Cook 6 thinly sliced garlic cloves and a pinch of crushed red pepper in 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat until the garlic is golden, about 6 minutes. Crush a 28-ounce cans of plum tomatoes into the skillet with your hands. Rinse the can with about 1 cup water and add to the sauce. Add a handful of torn basil leaves and season with salt. Increase the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until thick, 20 to 25 minutes. Makes sauce for 1 pound of pasta.
The countdown had stalled at 'T' minus 69 seconds when Desiree, the first
female ape to go up in space, winked at me slyly and pouted her thick,
rubbery lips unmistakably -- the first of many such advances during what
would prove to be the longest, and most memorable, space voyage of my
-- Winning sentence, 1985 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.
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