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You listened to my advice[edit]

And left this wiki! Surprise, surprise: there actually is no camera and I didn't follow your day at all! I don't even know who you are! But I still believe that you're a cruel bastard and better stay away from here anyway. --Idiot number 59 (talk) 06:44, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Don't be an ass, Idiot # 59. ħumanUser talk:Human 08:12, 2 August 2010 (UTC)


MC annoys you?
We should rangeblock the fucker!
Oh well. Ignore him.
EddyP (talk) 17:58, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Pinko liberal version[edit]

MC annoys you?
Maybe if we ignore him
He will go away.
EddyP (talk) 17:58, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
You are doing it my way - you have stolen my ideas! But you are far more boring. --Idiot number 59 (talk) 19:07, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

You're being called out[edit]

Just in case you still get email notes about this talk page Dynamiclear are asking what other articles you wrote and accusing you of being part of their competition - as you are principle author of the original content. If you want to respond, please do, if not, no biggie, we'll deal with it. Scarlet A.pngsshole 16:03, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Replied. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 20:05, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks very much. Scarlet A.pngsshole 20:14, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Curry question![edit]

Hi mate, welcome back. Anyway, last time I made your curry I made too much dhana-jeeru, I've kept it in a tub with clingfilm over it. I'm gonna make the curry again tonight, can I use the dhana-jeeru or should I make a new batch? (Less rambling version: Does dhana-jeeru keep?) Cheers. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 16:06, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Yup, fine to use. Keeps for quite a while, it just loses it's freshness after a few months. If you're worried you can heat it in a dry pan to refresh it, but yours should be fine. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 18:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Crundy - I miss you. I'm going to start drinking now. Nutty Rouxnever mind 19:14, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Good plan. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:17, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
P.S. Someone (cash buyer) has put an offer down on our house now, unfortunately he's... shudder a chiropracter. "Mmm, yes, you do a lot of lovely lovely work for sick people you lovely person you". CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:19, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Hmmmmmm, the curry was a bit crap. I'll make a fresh dhana-jeeru next time. I made it a couple of months ago when I was absolutely plastered and it was fucking delish! Although the kitchen was utter carnage.... DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 19:29, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh did you make it again after the first time? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:42, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, and I used chicken thighs. I'd had 6 pints of Stella before I started, then went back to the pub whilst it was simmering. Me and the missus loved it, although she prefers to eat a bit earlier than 11pm on a school night. Not sure what went wrong tonight, but I'll keep trying. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 19:46, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
So was it better the second time? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:54, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Btw, the two things I've found that make a curry a bit bland are:
  1. Not enough salt. Curries need quite a lot of salt to bring the flavour of the spices out.
  2. Not enough garam masala. Taste the curry just before serving and if it's a bit bland then add a couple more teaspoons of garam masala to it and stir through. The mother in law always does with every curry she makes.
CrundyTalk nerdy to me 20:26, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes mate, it was much better the second time round, because I cooked the chicken on the bone (as the recipe says!).

I used plenty of salt, as I remember you saying about that earlier (a 'fuck load of salt' I believe was your terminology), and if anything I used more garam masala than I meant to. I think I added too much water, and the chicken must have been pretty moist as it was swimming as it simmered. I tried to boil it off but without much avail. It was spicy, but not tomatoey or sharp enough. Too much hing maybe? Too much water definitely. Old dhana-jeeru? Chef not pissed enough? Never mind, life goes on. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 20:37, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

If it wasn't sharp enough then you could try adding more souring agent (tamarind / lime juice / amchoor powder). CrundyTalk nerdy to me 20:44, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Good job.[edit]

Way to be on the ball before I could castrate the bastard from his sysop powers. Lord of the Goons The official spikey-haired skeptical punk 22:00, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

What the fuck hapened to that tard anyway? Did his girlfriend run off with the milkman? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 22:03, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Nice block[edit]

