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by poxic
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: wierd night
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: wierd night

Is everything arranged?
by poxic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 33714

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The places where it's worst might be the places where women are most afraid of speaking up. And where the power imbalance is the greatest. You go public with what happened to you (and every other woman who went through that system) and suddenly you're unhirable -- because the people doing the hirin...
by poxic
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 74455

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

It's familiar but I'm not sure I'd use it. I'm more likely to say "if you're going to do it, do it".
by poxic
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 74455

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I haven't heard it for ages, but "bought for a song" used to be common around here.
by poxic
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Happy turkey day to Canada's Pants! May y'all have a good one. My family's first experience of an American Thanksgiving was some months after we officially moved to Seattle (for six years, as it turned out). My father's coworker discovered that we weren't planning anything and insisted that we come ...
by poxic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17976

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Zohar wrote:I'm pretty sure I'll just eat halva it myself.

(sorry)

I recall enjoying the fudginess when I had some a while back. Not a big fan of tahini as a rule but halva is a nice way to do it.
by poxic
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10908
Views: 2094992

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Rehi Cheese. Welcome back.
by poxic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936698

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

COMPUTERS SUCK. Well, specifically one particular router in this case. So that's how I'm going to spend my vacation day. Awesome. *** Edit: okay, that's how I spent 1.5 hours of my day. Got a new router, dragged a poor techie over from the shop to set it all up for me, and now everything is daisies....
by poxic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 97867

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Angry sheep that spit, iirc.
by poxic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17976

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I hated bell peppers, and hot peppers, when I was a kid. Learned to love them as a young adult. Allergic to them as an old fart.

I'm left with ... broccoli? It'll do. I much prefer the stems to the flowers these days. (Crisp and juicy > rubbery and mealy.)
by poxic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571545

Re: Thoughts for ships

IIRC, Europe changed clocks this past weekend. Canada and the US will change this coming weekend.
by poxic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is meditation just relaxation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Is meditation just relaxation?

Don't confuse meditation practise with "enlightenment". Depending on who you ask, enlightenment is an entire shift in one's worldview, one that declares normal daily experience to be an illusion. Full spiritual enlightenment is very difficult to accomplish for any length of time. Most seek...
by poxic
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is meditation just relaxation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Is meditation just relaxation?

Part of it is simply relaxation, yes. While you're focused on your breath, you aren't ruminating on bills or family fights. There is some evidence that training your concentration can be more broadly helpful. Here's a decent layman's article about it: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-me...
by poxic
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936698

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Avocados.
by poxic
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433108

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

My honourable and fine Jumble, I weep at the injustice that was brought against the noble cardamom seed, and that you were subject to the collateral damage. Perhaps I might suggest a saffron pistachio cream as a salve?
by poxic
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433108

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

One day I intend to make a cardamom pistachio cream dessert of sorts. Probably pudding or mousse. I had something like it at an Indian restaurant and it was bloody fantastic, though terribly sweet. It was meant to be interleaved with bites of hot curry which was a delightful way to eat it. I can't c...
by poxic
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 74455

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Sounds blended to me. Some South African bits, some American midwestish. There's almost a bit of English Quebecker in the way he enunciates things, but that's probably not where it comes from.

However, I also kinda suck at accents.
by poxic
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433108

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

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by poxic
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571545

Re: Thoughts for ships

Angua wrote:Did you catch the edit?

whimper
by poxic
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571545

Re: Thoughts for ships

So much of medicine gives me existential queasiness.
by poxic
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433108

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

This is why I don't have sex with anyone.
by poxic
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 234
Views: 42812

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

First I saw of that was a reddit meme. Bummer.
by poxic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17976

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Periodic famine has probably greatly accelerated the development of regional cuisines.
by poxic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936698

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

The smoke is gone locally after a decent rain on Saturday. We need more, but it was a good start. It's finally acting like September around here, at least.
by poxic
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 74455

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

You got me looking for references. I can only find online blogs and articles referring to research by Rachel Herz at Brown University, but nothing from her directly about this topic.
by poxic
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 74455

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

There's a notion kicking around that we might think of vanilla as comforting because it has some flavour components in common with human breast milk.

Have a nice day.
by poxic
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 5307

Re: American solar eclipse

The best I got from one of my pictures was a lens flare that showed a bite out of the sun. The main pic was (more or less as expected) just a sun washout. Also, it cooled off a bit outside and got slightly dim, like the forest fire smoke was back. It's coming back to full brightness now. Apparently ...
by poxic
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936698

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

A bit of rain improved the sidewalks last week, and the visibility. Large parts of the province continue to blaze away, though. Right now, my biggest kvetch is my neighbour's smoke detectors. They have been going for over two hours. I was first worried that there was actual fire, but the heat detect...
by poxic
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 234
Views: 42812

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I'd read about Dick Gregory first. Still on my mind, so when I read "comedian dies" I was a bit nonplussed that the above article showed a white guy.

Dick Gregory <> Jerry Lewis. This is why I need [more|fewer] drugs.
by poxic
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181536

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I've heard that Canada invented the ham-n-pineapple pizza (and you're welcome), but the first time I had it was in Hawaii as a tyke. I loved the hell out of it.

Still would if 90% of the ingredients didn't have it out for me now.
by poxic
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 84116
Views: 5693709

Re: Count to a Million

72,451
by poxic
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936698

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

That must be the problem. Someone get God to fix the region config on the BC server.
by poxic
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181536

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mom went all health foody in the '70s so I'm used to low-salt stuff. I usually cut the salt in half for most recipes.

And yet anything packaged as "Half the Salt" or wetf still manages to taste like ass in a mud puddle.
by poxic
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936698

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I would kill for a righteous amount of rain right now. We've had a thin blanket of smoke for a few weeks due to the fires a few hundred kms east, and all the sidewalks are sticky and gross from the sap-or-is-it-aphid-juice falling from assorted trees in town. (Lindens seem to be the worst offenders,...
by poxic
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 7125

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

Mental Mouse wrote:Let me point out that Patrick Stewart has a sense of humor too.

Knowing what little I do about him, I'd suspect that he just wanted "Poo" on his resume for the giggles.
by poxic
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433108

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

*stares at PW's post, considering the merits of a search*


*still considering*
by poxic
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2929978

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Apparently only some people get finer/less hair over the years with constant waxing/sugaring. Many don't. I wouldn't decide based on that alone. If you'd enjoy the post-sugar experience better than the keep-growing one, do that if it won't break the bank. You're probably right that you will end up w...
by poxic
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433108

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I find ginger soapy, but not the others. There's probably a freaky nature and/or nurture thing going on with all this.

At least the cilantro=soap gene has been proven to exist (I think).

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