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Safety Engineer
Jun 13, 2008



Happy Hat posted:

Need to try that - good replacement for sawdust (as I can't really get any of that).

Also...

Just got a new fireplace

I should have replaced the old piece of crap years ago!

Is it just me, or does that portrait in the back look like the person in the red shirt is a zombie?

E:Zombie portrait snipe

Safety Engineer fucked around with this message at Mar 6, 2012 around 23:06

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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Safety Engineer posted:

Is it just me, or does that portrait in the back look like the person in the red shirt is a zombie?

E:Zombie portrait snipe

Another victim of European socialism.

Happy Hat
Aug 11, 2008

He just wants someone to shake his corks, is that too much to ask??


We call that the family portrait.. It's a depiction of 3 insanities, was the wedding present from my parents.

wafflesnsegways
Jan 12, 2008
And that's why I was forced to surgically attach your hands to your face.

It drives me crazy when my girlfriend washes disposable forks. We have real forks! The only - only! - reason to use a shittier disposable version is you don't have to wash it when you're done!

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

I
ANALYZE
CARTOONS


Soiled Meat

wafflesnsegways posted:

It drives me crazy when my girlfriend washes disposable forks. We have real forks! The only - only! - reason to use a shittier disposable version is you don't have to wash it when you're done!

No, the other reason for plastic forks is to give appropriate atmosphere to spam and kraft dinner.

mindphlux
Jan 8, 2004


man, I use side towels and paper towels, but am frustrated I don't use the side towels more.

I mean, I use them, but if I'm drying fish or something where the hand towel would get completely and instantly hosed, I use paper towels. wipe down boards and counters and stuff with side towels.

the only problem with only using side towels, in my mind, is that they get so smelly and filthy. I absolutely wouldn't want to run them with my clothes, I wouldn't have a dress shirt without stains if I did. I could chuck them in the washing machine and immediately run them, but it'd be a waste to do it for just a few towels. I could (and do) keep them in a separate laundry bin until I have enough to run a 'kitchen towel only' load - but half the time they're soaking wet and covered with food by the time I'm done cooking. even when I rinse them and prewashed them in the sink with soap before throwing them in a 'dishtowel only' basket, the heap gets so goddamn moldy and disgusting by the time I have 3 or so days worth of side towels to run.....

argh what to do

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



mindphlux posted:

man, I use side towels and paper towels, but am frustrated I don't use the side towels more.

I mean, I use them, but if I'm drying fish or something where the hand towel would get completely and instantly hosed, I use paper towels. wipe down boards and counters and stuff with side towels.

the only problem with only using side towels, in my mind, is that they get so smelly and filthy. I absolutely wouldn't want to run them with my clothes, I wouldn't have a dress shirt without stains if I did. I could chuck them in the washing machine and immediately run them, but it'd be a waste to do it for just a few towels. I could (and do) keep them in a separate laundry bin until I have enough to run a 'kitchen towel only' load - but half the time they're soaking wet and covered with food by the time I'm done cooking. even when I rinse them and prewashed them in the sink with soap before throwing them in a 'dishtowel only' basket, the heap gets so goddamn moldy and disgusting by the time I have 3 or so days worth of side towels to run.....

argh what to do



I throw them in with jeans and PJs and workclothes. If a couple kitchen towels go in with every non-delicate load, it doesn't make a difference.

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


It's not like anyone can /explain/ why they reuse paper towels. It just kind of happens. My aunt, who works for World Bank, and just retired with a fat pension, reuses paper towels. Her dad, who worked for the UN, and also made seriously decent money, reused paper towels. It's not that you don't /have/ kitchen towels. I do. My aunt does. My grandpa did. It's just that sometimes, only a paper towel will quite get the job done in the exact way you want it done, and you realise that it really didn't get gross and dingy, and can just dry it out to reuse. Also, has to be taken to the laundromat. When the paper towel gets gross enough, you throw it out.

EDIT: I don't actually reuse my paper towels. I don't have space for that. Also, my husband would kill me in my sleep. His parents and mine are severely hoard-ey and we're both assiduously careful about not walking down that rabbit hole.

Drink and Fight
Feb 2, 2003

hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot hoot hoot hoot hoothoothoothoothoothoothoot hoooohootohtothotootothtoto, hoot


Ugh that's so gross and dumb. If you're wiping something up, use a sponge. Paper towels are for picking up cat barf, spraying with windex, or using as napkins. And not at the same time.

Rurutia
Jun 11, 2009


wafflesnsegways posted:

It drives me crazy when my girlfriend washes disposable forks. We have real forks! The only - only! - reason to use a shittier disposable version is you don't have to wash it when you're done!

I wash disposable forks because they're pretty sturdy, and I like to pack them when I bring meals to eat outside of my home, so if I lose something it's no biggie. Same with the container I use to bring the meals in (usually those plastic take out containers/tubs you get from restaurants). Although now I use my Zoji Mr. Bento.