I've always wanted to congratulate someone for blocking someone like they do on CP. As if it was something difficult or special. Nice block!!! Occasionaluse (talk) 22:04, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't compare it to CP. Someone is wandalising all the articles on the site from A-Z, you block them. Removing their sysop rights would have done fuck all, and note that I only blocked them for 9 hours. Hopefully they'll get some sex in that time and chill the fuck out. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 22:08, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Nah, they've been vandal braked, and I also removed their sysop rights so they stay there. Lord Goonie Hooray! I'm helping! 22:11, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm parodying congratulating a sysop for blocking a vandal. ACCEPT MY CONGRATULATIONS WITH GREAT HUMILITY OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. Occasionaluse (talk) 22:34, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
No Occasionaluse. Respect MY authoritae! --The Emperor Kneel before Zod! 22:37, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

I want not approve on it used in real life.[edit]

Kind of. On the internet, but with people I know in real life. Some gay European guy wrote this to my friend on Facebook, "This your symbols very nice me! :)))))))," under which I wrote "I want not approve on it. I think polite post." Next time I saw my friend I had to explain to him about internet meme's and how my loser internet friends would've found it funny. SJ Debaser 11:52, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, he was right :) CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:01, 25 August 2010 (UTC)


This is a neat page if you are intersted in chillis. Also would it be too impertinent if I were to ask for a few saved seeds from your Nagas for me to try next year? Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 19:27, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I think I already have some seeds anyway, so I can send you them. Email me your address. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:42, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

You know what they say, see a broad to get that booty 'yak...[edit]

...you leg 'er down and smack 'em, 'yak 'em! Col got to be! Sheeeeet...
By which I of course mean did you go to V Staffordshire this year? My brother went to the one in Essex and said, and I quote, "it was great." SJ Debaser 14:24, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Cut me some slack, jack! No didn't go this year coz of the whole big move thang. Plus we've already seen all the headliners live. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:58, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
Good thing Ace didn't fly in to surprise you from NZ then. How's ze move going? SJ Debaser 09:44, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Nightmare. I'm never ever moving ever again. Even if my new house burns down I'm going to live in a tent in the back garden. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 20:31, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

"I need beer."[edit]

I moved into my uni house about 5 days ago and have been some degree of drunk on about 3 of these days, most notably last night when I was out with my old workmates, two of whom tried to kiss me, one of them being a man. I think I might be becoming an alcoholic, and not a cool one like Ace, but a fucking stupid one who fritters away what little money he has on booze. SJ Debaser 14:36, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Same trap I fell into at uni. As boring as it sounds you need to have self control and only go to the pub (I mean at all, not even popping for "just one") once, maybe twice a week. Otherwise you'll quickly get behind on your coursework, become depressed, and leave uni with a drink problem which will take a lot more effort to erradicate. Sorry to be dull and not be all like "OMFG LOL!!!1! You should totally get shitfaced every lunchtime and every evening coz you'll never be able to do it again!!!", but drinking, smoking, and doing the occasional drugs changed what should have been the best time of my life into the worst time of my life. </BoringOldFart> CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:08, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Aye, I'm going to slow it down a bit. Recently especially I've felt embarrassed about how drunk I get. SJ Debaser 18:36, 10 September 2010 (UTC)


How are things across the giant pond? Gooniepunk2010 Oi! Oi! Oi! 14:48, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Ah, the usual. Waiting to move house. You online tonight? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:04, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
What time CDT? Right now, I'm headed to bed, But I'll be awake again around 4:00 pm CDT. Gooniepunk2010 Oi! Oi! Oi! 15:20, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Dunno, I'm prolly gonna go to bed just after 10pm GMT. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:28, 23 September 2010 (UTC)


I didn't mean to offend you Crundy - just breaking balls. I know I never got back to you regarding what you posted also (and thanks for the concern) but I had to go away for a couple weeks and it slipped my mind. Cheers. AceDrumcode 01:06, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

OK buddy. I'll stop whining. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 07:58, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Grand, my friend. AceDrumcode 08:06, 29 September 2010 (UTC)


