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ElyDave

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #125 on: May 16, 2019, 10:22:01 am »
Or a Paul Simon song.

Or an Elton John song
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Gattopardo

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #126 on: May 22, 2019, 12:25:35 pm »
And come to think of it, we wouldn't have had "In Bruges" either.

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Gattopardo

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #127 on: May 22, 2019, 12:28:13 pm »
To re ignite the red bull comments, vodka and red bull are great, so is gin and red bull, whiskey and red bull not so much.  Wasn't it a phase for a while to consume these sugary caffeinated drinks to be able to drink more and still feel not as drunk?


Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2019, 12:33:32 pm »
To re ignite the red bull comments, vodka and red bull are great, so is gin and red bull, whiskey and red bull not so much.  Wasn't it a phase for a while to consume these sugary caffeinated drinks to be able to drink more and still feel not as drunk?

No, it was to be able to drink more and get even more drunk than would be possible otherwise.

Edd

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2019, 12:39:13 pm »
To re ignite the red bull comments, vodka and red bull are great, so is gin and red bull, whiskey and red bull not so much.  Wasn't it a phase for a while to consume these sugary caffeinated drinks to be able to drink more and still feel not as drunk?

I have a friend who likes to buy rounds of Jagerbombs [shudder]. I'm pretty sure mixing alcohol with high caffeine energy drinks is banned in some countries because of the health risks of mixing stimulants with depressants.

Gattopardo

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2019, 12:42:12 pm »
To re ignite the red bull comments, vodka and red bull are great, so is gin and red bull, whiskey and red bull not so much.  Wasn't it a phase for a while to consume these sugary caffeinated drinks to be able to drink more and still feel not as drunk?

No, it was to be able to drink more and get even more drunk than would be possible otherwise.

Ah spend more money.....



I have a friend who likes to buy rounds of Jagerbombs [shudder]. I'm pretty sure mixing alcohol with high caffeine energy drinks is banned in some countries because of the health risks of mixing stimulants with depressants.

Doesn't that even it out ;)

What happened to drinking espresso with a shot of grappa?

ian

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2019, 02:24:07 pm »
Sitting in Caffe Nero the other day, my eye was drawn to a sign proclaiming ESPRESSO AND TONIC.
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caerau

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2019, 02:25:10 pm »
Sitting in Caffe Nero the other day, my eye was drawn to a sign proclaiming ESPRESSO AND TONIC.


 :sick: :jurek:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

ElyDave

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2019, 03:47:41 pm »
Espresso with a shot of grappa is a Cafe Corretto (correcting coffee) and is partiucalrly helpful before work, it seems. I honeymooned on Sicily and would regularly see Italian gents at the coffee shop on their way to teh office with a large something as we made our mid-morning break.

I think I tried it once or twice, and approved, but I was on holiday.
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T42

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #134 on: May 22, 2019, 04:10:45 pm »
Sitting in Caffe Nero the other day, my eye was drawn to a sign proclaiming ESPRESSO AND TONIC.

Goes well with a nice dish of peaches and carrots.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #135 on: May 22, 2019, 05:03:43 pm »
Sitting in Caffe Nero the other day, my eye was drawn to a sign proclaiming ESPRESSO AND TONIC.

Goes well with a nice dish of peaches and carrots.

Peaches and carrots would be fine in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #136 on: May 22, 2019, 05:09:12 pm »
Not sure about peaches in savoury dishes - it's not something I've ever come across - but apricots in a curry or tagine is most definitely a thing.
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

hellymedic

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #137 on: May 22, 2019, 05:28:21 pm »
Not sure about peaches in savoury dishes - it's not something I've ever come across - but apricots in a curry or tagine is most definitely a thing.

Well quite!
Peaches don't have a very strong flavour and would hardly be noticed. Pineapple in many savouries is definitely A Thing.

I have bulked up meat stews with dead fruit without complaint.

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #138 on: May 22, 2019, 05:35:20 pm »
I do a variant on a Waldorf salad with peach, celery and walnut, very nice it is, too.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #139 on: May 22, 2019, 08:25:50 pm »
"What's a Waldorf anyway? A walnut that's gone off?"
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #140 on: May 22, 2019, 08:45:35 pm »
I do a variant on a Waldorf salad with peach, celery and walnut, very nice it is, too.

Much as I'm not overfond of Waldorf salad, that sound's really good.

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #141 on: May 22, 2019, 08:53:57 pm »
"What's a Waldorf anyway? A walnut that's gone off?"

It's what you put in a salad when you've used up all of Statler.  :demon:
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #142 on: May 22, 2019, 08:55:24 pm »
"Sorry. We're fresh out of waldorfs"
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #143 on: May 22, 2019, 09:26:07 pm »
It does cause some strange looks, but it is actually a rather nice combo. Do bear in mind that I've been making it for ... oh my ....  close to 50 years, and it was probably a sight more innovative when I first served it. Thinking back, I started off using tinned peaches. Ring the changes with proportions of Mayo, yoghurt, lemon, lime juice, don't overcomplicate.

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #144 on: June 29, 2019, 03:54:24 pm »
Things I don’t understand: advertisements - You interrupt something I am enjoying with exaggerated claims (or sometimes just irrelevant singing/dancing) about a product I don’t want, and some how you think this will encourage me to desire it?
How do you expect that to work?
I mentally blacklist things I see advertising for!
However, I suspect it might be the end of civilisation if everyone did the same...
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

T42

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #145 on: June 30, 2019, 05:11:05 pm »
Why some ointments are aerated and some aren't. Marketing ploy?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #146 on: June 30, 2019, 05:42:09 pm »
I don't think I've had any aerated ointments but my use of all skin potions is scant.

I know cheap 'ice cream' is >50% gas by volume, which makes it bulky, cheap, fairly low-calorie & low-sugar and useful as a 'float' in hot drinks.

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #147 on: June 30, 2019, 11:41:59 pm »
I know cheap 'ice cream' is >50% gas by volume, which makes it bulky, cheap, fairly low-calorie & low-sugar and useful as a 'float' in hot drinksminging.

FTFY

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hellymedic

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #148 on: June 30, 2019, 11:52:31 pm »
I know cheap 'ice cream' is >50% gas by volume, which makes it bulky, cheap, fairly low-calorie & low-sugar and useful as a 'float' in hot drinksminging.

FTFY

HTH, HAND, etc etc

I must confess to quite liking Sainsbury's Soft Scoop foam but hating Walls' offering.

caerau

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #149 on: July 01, 2019, 01:28:52 pm »
Why some ointments are aerated and some aren't. Marketing ploy?


It would be genius if they then also claim to have antioxidants within  :-D
It's a reverse Elvis thing.