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Andrew C (✔)
RT @kstreethipster: That escalated quickly
RT @kstreethipster: That escalated quickly
hahaha that one made me laugh snort some OJ - Steve C Team Marina
I emailed this image to Mr. 12 at school. He replied, "Well, we have 2 of them. Why not get one more?" - Steele Lawman
Rejected sequel to the Cats & Dogs films - Johnny from iPhone
Laugh in 5 languages, though. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Cats, Dogs, and Hitler: a new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. - John (bird whisperer)
^LOL - vicster
Andy Bakun
Will terrorist threats work to shut down the making and release of Michael Bay movies too?
We're not that lucky. - Steven Perez
Stop Sandler First! - Steve C Team Marina
See, you don't get it... Michael Bay IS the terrorist. - Johnny
Ohhhhhh Johnny is on a watch list now - Steve C Team Marina
Last night I learnt that Americans don't usually like sauce on their steak... Or butter the bread in a sandwich... Is this true?
Yes to both - for me, anyway. Had quite a shock learning what a bacon butty was. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
So if I made a tomato sandwich (white buttered bread with sliced tomato and a little salt) would this get me weird looks? - Johnny from iPhone
i make tomato sandwiches like that with mayonnaise instead of butter. - kendrak
If the steak is a really good cut of meat, and it's cooked & seasoned properly, then I won't use any sauce. But I have a hard time believing Americans don't like sauce on their steak - what's your definition of sauce? Barbecue, Worcestershire sauce, or...? As for buttering the bread in a sandwich, I don't know that you'd get weird looks, but you might if you buttered your bread then added another condiment, such as mayonnaise. - Corinne L
Do you aussies have miracle whip for meat and cheese sandwiches? - Joe
Corinne... I do. Bread and butter is the base then stuff like mayo gets added on. Joe, no. - Johnny from iPhone
The steak thing doesn't sound right to me, at least for the south and midwest. It's pretty rare to not see someone putting A1, BBQ sauce, Tabasco, or somesuch on their steak, if it comes without a sauce. Also, you do your sandwiches like Uli does. But no, I don't know any Americans who use butter as the base. We tend to start with mayo, mustard, ketchup, and/or pickle relish, depending on the sandwich. - Kirsten
We usually use just mayo by itself - either one provides a good fat barrier (so the bread doesn't get soggy from other ingredients.) The sauce thing isn't uncommon, but it doesn't feel like something everyone does one way or the other. I prefer it without in most cases, but like it sometimes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Depends on the cut. I like some A1 or worcester sauce on sirloin. Mayo and mustard for sandwiches. - Rodfather
I would have said that no sauce is the usual. - Steele Lawman
Don't tell anyone else, but I like to put ketchup (or catsup) on my steak. - Joe
Most sandwich places will put in butter only if you ask for it. - Bruce Lewis
A sandwich is a butter delivery system. No butter and it's not a proper sandwich! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Oh see, Helen, that's butter-bread (as it's called in my family, at least). A snack, sure. But not a sandwich. - Kirsten
Buttered bread for sandwiches: Rare, I think (certainly not for me--horseradish sauce or chipotle, depending on the meat). Sauce on steaks: All over the place, but the better the steak, the less likely the sauce, at least for me. - Walt Crawford
My ex-husband was a butter-then-mayo sandwich person until I said to him, "do you realize you're adding a lot of calories doing it that way?" Never crossed his mind because it was the way he was raised (he was from central Pennsylvania & his mom was Pennsylvania Dutch, which may have had a lot to do with it). - Corinne L
I don't generally put butter on sandwiches (unless it's the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich). Usually it's mustard or the like, depending on the other sandwich contents. I don't generally have sauce with steak unless the steak is really dry or tough. I will eat butter on toast or on bread that I eat alongside a meal. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm convinced that this is why a true Aussie restaurant/cafe in the States wouldn't work. There are tiny fundamentals that would shock a lot of folks but the culture isn't exotic enough for people to embrace it. - Johnny
my mom used to put butter underneath the mayo but then she started worrying even more about dad's health. <threadjack> had a "club" sandwich in UAE in a British bar. so not what I had in mind. It was weird and disappointing. - Christina Pikas
A bacon-based sandwich in the UAE? - Johnny
Johnny, I think you could have an authentic cafe, but not a chain restaurant. Those, by nature, smooth out the edges of any cuisine (even American dishes) so it isn't quite what it started as. - Jennifer Dittrich
oh yeah there and Bahrain - not really observant. when I was there. - Christina Pikas
What Jenn said. Americans love to claim they have had authentic [insert cuisine type here] at some obscure restaurant. - Corinne L
