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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:42 pm 
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I wonder how they are going to explain to their employers of the danger of something that technically they should know absolutely nothing about?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:46 pm 
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"The universe won't run out of matter on this trip."

Does that sound like tempting fate to anyone else?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:11 am 
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Random Wanderer wrote:
"The universe won't run out of matter on this trip."

Does that sound like tempting fate to anyone else?

Well, Howard does have a good working relationship with Chekhov's Arms Factory....

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:44 am 
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Random Wanderer wrote:
"The universe won't run out of matter on this trip."

Does that sound like tempting fate to anyone else?


I would have titled this thread "don't jinx it".


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:18 am 
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Random Wanderer wrote:
"The universe won't run out of matter on this trip."

Does that sound like tempting fate to anyone else?

The universe, I doubt. The galaxy, on the other hand...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:57 pm 
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grahamf wrote:
I wonder how they are going to explain to their employers of the danger of something that technically they should know absolutely nothing about?

They tell them that they've determined that the destruction of Jozangle's Purse was a distraction and that the operatives from it have been co-opted by an enemy REDHACK (or some such technoflabble) and are likely now trying to infiltrate their research division.

Then watch what gets extra security and make plans from there.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:33 pm 
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That ... is Evil, Eeyore.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:12 am 
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keybounce wrote:
That ... is Evil, Eeyore.


That's not evil.

His penchant for eating living things, however....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:45 am 
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0z79 wrote:
keybounce wrote:
That ... is Evil, Eeyore.


That's not evil.

His penchant for eating living things, however....


What, the thistles are ALIVE?!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:24 am 
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bert2368 wrote:
0z79 wrote:
keybounce wrote:
That ... is Evil, Eeyore.


That's not evil.

His penchant for eating living things, however....


What, the thistles are ALIVE?!


Ask him about oysters. I dare you.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:14 am 
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0z79 wrote:
Ask him about oysters. I dare you.


"A strange thing is the oyster-

A bit like Schlock, but moister"


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0z79 wrote:
Ask him about oysters. I dare you.

They are tasty. And of course if gathered properly and eaten fresh, are still alive.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:18 am 
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evileeyore wrote:
0z79 wrote:
Ask him about oysters. I dare you.

They are tasty. And of course if gathered properly and eaten fresh, are still alive.


Well, you used a lot more descriptive language in the past... serves me right for putting you on the spot. :p


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:50 pm 
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0z79 wrote:
Well, you used a lot more descriptive language in the past... serves me right for putting you on the spot. :p

Heh. I wasn't sure if I'd ever told that story here or not. Looks like I did... so...


One day, long ago, a girlfriend and I were eating freshly caught oysters, having dug them up ourselves. So they've been scrubbed and are sitting in bucket of 'cleanish' ocean water, and I'm shucking them, one for her, one for me, etc. We're just chilling, having a decent sort of brunch. I forget now exactly how it came up, but she was very sure that oysters were dead, like as in having said "I'm glad we found all these dead ones" or something. So I questioned her about to get the root of this belief, and replied, "No, oysters are alive when you eat them this way." She scoffed, like she seriously didn't think people could eat, let alone should eat, still living creatures.

At this point I'd finished shucking an oyster and set it on a cracker for her... and it curled up away from the salt.

She had a freak out, felt ill, and never ate another oyster for years (not even cooked ones).


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I've seen a dead squid react to the salt in soy sauce...

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I recently took a class that involved the dissection of oysters. As part of the introduction, a lab coordinator from a completely different course came in, shucked one and slurped it down. Apparently they're good enough that he didn't mind eating in room full of formaldehyde preserved specimens... And they're mostly certainly alive, since I took apart another one and got to see its little beating heart.

Also its digestive tract. Just think about THAT next time you eat one!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:44 am 
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grahamf wrote:
I've seen a dead squid react to the salt in soy sauce...

I've seen headless gutted trout curl up in the frying pan.

They only do that when they're really fresh.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:31 pm 
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grahamf wrote:
I've seen a dead squid react to the salt in soy sauce...



Yeah, that freaked me out the first time I saw it. In the video, the squid actually almost "made it" out of the bowl. Then I read up on it and realized it's not just brain-dead, it's brain-less and it's just the nervous system reacting to the electrolytes in the soy sauce.

I guess if you're on an island in the Pacific, surrounded by miles of ocean and very little land, you learn to appreciate a VERY broad range of seafood.


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The further down you go, the more the "brain" is distributed throughout the body. Below/before a certain point, there's not even a recognizable lump.


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