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Ipecac. 

The Skype AAMML people will know what's going on.

 

Okay.

 

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I've seen this movie! It's called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

 

It's sort of depressing.

 

frown.gif  I'll try falling asleep to it tonight (which probably won't happen if something in it interests me).

 

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Discussion of food & Liquor drink comes and goes inside this thread. But spiked recently when a few of us found ourselves under all out attack by Pineapple maniacs and we sought refuge here. And was immediately stalked followed shortly thereafter.

 

And that's a :thumb: wrap!

 

I don't know about you, but I never feel completely safe... even here.

 

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So combining food talk and TV talk...

 

Anyone watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman?

 

I love that show. Mostly just because of his reactions.

 

I used to, a lot, back when I constantly had a TV on in the background.  There was a time when I geeked out on all things culinary.  I was a Top Chef junkie for years, until I started getting pissed off watching them create bad dishes.  I remember one Top Chef challenge where they had to create a fish dish in 20 minutes using select ingredients.  Someone did a thing with sauteed fish filet and some kind of marmalade (I think).  LAME.  I'm looking at the ingredients they're allowed to use and right away I zero in on Fuji apples, Sake and pine nuts.  Assuming I don't burn the pine nuts when I toast them, whitefish poached in apple juice and sake, topped with pine nuts and crystallized ginger would have rocked that challenge.  Anyway...

 

As for Mr Zimmern, I could easily imagine myself eating most of the stuff that he got grossed out on, even Durian.  For the record I've never had Durian but I'd be up for trying it whenever.  The one thing he's featured - that I'm pretty sure I could not do - is a Taiwanese delicacy that is essentially fermented raw pork.  It's not a matter of taste or texture.  It's just that, bacterially-speaking, one should NOT fornicate around with raw poultry or porcine products.  It's just a terribly stupid thing to do.  Now crispy snake skin on the other hand, wouldn't mind trying that.

 

I would imagine that with the IBS, it's probably a hoot suffering vicariously through him?

 

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A friend who's lived most of his life in east Texas referred to King of the Hill as a documentary.

 

LOL!  biggrin.gif  No seriously, really lol!

 

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Anyone watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman?

 

It's one of my favorite shows and Zimmern is one of my favorite TV hosts. Despite the title, Zimmern is earnest and unironic. He could get away with treating his subjects like sideshow acts and probably even more successful, but instead the respect he shows for the people and the food is really striking.

 

Yeah, that is pretty remarkable, and he seems rather sincere too.  I doubt Bourdain could do that, he'd say something crass in an attempt to be funny, and then snicker off to the side.  rolleyes.gif

 

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In some ways, he is to culinary tourism what Alton Brown has been for home cooking -- eye-opening in large part by stripping things down to basic principles and showing how much more awesome things can be when you try to understand them rather than simply be awed by them. Or freaked out by them, as the case may be.

 

I truly enjoy Alton Brown as well.  It's got some of that Nickelodeon/Mr. Wizard's World feel to it... and he reminds me of the Jerry Maguire kid all grown up.


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Storm Thorgerson has died today. He's the graphic designer responsible for some interesting album cover art you might have seen.

 

Like this:

 

and this:

 

and this:

 

There's a fan website compiling Hipgnosis' work: Hipgnosiscovers.com. Not just the front covers, but gatefolds, inserts, and everything they can get their hands on. Keep in mind that all they had was photo equipment and airbrushes to produce these photos, and then take a look at work like this:

 

Not meaning to sound like the angel of death today. sheesh.

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New CD came in the mail today. Looks like I'm mellowing out tonight to some funky jazz

 

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I've seen this movie! It's called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

 

The film is interesting in that it seems less about sushi and more about how you live and related to someone who is single minded and dedicated, almost to a fault. And also how such people relate to their progeny. One of the best lines in the doco is about his eldest son, and I'm paraphrasing here because I'm lazy:

 

"When it comes time for him to take over his restaurant, if he is just as good as his father, he will be a failure - people will always compare him to his father. He will have to be twice as good as his father to be considered equal."

 

It's sort of depressing.


it is in a way...but you have to admire the dedication and humility.

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I've noticed plenty of enthusiasm from those who do own them. And for the most part the more vocal owners are usually rather prolific on this site so that's definitely piqued my interest. Not to mention most impressions openly accept the flaws along with the good in a way that I find definitely not reminiscent of other breakout esoterica/FOTMs, which is always refreshing. Or it could be that people are understating the flaws and they happen to sound terribad. I might never know and frankly I should refrain from commenting.

 

American television nowadays just strike me as being over-dramatic and overreaching in terms of scale. 

 

Definitely waiting for the new season this fall. SP is to me what steak is to hipsters on a diet.

The F-4 sounds pretty darned fantastic actually :D I haven't noticed too many Flat-4 owners on this site actually, I've only come across perhaps 6 or 7, with MF perhaps being the most vocal of the bunch

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Bob's Burgers... YES.  I love that show. But then I also love H. Jon Benjamin. I still watch Dr. Katz from time to time.

 

I can't stand King of the Hill, but then I was surrounded by the real life versions of those characters during most of my undergrad years, so that might have something to do with it methinks.

 

I totally get you on the Stockholme Syndrome thing. For some reason I still tune in to Family Guy---well, it doesn't help that it's on next to American Dad which I actually like---and subject myself to it.

 

I love Louise, such a great lil' troll character, and the mischievous sounding Kristen Schaal is suits her perfectly. The entire show features some rather inspired casting actually. 

