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Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for June 20, 2011

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    Edcole1961  over 8 years ago

    That was a brainless thing to do.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 8 years ago

    They’re just grasping at straws.

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    MixedMedications  over 8 years ago

    You should try some Tin Man, it’s heart healthy.

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    Colt9033  over 8 years ago

    Friends don’t let friends EAT friends!

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    Olddog1  over 8 years ago

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!……………………. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

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    vldazzle  over 8 years ago

    Not quite THAT whole!

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    vldazzle  over 8 years ago

    I wonder if Dr Oz has read all the Frank Baum books, since it was a childhood thing, I would guess not. I only remember one children’s story with an Indian origen- about a tiger who ran so fast around a tree that he melted into ghee.

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    Arianne  over 8 years ago

    The Noive !!!

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    Arianne  over 8 years ago

    What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Roughage! What have they got that I ain’t got? Roughage!

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    GoodQuestion Premium Member over 8 years ago

    In the straw pole, it was 3 to 1…♪♫You can’t hide your lion eyes….♫♪…..☻

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    Ottodesu  over 8 years ago

    Tin Man realizes that they may well need some iron and zinc.

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    oldpine52  over 8 years ago

    vadazzle, that story can’t be mentioned anymore, even the restaurant was closed. Just not at all PC.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 8 years ago

    The restaurant was called Sambo’s, after parts of the names of the owners. People associated the name with the BOOK, which was called “Little Black Sambo”, so the owners eventually took advantage and decorated it with similar images, and called the butter “tiger butter”.In the 70’s, the “Black” in the title was considered pejorative, so it was changed to “Little Sambo”, and then to various other titles, under which it still exists.In both book and restaurant the images were made light skinned.The accusations of bigotry still haunted the chain, and restaurants were closed or sold off till today there is only one Sambo’s left.Interestingly, Little Black Sambo in the original was not an African American but an Indian lad, as “black” was used in India to denote darker skin — still not exactly PC.

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    Olddog1  over 8 years ago

    I had the book as a child. Mine was printed on cloth, call ed “rag book,” now long gone.

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    vldazzle  over 8 years ago

    Yes, Susan- I also remember it was Indian, not African and I still use ghee in my Holiday Pate recipe. It is very high fat but I enjoyed it to eat with endive, baby romaine or even just celery sticks.

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    vldazzle  over 8 years ago

    @ Eldo, I did not suggest that the Sambo story had any relation to Frank Baum- but as the TV Dr Oz is of Indian origen those childhood stories would be less known as opposed to a tiger melting to ghee. The Oz references are totally different one to the other.

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