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Re:Your comment on the Talk page of "Female Superiority"[edit]

Any gal who would make me pay the bill is not the gal I would like to impress.--Yuppie (talk) 13:10, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Cool. Good luck with your partner search. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:31, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
(EC)Oh, P.S. Note that I said nothing about the girl making you pay the bill, I simply said that if you want to come across as a good catch then you should offer to pay the bill. Demanding that they pay their share will make you look as much of a twat as a woman demanding you pay the bill. That's all. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:35, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Help me out here; when I here the phrase "take you to dinner," that implies "I'm buying." B♭maj7 “We are moving too fast for any label to stick.”-CLRJ 13:33, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Personally I think it's better to cook a meal for a woman rather than take her to a restaurant. Any fuckwit can book a table and enter their PIN into a machine (or in Yuppie's case, scream at the woman until she pays), but only a true god of love can cook an awesome romantic meal. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:37, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Showing that you're a competent cook scores all sorts of brownie points. Even if cooking involves opening packages and using the microwave anything north of ordering in Pizza is a winner. However, I fear that our friend doesn't want to put himself out in any way. Maybe he should offer to share the cooking. However, Mrs Soles and I are incapable of working in the same kitchen without a certain amount of friction. Not conducive to a romantic night. Bob Soles (talk) 13:44, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
My wife always says the clincher was when we were first going out (and I was a poor stoodent) I invited her round and cooked her green lipped mussels grilled with garlic butter on a bed of rocket, (home made) lobster and salmon ravioli with spinach and a white wine, cream and basil sauce, and home made dark chocolate mousse. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:50, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I'd drop my pants and spread 'em for that! I'm nothing like the cook you are but I woo'd Mrs Soles with peeled tomatoes. It was little touches like that she appreciated. Bob Soles (talk) 13:55, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
As you said, it doesn't have to be anything impressive. Provided you can show that you are the type who's willing to put on an apron and cook a meal once in a while then you're biwinning! Oh, unless you cook spag bol. Seriously, don't cook spag bol if you're trying to impress. Why? Because said ladyfriend will have had meals cooked for her by at least 5 other guys before meeting you, and they all cooked her spag bol. It's the lazy man's date dish. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:58, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
And it is impossible to eat spag bol without looking like a pig AMassiveGay (talk) 14:17, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Clearly you haven't quite mastered the fork-on-spoon twizzle! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:19, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I always end up with the entire dish wrapped around my fork and can't fit it in my mouth. AMassiveGay (talk) 14:23, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
(Insert inappropriate gay joke here) CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:35, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Its not a problem I have with meat balls. AMassiveGay (talk) 14:38, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
This is why, when eating in Italy, they have those massive napkins. They just know the pasta dish is going to go everywhere. Bob Soles (talk) 14:29, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Well, Crundy, if you were suggesting that I would need luck to find such a gal then let me give you this: Any gal who thinks I'm an ass**** for refusing to pay for an entire dinner, is probably a spoiled little ****ing ass**** herself. On her birthday, I would offer to pay. She should also offer to pay on my birthday (That actually is a bit unfair, considering the fact that mine only comes once every four years). Also, what if, on the first date, she offers to pay? Am I allowed to accept?--Yuppie (talk) 14:45, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
You are completely missing my point which is making me think you're just a troll, but to give you the benefit of the doubt I'll try again. If a woman outright expects or demands you pay the bill then I agree, she's probably a bit of a princess and not much of a catch. However (and this is the point I'm trying to get across), if you do invite a lady out for dinner then you should turn up with the expectation in mind that you will be paying. When the bill comes you should be prepared to pay it and be happy about it, if she offers to pay then you should suggest you split it instead (or if she says you should split it then fine). If, when the bill comes, you sit and stare until she offers to pay her share or you are the one to actually make the suggestion that you split the bill (or she pays) then you will come across as an arsehole. I don't make the rules, that's just how it is. Yes, in a perfect world there would a unwritten rule that on first (and second / third whatever) dates the couple always split the bill, but it doesn't work that way. Stamping your feet and complaining about it not being fair won't change anything. Understand now? How about thinking of this way: it's unfair that there is a social expectation for you to have to be the one to pay the bill at restaurants but it's even more unfair for her to have to have a period each month and give birth, which you will never be expected to do. Oh P.S. you can say fuck here. You can even say cunt on my page if you really like. No asterisks required. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:57, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I know this is old, and Yuppie does seem obnoxious, but I do agree that it this "pay" thing is a bit ridiculous. This site always criticizes gender roles that harm women, so why should it support roles that help them? You can't have your cake and eat it, too. If I ask a girl out on dinner, I expect to pay for the first date, but if she asks me out, she should pay. After the first date, we split it. Simples. It's ridicolous for women to expect equal position in the relationship but not expect equal responsibility. Now, w=young women of a more traditional bent might want the man to have more responsibility, but they accept a lower position. That is consistent.

