Re: It seems like every wierdo is a DJ and they play nothing I like at anytime.

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Did you read the other reviews by this "terry h" character? They're... special.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 6:32 PM
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Yeah, wow.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 6:38 PM
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Here, neb is trying for the chalk on blackboard effect. (You kids do know what a blackboard is, right? We have an intern in my office who had never seen a typewriter and had to be taught how to use our Selectric.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 6:45 PM
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We have?

Why are you still using typewriters?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 6:47 PM
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We officers (to repurpose a word) have an intern. Actually, we have a bunch of them this week. They do stick to the usual duty hours.

The typewriter is used for addressing envelopes and sometimes for filling in forms. Government inertia.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 6:55 PM
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Somewhat tangentially, has anyone got a trustworthy apricot dumpling/Marillenknödel recipe?

I don't know if it is good, but I just read about this.

And alas, I believe I will miss tomorrow's show.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 7:18 PM
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Somewhat tangentially, has anyone got a trustworthy apricot dumpling/Marillenknödel recipe?

z[n+1] = z[n] * z[n] + c + apricots


Posted by: cleek | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 7:46 PM
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The almond bread should enfold the apricots, cleek.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 7:48 PM
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And that's too bad, paren, because it'll be really good. I'm not just saying that, even though I probably do say that a lot.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 7:49 PM
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I will probably use that recipe or another quark-based one in the end, I guess (instead of a potato-based one), except instead of sugar in the pits I will put … nectarine-rose jam (or, or maybe and, the kernel). Yesssss.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 7:51 PM
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I feel like I'm missing some key part of the joke in 7 and 8, but I'm not sure what it is.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:02 PM
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zn+1 = zn2 + c is the formula for the Mandelbrot set.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:09 PM
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11: Mandelbrot≈Marillenknödel


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:09 PM
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Not really what I was looking for, but a clever attempt nonetheless.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:10 PM
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The equivalence asserted in 13 doesn't actually hold, being the problem.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:10 PM
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And nosflow≈assho.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:11 PM
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13: That's what I'm missing, I suppose. Does Marillenknödel involve almonds?

12: Kind of. (It made me think "Julia set", so I felt like Julia Child should also tie into this somehow.)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:11 PM
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16 is pwnage badinage, not personal or to 15.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:12 PM
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11 and subsequent to Standpipe's blog.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:13 PM
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Kind of

If I assert that I knew that wasn't really right, do I get a pass?

Marillenknödel doesn't/don't involve almonds, but almonds and apricots are very closely related, and there is a dough element in each. So, eh.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:13 PM
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If I assert that I knew that wasn't really right, do I get a pass?

It's not like I'm the math police.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:23 PM
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It's not like I'm the math police.

I'm so disappointed to learn this.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:25 PM
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... but if you'll just step out here on the porch while I call this in, ...


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:28 PM
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the sugar filling is not strictly necessary. I've only seen that done to zwetschgenkn\"odel, which may be a bit sour.


Posted by: BA | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:53 PM
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speaking of Aprikosenkn\"odel recipes, I assume the ones in the Kiehnle cookbook are not to your liking?


Posted by: BA | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 8:58 PM
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IME cooked apricots also become a little sour, but I like 'em that way.

I don't have this Kiehnle cookbook you mention! I have, in fact, very few cookbooks. (Somehow two different editions of the Larousse Gastronomique number among the somthing like ten total cookbooks I own, though I seem to have lost one of them.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:01 PM
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A collection of great song titles. The claim in track 33 is actually true, too.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:03 PM
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I guess this is the book? The offer of free delivery doesn't seem to obtain for transatlantic shipments.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:07 PM
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28. no. In my family the Kiehnle and the Bavarian cookbooks are the standards. A used copy is available on amazon. Both cookbooks have quite a history: my grandmother's edition of the Bavarian cookbook discussed how to prepare a bear.

If you wish I can copy one of the recipes for you.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:19 PM
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Well, if you think it's a good recipe, then that would be swell; I would need it soon enough that (however wise a purchase the cookbook might otherwise be) I don't think getting it from a used-book seller on amazon would be timely (basically, by fri—I've never had a very swift experience with the used books on amazon).


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:24 PM
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Er, that and I'm unwilling to pay through the nose for shipping.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:24 PM
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I think you try too hard with the lyrical miracle spiritual bullshit.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:25 PM
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why would you always say shocking things, i think it was, was funny
can't imagine how all the songs sound, amelodic perhaps


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 9:40 PM
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Can someone tell me if this is actually a joke, as I suspect it must be? (Skip ahead to minute 7, if it gets a little boring at the beginning...)

"It's not really a battle, it's more like a showcase of skill..."


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 10:04 PM
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34: I think of Insane Clown Posse as the musical equivalent of Ron Paul: there's enough surface to catch some attention but not a lot of there there. And, yes, they're serious.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 10:31 PM
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The Vice article linked at the bottom of the post in 34 is fascinating.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 10:52 PM
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"Oh, did we say seminars? Full on seminars..."


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 10:56 PM
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is ect ect ect the new kek kek kek?


Posted by: esnetroh | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 12:16 AM
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36: Wow, it's sort of like Carrie Brownstein's attempt to like Phish, except far more awful.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 1:02 AM
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Starts tomorrow. I think the Chicago folks are the closest contingent (unless somebody's in St. Louis). Pauly Shore, woot! Deggofnu awaits. What must it be like to be Jimmie JJ Walker and be on that stage?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 2:11 AM
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What must it be like to be Jimmie JJ Walker and be on that stage?

