First off, for the many, many friends who have never called me (evil eye). You have not experienced the joy that is my phone message
. And now I will share a few of the adoring responses
As wonderful as it has been to have this on my phone for the last year, or so, I am contemplating changing it. Perhaps to the wonderful phone message presented in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
. "Greetings, greetings, greetings. Well I seem to stuck in the sodding time vortex, again; so I can’t assist you. Just one of the many regrets of my life. Goodbye my dears." And if you have yet to see this production do yourself a favor and watch it!Ironychan
(of Get Medieval
fame) had this witty thing to quote:
“Most people, in fact, will not take trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.” — Thucydides, apparently describing tumblr in 420 BCE.Aliens: The Other Green Meat
Also discussed yesterday after the Thanksgiving eating (some people said they were surprised we were polite enough not to do this during the meal), “How would you cook a Xenomorph from Aliens
?” First thoughts were along the ideas of roasting. I suggested packing the eggs in hot salt after another attendee said that they would be perfect party food. Just think; it would open up very dramatically when cooked to reveal a tasty facehugger, which undoubtedly would be like soft shelled crab. Boiling alien heads was suggested and neutralizing the acid with lye or bakingsoda.
Then we starting thinking about trying to cook an actual alien themed feast. Perhaps making some sort of black-glazed stoneware that could be packed with a white fleshed fish and some form of pesto. Cooked spinach might also give a nicely alien mess. Asparagus would also work, potentially, but at a higher cost. I also thought that poppy seed pastry filling could work for making a dessert that had the right look. Personally I object to using food coloring because that feels like cheating.