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Sweet potatoes.

Who the hell do they think they're fooling?

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If you cut them into fries, deep fry them, and drizzle maple syrup on them THEN they're sweet. So, so sweet...


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Nope. Not buying it. I stand by my suspicious sidelong glance.

This, and my dislike of grits, have prevented me from fully assimilating to life in the American South.


I was born and raised in the South, but I never had grits until I went to college, where they sometimes served them on the breakfast line in the cafeteria.


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quibblemuch wrote:

Nope. Not buying it. I stand by my suspicious sidelong glance.

This, and my dislike of grits, have prevented me from fully assimilating to life in the American South.

cooking grits:

Courtesy of George Carlin, Take-Offs and Put-Downs

Hi there folks. Welcome to the cooking show. A lot of you folks been writing in asking us, "How do you cook them damn grits?" We're going to show you today how you cook them damn grits.

First of all kinda get those grits down is a shallow sauce pan, kinda get a little water, about an inch and a halfa water above them grits. Get that thing boilin' good, get a good rollin' boil, a high rollin' boil, we call it a high rollin' boil. Get that thing goin' good then you're gonna drain them off a little bit, drain them off a little bit get a little steam out here, drain them off a little bit.

Get 'em down a little bit into moist little patties, get 'em down into moist little patties, two little fat little moist little patties. Put 'em in a hot skillet, a hot skillet with lots of hot grease, get 'em brown on one side, get 'em brown on the other side — and then THROW THEM AWAY! They're no good folks, you can't eat them damn grits.


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When I was a younger me, whenever dinner consisted of something involving beets, my dad would pick up the offending dish and proclaim:

"Beets! Straight from nature's garden to your garbage can", and pass the dish to the next person without taking any.

To this day I like beets. Must've been reverse psychology he was using.


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Sweet potatoes cut into fries; fried in peanut oil; and seasoned with some seasoned salt, cumin, and teeny bit of cayenne powder are mighty good.

Not fond of grits itself, but poured into a baking dish, chilled until it sets up, then cut into squares and fried (there may be a pattern here) are pretty good with crispy bacon and shrimp.


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Slaadish Chef wrote:

Sweet potatoes cut into fries; fried in peanut oil; and seasoned with some seasoned salt, cumin, and teeny bit of cayenne powder are mighty good.

Not fond of grits itself, but poured into a baking dish, chilled until it sets up, then cut into squares and fried (there may be a pattern here) are pretty good with crispy bacon and shrimp.

Or you could just eat the crispy bacon!


I dunno...I love bacon. And I love shrimp. It would be tough to choose.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I dunno...I love bacon. And I love shrimp. It would be tough to choose.

Don't choose. Bacon-wrapped shrimp is a wonderful invention.


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Bacon: Sometimes it's necessary to respect your body instead of your taste buds. Sometimes.

Sweet potatoes: For a long time I never liked them in any form. Then one day I tried roasted sweet potato as an adult, and now I love them. I still don't like them as fries.

Grits: Grits are just corn meal. They are practically flavorless unless you cook them with something, and then that something is what grits taste like. Usually this something is butter. I don't know many people that just eat butter, which is what it tastes like you're doing when you eat traditionally cooked grits.

Beets: They put beets on burgers in Australia. What a world.

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This judgmental sniper-comment post has been brought to you by a lack of sleep due to a five year old. Have a nice day. Or don't. Just let me nap.


I don't have a 5 year old. I have a dog that wanted to get up at 3 and go poop. It was 2 hours before I managed to fall back asleep.


I thought grits were terrible (they are in Yankee country) until I spent some time in Atlanta. Toss a little cheddar and some Jalapeno and damn if they aint delicious!

The food item that's always been awful is poutine. Every bar has it in Yankee country, and every one taste like deep fried garbage.


I've never had poutine, though I'd like to try it. I like shrimp and grits a lot, as well as bacon grits. But my favorite is just with butter and sugar.


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Hey, I'm from the South and I've never liked the taste or texture of grits. Bleh!

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Same and seconded.

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Andostre wrote:
Sweet potatoes: For a long time I never liked them in any form. Then one day I tried roasted sweet potato as an adult, and now I love them. I still don't like them as fries.

Funny enough fries is the ONLY way I like them. Preferably with a fair amount of seasoning added.


The only seasoning I like on sweet potato fries is really fine brown sugar. And syrup.


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Add me to the sweet potato hate train. And yams.

THOUGHT I hated beets, because as a kid in Alaska unless you grew your own, you got tired woody things that had spent a week on a barge, but once I got access to actual fresh beets they became a favorite...

I hate polenta. HATE it.


