Out of the Blue

I am not a big fan of fish. Or more specifically of eating them. I think this stems from my childhood when my grandparents used to make bluefish that was locally caught by a neighbor. The fact that the fish was caught in the waters off New York City is probably reason enough to find them off-putting. But bluefish are also extremely oily and strong tasting, and I did not like it at all. In fact to this day I cannot even stand the smell or taste of brown butter because I associate it with their preparation of the fish. Anyway, MrsBlue is very much the opposite. Her father was a fish broker and she grew up eating fish regularly. So when she decided she wanted to get a salmon steak I couldn't deny her since she generally foregoes fish for my benefit. I'll probably make this today on the man-stove. I'm much more tolerant of milder fish like salmon, so this shouldn't be too bad for me, but wish me luck anyway. I guess if I can't stand it there will just be that much more for her, so it'll all work out either way.

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WaltC wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 13:00:
I guess if you want to discount the average surface temp on Venus being ~860 degrees F, with a perpetual acid ran from perpetual sulfuric-acid clouds, etc., you might talk about "life on Venus"...I guess...;)
They theorize the life on Venus would likely be microbes living in a Earth like layer of atmosphere, not on the surface.

Here is an interview with the lead author of the paper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IIj3e5BFp0
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Re: Out of the Blue - Swamp Buggy Racing
Sep 15, 2020, 06:53
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Ah Florida Crackers, the most overlooked stereotype in mass media.

Other than "Florida Man" I can't think of a single other time this particular sub culture has been recognized in popular media, which I guess is a good thing.
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Sep 14, 2020, 22:15
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That's distasteful! Wait... no. That's regrettable.

Well... I thought it was funny.
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Sep 14, 2020, 21:59
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WarPig wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 21:10:
I'm pretty sure Kxmode is making a "Silence of the Lambs" joke - (I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti).

A census taker came to my door today to test me. I was also eating snack foods and ate lunch later on.

Okay, whatever you say. https://youtu.be/M1b2v_Lls3A

Coincidence. Surely you cannot believe that I would make a "cannabalism" joke. That's distasteful! Wait... no. That's regrettable.
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Sep 14, 2020, 21:33
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WarPig wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 21:07:
WarPig's non-scientific musings of the day:

I know that global warming is real and that it has happened fast, but I'm telling you, the reverse, global cooling, could happen really fast. Today it was supposed to be 88 degrees, but since the sun here is hidden behind all the wildfire smoke, we had a high of 72 and it's been like that since Friday. A couple big volcanoes or a small meteor strike could make global warming a not-so-fond memory.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 14, 2020, 21:10
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Sep 14, 2020, 21:10
 WarPig
 
I'm pretty sure Kxmode is making a "Silence of the Lambs" joke - (I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti).


A census taker came to my door today to test me. I was also eating snack foods and ate lunch later on.

Okay, whatever you say. https://youtu.be/M1b2v_Lls3A
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 14, 2020, 21:07
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Sep 14, 2020, 21:07
 WarPig
 
WarPig's non-scientific musings of the day:

I know that global warming is real and that it has happened fast, but I'm telling you, the reverse, global cooling, could happen really fast. Today it was supposed to be 88 degrees, but since the sun here is hidden behind all the wildfire smoke, we had a high of 72 and it's been like that since Friday. A couple big volcanoes or a small meteor strike could make global warming a not-so-fond memory.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 14, 2020, 20:58
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WarPig wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 20:55:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 18:33:
A census taker came to my door today to test me. I ate jelly beans, and later had pork and beans and a nice pepsi.

They shouldn't be coming to your door unless you didn't comply with the survey already. Sure it wasn't some kind of scam or attempt at identity theft?

I'm pretty sure Kxmode is making a "Silence of the Lambs" joke - (I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti).

A census taker came to my door today to test me. I was also eating snack foods and ate lunch later on.
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Sep 14, 2020, 20:55
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Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 18:33:
A census taker came to my door today to test me. I ate jelly beans, and later had pork and beans and a nice pepsi.

They shouldn't be coming to your door unless you didn't comply with the survey already. Sure it wasn't some kind of scam or attempt at identity theft?

I'm pretty sure Kxmode is making a "Silence of the Lambs" joke - (I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti).
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Sep 14, 2020, 20:51
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WaltC wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 13:00:
I guess if you want to discount the average surface temp on Venus being ~860 degrees F, with a perpetual acid ran from perpetual sulfuric-acid clouds, etc., you might talk about "life on Venus"...I guess...;)

It's not at all implausible. Ever hear of extremophiles?

In the 1980s and 1990s, biologists found that microbial life has great flexibility for surviving in extreme environments—niches that are acidic or extraordinarily hot, for example—that would be completely inhospitable to complex organisms...

Tom Gheysens from Ghent University in Belgium and some of his colleagues have presented research findings that show spores from a species of Bacillus bacteria survived and were still viable after being heated to temperatures of 420 °C (788 °F).