Doh.gif I did know that. Of course.... Scarlet A.pngsshole 11:18, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Heh, thought I'd patch that one up. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 11:47, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Pret a manger?[edit]


And then it appeared in a discrete package in my foyer. No note. No return address. Just a brown box containing a jam pot of what looked like a biology experiment but on further examination proved to be what I had hoped all along. Huw and I were talking about how to eat it. He says with some fruit and cheese. It would also go well with Stilton or Gorgonzola on toasted sourdough. But I'm going to put a bit of it under the breast skin of a roasting chicken with butter and something savory like a sprig of rosemary and make a side of something with coriander, maybe aloo ghobi. Thanks for the delicious chutney! Nutty Rouxnever mind 18:23, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

YW. Glad it's still edible. Let me know how hot it is! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 18:36, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
It's delicious. I made a rare NY strip steak and put a tiny dollop of your chutney and some stilton and butter on it. With Cauliflower and a bottle of Pauillac. And a pack of Marlboros. Nutty Rouxnever mind 01:14, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Why are you spurning me, fucker?[edit]

Crundycheers.png I won't be spurned. No spurning. Nutty Rouxnever mind 01:12, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Stop it. Nutty Rouxnever mind 01:15, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Uh oh. I just looked at RC and this looks liek a crush. Oh well. Nutty Rouxnever mind 01:17, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
WTF are you on about? I've been trying to contact you on Skype for ages! Do you not respond to offline messages anymore, or do you just not log on? Anyway, we'll have to get together for another group chat soon with the crew, but I'm moving across the country over the next few days so I probably won't be online much. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:04, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
I like the sound of chat. i9 08:17, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
I'll be working from home after the move, so I should be able to have a chat on Ace time at some point. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:23, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, will be good to hear another voice. My fiancees noise is really grating my nerves at the moment. i9 08:46, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Should I leave Illinois if the creationist wins the Governor race? I'd need a place to crash, perhaps on a rug next to your bed? Tell your wife. Nutty Rouxnever mind 14:14, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Does that sound likely? I hope not for your sake. You're always welcome to come and crash over here matey! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:46, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't know about likely but it's definitely within the realm of possibility, as is a nasty Minnesota legal fight. I don't really take up much space. Just need 3 squares and a wifi connection and I can do my job from nearly anywhere. Oh, I also require booze made from grocery store grape juice in plastic buckets. Nutty Rouxnever mind 16:08, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Funny you should say that... CrundyTalk nerdy to me 16:13, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Unblock me please[edit]

see title -Aswh1 (talk) 05:14, 25 October 2010 (UTC)


Now, now, now. Aceword up 21:05, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Gah! Can't right now. Shitfuckdamn. Just about to go to bed (yes at 21:30) because I have to get up at 6am and drive to brummyland :(
Are you online at about 08:00 GMT on weekdays? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 21:32, 5 November 2010 (UTC)


I would be interested in your opinion on this article, given that it contradicts much that you have said about the vulnerability of Linux and Windows (I don't have a particularly strong opinion here). Mindless wisest Phantom! 15:19, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

An interesting read, and some points I haven't thought of before. The problem is that I hate these "Platform X vs Platform Y" comparisons, because they're never impartial. It's like when Microsoft did their Get the Facts campaign, which cherry-picked all the points that supported MS over Linux instead of reporting on all the facts. The point is, there is no such thing as an OS that is "more secure" than any other OS, because there are far too many angles to look at. For example, I would overall rate Linux as a more "secure" OS than Windows Server, but if a seasoned Windows admin who has never got a virus / hacked machine incident found this info and thought "ooh, OK I'll give it a go", chances are, they'd get their box taken over within months by an organised gang (yes, I know from personal experience, and it required a complete reinstall). Likewise for a vice versa situation. The most secure platform is one that has a knowledgable administrator looking after it. My argument is always against the "(Mac|Linux) is more secure than Windows because (there are no viruses for it|there are less security holes for it)" argument, which is bollocks. Changing platform does not make you more secure, it just shifts the attack surface. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 21:40, 8 November 2010 (UTC)






