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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome's Rant of the Day (TM)

Some days, I just feel glad that I'm getting so long in the tooth that I may not survive to see the dystopian society we are hurtling towards. Other times I realize we are already so close as to be essentially there.

Today's Topic: Cheese.

I should have known cheese would have lead to the downfall of humanity. It tastes too damn good.

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Now, while Safeway brand is inedible in all its forms, Tillamook isn't bad... for cooking. I actually prefer it if I'm making a dish containing COOKED cheese.

Much like Freehold, Tillamook is too young and hard to be eaten raw, and our Sunday game is raw cheddar with apples.

A prophylactic should be used before attempting to eat me, yes. Practice safe oral pursuits.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
You were in danger?
Thsnkfully no, but there was an active shooter a couple of miles away so I thought I'd let you all know none of us were in any danger.

I'm damn glad are safe, heres hoping everyone else is too.


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome's Rant of the Day (TM)

Some days, I just feel glad that I'm getting so long in the tooth that I may not survive to see the dystopian society we are hurtling towards. Other times I realize we are already so close as to be essentially there.

Today's Topic: Cheese.

There are things that my beloved local corner store doesn't carry: Low-sugar peanut butter and bread that Impus Minor considers edible being two of them. (I swear; the corner store has a 6'x6' area dedicated to bread, but it's all "nutty" bread or "whole grain, grains included" bread or "bread so flavorful you don't need a filling" bread. Y'know, SOME people actually like bread that isn't full of crunchy bits, and that doesn't overwhelm the flavor of anything else in your sandwich. Go figure.)

I figured as long as I was at Safeway, I'd pick up some cheese for myself and the gamers. Safeway had a nice roughly 5'x6' rack of assorted cheeses... ALL either Safeway brand or Tillamook. There were NO other choices.

Now, while Safeway brand is inedible in all its forms, Tillamook isn't bad... for cooking. I actually prefer it if I'm making a dish containing COOKED cheese.
Much like Freehold, Tillamook is too young and hard to be eaten raw, and our Sunday game is raw cheddar with apples.

So no cheddar for me today, and I'll need to go to the corner store later this week. Because in a massive display containing hundreds of pounds of cheese, Safeway couldn't find any room for ANY other brands than its own, except for Tillamook.
And I suspect the Tillamook will go by the wayside soon enough...

This made me stop to wonder if any of the stores that I shop at have this same issue....and then I remembered that I live in the midwest. We take our cheese very seriously, and I'm pretty sure no store would dare pull this stunt for fear of rioting. ;P


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I am procrastinating on so many different things right now, I think I might actually be procrastinating my procrastinating....


lynora wrote:
This made me stop to wonder if any of the stores that I shop at have this same issue....and then I remembered that I live in the midwest. We take our cheese very seriously, and I'm pretty sure no store would dare pull this stunt for fear of rioting. ;P

The saddest part of the whole thing is that the corner store has a "decent" cheese selection, but the old Andronico's at the top of the street had a fantastic selection. Safeway bought them out (so there are now two Safeways within half a mile of each other, plus a third another mile up the same road), and assured all the offended high-end shoppers that they would continue to cater to the high-end, high-profit niche.

Nope.

Andronico's old amazing cheese selection is now over half Safeway Select. And gods, if you think Kraft Mild Cheddar is bad, you've never tried Safeway Select *anything*.


lynora wrote:
I am procrastinating on so many different things right now, I think I might actually be procrastinating my procrastinating....

Hey, as of yesterday my due dates are in November so I get to be fairly lax.

I'm sure tomorrow they'll pull them back into October and I'll be in a panic again.


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NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
You were in danger?
Thsnkfully no, but there was an active shooter a couple of miles away so I thought I'd let you all know none of us were in any danger.

I appreciate it, though I saw your post before I saw the news, and to be honest I had utterly no idea where Middleton was in relation to you.

Middleton is about half a mile away, the shooting was two miles away.


captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
You were in danger?
Thsnkfully no, but there was an active shooter a couple of miles away so I thought I'd let you all know none of us were in any danger.

I appreciate it, though I saw your post before I saw the news, and to be honest I had utterly no idea where Middleton was in relation to you.

Middleton is about half a mile away, the shooting was two miles away.

Holy carp! WAY too close for comfort! Glad you and yours are safe!


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Oh, good. My manager just signed out sick.

THAT'S going to motivate me to work even "harder"....