 

KotH is probably my favorite animated show. There was a period where all I seemed to do was scour Netflix for something to watch, give up, and just chill out to a couple eps of KotH. I can vividly remember catching the show when it first aired, and disliking it. I was too young to actually "get it", and it wasn't until I became older that I started to realize that all of these archetypes were frighteningly similar to actual people, warts and all. I get that it's a pretty polarizing show though, as other KotH appreciation threads I've come across on various forums have their fair share of haters and detractors. 

 

And man... American Dad is actually a good show! I love Steve and Roger's zany antics and the show actually features a coherent plot with resolving side stories each episode, which the ADHD afflicted FG consistently fails at (post resurrection anyway)

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So combining food talk and TV talk...

 

Anyone watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman?

 

I love that show. Mostly just because of his reactions.

 

Edit: I worked long distance with a Dr. Zimmerman for a few years, so I reflexively type that whenever I think of Andrew Zimmern.

Zimmern is great, I'm a big fan of Tony Bourdain too. I'm always amazed that this seemingly benign, uncle Bob like figure used to have a shady, crack addict past, it's a real Cinderella story what happened with Zimmern 

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A friend who's lived most of his life in east Texas referred to King of the Hill as a documentary. I think that encapsulates both the best and worst aspects of it. I can see how it strikes too close to home for some people, but even for people like me who've never been to Texas, swap some accents around and a lot of the character tropes are common to other parts of the country.

Hahaha, I have a friend who resides in Austin (hailing from DFW) who claims the same. I never get enough of those zany zealots that they feature on the show. I crack up just thinking of that episode Witches of East Arlen featuring David Cross as a tarot practicing nerd, "RESPLENDENT!" 

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As for Mr Zimmern, I could easily imagine myself eating most of the stuff that he got grossed out on, even Durian.  For the record I've never had Durian but I'd be up for trying it whenever.  The one thing he's featured - that I'm pretty sure I could not do - is a Taiwanese delicacy that is essentially fermented raw pork.  It's not a matter of taste or texture.  It's just that, bacterially-speaking, one should NOT fornicate around with raw poultry or porcine products.  It's just a terribly stupid thing to do.  Now crispy snake skin on the other hand, wouldn't mind trying that.

 

I would imagine that with the IBS, it's probably a hoot suffering vicariously through him?

 

Yeah, that is pretty remarkable, and he seems rather sincere too.  I doubt Bourdain could do that, he'd say something crass in an attempt to be funny, and then snicker off to the side.  rolleyes.gif

I often crack up thinking how some of Andrew's NO NO foods include Walnuts and Durian. I mean... coming from a man who'll eat fermented shark hanging from the rafters of some hovel... talk about friggin' pedestrian man. 

 

There was one episode that pushed him to the limit though, it was the one in Thailand (?) where they slaughtered and quartered a cow (?) and were consuming it on the spot under the shade of a tree. Homeboy tapped out on that one haha

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Storm Thorgerson has died today. He's the graphic designer responsible for some interesting album cover art you might have seen.

 

 

 

Not meaning to sound like the angel of death today. sheesh.

I've always liked the cover of Houses of the Holy. Would love to visit the Giant's Causeway someday 

 

Picked up The Terror after work. Got my Flat-4 back from my buddy SoundFreaq and now giving it a spin. This is certainly moody stuff


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Discussion of food & Liquor drink comes and goes inside this thread. But spiked recently when a few of us found ourselves under all out attack by Pineapple maniacs and we sought refuge here. And was immediately stalked followed shortly thereafter.

 

And that's a :thumb: wrap!

Gotta give me some slack, I've completely avoided using the word, let along actual pineapples, for ~30 minutes as of no-...

Whoops. 

 

You know I'm just funnin'! I saw you post in the thread and 'neaked up biggrin.gifon you. 

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http://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt


Transcript of a five hour secret meeting between Eric Schmidt and Julian Assange.

 

This stuff is sort of mindblowing. I don't know if I could keep up a conversation with the guy at this kind of high level.

 

Fun fact: Julian Assange is considering running for the Australian senate! If elected he will most likely appoint a delegate since he is sitting pretty cosy in the embassy at the moment.

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never sneak up on a pineapple.

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never sneak up on a pineapple.

It only ends in tears and blood. Lots of blood.

Just look at Achmed.

 

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You know I'm just funnin'! I saw you post in the thread and 'neaked up biggrin.gifon you. 

Give me a second my sides are hurting from all that laughing.

 

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frown.gif  I'll try falling asleep to it tonight (which probably won't happen if something in it interests me).

 

I don't know about you, but I never feel completely safe... even here.

*Takes pineapple and leaves*

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Books are far superior. American television actually used to be good.

I jest of course american television had never been good.

Hear, hear.

Though Buffy and Firefly were the bomb.
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I liked Firefly.

 

Anyone follow Sanctuary or Leverage?

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I had watched it fervently as well. Space junkie here so couldn't have missed it.

Anyone know if the Blu-Rays are upscales or remasters? 

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Dunno, will have to ask my brother who gets them..

Otherwise look up Amazon...

 

I have the whole set of Babylon 5 on DVD and haven't touched them in years.

There always seems something else coming up to distract me.

Have all the movies too.   And Crusade.

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Firefly was awesome...and I did enjoy the remake of Battle Star Galactica. So many Space Opera shows looks like Melrose Place but on a ship...

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The swearing in Mandarin was unexpected, and hilarious.
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