I, for one, welcome our new telecommunications-based overlords. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:53, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

How it feels to be an old fart like you...[edit]

...damned fine I gotta say. Thanks my friend...Aceword up 13:04, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

So how much of your birthday can you recall, and did you manage to get that traffic cone and giraffe back to their owners? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:08, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
Heh, I was actually quite well behaved. I threw a communist themed party and, ironically enough, got into a fight with a hippie at 5am. How does one get into a fight with a hippie who's yelling about whores whilst you are dressed as Stalin in the early hours of the morning I dont know. Aceword up 13:14, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
Bizzarre! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:22, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Original photograph[edit]


I'm ready to rejoin the cabal. I know what it takes, and I can handle it. I've bought my own goat to slaughter so we don't need to steal one of Ace's again. SJ Debaser 21:19, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

A cabal? Can I join too? Thing is, I'm underaged, so I had to settle with something a little less strong:
~SuperHamster Talk 21:50, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Ace loves cabal....And obviously isn't working very hard
Oh Josh, as you well know, you have been in control of the cabal for years and are just using your n00b image to fool the masses. Hamster, you need to move onto harder stuff, like an eCigarette before you can join the cabal :)
CrundyTalk nerdy to me 23:03, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

I want not approve on it. I think moist Christmas.[edit]

Have a good Xmas, me ole China? SJ Debaser 17:10, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Meh, not too bad. One of my cleaner shrimp died though. How's your hols going? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 17:22, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Not too bad. I've been eating and drinking a lot which is always enjoyable. A bit scarce on the merriment however. SJ Debaser 17:25, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Please support my bid to deport and set fire to cosmetics counter employees spraying perfume willy nilly. I've been sitting in the same chair here at Neiman's long enough for the sound track to have looped and for me to smell like a fucking whorehouse from all the perfume in the air and the residual booze leaking out of my pores. My mother is keeping me from food drink and merriment and I'm going to start stabbing people soon. Merry Christmas. Fuckers. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 21:19, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad I don't live in whatever country you live in. SJ Debaser 12:11, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
I dunno, I have seen them in department stores here, usually hanging out at the top of escalators ready to spray you, knowing that you have no escape (have you tried running down a busy up escalator?). CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:50, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


Quick. SJ Debaser 11:20, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


"TK likes antifreeze." Sad to see that one go, it always reminded me of that weird skype chat we had with him. What about "TK liked antifreeze?" SJ Debaser 15:28, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Nah, best just leave that one. That was quite a funny chat though. Did you see the transcript I posted of a chat that he and I had? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:36, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I sure did. I think he, like PJR, didn't know how to react to your nonsensical banter about complex British motorways and weather. SJ Debaser 15:39, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
And beards. Don't forget the beard. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:42, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I shaved my wispy beard and now I have manly stubble, which after watching 10 minutes of the Superbowl last night made me feel so manly I thought I could've read the Bible cover-to-cover, or drank a whole beer and then blown something up. SJ Debaser 15:52, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes but did you fire your gun in the air and then watch some nascar? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:59, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
If by "gun" you mean "penis", and by "air" you mean "seven blonde bitches", then yes. I also watched NASCAR while coming first in a hot dog eating contest, beating Ron Burgundy into second place. SJ Debaser 16:02, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I think you may have just achieved the American dream. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 16:19, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Wait, what? You had a skype chat with TK? Cernunnos, the things I miss when I leave and never come back... Totnesmartin (talk) 18:47, 7 February 2011 (UTC)


How's it hanging my crunded friend? Ace of Spades 21:56, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Not good :( My tank has had a bit of a crash and I've lost 4 of my 7 fish. Praying to the great FSM that the rest make it through. How's things up your end? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 21:58, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Wellington has had a few quakes in the last few days - making me nervous. Married life is treating me well and I have switched from an all beer diet to an all wine diet which means my beer belly (which didn't actually exist as anything more than a slight bulge which only I could see) has all but disappeared. Have been smoking less than a cigarette a week also. So, on the whole, all is well. Hope your fish make it. Ace of Spades 22:03, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Need strategy for sneaking in contraband[edit]

