This Ain t No Picnic

This Ain't No Picnic is the first cookbook featuring creative and delicious recipes that match the quality and presentation of a gourmet restaurant with the self-parody and humor of punk rock culture and history.

This Ain t No Picnic

Author: Joshua Ploeg

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 1621069621

Page: 192

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This Ain't No Picnic is the first cookbook featuring creative and delicious recipes that match the quality and presentation of a gourmet restaurant with the self-parody and humor of punk rock culture and history. A comedic art book full of social commentary, it explores and improves the favorite foods of historic punk rockers. Through exclusive interviews, Picnic treats you to the delectibles they could—and perhaps should—have been eating. How to make s'mores with a zippo, cook without a stove or oven, and 80 new recipes of Joshua Ploeg's magical food and flavor combinations like you've never dreamed of.

War Ain t No Picnic

Civilians running for their lives, picnic baskets flying. The memo Abraham Lincoln wrote, mentioning a saucy woman.These are some of the interesting stories Tom Letchworth discovered in his research of the American Civil War.

War Ain t No Picnic

Author: Tom Letchworth


ISBN: 9781947566002

Page: 136

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Collection of stories with devotionals from the Civil War. Each one closes with a prayer.


The second-annual This Ain't No Picnic proved that the meek have inherited the scorched earth. Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt's bossa-based abstractions ...





Page: 202

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Marriage Ain t No Picnic

Just as you accept the fact that you are a parent forever, you must believe this marriage is also forever . . . So I offer this book, no, I dedicate this book to anyone who has the curiosity, the courage, and the desire to stay married.

Marriage Ain t No Picnic

Author: Hrehovcik

Publisher: Piscataqua Press

ISBN: 9781950381418

Page: 400

View: 428

"I talked with an older woman who has been married almost fifty years and asked her secret. 'Choose your battles, ' she said, 'and know when to keep your mouth shut.' Good advice I thought, but that is only one answer. The trick is to work at it always. You can never rest from working at your marriage. Just as you accept the fact that you are a parent forever, you must believe this marriage is also forever . . . So I offer this book, no, I dedicate this book to anyone who has the curiosity, the courage, and the desire to stay married. Read it for yourself, not because I am rich or famous or remarkable in any way. Read it because I am just like you; doing the best I can, wanting to do it all better and believe that after all Love really is the answer. In the end I hope you'll say to yourself: 'If she can do it, so can I.' And you know what? You can." - Carol Hrehovcik

Divine Pearls

This Ain't No Picnic (Words we'll always remember) It was February 1988, and Grandma (my mom's mother) had died. The family would gather for the week at ...

Divine Pearls

Author: Mareshah Brown Miller

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1644168669

Page: 88

View: 169

Divine Pearls is a collection of Mareshah Brown Miller's personal short stories and reflections. She uniquely weaves wisdom into everyday experiences and explores vital life lessons. Her stories are entertaining, inspirational, and encouraging. Some will make you laugh; some will make you cry; but all will make you think.

The Works of Love

“ No , this ain't no picnic , Will , ” he said , and still holding the corner of the towel , he stepped aside so Will Brady could see for himself .

The Works of Love

Author: Wright Morris

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803257672

Page: 269

View: 461

"When I was a boy of eight in the Platte Valley of Nebraska, my father made the first of the many moves that would prove to be of interest to a future writer of fiction. They were east to Chicago, the point on the map where all the lines pointed. Almost twenty years would pass before I would seek to recapture the past that I had experienced. The Works of Loveis the first fruit of that effort, and the linchpin in my novels concerned with the plains. The reader who has read The Home Place or The Field of Vision will find in this novel the crux of an experience I frequently return to but never exhaust."?Wright Morris

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

“ No , this ain't no picnic , Will , ” he said , and still holding the corner of the towel , he stepped aside so Will Brady could see for himself .

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

Author: Wright Morris

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780876859902

Page: 306

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer brings together two of Wright Morris's best-known novels, The Works of Love (1951) and The Huge Season (1954).

Man of the Family

“ Well , this ain't no picnic for me , Little Britches , ” he said , as he walked over toward me . Then he squatted down by the edge of the tarpaulin ...

Man of the Family

Author: Ralph Moody

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803281950

Page: 272

View: 331

Fortified with Yankee ingenuity and western can-do energy, the Moody family, transplanted from New England, builds a new life on a Colorado ranch early in the twentieth century. Father has died and Little Britches shoulders the responsibilities of a man at age eleven. Man of the Family continues true pioneering adventures as unforgettable as those in Little Britches and The Fields of Home, also available as Bison Books.


Whether or not he will spend eternity there is uncertain: I know Jesus And I know the devil They're both inside of me All the time This ain't no picnic That ...


