two,
We always knew
We two
Would be
We two.

Sounds like Dr. Suess.

I've never understood how Horton could sit on an egg without cracking it.

wwl

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 08:45:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

I've never understood how Horton could sit on an egg without cracking it.

wwl

Multiple guess quiz time:
Either:

1. he has a very tender butt
2. he is still 'high' from last night's faculty party
3. he is a student of levitation, the course prior to water-walking
4. "Its a Mystery, my son..."
5. It is a metaphor for living life successfully
6. all of the above
7. none of the above
8. a few of the above
9. A few of the above, but Im not quite sure which
10.I wish he'd squash the damned egg; I like omlettes!

Best, Marc


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 10:19:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Wendy Thorson wrote:

  On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:
   I've never understood how Horton could sit on an egg without
cracking it.
 
   wwl
 
  Multiple guess quiz time:
  Either:

  1. he has a very tender butt
  2. he is still 'high' from last night's faculty party
  3. he is a student of levitation, the course prior to water-walking
  4. "Its a Mystery, my son..."
  5. It is a metaphor for living life successfully
  6. all of the above
  7. none of the above
  8. a few of the above
  9. A few of the above, but Im not quite sure which
  10.I wish he'd squash the damned egg; I like omlettes!

  Best, Marc


Watch out, Marc! Go for #10, and you never know WHAT gets squashed in
with the WHO!

Wendy <n9048390@gonzo.cc.wwu.edu


yeah, well even worse, the local coffeeshop has taken to slipping
brocholli (shudder) into my omlettes. We will know the endtimes have
arrived when (cringe) they shift over to (yuuk) eggplant... (yech).
Excuse for short while, John Hagee is preaching on the Boobtoob and
I need the entertainment.....
cheers! keep smiling...
marc


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 94 12:28:47 EST
From: "Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847" <WWLEWIS@ucs.indiana.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)
Message-ID: <199409281728.AA18814@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu

Friend Marc:
No broccholi? For shame!
I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.

wwl

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 10:56:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

Friend Marc:
No broccholi? For shame!
I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.

wwl

one of the very few things Bush was right about, methinks, was his Stance
on Broccholi.. (tho frankly its not THAT bad,.ha! G-d created it, must
have had a reason, maybe its just a sign of His eternal sense of humor,
to laugh at us whilst we choke down our omlettes at Lyons Restaurant, ha!)
cheers vand keep humor alive......


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 10:59:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

Friend Marc:
No broccholi? For shame!
I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.

wwl

eggplant, however, comes as close as anything has yet, to making me
seriously consider the existence of an Evil Entity,
ha



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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 14:10:19 CST6CDT
From: <GUS@cas.unt.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu, Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu,
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

  Friend Marc:
  No broccholi? For shame!
  I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.

  wwl

eggplant, however, comes as close as anything has yet, to making me
seriously consider the existence of an Evil Entity,
ha

No broccoli? No eggplant? Both of those like wine, beer,
tapioca, salsa, and cheeseburgers are among God's good gifts. Tell me
sir just what are your redeeming virtues? As any reader of Russell
Hollister Jeffrey's 47 volume trilogy on the nature of evil knows
full well ZUCCHINI and CUCUMBERS (cousins under the skin) are the
fundamental lodging place of the Evil Entity.

Gus Seligmann
gus@cas.unt.edu


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 14:17:44 -0500 (EST)
From: lester john ness <lness@nickel.ucs.indiana.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

Try a good mousakka, it might change your mind!

Lester Ness lness@nickel.ucs.indiana.edu

On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Marc Gottlieb wrote:



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

  Friend Marc:
  No broccholi? For shame!
  I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.

  wwl

eggplant, however, comes as close as anything has yet, to making me
seriously consider the existence of an Evil Entity,
ha



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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 14:23:39 +22310610 (CDT)
From: suzyq@mail.pittstate.edu (Susan M. Johns)
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

Friend Marc:
No broccholi? For shame!
I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.

wwl

eggplant, however, comes as close as anything has yet, to making me
seriously consider the existence of an Evil Entity,
ha
***

Eggplant is a delicacy to be desired compared to boiled okra!



