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by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women of the Daily Show speak
Replies: 261
Views: 27864

Re: Women of the Daily Show speak

'Final Girl' in horror films isn't a feminist thing, it's a masculinist thing How so? Isn't masculusm about promoting men's rights in areas like child access after divorce, and maybe trying to justify or defend sexual assault? I'm struggling to see the link between that and the final girl trope. no...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women of the Daily Show speak
Replies: 261
Views: 27864

Re: Women of the Daily Show speak

Oh, frelling Christ, the Resident Evil and Tomb Raider series. When someone tries to get points for feminism from those objectification-fests, I die a little inside. That's a bit of a strawman. You suggested that action movies almost exclusively have white, straight, male leads. BlackSails' respons...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24444

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

g30dud3 wrote:I think the important issue here is why two guys are watching the sunset together on the beach :shock:

I would presume that they enjoy both each others' company and the natural splendour of the sunset, and feel that the beach is an excellent vantage point from which the latter could be observed.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Oils ain't oils
Replies: 46
Views: 7528

Re: Oils ain't oils

Extra-virgin olive oil for most low-temperature cooking. Light olive oil for all high-temperature cooking (due to its much higher smoke point). Butter for eggs, sometimes sautéing, and for anything sweet (pancakes, etc). Occasionally coconut oil (mmmm, 90% saturated fat) for Thai curries, coupled wi...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 165326

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

So I recently had a go at making Beef Wellington. Results were delicious, but I wish I hadn't tried to eat a whole one! :shock:

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by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 146296

Re: Tea Snobbery

Has anyone had any experience ordering from specialteas.com? Highly recommended - They're where I get the vast majority of my tea. Much cheaper than any tea stores here in Australia, and I've never had any problems with them over perhaps a half dozen orders. (I have, however had problems with Austr...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50650

Re: "Homeopathy" Discussion

scottgoblue314 wrote:Wait wait wait if homeopaths believe that the dilution cures the symptoms exhibited by healthy individuals who are administered the concentration, wouldn't homeopaths use dilute semen as a means of terminating pregnancy?

In which case belief in homeopathy would be strongly selected for. :shock:
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188414

Re: Cocktails

PictureSarah wrote:Tonight I invented a cocktail of sorts that includes

Ok, got around to trying this. (It's been cold here, damnit, no weather for summery drinks!) Delicious; this is a great take on the Tom Collins. :D
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: TRX
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: TRX

Wow, what an absolute rip off. $200 for something you could make yourself for $20?

If you're even considering this, consider RingTraining.com instead. I won't say TRX is plagiarised, but RingTraining has been around for longer, has better products, and is half the price.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missing Croatian found dead in apartment after 42 years
Replies: 25
Views: 4091

Re: Missing Croatian found dead in apartment after 42 years

It's always in the last place you look. :roll:
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wave of burka and niqab bans in Spain
Replies: 62
Views: 6992

Re: Wave of burka and niqab bans in Spain

@Hawknc: (spoilered for off-topic) I know a number of women who freely and willingly wear a burqa as a symbol of their faith, the same way Christians might wear a cross around their neck. (Admittedly I don't know anyone who wears a niqab, but they are certainly prevalent around the area wher...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188414

Re: Cocktails

PictureSarah wrote:Tonight I invented a cocktail of sorts that includes

I actually have all those ingredients at home.

Damn it, why must I be at work right now?
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Discworld Advice, Please!
Replies: 50
Views: 11636

Re: Discworld Advice, Please!

Can anyone offer any suggestions for someone who hates fantasy but read (as a first Discworld novel) and loved The Truth ? I've heard that Thud! is quite good, but am somewhat concerned about it being right at the end of the guards series. Should I start earlier in that series then, maybe The Fifth ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-sexist hard scifi: does it exist?
Replies: 69
Views: 17832

Re: Non-sexist hard scifi: does it exist?

shieldforyoureyes wrote:Most Soviet sci-fi.