I bet it's pretty thrilling...


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 3:06 AM
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Last weekend I found a copy of Let's Get Acquainted by The Holy Sisters of the Gaga Dada for 50 cents! I was thrilled. Wikipedia notes that "One of their finer moments is their cover version of the Roy Orbison tune 'Oh, Pretty Woman in ska style'" and it is, but the song "I Won't Breed in Captivity" is also more than worth the price of admission.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:10 AM
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Wierdo? Seriously?

It's true, the center does not hold.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:36 AM
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OK, it's true that I posted 43 before clicking through to the link, but, in my defense, it appeared to me that this was the top post and there were no comments yet and I wasn't going to waste time on such niceties if neb had actually written "wierdo."

My browser has been doing this odd thing lately where it sometimes pulls a previous version of a page that I haven't visited in that session. As in, I haven 't been on Unfogged today at all, but when I brought up the page, the now-top two posts weren't there and this post showed Comments (0), but as soon as I hit "post," it showed me the preceding 42. (Yes, it's set to refresh every time, though that still wouldn't explain why it pulls up a version of the page I've never seen.)

Anyhoo, I plan to blame this glitch for any future untimely remarks I may make, so be prepared.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:44 AM
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Sure, spelling errors in Internet comments signal the apocalypse.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:46 AM
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44: Oops. And I admit I went threough the same logic when I first saw it. Neb spelling it wierdo *would* be a signb of the Apocalypse.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:48 AM
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Me spelling "through" "threough" on the other hand is merely boring and sadly typical.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:50 AM
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And your spelling "sign" "singb"? That too?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:00 PM
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No, that one was actually a bit creative (it was towards the edge of my screen and I didn't even notice it ). But not as creative as your misspelling of my misspelling.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:32 PM
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I really liked the last set. Mellow.

Not yet 50.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:42 PM
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How does one know if one is at elevated risk for colorectal cancer?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:47 PM
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One PAYS ATTENTION.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:50 PM
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51: I think the big warning is a sibling, parent or grandparent who got colorectal cancer before say 70 or so.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:52 PM
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Licorice salted with ammonium chloride is a contributing factor. (I like it; but I also like Moxie.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:05 PM
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54: oh nooooooo!

I just ate a ton of that crazy licorice. It's oddly compelling.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:06 PM
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Never has someone acquired a taste so quickly.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:13 PM
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56: well, it's not like I have another job.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:14 PM
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I'm still not sure I like them, actually. They're confusing and not necessarily pleasant. I just keep eating them.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:14 PM
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53: Pretty much, yeah. A family history of it is a major factor.

57: "Another"?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:15 PM
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59.2: besides eating strange German licorice.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:15 PM
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I think what teo meant, sifu, is that that isn't really a job.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:16 PM
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Well, crap. I still get paid, though, right?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:17 PM
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Yes—in licorice!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:17 PM
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The licorice is compelling. It also does odd things to the taste buds. Not at the level of miracle fruit, but it is there.

Neb, the playlist is skipping.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:19 PM
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You mean the playback?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:21 PM
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No, the playlist. Weird.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:22 PM
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No, the play list. It has the same piece twice.

Or I could be a character in a Heller novel.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:23 PM
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Damn, you fixed it.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:23 PM
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Send those kids some salt licorice!

(Ghod, that's a depressing PSA.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:26 PM
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www.cleft.org, md.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:27 PM
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NB, the last minute or so of "Hu Die" was amazing. You might have missed it.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:34 PM
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I just tuned in, and whatever I'm hearing, I need a translation.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:46 PM
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It's in Mandarin. Text by Arto Lindsay. It's fantastic.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:48 PM
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The narrator did just pronounce the name of the piece, though, which is nice ("Hu Die").


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:48 PM
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Neb was right. This is a long track.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:49 PM
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(translation by Ruby Chang.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:49 PM
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I can't tell you what it's about, though, because I never read the text.

md: 2 minutes to go.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:50 PM
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Plaisir d'Amour. It could almost be on the next show.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:55 PM
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Hmmph. I just checked and the next show is not the next show.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:56 PM
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It'll still be good, though.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:57 PM
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Now I have to divide my licorice charity?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:13 PM
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The Eisenberg had interesting harmonies.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:14 PM
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This is (so far) the nosflow show I have liked the most.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:35 PM
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Great one to go out on.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:53 PM
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Swedish BOOGIE WOOGIE!!!!! Fantastic!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:55 PM
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Is he playing Arbete och Fritid's "Harmageddon Boogie"?!?!?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:04 PM
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Yes. Is that so remarkable?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:10 PM
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Hello everybody! Want to help? I have a dilemma in the Speaking of People thread. I didn't see that everyone was playing over here.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 7:45 PM
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30. This is a recipe using potatoes.

Cook some starchy potatoes, for example Russets, 1-2 days ahead of time, mash them, and then let them dry out (should roughly give a pound).

~1 cup flour, 1 Egg, a bit of salt. Mix with the mashed potatoes (by hand! an electric mixer will make things too mushy).

If the apricots are sour then pit them and put a sugar cube inside each. If they are not sour, the skip this step.

Envelop each apricot with some dough cook in gently boiling water for 15 minutes.


Posted by: BA | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 6:34 AM
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Thanks!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 10:26 AM
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