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I can't wait to get back to my shop

by Roger Clark aka Rex
posted 05-24-2010 07:22 PM


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#1 posted 05-24-2010 07:39 PM

Roger, the bottom line is that sensationalism sells. The media will always add fuel to the fire in the interest of ratings. Whenever things like this happen, conspiracy theories start coming out of the woodwork. The truth is usually much more mundane.

In the case of the gulf spill, I think time will reveal that it was nothing more than a case of accident-meets-incompetence-meets-insufficient adherence to established safety and testing procedures.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 07:55 PM

Charlie,
I believe your analysis is spot-on. It concerns me that these “stories” give the average reader or viewer a confused set of fact, fiction and conspiracy that ventures far from reality. I believe the media should be held more responsible to report verifiable factual news, not stir up controversy by adding incorrect content.
BTW Are you beloved crawdads threatened by the oil?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 05-24-2010 08:39 PM

Since crawfish grow in fresh water, they are probably the least threatened of all our seafood. As a matter of fact, I sucked some heads and pinched some tails just yesterday. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 09:21 PM

Excuse me while I barf Charlie.
I see you’re bragging again – shame on you. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 10:02 PM

who the hell drag you out of the black hat Roger :—))

good to see you back but you shuold have someone to come with a knife
and a carving set and some wood , then start carving woodghost´s
that wood realy killing your time instead of try to think, havn´t you hear
it can be painfull to do that…......LOL

stay tuned Roger

Dennis

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#6 posted 05-24-2010 10:45 PM

I agree there is an overabundance of worthless rants coming out of the media and also from the politicians. Thoughtful discussion is pretty scarce, but it does pop up from time to time. Even here on LJ.

I am very skeptical that there is any reasonable excuse for BP losing control of the well, killing 11 people, burning down a rig, and spilling an awful lot of nasty crude in the gulf. The time for them to take responsibility for what they were doing was before things got out of hand. I suppose its possible that something truly unexpected happened, but its far more likely that the decision makers (BP) were not applying best practices leading up to the loss of well control and the resulting explosion, fire, deaths and spill. If BP can’t do better than this then I wouldn’t let them operate. If the industry can’t do better than this, then I’ll support a ban on offshore drilling – and I work in the industry.

-- Greg D.

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 10:50 PM

Sorry to hear that you’re laid up, Roger. I did 8 weeks like that,then 9 more of physical therapy. Get well soon!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#8 posted 05-24-2010 11:59 PM

Greg, I think it is pretty obvious that something utterly unexpected happened, but so far no reasons have been given by anybody, maybe its because they don’t know yet. IF best practices and required laws and rules were not adhered to then bashing BP would be in order, but if there is no evidence available yet it is pretty safe bet to assume that this kind of industry is inspected by various independent authorities on a regular basis, if so where are the reports?
Was it BP’s taking ownership of oil from someone else’s Rig (TransOcean ??) with someone else’s (Halliburton) fail safe equipment, with inspections by industry bodies, isn’t this a confusing way to suggest ownership and responsibility?
Don’t get me wrong Greg, you could be perfectly correct about it all, but all I see so far is a blame and smear scenario without any facts or REAL information.
I expect that if you are working in the industry then you must be aware of speculation that other people are not privy to, and which the media has ignored.

This BP issue is not posted to be a debate about who is right or wrong, it just is an illustration of how the media behaves and stirs up mischief as a way of “keeping the pot boiling”

I really do hope the oil deal gets concluded for all concerned and puts the responsibility where and on whom it belongs and restitution fairly received.

I still don’t understand why none of the seven sisters and other oil companies have not offered help, smell anything sinister there?

Hairy, Yes I’m going to be required to physical therapy for 1 or 2 months. bummer!

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 12:22 AM

I think this admin is getting a bye on this one again… Remember the GOP induced hurricane? ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 12:25 AM

Makes it hard to believe that the Obama Administration came forward saying that our oil sands extraction system was not up to the fine standard that he had set for the U.S.
We have not had a “spill” with the system as yet and like most responsible countries we are working with science to sequester the remanants of the extraction process. <g>

But…. you can always go into the ocean and drill for yet another bonanza!

