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Are You Going To Finish That Croissant

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Carole Stephens
• Monday, 14 December, 2020
• 9 min read

Was used by Carl Wheeler in Season 3, Episode 1 of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, “Lights! Danger!,” in response to series' villain Professor Calamitous, impersonating film director Quentin Smith.

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The first Croissant Dreams” video was made on YouTube on March 11th, 2012 by user pivotman111, gaining over 19,000 views (shown below, left). On March 13th, “The Adventures of Carl Wheeler” was uploaded by thatdarnaccount parodying the Else Loves Flanders from The Simpsons.

Lots of artwork and videos can be found on #are you going to finish that croissant and #Carl Wheeler tags on Tumblr or on /r/Cartwheeled on Reddit. Video was linked on Reddit's /r/DeepIntoYouTube Subreddit and received 427 votes (95% up votes).

Years later, the scene continues to be a ripe source of parody YouTube Poop videos. On February 7th, 2017, Crane uploaded a Sound clown edit of the scene, gaining over 325,000 views (shown below, right).

Jean Michel Maynard, cookbook author and chef and owner of La Renaissance, knows a thing or two about what makes a good croissant, admitting “just like lavender, cicadas and figs, they've always been part of my life”. There are so many pressure points when it comes to the flaky French treat, making it something of a nightmare for pastry novices, but if you ask Maynard, it's the little details that are going to help you avoid a baking disaster and take your croissants to the next level.

The prissier, who recently published his first cookbook The French Baker (Murdoch Books), caught up with 9Kitchen to discuss what makes the best croissant. Laminating and layering skills don't come overnight, but there is one easy way to ensure your croissants are immediately ahead of the pack.

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Meanwhile, poach the eggs in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Top the cheese half with a poached egg and slices of Parma Ham then finish with the top croissant half.

A definite anti-hero tries to solve a disappearing case while guiding us through underground Barcelona (to be noted that his experience is zero). Plot-wise the novel has the lot; mystery, suspense, high-class society issues and perversions, sects, paramilitary organizations.

Main method of the humor delivery being the constant, delightful, and cynical internal monkeys interesting, and hilarious. A definite anti-hero tries to solve a disappearing case while guiding us through underground Barcelona (to be noted that his experience is zero).

Plot-wise the novel has the lot; mystery, suspense, high-class society issues and perversions, sects, paramilitary organizations. The writing is great, and the story moves very well, BUT... there was a twist at the end which I thought ruined the book.

I later found out that it was originally written in Spanish and was later translated to German, so there are occasionally some interesting phrases that appear. However, it is pretty good so far, and I did find out that the best thing that can happen to a croissant is to be spread with butter.

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That's deep. So I bought this book simply because it was in German and the title is “The best thing that can happen to a croissant, ” which of course sparked my interest. I later found out that it was originally written in Spanish and was later translated to German, so there are occasionally some interesting phrases that appear.

The first 2/3 read like “The Rum Diaries” meets “Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo.” And the last third felt like a sort of mystery/SCIFI action movie (filtered through a boozy lens, of course).

I assume it's even better in the original Spanish, but the translator was obviously amazing, and the fact that it was in British English only added to its charms. If The Dude from The Big Lebowski discussed philosophy and lived in Barcelona, he would love the main character, Pablo, from this book.

Very modern, with lots of sex, drugs, money, alcohol, and creepy secret cults. I'm something of a wastrel, but a character who is dissolute to the point of it becoming the major cataloged event of the book with an “oh by the way,” that reduces the other action to a subplot does not appeal to me.

The guy is a total waste, and to paint him large serves nothi4.0/10 OK, I suppose I have a knee-jerk reaction to these types of books from reading Henry Miller. I'm something of a wastrel, but a character who is dissolute to the point of it becoming the major cataloged event of the book with an “oh by the way,” that reduces the other action to a subplot does not appeal to me.

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You know those people who think that they have such a great sense of humor, that it would be a shame to deprive the humanity of it for even a second, so they always talk and act as if after every sentence they utter, there should be a rim shot? To be honest, he would probably have much harder time to maintain this messy lifestyle of his, without his stinking rich family, even though he is usually not taking (much) advantage of them.

And there is an intriguing plot to lead the reader to that end, there is mystery, a black lotus esprit aka The Beast aka Buffer (belongs to the aforementioned brother, “The First”, who keeps the perfect public appearance, but has his number of sordid little secrets, no worry), loads of carousing, fornicating, and substance abuse, an online metaphysical club, 13-year-old first-class hacker from Germany, a professor of philosophy from Ireland, a head waiter/criminal mastermind, a Secret Society (believe me, it really deserves capitalization), more than a touch of Spanish surrealism and not only in the dream sequences. In some moments it reminded me of The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, not in contents, but in flavor.

I found myself equal parts entertained and disgusted by the main character, Pablo Miracles. I knew from the moment he answered the phone with his mouth full that I’d stumbled upon a character with voice (even if he couldn’t use it very well stuffed with croissant).