I now butter my sandwiches but that's because I'm attached to someone of British extraction. - Sarah from iPhone
I just looked up the menu for Outback Steakhouse. I literally can't. - Johnny
Oh, yeah. I can't imagine that's anyone's native cuisine. - Jennifer Dittrich
No bloomin onion? - Joe
No. - Johnny
Heh. I never really thought of Outback as a place to eat Australian cuisine. It's just where they give you a fat piece of steak and a huge gob of mashed potatoes. - Rodfather
The fact they have opened Outback Steakhouses here in Australia should tell you all you need to know ;) - Johnny
Heh, totally reminds me of the random Taco Bell restaurants you see in Mexico. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm a mustard-only person when it comes to sandwiches, though as a child, my favorite sandwich was peanut butter and butter. When it comes to steaks - I guess I'd have to ask what your definition of steak sauce is. Are you talking like a brown sauce or a BBQ sauce? Or do you mean something like bordelaise or au poivre? Because depending on the type of cuisine under which I'm ordering my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I tend to marinade my steaks so they don't usually call for any sauce after the fact. But I haven't heard of buttering the bread of a sandwich...might have to try that >.> - Chris Topher
I might also clarify, it's only a small amount of butter. More like a scraping than a thick layer ala mayo - Johnny
I'm beginning to be a fan of rub. I used this stuff on some filet mignon and it was awesome. - Rodfather
#random The closest I got to Miracle Whip in London was "salad cream," but it's not the same. I do love me some HP Sauce, though. - Larua Boats from Android
My favourite steak sauces are chilli and lime, mushroom, blue cheese, sweet chilli, creamy pepper sauce and sometimes sweet caramelised onion. If I have a good piece of steak then I tend to go plain but a good balanced sauce in combination with the sides can bring up the whole plate. - Johnny
OK so you're talking proper sauces and not just bottled crap made by Heinz. :D This is why I love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
We have that too, but that's usually only used on the cheap cuts that end up on steak sangas or at BBQs on plastic plates :) - Johnny
I still love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
Caramelized onion? Oh, yes! - Larua Boats from Android
I never heard of butter and mayo together on a sandwich until this one time in Canada. I got off the 401 at a small town somewhere between Toronto and Detroit, found a small sandwich shop, and ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. She took a slice of bread, spread something pale colored on it, then asked me if I wanted mayo. !!! I'm thinking, that wasn't mayo? So I said yes, and then she added mayo on top on what turned out to be butter. - bentley
(silently judges Joe for the ketchup thing) - Marie
I put a patty of butter on my steaks as I grill them. I like sauce on my steak too but then I'm sorta addicted to mashed potatoes and gravy so its more collateral. #gravyoneverythng Butter with mayo is just weird. Butter or mayo slathered on heavy and thick.... #okaymaybeitsjustme - WarLord
I need Melly in on this thread #Alone - Johnny
Butter on a sandwich brings back some middle school memories from when I lived with my mother. She would pack me lunches of salami & cheese sandwiches with butter instead of some other normal type of condiment on it, because she doesn't like mayo or mustard and refuses to buy any. - April Russo
No to either one for me. Why ruin a good steak with sauce of any kind? People in this part of the country (Southeastern Pennsylvania) often butter their bread for sandwiches if they are from a Pennsylvania Dutch background. - Friar Will
Butter on sandwiches is reserved for necessity (PB&J, needs it to help reduce the tacky starchness of the peanut butter and you can't do a proper Grilled Cheese without using butter to fry it), otherwise not really. Sauces, sometimes if the meat isn't great or wasn't already seasoned well, which could be with chili and lime or a good pepper baste. Caramelized onions don't count as a sauce. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cubano sandwiches need butter on them. - Steven Perez
Growing up, the only sandwiches I had with butter were tuna fish with diced pickles. Random, I know. I used A1 on steaks until I learned that it's a waste of a good piece of steak to sully it with steak sauce. I've had a few proper sauces on steak that were pretty good. The norm at steak houses in the US is to get a "plain" steak (marinated and seasoned) and have a few bottles of steak... more... - Jenny H. from Android
"Bread with stuff on it" is still one of the best phrases ever. :D Also - an excellent use for A1 sauce? Tater tots. Yes, I'm a heathen but I'm totally down with it. (C'mon, I'm the person who once stored their russet potatoes in the ice chest while camping; I've earned the right to be a potato heathen!) - Hookuh Tinypants
Depends on the quality of the steak. A good quality well cooked steak needs sauce like Dolly Parton needs stocking stuffers. - Todd Hoff
C to the A to the J..Hey!
