Just Because a Man is On Social Media Does Not Mean He Is Required to Begin Acting Like a Woman (or a Tweener Girl, More Accurately)
Does It?

SHUT UP, SALLY: A MANIFESTO

RE: sidebar item about Jonah from MisHum...

Jonah denigrates the Keurig coffee.

Fine.

But when Keurig devises a powdered-gravy pod, he'll be running an IV from the fucker right into one of his whale-flippers and riding the Brown Dragon every day.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

I've complained about this a lot, but Twitter is the most estrogenizing toxin known to man, or to half-man shmans as you see on the internet.

I have this weird affliction, called heterosexual masculinity, which keeps me from offering strident, childishly-intense opinions about womanly creature comforts and sundry num-nums.

I don't think people should have strident opinions about trivialities. Children have strident opinions about trivialities.

Men don't. Men are supposed to be wise enough to know which things are trifling, and which things deserve their concern, and express themselves accordingly.

If it's important, you say something.

If it's not important, you practice the most ancient of all manly arts, the Manly Art of Shutting the F*** Up Once in a While and Giving Your C***slappers a Rest.

I'm glad to know that there's a cure for this affliction of normal masculine reserve, how, and that Jonah Goldberg is proof of that.

Apparently, being on Social Media all day long is a cure for normal, regular heterosexual masculinity. It's a feminizing and juvenilizing force which turns toxic men into pliable weakling children and fat little girls trying to advance in the social hierarchy.

Does that mean men shouldn't talk about these things? No, of course not. It's just that men... we're goal-oriented. Or we used to be, before the Internet gave us permission to engage our innner prepubescent sexually-androgynous tween.

I had a question a few weeks ago about what Duncan Donuts coffee tastes great at the store but very meh at home, and asked about it in a comment thread; another commenter said "Maybe you just have to grind the beans yourself and use the pour-over to get the same flavor."

This is a short back-and-forth in which there is a clear goal, and a response that is directly, and briefly, directed towards helping me meet my goal. We did not use the opportunity to bond over it, nor did we use it as a segueway into complaining that our boyfriends don't buy us flowers frequently enough.

Compare that to Jonah Goldberg, JV Last, David French and the rest of the Twitter Mean Girls Half-Men Chitty-Chat Coffee Clatch, oohing and aahing like women every day on Twitter about their favorite kitchen appliances, and whining and bitching about which vegetables they continue having a manbaby aversion towards.

They're vegetables, Little Girls. They're not Twinkies. They're not supposed to taste nummy. At best, they taste pretty good, but in a particular way you have to cultivate a taste for.

And also, David French: Who the fuck gives a fuck whether you like kale or not? Why do you even care if you like it or not?

Why do you think anyone else cares?

I realize that this is a bit odd for a blogger to say, but I have come to a conclusion about opinions: People need to stop having so many opinions.

You know who has opinions about everything? Blowhards, assholes, and lunatics.

Sane people do not care one way or the other (or at least do not care enough to bother expending the breath and saliva necessary to say otherwise) about 95% of all the people, objects, and concepts in the universe.

But every "man" on Twitter seems to imagine that the world is just begging for their 8th grade mix-tapes of Stuff I Really Like or Don't Like At All (Pee-Yoo!).

If you don't like kale, don't eat it. What the fuck is this bullshit with alleged "men" sitting around in a little quilting bee talking about food and appliances and movies all day?

This reminds me of the John Gray "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" claim, which went like this: Men talk about practical problems and seek practical solutions. Women, on the other hand, often talk just to establish rapport and seek emotional validation and fresh reaffirmations of closeness.

This, he claimed, is why men and women are often frustrated with each other. When a woman complains about, say, work, she wants emotional support. She's not looking for some kind of practical solution like "Just update your resume and find another job," which is the sort of thing that a man would usually say (until he realizes that that's not what women want to hear).

So while men, such as myself and the commenters here, will talk about these things in the interests of actually getting something done, David French, Jonah Goldberg, JV Last and the rest of the low-T very-womanly half-men brigade are constantly babbling on twitter about their What's Hot and What's Not lists, and starting Twitter threads nominating things which are on their To Do list, or, more wickedly, their To-Don't list.

Also: This seems to be a tactic employed by betas (or lower than betas): to appear "cute," cute like children or cute like squirrels, rather than, you know, like men.

Little boys are cute, and act cute. Some men are lucky enough to be attractive, but if they act cute, act like little boys, I have a feeling that a lot of women quickly go from feeling sexual to feeling Saharan.

And I sit here thinking: What the hell is wrong with you? Are you... gender curious?

Are you this immature? Did Twitter and social media give you permission, in your view, to go back to the good old days of being a child?

To reset the system at -- what do IT guys call it? -- the Last Safe Configuration of your lives? The last time you felt secure and happy?

Did you "men" ever learn how to be men? Or did you learn once, but decide it was too "toxic," and so refashioned yourselves into Twitter-imprisoned metrosexuals and cloying little children?

Complaint:

I don't like kale.

Solution:

Then don't eat kale. Also, get the fuck off of Twitter if you have time to complain about kale. Do some squats in your spare time.

Complaint:

I don't like Indian food. (From Tom Nichols, who does not look like the sort of guy who would turn his nose up at any food that includes a lot of sugar and carbs.)

Solution:

Then don't get Indian food. Also, start intermittent fasting. You're grossly obese and it makes me sad to look at you.

Boast:

I just love my high-end espresso maker!

Solution:

Fine, I guess. Have some coffee. But also maybe consider the possibility that most men don't really enthuse over kitchen appliances, and maybe you should do likewise. (Note: grilling equipment is not part of the kitchen, obviously.)

Also, do some deadlifts. You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus. Some deadlifts might straighten you out a bit.

Am I wrong? Am I being too crochety, or am I guilty of enforcing Outdated Notions of Masculinity? Am I guilty of perpetuating Toxic Notions of Masculinity?

I don't think so. What about you guys?

And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?

But these "men" aren't exchanging information -- practical stuff like advice, recommendations, and recipes (actionable intelligence) -- but just to gab with the same shriveled low-t soybags they gab with every single day to further reaffirm that they remain emotionally-cherished members of the Twitter Mean Girls clique.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:32 PM




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1 ?

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 11, 2019 06:33 PM (ECrgQ)

2 Okay, off to get the others.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 11, 2019 06:33 PM (ECrgQ)

3 Dam. slow computer.

Posted by: RBG kinda sorta dead at December 11, 2019 06:35 PM (VqhL9)

4 Believe it or not, I was just about to type that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2019 06:35 PM (hbTkw)

5 I liked that Katie Keurig when she was on the Today Show. Perky! Then later I'd watch my stories.

Posted by: Joe Biden My Time at December 11, 2019 06:36 PM (OVkb/)

6 Girthy. off to read it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 06:36 PM (VqhL9)

7 Hey, I read the whole post before commenting. Top ten?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM (iuFgi)

8 Yess!!

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM (iuFgi)

9 Men don't. Men are supposed to be wise enough to know which things are trifling, and which things deserve their concern, and express themselves accordingly.


Exactly. That is why .45 is the only manly pistol caliber.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM (yQpMk)

10 Kaboom: "Am I a joke to you?"

Posted by: Not That Guy Again Would You Shut Up at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM (BhvxL)

11 Hot dogs are sandwiches.

Fight me.

Posted by: blaster at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM (sqMPm)

12
So, in this post, Ace is pretty much telling Tom Nichols and Jonah Goldberg to lift weights so they're not so weak and pathetic.

Ace must be feeling STRONGGG!


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:38 PM (dzA2p)

13 I love that the movie Richard Jewell is being released at this time.

Perfect timing for maximum effect.

FBI LOLGFY

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 06:38 PM (2DOZq)

14
Damn, this Ace guy. He sure talks a lot.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 11, 2019 06:38 PM (9X624)

15 IOW, you would worry less about what people think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

I don't Twitter, but it looks like a humor-free circle jerk from the bits I have seen.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (ECrgQ)

16 I'm not on twatter, never will be, nor any other social media. could care less about it. And I think the world would be a better place if we got back to that. Probably too late. But for me, I will just enjoy life and not have my head in a phone 20 hours a day.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (r7Fvf)

17 And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?

All the time.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (vkS2Z)

18 I wouldn't' know about that stuff because I only do manly things.

Posted by: freaked at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (Tnijr)

19 Ace, cart, horse.

Used to be you insulted a Man face to face, you took your own personal safety in hand. There could very well be PHYSICAL retribution.

Women, on the other hand, were primarily safe from physical retribution because most other Women would not punch them out, and if a Man did, OTHER Men would take care of him. So they were free to say pretty insulting things.

Now we have created a place, the internet, where Men are SAFE from physical retribution, and so now act more like Women did all along.

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (NgKpN)

20 The only thing I disagree with is that this should only be a guy thing. I hate, hate, hate when women do this. Jeebus, use the brain God gave you and talk about something intelligent. There's more to life then clothes, who's dating who and whether Meghan Markle is pretty or not. And don't screech at the top of your lungs or your twitter account.
And yes, I'm female.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (3Ocrl)

21 i've said it before:

social media - the greatest gift to adolescent girls since the starter bra.

Posted by: mjc at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (Pg+x7)

22 Damn, this Ace guy. He sure talks a lot.


He's got a fucking lot of opinions, I'd say.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

23 Never been on twitter, usually just see them in posts, but sounds like a testosterone suck. Trump must have a defense system built into his computer because he man spreads all over that bitch.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (r+sAi)

24 This reminds me of the John Gray "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" claim, which went like this: Men talk about practical problems and seek practical solutions. Women, on the other hand, often talk just to establish rapport and seek emotional validation and fresh reaffirmations of closeness.

Boy BFF (who can be waaaaay more of a girl than I am) and I agreed yonks ago to start convos about problems with a disclaimer of hey I'm just venting and need you to make affirmative noises now and then or hey this is a problem and I need your help with a solution.

It is absolutely stunning how much more effectively you can converse with a person when you make clear this is a bitch call vs omg what the hell should I do.

I presume, based on nothing but a WAG, that all the stupid bitchy cat fight stuff is a quest to hit mandated engagement numbers. Hey, have to get X number of retweets and likes and replies. Fine, here's a cute dog.

Again, that's just a WAG but still I think that is some of it. The rest is that they are 13 year old Mean Girls.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (GbPPJ)

25 And, in one post, Ace nails the reason the NeverTrumpers hate PDT: PDT is masculine and has no time for the emasculated problems of the hissy fit brigade.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (qC1Sy)

26 Ace must be feeling STRONGGG!


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:38 PM (dzA2p)
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And Leon is getting laaaaarger!

Posted by: Johnny at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (3Z6pZ)

27 Mollie on Special Report.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 11, 2019 06:40 PM (wiXsO)

28 This is why I quit Twitter months ago. I don't claim to be the smartest person in the room but good grief, I could feel my IQ slipping down down down. I don't miss it a bit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 11, 2019 06:40 PM (dUJdY)

29 nooded:

The term "cocksucker" is not the preferred usage. The preferred version is either "corksoaker" or "cokesacker."

E.B. White, "Elements of Style"

Posted by: mnw at December 11, 2019 06:40 PM (Cssks)

30 I follow David French. I find him to be a true Soviet patriot.

Posted by: Pine-scented Druid philosopher James Comey at December 11, 2019 06:40 PM (EgshT)

31 i've said it before:

eye donut ewes sew shell mead he ah.

Posted by: mjc at December 11, 2019 06:40 PM (Pg+x7)

32 Sucker of Cock

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (yQpMk)

33 Greetings:

I live in the San Francisco BAy area. The local classical music station has a female announcer who requests requests from her listeners. So, I sent her one...

"My masculinity is in need of a giddy-up. So why don't you cut the theme music from "The Magnificent Seven" out of your musical corral and let it go for a good long gallop."

Several days later, she played the music but failed to mention the "My masculingity..." part.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (evgyj)

34 >>>>The only thing I disagree with is that this should only be a guy thing. I hate, hate, hate when women do this. Jeebus, use the brain God gave you and talk about something intelligent. There's more to life then clothes, who's dating who and whether Meghan Markle is pretty or not.

most women I like and most women here are more like this, but I give women more allowance in this area. I don't hold it against them if they get cute and twee.

I mean, it's cute for women to act cute.

Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (PbpT7)

35
Incidentally, I've been able to do Dedlifts again after a long hiatus.
No Skwats. Never be able to do Skwats, again. But that's okay.
I can do Binch and Dedlifts. That's enough.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (dzA2p)

36 We should think inside the box and explore our inner adult on occasion.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (M0u+N)

37 32 Sucker of Cock
Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (yQpMk)

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Hmm.

Soycucker?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (qC1Sy)

38 Also, do some deadlifts. You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus. Some deadlifts might straighten you out a bit.

This is why I can't quit this site.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (SgjGX)

39 Sucker of Bag of Dicks

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (hbTkw)

40 i've never said:

i donut ewes a starter bra.

