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Discussion in 'Community Chit-Chat' started by Amulet, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Amica

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    I've heard/read the story several times over the years and this question has always bothered me. Your interpretation makes sense. Thank you, @Novalis! :)

    There will be more. You asked for it. :p
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    Watching ICC worldcup.
    Afghanistan vs. Australia.
    Couldn't miss the Amul brand on the arm of the Afghani players:
    Amul Brand is the main sponsor of the team.

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    Instead of the preview for the match between England and Pakistan on Monday (June 3, 2019) at the World Cup, try this episode of Citizen Khan:

     
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    @Novalis,
    Why isn't there a character called Pragmatix in the Asterix & Obelix series of stories ?
    If you were to doodle a figure for Pragmatix what would that look like ? How about Romantix?

    I got to thinking all that when I saw this review of Amulet's posts in another thread:
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    127 for 2 @22 overs right now am watching pak batting.
     
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    @Novalis
    Are you able to get cold & wood-pressed cooking oils in the town you live in ?
    The cute girl (Gita Iyer), whose cooking shows I had been watching for a while, is promoting such oils.

    I can see the rationale of cold pressing without using metals for pressing the oil seeds for the extraction. Heating the oil seed would indeed speed up the production process, however, unsaturated oils when heated (especially with metal catalysis) would oxidize and make the oil a little bit more coloured. And some industries would engage in post processing to remove the coloration, and that process might introduce contamination into the oil. A few commercial oils would also come with preservatives to increase shelf life.

    Here is a youtube link to watch the video about the wood pressing of oil seeds, and more information about the oils.
     
  7. Novalis

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    Pragmatix is much innovation to be captured singularly in a doodle! But if I were to scratch one then definitely Amulet Pragmatix would be conducting a symphony swaying a belan rapturously instead of a baton. That's natural pragmatix not distinguishing between utility and improvisation.

    Romantix is my forte than Pragmatix!

    Kartik often cautions that Mira gets too carried away in her dreamy wunderland singing lovey-jovey duets. She scoffs! Kartik reckons that Mira is excessively romantic for both. Thus, the doodle to embody Mira Romantix would be her holding a grisly toothbrush conducting Salut d'Amour in the mornings.
     
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    Loved the home-styled video! At 8.40 min, the man instructs to add "Aaro" or "Aero" water. What is that? Branded water or some minerally forfeited water?

    The man further reveals that 16 kilos of groundnuts yields 6 kilos of oil, and the pulped groundnut could be salvaged as livestock feed. Why livestock feed? Inventively, the sesame and groundnut pulp could be mixed with jaggery and flour and baked as novelty papad rather than traditional chikki.
     
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    Last week, in a conversation with friends, we hit upon the consultation trope - what would be our foremost wisdom to the younger generation. As you know, officially declared in the 'aunty' zone now, we are entitled to dispense wisdom even when none sought. That is what aunties do! Ever eager to rub off consultation with no incentive.

    Profound utterances were exchanged, time would heal, door closes and windows open for ventilation in life.

    On my chance, I snorted long and hard and deep and dimensional, and uttered: watch a lot of stand-up comedy. I said that with the smirk of the supercomputer Deep Thought which calculated the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything for 7.5 million years and spit: watch a lot of stand-up comedy.

    Stand-up comedy engages life in a perspective like none other.

    If one is able to humour up any kind of trauma, any kind of set back, PTSD, MDMA, hay fever, inability to learn Qigong, inattentiveness to endure Zazen, such life is good-lived.

    I have noticed this distinction in perspective about life through indulgence in stand-up comedy and family dramas. Family drama fanatics play grandstanding and melodramatic in life. Every stray hurdle should be dignified with our utmost attention. We think that hurdle is empowering us, teaching us, communing with us in some inscrutable form. They prise the hurdle, bend the hurdle, try to appease or even reason with the hurdle to bestow hitherto unexamined truth about our existence. The stand-up comedy junkies simply crawl under the wayward hurdle and are unmindful of it undercutting their aspiration to be gleefully occupied in marching forth and reckon that obstruction as some goofed up piece of lost furniture on their way.

    Hence, my advice to younger generation, covet the unconcern in stand-up comedy over scrutinizing the revelatory wisdom in soap operas. Don't get too caught up or compulsively inventive in melodrama. Just laugh it out in a throaty smirk and get going.
     
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    Is evil the new good? The tv series Lucifer is so slick and stylish that the Devil continues to swagger in Prada and Gucci and Hugo Boss in its fourth season renewal on Netflix. I am glad that the tv show was not squashed in oblivion but revived through Netflix since the #savelucifer campaign. Never has evil been so cherished and renovated.

    Commonly, Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins are listed as genuine Welsh products in Lonely Planet's entry for Wales. I would fancy Tom Ellis someday dignified as another import from the purple-heather moors of Wales. He is outstanding in his role as Lucifer, The Devil based on a fictional character in DC Comics.

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    Slew of reasons why I fancy the show but the foremost is the upturned sensibility and fraught undercurrent on relationships. The show is frisky on depicting seething contention and flirtation between a ..well ...yeah noncommittal couple.

    But, as usual my rambling is never about the opening toast. A dialogue in the tv show caught my attention.

    Gone were the days when flirtatious couples blurted explicitly "I love you". Gone also are the days of "I hate you" with a subversive wink to signal the playfulness in hating someone.

    In the yore, in courtship:

    He: I love you (shy)
    She: I too love you (squirming)​

    ... when such unoriginal proclamations turned cheesy, the innovation in the recent past:

    He: I hate you (wink)
    She: I hate you too (pout)

    But Lucifer elevates the witty confrontation in a scene in which

    She: I hate you (playfully gritting her teeth)
    He: I love you too! (pearly smile)

    aah ...what ...eh ..the cross-wired smackdown where "I hate you" is countered with a "I love you too". That's quite a turn of reciprocal phrase in fidgety couples. I mean, as a droopy audience would you have seen that skittish retaliation coming. I found the confrontation worded amusingly.

    I enjoy such dramatic subtlety between couples renouncing the time-worn and explicit utterance as it has become too weary for modern wit. Who these days locks up the eye piercingly and utters: I love you! Unless it is wielded as a puchline in witted rebuff.

    (...which makes me wonder: is 'I love you' the new 'I hate you' )
     

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