BTW, Mr. Obama the egg is supposed to go in the mouth not on the face.

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 12:27 AM

Deke,
Many thanks for your input, I will indeed look forward to being released from my “bonds”.

I guess it serves me right as I always thought people with broken bone and ankles were a bunch of whiners with exaggerated inconveniences. ..................Boy have I learned to eat crow !!!!!
This easily the worst incapacity I have had to endure, total boredom and not able to do the most mundane things. I’ll be much kinder and sympathetic to the next person I see in a cast.

Love the story about your travels.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 05-25-2010 02:57 AM

Roger – What I’ve seen in the media about the BP spill is pretty worthless – which is your point. My opinions about industrial accidents are based on other information – including decades of safety awareness training in the oil industry. But enough of that.

LJs – Maybe we should start sending Roger all those small parts that need a lot of hand sanding ;-)

-- Greg D.

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#13 posted 05-25-2010 03:52 AM

Deke,
Yeah I’m sure I have it worse than you. The only woman I get to meet is the wife, and when this ankle deal started, I must say I had a pretty good and was spoiled. Time has taken its toll however, I now have had to spend 100% of my miserable existence with some unsympathetic woman vacuuming around me and barking all the time.
So now I’m doing some research on poisons while checking out a multi-tool purchase I could make with an insurance check.
Thanks for the ideas.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#14 posted 05-25-2010 03:57 AM

GregD,
Man, that was a cruel suggestion. Better, all LJs should send their sawdust to BP for the oil spill. lol

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#15 posted 05-25-2010 04:11 AM

I’ve got a cubic yard of cedar shavings to send them down there in the gulf- it’ll suck up the oil and smell good at the same time. Hope you get better soon, Roger.

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#16 posted 05-25-2010 04:17 AM

it’s good to see you are progressing ,
and have some vinegar left .

nothing like being flat on your back ,
to make it ache even more .

get well soon ,
and you can roam around the shop some more .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#17 posted 05-25-2010 06:55 AM

hey roger..man i scored tonight…yep the polish sausage came out and a can of kraut…with baked beans of coarse…with all this time you have…i want you to open a can of kraut…and count the strands in there…report and let me know…...until then…i think its my duty to continue to eat the stuff….....but man oh man..what is that smell….......hoooweeeee roger…don’t you ever change your shocks….or is that me….....lol….....how come you aren’t watching norm or this old house…...and you have got to be the snack king by now…what would you recommend ….how about summer sausage and cheese…i bought some buffalo sausage a while back…made my hair thicker…...lol….......hope to see you up and about soon…....your kinda whiny these days….....lol…grizzman

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#18 posted 05-25-2010 07:41 AM

Hang in there Roger. Be thankful it isn’t your rotary cuff. It was a couple of months before I could even use my mouse to run the puter;-)

Last week on 60 Minutes, they interviewed the last survivor off the rig. All the training for disasters went to h&*^ in a hand basket! Life boats left without getting all the people off the rig. After jumping a 100 feet into the sea, he was swimming in burning oil!

The well was way over budget. Big wigs were coming the next day to celebrate the completion. There was a broken seal in the valve on the well. They knew it. There was an inoperative operator on the valve too. They knew it but kept drilling. At the last minute in preparation for the big wigs visit the next day, the order was given to skip a step in the capping process. That is when the explosion happened.

We all know Congress is for sale. BP lobbied against using a better valve that would probably have prevented this as too expensive. It is not in use.

Last but not least, Transocean or BP, filed in Texas Fed Court to limit their liability to 27 million. Not sure how that is going, but Congress has past a law in the past that limits their liability to 750 million.

The Exon CEO makes more in 1 year than all the people whose lives were destroyed by their spill in Prince Williams Sound got paid 20 years after the fact. That is justice for you.

Another thing you will not see in the media is 1500 citizens standing in line to get jobs in AZ when 300 illegals were deported.

No political opinions, just the facts, just the facts.

