Re: "Fucking Aaron Burr's not on the money. You know who is? It's Alexander Hamilton. He's on the ten."

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I'm, uh, sure it was delicious.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:10 PM
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I'd hit that.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:11 PM
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It had a great personality.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:13 PM
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I know it's come up here before, but this this Drunk History episode is among the funniest things the Internet has to offer.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:18 PM
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That's a disturbing cake? That looks like a delicious cake to me.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:18 PM
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The glaze was perhaps less evenly applied than it might have been.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:21 PM
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My sister's boyfriend told me to watch these (he was tipped off by some uber-cool history TA), and I totally forgot! I am glad to have been reminded and provided with links.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:23 PM
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The one linked in 4 is amazing. I just watched it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:25 PM
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I would like to see an edition of A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful featuring LB's and heebie's cakes on the cover.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:28 PM
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Cake! I ran into a three-year-old in the liquor store earlier today who was telling everyone it was his birthday and there would be cake.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:29 PM
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I want to devour your cake.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:36 PM
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I think it would take me about half an hour. An hour, tops.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:37 PM
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What kind of cake is it, LB? The one that you linked to the other day?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:38 PM
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I ran into a three-year-old in the liquor store earlier today who was telling everyone it was his birthday and there would be cake.

Yeah, well, you still can't buy Rumple Minze without an ID, kid.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:40 PM
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"But here, since it's your birthday."


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:41 PM
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It's a slightly screwy Boston Cream Pie -- four layers rather than the canonical two. Buck requires BCP on his birthday, and I've spent the last decade tweaking it to his specifications. At four layers tall, though, BCP is really not structurally sound.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:42 PM
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Ahh. Ok, good, because I thought I was going mildly crazy reconciling my idea of what the flourless Seder cake would like with the incredibly delicious-looking beast in the photo.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:43 PM
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(Um, not to imply that flourless cakes are not also delicious looking. I just didn't expect one to be quite so....tall.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:44 PM
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McLovin Jr.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:45 PM
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19->10


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:46 PM
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Almond-based passover cakes are sooo good.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:50 PM
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22: Indeed, one of my friends makes a most awesome version. I've had bad luck with my almond based cakes in the past. I think it's because I always try to go the lazy route and not seek out true almond flour and instead grind my own, but then there are always bits and pieces that are too big and end up creating a texture that is not preferred.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:53 PM
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Now that I have watched the two Drunk History videos, I can say that it is much more funny than I had expected. The reenactments distance you from the cringeworthy embarrassment of watching someone loll around inebriated.

Bonus Historical Trivia! I have driven past the place where A. Hamilton and A. Burr duelled, and it is a rocky bit of beach along New Jersey that dudes would have had to row to.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:53 PM
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I'm not sure how grinding one's own almond flour is the lazy route. Anyway, if you do it again, there's an easy way to avoid too-big pieces, which is, sift the flour through progressively thinner meshes.

The pieces that are too big won't be able to get through!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:55 PM
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22 exists in a puzzling world where the lazy route involves grinding one's own flour.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:57 PM
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Goddamit. Now we must duel, neb.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:57 PM
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It's not that puzzling, actually. The only place that sells pre-ground almond flour is this one store in Brookline.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:57 PM
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Shopping for something hard to find is often harder than making it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:58 PM
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24: That's the lazy part, nosflow. I don't bother to do anything like what would be necessary to create the store-bought kind, which would require a separate trip since my normal store doesn't seem to carry it.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 3:58 PM
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I have driven past the place where A. Hamilton and A. Burr duelled, and it is a rocky bit of beach along New Jersey that dudes would have had to row to.

Which was of course the point, since dueling was illegal.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:01 PM
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Your regular store doesn't carry sifters?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:01 PM
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Also, by grind my own almond flour, all I mean is: Take almonds. Dump in food processor. Process. That takes a total of 2-3 minutes, maybe. It just so happens that it doesn't provide as even results as buying it, and it's really easy to mess up and end up with almond butter. I'm sure more talented people than I do it all the time with good effect.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:03 PM
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watching someone loll around inebriated

It's probably a sign that I spend too much time online that, on reading this, my first reaction was "why is there an extra 'l' in 'lol'?".


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:04 PM
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You mean you don't blanch, peel, and toast them first?!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:04 PM
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There are some fantastic Jewish bakeries in Brookline. I know, because I called somebody.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:04 PM
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34: I buy blanched almonds without the peel in bulk. But clearly, I'm doing it wrong! Like I said, next time, I'm going to make the extra trip to a different store.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:07 PM
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Star Market might have some almond flour left. A person could call to find out for sure.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:07 PM
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Peeling almonds is surprisingly enjoyable.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:07 PM
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Let me guess, you think peeling favas is also enjoyable, don't you?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:09 PM
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Shopping for something hard to find is often harder than making it.