Posted by: mjc at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (Pg+x7)

41 This reminds me of the John Gray "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" claim, which went like this: Men talk about practical problems and seek practical solutions. Women, on the other hand, often talk just to establish rapport and seek emotional validation and fresh reaffirmations of closeness.

I read that book and found out I was actually a man since I never ask for directions, don't apologize before expressing my opinion, and can only dole out so much sympathy before I snap.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (vkS2Z)

42 Imagine getting paid for writing "I don't like kale".

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (U7k5w)

43 Twitter is what they have because they dont have the HQ. or any private mailing list or chat room or Discord to talk sh!t to the 30 people who may or may not care.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (RZEzf)

44 Baak gwai lo! Cocksucka!

Posted by: Mr. Wu at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (3Z6pZ)

45 I think there's a use for twitter but it does seem to bring out the old biddy in a lot of people

I don't think people should have strident opinions about trivialities. Children have strident opinions about trivialities.

Men don't. Men are supposed to be wise enough to know which things are trifling, and which things deserve their concern, and express themselves accordingly.


Sure, that makes sense. Its not just an awareness, its a lack of time and energy to focus on crap like that. Yes, a guy can appreciate a great meal and talk about it, but you know, while he's fixing the gutter, changing the plugs out in the car, or doing something else constructive, protective, or creative.

The biggest problem that we have in modern culture is too much freaking free time and entertainment. I mean, how many hours did I spend on here today? Like 8? Typing little messages on a blog comment section?

I got work done too, but it was so easy to do on my laptop I could do this stuff, too. And I don't have as much freedom and money as most.

People have so much energy and time for dumb crap they're fixated on the dumbest, most trivial crap.
I like taffy!!!
Here's my top 10 taffy!
Laffy Taffy was never funny, who's with me???
Taffy is delicious, but is it a sandwich if you put two side by side?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (KZzsI)

46 And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?
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Yes. And thanks ace, because now that I've admitted that I've got to go to confession and it's only been 4 days. I was hoping to get a little more mileage out of that one.

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (/669Q)

47 I'm simply going to say since they've changed the Green Skittle from Lime to Sour Apple, Skittles have tasted like lies. Now its time to go finish building the shed and go-kart.

Posted by: Spiff the Spaceman at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (+tUWj)

48 I saw Sundry Num-Nums open for April Wine at Inanimate Existence in '70.

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (WqPYg)

49 The Dispatch is funded by Pillsbury.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (hbTkw)

50 >>>Boy BFF (who can be waaaaay more of a girl than I am) and I agreed yonks ago to start convos about problems with a disclaimer of hey I'm just venting and need you to make affirmative noises now and then or hey this is a problem and I need your help with a solution.

It is absolutely stunning how much more effectively you can converse with a person when you make clear this is a bitch call vs omg what the hell should I do.

...

yes, this is helpful.

Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (PbpT7)

51 Up twinkles on the post!

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 11, 2019 06:43 PM (4e+hS)

52 Posted by: 11B40 at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM

I love the theme from the Magnificent Seven! Damn, it's in my head now...daaaddaaadaddadada

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 06:43 PM (r7Fvf)

53 Regarding kale. Cook it with bacon. And brown sugar and cider vinegar.

This also works with spinach, cabbage, lettuce, and green beans.
Of course this works because you're drowning out the flavor of the vegetables.

Oh, wait, this was a post about Jonah, French, et al. Screw 'em.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 11, 2019 06:43 PM (+lVUW)

54
Yeah, it's not an insult to women to say to a man he's acting like a woman.

It's OKAY (and right) for a woman to act like a woman. That's what they're built for. Literally.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (dzA2p)

55 Children have strident opinions about trivialities.


________



Jonah Goldberg: The Greta Thunberg of the #NeverTrump crowd.

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (WqPYg)

56 Also, start intermittent fasting. You're grossly obese and it makes me sad to look at you.


Also, do some deadlifts. You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus.


LMAO

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (1CjJc)

57 Imagine getting paid for writing "I don't like kale".
Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (U7k5w)
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And then think of all the times I've given away "I don't like cauliflower" for free right here on this very blog.

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (/669Q)

58 Perfect timing for maximum effect.

I think that's why the left is freaking out so badly about it. Plus its a great story that they would really rather be forgotten. Yet another reminder of the corrosive Clinton years.

I read that book and found out I was actually a man since I never ask for directions, don't apologize before expressing my opinion, and can only dole out so much sympathy before I snap.

Well it deals in generalities, obviously there are exceptions like men who deal best in relationships face to face, etc. But overall I've found his insights to be very accurate in general about most people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (KZzsI)

59 Ace. That's your opinion. However try spending more then 10 minutes with a group of women, say 10 or more and get back to me.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (3Ocrl)

60 Oddly, I like the idea of twitter, basically The Nets from the Orson Scott Card books. I could actually interact with famous and smart people.

What I got instead was comedians, lunatics, and cat gifs.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (yQpMk)

61 I don't Twitter, but it looks like a humor-free circle jerk from the bits I have seen.
Posted by: Linn Ridge

Because ya can't be first alla time ?

Posted by: JT at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (arJlL)

62 Ha, I don't know how many times I have said to my wife "so I should fix it?" and its 50/50 on the yes/no graph.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (r+sAi)

63 >>>Regarding kale. Cook it with bacon. And brown sugar and cider vinegar.

i've heard you have to cook it to get rid of the oxylates or something, which I heard were bad for you.

I usually have it raw in salads, though. I don't know I would bother to actually cook it. Like, I don't know if I like it enough to expend any effort on it.

But your recipe sounds good.


Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (PbpT7)

64 I think uncharitable thoughts about them all the time, for many reasons. And I used to think Ace's comments about hiring bulls to service the wives and watching was a joke, I'm not so sure anymore. I suspect they're watching from their computers and bitching about vegetables.

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (U7k5w)

65 twitter (noun) TWIT-err -- 1. A mechanism for appearing to be foolish in public. 2. A tool used by 21st-century lynch mobs to destroy one selected victim per news cycle. 3. A communication platform for teenage girls to exchange trivial gossip. 4. A place where grown men can imitate such communication by teenage girls. 5. A marketplace where misinformation is exchanged.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (fK2gX)

66 And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling
like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?


Yes. *looks around*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (ptqGC)

67 Well, I'd say that I enjoyed that but I'm too damn manly.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (ExV1e)

68 I read that book and found out I was actually a man since I never ask for directions, don't apologize before expressing my opinion, and can only dole out so much sympathy before I snap.
Posted by: kathysaysso at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (vkS2Z)


My joke that I'm 80% boy is only kind of a joke.

*dons internet neurobiologist hat* I do believe there are fundamental differences between male and female brains and that's a good thing! It gives us both soaring feats of bravery and spectacular feats of building and, you know, a minor thing known as the continuation of the human race.

So, yes, there are women whose brains are structured more like a man's and vice versa. It doesn't mean gender fluid or the like, it's simply that people exist on a continuum.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (GbPPJ)

69 Regarding kale. Cook it with bacon. And brown sugar and cider vinegar.

Or just throw out everything but the bacon and eat that. If I have to cook something with bacon just to make it palatable. Yea, no. We were at some friends a couple weeks back and she's huge into the "keto" thing, which is great. Great cook etc. And I don't mind the keto thing but she brought out the kale salad. I tried to be nice. But it was so damn awful. Sorry.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (r7Fvf)

70 I just had an idea. We need to get a metric shit-ton of red hammer and sickle stickers printed. Every time you see an Democrat yard sign, poster, etc., stop and put this 3x3 inch red hammer and sickle sticker on the sign.

I will order 100.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (DBGf/)

71 62 Ha, I don't know how many times I have said to my wife "so I should fix it?" and its 50/50 on the yes/no graph.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (r+sAi)
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It's time to fix it, in my household, if I hear about it more than three times.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (qC1Sy)

72 > Did you "men" ever learn how to be men?

No. No, they didn't.

Most of them were raised by feminutjob "mothers" who hated men and everything associated with them.


I was on the Twatter for a while, but was apparently unable to twat successfully, as I got banned for calling Joaquin Castro "Ho Queen".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (WsmTT)

73 So...um...does ace like kale or not?

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (M0u+N)

74 Later this evening on my Twatter feed: Sensible Gumshoes for the Government Dick.

Posted by: Pine-scented Druid philosopher James Comey at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (EgshT)

75 Only two guys I will give a break for being on social media is David Spade and Donald Trump.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (2DOZq)

76 It is absolutely stunning how much more effectively you can converse with a person when you make clear this is a bitch call vs omg what the hell should I do.

Yes, well the problem is that few women ever give you the heads up. And yeah, there are guys who do the same thing, and its frustrating and annoying. Oh, I get it. You just want me to nod and agree or sympathize, sorry I thought you were talking to me as a dude looking for solutions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (KZzsI)

77 EPIC ace. E.P.I.C.


By the way, which vegetables do think are friendly and which are unfriendly.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (VqhL9)

78 >>>I just had an idea. We need to get a metric shit-ton of red hammer and sickle stickers printed. Every time you see an Democrat yard sign, poster, etc., stop and put this 3x3 inch red hammer and sickle sticker on the sign.

I will order 100.
Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (DBGf/)

I dig it!

Posted by: Max Power at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (q177U)

79 I love donuts and hate Republicans.

Posted by: Jim Messina at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (aKsyK)

80 And then think of all the times I've given away "I don't like cauliflower" for free right here on this very blog.
Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:44 PM (/669Q)

I know, right? You're giving away this priceless wisdom. If you wrote "I hate cauliflower, orange man bad" you could really rake in the lib cash.

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (U7k5w)

81 6. An archive of all your past stupidity and ignorance.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (fK2gX)

82 Because ya can't be first alla time ?
Posted by: JT at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (arJlL)

Well, I'm *not* Sponge. (Insert Pixy approved smile thingy here)

Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (ECrgQ)

83 62 Ha, I don't know how many times I have said to my wife "so I should fix it?" and its 50/50 on the yes/no graph.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (r+sAi)

Mine is 'and you want me to do what?'

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (NgKpN)

84 largemouth ass

Posted by: REDACTED at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (rpxSz)

85
However, I've almost accepted the sad fact that I just can't build muscle, anymore.
At best, I can tread water. But I can tell my muscles are losing density on the daily.

I don't mean to brag, but I was hard as rock, at one time.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (dzA2p)

86 "Gruunt."

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (vjm8B)

87 >>>73 So...um...does ace like kale or not?


I will eat it because I've been told it has Vitamin K-7 or something. It's fine. It's a leafy green. It's not supposed to taste like steak.

Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (PbpT7)

88 So, what of okra?


*begins flame war*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (ptqGC)

89


As they say, life never becomes not high school, and those jerkoffs are stuck in it, for sure. That clique of dickheads who read books and made sure everyone knew they read books, and laughed in that narrow reedy way just like that shithead Goldturd.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (lg/F7)

90 That's why I like old Westerns some asshole is always getting punched. The world needs more assholes getting punched for their big mouths and stupid ideas. I look around every day and see "men" who have never struck another man in anger, hence they have never lived.

Posted by: Shelgel at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (gLJGE)

91 I actually like kale, I used to eat it from the plates in restaurants until I found out that this garnish stuff was usually not.. um, safe for human consumption. Not clean and sanitary

Regarding kale. Cook it with bacon. And brown sugar and cider vinegar.

My mom used to make a Danish dish of red cabbage with that basic idea. It was very good. But its like spinach, it really cooks down, so make a lot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (KZzsI)

92 Not every idea that pops into one's head is meant to be shared immediately.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (yQpMk)

93 Prune isn't really a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable.

Posted by: Duke of Prunes at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (aKsyK)

94
And, since we're talking aboot Gainzz, I've promised myself, (again), I will revamp my diet.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (dzA2p)

95 79 I love donuts and hate Republicans.
Posted by: Jim Messina at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (aKsyK)

says the guy that personifies the "DC is Hollywood for really ugly people"

Posted by: REDACTED at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (rpxSz)

96 And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling
like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?
_______



"We think it's hot." -- Rachel Maddow and Megan Rapinoe

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (WqPYg)

97 ^Men talk about practical problems and seek practical solutions. Women, on the other hand, often talk just to establish rapport and seek emotional validation and fresh reaffirmations of closeness.^


Which is why, when my wife starts to complain about work, I always stop her first and ask her, ^Is this about the nail?^ Then I know whether I*m supposed to offer a solution, or just shut the F up and listen.

Posted by: Howard Johnson, now with a laurel and hardy handshake at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (dvbme)

98 I had a question a few weeks ago about what Duncan Donuts coffee tastes great at the store but very meh at home, and asked about it in a comment thread; another commenter said "Maybe you just have to grind the beans yourself and use the pour-over to get the same flavor."


Even we know that you have to grind your own fresh beans, and many of us can't figure out which sex we are.

Posted by: SB at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (sy5kK)

99 92 Not every idea that pops into one's head is meant to be shared immediately.
Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (yQpMk)

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Well, I think...

