Author Topic: Cutlery lust  (Read 62400 times)

Kim

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2010, 09:01:23 pm »
Not entirely clear in the photo, but she's wearing it on a black leather cord around the neck...
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2010, 09:26:56 pm »
Squints closely at picture, ah yes.

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2010, 11:26:45 pm »
Cool :D :thumbsup:
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barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2010, 01:12:12 am »
Waves Hi to Barakta  :thumbsup:

*waves back*  :D

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2010, 01:15:09 am »
oooooooooh nice spork!
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2010, 07:43:52 am »
Yes, I took am awaiting spork delivery, but mine is being held up by other items on the order, which needed ordering in. :-\
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Charlotte

  • Dissolute libertine
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2010, 08:10:04 am »
Crikey - a whole regiment of sporkers.

Perhaps we should form the YACF Irregulars? Armed to the teeth with viciously sharp hybrid eating utensils and ready to fight crime and injustice wherever we find it (as well as eating any spare cake that happens to be lying around).

Come on, it's a winner  :D
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #57 on: September 01, 2010, 08:33:03 am »
I was using my Alpkit folding spork at the weekend. The spoon function works well, I didn't get a chance to try the stabbity prongs though.  The wire handle is OK, but can collapse if you stir your couscous the wrong way.
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2010, 08:33:14 am »
Perhaps we should form the YACF Irregulars? Armed to the teeth with viciously sharp hybrid eating utensils and ready to fight crime and injustice wherever we find it (as well as eating any spare cake that happens to be lying around).

Yebbut, you've already begged a cool name as the Sporkmother, the rest of us are just sidekicks, sporketeers as it were.

We should go for a group shot at the YACF Camping thingy (if my spork ever turns up...)
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2010, 08:53:24 am »
Will those of us with plastic sporks be allowed to join?
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Charlotte

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2010, 09:22:19 am »
Yes.  But don't expect to make the commissioned ranks.  A plastic spork is not the weapon of a gentleman...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #61 on: September 01, 2010, 09:49:15 am »
I don't get this spork stuff. Proper spoon for me. If you want to save weight, take a kiddy's plastic one, as has been said. Fork is rarely necessary - anything you can eat with a fork usually tastes better eaten with fingers.
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #62 on: September 01, 2010, 01:37:14 pm »
If it needs stabbing, you need a knife, it it needs scooping, you need a spoon.

Charlotte

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2010, 01:49:06 pm »
You just don’t seem to get it, chaps.  We’re not talking about a mere piece of disposable cutlery here.  The spork is an ancient weapon of a gentleman traveller. Not as clumsy or random as a fork, nor as lumpen or inaccurate as a spoon; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.  For over a thousand generations, spork bearers were the guardians of peace and justice whilst eating their dinner.

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #64 on: September 01, 2010, 01:59:23 pm »
One of the most important items a travelling Japanese warrior (or, for that matter, a monk) would carry was his chopsticks.  Miyamoto Musashi describes how to use chopsticks as weapons.

Sporks are just a Western version.
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #65 on: September 01, 2010, 02:17:04 pm »
I've put it in the really terrible jokes thread, because that's where it belongs

spork history

Charlotte

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #66 on: September 01, 2010, 02:30:44 pm »
*grone*

*hands Ham his coat*
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #67 on: September 01, 2010, 08:21:24 pm »
Yes.  But don't expect to make the commissioned ranks.  A plastic spork is not the weapon of a gentleman...

I'm willing to stay in the ranks.  Cannon fodder, that's me. As long as I get cake.

I have got two sporks - a small one for eating with, and a big one for cooking with, courtesy of my sister last Christmas.  Does that count for anything?
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #68 on: September 01, 2010, 08:30:29 pm »
One of the most important items a travelling Japanese warrior (or, for that matter, a monk) would carry was his chopsticks.  Miyamoto Musashi describes how to use chopsticks as weapons.

Takeshi Kitano's Hana Bi  has an gruesome depiction of this. A Yakuza heavy is hassling Our Hero during his lunch, and ends up with a chopstick through his eyeball..... :o

I hate to think what Charlotte would do to a similarly rude chap with a sharpened spork....
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2010, 11:51:50 am »
Yes.  But don't expect to make the commissioned ranks.  A plastic spork is not the weapon of a gentleman...

I'm willing to stay in the ranks.  Cannon fodder, that's me. As long as I get cake.

I have got two sporks - a small one for eating with, and a big one for cooking with, courtesy of my sister last Christmas.  Does that count for anything?

Me too.  We have 3 (one each) Light My Fire plastic sporks and they're just fine.  I am tempted by a Ti spork but it's becoming a bit like following the herd.  Ti sporks are getting too cool and I ain't cool, nor do I want to be. 

If something needs cutting, poking or stabbing I've got my Frosts knife, failing that I've also got my Leatherman Surge.  With this selection if some chump needed to endure death by cutlery I reckon I'd cope.

The Mechanic

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2010, 02:02:18 pm »
Everything is a weapon in skillful hands Grasshopper

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2010, 08:29:56 pm »
Me too.  We have 3 (one each) Light My Fire plastic sporks and they're just fine.  I am tempted by a Ti spork but it's becoming a bit like following the herd.  Ti sporks are getting too cool and I ain't cool, nor do I want to be.  

If something needs cutting, poking or stabbing I've got my Frosts knife, failing that I've also got my Leatherman Surge.  With this selection if some chump needed to endure death by cutlery I reckon I'd cope.

On holiday in France this year, one of our group spotted some Opinel stainless steel knives in a box at a supermarket checkout, at a good price.  Until then, about half the group (of eight), had one. After that, we all did!

For the next few days, every lunchtime, when the cheese and bread and tomatoes were unpacked and needed slicing, there was a rush of people getting thier new knives out to play with....

Seamus, over on the Velo Vision forum, was telling us that he thought he'd mislaid his tent pegs on a recent trip, and had to make do with forks. I thought of this thread...
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2010, 08:31:15 pm »
Just got an email saying that my Ti Spork is delayed, so I won't have it in time for the YACF Camping Weekend. :(

I may have to go and find a cheap plastic one, so I won't be amongst the unsporked.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #73 on: September 10, 2010, 08:41:54 pm »
I am also sporkless, and the Barbie cannon is out of action, so if we're anticipating a zombie attack I might have to borrow barakta's.
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Steve Kish

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #74 on: September 10, 2010, 08:48:37 pm »
I'll remain Sporkless and continue eating with my hands whilst lovingly fondling and warming my Spyderco Harpy in my pocket. :smug:
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