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Clean Laffs - A thymus, by any other name, would taste as sweet.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Good morning crew,
A couple people wrote in to tell me that 'sweetbreads' are not specifically brains, but rather the thymus, pancreas and various other lymphoid and endocrine organs. Imagine my embarrassment.
However, I was a bit relieved also. The wife was none too pleased with me tricking her into eating something not normally found on the Olive Garden menu and I was glad to be able to tell her that in fact, no, she had not eaten a poor, little, knock-kneed, doe-eyed calf's brains...lightly breaded and pan-seared in butter and olive oil. Only its thymus.
I don't think she was much mollified. In fact, she still hasn't spoken more than five words to me.
Laugh it up,
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He asked his father, "How does this boat float?"
The father thought for a moment, then replied, "Don't rightly know, son."
The boy returned to his contemplation, then turned back to his father, "How do fish breathe underwater?"
Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know, son."
A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?"
Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know, son."
Worried he was going to annoy his father, he says, "Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?"
"Of course not, son. If you don't ask questions, you'll never learn anything!"
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