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An odd request, perhaps -- food to bring to a protest? 
 
Jun. 28, 2012 4:50 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2012 8:56 pm
I'd like to ask the AR community about what kind of food I should make/bring for a protest.

It is a peaceful demonstration, held at Purdue University in Indiana, to protest the appointment of Indiana governor Mitch Daniels as the new president of the university, which is my alma mater.  (I could go into the many reasons why he should not be the president of Purdue, but I won't because I'm lazy, so Google it and it will be obvious.  A brief but more detailed explanation is at my blog -- http://tempuri.org?link=new)  The police and the university have granted permission and compliance with the event, which will ensue under 90+ degree heat.  

I am in charge of bringing the food, both for the activists and the audience.  I've been asked to accommodate vegetarianism, but that isn't my exclusive recipe choice.  

What can I bring that...
(a) will be awesome;
(b) could make almost anyone happy; and
(c) won't get disgusting in the current Midwestern drought?

Thanks much.  
 
Comments
Jun. 28, 2012 5:24 pm
I went to Purdue, Entomology, Major, I am not sure why you oppose him since he has done many good things. Like removing Dues that state employees were paying to unions. Took Cost Cutting matters so the government in the sate would not be as bloated with waste. Of course if your a liberal you may not like cost cutting because that cuts into the cradle to grave way that liberals and socialist think. Take A 1 Gallon Or More Cooler With Ice Water (Or Gatorade), And 3,000 To 6,000 Calories Per 24 Hours Your Protesting.
 
Lilly 
Jun. 28, 2012 10:11 pm
You might want to ask for recipe suggestions on the "Buzz". But having read a few episodes of your blog I would suggest baby carrots and wine.
 
Jun. 29, 2012 12:41 pm
My how times have changed! The college protests of the 60s and 70s weren't catered affairs.
 
 
 
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