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« Reply #330 on: October 13, 2007, 10:46:31 PM »

...And are those girls from "The Hills" really that famous?
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« Reply #331 on: October 13, 2007, 10:53:11 PM »

Any cooks out there?

I was watching Dinner Impossible on the Food Network, and became curious of a cooking method I had never heard of -- boiling veggies in carbonated water.  What's the outcome?  Is it used for taste or color retention?  Sorry, I'm a curious one!
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« Reply #332 on: October 13, 2007, 10:54:59 PM »

George - break out the state's check book:


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« Reply #333 on: October 13, 2007, 11:05:50 PM »

...And are those girls from "The Hills" really that famous?

I have yet to see "the Hills" and haven't turned on MTV since the early 80's.
I must be old -- doesn't MTV only play music videos?  LOL
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« Reply #334 on: October 13, 2007, 11:06:19 PM »

Any cooks out there?

I was watching Dinner Impossible on the Food Network, and became curious of a cooking method I had never heard of -- boiling veggies in carbonated water.  What's the outcome?  Is it used for taste or color retention?  Sorry, I'm a curious one!

Hmm...

I know some campers who cook with bottled carbonated water since:
1) bottled carbonated water is "safe", clean
2) it's also acidic so it would kill common bacteria
3) and because of the carbon dioxide in it, it has a lower boiling point (like when boiling water at higher altitudes).

So...  I'm guessing he was using it because it was either:
-the only water source available.
-and/or he didn't cook the vegetables at 212 degrees (boiling point), thus preserving some of the color, texture and nutrients in the process.
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« Reply #335 on: October 13, 2007, 11:08:18 PM »

I have yet to see "the Hills" and haven't turned on MTV since the early 80's.
I must be old -- doesn't MTV only play music videos?  LOL

Most of the videos are now shown on MTV2.  Regular MTV is the home to many "reality" and "entertainment" programs.
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« Reply #336 on: October 13, 2007, 11:13:32 PM »

WOW, Jose -- thanks, you're just a wealth of knowledge!

Good, I can finally put some cans of tonic to good use.  I was shopping for club soda and came home with tonic.  What a dope!
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« Reply #337 on: October 13, 2007, 11:16:39 PM »



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With closed-door settlement talks breaking down, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills will now take their divorce battle to open court. A major stumbling block was reportedly a refusal by Mills to not speak publicly of the marriage.

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« Reply #338 on: October 13, 2007, 11:16:54 PM »

Don't forget that the medicine you take has the potential side effect of compulsive gambling!

No, we determined it was compulsive GAMBOLING.  Please see my post about the big production number for details.  :)
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« Reply #339 on: October 13, 2007, 11:18:58 PM »

Good, I can finally put some cans of tonic to good use.  I was shopping for club soda and came home with tonic.  

Nope! Tonic is not just carbonated water - it had quinine added which would give anything cooked in it a stange and unattractive taste.

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« Reply #340 on: October 13, 2007, 11:19:46 PM »

I'm not sneezing, don't have a sore throat or anything, just the chills, achy body, and this wretched cough (which is really bad today because I simply cannot take deep breaths without launching into a horrid coughing fit.  But enough about me - will we never get to page thirteen.
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« Reply #341 on: October 13, 2007, 11:21:42 PM »

Nope! Tonic is not just carbonated water - it had quinine added which would give anything cooked in it a stange and unattractive taste.

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No wonder tonic over ice tastes like cr&p!
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« Reply #342 on: October 13, 2007, 11:22:49 PM »

I'm not sneezing, don't have a sore throat or anything, just the chills, achy body, and this wretched cough (which is really bad today because I simply cannot take deep breaths without launching into a horrid coughing fit.  But enough about me - will we never get to page thirteen.

And your temperature is....?

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« Reply #343 on: October 13, 2007, 11:31:57 PM »

Oy gevalt!

Sorry for my recent E&T...
Lots of things a-changin'.  I guess it's that time of year.

Soooo, let's recap:

*Me and the Ever-Lovin' Heather are no more.
*I've been bumped up into the producer's chair for the LACCTAA benefit (cue "The Producers" score...)
*I'm filling out college applications.

Boy, when you're embroiled in those three things, it seems like a lot more than when you just type it out.

Cason,

* I'm sorry
* Congratulations!
* Good luck!

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« Reply #344 on: October 13, 2007, 11:33:45 PM »

My left foot is killing me right now.
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« Reply #345 on: October 13, 2007, 11:33:45 PM »

I'm watching Legally Blonde that I recorded today.  I actually like it.  I don't love it by any means, but it's enjoyable and there's a lot of energy on the stage. :)

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« Reply #346 on: October 13, 2007, 11:34:08 PM »

And my standards have never been that high.

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« Reply #347 on: October 13, 2007, 11:34:45 PM »

Coincidentally, my left foot is killing me right now.

Killing me softly with my foot...killing me softly...
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« Reply #348 on: October 13, 2007, 11:36:40 PM »

The three MTV "hosts" of the event...those three girls have absolutely NO presence.  Total wet fishes on the screen. :P
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« Reply #349 on: October 13, 2007, 11:38:58 PM »

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"The Sound of Music" was based loosely on a 1949 book by his stepmother, Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987. It tells the story of an Austrian woman who married a widower with seven children and teaches them music.

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« Reply #350 on: October 13, 2007, 11:44:04 PM »

Sorry. Done

Might delete this one or we'll be answering questions for days.

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Although, DR DerBrucer, if you'd like to go ahead and credit that quote to yourself, well, that would be a totally different matter.  ;)
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« Reply #351 on: October 13, 2007, 11:47:01 PM »

Where we draw a line bad-taste-wise is interesting.  People who might make a joke about a death might very well refrain from making  a joke abouit a disability.  
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« Reply #352 on: October 13, 2007, 11:47:40 PM »

Although, DR DerBrucer, if you'd like to go ahead and credit that quote to yourself, well, that would be a totally different matter.  ;)

Do I need to bolster my image for totally tasteless humor?

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« Reply #353 on: October 13, 2007, 11:51:28 PM »

Where we draw a line bad-taste-wise is interesting.  People who might make a joke about a death might very well refrain from making  a joke abouit a disability.  

Hmmm...Is my predilection for bad-taste humor a disability :)

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« Reply #354 on: October 13, 2007, 11:55:29 PM »

I was hooked on "Golden Years" before the plug was pulled.

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I watched that also and was very upset that they didn't finish it.  Wasn't it supposed to be a mini-series, anyway?  I did buy the videotape that was released, but I've never watched it to see what was done to the ending.
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« Reply #355 on: October 13, 2007, 11:59:10 PM »

When I got in my car to go for coffee this morning I looked down and the odometer said 22222. I thought that was pretty cool

That is cool. :) I took this picture last year:
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« Reply #356 on: October 13, 2007, 11:59:15 PM »

I'm afraid I don't have a temperature-taking device.
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