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What's the worst job you ever had?
KEN EGLIN: I was the waiter, waitin' on tables. I was
only getting $26.50
a week, I had to depend on my tips -- oh! My tips were
beautiful, it was
like workin' in a nightclub -- I had to have a special
pocket made in my
pants, I had to much change. Change and bills. I used
to make thirty five
to forty dollars a week in tips. We used to save our
tips 'til the end of
the week and then we'd count 'em up. I'd always have
eighty or sixty
dollars in my pocket.
Planet issue #127)
FRENCH TOAST BY BILL LAGASSE
You take a dozen eggs, crack 'em and put 'em in a pan.
Half a glass of
milk. The slices of bread. The wife is always dependable,
nothing she ever
does is wrong. Then put it on a hot grill. Wait till
it browns, turn it
over and cook it on both sides and you got French toast.
That salad is a deadbeat!
Planet issue #43)
DELANA: You can'ta finda gooda piece-a meata no more-a.
people now chickena, chickena, chickena! All-a the time
theya eata the
Planet issue # 83)
You ever seen a mackerel when it's cooked? I hate it.
got to get five blocks away from it. I don't like no
fish, period. No. My
mother would send my brother to the fish market, but
not me. I'd take a
walk down by the Charles River and stay by myself.
Planet issue #9)
I like eggs. I like egg sandwiches. That's all I can
They're good, make eggnog!
Over light, hardboiled, scrambled, sunnyside up -
they're good for your love juices!
Eggs are shell excretion by birds, later to be hatched
Planet issue # 9)
I want to save enough money to operate a coffee shop.
may be one of my customers. I'm gonna have a great cup
of coffee for only
ten cents a cup.
DBG: Only ten cents a cup?!
HENRY: Yeah, I'm gonna make some great coffee out of
DBG: How can you afford it though, isn't coffee...
HENRY: Well I can get a hundred-twenty cups out of a
jar of Taster's Choice.
DBG: A hundred-twenty cups!? How much does the jar cost?
HENRY: About six dollars. I'll make about five dollars.
profit, from each jar about four dollars profit. I make
profit on these
figurines - you know how much this one cost me? Only
a dollar and fifty
DBG: A dollar fifty?
DBG: Well, it's you time that's the main thing in this
- you time's worth
Planet issue # 109)
ABBEY: Dick Abbey, that's my husband, that was before
I knew who
he was. He came in and he talked to me and he wanted
a lot of things. You
know, he'd talk and I'd listen.He'd come at seven o'clock,
have his ice
cream with his sister and then I'd say, "Are you
gonna tap dance for me?"
"Sure" and he'd tap dance and they'd have
to sing that song(laughs). His
sister came with him. She didn't know how he felt about
being alone with
me, until we got acquainted, and then he came alone.
He came every night
and he'd say, "I want Lucy to make it for me, I
don't want you" -- my
sister, you know. So they'd have to come get me. "He's
in there, he wants
you to make his ice cream." I said, "Oh nuts,"
but then I found out he
cared for me and we started goin' steady.
We went to the Bluebird Hall, that was an eating place,
eat and dance there on tenth street, across the street
from the Strand
Theatre. And in there, while we were sittin' and havin'
a little brunch of
some kind he said, "Could I call you you sweetheart?"
And I said "What?"
And he had to say it again, and I says, "Yeah,
if you wanna." So I got used
to him and I favored him of all the guys. He was so
good, so nice, so
gentle, and I fell for him.
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