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by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800465

Re: Today I Made:

Fenugreek is awesome, but it's no coriander. They're not bad together, though. I made some Indian food - turmeric potatoes with green pepper (surprisingly good despite containing literally only potatoes, green peppers, oil, turmeric, and salt), and a chickpea dish, not exactly channa masala - had a ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800465

Re: Today I Made:

For the past few nights I've been trying to get my rice to develop a crust when cooking it, like tah-dig in Persian cuisine, by pouring olive oil in after the rice is cooked and fluffy and letting it cook for a while longer (though the process is more complicated if you really want to do it right). ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 252130

Re: The Liquor Thread

Are you sure it's 80% and not 80-proof? 80-proof is 40%.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 252130

Re: The Liquor Thread

Ancho Reyes is my newest liquor discovery. I'm torn between wanting to try it in mixed drinks and just enjoying it neat, or with ice. It reminds me of spicy raisins. 30 dollars per 750 ml bottle in Atlanta. I have a feeling that it would make a nice twist on a boilermaker to drop a shot of this into...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7206
Views: 537016

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:We really need a constitutional amendment to eliminate gerrymandering.

And it's pronounced with a hard "g", like in "girlfriend".

Actually, you pronounce it g as in 'gif'.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 7378

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

Does anyone know any sources that explain how they gather data for the results? A relative of mine, with Mexican heritage, recently posted results to face book, and I thought it was interesting there wasn't a Spanish or Iberian category, but "Celtic/English" and "North African",...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A topic in which I expound my prodigious ignorance of polyamory. Posted 20 Jan 2018, 19:18 by CorruptUser
Replies: 48
Views: 5360

Re: Trump presidency

I can't believe I wrote this and would like to delete it. I mean, I was drunk, but still.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 278
Views: 59005

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2018/01/14/drugged-driver-crashes-car-into-second-story-california-building-officials-say/_jcr_content/par/featured_image/media-0.img.jpg/931/524/1515963260904.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Details here. As far as I've read, nobody got hurt.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4118
Views: 547473

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If heart somehow attacks California, it's like the state is being invaded by Captain Planet.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 591
Views: 200317

Re: 10,000 pushups

785 + 50 + 50 = 885
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

http://www.businessinsider.com/silicon-valley-raw-water-obsession-2018-1 My favorite line from the article: For example, Mukhande Singh, the founder of Live Water, told the publication his startup's water expired after a few months — something he said was normal for "real water." "It ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 3223

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

I wouldn't bother with Reddit. I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus. I wish I was kidding TIL I'm not a sheep. Then what the hell am I? That said...I don't talk to anyone about books because it seems nobody reads or is interested and most places where ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1821
Views: 303117

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42308341 The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned. An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain. The research team,...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7206
Views: 537016

Re: Trump presidency

Jerusalem only matters to certain American Christians because it figures so prominently in the End Times scenarios in the Book of Revelation. That's how so many Evangelical Christians can manage to be eagerly "pro-Israel" about things like this, yet anti-Semitic about other things. They d...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7206
Views: 537016

Re: Trump presidency

I'm confused too. You don't do something like this unless you have something to gain from it, but as far as I can tell he's sticking our hands in a beehive without honey. I mean, the senators and representatives who passed it twenty years ago probably got money from AIPAC or something, but...why fol...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: wierd night
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: wierd night

Hope you aren't wasting it.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It's actually a subset of infinity.

Wait, that's not right...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800465

Re: Today I Made:

Tacos, with: Tofu in an achiote paste + sour orange marinade, refrigerated for three days onions pickled in sour orange and lime juice with salt, garlic, black pepper, cloves, and allspice, also for three days avocado four habanero peppers + 4 cloves of garlic, roasted in the oven for 20 minutes at ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49893

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

The point of humiliation is that it deprives the Neo-Nazis of that sense of social status and power that they crave, removing the mental reward they get from being a member of hate groups, and reduces the addiction to hate. Okay. But does it work? People only really worry about social status and po...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49893

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

It may not change the minds of the people being mocked, but how does it influence the opinions of people watching the whole thing go down, vs other alternatives? I think that's the intended aim here. I think the answer to that question depends on who the bystanders think they have more in common wi...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49893

