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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7485 on: March 11, 2013, 01:18:13 PM »
I broke my own brain a few days ago. I can get pretty kooky - putting peanut butter in the fridge when it's not the kind that needs it, almost putting a whole thing of mayonnaise in the trashcan, etc.

However, I've never been absentminded enough that I got a dinner plate to put my ice cream on. Yes, a dinner plate. I only realized my error when I put the scoop in the ice cream and looked over to the dish I'd gotten on which to put my ice cream. After I'd gotten a bowl and put the plate back, I laughed like a loon for a minute straight.

I do that sometimes. I go about my business and have a sudden moment of clarity--WHY am I attempting to place the Cheerios in the freezer?
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7486 on: March 11, 2013, 01:48:05 PM »
I broke my own brain a few days ago. I can get pretty kooky - putting peanut butter in the fridge when it's not the kind that needs it, almost putting a whole thing of mayonnaise in the trashcan, etc.

However, I've never been absentminded enough that I got a dinner plate to put my ice cream on. Yes, a dinner plate. I only realized my error when I put the scoop in the ice cream and looked over to the dish I'd gotten on which to put my ice cream. After I'd gotten a bowl and put the plate back, I laughed like a loon for a minute straight.

I do that sometimes. I go about my business and have a sudden moment of clarity--WHY am I attempting to place the Cheerios in the freezer?

I had the "why am I about to brush my toothbrush on the bar of soap to then brush my teeth" (that wouldn't be a good invention, and clearly not hygienic) and a "why am I waiting to open the fridge door when the toaster ding". I then shake my head and go on about my business. 

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7487 on: March 11, 2013, 01:54:38 PM »
I broke my own brain a few days ago. I can get pretty kooky - putting peanut butter in the fridge when it's not the kind that needs it, almost putting a whole thing of mayonnaise in the trashcan, etc.

However, I've never been absentminded enough that I got a dinner plate to put my ice cream on. Yes, a dinner plate. I only realized my error when I put the scoop in the ice cream and looked over to the dish I'd gotten on which to put my ice cream. After I'd gotten a bowl and put the plate back, I laughed like a loon for a minute straight.
The most brain hurty part for me is why you did not continue with eating from the plate that you got out. It doesn't really matter for the ice cream eqating experience, and it only makes for slightly more dishes. Getting a bowl is more trouble then the extra dishes are.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7488 on: March 11, 2013, 02:12:29 PM »
About where meat comes from...

Niece was about 5YO and we were vacationing at a family farm.  They men went to the barn to dispatch the bull (mean thing, it charged someone one too many times).  Us "weak wymyn folks" were told to stay at home and watch the kiddies.  Niece escaped and went to the barn.  She came back scandalized that they were removing the bull's "carpet".   

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7489 on: March 11, 2013, 02:22:05 PM »
My daughter became a vegan after reading "Fast Food Nation".  She'd always known where meat came from, and she'd eaten it more or less willingly until she was 13 or so.  Reading about how cows, pigs, and chickens are often mistreated turned her right off, and she hasn't knowingly eaten meat since.

The brain-hurty part is the people who don't understand her reasoning.  I think they envision all farms as wonderful, bucolic places with frisky lambs and happy smiling pigs, and they can't or won't acknowledge that she might have a point.

(This isn't intended to insult anyone who owns a farm, and I hope I haven't given offense.)

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« Reply #7490 on: March 11, 2013, 02:29:16 PM »
I'm working on having one of those nice bucolic farms. At least in part because a lot of people will pay more for meat knowing the animal was well treated.

What makes me giggle is the different ways people name alternate sources of meat so people will eat it. Many people won't touch goat meat, but if it's labelled chevon they will.

And those marsh rabbits people eat, are really just muskrat. It's all in the name.

Fortunately, because of this there is a niche for people who are willing to raise healthier and alternative animals for meat. Thus, we'll have rabbits, fish, and goats as some of our major meats.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7491 on: March 11, 2013, 02:32:05 PM »
My dad used to say "rump steak is a posh way of saying bum meat".

