Out of the Blue

"All hail the burger!" That's the takeaway of a video entitled Americans Love Hamburgers from the NPD group, which occasionally analyzes market segments other than gaming. This celebrates the fact that May is apparently National Burger Month. I certainly do my part, as burgers are among my very favorite foods, and a mainstay in Manstovia. I try not to overdo anything, but I do make them two or three times a month over the summer. In fact, in a bit of a coincidence, I just made a couple yesterday. I'm also set to make good on a long-standing plan to take my burger game to the next level. I have a meat grinder that was purchased years ago to help prepare raw meals for Hudson the wonder dog and the Gunnar-Man. This can allow me to pick my own meat mix and grind the burgers myself. This is generally accepted as the easy way to get better ground beef. It is also the easy way to avoid the contamination concerns behind the recommendation that burgers be well-done for safety.

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May 15, 2021, 12:26
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This is why I ALWAYS check all pockets before they go into wash.
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May 15, 2021, 11:33
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So like any gov't if we only have a 6 month warning or less on extinction with no hope to stop it, they wouldn't tell us, that would hurt their bottom line. Got to keep the people working.
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May 15, 2021, 01:21
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jdreyer wrote on May 14, 2021, 16:20:
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 16:14:
NASA is way off base. According to Michael Bay you only need 18 days to deflect an asteroid.
As for the 5-year number, we don't get five years notification on anything in outer space.
The best one could hope for is that if an extinction event asteroid was headed towards terra firma that it would be kept secret from the masses.
Correction, you need 18 days AND Bruce Willis.

And Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 15, 2021, 01:11
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Mr. Tact wrote on May 14, 2021, 17:26:
Kxmode wrote on May 14, 2021, 16:03:
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 15:43:
Quickest way to break yourself from eating medium rare would be to work on a ranch (hence you'll never catch me on the South 40 ).
No rancher, ranch hand or large animal vet that I'm familiar with would eat anything less than well done.
Great insight.
Yeah, but that is true for just about any food you care to mention. You never want to know how they make the sausage. This is definitely an area were "Ignorance is bliss." applies well.
This is true too.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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May 14, 2021, 18:05
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May 14, 2021, 18:05
 PHJF
 
Paneer is literally the easiest cheese to make. You boil milk, add acid (I used white vinegar), and stir it. That's it. Separate the curds, rinse and drain, and compress for a while.

My masala is OK; I don't go so far as to grind my own spices, but I do obviously use fresh garlic and ginger and a lot of cilantro.

Oh and my preferred dish is makhani, but it's so rich I usually stick with tikka.
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PHJF wrote on May 14, 2021, 17:18:
Yesterday I bought a gallon on Trader Joe's Whole Milk and turned into... one pound of PHJF's Paneer for use in some tikka masala.

Seriously? You made paneer? I love Indian food. If I lived there I could easily be vegetarian. How was your Tikka Masala? Chana Masala is my fave dish, with a nice veg biryani.
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Kxmode wrote on May 14, 2021, 16:03:
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 15:43:
Quickest way to break yourself from eating medium rare would be to work on a ranch (hence you'll never catch me on the South 40 ).
No rancher, ranch hand or large animal vet that I'm familiar with would eat anything less than well done.
Great insight.
Yeah, but that is true for just about any food you care to mention. You never want to know how they make the sausage. This is definitely an area were "Ignorance is bliss." applies well.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 14, 2021, 17:18
PHJF
 
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May 14, 2021, 17:18
 PHJF
 
Yesterday I bought a gallon on Trader Joe's Whole Milk and turned into... one pound of PHJF's Paneer for use in some tikka masala.
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 14, 2021, 16:20
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RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 16:14:
NASA is way off base. According to Michael Bay you only need 18 days to deflect an asteroid.
As for the 5-year number, we don't get five years notification on anything in outer space.
The best one could hope for is that if an extinction event asteroid was headed towards terra firma that it would be kept secret from the masses.
Correction, you need 18 days AND Bruce Willis.
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May 14, 2021, 16:20
 
NASA Asteroid Simulation Reveals We Need 5-10 Years' Warning.