What I find the worse are women who offer to pay just to test the man-disgusting.--Harvardian (talk) 03:53, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

So she can decide who pays, or if we split it, but I cannot. If she decides topay, I have to suggest that we split it. That sounds fair. What is wrong with me saying "I think it would be a better idea to split the money. It's only fair." If she thinks I am an ass**** for saying that, she can go **** herself.--Yuppie (talk) 15:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
(unindent, if i knew how to do it) - Crundy, you would have my vote, if you offered to cook for me. I don't mind cooking, in fact I love it, but i hate that **I** am **THE** cook in my household. if you offered to cook, you'd show your gal you can cook, and you are not some macho type who needs taken care of. My hubby cannot cook, but he makes sure that he offeres frozen pizza, or frozen lasagna, or a tuna salad now and then, and that makes me really happy! so good on you!Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 14:56, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
It does have the obvious side effect that my wife can't cook very well, which is a bit of pain if I'm too ill to cook or I'm away for the night. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:59, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
@Yuppi - do you understand or accept that in most cases, the woman after marriage will end up being the servent to a house full of people. No one exactly intends for this to happen, but by and large, the women will do most of the house care, and when kids come, she will (statistically) end up coming home after work, cooking dinner, checking laundry, making sure kids are doing homework, getting them off to bed, doing the dishes... while dad (stereotypicaly) will come home, play with the kids a bit, and watch tv with them or by himself. By "sterotypically" i mean, this is the way it is, even with younger couples in well over 75% of the couples I konw. and on weekends? she shops, she carts the kids to practice, and he "helps" "sometimes". One of the reasons culture has made men woo women, is it's the last time you are going to be taken care of - from then on, you do the care giving. And again, in most modern couples, the costs are shared after teh first few dates. Usually, when i dated, it actually was based on who was doing what. I was a student most of my life, it seems, and the guys I dated were in professoinal jobs. that actually determined who paid far more than society. Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:04, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
(EC)I guess I'm the exception. The wife and I make the same amount of money from our jobs, but hers is a lot more stressful than mine, and she has to do a few hours at home three or four times a week on average. Therefore my day consists of getting up at 6am to make her breakfast, her lunch to take with her, and her morning coffee. Then I get to go back to bed for an hour, get up to let the dog out, work 9-5 (putting a wash on etc in the middle of the day and sometimes popping to the supermarket for groceries), cooking food, cleaning the house, and letting her watch her TV programmes before going to bed (even if it's mind numbing shit like Big Brother). I pay for about 80% of the household bills so she has some spare money to spend on things she likes which keeps her cheery and takes her mind off her job. I'd never dream of demanding she does or pays her share, or worse, claiming that because I'm the man she does all the cooking and cleaning. Yuppie almost certainly thinks I'm a doormat and he'd never do that, but I'm the one who's been happily married for 5 years to the same woman I've known since I was a teenager. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:15, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I am alittle confused. At what stage does this refusal to pay occur? Is it when you offer to take them to dinner? If so, how does it come it? "Hey, babe, come to dinner with me - you can pay for own meal though" doesn't seem like a likely scenario, neither does "I'd love to have dinner with you - you're paying right?".If you other to take ANYONE to dinner, it is just assumed that you are paying, it is more so if you are trying to get them into bed. I'd expect to be paying if I was doing the asking, and I wouldn't be asking women. AMassiveGay (talk) 15:07, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Ohhh excellent point, Gay. Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:10, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
