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#3466 Sneakeater

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 05:40 PM

The girl in last summer's fave band Sunflower Bean . . .

 

 

was also in oldtime fave Supercute!

 

 

Julia Cumming:  my ATF!


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#3467 prasantrin

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:30 PM

I knew during Passover, leavened breads were not to be eaten, and I knew it had something to do with the yeast. But I didn't know much else about it.

 

https://www.washingt...road-bread-ban/

First, the "God said so" version: Jewish people have these traditions because, as the story goes, they were held as slaves by the ancient Egyptians. The slaves found an opportunity to run away, but had to leave really quickly and didn’t have time to let their bread rise before they baked it, according to my elementary Sunday Hebrew school teacher. It might just be a story, but stories have a way of turning into, you know, stuff your Sunday Hebrew school teacher teaches.

 

Another reasoning for the ban is that Egyptian captors are thought to have discovered the fermentation process that allows bread to rise. The Jews stopped eating leavened bread as a way of rejecting Egyptian culture, according to the blog of Tzvi Pittinsky, the director of educational technology at the Frisch School, a Modern Orthodox yeshiva high school in New Jersey. While it's hard to know when humans first accidentally started leavening their bread, it's true that the first evidence of fluffy baked goods comes from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. So even if Egyptians weren't the first group to rely on yeast in their bread making, it was certainly a big part of their local cuisine.

 

 

Interesting!



#3468 Chambolle

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 02:15 PM

Regarding this, you guys don't know the whole story.

 

The first line of my response to p was directly from me ... the R-Tiste himself ... from my very hand. It told you everything you needed to know.

 

You should have stopped reading then ... as you should now.

 

The rest of the response was 100% software-bot-generated ... as is this one.

 

When you are in my shoes, being a world-class business man and a world-class politician, people expect and even insist that you will drone on and on about things about which you have absolutely no real knowledge. That's just the way it works on the commanding heights.

 

So I'm trying to solve this serious problem that I have through technology ... what you guys snickered at was a beta run of my latest invention called AlphaChambo.

 
I have been trying desperately to recreate my own neural network in the cloud to help me offload all these mundane requests that I have to field in my professions.

 

Derived from a primitive version of IBM software, my outsourced engineers have been working for years with pay in arrears to mod AlphaGo's gears until I receive nothing but cheers.

 

They clearly have more work to do.

 

This was their second effort.

 

No progress whatsoever. 

 

Very disappointing ...



#3469 StephanieL

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 12:33 AM

The Farmer's Almanac still exists, and the weather predictions for each 3- to 4-day period in April for the CA area have been spot on so far.

 

I do admit that I find it hard to conceive of a publication like that having a Website and a presence on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, though at least the little hole punched through the top left-hand corner is still there.


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:03 PM

ever wonder what ever happened to Little Richard? well, Bootsy Collins shared this article, earlier today


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:58 PM

Dogs don't like hugs.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:03 PM

proof that Prince killed himself because he had a terrible personal chef.


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#3473 Chambolle

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:50 PM

It takes about 6 hours to be processed into an island jail that bikers can bike to.

 

It takes about 6 hours to be processed out.

 

Your stay there can be about as short as total processing time ... but that doesn't mean it's not eventful.

 

You can meet a large man who grabs you by your neck and literally lifts you off the ground and against a wall and says, in a very deep bass voice, "I like your jacket".

 

The correct response to defuse such a situation seemed to be "If you like my jacket, my jacket is yours".

 

You can also see a fellow guest having their head bashed against a wall and watch blood come out an ear.

 

All this fun happens with guards in the general vicinity who don't seem to pay all that much attention.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:25 PM

 

Where is Solomon when you need him most ...

 

Here's just around the corner, in fact ... life is stranger than ...

 

Strangely serendipitously I bumped into Sol yesterday. 

 

Didn't fully realize he was black though ...

 

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Didn't realize that Samson was ...

 

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Didn't realize that Moses was ...

 

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Didn't realize that Jesus was ...

 

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Didn't realize that the Three Wise Men were ...

 

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However I did indeed know that the Archangel Michael was ...

 

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#3475 prasantrin

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:59 PM

People with thyroid issues, particularly autoimmune thyroid issues like Graves and Hashimoto's disease, have a greater likelihood of also having celiac (and lactose intolerance).



#3476 StephanieL

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 04:48 AM

People with thyroid issues, particularly autoimmune thyroid issues like Graves and Hashimoto's disease, have a greater likelihood of also having celiac (and lactose intolerance).

 

Interesting.  Maybe that's why I started developing digestive issues a few years after I started taking thyroid meds.


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#3477 prasantrin

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:55 AM

Yeah. I knew if someone had one autoimmune disease, one was more likely to have more, but I didn't know celiac went along with thyroid issues (I think rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are not uncommon).

 

I've always had digestive issues, but always thought it was just IBS and lactose intolerance (being Asian, the latter wasn't so surprising). But I was chatting with my endocrinologist about stuff going on since I went off thyroid meds, and she asked me if I had ever been tested for celiac. So we're doing the test.

 

I don't think I have celiac, but I suspect I'm an outlier re: "normal" TSH/T3/T4 numbers. At least I hope I don't have celiac. I love bread!

 

An aside, after I did some research, I learned that although celiac and lactose intolerance often go hand-in-hand, once the celiac is under control, the lactose intolerance will sometimes disappear. I'd rather have the reverse, as I find milk easier to avoid than gluten!



#3478 StephanieL

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 03:46 AM

My mother has several autoimmune diseases.


"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." --John Steinbeck

 

"Insanity runs in my family.  It practically gallops."--Arsenic and Old Lace

 


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 03:50 AM

I knew that Celiac went along with thyroid problems, but I didn't realize lactose intolerance also did.

 

Now my friend's problems all make sense.


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#3480 splinky

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 05:43 AM

why having a clue about stuff you write about might be kinda helpful when you write about stuff for a living, or at least maybe ask questions


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*