Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Polar bears have dark blue or black tongues. Their breath stinks.
That's actually true. My friends and I, we hang out sometimes with this one really big white dude, who is a polar bear, and yeah, everytime he opens his mouth to talk, all I can think of is half-eaten seals.
You guys think if we got him some floss, a nice SoniCare system and one of those little tongue scrapers.....you guys think his breath might improve? Would he be offended? I mean, he's always been an excellent wingman, and really pretty genuine and cool to everyone, so I don't want to alienate the guy.
nah,I think a mint for the breath-and a hug, would do! lol
Forget the SoniCare, get him some Charmin.
edit: your friend could be having some problem (like a digestion issue or worse) that causes this. Halitosis, ok, bad breath, is not just about not brushing or flossing etc. Perhaps (offended or not) he needs a check up.
meningitis: something strange that affects women in their middle age making them even more intolerable
If you multiply the number 142857 by any whole number between 2 and 6 the answer will have the same digits but in a different order. If you multiply by 7 something else happens.
Tarapachin chin chichin chin....
Tarapachin chin chichin chiiiiiin....
If it hasn't been mentioned before...
I'd just like to point out that all polar bears are left handed.
they write with the left hand? or play tennis ?
I LOVE KIMCHEE!!!!!!!
KOREAN FOOD ROCKS!!!!
No, silly... the left paw is their dominant hand...
I heard somewhere that it's the case with all polar bears...
Left paw, left hand, whats the difference...
Milan Gurovic and his tatto has as much chance to play in Croatia as the Pope blessing gay marriages.
are you sure you're not thinking of menopause (sp?) because I was once checked out for meningitis and I was only 15 at the time, and I am a boy, not a middle aged woman
no, menopause, as the word suggests, happens to men at about 45-50, when they stop MENstruating.
(hey, just kidding, i tried saying the earlier post with a straight face lol.
itones, may you take birth in India for the next seven lives to atone for the sin of insulting indian cuisine.
I would recommend the Andhra Pradesh state, where the food is hottest.
dude, you are HOT! btw, isn't special theory 1905 stuff?
you certainly don't suk@physics. Might i ask where at you are studying ?
Isn't point 1 a way of saying that time is relative to the observer? (I was an astrophysicist in my previous birth -- have some vague recollections)
I read the post about kimchee being for poor people... blah, blah. And it's probably true. However sometimes people use food to reconnect and remind them of the past. I'm black, and live in the south. People still eat chittlin's. Which is cleaned and boiled pig intestine. Poor southerners (black and white) used to eat it because it was cheap, and a good source of protein. It smells and taste like old sweaty gym socks, IMHO. Not really the point it's a connection to their past, and that alone makes it worth including in the culinary catalog. Although I wouldn't eat it ;-)
I couldn't agree more. I love indian food. I like eating vegetarian when possible, and different curry blends go better with veggies than anything else I've ever tried. I must admit, I would have been just as ignorant as most but a friends girlfriend took us to an indian restaurant a few years ago in new york. She ordered several items off the menu, and I was hooked for life. Like the kid said try it you'll like it ;-)
I only had a curry for the first time in my life 4 months ago, and Indian food is huge here. Ananda, are you a Hindu? If so, I was wondering what you think of the caste system (or what it used to be like) and what caste you were born in to.
if ananda answers, it wont be a useless information. pls, forzainter, try to respect you own thread rules
The seventh world toilet congress is taking place in NewDelhi.
Is that the guys who's convention center looks like a toilet seat from 5k feet or more?
I don't have the slightest idea,but if you're interested http://www.worldtoilet.org
there's also a world toilet college?!?!?
first of all, itones, i hope you realize i was pulling you leg in that "curse" i left you
to tell you the truth, what you get in restaurants is not really indian food. India has many different cuisines, each is distinctly and totally different. I would say each of the 25 states has a different cuisine.
