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Old 10-28-2009, 10:44 PM   #1501
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I'm sitting here reading a story and simultaneously watching tv, as I often do.

I'm reading a short story which features a stray dog named Katie. When they name her that, I'm thinking, that's dumb, what kind of a dog name is "katie?"

and --

in the tv show I'm watching - THERE'S A STRAY DOG NAMED KATIE!

I'm creeped out.
Was the movie based upon the book?
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #1502
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was the tv show based on the story? nope; no connection
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:34 AM   #1503
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How do you slice a loaf of bread without squishing it?
I am a spoilt child of the '70s. 1972 if you have to know (how rude!)
Growing up we had a bread slicer. I say bread, it was manual and could be adjusted for ham or beef or fingers or whatever was your bag.

Apparently, the 'rents tried to get a replacement a couple of years ago, but the new one they got was rubbish and ended up in the charity shop.

The only bread I grew up slicing (kiddies didn't use the bread slicer!) was Italian bread. And that has a crust so thick it's like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

I learned how to slice cheese. I learned how to butter fresh bread with real, cold butter (warm the butter up TBH) and to spread crackers without them cracking. BUT. Deli bread I buy, I always have to squash the air out of it to slice it. Squeeze and saw. Never the same once I've got at it.

Is this a lost art? Mum mourns the lost art of her parents' generation - carving a chicken so it lasts all week. Have my generation lost yet another art?
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:52 AM   #1504
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It's all in the knife and the pressure. Working at the Country Club, we hand sliced the bread we took out with the salads. Chef loved me because I didn't squish it half to death when slicing. Once you get that first cut, the knife does all the work.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:00 AM   #1505
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Sharp cerrated bread knife, I highly recommend a Wustof or a Henckels. PRoper tool for the job and all that. If your knife is dull . . . just go Italian and rip a hunk off.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:07 AM   #1506
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...just felt like saying that.




Gee... I feel like a Cellar veteran.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #1507
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Thinkpad sounds like an artificially intelligent sanitary towel. Probably made in Tampa.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #1508
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But what would a sanitary pad with AI be thinking?

Get me outta here?
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #1509
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@ Sundae: needs to be a sharp serrated knife (as has been mentioned). The trick is to make the first cut and then 'saw' quite fast but without putting on too much pressure.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:35 PM   #1510
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Hey, I just saw your sig line, Sundae.

Now, what it T E H?
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:53 PM   #1511
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Use a can opener to open those bedamned clamshell packaged things
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:45 AM   #1512
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You must mean one of these?
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:50 AM   #1513
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well, no. the kind with the wheel you turn.

http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/how-t...-opener-037769
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:38 AM   #1514
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Does eating too much salmon cause salmonella?
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:29 AM   #1515
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well, no. the kind with the wheel you turn.

http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/how-t...-opener-037769
No shit, does that really work? Have you tried it?
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