Figment

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    NHL '20

    IT'S FUCKIN EMBARRASSING!!! pheasants. all of you.
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    Freeboard, when you know your limits.

    meh. All watertight hatches dogged down, I don't think flooding the decks would affect her stability much at all.
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    Motortrend TV - Wheeler Dealers

    A key ingredient of the WD sauce was that they'd work on ANYTHING. The greatest variety of cars outside Jay Leno's Garage. Most current shows are niche-focused, and poorer for it.
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    Guess I'll have to give up my Mount Gay Hats

    It does seem that a lot of regattas which used to do red (though not Mt Gay) hats have found other colors. Not a bad thing.
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    Daughter sends mom picture of her college bedroom

    Fox news, pillar of journalistic integrity, is merely reporting what the daughter posted on twitter.
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    Cooking Quail

    meh. By the time you're done with the wine and butter and garlic and such, how much mussel do you really taste? it could be tofu and oyster sauce.
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    Cooking Quail

    My goal would have immediately become Quail Pot Pie!
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    Sourdough starter

    unless you grew the grapes in your own yard and you KNOW what's been sprayed on them, you rinse the damn grapes. I thought that the grapes/apple/whateverfruit method was about the fructose super-feeding the same wild airborne yeast that would start a simple water+flour mix.
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    Cooking Quail

    alright, well Happy Birthday, VirginGal, don't take too much shit from the publican today!
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    Cooking Quail

    cracker barrel? I mean... I know it's florida and all, but can't you maybe get someone in VT to hook you up with some actual cheese for the special occasion?
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    Cooking Quail

    Sliced apple, blue cheese, and TRISCUITS!
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    Cooking Quail

    maybe do a fresh batch of bacon-grease salad dressing?
  13. Evidently they've gone the "money in lieu of actual parenting" route thus far, why would they change now?
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    Sourdough starter

    Any re-test? It's garden-runneth-over time of year here. "since you're running the oven anyway" the inlaws had me turn some forearm-sized zucchini into a week's worth of breakfast bread.
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    Sourdough starter

    Is it aliiiiiive? I did some roasted garlic baguettes this morning to bring aboard the race boat tonight. They're in the car right now. The car is going to smell AWESOME later.
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    Sourdough starter

    The batch I started last night uses 120g of my (rye&white) starter, fed to 320g for the overnight, then into a 1700g total dough today. I dunno if you count the 120 or the 320, but it's a fairly mild sour result.
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    Moms cooking... your favorite

    Hey lay off the ridgeline. If miracle whip has an automotive allegory, it's the PT Cruiser. German potato salad is the ONLY potato salad.
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    Sourdough starter

    That Silverstone video... omfg that's the poorest excuse for "foccacia" I've ever seen. If I'm making a tear-away bread for soups and salads I'll make a pain d'epi, thanks.
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    Moms cooking... your favorite

    I guess I'm bringing my own peas when I travel to italy.
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    Moms cooking... your favorite

    Mom's cooking favored quantity over quality. It might not be the best dish you ever had, but you got to have it for three days!
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    Sourdough starter

    Chris, I just did a batch with half that much salt and the bread was much improved. I'm coming to the opinion that a lot of sourdough recipes are using too much salt as a way to make an otherwise too-wet dough manageable. Take the salt down to 10g and the water down to 650-675g and give it a shot. Lefty, I was thinking about your water, and about floridian water in general... The old trope about how you can't get good bread down there because the water is different seems like an easy one to solve. We aren't talking about vast volumes of water, a couple gallons of poland spring could be just the thing.
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    Sourdough starter

    2:1 water:flour? so more like a thin batter than a dough... is that just until you get it going, or is that how you keep it longterm?
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    Sourdough starter

    Are you doing the flour+water with daily-feedings thing, or the flour+water+fruit and let it ferment for a few days thing? What are you using for water? I'll send you some of mine if you want. (I figure if king arthur can ship starter crosscountry so can I)
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    nhl '19

    8 years at 9.5M for vasilevskiy! Vas + Kucherov + Stamkos + Hedman... not a lot of cap space left for anyone else there for the next several years.
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    Ladies FIFA

    The blowout is perfectly professional... goals-scored is a tiebreaker in the tournament, which they are working to win. The overcelebrating is just bad form at any level of any endeavor.