Oh, wait....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (qC1Sy)

100 By the way, which vegetables do think are friendly and which are unfriendly.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (VqhL9)

If this is a question open to all, I'd recommend ones high in zeaxanthin.

Posted by: Captain vegetable..crunch crunch crunch at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (U7k5w)

101 >>>92 Not every idea that pops into one's head is meant to be shared immediately.


YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Babies say whatever pops into their heads, which is ba-ba-ba and mama.

Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (PbpT7)

102 Okra tastes pretty good but it takes real work to make it not slimy. More work than its worth. Whoever ate that stuff first must have been really hungry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (KZzsI)

103 I've never used the twitter, it always seems like the sparkly side of the estrogen pool. Sure there are a few people like Iowahawk who can drop a nuke and the microphone together, but all others seem like auditions for Mean Girls 2.

Posted by: Chicago Vota at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (g9x4e)

104 Although men aren't entirely immune to discussing trivialities, it must be said.

In my life, I've heard far more arguments about whether Ford or Chevy is "better" than I really cared to hear.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 06:49 PM (WsmTT)

105 Also, do some deadlifts. You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus.

I'm not claiming expertise, but when you punch the clown on a public bus, it's not supposed to be furtive. It's like a public declaration of virility. "Look upon my phallus and tremble ye mighties!" You have to make eye contact with the other passengers to establish dominance.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (ppBhU)

106 46 And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?
---------

Yes. And thanks ace, because now that I've admitted that I've got to go to confession and it's only been 4 days. I was hoping to get a little more mileage out of that one.
Posted by: bluebell


Wait. Uncharitable thoughts are a sin? uh, oh.
Um, venial or mortal. Asking for a friend.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (+lVUW)

107 Actually ace the shemen you mentioned are trying to solve a problem. They're trying to get their pesky menstrual cycles to align.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (VqhL9)

108
Yes, well the problem is that few women ever give you the heads up. And yeah, there are guys who do the same thing, and its frustrating and annoying. Oh, I get it. You just want me to nod and agree or sympathize, sorry I thought you were talking to me as a dude looking for solutions.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (KZzsI)


And I love how when I'm in the MIDDLE of a task, hands full, carrying stuff, or actually sitting and typing at the computer,

I'm supposed to stop and listen.

And in my household, due to 91 year old Mom, its almost invariably about someone who I don't know, who just died.

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (NgKpN)

109 So glad I came of age prior to social media. I'm a non participant. The closest I come is this place.



And also, cauliflower with cheese sauce rocks hard.



Posted by: Muad'dib at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (uDh3k)

110 junk juggler

Posted by: REDACTED at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (rpxSz)

111 *SB

that's code we like to use around here when evil Trumpsters are milling about.

Posted by: SBUX employees at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (sy5kK)

112 Speaking of sidebar items, outstanding job of exposing the Top Men empire starting to send their toadies to attack TuCa for violating Omerta. Notice it wasn't that deaf has been Apple shill, Rush, who some people listen to like watching Cheers reruns for the umpteenth time, with all his resources and daily time to kill never said a fucking thing about Singer. It's not like that was a particularly well kept secret either; hell, I knew about him.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (y7DUB)

113 Bluebell-

Thanks for giving me ANOTHER earworm with Dominic the Donkey !

Posted by: JT at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (arJlL)

114 From Mollie H.:

Horowitz saying that his bias claim was just about Priestap opening, not about all the other issues. Also could explain why Barr/Durham didn't love his comments, since they're privy to so much more information.


Yay. This is what I said yesterday- the "no bias" conclusion/assuption/lack of proof was temporal only and dealt only with the predication, not with the subsequent and constant abuses

Although I still would disagree given the "speculation about speculation" based on a bar conversation that supposedly started this.

Posted by: LASue at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (wMHPW)

115 Satan's dingleberries.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (vjm8B)

116 Flounder. That made me laugh so hard I almostbchoked to death

Posted by: willow at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (KGxGi)

117 And also, cauliflower with cheese sauce rocks hard.



Posted by: Muad'dib at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (uDh3k)
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*fistbump*

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (3Z6pZ)

118 Although men aren't entirely immune to discussing trivialities, it must be said.


Single high safety with a rover vs two high zone coverage is not a trivial matter. Or in the case of Clemson, three high safeties.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (yQpMk)

119 78 >>>I just had an idea. We need to get a metric shit-ton of red hammer and sickle stickers printed. Every time you see an Democrat yard sign, poster, etc., stop and put this 3x3 inch red hammer and sickle sticker on the sign.

I will order 100.
Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (DBGf/)

I dig it!
Posted by: Max Power at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (q177U)

and bumpers of Suburus and Volvos, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (sy5kK)

120 Not every idea that pops into one's head is meant to be shared immediately.
Yeesh, what kind of commie blogs do you read anyhow?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (r+sAi)

121 You want insanity?

Snapchat.

The loons on there are proof mankind is devolving.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (Z+IKu)

122 Whenever dorks like me start chatting about certain topics like RPGs or comic books, you can practically see a lot of the ette's tuning out and starting to flip to other tabs like the GIF loop of Chris Hemsworth taking his shirt off.

Sorry ladies. I find this stuff interesting to discuss :/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (KZzsI)

123 >>>And also, cauliflower with cheese sauce rocks hard.


i need a good recipe and especially TIPS for making mockaroni and cheese. Mine always turns out not very good. It just tastes like cauliflower with cheese.

I'm doing something wrong. I'm sure of it.

Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (PbpT7)

124 DO YOU EVEN LIFT?

Posted by: Max Power at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (q177U)

125
Still waiting for an explanation for "lambasting."

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (dzA2p)

126 I like shelves when they are level, flush-mounted to the wall, over-engineered and flawlessly caulked.

And vajayjay.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (OTq1x)

127 About 30 years ago, either NR or the Spectator had an article, "The About Men Men". These guys are just today's version, I guess. But then, no avowed conservative would have played that game.

Hell, even GHW Bush got it better than they. Remember his line "When I was a boy, I didn't like broccoli. My mother made me eat it, and said 'When you grow up to be President, you won't have to.' Now I am President, and I won't."

Posted by: Eeyore at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (ZbwAu)

128 I saw Inner Prepubescent Sexually-Androgynous Tween open for Puppet Show at Six Flags in '84. I was hoping for Spinal Tap.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (6eEQ+)

129 And also, cauliflower with cheese sauce rocks hard.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (uDh3k)
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Why ruin cheese sauce with cauliflower?

Fight me!

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (/669Q)

130 25
And, in one post, Ace nails the reason the NeverTrumpers hate PDT: PDT
is masculine and has no time for the emasculated problems of the hissy
fit brigade.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:39 PM (qC1Sy)

_______


Indeed. Trump is their greatest fear: an Apex Predator.

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (WqPYg)

131 I'm not claiming expertise, but when you punch the clown on a public bus, it's not supposed to be furtive. It's like a public declaration of virility. "Look upon my phallus and tremble ye mighties!" You have to make eye contact with the other passengers to establish dominance.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 11, 2019 06:50 PM (ppBhU)
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Google "Tactical Jackoff" and peruse the story on Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Hilarious.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (qC1Sy)

132 Lurve okra.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (M0u+N)

133 An archive of all your past stupidity and ignorance.

There is a term for that. It is called the "general judgement" when Jesus judges you in public.

I have been reading the Catechism of the Council of Trent.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (DBGf/)

134 92
Not every idea that pops into one's head is meant to be shared immediately.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (yQpMk)

This. 99% of the crap people think or say is not novel, unique, or interesting. I could GAF about your dinner, too.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (1CjJc)

135 >>>118 Although men aren't entirely immune to discussing trivialities, it must be said.


true, but men also aren't immune from masturbating over Demi Rose.

It's whether you FLAUNT IT IN PUBLIC, you know?

I talk with friends about silly things sometimes. But I'm not putting out my childish silly side as the face I show to the world.

Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (PbpT7)

136 88
So, what of okra?

*begins flame war*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (ptqGC)

That's my 'go to' flame war starter.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (VqhL9)

137 Still waiting for an explanation for "lambasting."


It makes the mutton juicer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (yQpMk)

138 It's like a public declaration of virility. "Look upon my phallus and tremble ye mighties!" You have to make eye contact with the other passengers to establish dominance.

This explains all the restraining orders Bear enjoys

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (KZzsI)

139 85
However, I've almost accepted the sad fact that I just can't build muscle, anymore.
At best, I can tread water. But I can tell my muscles are losing density on the daily.

I don't mean to brag, but I was hard as rock, at one time.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (dzA2p)

LOL, Yup!

The Gym is the fountain of Middle Age now.

Posted by: Don Q at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (NgKpN)

140 I love donuts and hate Republicans.
Posted by: Jim Messina at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (aKsyK)


i have it on very good authority Hits on young girls and actually gets cute dates/girlfriends. But he is a complete troll. Under the bridge troll- not lace wigs troll

Posted by: LASue at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (wMHPW)

141 Mine always turns out not very good. It just tastes like cauliflower with cheese.

I'm doing something wrong. I'm sure of it.
Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (PbpT7)
---------

I've spotted the problem.

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (/669Q)

142 I keep saying Twitter banned me. Didn't take long either.

Posted by: torabora to at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (kpbLM)

143
I'm not claiming expertise, but when you punch the clown on a public bus, it's not supposed to be furtive. It's like a public declaration of virility. "Look upon my phallus and tremble ye mighties!" You have to make eye contact with the other passengers to establish dominance.



THAT WAS *YOU?*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (hbTkw)

144 So, what of okra?


*begins flame war*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 06:48 PM (ptqGC)



One of the local cafeteria places here has the best fried okra. By which I mean the coating is utterly delicious and it can be road kill squirrel in there for all I care.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (GbPPJ)

145 Incidentally, I've been able to do Dedlifts again after a long hiatus.
No Skwats. Never be able to do Skwats, again. But that's okay.
I can do Binch and Dedlifts. That's enough.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM (dzA2p)


Not trying to make a joke here I have found that a very wide stance on squats eliminates almost all knee pain.

Posted by: Max Power at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (q177U)

146 My wife watches movies on some of the smaller streaming services. (I don't recall the names.) But she says that lately many have been playing "Red Dawn" (original version) a lot.

Does this signify anything?

Posted by: Eeyore at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (ZbwAu)

147 test

Posted by: Annalucia at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (S6ArX)

148 > I'm doing something wrong. I'm sure of it.

Yeah. You're using cauliflower.

Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (WsmTT)

149 ace, I guess you don't have a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet. Some really good mac/cheese recipes in there.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (PQIsN)

150 You know if I slide into Nancy French's DM's, she'll abandon all those adopted children, including her bitch-made husband, and high-tail it to the White House.

Sad!

Posted by: Donald J Trump, President at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (/U3h1)

151 The best thing that can happen to a man growing up is to have his ideas laughed at.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (yQpMk)

152 Why ruin cheese sauce with cauliflower?

Fight me!

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (/669Q)

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Uh, no, because I expect to attend a MoMe at some point and I don't want to sample anything that might have been made "just for me" from bluebell.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (qC1Sy)

153 Indeed. Trump is their greatest fear: an Apex Predator.
Posted by: ShainS



It occurred to me that they hate him the most because he made it so things can never go back the way they were.

They can't go back to their little safe places anymore.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (M0u+N)

154 Comey really is a lying piece of shit.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (DBGf/)

155 Am I wrong? Am I being too crochety, or am I guilty of enforcing Outdated Notions of Masculinity? Am I guilty of perpetuating Toxic Notions of Masculinity?


1. No.
2. No.
3. No.

Posted by: LASue at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (wMHPW)

156 I've spotted the problem.

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (/669Q)

Change it to brussel sprouts.

Posted by: Captain vegetable..crunch crunch crunch at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (U7k5w)

157 Mine always turns out not very good. It just tastes like cauliflower with cheese.

I fail to see the problem here

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (KZzsI)

158 That was a lot to read.

I think some of our topics are necessary.
For instance , why make heels with no back strap!? can any of you walk more than a few feet without tripping on the shoe that just fell off ,Like me?

Posted by: willow at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (KGxGi)

159 94
And, since we're talking aboot Gainzz, I've promised myself, (again), I will revamp my diet.

Posted by: Soothsayer


I actually recently went to my doctor for my once-per-decade checkup.

He took my blood pressure, looked puzzled and shocked, then called in a nurse to take it again, just to make sure. He then announced I had the blood-pressure of a "teenage marathon runner," the best he had even seen in his entire career. He then examined me and found nothing of note. No ailments or worrisome attributes. My weight was "exactly right" for my height. He then took blood samples -- and later emailed me to say that my levels were "outstanding" in every regard, and that "You couldn't be healthier. Perfect. I have no suggestions for improvement."

Guess I must be doing something right.

Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (fK2gX)

160 > It's whether you FLAUNT IT IN PUBLIC, you know?


