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by the_stabbage
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367807

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Samichlaus? The 14% beer?

I was going to drink it, but it terrified me. Now the bottle is sitting in my basement, taunting me.
by the_stabbage
Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Big Five Personality Test and Self-Reported Attitudes
Replies: 75
Views: 9685

Re: Big Five Personality Test and Self-Reported Attitudes

Extroversion...............43 I generally don't seek people out unless I specifically feel like it. Agreeableness..............99 See what I said in Friendliness? That kinda applies here. Conscientiousness..........74 I think a lot about what I do. Neuroticism................97 Quite so. Then again...
by the_stabbage
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Big Five Personality Test and Self-Reported Attitudes
Replies: 75
Views: 9685

Re: Big Five Personality Test and Self-Reported Attitudes

Domain: Extraversion...............28 High: Gregariousness...........72 Low: Assertiveness............3 I like being with people, but I much prefer being with good friends. I can chat, but I feel I'm talking at people instead of talking with them. I'm very self-effacing and a background kind of guy,...
by the_stabbage
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4973

Re: Kierkegaard?

I gotta say I did get a little too annoyed. I do have a militant atheist brother and I'm not a militant atheist, so I do get touchy about the subject. The concept of no purpose seems like what every existentialist fought against ("nihilism"). Kierkegaard said you have to believe in a highe...
by the_stabbage
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?
Replies: 85
Views: 18459

Re: I need a book to rattle my worldview

I was also going to recommend this. I'm not sure that it will rattle your worldview, as such, but it's certainly one of the most profoundly disturbing novels I have read. (It's also worth reading as a classic of world literature). I'd say disturbing is a good way to describe the tone of the novel.....
by the_stabbage
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4973

Re: Kierkegaard?

What do you mean by the void? Lack of God, lack of morality? Nihilism? When I read the Sickness Unto Death I didn't see any of those - although the fact that Kierkegaard fights against a concept he terms "despair" would link him with existentialists, though I don't think his despair is the...
by the_stabbage
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4973

Re: Kierkegaard?

I don't think it's fair to say that anyone who doesn't explicitly hate the idea of there possibly, maybe, being an off chance of a god existing is hiding behind god. He did say that almost nobody was a true Christian in The Sickness Unto Death, and I've read around the internet that he was a big cri...
by the_stabbage
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4973

Re: Kierkegaard?

Nope, but if Sophie's World is a brief history of philosophy it probably mentions Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard himself has been dead for about 150 years.
by the_stabbage
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4973

Re: Kierkegaard?

I've only read The Sickness Unto Death, but it's short (200 pages), and deals mostly with one topic (despair). I found it easy enough to comprehend, once I slowed down my reading speed substantially and took time to digest it. I'll tell you in a week or two how Fear and Trembling is.
by the_stabbage
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283359

Re: The Liquor Thread

Tried a Lagavulin 16 yr, since I hear Islay malts are a love/hate thing. I really liked it! Scotch is getting to be my thing... unfortunately for my wallet. It's great for nursing for 2 hours if you're the designated driver, though. Plus 1oz. of liquor has less alcohol than a beer.
by the_stabbage
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: personal agendas disguised as fiction
Replies: 100
Views: 14136

Re: personal agendas disguised as fiction

Maybe I'm strange, but I read fiction in order to get some sense of what the author/characters are trying to say. So I read it for the agenda, and the plot is completely unnecessary to me. I'm happier if I can get a book that makes me think a little rather than one with cool aliens that blow up thin...
by the_stabbage
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367807

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Maredsous's not really a "beer" so much as it is a "sweet, sweet nectar of all that good in the world". The Maredsous 10 is amazing, I agree. Made by the same brewery as Duvel which is also amazing (the only good blonde ever). You have tried St Bernardus Abt 12? Rochefort 8/10? ...
by the_stabbage
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283359

Re: The Liquor Thread

Names for traditional bottle sizes. These have been a standard since the late 70's. Miniature (Nip) 50mL Half Pint 200mL Pint 500mL Fifth 750mL Quart 1 Liter Half Gallon 1.75 Liters I am still trying to find out the name for a 375mL bottle. I think it's a "split" but I could be wrong. Rou...
by the_stabbage
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483659

