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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 4:35:57 PM
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@The One and Only Tom Murphy: Max, I miss your wit and wisdom and will need to check back more often.

I don't care what everyone else says about you, I think you are a very witty, articulate, and discerning person LOL

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Jolly Green Liar
The One and Only Tom Murphy   8/15/2014 4:26:19 PM
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I love Brussels sprouts, but I never saw them in Brussels. You see a lot of French Fries there, because they're really Belgian Fries. They serve them with mayonaise and, if you insist and can ask in a good American accent, they will give you catsup. You can't buy them with American credit cards because they aren't secure enough to purchase vegetable products in Belgium.

Max, I miss your wit and wisdom and will need to check back more often.  

Or am I lying? 

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mhrackin   8/15/2014 11:48:09 AM
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However, i suspect that isn't your grandmother's recipe either..... certainly not mine (although my maternal grandmother was fond of seafood).

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Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 11:45:46 AM
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@mhrackin: ...Inclusion of a recipe is even better...

Hence the fact that my Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics) remains the only electronics book in the world to boast a recipe for Seafood Gumbo (this isn't your grandmother's electronics book)

 

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Re: Build me a catapult
Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 11:41:48 AM
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@mhrackin: ...I was not aware of the fact that this blog was still alive...

In fact, it's only two places behind The Coagulated & Curdled Custard of Despair in terms of the most comments

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mhrackin   8/15/2014 11:34:13 AM
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Yup.  Here's a free tip to all EET bloggers:  throw in a mention of some food item, no matter how tenuous the connection to the original topic.  Inclusion of a recipe is even better.  That will GUARANTEE the ascent of your blog to the "Top Ten Most Commented" list!

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Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 11:30:34 AM
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@mhrackin: ...I was not aware of the fact that this blog was still alive...

Scary, isn't it? LOL

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Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 11:30:04 AM
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@mhrackin: ...I was not aware of the fact that this blog was still alive...

The Mighty Sprout will never die -- All Hail the Mighty Sprout!

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mhrackin   8/15/2014 11:16:19 AM
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Sadly, I was not aware of the fact that this blog was still alive and reaping numerous new posts.  I just saw some of the exchanges between Max and kfield and wandered over.  So many new wondrous nuggets of knowledge! (now how many posters can conceive of alliterating two words, one with an initial N, the other a K)?  I wonder how many of the vast universe of EET readers marvel at the grip food has on so many of the posters?  However, the references to the possible adhesive suitability of Acer Saccharum sap may mollify those readers who are interested in "green" technologies.

Max, if you had been to girls camp, I suspect you might possibly have become educated in other arcane mysteries!  Those too were likely horribly neglected during your Uni years (and for good reason!).

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Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 10:21:01 AM
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@kfield: ...everyone should note that maple syrup does not make a good adhesive!

If only I'd been to girls camp, I would know useful stuff like this. I cannot fathom why they never mentioned these nuggets of knowledge during my university course -- four long years and nothing to show for it -- I shall write a letter to the chancelor immediately!

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