I KNOW I've tiraded about this one before, so I don't think it counts, but gods, the whole, "Hey, everybody! There's a public vote on the best new science project/implementation/kids' beauty pageant/whatever! I really want to win, so everyone please click this link and vote for me!"

Either I'm going to go to the base site, evaluate ALL of the entries, and honestly vote for the one that I feel is the best, or I'm not going to waste my time.
Don't ask me to be a dishonest scumbag and commit voter fraud on your behalf. (OK; a strong term, but still, I'm "voting" for something just because my co-worker told me to. Pretty sleazy, if you ask me...)

(This one was corporate-wide, so over 100,000 employees asked to vote for something. Considering it's a small tech faire in Africa, I sure as h*** hope the judges will recognize the voter fraud for what it is.)


And in our continuing saga of Things That Irritate NobodysHome:

Program: Enter a code for your new object
NobodysHome: "My New Object"
Program: I'm sorry. Your code must be in all capital letters
NobodysHome: "MY NEW OBJECT"
Program: Thank you!

So, understand that EVERY programming language has a function that converts all letters to uppercase. So there was absolutely, 100% NO excuse for the programmer to be that lazy. It would have taken him or her LESS time to uppercase whatever I entered than it would have to write that error message.

Lazy programmers drive me nuts.


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
This made me stop to wonder if any of the stores that I shop at have this same issue....and then I remembered that I live in the midwest. We take our cheese very seriously, and I'm pretty sure no store would dare pull this stunt for fear of rioting. ;P

The saddest part of the whole thing is that the corner store has a "decent" cheese selection, but the old Andronico's at the top of the street had a fantastic selection. Safeway bought them out (so there are now two Safeways within half a mile of each other, plus a third another mile up the same road), and assured all the offended high-end shoppers that they would continue to cater to the high-end, high-profit niche.

Nope.

Andronico's old amazing cheese selection is now over half Safeway Select. And gods, if you think Kraft Mild Cheddar is bad, you've never tried Safeway Select *anything*.

I only eat sharp cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, mozzarella, queso de papa, Monterey Jack, Munster, marbled cheddar, babybel, asiago, parmesan Oaxaca,Romano, camembert, ricotta, brie, gouda, havarti, port salut, Colby, pecorino, and gouda.


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Gods, lyrics, you horrible, horrible mistresses you.

I really loved the music for Delain's We are the Others.

Then NobodysWife made me read the lyrics and read the story behind the song.

Now I tear up every time I hear it.

Damn you, lyrics!

EDIT: Fair warning: If you've ever been an outcast (a punk, a goth, a mod, a geek, etc.), the first time you hear the song you might sob a bit.


Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
This made me stop to wonder if any of the stores that I shop at have this same issue....and then I remembered that I live in the midwest. We take our cheese very seriously, and I'm pretty sure no store would dare pull this stunt for fear of rioting. ;P

The saddest part of the whole thing is that the corner store has a "decent" cheese selection, but the old Andronico's at the top of the street had a fantastic selection. Safeway bought them out (so there are now two Safeways within half a mile of each other, plus a third another mile up the same road), and assured all the offended high-end shoppers that they would continue to cater to the high-end, high-profit niche.

Nope.

Andronico's old amazing cheese selection is now over half Safeway Select. And gods, if you think Kraft Mild Cheddar is bad, you've never tried Safeway Select *anything*.

I only eat sharp cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, mozzarella, queso de papa, Monterey Jack, Munster, marbled cheddar, babybel, asiago, parmesan Oaxaca,Romano, camembert, ricotta, brie, gouda, havarti, port salut, Colby, pecorino, and gouda.

Stilton, smoked Stilton, Jarlsberg, sage Derby, port Derby, Manchego, Emmenthal, Gruyere, vintage Cheddar, Yarg.


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I used to live in Colby.


In order of importance:

Gjetost
Parmesan
Gouda
Jarlsberg
Goat
Swiss
Gruyere
Extra Sharp Cheddar
Pepper Jack
Sharp Cheddar

Mild cheddars and american is ok in my tomato soup, but otherwise I have no use for them. I dislike lasagna purely because of the ricotta, I will pick the noodles out if it's the only thing to eat. I have a limited tolerance for brie, especially the rind. Yech.

Adds derby, stilton, manchego, emmenthal, yarg, and asiago to bucket list...

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I generally pitch in to help whatever that needs doing. Once I was caught changing lights. And told not to do it anymore because of hseq issues. I mean it still irks me to see the company fork out $70 just to change a light...

