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dronester
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Message 61 of 109 (542264)
01-08-2010 1:46 PM
Reply to: Message 60 by Straggler
01-08-2010 1:19 PM


Food and Women?
The fruit I had [in Guatemala] tasted like nowhere else on Earth.

Sheesh, I really think you need to expand on that thought.
I am wondering if your experience with food in Guatemala was like mine in Peru. I never tasted such extraordinary fresh, delicious food. Pineapples? OMG. Living in the northern hemisphere in Buffalo, I certainly never tasted a fresh pineapple, so I was ignorant of the taste explosion when sampling one of those. Also, freaking beans! BEANS! Not sure what type, kinda looked like enlarged pale, lima beans. But brother, THEY WEREN'T LIMA BEANS!!! D-LISH-US

Eastern European women are the most amazingly good looking I have ever encountered.

Yeah, I too thought Romanian women very pretty.

You know, I've always wanted to do a "most beautiful women in the world" thread. But thought it might be sexist and crass. (Perhaps we can tie it into this food thread somehow? Eeek). Anyways, my vote is for Spanish (Catalonian) and Thais women. With one exception, I saw the most beautiful girl in the world in Myanmar. So stone cold beautiful, she struck me absolutely speechless. Very pretty girls around Myanmar, I very much like the asian and indian mix.

(My apologies to women (and men) who find this women and food talk disTASTEful.)


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Message 62 of 109 (542274)
01-08-2010 3:04 PM
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01-08-2010 1:46 PM


Re: Food and Women?
But thought it might be sexist and crass.

And why would that stop us?

I never tasted such extraordinary fresh, delicious food. Pineapples? OMG. Living in the northern hemisphere in Buffalo, I certainly never tasted a fresh pineapple, so I was ignorant of the taste explosion when sampling one of those.

My experience of fruit in Central America surpassed fruit plucked off trees in the Carribbean, Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Maybe it was just a good crop. I dunno.

And the coconut rum with pineaple wasn't bad either.

Anyways, my vote is for Spanish

Well as someone married to an Argentinian I am no position to deny your Hispanic bias.

Shhhh - But while she isn't looking - Brazilian girls deserve their reputation for sheer strikingness. Eastern European girls for the sheer consistency of beauty.

disTASTEful

Oh now you are just trying to be nominally "on topic" for the sake of silliness.

Which I personally have no problem with.

Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.


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Message 63 of 109 (542288)
01-08-2010 4:23 PM
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01-08-2010 3:04 PM


Re: Food and Women?
OK, one last food item before I leave work.

Fresh cocoa pod! I really, really wish I live long enough to try another one of these. This was another Vanuatu sampler. My guide cut down one of these pods for me. Inside were the dark nuts, not edible in its raw state. But swimming around them was the WHITE-chocolate cream. Normally, I am not crazy about white-chocolate, but this was EXCELLENT. I wonder if I can buy these cocoa pods in the US, but they should probably be fresh for best results.

(Brazil girls huh? Ok, I'll put that on my travel list too. Thanks)


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Message 64 of 109 (542289)
01-08-2010 4:31 PM
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01-08-2010 1:46 PM


Re: Food and Women?
Finally this thread gets some balls under it. Are you ladies done with your shopping list?

"most beautiful women in the world"

I was always fond of hispanic women - skin color, body, hair, Wow!

However, having been expose to Eastern Euro women lately working on the cruise ships, FUCK! I'm shocked at how extremely beautiful these women are. I mean model quality! I've never seen it before, ever. Currently my hispanics are in 2nd place since having met and enjoyed the company of eastern euro women.

They are not shy at all.

- Oni


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Message 65 of 109 (542292)
01-08-2010 4:43 PM
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01-08-2010 4:31 PM


Re: Food and Women?
Hey "Oni-did-I-hear-someone-mention-girls?",

Eastern Euro women are not shy at all.

Damn, I just started pre-planning a eastern euro trip with a female friend hopefully for Fall 2010. After your comments, I am thinking, maybe I should have solo'd on this one. Damn!!!

OK, for a truly crass and sexist thread, "what are the worlds least beautiful girls?" I don't want to offend anyone, so can we do this in code, using baseball metaphors?

BTW Oni, don't go stealing my great jokes fior your comedy act in the "Smelling The Coffee: 2010" thread. They're gold Oni, GOLD!


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Message 66 of 109 (542295)
01-08-2010 4:56 PM
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01-08-2010 4:43 PM


Re: Food and Women?
"what are the worlds least beautiful girls?"

Wisconsinite women.


Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people
-Carl Sagan

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
-Carl Sagan


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onifre
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Message 67 of 109 (542296)
01-08-2010 4:58 PM
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01-08-2010 4:43 PM


Re: Food and Women?
Hi Dronester,

Damn, I just started pre-planning a eastern euro trip with a female friend hopefully for Fall 2010. After your comments, I am thinking, maybe I should have solo'd on this one. Damn!!!

Easyyyy, maybe not, bro. Think outside the box(es).

OK, for a truly crass and sexist thread, "what are the worlds least beautiful girls?" I don't want to offend anyone, so can we do this in code, using baseball metaphors?

Shit, honestly, and I may piss off many here but...middle America. Holy Christ. I'm sorry but anytime I hit up these places, its fewwww and farrrr between that anything remotely f-able comes around - and trust me, when I've been drinking I have lowwww standards.

In baseball terms: they look like a 15 year old major league baseball catcher's mitt...

