Greek penicillin (Avgolemono soup); That Windy City

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Jewish Penicillin=Chicken Soup. See the ADS-L archives for my "Jewish
Penicillin" work.

There's also Greek Penicillin?

See also my work on "Avgolemono" (an antedating, of course) in the ADS-L
archives. I was eating today at Uncle Nick's on Ninth Avenue. The menu  had:

Traditional Greek "penicillin"--
a zesty lemon chicken soup

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-  Aug 16 2002, 3:01 pm by The Juggernaut - 1 message - 1 author
WHAT PLACE DID BARRY POPIK EAT AT TWICE?--Yeah, there was one place  this
year where I went twice. It's opposite the Outback steakhouse on East 56th
Street, between Second and Third Avenues. I had a passable dinner at a sports  bar
there. The sports bar closed, then re-opened last week as an  Italian
restaurant. I had a passable Italian dinner there a few nights ago. Same  place, two
WHERE DID BARRY POPIK EAT TODAY?--Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine, 747  Ninth
Avenue (West 50th Street). Great fish. Hugh portions. Low prices. A young,  lively
crowd. A great place. It was once voted "Best NYC Greek Restaurant," and
it's easy to see why people like it.
Restaurant, 651 Ninth Avenue (45th and 46th Street). Perhaps the best Indonesian
restaurant I've ever eaten at. OK, there haven't been many Indonesian
restaurants. Tasty food. Most under $10, with the highest at $16.25. Another  great
place. Just a short walk from the Broadway theatres.
I had another great day at work. I thought, why not continue my  campaign for
windows/fire exits that don't have bars on them? That's what I
do--"campaign." Never mind that any ordinary person would get a fire exit  because it's the
I took the train over to Universal News on West 42nd Street. It gets  the
Chicago Tribune two days late. There was the December 7th article on page  one of
TEMPO: "WINDY CITY. Where did it come from?" My name is nowhere on the  front
page, but Dave Wilton's is.
There is a nice front-page graphic identified as: "From the September  11,
1886, edition of the Chicago Tribune." You would never know that it's my  work.
You would never know that it's my work from NINE YEARS AGO. I had to work
very hard to find that 1886 citation. I had to go over pages and pages of tiny
newsprint on near-illegible microfilm stock. I had to do it in my spare time,
after parking tickets. I had to take time away from other things, notably my
parents (now dead), to do this for Chicago.
And the first thing that I did was to send this 1886  citation to the Chicago
Tribune, and I got no response at all. And then I  wrote to the newspaper's
reader representative with all my wonderful stuff. And  I got one line, one
damn line, that "The Chicago Tribune does not accept  unsolicited manuscripts."
And then I spent years and years and years telling nearly everyone  that the
Charles Dana thing was a myth, and no one would listen. And the Chicago
Tribune would repeat the same wrong story, again and again and again.
And then you think, how nice it is of the Chicago Tribune, after all  these
years, to finally take my work, unsolicited as it is, and to use it  without
credit. And how nice of the Encyclopedia of Chicago to use my work, also
without credit. And then you realize that this Chicago Tribune just cost you two
dollars. And you'll never make two dollars. You'll never make anything.
And then you type in "Nathan Bierma" and "Windy City" in Google, and  you see
there's an interview with Chicago Public Radio. And they're talking  about
Barry Popik and "the Windy City." And you wonder, why don't they just talk
directly to Barry Popik? He's still alive after all these years, isn't he?
And then Nathan Bierma offers his theories on why the Chicago Tribune  went
with the Charles Dana myth so long, long after it was obviously false. And
Bierma says it's because of Barry Popik himself. It's his personality. It seems
that it all those years and years and years of rejections and not getting
stuff  printed or listened to, he got a angry at the Tribune! And that's just
great for  Bierma to say, because he'll never check the ADS-L archives, where I
pleaded  with anyone in the whole goddamn world to help me. And Fred Shapiro did
try to  help me. And the Chicago Public Library didn't listen to him, either.
And Bierma tells the Chicago Public Radio listeners that Popik even  wants an
apology for all he's gone through, and you could almost see Bierma  laughing
and rolling his eyes. Because that would be absolutely nuts for the  Tribune
to do--apologize for printing over a dozen wrong stories? And Bierma  says that
it's a shame, really, because Popik's stuff really is very  good.
And then you wish you were dead, and you go to sleep, and you get  ready for
work on Friday, in a windowless room, in a place where there isn't  enough
air, and in a center with bars on all the windows.

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