@Esther C. Werdiger@facebook if you enjoy dresses that look like a sack on the hanger but turn out to be secretly very cleverly structured and flattering on a person of whatever height, COS are definitely worth your time and attention (but they ain't super cheap).
@TATAbox imo it's kind of unfair on people who have actual aspergers to stretch the term to mean "people who are completely self-involved": being selfish is not a medical condition.
@NinetyNine what is that specific derogatory word? most of the alternate terms for football maniacs i can think of relate to the specific group of football fans who go around beating other groups of men up, which to me seems a touch crazier than, like, screaming.
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).