SUMMER FRIDAYS DEP'T: Friday Holiday Special

Indignity Vol. 4, No. 113

SUMMER FRIDAYS DEP'T: Friday Holiday Special

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A slurry of dull smeary clouds

New York City, July 4, 2024

★★ The younger boy took out the trash and came back declaring the day too unbearably hot and humid to do anything else. By the time he could be convinced to go out again, some clouds had blocked off the worst of the heat, but the air was still sodden. The smell of grilling carried out of Central Park, and right inside the gate clouds of smoke visibly floated over the lawns. A catbird groomed its wing atop the low wire fence. Yellow nubs showed where ripe berries had been picked clean. Picnics were everywhere. Kids filled squirt guns and water bombs at the fountain beside the long, slow-moving line for the restroom. The boy let himself be drawn in and somehow came away armed, battling from a position atop a low rock outcropping. Sun glimmered in and out through the trees. After dinner and a movie at home, the night air was full of the smell of new-fallen rain and the crackle of barrages of extralegal fireworks. 

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Indignity Morning Podcast No. 296: Around the year 2040.
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Vacation, part II

More consciousness at Instagram.

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WE PRESENT INSTRUCTIONS in aid of the assembly of a sandwich selected from Mrs. Ericsson Hammond's Salad Appetizer Cook Book, by Maria Matilda Ericsson Hammond. Published in 1924, and now in the Public Domain and available at for the delectation of all.

Anchovy Sandwich a la Valdemar

Sandwiches d’Anchois a la Valdemar
For Six Persons

Six slices of brown bread, two tablespoons of butter, three sardines, eight anchovies, some green lettuce leaves, pepper and salt to taste.

How to Make It. Slice the bread, chop the lettuce very fine, mix with the sardines that have been boned and skinned and two of the anchovies chopped fine, one tablespoon of butter. Stir it together to a paste, cayenne pepper and salt, spread it on the bread. Cut them out in the shape of half-moons. Split the anchovies and lay them on a bias in the center of each and decorate the sandwiches with stirred butter all around also the anchovy. Arrange on the platter, garnish with parsley and lemon. Serve with the cocktail.

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Supplies are really and truly running low of the second printing of 19 FOLK TALES, still available for gift-giving and personal perusal! Sit in the gathering heat with a breezy collection of stories, each of which is concise enough to read before the thunderstorms start.

HMM WEEKLY MINI-ZINE, Subject: GAME SHOW, Joe MacLeod’s account of his Total Experience of a Journey Into Television, expanded from the original published account found here at Hmm DailyThe special MINI ZINE features other viewpoints related to an appearance on, at, and inside the teevee game show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, available for purchase at SHOPULA.

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