And by the way, it does not have to be about money. I know few girls who care if you are rich, and those won't be bothered if you aren't, anyhow. it's about effort. My husband downloaded movies for me in french, found me singers in french (I was learning it at the time) and got me those albums (probably illegally, but hey, who's checking). His suit case was filled with cheese and butter he snuck into the country. It's about thinking about her. showing her you know the things she likes, and giving her the nod that you really will try to make her life good. She's going to do that for you, and i'm sure if you looked into your dating life, the girls *did* do that for you.Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:15, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
(whoops, this was meant for the previous comment) Yeah I did wonder that. As a guy there isn't really any way of saying that you should split the bill without looking like an ass. Unfair but true. Also, Yuppie, you are aware that women talk to each other right? And I don't just mean chatting, I mean they will discuss every single detail of every date they go on with their friends. Even if you do amicably come to an agreement about splitting the bill you can bet your ass that one of her friends will convince her that you're a twat because you didn't offer to pay. Honestly, in the long run it works out cheaper to just pay the bill as you'll end up going on fewer first dates. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:19, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Actually, if it's legitimate, there is a way to say "i can't pay". "I'd really like to go out with you. I'm on a limited budget cause i'm trying to save for (insert something good, not stupid - college, a house, a switch to a better job), but I'd love to take you to the concert under the stars. it's this great show from the Symphony they do for free. it's sunday, and i know you love music. we could make some sandwhichis... it'll be great!" (it's all about the sell. hehe).Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:23, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Good point. Walk / picnic in the park, go for a coffee first instead of a meal. It all counts. In fact the coffee thing is a good idea, because then she can get to know you better and know you're not a psychopath and will be more likely to come to yours for dinner for the next date, which is a cheaper (and more impressive) alternative to a restaurant. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:25, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I was simply asking how is it ****ing fair that I have to pay unless she says otherwise.— Unsigned, by: Yuppie / talk / contribs
If your doing the wooing, its entirely fair. AMassiveGay (talk) 15:41, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I was hoping a response from Crundy, but tell me, what if she is doing the wooing? — Unsigned, by: Yuppie / talk / contribs
Trust me, if she's wooing, she'll pay. it's all about the commidty. I wanted to date teh hottest guy in school once. cause i was stupid and he was hot. Since *I* wanted him, i was the one who initiated, paided, and paid in other ways. that's the price of being the one "on the hunt".Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:50, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
This time I was hoping for a response from AMassiveGay. It seems as you are still stpid, as many of your Is are lowercase, you misspell "the", & say "paided". Are you suggesting that any woman who pats is some bimbo?--Yuppie (talk) 15:58, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Well, to be fair, i think *im* the one making the typos. that's cause i'm dyselxic and don't really care if i'm talking on a talk page (vs., professional writing or actual articles here, etc)... that said, most of us are having a friday's fun. we have partners, you don't. guess the problem isn't us, is it?Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 16:12, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

You didn't answer the question.--Yuppie (talk) 16:46, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