Susan Johns "With whining comes
Systems/Circulation Librarian responsibility!"
Axe Library, Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS 66762 Fax: (316) 232-2430
suzyq@mail.pittstate.edu Voice: (316) 235-4115

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 12:31:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: GUS@cas.unt.edu
Cc: ecchst-l@bgu.edu, Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)




  On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

   Friend Marc:
   No broccholi? For shame!
   I anathematize you as no better than George Bush.
 
   wwl
 
  eggplant, however, comes as close as anything has yet, to making me
  seriously consider the existence of an Evil Entity,
  ha

No broccoli? No eggplant? Both of those like wine, beer,
tapioca,

(great stuff, and tester of my skills as every batch Ive tried to boil up
has wound up in the garbage can ... why cant I boil a rice for goodness
sakes!? a truer proof of man's limited nature G-d has yet to place on
earth!_)

salsa, and cheeseburgers

yum! but thou shouldn't mix the kid in the mother's milk.....
(treif!)
(and remember, Jesus kept kosher!)
(his Mother told me so!)


are among God's good gifts. Tell me
sir just what are your redeeming virtues?

apparently very few, or so Im told....
all too frequently....

I do give thanks for porno flicks and I come with retractable horns...

As any reader of Russell
Hollister Jeffrey's 47 volume trilogy on the nature of evil knows

was that the Old German or the Sanskrit version?

full well ZUCCHINI and CUCUMBERS (cousins under the skin) are the
fundamental lodging place of the Evil Entity.

and they take their winters in Eggplantlandia!


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 13:33:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, lester john ness wrote:

Try a good mousakka, it might change your mind!

what is a mousewhatzamakallit, and dare I ask whats inside it!?

(recalling: "There are two things you don't want to know what goes into
them, being legislation and sausages.")
cheers all.
marc
maybe mouseka is a third?
squeak...squeak....sque.......a.........


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 94 16:46:29 EDT
From: Timothy Hall <3Z2PBUX@CMUVM.CSV.CMICH.EDU
To: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)

but fried ocra and fried eggplant, like fried green tomatoes, are all
delicacies genuinely to be desired!

Tim Hall/History/CMU

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 15:58:18 CST6CDT
From: <GUS@cas.unt.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu, Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu,
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)

Eggplant is a delicacy to be desired compared to boiled okra!

Even for a vegetable lover such as I boiled okra is beyond the
pale. It is not a food it is an obscenity.

Gus Seligmann
ps when you see Kelly Woestman in History say hi.

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 16:56:49 -0500 (EST)
From: lester john ness <lness@nickel.ucs.indiana.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

Mousakka is a Greek/Turkish dish that resembles lasagna, but with
slices of steamed eggplant in place of pasta. I'm sure any local Greek
restaurant would have it.

Lester Ness lness@nickel.ucs.indiana.edu

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 94 17:08:13 EST
From: "Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847" <WWLEWIS@ucs.indiana.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

The anti-broccholi faction is not certain that God did create that
vegetable. Some are of the opinion that broccholi, in the same way
that demons are fallen angels, used to be an artichoke.

wwl

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 94 17:17:34 EST
From: "Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847" <WWLEWIS@ucs.indiana.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)

Anyone who speaks against boiled okra, I will personally smite,
as Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the Lord at Gilgal.

wwl

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 15:30:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)

Even for a vegetable lover such as I boiled okra is beyond the
pale. It is not a food it is an obscenity.