Ich sauce and chiles.png

You may very well be one of the only lucky individuals in the British Isles to have either of these things. The only question is how to get them into the country. One of them is contraband. The other is a delicious treat that of RationalWikians perhaps only Trent, Eira, and I know the magic of. Assuming you can get passable corn tortillas I hope you will make chicken enchiladas with green chile sauce and some borrachado beans. I will give you the recipes. The Crypto-Pro is in a 2 1/2 inch tall 1 7/8 inch diameter jar. I'm inclined to put it in a plastic baggy labeled "chile seasoning," scan and email the instructions, and let you sort it out on your end. It arrived today. I'll get it in the post tomorrow. Thoughts? PS I mourn your fishes. I hope the coral survives now that you can copper it. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 04:52, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

I have 6 chicken fajitas 10 mins away from completion in the over as I type this. Oh yes...05:43, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
I thought you were going to shove them all up your arse and then come for a visit? If not then like you say, just label them as "chile seasoning" or "foodstuffs" or similar. Let me know how much the grand total is, and then all I require is yooour baaank account details, and sort code. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:10, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah well the fish medicine is a quinine compound and the last time I tried one of those it had me hallucinating so badly I didn't realize I wasn't in my hotel room quietly sleeping the stuff off but living on the street in Manaus Brazil until the Larium-induced psychotic episode broke. I guess I'm lucky it didn't happen while I was still in the jungle. But yeah, not good. And when I got home I had an allergic reaction that covered my body with tiny pimples that sort of looked like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which I worried I'd gotten from all the ticks in the Amazon. So, no. I'm not going to mule that in my ass when I come over there this summer for my trans British Isles fly fishing trip. I also opted against putting what amounted to a few tablespoons of bright white powder in a ziplock bag and hoping for the best with customs. Instead I posted it a few days ago and described it as fish food on the customs form. Lemme know how that works out. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 13:36, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Let us know when you're coming over. If you're in London we can go to the Saloon Bar in Camden. It'll be like the Saloon Bar on RW but IRL. Think of how crazy that'd be. SJ Debaser 13:40, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Do you get edit conflicts when ordering drinks at the bar? DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 13:42, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
No, they use liquid threads

Can I crash on the couch at your folks' place? Do you have a sister who still lives at home? Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 13:49, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
More importantly, is Josh's sister hot? Oh, and thanks for posting that. Email me how much everything was in total and drop me your account # & sort code (we can do international BACS transfers no?). Oh and, why the fuck would you want to go fly fishing when you can come and stop in norfolk and we can go out to sea for some boat fishing? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:54, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
I had sex with my sister and killed her a long, long time ago, which is why I now don't live at home anymore. You can bet she ain't hot anymore. I'd say you could crash at my house at uni, but my housemates would be confused about why "that drunk American guy that Josh knows off the internet" is on our couch. @DeltaStar, never actually been in there, but I've walked past it loadsa times. SJ Debaser 14:02, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Huh? So I can't crash at either of your joints? Some friend to a complete internet stranger you are. Asshole. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 14:09, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
You can crash at mine. No couch required. Our second bedroom has a brand new comfy matress & ensuite, so you have your own puking area and private crash space :) CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:19, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Ya crazy bastard![edit]

Ain't talked to you in ages! How are you? Gooniepunk2010 Oi! Oi! Oi! 04:00, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh shit, sorry I forgot to reply to you! Yeah I'm OK. Usual shit. How's tings wit' teh spikey one? We must all have a Skype chat again at some point, like the old days :) CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:47, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Oi! Things be very, very busy on my end (for reasons I'm not even allowed to discuss!!!!) But, yeah, we gots to revive the RW skype chatters. Those were some wild and crazy times. The Goonie 1 What's this button do? Uh oh.... 15:34, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
Ooh, secret project! What is it? Dusteating nanobots? Self-peeling bananas? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:43, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
Not quite, but you're on the right track. The Spikey Punk I'm punking my punk! 15:48, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
Kinetic powered vibrating buttplug? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:50, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Happy St George's Day[edit]

