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My floods of urine in the kitchen have been supplemented the past couple of mornings with poop, which is actually the good news containing the bad news, as there seems to be blood in it. As I say, the blood is obviously bad news, but it would have been much harder to discover had it not been on the kitchen floor, so I'm thankful at least that I was able to notice it this way. The dogs are due for a trip to the vet anyway, so we'll see what comes of this, and cross our fingers that perhaps the reason this is happening is not as dire as we are imagining.

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30. Re: Future Foods Aug 1, 2012, 00:18 jdreyer
 
Well, at some point the price of feeding all that grain to raise cows will be so expensive that beef will be $10 a pound. You might start looking for alternatives at that point.  
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29. Re: Future Foods Jul 31, 2012, 13:18 xXBatmanXx
 
Verno wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 08:50:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 16:14:
It seems highly unlikely that Westerners will be eating insect burgers any time soon. People will switch to soy before they switch to insects, since tofu is much more palatable than bugs. Also, "veggie meat" has been on the market for many years and there are several established brands with some fairly tasty products. My acquaintance is a big BBQ guy, and he tried some of my veggie Field Roast sausages and said they were really good. He was surprised.

As for seaweed, I think with the increasing popularity of Japanese foods, I think that has a good chance of gaining widespread acceptance. Already workds like nori and kombu are pretty well known by the public.

The trouble with "veggie" food in general is they're often doused in sodium to get flavor. Also when people say "oh it was pretty good" they really "well this was an ok experiment but I'm still buying some beef burgers for the BBQ this weekend".

Zctly. Also with "diet" food that you can get in the mail, etc. I always laugh when people say they lost 5-10 pounds in the first week and they look like shit. Since they are dehydrated.....they lost water weight. That crap is so full of sodium, yet they aren't aware they are supposed to be drinking copious amounts of water. I always check in with them after a month or two.
 
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28. Re: Future Foods Jul 31, 2012, 08:50 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 16:14:
It seems highly unlikely that Westerners will be eating insect burgers any time soon. People will switch to soy before they switch to insects, since tofu is much more palatable than bugs. Also, "veggie meat" has been on the market for many years and there are several established brands with some fairly tasty products. My acquaintance is a big BBQ guy, and he tried some of my veggie Field Roast sausages and said they were really good. He was surprised.

As for seaweed, I think with the increasing popularity of Japanese foods, I think that has a good chance of gaining widespread acceptance. Already workds like nori and kombu are pretty well known by the public.

The trouble with "veggie" food in general is they're often doused in sodium to get flavor. Also when people say "oh it was pretty good" they really "well this was an ok experiment but I'm still buying some beef burgers for the BBQ this weekend".
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 21:56 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 20:26:

edit: Welp nevermind, just called 'em and they said she passed what looked like a bunch of wet wipes or something today and is now fine.

We seriously need a new topic...

Blame Blue (and dogs).
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 21:19 xXBatmanXx
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 17:44:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 16:57:
Are you high right now?

Better punchline would be "Your bill is $1,000"

Oh come on, that was funny. "One number eight..." Haha!


....yea....but....can't be a #8 if there is no menu......just saying. Maybe call it "The Special". I dunno. Just trying to help.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 21:02 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 20:26:

edit: Welp nevermind, just called 'em and they said she passed what looked like a bunch of wet wipes or something today and is now fine.

We seriously need a new topic...


Well I tried with "The Hobbit"
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 20:46 Cutter
 
Lorcin wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 18:42:
Cutter wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 17:44:

Oh come on, that was funny. "One number eight..." Haha!


No that was rubbish - but hey at least you bothered to type it all out.

No, it was funny. You just don't have a sense of humour. Maybe we'll try and kickstart one for you.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 20:26 nin
 

edit: Welp nevermind, just called 'em and they said she passed what looked like a bunch of wet wipes or something today and is now fine.

We seriously need a new topic...

 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 20:09 Sepharo
 
Parents currently have a dog with bloody poo. They also happen to have a goose infestation in the back yard. I'll have to relay this colitis info to them, thanks all and Agent for the clue.

edit: Welp nevermind, just called 'em and they said she passed what looked like a bunch of wet wipes or something today and is now fine.

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21. The Hobbit Jul 30, 2012, 19:30 jdreyer
 
So, it sounds like they really are just going to stretch the book into three whole films, and not make a third documenting the journey home or something else. Sounds like it will be called, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson:

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ”a tale that grew in the telling.”
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 18:47 Lorcin
 
Latest news from the failympics. We're now filling the empty seats with soldiers - trouble is nobody has told them this is a covert mission to make it look like people are there so the soldiers in question are all in full camo inside the stadiums.

Seriously couldn't make this up

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 18:42 Lorcin
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 17:44:

Oh come on, that was funny. "One number eight..." Haha!


No that was rubbish - but hey at least you bothered to type it all out.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 17:44 Cutter
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 16:57:
Are you high right now?

Better punchline would be "Your bill is $1,000"

Oh come on, that was funny. "One number eight..." Haha!

