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by PAstrychef
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922798

Re: Today I Made:

But dishes cooked with chickpeas are also know as dal, and there are different kinds of lentils and pulses that get used in dals as well.
So it's not totally unnecessary to say lentil dal.
by PAstrychef
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 54042

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

Compound butters are great to use up odd bits of herbs as well as any other seasoning you want. They tend to freeze well, so make a bunch and form it in logs that you can cut a slice off of when you want to. If you want your butter to be a smooth, even color, put it in the food processor along with ...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream Porn
Replies: 68
Views: 10316

Re: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream

I can't tell if you're arguing for pleasure or asking serious questions. Since you never seem to bring the conversation back to anything about the topic. I happen to enjoy arguing, myself. It's not an individual moral choice, it's that the cumulative effect of the choices presented creates societal ...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-sexist hard scifi: does it exist?
Replies: 69
Views: 17673

Re: Non-sexist hard scifi: does it exist?

You might enjoy Elizabeth Bear's SF-Carnival and Undertow, as well as Hammered, Scardown and Worldwired. I do get irked by obvious sexism, but I also notice sometimes that I've just read x number of books, all with male protagonists, and none of the books would have been materially changed by having...
by PAstrychef
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922798

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote:Got the smoker going-ribs are looking to be ready in another 4-5 hours. The smell alone is amazing!

And they tasted as good as they smelled. The only good thing about summer, since smoking outdoors in the winter here just isn't happening.
by PAstrychef
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: We Are All Bad People
Replies: 65
Views: 14990

Re: We Are All Bad People

Charity's probably the best chance for helping poor countries, but existing charity could be done far better, simply by doing different things. Say you started a business in a poor country, made enough money to pay off your initial investment, then gave it to the locals running the place. That's so...
by PAstrychef
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922798

Re: Today I Made:

Got the smoker going-ribs are looking to be ready in another 4-5 hours. The smell alone is amazing!
by PAstrychef
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream Porn
Replies: 68
Views: 10316

Re: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream

Given that I don't think that the sex of a character makes a statement about everyone of that sex I see no sexism at all. If I create a male detective or a male engineer for my book there is no sexism, the situation is identical to a female detective or a female engineer. There's no reason to think...
by PAstrychef
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Civil charges based on Criminal ones (OJ/Big Ben/Kobe)
Replies: 27
Views: 5909

Re: Civil charges based on Criminal ones (OJ/Big Ben/Kobe)

One thing that still sounds confused here is just who is bringing the suit. In a criminal case the state prosecutes ans the wronged party and the victim is a witness to the state's case. In a civil case the victim is the Plaintiff, the person bringing the suit. Just because the state fails to bring ...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 31, 2010 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream Porn
Replies: 68
Views: 10316

Re: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream

Yarrgh! I seem to have come off as being opposed to porn being porn and doing what it's good at. Don't know how that happened. The point was that the complaints about porn being unrealistic are off base-porn is supposed to be unrealistic, just like romantic comedies are unrealistic about how people ...
by PAstrychef
Sun May 30, 2010 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1729925

Re: Hugs!

Hugs the sloth! And Max, of course.
by PAstrychef
Sun May 30, 2010 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?
Replies: 14
Views: 3242

Re: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?

soy, rice or almond milks can be tasty. Plenty of folks like fruit juice. Vanilla, or even plain yogurt is good, especially for the crunchier cereals. Just buy it in small enough amounts that it doesn't have time to spoil. And hot cereals have as much fiber as cold ones and can be spiced up with map...
by PAstrychef
Sun May 30, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 366946

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Annoying Misconception: Because my own ancestors didn't participate directly in some past atrocity, I have received no unfair benefit from that atrocity's occurrence. If you're living on land that was stolen from murdered indigenous peoples, you're benefiting from the murder of those indigenous peo...
by PAstrychef
Sun May 30, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does the Lotto make people blind and stupid?
Replies: 183
Views: 25615

Re: Does the Lotto make people blind and stupid?

