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  1. The Allusionist was the main podcast I was talking about.  Toki Pona is the language.    Rappy mentioned Song Exploder as well.
  2. Heads up -- Entity does update the Facebook event (Shakespeare's Twelfth Night) if they have to cancel because of rain.  They just cancelled tonight's premiere, so TOMORROW night will be the premiere!  Unless it keeps raining...
  3. Too rainy for tonight! Check the Facebook event page for updates before heading out!
  4. Food was pretty good, service was rather scatterbrained, but I thought this place was the quietest place we've ever ever been.  Conversations galore.  Alcoholic offerings rather limited though.
  5. For the sake of crusoe's humor, I think we should settle on the Wednesday, the 26th.     Previously in this thread: (The Italian in Stemmerhof, Sapori Originali, is nice but only for very small groups.)   Is 5 a very small group?  
  6. The Results: First Place Vegetarian Chili: Mark Burke with Red Rum (that wasn't red and didn't have any rum in it) Third place regular chili: Wade Dugas with his grandfather's cast iron pot! Second: past champion Brian Hooser who ended his vacation early to make it back! First place: Kenneth Beer with his chili called "Nil by mouth" -- because he's gone vegetarian and wouldn't taste it, and still won. For the fourth time since 2004. Chef's prize: Wade Dugas! Special Category "The Chili that Lost Its Way": Randy Wheeler. Reduce, reduce, reduce, and you'll have a lovely pot next year! And of course the Hottest Chili Prize again went to Stephen Dell, not for the first time either. (Maybe someday he'll just go for best chili? It really was tasty but so painful...) His chili was called "Don't!" Lots of folks brought cornbread and biscuits, but oddly enough nobody brought any cookies this year. Maybe this was The Year of the Diet? Our total donation this year to the KlinikClowns e.V. will be somewhere around €220. Many thanks again to the Zar - Restaurant & Bar our faithful hosts for many years. You guys make it easy for us to hold this event with a minimum of fuss. Thanks especially to the Jason Serious band for supporting us as they have for so many years! And thanks to all our eager competitors and friends and family and spectators. We love putting this on and hope to do it for many years to come. The date for next year: probably July or August. Watch the Facebook page! 
  7. That's the UBahn ticket desk they're talking about, btw. -- there's no ticket desk at the Theatron.  Entity will be posting on Facebook if they have to cancel because of rain.
  8. We're already seeing Pot Posts this morning on Facebook. Keep it up folks, see you by 2pm!
  9. Can't make it, but good to hear from you! If anyone else can only make weekends and evenings anymore, I'll suggest the Chili Cookoff on Saturday, I'll be there:      
  10. Doors open to accept competitors at 14:00hrs. Judging starts at 15:00hrs sharp. No advance registration necessary!
  11. "This is an actual account as relayed to paramedics at a chili cook-off in New Mexico." “Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table, asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in… I was assured by the other two judges (Native New Mexicans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy; and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted and became Judge 3.” Here are the scorecard notes from the event: CHILI # 1 – MIKE’S MANIAC MONSTER CHILI Judge # 1 — A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick. Judge # 2 — Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild. Judge # 3 (Frank) — Holy crap, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that’s the worst one. These New Mexicans are crazy. CHILI # 2 – EL RANCHO’S AFTERBURNER CHILI Judge # 1 — Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang. Judge # 2 — Exciting BBQflavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously. Judge # 3 — Keep this out of the reach of children. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face. CHILI # 3 – ALFREDO’S FAMOUS BURN DOWN THE BARN CHILI Judge # 1 — Excellent firehouse chili. Great kick. Judge # 2 — A bit salty, good use of peppers. Judge # 3 — Call the EPA. I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting red-faced from all of the beer. CHILI # 4=2 0- BUBBA’S BLACK MAGIC Judge # 1 — Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing. Judge # 2 — Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili. Judge # 3 — I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the beer maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills. This 300 lb. Woman is starting to look HOT … Just like this nuclear waste I’m eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac? CHILI # 5 – LISA’S LEGAL LIP REMOVER Judge # 1 — Meaty, strong chili. Jalapeno peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive. Judge # 2 — Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit the jalapeno peppers make a strong statement. Judge # 3 — My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted, and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I’m burning my lips off. It really ticks me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. CHILI # 6 – VARGA’S VERY VEGETARIAN VARIETY Judge # 1 — Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spices and peppers. Judge # 2 — The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, garlic. Superb. Judge # 3 — My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulfuric flames. I crapped on myself when I farted, and I’m worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that Sally. Can’t feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my butt with a snow cone. CHILI # 7 – SUSAN’S SCREAMING SENSATION CHILI Judge # 1 — A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers. Judge # 2 — Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment **I should take note that I am worried about Judge # 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably. Judge # 3 — You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn’t feel a thing. I’ve lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava to match my shirt. At least during the autopsy, they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to stop breathing. It’s too painful. I’m not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach. CHILI # 8 – BIG TOM’S TOENAIL CURLING CHILI Judge # 1 — The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili. Not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence. Judge # 2 — This final entry is a good, balanced chili. Neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 farted, passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going to make it. Poor fella, wonder how he’d have reacted to really hot chili? Judge # 3 — No report.
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  13. Yeah baby, we're on for July 22 with Jason Serious and band again - get set for your chili to get hotter or milder overnight if you cook it on a Friday like we know you do. Vegetarian chilis are welcome too for their own category or put them up to be judged against the meaty ones (you know who you are!). Cookies are the freest-form category we've got, do your best and we'll try to make sure you don't have any leftovers to take home. We look forward to seeing you all there and having your entrance fee donated to the Klinik Clowns!More details for anyone who hasn't been before:*Entrance fees go to the Klinik Clowns, a children's charity. For reference, in 2014 we raised €445.*Pay at the door - ENTRANTS : FREE! SPECTATORS : 5 Euros *There is a VEGETARIAN Chili category. *The judges ask those who are going for the Hottest Chili prize to please LABEL THEIR POTS specifically so we can save them for last. *There will be at least three judges and they each need a portion, then after the judging all comers are welcome to sample the chilis.  *No ingredients are banned, no ingredients are required. *Hotplates are available, please bring your chili in a metal pot, not Tupperware! *Creative chili names are highly encouraged! *Jason Serious will be playing live music again this year, yay! If anyone wants to help out with logistics, contact Richard Sargent who has been running this event for several years and is grateful for extra hands! @Loonyspook!   Don't forget, this wiki page can help you find those elusive ingredients for your prizewinning chili:   Live music will be provided by Jason Serious!   To add this event to your digital calendar, go to -- advance registration is not necessary.   Last year we got written up in the SZ:   
  14. Now that the Summer Concert's over and we're on break, I can do any of those nights.   1. crusoe 25 / 26 / 27 2. Gen 25 / 26 / 27