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 16:57 xXBatmanXx
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 16:32:
A guy goes into a restaurant and asks for a menu, but the waiter tells him, "We don't have menus here. Our chef can make any dish you desire … in fact, if he can't, we'll give you one thousand dollars."

The man sees a chance to make some money so he thinks of something impossible. "Bring me an order of hummingbird tongues on rye toast," he tells the waiter, who returns fairly quickly with a plate. "One order of hummingbird tongues on rye toast. Will there be anything else?"

The man thinks for a second, then says, "I'd like a bowl of lo mein made with rutabaga-flavored noodles that were imported from Bolivia by Paul Newman, accompanied by a croissant with exactly 429 caraway seeds and served on aquamarine-colored bone china from the Yuan Dynasty." The waiter returns in a few minutes with a bowl. "One number eight. Will there be anything else?"

The man thinks another second, then says, "Yes … bring me an elephant ear sandwich." The waiter says disappears into the kitchen and returns with a thousand dollars in cash. "You did it, sir. You beat us." With a broad smile, the man pockets the money. "Didn't have any elephant ears back there, huh?" "Oh no," the waiter says. "We have plenty of elephant ears. We just ran out of the big rolls."

Are you high right now?

Better punchline would be "Your bill is $1,000"
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 16:32 Cutter
 
A guy goes into a restaurant and asks for a menu, but the waiter tells him, "We don't have menus here. Our chef can make any dish you desire … in fact, if he can't, we'll give you one thousand dollars."

The man sees a chance to make some money so he thinks of something impossible. "Bring me an order of hummingbird tongues on rye toast," he tells the waiter, who returns fairly quickly with a plate. "One order of hummingbird tongues on rye toast. Will there be anything else?"

The man thinks for a second, then says, "I'd like a bowl of lo mein made with rutabaga-flavored noodles that were imported from Bolivia by Paul Newman, accompanied by a croissant with exactly 429 caraway seeds and served on aquamarine-colored bone china from the Yuan Dynasty." The waiter returns in a few minutes with a bowl. "One number eight. Will there be anything else?"

The man thinks another second, then says, "Yes … bring me an elephant ear sandwich." The waiter says disappears into the kitchen and returns with a thousand dollars in cash. "You did it, sir. You beat us." With a broad smile, the man pockets the money. "Didn't have any elephant ears back there, huh?" "Oh no," the waiter says. "We have plenty of elephant ears. We just ran out of the big rolls."
 
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15. Future Foods Jul 30, 2012, 16:14 jdreyer
 
It seems highly unlikely that Westerners will be eating insect burgers any time soon. People will switch to soy before they switch to insects, since tofu is much more palatable than bugs. Also, "veggie meat" has been on the market for many years and there are several established brands with some fairly tasty products. My acquaintance is a big BBQ guy, and he tried some of my veggie Field Roast sausages and said they were really good. He was surprised.

As for seaweed, I think with the increasing popularity of Japanese foods, I think that has a good chance of gaining widespread acceptance. Already workds like nori and kombu are pretty well known by the public.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 16:12 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 14:43:
Cutter what's with you and the movie flashbacks the last few days?

But I have to admit it's very strange that we had an assistant manager come out of the bathroom with toilet paper on his shoe and the first thing me and the General Manager came up with was Smokey and the Bandit.


Cutter, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

Watching a lot of old flicks of lately. I love finding full films posted on Youtube. Today, for instance, I watched 1977's Capricorn One.
 
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13. Re: Babes of the 70s Jul 30, 2012, 16:04 The Half Elf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 15:59:
Lynda Carter now does voices in Oblivion and Skyrim. Someone over at Bethesda is a Wonder Woman fan, that's for sure.

Damn, Cheryl Tiegs had a hot body. I think I used to have that poster...

She's married to one of the developers.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 16:01 Agent.X7
 
sauron wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 14:08:
I'm actually a qualified veterinarian although I now work in research in NYC. I hope this might help:

Blood in the stool can be a bad sign, especially in older dogs, but it usually isn't. The most common cause is colitis, which is an inflammation of the large bowel, often accompanied by looseness of the stool with or without mucus. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories and antibiotics. Prognosis is good although it can be a recurrent problem in some breeds with a genetic predisposition. In a lot of cases, however, the cause is dietary indiscretion.

Alternatives could include worms, or bowel cancer. The latter is rare, and the former is really only seen in stray puppies.

Definitely get them checked by your vet, but I wouldn't panic just yet.

Colitis, yes, thank you. That's what my dog gets. Could not remember the name.

Dietary indiscretion. hehe, I like that phrase. We're pretty sure that's the cause of our Corgi's issues. He is normal for a long time, and then he'll snap up something stupid like a big caterpillar or goose poop and WHAM! Colitis.
 
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11. Babes of the 70s Jul 30, 2012, 15:59 jdreyer
 
Lynda Carter now does voices in Oblivion and Skyrim. Someone over at Bethesda is a Wonder Woman fan, that's for sure.

Damn, Cheryl Tiegs had a hot body. I think I used to have that poster...
 
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