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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 11:51:27 PM »

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 11:25:30 PM »
#ConfectionTalk
#K-dubbJustGotAChub!
#AllahuSnackbar!

I'm awake!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:23:42 PM »
Yes!  Gunner brooks no folly.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:55:37 PM »
I expected to hear old metal file cabinet drawers opening and shutting and dossiers being shuffled.  Gunner is exceedingly well-prepared.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:50:00 PM »
Finally getting the "gunner" story straightened out. Thank you.

Finally someone bringing some clarity to this whole sordid affair!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:49:20 PM »
Randy Cramer - The Martian Marine.

We need a chart for all these characters, something like this


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:42:01 PM »
Of he course he has nothing to do with it.   However.....................



Maybe Big Jim should consider a cravat.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:27:04 PM »
Skip the appetizers and straight to the meat loaf!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:18:04 PM »
Art

Gave

The

Shed

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:42:32 PM »
That little bit of euro electro boop bee booping that breaks in once in a while is catchy.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: October 11, 2019, 08:52:09 PM »
Or we could call her show from our show. Thoughts?



This really needs to happen at some point!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:29:39 AM »
That doesn't seem to be true for Japan.

Darn, that blows my whole theory!  I suppose you kick over kids' sandcastles on the beach, too.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 02:40:32 AM »
#True

# It Seems To Be A Feature/Bug That Resides In the "GodPartOfTheBrain."

# Or Simply A Feature/Bug That Exist Within The Consciousness/Zeitgeist Of The Great Apes Homo Sapiens, Et. al, Which Allows Us To Form Into Larger Troops/Tribes Than Any Other Currently Living Great Apes. Caring For The Needs Of the Tribe/Many, Beyond Ones Needs/Greed Will Be Rewarded Hereafter. It's A Common Thread Among Many Belief Systems Across Human Pre-History, And Written History. A Successful Small Chunk Of Code That Resides Within Our DNA, Working On A Low Level Of Our Operating System (OS) Known As Human Consciousness 1.0. Insects Are One Of The Few Creatures That Seems To Express A Stronger Hive Mindset.

#TheMoreThingsChangeTheMoreTheyStayTheSame
#LowLevelCodeOnTheOSWorkingTheHardware
#KnowingTheCodeIsTheFirstStepInHaxingTheCode
#HereticalBlasphemyTranshumanTrash

# Except that it seems that, the more advanced a society, the less it communicates with its dead.
#Stone-age people often lived with them (or their skulls at least, with a clay mask representing their faces) in their houses
#Bronze-age people buried them beneath the doorstep or in the middle of the roundhouse, below the hearth
#Iron-age pagans put them in mounds or under gravehouses where you would leave food
#Christians put them in consecrated graveyards and visited once in a while
#We burn them to ashes and leave them on a shelf in the closet
#Things have come full circle
#Gross simplifications I know
#At least take grandma out and talk to her once in a while, maybe put her picture on the shoebox

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:45:04 AM »
I think that, if Heather is a rapper, Lasha is one of the little guys jigging around at the back of the stage that she makes a show of beating up once in a while.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:30:50 AM »
I am not denying it was speculated upon. It was. What I am saying is there has been a preoccupation with death which changed significantly in the 1800's due to questionable influences.

Ok yeah that is true; 19th c. spiritualism was a return to the idea that you could interact with the dead in this time, i. e before the final judgment, sort of the same way pagans used to.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:25:36 AM »
When it comes to NDEs there's a fine line between "here's a strange thing that happened to me" and assuming the mantle of a prophet, offering a vision of the afterlife to eager believers.

I think she likes telling people How Things Are.  Give her a few years and she'll have a fully worked-out eschatology.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:13:02 AM »
I Corinthians 15:51 where he eludes to a final scenario when the dead in Christ will be resurrected.  We can cherry-pick the fucking Bible all night but it doesn't change reality.  I believe when you die, that's it. You don't go anywhere. No one is "special" there "souls" don't get "special flight priveledges".

