Professor Atticus

Professor Atticus Meriweather, naturalist, gentleman explorer, and Man of Science.


Professor Atticus

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." -- T.S. Eliot

Professor Atticus

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." -- T.S. Eliot


What a perfect caption. How I wish I could've seen this in person.


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A receipt for the making of Fish Muffins
1 1/2 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tbls. Lemon Thyme
Pinch Paprika
1 Egg
1/4 cup Canola Oil
3/4 cup Milk
1 (4 oz.) can sardines in tomato sauce, thoroughly mashed with a blunt object.

Combine flour, lemon thyme and paprika in a bowl. In a separate dish mix, together the egg, oil and milk. Quickly and lightly combine the dry and liquid ingredients. Fold in the sardines. Spoon mixture into lightly greased small muffin pans. Bake in an 400 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 24.
Super Secret Chemical Recipe
1 Qt. Flour
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup Cream
1/2 tsp. Ginger
Make up with Molassses

Cream the butter and mix with lightly whipped cream. Sift dry ingredients together and combine with other ingredients. The dough should be stiff and needs to be pressed into whatever pan you fancy. A round or small square pan is most agreeable. Tge recipe also fits perfectly into a cast iron muffin pan, if you happen to have one and fancy oval cakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Once complete, coat with ample amounts of custard and serve with a fine black leaf tea.
Extremely potent cold remedy
15 ml. Pure Honey
1/2 Lemon Wedge, extra tart.

Combine above ingredients in a 568 mL glass of warmed Bourbon. Mix well and imbibe.

Of course, it is perfectly acceptable to do away with both the honey and the lemon and you'd still be well on your way!
Fizzy Pop
NaHCO3(s) + CH3COOH(l) --> CO2(g) + H2O(l) + Na+(aq) + CH3COO-(aq)

*note to self...

Substitute juice in the intial reaction. Juices not only taste better, but maintain foam longer. Beet juice seems to foam particularly well...
Rue(barb) the day!
For crust:
3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
10 tablespoons (about) ice water

For filling:
3 1/2 cups 1/2-inch-thick slices trimmed rhubarb (1 1/2 pounds untrimmed)
1 16-ounce container strawberries, hulled, halved (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg yolk beaten to blend with 1 teaspoon water (for glaze)

Set oven to 400?F. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350?F. Bake pie until golden and filling thickens, about 1 hour 25 minutes. Transfer pie to rack and cool completely.

Stop all the clocks...
Stop all the clocks, tell the frogs there'll be no mail
Prevent the piggies from squeaking and twirling their tail.
Silence the musicboxes and play the conch like a muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the Faded Hearts come.

Let the subway circle, moaning underground
Scribbling on the Sky Plunge the message, "Glitch Is Down,"
Put a black bow round the neck of your Butler,
Let the Rube forget about all his clutter.

Glitch was my Purple Journey North, my Tower St South,
My Level 4 East and my Level 3 West,
My tinkering week and my Fabday rest,
My noon, my Starlit Night, my talk, my song;
I thought that it would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: Unlit every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away Jal and sweep up Groddle all the same,
For no one now, will nearly win the game.
Forever Young
So many adventures couldn't happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let them come true.

Forever young, I want to be forever young.