Ah... gotcha.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (WsmTT)

161 ace, I guess you don't have a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet. Some really good mac/cheese recipes in there.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2019 06:54 PM (PQIsN)
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He does have a copy. It's been shacking up under my bed with the dust bunnies. They have a nice family by now.

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:56 PM (/669Q)

162 >>>For instance , why make heels with no back strap!? can any of you walk more than a few feet without tripping on the shoe that just fell off ,Like me?

PREACH, GIRL!!!

Posted by: J.V. Last, All Man And I've Got the Receipts to Prove It at December 11, 2019 06:56 PM (PbpT7)

163 Not trying to make a joke here I have found that a very wide stance on squats eliminates almost all knee pain.

Posted by: Max Power at December

Watch out for otters.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 11, 2019 06:56 PM (lMumM)

164 Ace, pure poetry, and every word true !


Best line:
"Also, do some deadlifts. You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus. Some deadlifts might straighten you out a bit."

Laughed so hard Mrs Eez came down the hall to see what was so funny.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 11, 2019 06:56 PM (JwHjN)

165 If intelligence is beauty, Mollie is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:56 PM (DBGf/)

166 Is "It 2" any good?

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (4e+hS)

167 Ace has been wanting to write this piece for awhile.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (qry2e)

168 Guess I must be doing something right.
Posted by: zombie at December 11, 2019 06:55 PM (fK2gX)
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Pretty good for a reanimated corpse.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (3Z6pZ)

169 I realized today that I have underwear older than some of my coworkers. In the case of interns, older than my coworkers' parents. Literally. I have some woolen longjohns, from when I worked outside for a living, that I bought in 1977.

This just popped into my head.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (yQpMk)

170 I grew up in the west. Okra is something I've only heard about and always associated with chitlins and collard greens.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (aS1PU)

171 So, what of okra?

She's getting fat again.

Posted by: JT at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (arJlL)

172 Baked Kale chips are not bad, I think you have to use some oil and salt. Wife makes them.

Basically roasting brings out the best in any vegetable.

Posted by: Max Power at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)

173 Ace. I've heard of cauliflower noodles I believe. They DO make a very low carb regular noodle. Can't remember the brand and not home so I will have to look. But you literally cannot tell the difference! Not kidding. Also the wife made some cauliflower crusted chicken tenders the other day and they were the bomb!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (r7Fvf)

174 I talk with friends about silly things sometimes. But I'm not putting out my childish silly side as the face I show to the world.
Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (PbpT7)


When I put out my childish silly side to show the world, the world will know it.

It will begin as rain, but of ash.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (t+qrx)

175 The only thing missing from your post, Ace, is that classic Pajama Boy image of the Progressive in a onesie. I haven't seen a picture since that oozed as much estrogen.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (6eEQ+)

176 Nut up or shut up.

Words to live by.

Posted by: Texicanette at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (gou4q)

177 I've got nothing to say...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (flINI)

178 Okra is something I've only heard about and always associated with chitlins and collard greens.

Chitlins are projective-vomiting horrific but collard greens are tasty. Like mustard greens, etc. Its just a variant on spinach, really, with a better flavor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (KZzsI)

179 "You couldn't be healthier. Perfect. I have no suggestions for improvement."


You were born to be hanged.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (yQpMk)

180 Exactly. That is why .45 is the only manly pistol caliber.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM


This is wisdom. Let us be attentive.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (rBtIz)

181 I have found that a very wide stance on squats eliminates almost all knee pain.

True, but I find the knee pain kicks back in at around 300 squats.

Posted by: Almost-Zombie RBG at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (EgshT)

182

Not trying to make a joke here I have found that a very wide stance on squats eliminates almost all knee pain.



Posted by: Max Power


Okay, but with that you need to be careful of lining up your knees with your toes as you bend.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (dzA2p)

183 Google "Tactical Jackoff" and peruse the story on Sipsey Street Irregulars.



Hilarious.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 06:53 PM (qC1Sy)

*makes note to stash a tube of Jergens with face collander*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (1CjJc)

184 145
Not trying to make a joke here I have found that a very wide stance on squats eliminates almost all knee pain.

a wide stance can help a number of things.

Posted by: Larry Craig at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (sGtp+)

185 Whenever dorks like me start chatting about certain topics like RPGs or comic books, you can practically see a lot of the ette's tuning out and starting to flip to other tabs like the GIF loop of Chris Hemsworth taking his shirt off.

Sorry ladies. I find this stuff interesting to discuss :/
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (KZzsI)

Those are hobbies and interesting topics (not to me but to someone). Flouncy fake girl fights on twitter between supposed men who don't even know each other are very different

Posted by: LASue at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (wMHPW)

186 Chitlins are projective-vomiting horrific but collard greens are tasty. Like mustard greens, etc. Its just a variant on spinach, really, with a better flavor.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:58 PM (KZzsI)
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Beet greens are tasty, too, especially with a vinegar-based dressing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (3Z6pZ)

187 I find Twitter as useful as a bouzouki in a cheese shop.

Posted by: That cat that 'et it at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (JBw9i)

188 I don't know how anyone eats a vegetable that looks like a brain. Cauliflower is nowhere near as nutritious as Brussels sprouts or broccoli, unless your starved for choline.

Posted by: Captain vegetable..crunch crunch crunch at December 11, 2019 06:59 PM (U7k5w)

189
yeah to everything, ace, but Indian food really sucks.

Effing cumin smell for hours coming out of the pores of anyone who eats it.

Twenty times more offensive than garlic and onion smells together.

sit in a closed area like a moving car for a while with someone who ate it for their meal. just make sure you are sitting at a window that can be rolled down quickly.

ok, I'm done, but couldn't let that one go by quietly.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (sy5kK)

190

When I dance they call me Mockaroni
And the boys they say it tastes like baloney

Posted by: Los del Río at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (aKsyK)

191 You have just confirmed my suspicion that I'm a MAN trapped in a WOMAN's body.

And, no, I'm not any of the 101 non-binary gender identifiers now available to choose from.

I'm a she who thinks like a he but likes being a she except for some of the stuff you elucidated in your post.

I am still laughing!

Bravo.

Posted by: H Hawke at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (rLAS6)

192 170
I grew up in the west. Okra is something I've only heard about and always associated with chitlins and collard greens.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (aS1PU)

Okra is good in gumbo, where it is said to act as a thickener. I suppose it could be good fried.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (1CjJc)

193

Sipsey Street Irregulars?

Wow, that's a blast from the past.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (dzA2p)

194 Chitlins are projective-vomiting horrific


Chitlins are no worse than tripe. The secret is to boil the shit out of them before you fry them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (yQpMk)

195
85
However, I've almost accepted the sad fact that I just can't build muscle, anymore.

At best, I can tread water. But I can tell my muscles are losing density on the daily.



I don't mean to brag, but I was hard as rock, at one time.




Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (dzA2p)



yeah, I have a photo up in my home gym of me shirtless and super cut (when I was 28, a year ago). Doesn't matter. Never close again. Have you tried testosterone shots until you're "you looked at my car I must kill you" levels? I may try that...ya know medicinally....for my hip.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (VqhL9)

196
LMFAO!

Almost makes it worthwhile to not get paid to be a cob.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (zBaqJ)

197
Nnnnice !


Ace Manifesto ! Also, after January 2025 twitter will cease to exist. As we know it.

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (zr5Kq)

198
We called 'em longjohns, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:01 PM (dzA2p)

199 > Exactly. That is why .45 is the only manly pistol caliber.


Agreed. Honorable mention for any other caliber that begins with ".4" or contains the word "magnum".

No pistol caliber measured in mm is manly, though the same is not true for rifle calibers.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 07:01 PM (WsmTT)

200 yeah to everything, ace, but Indian food really sucks.

I've tried but it all seems to taste the same and not very good. Most ethnic food is largely made up of a small range of ingredients and spices in different forms but Indian seems like they picked the worst.

Its possible I just haven't had good Indian food, but the restaurant came very highly recommended.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:01 PM (KZzsI)

201 Max Power: "Basically roasting brings out the best in any vegetable."

Wrong! Deep frying is the only correct answer.

Posted by: Texas State Fair Featuring John McLaughlin at December 11, 2019 07:01 PM (6eEQ+)

202 Speaking of GAINZZZ, I had a groin injury back in July that had me limping till mid-Oct. In October I resumed 5x5 back to the beginning. Empty barbell and increasing in only 5lbs a session. I am still lifting baby weight, but my form is much better.

The key, I think, is concentration during the warm up lifts. Twice in the past three years I hurt myself by halfassing warm up lifts when the weight was getting heavy.

The other good thing is getting beginner GAINZZZ once more.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (6/uwW)

203 I grew up in SW Louisiana. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Okra in gumbo is an abomination.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (2DOZq)

204 I know this doesn't belong with the okra topic but, does anyone in here have a good strong guess as to what is Q? I have become so jaded that I suspect it is just a deep state operation to passify Trump supporters into complacency and believing that justice is coming.

Posted by: Floridachick at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (D+6+2)

205
Cannibal Bob, I would love to have a few shots of HGH.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (dzA2p)

206 70
I just had an idea. We need to get a metric shit-ton of red hammer and
sickle stickers printed. Every time you see an Democrat yard sign,
poster, etc., stop and put this 3x3 inch red hammer and sickle sticker
on the sign.



I will order 100.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 06:46 PM (DBGf/)

_______


Along my route for work there's come commune-looking house (big brokedown bus in front) that's had a big Bernie sign out front now for four years -- except for a few months after Trump was elected that was replaced with "God Help Us!" which I thought was funny for a bunch of likely commie atheists.


Just recently the next house afterward has a big sign that says " Socialism gave us Stalin, Mao, Hitler, and Pol Pot!" Makes me chuckle each time now ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (WqPYg)

207 Is this a GAINZZZ thread ?

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (zr5Kq)

208 Mine always turns out not very good. It just tastes like cauliflower with cheese.

I'm doing something wrong. I'm sure of it.
Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM (PbpT7)



Eh, try steaming or boiling the cauliflower then sauté with a bit of curry powder and some garlic.

That's a great side dish for just about any meat or fish.


On the other hand, I luvs me some cauliflower with cheese. Unfortunately, I seem to be the only one in my fambly what does.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (9X624)

209 52 Posted by: 11B40 at December 11, 2019 06:41 PM

I love the theme from the Magnificent Seven! Damn, it's in my head now...daaaddaaadaddadada
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 06:43 PM (r7Fvf)


#MeToo


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (sy5kK)

210 70 I just had an idea. We need to get a metric shit-ton of red hammer and sickle stickers printed. Every time you see an Democrat yard sign, poster, etc., stop and put this 3x3 inch red hammer and sickle sticker on the sign.

I will order 100.
Posted by: JAS


Actually you could probably print out your own by buying some sticker paper at Staples.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (+lVUW)

211 Wow, that's a blast from the past.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (dzA2p)
-----------

Yeah, his son ran things for a bit after he died, then, with a very cryptic message, shut everything down.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (qC1Sy)

212 We called 'em longjohns, too.


Mine are dropseat. Those slitback things are an abomination before the Lord.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (yQpMk)

213 194
Chitlins are projective-vomiting horrific





Chitlins are no worse than tripe. The secret is to boil the shit out of them before you fry them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (yQpMk)

First, I read Chilluns, and they can be good if you fatten them up in a pen. Also, tripe is great in menudo my only favorite Mexican dish.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its just an eating disorder!'' at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (VqhL9)

214 Exactly. That is why .45 is the only manly pistol caliber.

"I reckon I do okay with .44-40"
--Wyatt Earp

Chitlins are no worse than tripe.

You're really not helping your case any with this.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (KZzsI)

215 yeah to everything, ace, but Indian food really sucks.
Effing cumin smell for hours coming out of the pores of anyone who eats it.
Twenty times more offensive than garlic and onion smells together.
sit in a closed area like a moving car for a while with someone who ate it for their meal. just make sure you are sitting at a window that can be rolled down quickly.
ok, I'm done, but couldn't let that one go by quietly.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (sy5kK)

Yup....Colon Cowherd once said Indian food was like cooking someone's garbage.

Horrible stuff.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

216
Love Indian food IF it comes from an exceptionally good restaurant. And quite a few of them are here in the land of DeBolshevik.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (zBaqJ)

217 Nice rant. Ace must be on his period.

Posted by: hepcat at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (5b+Sr)

218

Regular Joe, on what did you pull your groin?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (dzA2p)

219
I don't mean to brag, but I was hard as rock, at one time.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 06:47 PM (dzA2p)


C'mon over and I can help you.

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (sy5kK)

220 Masculinity....is kind of confused these days, no ?

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (zr5Kq)

221

btw, anyone else go to school with Pat?

You know, Pat McGroin?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (dzA2p)

222 Well, time to wander.

later all.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (qC1Sy)

223 Apparently the reporterette that got slapped on the kiester is going to seek criminal charges. C'mon lady. Yea, the guy acted like a douchenozzle, but really?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (r7Fvf)

224 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:00 PM (sy5kK)

The smell can be bad, but the combination of spices can't be beat for possible health benefits. I shop in the local Indian stores, just for the cheap cumin and turmeric. Indian spices are a great nutritional value.

