Word Association!!

Safin's friends' box once contemplated the loss of bush with great concern, but this had nothing to do with U.S. politics...

 
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stringertom

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When I see champagne celebrations of athletes wearing goggles I think of eye protection that should have been worn by Mike B during his encounter with some bush. I've never had bush I would trade my eyesight for.:p
 

stringertom

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Nike manufactures abrasion resistant shorts for Rafael Nadal. Otherwise, he would need to adopt good golfers apparel strategy...wear two pairs of shorts in case you get a hole in one.:p
 

stringertom

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Rice grown in marshy paddies, combined with herbs and spices like saffron and paprika make for a delicious base for a favorite dish of Nadal's country...paella!
 

Sentinel

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More like a Fartastic Sewage ... will be a slow, torturous passage through fetid bowels with putrid half-chewed bagels.

Even the similar trip in El Norte will seem like a trip in a luxury liner past an island of rose bushes and orchards compared to this.
 
Abrasions caused by over abundance of unmanicured bush[es] in Nadal's case.
Paella (with chicken, chorizo, mussels [aphrodisiac] and prawns), full of colour & flavour! A Nadal favourite, makes him go on and on!
Maria Perello looks rather bristly.



"Waiter, there is a pubic hair in my borscht!"
"So sorry! Our new chef, Maria Kirilenko, is not very good at multi-tasking. Russian pubes are easier on the eyes, you know."
"Hmm, I see that she is not a natural blond"
 
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Vcore89

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Maria Perello looks rather bristly.



"Waiter, there is a pubic hair in my borscht!"
"So sorry! Our new chef, Maria Kirilenko, is not very good at multi-tasking. Russian pubes are easier on the eyes, you know."
"Hmm, I see that she is not a natural blond"
in continuation...

''That's as far as I got too'', who knows what else is in there!

Anyhow, so long it doesn't wiggle in the soup but caresses my throat gently like tender parsley.;)
 
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A conversation that would not go well:

Wife: Why the cough?
Me: It's nothing, honey. I just have one of Maria Kirilenko's pubic hairs caught in my throat.
 
In Russia, the carpet rarely matches the blonde drapes. James 'As long as the carpet matches the drapes' Bond wouldn't mind in the cases of Kournikova, Sharapova, and Maria Kirilenko...
 
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India makes me think of eggplants, baingan bharta, Sentinel's puppies, and great ATP volleyers. Actually, India is the one major country in the Northern Hemisphere that I have never been to. I would like to visit someday, but am afraid to after reading Sureshs' accounts of the WC situations on trains and everywhere else...
 

stringertom

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I need to be seated on my morning throne when reading any poast that contains both Sureshs and WC. Think of the potential consequences before making this mistake again, Mike B.:p
 

stringertom

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The Barbary Coast pirates of the early 19th century were the common enemies of the Kingdom of Sweden and infant republic U.S.A. The two nations fought a war to free captive sailors and ships from the North African oppressors. The U.S. Marine Corps fought their first foreign battles there and these actions are honored in the Corps' hymn, From The Halls Of Montezuma To The Shores Of Tripoli.
 
Moulay Ismael, the mad despotic Morocccan King who built Meknes was arguably the architect of the Barbary pirate movement at least as far as Britain was concerned. They sailed as far as Cornwall and Devon in their hunt for 'White Gold'.
 

stringertom

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Fawlty Towers hotel breakfasts were often an adventure in slapstick humor, especially when bangers being served were "off" or Manuel's pet rat, Basil, would get loose.:eek:
 

stringertom

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Basil pesto sauce over angel hair pasta with grilled chicken breast, fresh Buffalo mozzarella and beefsteak tomatoes...heaven on a plate!
 

Vcore89

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Here's why mozzarella is the best pizza cheese, according to science
http://theweek.com/speedreads/447328/heres-why-mozzarella-best-pizza-cheese-according-science
August 27, 2014




You probably didn't need scientific confirmation of the fact that mozzarella is a delicious cheese that's even more delicious when it's melted on a pizza. But in case you did, the researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand have explained exactly why we tend to prefer some nice and gooey mozz.

According to their paper, "Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheese, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality," published in the August issue of the Journal of Food Science, mozzarella's scientific properties, like its high moisture content and natural elasticity, allow it to react to heat in a way that's the most desired by customers:

In the oven, the water in the cheese evaporates to create steam, which causes it to bubble. Since mozzarella is so stretchy, the bubbles can expand and become fairly big. As the bubbles grow, the oil sitting on top slides off and the exposed mozzarella starts to brown.

Other cheeses, the researchers found, were less successful. Cheddar, for instance, could brown beautifully, but its relative inelasticity prevented it from bubbling up and getting gooey. Gruyere had the opposite problem: It made some lovely bubbles, but failed to brown at all.

So what is a cheesemonger to do with all of this knowledge? Researcher Bryony James says that understanding cheese's scientific properties could help us make an even more perfect pizza in the future. "When we understand food right down to its micro-structural level," she says, "it gives us the levers we need to change the way it behaves."

If that means we're one step closer to discovering a way to create an oozing, perfectly browned pizza made entirely of Brie and Gruyere, I'll take it. Samantha Rollins
 

stringertom

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Ricotta cheese on a Pizza Bianca with lots of garlic and basil is a wonderful taste sensation. I like to add spinach, fresh Roma tomatoes and broccoli as toppings.
 

Vcore89

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Mozzarella and pizza are in perfect harmony, what else matters? Maybe a bottle of Chianti in the middle of the piazza? How about Gewurtztraminer? The truth is, pizza and a bottle of Coca Cola will suffice.:cool:
 

stringertom

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Corner Pizza at Church Avenue and E. 3rd St. in Brooklyn introduced me to Sicilian pizza when I first moved to NY.
Two slices and a Coke cost less than $2.
And then it was off to the F train for a trip into Manhattan for a movie or a concert.
 

SoBad

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Corner Pizza at Church Avenue and E. 3rd St. in Brooklyn introduced me to Sicilian pizza when I first moved to NY.
Two slices and a Coke cost less than $2.
And then it was off to the F train for a trip into Manhattan for a movie or a concert.
F is a good train -- hits a lot of the spots.
 

stringertom

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I was a wild and crazy college student when I went hunting for mushrooms in a cow pasture unfortunately monitored by a farmer armed with a shotgun filled with rock salt cartridges. I've never run faster!:eek:
 

stringertom

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It is common belief that mayonnaise originated neither in France or County Mayo in Ireland but in the town of Mahon on the Balearic island of Menorca, just a bit of Mediterranean water away from the home of another Balearic export to the pro tennis tour.
 
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