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Odd Cultural Traditions and Quirks of Society: Photo Gallery

 
 
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:41 pm
@msolga,
My mom used to bake them already stuffed with chopped bacon (or other meat) and chopped, pan-browned onion (lots of). You waited for them to cool enough so they could be picked up. Might dip them in sour cream, but that was it. They were generally served as appetizers. Then came the borscht for the soup course !
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
Love yer new avatar, tsar!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:45 pm
@Merry Andrew,
http://i46.tinypic.com/oqj4ti.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:46 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Sounds delicious, Andrew.

And you're making me very hungry, too!

I guess there's any number of different versions, for every European culture?

I've read of cherry-stuffed pirogi, served as a dessert. Sounds terrific, but very different to anything I've ever eaten.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:47 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Quote:
Love yer new avatar, tsar!


He looks very sweet, doesn't he? Very Happy
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:50 pm
@msolga,
Well, this is confusing. You don't want to see giant pineapple equivalents? Not that that is what I mean to post.

Books (by Venturi) have been written about all that, much of which started in California, see the Brown Derby and other stuff.

MsOlga, tell me the thread perameters or perimeters before I go off and do a multi post extravaganza at some future time and it all be off topic.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:54 pm
@ossobuco,
Here you go, osso.

From the tsar's opening post:

Quote:
Make this thread the depot for odd and quirky traditions from yours or other parts of the world.

Supply a photograph or image or work of art then a brief explanation on the historical context and/or description of the tradition


As you can see, we've, rather veered away from that ....
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:00 pm
@msolga,
I guess I don't see that.

I'm laying plans for photos on california culture. The world now listens, but it didn't all so much when I was a kid, and my small world was a part of a larger one, that edgarblythe inhabited with me. I was more comfortable, of the two of us. We both have stories.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:05 pm
@ossobuco,
Go for it, osso.

Post away! Smile
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:45 pm
@msolga,
Really, Msolga.. I'll take my direction on this thread from Tsar, who posted it. I was confused back there, as I had an idea it was your thread for a bit.

I'm in between on digressions. They are mostly ok with me, as long as they wend back to the original post. On ultimo serioso threads, those who take debate as rule bound, I can see not liking discursions. I'm also not sanguine about aimed thread diversions.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 11:01 pm
@ossobuco,
No problem, osso. Smile

But I thought the tsar was encouraging you to post, too.

Whatever you think's best is fine.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 11:03 pm
@msolga,
'K, olga.


Meantime, g'night.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 11:20 pm
@ossobuco,
Night, osso.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 28 Mar, 2010 12:20 am
The only time I've ever seen perogies not eaten with a knife and fork is in a bar, when they were fried deep brown, almost crusty and then dipped in sour cream, otherwise they're too slippery to hold.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 28 Mar, 2010 01:46 am
Not sure if this qualifies as odd or even cultural. I know i've spent many an hour

World Stone Skimming Championship
Festival Location: Easdale Island Scotland
http://www.prostoneskipping.com/
http://www.prostoneskipping.com/index_files/image4211.gif

roger
 
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Reply Sun 28 Mar, 2010 02:40 am
@dadpad,
Both
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:18 pm
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-74370-galleryV9-lpkv.jpg
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One of Germany's oddest Easter traditions is the Easter Fire Wheel custom in the town of L├╝gde in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Bundled straw is attached to a wooden wheel that is then set alight on the evening of Easter Sunday and pushed down a hill. The whole rig can weigh up to 300 kilograms[660 pounds].


http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-53448-10.html
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-74377-galleryV9-qwzd.jpg
Quote:
A holiday message is inscribed on the wheel and it is sent hurdling down what locals call "Easter Hill."

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-53448-11.html
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
WHEEEE!!!

I assume fire engines and men with hoses are standing by . . . just in case.
(And when I say 'hoses' I don't mean Lederhosen. Mr. Green )
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:26 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Men in lederhosen? That's a separate issue regarding bizarre and weird cultural quirks. Razz
 

 
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