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (U7k5w)

225 Love Indian food IF it comes from an exceptionally good restaurant. And quite a few of them are here in the land of DeBolshevik.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (zBaqJ)

Me love Indian food too also.

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (zr5Kq)

226 Actually you could probably print out your own by buying some sticker paper at Staples.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (+lVUW)

I make my own paper out of paste! Yum!

Posted by: Joey B at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (VqhL9)

227 >>>Can we still call Jackstraw a dirty, smelly hippie?<<<

I'd consider 'hophead with questionable sense of optimism.'

Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (zD38/)

228 I also buy the kalonji seeds.

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (U7k5w)

229 Why ruin cheese sauce with cauliflower?

Fight me!

Posted by: bluebell at December 11, 2019 06:52 PM

*narrows eyes at you*

*roasts cauliflower *

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (rBtIz)

230 Never eat okra unless it is fried.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (DBGf/)

231 "Am I wrong? Am I being too crochety, or am I guilty of enforcing Outdated Notions of Masculinity? Am I guilty of perpetuating Toxic Notions of Masculinity?

I don't think so. What about you guys?"

No.

Posted by: iamfelix at December 11, 2019 07:06 PM (AT8gh)

232 Exactly. That is why .45 is the only manly pistol caliber.


This is true.

And 7.62X51MM NATO (.308WIN) is the only manly rifle caliber.


Posted by: Archer at December 11, 2019 07:06 PM (gmo/4)

233 Love Indian food IF it comes from an exceptionally good restaurant. And quite a few of them are here in the land of DeBolshevik.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (zBaqJ)


I work with a guy who brings in homemade biryani sometimes. He doesn't eat at any of the Indian restaurants around here, he'll only make it at home. I don't blame him.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 11, 2019 07:06 PM (t+qrx)

234 I get this shit at work. We have no women there. But we have bitches.

I have even menopause shamed a couple of them.

Posted by: jsg at December 11, 2019 07:06 PM (UH5Ua)

235 This is AMAZING...

rest of the low-T very-womanly half-men brigade a

Posted by: Winston at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (d4UT+)

236 Well, I like okra in gumbo and fried okra. Also like good Indian food. What can I say?

Posted by: Floridachick at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (D+6+2)

237 230
Never eat okra unless it is fried.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (DBGf/)

You're right. Then it only tastes like celery with snot in it. Yummy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (VqhL9)

238 And 7.62X51MM NATO (.308WIN) is the only manly rifle caliber.

"Again, .44-40 seems to work just fine for me"
--Wyatt Earp, levering his winchester

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (KZzsI)

239 230 Never eat okra unless it is fried.
Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (DBGf/)


(*sound of Stedman looking up and wiping his mouth)

"Say what?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (zBaqJ)

240 Potatoes also give me the shot locks.

Posted by: Winston at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (d4UT+)

241 ace, I don't think you're talking about online info exchanges, where people offer their experience/advice on kitchen tools, right? Cuz some of that happens rightchahere, on various threads. Could be motorcycles, gunzz, snowblowers, flame-throwers, too. But technically don't think the "manly" line is broken by talk of kitchen gear, or coffee gear.


Kale of course is vile and there's no need to talk about it.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (El6T/)

242 I cooked collard greens recently. Yummy. But, I varied from the recipe which calls for bacon and used some ham hocks.

Smoked ham hocks. Too much salt. Never again. Still spitting out the bits of bone.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (DBGf/)

243 Jonuhhh is a White Claw mom.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (r7Fvf)

244 Kale is a long running prank.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (yQpMk)

245 Deep fried cauliflower is fantastic.

Then again, here in Texas we deep fry everything!

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (PQIsN)

246
Wish we wouldn't talk about food. Been on a toxin flush since the weekend and I am dying for something fried or a gooey danish.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (zBaqJ)

247 Good recipe for cauliflower "mac" and cheese:

https://tinyurl.com/y5l8eajs

My husband loves it. Also, because he's Type 1 diabetic, he is very limited in carb intake.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (ptqGC)

248 ...and I like cauliflower with cheese sauce. Only way to cover up the cauliflower.

Posted by: Floridachick at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (D+6+2)

249 I like the Hammer and sickle sticker idea

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (ZCEU2)

250 yeah to everything, ace, but Indian food really sucks.

I've tried but it all seems to taste the same and not very good. Most ethnic food is largely made up of a small range of ingredients and spices in different forms but Indian seems like they picked the worst.

Its possible I just haven't had good Indian food, but the restaurant came very highly recommended.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:01 PM (KZzsI)


My Indian son in law's mother cooks for me whenever we're visiting them at the same time. She knows I can't handle really hot spices and adjusts accordingly and everything tastes great.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM (y7DUB)

251 Steamed okra looks and feels like shit.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM (DBGf/)

252 Deep fried cauliflower is fantastic.



Then again, here in Texas we deep fry everything!

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2019 07:08 PM (PQIsN)


Buffalo fried cauliflower is da bomb.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM (ptqGC)

253 "I've complained about this a lot, but Twitter is the most estrogenizing toxin known to man"


You haven't taught Elementary School.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM (VqhL9)

254 From the early days of Twitter until now I really don' t understand the attraction, nor the value of it. I guess in the case of PDJT it gives him a megaphone he'd never have otherwise but beyond that for mere mortals like me, WTF is the point?

Anyone?

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM (7ZQe3)

255 "Men are supposed to be wise enough to know which things are trifling, and which things deserve their concern, and express themselves accordingly."

Exactly. Now, can we have a Ford vs. Chevy thread?

Posted by: Penultimatum at December 11, 2019 07:10 PM (EEUs4)

256
The only demeaning insult Ace forget is to tell Jonah and Tom Nichols to just go back to drinking HIGHBALLS and making tweets.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:10 PM (dzA2p)

257 My wife called a game warden recently about a diseased racoon acting diseased by the fence. While she was doing that (I think she wanted the Wardenly Verdict of Diseasely Racoons advice) I was loading out to make the buzzards happy. When she hung up the phone she looked at me and said the Warden said to shoot it. Yeah, news flash. So I held out a small bore rifle to her and said "aim for the head so he doesn't suffer more". Her reply, "you want me to shoot it?" Me: "sure, I don't want to be accused of Toxic Masculinity". Her: "Fuck you". Kind of a toxic response, huh?

Posted by: Robert17 at December 11, 2019 07:10 PM (rwlEb)

258 Buffalo fried cauliflower is da bomb.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM

How do you get a buffalo into the deep fryer? JK. That sounds fantastic!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 07:10 PM (r7Fvf)

259 Exactly. Now, can we have a Ford vs. Chevy thread?

Posted by: Penultimatum at December 11, 2019 07:10 PM (EEUs4)

We talkin trucks or cars?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (VqhL9)

260 241 ace, I don't think you're talking about online info exchanges, where people offer their experience/advice on kitchen tools, right? Cuz some of that happens rightchahere, on various threads. Could be motorcycles, gunzz, snowblowers, flame-throwers, too. But technically don't think the "manly" line is broken by talk of kitchen gear, or coffee gear.


Kale of course is vile and there's no need to talk about it.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (El6T/)

He's talking about the flirt-fighting. Which arguably some of us, not going to say who, do as well.

The real question is why ace keeps coming back to this topic. Maybe he's trying to come up with his own man-Zen philosophy.

Posted by: Someguy at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (Zm+LZ)

261 And 7.62X51MM NATO (.308WIN) is the only manly rifle caliber.


Posted by: Archer at December 11, 2019 07:06 PM

Ahem...

Posted by: 12.7mm at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (rBtIz)

262 Heh

Babylon Bee:
Jesus Criticized For Culturally Appropriating Human Nature

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rahp8dz

For Snopes workers: this is a work of satire

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (KZzsI)

263 Cauliflower, breaded, Iitalian spices, fried or roasted. With parmesan.

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (zr5Kq)

264 I always thought the purpose of Indian spices and curry was to cover up the taste of bad meat.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (2DOZq)

265 Boy BFF (who can be waaaaay more of a girl than I am) and I agreed yonks ago to start convos about problems with a disclaimer of hey I'm just venting and need you to make affirmative noises now and then or hey this is a problem and I need your help with a solution.

====

that is a good summary, affirmative grunts, negative grunts. You can usually do this in autopilot, girls usually say something "yay" then the next thing usually is requiring a "booo" response, repeat until secks

Posted by: mushroom maniac at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (FEQY4)

266 I make a great kale salad a couple time a year. olive oil and lemon juice with golden raisens, toasted walnuts/crutons and pecorino cheese. It's actually pretty darn good. The lemon juice kind of wilts the kale like cooking it.

Posted by: Bosk at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (9m9TT)

267 First, is it OK to discuss straight razors? 'Cause I like shaving with them, and it is helpful to discuss them with others who do also. There is a little more to dealing with them than there is with a Gillette cartridge sold by SJW's who hate you. It's helpful to advice at the beginning. Also, you don't have to worry about your wife borrowing them. (But if she does use them for her shaving, well you have a special wife and that might make up for having your razors messed with.)
Second, as to the original query about why Dunkin' Donuts coffee does not taste good at home--I was told by someone who sells commercial coffee equipment that Dunkin' designs their coffee to be brewed extremely quickly for high production rates. They grind it very coarsely and design their brewers to slam the water through it. Only a little bit gets extracted from the beans. If you brew it in a regular brewer, I'm told, you will brew it more slowly and extract more from the bean. But you will not like the extra amount that is extracted. Not sure this is accurate, but it was the opinion of someone in the commercial coffee equipment business.

Posted by: pincorrect at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (3LmBI)

268 Perhaps all these soy-men are preparing for the day when white men will be rounded up and put into "FEMA camps," never to be seen again.

Their Twitter comments prove they are not men, and are, in fact, either gay men or women in men's bodies.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (bFkYZ)

269 I always thought the purpose of Indian spices and curry was to cover up the taste of bad meat.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (2DOZq)

vegetarian meat they all eat ??

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (zr5Kq)

270 So Bill and I were having a few White Claws planning our next cruise and David shows up and gets all pissy because we didn't ask him to go black Friday shopping. OMG. Drama!

Posted by: Jonah at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (r7Fvf)

271 "Compare that to Jonah Goldberg, JV Last, David French and the rest of the Twitter Mean Girls Half-Men Chitty-Chat Coffee Clatch"

AKA...TMGHMCCCC.

Hmmm. Needs a vowel....

Posted by: Tami at December 11, 2019 07:13 PM (cF8AT)

272 JJ, St. Mark's Place, lower east area around there? A zillion years ago had a very good Indian meal at a place there, and it looked like there were many places. Brought your own beer, which I liked.


Best Indian food I can recall was in London, and Oman [no surprise]. I love Indian, but it is a bit monochromatic on the flavor side.


Used to be a rare south Indian place in DC, just above Dupont Cir. Masala dosas and other regional treats, cheap.




Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:13 PM (El6T/)

273 After watching Food Network shit (You know the forced fagetry) I have tried roasting califlower and broccoli, etc. Yummy.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:13 PM (DBGf/)

274
Boy BFF (who can be waaaaay more of a girl than I am) and I agreed yonks ago to start convos about problems with a disclaimer...


I start sex with a disclaimer.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:13 PM (dzA2p)

275 I make a killer Chicken Tikka Masala (Yeah, I know it's not really Indian food, it's British) that many friends have raved about. But that's it. I'm a "one trick pony".

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 11, 2019 07:14 PM (7ZQe3)

276 First, is it OK to discuss straight razors? 'Cause I like shaving with them, and it is helpful to discuss them with others who do also.

I would actually love to get a good straight razor. I've been promoting the benefits of using a shaving soap cake rather than a can of foaming goo for years now, probably should go all-old school.

Might take a while to learn to use though, I don't fancy cutting dime-sized piece of my face off while I figure out how to shave properly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:14 PM (KZzsI)

277 Pulled my groin squatting. At the time I was warming up for three plates and was rushing through my warmup sets.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 11, 2019 07:14 PM (6/uwW)

278 vegetarian meat they all eat ??
Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (zr5

Only about 25% of India is vegetarian.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (2DOZq)

279 I start sex with a disclaimer.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:13 PM (dzA2p)

Me too:
"I may not be good, but I'll be funny."

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (VqhL9)

280 203
I grew up in SW Louisiana. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Okra in gumbo is an abomination.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (2DOZq)

______


This. My wife makes great gumbo, but I have to scoop out all the okra before serving myself.

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (WqPYg)

281 They're vegetables, Little Girls. They're not Twinkies. They're not supposed to taste nummy.
--------------------------------------
Classic Ace. Lines like this are why I keep coming back.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (o38N1)

282 Regarding kale. Cook it with bacon. And brown sugar and cider vinegar.

My mom used to make a Danish dish of red cabbage with that basic idea. It was very good. But its like spinach, it really cooks down, so make a lot.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


That's where I got it from. The Germans do it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (+lVUW)

283 the masculine talk about things like Kale is what is going on in Youtube. The vegans are nuts for it, but they add sugar and honey and soy and nuts to it. The meat heads on youtube point out that it's actually a poison, an anti-nutrient, and that it's probably bad for you.

