Post by dsi1 Post by Sheldon Martin
On Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:51:12 -0500, Michael Trew
By the time I was in school, they only offered 1% or skim milk. I
don't understand people that can sit there and drink plain cows milk.
Ick, I can't stand it, whole milk (that's all I buy, baking/cook) or not.
What do you not "understand"? That's as bogus as someone saying,
"I don't understand people who like broccoli."
Sorry, let me rephrase. I can't stand the taste/texture of drinking
plain cows milk. To each their own.
Post by Sheldon Martin
I drink my coffee black but sometimes with Evap.
I like to drizzle Evap on vanilla ice cream, it freezes to a crust.
Evaporated milk is TIAD if anything is.
I use it if I run out of milk, I keep a couple cans in the pantry if I'm
in a pinch. I used a can to make home made biscuits and the rest went
into the milk gravy - I didn't have any fresh milk. Came out fine.
Evaporated milk is important when making Chinese custard pie/egg tarts - well, it is for me anyway.
"The Forms of Things Unknown" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television
show. It first aired on May 4, 1964, and was the final episode of the first season.
The plot involves two women who kill a blackmailer. Driving through the countryside with
the body in the trunk, looking for a good place to bury him, they take refuge from a storm
in a house containing a blind man and a strange young inventor who is experimenting with
time. Unlike the traditional "time travel" devices, this one is intended to "tilt the cycles of
time" and bring the dead back to life...which is what happens to the murdered blackmailer.
The episode is considered an unusual one, even for The Outer Limits. More than almost any
other, it is filled with weird camera angles, atmospheric photography, gothic sets, creepy
music (much of which surfaced later in the TV series The Invaders), and offbeat writing
and performances, giving the episode something of an "art house movie" feel.
Vera Miles – as Kassia Paine
Sir Cedric Hardwicke – as Colas
Scott Marlowe – as André
David McCallum – as Tone Hobart
Barbara Rush – as Leonora Edmond
This episode was the final acting role of Sir Cedric Hardwicke. He died on August 6, 1964, a
few months after this episode aired.
The story begins in the French countryside, where a car can be seen driving at high speed. The
driver, Andre Pavan a wealthy playboy, is kissing his girlfriend Kassia Paine while Kassia's friend
Leonora Edmond sits in the back seat.
Andre decides to stop at a small lake for a swim, stripping down to his swim trunks. He orders
the women to make him a drink, and they do so – but lace the cocktail shaker with a leaf from
the deadly Thanatos plant. Andre, with jovial cruelty, makes the women serve his drink while
he stands in the water, ruining their "fine stilletto heels" as he puts it. He drinks a toast to
blackmailing Leonora's father in London, and dies immediately, but with a strange smile on his face.
The women load Andre's corpse and clothing into the trunk of the car and drive in search
of a place to bury it. Leonora is unnerved by the whole thing, and becomes more nervous
after they encounter a funeral procession. When night falls and a thunderstorm starts, Leonora's
nerves are on edge. Kassia tries to calm her, but then the trunk comes open. They stop the
car to check on Andre, who hasn't moved. But a lightning flash makes it seem to Leonora
as though he had blinked, and she runs off, frightened. Kassia catches up to her and tries
again to calm her, but both women see a shadowy figure standing nearby. This is too much
for Leonora, who runs to a nearby house. A blind man, Monsieur Colas, answers the door
and lets the women in from the storm. Colas explains that "Mr. Hobart" is not at home, but
will return soon..."