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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Angua » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:14 am UTC

I really hate the changes in daylength in England. It's even worse than having to put up with the weather. In the winter, it gets dark so early that I start feeling tired at around 8 or 9, and in the summer it stays light late, so I don't feel tired until 12, but then it starts getting bright around 4 with the bloody birds singing, so my body wants to get up early.

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Postby TimelordSimone » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:13 am UTC

I need to get thicker curtains, because my bedroom window faces pretty much due east, and the sunlight tends to wake me up way earlier than I'd like in the summer.
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Postby emceng » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:41 pm UTC

Yeah, a few years ago I had major issues with not sleeping, and figured too much light was an issue. I have blinds, but they didn't get the job done. Was too lazy to get blackout curtains. Instead just shoved towels int the top of the blinds. Worked really well actually.
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Postby The Cat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:12 pm UTC

The Ts will require more thought. Zebras are awesome. I've waded through the outdoor outfitters parlor before. If I recall, we had a delivery man, band of machete waving punks, and many other things that are not considered appropriate for an American job interview. The tip man got a black eye the next day! From his best friend! Whats the relationship between the delivery man and fine outdoor products? Was it a "Hey, how are you doing with these characters?" I won the patio debate series. At least they had the common decency to have a real conversation. All this beer and waiting has really done a number on my bladder...
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Postby Shro » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:18 pm UTC

The Cat wrote: All this beer and waiting has really done a number on my bladder... The tip man got a black eye the next day! From his best friend!

The elipses suggest that the tip man getting a black eye from his best friend is somehow related to having to go to the bathroom. Sometimes I have to make up very elaborate stories in my head to fill in the blanks.
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Postby The Cat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:32 pm UTC

The elipses suggest that the tip man getting a black eye from his best friend is somehow related to having to go to the bathroom. Sometimes I have to make up very elaborate stories in my head to fill in the blanks.


Fixed. thank you. If it's thin, I'll say it's thin. Hearing the story first hand, from both of em, while staring at the black eye, is slightly less than thin. I won't elaborate on the story.

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Postby elminster » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:13 am UTC

There's something quite satisfying about a sharp knife. Although the last time I sharpened the kitchen knives properly my house mates complained they were too sharp. Shortly followed by a hospital trip when one of them chopped the tip of their finger off. I guess being sharp enough to glide through paper and shave hair does make the danger of knives more obvious.
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Postby Giant Speck » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:46 am UTC

Chocolate Therapy? Ben & Jerry's, what have you done?!
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Postby Ulc » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:40 am UTC

elminster wrote:There's something quite satisfying about a sharp knife. Although the last time I sharpened the kitchen knives properly my house mates complained they were too sharp. Shortly followed by a hospital trip when one of them chopped the tip of their finger off. I guess being sharp enough to glide through paper and shave hair does make the danger of knives more obvious.


Actually, when people are at least somewhat capable in a kitchen, I find that dull knives make for far more accidents than sharp ones. A good sharp knife goes where the user wants it, without being forced. A dull one requires force to cut through things, so it tend to go every odd way it possible can when it clears the cut, or even within the cut itself.

The only accidents I've had with sharp knives recently is the fact that half our dish-towels have cuts in them.

In short: Tell them to learn how to handle a knife without using force, then sharpen the shit out of those kitchen knives.
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Postby elminster » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:43 am UTC

Ulc wrote:Actually, when people are at least somewhat capable in a kitchen, I find that dull knives make for far more accidents than sharp ones. A good sharp knife goes where the user wants it, without being forced. A dull one requires force to cut through things, so it tend to go every odd way it possible can when it clears the cut, or even within the cut itself.

The only accidents I've had with sharp knives recently is the fact that half our dish-towels have cuts in them.

In short: Tell them to learn how to handle a knife without using force, then sharpen the shit out of those kitchen knives.
Yeah, really it's been quite a while since I cut myself with a kitchen knife. I think the last few times was where I was tempted to check the edge (after sharpening) with a finger (Lightly trying to judge the edge). Paper works much better.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Ulc » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:02 am UTC

elminster wrote: granite chopping boards


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Postby The Cat » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:51 am UTC

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Looks like a dbl feature day. That explains a great deal. I hope they get better. Cheers!

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:26 pm UTC

Right, that does it. I am officially bored of zombies. On the DVD rack in Asda, there's Ninja Zombie, Ozombie, War Of The Dead, Juan Of The Dead, and several other zombie-themed films I've not bothered to remember the names of. What the shit? When did every film-maker and his dog decide to start cashing in on zombies?
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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Right, that does it. I am officially bored of zombies. On the DVD rack in Asda, there's Ninja Zombie, Ozombie, War Of The Dead, Juan Of The Dead, and several other zombie-themed films I've not bothered to remember the names of. What the shit? When did every film-maker and his dog decide to start cashing in on zombies?


