• The Tenuous Purpose

    This Blog is built - not, as some might expect, on a flimsy whim but on a strong and single minded principle.

    That principle concerns Biscuits and their position in the world.

    We are really very keen on biscuits.
    As are many of you out there.
    We think.

    We wish to create an archive of Arrowroot, a backlog of Bourbons and a catalogue of Chocolate Fingers. Anybody can contribute an entry - or dispute somebody else's - provided they are not dull.
    Even Americans who perhaps don't really have the heritage of biscuitry that we are fortunate to have here.

    Or maybe they do and we are unaware of the full glory of the cookie.

    We realise that this whole subject is admirably and concisely dealt with by that excellent and unbeatable website A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down. Our feeble efforts will be as the kicking of a gadfly in the face of their wisdom and experience but we hope that we may have a small contribution to make.

  • Biscuit Encounters on Twitter

  • The Synod of Biscuitry

    James Alexander-Sinclair of Blackpitts
    Gardener, Blogger, Journalist, Lecturer etc, etc. Much of his life is spent loafing around other people’s gardens issuing directives and generally cluttering up the place. However, like the great Mr Kipling, he does (occasionally) make exceptionally good gardens. (Although even Mr Kipling messed up a bit with the Carrot and Walnut Mini Classics.)

    Mark Diacono of Otter Farm
    He does sterling work growing many inappropriate plants in Devon. He dedicates a great deal of time and effort nurturing a plethora of plants that are (mostly) totally unsuited to our climate. His is a life of such extreme eccentric dedication that to start a Blog about Biscuits seems perfectly normal. He treads gently in the footsteps of people like the great William Buckland,a professor of Geology who claimed that he could tell location by tasting the local topsoil.

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Cookie Time

I have absolutely no idea what on earth this is all about.The original film was called Troop Beverly Hills but sadly I must have been washing my hair when it was on general release

There appear to be some spectacular hairdos, many ridiculous hats and some truly phenomenal leotards (around 2:20 in). It also has the legendary Pia Zadora (Winner of Worst Actress Award 1983 & 1984. Winner Worst New Star of the Decade 1990 and Nominated for Worst Actress of the Century 2000 – where she was tragically pipped at the post by Madonna) so well worth the effort.

One of the small girls is Jenny Lewis (as in Rilo Kiley)

It also has Frankie Avalon (for the older audience), Cheech Marin (for the stoned audience) and  Stephanie Beecham (for people with colds*)

(*very obscure and not terribly funny British joke.)

4 Responses

  1. Is this an early appearance by lia’s beret?

  2. some tina turner wig!

  3. Oh, yes – Shelley Long.
    The folding tables & Girl Scout cookie displays have popped up all over Austin but we haven’t seen any singing scouts as yet. Given Austin’s reputation for live music this seems very wrong!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose, with a box of Thin Mints in the freezer

  4. folding tables are very convenient to use specially if you have a house that lacks a large space.-*

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