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#19 posted 05-25-2010 07:44 AM

Greetings Roger,
I”ll elpaso on talking about the oil spill… I think you and the others have that covered pretty good.
But….. I will go along with CharlieM on them delicious crawfish, or as we say in the South “crawdads”.
Man I love them little suckers…boiled in that Cajun hot spice…I could eat about 7-8 lbs. of them dudes right now…some short corn on the cob, and little taters…uuuummmm uuummm…. yummy!!!!!!!! Nothin like sucking heads and pinching tails… I’m talking about crawdads, of course…..!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#20 posted 05-25-2010 03:57 PM

Greetings to the Unblocked,
Grizz, you have got to get out of the shop and let the air clear for a while, don’t understand why there has not been an explosion there with all your natural gas. I don’t watch much of “Norm” as it just shows me more tools than I could ever afford, a shop that never gets dirty and projects that are way out of my league using techniques called “joints”, and nothing ever goes wrong!
Topamax gave some good insight as to what goes on behind the scenes. I often wonder what it would be like today if Standard Oil was never broken up years ago, we might be the USO not the USA!
As for the crawdad brigade and Cajun delicates. I used to work with a Cajun, did not quite understand what language he spoke and was always curios about his lunch box as sometimes it moved on its own. The “food” he had looked like things a Klingon would eat, and curiously this guy had a resemblance too. Give me a steak and kidney pie any day!
And so another day for me in purgatory, wondering how the shop is and thanking that a south wind is blowing to keep Grizz’s gas away.
Got to go now….vacuum cleaner just started up….here we go

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#21 posted 05-25-2010 04:08 PM

Roger, do you know the difference between a normal zoo and a Cajun zoo?

In a normal zoo there are signs outside of each cage with a description of the animal and its natural habitat. In a Cajun zoo, those signs have recipes.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#22 posted 05-25-2010 04:28 PM

Charlie, that sounds about right and I guess Road Kill Casserole is another coveted Cajun dish?
I’ve been to N.O. several times, visited the French Quarter (block), and was surprised nobody seemed to speak or understand French, only some colloquial tongue which employed the word DAT profusely. Nothing like France at all.

Honi soit qui mal y pense

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#23 posted 05-25-2010 04:40 PM

New Orleans has its own dialect, which is actually something like a cross between between Boston and the Bronx. If you want to hear anything that resembles French, you have to go south or southwest to the bayou country. Cajun French is a fascinating blend of French and English words, set to rules of grammar which resemble neither one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#24 posted 05-25-2010 04:57 PM

That’s very interesting Charlie, I must say I did expect to hear some French in N.O. and brushed up my little French before the visit. I was thinking it would resemble my wanderings in France, Belgium and other French speaking and cultural countries. I am not impressed with Cajun coffee, too muddy for me and seems to have a lot of chicory added. I much prefer Dutch or German coffee with real French bread and butter for breakfast.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#25 posted 05-25-2010 05:27 PM

It’s perfectly okay, Roger. One wouldn’t expect an Englishman to have any taste in matters of food and beverage. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#26 posted 05-25-2010 05:42 PM

Merci Charles, So I must be a surprise to you for being far beyond your expectations? :-) touche – allez vous faire voir!

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#27 posted 05-25-2010 05:43 PM

Greetings Roger,
If you want to hear some real Cajun talk, go down to Toledo Bend Resevior (that’s a real big lake) and listen to those boys there talk….We’ll come in from a long days bass fishing, then go into Louisanna for supper, and those Cajun fisherman are in there eating too….. I really like how they talk.. I listen real close while I’m having peel-um-and eat-em spice shrimp, or them good crawfish… I really like the chicory coffee, too. They say you got to be a REAL MAN to handle it….... lol lol!!!!!!

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#28 posted 05-25-2010 05:51 PM

Rick, I’ve fished Toledo Bend a few times myself. Big lake for sure!

Roger, in the interest of full disclosure (and at the risk of being stripped of my citizenship) I must admit that I’m not a big fan of all that chicory myself.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#29 posted 05-25-2010 06:25 PM

…...............Boy have I learned to eat crow !!!!!