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm reading a book on Post-structuralism. It's difficult but I'm determined to come out of it with some kind of understanding of the movement. So far, I got that deconstruction is a way of reading into a text where you look at how the text contradicts itself with what it says and what it implies. Or...
by the_stabbage
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?
Replies: 85
Views: 18459

Re: I need a book to rattle my worldview

This is my second post in this thread but I have something really good to recommend: The Gulag Archipelago, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn It's about Soviet labour camps, and partly about the author's experiences inside them. He spent a long time in the gulag, I think at least a decade if i remember corr...
by the_stabbage
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alright, I need your help...Opening up a bar
Replies: 25
Views: 2333

Re: Alright, I need your help...Opening up a bar

Please, if you have more than 3-5 beers on tap/on bottle, don't make them all lagers. I don't like going into a bar and having the choice between 5 yellow waters with alcohol. Talk to a craft brewery in your region for something more interesting. That's my pet peeve though You also have to think if ...
by the_stabbage
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 8001

Re: Music to fall asleep to

Try mixing a playlist with the Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV , Pete Namlook, and possibly some Dark Ambient to make for more interesting dreams. Set to shuffle. I made this playlist, and it's called "Dream Fuel". Works perfectly. Pete Namlook is a bit obscure, but the most amazing Amb...
by the_stabbage
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367807

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I was out last weekend and had a Hobgoblin Dark English Ale... holy shit that stuff is good. Anybody know if it shows up in stores anywhere (I'm in St. Louis) or if there's something similar I can drink regularly? I enjoy beers on the dark/bitter end, will drink lighter beers if that's what's there...
by the_stabbage
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?
Replies: 85
Views: 18459

Re: I need a book to rattle my worldview

I would recommend the novel "Hunger", by Knut Hamsun. It's about a writer wandering through a city on the edge of starvation. Apparently it was based on 10 years of the author's live on the edge of starvation in deep poverty. It's fascinating for the mindset of its character, almost like h...
by the_stabbage
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283359

Re: The Liquor Thread

That's true, scotch is usually aged in used barrels, either bourbon or sherry casks. But if someone decided to make "The chardonnay of scotch!" and age it in new French oak by the time it got to 12 years it would be like drinking splinters. By the way, why does everyone age their scotch 10...
by the_stabbage
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283359

Re: The Liquor Thread

I'd imagine a scotch that's aged for long enough would just taste like wood chips.
by the_stabbage
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: psych0's tangent about capitalization
Replies: 15
Views: 2360

Re: psych0's tangent about capitalization

To me, not capitalizing the "I" runs the risk of making you seem more arrogant, not less. People might take it as "I don't have to follow grammatical rules", or "Look at how not arrogant I am!"
by the_stabbage
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283359

Re: The Liquor Thread

Anyone tried Fernet Branca? It's a herbal liqueur (Wikipedia tells me "amaro") which of course has a secret recipe. It's pretty smooth, really bitter, and unique. A friend and I described it as "taking a bite of every piece of vegetation on earth". Pretty nice with cola, that's b...
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Camus
Replies: 16
Views: 5019

Re: Camus

I didn't really like The Stranger at all, to be honest. It just seemed pointless and boring to me – and not in the way that reveals life itself as pointless, just in the way that a story fails to captivate or express something interesting. However, I'm willing to believe it may have been a bad tran...
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 156
Views: 16842

Re: Cheese

Cheese broke my blender! Well, actually I broke sheol's blender by putting cheese in it. I was making carbonara and the only parmesan I had was a rather hard rind, so I had a brainwave and put it in the blender. And then we were surprised to find little bits of plastic in our carbonara - oops. That...
by the_stabbage
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 156
Views: 16842

Re: Cheese

Not necessarily. Figs are pollinated by very small wasps as they lay eggs to develop in the flowers, and depending on the species of fig or wasp, it can be common to find the growing wasps in the fruit at any stage in its development. Not that the expected frequency of insects being in your fig is ...
by the_stabbage
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 156
Views: 16842

Re: Cheese

Despite telling myself that it's only Western culture that has a revulsion towards insect eating, I would still hesitate to eat any insects myself. And cazu marzu.. that would take a lot of willpower. Anyone had any Stilton/Gloucester cheese? The stuff that's layered? http://www.recipetips.com/gloss...
by the_stabbage
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)
Replies: 326
Views: 30001

