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12 inches from greatness P.K. (wife) and I had dinner at the French Laundry several years ago. My favorite thing ever is the First Course called "Oysters and Pearls". Everybody gets it every time. It's got to be one of the top 3 greatest dishes ever served in any restaurant ever. It's described as: "Sabayon of Pearl Tapioca with Malpeque Oysters and Osetra Caviar"... When we were on our 4th course a Lady at the next table was getting the Oysters... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 24, 2022

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I'll tell you anything you want to know!!! Did you ever have a nerve study? It's one of the un-funnest things I've ever done. They shock you to see if your nerves are working. And it actually makes noise while they are doing it so you know if they are making a connection. I felt like James Bond being tortured by Spectre. "Ok, ok I'll tell you where "M" is if you'll just quit doing that!!!" Meanwhile, I'm jumping up and down saying... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Sunday, December 18, 2022

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How slow is it? I mean big... Pk and I were sitting up on the bluff watching a barge go by heading up the Mississippi river. The whole thing was 21 barges being pushed by a giant tug boat. It didn't look that big from where we were, but I thought I should look it up. It turns out that each one of the 21 barges holds 15,000 tons. Yikes, that's way bigger than I thought. How big is it? Each barge is equivilant to 500 53 foot Simi tracktor-trialer rigs. 21 barges is... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 10, 2022

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32 Team Playoff I was reading this morning that the College football playoffs will move to 12 teams in 2024 instead of the 4 teams that they have now. I have never understood this. The explanation I always get is "It's the money". But it's not... They will go from splitting aprox $200 million now with 4 teams to splitting $2 Billion with 12. The last math class I took B was bigger than M. Then they say the players will miss too much school. So they are not... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 3, 2022