Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm, put that canned pumpkin in a pie crust and I’ll be delighted to go to the party.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Speaking of clear liquids…Was Zema real? Or was it just a bad dream?…..

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I remember clear Pepsi. The novelty wore off pretty quickly.

  4. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago


    Wasn’t she that malt-beverage Princess on the idiot-box?

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    @ Peg (from yesterday)

    I’ll have to find a store in town that sells Key Limes.

    I’ve just made the pie with either regular supermarket limes, or the concentrate and, as I said, they’re always a bit wan without the colouring.

    I’ll bet the real Key Limes improve the taste, too.

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago


    Do you mean like this beviek?

    Pumpkin Pie (In three parts)

    Pie Crust Recipe (Tart Shells Too)

    1 Cup Lard
    2 Cups Flour
    ½ Cup Cold Water
    ½ Teaspoon Salt
    (Some sugar, if desired, for sweet pies or tarts.)

    This recipe makes enough pastry for 3 nine inch open top pies or 1 covered pie and one open top. You will probably have enough left over to make jam or cheese tarts too, or a small number of butter tarts.

    Measure the two cups of flour from a stockpile of sifted flour into the mixing bowl.

    Cut the lard (cold from the refrigerator) into the flour using a pastry blender or two knives until it becomes “mealy” (kind of like oatmeal). Use a knife blade to clear the cutter if it becomes clogged.

    Dissolve the salt (and sugar, if used) in the cold water (Cold tap water will work, but the colder the water is, the better.) and pour it evenly around the bowl. Stir the water in with a knife blade. Use the back of another knife to clear the blade. When the water has been stirred in gather and pat the pastry into a ball (use the ball itself to pick up the stray bits).

    Heavily flour a cutting board and place half the pastry on it. Sprinkle more sifted flour on top of the pastry so the dough won’t stick to the rolling pin. (If it starts to, sprinkle on a bit more flour.)

    Roll to desired thickness, cut to fit the pie plate, wrap around the rolling pin (if it’s stuck to the cutting board use a long knife blade to cut it free) and fit it to the pie plate. (Patch any holes using torn off pieces from what’s left on the board. Blend the patches with your fingers.)

    Fill and bake as the filling needs.

    The tart shells and pie crusts may be frozen, but don’t keep them frozen long, or they’ll pick up a taste. When they’re baked they’re even more crumbly.


    Published by: WM. COLLINS SONS & CO. LTD.

    A White Circle Book Toronto

    Pumpkin Pie

    Plain pastry. (as above)

    2 eggs, slightly beaten
    2/3 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
    1 1/2 cups canned or cooked pumpkin
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon cloves (ground)
    1/4 teaspoon ginger (ground)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk (whole milk)
    1/2 cup cereal cream (10% milk fat) (also known as 1/2 and 1/2)

    Line 9” pie pan with plain pastry; flute on edge; bake in hot oven (450° F.) for 5 minutes. Combine slightly beaten eggs with sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, and milk. Pour into partially baked shell. Bake in hot oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F.; pour on cream. Continue baking until filling is set. About 25 minutes.

    Notes from me:

    If you’re using canned pumpkin, still use the spices listed above, even if the can says it contains spices.
    When pouring on the cream, I always leave the oven at 450° until I open the door to put the pie back in, then I reduce the heat to 350°.
    I find the second rack level works very well. (The top rack is first rack)
    If you’re uncertain if the pie is cooked, insert a knife in the centre. It should come out clean. (It’s obvious if it’s not.)

    Whipped cream is an excellent topping for this pie.

    Whipped Cream

    1 cup cold whipping cream
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract (real not artificial)
    Pinch of salt

    Put everything into the whipping bowl, and beat fairly rapidly until the mixture forms firm peaks.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m sorry, but that’s not the “Not that Great Gatsby”.

    That’s the “Not Even Barely Acceptable Gatsby.”

    He “throws” parties the way athletes “throw” games….
    purposely makes them sound so uninviting no one will come…

    That’s how he gets return invitations without having to entertain.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Alexi…. with “regular” limes or bottled lime juice, you’re making lime pie, not key lime pie.
    It’s like saying you made kumquat pie with oranges.

    “Key limes” are a different fruit… way smaller, somewhat tastier, a bit more sour….
    and they have yellow juice, not green.
    The peel can be either color.

    Around here we get “Mexican limes”… which are a type of key lime, but look a little greener.

    Of course, even regular lime pie beats my aunt’s “key lime pie” in the 60’s….
    which featured whipped green jello and Cool Whip. Ick.

  9. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s all pie in the sky to me.

  10. Konrad

    Konrad said, over 3 years ago

    Is there something about pumpkin and soda in the real Gatsby? Or is this just random?

  11. Navy  Bean

    Navy Bean said, over 3 years ago



  12. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    With an attitude like that no wonder he hardly ever gets to push up Daisy……..

  13. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    with a provocative sauce of campbell’s tomato soup and velveeta cheese puffs.

  14. Futabakun

    Futabakun GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Crystal clear cola – have you tried to buy a bottle off eBay lately? You’ll have better luck getting a lot of different kinds of wines.

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