March122014

Canadian Bacon

english2english:

In answer to yesterday’s minor diplomatic incident about British vs American bacon, Colin Horgan, hockey writer and Guardian Canadian #2, writes:

Whether it’s up against an English “rasher” or just good old plain ‘merican strip bacon, Canadian – or “back” – bacon wins out. That is, as long as you prefer a bit more salt and a little less fat. Oh, and (sometimes) a bit of peameal.

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January32014

A few days late, but “Dinner for One” is shown on German television every New Year’s Eve, and watching it was a tradition when I lived in Europe.

December142013
“Did she say the train is stopped because of a wendigo sighting?” My travelling companion as we were attempting to understand the PA announcement while riding the T.
December92013
“Sorry I’m late. I took a wrong turn at the pyramid.” Best reason for tardiness I’ve had yet.
December22013
laughingsquid:

Map of the Lake Monsters of America

I don’t know why, but the giant octopus is the one that seems out of place to me.

laughingsquid:

Map of the Lake Monsters of America

I don’t know why, but the giant octopus is the one that seems out of place to me.

2AM

paychiri:

paychiri:

maybe it’s because i live in australia, but i still cant handle the fact that people can live so peacefully with bears and those giant horse dinosaur things

moose, i meant moose

Do Australians assume all the wildlife in North America will try to kill you in much the same way Americans view the wildlife in Australia?

November262013

Peanuts show up in snack trays so often,  you’d think I was in Georgia.

November252013
Speaking of salt: Signs like these were in most restaurants we visited in Tuxtla Gutierrez; advising people to cut down on their salt intake for their health. Most restaurants served food that was already throughly salted, and (probably in relation to the public awareness campaign) salt shakers were not generally pay off the standard table setting, though they could be requested. One bar we went to prepared a bloody Mary so salty it was undrinkable. 

Speaking of salt: Signs like these were in most restaurants we visited in Tuxtla Gutierrez; advising people to cut down on their salt intake for their health. Most restaurants served food that was already throughly salted, and (probably in relation to the public awareness campaign) salt shakers were not generally pay off the standard table setting, though they could be requested. One bar we went to prepared a bloody Mary so salty it was undrinkable. 

November222013
A snack of fried grasshoppers last week. These weren’t the best I’ve had.  The secret to tasty fried grasshoppers seems to be liberal usage of salt.

A snack of fried grasshoppers last week. These weren’t the best I’ve had.  The secret to tasty fried grasshoppers seems to be liberal usage of salt.

November202013
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