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Orthos wrote:
Andostre wrote:
Sweet potatoes: For a long time I never liked them in any form. Then one day I tried roasted sweet potato as an adult, and now I love them. I still don't like them as fries.
Funny enough fries is the ONLY way I like them. Preferably with a fair amount of seasoning added.

The only way I like the fries is wrapped in newspaper and thrown in the trash. The only way I like sweet potatoes in general is watching them burn in the fields.

And they're still better than avocados.


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Brocolli used to annoy me. So did brussel sprouts. But thanks to brown gravy (and the need to change my diet) I can eat them...

I still hate lima beans. :P


I like Brussels sprouts if they're coated in olive oil and seasonings and roasted. Boiled, not so much. I love love love lima beans.

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I ate the hell out of sweet potatoe pie when I was in the service. They always had it in the desert case.

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Vanykrye wrote:
And they're still better than avocados.

I mean when you're right you're right.


I love avocados AND sweet potato pie...lol


I just found out one of my favorite bands, Solitude Aeturnus, has an album that I wasn't aware of. Now I have to get it because I have all the others.


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Orthos wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
And they're still better than avocados.
I mean when you're right you're right.

I'm sorry, we've had to let you two go, on grounds of avacado negativity.


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Orthos wrote:
Andostre wrote:
Sweet potatoes: For a long time I never liked them in any form. Then one day I tried roasted sweet potato as an adult, and now I love them. I still don't like them as fries.
Funny enough fries is the ONLY way I like them.

My people will not stand for such hostile aggressions. Further actions in this manner will result in sanctions and perhaps an even stronger response.

DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I like Brussels sprouts if they're coated in olive oil and seasonings and roasted.

My people happily recognize this gesture of harmony and we'd like to discuss the ratification of a treaty of mutual respect.

Man, politics is complicated.


I hate sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts for eternity.

Bring it on!


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I don't like avocados but love guacamole. I don't like tomatoes but love ketchup. I don't like peanuts but love peanut butter (creamy only you heathens).

Basically, if you take something I don't like, mash it into a paste and add salt I'll love it.


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Fumarole wrote:
Basically, if you take something I don't like, mash it into a paste and add salt I'll love it.

Does this apply to people? Because if so... I don't think the salt part is necessary.


Thomas Seitz wrote:

I hate sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts for eternity.

Bring it on!

I'm selling all of my lima beans to your neighboring enemies.


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Andostre wrote:
Fumarole wrote:
Basically, if you take something I don't like, mash it into a paste and add salt I'll love it.
Does this apply to people? Because if so... I don't think the salt part is necessary.

I think we need to name this phenomenon Lecter's Law: Like Godwin's law, as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving cannibalism approaches 1.

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Andostre wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:

I hate sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts for eternity.

Bring it on!

I'm selling all of my lima beans to your neighboring enemies.

I hope you like qlippoths... ;)


Lady Ladile wrote:
Hey, I'm from the South and I've never liked the taste or texture of grits. Bleh!

And I'm from Yankee country and I'd never heard of poutine before today.


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Corathonv2 wrote:
Lady Ladile wrote:
Hey, I'm from the South and I've never liked the taste or texture of grits. Bleh!
And I'm from Yankee country and I'd never heard of poutine before today.

Your loss. Mmmmm. Poutine.


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thunderspirit wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
And they're still better than avocados.
I mean when you're right you're right.
I'm sorry, we've had to let you two go, on grounds of avacado negativity.

Fine! We'll go build our own kitchen! With blackjack! And hookers!

Yknow, just forget the kitchen!


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My younger brother. Scratch that, both of my brothers.


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Try-too-hard documentaries. If you have something interesting to say about Julius Caesar, please do so. Trust that I'm interested enough not to need a gimmick. Don't subject me to 10 minutes of film of an actual modern-day caesarean section birth before you start, just to point out that the term comes from his name.

Looking at you, Mary Beard.

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When people start a sentence with "I mean," I find it irksome. I'm not quite sure why, but it could be the implication that they don't actually mean what they say when they don't preface sentences that way, at least for those people who use it often, which on these boards seems to be many. In fact, I don't think I encounter this phenomenon outside of Paizo's boards, so perhaps it is localized to this demographic? Food for thought.

I came across one post on these boards that consisted of only two sentences, and they both started that way. Reading that gave me Forest Whitaker eye.

