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Josh Karpf

Member Since 27 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 19 2019 08:15 PM

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In Topic: Carol Channing

15 January 2019 - 06:07 PM



In Topic: What makes you laugh?

14 January 2019 - 06:56 PM


In Topic: Shucking oysters

13 January 2019 - 02:36 AM

cinghiale's method, which I assume is the same as popping the hinge, works for me.


I also stabilize the oyster by placing it on a mounded towel, and I place my nondominant hand over the upper shell to balance it.


I have shucked thousands of summertime oysters and clams. (Normally I'd link here to family clambake photos, but Flickr is destroying my memories with its new free-account limit.) Many bivalves are good fighters, so it may not be all your fault. Yet it's always easier for me with a great knife. If you have several good oyster knives but poor results, you may need to buy an even better knife. 



In Topic: Reasons To Be Cheerful

09 January 2019 - 02:25 PM

Local Chinese restaurant owner is brutally honest on his own menu:




Example: "Owner's words: I don't know why but peanut sauce chicken is liked by a lot of customers at AuntDai."

In Topic: Today I played...

25 December 2018 - 01:24 AM

Although I'm still spousally incentivized to facilitate ho ho hoing around now, at the moment I'm cleansing away Christmas music from my aural palate with . . .


Ballads for the Age of Science (more about which here). I'm a little young to have grown up hearing this, but I know some who have, especially "Grand Coulee Dam."