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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Restaurant called "Hemmingway's Bistro" opens in Ernest Hemingway's hometown. Locals embrace new eatery in spite of misspelling   ( divider line
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2004-07-16 04:08:00 PM  
Has anyone read A Farewell to Armms by Ernest Hemmingway? It ammazing.
2004-07-16 04:51:39 PM  
I prefer A Moveable Feast.

/"...You knew there would always be the spring, just as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason."
2004-07-16 04:58:21 PM  
So, they write a boring-ass restaurant review in the Sun-Times about a restaurant in Hemingway's birthplace that changed the name to Hemmingway to avoid lawsuits and licensing fees, and this is grounds for a greenlight? With the "Hemingway Museum" right across the street, nobody really believes they just made a mistake in the sign, right?
2004-07-16 05:57:40 PM  
Me fail english? That's immpossible.
2004-07-16 05:58:19 PM  
I prefer to eat at Hermman Mmellville's Galley.
2004-07-16 05:58:19 PM  
What about "The Son Also Rises" - awesome story.
2004-07-16 05:59:01 PM  
It's clean and well-lighted, and I've heard the food's so good it'll blow your mind.
2004-07-16 05:59:44 PM  
Oh mmy! - Piglet
2004-07-16 06:01:52 PM  


I hear Mmomma loves to eat dinner there.
2004-07-16 06:02:59 PM  
I could speculate about the reason for the extra letter,

I'll speculate. To avoid paying monies to the estate?
2004-07-16 06:04:56 PM  
Hamming Way Bistro? Does Miss Piggy know about this?
2004-07-16 06:05:36 PM  
Reaaalllly a dull article.
2004-07-16 06:09:01 PM  
Marzipanic, you got the Simpson's quote wrong.

It's UNpossible.
2004-07-16 06:09:04 PM  
nice, Occams_Electric_Razor.

/5:00pm coach flight to hell
2004-07-16 06:11:37 PM  
What's a Hemmingway?

/doot doot doot
2004-07-16 06:20:59 PM  
Hmmm. I'mm mmoving into a condo about 4 blocks away from that place in two weeks. Guess I'll have to try it out and see if it is worth embracing in spite of misspelling...

Hard to imagine it would be more worthwhile than Cafe le Coq around the corner though. Great new French place. Truly.
2004-07-16 06:21:26 PM  
The locals were able to oversee it because it was an earnest mistake.
2004-07-16 06:23:43 PM  
Not to be confused with "The Lemmingway Bistro".
2004-07-16 06:28:58 PM  
I am fairly confident this has to do with intellectual property rights, not spelling problems.
2004-07-16 06:29:54 PM  
Since I couldn't have said it better, I'll just repeat it:

I am fairly confident this has to do with intellectual property rights, not spelling problems.
2004-07-16 06:32:32 PM  
Let me be the first to say:

I amm fairly confident this has to do with intellectual property rights, not spelling problems.
2004-07-16 06:35:27 PM  
Seth The Wide

Take another look at Marzipanic's post.
2004-07-16 06:37:39 PM  
I bet the guy spelled it wrong on purpose and no one understand him.
2004-07-16 06:40:20 PM  
I think I'll pick up "For Whom the Bell Toils" this weekend.
2004-07-16 06:41:07 PM  
Brilliant. They avoid paying the Hemingway family but instead have to pay Nelly for his property rights.
2004-07-16 06:44:29 PM  
Jack frost nipping at your nooose..

2004-07-16 06:44:31 PM  
I actually think that despite the spelling alteration, the restaurant would be vulnerable to a right of publicity challenge, which means that if this is a protective measure, it's pretty useless.
2004-07-16 06:52:58 PM  
Still isn't as goog as the kosher menu over at Ezzra Poundd's. And after dinner, there's always a fencing match. Good times!
2004-07-16 06:54:20 PM  
Goog? I mean good
2004-07-16 06:58:25 PM  
If anyone has time, please turn the following works of fiction into p0rno movie titles. Huge golf claps, snaps, and cookies for the best.