Since this is the internet and the responses to this post are as predictable as gamers hating edition changes before they even have a chance to try out the new system, know that such responses do not make you clever. In fact, they're quite pedestrian and make one wish for a block or ignore function. C'est la vie.


quibblemuch wrote:
Try-too-hard documentaries. If you have something interesting to say about Julius Caesar, please do so. Trust that I'm interested enough not to need a gimmick. Don't subject me to 10 minutes of film of an actual modern-day caesarean section birth before you start, just to point out that the term comes from his name.

What? That sounds crazy.


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When people sum up (or counter) an argument with the sentiment "people are stupid."

No, people are not stupid. On average, people are intelligent. Some more than others, true. People can be uneducated or willfully ignorant or indoctrinated to believe a particular thing, but rarely will you find people who are any of those for all or even most topics. In fact, most people are one or more of those for at least some topics. I include myself.

When I hear someone declare people as a whole as stupid, it just shows me that that person won't or can't see things from the perspective of people they disagree with. Nobody is under any obligation to see things from any perspective, of course, but doing so has a far better chance of improving the conversation instead of dismissing one side of it.


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Andostre wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Try-too-hard documentaries. If you have something interesting to say about Julius Caesar, please do so. Trust that I'm interested enough not to need a gimmick. Don't subject me to 10 minutes of film of an actual modern-day caesarean section birth before you start, just to point out that the term comes from his name.
What? That sounds crazy.

Yeah. I really liked her book SPQR. So when I saw she had a documentary on Caesar, I got excited. And then it opens with a caesarean. In a hospital. Ending with Mary Beard holding a goo-covered newborn.

And to be clear: I'm not grossed out. Or off-put. I just resent my time being wasted on pandering gimmicks that imply I'm an idiot who can't handle The Before-Time, The Long-Long-Ago unless it's wrapped up in the Now-Now and Pictures of Stuff From Today-Me-Time.

I started another one recently on the Impressionists. Open with guy entering fancy hotel, but you can't see the guy 'cause he's carrying a giant stack of stuff. On and on and on, we follow him through the lobby, the elevator, the hallway... he says hi to three different hotel employees, still behind a wall of stuff. He goes into the room. Turns out Monet stayed in that exact hotel room. He dumps the boxes of stuff and they turn out to be Impressionist-themed kitsch.

Ten minutes of my life I won't get back, in which I learned nothing about the Impressionists.

HRGH!


Fumarole wrote:

When people start a sentence with "I mean," I find it irksome. I'm not quite sure why, but it could be the implication that they don't actually mean what they say when they don't preface sentences that way, at least for those people who use it often, which on these boards seems to be many. In fact, I don't think I encounter this phenomenon outside of Paizo's boards, so perhaps it is localized to this demographic? Food for thought.

I came across one post on these boards that consisted of only two sentences, and they both started that way. Reading that gave me Forest Whitaker eye.

Since this is the internet and the responses to this post are as predictable as gamers hating edition changes before they even have a chance to try out the new system, know that such responses do not make you clever. In fact, they're quite pedestrian and make one wish for a block or ignore function. C'est la vie.

I mean, no one would mistake me for being clever, after all, people are stupid.


Get your own schtick.


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Players who've been playing RPGs for decades and who haven't learned that if you have a creature, like a familiar, that is a VITAL PART OF YOUR ESSENTIAL CLASS ABILITIES, you should keep it on your person at all times. Familiar satchels are great, but if you strap it to a mule and take that mule into combat and don't have any ranks in Handle Animal...

...somehow I'm to blame as the GM when the mule takes damage, and runs away to save itself, taking your familiar with it through the thin ice of a frozen lake.

Somehow. This. Is. My. Fault.

HRRRGH!


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Stand back. I'll flip that table for you because I've been in the same boat. UUNNFF!

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Yeah, familiars, spell books, spell component pouches, the fighter's only sword, the archers only bow, somehow the GM is supposed to never ever target these things, even with environmental effects that totally *should* affect them (yes, swimming through that river of lava was bad for your stuff. yes, holding onto your sword and shield are going to be a challenge when you are stunned and thrown into the ocean by the kraken, did you consider a weapon bond before you whipped out your 'half my WBL' irreplaceable weapon while on an icy deck over five fathoms deep?).

Or, yanno, the PC could protect it better / have a backup?

I've done it myself, but only once! Players who never learn to protect their gimmick bug me. "I built my entire character using 23 books, to be *awesome* with a bow!" "Cool story, bro. Warp wood." "Nooooo, I don't have a spare, my character is useless!?"


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Heh. I had a player who built a terrifying inquisitor archer for his second PF character ever... right up until he ran into one of those demons (forget their name) whose purpose for existing is to break stuff. It grabbed his only bow, broke it in half, and he was useless.

Still warms the dark cockles of the bitter, dessicated space where my heart should be.

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