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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:01 PM »
Sounds neat if it's what I think is going on.

Broadcasting old shows from Radio-yesteryear?  One of the local AM stations used to do that when I was a kid (80s-90s) for three or four hours.  The serials and the radio-theatre shows, it was neat.  I think my peers at the time thought I was uber-geek but I didna care, I knew they were uber-dumb.

Old radio shows are the only reason that I used to hear Noory on a regular basis. They broadcast 2 hours of old radio shows each night before putting mumblegums on. Once C2C went off the air in Canada (2 years ago?) they cancelled the radio shows most nights and put on a gay Australian instead.

So, they are down to 3 hours on Fridays and Saturdays- and I have a collection of old shows on my computer as well...

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How To Use BellGab / Re: Change of Display Name
« on: Yesterday at 05:50:28 PM »
Okay, that was fun.  I would like to go back to being "pate."

Thanks!

Good thing. I was getting sick of having to refer to you as "the artist formerly known as Pate."

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: Yesterday at 02:22:43 PM »
Cool, thanks!  I will try to find your book.

I suppose that is why I have never tried it as there is an excellent French bakery near me, and the ladies at the Russian grocery sell fresh, home-made sourdough rye (they call it, confusingly, "without yeast" which, of course it is not) that is better than anything I could turn out.

I would dearly love to make that brick-like Danish whole-berry rye, though, which is basically soured porridge baked into loaves.  Grandma used to fake a sourdough flavor with buttermilk in hers but, honestly, it wasn't very good if you've had the real thing.
For sourdough, I think I will try the "friends of Carl." They are old fashioned, and you only need to send a self addressed stamped envelope if you are in the US. https://carlsfriends.net/source.html

The book is probably your speed. Written by a French professor and translated into English. It goes into unnecessary, but interesting detail and talks about both the history and the science behind bread. I have to say that I have enjoyed it, but likely not reaped the benefits as I had confined myself to sourdough.

Looking over it again, I find recipes for Croissants, brioche, Kaiser rolls, savoury breads, and on page 149, a recipe for SV's "snail rolls." If I were a reasonable man and not given to intense single-mindedness, I would likely have explored some of the other breads in this book.

I found my old invoice used as a bookmark... Purchased from a shop in Berkley in 2013 for $75. Damn, I'm getting old and life is progressing at what feels to be an unreasonable speed.  :(

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: Yesterday at 01:58:30 PM »

You know, a chocolate filling in one of these babies wouldn't be half bad.

I cannot imagine there is another baking thread anywhere on the internet to compare to the one found on Bellgab...

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In Kabbalah numerology, all multi digit numbers are reduced to a single digit by adding each component integer as necessary to result in a single digit.

1+9+5= 15
1+5= 6

Now to reverse engineer the possibilities:

3+3= 6
2+4= 6

or

4+2= 6

or we could have started with:

42

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, WOTR.

Hoagie would be proud. I hope he reads here... :)

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:38:09 PM »
I would love to learn how you do it since I have no experience with starters.  What sort of bread do you make with them?

PITA to start from scratch. You basically have to pull some out and "feed" it twice a day until the fermentation starts. Easier to buy a starter (I may look on the local classifieds...) Also, there is the "friends of Carl" if you google that and sourdough. I may actually try that this time- they have been around forever.

I generally make a french bread or a rye bread. Lots of recipes use some sourdough for flavour and add yeast. I was, for no apparent reason, somebody who refused to add yeast to my dough. Let the wild yeasts do their thing, and trust that will be sufficient. I bought the book "the taste of bread" by Raymond Calvel. Expensive, out of print and difficult to find- but worth it.

I actually did not spend as much time reading it and doing some experimentation as I would Have liked...


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:12:46 PM »
Let's get the facts correct...

I get more views than the gabcast and Heather's show combined.

I know it hurts but it's reality.


Sincerely

The best in the world.

Please tell me that you are setting higher goals than this...


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:28:45 PM »
I was alluding to the celebrated Las Meninas in Madrid where, ostensibly painting a portrait, the artist instead renders himself and his surroundings from the sitters' perspective.

I have told Shreddie I am perfectly willing to deal with whatever unimpressive equipage he possesses (that is a rustic practical concern more appropriate to livestock) but you can see that, out of underweening humiliation, he has carapaced himself like one of his snails, leaving a slimy trail of resentment behind him wherever he goes.
One day I'm going to use that last line...  8)

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:06:15 AM »
Is Justin positioned to pass on the "Castro" genes?


