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demarco

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2014, 10:58:29 PM »
A discussion board on which I spend a lot of time:  boards.straightdope.com/sdmb       

It discusses absolutely "everything under the sun", and has many highly knowledgeable and entertaining participants. Its sub-forum dedicated to "art, drama, literature, movies, music, comics, cuisine" includes a lot of interesting food-and-cookery material.

I read The Straight Dope a lot and DH has been a prolific poster  there since the nineties. It is very engaging and some of it is downright hilarious.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2014, 12:38:37 PM »
There is indeed plenty of splendid drollery on TSD; and often, of a basically gentle and benign sort -- though at times and in parts, things on the board can get very non-eHell-approved !

What impresses me most, is the amazing erudition of many who take part, and on a huge variety of topics. I reckon that nineteen times out of twenty, if you want to know something -- no matter how obscure, or how little information you're able to give people to go on -- there's some person or persons on TSD, who will provide the desired gen.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2014, 12:19:53 PM »
There is indeed plenty of splendid drollery on TSD; and often, of a basically gentle and benign sort -- though at times and in parts, things on the board can get very non-eHell-approved !

What impresses me most, is the amazing erudition of many who take part, and on a huge variety of topics. I reckon that nineteen times out of twenty, if you want to know something -- no matter how obscure, or how little information you're able to give people to go on -- there's some person or persons on TSD, who will provide the desired gen.
Look for the thread on the spatula committing suicide.  I wet my pants laughing over that one.
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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2014, 12:58:14 PM »
There is indeed plenty of splendid drollery on TSD; and often, of a basically gentle and benign sort -- though at times and in parts, things on the board can get very non-eHell-approved !

What impresses me most, is the amazing erudition of many who take part, and on a huge variety of topics. I reckon that nineteen times out of twenty, if you want to know something -- no matter how obscure, or how little information you're able to give people to go on -- there's some person or persons on TSD, who will provide the desired gen.
Look for the thread on the spatula committing suicide.  I wet my pants laughing over that one.

This sounds fascinating; but initial attempts at searching, yielded no results.  Please, any chance that you could furnish the thread's title?

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« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2014, 10:01:23 PM »
There is indeed plenty of splendid drollery on TSD; and often, of a basically gentle and benign sort -- though at times and in parts, things on the board can get very non-eHell-approved !

What impresses me most, is the amazing erudition of many who take part, and on a huge variety of topics. I reckon that nineteen times out of twenty, if you want to know something -- no matter how obscure, or how little information you're able to give people to go on -- there's some person or persons on TSD, who will provide the desired gen.
Look for the thread on the spatula committing suicide.  I wet my pants laughing over that one.

This sounds fascinating; but initial attempts at searching, yielded no results.  Please, any chance that you could furnish the thread's title?
Attempted murder-suicide by my spatula.
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=275284

I couldn't find it either until I remembered the phrase "I love my dead gay spatula."  Then Master Google was kind enough to find it for me.
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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 01:43:35 AM »
Oh, my goodness! I just finished reading that, and laughing my head off and my husband is now in the kitchen (yes, I said kitchen) filling out the paperwork to have his crazy wife committed! ;)
When he said that, I told him I was already committed to an institution: the institution of marriage. Now he is shaking his head sadly, so I'm going to make him read the entire post and see if he can keep a straight face!

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 06:21:14 AM »
The spatula-murder-suicide saga (I have great trouble trying to trim quote trees; always seem to mess the operation up) -- Elfmama, many thanks. Wonderful stuff -- both the initial story, and the ensuing conversation.

"I love my dead gay spatula" -- that has to be up there, along with "Our postilion has been struck by lightning", among those phrases which you'd give anything to have a chance to use legitimately in a real-life situation.

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« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 11:45:06 AM »
I can't believe no one has mentioned pinterest. I love the variety of enjoyable things I can find there. I've tried a ton of recipes that I've pinned & not had a bad one yet & also have pinned about a million craft things to try.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #38 on: Today at 05:40:59 AM »
Oh not Pinterest!
Pinterest is a sprially time-suck of cute baby outfits and things that I will never be confident enough to bake!
Though I did find an awesome recipe for Nutella Cheesecake the other day, and even made it... eventually.
I've found that my timeframe between pinning a recipe and actually trying it out can be anything from 15 seconds to never ever ever, though of late I have been making more stuff!
... it might frighten them.
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