So I'm setting a new keyboard and thought I'd ask an odd question. Do you prefer to put the feet out on your keyboard or leave it flat on the desk. (For those interested, I had to get a second keyboard as the mechanical MX Blue keyboard I had was too loud while my wife was broadcasting and recording videos. The sacrifices! :P)
I put the feet down on the keyboard. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I don't have a choice with the Apple wireless keyboard. I liked the feet up with the old school IBM keyboards. With chiclet keyboards, not so much. - Rodfather
up, edit wait i mean down. The feet are extended. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Flat. All the time, forever. - Anika
Flat. Also, I like split ergonomic keyboards. Also also, MS's "Natural 4000" has an optional piece that produces an inverse tilt (the closer side of the keyboard is higher than the far side). I've never used that, but I can see how it might be good. - Andrew C (✔)
Apparently most of the people in my old office liked the "feet" because the second anyone stopped working there, the feet would get snatched to replace broken ones. Sometimes the whole keyboard would get swapped, but they had inventory IDs. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
it depends on the keyboard. - Big Joe Silence
I'm a "feet extended" person. I wonder which is better for flat keyboard. The ergonomic ones are a different breed but I did like the one I used forever long ago. (Not sure what ever really happened to it.) - C to the A to the J..Hey!
I built a 1 inch LEGO row to sit under my Mac keyboard to get it at a higher angle. I learnt on old scalloped clackity IBM keyboards and I can't type flat well. - Johnny
Flat (feet in). - Larua Boats from Android
For my ergonomic setup at work I have to have the feet down to get the appropriate angle on the keyboard versus angle on my keyboard tray versus height of my chair/arms. I got so used to this that I keep the feet down on all my keyboards at home, with the except of the gaming keyboards, which typically come with an angled design that mimics having the feet down anyway. - Hookuh Tinypants
Feet deployed. Absolutely. - bentley
My (old as the hills) MS Natural wireless keyboard has just enough slope without the feet; tried 'em once, didn't feel the need. - Walt Crawford
Straight keyboard, flat, and turned at a 45° angle, with the left side pointing towards me. - April Russo
Depends on the keyboard, but mostly flat. - John (bird whisperer)
Feet out. I'm used to the slight tilt. - rönin
Feet out. I need that tilt. - Steven Perez
Feet out. :) - Jenny H. from Android
My keyboards are standing tall. - Eivind from Android
Victor Ganata
Face it, man. Money trumps freedom. #CapitalismFTW
It's not about freedom, anyway. Sony is "free" to choose whether or not to distribute the film(s), and the theaters are "free" to choose whether or not to show it. They are exercising their freedom, even if the people wanting to see the films don't like their decision. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
It's freedom being trumped by fear at the expense of money. I don't see how Sony are choosing money over freedom. You could say that the money from any possible lawsuits but that's still fear. - Johnny
Exactly. Fear of losing money. If they knew releasing it would make billions of dollars even if people died, you know they totally would. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
A Seth Rogen and James Franco movie grossing a billion dollars? Yeah, ok. I see. - Johnny
Also, Sony pulled the film's theatrical release after the theaters said they wouldn't show it. Even if it did make a billion (how ever straw man that is), the theaters would only see a fraction of that, not to mention putting their staff in the line of fire. If the theater owners still said yes, this would be released next week. - Johnny
From Salon: I guess the answer was foreordained, but like so much that happens in America these days, it’s an answer that reveals our tremendous weakness and spectacular cowardice, our hilarious and pathetic tendency to resemble the proverbial elephant cringing before a mouse - WarLord
