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David Ashton
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Re: The mighty Sprout
David Ashton   6/24/2014 6:08:30 PM
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@Max...."...(my mind is going)..."  You sound like HAL in 2001.    But I can tell you, it gets worse as you get older.....  pore over that!   (Poor you....you better pour a beer!)

Please let me know the author and if possible the ISBN for that book.  I have a book voucher which needs using, and a tame bookshop lady who can get me anything I want, so that sounds like a worthy use for it (the voucher I mean...and also the bookshop lady I suppose :-)

betajet
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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
betajet   6/24/2014 5:55:48 PM
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Try getting more exercise -- that's much better than trying to diet.  I've heard that dieting alone often causes your digestion to slow down to absorb less food more efficiently, so you're not getting anywhere.

Here's Henny Youngman's take on the topic (from memory):

A man is having trouble with his love life.  He goes to see his doctor.  The doctor says: "You've got to lose 20 pounds: run 10 miles a day, call me back in two weeks."

Two weeks later the man calls back: "Doc, I've been running 10 miles a day.  I've lost 20 pounds.  I feel terrific."

The doctor says: "How's your love life?"  The man says: "Don't know, I'm 140 miles from home".


Max The Magnificent
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Re: Straight out of a science fiction movie
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 5:49:15 PM
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@betajet: Whenever I see B sprouts on the stalk I think of alien "pods" from a 1950s science fiction movie...

They do look a little alien -- maybe life on Earth really was seeded from Mars -- it really makes you wonder what life looks like on alien worlds...

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 5:47:45 PM
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@Elizabeth: A couple years ago I lost 30 lb over about 7 months [...] I've mostly maintainded the weight although it's started back up [...]

It's amazing how easy it is to gain weight, and how hard it is to lose it... (sad face).

I used to worry that beer was making me fat -- but I've found that after a couple of beers I don't worry as much LOL

 

betajet
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Straight out of a science fiction movie
betajet   6/24/2014 5:40:28 PM
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Whenever I see B sprouts on the stalk I think of alien "pods" from a 1950s science fiction movie:



Pretty scary, aren't they?  Wikipedia says "a popular way of cooking Brussels sprouts is to sauté them".  That's French for "blow them to bits" :-)

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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
elizabethsimon   6/24/2014 5:32:34 PM
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A couple years ago I lost 30 lb over about 7 months. The initial week or two getting started was the hardest. I mostly lost between 1 and 2 lbs a week for the first few months then started tapering off the strict diet. Ive mostly maintainded the weight although it's started back up in the last couple months so I need to cut out the extra snacks...

 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: The mighty Sprout
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 5:19:10 PM
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@David: I had a dashiki once which I used to wear when I was at training college [...] my teacher used to call me "Nkrumah" after Kwame Nkrukah, ex leader of Ghana.

You are a man with many stories to tell -- I can't wait to see you at EELive! 2015 to blow the froth off a beer or three.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: The mighty Sprout
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 5:17:08 PM
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@David: Max, how about combining Brussel Sprouts with Bean Sprouts?

I wouldn't give bean strouts the time of day LOL


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Re: Mmmmm my favorite
mhrackin   6/24/2014 5:16:58 PM
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There's an easy way to lose 50 pounds..... involving a British casino!  but seriously.... the problem isn't really "will" power; it's "won't" power!

Max The Magnificent
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Re: The mighty Sprout
Max The Magnificent   6/24/2014 5:15:01 PM
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@David @Mhrackin: Max, mhrackin above called you out over "pouring over the ancient texts of sprout lore" but the subtlety of his comment obviously did not get to you.  You POUR water over sprouts to cook them, but you PORE over old texts.

I saw that, but I couldn't recall the "pore" form (my mind is going) -- so I thought "don't think and it will come to you" then I forgot all about it LOL -- I just went in and made the change

FYI I just read a BRILLIANT book called "Spell it Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extrordinary Story of English Spelling" -- if you ever wondered why we have words spelled differently that sound the same, and words spelled the same that sound different ... this book explains all -- it's 100% recommended.

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