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by Alder
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

More hugs for charolastra.

And a cookie - Image (It's not very tasty, but it lasts forever...)
by Alder
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where's the beef? Not Taco Bell.
Replies: 160
Views: 13813

Re: Where's the beef? Not Taco Bell.

Thankfully here in the uk, there are no "food islands" afaik Also coming from the UK, I'm finding this part of the thread pretty interesting. I live in a smallish town (15,000 population) that's attached to a mediumy town (50,000). Between the two we have the Big Four supermarkets (Tesco,...
by Alder
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Glee
Replies: 77
Views: 12020

Re: Glee

So, Glee is back over here in the UK. Anyone else watching again? I missed the first episode of the season (I've yet to look it up online) and last week's Britney-themed episode left me a bit cold. I think the heavily-themed ones tend to do that generally, the songs end up just shoe-horned in any ol...
by Alder
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender, Europe, and America
Replies: 64
Views: 7136

Re: Gender, Europe, and America

mister k, the Folgers ad is a national advertisement, not a local ad, just in case you thought it was a local ad. Alder, do you agree with mister k that an ad like that wouldn't play in the UK, but that ads with the same gender assumptions would play? And when mister k says ads are national, does t...
by Alder
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender, Europe, and America
Replies: 64
Views: 7136

Re: Gender, Europe, and America


Ugh, I hate that. I'd be giving 'Todd' back the ring and reminding him that, y'know, I'm not my Dad's property.
by Alder
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121396

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Nobody says "captain's logue, stardate..." That's because it sounds like "Captain's Logey" Hockin' the big ones for fame and fortune! http://lparchive.org/Monkey-Island-2/Update%2024/49-mi_24_43.gif Oooo, that reminds me that my bro installed a whole bunch of old Lucasarts games...
by Alder
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803382

Re: Help, I've Created An Undending Loop of Mahnamahnamahnam

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/aeroplane909/xkcd/mahnamahna.png Do doo be-do-do http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/aeroplane909/xkcd/mahnamahna.png Do do-do do http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/aeroplane909/xkcd/mahnamahna.png Do doo be-do-do, be-do-do, be-do-do, be-do-do-doodle...
by Alder
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803382

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Felstaff wrote:Image
Also added: The Kaiser Chiefs' "Na Na Na Na Na"

Oh. My. Goodness. That is perfect...

I'm going to go and finish my breakfast in a respectful silence.
by Alder
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: White Collar
Replies: 17
Views: 8143

Re: White Collar

FINALLY new episode! And I'm happy Mozzie's okay :D Me too. :) I liked how even people *in show* like Mozzie enough that they'd not do a favour for Neil, but they'll "do it for Mozzie". And the whole conning the bad guy bit was fun. Granted, to some extent that happens a l...
by Alder
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 388639

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Rodion Raskolnikov wrote:I didn't say it was a country lane, it is the major road running up the west coast of the country,

See, now I want to know exactly which road that is, since I live on the west coast. Hmmmm...
by Alder
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

UK based cake geek mode: McDougals do a premium plain flour and a premium self raising flour, both are finer ground than standard plain and self raising flours, and they are specifically for making pastry and cakes. If your recipe has baking powder/bicarbonate of soda/baking soda in it, use plain f...
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

Well, after a few minutes intensive research on Google, apparently cake flour is similar to our plain flour, but has a lower gluten content. If I look about, I might be able to get extra-fine plain flour, which is as close as you can get over here. Interesting stuff... But the word 'flour' now looks...
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

Here's the recipe I use: Cake 1/2 cup margarine, softened (can use shortening if you like) 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 ounces red food coloring (I actually think 1 ounce is plenty) 1 cup buttermilk 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teasp...
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

I'll have to look up a recipe, I think. I'm always looking for new cakes to bake, and the ones on Google look purdy.

(How can Chrome not recognise Google as a word? That's just odd...)

(OO! And 600 posts! Finally! I thought I'd never get there...)
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

pseudoidiot wrote:
Sandry wrote:There are some variants that achieve high marks, in my opinion
Red velvet cake OM NOM NOM

I have never had red velvet cake. I don't know what red velvet cake is...

TO GOOGLE!!!!
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

Y'know what? Now I really, really want cake.

(And there were no cupcakes in Asda earlier, so I don't have any! Boo hiss.)
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

doogly wrote:The reasoning is MOAR CAKE.
Also they are more commonly in funny shapes that represent the groom's interests, whereas the main cake is more traditional.

Ocht! You mean the groom gets the fun one? Bah humbug...
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

doogly wrote:bonus cake!

To be honest, any custom that results in more cake is fine with me...
by Alder
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

pseudoidiot wrote:There's usually a wedding cake and a groom's cake.

This may be a new and/or American custom, though, since I've never been at a wedding with two cakes in my life, and found it unusual.
by Alder
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 195752

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

The actor who happened to be wearing the mask for Eps 4-6 except for a few seconds at the end was never, ever Vader or Skywalker to me. Just to make it even more confusing, the actor who wore the mask was actually this guy: http://www.superheroeslives.com/internationals/green_cross_code_man_(1976)/...
by Alder
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The King's Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Re: The King's Speech

I read a bit about this film somewhere and thought it looked interesting. Hope I get a chance to see it.
Felstaff wrote:claptrap

It's a long time since I've seen that. Thank you for reminding me it exists...
by Alder
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

Oh, he'll walk around, damn tootin'. We could well have to enforce exercise limitations on him. He's the sort of fellow who can wake up at 5am and decide it's time to refinish the car. >.< Heh, I have one of them too. He's ten years younger, but has been in and out of hospital since he was 11 becau...
by Alder
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121396

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Cassi wrote:I think being like/about 12 may be a universal one? It's definitely what I use and I think what I usually hear...