I still reuse ziploc bags, sous vide bags, and sometimes paper towels too. Although the paper towel thing is more at my mom's house because she hates being wasteful (which I did inherit) and typically uses paper towels for things that won't get them really dirty (and side towels for things that will get them super dirty and washes them religiously). I'm talking about using it to steam something in a microwave or use as lining when steaming over a pot, etc (or tiny spills or crumbs which would be a pain to get out completely from a towel). My boyfriend used to BLOW HIS NOSE using loving paper towels when he didn't have kleenex in the house, first time he did it I looked at him like he had a second head.

I don't think there's anything wrong with it. The things are perfectly fine after you wash them and what's the point of being more wasteful than necessary? It's not like they don't still serve a different purpose from their more permanent counterparts.

ulmont
Sep 15, 2010
I LOVE DISENFRANCHISING POOR PEOPLE AND MINORITIES

Rurutia posted:

My boyfriend used to BLOW HIS NOSE using loving paper towels when he didn't have kleenex in the house

I actually prefer blowing my nose with paper towels rather than Kleenex. Kleenex shreds all over my 5 o'clock shadow, which starts at about 10am.

Rurutia
Jun 11, 2009


ulmont posted:

I actually prefer blowing my nose with paper towels rather than Kleenex. Kleenex shreds all over my 5 o'clock shadow, which starts at about 10am.

He didn't have this problem. On top of that, he'd use an entire sheet when you'd need maybe 1/4 of a sheet. But I'm sure there are perfectly legitimate reasons to blow your nose using paper towels. It's just something that I tease him about a lot, but he doesn't do it anymore.

mindphlux
Jan 8, 2004


Wroughtirony posted:

I throw them in with jeans and PJs and workclothes. If a couple kitchen towels go in with every non-delicate load, it doesn't make a difference.

I don't own jeans, and my work clothes are the ones I can't get stained. and I think if my girlfriend found my dick smelling like foul tuna, I wouldn't get blown for a month, so pjs are out. I guess I could throw them in with bath towels... but again with the tuna dick problem.

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


ulmont posted:

5 o'clock shadow, which starts at about 10am.
What's up, overly hairy bro. I have the same exact issue. I'll go to the barber for a shave, and he'll do a damned fine job with the straight razor and the foaming and the HEY LADY. And then a couple hours later, there goes my inner monkey, showing its ugly hair again. I must be part werewolf or something.

Allahu Snackbar
Apr 15, 2003

I came all the way from Taipei today, now Bangkok's pissin' rain and I'm goin' blind again.


Solution: never shave

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


Allahu Snackbar posted:

Solution: never shave
Some of us would like to look like we don't live in Brooklyn, thanks.

Kenning
Jan 10, 2009

I really want to post goatse. I wish I had 10bux


You're all loving nuts. If you don't want to throw away disposables you shouldn't buy disposables. And if you must buy disposables, you should use them judiciously and then toss them when they've been used.

It's like couponing you probably don't save more than you would working some job, and if you're concerned about waste then buy some carbon offsets or something.

NosmoKing
Nov 12, 2004

I have a rifle and a frying pan and I know how to use them

ulmont posted:

I actually prefer blowing my nose with paper towels rather than Kleenex. Kleenex shreds all over my 5 o'clock shadow, which starts at about 10am.

Plus, you can roll them into a little cone or tube and really roto-rooter around inside your nose holes and get out the crud you can't reach with a fingernail.

bloody ghost titty
Oct 23, 2008

tHROW SOME D"s ON THAT BIZNATCH


dino. posted:

Some of us would like to look like we don't live in Brooklyn, thanks.

I am going to write the most scathing yelp review of this post.

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


Vegetable Melange posted:

I am going to write the most scathing yelp review of this post.
Oh gently caress, I just snorted water out my nose. Note to self: do not read forums while drinking water.

Speaking of Yelp reviews. Wasn't there some thread about retarded yelp reviews? Yes, I realise saying "retarded yelp review" is redundant, but you know what I'm getting at, right?

mindphlux
Jan 8, 2004


dino. posted:

Oh gently caress, I just snorted water out my nose. Note to self: do not read forums while drinking water.

Speaking of Yelp reviews. Wasn't there some thread about retarded yelp reviews? Yes, I realise saying "retarded yelp review" is redundant, but you know what I'm getting at, right?

every yelp review is retarded

Darval
Nov 20, 2007

Shiny.

What the hell is yelp and why is it so funny, yes I live under a rock (or apparently just not in Brooklyn)

Daeren
Aug 17, 2009

YER MUSTACHE IS CROOKED


So I just had crab for the first time tonight, my dad somehow found Dungeness crab in Ohio that wasn't a solid hunk of overpriced ice with some crab bits in it.

Of the flavors I was expecting, I was not expecting overpowering sweetness. It tasted like someone threw a bucket of sugar in the ocean and made meat out of it somehow. It was good, but the first bite was extremely confusing.