I don't know what "patting" is, but if you mean 'has sex with', I don't think anyone is a bimbo based on that particular activity. i doubt anyone in this conversation does. What we are suggesting is that you are the one who wants a partner, and i suspect this particular partner. therefore, laws of nature decree that you are going to have to be the one to show her or him that you are "worthy". Why do you think you shouldn't have to compete? I assume she knows that if she dumps you, she has other options. That's the reality of dating. you are trying to prove you are worth while. in your eyes, you see this as paying for things, but both Gay and Crundy have given you lots of ideas how you "win" the battle without being mr. pockets. But you are going to have to compete for her. that's the way life in the urban wilderness goes.--Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 17:01, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
But if a woman wants a partner, she doesn't have to pay?--Yuppie (talk) 17:22, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Here in the UK there is a small subset of women who expect the man to pay for everything. They usually quite open about their intent to bag a banker, or if they are a lucky, a footballer. But heres the point - these women are a very small minority. The 1950s are long since over. Women tend to expect to be an equal partner in there relationships. They usually have their own careers or jobs, and financially independent in that respect. They can, expect, and do pay their share things and often offer to go dutch when bill for the dinner arrives. It is not unheard for them to pick up the tab entirely (on the few dates with women I have had, they certainly have). Perhaps if you are continually meeting the 'bag a banker' variety, perhaps you should try meeting folk in other places than the type clubs and bars this type generally frequent (lets be honest, some bars and clubs are known for this behaviour). Hey, its the 21st century, try internet dating. AMassiveGay (talk) 17:43, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Doormats and cuddle robes[edit]

Ahhhh..... if your wife ever decided to up and marry Sean Connery or who ever it is the ladies find uber hot these days, I'll dump my husband for you.  ;-) He can walk into a room and not see that it is a cluttered mess. If i ask him "honey, will you vaccuum the bedroom floor today", it will get done. but if i say "can you pick up" he'll look around and (not trying to be a jackass, just... him) say "um, what needs done". Sides, i could use some fancy dinner with lobster. my own cooking tends to "tasty but the same damn 20 dishes", just cause i've found what's easiest to make. having someone who knows how to chef (as it were) not just cook... oh drool.--Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:20, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Hold your horses there! I never said I was especially proactive with the cleaning. I always get a bollocking for missing a spot or forgetting to clean up room X without being asked (btw X = random room, Room X is not some S&M dungeon I have in my house :-\ ) CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:22, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
oh, well shucky darns. maybe I need the sterotypical TV type gay guy.  ;-) or a maid. Now the real man to marry is one who says "I know we work hard, so let's save some money each week to hire a maid!" yeah!!!!!Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Hehe, the wife wants a cleaner once a week, but we agreed that instead I'd blitz the house once a week on Fridays, because I finish work at 4:30pm on a Friday. Speaking of which, better get the marigolds on! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:27, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Chivalry vote[edit]

Tell you what, let's vote. Imagine you are a woman (or if you are one, then imagine you're yourself). Evaluate the below two sentences and decide which guy you would rather pick to go on a date with:

"I believe in equal rights and therefore I think it's unfair for men to pay the bill. We should always split it"2Vote
"I like to be a gentleman and offer to pay the bill whenever I go out. If my date would rather we split the bill then I'm fine with it"2Vote
"Inviting someone to dinner implies that you're picking up the tab."17Vote
I'd always pay. After all, a macdonalds doesn't cost much does it AMassiveGay (talk) 15:39, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
third option. "I believe in equal rights, and find it kinda off putting that the man always pays, but I think together we can figure something out. as for this date, today, i'm asking you out, so i'm buying".--Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:48, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

What if a woman asks out a man?--Yuppie (talk) 16:07, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

"We should split it."1Vote
"He has to pay."1Vote
"She has to pay."5Vote

Fourth option: "If anyone makes such a big fuss over who is picking up the dinner-tab, drop them like a hot poker before even bigger molehills crop up for them to make mountains out of." Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 16:54, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Smart insight. you're right, you're just setting yourself up for a relationship of accounting for each act of good, each act of "duty/obligation/job" as if it were a tally sheet.Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 16:58, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
NOW JUST WAIT ONE MOTHERFUCKING MINUTE YOU ASSHOLES! YOU WERE OKAY WITH THE FIRST POLL!--Yuppie (talk) 17:30, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Am I the only guy alive who still thinks the guy should pay if he asked her out? Where exactly is the freakin' problem? Most women I date get a smile out that - and that makes me happy in return. --ʤɱ secularist 19:18, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
What if the woman asks out the guy?
I was out with a girl last week and I bought her drinks as I asked her out. When she offered to get one in I pointed out not to bother as I invited her, and she was fine with it. If she'd asked me out I'd offer to pay the whole night again, but I'd be comfortable sharing rounds. Having said that, this was a first-date scenario, and it's courteous for a man to buy drinks on a first date. One might say chivalrous. SJ Debaser 20:16, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Seeds[edit]

