Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Abu Musa Jābir ibn Hayyān

He discovered oil of vitriol, or sulfuric acid, in the eighth century. Onion juice breaks down into a highly diluted form of tear gas.

Kim handed me a plate of shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce... and chopped onions last night at Albert's and said... "here, have a salad". So... I did.

Onions do terrible, awful things to my gut. Kim has asked me to refrain from eating onions on days that I see her. This is my letter of purpose to refrain from the ingestion of onions when Kim and I are together.

Seriously, I ate a lot of onions. Let's see you burp up tear gas for three hours, and see how your lover likes it.

4 comments:

catscratch diva said...

Very, very good point.

I'm thinking I'll refrain myself.

Krissyface said...

onions, yuck
hey, what's an RSS reader? How do I get one?

Kimber said...

Seriously folks, I came back to the room after a mid-night pee and the whole frickin room stank of onion breath. It was inescapable. I oficially put my foot down on this one. Next time he sleeps on the couch!

Stepho said...

Bryan and I eat our onions together. White Castle solidarity!