Granted I'm probably the worse person for it, being a shorty.

I've got Gruyere and you mean you don't like Brie, tequila sunrise? I like brie, cambert, mild cheddar and mozzarella. There was this smoked cheese it's name I can't remember that I like too.


Just a Mort wrote:

I generally pitch in to help whatever that needs doing. Once I was caught changing lights. And told not to do it anymore because of hseq issues. I mean it still irks me to see the company fork out $70 just to change a light...

Granted I'm probably the worse person for it, being a shorty.

I've got Gruyere and you mean you don't like Brie, tequila sunrise? I like brie, cambert, mild cheddar and mozzarella. There was this smoked cheese it's name I can't remember that I like too.

I'm usually pretty darned Lawful, but I refuse to comply with Lawful Stupid.

I was running a class at an on-site facility with a union contract. The company was paying $1000 an hour for my time. That's not a typo. These were hard-core real-time engineering classes for defense and aerospace contractors. Whoever had set up the classroom put the easel with the sketchpad that I needed (they didn't have whiteboards) right in front of the screen. So I tried to move it.

And everyone in the class hissed at me, and told me that I wasn't allowed to move it, and I'd get written up, because all moving of equipment was required to be done by a union employee.

So I asked how long that would take.

And they said one of them would have to call in, file a formal request to have the easel moved, wait for someone to become available, have the person come over, move the easel to the location I wanted, and then I and the employee would have to sign off that the easel had been moved properly.

Maybe 45 minutes.

I moved the easel myself. I figured the fine would be under $750.

EDIT: Ooh! I can even link it!


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Surprisingly, I'm not a cheese hipster, I like cheese on or with certain things but I'm not eating cheese straight.


I'll eat brie on occasion, but I always regret it.

Oh, and cream cheese, cream cheese icing, and cheesecake are important to.

smacks lips

Very very very important...

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Lol. The ceiling lights look like this in my case, and since the office step ladder isn't very tall, reach is a bit of a problem.

Hey, I'd move an easel for $750 too!


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I'm what's called a gastronomical contrarian.

I'm generally not a fan of regional foods.

I lived five years in Seattle without having a single cup of coffee and only trying one piece of salmon.

I've lived in Wisconsin for 32 years, off and on, and I can't stand bratwurst or beer.


2d4 Slaadlings wrote:

AHHHH!!!!

*2d4 Slaadlings hide their eyes*

{vorpal bites Cadbury egg} Did you at least remember to dye your eyes first?


gran rey de los mono wrote:
If you compare the size of the average gummy bear to that of the average gummy worm, it says terrifying things about the gummy universe.

I would help Kickstart a stop motion gummi adaptation of Dune.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Gods, lyrics, you horrible, horrible mistresses you.

I really loved the music for Delain's We are the Others.

Then NobodysWife made me read the lyrics and read the story behind the song.

Now I tear up every time I hear it.

Sally's pigeons

...

Dammit. I got tears in my eyes just because I heard the first two words while copying the link.

*blows nose*

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Run!!! The dragon's about to flame!

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We are the others I could pick up from the lyrics almost instantly they talked about someone who died. Sally's pigeons not, I had to read wiki.

Evanescence - my immortal , my last breath
Linkin park - one more light


That workplace shooting in Middleton was about 5 minutes from Zelda's sister's house. 10 minutes from the school she works at. Unsurprisingly, they put the school on lockdown.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
This made me stop to wonder if any of the stores that I shop at have this same issue....and then I remembered that I live in the midwest. We take our cheese very seriously, and I'm pretty sure no store would dare pull this stunt for fear of rioting. ;P

The saddest part of the whole thing is that the corner store has a "decent" cheese selection, but the old Andronico's at the top of the street had a fantastic selection. Safeway bought them out (so there are now two Safeways within half a mile of each other, plus a third another mile up the same road), and assured all the offended high-end shoppers that they would continue to cater to the high-end, high-profit niche.

Nope.

Andronico's old amazing cheese selection is now over half Safeway Select. And gods, if you think Kraft Mild Cheddar is bad, you've never tried Safeway Select *anything*.

I only eat sharp cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, mozzarella, queso de papa, Monterey Jack, Munster, marbled cheddar, babybel, asiago, parmesan Oaxaca,Romano, camembert, ricotta, brie, gouda, havarti, port salut, Colby, pecorino, and gouda.
Stilton, smoked Stilton, Jarlsberg, sage Derby, port Derby, Manchego, Emmenthal, Gruyere, vintage Cheddar, Yarg.