? Aceace 21:45, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

I would like some, please? Тайговорить 22:10, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
I'm about to go on hol until next week so I can't post anything until then. Ty, which seeds do you want and email me your address. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:29, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Sent. Тайговорить 12:31, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
OK I'm back now, so I'll post the sets of seeds to Ace, Nutty & Ty when I get a chance in the week. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:29, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

package[edit]

You care package arrived in my letter box today. many thanks Herr Crundy. Aceace 00:36, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

That was pretty quick. Have you had a toke on the eCig yet? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:10, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
yeah man, it's pretty cool actually. Email me your address dude, I wanna send you something. Aceace 08:56, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
If it's a dismembered head again I'll be very upset. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:15, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Did you get your chicken this time around? I'm beginning to think you can't send a frozen chicken internationally. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 00:44, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Oddly no. Have you guys had a chance to watch Psychoville yet? The first episode isn't esp good because it's setting up the story, but the rest of the series is awesome. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:39, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Gotta finish with The Wire first. Aceace 09:35, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Ok. That angry white reactionary who didn't understand the first thing about Islam still has me cracking up. Two thumbs up.
  • I tried smoking some of those seeds; they gave me a seizure; please send more.
  • Now that you've gotten the RationalWiki garden club and seed exchange off the ground, I'll send you (a) some good stuff I hope you'll enjoy, and (b) something highly invasive and unknown to the British Isles, and leave it to you to tell the difference. Help me decide what to send you. Can you grow chiles indoors this winter? If so, I've got some small varieties with nice fruit that do nicely in pots. I'll send you some larger stuff for spring. Can you grow tomatoes next summer? Got some great heirloom varieties - they'll all do alright in large-ish pots.
  • Anyone else send me your address and I'll include you in the seed exchange mailing.
  • I cannot thank you enough for the care package.
  • Would you like a full body massage? *offer available to Crundy only
Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 14:51, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Tomato and American chile seeds or what? Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 13:19, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry about sending seeds, my garden gets almost no sun at all, seriously. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:27, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
You can grow some of these chiles in pots. I'll send you some that make fruit so hot they'll make you blench non compos mentis just thinking about how painful and explosive your diarrhea will be if you can manage to get more than a smidgen past your tongue. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 14:40, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Dude, I fucking eat nagas and bhut jolokias. Bring it on. What are they anyway? Some kind of chinense? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:29, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Got them today, thank you. :) TyTy 00:16, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Soaked carpet...[edit]

....Q: Any tips on dealing with a soaked carpet?
....A: Make love to it?
Huh? Huh? Aceace 09:35, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Way ahead of you. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:44, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
We'll see about that...Aceace 09:56, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Close try....[edit]

...But what the fuck was up with the kick? Aceace 09:17, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Oh, shit. Well, no fucking dice eh? Aceace 09:34, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
England so didn't deserve to win that. I'm not suprised.CrundyTalk nerdy to me 00:19, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Two big ones tonight (tomorrow for you). SA vs Aus (I think SA will win) and All Blacks vs Argentina (I am picking the AB's). Aceace 00:22, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
I hope the ABs do win, and Wales. Wales v NZ in the final would be awesome. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:26, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Guardian university lists[edit]

Thanks a bunch for this list. As my original post said in the bar, I could've just googled this, but that's a great link! Now I just need to get in... And sorry I'm posting so late, I didn't read the bar for a few days and totally missed all the replies. άλφαΤαλκ 22:40, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

YW. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 21:53, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Nice to see my uni nowhere near the top 10. SJ Debaser 21:33, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

NOM[edit]

Will there be a Crundy cookbook one day? I just read the Dinner Club page and I'm dribbling like a House of Lords backbencher. Rennie McGreet (talk) 10:46, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Heh, tbh I rarely make up my own recipes (well, actually I make up a lot, but nothing worth sharing really). I prefer taking tried and tested recipes and modding the shit out of them. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:51, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

As per your request[edit]

Ace for mod. AceAce For Mod! 01:58, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

crunderific[edit]

Tobaccoriffic!