Why are you eating kale? Because MSNBC ran a featurette on how it's a super food?

maybe think for yourself.

The meat heads are basically at the point where there's no reason to eat anything non meat, which is funny. But at least we're exchanging information.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (FEQY4)

284 Taffy is delicious, but is it a sandwich if you put two side by side?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 06:42 PM (KZzsI)

Minimum three, to get a different thing in the middle part.

That's science.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (eoQWY)

285 Maybe so, but when analyzed for nutritional value and for potential anti-inflammatory and risk reducing qualities, those spices come out as beneficial.

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (U7k5w)

286 272 Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:13 PM (El6T/)

East Village around 2nd Avenue and 7th Street is Indian restaurant row. Also, up in the 20s on Lexington you have some good ones and some great spice shops, especially Kalustyan's. It's amazing.

Ate at a great place in London called Chor Bizarre in Mayfair and had the most incredible spicy mussels. That was back in '06.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (zBaqJ)

287 I bet there is a lot of variety in Indian food, but we're only getting exposed to one part of the country. Its a huge place with a bunch of different cultures.

Because yeah: it all tastes the same, and even looks the same.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:16 PM (KZzsI)

288 From the early days of Twitter until now I really don' t understand the attraction, nor the value of it. I guess in the case of PDJT it gives him a megaphone he'd never have otherwise but beyond that for mere mortals like me, WTF is the point?

Anyone?
Posted by: Pete Seria at December 11, 2019 07:09 PM (7ZQe3)


If you're attending a conference and everyone's livetweeting the breakout sessions that you weren't able to attend, while you're livetweeting yours, it's not bad. The old 140 character limit made it important to get right to the point. Since you're following the conference hashtag as well as your team's handles, you get a scrolling log of the relevant points from the presentations. It's a lot like reading along here, while people on a thread are commenting on a PDT rally that you aren't able to watch.

No idea why anybody would do it for fun though, unless they were following Iowahawk in 2013 or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 11, 2019 07:16 PM (t+qrx)

289 The meat heads are basically at the point where there's no reason to eat anything non meat, which is funny. But at least we're exchanging information.
Posted by: mushroom maniac at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (FEQY4)

Carbs are tasty.

Posted by: Someguy at December 11, 2019 07:16 PM (Zm+LZ)

290 Their Twitter comments prove they are not men, and are, in fact, either gay men or women in men's bodies.


Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged



If one were a man in a womans body, why the hell would you ever leave the bedroom? "Toys, toys, toys! And they're all mine!"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (LOq4H)

291 I would actually love to get a good straight razor. I've been promoting the benefits of using a shaving soap cake rather than a can of foaming goo for years now, probably should go all-old school.

Might take a while to learn to use though, I don't fancy cutting dime-sized piece of my face off while I figure out how to shave properly.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:14 PM

Love my brush and good shaving soap/cream. Still haven't made the move to a straight razor. Might one day.

Posted by: 12.7mm at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (rBtIz)

292 Fat is flavor.

Posted by: Grump928(C) asserts at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (yQpMk)

293 Ace says the Things That Need To Be Said. Especially the part about being a real man by recognizing the difference between what's truly important in life and what is merely mental masturbation or immature virtue signaling.

Most excellent post. More of these, please.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (HaL55)

294
Pulled my groin squatting.

I'm sure you know, now, but you've got to keep your CORE (girdle) tight.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (dzA2p)

295 277
Pulled my groin squatting. At the time I was warming up for three plates and was rushing through my warmup sets.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 11, 2019 07:14 PM (6/uwW)

Bro..I did that with 3 plates of donuts!I need to stretch first!

Posted by: Brian Tatter at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (VqhL9)

296 216
Love Indian food IF it comes from an exceptionally good restaurant. And quite a few of them are here in the land of DeBolshevik.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 11, 2019 07:03 PM (zBaqJ)


Thanks to Microsoft's unlimited spigot of H-1-B visas for the last 25 years, the Puget Sound area has become a dot Indian center.

The only thing that keeps the native Indian population in our mind is the ever-growing conglomerate of feather Indian casinos.

But for me, give me Feather food any day, any time, before Dot food.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (sy5kK)

297 Crap. Off, .50 BMG sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (rBtIz)

298 I follow guys in the agriculture world (through Ag of the world). And I follow The Transformed Wife. That is fun because she posts all this stuff about how a woman should let her husband be in charge and stay home to take care of the kids. She doesn't read the comments, which is probably wise.
I get tired of the echo chamber and reading the same thing over and over. "Make him a sandwich" sounds refreshing.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 11, 2019 07:17 PM (JKNZq)

299 olive oil and lemon juice with golden raisins, toasted walnuts/crutons and pecorino cheese. It's actually pretty darn good. The lemon juice kind of wilts the kale like cooking it.

Take out the desiccated grapes and that sounds great.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 11, 2019 07:18 PM (9t0Zz)

300 Regarding kale. Cook it with bacon. And brown sugar and cider vinegar.

i've heard you have to cook it to get rid of the oxylates or something, which I heard were bad for you.

I usually have it raw in salads, though. I don't know I would bother to actually cook it. Like, I don't know if I like it enough to expend any effort on it.

But your recipe sounds good.


Posted by: ace at December 11, 2019 06:45 PM (PbpT7)

Cook it with Bacon, then throw out the Kale and eat the Bacon.

Veggies are fine, but some plants set themselves up defense to deter being eaten - poisons, spines, and the like. At some point you need to find something easier to eat and go with that.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:18 PM (eoQWY)

301 220
Masculinity....is kind of confused these days, no ?

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:04 PM (zr5Kq)

________


I started complaining about the intentional emasculation and infantilization of America starting in the 90's during the reign of Bubba and Hillary.


I could never have imagined they'd make this much progress in such a short amount of time ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 07:18 PM (WqPYg)

302 Pull up the YouTube scene from the sitcom Rules of Engagement- Adam eats Indian food.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:18 PM (2DOZq)

303 Funny! I told a good guy, an Indian about that rotted meat thing. He said that was nonsense. Now he was a good Hindu. After attending the Catholic High School in Calcutta, he attended University and came to the U.S. He married poorly. It did not work out. He was and is a good man.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:18 PM (DBGf/)

304 227
>>>Can we still call Jackstraw a dirty, smelly hippie?<<<

I'd consider 'hophead with questionable sense of optimism.'

Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2019 07:05 PM (zD38/)

_______


My personal term of endearment for him is JackWeed.

Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 07:19 PM (WqPYg)

305
I realized something today. Life sucks.

I wake up. Battle traffic. Work for idiots. Battle traffic.
Come home exhausted. Sleep. And then do it all over again.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:19 PM (dzA2p)

306 I just finished reading an article about the Raiders playing their last home game in Oakland this Sunday.

Having not watched a single game in three years, I did not know this until now.

The NFL killed any enjoyment a while ago, thanks to their anti-American antics. Al Davis was right in hating the NFL, and he'd have even more reason now.

All that said, I can't help but feel bittersweet about an end of something that meant a lot to me, my dad, and so many others who got to see them at the height of greatness, so long ago.

Goodbye, Oakland Raiders.
It was fun while it lasted.

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (RU4sa)

307 C***slappers! C***slappers!

Posted by: Mr Wu at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (Dh1wo)

308 Hubby and I were just having a conversation about Facebook and all the emoting that goes on there from both men and women...not to mention the passive aggressive comments.

Good grief...call the person and tell them or STFU about it.

Posted by: Tami at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (cF8AT)

309 that's "Dr." John Gray, ace.

Posted by: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (nFwvY)

310 Directed to this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYr6lbx68n8
while checking out dead lifts.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (5TmO/)

311 Exactly. Now, can we have a Ford vs. Chevy thread?
Posted by: Penultimatum at December 11, 2019 07:10 PM

Diplomad 2.0 loved the movie

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (ZCEU2)

312 olive oil and lemon juice with golden raisins, toasted walnuts/crutons and pecorino cheese. It's actually pretty darn good.

I'd swap the raisins for dried cranberries ("craisins") but that sounds good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (KZzsI)

313 Pulled my groin squatting.

I usually just hook mine to the Honda foreman and drag it around

Posted by: REDACTED at December 11, 2019 07:20 PM (rpxSz)

314 > First, is it OK to discuss straight razors?

Any tool that can be also be used as an effective improvised weapon is, by definition, manly, even if its primary function is cosmetic.

Discussion of the best nail clippers: not manly.
Discussion of the best straight razors: manly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (WsmTT)

315
Meh on kale.

It's loaded with oxalic acid.

So if you've got kidney stones, you might want to give it a pass or eat infrequently.

On the other hand, if you'd like kidney stones, load up, bra!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (9X624)

316 Only about 25% of India is vegetarian.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:15 PM (2DOZq)

I don;t believe it !

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)

317 Exactly. That is why .45 is the only manly pistol caliber.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 06:37 PM (yQpMk)

Men also know how to disagree without resorting to childish insults and innuendo.

Unlike Grump here, who uses his preferred pistol cartridge to compensate for his profound shortcomings in the pants department, because everyone who pays attention knows that 9mm has been slaying people since World War One and is preferred by many millions for very good reasons.

////sarc, obviously

Posted by: Vanya at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (U7voe)

318 Goodbye, Oakland Raiders.
It was fun while it lasted.
Posted by: SMH

they'll be back

Posted by: x at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (nFwvY)

319 First, is it OK to discuss straight razors? 'Cause I like shaving with them, and it is helpful to discuss them with others who do also. There is a little more to dealing with them than there is with a Gillette cartridge sold by SJW's who hate you. It's helpful to advice at the beginning.

I have two lovely Solingen straight razors. I gave myself five or six months to get the technique down. Eventually I gave up.

I realized 9/10 days my shave was fine to great. However, that one day out of ten I'd have a bad shave day.

I'm much more consistent with a DE Safety razor.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (9t0Zz)

320 First, is it OK to discuss straight razors?

Any tool that can be also be used as an effective improvised weapon is, by definition, manly, even if its primary function is cosmetic.

Discussion of the best nail clippers: not manly.
Discussion of the best straight razors: manly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (WsmTT)

Choice of weapon of bad guy in Drive.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (2DOZq)

321 Hey There SMH, hope all is well.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (PQIsN)

322 they'll be back
Posted by: x at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (nFwvY)

---

They're moving to Vegas in 2020.

Into a new stadium.

They won't be back to Oakland.

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (RU4sa)

323 Ugh. Kale. I made some kale and spit it all out into the garbage at once.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (o38N1)

324 I worked near a pretty good Indian restaurant a long time ago down here. Only time I've ever had Indian food and can't even remember the names of the stuff I liked.

Indian food beats Mexican food hands down, IMO.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (HaL55)

325 It was fun while it lasted.

Posted by: SMH at December

Bravo.

Same here, 3 years and it's been easy.

Posted by: Ha at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (6A9Kg)

326 right, it may have been tufano or another meat head who pointed out that if you want to be eating like a vegan, then you're on a constant food drip of low nutrition fruits/veggies.

But, in the days of old, you had to compete with bugs, deer, varmints, apes, and whatever to get to the fruit first. And most people had better things to do than sit in trees all day waiting to get ripe fruit.

like hunting the things that eat fruit and turn it into meat.

They do their job...making meat from their full time job of finding fruit, and we do our job, eating them.

and you can see that today from the vegan food prep videos...go to whole foods and spend $20 on lunch.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (FEQY4)

327 JJ been a million years, I'll bet the Indian pockets have migrated a bit.


And the 30-06, as loaded for the M1, is as manly as it gets shy of platforms involving bags of powder [naval artillery]. The latter is sadly unavailable to the private enthusiast, however.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (El6T/)

328 291
I would actually love to get a good straight razor. I've been promoting
the benefits of using a shaving soap cake rather than a can of foaming
goo for years now, probably should go all-old school.



Might take a while to learn to use though, I don't fancy cutting
dime-sized piece of my face off while I figure out how to shave
properly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:14 PM



Love my brush and good shaving soap/cream. Still haven't made the move to a straight razor. Might one day.
Here is a pointer: go to sharprazorpalace.com. They will quickly get you up to speed in terms of what to buy to get started and how to use it. Also the chances of major injuries are low and overblown, imo. I've gotten worse cuts with safety razors.

Posted by: pincorrect at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (3LmBI)

329 Hey everybody.
Fun meme about delivery services/etc on FB:

UPS: "Your package is in your city, on a truck driven by Mike. It will arrive on your doorstep at 6:27pm today."

FedEx: "Your package is coming. You'll get it when we get there."

USPS: "What package?"

Amazon: "We are already inside your apartment. Check the bathroom."