Also I'm pretty sure crabs are actually Satan's puzzle-boxes because I nearly lost an eye several times trying to get the son of a bitch open.

mindphlux
Jan 8, 2004


Darval posted:

What the hell is yelp and why is it so funny, yes I live under a rock (or apparently just not in Brooklyn)

it's the only actually useful national review site for food/drink/entertainment places, but it's only actually useful because a bunch of liberal arts school dropouts/graduates (same thing really, speaking from a position of authority) across the country inexplicably spend way too much time writing elaborate reviews thinking they're the next whoopi goldberg or carrottop or whoever is considered funny nowadays and really in the end the entire site is just one gigantic wank fest I mean you can't walk 10 feet without stepping in hipster jizz or dangling participles or forlorn subjunctives









albeit useful hipster jizz and dangling participles and forlorn subjunctives

Darval
Nov 20, 2007

Shiny.

Going by the review of the day, I see what you mean

http://www.yelp.com/biz/little-lucc...WyYcYCzVF2f98IQ

why did so many people tag that funny. why.

GrAviTy84
Nov 24, 2004



It's like Fox News on a deserted island. You can probably figure out what's going on in the rest of the world once you figure out how to ignore all the awfulness and after all you have no other options.

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



mindphlux posted:

I don't own jeans, and my work clothes are the ones I can't get stained. and I think if my girlfriend found my dick smelling like foul tuna, I wouldn't get blown for a month, so pjs are out. I guess I could throw them in with bath towels... but again with the tuna dick problem.

Scientists have recently discovered a substance called "laundry detergent," which, when combined with frequent laundering results in remarkably clean and non-smelly towels and clothing.


Why do I always forget you don't cook for a living?

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

I just resigned and I feel fiiiiiine

mediaphage
Mar 22, 2007

Ricola-kun, tell me
about pizza cones!


therattle posted:

I just resigned and I feel fiiiiiine

o/

mindphlux
Jan 8, 2004


Wroughtirony posted:

Scientists have recently discovered a substance called "laundry detergent," which, when combined with frequent laundering results in remarkably clean and non-smelly towels and clothing.


Why do I always forget you don't cook for a living?


probably because I post in the industry thread as if I still do

I dunno about laundry detergent - last time I staged somewhere for fun, like 1.5 years ago now, I was tasked with picking through a vat of braised lamb that was probably as big as my torso. I didn't ask what cut it was, but there were huge rear end chunks of fat, and I was pretty much elbow deep in lamb grease. predictably I got a ton on my jacket, and I've washed that fucker dozens of times since. still smells like musky lamb fat.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

mindphlux posted:

probably because I post in the industry thread as if I still do

I dunno about laundry detergent - last time I staged somewhere for fun, like 1.5 years ago now, I was tasked with picking through a vat of braised lamb that was probably as big as my torso. I didn't ask what cut it was, but there were huge rear end chunks of fat, and I was pretty much elbow deep in lamb grease. predictably I got a ton on my jacket, and I've washed that fucker dozens of times since. still smells like musky lamb fat.
Is that now your date jacket?

Phummus
Aug 4, 2006

If I get ten spare bucks, it's going for a 30-pack of Schlitz.

This is a good commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

I
ANALYZE
CARTOONS


Soiled Meat

Phummus posted:

This is a good commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI

I hate this whole trend of wanna-be Old Spice Guys (Dairy Queen, Edge, Velveeta), but I'll make an exception for this guy.

Happy Hat
Aug 11, 2008

He just wants someone to shake his corks, is that too much to ask??


Hmm.. got asked how mobile I am, and if I really see a need to work in IT.

scuz
Aug 29, 2003

You can't be angry ALL the time!


Happy Hat posted:

Hmm.. got asked how mobile I am, and if I really see a need to work in IT.
As someone in IT:


Don't Do It.

Phummus
Aug 4, 2006

If I get ten spare bucks, it's going for a 30-pack of Schlitz.

scuz posted:

As someone in IT:


Don't Do It.

Truer words were never spoken.

scuz
Aug 29, 2003

You can't be angry ALL the time!


Phummus posted:

Truer words were never spoken.
The worst part:

I wanna work in a kitchen somewhere.

Jay Carney
Mar 23, 2007

If you do that you will die on the toilet.


I wonder if any of us would encourage someone to also enter our respective lines of work. I know I wouldn't.

Happy Hat
Aug 11, 2008

He just wants someone to shake his corks, is that too much to ask??


why not leave IT? Been heavily into r&d, product development, weather prediction and it/ot lately, so I was wondering of taking care of the supply chain couldn't be fun for a change.

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Happy Hat
Aug 11, 2008

He just wants someone to shake his corks, is that too much to ask??


I would, It has always been awesome, fun, and I have worked with people who I really admire! I would be prouder of my daughters if they worked to improve general living conditions though, than of they followed in my footsteps.

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