My point exactly. Sony is not going to make money if no theater is showing it, and a lot of theaters don't want to show it because of the risk of liability and because they think the threats will keep people away from all of the movies they're showing. Ergo, fear of losing money. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"If even 5 percent of nervous parents kept the family home on Christmas, every holiday blockbuster would have taken a hit." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"The truth is, America's commitment to free speech is dwarfed by our commitment to capitalism. Seth Rogen can stand in his house and say anything he wants about Kim Jong-un – but Sony has the choice to fund him, and even if it agrees, AMC can still pull the plug. The corporation, not the individual, has always had the power to decide what movie is a thoughtcrime. We're just only now visibly seeing the suits flex their clout." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Or piss off China and risk future distribution deals. - Rodfather
Mark Trapp
Holy majoly, Sony completely scraps "The Interview" release:
Holy majoly, Sony completely scraps "The Interview" release:
I am betting they will release it sometime within the next few months...maybe even hold it for the summer. - Chris Topher
That's what I was wondering: seems nuts to vault it forever. Maybe if they get who's behind it in the US and dissipate the threat. - Mark Trapp
They were careful with their words: "we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release." Doesn't mean it's never going to have a release and streaming/DVD is still very much in play. - Johnny
Victor Ganata
Even though the optics look terrible and it looks like they're caving to terrorists, I think Sony realizes they're going to lose a fuckton of money on this movie and they're pulling the plug solely for financial reasons. #capitalismFTW
It might not be worth it for international markets. The CEO of Sony wanted a graphic scene of Kim Jong Un blowing up altered. - Rodfather
I think they're now going to make a butt-tonne of cash in the streaming and DVD market. Forbidden fruit and a FUCK YOU to North Korea? Gold mine. - Johnny
Plus, except for a few YouTube ads, the only times I've heard about the movie is from back in June or the recent hacks. They could have a tiny advertising spend. - Johnny
It's been all over the commercials here. Every damn TV show I watch has ads for that film. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah its all over commercials here. Lots of promos on Comedy Central especially...they even were on @Midnight promoting the film. - Chris Topher
Yeah, I think they've burned a lot of money trying to make this happen despite how the hacking has wreaked havoc on their other productions, but someone must've seen the balance sheet and said fuck it, totally not worth it. - Victor Ganata
If you ordered @CAH's Bullshit pack and are now genuinely upset that you got actual bullshit, ummmm really dude? It's CAH for fuck sake.
They also made it extremely clear that that's what you were going to get. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Even so, it's still CAH. Suspect everything :) - Johnny
I secretly hoped it was a joke, and I'd have something neat for younger brother for Christmas, which us why I ordered it. And when I got crap? oh well - of course I laughed! - ellbeecee
But still, those 30,000 pieces of bullshit are a very limited edition. Not sure anyone can ever pull that trick again. They will be a collectors item in a few years. - Johnny
What carrier was willing to ship that shit? - Eric - ill subliminal
They said it was sterilized so I would assume it would be safe to transport. Also that's why it was US/Canada only. I know from experience that any type of animal product is a pain in the ass to send cross borders. - Johnny
I'm guessing that might also be part of why it took them longer than expected to ship it out. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Andrew C (✔)
So in Ep 1, the Republic sent their cult paramilitary (Jedi) to "negotiate". Imagine if the US sent Blackwater VPs to negotiate treaties.