I'm not arguing reality; I'm arguing your assertion that life after death wasn't speculated upon until the 1800s when, in fact, it has been a human preoccupation since time immemorial.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 12:59:15 AM »
Paul is associated with the New Testament. Are you referring to his letter to the Thessalonians?

1st Corinthians.  But if you want Old Testament this is from Job, considered one of the oldest books:

"I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.  And, though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God."

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 12:50:52 AM »
The Old Testament (Torah) describes death as being a state of "sleep" it was not until the mid-1800's during a period of experimentation with "occult" theories and the introduction of Christian Zionism, that "life after death" was imagined/speculated upon. The stories of ghosts, vampires and other creatures then became legend.

Any historian worth his/her salt will tell you that human life was considered essentially worthless and death inevitable for over 6,000 years! Mummification was an attempt to approach this concept. But death remains what it always has been.  All these bullshit stories serve no purpose.

Nah Paul, 1st c. AD:  "Behold, I tell you a mystery:  we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 09, 2019, 12:39:27 AM »
Heather: "Are you God?"
God: "Well that's just like your human construct, man."

I think I know this guy.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:43:59 PM »
# Even Her Guts Abandoned Her.
#Heaters Guts, Hated Heaters Guts!

#Thank God She Has A Dump Button Nao.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:28:03 PM »
If she had died, there's no one who'd have missed her.  Except maybe Charlie who took care of the cat, and the friends who drop by like friends used to.

There were no loved ones to meet her on the other side.

After she saw the monk ghost, her friends all deserted her, too.

This is a recurring theme.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:24:37 PM »
Is it indelible in the hippocampus?

Haha I forgot about that.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 08, 2019, 09:41:15 AM »
Well!  Seems like they were the regular army uniform.



Those crazy Swedes.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 08, 2019, 09:32:21 AM »
From the Euopeana Collection.


Airship Bodensee lands in Stockholm on 8 Oct. 1919.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/916118/S_TEK_photo_TEKA0096884.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  (Public Domain https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/)

History of the Bodensee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin_LZ_120_Bodensee

That is an awesome picture!  Also, the crew (?) are wearing tricornes with all appearance of sobriety -- I thought they only showed up at Karneval.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:40:05 AM »
My bread book starts on page 141 with croissants and continues for half a dozen pages. It includes a version called "snail rolls" that you could dedicate to SV... Apparently the most important aspect are the ingredients. 100% wheat flour with W value of at least 220, P/L ratio of around .6 and enzymatic activity weak with a falling number value equal to or greater than 250 seconds... And the butter 15% moisture content at most.

It really does sound like these would require extensive research to make properly. (Hell, even finding the right flour would be a challenge as I'm sure the local supermarket does not handle specialty flour.)

Anyhow, I had no idea of the history behind them... Born of celebration when the bakers in Vienna under siege heard the Truks digging tunnels, reported it, and in turn caused the defeat of the Turkish army?  Quite the history for a humble yeast raised sweet dough...

Haha yeah that is the most famous story, probably a myth.  I don't think it's an accident, though, that, as you head east from Vienna, you get phyllo dough and then, in Turkey and down into the Levant, the fantastically elaborate forms of baklava with pistachios and rosewater that make the usual Greek-restaurant stuff (which the idiots insist on microwaving, turning it to mush) seem like peasant food -- that whole laminated-dough thing has an eastern feel to it.

You can buy gluten to supplement grocery-store flour -- I dump a little Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten in practically everything which makes the dough stretchier and hold more liquid so less flour is necessary.  For the sweet doughs I make I am always trying to get by with as little flour as possible.  I don't measure anything but I know when I overdo it the dough resembles rubber cement so the effect is perceptible, not just some mysterious take-it-on-faith thing.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:23:52 AM »
Take careful consideration. Some might think someone trying to provoke or troll (even though we both know those are bad fellows.) Let's talk aspic, instead of meeting at a crossroads! What form is best for tinned herring or ham? Would it be haram/not kosher to use aspic rendered from some species to preserve? Or only if other food item is considered verboten? Why is it sort of nasty, especially when, somewhat, inside headcheese? Or is that just modernity and too much thinking?

