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Old October 17th, 2009 #1
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This thread is for anything new to me. Anything I come across in the course of life that I have not heard of, typically words, things or occasionally something else. I figure if it's new to me, it might be new to some of you too. This thread is inspired by Ben Franklin's advice to look up any new word you come across. Why not expand that to new things of any sort?
 
Old October 17th, 2009 #2
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1) thrips

"The heat has broken the hibernation for some insects, with swarms of thrips and parasitic wasps reported recently," she said.

Saw this in a story about snakes. Never heard of "thrips" before. If I haven't heard of it, it's new to me.

thrips
  /θrɪps/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [thrips] Show IPA ,

any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants.
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1650–60; < NL < Gk thríps (sing.) woodworm





Ah, thrips! It's not a misspelling, it's a real and existing cre-ah-choore.

And we have a new metaphor for jews.

Thripsim. Corn states and thrips cities. Bloods, Crips, 'n' Thrips.
 
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This thread is for anything new to me. Anything I come across in the course of life that I have not heard of, typically words, things or occasionally something else. I figure if it's new to me, it might be new to some of you too. This thread is inspired by Ben Franklin's advice to look up any new word you come across. Why not expand that to new things of any sort?
Alex, is this going to be a long thread ?
 
Old November 25th, 2009 #4
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andouille - [an-doo-ee, ahn-dwee; Fr. ahn-doo-yuh ]

1. a spicy, smoked pork sausage, with garlic and Cajun seasonings.
2. a spicy, black-skinned chitterlings sausage.

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cup A.P. Flour
4 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
1 Cup Onions, Diced
1/2 Cup Green Bell Pepper, Diced
1/2 Cup Celery, Diced
1 1/2 Cups Andouille, Cubed
1 Cup Fresh Okra, Cut into 1/2 inch rounds
3 Tbsp Garlic, Chopped
6 Cups cold Chicken Stock
3 Fresh Bay Leaves
1 1/2 Cups Bite size pieces of Raw Chicken Thigh*
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Hot Sauce to taste
Kosher Salt to taste, if necessary
2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley, finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Thinly Sliced Green Onions

Mix your onion, celery, and bell pepper together: The Holy Trinity
Heat the oil in a cast iron dutch oven over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to make a milk chocolate Roux (making a Roux). Add the Andouille, 1 Tbsp of Seasoning, and 3/4 of the Holy Trinity, cook, stirring often, for about ten minutes or until the vegetables soften. Add the Okra, cook for about 2 minutes. Add the cold stock, remaining seasoning, and Garlic. Bring to a Boil. Bring this down to a simmer and let it go for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. About 10-15 minutes before you're ready to serve, add the Chicken, Worcestershire, Hot Sauce, Parsley, and 1/2 of the Green Onions. When the chicken is cooked through, garnish with Green Onions and serve with Boiled Rice, Crusty French Bread, and a good cold beer (I like Dixie or Abita Amber).

Never came across this word before. I guess it's a sausage you can use in a gumbo. One of those Cajun-New Orleans kind of things.

BTW, one thing I did know that you might not, is that 'Cajun' is a corruption of 'Arcadian.' The Canjuns were French Canadians kicked out of Canada by the British. Can you imagine moving from freezing, awful Canada down to sweaty, delightful Louisiana?



shrimp & andouille gumbo wit okra
 
Old November 26th, 2009 #5
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Andouille is also used as a "kind insult" in french and walloon

Sort of a softer version of "dumbass" or "airhead".
 
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Something I didn't know up until a few days ago is the existence of a plant extract that can single-handedly cure addicts. All addicts; Be them on drugs, tobacco, alcohol etc.

Ibogaine



The extract, Ibogaine hydrochloride, acts as a "reset button" for dependence brain-receptors.