How do you know we don't? :-P - John (bird whisperer)
Well, by ep 4, it sure seems like belief in the Force is a fringe belief, so I stand by my choice of words. - Andrew C (✔)
Except cult doesn't mean religion, it means the following of a person. The Force is actually a thing with no single leader or personality at it's core. - Johnny
I feel like "cult" doesn't have to have a _person_ at its center, just some particular thing. - Andrew C (✔)
cult - (noun) a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. - Big Joe Silence
So physics is a cult. - Johnny
Doctor Who is a cult. :-) - C to the A to the J..Hey! from Android
OED 2a (1 is "now rare"): " A particular form or system of religious worship or veneration, esp. as expressed in ceremony or ritual directed towards a specified figure or object. " and 2b: "A relatively small group of people having (esp. religious) beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister, or as exercising excessive control over members." - Andrew C (✔)
The Force and it's study was a manipulation of the working universe. It wasn't a belief in a higher power. The Jedi are no more than hydroelectric engineers. They tap into the water's energy but they don't worship it, they manipulate it. - Johnny
By Episode 4, at least Admiral Motti thinks the Force is just sorcery and conjuring tricks and Han Solo thinks the Force is hokey, so, dictionary definitions aside, I don't think Andrew is way off base there. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
the Jedis and The Force have both been badly mangled by retconning. most of Star Wars, too. - Big Joe Silence
also, midichlorians. *drops mic* - Big Joe Silence
But Victor, Andrew is talking about Episode 1 when it was common knowledge and practically applied. - Johnny
And in the gap between Ep 3 and 4, the whole notion of the Jedi was wiped out. All practitioners and knowledge was exterminated by the Empire. Of course you're left with rumours but that doesn;t negate that it was real and practically utilized. - Johnny
"The Jedi are no more than hydroelectric engineers. " ... who call their headquarters a "Temple". C'mon! - Andrew C (✔)
Like the Masons! - Jennifer Dittrich
"in the gap between Ep 3 and 4, the whole notion of the Jedi was wiped out." -- isn't that gap less than two decades? Awfully short time to forget certain people used to be able to lift many tons with space magic. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew - I think the basic idea is that the empire wiped out everyone that believed in/practiced The Force, so only those that were ignorant of it are left. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
They wiped out the Jedi, but wiping out everyone who's ever seen a Jedi do Jedi tricks would be a lot more people to kill / suppress. - Andrew C (✔)
There's also a matter of tyrannical suppression. Luke's aunt and uncle obviously know about The Force, but are deathly afraid to talk about it. After all, they ended up blowing up a whole planet in episode 4. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"It's interesting that both Han Solo and Motti refer to the Jedi as a "religion." Even Grand Moff Tarkin, who witnessed Jedi abilities during the Clone Wars, refers to Vader as "all that's left of their religion."" -- - Andrew C (✔)
Semantics are a cult! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
I still don't know if the Jedi supported or opposed the trade tariffs that started the story of Ep 1.
The Republic levelled taxes on trade. The Trade Federation opposed the taxes but also set up the blockade of Naboo as cover for the invasion which would have triggered the need for the clone armies. Their promised payoff was no taxes under Palpatine's rule. The Jedi, as supporters of democracy, were sent to negotiate the end to the illegal blockade. It's akin to me setting up a blockade... more... - Johnny
The Jedi are a kind of adjunct police/military, but they're not exactly under any government control and on top of it, they're also a religious cult as well. - Andrew C (✔)
The Pontifical Swiss Guard. - Johnny
And I would say the Jedi order is more occult than cult - Johnny
Also, sending your (somewhat affiliated) cult paramilitary force to "negotiate" is a pretty aggressive move. It'd be a bit like the US sending a Blackwater VP to negotiate. - Andrew C (✔)
If China was to park warships in the Taiwanese Strait (the Trade Federation blockaded with warships full of a driod army), you're not going to send your junior diplomat to have a chat. Remember too that the Trade Federation were supporters of Confederacy Of Independent Systems which were at war with the Republic... but the most important thing to remember is the Jedi was sent by the... more... - Johnny
Sarah G.
Just realized in the song "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus", it's the dad dressed as Santa and the mom is NOT committing adultery w/ Santa
For as smart as you are, damn Glassmeyer, you can be slow sometimes. - sglassme
You are the second person I've heard say that they didn't get this nuance of the song this year. It must be a year for revelations. - Katy S
Actually though, why didn't Mommy cosplay as Mrs Claus? - Andrew C (✔)
'Cos Mrs Claus isn't bearded, so the kids would recognize her and the game would be over. - RepoRat
Are you saying that Santa doesn't really exist? Maybe it really was Santa! Did you think of that? - Joe
Well, he's running around on Mrs Claus, then. - RepoRat
And, Santa would also be committing adultery. - Joe
Wait, really? - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Santa's not committing adultery in this case because he's in a different area code, right? - Brian Johns
Really? *mind blown*... *throws slash fiction in the bin* - Johnny
Serious question: What is in an iPhone that makes it more expensive than an iPad?