The Sun Also Rises,1926; The Torrents of Spring, 1926; A Farewell to Arms, 1929; To Have and Have Not, 1937; For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940; Across the River and into the Trees, 1950; The Old Man and the Sea, 1952; Islands in the Stream, 1970

I'll start with "The Son Always Rises"
2004-07-16 06:59:25 PM  
"The Old Man and his Seamen"
2004-07-16 07:08:21 PM  
One m or two, he still beet his wife
2004-07-16 07:14:54 PM  

The Cock Also Rises
The Torrents of Cum
A Farewell to Clothes
To Have and Have Again
For Whom the Big Poles
Across the River and onto Her Knees
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers gettin' it on
The Old Man and the Anal Gape

/that last one is a bit of a stretch
2004-07-16 07:18:34 PM  
Any other Oak Park farkers out there? I live at Washington and Ridgeland and occasionally put relatives up at the Wright Inn. Would love to meet at Khyber Pass some time for samosas and fark chat.
2004-07-16 07:21:16 PM  
The Old Man And The Semen

of course
2004-07-16 07:28:50 PM  

I went to high school in Oak Park. Unfortunately I don't get back there very often anymore.

It doesn't seem odd at all that they have a restaurant named after the guy. The high school has a room devoted to the man despite the fact that he left there fairly young and complained about how much he hated the place.
2004-07-16 07:37:36 PM  
Damn, I came on here to offer the local perspective, but it seems I've been beaten to it. For the record though, I'd just like to point out that the appropriateness that 'Write Inn' is also a misspelling of one of Oak Park's other famous inhabitants: Frank Lloyd Wright. You can also credit us with Homer Simpson, Tarzan, and McDonald's, as long as you're at it.

Polypi: would you perchance be the former Ms. Wurtz? I went to oprf two years behind you....Math team, and friday afternoons with Mrs. Price...
2004-07-16 07:41:45 PM  

Holy crap. Yes I would be. So nice to see that OPRF did indeed produce a few farkers.
2004-07-16 07:43:33 PM  
And of course I can't actually guess who you are from those clues. There were several folks who did both...
2004-07-16 07:48:47 PM  
Matt Hill OPRF '01--tall skinny blond guy, dated the other Jessie back then in the day.... Alternatively, I'm not Anne, Nathan, Griner, Sabina, or any of those folks. IM me some time: Amphora6.
2004-07-16 07:49:39 PM  
Also, I'm pretty sure Nathan is a farker too
2004-07-16 08:10:39 PM  
There's a Hemingway's on Pensacola Beach in Florida. But it's just this overpriced crappy restaurant.
2004-07-16 08:16:54 PM  
I lived most of my life in Oak Park. Graduated OPRF in 1993. Lived at Washington and Scoville.
2004-07-16 08:22:47 PM  
Aww, it's almost like a tiny little reunion of Oak Park people. Fark is such a great place.
2004-07-16 08:23:02 PM  
Let me give you some grades. . .

The Cock Also Rises --> "A", can see it
The Torrents of Cum --> "D", a bit edgy; don't think I'd rent it
AA Farewell to Clothes --> "A", again, nice
To Have and Have Again --> "A", yup works for me
For Whom the Big Poles --> uhhhh
Across the River and onto Her Knees --> well
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers gettin' it on --> yeeh
The Old Man and the Anal Gape --> hhhuuuhh

Hell, you get straight A's.

/here's your golf clap and cookie
/that last one is a bit of a stretch
2004-07-16 08:25:21 PM  
Steak au Poivre with mashed potatoes? A crime, sir, I tell you a crime. And just what mineral does the pepper resemble? Asbestos? Midwestern food reviews are a real hoot.
2004-07-16 10:42:29 PM  
OPRF math team huh? Heh, I graduated from Fenwick in '95, and math team was one of my activities for a while. I lived about a block from Peterson's Ice Cream, near most of the FLW houses there.

actingcaptain: I see moonrings in your bio. I'm 99% sure that my current roommate in Hyde Park is a friend of yours and was out at your place last week or maybe two weeks ago. Small world. I work in travel too, and he's asked me before if I've heard of moonrings. I'll ask David to put us in touch sometime; getting samosas at my favorite Indian place is always a good thing.
2004-07-16 11:03:21 PM  

How could you forget To Have Pot?
2004-07-16 11:16:37 PM  
You all should head out to Oxford Mississippi and catch the William Faulkner McDonald's.

/not kidding
2004-07-16 11:20:23 PM  
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