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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #160 on: January 06, 2010, 11:34:29 PM »
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
And Scandinavia used to eat whitefish soaked in lye (lutefisk).
People still eat it here. 

As well as in Scandinavia, for some reason people never stopped...

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #161 on: January 06, 2010, 11:48:17 PM »
Q21: Why does it seem people can't differentiate what I think from how I feel?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #162 on: January 07, 2010, 12:37:02 AM »
Q21: Why does it seem people can't differentiate what I think from how I feel?
A21
well -- that depends ....

how we feel about things is derived from what we think of them (and how we have come to identify those things and what we have come to identify with).
as such, if you feel a certain way about a "thing", then that is indicative of what your thoughts are of them -- which is representative of our experience with those things.

conversely, if you have certain thoughts on a "thing", then, naturally, those thoughts generally lead to a certain set of feelings about that thing.

conclusion -- thoughts and feelings are often inter-related.

does that make any sense, or did I just miss the entire point of the question?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #163 on: January 07, 2010, 12:46:02 AM »
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
The rotting shark isn't actually that bad.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #164 on: January 07, 2010, 12:50:55 AM »
Q21: Why does it seem people can't differentiate what I think from how I feel?
A21
well -- that depends ....

how we feel about things is derived from what we think of them (and how we have come to identify those things and what we have come to identify with).
as such, if you feel a certain way about a "thing", then that is indicative of what your thoughts are of them -- which is representative of our experience with those things.

conversely, if you have certain thoughts on a "thing", then, naturally, those thoughts generally lead to a certain set of feelings about that thing.

conclusion -- thoughts and feelings are often inter-related.

does that make any sense, or did I just miss the entire point of the question?

I think it's close. Basically, what I think about something and how I feel about something isn't always the same.

I may not have anything against, say, ballerinas, but still feel uncomfortable when one of them spins near me. Except it sometimes gets much, much more complex.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #165 on: January 07, 2010, 01:09:27 AM »
Is there anybody on BG that really needs Viagra?

How 'bout a good old fashioned hooker ??

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #166 on: January 07, 2010, 01:11:24 AM »
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #167 on: January 07, 2010, 02:02:45 AM »
Is there anybody on BG that really needs Viagra?

How 'bout a good old fashioned hooker ??

 :D
:bounce  hookers -- HELL YEAH!!!
a couple of hookers with an 8-ball in the back of a limo .....

... um, yeah, I'll just leave that alone, now.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #168 on: January 07, 2010, 02:05:38 AM »
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #169 on: January 07, 2010, 02:12:42 AM »
Spambots must die...
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hey, just make sure that you keep that thing away from my limo

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If you stop ignoring 289 pages telling what the intent is to stretch "more power" in your own god complexion of your interpretation trumps all to cover ability adjustments from aging then I will ignore a quarter page of rules that exist within a sidebar.
I think in this case the grammar is less important than whether the Str and Dex bonus provided to your created undead scales.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #170 on: January 07, 2010, 07:36:12 AM »
I would totally try both lutefisk and the rotting shark if offered.  Although I would prefer not to do so in the same night.  This is me, I have eaten things not normally considered edible because I was curious.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #171 on: January 08, 2010, 12:18:17 AM »
Q22:  Alright, I need some expert food advice, something I only rarely ask for.

I am cooking something for someone I like an awful lot.  I was thinking of a recipe I devised a long time ago.

I like to make a bed of leeks and olive oil, and put some catfish filets over said leeks and cook the whole thing together.  The leeks become nearly liquid and impart a really nice blended taste to the fish.  (I usually add cracked pepper to the top)

I would like a side dish.  I want to make something somewhat starchy that's both low in fat content and doesn't consist of more than 2-3 ingredients.  (I cook Gordon Ramsay style, I like simple recipes that are hard to screw up b prepared with skill).

Also, anyone have a wine suggestion?  Other than fish goes with white wine, I'm not sure what to get, and my personal favorite (Scuppernong) would be waaaaay to sweet for this dinner I think.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #172 on: January 08, 2010, 12:27:33 AM »
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
And Scandinavia used to eat whitefish soaked in lye (lutefisk).
People still eat it here. 

