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A Digression Thread: or old furniture in a new house.

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 05:20 am
@Craven de Kere,
Craven de Kere wrote:

dlowan wrote:

Though WHAT that has to do with your undies I CANNOT imagine..... still, I am a very delicately nurtured gel....


Deb,

Take a deep breath, this is gonna get your feminist underpanties in a twist.

Briefs are torture Deb. Not on the scale of what women have had to wear but torture nonetheless.

Now go ahead and give me my lecture. Yeah, nobody forced men to bind their feet, waist or whatnot. But it's still torture.


This is interesting, albeit ancient. I have never heard men describe briefs as torture except for this one man, once hight Craven de Kere.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 05:22 am
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

My dad wore boxers.
I wear briefs (I'm not gonna look like my dad).
My sons wear boxers (They're not gonna look like their dad)
My grandson will wear briefs, I guess.


Hmmm. We were much occupied with undies in the early days.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 05:33 am
Do lawyers wear briefs? Maybe only when they're defending boxers.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 05:45 am
@Setanta,
Or when they achieve an honorable discharge.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 01:46 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Do lawyers wear briefs? Maybe only when they're defending boxers.


No, they CARRY briefs in BOXES.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 01:54 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
bacon and eggs on rye make the best sandwich, especially if the eggs are still nicely runny

mmmmmmmmm messy sandwiches rule!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0SJJcl1FUH8/UCGSQGYRUFI/AAAAAAAAPMU/lumI47D5ytc/s800/Bacon%2BJam%2Band%2BAvocado%2BGrilled%2BCheese%2BSandwich%2B500%2B4438.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 02:02 pm
@ehBeth,
Egads, I can't stand runny eggs, nor visible egg white, except merengue.

This is one of the few holdovers from childhood food phobia (nooooothing wiggly, please!) This is also the basket of NO for things like raw sea urchin and oysters raw, especially oysters at Mismaloya in the seventies.

I got over a lot of that wiggly stuff fear, thus my liking primo sashimi. Also, the first getting-over-wiggly was spaghetti at a friends house (thank goodness I got over it) and the next was mushrooms. I used to pick the little dickens out of Campbell cream of mushroom soup.

http://www.averagebetty.com/images_2011/stuffed_mushrooms_redpot.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 02:05 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm with you when it comes to snotty egss and oysters.

Yuk.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 02:11 pm
@Lordyaswas,
you poor babies

oh well, more oysters for me

yum!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 02:21 pm
@ehBeth,
I like them fried though, Fujian style, and other cooked ones.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 02:57 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

you poor babies

oh well, more oysters for me

yum!


You'll share with an old friend, won't you?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 03:28 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
... and DON'T let someone cook them!


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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 03:35 pm
@dlowan,
Settle down, you Wascally Wabbit, there's no need to shout.

Three eggs, lightly poached, sausage links and hash browns, please.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 06:37 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

you poor babies

oh well, more oysters for me

yum!


Yay to snotty eggs. I'm a bit leery of BIG raw oysters. The local Coffin Bay ones are lovely, almost sweet, but HUMUNGOUS. It's a bit too much rawness for me in one bite...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 06:38 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Settle down, you Wascally Wabbit, there's no need to shout.

Three eggs, lightly poached, sausage links and hash browns, please.

I was emphasising not shouting.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 06:45 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
sit down by me, Mr Merry and let's have some nice raw oysters

mmm
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 06:48 pm
@ehBeth,
Try not to have what happened to me happen to you after raw oysters.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 09:07 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Try not to have what happened to me happen to you after raw oysters.


I'm afraid to ask.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 09:23 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I'll be good and not tell.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 09:38 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

sit down by me, Mr Merry and let's have some nice raw oysters

mmm


The Walrus and The Carpenter

Lewis Carroll

(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright--
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done--
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun!"


The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead--
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head--
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat--
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn't any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more--
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.


The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
"Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

"A loaf of bread," the Walrus said,
"Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed--
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed."

"But not on us!" the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
"After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!"
"The night is fine," the Walrus said.
"Do you admire the view?


"It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf--
I've had to ask you twice!"

"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"

"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.
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