And the delicious food we eat at home is often very simple rice and daal and veggies. Or roti (bread) with daal and veggies. Simple and tasty. Not the heavily curried stuff you get.
I am also aware that westerners find our food very hot, and often have stomach problems. So i do not mind your saying you dislike indian, although your descriptions of fecal etc were a bit on the disgusting side Peace.
forzainter, i have no objections to questions on religion, or even anyone making fun of mine, or asking questions or criticizing. I know by now that all of you folk are nice, well-meaning guys, even if we sometimes get a tad spicy with words.
i was born a hindu, although i do not subscribe to any religion. Never did as an atheist, and now that i believe totally in God, it would be a slur and insult to Him to categorize people by religion (IMHO). I repeat, imho, it pains God to see us divide ourselves in ANY way.
As far as caste, its a blot on humanity. And this has nothing to do with the hindu religion, these are things that got manipulated and twisted for people's own benefit. Almost everything here in the name of religion, is because someone benefits.
I am of the so-called brahmin caste, but i would happily eat food from people of any caste, sit with them, shake hands, feed them, serve them etc etc. I cannot find it in me to even think that someone is lower than someone else.
i am reminded of that much misunderstood even maligned soul named Gandhi who even cleaned the toilets of the so-called untouchable castes.
Please feel free to ask or criticize ... and i sincerely apologize if the above was in any way useful ;-)
i hope i am not hjacking this thread. just in brief:
it used to be and still is like this:
1. you are prohibited from marrying outside your caste (actually, even sub-caste)
2. in certain cases, orthodox people will not eat with other castes or allow them into their homes, kitchens etc.
I was once in a rural area in Rajasthan, i was taken by a boy to the local tap to drink water. I was drinking from a large tap, whereas he went behind the well to drink from a trickle. A TRICKLE. When i later asked, he said he was from the untouchable caste, so he could not touch the main tap.
What was it like? You can imagine how it feels to be untouchable, or not allowed to love someone due to caste differences, to be inferior, not allowed to follow some trade (this one may not be true today), etc etc.
I believe a lot of this became very strict (acco to history books) when there were invasions a few centuries ago, and the people here wanted to protect their customs from getting wiped out by the mughals or greek or whatever.
I find those two statements contradictory. Korean food can be very tasty indeed. However, anyone who truly appreciates Korean food would surely be wary of kimchee as a relic from rural Korean past where such spice was but a means of confronting the dull reality of rice and cabbage as the only foods available.
My ex is from Brazil. She often spoke in terms of social class, such as "I once had a boyfriend, but we split because he was from a higher class than I. More educated, better part of town, more money in the family..." This even though she had a wonderful education, a well to do family, etc...third world , or rather "provincial" outlook. Strange reference since we here in the States are brought up, at least on the surface, to not recognize or be limited by class structure, at least in terms of applying ambition.
"When love is in excess it brings man no honor nor worthiness..."
Can you buy your way into a better caste? The guy that owned a company I used to work for made almost $700++ million during the internet boom times. Some guys in the office said he bought his way into a higher caste. Is this common among the newly wealthy of Indian decent? I think he was a farmers ?ranking? before.
I guess I just find the whole thing interesting. The truth is there are informal systems in place in the US and everywhere. Sure it is 60-70% merit based here but the rest.... or more seems to be who you know.
Also from your past post it seems you followed your caste I guess. If you didn't how mad would your parents be?
When I was going to school my dad wanted me to study medicine. Thing is I don't even like chemistry, or helping people much. He was disappointed but not to mad since I ended up doing ok. Is it the same type of family pressure or more?
Regarding the last 2 posts. one thing I admire about the US, is that no matter what your background is, you can become what you want. Your current merit decides. Not what your studied, or where, or your "class" etc.