As well as in Scandinavia, for some reason people never stopped...
We have it here in Minnesota too. I have heard however that it is more popular here than in Scandinavia, which is odd.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #173 on: January 08, 2010, 01:02:01 AM »
Q22:  Alright, I need some expert food advice, something I only rarely ask for.

I am cooking something for someone I like an awful lot.  I was thinking of a recipe I devised a long time ago.

I like to make a bed of leeks and olive oil, and put some catfish filets over said leeks and cook the whole thing together.  The leeks become nearly liquid and impart a really nice blended taste to the fish.  (I usually add cracked pepper to the top)

I would like a side dish.  I want to make something somewhat starchy that's both low in fat content and doesn't consist of more than 2-3 ingredients.  (I cook Gordon Ramsay style, I like simple recipes that are hard to screw up b prepared with skill).

Also, anyone have a wine suggestion?  Other than fish goes with white wine, I'm not sure what to get, and my personal favorite (Scuppernong) would be waaaaay to sweet for this dinner I think.

As it turns out, there's a good reason why rice is considered one of the perfect side dishes for fish - it's easy to prepare.

One thing about white rice is that it doesn't look very appetizing when it's all sticky. Fortunately, there's a simple way around that. Add two parts water to one part rice. It'll literally be swimming; you can tell when it's done by picking a grain or two off and taking a nibble - if it's a little hard to chew, then it needs more cooking. Add salt to taste.

The good news about rice (particularly when cooked this way) is that it's VERY hard to mess it up. The other good thing is that thinking up a good addition or two to it is also very easy. You shouldn't need to go nuts here since it's a side dish, a few thinly sliced olives or peas and spices (make sure you pick something mild to complement the pepper that goes with the fish) can do the trick just fine.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #174 on: February 01, 2010, 03:36:26 PM »
Q.23: I now face the hardest decision I have ever made. Mark Knopfler and Nobou Uematsu play on the same damn day, at the same time.I have already bought tickets to see Uematsu but not Knopfler. However the latter is a god in his own time but to see him I must sell my ticket AND find a way to get to the other end of Sweden. So my question is, what would be the best argument not to go see Knopfler so that I might save some money and possibly have some friends come along?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #175 on: February 01, 2010, 08:23:29 PM »
Q.23: I now face the hardest decision I have ever made. Mark Knopfler and Nobou Uematsu play on the same damn day, at the same time.I have already bought tickets to see Uematsu but not Knopfler. However the latter is a god in his own time but to see him I must sell my ticket AND find a way to get to the other end of Sweden. So my question is, what would be the best argument not to go see Knopfler so that I might save some money and possibly have some friends come along?

Because Nobuo Uematsu is a god in his own right and if you don't go, I WILL excise your guts.

Further: in my experience, whenever you have something that is certain and something you could try to go for with a slimmer chance of succeeding, going for the latter is sure to land you with neither.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #176 on: February 02, 2010, 12:09:18 AM »
It is sad but true, I just needed some confirmation. Even if I prefer the work of Knopfler over Uematsu (a friend of mine thought of quitting our friendship when I said that) but I do have tickets to Uematsu already and as I only have to commute for an hour to get there and home. This will not stop me from dying a bit inside ... Knopfler  :bigeye *sob*

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #177 on: February 02, 2010, 02:08:44 AM »
It is sad but true, I just needed some confirmation. Even if I prefer the work of Knopfler over Uematsu (a friend of mine thought of quitting our friendship when I said that) but I do have tickets to Uematsu already and as I only have to commute for an hour to get there and home. This will not stop me from dying a bit inside ... Knopfler  :bigeye *sob*

If it helps any, Metallica happened to do a concert right where I live and I didn't have enough money for the ticket, for which I'm sure I'll be regretting for the rest of my life.

Just... kinda think of me as a spiritual tag-along, because I'd rip someone's liver off with my bare hands to see Uematsu live.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #178 on: February 02, 2010, 06:46:43 AM »
I was in a similar dilemma when Metallica was withing 30 miles of here and I didn't have enough rancid hot dogs to fill their tour bus and spray paint "Weiner Patrol" on the side when no one was looking.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #179 on: February 02, 2010, 07:58:15 AM »
I was in a similar dilemma when Metallica was withing 30 miles of here and I didn't have enough rancid hot dogs to fill their tour bus and spray paint "Weiner Patrol" on the side when no one was looking.
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