Facebook: "We know you were thinking about getting a toaster yesterday. Here are 20 ads for toaster ovens."


I added:

"DHL: Yeah yeah you ordered a package whatever"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (L2ZTs)

330 Nood fake nooz.

Posted by: Someguy at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (Zm+LZ)

331 319 I Fukkin HATE green been casserole! In fact, serving that shit at Christmas dinner should be considered an aggravated assault punishable by death. That's my less than manly opinion.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (rgIC0)

Are you talking about the one with Campbell's mushroom soup?

Posted by: CN at December 11, 2019 07:23 PM (U7k5w)

332

I could never have imagined they'd make this much progress in such a short amount of time ...
Posted by: ShainS at December 11, 2019 07:18 PM (WqPYg)


Sad. It is because of cowardice. Men of America, quit being afraid !

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:23 PM (zr5Kq)

333
Gone!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (rgIC0)

Why is this moron getting deleted??

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:23 PM (dzA2p)

334 No one can create and string together insults like ace. Hands down. I wish I had that gift.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 11, 2019 07:23 PM (VqhL9)

335 So if you've got kidney stones, you might want to give it a pass or eat infrequently.

Got to be careful with all cabbage-based veggies, not overdo. They have a ton of gas-producing stuff in them too, less in some. That includes broccoli and cauliflower.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:23 PM (KZzsI)

336 Cannibal Bob, I think ace took lessons from R. Lee Ermey. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2019 07:23 PM (L2ZTs)

337 >>>I always thought the purpose of Indian spices and curry was to cover up the taste of bad meat.<<<

I always thought it was to cover up the body odor of terrible cooks.

Posted by: Fritz at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (zD38/)

338 Talking about food, movies, and appliances.

All that's missing is an appliance post every Saturday night or Sunday.

No? Too girly?

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (4pMBB)

339 I'm okay, Ben Had.

Just been a little maudlin as of late.

Going to spend the weekend with the g-babies this weekend, and will send you pics of the girls playing with the puzzles you sent them.

They also love Winnie the Pooh.


Thank you so much again. *hugs*

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (RU4sa)

340 I like Indian food quite a bit.

What I can't figure out is why Indians like Indian food. This is a country that hasn't quite figured out toilets. I can't fathom the appeal of Indian food in the context of Indian sanitation.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (ppBhU)

341 Dude, your balls are made of pooty

https://tinyurl.com/tvca25t

Posted by: jsg at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (UH5Ua)

342 Sad, it's warmer inside my freezer than it is outside. Thanks Greta!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (r7Fvf)

343 Re Indian cuisine:

IMHO it has an unnatural attraction/obsession with yogurt...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (L2ZTs)

344 Horowitz saying that his bias claim was just about Priestap opening, not about all the other issues. Also could explain why Barr/Durham didn't love his comments, since they're privy to so much more information.


Yay. This is what I said yesterday- the "no bias" conclusion/assuption/lack of proof was temporal only and dealt only with the predication, not with the subsequent and constant abuses

Although I still would disagree given the "speculation about speculation" based on a bar conversation that supposedly started this.

Posted by: LASue at December 11, 2019 06:51 PM (wMHPW)

True, but if he had wanted to make that clear, he could have bullet pointed every other offense and said "This shit is pretty damn politically biased" rather than leave it open to interpretation by omission. He's shading, not shocking from a admin worm type, but not heroic or even honest.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:24 PM (eoQWY)

345 Nobody here is a coward, of course.

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (zr5Kq)

346 They're moving to Vegas in 2020.



Into a new stadium.



They won't be back to Oakland.

Posted by: SMH


Time to end this public funded sports shit. You want a new stadium? YOU pay for it. Make it a Federal law.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (LOq4H)

347 Twitter? Not happening.

If you send me a text message, and it's not a question about stacking the clutches in a Posi-Trac (or similar) I'm probably going to ignore it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (xSo9G)

348 They're moving to Vegas in 2020.

Into a new stadium.


Yeah they moved to LA for a while too. Sucked there. Nobody came to the games. Moved back. Sucked in Oakland again. I mean they were good in the 70s but its been ages.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (KZzsI)

349 I realized something today. Life sucks.

Yes. Yes, it does.


Then you die.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (HaL55)

350 345 Nobody here is a coward, of course.
Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (zr5Kq)

What exactly are we considering doing here?

Posted by: Someguy at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (Zm+LZ)

351 I added:

"DHL: Yeah yeah you ordered a package whatever"
Posted by: qdpsteve

====

my neighborhood is served by the worst UPS location in America. They'll fake deliver things, say that you weren't there and return the thing. So...yeah, UPS says it was delivered but they actually mean, we checked the box but we'll deliver it later this week.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (FEQY4)

352 > and is preferred by many millions for very good reasons.

9mm is okay if you only need to kill Frenchmen or other Europeans, but if you need to kill (for example) drugged-up Filipino Muslim suicide fanatics running amok, you need something with a bit more authority.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (WsmTT)

353 Ford vs. Chevy?

Chargers vs. Raiders?

Nobody gives a shit anymore.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (DBGf/)

354 But seriously, this is a sign of civilization-ending decadence, isn't it? We're so prosperous, and fat, and trivial, that we can have play-serious conflicts about comfort food and toys. Present company excepted, of course.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (o38N1)

355 (to the tune of 'Easy Lover' by Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey)

Nancy's a nasty speaker
She'll yell at you, then rip your face off...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (L2ZTs)

356 Same here, 3 years and it's been easy.
Posted by: Ha at December 11, 2019 07:22 PM (6A9Kg)

---

Yep.

I have plenty of Raiders books, movies, and of course, utube.

Plus many good memories.

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (RU4sa)

357
Nobody here is a coward, of course.

Posted by: runner


Well, I'm here, so someone in the past had the good sense to run for it!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (LOq4H)

358 I don't think people should have strident opinions about trivialities. Children have strident opinions about trivialities.
---
Longbows RULE, ASSHOLES!!!

Posted by: Axeman at December 11, 2019 07:26 PM (xVYwq)

359 Double-edged safety razor, badger-bristle brush, shaving soap with lanolin. Works well.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:27 PM (El6T/)

360 My impression of JackStraw:
"You know, most deep-staters are pretty okay guys. It's a process, and they're all following it. Have faith in Sessions, er, Rosenstein, uh, Horowitz... Durham, he'll do the right thing."

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 11, 2019 07:27 PM (I99aF)

361 Discussion of the best nail clippers: not manly.
Discussion of the best straight razors: manly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 11, 2019 07:21 PM (WsmTT)



I'll disagree with that:

Discussion of the best nail clippers: manly. Cuz good for man's hygiene and best tool.

Discussion of the best straight razors: unnecessary affectation for inferior results. That makes it girly.

Discussion of the best razors: manly. Cuz you don't want to use Gillette and yet you still want a clean, smooth shave.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 11, 2019 07:27 PM (9X624)

362 that's "Dr." John Gray, ace.
-------
I HATE THAT!!!

Posted by: DOCTOR Amy Bishop at December 11, 2019 07:27 PM (Dh1wo)

363 mushroom, that's not good.

It's been a couple years since it happened, but I used to almost always have to go to the UPS distribution center in Cerritos to pick up things, because for whatever reason they just wouldn't drop things off at my doorstep.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2019 07:27 PM (L2ZTs)

364 Never been shaved by a straight razor, not sure I want one ever.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2019 07:28 PM (ZCEU2)

365 What exactly are we considering doing here?
Posted by: Someguy at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (Zm+LZ)


Well...here is one. Not paying attention to #Me too. It is strictly for Hollywood.

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:28 PM (zr5Kq)

366 Yeah they moved to LA for a while too. Sucked there. Nobody came to the games. Moved back. Sucked in Oakland again. I mean they were good in the 70s but its been ages.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 11, 2019 07:25 PM (KZzsI)

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Yep.

My dad took me to home games back in the 70s when he was stationed in Alameda.

I still don't think they'll move back to Oakland.

Especially once the demolish the Coliseum.

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:29 PM (RU4sa)

367 The Raider's goal is to ultimately suck in all 50 states!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)

368 If the team sinks in Vegas, might as well disband the team.

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:29 PM (RU4sa)

369 She's not looking for some kind of practical solution like "Just update
your resume and find another job," which is the sort of thing that a
man would usually say (until he realizes that that's not what women want
to hear).
No wonder soyboy journos hate being told to learn to code. (S)he's not looking for you to mansplain the job market to her, (s)he wants emotional affirmation!

Posted by: Carl at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (y5wNE)

370 Second, as to the original query about why Dunkin' Donuts coffee does not taste good at home--I was told by someone who sells commercial coffee equipment that Dunkin' designs their coffee to be brewed extremely quickly for high production rates. They grind it very coarsely and design their brewers to slam the water through it. Only a little bit gets extracted from the beans. If you brew it in a regular brewer, I'm told, you will brew it more slowly and extract more from the bean. But you will not like the extra amount that is extracted. Not sure this is accurate, but it was the opinion of someone in the commercial coffee equipment business.
Posted by: pincorrect at December 11, 2019 07:12 PM (3LmBI)


No, any coffee company wants to maximize the amount of drip in each batch. Coffee is expensive, water isn't.

So the idea is to keep the grounds soaking in water as long as possible. Fast brewing just leaves some of the flavor behind. Newer brewers are computer controlled and many have settings to put 8 to 12 ounces of water on the grounds, stop the water for a pre-determined amount of time (30 seconds to 3 minutes), and then slowly drip more water.

And coarse instead of fine grind means even less flavor out of a batch of beans. Use coarse grind for a French Press, where the coffee sits a long time in the water.

Bitterness in brewed coffee comes from using old, stale beans, or brewing at the wrong temperature.

I roasted and sold well over 50,000 pounds of specialty coffee, and had over 100 commercial accounts using Curtis, Bunn, Fetco, and other commercial brewers. That I installed and maintained.

Most of everything I heard from a customer about coffee was simply wrong. But I kept my mouth shut and made them a long term customer, anyway.

Store coffee, especially ground, has been sitting on the shelf for usually months, and is stale as can be the second you open the package.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (sy5kK)

371 I know this doesn't belong with the okra topic but, does anyone in here have a good strong guess as to what is Q? I have become so jaded that I suspect it is just a deep state operation to passify Trump supporters into complacency and believing that justice is coming.
Posted by: Floridachick at December 11, 2019 07:02 PM (D+6+2)

I haven't followed it much but it seems more like an op by someone self important rather than official op. It keeps them discussing deep state stuff, but actual info that isn't basic knowledge from the news feed seems minimal or absent. Q or the Qs are like swamis dispensing blessings on the flock.

I would think an actual deep state op would try and get them away from talking about the deep state at all.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (eoQWY)

372 Oh, I missed the comments about cooking appliances. Yeah, I usually don't talk about those. But lately the missionaries in the Weird Sky Religion cult are going after gas stoves. My plumber, when he was hooking up the stoves in my new kitchen, mentioned they have more BTU's that most whole house furnaces. So now I like to think I'm personally responsible for 0.01 degrees of the increase in the planet's temperature. Makes me wish I could have fit in that 150k btu wok range.

Posted by: pincorrect at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (3LmBI)

373 I read something recently that made great sense. It is an act of sacrifice and humility to say "I'll have what you're having."'

You are a guest. It is not about you. When asked "what would you like?" Answer "I'll have what you're having."

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (DBGf/)

374

What's that song that goes I believe in miracles you sexy thing?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (dzA2p)

375 Sooth,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOl4oeHZnBk

Posted by: SMH at December 11, 2019 07:32 PM (RU4sa)

376 Nobody here is a coward, of course.
Posted by: runner
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No one...NO one knows how they will react in an emergency. Adrenaline is powerful, powerful stuff, so is the instinct for self-preservation.

The only counter to the above (I use 'counter' advisedly) is training, training, training. All well and good, but the nature of the emergency may well not be anticipatable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2019 07:32 PM (xSo9G)

377 I Believe in Miracles by Hot Chocolate.

Posted by: Axeman at December 11, 2019 07:32 PM (xVYwq)

378 "Weird Sky Religion Cult?"

Which one is that?

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:32 PM (DBGf/)

379 Never been shaved by a straight razor, not sure I want one ever.


A barbershop straight razor shave is a darn near hour long experience, complete with repeated hot towels and ended with a manly scented astringent.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 07:33 PM (yQpMk)

380 No one...NO one knows how they will react in an emergency. Adrenaline is powerful, powerful stuff, so is the instinct for self-preservation.

The only counter to the above (I use 'counter' advisedly) is training, training, training. All well and good, but the nature of the emergency may well not be anticipatable.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2019 07:32 PM (xSo9G)



But that's the thing. That type of situation is a one off. The everyday grind, sticking to principles, that one is hard. What makes a man ? How would one define it ?