Actually, Roger, it’s not bad if you add a bit of mint jelly. ;)

Whit

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#30 posted 05-25-2010 09:21 PM

Well Charlie, the truth at last. I admire you for it. Actually I do like French coffee which has a little chicory in it but I find that there is far too much in Cajun version for me. On my trips to Europe I always brought back some Dutch, German and Italian coffee, but now it is possible to purchase these coffees online. I think what makes the big difference in the coffee is the bean’s origin. Ethiopia is where coffee originated – Aribica beans, and generally African grown beans suite my taste. South American beans are transplants (Columbian) and are grown in a different soil which makes them taste different. French bread sold in most stores here is a joke, so we make our own – authentic and very easy to make, and absolutely wonderful with butter and a great cup of coffee in the morning. It puts the Bon in Bon Jour mon ami. :-)

whit, Now come on man, you have just exposed yourself as a Cajun living under the radar in Georgia. Don’t worry we are all friends here. :-))

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#31 posted 05-25-2010 09:39 PM

alright roger…im going to have to get in on some of this…in 1976 through 1978 i spent time in new Orleans and Lafayette…....i dont now where it is now…but i had a t shirt that said i was a coon ass…...and man i loved to put them crawdads away…we went to many a crawfish broil….we would have a couple of 50 pound bags of them mud bugs…with tatters…onions..corn on the cob….would use those big bags of crab broil…lots of hot sauce…..with my favorite being from new Iberia….yeppers…....Tabasco…....suckin heads and eatin tails was gourmet…...and still is….....you texacans need to learn how to eat…lol….....had me two fat hot dogs with kraut for lunch…....ye hawwwwwwwwwwwww…dem was sume good eatin…....so bou when you get time head down to the bayou and get ya a po boy ….....grizzman

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#32 posted 05-25-2010 09:57 PM

Here’s my take on the oil spill EVERYBODY WAS RESPONSIBLE from the execs down to the person who was in charge on the rig at the time. Regardless who was coming safety rules were violated and they knew it!!!! now a lot of oil spilled and 11 lives lost we realize what corporate America is about BIG Money, big names and Pi## on the blue collar man who makes his living making this company profitable!!! Is this right? NO, is it acceptable? NO!! the 11 who lost their lives have sons daughters and others they left behind because of negligence, greed, and blatant disregard to a major safety problem. How would you feel if your son,brother, sister, daughter, mother or father was one of the ones killed over some executives visit to thier place of work ;0
Plus let me add one more thing look at the environmental impact we all have to pay for plus all of the animals and creatures of the sea are paying for!!!
Just my .02

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#33 posted 05-25-2010 10:30 PM

the one comment i read about this ,
all of the governors , senators and businesses ,
in the 5 states that are on the gulf ,
lobbied and greased the ways for the rigs to be there .
the money and the jobs they create was more important ,
than the possible hazards they might create .
the oil workers still defend this .
now that this has happened ,
everyone is looking for someone to blame .
they all got what they wanted , more money .
DRILL , BABY , DRILL !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#34 posted 05-25-2010 10:58 PM

Grizz, Your colonoscopy video would be a great hit as a horror movie and an enima at the end would be awesome!

sawblade1 There’s probably a lot of truth you offer and of course David some have profited from it all. The subject about all this was really about me sitting around bored to my teeth and having to watch TV and see the media “stirring everyone up” with very questionable “facts” and ridiculous blames and fixes, which I found unproductive. I could not imagine everyone believing some of this crap, but they do and rant. All I know is that if I was the entity responsible for the spill and cleanup, I guarantee you I’d be doing everything I could to make it end ASAP – so would anyone. As an extra piece of history of the oil industry I have added the following info about the Seven Sisters, which is very interesting and may give insight.

After Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq nationalized the Persian oil industry, then controlled by AIOC/BP(1951), Iranian oil was subject to a British directed embargo. In order to bring Iranian production back to international markets, the State Department suggested the creation of a “Consortium” of major oil companies3. The “Consortium for Iran” was formed by seven companies: four American companies from the Saudi consortium ARAMCO, plus BP and Gulf Oil from the Kuwait Oil Company joint venture and Shell. Enrico Mattei asked to join with the Italian oil company AGIP, but he was rejected by the “Seven Sisters”. The Seven Sisters consisted of three companies formed by the breakup by the U.S. Government of Standard Oil, along with four other major oil companies. With their dominance of oil production, refining and distribution, they were able to take advantage of the rapidly increasing demand for oil and turn immense profits.
Being well organized and able to negotiate as a [cartel], the Seven Sisters were able to have their way with most Third World oil producers. It was only when the Arab states began to gain control over oil prices and production, mainly through the formation of OPEC, beginning in 1960 and really gaining power by the 1970s, that the Seven Sisters’ influence declined.
The Seven Sisters were the following companies:
Standard Oil of New Jersey (Esso), which merged with Mobil to form ExxonMobil.
Royal Dutch Shell (Dutch 60% / British 40%). Merged in 2005.
Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) (British). This later became Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), then British Petroleum, and then BP Amoco following a merger with Amoco (which in turn was formerly Standard Oil of Indiana). It is now known solely by the initials BP.
Standard Oil Co. of New York (“Socony”). This later became Mobil, which merged with Exxon to form ExxonMobil.
Standard Oil of California (“Socal”). This became Chevron, then, upon merging with Texaco, ChevronTexaco. It has since dropped the ‘Texaco’ suffix, returning to Chevron.
Gulf Oil. In 1985, most of Gulf became part of Chevron, with smaller parts becoming part of BP and Cumberland Farms, in what was, at that time, the largest merger in world history. A network of stations in the northeastern United States still bears this name.
Texaco. Merged with Chevron in 2001. The merged company was known for a time as ChevronTexaco, but in 2005, changed its name back to Chevron. Texaco remains a Chevron brand name.
As of 2005, the surviving companies are ExxonMobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP, now members of the “supermajors” group

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#35 posted 05-25-2010 11:11 PM

oh man…come on roger…let me hi jack this post to a po boy stand and lets talk craw fish…....if your so bored and sittin in that chair with the vacuum queen circling your wagon…you better throw up the white flag…if it were me i would crawl to the shop if i had too….....just lay on the floor and snif some saw dust…....roll in it…..if ya sniff it real good…it will give you something to pick out later on…thus you wont be bored any longer….....lol…...so if we dont eat craw dads or po boys…what do we eat roger….....i have the feeling that the word angus isnt to far away….....or long horn…......yea that will get your cholesterol down…lol…...wrap it in bacon,,,really good that way too….......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#36 posted 05-25-2010 11:50 PM

Grizz I wish I could just get to the shop and enjoy the smell of utopia, but it’s about 500 yards from the house on another lot. Things are getting tense, Sandra has now threatened the doctor that if he doesn’t get me out of the house soon, then she’ll be after him with a 2×4.
Things I like to eat: Kippers with marmalade, cheese melted on toast with black currant jam on it, Steak and Kidney Pie or pudding, fagots, Toad in the Hole, Bangers mash and onions, Liver and bacon casserole, Spotted Dick, Flapjacks, Scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves, PG tips tea, Cod and Chips with a pickled onion, A Wally, Bubble and Squeak, Suet Pudding with Golden Syrup, Shepherds Pie, Cottage Pie, Fish Pie, Assorted Tea Biscuits (aka cookies) and real cheddar cheese from – Cheddar,to name a few.

Gosh,excuse me while I go for a snack.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#37 posted 05-26-2010 12:44 AM

excuse me while i barf….......spoted dick…what the heck is that…some of the others i know and sound actually good…butttttt….so i take it your british….....my sister brought me some bangers about 4 years ago…they were darn right good…..i thought they were a little soft for a sausage, but the flavor was great…....you need a winch…or a recliner on tracks….....and a mule to pull you out there…....man i would be insane if i hadnt at least gone out to the shop and looked…smelled some saw dust and at least give me something to dream about…....uuggg…well hang in there….enjoy the kippers…....how about that fish in sour cream and onions…cant remember what its called..its been to long since i had it…but it was really good…do you like lox..or locks…with a bagel and cream cheese….....the good stuff is really expensive…around 20 bucks a pound…but my mom introduced me to it when i was a kid…have loved it since…man you got me drueling with all that food you mentions..except the spotted dick….....im thinking i dont want to know what that is…...grizzman….maybe the fish is smelt….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#38 posted 05-26-2010 01:21 AM