Hey Cruntastic, what's appenin'? AceModerator 09:54, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Ah the usual. I made something from the Fat Duck cookbook which I think you'll like: Coconut Baccy. You basically boil coconut shavings with unrefined sugar, glycerine and the coconut juice for five (fucking) hours, then reduce the syrup, baste the coconut with it while drying it in the oven for 3 hours at a time, and then infuse it for a week with Black Cavendish pipe tobacco. Nice stuff. I'll have to send you a sample. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:17, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
My, you have been industrious. AceModerator 10:20, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to make a few more things for a valentines meal for the wife from the book, which will be:
  1. Red cabbage gaspacho with pommery grain mustard ice cream
  2. Hot and iced tea (the one where if you drink from opposite sides of the glass you get one or the other)
  3. Sous vide ostrich (not from the book)
  4. Whisky gums
  5. Flaming sorbet
  6. Coconut baccy and apple pie caramels
Bit of a task! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:28, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Does this mean you're back for the time being? 'Cuz I refuse to post my Jucy Lucy recipe in the Dinner CLub unless you'll be here to read it. Recklessly Noise Punk What's this button do? Uh oh.... 12:29, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Sounds kinky. Do it! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:09, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
It took a while, but I finally posted the recipe for said Juicy Lucy at the Dinner Club. And, let's just say, it's in your honor. Cheers! Recklessly Noise Punk What's this button do? Uh oh.... 10:03, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Your cat? on cat?[edit]

I saw the picture on cat labeled something like "trap, awaking hand". I would love to steal it (with all credit to photo, location, and kitty!) for my cat photos on facebook. it's suuuucchhhh a pretty kitty.  :-) --Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 16:37, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

That's really weird. I looked at that today and then you sent this message! Yeah that's Wicket, my first cat. He's probably hiding in the wardrobe in the other room. I think some of my other cats are on here: Cleo (blue point ragdoll) & Chico (deceased, replaced with another british blue) but no pictures of Fraggle & Cato. Yeah you can use the picture(s), I don't mind. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 17:06, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Ohhh, cleo is quite the princess/prince. Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 17:08, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Heh yeah she's a cutie. Follows us around screeching (her way of demanding attention). Do you have pics of yr Kittehs on rw? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 17:22, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
User:WaitingforGodot/cats/1 and somewhere around here is the polyl Dulci. But i'm not sure where I stuck her. Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 17:25, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
File:Dulicrolly.jpg Here's teh rolly polly monster.
All very cute :) The second cat on the first page looks almost exactly like my wicky. I'll have to take a better photo than the trap shot. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:25, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Dearest Crundysoft,[edit]

