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Postby francisbruno » Mon May 21, 2012 8:59 am

venvariants wrote:It will be today.

Prognostications? or an inside tip?
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Postby Strycher » Mon May 21, 2012 9:02 am

francisbruno wrote:
venvariants wrote:It will be today.

Prognostications? or an inside tip?


Maybe he knows The Secret.

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Postby francisbruno » Mon May 21, 2012 9:05 am

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:
venvariants wrote:It will be today.

Prognostications? or an inside tip?


Maybe he knows The Secret.

Ahhh... In that case he would already have posted that he had won on Duotrope like the other three people had wotf010
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 21, 2012 9:34 am

francisbruno wrote:
Strycher wrote:Maybe he knows The Secret.

Ahhh... In that case he would already have posted that he had won on Duotrope like the other three people had wotf010


Unless the secret he knows is that he has a Finalist, which means he STILL doesn't know the final results for the story...

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Postby Kary English » Mon May 21, 2012 9:35 am

*adjusts settings on marshmallow shooter to CARPET BOMB*

And in case anyone is interested, I've been told that the best days for a news release are Tuesday and Wednesday for maximum visibility...
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 21, 2012 9:44 am

Kary James wrote:*adjusts settings on marshmallow shooter to CARPET BOMB*

And in case anyone is interested, I've been told that the best days for a news release are Tuesday and Wednesday for maximum visibility...


Of course, once everybody knows a trick like that, then they ALL send out their news releases on Tuesday or Wednesday. Tuesday and Wednesday become flooded, and the visibility drops to zero.

So then really smart people send THEIR releases out on another day. Maybe trying to precede the wave on some day like, oh, say...

Monday? wotf013
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Postby venvariants » Mon May 21, 2012 11:13 am

Just plain ol' positive reinforcement. Maybe I should've said "Thursday"? I already got a big hurkin' R for Q1 anyhow, so I don't have any forbidden knowledge or anything like that.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 21, 2012 11:21 am

venvariants wrote:Just plain ol' positive reinforcement. Maybe I should've said "Thursday"? I already got a big hurkin' R for Q1 anyhow, so I don't have any forbidden knowledge or anything like that.


(As ven furiously scrubs the target off his back... wotf013 )
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Postby venvariants » Mon May 21, 2012 12:51 pm

Yeah - no one wants to get pelted on the back with hot smores! OOF!!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 21, 2012 1:10 pm

venvariants wrote:Yeah - no one wants to get pelted on the back with hot smores! OOF!!


Hot, razor-sharp smores!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon May 21, 2012 1:17 pm

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venvariants wrote:Yeah - no one wants to get pelted on the back with hot smores! OOF!!


Hot, razor-sharp smores!


according to Wikipedia:
A s'more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.[1]


Yup, I had to Google again to figure out what the heck you guys are all talking about. As for Graham cracker, I've vaguely heard of that, I think I was forced to google that once before! wotf019
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Postby DavidK » Mon May 21, 2012 2:00 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
according to Wikipedia:
A s'more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.[1]


Yup, I had to Google again to figure out what the heck you guys are all talking about. As for Graham cracker, I've vaguely heard of that, I think I was forced to google that once before! wotf019


Ah, light comes on inside brain - never thought to google smores even after 300 odd references to it ... a Graham cracker had me lost again. Googles the equivalent of it in Australia - closest thing is a Wheatmeal Digestive ...

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Postby Kary English » Mon May 21, 2012 3:30 pm

MmmmmMMmmm!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 21, 2012 3:42 pm

Kary James wrote:MmmmmMMmmm!

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The first thing I thought when I saw that -- right before dinner, mind you, and I'm hungry -- was this.
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Postby dantzel » Mon May 21, 2012 6:34 pm

Okay, that marshmallow isn't toasted NEARLY enough. It should be golden brown.

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Postby gower21 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:13 pm

Yes, I'd recognize a microwaved s'mores from anywhere.

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Postby DavidK » Mon May 21, 2012 8:50 pm

Kary James wrote:MmmmmMMmmm!

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Okay, so now I understand ... but I think I was better off not knowing, because all I can think of saying now is : y'all eat that? wotf003
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Postby gower21 » Mon May 21, 2012 9:47 pm

David, it's currently s'mores eating season here in America. From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend = Camping = S'mores. All the stores keep the s'mores supplies up front and easily accessible, they take turns running marshmallow/graham cracker/Hersey sales.

I have to admit. I can't stand Hersey's chocolate, not after living in London where I think there must be a ban on bad chocolate, but I can't image making a s'mores without it.

Side-note: My autocorrect keeps trying to change s'mores into "smokes" -- probably to remind me they're equally unhealthy.

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Postby Grayson Morris » Mon May 21, 2012 11:05 pm

Ah, graham crackers...yet another Food From Home I have to ask my stewardess friends to pick up for me on their trips to the US. Along with decent vanilla extract, corn meal, chocolate chips, baking soda, maple syrup, and blackstrap molasses.

