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May 21, 2020, 11:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Exactly. It's not as personal. Before Missy I wished they'd bring back the Rani. There used to be several renegade time lords running about.
It’s weird, since I was such a hopelessly massive fan as a kid, but I haven’t watched any of the new series.

I figure at some point I’ll binge.

Since I was also a hopeless D&D nerd, GoT is in the same boat.
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Oatmeal raisin cookies.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Oatmeal raisin cookies.
     
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Jul 13, 2020, 01:34 AM
 
Lime.

Far superior to that lemon shit.
     
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Jul 13, 2020, 08:32 PM
 
I’m a lime man myself.....but why’s it gotta be a competition for you people? Both are great.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I’m a lime man myself.....but why’s it gotta be a competition for you people? Both are great.
I prefer lime as well, but I’m not even sure I could pick it in a blind test against lemon.
It might just be a preference due to different physical appearance or how I have seen it used.

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Jul 13, 2020, 09:24 PM
 
both are great.
     
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Jul 13, 2020, 10:44 PM
 
Wait, who underrates citrus?
Maybe I'm just coming at it from a person who uses lemon and lime in cocktails pretty consistently.
     
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I’m a lime man myself.....but why’s it gotta be a competition for you people? Both are great.
It’s only a competition with important things, like pizza, fruit, and cookies.
     
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Jul 14, 2020, 04:49 PM
 
Hard to beat lime juice over sliced (and nicely chilled) cucumber slices for a light, “fresh” tasting salad item. Sprinkle black pepper, paprika, hot pepper, whatever over it for a zing, or just leave it plain.

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A little fresh squeezed lime juice over ice is very refreshing. Doubly so if you already have gin and tonic water in the glass.
     
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Jul 14, 2020, 08:38 PM
 
Oatmeal raisin cookies are indeed good. I got a bag of Pepperidge Farm's Santa Cruz SOFT BAKED oatmeal raisin cookies right on my office desk.
     
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I’ve been eating Tate’s brand, which is at the extra crispy end of the spectrum.
     
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Jul 14, 2020, 09:25 PM
 
Raisins can get the heck out of my food.
Craisins, however, can stay.
     
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Jul 15, 2020, 12:39 AM
 
More for me!

Cheerios go great with raisins.
     
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clarify: cooked food. cereal, gorp, and straight from the little boxes is ok.
     
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Jul 15, 2020, 09:47 AM
 
Lemon on pasta, lime on Mexican food. Also lime on fried rice.
     
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And Tostitos.
     
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Jul 16, 2020, 10:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Lemon on pasta, lime on Mexican food. Also lime on fried rice.
+1 Lime on Mexican. I ought to try lemon on pasta. Soon. Lime on fried rice sounds good too.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 16, 2020, 10:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
It’s only a competition with important things, like pizza, fruit, and cookies.


Also—lime is great on pasta!
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Jul 31, 2020, 03:54 AM
 
Dumplings.
     
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Jul 31, 2020, 06:38 AM
 
Who underrates dumplings?
     
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The depraved.
     
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Jul 31, 2020, 04:21 PM
 
I don't think I've ever had a dumpling.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 31, 2020, 04:28 PM
 
do we mean biscuit-like dumplings that go in soup or asian pan-fried goodness?

Chinese soup dumplings are also amazing. They don't float in soup, they are filled with soup. Mmm.
     
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I don't think I've ever had a dumpling.
Ever had gnocchi? That’s a type of dumpling.
     
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Jul 31, 2020, 07:47 PM
 
Any type of dumpling is manna-like. Pierogi, for example, or knodle, or kreplach. Or (properly prepared) old-fashioned unfilled dumplings that go with chicken - these are basically biscuit dough that’s boiled in the stock from cooking the chicken.

Even mediocre dumplings are good, but really well done they’re extraordinary. Yum!

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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Ever had gnocchi? That’s a type of dumpling.
I bought some a few months back, but at the time I wasn't equipped to cook it properly so I never ate it.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Have you ever had ravioli?
     
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Aug 1, 2020, 11:44 AM
 
Yes.
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Aug 1, 2020, 11:59 AM
 
Then you’ve had a dumpling!