WILL YOU SHUT THAT BLOODY BOUZOUKI PLAYER UP?!?


captain yesterday wrote:

I'm what's called a gastronomical contrarian.

I'm generally not a fan of regional foods.

I lived five years in Seattle without having a single cup of coffee and only trying one piece of salmon.

I've lived in Wisconsin for 32 years, off and on, and I can't stand bratwurst or beer.

when introducing me to local milkmaids, please make sure both bratwurst(cheese filled) and beer are available.

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Id love cheese filled bratwursts! Beer makes me bloated these days. Any beer that is less fizzy?


Vanykrye wrote:
That workplace shooting in Middleton was about 5 minutes from Zelda's sister's house. 10 minutes from the school she works at. Unsurprisingly, they put the school on lockdown.

is everyone alright?


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome's Rant of the Day (TM)

Today's Topic: Cheese.

Never had Tillamook, but apparently our local supermarket chain, Publix, carries it. How would you compare it to say Cabot or Sargento?

Sargento's cheddar is edible, but not inspiring. Cabot's Seriously Sharp and Extra Sharp are my gotos for anything requiring cheddar in a meal, and their New York Sharp is my preferred for raw snacking. Surprisingly, our other local chain, Winn-Dixie, offers their own SE Grocers sharp cheddar which is pretty good sharp cheddar (better than Sargentos and Kraft).

Never had Safeway cheese, but Borden's cheese is an inedible rubberized orange compound that can be heat-tempered and extruded to form orange highway safety cones.


Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
I only eat sharp cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, mozzarella, queso de papa, Monterey Jack, Munster, marbled cheddar, babybel, asiago, parmesan Oaxaca,Romano, camembert, ricotta, brie, gouda, havarti, port salut, Colby, pecorino, and gouda.
Stilton, smoked Stilton, Jarlsberg, sage Derby, port Derby, Manchego, Emmenthal, Gruyere, vintage Cheddar, Yarg.

{whips our Casio keyboard from hammerspace, starts playing "We Didn't Start The Fire"}


Just a Mort wrote:

We are the others I could pick up from the lyrics almost instantly they talked about someone who died. Sally's pigeons not, I had to read wiki.

Evanescence - my immortal , my last breath
Linkin park - one more light

That is my first time hearing One more light by Linkin Park. Yea. ~sad sigh~


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The search for Spock is over!

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Sorry to hear about the shooting. Hopefully everyone who got shot makes a full recovery. What even caused him to crack like that, though?


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome's Rant of the Day (TM)

Today's Topic: Cheese.

Never had Tillamook, but apparently our local supermarket chain, Publix, carries it. How would you compare it to say Cabot or Sargento?

Sargento's cheddar is edible, but not inspiring. Cabot's Seriously Sharp and Extra Sharp are my gotos for anything requiring cheddar in a meal, and their New York Sharp is my preferred for raw snacking. Surprisingly, our other local chain, Winn-Dixie, offers their own SE Grocers sharp cheddar which is pretty good sharp cheddar (better than Sargentos and Kraft).

Never had Safeway cheese, but Borden's cheese is an inedible rubberized orange compound that can be heat-tempered and extruded to form orange highway safety cones.

Imagine Borden's except less edible and quite possibly actual plastic instead of cheese and you almost have how gross Safeway cheese is.

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Sadder thing:

It is the last Linkin Park record produced before lead vocalist Chester Bennington's death on July 20, 2017


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My vote for saddest song.


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Also this one.


I don't remember if I've mentioned this before, but I love how my Pathfinder character couldn't remember the name "chupacabra", so he has taken to calling them "chalupacobras".


Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is perhaps best known for playing a character whose weapon returns to him when thrown.

(Thor's hammer is a boomerang.)


We squint at the sun because it is bright. We squint at people because they are not.


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Some people will claim that cheerleading is not a sport, but that video games are.


Fire extinguishers in movies are more likely to be used to knock someone out than to put out a fire.


If you were to wake up from a years-long coma, the first time you went back to sleep would probably be a little nerve-wracking. Will you wake again?


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Nearly every microwave has a "Popcorn" button on it, but almost all microwave popcorn bags tell you not to use it.


People with sleeve tattoos used to make me nervous. Now they make me a hazelnut mocha.

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