Me too. "Have you seen the new doctor at the surgery? He looks about 12!"

(Seriously, doctors used to be grownups...)
by Alder
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Psych (comes with bonus xkcd reference!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3471

Re: Psych (comes with bonus xkcd reference!)

So what was going on with Lassiter on the season finale tonight? Did he... realize he was a robot and needed a love interest? The music seemed to hint at something more sinister, but I may have missed the two or three references I think the audience was supposed to make there at the end. If you mea...
by Alder
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mastercard 'hit by Anonymous Wikileaks revenge attacks'
Replies: 121
Views: 14327

Re: Mastercard 'hit by Anonymous Wikileaks revenge attacks'

So...I'm not entirely certain just how accurate this is, but I just received a tweet that suggests Anonymous have taken down amazon.co.uk, .de .fr & .it.

Amazon.co.uk is certainly down. Hmm. What does an online bookshop have to do with anything?
by Alder
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121396

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I realise this was a couple of pages ago (folk post a lot when I'm asleep!) but: 3. International Standard (IS)/ American Smooth (AS) - I am very proficient in Waltz (AS/IS) - I am next more proficient in Quickstep (IS) - Tango (AS) - Foxtrot (AS/IS) - Viennese (AS) Mmmmmmmmm, tango...I really love ...
by Alder
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121396

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

SlyReaper wrote:These days, any discussion of getting songs stuck in one's head results in getting one particular earworm stuck in my head.

Spoiler:
This was a triumph.

Currrrrrrrrrrrrrrse youuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

I can't believe this happened two days running...
by Alder
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 19745

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

Saw season 1 fairly recently as well, and I agree with both points. There are more differences, Morgan was a friend and equal to Chuck back then, instead of the loser wannabe type guy he turns into later. Hmmm, now *that* is an interesting point, since I was seeing it the exact other way around. I'...
by Alder
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 19745

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

I've just started rewatching Chuck from the beginning (finally caved and got season 1 on dvd) and I'm really surprised at how much it's changed, both the characters and even the look of the show. There's real antagonism between Sarah and Casey, which I'm finding weird after their completely differen...
by Alder
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 26240

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

The Bach/Wagner one cracked me up, I'm just glad I read it *before* I started my breakfast, or my laptop'd be a mess.

(Also loving the terrible musician jokes that have turned up in the thread too. "Haydn". Heh.)
by Alder
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 74469

Re: Stargate: Universe

traveltheory wrote:I am more interested in the ship iteself they anyone on it

This is where I was at the end of season 1. I've yet to even start watching season 2, I'm not sure if I can be bothered yet...
by Alder
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4763
Views: 926563

Re: Today I Made:

Moo wrote:Yummy explanatory stuff.

Aha! I have actually had those a long, long, long time ago! My aunt brought them back from Italy or something and we had them at dinner at my gran's house. And they *were* delicious...
by Alder
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4763
Views: 926563

Re: Today I Made:

Moo wrote:Courgette flours fried in a tempura-type batter but with parmesan.

I'm not at all sure what that is, but it sounds delicious...
by Alder
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Salt and Vinegar potato chips > all
Replies: 83
Views: 10397

Re: Salt and Vinegar potato chips > all

AngrySquirrel wrote:Nothing beats sour cream and onion.

This here, it is the truth.

(Mmm, Kettle Chips Sour Cream and Onion. Mmmm, Seabrook Sour Cream and Onion. Mmm...)
by Alder
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What did you eat for lunch today?
Replies: 44
Views: 26034

Re: What did you eat for lunch today?

Steamed new potatoes drizzled with garlic infused olive oil, honey roast salmon flakes and cottage cheese.
by Alder
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart
Replies: 40
Views: 6705

Re: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart

"Callous" may be the word you're thinking of there. ^^ It'd just about do for Lightman, but Castle is as callous as a fluffy Labrador puppy. Now I have to buy a puppy and name him Rick. http://www.wallcoo.net/animal/2008_Animal_1680_Desktop_02/images/Yellow%20Labrador%20Puppy.jpg
by Alder
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443530

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

Also, I now interrupt your uteri bleeding or lack of stories for squee shoes update! I have never had heels in my life. My mom was pretty against them and I just never bothered since they are a bit hard to walk in (which, duh, since I never wore them) but I saw these and had to get them and they ar...
by Alder
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart
Replies: 40
Views: 6705

Re: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart

I'd possibly change the adjective in the 'is the consultant a callow man' bit, given that callow means young/inexperienced/immature, and neither Lie to Me's Lightman, nor Castle fall under that, though I can't really think of a single adjective that would describe both of them, the characters are wi...
by Alder
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 74469

Re: Stargate: Universe

Oo, this reminds me that I never did watch the finale of the last season...

...is it worth it, or should I save myself the pain and just read a summary somewhere?
by Alder
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Expulsions of Roma from France
Replies: 89
Views: 9023

Re: Expulsions of Roma from France

Being entirely unfamiliar with actual Roma camps... After reading that line I thought, "Hmmm...me too, actually..." and went and googled. I freely admit I didn't spend a lot of time on this, but I found this article quite interesting...it doesn't come across as too biased, and includes se...

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