Re: Live A Little

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Just look at it glisten disgustingly.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 2:48 PM
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Cool.

That's always the most expensive fruit at the store, on a per-fruit basis. And there's never any explanation of what it is. You'd think they'd at least try to hype it a bit if they're going to go to the trouble of buying things that look like mini retarded canteloupes and then trying to sell them for $4.99 each.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 2:49 PM
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Wow, five bucks each sounds like a lot. Then again, I have no idea what I paid for the one I bought. It was good though.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 2:50 PM
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Then again, I have no idea what I paid for the one I bought.

Didn't you just buy it yesterday?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 2:54 PM
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I think I've only bought them twice because of the expense. But they are so so delicious. If I'm willing to pay that much for the occasional tub of Fage yogurt, surely I can spring for cherimoya.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 2:55 PM
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I love that the seeds are poisonous. They have a very poisonous look to them.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 2:57 PM
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Money is nothing to Ogged. Normally he just has a boy trot along with him with the basket of cash to be distributed to beggars, tradesmen, attractive young things, etc.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 3:01 PM
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So true, so true. But I do feel guilty about the boy, what with all that trotting, so factor that in.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 3:02 PM
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8: That boy is in heaven compared to the boys who have to trundle along with your palanquin.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 3:05 PM
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Didn't you just buy it yesterday?

Yes, but I didn't look at the price. One fruit! How much could it have been?

More than I would have guessed, apparently.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 3:09 PM
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7: I just looked on wikipedia for "Largesse" and "Largesses", and it redirected me to the 28-word-long entry on "Benevolence".

That doesn't sound at all correct to me.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 3:14 PM
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looks like raw chicken or turkey and it's a sweet fruit, i think i'm alert now if only appetiteless


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 3:25 PM
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Good old Baader-Meinhof syndrome. A few days ago, I learned the word "peloton" for the first time; yesterday, there was a newspaper article about a company with that name.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:00 PM
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Where did cerebrocrat go, anyway? Or did he change his name and I didn't notice and simply remain ignorant?


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:02 PM
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He popped in recently to say he's been insanely busy, I think.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:05 PM
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Ah, thanks for the update.

I ain't buyin' no $5 fruit, though.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:06 PM
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Can you tell from the logs how long those people stay on the site? (Google Analytics does this for me.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:08 PM
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Sorry, wrong thread.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:09 PM
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Cherimoya = sour sop = Vietnamese mang co. Best shakes are at Binh Minh Quan in Oakland, CA.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 4:21 PM
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19: Apparently it's not the fruit you find in Vietnam, though the flesh looks almost identical. Same genus, different species. The fruit I always used to see in Vietnam was the custard-apple, or Annona reticula, which the Wikipedia article claims is not quite as delicious (I can believe it, as there were easily 4-5 other southeast Asian fruits I way preferred). I wouldn't be surprised if the places in the US use either of the sweeter Annona species (the cherimoya and the sugarsop), since they're grown pretty commonly in the Americas.

And Wikipedia also tells me that the soursop is a whole nother fruit entirely, though also in the Annona genus. And it can cause some rare forms of Parkinson's, in case you want to check what's really going into those shakes.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 8:42 PM
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Mmmm... tropical fruit


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 8:42 PM
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I've been thinking of buying a durian from the Asian supermarket near Emily's house in Philly. How terrible an idea is this?


Posted by: Tom | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 10:45 PM
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Durian is delicious, but I highly advise cutting it open someplace you can burn to the ground afterwards. The smell is appalling, and it lingers.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 10:47 PM
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22: only if you vlog it, Tom. I'm curious about the durian fruit, too. None around here that I know of.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 5-08 10:57 PM
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Damn, this thing is a sour sop all the time? I'll get one today.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03- 6-08 1:51 AM
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the durian might not be very ripe/fresh, so you should go for the funkiest smelling one. what I mean is, if it doesn't smell powerfully it's probably not very good. I've actually grown to like the smell, which is strange, especially since I'm not mad about the taste (I think I'm the world's only person who says "meh, it's OK" to durians. everyone else is a passionate hater or lover). it has a creamy, fatty texture like avocado flesh. cherimoya are better. we have both cherimoya and the much bigger soursops here in narnia. but mangosteens are best of all, mmmmm, mangosteens.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03- 6-08 6:45 AM
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I stayed at a hotel in Toronto once that had a sign behind the counter reading "NO DURIAN FRUIT ON THE PREMISES FOR ANY REASON."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 6-08 6:52 AM
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they have international "no" signs of a red barred circle over a spiky durian outline here lots of places.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03- 6-08 7:26 AM
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26: Thanks! But I'm not sure if it'll work in this case -- these fruits seem to have some kind of wax covering, either for the smell or to keep them fresh. They didn't have any noticeable scent that I can remember (but maybe I wasn't smelling hard enough).


Posted by: Tom | Link to this comment | 03- 6-08 8:27 AM
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