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General Discussion / Re: Unemployment Culture
« Last post by cybercoma on August 11, 2017, 01:16:33 pm »
Ok.  Ontario Burningman is in the books.

Next, a few weeks on the east coast of the USA.  Wish me luck at the border !
We just got back from Boston. It was a great time. I recommend staying at The Lenox if you're there.
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General Discussion / Re: Drunk Culture
« Last post by cybercoma on August 11, 2017, 01:15:05 pm »
The Squid's New-Fangled Old Fashioned

2+oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
Dashes orange bitters
Dashes spruce tip bitters (oh yeah!)
Teaspoon maple syrup
Victoria Distillery cocktail cherry
Damn. I'm all about this. I'll never find spruce tip bitters here, but I'm going to try an old fashioned with orange bitters and maple syrup next time. Thanks for sharing!
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American Politics / Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Last post by cybercoma on August 11, 2017, 01:13:27 pm »
I think this was me, but because the post is gone I have no idea what I said that was moderated.
It was me for sure. I used a different word for Huckabee.
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General Discussion / Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Last post by cybercoma on August 11, 2017, 01:12:05 pm »
A tapas bar I sometimes go to makes a shrimp and scallop ceviche that I like. I would eat it more often, except paying $9 for a small serving of food seems pretty extravagant. As the chef explained it to me, the idea is that instead of being cooked with heat, the seafood is cooked using the acid in the lime juice.  It made me wonder if there are other ways of cooking things without using heat.

 -k
This is sort of true. They sometimes say that because people are squeamish about eating raw food. The acid doesn't actually cook it at all, but it does start to break down the proteins which is why they say it does and the acidity will also kill any bacteria.

Fun fact....if you've ever had a stinging feeling in your mouth after eating pineapple, that's because pineapple has an enzyme that's actually trying to digest you. When you eat pineapple, it eats you back.
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General Discussion / Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Last post by dia on August 11, 2017, 08:46:04 am »
Quote from: kimmy

Birdseed and Baby Red Oak Lettuce might be fine for you lightweights, but a body like this needs fuel!


 -k

Gotta keep the Kim-bobbles bobbling!
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General Discussion / Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Last post by kimmy on August 11, 2017, 12:20:03 am »
Today I went on a lunchtime walk with a work colleague.  She noticed that even though it's smoky and I have asthma, I am walking much more quickly than I was a couple of weeks ago.  I'm surprised by this because due to some life-events, I have actually exercised less than usual for the past three weeks.   

 bah!

I found when I was completely vegetarian, I had a lot more energy and felt better.  You know how at suppertime, you have that heavy, full, "I just want to lay on the couch" feeling?  I found that after I ate vegetarian, I didn't have that feeling. 

 pff!


You two are both banned from the Girls Who Eat Meat Adventure Club.  >:(


Birdseed and Baby Red Oak Lettuce might be fine for you lightweights, but a body like this needs fuel!


 -k
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American Politics / Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Last post by segnosaur on August 11, 2017, 12:11:46 am »
This one always annoyed me. Trump was never named Drumpf, nor was his father or grandfather or great-grandfather... in fact the "Drumpf" surname was allegedly dropped sometime in the 1600s.  Suggesting that the guy ought to go by a surname his family dropped hundreds of years ago is asinine. Quite different from the show-biz practice of using a stage-name, as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (and many others) do.
First of all, while there are some reports that the Drumpf name was changed in the 1600s, there is fairly strong evidence that the change was much more recent... by his Grandfather, so while Trump may not have used the name 'Drumph', the name 'Trump' may not be that old.

http://www.snopes.com/donald-drumpf/

Secondly, the name 'Stewart' isn't just a stage name; Jon Stewart legally changed it, and while it may have benefited his career, it appears the main reason was due to a poor relationship with his father.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Stewart#Early_life

So, there are legal and moral reasons to refer to Jon as 'Stewart'. Yet Trump thought it was fair game to attempt to refer to him by a name that Stewart isn't known by legally, and who doesn't want to be referred to for personal reasons..
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The reason it annoys me is that many of us from non-English backgrounds have different surnames from what our ancestors did. Dad's Swedish grandparents adopted an Anglicized spelling of their name when they arrived in the New World. Mom's family name is 6 letters shorter than what her her Eastern European ancestors went by. I feel like if you're mocking Trump because his ancestors changed the family name in the 1600s, you're also mocking a lot of people whose families changed their names a lot more recently.
No, I'm mocking Trump for being a hypocrite. If he had actually said "It made sense for Jon Stewart to change his name", I probably wouldn't be be talking about Drumph. Heck, even if he had remained silent about Stewart's name change I would have had less to criticize him for. Its the fact that he attacked others for changing their name (for reasons that were just as valid as his ancestors changing their name from Drumph to Trump) that I am criticizing him.
 
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General Discussion / Re: All purpose music thread!
« Last post by kimmy on August 10, 2017, 11:40:18 pm »
...but why have fake Morricone when you can have real Morricone?

The blood-curdling "Silhouette of Doom" is from the 1966 movie "Navajo Joe", but is far better known to younger audiences from the "Kill Bill" movies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1OYXamk2Vc


Ennio was a busy man in 1966! The Ecstacy of Gold is from the 1966 movie "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly", but younger audiences might be more familiar with it by way of Metallica, as Metallica have long used The Ecstacy of Gold as an intro for their concerts. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" main theme itself is, of course, one of the most iconic motion picture themes ever, but The Ecstacy of Gold is one of those pieces of music that just makes my spine tingle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYI09PMNazw

 -k
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General Discussion / Re: All purpose music thread!
« Last post by kimmy on August 10, 2017, 11:24:31 pm »
I am not a video game person, but there are a few video games that I have become very fond of.  One of them is the Borderlands series. One thing about the Borderlands games is that they've employed music to great effect.  From well-chosen songs like "No Rest For The Wicked" by Cage The Elephant and "No Place For A Hero" by The Heavy, to a musical score, the music blends with the artwork and contributes to the game's atmosphere.

I've recently started playing a Borderlands spin-off called "Tales from the Borderlands", which is set in the same world and builds on the Borderlands lore. Tales continues the musical tradition of the series.  This is the main theme from the game.   It's obvious that they wanted something that sounds like Ennio Morricone. I think this is quite nice, and Ennio himself would probably say "...'ey!  It's-a me!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRxFlQuSHbw


 -k
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General Discussion / Re: Drunk Culture
« Last post by kimmy on August 10, 2017, 11:10:15 pm »
Wow! That sounds extremely Canadian!

What are Spruce Tip Bitters? I've never heard of it before. Does it taste like Buckley's Mixture?

 -k
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