Current Events — April Showers & May Flowers

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  • 13 Apr 2012 at 11:46 pm #818

    Greg S.
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    “Los Angeles (CNN) — Angelina Jolie, 36, and Brad Pitt, 48, a Hollywood megastar couple since 2005, are engaged, Pitt’s representative said Friday. ‘Yes, it’s confirmed. It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time. Brad designed the ring,‘ the representative, Cynthia Pett-Dante, told CNN.”

    What author could have created these two characters and scripted this plot? I love these guys. I really do.

    And, for those of you in the US holding our for your next steak à cheval, your wait may be coming to an end: “A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to offer horses for slaughter since an effective ban on the practice ended last year, according to state officials and animal welfare groups.” Or was that just a statewide ban? The last time we stayed in Paris there was a horse meat butcher just up the street, right next to a conventional butcher shop. I ate a fair bit of horse meat during my student days there, as it showed up on the cheapest menus. Did horse meat play a role in the West, or were the cowboys too sentimental about their horses? Of course, if you are raising the animals for taste, they are not likely to be of much use elsewhere, I suppose, meaning that work horses most likely didn’t taste that good. Just speculating. Hey, better than a new cannibal thread!


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    14 Apr 2012 at 12:41 am #820

    Candy Minx
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    I swear…the idea of eating horse meat makes me want to pass out.

    The choice for horse meat comes and goes depending on the price of other meat. I also like to think people are sentimental…and I like to think of cowgirls as sentimental…but what we eat is always decided on cost-benefit. I imagine when cowgirls were roaming the west they had enough chances to hunt for game, fish, and their horses were worth more to them as vehicles and companions than as food.

    I can imagine that in Europe the cost-benefit of eating horses versus other animals would be more an option than in a frontier or wild land…where there was plenty of game to eat. And if one worked for a rancher…some domestic animals.

    I think a cowgirl might sell a horse knowing it was for profit if the horse was done for.

    And then there is this :

    http://truecowboymagazine.com/americans_do_not_eat_horses

    And p.s. I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie…and you’re right…could any one really write up them? Who could see it coming. What a show. I thought they were waiting to get married till gay marriage was legal. I really do hope they are cast for The Counselor…they will be perfect!


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    14 Apr 2012 at 1:24 am #824

    Greg S.
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    Sorry if I upset you, Candy. So, is Angelina going to play the character who makes love to a car? This really has to be a parody of the splattered owl on the windshield in, er, was it COTP? I’m having trouble getting both images out of my head.

    PS: Is there only one edit possible here? I keep finding typos in my posts and love to correct them after the fact.

    PPS: Or does a subsequent post block further editing?

    Edit 2: Or is it a time limit? I can’t edit my first post.


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    14 Apr 2012 at 1:49 am #828

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    Greg:

    Shouldn’t be any limits on editing.

    My Suzerain-level account shows that you edited the post thrice.

    Marty


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    14 Apr 2012 at 6:23 am #829

    Greg S.
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    Hi Marty, the Edit button disappears after a subsequent post appears. I, too, can see the edit references below all posts above, not just mine, but I cannot find the edit button now for either of my posts.

    I think my “PPS: Or does a subsequent post block further editing?” may be correct.


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    14 Apr 2012 at 6:52 am #833

    Candy Minx
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    Oh I don’t feel one way or another if some one else eats horse meat…I would rather not. Parody of the splattered owl? Is there anything in that script that doesn’t parody or reference something of McCarthy’s? The Huntsville reference, the name Rowena, “he ain’t getting his money back”, and “sounded man”, distanced ending, gps tracking device for transponder,slicing open a truck, the pacing and tone of dialogue….

    I would guess that if Angelina is cast she would be Malkina, the car sex loving dame. p.s. Very Cronenberg.


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    14 Apr 2012 at 12:04 pm #843

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    Greg:

    Not to totally sidetrack an earlier discussion, but:

    I made a post as a user. Edited it.

    Signed in as another user.

    Posted a followup.

    Edited that.

    Signed in as first user and was still able to edit previous post.

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    If the edit button is disappearing for you, I’m guessing it might be a browser issue.

    (Incidentally, it took me a while to figure out, at first, that the edit button was up top of a post.)

    So you might try another browser. If you do, let me know. If you want to set up a special topic for it, do so, and I can delete it when the testing is done.

    Or you may be able to edit via the backend “Dashboard.” It will show you all your posts, I believe, and they should be easily editable from there.

    Marty


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    15 Apr 2012 at 8:46 am #878

    Greg S.
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    I’ll give that some consideration Marty. I use IE 9.0.6. Maybe I’ll just pay more attention to my spelling.


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    17 Apr 2012 at 11:19 pm #905

    Greg S.
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    Glad the shareholders finally found their proverbial set of balls and voted against the Citigroup exec compensation plan. Too much deference to execs for too long. Of course, in great American tradition, the vote is non-binding. Can’t wait to see Pandit lower his pay from $ 15.0 Million to $ 14.9.


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    25 Apr 2012 at 3:47 pm #1039

    Greg S.
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    Robert Reich comes down hard on Merkel’s austerity politics:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/04/25/europes_austerity_recession/

    Where’s Ken?


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