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Exploding Pyrex

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Perverse Luxury Beef

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Seafood will be far less nutritious

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 16, 2014 at 1:46pm

Spud, bananas in the freezer?  Are they covered in chocolate and on a stick?

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 16, 2014 at 1:03pm


Wow!  Sounds like a record to me Randall.  I'm surprised they still taste good.

I've got some 2 or 3 year-old bananas in the freezer.  I may try a small smoothie with a piece to see if they still taste good.  If not, on the compost pile they go.

Comment by Pat on May 16, 2014 at 8:15am

Freezer record?! Hell, you may hold the archaeological fruit record. I'm curious. Weren't the cherries badly freezer burned? Or, were they vacuum packed so as to prevent that.

Me, I am a big fan of cherries. Cherry pie!! Mmmmmm.

Comment by Plinius on May 16, 2014 at 8:14am

Congrats Randall! I was cleaning out brother-in-law's kitchen and found half a bottle of Chocomel - chocolate drink - tiny print said ´consume by September 1983. The mould was ready in attack mode, so I didn't try it.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 16, 2014 at 7:36am

Subject change. While I was rummaging through the bowels of my chest freezer, I came across a bag of cherries. I knew they were there--saved for a "rainy day". Guess how old they were. 21 years--1993!  Hey, if frozen mammoths can be safely eaten (by wolves), then why not 21 year old cherries?! Yes, I ate some and didn't die. They tasted great although I'm not much of a cherry fan. My tree split in a storm, and I never planted another. Why not? Pitting is the pits. So, do I hold the freezer date record?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2014 at 10:49pm

Napoleon, I agree with your assessment. Plans and agreements were put in place to protect workers from exploitation, and protections of access to education, housing, health care and retirement. Those protections were whittled away, one by one in the USA as well, although we did not have as good a social services protection and union protection as countries who suffered so terribly during WWII. 

Now that money has taken over our political processes, the working people have a very bleak future if something doesn't happen. Obviously, the wealthy 1% are not going to say that all the claims of working people are valid and they want to make amends for their exploitations of labor. No! that will never happen. 

What has to happen is people who work for wages need to organize and make demands for access to living wages and the social services that we work and pay for. We also have to boycott any and all industries that belong to the 1% so that they feel the reality of needing the workers as much as the workers need fair treatment. Do not buy from them, do not work for them, do not fall victim to their propaganda. 

Sadly, their propaganda is believed by those who want to follow and are not intelligent enough or wise enough, or poor enough to realize the need for such action. 

Working people are victims only if they do nothing. If they complain, whine, cry, grumble, whimper, snivel, snarl, or act like they are helpless, then they are victims. 

Working people who join to together in common cause, who identify the problems and desired goals, start to think, imagine, explore, experiment with alternative ideas, and if they can come together as a group to take positive, non-violent action, change can occur.

I have full confidence that the working people of the world can do such things as I suggest. This is a time of opportunity, especially as we are moving out of the 6,000 year old belief systems that have been the underpinnings of our social structures for business, government and religion. We need a new way of being and doing and thinking and acting. This is what Anthropocene is all about.  

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on May 15, 2014 at 7:52pm

Everybody is going Chilli crazy here, even I have a vegetable garden full of chillis, from hot to mild.

One women here eats about a dozen chillis as he drives home from work each day.

It's the endorphin rush after the heat dies down that is the attraction.

Same as some people deliberately inflict pain on themselves, cutters and burners, for the soothing aftereffect of the natural cortisone the body produces.

We are all becoming cortisone junkies here.


Comment by Pat on May 15, 2014 at 4:49pm

Napoleon, there's another possibility. She drank way too much Absinthe.

Comment by Daniel W on May 15, 2014 at 4:09pm

Carl, that's something I never thought of before.  I hope the govt is aware - we should get mustard off the shelves before someone uses it for heinous purposes.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 15, 2014 at 2:35pm

Someone commented in the fridge article that you shouldn't microwave mustard.  The mustard gas will kill everyone in the household.  lol   


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