Author: David Masciotra

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813147344

Page: 290

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Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," and "Cherry Bomb" are iconic American songs that have played an important role in defining midwestern music and developing the rock genre. Despite his critical and commercial success, however, the rough guy from a small town writing songs about everything he "learned about living" is often omitted from the ranks of America's songwriting elite. In Mellencamp, David Masciotra explores the life and career of one of America's most important and underrated songwriters, persuasively arguing that he deserves to be celebrated alongside artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Beginning with his modest beginnings in Seymour, Indiana, Masciotra details Mellencamp's road to fame, examining his struggles with the music industry and his persistent dedication to his midwestern roots. Shaking off the shortsighted "regionalist" stereotype and dismissing his assumed pop-star persona, Mellencamp found success by remaining true to where he came from. This thoughtful analysis highlights four decades of the artist's music, which has consistently elevated the dignity of everyday people and honored the quiet heroism of raising families and working hard. This first serious biography of the legendary musician will charm fans and music enthusiasts who are interested in the development of roots rock and Americana music.

Goodbye 20th Century Large Print 16pt

1 (Glenn Branca), 361 Symphony No. ... 361 'Third Fig', 279 This Ain't No Picnic (1999), 501-502 'This Ain't No Picnic' (Minutemen), 209 Thomas, Clarence, ...

Goodbye 20th Century  Large Print 16pt

Author: David Browne


ISBN: 1458778878

Page: 660

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Rising from the drug-infested streets of '80s New York City, the incomparable Sonic Youth recorded some of the most important albums in alternative music history and influenced an entire generation of indie rockers. They helped spawn an alternative arts scene of underground films and comics, conceptual art, experimental music, even fashion. More than perhaps any band of their time, they brought art previously considered ''fringe'' into the mainstream - and irrevocably altered the cultural zeitgeist. Based on extensive research, exclusive band interviews, and unprecedented access to unreleased recordings and documents, Goodbye 20th Century is the definitive biography of the Velvet Underground of their generation.

A Lesson Before Dying

“He ain't here for no picnic,” Clark said. “He killed Mr. Gropé. Let him stay right there in that last cell. Till that last day.” “What you say, Frank?

A Lesson Before Dying

Author: Ernest J. Gaines

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400077702

Page: 272

View: 307

“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Ambush Valley

The man in charge of the details shouted, “Give me or any of the other guards any ... “Morton there can tell you that ain't no picnic, just in case you were ...

Ambush Valley

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786033886

Page: 288

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Yuma Prison is a fetid hellhole filled with the dregs of humanity - killers, thieves and backstabbers who'd kill over a scrap of meat. Now it's home to Frank Morgan, who's posing as an inmate. A ruthless outlaw named Cicero McCoy has buried a fortune in stolen bank money in a harsh, desolate little piece of hell known as Ambush Valley. To get Cicero to lead him to the loot, Frank has become Cicero's new best friend behind bars - and co-plotter of a daring breakout. Soon, the last gunfighter and a stone-cold killer are blazing away at enemies on both sides of the law. Until the time comes for Frank Morgan to make a fatal choice - and for one of them to die...

Mavericks of Sound

ROBERT EARL KEEN: THIS AIN'T NO PICNIC Originally published in Left of the Dial. Introduction culled from a text originally commissioned by Keen's record ...

Mavericks of Sound

Author: David A. Ensminger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235918

Page: 260

View: 290

In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.

Three Soldiers

“I tell you, fellers,” he said, “war ain't no picnic.” Chrisfield stood up and grabbed at an apple. His teeth crunched into it. “Sweet,” he said.

Three Soldiers

Author: John Dos Passos

Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press

ISBN: 0979660750

Page: 320

View: 182

Wikepedia: Three Soldiers is a 1921 novel by the American writer and critic John Dos Passos. It is one of the key American war novels of the First World War, and remains a classic of the realist war novel genre. The disillusionment John Dos Passos felt for the Great War forms the core of THREE SOLDIERS, which stands as a denunciation of the military and its exploitation of young men. The novel chronicles the wartime experiences of a trio of American privates from different backgrounds: Andrews, a gifted musician and Harvard graduate from New York; Fuselli, a store clerk who hopes to impress a girl back home in San Francisco; and Chrisfield, an easygoing farm boy from Indiana. Recognized as a masterpiece when first published more than seventy-five years ago, THREE SOLDIERS still stands as a testament to the dehumanizing effects of war.

No True Glory

THIS AINT NO PICNIC!" AS THE UNILATERAL CEASE-FIRE DRAGGED on, Mattis was concerned that the vacillation at high levels was encouraging the fighting to ...

No True Glory

Author: Bing West

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307808343

Page: 400

View: 394

"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."–Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city–against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion–only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level–senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines–No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex–and often costly–interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.