BTW Oni, don't go stealing my great jokes fior your comedy act in the "Smelling The Coffee: 2010" thread. They're gold Oni, GOLD!

I just saw those, and, I'm not gonna lie, the bit about the: Popular Front, Top, and Bottoms for the Liberation of Palestine had me laughing out loud.

The other stuff was great though, well done.

- Oni

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Message 68 of 109 (542305)
01-08-2010 5:52 PM
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01-07-2010 7:30 PM


Turtle
So what is the weirdest thing you have eaten?

Turtle, in the Florida Keys, but not at a restaurant. On a boat, with a diver, freshly killed.

Weirdest, yet the most delicious thing ever - besides the side-topic of course.

- Oni

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Message 69 of 109 (542337)
01-09-2010 12:42 AM
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01-08-2010 4:56 PM


Re: Food and Women?
/cry
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Message 70 of 109 (542615)
01-11-2010 9:08 AM
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01-08-2010 1:15 PM


Pragues Kutna Hora Bone Church
Hi Coragyps,

I just got a chance to research this church now. From your description I believe you are talking about Pragues Kutna Hora Bone Church. From the pictures its is utterly beautiful and repugnant. Check out the chandelier photo link below. Makes me both queasy and fascinated. Thanks for the travel tip.

http://www.vagabondish.com/kutna-hora-bone-church-prague/
http://micahandheather.files.wordpress.com/...1/img_1839.jpg

I am reminded of my trip to Egypt. I went to one of the workers tomb in Luxor. As often happens in Egypt, some psuedo-guide looking for a quick buck (egyptian pound) goes "psssss" and motions with hands to see what he has. It's a mummy!!! From the roadworn looks of it, I am not the only tourist it has been trotted out to exhibit. I take a photo, and he motions if I would like a photo of me holding it. Errr, that was past my morbid tolerance, said no thanks, and left him with some baksheesh (tip).


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Message 71 of 109 (542616)
01-11-2010 9:19 AM
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Re: Pragues Kutna Hora Bone Church
Makes me both queasy and fascinated.

That's what daughter said, too. Creepy and beautiful.


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Message 72 of 109 (542623)
01-11-2010 10:36 AM
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01-11-2010 9:19 AM


Re: Pragues Kutna Hora Bone Church
I was there couple of years ago. Not so far from church are huge catacombs filled with skulls and bones.

I plan to visit the church again, though this time under the influence of a low dose LSD or another psychedelic.

And a little more on topic: Never had a mince pie. Never plan too, im just not a big fan of sugary food.

Weirdest thing i ever ate? Some thing i could not identify i got from some food both in Varanasi, India. Looked liked crushed beetles, tasted absolutely fantastic, had diarrheafor several days after


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Message 73 of 109 (542630)
01-11-2010 11:26 AM
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01-11-2010 9:08 AM


Re: Pragues Kutna Hora Bone Church
I found myself reading this thread just to try and find out how a discussion on mince pies possibly wound up with topic headings about the bone church, and then felt compelled to nitpick. Kutna Hora's not in Prague - saying 'Prague's Kutna Hora Bone Church' is like saying 'Washington DC's Baltimore Basilica'.

Either way - it's definitely worth a visit!


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Message 74 of 109 (542638)
01-11-2010 1:45 PM
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01-07-2010 8:40 PM


Re: Save a Tree, Eat a Squirrel
I can imagine my poor little son (he loves squirrels and tries to chase them up trees) realising that he is munching squirrel. I may have to hide this fact from him if I do manage to source any.

Around here, those found nibbling varmint are humorously termed "rednecks".

That said, I've eaten squirrel.

Years ago, my dad and I weren't having much luck hunting, so he decided to throw a little buckshot up at G. Magda's friend the gray squirrel. Well, to make a long story short, after being derided up and down by my (ahem, city-girl) mother for thinking this was a good culinary idea (I think she nicknamed my dad "Cletus" for awhile), Rocky eventually found his way into the crockpot with the other "sharptail grouse". I would have to say watching my mom and sisters gnaw on gray squirrel femur meat (which, I'd have to agree with GM, is fairly tasty fare) ranks right up there with one of the funniest happenings at the 'ol kitchen table. I think it was a number of decades before they finally discovered the truth...

Have a good one.


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Message 75 of 109 (542642)
01-11-2010 2:23 PM
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01-06-2010 6:17 PM


I'm not sure if this would be qualify as derailing this thread since "most tasty women" seems to be the current topic (really, when isn't it?), but here's a question I've been looking to ask all you Brits (or UK-ers in general, I guess): what the hell is up with Spotted Dick?

And to all you smartasses: ha ha, very funny. Just to be clear, this has nothing to do with my latest penile malady.

I work in a grocery store (a vice of mine) and this product (made by Heinz) apparently commands enough of a following here to enjoy a coveted "spot" in the international section. Alongside the dried poblano peppers, if you must know.

Spotted Dick was my contribution to a recent family "white elephant" gift exchange. And it was the CAT'S MEOW, getting stolen at least twice during the exchange. So what is it about Spotted Dick that, to most Americans I've asked, makes this most unlikely, hilarious, questionable, blasphemous-sounding product so apparently popular across the pool?

Have a good one.

p.s. Out of curiousity, we did try the stuff and found it to be mediocre. I assume smaller-scale production improves the taste-experience as with most other food products?

p.p.s Regarding mince pies: I'd like to try one sometime. That said, I'd have a hard time not envisioning Sweeney Todd and his straightedge "friends" carving up the local populace for filling fodder.

Edited by Apothecus, : No reason given.


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