Pablo is a fat slob who spends money quicker than he receives it (courtesy of the family fortune) and does everything he can to ensure alcohol never leaves his system. I found myself equal parts entertained and disgusted by the main character, Pablo Miracles.

I knew from the moment he answered the phone with his mouth full that I’d stumbled upon a character with voice (even if he couldn’t use it very well stuffed with croissant). Pablo is a fat slob who spends money quicker than he receives it (courtesy of the family fortune) and does everything he can to ensure alcohol never leaves his system.

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But when his brother goes missing, he quickly steps up to the plate, investigating, and inventing phony names in an utterly outrageous manner. If the title makes the book sound quirky and bizarre, you aren’t mistaken.

There are some truly outrageous scenes that made me laugh out loud like when Pablo goes to the post office to pick up an important envelope (re: clue) and the clerk refuses to hand it over without a notification slip despite Pablo having the correct identification to pick it up. When the clerk refuses Pablo’s request to see a supervisor, he threatens to stand on a chair and jerk off.

When the clerk still refuses and threatens to call the police, Pablo counters with, “Do what you have to do, but warn them to bring a couple of sponges because they’ll be able to open a sperm bank with all the come I’m going to leave on that wall. The classic underachiever, Pablo Jose lives off a stipend from his ridiculously wealthy family.

He spends his time sleeping, soliciting prostitutes, smoking hash, drinking heavily and maintaining electronic correspondence with members of an online metaphysical philosophy group all while slumming in an apartment owned by his father. The back cover compared Russet’s first novel to John Kennedy Toole’s CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES. The classic underachiever, Pablo Jose lives off a stipend from his ridiculously wealthy family.

He spends his time sleeping, soliciting prostitutes, smoking hash, drinking heavily and maintaining electronic correspondence with members of an online metaphysical philosophy group all while slumming in an apartment owned by his father. The back cover compared Russet’s first novel to John Kennedy Toole’s CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES. I couldn’t finish Toole’s novel because I hated his character so much that it made my teeth hurt.

Russet’s character, although he shares some traits (and even compares himself to Ignatius), is immensely more likable. The plot was a makeshift mystery, Pablo’s older brother, head of the family company, goes missing, and he is put on the trail by his sister-in-law.

In other words: if you are one of those who think that The Vinci's Code is a piece of trash; this book is just not for you. Oh; man! I hope that a couple of weeks reading some good books will make me forget about this way of talking and writing.

There are about 500 pages of expectation; and then you get to an end that can be anything from extraterrestrial abduction to spiritual and living death world. I read this mainly to improve mi Ethanol, but ended up greatly enjoying it nonetheless.

Not a lot happens in it in conventional terms, but what does happen does so stylishly and idiosyncratically that it's worth the read. It's a richly allusive book, with plenty of interesting references both modern and medieval, and in that latter respect it reminded me of Eco, especially the conspiracy stuff relating to medieval masonic-type sects still operating in the heart of Europe. I read this mainly to improve mi Ethanol, but ended up greatly enjoying it nonetheless.

Not a lot happens in it in conventional terms, but what does happen does so stylishly and idiosyncratically that it's worth the read. It's a richly allusive book, with plenty of interesting references both modern and medieval, and in that latter respect it reminded me of Eco, especially the conspiracy stuff relating to medieval masonic-type sects still operating in the heart of Europe. But there are plenty of funny musings to keep you reading, and by the end I was genuinely perplexed as to what was real and what was just a story...

The pacing is odd, there are loose ends everywhere, although some of those are sort of half-assedly tied up at the last moment in an epilogue. The twist at the end is strange and takes the whole story to a level of barely to be believed.

It was only published in 2001, but the details of dial-up internet/paper trail investigation etc made the reading experience feel quite weird. It was only published in 2001, but the details of dial-up internet/paper trail investigation etc made the reading experience feel quite weird.

Although the book is a little drawn out and excessive, Pablo makes up for the redundancy with his stylistic wit, humor, and fondness of vocabulary. The novel is somewhere between an absurd adventure and witty mystery, with some philosophical self-discovery thrown in as well… oh and a lot of drugs and alcohol.

No, it isn't literary fiction and no, you will not gain a greater sense of life after reading it, but what you will undoubtedly get is a brilliantly written page turner, with a well written, fat, depraved, useless main character, and an intriguing and mostly believable plot. It's laugh out loud funny (even for those of us who do not find general humor worthy of mention) and has been one of the books I suggest to people for a really long time.

No, it isn't literary fiction and no, you will not gain a greater sense of life after reading it, but what you will undoubtedly get is a brilliantly written page turner, with a well written, fat, depraved, useless main character, and an intriguing and mostly believable plot. It's laugh out loud funny (even for those of us who do not find general humor worthy of mention) and has been one of the books I suggest to people for a really long time.

I chuckled at our slacker's witty repartee early on but by the 10th chapter it was repetitive and got in the way of the otherwise intriguing plot. The main character is lovable, in a gross sort of way, and it has adventure and mystery packed into an exercise in metaphysics.

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