The Lobstermen of Penobscot Bay

“Well, this ain't gon'er be no picnic. You're goin'ta work hard and you're goin'ta work long days. From sunrise to sunset cause we ain't got no electricity ...

The Lobstermen of Penobscot Bay

Author: Gerald H. Lufkin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462825346

Page: 223

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"Pull up that slack!" Jeremy yells, trying to be heard over the howling wind. "Snug it up! Snug it up!" he continues excitedly (as he is) trying to control the boat in the wild seas." "Here she comes!" his son replies as a three foot lobster trap comes flying over the gunwale. "Never mind them now!" Jeremy orders, "Pull out the slack in that trawl line before it snags the propeller. We've got one more trap on this trawl!" Just then a wave crest breaks over the boat and then sucks the stern back over the trap line. 'Crack! Snap!' the line breaks sending Charley hurtling into the cabin bulkhead. He struggles to grab a handhold while the deck is awash with sea water." The lobsterman and his son are "twelve miles off the mainland in outer Penobscot Bay. They are working furiously against the wind and icy cold ocean spray. Twelve foot ocean swells lift his 40 foot work boat up like an express elevator onto the wind driven wave crests and then the boat drops over the other side like a rock. (The) engine strains to keep headway and steerage against the swells---insulated rubber gloves and numb hands make it impossible to take up the slack in the lobster trap line strung out three hundred feet in the freezing water" "This story is about these stout hearted men, their relationships among each other and the heart rendering fear suffered by their families. Most of all it is about their day-to-day danger, excitement and emotional encounters set in the midst of the most beautiful environment that anyone could want to live in."

PennDutch Mystery Series Box Set 1 3

Coming up here ain't no picnic for me. It's just something I had to do.” “Was Jeanette hurt?” It wouldn't be so bad if she got hurt just a little bit, ...

PennDutch Mystery Series Box Set 1 3

Author: Tamar Myers

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 1625179081

Page: 570

View: 177

The first three titles in the PennDutch Amish Bed & Breakfast Mystery Series in a box set! TOO MANY CROOKS SPOIL THE BROTH This debut mystery introduces Magdalena Yoder, prim, proper, and persnickety proprietor of the PennDutch Inn, where guests luxuriate in the true “Amish experience,” (read: doing Magdalena’s chores and paying top dollar for the opportunity!). What at first seems to be a horrible accident (and insurance nightmare for Magdalena!) could turn out to be a much more sinister event; and when another mishap occurs, Magdalena is certain there is a killer in her group – and it’s up to her to sniff out the culprit...before the world’s most incompetent town sheriff throws her in jail! Readers will delight in this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery debut – and relish the country cooking recipes included. PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND CRIME Magdalena Yoder, chaste and abstemious proprietor of the Pennsylvania Dutch Inn, agrees to let a Hollywood crew film at the inn – for an exorbitant price, of course. But when the assistant director is found pinned to a barn post with a farming tool, dimwitted local police chief, Marvin Stoltzfus fingers Magdalena as his prime suspect. Now it’s time for Magdalena to use her extraordinary Amish sleuthing skills to reveal the real killer – before another Hollywood hellion goes belly up and turns Magdalena’s charming PennDutch Inn into a grisly horror flick! NO USE DYING OVER SPILLED MILK Magdalena Yoder, Amish-Mennonite proprietor of the Pennsylvania Dutch Inn, travels to Farmersburg, Ohio for the funeral of her second cousin (twice removed) who had the unfortunate luck of drowning in a vat of milk...and, as Magdalena knows, Amish men just don’t go swimming in milk in the middle of February. Something’s definitely rotten in Farmersburg... When another relative is found belly up, Magdalena puts her (impressive, but attractive nonetheless, thank you very much) nose to the scent and discovers that a vicious cheese rivalry may be the cause of all this mayhem! In between keeping tabs on her saucy sister, Susannah, avoiding her sardine-loving host and spending time with her new boyfriend, Aaron Miller (a.k.a. Pooky Bear), Magdalena must find the killer...before more Yoders bite the dust!


I tell them they're nuts, but it don't do no good. ... I know this ain't no picnic for anybody, but I'm a civilian, not a 'soljer'.


Author: Harry Sanford

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787207722

Page: 240

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OPERATION KILLER: THE SAVAGE SLAUGHTER... The war in Korea was not, officially, a war, even though men died fighting it. The conditions were unlike those encountered in any other theatre of war. In this novel, based on some of the experiences of the author, we meet men of the 23rd Regiment of the United States Second Infantry Division. The year: 1951. The place: Chipyong-Ni, the scene of the last major offensive by the Red Chinese. In this stark, tough, and at times, crude book, Harry Sanford makes no attempt to psycho-analyse the men, but rather to analyse the situations in which they found themselves. It is a sincerely written story and—the author assures us—a true picture of men at war.