Of course, the phosphine in Venus's atmosphere may be caused by something other than microbial life. But the utter hostility of Venus's environment to complex life does not preclude the possibility that microbes could be living and thriving there.
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Sep 14, 2020, 20:50
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 20:36:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 18:33:
A census taker came to my door today to test me. I ate jelly beans, and later had pork and beans and a nice pepsi.
They shouldn't be coming to your door unless you didn't comply with the survey already. Sure it wasn't some kind of scam or attempt at identity theft?

It was legit. He had an official badge, looked like this. He also had Census paperwork and a small brochure he handed to me. He said the visit's purpose was to find out more information about the next-door neighbors to my north, whom they didn't receive a census. I said they moved out in December, and the place was empty up until a month ago. He said, "Well, that would explain it." I asked, "If they can use the new neighbors?" He said, "Legally, no. He says the census starts and ends on April 1st as a kind of snapshot in time. So if they weren't in the house then, likely they wouldn't be able to count them at that residence." He mentioned they might have filled out the census at another rental property. He also said they go through neighborhoods first and then area shelters and finally, the homeless directly.

This comment was edited on Sep 14, 2020, 21:03.
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Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 18:33:
A census taker came to my door today to test me. I ate jelly beans, and later had pork and beans and a nice pepsi.
They shouldn't be coming to your door unless you didn't comply with the survey already. Sure it wasn't some kind of scam or attempt at identity theft?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 14, 2020, 18:33
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A census taker came to my door today to test me. I ate jelly beans, and later had pork and beans and a nice pepsi.
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Sep 14, 2020, 17:57
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Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 15:11:
Yeah, I'm not sure where this whole "butter on fish" thing started, but here in New England, if you're a true New Englander, you hardly put anything on it so that you can get the nice delicate flavor of the fish itself.
Even with shellfish, if I see someone dipping crab, lobster, or clams into melted butter, I just want to give them a batman slap!

Really? You've never had trout almondine or the like? My bro eats it all the time. Always looks amazing. I'd totally eat it if I could stand fish.

Look at that, it's gorgeous!

Matty Matheson's Classic Trout Almondine

He's a funny guy too.
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aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 15:18:
I have a similar childhood trauma to fish & tomatoes & green vegetables....
Damn Grandparents always ruining stuff for us when they babysit while our parents get a break from us ......

Mine is beef tongue and cabbage and squab. I guess for my ancestors living on a small outport in Newfoundland after they left Britain they couldn't be really choosy about what they eat. That's eating for survival, not pleasure. I remember just looking at the tongue with the bumps on it and everything, the rubbery texture. It made me feel like a cannibal. Oh man, just so goddamned nasty. I'd sooner starve than ever eat that sort of thing again. Just give me the cabbage, hold the tongue.

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Sep 14, 2020, 17:47
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 16:38:
Baffled? Somebody in a sailboat or (boat with similar looking keel from underwater) really fucked with some Orcas, now they are getting payback. Killer whales are more than smart enough to hold a grudge.

That's most likely it. However, my money would be on some asshole fisherman - probably fishing illegally at that - or rich asshole power boater. Most actual sailors are pretty respectful and considerate people in my experience. The aforementioned generally fall into the selfish and stupid category in my experience.


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PHJF wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 15:49:
I've always emphatically hated fish because of the smell. My parents never even tried to feed it to me. I didn't try shrimp until I was nearly 20, and it was awful. I had a "nice" salmon dinner that while more palatable than shrimp was still... not good. I used to make tuna salad at a restaurant and the smell from those #10 cans of the stuff was almost enough to choke me. In my early thirties I finally tried sushi and takoyaki... and they didn't change my mind. Seafood is GROSS.

I'm the same except for shrimp. Don't much care for them cooked but I like a shrimp cocktail. Yeah, even the smell of fish sets me to retching. Went by the fish counter in the supermarket today and felt like yakking.

Brown butter is amazing though. Especially on popcorn.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 14, 2020, 16:38:
Baffled? Somebody in a sailboat or (boat with similar looking keel from underwater) really fucked with some Orcas, now they are getting payback. Killer whales are more than smart enough to hold a grudge.
Either that or there's a calf in the area?


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Baffled? Somebody in a sailboat or (boat with similar looking keel from underwater) really fucked with some Orcas, now they are getting payback. Killer whales are more than smart enough to hold a grudge.
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I've always emphatically hated fish because of the smell. My parents never even tried to feed it to me. I didn't try shrimp until I was nearly 20, and it was awful. I had a "nice" salmon dinner that while more palatable than shrimp was still... not good. I used to make tuna salad at a restaurant and the smell from those #10 cans of the stuff was almost enough to choke me. In my early thirties I finally tried sushi and takoyaki... and they didn't change my mind. Seafood is GROSS.
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