Troll?  Me?  Surely you jest.

Actually recipe-stealing used to be big business.  Our own famous verdensbestekake (the recipe for which I think was, if not patented, at least protected so it had to be purchased) is basically a rip-off of a Polish (again, poor fellows!) cake named after Marie Walewska, Napoleon's mistress who supposedly negotiated with him for an independent Poland if I remember right.

I don't know too much about kosher but it would seem to me that, even in the case of fish aspic (like my favorite herring), you'd have to know what species were used to make it, since there are some bony, scaled fishes that are not kosher.  No doubt the rabbis have this all covered when they put their little K on things.

I think aspic was traditionally used with some soft, preserved meats and pies and such as a seal against oxygen and contamination so it kind of became traditional -- you still see it on pate, for example, for no good reason.  I don't have a problem with it, personally.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:19:41 PM »
Ha. Yes, another interesting tidbit is that it is claimed that the Nürnberg (Nuremburg) is the size it is because another "gate" incident. This time, apparently, due to the Plague one could not leave their houses so an enterprising butcher designed to fit through locks. A fine  sausage and nice town (where my handle is from.)   

ps: if you are asking me if to praise the Poles and King III Sobieski for saving Europe and Christendom, I will. But plenty of that in the "political" threads done by me already.  We need more leaders like him, Vlad, Charles Martel, El Cid, etc. Holger Dansk, AWAKE! And the Poles/Lithuanians always get the short-shift and sold out by greater powers even though they fought them (and even in modern times were responsible for Allies winning to a degree.)  These guys weren't a Pollock Joke.


Plus they must repeatedly suffer the indignity of having their national bread, the babka, stolen from them by the wicked Jews and passed off as their own,like Pharaoh's daughter did with Moses in the bullrushes!

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: October 07, 2019, 05:26:43 PM »
Thanks, I also wondered about that. And the bonus is, later post-meal, one can use the device to torture your enemy or leave a "don't come back here" calling-card, so to say. So a win-win during various Turkish/Greek/Balkan/etc conflicts!

Aha, the muzzies finally show up in the baking thread!  Too bad I don't know how to make a croissant -- literally born at the gates of Vienna! -- because I'd love to read your historical reflections in that context.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: October 07, 2019, 12:44:20 AM »
Oh, I have in my travels and estrangement from easy internet, listened to some recent "shows," one of which had some convoluted, though, interesting, theories on this. The guest in question was hampered by an idiot, in my opinion, in handling, because host had no basic understanding but a LOT of the theorizing was the perplexing (though guest had fundamental theory) of why N Europe, particularly those areas, with regard to individualism, female rights, anti-Christian strength (then Christian-strength- then weakness by both histories/traditions, that lead to this modern phenomena of Scandinavian altruism and, theory, weakness) and etc. And relationship between various invaders to Europe and forms of economic/family/legal systems in ancient days. Whew. It was ok. Too broad. Everything from Roman decline (the obvious, from a certain political perspective) but I had a lot of objections when he went more general, particularly that guest avoid basic environmental concerns (why Viking missions only during sometimes, why farming not as much, no focus on fishing and trading culture, etc) And while I also admit, to this day, differences between Northern and Southern Europe (as does anyone with sense) he was a bit too much on family connections and lifestyle. Various types have said such over the decades, and could be true, but just turned on some Viking Metal, over plane wing (ugg) so no classical could suffice noise, and said to the stewardess, "yes, another drink."

I think a convincing case can be made that Christianity of the Roman variety was part of a whole set of ideas including kingship (it's no accident St. Olav is a saint) , social stratification including rigid gender roles, and the medieval version of what we now call globalism that didn't hold as firmly in the north (hence the Reformation) but the extent to which that reflected pagan rather than simply political reality is pretty debatable.

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