quiddities and agonies of the ruling class - a rolling new york times thread

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this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The staunchest opponents of Lucasfilm’s expansion are now being accused of driving away the filmmaker and opening the door to a low-income housing development. That has created an atmosphere that one opponent, who asked not to be identified, saying she feared for her safety, described as “sheer terror” and likened to “Syria.”

silverfish, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Syria"

silverfish, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

quotes not really needed there, are they

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink


Syria

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

goole, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought maybe they meant syriana and it's a typo

phooey and nuts and phooey (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

likened to "Episode 1"

phooey and nuts and phooey (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i think it's the right stylistic choice

max, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

otherwise i feel like the paper is getting on board w/ her sense of "what syria is like"

max, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lucas should build this low income housing and name it "Syria"

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anastasia, do you have any idea how much money I make?”
I flush, of course not. “Why should I? I don’t need to know the bottom line of your bank account, Christian.”
His eyes soften. “I know. That’s one of the things I love about you.”
I gaze at him, shocked. Love about me?
“Anastasia, I earn roughly one hundred thousand dollars an hour."
Fifty Shades Darker, p. 78.

For some reason this reminds me of:

it was a dark and stormy genitals. (Phil D.), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Six hundred million dollars isn't a funny enough number.

raw feel vegan (silby), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should've gone for seventy billion. Plausibility be damned.

raw feel vegan (silby), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

A. Stanley was off to a promising start there: "One of the good things about divorce is that you get to see less of your children."

(sorry I'm late, I read the less obviously ridiculous parts of the Times first)

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

So the crossword?

raw feel vegan (silby), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

My own erotic novel, "Entry Level," about a handsome, mysterious and domineering data entry clerk has seen disappointing sales.

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

she likened it to syria, not "syria"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

like it's a mogwai album track or something

us papers not real comfortable with reported speech in general though i've noticed, cf 'valentine said his bullpen was "terrible"' (yes) 'valentine said his bullpen was terrible' (no)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk exactly what this is about but i think it needs to be here

http://www.fuckedinparkslope.com/home/who-handed-out-these-hilarious-fake-menus-at-googamooga-over.html

was crying at some of these tbh

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda think it could have been executed better

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm also reminded of this, which, while derivative in a super corny way, nonetheless has some moments:

http://vimeo.com/35314812

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's back!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/dining/easy-homemade-mayonnaise.html?hpw

“DON’T you know the mayonnaise trick?”

My friend Dori and I were standing in front of Empire Mayonnaise in Brooklyn, the city’s first and only artisanal mayonnaise shop, ogling its wares: flavors like lime pickle and, of course, bacon, when she asked me that.

j., Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ogling its wares

jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf this article contains good practical advice

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

The first time I tried it, I achieved the lightest, most ethereal mayonnaise I’d ever made. It tasted deeply of the good olive oil I used, seasoned with lemon and mustard. We ate it with roasted asparagus, dunking the spears two, three and four times into the tasty sauce until we swabbed the bowl clean.

NYT or 50 Shades of Grey: You Make the Call

jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

And what a trick — a potential game-changer, the kind that turns homemade mayo from a special-occasion recipe into an everyday endeavor, ending our dependence on subpar, corn-syrup-filled commercial stuff.

BULLSHIT *sounds airhorn*

judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

from http://old.cbbqa.org/recipes/Mayonnaise.html

The Hellmann's Mayonnaise ingredients label shows that it contains the following ingredients, which are listed in the quantity order in which they occur:

Soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, egg yolks, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality).

The Best Foods Mayonnaise ingredients label shows that it contains the following ingredients, which are listed in the quantity order in which they occur:

Soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, egg yolks, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality).

I mean, why would you even put corn syrup in mayo

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

thickening agent + preservative

mh, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

EXACTLY, that's why we have to help these little artisanal shops stand up to big corn syrup whenever we can

j., Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"corn syrup" is a metonym for "shitty processed food" i guess

judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

if they only used natural corn syrup instead of whatever this horrible "calcium disodium EDTA" is then you wouldn't even have to stir it when reopening

the bias against corn syrup in mayonnaise is ruining what could be a great product

mh, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't worry I've started producing my own small batch corn syrup, will be aging it in whiskey barrels and opening a storefront soon

I DIED, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

is "supermarket mayo has corn-syrup in it" the foodie version of "bubblicious is made from spider eggs"?

judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

good plan

I really need to stop making jokes along this line at work, it probably violates some sort of ethics thingy

mh, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

delicious, delicious spider eggs

mh, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maize Syrup

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

teosinte tincture

mh, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was a dark and stormy genitals. (Phil D.), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

you don't use olive oil in mayonnaise! philistines!!!!!!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

that mayonnaise article is goofy, it's like the least complicated thing ever if you have a hand mixer and a modicum of patience

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Olive oil mayo is actually really, really good.

it was a dark and stormy genitals. (Phil D.), Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is! I feel weird having to defend it, but there you go.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you use strong olive oil it turns out too bitter, but its good w/light stuff or blended

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

one weird trick to make delicious home made mayonnaise [CLICK HERE]

chris paul george hill (dayo), Friday, 25 May 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

agree with icey on the straight EVOO; doesn't taste right at all. Canola or veg blend for me--maybe I'd put in a little olive oil, but would not make it the primary.

quincie, Friday, 25 May 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Compare the advent of digital recording to an event in the history of food or agriculture.

Mayonnaise is as it is now known a bastardization of the Sauce Mayonnaise every saucier learns to make his first season as an apprentice. Pre-packaged mayonnaise sold in jars is almost nothing but tasteless vegetable oil and water, emulsified by gum and gelatin. I think this product is analogous in many ways to the CD, and it's introduction has degraded the standard of eating in much the same way digital recording has degraded the standard of music.

atlas arghed (brownie), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

-steve albini

atlas arghed (brownie), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, great dn brownie

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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