people who'd use this technology to unpleasant/invasive ends described as "asocial" and not "antisocial"? that's a weird (telling?) hypercorrection.
"possibly finding the colon an ongoing and irresistible source of drama"
i see what you did there.
The stomach-pumping story was out and about in playgrounds when I was a kid, but we were too young for Rod Stewart. Our (UK, 80s-90s) versions featured feyer subjects: Adam Ant, Marc Almond, Boy George… Sort of surprisingly, by the late nineties people were also using it about female pop stars like Jewel and Lil' Kim (according to this messageboard thread).
@Danzig! are you familiar with the phenomenon of the serial comma?
1. start from wine. or white vermouth!
2. one large shallot usually works for me? i've never found the flavour lost, but then i am not as heavy-handed with the herbs as you i guess. (rosemary?? i mean, you get down with your bad self i guess)
3. using fresh mushrooms and not having the risotto go brown-grey: chop mushrooms, blanch mushrooms, throw away blanching water, add, continue cooking.
4. mostly i make risotto to use up some of the meat left over from roasting a chicken, so it's already cooked and flavourful.
5. you know what's amazing in risotto? Fennel is amazing in risotto.
@Danzig! my only problem with your theory is that no actor in the UK is non-union
'fried egg sandwich with gochujang' is my #1 comfort food right now - the flavour makes me totally uncomplicatedly happy.
the first time i went to the cloisters museum, a british girl in new york for the first time as an adult, i wandered through the park in a kind of geographical shock, feeling like i'd fallen suddenly home. i'm sad if you really do never get to come over here, but you're not wrong that that place comes a close second for colour and feeling (though not the sheer wild weirdness of the moors).
Dear Aunt Catherine,
Thanks for the sweater! I really appreciate it, it's been getting so cold over here, and it's not even December yet. Hope Uncle Joe's knee is healing up.
GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY,
@freetzy it's going to be the closing line on all my emails from now on.
@JABB is it the movie discussed here? because that blog post is quite a convincing takedown of the scientific half of the film, and the tenuousness of the 'Texas medical board trying to steal his patents' conspiracy theory (out of interest, does the TMB hold a lot of patents?).