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by bigglesworth
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 224049

Re: Controversial opinions about food

The standard British vindaloo is a hot affair, but the recipe for Goan Beef Vindaloo I have is not especially hot - mostly meaty and tangy from vinegar and tamarind. Your standard haggis is hotter, from the black pepper. :)
by bigglesworth
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 356837

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

It's pretty good, yeah. Not quite as good as the Export Stout (AKA Nigerian Guinness) - that's the full-bodied stuff of dreams.
by bigglesworth
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 274521

Re: The Liquor Thread

Grolsch sell lager in swing-top bottles.
by bigglesworth
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 920355

Re: Today I Made:

roband wrote:I had the leftover lamb, falafel and some of the ezme in tortilla wraps
I know that those are definitely foods I associate with the Anglo-Saxons.
by bigglesworth
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479511

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Be sure to record the phone calls.
by bigglesworth
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084079

Re: Inspirations

For it to be Romeo and Juliet, they have to die and their families have to be reconciled.
by bigglesworth
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 274521

Re: The Liquor Thread

Shro wrote:Tito's and Prarie are my favorite vodkas, and pretty economical, especially if you're buying by the handle.
Except when you have to import them to England from the US.

I'm not sure I've ever drunk Glen's straight. But I've made some pretty damn popular infusions with it.
by bigglesworth
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 274521

Re: The Liquor Thread

I always use Glenn's. There's something about it that takes new flavour quite well.
by bigglesworth
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 224049

Re: Controversial opinions about food

The great thing about British food is that if you don't like it, you're unlikely to ever have to eat it. There will always either be another option, or no option for British food in the first place.
by bigglesworth
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084079

Re: Inspirations

"Topping ragwort" sounds both dirty and possibly illegal. Some people have interesting jobs :mrgreen:
by bigglesworth
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084079

Re: Inspirations

I don't think there's anything that would persuade me to drive five hours somewhere and five hours back.
by bigglesworth
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084079

Re: Inspirations

I've always heard that one as 100 years and 100 miles.
by bigglesworth
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623670

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

They're generally called for or ordered through a web service rather than randomly flagged down.
by bigglesworth
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715356

Re: Today I Learned

Liri wrote:I think it just drives home how young the US is. And that 200 years really isn't that long.
In Winchester there's a replica of Arthur's Round Table. It's not the real table. But it is a replica from 1290.
by bigglesworth
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 224049

Re: Controversial opinions about food

The vast majority of British cuisine does not lend itself to being served at a restaurant.
by bigglesworth
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 104154

Re: Crusader Kings 2

It's useful mostly for when using Retinues, when you might put all your heavy cavalry on a flank with a Cavalry commander.
by bigglesworth
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623670

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Lord Sugar. That's doubly bad.
by bigglesworth
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623670

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Aren't the people on that show on an extended job interview? How can they be fired?
by bigglesworth
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chocolate causes weight loss academic paper was a hoax
Replies: 32
Views: 12620

Re: Chocolate causes weight loss academic paper was a hoax

No, because journalists, even exactly the same ones that were "burned" will continue to do this. And there's nothing that scientists and science communicators can do about it.
by bigglesworth
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715356

Re: Today I Learned

Magnanimous wrote:I read uterus as "urethra"...
Probably not impossible.
by bigglesworth
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 104154

Re: Crusader Kings 2

1. A county has two: its direct ruler and its population. Each of these is a single value. So you can be a Catholic ruler with an Orthodox count with a Tengri population. 2. I do not believe so, and I've never seen it mentioned. 3. Religions only spread because of court chaplains (in terms of popula...
by bigglesworth
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084079

Re: Inspirations

As a Brit, tea and biscuits is utterly required for builders or other workers.
by bigglesworth
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479511

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

No, we just pay road tax without attaching stuff to our cars. There used to be a small paper disk to be put in the windscreen, but that's been phased out.

