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Men's Rights Forever
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His comment made me go "Wow, just wow."


http://www.hollywood-elsewhere.com/2015/04/true-colors-4/

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This is two or three days old so excuse the slowness, but until last night I hadn’t heard about Robert Downey, Jr.‘s to-the-manor-born putdown of Alejandro G. Inarritu and particularly AGI’s remark, offered in a 10.15.14 Deadline interview as well as in Birdman, about superhero movies exuding a form of cultural genocide. “The way they apply violence to it, it’s absolutely right-wing,” Alejandro said. “If you observe the mentality of most of those films, it’s really about people who are rich, who have power, who will do the good [and] who will kill the bad. Philosophically, I just don’t like them. They have been poison…because the audience is so overexposed to plot and explosions and shit that doesn’t mean nothing about the experience of being human.” Asked about this by the Guardian during the Avengers junket, Downey said “Look, I respect the heck out of him [and] for a man whose native tongue is Spanish to be able to put together a phrase like ‘cultural genocide’ just speaks to how bright he is.”
Wow, just wow.
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This is super important, everyone:

My local Sprouts started carrying blueberry two-bite scones.

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I'm unfamiliar with both Sprouts or two-bite scones. Could you clarify please, sarmup?
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I don't really see anything racist about that.
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Sprouts is a fairly upscale grocery store that carries mostly organic/gmo-free/all natural type of brands. Its very close to our apartment, so we sometimes pick up stuff there if we're too lazy to go to a more normally priced establishment.

However, their produce is consistently good at a reasonable price, and they have amazing baked goods. Includng the aforementioned scones, which are a texture I don't know how to replicate in a home kitchen. Its not the powdery biscuit that I find with a lot of scone recipes I come across, but a fine crumb that I can only compare to a soft shortbread, though it's not as sweet or buttery.

More research is needed, probably involving the purchase of more scones

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quote:
Originally posted by Wingracer:
I don't really see anything racist about that.

I'll just let blogger Jeffrey Wells explain it:

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This wasn’t a “quasi”-racist remark, as a director friend has suggested, but flat-out racist — an expression of an obviously patronizing, dismissive attitude on Downey’s part toward Mexican Americans and Alejandro in particular. What’s the difference between this remark and Sean Penn‘s “who gave this sonavubitch his green card?” quip at the Oscars? Context. Penn is an AGI friend using a dismissive remark “in quotes” to deliver a form of guy humor while Downey was clearly miffed about AGI and Birdman having “talked smack” about him, and was looking to score a putdown. Downey defenders will no doubt say he was talking “in quotes” also but it doesn’t seem that way to me in the above clip.

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Sean Penn gets heavily criticized for what is OBVIOUSLY a joke, and RDJ makes a SERIOUS racist quip, but oh no, it's the former that has transgressed more according to SJWs.
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hang on

back up

scones???????????

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I admit I have been almost universally unimpressed when I buy scones, but then I don't buy many and haven't made them myself, so I'm not givin' 'em a fair break.
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Clive please crawl back under the rock you crawled out from under. [Taunt]
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quote:
Originally posted by Rakeesh:
I admit I have been almost universally unimpressed when I buy scones, but then I don't buy many and haven't made them myself, so I'm not givin' 'em a fair break.

I consider scones to be vile and disgusting muffin wannabes that no sane not-starving person would willing consume, but that may be because I've only had nasty dehydrated full of preservatives 2-week old coffee shop scones and am thus Missing Out.
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quote:
Originally posted by Wingracer:
I don't really see anything racist about that.

He is white and he mentioned something related to race. Therefore racist.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
I consider scones to be vile and disgusting muffin wannabes that no sane not-starving person would willing consume, but that may be because I've only had nasty dehydrated full of preservatives 2-week old coffee shop scones and am thus Missing Out.