Innit? Enjoying the weather? Celebrating by flying the flag you got off an ex-French soldier and all you had to do was paint the cross on it? That made me laugh. SJ Debaser 09:46, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Actually I had a bit of a nightmare day yesterday. A client I do a lot of work for (and who I convinced to move to Amazon EC2 to host his dedicated server) has been hit by this, so I've been sitting around for 2 days waiting for everything to come back online so I can spend hours setting up a new server for him while it's nice and sunny outside. Combined with the fact that I had to spend a few hours yesterday at the hospital because the mother-in-law was given the wrong prescription and ended up overdosing on a long acting type of insulin, and then to cheer me up the wife took me to get an ice cream down by the quay, whereupon a seagull shat on my head. I'm just waiting to see what the rest of today has in store for me :( CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:15, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
Sorry to hear that mate, hope the in-law's alright, although I'm not gonna lie, getting shat on by an angry bird is always funny. It's happened to me before, and while I didn't see the funny side at the time... well I forgot my train of thought. Anyway, if it's any consolation I've been inside doing work for the best part of the last 2 weeks. Fun. SJ Debaser 13:12, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Look what landed in my inbox while I was out of town[edit]


I'll give it a shot tonight. Thanks very much. Nutty Roux (talk) 02:28, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

YW. As I said via email though, the disposables aren't particularly good. Vapour production is weak and I'm not too fond of the taste, but it should give you a rough idea of what they're like. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:52, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Hey, Crundle-Tastic[edit]

How are you admind the cluster fuck? Ace of Spades 08:47, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

From afar, yes :) Seems like the usual mass panic when something goes wrong. Are we blaming Human this time? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:55, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Pinch, punch, first of the month[edit]

Here you go

No returns. Ehh... what's up doc? SJ Debaser 09:43, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Meh, bored and have loads of work to do. Plus this puppy is starting to piss me off now. I think I'm defo a cat person rather than a dog person. How's things up your end? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:52, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh man, you got a PUPPY!? Cool! I'm OK. Shit bored with nothing to do, trying to find me a job with little success. I'm not gonna lie, "rent boy" has crossed my mind more than once. SJ Debaser 10:11, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Pubs are usually the easiest place to get a job when you're a stoodent, although having breasts seems to improve your chances. I actually had one pub tell me "yes we are looking for new bar staff, but we want women. So, erm, sorry". At least he was honest :) I'll have to post a picture of the puppy in a bit. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:25, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Believe it or not...[edit]

I'm working on it! Between school and other nonsensical things, I'm slowly working on the images and gifs. with stubborn OCD-ness. It's actually rather calming when stressed...when things go my way. And when it doesn't...I watch Korean Comedy Game Shows, then come back to it. ‎(TT㉨TT)ノ...I promise when summer classes end, FULL DEDICATION! Oh. Cute Pug Puppy by the way. I feel like it should be named 'Derp' instead. Teehee.--Dumpling (talk) 09:55, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

OK cool! I was going to start training tehmizzus (who is a bit arty) to use a graphics tablet and Paint.net / Photoshop in case you got bogged down and couldn't do it, but I guess she can go back to vegging out in front of shite reality TV now :-) Yeah pug is a little "derpy". Keeps getting raped by my parent's slightly confused OAP King Charles though :-\ CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:22, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Ahh~ Very nice. Tablets are so nice. =u= Makes me happy on the inside. But yeah, the process is a bit slow at the moment, but once I have my 'summer', I'll work on it pretty much 'till I'm satisfied. I'll keep you updated along the way as I get things done one by one, so it'll make it easier to send it to you in small bits, and easier for me to keep track of what needs to be edited, so on and so forth. Never really understood reality TV...Anyhoozles. Aww~ Poor Derp. <---It's the nickname for your pup now. I can see no other.--Dumpling (talk) 10:30, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