I missed this. At least LizardBreath understands my brand of lazy.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:11 PM
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I've never attempted to peel favas.

See, when you blanch almonds, the peel gets waterlogged and loose. And since almonds curve towards a point, after you shock them you can just pick them up and press your fingers together and the almonds go shooting out like little projectiles. Pew! Pew!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:11 PM
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The other day someone told me I don't know how to peel an orange and made me feel stupid about it. But turns out they didn't even know how to peel a banana.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:12 PM
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Few do.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:12 PM
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But oranges! Apparently you're supposed to, like, massage them first and then the peel will compliantly come away in one piece. I had no idea.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:16 PM
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Had I read Sterne more and Voltaire less, I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me.


Posted by: Aaron Burr | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:17 PM
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I concur that finding almond flour is a huge pain in the ass. Ever since Trader Joe's stopped carrying it, I haven't been able to make my awesome almond-apple waffles. Which s a loss to the world.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:20 PM
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44 to 45.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:20 PM
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4: This is my favorite one. I love how much she cares so deeply about the story but can't.... "Sheee saaaaaid, 'I've tasted a truth and a freedom that' I don't remember the whole words but..."

39: I do!

45: Fucking duh, Burr.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:29 PM
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45 is one of the "favorite quotes" on my Facebook profile.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:31 PM
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Also, fans of Glee will recognize Ben Franklin's lover in Ep. 2.5 as Emma Pillsbury.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:31 PM
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I clicked Unfogged's favorite history video the other day, and now I have the phrase "two on the vine, so divine" echoing in my head.

Almost on topic, but the preview for Cera's new movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World looks awesome.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:35 PM
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Oh God, also, the interminable finger-quotes at 3:02 in the Oney Judge one--


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:42 PM
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Burr was the better lawyer, and a better politician. Hamilton was a jerk who got what was coming to him. I'd rather have Fucking Reagan on the 10.

(We should have Gallatin instead, of course).


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:42 PM
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52 ended with a series of hearts that the internet ate.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 4:42 PM
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Holy shit, 4, 8, 48.1 and 52 could not be more right. That video is literally one of the best things ever.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-10 5:29 PM
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There is a brand new one on Nikola Tesla. Watching now.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 7:46 PM
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WITH JOHN C. REILLY AND CRISPIN FUCKING GLOVER?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 7:48 PM
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And actual puke.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 7:52 PM
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There is no shortage of actual puke in this series, I feel.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 7:54 PM
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Usually the puke is sort of far away or they edit out the part where the puke leaves the body.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 7:56 PM
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Boy, some of these people just cannot hold their liquor.

Admittedly, many of them do seem to drink a reasonably large amount.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 8:05 PM
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Six beers and half a bottle of absinthe? If you gave me a whole day, maybe.

The guy in the William Henry Harrison one seems the least lucid, but that may not be the drink.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 8:08 PM
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The guy who insists that Ben Franklin just loved to fuck is, I think, far far drunker than he seems.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 8:09 PM
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The first one, where the guy drank a whole bottle of Scotch? He had me worried.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 8:09 PM
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63: Yeah, I think a lot of these people have managed the trick of being bizarrely clear and emphatic while blacked out.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 8:10 PM
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They're all actor types, you know.

Seeing people puke is almost as bad as actually puking.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-28-10 10:25 PM
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ummm, no it's not. it's a shame I quit drinking already, I would have been a natural for this. my friends would always be astonished that I had blacked out some evening completely, once complaining "but you gave perfect directions? and the whole thing was your idea!?"


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03-29-10 1:11 AM
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I don't black out often* but I used to often pull of the trick of being completely smashed while appearing sober, particularly in my teens and early 20s.

* in fact I can only ever remember really having a couple of evenings where I have big holes in my memory and the idea scares the crap out of me...


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-29-10 3:34 AM
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I can't recommend that recipe for almond torte I linked in another thread. The layers came out very thin and flat, and the icing (which looked a little improbable -- just chocolate melted into sugar syrup -- seized up completely. I had to fix it by beating it into some cream, which was only possible because we're going to a dairy seder. I haven't eaten it yet, though -- maybe it tastes good anyway.

This concludes your broadcast from the Emergency Passover Dessert Service.

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Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-29-10 7:48 AM
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This concludes your broadcast from the Emergency Passover Dessert Service


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-29-10 7:54 AM
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