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7492 on: March 11, 2013, 02:34:46 PM »
My dad used to say "rump steak is a posh way of saying bum meat".

Reminds me of this entry from NotAlwaysRight  ;D

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« Reply #7493 on: March 11, 2013, 02:40:57 PM »
I grew up with a hunting father, in a farming community, and can't remember a time I didn't know where meat came from.

My brain breaker is from a distinct memory  age 5 or 6, when I found out the Muppets were puppets, not real, um, people. Oh tragedy! I have no clue why I thought they were real people, but I did until that day.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7494 on: March 11, 2013, 02:51:45 PM »
I broke my own brain a few days ago. I can get pretty kooky - putting peanut butter in the fridge when it's not the kind that needs it, almost putting a whole thing of mayonnaise in the trashcan, etc.

However, I've never been absentminded enough that I got a dinner plate to put my ice cream on. Yes, a dinner plate. I only realized my error when I put the scoop in the ice cream and looked over to the dish I'd gotten on which to put my ice cream. After I'd gotten a bowl and put the plate back, I laughed like a loon for a minute straight.
The most brain hurty part for me is why you did not continue with eating from the plate that you got out. It doesn't really matter for the ice cream eqating experience, and it only makes for slightly more dishes. Getting a bowl is more trouble then the extra dishes are.

I got the plate down, realized I got a plate instead of a bowl, and got a bowl before I even scooped out the ice cream. The plate and the ice cream never met. I just switched dishes before I plated (bowled?  :P) the ice cream.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7495 on: March 11, 2013, 03:02:55 PM »
About where meat comes from...

Niece was about 5YO and we were vacationing at a family farm.  They men went to the barn to dispatch the bull (mean thing, it charged someone one too many times).  Us "weak wymyn folks" were told to stay at home and watch the kiddies.  Niece escaped and went to the barn.  She came back scandalized that they were removing the bull's "carpet".

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7496 on: March 11, 2013, 03:50:35 PM »
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My brain breaker is from a distinct memory  age 5 or 6, when I found out the Muppets were puppets, not real, um, people.

I've known for decades that the Muppets were puppets, and yet, every time we play our "Christmas on Sesame Street" CD, I envision all of the Muppets in a sound studio - as opposed to the actors.

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« Reply #7497 on: March 11, 2013, 05:05:27 PM »
About where meat comes from...

Niece was about 5YO and we were vacationing at a family farm.  They men went to the barn to dispatch the bull (mean thing, it charged someone one too many times).  Us "weak wymyn folks" were told to stay at home and watch the kiddies.  Niece escaped and went to the barn.  She came back scandalized that they were removing the bull's "carpet".

That's what happens when they don't match the drapes, people.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7498 on: March 11, 2013, 05:14:05 PM »
I'm working on having one of those nice bucolic farms. At least in part because a lot of people will pay more for meat knowing the animal was well treated.

What makes me giggle is the different ways people name alternate sources of meat so people will eat it. Many people won't touch goat meat, but if it's labelled chevon they will.

And those marsh rabbits people eat, are really just muskrat. It's all in the name.

Fortunately, because of this there is a niche for people who are willing to raise healthier and alternative animals for meat. Thus, we'll have rabbits, fish, and goats as some of our major meats.

Me too, except we really have marsh rabbits here. We want to farm freshwater shrimp.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7499 on: March 11, 2013, 05:26:50 PM »
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My brain breaker is from a distinct memory  age 5 or 6, when I found out the Muppets were puppets, not real, um, people.

I've known for decades that the Muppets were puppets, and yet, every time we play our "Christmas on Sesame Street" CD, I envision all of the Muppets in a sound studio - as opposed to the actors.

I remember an interview with someone (I forget who) who was a guest star on the old Muppet Show. He said it was amazing the way he just blanked out that there were people below him and above him working the muppets and being their voices - he said he just interacted with the muppets as if they were people, and got something of a shock every time the scene ended. I guess it was particularly rough after a love scene with Miss Piggy  ;).


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