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|Mar-13-18|| ||Big Pawn: <Keyser>, I do use the purple onions for salad and always have some in the house. I use them on hoagies (we call them subs up here in New Engand) too. I think purple onions are best for sandwiches. |
<Morph>, I never tried the sweet onions in tuna or chicken, but your suggestion gives me a reason to try it out.
<tomatoes>, the Roma tomatoes are very good for spaghetti sauce. Sometimes, if I'm making a quick pasta puttanesca, I do it the lazy way by simply adding some over ripe Roma tomatoes to the frying pan. I just fry them up and stir them in and they sort of become saucy. It does the trick. Best when they come from my own garden in the summer.
When I shop for tomatoes at the store, I always buy the vine tomatoes. In the off season, I find the other tomatoes to be a bit nasty.
|Mar-13-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe>, <diceman> - you guys are cracking me up! Funny stuff.|
Everyone else - thanks for the veggie ideas.
|Mar-13-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: I did hit the gym today. Not a memorable workout. Very disappointing except for the reverse curls - I hammered on those.|
Why? Not enough progress on the chin ups, that's why! The burn during those sets is in my biceps and delts, so I need to strengthen the arm muscles to give more help to the latissimus dorsi.
When I got back to weightlifting in December, I was strictly doing compound exercises, for back/chest/leg strength.
In February I started adding some isolation stuff for the biceps and triceps. I am weaker on the reverse curls than the regular curls, so I focus on those. I also focus on those because my chin up grip is overhand, so those two lifts show that the extensors need more work.
|Mar-14-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Behold the genius, the deep thought, of one <Travis Bickle>|
On Einstein's birthday, on the death of Stephen Hawking, here is <TB>'s contribution to the library of human intellect:
<Travis Bickle: Fuk you!>
|Mar-14-18|| ||cormier: a useful conclusion: the moral life and the pastoral are both needing the reminder of certain universal norms in the matter of morality, but are also needing a merciful application of these same rules.|
|Mar-14-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I've had that idiot <Travis Bickle> on ignore forever it seems. What a numb skull|
|Mar-15-18|| ||morfishine: For a quick meal when you just don't feel like cooking, I like the new 'Screaming Sicilian' frozen pizza. Reasonably priced and heavily topped with uncured meats, this is by far, the best frozen pizza out there. Of course, we still don't want to indulge too much on this type of food :)|
|Mar-15-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <I like the new 'Screaming Sicilian' frozen pizza.>|
<morf> do they have a gluten-free crust option?
|Mar-15-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I don't know about gluten-free crust, I perused their site(s) and didn't see any reference(s) http://www.screaminsicilian.com/|
|Mar-16-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Thursday, March 15, 2018:
Shoulder workout was EXCELLENT!
I decided it would be "Extra Set" day for my lifting. I did military presses, with heavy weights, but my reps were high enough to be in the strength-gain range (which is 3-5 repetitions per set on heavy weight)
I was doing 5 reps per set, but on the last set I added 10 pounds. Could only get 3 reps.
And that is the moment it happened - I remembered my 'invention', "Extra Set" day. I took a 3-minute rest and cranked out 5 reps at the higher weight.
Man, I was stoked after that! With maniacal glee, I move on to Arnold presses. Same thing, except I did not increase weight for the "last" set.
But I did increase the weight for the "extra" set, which I did after the last set.
Then I went to the rear delt/pec machine, and hit the rear delts at my highest weight so far. I got a great, GREAT burn and pump in my rear delts.
Then I did light abs work and jetted. Time to shower & dress up. I was meeting folks for dinner.
Dinner was a 12 oz. grilled salmon fillet with roasted red pepper sauce, and asparagus. The asparagus was the bomb! Fresh, grilled in butter, and slightly crunchy. Yum!
Desert was huge - too much to finish, but the sugar blast surely cranked up my insulin response, and pumped the muscle-building nutrients into my cells.
I feel great this morning!
|Mar-16-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I typed it out, but I forgot to post my final review of deathride. I was disappointed in the last quarter of the book (covering time period after Kursk) due to the over generalized style the author fell into. |
However, much like those official reviewers, I still highly recommend this book as an important component when studying Barbarossa. I like the author's perspective as he argues effectively the contrarian viewpoint. The points he makes are important when trying to understand that time period.
So, this isn't so much a negative review at all. I just think the author missed out on an excellent opportunity to write a terrific book as opposed to the very good and noteworthy work that it is. Providing more detail on the time period from August 1943 - May 1945 was what he neglected. So, I'll concede he is able to argue his point(s) without focusing too much on the late stages of the war.
Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!
|Mar-16-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I typed it out, but I forgot to post my final review of deathride. I was disappointed in the last quarter of the book (covering time period after Kursk) due to the over generalized style the author fell into. >|
I noticed that too. It seemed as though his deadline for publishing sneaked up on him.
Or else there just wasn't enough material for research on the later stages of the war?
The Germans were the better record keepers, by far, and they were losing after Kursk. The Soviets were more than happy to keep information under wraps.
I don't know the reason, but I agree with you that it is a noteworthy book and good read.
|Mar-17-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Well, I'm starting the book I postponed for Deathride: 'Not War but Murder' by Joseph Ferguson https://www.amazon.com/Not-War-But-...|
This book coves the Cold Harbor campaign in the American Civil War. It takes place in June 1864.
This is well written and interesting, but right off the bat, I suspected something strange. The author repeatedly uses or attributes quotes to the wrong time frame. I've noticed 4 instances so far. I think he's aware and is using the quotes to bolster his statements. So far, the quotes fit-in with the flow of the story, but its strange to read since I know when and where the original quotes occurred.
|Mar-17-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <morf> My American Civil War history is not nearly as strong as my WWII history.|
Please keep me posted/updated on the read.
My first impression is that, if you are right about the author intentionally misusing quotes, he is trying to alter the historic narrative somehow.
|Mar-18-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Link to kibitz help:
|Mar-18-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Star Date Monday, March 18th:
It seems I'm no closer to my goal of unassisted pull ups.
However, this may not be so. Why? I started my workout with deadlifts, and I went heavy (for me). So lack of progress on pull ups may be due to intense fatigue from my new level of deadlift intensity.
I deadlifted 215 lbs. for 4 reps on my final set. This isn't a huge weight, but it is more than my body weight.
I think it is arm strength holding me back, so I delayed the assisted pull ups in order to do reverse curls for biceps and forearms, keeping the high weight I used last time.
Next back day I plan to go heavier on the biceps exercises.
I also went heavier on the T-Bar rows, using last weeks' max weight for all of today's sets. Overall, I am making back strength progress, so I am not discouraged. However, I am getting impatient.
May need a new supplement.
|Mar-19-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I found another quote attributed to the wrong time (its at least the fourth). I wish I was keeping track, now I'll have to re-read the book to document them all :(|
This one, the author attributes to having been spoken just prior to the Cold Harbor assaults on or about June 1, 1864: "If you see the President, tell him from me there will be no turning back"
However, Grant actually told a reporter this quote just prior to the start of the Battle of the Wilderness which was fought from May 5-6, 1864
I think the author is intentionally moving these quotes around for their literary effect
|Mar-19-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: https://relampagofurioso.com/2016/0...|
WARNING! NSFW. Do not click link with wife, gf or children present.
|Mar-20-18|| ||tpstar: <NSFW> Great photography!|
<Since a woman is naturally fickle, dishonest, and disloyal, marriage evolved as a way of making it hard for her to monkey-branch to a higher status male or abandon her provider altogether when an exciting bad boy comes along.>
You know it's hard out here for a pimp ...
|Mar-20-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Don't worry about your Civil War history not being as strong as your WWII history. WWII is one of my favorite topics too. |
If you view both through the lens of logistics, I think you will find striking similarities between the two wars (even though the start dates were 78 years apart).
|Mar-21-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Your 'furioso' article explains everything|
Its a relief now I can stop trying to figure everything out lol
|Mar-21-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Your 'furioso' article explains everything|
Its a relief now I can stop trying to figure everything out lol>
Wait! There is one final tidbit of information you need, to become enlightened and transcend all knowledge:
"crumpets" is a better name than "English muffins" because it is easier to write on your grocery list.
There! You are complete like the Buddha. Please solve all of mankind's probelms.
|Mar-21-18|| ||technical draw: <tga> Read your "furioso" article. A study that presents a 100% positive correlation is rare indeed. Not because it is scientifically impossible but because researchers are rarely so dogmatic. It takes courage not to add some caveat.|
|Mar-22-18|| ||Big Pawn: <tga>, I took a glance at that article and it seems interesting right off the bat. When I have time tomorrow I will read the whole thing.|
|Mar-22-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: More good articles, without the NSFW photos :(
What I cannot resolve, though, is the claim:
< itís clear that there is a conscious scheme to control the human population through both cultural and biological means, which allows the elite to sustain or elevate their power and wealth.>
Although this is the thesis of the second article, the author does not back his thesis with a supporting argument.
He does a great job of providing a supporting case for <what> is happening, but not the <why> it is happening.
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