Re: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)

Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale is what I had. I'm pretty sure it was a Sam Adams. Is there a joke I'm not getting? Don't mean to sound rude but I don't watch television much that sounds like quote from a commercial. Oh, and something relevant: I'm going as Death this year. I'm borrowing a friend's cloak, ...
by the_stabbage
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Camus
Replies: 16
Views: 5019

Re: Camus

I have to say, my favorite Camus is The Fall, I thought it was the most experimental and original of his works. After that it would be either The Plague or Myth of Sysiphus. If you're looking for similar stuff, the main thing is this dude Michel Houellebecq. He's a contemporary French writer, seemi...
by the_stabbage
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 156
Views: 16842

Re: Cheese

Halloumi, my favorite cheese of all time. It's immensely enjoyable to fry up a block of the stuff, but it goes so fast.. I love it's salty, slightly sheep-y flavor. Cow's milk cheese is usually "ehh" for me. Sheep and goat cheeses are delicious. I have some odd stuff in the refrigerator m...
by the_stabbage
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Avocado
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Avocado

Regarding that last question: it didn't seem to do anything for the appearance of my friend Catherine's tail. Maybe because it started dragging around a lot after that. Does anybody else just eat these things straight? I like to cut one in half, sprinkle some sea salt on it, and just go to work wit...
by the_stabbage
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do you like your eggs?
Replies: 76
Views: 7811

Re: How do you like your eggs?

I'm told I make a good omelet. They're definitely fun to experiment with. Usually I toss in whatever leftover bits of vegetables and cheese I have and it turns out tasty.
by the_stabbage
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: You're my hooooney
Replies: 55
Views: 4969

Re: You're my hooooney

So I tried some of the mead. It's not bad, tastes a lot like white wine but without the bitter finish. Smells like dark honey. Anyway I'll definitely have to try out more meads, it's interesting stuff!
by the_stabbage
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: You're my hooooney
Replies: 55
Views: 4969

Re: You're my hooooney

Has anyone had mead? What did you think of it? A friend of mine (who happens to be a bee keeper) just made some mead. It turned out a little too watery, but was definitely drinkable. It tasted kind of like a cider with a bit of a honey flavor instead of the apple flavor. Mixing it with cider result...
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Wine!
Replies: 104
Views: 39791

Re: Wine!

Yeah, I meant Sauvignon Blanc. Newbie mistake :oops: I saw Francis Coppola wines at the booze shop, but they struck me as something to stay away from. I wouldn't trust a movie director with wine making. However, if they are good, I give you a challenge: pair them with his movies. Anyone ever had any...
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Lamb Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2473

Re: The Lamb Thread

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Yup! Half a lamb, plus some extra stewing meat (yay, kabobs!)


Sounds like something to impress your vegan friends with. Half a cute animal in your freezer.

Lamb is delicious.
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Lamb Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2473

Re: The Lamb Thread

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I had 3 lamb kabobs last night, marinated in ginger sauce and garlic, and I get 60 lbs of lamb delivered to my house next week.

CARNIVORE!!!!!!!!


60lbs is a lot.. at least half a lamb carcass?

Mmm. Lamb carcass.
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 156
Views: 16842

Re: Cheese

I like cheese. I've been going through some goat brie cheese which is really interesting, kind of chalky but softer and less "goaty" than most goat cheese I've had. I also like blue cheese, quite a lot actually. I'm glad I'm not allergic to penicillin. I once had camembert with a glass of ...
by the_stabbage
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Wine!
Replies: 104
Views: 39791

Re: Wine!

Tried a red wine last weekend: a Beaujolais. The bottle said it was medium-bodied with a taste of cherries. I definitely got cherries, like really young red ones. Next time I'd like something a little less fruity in a red, maybe with black cherry taste :P. All you Eastern Europeans, you know what ki...
by the_stabbage
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Caffeine!!! (in pill form?)
Replies: 36
Views: 4317

Re: Caffeine!!! (in pill form?)

How does one go about overcoming a caffeine addiction without harming their performance in work and school? I've tried to quit, but it only results in me struggling not to fall asleep on the job after about two hours. First, cut out having caffeine right after you wake up and 2 hours before you go ...

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