New article. [1] SJ Debaser 18:52, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Hehe, yeah I saw that. Not quite as funny as the permission slip one though. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:00, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
True, though the cats at the cinema amused me. SJ Debaser 20:00, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Mr. Fucking Speaker![edit]

watching your countries emergency session of the house of commons regarding the phone tapping scandal. I love British politics. Two guys sitting across a table yelling at each other. Wonderful viewing. Ace of Spades 11:19, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

I hate watching the commons "debates". A load of overpaid windbags shouting "MNUH HUMNUH!!" (presumaby used to be "hear hear" but has degraded over the years). The debaters themselves are like watching the two clever kids at first school square up to each other. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:12, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Curry request[edit]

Alright Crundy, how's it hanging?
Anyway, down to business: My missus had a chicken roshni (sp?) in a local Indian recently, I got the leftovers when I went to pick her and her mates up and it was absolutely delicious. It wasn't massively spicy, but was very tasty, with almost a sweet & sour flavour to it. I haven't been able to find a recipe anywhere for it, do you have one? (I am aware that this probably isn't an authentic curry so might offend your sensibilities, but hey, we liked it!) Cheers. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 09:32, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Bear with me, I'll check my "non-indian curry" book. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:33, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, nowt. Can you describe it a bit more? If it had a sharp sourness then it may have been a Bengali style dish made with limes (well, indian limes look more like lemons) as the souring agent instead of tamarind and probably had a lot of garlic in it. What colour was the gravy, how thick, how much oil, and was there anything else in it like lentils? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 09:41, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
As I said, I only got the leftovers, but from what I saw the gravy was quite bright red, not as bright red as a tikka masala, but brighter than a normal tomoato-based curry. It was quite thick, not as thick as a korma, but thicker than the curry I make from your recipe. I didn't spot any veg such as lentils in it, nor did it seem particularly oily. It really did have an taste in the background of Chinese sweet and sour sauce! Thanks for your help, I'll see if I kind find some more info... DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 10:03, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
It's talked about here, but the linked to site for the recipe is no longer online... DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 10:05, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
And described on a menu as "Cooked with garlic, green chilli, tomato, green peppers & onions." DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 10:06, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
OK, so no cream, yoghurt, or coconut? If there was no yoghurt then it would suggest that lime was the souring agent. I can't find any recipes like you describe but I should be able to contruct something (ooh, new name! How about "Chicken Crundy"?). One more question, did it have quite a strong "perfumey" smell and taste? For some reason I imagine there to be a lot of cardamom in it. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:11, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
(EC) This menu describes it as "Chicken tikka cooked with fresh tomatoes, peppers & onions dressed with

a hint of tangy sauce", which sounds about right, but it doesn't help with where the tang actually comes from. I might go back to the restaurant and ask if the chef will give me some clues!

Nah, I didn't think there was any cream or yoghurt in it, I use yogurt in a lot of my curries and it didn't taste like that. No strong cardamom smell or taste either. I look forward to Chicken Crundy though! As it happens I'm fine-tuning a (admittedly somewhat Anglicised) curry I call a "Garlic Chilli Masala" based on your recipe and a (shock horror!) Jamie Oliver curry paste recipe! DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 10:19, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Found the recipe in a PDF stuffed FULL of curry recipes: here. –SuspectedReplicant retire me 10:25, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
(EC)OK, so no cardamom (unless you want to add it, just grind about 15-20 green cardamoms in a spice grinder, add a little water to make a paste, and fry for a couple of minutes after frying the spices).
Basically, you want to follow the standard curry recipe but with a few differences:
  1. Don't brown the onions. Cook them over a low heat until they are softened and just starting to tinge at the edges
  2. Double up the garlic, you want quite a lot (at least 10 cloves)
  3. When you add the spices, only fry them for a couple of minutes (this and #1 will stop the curry turning brown to give you a better colour)
  4. To get a bright red colour, you would normally want to use dried kashmiri chillis (quite hard to find, see this page) which you soften in warm water, mash up, and add after the spices. If you can't find them use a few drops of red food colouring
  5. When the curry is about 20 mins away from being cooked, add the juice of two limes and 2-3 heaped teaspoons of jaggery or soft brown sugar. When the curry is 5 mins from being ready, add a green pepper, an onion, and a couple of tomatoes (all cut into wedges, you want big chunks that still have a bit of bite in them).
I presume it was made with chicken breast, and if you want to do that then you'll need to crumble in a chicken stock cube after adding the tinned tomatoes. If you prefer to use fresh tomatoes instead of tinned, then skin about 3 tomatoes, chop, and add with a cup of water instead of the tin. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:32, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Just had a look at that recipe. As you say I'm not sure where the sweet & sour comes from. I'm guessing the sour is from the tomatoes, but no mention of a sweetening agent. Also if the other pastes it mentions don't contain garlic then I'd add a lot more garlic than 4 cloves. Give it go and see how well it comes out. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:36, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
(EC)By the way, if you don't already have it, I would recommend this book which has loads of different types of authentic curry which you could tailor to your needs. Also explains what makes up a curry and explains the ingredients. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:43, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Curry forensics! Amazing!--ADtalkModerator 10:42, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