Ok I'm just starting to wonder. How many people actually read my posts before they reply? From my second sentence to the end of the first paragraph was about how I could understand why people would put aside some of their expendable money on a loto ticket. Then the rest of the post was about people...
by PAstrychef
Fri May 28, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream Porn
Replies: 68
Views: 10316

Re: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream

A far more pernicious problem is the portrayal of women as sexual objects in what are supposed to be non-sexual arenas. Try this test with a few movies: Are there two or more women in the movie? Do they have names? Do they talk to each other? Do they talk to each other about something other than a ...
by PAstrychef
Fri May 28, 2010 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 54042

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

Fried spaghetti is the best! The sugars in the tomato sauce make it crispy, and the pasta doesn't slither out of the sauce.
by PAstrychef
Fri May 28, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Forms of artistic expression
Replies: 35
Views: 4349

Re: Forms of artistic expression

First off, you should dance because it's fun, even if you mostly do it alone in the kitchen. There are lots and lots of crafty type things to do out there. I like papermaking, which can be done with a blender and old newspapers and so on. As for fabric related crafts, bargello embroidery is a kind o...
by PAstrychef
Fri May 28, 2010 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream Porn
Replies: 68
Views: 10316

Re: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream

Watching the selections from Dreamworlds I was struck by how much the general influence of music videos has waned. The people who watch porn-most men and a good chunk of women-know it's not real. They no more expect their real sex life to work like that than they expect their lives to resemble video...
by PAstrychef
Thu May 27, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does the Lotto make people blind and stupid?
Replies: 183
Views: 25615

Re: Does the Lotto make people blind and stupid?

Lotteries give poor folks the same kind of chances that playing the stock market gives rich folks-you can lose tons of cash or you can luck out. The fact that the percentage of total income spent by poor folks is usually much higher than that spent by rich folks is seen as evidence that the poor fol...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 24, 2010 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 54042

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

You could check out Cook Illustrated's Chicken Bryani for a crowd with a free 14 day membership. It's very easy and if you get chicken thighs it's even cheap. And it's great eating. A big pot of bulgar or couscous, with assorted toppings like roasted vegetables in a large dice, sauted bits of chicke...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 24, 2010 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Cyberiad
Replies: 16
Views: 9344

Re: The Cyberiad

Inter-library loan sends out a request to damn near every library in the country. It's much much bigger than your local group. Ask at the Circulation desk, they will probably have a form. I've gotten books from Kansas and California through ILL. And have you checked out buying them?
by PAstrychef
Sun May 23, 2010 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Cyberiad
Replies: 16
Views: 9344

Re: The Cyberiad

Lem-a wonderful author. Just be sure to get the Kandel translations-many of the others are lousy.
Go for the inter-library loan, this is stuff worth reading.
by PAstrychef
Sun May 23, 2010 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922798

Re: Today I Made:

Is that casserole made with red rice (like the Bhutanese kind) or made red some other way? It sounds tasty. Can we has recipe please?
by PAstrychef
Sun May 23, 2010 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Passionate endeavors
Replies: 10
Views: 1406

Re: Passionate endeavors

There are a couple of environments of challenge-making things or doing things. If you're stuck in one place for a while learning to make things is a great idea. What kind of stuff do you find neat? Learn to make that. It takes thousands of hours to get really good at a craft, so you have plenty of t...
by PAstrychef
Sun May 23, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your First Job
Replies: 70
Views: 8295

Re: Your First Job

I worked in the print shop of a local stationers. The big paper cutter had a counterweight to help with getting through a stack of card stock, but I still needed to jump up and haul on the handle to really make it work. I had jobs in printing all the way through college, until I got into food.
by PAstrychef
Sat May 22, 2010 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1399530

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Jumble wrote:Oh, nuts. Pack your bags, guys. Our work here is done. Someone call the mothership and tell them we need picking up.

um, wouldn't that be a fathership coming to collect y'all?
by PAstrychef
Sat May 22, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why, around the whole internet, are moderators such dicks?
Replies: 170
Views: 43590

