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  • noun Plural form of poached egg.


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  • "Arguing about transcending the I-concept,'reducing' the 'power' of the ego or what-not, is merely evidence of continued belief in the reality of that which, being a concept, is totally unreal.

    It's like a man saying, 'I am perfectly sane: I know that I am not a poached egg, indeed I am busily engaged in unpoaching myself and soon I will not even need a piece of toast in order to sit down.'"

    --Wei Wu Wei, "Why Lazarus Laughed" p.18

    June 3, 2007

  • Love it!

    June 4, 2007

  • Increased poaching is driving the humble egg to extinction. :-(

    June 4, 2007

  • I'm actually getting pretty good at it. It's an art, really, keeping those whites from floating all over the place and not breaking the yolk. *considers new career on the brunch line at The Hilton* *not really*

    September 12, 2009