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  1. Which past members do you miss the most?

    I miss the snark of don_riina - he could be pretty strong without being openly vulgar, and TT was more interesting for it.   don_riina: 4/27/2008 Very bad example. If a recipe said "18.75 grams of fresh rosemary", then what sort of rosemary? There is a mighty swing in the intensity of flavour between a plant growing in the garrigue of provence, to one raised in a greenhouse in Unterschleissheim. Stalks or leaves? Do thyme flowers count as thyme?   Cups and measuring spoons and that sort of exact bullshit is for women who "bake", or people with Michelin stars to worry about, who have to get exact consistency every time.   What if a recipe said, fry 2 parboiled, sliced potatoes in a "knob" of butter? How big your knob is depends on the size of your spuds.
  2. Queen Elizabeth

    Sounds like voting in some U.S. states.
  3. Queen Elizabeth

    Besides the Duke of Edinburgh, the closest a Philip ever came to the British throne was when Philip II of Spain was married to Elizabeth I's sister, Mary.  
  4. What made you laugh today?

      Reminds me of the little couplet,  'The golf links lie so near the mill that almost every day The laboring children can look out and see the men at play.'  
  5. Queen Elizabeth

    Just the sort of sensible remark we expect of you, @bramble!
  6. How integrated are you?

    Here's how my daughter did it. She came to Germany 51 years ago when she was eleven; made her Abitur, worked with Germans, and ended up a German woman who happens to have an American passport. It's really hard for adults to build up that background.
  7. Why are you unhappy today?

    Edith Nesbit describes a sudden, unexpected accession to the throne in The Book of Dragons I. The Book of Beasts He happened to be building a Palace when the news came, and he left all the bricks kicking about the floor for Nurse to clear up—but then the news was rather remarkable news. You see, there was a knock at the front door and voices talking downstairs, and Lionel thought it was the man come to see about the gas, which had not been allowed to be lighted since the day when Lionel made a swing by tying his skipping rope to the gas bracket. And then, quite suddenly, Nurse came in and said, "Master Lionel, dear, they've come to fetch you to go and be King."
  8. The mind Ramschladen

    This is why I had long had @gaberlunzi on ignore. Can you imagine what he would be posting now about the files in the country club, etc.? Defending the indefensible is a waste of energy.
  9. What made you laugh today?

    This made me laugh even harder!
  10. Bacon Bacon Bacon!