Fresh Strawberry Liqueur

19 Apr 2015 11:31 am
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Posted by Marc

Strawberry Liqueur

With strawberry season in full swing, I was passing by a fruit stand the other day when the intoxicating aroma of strawberries led me to a stack of strawberries which had just been marked down to ¥500 (about $4.20 USD) per case. The reason? They were all different sizes, a big no-no in quality conscious […]

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Apparently they're on about bringing back another British icon to our screens: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/top-pops-set-comeback-dermot-5546470 . Skipping lightly over what Unity referred to on twitter as the Cthonian nightmare of the presenting team, my thoughts naturally turn to:

Which song should we campaign for a mass download of to game the number one slot for the week it returns?

My first thought was Top of the Pops by Rezillos, but that's a bit obvious. Then I had a another idea. An idea so awesome in its terrible trolliness... when they started showing repeats of seventies TotP on BBC4 the one song that stuck in my head, because they had it on week after week, despite the fact that the artist was clearly off his face, his head, and any other body part you care to mention, was Boston Tea Party by the Alex Harvey Band.

If we could get THAT into the charts and shown on TotP the week they bring it back that would be AMAZING.
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To my knowledge there are now three members of the Calderdale Liberal Democrats Policy Working Group with voting rights in the Hugos. Now the words "Calderdale Liberal Democrats Policy Working Group" might not convey just how SJWy we are, so I'm going to lay it out for you.

We are members of a British political party that openly champions social justice*.
We are ACTIVE members of that political party.
We are such active members that we debate policy and submit motions & amendments to party conference, thereby to make party policy EVEN MORE SJWy than it already is.
We have been pretty successful in making party policy even more SJWy than it already is on a number of occasions.

Now the name of our party is the Liberal Democrats. This means that yes, we are liberals. We are also very committed to democracy (we're putting huge amounts of effort into the election campaign here at the moment). That means we take voting very seriously, and like doing it in as informed a way as possible. So all your sad/rabid nominations will be being read/watched and scrutinised. And we will vote according to what we think is best.

Now here's the bit that'll really blow your mind: Calderdale is only one of hundreds of local parties within the lib dems. I never met a local party within the lib dems that wasn't stuffed full of scifi geeks. And I know for a damn straight fact that our local party isn't the only one with Hugo voters in it.

As the very wise (black LGBT+) lady once said: "YES it's fucking political: EVERYTHING'S political".



*yes, I know, UK folks, we haven't been as great at that as we could have been in coalition, but we've tried.
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Inspired by (ok totally blatantly nicked from Andrew Hickey)

- "David Cameron just looks more like a Prime Minister than $other party leader" - yes, because choosing a PM based on what they look like is EXACTLY the best way to choose.

- "Nigel Farage taps into a populism that mainstream politicians can't" - Nigel Farage taps into the unthinking, mutually contradictory opinions of the pub bore who cares only for his own prejudices and not for petty little things like facts. There's a REASON most serious politicians don't follow that route.

- "The Liberal Democrats weren't perfect at $thing in coalition with the tories, so I'm going to vote labour, even though when they had a stonking great majority they were still worse at $thing than the current coalition. I shall do this to punish the Lib Dems for propping up a "tory" government which is, in fact, a damn sight less tory than the last labour government."

Arroz Amarillo

14 Apr 2015 02:05 am
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Arroz Amarillo (Yellow Rice) Recipe

Arroz Amarillo or “yellow rice” is a playful and delicious Latin American dish that makes for a visually stunning side to dishes like Picadillo. Sadly, it often falls short on flavor, relying too heavily on instant mixes and flavor enhancers rather than the handful of basic ingredients it requires. Head over to PBS Food for […]

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So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?

That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise.



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Vegan Tonkotsu Ramen

11 Apr 2015 02:37 pm
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Vegan Tonkotsu Ramen

Growing up, a steaming bowl of ramen was my panacea to mend a cold, the balm demanded to sooth my angst, and the pick-me-up needed after a rough day at school. Those perfect bowls of creamy porcine soup brimming with curly noodles were, for me, the quintessential comfort food. This is probably why I took […]

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Vegan “Egg” Salad

10 Apr 2015 05:04 am
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Vegan "Egg" Salad Sandwich

Whether you follow a plant-based diet or not, it’s hard to deny the convenience of not having to hard boil and peel eggs to make an egg salad sandwich. This rich “egg” salad made with tofu has most of the texture and all the flavor of the egg based original and comes together without having […]

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On the Grooming of Dogs

9 Apr 2015 10:05 pm
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My two dogs have very different reactions to the hairbrush. Roxy HATES it. She has quite long, extremely fine hair that is prone to tangles. Roxy has to be held by one person to be brushed by another. She knows as soon as her collar is taken off it's either brush or bath and she hates them both.

Spike, on the other hand is very fond of grooming. He has also got very fine hair, but it's extremely short and never tangles. Spike LOVES being brushed. For him it's like being stroked by a thousand tiny hands. He can't understand why Roxy doesn't love it as much as he does. But he can tell she doesn't like it, so whenever she is being groomed he tries to insert himself between her and the brush.

They've both been brushed this evening. Spike is curled up in his I LOVE YOU MUMMY position, pressing as much of himself as caninely possible against me. Roxy is as far the other end of the sofa as she can get, refusing to even look at me, in very serious not-talking-to-you mode.

I wonder what I can do to get her to forgive me? I suspect dentastix will do the trick...

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