I'm with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of by Gene Weingarten, Gina Barreca

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By Gene Weingarten, Gina Barreca

Is God male or woman? Why do ladies, yet no longer males, flush public bathrooms with their toes? Why are males, yet now not girls, keen about parallel parking? Why do ladies, yet no longer males, go away eleven-minute messages on answering machines? Why do males consider responsible approximately not anything, and girls suppose responsible approximately every little thing? was once Marilyn Monroe...fat?

These philosophical quandaries, and extra, are eventually debated in I'm with Stupid, an uproariously humorous discussion among Gene Weingarten, the gleefully misogynistic Washington Post humor columnist, and Gina Barreca, the gleefully feminist collage of Connecticut professor.

The first major booklet approximately women and men truly written through a guy and a lady, I'm with Stupid is aware of the darkish secrets and techniques of either sexes. It's now not a lecture, yet a longer argument, a combustion of viewpoints that lands up unearthing startling truths. within the phrases of Gene and Gina: "Our Mars and Venus breach their orbits and collide in a screaming fireball from Hell."

The material spans artwork and expression, technology and expertise, politics and background, spirituality and faith, intercourse and sexuality, in addition to the advanced etiology, sociology, and etymology of soiled jokes. males: examine finally the way to recognize evidently while you're having a struggle. ladies: examine what he rather potential while he says "I'm sorry." Take aspects as Gene and Gina face off in a haggling problem during which the winner manages to get the bottom fee for a Mercedes S500. or simply soak up the show.

I'm with Stupid is the ebook that at last establishes, conclusively, that ladies are funnier than males. And vice versa.

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If the menus included special occasion foods, the overlap would be greater. See Chapter 2, Breakfast Traditions. Biscuits: On both sides of the Atlantic, quick breads made with baking powder or baking soda (soda bread, scones, and biscuits) are served all day long-for breakfast, morning tea, or Sunday dinner. The ingredients in the triangular, raisin-studded Irish scone are very similar to those in the cathead biscuits that mountain cooks break into odd shapes or the baking powder biscuit formed with a biscuit cutter.

They hunted, fished, and gathered. Then, the earth warmed again, the mastodon and tortoise moved north, and the southern diet changed. About 10,000 years ago, native Appalachians in the southern region ate bear, elk, white-tailed deer, turkeys, squirrels, and raccoons. They also enjoyed hickory nuts, black walnuts, acorns, grapes, berries, and persimmons. The climate differences between northern and southern Appalachia produced cultural differences between the tribes of the two regions. Life north of Virginia and Kentucky was more difficult, and anthropologists say these groups were more egalitarian and less dependent on agriculture.

Native Americans also adopted American, African, and European foods. European foods that eventually became popular were pork, wheat, barley, apples, turnips, cabbage, and various kinds of liquor including beer, wine, brandy, and rum. Europeans 13 14 APPALACHIAN HOME COOKING also brought horses, cattle, sheep, and chickens, while Africans brought cowpeas, okra, watermelons, and collard greens. From Central and South America came potatoes, tomatoes, lima beans, and chocolate. This admixture of styles is reflected in the menus of the Indian feasts the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina, sponsored in the 1950s.

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