Definitely the the topic must have deranged OP, who by the appeal to Cecil at first I thought was a noob. What, the TM’s not good enough for you?
I very well might be wrong, but I think mainstream Orthodox religious folk initially were repelled by Chasidism for, among other things, explicitly and dangerously violating the dogma of “Don’t force the Messiah.”
They might have been on to something there for us to consider in the SD…
ETA: Who’s Naomi?
I had a BIL (now ex-BIL) who is a jeweler that cast a bunch of these out of sterling silver. I thought they were cool, but I am not a martini drinker, so I didn’t get any. Now, because of the ex-part, I doubt I’ll see him again.
There was once a wondrous children’s educational program, back in the misty days of yore, called The Electric Company. For the first few seasons, the closing sketch of each show was Love of Chair, which parodied the old radio soap operas’ tradition of ending with a short monologue by the announcer, of the possible things that might happen next in the story. Something like “Will the boy ever get over his chair? Will the chair ever get over the boy?” and the last question was always “And what about Naomi?”
Excerpt: 3. Fancy drinks are usually ornamented with such fruits as are in season. When a beverage requires to be strained into a glass, the fruit is added after straining; but when this is not the case, the fruit is introduced into the glass at once. Fruit, of course, must not be handled, but picked up with a silver spoon or fork. As to when they were first made, I’d first figure out what plastic they are made of. When was cheap brittle plastic introduced?