It's a couple of things - firstly, as you shrink down space, components and manufacturing just cost more. A bit simplified, but true. Secondly, the wireless antenna is far more complex and robust, from that I understand - requiring a lot more channels, and its intended use is different. - Jennifer Dittrich
Different type of processor, different type of screen (pixel density etc) and GPS antenna - Johnny from iPhone
Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With #IllRideWithYou - Mic -
Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With #IllRideWithYou - Mic
"In the aftermath of the hostage crisis in downtown Sydney, Australians are showing the world they're not caving to racism or Islamophobia.  On Monday, an armed gunman stormed a cafe in Martin Place, entering a tense standoff with police. After the hostage-taker displayed an Islamic flag in the cafe's window, many of Australia's Muslims are understandably anxious about facing retribution.  But instead, Australians have banded together on Twitter with #IllRideWithYou, a hashtag showing their solidarity with fellow countrymen scared of being attacked on public transportation." - Kristin from Bookmarklet
Unfortunately, #IllRideWithYou isn't something in response to terrorism, it's in response to the idiots and assholes in the Australian society who can't parse out the nuances of this situation. How we should all respond to terrorism is to remove the need for a hashtag at all. - Johnny
Proud of our boys! Proud of our community! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Как в критических ситуациях проявляется человек. - Ира Кудель
Mike Nencetti
tough to get a good pic. tried. - Mike Nencetti
Beautiful urn. Glad she is with you for this new path. - Janet from FFHound!
*hug* - Alix May
Be well - WarLord
(((Mike))) - Anne Bouey
Thanks everyone, still processing all this. Not the road I thought we would be on - Mike Nencetti
We're here - Johnny from iPhone
hugs, Mike - Brixie
"Where's the condemnation from Muslim leaders????" *shows condemnation from up to 3 hours previous* "Well, doesn't matter. It doesn't help now, does it?"...
... and THAT is the level of critical thinking today. - Johnny
That old trope. Think you'll find every camera pointed at the building ( Even if it is condemned, it's rarely reported. - Mo Kargas
Someone is trying to point me to the ISnews22 twitter account... that has 66 followers... mostly spam bots... as proof. I'm done for the day. - Johnny
ISIS/Islamic Terrorists is to Islam as #Kony2012/LRA is to Christianity.
Doesn't matter man. When you're public enemy number one, all actions are crimes. It sells - Mo Kargas
Doesn't mean I won't at least keep trying. - Johnny
Being Australian, I sometimes lament not having a specific food ancestory or specialized dishes (family or community based) but my recent head-first dive into food culture makes me thankful I can easily swap between, and muddle together, the full spectrum of world cusine and my friends enjoy the ride just as easily.
Could explore Aboriginal cuisine? It's quite varied - Mo Kargas
Being half Finn I've gotten into Finn food, but like half if it involved pickled herring so.... Other than baked goods, Finn food isn't all that appealing. - Heather
Mo, I've dabbled in a few recipes but it's not easy to source a lot of the floral spices locally. Lots of mail order spice places are popping up online and getting them is getting easier. - Johnny from iPhone
I've never tried making the recipes myself, only had it provided to me by various bush communities. I can imagine the ingredients would be hard to find outside specialty shops. - Mo Kargas
Meg VMeg
Totally random question: if someone were explicitly choosing to celebrate their "Jesus year" (i.e., turning 33), what's a punny(?) small gift you could bring to the party? Or something small for the 10-15 people there? I am bad at Jesus and puns.
A bottle of water that you secretly replace with wine during the party? - Zamms from iPhone
Maybe something that requires less subterfuge. - Meg VMeg
(Not really a serious response, but) a Kanye West album - Victor Ganata
A bottle of water that's colored to look like wine? - Laura
Delicious delicious subterfudge - Zamms from iPhone
Victor, I had considered a recording of "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" - Meg VMeg
yes to he izzo - kendrak
I dunno, but they better be serving loaves and fishes. - Soup in a TARDIS
Nails? - Andrew C (✔)
If it's a potluck and you need to bring a dish, I'd suggest smoked salmon and a baguette, plus Greek olive oil for dipping the bread. For a punny gift, hmmm. A jar of mustard seed, grape jelly, a stuffed toy camel, a small pack of sewing needles. (I'm thinking of parables and sermons here.) - Corinne L
Damn, LB beat me to my first suggestion. My second would be this: (I carry them in my purse, incidentally) - Hookuh Tinypants
Frankenscense! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A basket with flour and yeast, a packet of fishing hooks, water wings and one earring. - Johnny
Lamb chops >.> - Heather
These are excellent. I am ranking them in terms of likelihood of acquisition by Friday. - Meg VMeg
Steampunk Sandals! It doesn't have to make sense. - Micah
Overpriced. - Joe
Communion wafers? - John Dupuis
A copy of John Prine's The Missing Years. Or just the lyrics to "Jesus: The Missing Years." Preferably the live version where he talks about how he can't figure out how Jesus managed such a long time without everyone knowing where he was--"I snuck away on a fishing trip once with this waitress, and by the time we got back to Nashville everyone knew where we'd been." - laura x from iPhone
This is what I ended up making (apologies for lack of horizontality) - Meg VMeg
Things That Make Me Scratch My Head: On Ebay: New CAH Expansion Pack 4 is $30 (Buy It Now) + $10 shipping. On CAH AU site, $12 + $5 shipping
I couldn't help myself and contacted the seller to see if this is a special edition or something. Almost triple the price and double the shipping? Dude. - Johnny
The possible link between celibacy and Catholic priest pedophilla would mean something if the rate was different from non-celibate people.
