Ribs and Barbecue Sauce

The  prior post on the Original Dreamland raises the issue of ribs and barbecue sauce, which can be a problem.  The philosopher Tim McGraw references it in “Somethin’ Like That.”  It requires skill and finesse to eat a bunch of ribs without getting sauce all over your hands and your clothes and, if there is a football game on, everyone else’s clothes.

But as Rahm Emanuel said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”   He may regret saying that now, but he went on to say, “…it’s an opportunity to do things you could not do before.”   In that spirit, I offer this video :

You can see the barbecue influence in some of Rothko’s works,

including  works from his South Carolina period:

rothko sc

(I was in a few meetings with Mr. Emanuel when I was at the White House Counsel’s Office, and he had a singularly vivid style of speech.  What he probably actually said was “****! You ******* never ******* let a serious *******crisis go to ******* waste….it’s a ******* oppor*******tunity to do ******* things you ******* could not ******* do before. ****!”  Or words to that effect.  This is a family blog.)



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