Daily Dirt: ‘Never eat more food you can lift’


Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida), Agnetha Fältskog, and Björn Ulvaeus in 1974 Wikipedia

Daily Dirt for Sept. 7, 2021

Today is one of those days when I wonder where all the years have gone. You’ll understand when you reach comment No. 3 in today’s Daily Dirt. Welcome to Vol. 60.

Maybe Julia Child can carry the stone tablet of the Ten Commandments of Food. Wikipedia

1. The following would make an excellent 10 commandments of food:

  • “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz.
  • “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” — Orson Welles.
  • “First we eat. Then we do everything else.” — M.F.K. Fisher.
  • “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” — George Bernard Shaw.
  • “The only time to eat diet food is when you are waiting for the steak to cook.” — Julia Child
  • “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” — Doug Larson.
  • “People who love to eat are always the best people.” — Julia Child.
  • “I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.” — Taylor Swift.
  • “Never eat more food than you can lift.” — Miss Piggy.
Fernando Tatis can’t seem to stay healthy this year. Wikipedia

2. My three favorite MLB players today are:

  • Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego: Every at-bat is pure excitement. If he can stay healthy (this year that’s been a problem), the proverbial sky is the limit.
  • Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers: Speaking of staying healthy …
  • Shane Bieber, Cleveland: Hmm … that health thing seems to be an unwanted theme.
Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida), Agnetha Fältskog, and Björn Ulvaeus in 1974 Wikipedia

3. I’m kind of excited to hear more details about the upcoming ABBA virtual concert. Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid — all now in their 70s — will perform together for the first time since 1982. Not all details are yet available, but the concert and a release of 10 new songs looks like it will all be coming together in spring 2022. For the record, my five favorite ABBA songs:

  • “Dancing Queen.”
  • “Waterloo”
  • “Knowing Me, Knowing You.”
  • “Take A Chance On Me.”
  • “The Name of the Game.”

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