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November 10, 2017

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pst314

an old crockpot is your friend. The new ones cook too hot and too fast...

Thank you for the warning.

pst314

I’ve had their business burned to the ground and the family chased from the village. It’s the only way they’ll learn.

Was it Disembowel-Myself-Honorably-Dibblah?

Pogonip

Hi Pst314, I'll be able to report firsthand once I've tried the new crock pot.

Pogonip

P.S. Crock-pot.com, a company in the business of selling new crock pots, has lots of recipes for the new ones. Most of them seem to cook for 3-6 hours. So if you're gone all day, that's not much help. We'll just have to wait for some company to realize that they can make piles of money selling to working women an appliance that can be safely left alone for 8-10 hours and have dinner ready when you get home. Hey! They could call it a "crock-pot"!

One lady told me her chicken actually dried out in one of the newer crock pots, which, when you consider that crock pots cook by steaming, is actually pretty impressive engineering in a cockeyed, or crockeyed, sort of way.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Today’s word is alarming.

"How dare you gays not like the type of man we think you should like!"

Darleen

My kingdom for an editor.

PiperPaul

At least 'd' and 'f' are close to each other on the keyboard.

But I do wonder if proofreading is all automated these days.

[As well as closed-captioning on TV. I tend to have it enabled all the time and the quality can vary wildly from station to station. I presume the quality difference is automated c/w (competent) human intervention vs. totally automated. I can't seem to find much good info on the web about the technology.]

Pogonip

It seems to be. Even in serious nonfiction you see lots of spell-check type errors, e.g. "Tow the line." A pox upon spell-check!

Pogonip

Hey look! We're into page 2!

pst314

Hey look! We're into page 2!

So where are the girls, David?

Pogonip

I think they are all at the fat-acceptance meeting.

Now that I think about it, I was never given a choice about whether to accept my fat. It just broke the door down, headed for the fridge ( of course), commandeered the TV remote, and made itself at home.

pst314

I think they are all at the fat-acceptance meeting.

That's not what I was told to expect on a British Page Two...or is that Page Three?

Pogonip

Why, is Page 2 printed on thin paper?

Hal

Hey look! We're into page 2!
So where are the girls, David?
. . . .
That's not what I was told to expect . . . .

Correct, this is a UK based production, so that's going to be page three.

Geezer

Even better than fat acceptance.

Ten

It's work to stay, or get, thin in America because food is loaded with corn syrup.

That's part of it. The far bigger problem is the mixed Western diet. Try Forks Over Knives for the complete picture. Now with even more red-pilling science.

Governor Squid

Well, since "capitalism" is nothing more than free people freely buying and selling goods and services...

Sorry to get pedantic, but you're describing free enterprise. Capitalism is when I save up the profits from trading with you and use that 'capital' to improve my means of production. It's how I move from my basement to a proper workshop to maybe someday a factory.

The practical illustration that helped me understand the difference was Haiti, which has plenty of free trade (people trade every day) but very little capitalism, because anyone with more than two pennies to rub together has them stolen by thieves or the government (but I repeat myself).

Apologies, but this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. Thank you for indulging me.

pst314

Sorry to get pedantic, but you're describing free enterprise.

That's why I put it in quotes.

Governor Squid

Ah. Too subtle for me. I suppose I should wait for the tea to kick in before I start typing.

pst314

:-) Or perhaps my lack of caffeine led to inadequate clarity. But it is a point worth repeating now and then. I like to put such expressions in quotes to mock Marxist propaganda.

pst314

Correction: Your point is one worth repeating now and then.

Matt

And no way was the 19th century style of architecture going to carry into the era of skyscrapers. A traditional church is a beautiful thing; a skyscraper church would be an abomination.

Hmm... the two structures that come to mind as meeting the notion of a "skyscraper church" (or, at least, in the style of one), are the Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel outside Colorado Springs. I actually like the look of them, but of course Your Mileage May Vary.

Hal

Seoul says North Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with 5

Hal

A traditional church is a beautiful thing; a skyscraper church would be an abomination.

Hmm... the two structures that come to mind as meeting the notion of a "skyscraper church" (or, at least, in the style of one) . . .

Come to think of it, San Francisco architecture includes The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Maytag.

Matt

Come to think of it, San Francisco architecture includes The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Maytag.

"So why do they call it... ...oh."

...So does that mean it never needs repair?

(They're ahead of the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, if so. The Cadet Chapel is scheduled to undergo a four-year-long renovation to fix its persistent leak problem. Apparently they had a system in mind to prevent leaks when they first built the thing back in the 50's to 60's... which wound up getting deleted to save money. Apparently that very system will be what they're installing now. Typical.)

TimT

"Hmm... the two structures that come to mind as meeting the notion of a "skyscraper church" (or, at least, in the style of one), are the Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel outside Colorado Springs. I actually like the look of them, but of course Your Mileage May Vary."

Exceptions to the rule, maybe - though do they really qualify as skyscrapers?

I was partly thinking of a scene in a horror novel I read a number of years ago where the characters are preparing the base for a vast cathedral; the whole point of it is that it is going to be beyond human proportion (like those gigantic alien cities in Lovecraft.) That theme - the use of *sheer size* to kowtow and intimidate mere mortals - is a frighteningly common theme in modern architecture; an archetypal example might be Speer's Reich Chancellory, a gigantic hall continually sloping upwards so as to humiliate the visitor to the Fuhrer.

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