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:59:43 AM »
Haha holy shit.... It's true though... The voiceover world has been very kind to me just recently.... Oh indeed.

Maybe I should become a phone sex operator.
I would stick to voiceover work. The phone sex route leads to a dead end in a cuckshack.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:49:41 AM »
That’s cuz he’s Myke Deacon, male prostitute. 8)

I'm afraid to google "gay phone sex lines" in search of that picture.  :o

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:48:31 AM »
For your amusement, here is my practice cross braid made a few days before (hence the uncolored eggs).  It turned into a monster and the far egg rolled off the end of the sheet.  Didn't expect so much rise; it's an uncommonly rich and sugary dough.  I ended up making two instead for Easter that were more presentable, but the eggs went all cattywompus in the expanding dough and looked vaguely obscene, like they were trying to get away from each other.  I think next year I will lay them on their sides.



It tasted good, though:  cardamom, mahlepi, mastic, and a little cinnamon

Perhaps it is time to start another sour dough culture? I used to enjoy baking bread when I had time- and then life got too busy for sour dough.  :(

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:45:36 AM »
I make more money than you do with my voice alone.

Ask around.

So did Heather...  ;)

*You have no idea how hard it is to find a Bellgab appropriate picture when you google for a phone sex line...


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Critical Omissions with Douglas Dietrich
« on: September 14, 2019, 12:37:32 AM »
I am unfamiliar with that meaning of "pate"

Is it code?
I'm "nautical shore", but I think I meant tooth pate (paste) and smoked pate (peat) to give scotch a smoky character.  ;)

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Critical Omissions with Douglas Dietrich
« on: September 14, 2019, 12:05:35 AM »
Pate is also a last name.

Pate can mean "top of one's head"  i.e. he has a bald pate

Pâté is the faggy ground up meat, usually duck or goose liver.

The more you know...

In "Pate speak" I assume that it can also be used to polish teeth and as a a way to bring the smokiness to a good Sctoch? 

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Critical Omissions with Douglas Dietrich
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:53:04 PM »
He's been showing his stupid ass hick self around these parts, because of his little phone call into mv's show. Like we get it you dumb fucking Canadian piece of shit. Lol.

That's bullshit! I... um... er.

Sorry. I thought you were talking about me for a moment.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Critical Omissions with Douglas Dietrich
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:50:18 PM »
Let me know whenever you have this Randy person on your show. I kind of want to hear Gunner's call. I think he's going to lose it.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:22:20 AM »
faggots.

I finally put 2 and 2 together to understand why MD couldn't call into your show.  ;)

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:05:05 AM »
So that's it- end of the line on a marathon night. Great job gentlemen. Nice to have chatted with you.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 01:46:31 AM »
Balkanizaton
Possibly the most accurate and descriptive word to be used to date.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 01:14:48 AM »


Pfft. Back in my day trolls were better and worked harder. The young whipper-snappers today are lazy and rely too much on memes.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 01:07:00 AM »
Oh noes... The rudder is gone.  :D

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:55:58 AM »
So "The secret society of masturbators to Dietrich's show while on each others webcams" thread as has been alleged is not true?
I didn't realize that it was supposed to be secret.  :-[

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:16:04 AM »
i was too afraid to broach the starrmtn scandal on the air. im sorry.
Man up and call back.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:01:47 AM »
What happened to WOTR?!
His phone suffered from a low battery.  :'(

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:57:04 PM »
I miss the days of traveling in my '74 bubble top vw camper van. Alas, now I am an incognito hippie in a mercedes suv. 😕
I'll admit- there is something disappointing about thinking of you cruising around in a mercedes. I get the old air cooled VW's are not reliable enough and harder to get fixed. But a Mercedes? Why not a BMW or a Humvee?  :(

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:36:48 PM »
Yes, Aldous. I can't recall the last time that you posted here.  ;)

I love that Pate sounds like he writes.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:35:31 PM »
Mr. Groyper. Why not "MV, by baby?"

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:29:22 PM »
yeah, what were you doing when you were eleven, Heather?
Senda was performing surgery.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:26:34 PM »
Heather had a new tech problem last night apparently the guest on skype can't hear callers on the phone lines system, but both are heard on the air OK.
Don't you want to know how MV does it? Sets up a stream, uses skype- successfully takes calls without issue and even has a cohost (or "guest" as the case may be.)

I understand that he has quite a lot of tech knowledge- but she has had night after night to practice and make adjustments and still cannot take a call or talk with her guest. Unreal.

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