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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:25 pm UTC

Ulc wrote:A dull one requires force to cut through things, so it tend to go every odd way it possible can when it clears the cut, or even within the cut itself.
Yeah - to illustrate this a short story:

I was cutting onions with a pretty blunt knife (because I couldn't be bothered to sharpen it halfway through the job) and something that happened once or twice was the knife clearing the first few layers, then sliding along another layer. Essentially I could only cut the top layers of the onion before it slid off the core layers. Very annoying.
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Postby The Cat » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:28 pm UTC

Have y'all tried serrated? They work great for me.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:36 pm UTC

Depends on the application. For sawing through things, like breads or overcooked meat or something, serrated knives are fantastic. For things that require more of a push or a slice, non-serrated is better in my experience. I use non-serrated knives for vegetables, fruit, chicken, uncooked beef, etc.

Dull knives are safer (safer is a relative term) if you're dicking around with it , sharp knives are safer for actual work for the reasons bigglesworth gave.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:52 pm UTC

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SlyReaper wrote:Right, that does it. I am officially bored of zombies. On the DVD rack in Asda, there's Ninja Zombie, Ozombie, War Of The Dead, Juan Of The Dead, and several other zombie-themed films I've not bothered to remember the names of. What the shit? When did every film-maker and his dog decide to start cashing in on zombies?


I'm, like, officially annoyed by people overusing officially. Like, seriously.


Yeah? Well I'm, like, officially annoyed by people using any kind of vernacular whatsoever.
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:55 pm UTC

Interesting... I was burning a CD on an unplugged laptop... It ran out of batteries before it was done and automatically went into hibernate. I quickly plugged it back in but I didn't turn it back on because the disk drive was still spinning. When it stopped spinning I turned it back on, and when it finished restoring Windows it continued with the "finalizing" stage of the burning. The disk works just fine. I guess a computer can still burn disks while hibernating.
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Postby brakos82 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:42 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:Interesting... I was burning a CD on an unplugged laptop... It ran out of batteries before it was done and automatically went into hibernate. I quickly plugged it back in but I didn't turn it back on because the disk drive was still spinning. When it stopped spinning I turned it back on, and when it finished restoring Windows it continued with the "finalizing" stage of the burning. The disk works just fine. I guess a computer can still burn disks while hibernating.


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Postby The Cat » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:14 pm UTC

Me too, I think. Avengers is a surprisingly good movie. I'll start in the right place next weekend. I try to say off the roads after dark.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:06 am UTC

Steak.

Steak is good.
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Postby brakos82 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:04 am UTC

Steak, wrapped in bacon.
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Postby darknut » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:27 am UTC

brakos82 wrote:Steak, wrapped in bacon.

and then you put that inside a chicken and bacon strips and that into a pig and bacon strips
and serve witha side of bacon, smart, smart
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Postby brakos82 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:40 am UTC

I don't think there's anything Seattle's weatherman Steve Pool can't do... he hasn't aged in 28 years (there is proof of this), he answers tricky questions, and now he's becoming an actor.
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:13 am UTC

I imagine it got boring reporting on the rain, so he took up hobbies like biogerontology.
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Postby SlyReaper » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:22 am UTC

brakos82 wrote:Steak, wrapped in bacon.

Steak, wrapped in bacon, stuffed inside a chicken, and sandwiched inside the original steak.
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Postby The Cat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:47 am UTC

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Postby micco » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:05 pm UTC

I find it dissapointing that having a barbecue in a public park is forbidden here...
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Postby Garm » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:30 pm UTC

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brakos82 wrote:Steak, wrapped in bacon.

Steak, wrapped in bacon, stuffed inside a chicken, and sandwiched inside the original steak.


Would this be something like a mobius turducken?

Really tho', I enjoy Steak with grilled onions on it (Schwäbisch style). If you combined the grilled onions with wrapping the steak in bacon that might be pretty excellent. Best yet might be wrapping it in smoked bacon (speck).
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Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:32 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
brakos82 wrote:Steak, wrapped in bacon.

Steak, wrapped in bacon, stuffed inside a chicken, and sandwiched inside the original steak.


Sadly only works with 4-dimensional steaks.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:34 pm UTC

Cows are three dimensional. Just make a giant steak.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:36 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:Cows are three dimensional. Just make a giant steak.


How do you know? They could just be 3D projections of a larger, N-dimensional bovine.

For all we know, the N-dimensional creature may intersect our reality multiple times, forming different creatures. Here is a diagram of how that would look

IMG_20120612_174208[1].jpg


This is all in line with my hypothesis that there is only one type of citrus fruit, a type of hypersphere that exists largely in a dimension inaccessible to us; that has different size, colors and shape depending on its distance, red-shift, and Lorentz contraction (the latter two from motion along an axis we can't perceive).
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Postby broken_escalator » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:38 pm UTC

I prefer my cows non-euclidean, personally.

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:26 pm UTC

Shouldn't the same be applied to all seemingly 3D objects, including humans, therefore making the whole point negligible?
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Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:02 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:Shouldn't the same be applied to all seemingly 3D objects(A), including humans, therefore making the whole point negligible(B)?


A: Yes.
B: I don't see how this follows.
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Postby KestrelLowing » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:09 pm UTC

micco wrote:I find it dissapointing that having a barbecue in a public park is forbidden here...


Wait, what?? What's the point of a park then?!

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:11 pm UTC

If everything may very well be a visible projection from a higher dimension, why does it change that fact that an entire cow would allow the mobius terducken?
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