Same if you’ve had a won ton, a potsticker, gyoza, or momo.


Edit: which also answers Andi’s question.
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Aug 2, 2020, 02:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Have you ever had ravioli?
Yeah, I’m sorry, but that’s going too far.

Perhaps the generic definition of a dumpling would include ravioli, but in reality, there’s a world of a difference between filled pasta and run-of-the-mill dumplings.

If you keep it that generic, even a loaf of bread or a donut could be considered a dumpling. Not helpful.

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Aug 2, 2020, 08:05 PM
 
I don't like eating dumplings. Probably only eat it 2x a year. When I do, I only eat the Chinese ones with ground pork and yellow chives (hate the green ones).

A dumpling is not necessarily some meat/veggies inside a flour wrapper. For example, a wonton is not considered a dumpling, but a potsticker would be considered as being one.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Yeah, I’m sorry, but that’s going too far.

Perhaps the generic definition of a dumpling would include ravioli, but in reality, there’s a world of a difference between filled pasta and run-of-the-mill dumplings.

If you keep it that generic, even a loaf of bread or a donut could be considered a dumpling. Not helpful.

-t
Samosas are now dumplings, and if you don’t zip it, bao is next.
     
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Tamales? Or does the corn meal dough disqualify it?
     
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Is a Cornish Pasty a dumpling then?
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Tamales? Or does the corn meal dough disqualify it?
Tamales are their own category of heaven.
     
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Aug 4, 2020, 08:17 AM
 
Bacon with A1 sauce.
     
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Bacon with A1 sauce.
Hmmmm. On one hand, I feel that A1 sauce is an abomination against nature and interferes with the act of communing with my steak. On the other hand, bacon, near-perfection by itself, may get some extra kick from A1.

Question: what sort of bacon are we talking about? Applewood smoked, hickory smoked, etc.? And how crisp? These things make a difference.

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I’d say floppy hickory, but I really should do a flight.
     
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Floppy hickory makes sense. Really crispy bacon would only be a player for dipping in a sauce, and I’d expect that really crispy bacon could essentially crumble while dipping.

On the other hand, not-so-floppy applewood smoked bacon (which, for those of you who haven’t tried it, is kind of sweet) might benefit from the sharp/sour kick from A1. Hmmm...

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Found a place called “Mr. Dumpling”. Beef-celery gets high marks from me.
     
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Peter Cook.
     
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Spam musubi.

     
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Willie Rushton

Criminally underrated comedian. Criminally underrated cartoonist/illustrator. Criminally underrated musician. Criminally underrated actor. Criminally ignored as co founder of Private Eye with Peter Cook.

Google Willie Rushton + illustration. A genius with a pen.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Interesting!

I had never heard of him, but I can definitely see his influence on a lot of indie cartoonists.

Also reminds me of Ronald Searle.
     
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Peter Cook.
Definitely better than Dudley Moore, who belongs in the Overrated Hall of Fame.
     
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Davy Jones used to do a drunk Dudley Moore impersonation which was better than the real thing.

Like, John Belushi and Joe Cocker better.
     
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Spiders.
     
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Spiders as in arachnids, or as in “Spider” roadsters.

As for arachnids, most are our friends. The times they’re not are usually because they’re in too close proximity to people. But they’re pretty good at ridding our homes of not-so-nice insects, so as long as they’re not getting in the way (or in danger of being squished by basic foot traffic in the home), they’re pretty much welcome here.

Fiat’s current Spider roadster is a blast to drive, but it’s built on a Mazda MX5 (Miata). They change the power train and some bits of the suspension, and do some styling tweaks. We were quite close to buying one until research showed that a fully tricked out Miata had better specs, better accessories, and cost less than the Fiat.

Then the whole pandemic thing sidetracked the idea of a “fun car” anyway.

On the idea of both underrated and eliminating insects, let’s talk about bats. They eat tons (literally) of insects every night. Up to 1200 mosquito-sized bugs an hour, often throughout the hours of darkness. Mexican Free Tail Bats are very common here in San Antonio and Austin.

One of the most impressive sights in Austin is the bat colony under the Congress Ave. bridge over Ladybird Lake. Read about it and watch a video HERE

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