Re: Why, around the whole internet, are moderators such dick

I will say that that the worst that has happened to me, personally, here at xkcd, is having a thread chopped off short because, as far as I could tell, the mod thought it would be boring. It's not like it would take up "space", and no-one is forced to look at stuff here anyway, so who care...
by PAstrychef
Sat May 22, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living in the Wild
Replies: 26
Views: 5247

Re: Living in the Wild

Not only is it hard to find things to kill and eat in the woods, but plenty of times it's illegal. And making food from a dead animal is a lot harder than it looks in the movies. And carrying a gun? Are you planning on spending plenty of time at the range with moving targets? The folks who successfu...
by PAstrychef
Fri May 21, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922798

Re: Today I Made:

It's not weird, we must be the same person! After all, I've never been seen in that same room as you (as far as I know).
Or, it's great minds flowing in the same gutters.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 20, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14148

Re: The 50 book challenge

Alas, no matter how many book you do get to read, that great mountain of books To Be Read will not get any smaller.
by PAstrychef
Thu May 20, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922798

Re: Today I Made:

Grilled some chicken breasts with a tamarind-orange glaze. Very tasty. Tonight it's tiny meatballs in a dill-sourcream type sauce. Think Scandinavian. Earlier it was a chili-cornbread casserole. I was sure I hadn't made enough corn bread batter, so I made more and piled it on. When the dish came out...
by PAstrychef
Thu May 20, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?
Replies: 287
Views: 36243

Re: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?

Attractiveness is a cultural construct. In all cultures some types of people are going to be see as "better" than others, based on so many variables it isn't really possible to lay them out coherently. One parameter of attractiveness is membership in the same cultural community. For many c...
by PAstrychef
Thu May 20, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Chicago Meetup
Replies: 23
Views: 17904

Re: Chicago Meetup

How about the Southport bowling alley? It's right on the Brown line and it's a fun way to meet people-even if you don't drink white russians, Dude.
by PAstrychef
Mon May 17, 2010 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pedigrees of Victimization
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Re: Pedigrees of Victimization

I completely agree with you, by the way. Frankly, I think the whole continuing recognizance of Indian Tribes by our government is really stupid. People shouldn't have special rights deriving from their blood. And also, the whole "evil Western invaders took all the gentle, peaceful natives' lan...
by PAstrychef
Mon May 17, 2010 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why use a 12-Month Calendar?
Replies: 43
Views: 20670

Re: Why use a 12-Month Calendar?

Lunar cycles? It's the 21st century. We need a calendar that works well with computers. We need a base 2 calendar. Divide the solar year into 1024 days. I'll call them n_days. Each n_day would be about 8.56 hours. So three n_days would be 25.68 hours. That's close enough to a day. So it doesn't mat...
by PAstrychef
Sat May 15, 2010 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Romeo and Juliet analysis, thesis help
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Re: Romeo and Juliet analysis, thesis help

So basically you're writing a To What Extent paper (as opposed to a compare and contrast paper). You want to show to what extent did older cultures influence the writing of Romeo and Juliet. First find some examples of this influence. If you can't, then you paper is- I looked, but I couldn't find it...
by PAstrychef
Sat May 15, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 5 minute Pasta
Replies: 11
Views: 3388

Re: 5 minute Pasta

There's this fun book, which is tons of recipes of stuff to make while the pasta cooks. Tasty, too.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 11, 2010 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH
Replies: 79
Views: 15896

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

Miso is an ingredient, not a filling.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 11, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Chicago Meetup
Replies: 23
Views: 17904

Re: Chicago Meetup

How about an event with a few trashy Sci-Fi- flicks and some booze and eats? I know a few places where we could get some room for cheap. Or one of the fun tours of the city-like the river tours or the gangster tour or just a gastropub crawl?
Or an afternoon at one of the cheap buffet places.
by PAstrychef
Tue May 11, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cory Doctorow
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: Cory Doctorow

Cory has some neat ideas about how writers can/might still make enough money to keep writing in the new publishing environment.
You could also ask him to define what a "book" is, and how the content and the container interact.

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