Dude. F'reals. Someday I will bake you soft buttery triangles of not-too-sweet airy cake, gentle and firm on the tongue (yes, you can be both), and oh, there is either savory flecks of sharp old cheddar and chives OR that light crunch of almost-burnt caramelized brown sugar on top but NEVER BOTH NEVER BOTH THE WORLD WILL END
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CT I must humbly beseech you for your recipe. I believe this is the manna I seek.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
quote:
Originally posted by Rakeesh:
I admit I have been almost universally unimpressed when I buy scones, but then I don't buy many and haven't made them myself, so I'm not givin' 'em a fair break.

I consider scones to be vile and disgusting muffin wannabes that no sane not-starving person would willing consume, but that may be because I've only had nasty dehydrated full of preservatives 2-week old coffee shop scones and am thus Missing Out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-6U0ccc_Hg
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quote:
Originally posted by sarcasticmuppet:
CT I must humbly beseech you for your recipe. I believe this is the manna I seek.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cheddar-chive-scones-103680 -- but brush with melted butter instead of cream

For the sweet version, leave out the chives and cheddar. Substitute 1/3 cup very finely minced dried apricot plus 1/2 tsp ground coriander and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Top with a thinly spread paste of brown sugar and melted butter.

PS: Regarding the latter, I get better results when I rub some of the flour in with the minced apricot before adding that back in. This helps the mince of dried fruit not to clump into sticky ooglesnarfs. You want ittybittywiggleums of tart sweet chewibbles.

[ May 03, 2015, 12:25 PM: Message edited by: CT ]

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I am not afraid of the butter, sir. I have made a pact with my own Devil of dairy goodness. When I was a child -- nay, just a toddler, even -- my mother would ask me to hand-churn butter by shaking a carton of cream. I used my own marbles, sir, yes, the tiger's eye peewees, the iridescent shooter, and my very own full glaze blue Bennington.
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quote:
Originally posted by CT:
quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
I consider scones to be vile and disgusting muffin wannabes that no sane not-starving person would willing consume, but that may be because I've only had nasty dehydrated full of preservatives 2-week old coffee shop scones and am thus Missing Out.

Dude. F'reals. Someday I will bake you soft buttery triangles of not-too-sweet airy cake, gentle and firm on the tongue (yes, you can be both), and oh, there is either savory flecks of sharp old cheddar and chives OR that light crunch of almost-burnt caramelized brown sugar on top but NEVER BOTH NEVER BOTH THE WORLD WILL END
[Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by CT:
ooglesnarfs

Word of the day.
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i like fresh cold eclairs from like really good pastry shops or upscale supermarkets
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I'm not sure if what my grandmother makes are scones or indian fry bread. (Is that racist? Should I call it Native American fry bread?)

She takes the dough, fries it, then covers it with butter and powdered sugar. She calls them scones, but sometimes I feel like I'm living a lie when I eat them.

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Sounds good by any name!
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Not a scone but sounds delicious.

Scones

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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
i like fresh cold eclairs from like really good pastry shops or upscale supermarkets

Oooh...they say to thaw before serving but NOPE! [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Geraine:
I'm not sure if what my grandmother makes are scones or indian fry bread. (Is that racist? Should I call it Native American fry bread?)

She takes the dough, fries it, then covers it with butter and powdered sugar. She calls them scones, but sometimes I feel like I'm living a lie when I eat them.

That's a pretty common Utah/Idaho definition of scone.
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So Mr. MRA, how would you feel about my modest proposal that once it becomes technologically viable we eliminate all meaningful gender and ethnic markers, meaning that once "concieved" your parents could have you genetically reengineered to be any skin colour, any eye colour, any hair colour, either or even both genders.

Would you agree that would eliminate racism and gender, and sexual orientation discrimination?

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This conversation is about scones.
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Personally, I'm a fan of sour cream scones. Really easy to make and easy to customize with currents, blue berries, chocolate chips or even just keep them plain.

So delicious.

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quote:
Originally posted by Elison R. Salazar:
So Mr. MRA, how would you feel about my modest proposal that once it becomes technologically viable we eliminate all meaningful gender and ethnic markers, meaning that once "concieved" your parents could have you genetically reengineered to be any skin colour, any eye colour, any hair colour, either or even both genders.

Would you agree that would eliminate racism and gender, and sexual orientation discrimination?

i have no idea what this has to do with desserts
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