I had spotted dick once, Grizz…. it’s not that bad. A couple doses of penicillin cleared it right up. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#39 posted 05-26-2010 01:48 AM

Grizz Spotted Dick is a white sponge desert pudding with currents (black/white) in the mixture, it is served with hot custard and is yummy. British bangers/sausages have a much finer minced/grind meat with some Rusk, added with fresh herbs. Sausage variations are by way of different meats and herbs used. Kippers marmalade and toast are the second half of a Scottish breakfast, the first course is Oatmeal – very sustaining and loaded with omega-3.
Actually I like all kinds of food; British (of course) German, Spanish, Dutch, Scandinavian, South African, Indian and Chinese. Of course I eat American food (been here 40 years mate) because I’m an American (legal I might add), but I do get concerned about all the GM or chemical designer ingredients now being used. I try to use Whole Foods, that’s what most Europeans demand. The French eat about 5 meals a day but how many overweight frogs do you see? Although I stated I liked Spanish food, that does not mean that I like much of “Mexican” food -just how creative can you be with just 3 or 4 ingredients?
Salmon with cream cheese on a bagel is a real nice Jewish item – so is a Blintz. I once got a recipe for a Jewish Cake I wanted to make, but the first line of the recipe said, “Step 1: First you borrow 6 eggs…......”
BBQ is nice but I much prefer baked beans over secret family recipe beans and I love steaks and burgers.
Gee, I really am a man of this world – gastronomically, so Grizz you need to get out more from your smelly shop and smell reall food for a change.
Bon Appetite …......Goodnight Julia

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#40 posted 05-26-2010 01:50 AM

Charlie, next you’ll be boasting that you had one of those fagots too. What did you think of that?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#41 posted 05-26-2010 02:28 AM

after charlies spotted dick problem…fagots could be next….....lol…now i didnt say it…charlie did…lol…......yea my mom is Jewish and her family…they came from Austria…....yea you are right roger….....i wish i could experience the world and its different cultures and food…but with the internet…its all possible now…....well we got through another day roger….whats on the menu for tomorrow…i know i have to be at the va hospital by 9…oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#42 posted 05-26-2010 03:14 AM

I’ve got a good line, but I’m in enough trouble already. I’ll withdraw from all this food talk and just chew on my foot for a while. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#43 posted 05-26-2010 04:13 AM

Charlie, a fagot is almost like a hamburger steak. Enjoy your foot.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#44 posted 05-26-2010 04:43 AM

Grizz, you know food from around the world uses the same ingredients as we do (less the GM stuff) in the US, its just that they assemble them in different ways, cook by different methods and present the dish another way. Sometimes the combinations don’t sound nice, but only trying them will sort that out. There are times when good old bread, butter and jam tastes like heaven to me -simple stuff! Now for all those American as Apple Pie dudes out there, Apple Pie is English from the 1500’s – I have a copy of the Original Recipe. We all know what a sandwich is, but did you know it was introduced by the Earl of Sandwich and was named after him?

Well its time to call it a day, good luck with the VA tomorrow, I just ordered my nightcap beverage, Dutch Aribica Coffee with amber Sugar Crystals and a splash of Baileys …...mmmmmm.
Bon soir mon ami

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#45 posted 05-26-2010 05:33 AM

Hang in there Roger. Being laid up is no fun. Been there, seen it, done it, after foot surgery. One good thing came out of it. I got caught up looking at lumberjocks once. Glad to hear you are getting better.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#46 posted 05-26-2010 06:14 AM

didnt know you were sick until I knew you were better… good job!

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#47 posted 05-26-2010 03:00 PM

Thanks for all the posts guys, they took the boredom out of the day and saved me from the vacuum witch.

Have a great day :-))

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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