Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:46 AM
Hopefully you aren't TOO sick of questions of this type. Heck, I get asked all of the time by people if I'm related to John Lurie, the musician (no) or more recently Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Eagles (very distantly, I believe), but I suppose it's not quite the same.
3rd cousin, once removed, of Bob Lurie, former owner of the San Francisco Giants
Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:15 PM
Wine was pretty much non-existent when I was a kid, although later in his life my father started to really enjoy wine, just at the point when I was getting interested in it too, so it was a lot of fun to discover together.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:44 PM
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:34 PM
Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:08 AM
Obviously you've twigged to my secret plan, Shaw.
I was actually thinking, when planning the pre-interview, that I could riff on one of a few different Saturday Night Live characters. I could do an Emily Litella and simply confuse Eric Asimov with Isaac Asimov; or I could do a Chris Farley Show-style interview
In trade for a signed first edition of The Gods Themselves, sure.
by the way, Mr. Lurie, are you the guy to hit up for Giants tickets next time I'm in SF?
I suppose the heart of my question was less the "relative of a celeb" thing than the fact that Isaac was pretty well known for making himself expert on, and writing about, anything which interested him. I suppose there's some level of curiousity whether or not that's a family trait, or at the very least if Isaac's explorations ever included food and wine in a way in which included his family. I realize though that it's sort of like asking Arthur C. Clarke's nephew if he taught him to scuba dive simply because his uncle lives in a tropical paradise.
And, of course, there's no denying that one's own parents are usually more likely to have a direct effect. Then again, my Dad never got me Giants tickets back when ol' cuz Bob had the team, so I guess the parents can only do so much.
Distant relation of 1940's bodybuilding champ Dan Lurie
Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:46 AM
I do think Shaw would look good in a hairnet.....
Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:48 PM
You look lovely in red. Your lips seem to match. How? Perhaps the steam. Um...er... not that I notice the lips of other men.
I'm getting the impression that Eric doesn't want to talk about his Issac's influence so much. I'm wondering when John will get the point.
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Ecole de Cuisine: Culinary School Los Angeles
Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:15 PM
Besides, haven't I paid enough, having to see that picture of Steven in a hairnet? And I managed to drag all of you down right along with me in the process.
Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:52 PM
This is probably the time for me to make it clear that I'm not related to the Buxbaum methode of grading wine.
. . . We're just bantering now.
. . . Steven in a hairnet? And I managed to drag all of you down right along with me in the process.
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