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I still think the best way to oppose them is to show up and humiliate them. Point at them, and laugh. Bring a boombox playing Yakety Sax, so everyone gets the joke. Crush them under the boots of pity and derision. I like this idea. Eh. I was listening to the radio on the way to work, to a radio sho...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7206
Views: 537016

Re: Trump presidency

Good news! The world representative of the USA has left after his uplifting message to Puerto Rico, and has gone to deliver his wisdom to Las Vegas. Now, as 34 dead (so far) isn't a 'real catastrophe' in Puerto Rico, will 59 (so far) in Las Vegas trip that line in the mind (?) of Trump and the NRA?...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Zamfir wrote:Plus the suggestion that at some point, someone will ask 'grandpa, how did you meet grandma'.

When you have a first date go so embarrassingly that your story winds up in international news, you pretty much have to get married. I mean, isn't that the law?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 26438

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

Who was the Martin from the mp3 file and transcript?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 800465

Re: Today I Made:

Spiced potato enchiladas, from a vegan mexican cookbook. But with real cheese.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Some of those substances, like ashwagandha, have actually been subject to scientific research showing effects not identical to placebo. The linked site also links to these studies. If interested, don't just stop at the initial summary.

That might just be the moon juice talking though.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 73
Views: 20913

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

I've never even thought to make my own salsa before, that sounds like a great idea, as well as the freezing thing. Not so much a fan of salads right now but it would probably go well in one.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 73
Views: 20913

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

Anybody here have any vegetarian recipes for pipicha they love? It is very strong and the farmers market only sells it in pretty large quantities. And for the time being I don't have anyone to share it with. Thinking of replacing the chicken in this recipe with potatoes and making that tomorrow. Jus...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living in the Wild
Replies: 18
Views: 3607

Re: Living in the Wild

SecondTalon wrote:You probably don't want to hear my worst case.

Cannibalism.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937718

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I guess this is technically police misbehavior--the best kind of police misbehavior. German police officers expelled after public sex, group urination, and a strip tease involving a service weapon ahead of G20 summit More than 200 police officers in Germany have been sent home for bad behaviour, aft...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he 'was keeping an eye on it.' The picture (spoilered for size): http://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.20395818.1496541514!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/cpt109409578-jpg.jpg THREE HILLS, Alta. — A photo of a man in...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Related question: Is the difficulty in creating a decent map projection related to how combing the hair on a (2-)sphere always results in cowlicks? I mean, AFAIK it's only impossible to do otherwise on spheres, and not an issue on their higher and lower dimensional analogues. Back to map projections...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 89748

Re: Planet's spin

p1t1o wrote:There can be more than one axis of rotation, it just takes an energy input to keep it going - left without external influence, the second axis would gradually disappear, and I presume the angular momentum would transfer to the major axis.


Is this how backhand english works in pool?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Imagine if the usage statistics are taken and posted to facebook.

"Liri uses vibrator! It's super effective!"

Tagged in this post: Liri's mom, dad, grandmothers, grandfathers
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breaking Up the United States
Replies: 174
Views: 40233

Re: Breaking Up the United States

I think that is a terrible idea for a bunch of reasons, but just to pick one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/2016_Presidential_Election_by_County_%28Red-Blue-Purple_View%29.png And there are many other maps on Wikipedia that illustrate the same principle. The division between 'r...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7206
Views: 537016

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Trump-warns-Israel-Stop-announcing-new-settlements-480446 The White House warned Israel on Thursday – in a surprising statement – to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to fo...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7206
Views: 537016

Re: Trump presidency

Democrats who want to start the filibuster would be trying to get a vote on someone more like Merrick Garland. Specifically, Merrick Garland. I did not like Obama's choice of Merrick Garland. The impression of him I got at the time was of a hardcore law-and-order prosecution-fuck-yeah type. What li...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 13215

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

It makes sense to me to treat 1 BC as Year 0, and 2 BC as Year -1. Days and months and years seem like ordinary numbers and number ranges. I don't understand why this is a problem? For one thing, we don't count the months backwards when we are in negative years. That's probably the crux of it. Jose...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14867
Views: 2319729

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Chelsea Manning has had her prison sentence commuted by President Obama. Manning has served 7 years of a 35 year sentence for leaking classified files related to the Iraq War. She is scheduled to be released May 17, 2017. I wonder where this is going to lead. It's basically a promise from Assange t...

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