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dv8
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dv8
10 months ago

Happy Easter, everyone.

Just Sven
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10 months ago

Happy Easter.

dv8
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dv8
10 months ago

I was off TOR for a while, now I have to get back on again.

I guess I’ll make some Ramen. I got some cabbage, which…. I can’t remember what kind. There are about 5 varieties in the local store. It was a bit difficult on my digestion. So Instead of Just stir frying it and putting it in my broth, I thought maybe it could use some more cooking. I braised it in a bit of broth for about an hour. I guess I’ll try it again now, and see if it’s easier on me.

One good thing is that when you precook it, it definitely takes up less space in the fridge.

Just Sven
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10 months ago
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I’ve grown quite fond of stir frying shredded zucchini and adding that to noodles for my greens requirement -- I’ve never been a fan of raw vegetables, so that’s my accommodation.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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10 months ago

A blessed Easter, Gerbil Nation!
He is risen!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), and Sven!

We have two trumpets playing along with the piano and organ on our music at church, this morning, which means I’ll probably blow out my voice trying to be heard above the instruments. We’re having family over for a casual Easter dinner -- I’m going to grill hamburgers. The weather should be perfect.

dv8 -- I hope all that cooking of the cabbage doesn’t result in chemical warfare on your home.

Just Sven
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10 months ago

Enjoy the day -- don’t burn them burgers, Paddy!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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10 months ago
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I do a pretty good job of grilling a nice, medium-rare hamburger. If you want it cooked more than that, it’s a roll of the dice.

Just Sven
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10 months ago

The man has to make everything about himself -- a simple Happy Easter” would have sufficed.

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dv8
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dv8
10 months ago
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True…. But I gotta say….

I kinda love it : )

dv8
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dv8
10 months ago
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in fact, for more of that vibe, in a lighthearted way. Look up

Captain Deplorable on Twitter, who does a killer DJT impersonation.

dv8
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dv8
10 months ago
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httpv://youtube.com/shorts/jvKRtLCHBUI?feature=share

This is a sample.

https://youtube.com/shorts/jvKRtLCHBUI?feature=share

Last edited 10 months ago by dv8
dv8
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dv8
10 months ago

Well… I think it was Savoy Cabbage… And the cabbage experiment was at least a partial success. I had some mild cramps, but nothing too bad. I guess I won’t be eating it again though. Harper loves it and has no problem with it at all. So I’ll just buy one of the other varieties.

We BOTH made it to church. And we even went out to lunch afterward to one of our local Mexican places here. Pretty good stuff. And we had fun also.

It started as a trip up the canyon to Dairy Queen, which was a nice drive, but which turned out not to be open, although Google said it was. I was not surprised, really the main door has had a board on it for a while. I don’t think it’s out of business though. We were just going to go to McDonald’s instead, but in the end, decided on a proper lunch date.

It was positively lovely. I’m so happy we were able to do it.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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10 months ago
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That sounds like a lovely way to spend an Easter afternoon. I’m glad you were both able to make it.

dv8
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dv8
10 months ago

I didn’t order something too big either. Of course, Harper always has leftovers.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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10 months ago
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Of course, Harper always has leftovers.

Especially if lunch is sushi.

Just Sven
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10 months ago

The battle of Agincourt in northern France occurs in 1415 and pits King Henry V of England against French armies that outnumber the English by anywhere from 1.5:1 to 4-5:1. Also, the English army was poorly equipped, hungry, and wore out from trying to escape the French. During the battle, the English defeat the first two waves of French forces and take thousands of French prisoner. Late in the day as the third battalion of French is forming up for battle, French troops or local peasants or both, attack the English baggage train and wounded at the rear of the English forces.

Henry, worried that he doesn’t have enough of his own men to guard the prisoners and fearing that they will violate their parole, pick up arms and join back in the battle, orders them killed. Several officers object, but the killing of the prisoners begins – estimates of those killed varies from several hundred to thousands. The third French assault never happens, possibly in part because they saw the killing of the prisoners, and the battle is over. As they withdraw. Henry rescinds his order.

The Shakespeare Theater Company put on a mock trial event in 2010 arguing whether this was a war crime or justified. Judges included Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, and Merrick Garland. The history and arguments are interesting and entertaining, but more so is the camaraderie and civility displayed by the judges. Seems like a different time and one sorely missed.

It appears to only be available on C-SPAN and runs about two hours. Very worthwhile though.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?292554-1/judgment-agincourt

Last edited 10 months ago by Just Sven