I know a kid here from a poor family, his mother cooks and works full time at my aunt's house. My aunt educated him and he is brilliant, doing very well. A chartered accountant. But he feels the need to move away from here, because everyone here knows his background or "class". In fact, he does not even speak with us any longer since he feels we would remind him of his origins (guessing)?
rich, i don't know how you say i followed my caste ? i come from a liberal family, luckily. so there are no restrictions. But generally yes, parents would be mad if son or daughter went their own way.
About buying your way into a caste. I guess anythings possible. if you marry another caste, normally you get downgraded ! But if you have loads of money ... i guess you could change your name (name is linked to caste). Change where you live, get a whole bunch of false documents made to erase old caste, and then everything else will follow.
lol, in india the first question people will ask is your name, your last name specifically. so i ask them "you are trying to determine my caste, are you?"
reply: "oh no, no, just asking...".
ok back to useless info!!
halva is horrible unless you're on a diet.
are you REALLY trying to pick a fight with me....
okay, choose your weapon!
p.s. that's one of my favorite desserts. But oh, you gotta be an indian to like it. With your taste for fluffy pastry and mom's apple pie and chocolate cake (mmmmmmmmm) and fudge, no way you will appreciate halva!
Is halva really Indian? Or from the middle east? (I do realize the proximity and the history between).
Is it spelled halwa sometimes?
Is it the white flaky stuff I'm thinking of or is there another halva/halwa?
I've been reading up on education. Dewey and Piaget agreed on a lot of stuff.
haha well it's not indian.It's arabic my friend!!
here's a pic slice:
Only in balkans and some middle east it's made with tahini,while I think in india you make it with sunflower seeds?
^^^ the one on the right tastes awesome.
in india we spell it as Halwa.
and it can be made of various things.... WHO said sunflower seeds, malakas , my greek brother ?
it can be made of semolina (sooji) or wheat or potato or carrot ( an indian favorite in winters) or moong daal (a favorite at weddings) -- all of them are delicious, but certainly NOT recommended if you are on diet.
Because of the rotation of the earth, things will go further if you throw them west
that may not actually be useless
Naw, I think that qualifies as completely useless. ;-)
As a Mod, I was in a bit of a quandry. We're suppposed to help keep threads on-topic. For several posts there was plenty of useFULL information being posted.
Careful there, TT-ers.... (I can't believe I'm posting this....)
while it's true that the earth is rotating.
the atmosphere surrounding the planet is also rotating at the same rate.
your frame of reference is zero velocity while you are on the surface, so no matter which direction you throw the ball the wind/air resistance will be the determining factor on the distance the ball travels.
dear mod, we simple folk do get carried away a bit
i was surprised when i found some posts knocked out ... regarding education , nothing naughty...
now, as per rules I gotta say something useless. Here goes ..
A person living on a mountain will age slower that a person living at sea-level.
Ahhh yes, the ''Coriolis Effect''. Useful. If you have a catapult. And plan on using it.
Giving that phenomenon a name and presenting it in this thread...now THAT my friends, is...
Supposed to fire my imagination.
uh I can't get no, uh no no no....
a hey hey hey....that's what I say.
It's useless as it's wrong. However if you did throw something westward in the Northern Hemisphere, it would be deflected northward (or to the right) from the spot you aimed it at. This effect will get larger the further you throw/shoot something and the higher up in latitude you are.
Useless information to most people:
One tablespoon's worth of a Neutron Star's matter would weigh several million tonnes here on Earth...that's how dense a Neutron Star is...and they are small things, only 20km in diameter yet weigh twice as much as our sun...
The word "parachute"...
Para means "save", Chute means "fall".
Therefore when some cute guy in some Top Gun movie says "the chute didn't open", he's not making any flipping sense.
thats what my diary book says in its facts along the bottom of the page, and as you can see according to slice bh compliment, it exists
Now i just want four drops, for putting on my 3,9 and 2,10 oclock, and i am all set.
^^^ Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, the pulses are electromagnetic radiation from the poles which appear to pulsate due to the spin.
Suffering does not cease to be until you reach Enlightenment
Suffering does not cease to be until you reach the second cup of coffee.
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