Many are surprised to discover that four species of grasshoppers are kosher (Leviticus ). One might think that this has little practical application to our modern eating habits.But in truth, many leafy vegetables (lettuce, broccoli) often contain insects and must be carefully examined before they can be eaten.For details, see OK_Veggie_Checking_Guide One more point I’d like to add: The commentators say that when we are offered a non-kosher food, rather than decline by saying that we are “grossed out,” it’s actually better to say: “I’d really like that, but since I keep kosher I don’t eat that.” In this way, we communicate the ideals of holiness that the Torah instills, and this can serve as an inspiration to others.We’re leaning toward one another conspiratorially on our red lacquered barstools at a swanky Chelsea bar on a Saturday night. But in reality, I’m a broke freelance writer-editor with a solid Roth IRA, and he’s a salaried magazine editor with no 401(k). When I ask the 35-year-old magazine editor why his retirement piggy bank is empty, he responds charmingly, “What's the point? This cocktail is more delicious than an IV as an octogenarian." I laugh, but I’m confused.Since writing it I’ve been learning more about the grasshopper, and about its relationship with another beautiful old vane, the great nine-foot dragon that flies above Wren’s magnificent steeple of St.Mary-le-Bow: It’s rather lovely to reflect that the dragon has been up there, taking all that the Thames valley’s gusty weather can throw at it, for more than three centuries, dating back to the rebuilding of St. Records show that a sum of £4 was paid to Edward Pearce, Mason, for carving the wooden model on which the dragon was based; and that a further £38 was paid to Robert Bird, the coppersmith who made the dragon itself.""I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same.""Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
Hyde calls her "Grasshopper" and tells her to shine.
In the Forman driveway, Eric asks Kelso if he's really coming to dinner; Kelso asks why not, since Jackie dumped him and he needed a girlfriend, and Laurie is it.
My last post on London’s weathervanes ended with a brief mention of the eleven-foot golden grasshopper of the Royal Exchange.
Red finds out that Kelso is dating Laurie and decides to set him straight.
In the Forman basement, Hyde, Jackie, Fez and Eric are playing Monopoly; Jackie says that it's just like real life, as she has the most money; Eric offers her his money if she'll go away, but Hyde says that having Jackie there is better than having Laurie there.