I was thinking it might lead to more a Thornbirds kind of situation if anything. (I'm from the 80s) - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
My problem is it's another possible case of the Church blaming a situation for priests turning to pedophila, not the fact that they're pedophiles. - Johnny
I mean, there are countless married and unmarried sexually active men who are pedophiles and there are countless married and unmarried men who have forced celibacy who aren't pedophiles. Pedophiles are pedophiles, the circumstances be damned. - Johnny
I don't think priesthood in and of itself after all see Boy Scouts - WarLord
Right, no forced celibacy there and pedophilia exists. I get a giant weasley vibe from this "report" - Johnny
Diets and nutritional movements are useful. When they become religions, THAT's when they get dangerous.
I've heard of praying at the porcelain altar, but making a whole religion about nutritional movements is a little much, don't you think? - bentley
Yeah. Maybe religion is the wrong word, I meant cult. - Johnny
Fwd: I'm going to "TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley" 2014". See you there? via @eventbrite (über
Fwd: I'm going to "TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley" 2014".  See you there? via @eventbrite (über
I wonder if they have to put a notice on the forms that says "Really. We've heard the whole Can I Record This Race And Run It Later? joke a hundred times". - Johnny
While completely and justifiably horrified at the specifics, everyone knew at least some torture was occurring, right? Has the CIA report suddenly pulled back a curtain on something that was thought to never occur or is it confirmation of something that occurs but isn't thought of because "that may be a cost of security".
I think some people genuinely bought the equivocating on what constituted 'torture,' to the limited extent of what was revealed earlier (mostly waterboarding, which became the butt of jokes by people who have no idea what it actually entailed.) Others definitely fit the second bit, or they wholly approved and are probably still defending it now. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's also very different for 'everyone' to know and for the state to officially acknowledge in some capacity. I think you have had a lot of people hiding behind the 'well, we can't know...' who are now suddenly surprised by this turn of events. - Jennifer Dittrich
"7 things we learned:" - Andrew C (✔)
I mean, did you know the CIA paid $81M to the two psychologists who only had SEAR experience and not actual interrogation experience? - Andrew C (✔)
No I didn't know that. But that's not what I posted about. Honestly, there would be very little that shocks me about an independent and classified organisation set up by a superpower just after a global conflict to prosecute and further the agenda of said superpower during the subsequent global geopolitical tensions and beyond. You're basically inviting the worst actions in the name of best intentions. - Johnny
And to be honest, the "7 things we learned" were pretty much known or easily deduced, except for Bush being in the dark for 4 years. It should be "7 things we feared but were just confirmed:" - Johnny
I knew about forced feedings, but I didn't know about rectal hydration. - John (bird whisperer)
I was surprised about many of the specific details, but not that horrific things were happening. As with the attempt to spy on and change information being prepared for the report, I was definitely surprised at the wholehearted dedication to failing upwards that seems to permeate the agency. - Jennifer Dittrich
When you have to maintain a 100% success rate, no matter how unreasonable that actually is, desperation will corrupt any organisation. I keep going back to the You Can Handle The Truth interchange from A Few Good Men. - Johnny
Mostly it was willful ignorance like ignoring drone strikes We knew they were doing something on our behalf in our name but... Of course that's the problem with forever war you never know if you're winning or losing - WarLord
Oddly John McCain (who I little respect otherwise) the only member of congress to suffer horrific torture nails it: Our enemies act without conscience. We must not - WarLord
Alex Gibney who produced. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. also produced Taxi to the Dark Side. - Eric Logan
holly #ravingfangirl
COMPUTER GURUS, I AM STUMPED. i have set up some Word macros to clean up some data that we use in some reports. It is copied into Word from a plain text email that is system-generated. Multiple people need to access them, but when they try to run the reports, for some people the report has paragraph marks, some it uses line breaks.
