1. #12441
    Quote Originally Posted by Dacien View Post
    Funny you guys talking about steak, I need to pan fry one up soon. And also, extremely strange that this thread has morphed into a steak thread

    I suppose you guys will be puts on sunglasses savoring your victory.
    Well, any thread with more steak is just a plain out better thread.

    If it's a loss, it's a loss. I'm honestly not that emotionally vested in it. If I lose, I'll be rethinking my own ability to project election results, but enjoying my steak anyway. I'm sure I'd get more than my share of taunting. Meanwhile, a smile will say it all from my end... also, those sunglasses

  2. #12442
    Quote Originally Posted by belfpala View Post
    If you salt it and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before cooking, some interesting things happen. First, the salt draws water out to the surface. Then the salty water gets sucked back into the meat. In the process, some of the proteins near the surface are denatured. This actually helps with browning (crust formation). Then a light sprinkle of some coarse salt at the end, and the world is all good.
    Oohh, good tips! Thank ya!

  3. #12443
    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    No, it was...it was not pleasant.
    I guess I'm not sure what you heard. It's just muscle,fat, and connective tissue there's going to be some moisture in it. If eating animals bothers you much, I'd recommend against it. Not trying to be a jerk, I just don't really understand why folks that are squicked out about something having been a wandering critter keep eating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belfpala View Post
    If you salt it and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before cooking, some interesting things happen. First, the salt draws water out to the surface. Then the salty water gets sucked back into the meat. In the process, some of the proteins near the surface are denatured. This actually helps with browning (crust formation). Then a light sprinkle of some coarse salt at the end, and the world is all good.
    Yes it is. Yes... it... is.

  4. #12444
    Quote Originally Posted by Felya420 View Post
    Oohh, good tips! Thank ya!
    Oh, one more... always pat the steak dry with a paper towel before cooking. You want to minimize any moisture on the surface, otherwise you're steaming rather than forming a crust.
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    If anybody is thinking of buying me a gift I would much rather they just donate that money to charity instead.
    chicken kiev

  5. #12445
    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    I guess I'm not sure what you heard. It's just muscle,fat, and connective tissue there's going to be some moisture in it. If eating animals bothers you much, I'd recommend against it. Not trying to be a jerk, I just don't really understand why folks that are squicked out about something having been a wandering critter keep eating them.

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    Yes it is. Yes... it... is.
    I think you've used that twice now, "squicked". I had to look it up only to find it wasn't a real word; 1. Noun. The physical sense of repulsion upon encountering a concept or situation one finds disgusting.

  6. #12446
    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    I think you've used that twice now, "squicked". I had to look it up only to find it wasn't a real word; 1. Noun. The physical sense of repulsion upon encountering a concept or situation one finds disgusting.
    Yeah, I used it earlier tonight. Sometimes, I get a word stuck in my head for something and overuse it. This one is definitely not a real word, but I think it works pretty well in context. If it doesn't, tell me I'm wrong! I won't mind!

  7. #12447
    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    Yeah, I used it earlier tonight. Sometimes, I get a word stuck in my head for something and overuse it. This one is definitely not a real word, but I think it works pretty well in context. If it doesn't, tell me I'm wrong! I won't mind!
    I got shit rolled in a wow guild for saying spooge in guild chat. I thought it meant general slime, but they thought it meant genital slime.

  8. #12448
    Quote Originally Posted by Felya420 View Post
    I got shit rolled in a wow guild for saying spooge in guild chat. I thought it meant general slime, but they thought it meant genital slime.
    I'm not sure what shit rolled is, but it sounds unpleasant. Spooge's connotations is generally male ejaculate. I don't want to know what 'genital slime' is.

  9. #12449
    Yeah... well... Yeah. I'm with them. I've never heard anyone use that to mean something other than mangunk, but I shall consult Urban Dictionary:

    Any and all ejaculatory juices that derive from the male penis.

    This word can be used as a noun or verb.
    Very well then...

  10. #12450
    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    I'm not sure what shit rolled is, but it sounds unpleasant. Spooge's connotations is generally male ejaculate. I don't want to know what 'genital slime' is.
    No, it sucked, got a talking to. But, that's what I was implying with genital slime. I didn't think that's what it meant, I meant slime, like slimmer left behind in ghostbusters... I had no idea it meant something else...

  11. #12451
    Silver over on 538 changed Florida to '52% Obama Win' overnight.

    I'm going to laugh if Obama pulls every battleground state but NC, and pulls florida as well. I personally think Obama is going to lose CO, but win FL and all the rest Silver is predicting him to.

  12. #12452
    Wang with the Princeton Election Consortium has a much more thorough beating predicted - http://election.princeton.edu/

    It's amazing just how much the statistical methods differ from the horserace that's being marketed by talking heads.

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    538 has Obama at 314, Princeton at 312. Who will be proven correct. Or will it be the Republican talking head from the Washington Examiner who basically has it flipped with Romney even taking Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where he is way behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    Silver over on 538 changed Florida to '52% Obama Win' overnight.
    I'm still expecting Florida to go to Romney, though the shots of lines around the block for early voting were, in a way, encouraging (at the same time as they make me hate Gov. Rick Scott and the Republicans strategies thus far regarding demographics).

    High Five from me to anyone who had or has to navigate a ridiculously long line to vote. Next time the Governorship and Secretary of State is up for grabs, get some promises about early voting and polling availability on the record.

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    Gentlemen....behold! I have canceled out my neighbor's vote!
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    Hey, as a transabled, transethnic, non-binary, genderqueer, neo-communist, indoor-capable republican otherkin I am offended by your callous display of ignorance.
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    Both of those links don't provide any evidence. They make unsubstantiated statements

  16. #12456
    Not Florida again!! No!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya420 View Post
    Not Florida again!! No!!!!
    I really look forward to the term hanging chad entering the lexicon again if Florida still uses those punch ballots in areas. I was too young to appreciate the insanity of the 2000 election so it would be interesting to see it happen again.

  18. #12458
    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    I really look forward to the term hanging chad entering the lexicon again if Florida still uses those punch ballots in areas. I was too young to appreciate the insanity of the 2000 election so it would be interesting to see it happen again.
    It was so much more than just punched ballots. There is a lot of revisionist history about it too. With the way fox news is playing it now, they completely ignore that 4 counties submitted requests for a recount, but denied because a Geb Bush lead government did not see their reasoning of unusual result numbers as justifiable. The very party that today is fighting to make sure all votes are legitimate, denied recounts to counties in Florida. Not a request by Gore, but counties them selfs. Instead of the cries to make sure every vote is legitimate, we had cries of 'this is taking too long'.

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    So I found out this morning that there are still people who think the GOP has done absolutely no voter suppression this election. Instead I was pointed to now debunked black panther intimidation in Pennsylvania.

    It's going to be a long day.

  20. #12460
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    So I found out this morning that there are still people who think the GOP has done absolutely no voter suppression this election. Instead I was pointed to now debunked black panther intimidation in Pennsylvania.

    It's going to be a long day.
    That is nuts. Big black men scaring white folks from voting? Is this the fucking 1800s? It's annoying that it was justified enouph to be debunked. People saying it should figuratively be tared and feathered. It's 2012, a big black man just standing there, should not be scary. It's such backwards bullshit...

    How about one on the ballot and not just standing there? How intimidating is that? Scum bags...
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