Don't worry, the solution is in another story:

Even if You Think Discussing Aliens Is Ridiculous, Just Hear Me Out

And if that doesn't work out, there's always this:

Freshly Made Plutonium From Outer Space Found On Ocean Floor.
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May 14, 2021, 16:14
 
NASA is way off base. According to Michael Bay you only need 18 days to deflect an asteroid.
As for the 5-year number, we don't get five years notification on anything in outer space.
The best one could hope for is that if an extinction event asteroid was headed towards terra firma that it would be kept secret from the masses.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 14, 2021, 16:03
Kxmode
 
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 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 15:43:
Quickest way to break yourself from eating medium rare would be to work on a ranch (hence you'll never catch me on the South 40 ).
No rancher, ranch hand or large animal vet that I'm familiar with would eat anything less than well done.

Great insight.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: NASA Asteroid Simulation Reveals We Need 5-10 Years' Warning
May 14, 2021, 15:55
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Re: NASA Asteroid Simulation Reveals We Need 5-10 Years' Warning May 14, 2021, 15:55
May 14, 2021, 15:55
 Kxmode
 
I could see why worldly people might fear something like this. It is incredible and terrifying to fathom humanity's extinction from an asteroid. However, consider that God's purpose is to have the "good news of God's Kingdom" shared with the inhabited earth. (Matthew 24:14) The common-sense conclusion is that that couldn't happen if an asteroid wiped out life or a large swath of it. It would interfere with God's purpose and plans for our planet. "So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, and it will have sure success in what I send it to do." (Isaiah 55:11)

Further, "Lift your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, Not one of them is missing." (Isaiah 40:26) In other words, God's power spans the entire universe, and his protection over humanity as a whole is absolute, ensuring extinction-level events like asteroids never occur. Does such a thing take faith to believe, sure. But no less confidence than a person has for the sun rising tomorrow.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Quickest way to break yourself from eating medium rare would be to work on a ranch (hence you'll never catch me on the South 40 ).
No rancher, ranch hand or large animal vet that I'm familiar with would eat anything less than well done.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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May 14, 2021, 15:38
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Cutter wrote on May 14, 2021, 13:11:
And if burgers need to be well done, how do you explain steak tartare or carpaccio? I've had quite a bit of carpaccio in my lifetime with nary a hint of a problem. And the Koreans and Japanese also have a lot of raw beef dishes.

The point is that pre-ground meat is a breeding ground for bacteria. Carpaccio and tartare are typically ground fresh, as will be my future hamburgers, now that I've set up my meat grinder. But in response to "how do you explain..." people roll the dice on risky foods all the time. A lot of sashimi falls into this category. Hell, people buy sushi from the gas station. I'm not immune. I buy good beef, but even when it's pre-ground, my burgers are medium rare.
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May 14, 2021, 15:25
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Cutter wrote on May 14, 2021, 13:11:
And if burgers need to be well done, how do you explain steak tartare or carpaccio? I've had quite a bit of carpaccio in my lifetime with nary a hint of a problem. And the Koreans and Japanese also have a lot of raw beef dishes.

Nevermind how you could be familiar with tartare and carpaccio without knowing this, but the difference is the act of grinding the meat. You're creating incalculable additional surface area with so many nooks and crannies for bacteria to infest, the only way to know for sure it's safe is to cook it thoroughly. For a solid piece of meat, the vast majority of any bacteria would be only on the outside, which is why you can just sear that and any further cooking is up to your preference. Obviously freshness has a lot to do with food safety in any case, you could eat a raw burger and get away with it, too, but that window of time is a lot smaller compared to a steak or tenderloin.
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May 14, 2021, 13:15
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Mmm hamberderz
https://www.npr.org/2021/05/04/993530802/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-fat-acceptance
Bill Maher on diet https://youtu.be/Dm4TAdiEFn0

About one in ten hamburgers were undercooked (cooked to less than 155°F).
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...burgers be well-done...
Inconceivably and udderly preposterous!
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Sounds like a scam to me. How could she possibly know she had a winning ticket worth that much if she just left it in her jeans? If you had a million plus ticket would you just stuff it back in your pants pocket and forget about it? Gimme' a break! If I had a ticket worth that much I'd be hiring an armored car to come pick me and it up and take it to a safety deposit box, witnessed and notarized, until I could get it to the lottery corporation - also under armed escort. Hire that guy from South Africa and you know it would get to where it's supposed to go.

And if burgers need to be well done, how do you explain steak tartare or carpaccio? I've had quite a bit of carpaccio in my lifetime with nary a hint of a problem. And the Koreans and Japanese also have a lot of raw beef dishes.


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