(You can find corn meal here if you search the Oriental shops, oddly enough, and grade C maple syrup is available at health food stores for well over the grade-A price in the US. I've taken to using baking powder across the board and hammering chocolate bars to bits for my cookies.)
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Postby DavidK » Tue May 22, 2012 12:31 am

gower21 wrote:David, it's currently s'mores eating season here in America. From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend = Camping = S'mores. All the stores keep the s'mores supplies up front and easily accessible, they take turns running marshmallow/graham cracker/Hersey sales.


Thanks Tina ... I never knew it was such an event. Perhaps if I write well enough I might get to try one wotf008
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue May 22, 2012 1:55 am

A wheatmeal digestive?

I do NOT want one of those.

Personally, I'm not a s'mores fan. However, like 10-15 years ago there was a s'mores cereal on the market that I ate by the box load. It was by the Golden Grahams people. (That's right, we even have graham cracker cereal.)

Today's version, by Kellogs, is pretty nasty. They get soggy in milk in 12 seconds and before I know it I'm eating spoonfuls of soggy cardboard.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 3:01 am

DavidK wrote:
Kary James wrote:MmmmmMMmmm!

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Okay, so now I understand ... but I think I was better off not knowing, because all I can think of saying now is : y'all eat that? wotf003


I've got to agree. That just looks gross to me. As for the Gator, she insists it's not food at all.

Instead, she suggests:

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and I have to agree with her there.

Although if you are looking for something toastable how about:
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Drool.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 22, 2012 3:38 am

DavidK wrote:Okay, so now I understand ... but I think I was better off not knowing, because all I can think of saying now is : y'all eat that? wotf003


This, from the land of Vegemite? When Men at Work made the stuff briefly popular in the US, I tried some. I have some pretty exotic tastes. I really wanted to like it. But I took one dab, stuck it on my tongue, and spit it out. I tried some more on toast, and I threw it out. The entire, expensive, imported jar followed the toast.
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Postby onelowerlight » Tue May 22, 2012 4:07 am

Smores? You guys are making me miss America...

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 22, 2012 4:13 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
DavidK wrote:Okay, so now I understand ... but I think I was better off not knowing, because all I can think of saying now is : y'all eat that? wotf003


This, from the land of Vegemite? When Men at Work made the stuff briefly popular in the US, I tried some. I have some pretty exotic tastes. I really wanted to like it. But I took one dab, stuck it on my tongue, and spit it out. I tried some more on toast, and I threw it out. The entire, expensive, imported jar followed the toast.


Bah, Americans! You have no taste! To be fair, I've never tasted Vegemite, but if it's anything like Marmite it's extremely yummy. wotf007 Marmite on cream crackers, yum.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 22, 2012 4:20 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:This, from the land of Vegemite? When Men at Work made the stuff briefly popular in the US, I tried some. I have some pretty exotic tastes. I really wanted to like it. But I took one dab, stuck it on my tongue, and spit it out. I tried some more on toast, and I threw it out. The entire, expensive, imported jar followed the toast.


Bah, Americans! You have no taste! To be fair, I've never tasted Vegemite, but if it's anything like Marmite it's extremely yummy. wotf007 Marmite on cream crackers, yum.


Marmite made me wish I had some Vegemite to cleanse my palate...
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Postby Strycher » Tue May 22, 2012 6:11 am

Grayson Morris wrote:Ah, graham crackers...yet another Food From Home I have to ask my stewardess friends to pick up for me on their trips to the US. Along with decent vanilla extract, corn meal, chocolate chips, baking soda, maple syrup, and blackstrap molasses.


Okay, I can see Corn, Maple Syrup, and Vanilla since those are American exports. But baking soda? How do chocolate cookies work in a land with no chocolate chips?

E.CaimanSands wrote:Marmite on cream crackers, yum.


How do you make cream into crackers? (That sounds like cheese to me.) I have no idea what Marmite is, but I don't particularly care for S'Mores either. Graham Crackers all day long, but never marshmallows. wotf005

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Postby Kary English » Tue May 22, 2012 6:53 am

Historical trivia:

The inventor of the graham cracker espoused a vegetarian, whole grain diet not so much for the health benefits but because he thought it would reduce sexual urges and prevent the sin of "self-abuse."

Weird, huh?

So it's pretty funny that its most commonly consumed form today is topped with an aphrodisiac. wotf006
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 22, 2012 6:59 am

Kary James wrote:Historical trivia:

The inventor of the graham cracker espoused a vegetarian, whole grain diet not so much for the health benefits but because he thought it would reduce sexual urges and prevent the sin of "self-abuse."

Weird, huh?


Weirder still, he thought the crackers would be bland and tasteless, in line with his ascetic philosophy. I think he failed horribly in that regard. The good ones are very flavorful, with a slightly sweet, grainy taste.
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Postby Isto » Tue May 22, 2012 7:00 am

Kary James wrote:Historical trivia:

The inventor of the graham cracker espoused a vegetarian, whole grain diet not so much for the health benefits but because he thought it would reduce sexual urges and prevent the sin of "self-abuse."

Weird, huh?

So it's pretty funny that its most commonly consumed form today is topped with an aphrodisiac. wotf006


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