I was at a house party last night where the host was serving homebrew beer. It was actually pretty good and I am now re-evaluating my "I can't be bothered to make homebrew" stance. I mentioned this to a friend of mine who said he had thought about brewing but he'd rather try and make his own bread, which I see as pointless because you can't drink it, but there you go. SJ Debaser 12:20, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Do you drink ale? Ale is a piece of piss to brew. Also, my friend had a beer that was made using banana bread this weekend, so I guess you can drink bread. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:14, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
It probably was ale rather than lager come to think of it. I can't be sure as I'm no connoisseur and my senses had already been dulled somewhat before arrival, but it didn't have much of a lager taste to it. SJ Debaser 17:00, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Lager is a PITA to brew. Firstly, if you want to make "proper" lager using bottom fermenting yeast then you need to condition it for a few months (either in bulk or in the bottle) to get rid of the funny tasting chemicals the yeast produces. Consequently most lager kits just use top fermenting (ale) yeast instead and the flavour is never as good. Secondly, because you want a decent amount of carbonation you can't use a pressure barrel, and so you either have to bottle it (fucking pain to wash, sterilise, drain, fill & cap, as well as the cost of buying them) or use a Cornelius keg (expensive, and they don't hold a whole batch).
So yeah, the best thing to do is either brew ale or an easy wine kit. For ale you just need one fermenting bucket (about £12), a syphon (a couple of quid), a pressure barrel with a CO2 valve (about £35) and a CO2 cannister (£20 initially, lasts ages but a refill is about £10). You'll make back the cost of the equipment after 2 or 3 batches.
For wine, you just need 2 fermenting buckets and a syphon. Then you just buy something like these kits and use the supermarket 5L of own-brand mineral water, use the water in the brew if you like and then use the bottles to bulk store the wine for a couple of months after fermenting it. Then you can either just pour it from the bottles or syphon it into a bladder for serving. Bottling is a bit of a pain and not worth it if you're drinking it yourself. Oh, you'll also need some chlorine based steriliser. A small tub will last ages and costs a couple of quid.
Easy! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:39, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Oi[edit]

How you doing ole chap? SJ Debaser 00:12, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Ah the usual. How's things with you? Aren't you getting released into the world this year? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:40, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm OK, same ole really. Yeppers, getting released from the asylum in May. I need a job to pay for necessary items like food and hair gel. I've (briefly) entertained the thought of moving to the Continent in search of work, but as I can only speak English this could be a problem. SJ Debaser 15:42, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Peppers[edit]

They sprouted yesterday. Тysic semper 00:15, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Cool. Which ones again? Dorset naga? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:39, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
I believe so, they're growing in a lighted tray at the moment. Тyrannis 14:43, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Sir[edit]

I have summoned my fastest felidae to deliver you an important (non-RW related) e-mail. It might contain free beer or even better. You won't know unless you open it. Recklessly Noise Punk What's this button do? Uh oh.... 09:08, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Confirmed and acted upon, though I'm disappointed at the lack of beer. We should get Ace, Nutty, Josh et al down on this, although I think I did ask them before. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:41, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

email[edit]

You should have one. ТyrannisAn iron, but caring, fist 14:26, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Replied. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:31, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! ТyrannisAn iron, but caring, fist 14:35, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Sir! YES YOU![edit]

Good to see you. Acei9 02:02, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Likewise. I still do nip back here every now and then. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:59, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Sterile for mod[edit]

Sterile.

How's it going?[edit]

How've you been mate? Crunderrific? El TajDon't make me do stuff 11:30, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, just saw this. I'm good. I'll drop you guys an email in a bit. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:20, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
That's OK, this week is the first time I've looked at RW in about 2 months. El TajDon't make me do stuff 10:51, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
I kept trying to reply to your email Crundy but my account weren't playing ball. I'm OK, was a suitably loquacious and salubrious Christmas period - all helped by a steady regiment of alcohol and weird powders. However now I am sitting here at midnight and my mother fucking knee is aching like hell. Some old skate-boarding injury I exacerbated while snow-boarding some 12 years ago (when I still had the presence of my own physical ability) visits me now and again but tonight it agonies me. Whisky, pills and sleep can't chase the pain so instead I moan to you people. Behold, the ravages of age.
Hope you and yours are well. Acei9 11:07, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Me mate Dave can sort you ahht wit summink for dat knee, ye git me bruv? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:01, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Miss you.

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Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 00:33, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Made a curry with a few of the nagas I grew from those seeds a while ago. I will smell like coach class on any train out of Calcutta for a few days. Holla.Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 03:16, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Shithoused on Pimm's and gin. Nutty Rouxnever mind 01:07, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Liberal Score[edit]

Say, what's this Liberal Score thing?--Arisboch (talk) 15:16, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Alkaline diet[edit]

Since you created it, wanted to ask you for some help interpreting Achilles911's stuff at Talk:Alkaline_diet#Achilles. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 21:29, 23 January 2016 (UTC)