The Quantum Pontiff

Red Eye:

  • A drink made from beer and tomato juice, drunk by Canadians
  • A kind of cicada.
  • Tomato ketchup. Or is it catsup?
  • A European fish, the rudd, Leuciscus erythrophthalmus. I was once a rudd, of a different kind.
  • What Dave will be doing tonight to get to the East coast. BINGO! From the OED:

    White House Diary 31 Mar. (1970) 642 Lynda was coming in on ‘the red-eye special’ from California, about 7 A.M., having kissed Chuck good-by at Camp Pendleton last night as he departed for Vietnam

    Bonus points if you can guess who Lynda is. Double bonus if you can explain where the title of this post comes from.

Comments

  1. #1 chezjake
    July 6, 2008

    No guessing. Lynda is Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, the eldest of LBJ’s daughters. And Chuck is Charles Robb, Lynda’s husband.

  2. #2 ...tom...
    July 6, 2008


    Please credit my account with the bonus points also . . .or did we need to be first to claim them..??

    As for the double bonus …hmmm.

    …tom…

    P.S. By the way, that ‘rudd of a different kind’ sure looks exciting from that linked page you left. …:minism:…

    …tom…
    .

  3. #3 Left_Wing_Fox
    July 6, 2008

    Heh, for my family, it was “Bloody Bullets”: Clamato Juice and Coors Light.

  4. #4 malcolm
    July 7, 2008

    Far from the madding crowd?

  5. #5 Jonathan Vos Post
    July 7, 2008

    I was a Rudd also. Moreso, I did software consulting for Peter Ruddock, brother of Albert Ruddock.

    BFD!

  6. #6 brian wang
    July 8, 2008

    Bacon is apparently one of the core topics on the internet

    Once you discount spam (which we all try to ignore), 98% of the internet is composed of cats, pornography, MySpace, and bacon. Bacon
    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/6246#more-6246

    There is bacon mania
    http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/07/07/bacon_mania/index.html
    http://scalzi.com/whatever/?p=980