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Magic Nerds mad about tiddies[edit]

A creator from the Wizards of the Coast creator program has been fired for allegedly sexualising the game with her onlyfans content and antifeminist chuds are blaming it on her being 'too hot so feminists shut her down' instead of a corporate decision about their image. Read the comments on this Source: https://boundingintocomics.com/2020/07/03/wizards-of-the-coast-removes-lizbeth-eden-from-magic-creator-program-for-photos-featuring-nudity-and-sexualized-posing/ — Unsigned, by: 203.100.222.84 / talk / contribs

Do book reviews go in the clogosphere?[edit]

If so, here's a good one, from a soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Enjoy! — Unsigned, by: 2001:8003:59db:4100:c477:8214:79d9:b102 / talk / contribs

There is no "wrong" or "right" way to cook carrots[edit]

Bennet is a dumbass who promotes harmful ideas but out of things to attack her on, carrot slices being inconsistent just seems cheap and petty? I've cut carrots probably at inconsistent slices. I did peel them. But they're going to end up pulverized for soup anyway. It kind of reminds me of East Asian people denouncing how an Indian-heritage woman is "ruining" rice by rinsing after steaming (though only following BBC) but actually some SE Asians say they do this. Or that cheese on ramen is ruining ramen, but it's common practice in South Korea and among Korean-Americans or those with Korean heritage? Cultural appropriation is valid discourse and there's good and bad technique for cooking, but I can't fret over carrot slice thickness. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 22:48, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Agree, kind of a meh complaint. At any rate, her Onlyfans dis in the second video is kinda funny, because lately Onlyfans is trying to broaden themselves instead of being focused on adult models, and there are actually some (non-adult, for the gutter minded :p ) chef-oriented Onlyfans out there. Also, "props" for Bennett (who previously had made anti-Semitic statements) for using Old BayWikipedia spice, a Baltimore success story from a Jewish man, Gustav Brunn. He created an enduring American spice blend, despite the challenges of dealing with Nazis in his original homeland of Germany, and dealing with anti-Semites in America. You probably didn't mean it, Bennett, but you just gave a great shout out to American immigrants and diversity there! PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 23:38, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
You definitely do need to peel carrots. And chop the top off. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 23:44, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
I generally peel them and parsnips, as well as potatoes, so I'm also wondering why she apparently didn't peel (the photo didn't seem super clear to me either). Again probably bad technique (her grip on the knife, I also can't tell if it's a proper grip but I do feel that a finger on the knife grants more control). But length of carrot slices seem like a nitpick and I still think it's important to know what she's cooking in the first place.
Anyhow, in the U.S. it's really hard to find food that isn't a product of immigrants. Ketchup has Chinese contribution. Pizza and burgers are self-explanatory. French fries from Belgium. Even in the U.S. the American stuff is icky brown native crap like corn, turkeys, chocolate, tomato, spicy peppers, potato. Without diversity, what the hell will food be? I certainly can't live without authentic Chinese food. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 23:56, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
As to peeling carrots, that's the common thing to do, but it's not always needed or wanted. For example, I'm fermenting a few carrot chips. Now, I could have peeled them, but I simply scrubbed them instead, because (a) the small amount of peel won't deter from the end result, and (b) much of the needed lacto-baccili is on those peels. (no, not for any probiotic reason, but rather because that's what causes the ferments. I just like the taste of pickled things. I make my own sauerkraut because what I make is miles ahead of anything I can buy at the megamart.) Kencolt (talk) 07:54, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
i tried making sauerkraut once. didnt really pan out AMassiveGay (talk) 07:27, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Article about restaurants and wages[edit]

The article itself goes into the proposal for hiking wages. Didn't say it was in support of it. Tuxer, do you read the links you share? It wasn't the first time you didn't really accurately summed up an article. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 15:24, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

heh i felt sure this was about the uk. didnt know you had unemployment benefit stateside. AMassiveGay (talk) 17:05, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh the U.S. does have unemployment benefits. Apparently they "run out", which sounds like bullshit given how difficult it is to land a job. It's sooooo gross that healthcare is tied to *full-time* employment too. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!

Again this is right in the article.

One common response to these kinds of stories from left-wing corners of Twitter is that, if employers are having trouble hiring workers, they should simply raise pay. But that’s much easier snarked about than done; restaurants tend to run on low margins and often have trouble raising their prices, and jacking up wages immediately isn’t necessarily a realistic option (there’s a reason most proposals for minimum wage increases are phased in over years).

The problem with this narrative is that it might be flat-out wrong. It’s not actually clear that unemployment benefits are keeping a large number of Americans from going back to work. Aside from the anecdotal accounts—which do carry some weight—the evidence is a little spotty at this point, and there may well be other more important factors at play, mostly having to do with the horrific plague that hasn’t actually disappeared yet, even if spring breakers in Miami Beach and Trump voters in North Dakota sometimes act like it has. Let’s break down the possibilities.

I'm going to rewrite that summary of the clog post. Agree or disagree, the article does not support the summary, and don't share it if you show that you just made a knee-jerk reaction to a headline. As I said earlier, you messed up big time and you messed up here again. I don't want to continue catching these misrepresentations of articles being shared. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 18:57, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Space AIDS[edit]

That post should be celebrating time travel, seeing as it links to a page from before the World Wide Web. LondonGrump (talk) 19:37, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

honestly didnt notice the date. a friend sent it to me and i therefore just assumed it must be current. tis funny though AMassiveGay (talk) 19:44, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Referring to Fred Hoyle in the present tense gave it away...LondonGrump (talk) 17:55, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

i had no clue to who fred hoyle was to know he's been dead a while. AMassiveGay (talk) 18:19, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
It was definitely a find worthy of adding to the Fred Hoyle article, in my opinion. PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 20:49, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
had no idea we had a page on the fella AMassiveGay (talk) 21:27, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

RE: "Anal sperm-eating worms are turning men gay"[edit]

LMAO I wheezed like a tea kettle! This reminds me of a satirical essay I wrote for an altmed essay competition a while back. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSteal my ideas 23:25, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

The place that broke this story was MEMRI TV (aka the Middle East Media Research InstituteWikipedia). Generally I take translations from them with a slight bit of wariness (my impression is that they are usually pretty accurate, but they do have a strong pro-Israeli bias, and occasionally that bias sneaks through in off translations). Seems like one other source confirmed this clip's translation is close enough though (not quite correct, but the woo was on mark). PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 00:13, 23 April 2021 (UTC)