That reminds me, I never did post my Dhal recipe (thought I had but can't find it). I normally hate dhal but this one is really nice. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:47, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I was thinking of this. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:48, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
It's veggie! Awesome. I am going to try to make this, fail horribly, and then get my wife to do it properly in a few weeks.--ADtalkModerator 10:51, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
I have quite a stack of good veggie recipes, as I try to eat veggie-only food 3 or 4 times a week. The okra curry is nice, but you have to do it over a low heat to avoid burning anything. this is also a really nice veggie recipe, but you need to use very strong stilton (and for you, rennet-free) to make it well. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:55, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
I also really liked this but the wife didn't take to it so I haven't cooked it again :( CrundyTalk nerdy to me 10:57, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
(ECx3!)Cheers for the info, Crundy, and thanks for the pdf SR - although all the links contained therein are to the same defunct website I looked at earlier. As it's not a traditional or well-known dish, I'm guessing it changes a lot from place to place and there isn't a standard recipe. I'm away with work for a couple of weeks as of this afternoon, so won't get a chance to try it just yet (And CP will lose a lot of traffic as I shut down my clickbot operations) but I certainly will give it a bash upon my return! Carry on Currying! DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 11:16, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
The links don't work, but it's (almost) entirely self-referential - the first couple of recipes are used later on to make dishes that are also used later on. I hope you have lots of storage jars! –SuspectedReplicant retire me 12:27, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Looks similar to this book my brother bought me a while back. Very good if you like restaurant curries, as curry places are now divided in two: the ones that use the above book method, and the ones that use huge jars of patak's curry pastes for everything (oh, and of course there are the proper curry houses, but you'd need to go to Bolton, Lecister, or Bradford to find one). CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:36, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Don't forget Southall, west London. It's not called Little India for nothing! –SuspectedReplicant retire me 13:16, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

re: waterloo[edit]

I currently residing in the building immediately behind the young vic, on my friends couch. (I am unsure as to whether I should reply to posts on my talk there or the poster's own talkpage. Is there some rules of ettiqutte for this?) AMassiveGay (talk) 12:04, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

On yer own talkpage. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 12:12, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


I'll take some seeds...I have moved so I'll send you my new address. Aceof SpadesSilverbrain.png 21:54, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Which ones? There's Dorset Naga (very very hot, hard to germinate & grow), Apricot (almost no heat at all), and Trinity (A very mild but pungent habanero)? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:05, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Simpsons did it[edit]

Yes, but then there's this little youtube gem. Professor Chaos (talk) 10:58, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

And how South Park don't like Family Guy[2] CrundyTalk nerdy to me 11:01, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
LMAO. Yeah, the South Park episodes that bash Family Guy actually completely ruined my taste for Family Guy. Professor Chaos (talk) 11:03, 2 September 2011 (UTC)