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Ibogaine displays anti-addictive properties, interrupting the symptoms of the drug withdrawal syndrome and reducing drug craving for extended periods of time -- allowing an addict to detoxify with minimal symptoms. Ibogaine also appears to reset the brain's neurotransmitter function to a pre-addictive state. Ibogaine has been, and is now currently again being, studied at the University of Miami in an FDA approved Phase 1 clinical trial.

http://www.ibogaine-therapy.net/index7b97.html?PAGE=3
It's currently banned for "we need more infos" purposes. My guess is that it would throw a LOT of psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies down the abyss seconds after being available.

Imagine that. Cure 80% of drug addicts with one pill and in less than 24 hours. :O
 
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Good post, Leshrac.

Ibogaine famously came to attention when Hunter S. Thompson used it to explain the curious behavior of one of the guys running for president. This was back in the early seventies, some early gonzo journalism, quite effective and funny. If anyone has a link to HST's Ibogaine stuff, please post.
 
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Noh masks -



Noh is a type of masque, which is performed by actors with masks. There are sixty basic types of Noh masks. It is said that today we have two hundred and some dozens different kinds of Noh masks.

http://www.the-noh.com/en/world/img/mask02.jpg

I have to say Japanese culture turns me off instantly. I like the punctiliousness of it, I just don't find it interesting. My stupid alumni magazine, from whose free-subscriber lists I was ripped after insulting one of their donation-suckstresses, appears three or four times a year and seems to run at least two features on stupid Kabuki theater, than which it is impossible to find a subject more uninteresting.

The only Japanese cultural thing I have ever heard of that was actually interesting, even cool, is the assertion that their tea ceremonies celebrate the uniqueness of a particular encounter in time - us meeting and drinking in this shape in this place in this moment - will never occur again. I like that. Other than that, the Nips are boring.

Wait - there was one other thing that I found exceptionally interesting - that Japan has far lower crime rates than the US, yet it sells, uh, body-perfumed high-school girls underwear out of street vending machines. It has all kinds of rape porn freely available. It has no Jesus or Christ-insanity. Yet it has far better social cohesion and lower crime than the West. So the thing is the thing, not what the thing believes. Against all evidence, against all sense, against all wisdom - Christianity, itz.
 
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"Patriotism": The essence of what it is to be Japanese?
http://personal.centenary.edu/~khowe...atriotism.html

Mishima uses Japanese culture to illustrate his argument for imperialism. He does this in such a proud way, showing his reverence for Japanese culture and traditions. The honor, loyalty and patriotism that ruled the lives of ancient samurais and the soldiers of the Imperial Army on the eve of World War II embodies the true essence of what it meant to Mishima to be Japanese. Love of the government and love of family are almost inseparable, but loyalty to the government comes first.

 
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Have read many bird books and don't remember encountering this species.

whimbril -



Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species
 
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I have to say Japanese culture turns me off instantly. I like the punctiliousness of it, I just don't find it interesting. My stupid alumni magazine, from whose free-subscriber lists I was ripped after insulting one of their donation-suckstresses, appears three or four times a year and seems to run at least two features on stupid Kabuki theater, than which it is impossible to find a subject more uninteresting.

The only Japanese cultural thing I have ever heard of that was actually interesting, even cool, is the assertion that their tea ceremonies celebrate the uniqueness of a particular encounter in time - us meeting and drinking in this shape in this place in this moment - will never occur again. I like that. Other than that, the Nips are boring.

Wait - there was one other thing that I found exceptionally interesting - that Japan has far lower crime rates than the US, yet it sells, uh, body-perfumed high-school girls underwear out of street vending machines. It has all kinds of rape porn freely available. It has no Jesus or Christ-insanity. Yet it has far better social cohesion and lower crime than the West. So the thing is the thing, not what the thing believes.
I recently read an article about someone visiting Japan, and talking about the Tokyo nightlife. He said all the strip bars are run by the Yakuza, and all have signs on the front door that clearly and unequivocally state, "Japanese Men Only!"

Interesting, that.
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I recently read an article about someone visiting Japan, and talking about the Tokyo nightlife. He said all the strip bars are run by the Yakuza, and all have signs on the front door that clearly and unequivocally state, "Japanese Men Only!"

