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  1. On 6/24/2020 at 9:49 PM, Joe Blog said:

    My dalliance with ale is over. Not only did it dent my wallet buy it also extended my waistline. I have returned to red wine and self loathing instead.

    Ales will be reserved for afternoon beers at the pub once in a blue moon. 

    Red wine has more calories than beer.

  2. 4 hours ago, mim731 said:

    Finally, we did our favourite treat breakfast over the weekend with chilaquiles which are tortillas cut up and fried and then cooked a second time in tomatillo salsa. I'm not sure this is the most authentic recipe necessarily, but with a poached egg and some feta it was bloody marvellous even if it doesn't look that appetising in this (pretty poor) picture.

    Nice! Sounds like perfect hangover food.

  3. On 4/11/2020 at 11:32 AM, mim731 said:

    @Chunk those look stunning, have you get a recipe?

    They're from Binging with Babish: 

    My tip would be to not skip the brown butter step and to make sure you take the butter all the way to the point of brown - it's tempting to take it off the heat too early. Brown butter completely changes the flavour.

    Smash burgers this evening:


    And biryani last night:


  4. Few things I've done recently. Made a batch of kimchi and knocked this up for lunch: kimchi fried rice, an egg, loads of sriracha.


    Obviously every bastard under the sun is a home baker now but I've genuinely been at it for years. Here's my latest standard white loaf:



  5. I've just stuck these up on eBay. Posting here in case there's any interest as I'd be delighted to be able to sell to a UKFFer.

    Hardcore Holly, Al Snow. Jakks Pacific Summerslam 1999 Grudge Match series. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223959715746

    Stone Cold Steve Austin, HHH, Vince McMahon. Jakks Pacific Corporate Corruption, 2001. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223959693919

    Team Xtreme (Jeff Hardy - Matt Hardy - Lita). Jakks Pacific, 2001. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223959705363

    Ruthless Aggression Series 3 - Rey Mysterio. Jakks Pacific, 2003. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223959711438

  6. 48 minutes ago, David said:

    There are a lot of personal choices we all make that directly impact other people though, isn't there? Where do we draw the line? What's an arrest-worthy offence? For what it's worth, I didn't agree with the smoking ban in pubs. I believe it should have been the call of the landlords themselves. 

    I don't smoke, and never have. It's a disgusting habit, and I would never frequent a pub where smoking is permitted. However, it should be the choice of the person who owns the business. If they wish to cut away a lot of their paying customers to allow smoking then that's on them.

    We elect a government to make decisions for the country as a whole. Some things wouldn't change without enforcement. Are you saying there should be no speed limits, for example? Car drivers should be allowed to decide for themselves if they want to speed or not. As soon as there's a significant negative impact on people as a result of someone elses choice, then it becomes an issue for government consideration. Would we be where we are with a lack of smoking in public places if it had never been enforced? Probably not. Does the vast majority of the population support the band. Probably so. Case closed.

  7. 3 hours ago, David said:

    Thing is, it comes down to a level of personal choice, doesn't it? I actually agree that smoking is stupid, but I'd certainly fight against any government policy that would see people arrested for doing so.

    But what about where that personal choice directly impacts other people? What's the difference between the government closing pubs because of the potential spread of Corona virus and the government banning smoking in public places because of the potential for cancer from passive smoking?

  8. 1 hour ago, Kaz Hayashi said:

    How on Earth is it unreasonable to tell someone you don’t want to use their hand sanitiser? You might have a skin condition or intolerance to whatever the fuck is in his bottle. You should be allowed to refuse without being removed from a taxi. I highly doubt the company has it in policy either.

    Fair enough about hand conditions etc. All I mean is that I don't think it's a big deal. If someone asks you to use it when you get in their taxi then why not just use it.

  9. 43 minutes ago, Kaz Hayashi said:

    I got in a taxi on Friday night, the driver turned to me and pointed hand sanitiser at me, I said “no I’m good thanks”, he then said “you can use it or get out of the car”.

    At the time I just grinned and went along with it, however, I’ve been thinking a lot more about it and whilst it doesn’t bother me personally that much, he’s surely treading on some sketchy ground there isn’t he? Forcing people to rub liquid on their hands from his bottle, or they can’t have a ride. 

    I appreciate ‘his cab, his rules’, so things like no eating and drinking, no muddy boots, no dogs etc, but telling passengers they must use his liquid sanitiser is absolutely crackers is it not? 

    Why? What's the harm in doing that? Seems reasonable to me. More unreasonable would be for someone to refuse to do it when asked. 

  10. 8 hours ago, Uncle Zeb said:

    Apparently a South Korean brewery is donating some of its pure alcohol to be used in hand sanitiser production. If I was a PR exec for Corona I'd be suggesting they follow suit.

    Why would a brewery have pure alcohol!?

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