Thursday, March 15, 2018

Is it Live or is it Memorex ?

Is it live or is it Memorex. Remember that phrase? The phrase is from the 1970s; has it been that long? This mushroom omelette doesn't look real, does it? But it is real. I suspect the bright yellow color comes from the fact the two eggs are free range eggs.

Nowadays I cook my omelette in a ceramic coated frying pan and it doesn't stick. First I saute the sliced mushrooms in a little butter and then remove them from the pan. Next I pour the two beaten eggs in the pan and then slide the sauteed mushrooms into the egg mixture. I cover the omelette and let it cook over low heat till cooked through. When I remove the omelette it slides right out without sticking.

In the 70s a recording of Ella Fitzgerald could break a wine glass, 'Is it real or is it Memorex' was the advertising phrase used to sell those tapes. I can attest this type of phenomena was possible even before memorex. In 1966 we lived in a house with an intercom and a whole house radio. My family: mom, dad, sister and brothers and I were all listening to the intercom radio. All of a sudden a thick glass ashtray my dad brought back from Italy, shattered. No one was near the ashtray which was on a shelf all by itself. We all surmised the high note of the song caused the ashtray to shatter.

Look where we are now. We've moved from cassette tapes to discs. From writing, to typing to texting. I read scientists are now cloning meat. I for one am not eating meat which has been cloned, at least not willingly. A twin brother returning from space after an extended stay now has different DNA than his twin brother. Who knows where we'll be next. Meanwhile I think I'll stick with my simply made omelette.


  1. It's all mind blowing. I think I'm glad I won't be involved. I remember a little newspaper story about a youngster leading his old grandmother out to see if a man really was walking on the moon. She pronounced it a fabrication, as she could not see him.

  2. That looks like such a nice omelet, and your recipe is easy to follow.
    Yes, times have changed as they always do. We have come a long way since the Cave Age.

  3. Oh, now I'm wanting a mushroom omelet! Looking good. I'd completely forgotten those commercials (thank heaven!)

  4. Times have indeed changed. And some of those changes are positive.
    Your omelet looks good.


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