Interesting, that.
There is nothing interesting about it, at least not for non Japanese.
What is it to you, how Japanese whores entice their own?
Why should they be interested in enticing potential enemies by revealing their special brand of TLC to them?
They want your dick down, not up.
Until they are not sure to get you to totally submit to Yakuza rules the Yakuza owned pussies will not play your game.
Yakuza is obsessed with power/money as much as it is with: either be Japanese or die!
 
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cryptid

In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, a cryptid (from the Greek κρύπτω, krypto, meaning "hide") is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is not recognized by scientific consensus.[1] Well known examples include the Yeti in the Himalayas, the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, Sasquatch in North America, and Chupacabra in Latin America.

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cryptid

In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, a cryptid (from the Greek κρύπτω, krypto, meaning "hide") is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is not recognized by scientific consensus.[1] Well known examples include the Yeti in the Himalayas, the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, Sasquatch in North America, and Chupacabra in Latin America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptid
My favorite cryptid is the Mongolian Death Worm. These bad boys live in the Gobi Desert, burrowed down in the sand. They only come out after a rain and only during the months of July and August. They are anywhere from 18" long to over 5 feet, depending on the quantity and potency of the fermented yak milk the local drank before the sighting.

The worms can kill a couple of different ways. They can spray an acid or poison on the victim which kills instantly. The acid/poison is said to be very corrosive to metal. It can also electrocute its victims at a distance of several yards by zapping them with a high voltage discharge. The worm has a fondness for the color yellow, although how it detects yellow items is somewhat of a mystery, since it is reported to have no eyes. But one is advised to avoid yellow if wandering about in the remote regions of the Gobi.

No westerner has ever seen one despite several expeditions in search of the worms. The local Mongols, however, see them all the time. Just about any of them you talk to will know of someone seeing one, usually a friend of a friend or a deceased relative.

Anyone thinking of going to Mongolia in search of the Death Worm should be well prepared for difficult and primitive local conditions, most of which are caused by or made worse by the extreme drunkenness of most of the population. Several years ago two American big game hunters, Larry Kelly (inventor of the Mag na Port recoil reduction system), and J.D. Jones of SSK Hand Cannon fame, were suckered into paying the big bucks for a safari in Mongolia. J. D. Jones is a no-bullshit kind of guy who tells it like it is. He wrote up the hunt in some gun magazine. He reported that the entire country, from young kids to old Grandpa, was drunk every day, all day. Jones also reported that a propensity for thievery was a universal trait amongst Mongolians, from government officials on down.

At the airport on their way out of Mongolia one of them suggested to some Chinese official that they line up and machine gun the entire drunken worthless lot of Mongols. As far as I know the suggestion did not shock or offend the Chink official.

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Something I didn't know up until a few days ago is the existence of a plant extract that can single-handedly cure addicts. All addicts; Be them on drugs, tobacco, alcohol etc.

Ibogaine



The extract, Ibogaine hydrochloride, acts as a "reset button" for dependence brain-receptors.

It's currently banned for "we need more infos" purposes. My guess is that it would throw a LOT of psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies down the abyss seconds after being available.

Imagine that. Cure 80% of drug addicts with one pill and in less than 24 hours. :O
Ibogaine last 36 hours in your blood stream and is the best high you ever had if you ever had one. After is run is course what it does is blocks certain sensors in your brain and prevent you from having withdrawn, from drugs or alcohol.

But does not kill the memories or the reasons that lead many people to escape on drugs or alcohol. The major reason of many people who have an addiction and they can not but few exceptions ever win it and stop it is because they dont fit in any more in main stream life and must isolate themselves from all they consider friends and their life up to that point.

It works very good on people where normal family and societies is part of their lives. I dont know if I express correctly what I mean to say. And the roots used from Ibogaine must be minimum 15 year old to extract form them what is needed. I seen it in powder, but never in pills. When extracted look like gray or white powder crystals.

 
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