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by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185226

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

There's a personality type that is obsessed with finding some "truth" and then banging everybody else over the head with it - and both New Atheists and Fundamental Christians tend to have that personality type. The rest of us get to enjoy the deep irony that these sworn, mortal enemies ar...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 54571

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

Around here, Fenugreek is called 'Hilbe', and most of the time is made into a paste called by the same name. Basic recipe: Soak 3 tbsp. ground Fenugreek seeds overnight, change water once or twice. Sift, move to blender pot and add 1 tsp. salt, a pinch of cumin, 1/2 cup chopped coriander and 4 press...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: So my oven asploded...
Replies: 16
Views: 3360

Re: So my oven asploded...

For the frying pan I can suggest an easy middle-eastern recipe for "eijeh" - chop up a lot of parsley, cilantro and basil, add beaten eggs and spices (salt-pepper-curry powder should be fine, some pressed garlic can help as well), fry until golden. Goes well with tahini. Another thing that...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 24, 2010 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4779
Views: 938901

Re: Today I Made:

I guess I'm just too used to internet-people being sarcastic. Disregard me.

BTW, the very idea of a bready-pie based on non-veg fat, especially pork, simply shatters my world. Diet, meet window :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 24, 2010 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4779
Views: 938901

Re: Today I Made:

Rice with raisins and onions, why have I never tried this! Cynicism not appreciated :) someone asked for a recipe, then got the recipe, which turned out to be very simple. Why spoil? Anyway, I'm a big fan of meat pies too.. I make them with a mixture of ground beef and chicken liver cooked in anise...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 24, 2010 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH
Replies: 79
Views: 15990

Re: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH

I made a lot of mistakes in my time.. these are just a few memorable ones: A trey and a half of pizza. That's right. 12 slices. And it wasn't even particularly good. MASSIVE cloggage for about a week :) Somewhere around 20 extremely spicy chili-dogs, when I was like 15 y/o. They were so yum!!. My D&...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 24, 2010 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4779
Views: 938901

Re: Today I Made:

The casserole is actually plain white rice cooked in tomatoes and stock, which makes it come out red. The traditional way is to bake it in a stove with chicken parts so that the rice enjoys the chicken's fat (called 'plau bjeej', arabic for 'chicken rice'), but so far I only managed to screw up with...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun May 23, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4779
Views: 938901

Re: Today I Made:

Today I can has: Humus!!! first attempt (on my own) and it isn't half bad. Chicken breasts (yes, it is growing in popularity. Or maybe I'm the same person too?!) marinated in olive oil-lemon-garlic-cumin-S&P and grilled on a skillet. Red rice casserole with raisins and fried onions, just like gr...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu May 20, 2010 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I like obscure rap/hiphop...do you?
Replies: 52
Views: 12319

Re: I like obscure rap/hiphop...do you?

RJD2, Dr. Octagon, Buck 65, Sixtoo, Blockhead, Omid.. Must've forgot a few, will catch up if I remember any more. Plus, you should try out stuff from the Ninja Tunes label (they produce Blockhead and Sixtoo mentioned above). Not all of it is rap/hip-hop per se, but if you like the underground stuff ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu May 20, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204407

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Faith no more

Next: DJ shadow in july, Jethro Tull in august

:lol:
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 17, 2010 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4779
Views: 938901

Re: Today I Made:

Two days ago: "Middle eastern graten" - thin potato slices baked in a mixture of olive oil, 1 crapton pressed garlic, thyme, hyssop, salt, pepper. Parenthesized because I just made up the name. Baked fish fillets in tahini. Couscous and meatballs. Tomorrow (holiday dinner): Stuffed mushroo...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed May 12, 2010 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4779
Views: 938901

Re: Today I Made:

Last night I made an herb rubbed pork loin with bourbon glaze. Just about right. The words "bourbon glaze" almost made me bite the desk. Please elaborate :) Yesterday I made fried cauliflower. You cook the cauliflower in salt water until soft, then fry it like schnitzel (dip in beaten egg...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you like but everyone else hates?
Replies: 47
Views: 9175

Re: Bands you like but everyone else hates?

Dudes, everybody loves The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, the Beach Boys and Sonic Youth. everybody. Second. Can't find many people who hate Nick Cave either. Mine used to be Porcupine Tree. But now I hate them too. Earlier on it was black metal in general, but I don't thin...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Karma
Replies: 51
Views: 9676

Re: Karma

If you think about karma as an Indic religious concept, it really does become a cold, dogmatic thing that's hard to wrap your head around. That's because religious dogma always tends to take a good idea, which is basically positive and true if you take it as it is, and wrap it in rules and codes and...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Led Zeppelin
Replies: 20
Views: 2580

Re: Led Zeppelin

Another big fan here. I discovered the Zep after trading a Pearl Jam CD I bought and didn't like (at the time) for Led Zeppelin IV, to which I listened over and over and over, drifting into Tolkien-ish fantasies of magic and nature. Well, I was 13. I still think that "Battle of Evermore" i...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Strange but false
Replies: 544
Views: 64266

Re: Strange but false

My avatar is an actual picture from my wedding.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 881706

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad news: now you can't get it to go down.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ummagumma by pink floyd
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Ummagumma by pink floyd

Are we talking about the same album, because the one I listened to had 'careful with that axe eugene' and 'set the controls' on it? I was referring to the studio album, as I'm used to do when talking about "floyd's ummagumma"... the live part is mostly songs that were released before, exc...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Trance-inducing music
Replies: 28
Views: 5872

Re: Trance-inducing music

There's an electronic ambient album named "dreamfish" by pete namlook and mixmaster morris (both of very high regard in the ambient scene). Contains a 28-minute track called "hymn" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgQvDn4cgsM) that's the most hypnotic thing I've ever heard, and I'...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ummagumma by pink floyd
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Ummagumma by pink floyd

I've listened to it quite a few times, sincerely trying to like it.. I mean, in the time when I was discovering pink floyd and psychedelic/progressive rock, it seemed to me that this sort of noodling, done by pretty much every psy/prog artist at the time as part of every release, was high-brow avant...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39887

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

4 here. I actually nagged my parents into teaching me how to read, after being so frustrated about the fact that they weren't able to read to me every waking minute of the day, but only for 4 or 5 hours, which was way too little. We only had 1 TV for 100 families where we lived, and I was afraid of ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Anti-Recommend a Book!
Replies: 45
Views: 9293

Re: Anti-Recommend a Book!

"Being There" by Jerzy Kosinsky. I can't believe they actually taught us this book at highschool. It is a short, terse and unimaginative account of an unreliable story about a young man named "Chance" (yes. chance. ugh.) who, for as far as he can remember, spent his whole life ei...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 553855

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Seeing how the previous thread on this subject got trolled to it's early grave, starting this one was a really good idea. Kudos. Being a very non-political person myself (really, each elections I vote for an ultra-liberal hackey party that's mainly about legalizing marijuana and never makes it to pa...

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