The Lukyanenko I've read must have been a pretty far outlying exception then! :shock:

Mo0man wrote:Actually in that case, wouldn't Starship Troopers(the novel) also be mostly nonsexist?

Uhh, probably not, given that it's about an elite military unit that doesn't admit women.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.
Replies: 228
Views: 73287

Re: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.

If you think these things are dangerous now, just wait until Holtzman shields become available!
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon May 24, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188414

Re: Cocktails

So someone created a drink inspired by Watchmen character Jon Osterman. No, it's not a Manhattan (that'd be too obvious), it's a variation on the Old Fashioned. http://theeatenpath.com/2009/03/05/jon-osterman-thecocktail/ Finally tried this, though substituting elderflower cordial for the St Germai...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu May 13, 2010 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surprised
Replies: 44
Views: 6111

Re: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surpr

No, I haven't, but if dietary intake of cholesterol has no impact, why should I be concerned at all? In any case, it was just a nutritionist going over my diet. Which is low in cholesterol. It just seemed like suspect advice. If you actually had a low blood cholesterol problem, that'd be something ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed May 12, 2010 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surprised
Replies: 44
Views: 6111

Re: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surpr

...Which begs the question, are eggs good or bad for you this month? Good. They've never been bad for you*. * Except maybe if you have combined hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia For me, they're good, but that's because my nutritionist pointed out that I'm getting about a fourth of the cholest...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed May 12, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 7162

Re: Long distance Cycling

Admittedly, this doesn't quite match the "long distance" element in the title. It's looking like I'm going to be commuting about 12miles (19km) each direction every day. Does anyone have any recommendations for choosing a good bike? Don't buy a mountain bike unless you need to pass mounta...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed May 12, 2010 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: forearm exercise recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 3199

Re: forearm exercise recommendations?

For what purpose? (Size, sport-specific performance, injury rehab or prevention, etc.)
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed May 12, 2010 1:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surprised
Replies: 44
Views: 6111

Re: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surpr

Jahoclave wrote:I don't know about all that scientific mumbo-jumbo about anti-oxidants, but I do know what makes me end up making out with a relatively good looking chick in the bathroom.

Actually, I believe frequently cleaning out the pipes can help prevent prostate cancer, so go for it. :mrgreen:
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed May 12, 2010 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surprised
Replies: 44
Views: 6111

Chocolate isn't good for you, and you shouldn't be surprised

Nor is red wine. Sorry. But good diet and exercise still work! YOU are not going to want to read this: chocolate cannot be relied upon as a source of antioxidants to boost cardiovascular health. But it gets worse: drinking coffee and red wine in the hope it will prevent heart disease doesn't wor...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu May 06, 2010 8:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's not rape if you're wearing skinny jeans
Replies: 98
Views: 12648

Re: It's not rape if you're wearing skinny jeans

Although since 49 percent of Australians think women often falsify rape and domestic violence claims to support separation battles , it's perhaps not so surprising. Fixed. (That was a pretty significant omission.) Even if she voluntarily and willingly takes the pants off--that is a far far cry from...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jason Chen (of Gizmodo) gets house raided, assets seized
Replies: 67
Views: 7211

Re: Jason Chen (of Gizmodo) gets house raided, assets seized

Jason Chen, Editor of Gizmodo.com, came home Friday night to a surprise visit from California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, according to Gizmodo. It's evil to call the cops if someone releases all your trade secrets to bump their ad revenue a bit? With a warrant issued, and Gizmodo appa...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 146296

Re: Tea Snobbery

The same way green tea differs from red/black tea, green rooibos differs from red rooibos - the latter is oxidised while the former is not. I've never really liked taste of the red rooibos I've tried, so I get the green stuff from SpecialTeas.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 146296