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:34 PM (zr5Kq)

381 I grew up in the west. Okra is something I've only heard about and always associated with chitlins and collard greens.
Posted by: DR.WTF at December 11, 2019 06:57 PM (aS1PU)

I've only used okra myself in stews and the like, and the snot comes out and thickens the broth. But there are other thickeners.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:34 PM (eoQWY)

382 They do it to distract.

It's their version of Tapper for Vets

But sadder cause it doesn't even have a positive side effect

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 11, 2019 07:34 PM (vPKfA)

383 379 And I don't have that much time

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2019 07:34 PM (ZCEU2)

384 You see the Sky,
The Sky's in love with you.

Posted by: Axeman at December 11, 2019 07:35 PM (xVYwq)

385 306 I just finished reading an article about the Raiders playing their last home game in Oakland this Sunday.



And Chevrolet announced they are discontinuing the Impala.


Coincidence??????????????

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:35 PM (sy5kK)

386 I always thought the purpose of Indian spices and curry was to cover up the taste of bad meat.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (2DOZq)


I have heard that explanation of spicy food to warm temperature climates before generally, not just to India.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:35 PM (eoQWY)

387 And Chevrolet announced they are discontinuing the Impala.





Not again !

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:36 PM (zr5Kq)

388 LC Dawg, putting the Horde the covfefe expertise. Excellent.


And manly!


Blue bird of Effin' Joy is another coffee enthusiast, IIRC.


I'm sort of into it and have a little knowledge of the topic. Need to get an espresso maker, have just about every other technique down already [Turkish, Vietnamese, French press, pour-over]. Had an espresso machine years ago, I was shocked at how good it was, would like that option at home again.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:37 PM (El6T/)

389


remember the CAPRICE?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at December 11, 2019 07:38 PM (dzA2p)

390 Ace, as a guy who overshared on Twitter many years ago (and is mortified by it now), I really appreciate your perspective on this. lol

Posted by: Kensington at December 11, 2019 07:38 PM (stQWR)

391 I have a friend, my oldest friend, that swears by an old-fashioned barbershop shave.

He is of Polish ancestry. Yeah. for him that would be great.

I am less endowed (Mom said I was part Indian, but like Lizzy Warren, my mom was mis-informed) LOL one of my brothers has hair on only the right side of his body.

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:39 PM (DBGf/)

392 there is a NOOD


urwelcome

Posted by: runner at December 11, 2019 07:39 PM (zr5Kq)

393
An impala is a deer, I think.
And a caprice is a deer, I think.

The cars were the same, I think.
But Chevy made both of them.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:40 PM (dzA2p)

394 Next week, Chevrolet will announce the end of all their models.

Yeah. out of business,

Posted by: JAS at December 11, 2019 07:40 PM (DBGf/)

395 The crappiest "gumbo" I ever ate was so overloaded with okra it was ridiculous.

"Where in the South did you eat that?"

California.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 11, 2019 07:41 PM (I99aF)

396 This reminds me of the John Gray "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" claim, which went like this: Men talk about practical problems and seek practical solutions. Women, on the other hand, often talk just to establish rapport and seek emotional validation and fresh reaffirmations of closeness.

--

I was recently told something that made a lot of sense.

Women's thoughts are like spaghetti. Men's are like waffles.

You can't pull one noodle without affecting every other noodle, piece of cheese, sauce, spice, etc.

On a waffle, you can pour syrup into every space and, if you cut a chunk out of that waffle, the syrup in the other sections remain essentially unaffected.

Do with it as you will.

Posted by: Moron Robbie abridged at December 11, 2019 07:41 PM (vBc2/)

397 Kale made me the man I am.

Posted by: B. Soetoro at December 11, 2019 07:41 PM (stQWR)

398
If you take a minute to think about it, General Motors clearly thought their customers were stupid, especially in the 70's and 80's with the junk they churned out.

What's more, GM's business model was so stupid and destined to fail.
They had three lines, Pontiac, Buick, and Oldsmobile, that pretty much produced the same cars. It was so stupid. And they thought you were stupid, too.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 11, 2019 07:42 PM (dzA2p)

399 hreads. Could be motorcycles, gunzz, snowblowers, flame-throwers, too. But technically don't think the "manly" line is broken by talk of kitchen gear, or coffee gear.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2019 07:07 PM (El6T/)

Men can geek out in the manly way with anything - look at the Iron Chef shows with the insanely overdone technology applied like a military operation - blowtorches, liquid nitrogen, grills with more explosive gas than a WWI artillery shell...

If men took care of babies we would have chrome racks of bottle feeders that get the job done 20 percent faster and can handle 10 babies at once, and pages of stats on drool percentages and tear suppression.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:44 PM (eoQWY)

400 Boy BFF (who can be waaaaay more of a girl than I am) and I agreed yonks ago to start convos about problems with a disclaimer of hey I'm just venting and need you to make affirmative noises now and then or hey this is a problem and I need your help with a solution.

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that is a good summary, affirmative grunts, negative grunts. You can usually do this in autopilot, girls usually say something "yay" then the next thing usually is requiring a "booo" response, repeat until secks
Posted by: mushroom maniac at December 11, 2019 07:11 PM (FEQY4)


For efficiency, maybe you should suggest the sex first.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 11, 2019 07:46 PM (eoQWY)

401 What's more, GM's business model was so stupid and destined to fail.


It worked for decades. Chevy was your starter car, then you moved up to a Buick, and then a Cadillac to show that you had made it. if you weren't diverted into the performance car Pontiac line.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 11, 2019 07:49 PM (yQpMk)

402 Great post.

Posted by: Squid word at December 11, 2019 07:51 PM (h/fUH)

403 No, any coffee company wants to maximize the amount of drip in each batch. Coffee is expensive, water isn't.

... [wisdom clipped for brevity] ...

Most of everything I heard from a customer about coffee was simply wrong. But I kept my mouth shut and made them a long term customer, anyway.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 11, 2019 07:30 PM (sy5kK)


Don't know what to add to that summary. Truth.

Though the Aeropress, which uses lots of coffee for what it produces is one of those pour and press and preserves the coffee's notes.

I prefer the metal filters over the paper variety because I wan't the oils in the output (which makes the coffee cloudy, but also converts the drink into food).

Bitterness is almost always a stale bean issue, though boiling water will also cause extraction problems.

To combat bitterness, there is always cold brew. The downside to cold brew is a complete loss of the high notes found in City to Full City roasts.

Grind size must be mated to how long the coffee brews. Too sort, and the full flavor is not extracted, too long and the coffee becomes either dull or bitter.

And last, the amount of roast dramatically changes the flavor profile. The beans I supplied for the TxMoMe were at City+ to Full City (depending on the bean), because I prefer Origin over Roast.

The darker the roast, the less of the bean's characteristics and more of a generic "roast" taste. Roast has nothing to do with a coffee's "strength" nor caffeine levels.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 11, 2019 07:54 PM (lD3vL)

404 A hyper-Lib acquaintance was discussing the preparation of some hoity-toity something or other, and used as a verb, 'Ovente', as in, 'Ovente the mixture', as though everyone would know what he meant.

I didn't, and didn't care. Looked it up later. Just a freaking hand whisk.

And no, I'm not a close friend of the guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2019 07:56 PM (xSo9G)

405 "You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus."
This is why I keep coming back to this site.

Posted by: whitecollarredneck at December 11, 2019 07:57 PM (SYvU/)

406 Am I a man or a wimp if I engage in extreme violence on someone who serves me mashed potatoes after I said, "Please. No mashed potatoes."?
My parents forced me to eat mashed potatoes when I was a kid. Not made with butter and some special seasoning. No just pealed, boiled, and mashed. White mush consisting of nothing but carbohydrates. All through elementary school they served instant mashed potatoes from a box in the school cafeteria three times a week and would not allow me to not have mashed potatoes. Followed by Sunday family dinner that always included mashed potatoes. I actually like potatoes; fried, baked, sliced and fried, hash browns, etc. anything but mashed. (India cooking: every type of food mashed to be like mashed potatoes. I fucking hate India for their cooking.)
I feel like a male failure here obsessing over trivia. On the other hand. If I say to someone serving food, "Please, no mashed potatoes."; Choose wisely, your life may be at stake.

Posted by: FlimFlammed at December 11, 2019 08:06 PM (ZTDnL)

407 OK, for just a little bit of clarity:

Women ciomnpolain that men dib't ta;l about our feeeelingzzz/ They also complain that when they come to us to talk about a [roblemn, we offer a spl;ution, when they jmust need for us to listen/


But and however, women have absolutely nothing but contempt for men who just complain and do nothing to fix a problem. I had a "friend" a few years ago, whose daughter was my daughter's age, who went on and on about her husband and eventual ex. I told her several times that I would be more than willing to help her, when she had worked out an action plan. She never calls or writes me any more. I'm sorry about that, not because I miss her lengthy whines, but because my daughter has lost contact with a good friend. Ah, well, she has others.

Posted by: Michael F Adams at December 11, 2019 08:09 PM (ziTV2)

408 if you're male and over 40, go get your T tested. Make sure to get free and total, and if you're feeling frisky - get Estradiol (ultra sensitive assay) tested as well.

If you're low T, find a doctor willing to treat. Try Clomid first if you are secondary hypo. Taking a pill is much easier than injecting. Otherwise go straight to injections. a decent regime is 120 mg per week spread over 2-3 injections.

Do the basic barbell lifts (squat, deadlift, bench, and press) as outlined in Starting Strength and Practical Programming for Strength Training. Eat enough to recover adequately (more than you think you need) and get sleep.

Posted by: Liver Kick at December 11, 2019 08:12 PM (Rltan)

409 But these "men" aren't exchanging information -- practical stuff like advice, recommendations, and recipes (actionable intelligence)

Long time buddy now on the East Coast emails me: he flipped the circuit breaker on a circuit but found he still had 60 V on what should be a cold circuit. WTF?

Response: you've got an open neutral upstream of that point that's backfeeding the circuit. You need to find where the open neutral is by checking each outlet, one by one.

Him: Thanks!

End of conversation.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 11, 2019 08:33 PM (hGXZE)

410 Ace, correct me if I'm wrong, but did you just spend an entire column discussing people who like or dislike kale or sharing their love or hatred of various kitchen appliances?

Posted by: kimoloka at December 11, 2019 08:38 PM (ZO1EW)

411 And this post is why I have been coming here for years and years.

In fact, this describes many of he man buns that congregate during lunch.

Guaranteed a liquid lunch with these fellas mean white claw

Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 11, 2019 08:44 PM (aR6C/)

412 MAN-ifesto!

Posted by: uncle miltie f. at December 11, 2019 08:55 PM (3/Nj1)

413 Kale is the work of the devil. It's gotten to the point that there's bagged Kale snacks.

I can eat a lettuce salad. I refuse to eat a kale one.

Supposedly we have a woman named Oberon Sinclair for the rise of kale.

If I ever become Grand Inquisitor of the Universe, I have a list of names ready. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Groundhog at December 11, 2019 09:36 PM (VYwSh)

414 Long time lurker. This post is one of the reasons why I left a 20 in the tip jar. Oh, and thanks for getting me to lift, bro.

Posted by: Cold in Michigan at December 11, 2019 09:47 PM (gTeP6)

415 Ace writes:

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Sane people do not care one way or the other (or at least do not care enough to bother expending the breath and saliva necessary to say otherwise) about 95% of all the people, objects, and concepts in the universe.
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And in doing so effectively articulates why I have not been on Facebook in approx. 5 years.

Posted by: scooter (not libby) at December 11, 2019 10:05 PM (p1BAr)

416 And don't get me wrong: I am self aware enough to know that almost no one cares about the ridiculous minutiae of my life other than people I live with, and therefore interact with without needing social media.

But recognizing that I didn't give much of a damn about everyone else's was critical to that self-realization.

Posted by: scooter (not libby) at December 11, 2019 10:08 PM (p1BAr)

417 Is it just me, or does it seem that the guys who engage in this behavior are disproportionately Never-Trumpers?

Posted by: Clean Willie at December 12, 2019 07:06 AM (TwCsL)

418 Ø

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2019 07:35 AM (hbTkw)

419 You'll have to forgive Greta. Her sister was bit by a m Ø Ø se M Ø Ø se bites can be pretti nastii.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2019 07:41 AM (hbTkw)

420 You'll have to forgive Greta. Her sister was bit by a mØ Ø se. MØ Ø se bites can be pretti nastii.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2019 07:45 AM (hbTkw)

421 You'll have to forgive Greta. Her sister was bit by a møøse. Møøse bites can be pretti nastii.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2019 07:50 AM (hbTkw)

422 um - did you just spend half a page to whine about men not being manly enough?
Please don't let them turn you into a girl on me. My crush on you just shriveled. :-(

Posted by: Terri Goon at December 12, 2019 12:39 PM (WL+Nn)

423 I do not care enough to argue with you.

Posted by: timactual at December 12, 2019 02:25 PM (sS4nt)

424 Come for the cosmopolitanism, stay because we killed you.

Posted by: New York City at December 13, 2019 11:30 PM (Eicbe)

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