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  1. about 7 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Ignatius Reilly is the main character in A Confederacy of Dunces. I remember it being a character driven story, with Ignatius being the kinda of backseat driver who criticized everyone else for his bad road skills, so to speak. I don’t think I have enough patience now for 400+ pages of Ignatius, but the bits about New Orleans was interesting …

  2. about 8 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Whenever I hear the name, three characters come to mind: Ignatius Reilly, Iggy Pop, and St. Ignatius of Loyola … there may be others, but I’m going with The Godfather of Punk on this one …

  3. about 8 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Tortimer to the rescue!

  4. 1 day ago on Breaking Cat News

    Not much … how ’bout you? :)

  5. 1 day ago on Wallace the Brave

    Ending scene in “Hancock”, too …

  6. 1 day ago on Breaking Cat News

    Hey, there!

  7. 2 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I had to look up Eggs Goldenrod, and it looks tasty! I’m definitely going to make that. Thank you!

  8. 2 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I wondered about that, too, but it always seemed like the iconic short order cook (at least in the movies) had a big tattoo of either an anchor, or eagle, which I guess meant he was retired military?

    I had an old friend who grew up during the Depression, and she sometimes made food from her childhood. One night she got a couple of packets of Stouffer’s creamed corned beef and spooned the hot sauce/meat over buttered baked potatoes. I thought it was really tasty, but I think I also had a higher tolerance for salty food when I was younger …

  9. 3 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I love diner lingo. Very imaginative, and just a bit gross. Some of the ones I remember from way back: moo juice = milk; cackleberries = eggs; fish eyes = tapioca pudding.

    I had to do a quick search to remember the rest …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diner_lingo

  10. 3 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    In diner lingo, a “checkerboard” would be a waffle, but I guess an actual checkerboard would be too big for that little frying pan?