There's a database of plate registrations checking whether a vehicle is taxed or not.
by bigglesworth
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479511

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Your plates expire?
by bigglesworth
Sat May 30, 2015 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 577512

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I spent so long with Morrowind that I can't imagine playing it again unless I can make it look like Oblivion.
by bigglesworth
Sat May 30, 2015 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623670

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Noon will also be pretty off if your location is far away from the timezone definition point.
by bigglesworth
Sat May 30, 2015 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 104154

Re: Crusader Kings 2

Some changelogs: - AI: Toned down seduction by characters with many children - AI: Toned down impregnation chances for seduction affairs with characters with many children - Handsome and lustful men now also populate the cabins in the wild for the pleasures of people who find them attractive - Fixed...
by bigglesworth
Sat May 30, 2015 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 104154

Re: Crusader Kings 2

Way of life is excellent. I don't know how much of the convenience of the UI changes are in the patch as opposed to the DLC, but I enjoyed CKII a lot more after the DLC came out and I bought it. Taking personal focuses are very useful for small nations, since they much increase the chances of what y...
by bigglesworth
Sat May 30, 2015 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 577512

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Are you planning on using the graphics mods?
by bigglesworth
Fri May 29, 2015 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 577512

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I'm still not decided on which side of immersive open world and annoying derailment of story it is.

Though do their corpses really just lie rotting in the street forever?
by bigglesworth
Fri May 29, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 577512

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I just started playing (after all this time).

Two townspeople in Whiterun were just killed by vampires while I was being attacked by cultists. I can take their stuff. Is that normal?
by bigglesworth
Fri May 29, 2015 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 356837

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

This beer I think might genuinely be one of the best in the world. Old Chimneys' Parnassus. They take a 9% DIPA and blend it with a golden ale to produce an IPA at 5.5% - you get the super interesting hop flavours of a DIPA but at the strength and freshness of an IPA.
by bigglesworth
Tue May 12, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 385873

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The Highland Clearances happened due to demand for woollen clothing. Food to Biofuel happened due to demand for fuel (and to save the world). Most financial moves in the past have been to the benefit of people like me - intercontinental trade, those highland clearances, railways and canals. A consum...
by bigglesworth
Fri May 08, 2015 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Contamination of insulin pump cartridges
Replies: 23
Views: 4583

Re: Contamination of insulin pump cartridges

Eebster the Great wrote:Some companies have considered pre-filled cartridges, but there are a number of logistical and quality-control challenges, so the idea was basically abandoned.
What, like Novo Nordisk's Novorapid and Levemir 10ml vials that have a big market share? At least in the UK they're huge.
by bigglesworth
Tue May 05, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critique of "Choice Feminism"
Replies: 111
Views: 17810

Re: Critique of "Choice Feminism"

Indeed. It comes up a ton, and everyone seems very much in favor of choice, but against people choosing "wrong". I am, and I will always be, against people choosing "wrong". Why would I be in favour of that? It's not the same as advocating the creation of laws or other structure...
by bigglesworth
Tue May 05, 2015 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critique of "Choice Feminism"
Replies: 111
Views: 17810

Re: Critique of "Choice Feminism"

It helps then that I didn't say "it's impossible to separate capitalism and patriarchy" - do you not think? When I say you can't separate it, I mean that when you point at some sociological phenomenon you can't apportion a percentage of its cause to patriarchy and some to the influence of ...
by bigglesworth
Mon May 04, 2015 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critique of "Choice Feminism"
Replies: 111
Views: 17810

Re: Critique of "Choice Feminism"

My own thinking had very much this trajectory on the topic of cosmetics. The beauty standards that keep the industry profitable are undoubtedly sexist, and the corporations are going to be ripe targets for communist critique, but I have learned to pay close attention to the many women who delight i...
by bigglesworth
Fri May 01, 2015 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 356837

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Drinking a Hogsback "Advent Ale". Because it was cheap.
by bigglesworth
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277007

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Oh yeah, that was a book I gave up on when I was 16 and actually had time to tackle unimaginably large books I wasn't particularly enjoying.
by bigglesworth
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 84138

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

Eugo wrote:"the hairs of the nape of his neck stood up" (which is another extremely long translation of "naježio mu se potiljak")
"He got goosebumps" or "he got goosebumps on his neck"

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