Re: Tea Snobbery

We got some Lapacho from the tea shop. It's interesting, although it has a vanilla flavoring added that I don't know if I like or not. I've tried plain (unflavoured) Lapacho. To me, it was to taste what goatse is to sight. :D We've also had some Honeybush for a while now (since our wedding) that I ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikipedia Accused by Larry Sanger of Hosting Child Porn
Replies: 46
Views: 7154

Re: Wikipedia Accused by Larry Sanger of Hosting Child Porn

[edit]I put thirty seconds into hunting down obscene pictures, and the wikimedia commons category:lolicon page is probably where he was talking about. There are a couple of pictures that are definitely skeevy, but it's a stretch to call them obscene and depicting a minor engaging in sexually explic...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the easiest way to get rid of your sense of taste?
Replies: 39
Views: 6137

Re: What is the easiest way to get rid of your sense of tast

Why not just ask your partner to wash their arse before... you know what, never mind, I'm making assumptions here.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 165326

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

Pretty much, although if you're good, you can yank them off rocks rather than prying. (They seize onto the rock when disturbed, so if you grab them really quickly you can dislodge them without tools.)
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 165326

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

So I caught some abalone yesterday. Here's the result - fettuccine with creamy mushroom sauce and crumbed abalone.

Image

Also:
podbaydoor - That looks amazing!
Zohar - Invisible desert? :P
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188414

Re: Cocktails

Which is why I carefully used the cover-all term "American whisky". :wink:
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188414

Re: Cocktails

Shuddup, we have very limited choice in American whisky here in Australia! :D I have three words for you: Nick's. Wine. Merchants. They're in Armadale and Doncaster. They have an incredible (for Australia) variety of rye; therefore they must have a reasonable Bourbon selection. Whether you want to ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188414

Re: Cocktails

So someone created a drink inspired by Watchmen character Jon Osterman. No, it's not a Manhattan (that'd be too obvious), it's a variation on the Old Fashioned. http://theeatenpath.com/2009/03/05/jon-osterman-thecocktail/ Jon Osterman. 2 oz. Earl Grey-infused bourbon 1/2 oz. simple syrup 1/2 oz. St....
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67099

Re: Porn For Women

I really liked this comic, though I do have to agree, the punchline is in the alt-text. I hadn't heard of these books before, and when I read the comic, I thought for a minute Randall must have made that book up, because I couldn't imagine how it could possibly exist, because I couldn't imagine tha...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First person to be recognised neither male or female in NSW
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Re: First person to be recognised neither male or female in

Also notable is that that article might just contain the first recorded instance of Nicholas Tonti-Filippini not being a complete fuckwit. :lol:
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google bosses convicted of privacy violations in Italy
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Italy convicts Google executives over Google video content

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/serious-threat-to-web-in-italy.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook Serious threat to the web in Italy 2/24/2010 01:57:00 AM In late 2006, students at a school in Turin, Italy filmed and then uploaded a video to Google Video that showed them bull...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rationality vs Morality
Replies: 15
Views: 3490

Re: Rationality vs Morality

lu6cifer wrote:One of the situations in particular was, would you rather have $25,000, or save a litter of drowning puppies?

Sounds more like Objectivism vs... I'm not sure. Veganism?
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Utah to criminalize miscarriages...
Replies: 127
Views: 9316

Utah to criminalize miscarriages...

... that are caused by "reckless" behaviour. (Damn that low subject line character limit.) http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/13141 Last week, the Utah House and Senate passed a bill that would make it a crime for a woman to have a miscarriage, and would in most instances make induced abo...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drunk Ninja-Mom brings sword to school to defend daughter
Replies: 29
Views: 4573

Re: Drunk Ninja-Mom brings sword to school to defend daughter

tzvibish wrote:Not earth-shattering by any means, but definitely making me want a 12-inch concealed cane-sword. So I can defend my child's honor. Like a good masseur.

Fixed. ;-)
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Things to eat when you suddenly need calories
Replies: 54
Views: 8960

Re: Things to eat when you suddenly need calories

Milk. Whole milk.

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