Extreme sport; Food

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Mon Sep 6 05:44:48 UTC 1999

   Greetings from the Amsterdam airport. Here are some items from two magazines...You're right about Charlie McCarthy.  I bought the comedy tape in the gift shop at the MTR.


   Does Barnhart have this?  From NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE (the Mallory Everest story is on the cover), Fall 1999, pg. 116:

   For five years now, the oft-reviled, ESPN-devised X Games have sent athletes hurtling, tumbling, twisting, flipping, and "skurfing" down streets, slopes, water, and, more recently, faux snow.  They've added such indelible phrases to the American athletic lexicon as "nail the Crippler," "cook the fish sticks," and "suffer multiple compound fractures during  the mass street luge."


   BON APPETIT, September 1999, has "The American Century in Food."  It has  most things right.  It has the Waldorf Salad  from 1896 (probably right, but I couldn't find  a cite that early). It has the "Bloody Mary" from Harry's Bar in Paris in 1921. The  21  Club obviously disagrees.  I'll get Peter Tamony's papers when  I return.
  MEET ME IN ST.  LOUIS is on page 157:

  Peanut  butter, the ice cream cone, the  hamburger, iced tea... (We're 0 for 4 here!!--ed.)  Iced tea got its start when English tea concessionaire Richard Blechynden failed to lure fair-goers to drink the hot beverages he was promoting.  Frustrated by the sweltering temperatures, he poured the tea over ice and  served it cold.

  At least the hot dog isn't here, so  it's not 0 for 5.

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