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It looks unappealing and it smells appalling, but…

Clive Maxfield
5/18/2012 06:13 PM EDT

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David Ashton
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David Ashton   5/19/2012 11:53:55 PM
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I should have figured that one out. You remind me of the older George Bush: "I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And now I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2012 6:52:17 PM
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PS Brussel sprouts of course -- I have no truck with namby-pamby bean sprouts (do I look like I live in California? :-)

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2012 2:51:09 PM
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Re the asterisk -- my bad -- I was planning on adding a side note and then I had to do something and I forgot -- I've just added the note after the paragraph containing the asterisk Thanks for spotting this David

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2012 2:48:15 PM
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Making this soup almost counts as a public service!

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seaEE   5/19/2012 5:12:36 AM
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"and outsourcing every part of his life to India (including reading bedtime stories to his kids)." Now that is funny! I may have to try cooking some of that cabbage soup. Having less people stop by my office might allow me to get more work done (oddly the same work that some of the people who stop by are wondering if I've done). My recipe might require more close, more pepper, more herb, and a lot of garlic. This is also good for people who have to take long detours around your office, because walking is good for you health, and holding your breath helps develop lung capacity, so it's kind of like a health plan, productivity improvement nutritional plan all rolled into one.

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David Ashton   5/19/2012 12:01:21 AM
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I'm with you Max. When I was at boarding school, they used to put a huge jug of vegetable soup on the table at dinner. None of the other guys liked it and I used to finish the whole jug and eat nothing else. I lost weight but was quite healthy. Soup is good stuff. You also said "(second only to the mighty sprout*)". Was the asterisk intended to refer to some further explanation? I take it you meant brussels sprouts - of which I am also a big fan? Or was it bean sprouts (of which I am almost as big a fan)?

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