where is the difference coming from? they all use the same email client from the same browser (Firefox). - holly #ravingfangirl
the macro is set up for one, so on the computers that have the other, the macros don't work. we're trying to have just one set of macros. - holly #ravingfangirl
Does that email client have settings to display incoming email in Rich Text, Plain Text and HTML? - Johnny
wondering if it is related to text encoding with some using unicode, others ansi, etc - Michael W. May
heh. i just went and brainstormed with one of our IT guys, and I am checking those two exact things - email format and text encoding. - holly #ravingfangirl
Jason Toney
RT @nytarchives: "Best of" lists have been around for a long, long time.
RT @nytarchives: "Best of" lists have been around for a long, long time.
There are 613 commandments but only 10 made the tablets ;) - Johnny
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim #teamFFrank
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - Larua Boats from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - Technodad
The real question is, why is Facebook not on you? - Steele Lawman from Android
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
Going into the oven right now - hasselback potatoes! #BlackandWhiteChallenge Day 3 of 5 #nom
Going into the oven right now - hasselback potatoes! #BlackandWhiteChallenge Day 3 of 5 #nom…
Due to my ridiculously stupid oven these were undercooked even after two hours. I was so sad :o( - Melly
Daaaaaaang - Meg VMeg
Never heard of these but I now have a recipe bookmarked - bentley
What potato did you use ? - Mo Kargas
Carisma. - Melly
Hmm. Those are ideal - Mo Kargas
Our oven is super-old and badly needs new seals. I always have to add on extra cooking time but it's trial and error. I may try zapping them in the microwave first next time. - Melly
Could also try a greased ceramic pan, sans paper, then cover with aluminium foil - Mo Kargas
Also, you could also steam them upside down over a pan of water for a few minutes before hand. - Johnny
holly #ravingfangirl
why does my oven cook most recipes within stated times but significantly longer when roasting meats? ideas @TheFoodLab? other smart people?
So, do you have a light or dark roasting pan? (If light, they can just take a lot longer.) - Jennifer Dittrich
it happens with both light and dark pans. it's baffling. - holly #ravingfangirl
i think i'll test the temperature. maybe meats like roasts/chickens/turkeys are just more sensitive to temp than everything else? - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, that's weird, unless your oven is having trouble keeping temperature over long periods of time? - Jennifer Dittrich
that's a thought too. time for experiments! - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd add an oven thermometer, make sure temp you set on dial is the one you achieve in oven - WarLord
yeah, that's what i meant by testing the temperature. - holly #ravingfangirl
The oven could have cold and hot spots which don't effect smaller things or shorter cooked things but are compounded over the time it takes to cook a roast. - Johnny from iPhone
RT @benphillips76: Is this the best twitter argument ever?
RT @benphillips76: Is this the best twitter argument ever?
APPARENTLY he meant read as in "red". Seems like an ok-ish dude. - Johnny
"I read the full article", something people definitely say in real life. - Andrew C (✔)
Ahhhh. Still, kinda amusing. - Melly
Andrew, this isn't real life. It's the Internet where people don't read things before commenting or expressing their opinions. - Johnny from iPhone
It is possible for someone to say they read something when they only read part of it, or none at all? - Joe
Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks. It's good but I will need more practise... LOTS more. @ The Worthington…
Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks. It's good but I will need more practise... LOTS more. @ The Worthington…
Explain this? It needs some Aussieness. Let's add kangaroo. - Mo Kargas
That looks really good. Some people put mushrooms and pizza sauce on them (for your future attempts). - Marie
I had mushrooms in with capsicum and onions. I stuffed up the sauce a bit. On Saturday I tried the aged provolone just by itself but it didn't work well. Yesterday I got the non-aged stuff but used it in the Bobby Flay Cheesesteak sauce and it was too mild. Going to have another go soon with the aged stuff, some parmesan and maybe a rare roast beef sliced from the deli. - Johnny
Sounds awesome! - Marie
You can do it NJ style, with deep fried onions, peppers, & potatoes, and make it looks something like this, but with steak & cheese instead of a hot dog: It served on a round "pizza bread" cut into halves or quarters (depending on how big of a sandwich you want). pizza bread image: - April Russo
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