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What ever happened to Alice?
November 22, 2012 5:32 AM   Subscribe

During the Thanksgiving time of year, our thoughts often turn to Alice, after all, it was her meal that may have inspired a movement. Sometimes our thoughts are 16 minutes long, sometimes we get all 22 minutes of wonderfulness. What happened after that?

Well, there are some Naked Beach Stones, with naked people. (nsfw if naked is a problem where you work), and carrot and fork related items which do come in an 8x10 size.

And, a podcast, in Brian's Backyard.

At 9 am, Thanksgiving Morning, you can hear Alice live on WGXC.
posted by HuronBob (28 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Alice? Alice? Who the fuck is Alice?

/1990s represent.
// I will now read the links.
posted by Mezentian at 6:04 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are the carrot and fork related items, ahem, suitably inscribed?
posted by tommasz at 6:04 AM on November 22, 2012


I suspect there is a paragraph on the back, but I'm not seeing any circles or arrows.
posted by HuronBob at 6:07 AM on November 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Alice? Who the fuck is Alice

Something you don't get.
posted by hal9k at 6:12 AM on November 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


But you can get anything you want...

excepting Alice
posted by MartinWisse at 6:13 AM on November 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


'ceptin' Alice, wasn't it?
posted by de at 6:14 AM on November 22, 2012


You can also listen to Yorkshire's national poet in residence Ian McMillan go in search of Alice, courtesy of Radio 4.
posted by MartinWisse at 6:16 AM on November 22, 2012


What was the web address of her personal website? I didn't catch it and the dumb interviewer didn't repeat it.
posted by spock at 6:29 AM on November 22, 2012


Ah, it in the links in the OP. thx.
posted by spock at 6:30 AM on November 22, 2012


Also she wrote a book. And it's very excellent; I own it.
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:50 AM on November 22, 2012


Thanks for the post and fond memories it elicits.
posted by rmhsinc at 6:57 AM on November 22, 2012


Same here. I remember my cousin introducing it to me, playing the whole thing on his (mono) AM/FM/Cassette in his basement in the early/mid-70s.
posted by spock at 7:00 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pierre Robert's ceremonial playing of Alice's Restaurant on Philly's WMMR is underway. (First of at least three times today.)
posted by delfin at 7:17 AM on November 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm holding off until noon... And then my kitchen will be awash in the dulcet tones of this traditional favourite.
posted by mikelieman at 7:33 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


When I moved away from New England I was horrified to find that the playing of the song on Thanksgiving is not a national tradition.

Now I have it on my MP3 player and I wil play it a lot today, because that is the right way to have Thanksgiving.
posted by rtha at 7:38 AM on November 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Self-linking, but here's my last-year's effort on this topic. And sorry so many links are dead, but them's the breaks!
posted by Miko at 7:43 AM on November 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


When I was a high school kid way back then, I remember a kid with a guitar who had the whole damn song memorized. He would perform it at our nerd parties.
posted by kozad at 7:58 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


He wasn't proud.

Or tired.
posted by hal9k at 8:06 AM on November 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


I used to do that to and can still do it, but I don't advertise it any more. AS a party piece, it's about on the order of reciting "The Cremation of Sam McGee."
posted by Miko at 8:08 AM on November 22, 2012


Miko... yeah, I was almost reluctant to post this, there will never be an "Alice's Restaurant" post as fantastic as the one you did last year with full orchestration and five part harmony, there's no point in anyone even trying to match that...

But a Thanksgiving without a link to Arlo is not a Thanksgiving at all.
posted by HuronBob at 8:13 AM on November 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


WNCW will be playing it at noon as always. They're always worth listening to but perhaps today more than any other day: it's all songs about food and gratitude all day.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:47 AM on November 22, 2012


But a Thanksgiving without a link to Arlo is not a Thanksgiving at all.

Agreed!
posted by Miko at 9:14 AM on November 22, 2012


I cant imagine a Thanksgiving without this either.
posted by wheelieman at 9:59 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Quotated"
posted by freakazoid at 10:14 AM on November 22, 2012


I had a silly idea this morning that Alice's Restaurant would make a pretty good terrible point-missing exploitative crime thriller, and so here's the trailer script.
posted by cortex at 1:31 PM on November 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


Doods: the Group-W bench is rad.
posted by Twang at 2:36 PM on November 22, 2012


Nicely done, Cortex, nicely done.
posted by HuronBob at 3:43 AM on November 23, 2012


Barbara Fisher at Tigers and Strawberries on Alice:
Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook by Alice May Brock–Yes, it is a cookbook written by that famous Alice from that famous song by Arlo Guthrie. I came across it when I first went to college back in the fall of 1983, in the stacks of the library at Marshall University. I checked the book out and kept it checked out for months. It became a touchstone for me, not because Alice’s recipes were so good, but because I loved the way she wrote and her philosophy of the kitchen, which is essentially this: cooking is love on a plate, and should be fun and playful as well as taste good. My favorite quote from the book, which is the entire text of chapter ten, which is entitled "Foreign Cookery," is this:
"Don’t be intimidated by foreign cookery. Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. Now you are an International Cook."
Alice gave me the guts to just jump in and cook, even if I thought I didn’t know what I was doing. She taught me that sometimes bravado is more important than knowledge, and I am happy to have since found out that none other than Julia Child agreed with her.
posted by Lexica at 6:11 PM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


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