Gus Seligmann

yeah, I am inclined to agree with you, and I am a naturally agreeable
kinda guy anyways, but exactly what does a vegetable have to do to
achieve status as "an obscenity"? For one thing, vegies do propogate
themselves out in the open in broad (no pun intended, Lord help me!)
daylight, .... is that is? Or, is it some non-sexual transgression of
the flora kindgom unknown perhaps, and thereby uncondemned by
Paul/Augustine, or?
cheers!
marc
inquiring minds want to know, paticularly where obscenity is involved!!!
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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 15:35:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, lester john ness wrote:

Mousakka is a Greek/Turkish dish that resembles lasagna, but with
slices of steamed eggplant in place of pasta. I'm sure any local Greek
restaurant would have it.

well it started out sounding good, but frankly if it is yet anther
conspiracy effort to try to slip *yuch!* eggplant into my diet, our
friendly Greeks can keep it.
cheers! marc
who is just now getting used to eating goatcheese, .... enuf is enuf!



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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 17:33:49 -0500 (CDT)
From: Gregory Singleton <ugsingle@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)


[COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE LIST OWNER MODE ON]

I am a fair person. I also like a little humor. The parade of
vegetables has been fun, and may continue to be fun.

BUT I WAS BORN AND BRED IN ALABAMA! WE WERE FORCED TO EAT OKRA, WHICH IS
AN UNNATURAL ACT! AND YOU PEOPLE WONDER WHY WE ARE STRANGE?

Please continue the entertaining discourse about the great variety of
vegetables, BUT NO MORE OKRA!


[COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE LIST OWNER MODE OFF]

Have a nice day,

Gregory H. Singleton <ugsingle@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu
HISTORY NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY



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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 15:42:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)



On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

The anti-broccholi faction is not certain that God did create that
vegetable. Some are of the opinion that broccholi, in the same way
that demons are fallen angels, used to be an artichoke.

wwl

yeah, well it also rather looks like it might have just seeped or oozed
up outta the Netherspace where that horny (oops, horned) guy with the
tail resides....? and all those sexual seed like things all over it,
too... what ARE we eating!???

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 15:44:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny) (fwd)


On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Warren Lewis, ERIC/RCS, 812/855-5847 wrote:

Anyone who speaks against boiled okra, I will personally smite,
as Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the Lord at Gilgal.

wwl

wasnt that on Klingon?


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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 15:49:37 -0700
From: daniel.scuiry@laina.ucop.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

If this be so, then methinks we be skirting dualism, even Manicheaism or
gnosticism if there be an "evil-broccoli-principle."

(I wonder if Valentinus would have liked broccoli?)

Daniel
AKA Mr. Pedantic

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 16:18:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Gottlieb <justice@crl.com
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Re: Christian Weddings (was Polygyny)

dunno if Valentinus would have liked it, but its pretty clear that
Augustine's mama force-fed him way, way too much brocholli!

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 16:33:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sarah Cline <cline@humanitas.ucsb.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Vegetables and theology

I'm a Northerner raised in Virginia, now transplanted to California,
where even my cats eat broccoli (in preference to canned catfood!)-- But
no one can convince me that grits are worth eating.

I have many vegetarian friends (some of my best friends, and all that),
and one in particular eschews (rathering than chews) meat, since there is no
evidence that Jesus ate animal flesh other than fish. Does Augustine or
others have commentary on this?

Sarah Cline/History/UCSB

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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 20:17:26 EST
From: "Margaret Susan Thompson" <THOMPSON@maxwell.syr.edu
To: ecchst-l@bgu.edu
Subject: Southern veggies

As another Southerner, I must protest this maligning of okra! Have
you never eaten gumbo? Or fried okra? Or pickled okra? Pure
ambrosia!!
This list is certainly nourishing today, isn't it??
Bye y'all, PeggySue from Hogtown (really!--though some of you
may only know it by its gentrified name of Gainesville, FL)--one of
*two* folk (that I know of) on this list so blessed....

p.s. I also love eggplant and broccoli....

Margaret Susan Thompson <thompson@maxwell.syr.edu
Dept. of History, 145 Eggers Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1090
315-443-5882, 443-2210

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There were many, many others, including a thread on whether Jesus was a vegetarian. But you get the idea.

 

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