Merlin Appreciation Day

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Merlin Appreciation Day

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Everyone cheer!

Merlin makes the best web sites and the best bacon!
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Post by Unremarkable »

mmmmmmmm...bacon...*drools*
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Post by BladeRunner »

sounds good to me.

HAPPY ahh....DAY, Merlin!
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Post by Moni »

Aw shucks I'm late!
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Post by Merlin »

Thank you, Agnew and crew. What a nice surprise.

Now if I can just lobby to become "World's Greatest Grandpa."
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Post by Forrest »

Who needs bacon when you've got Pirate's Booty?


http://www.bootyshotz.com/showphoto.php?photo=305
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Post by huck »

oh man, i love the boo-tay!

even though they used to fudge on their nutritional information a bit. though i have to confess, i didn't REALLY mind thinking an entire bag only had 200 calories. . .
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Post by realneal »

Merlin fans take note. The Kaiser of Nerds himself was recently immortalized in a Stranger article, written by none other than our own Sean Nelson.
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Post by Liesbeth »

interesting article, I thought
more interesting than bacon, in my humble opinion.

for the record, meeting someone through the internet can lead to marriage.
but then me and my husband weren't looking for a date, we just happened to share a love for similar music that connected us first online and then in real life :-)
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Post by meg »

I'm really sorry I missed Merlin appreciation day.

I'm also really sorry that I don't eat bacon. Merlin, can you cook soy bacon?
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Post by LngHrvWntrsDngr »

i had blt's with soy bacon last night!
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meg wrote:I'm really sorry I missed Merlin appreciation day.

I'm also really sorry that I don't eat bacon. Merlin, can you cook soy bacon?
I'm allergic to soy, so I must eat meat. What would you vegetarians do without soy?
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Post by BladeRunner »

eat fish?
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Post by eric! »

i've never understood why 'fish' is not considered a 'meat'.

can anyone explain.
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Post by meg »

Unremarkable wrote:What would you vegetarians do without soy?
I'd be really hungry.

And I consider fish to be meat.
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Post by Liesbeth »

Unremarkable wrote:I'm allergic to soy, so I must eat meat. What would you vegetarians do without soy?
live a wonderful life.
you can eat vegetables, beans, nuts, dairy products (if your not vegan), quorn, so who needs soy to be a vegetarian?

unless you miss the taste of meat so much, that you need soy products that pretend they are meat.
with all the taste additives that make you wonder if meat is still really meat, seeing how they can make a spunge-like material taste like meat pretty well nowadays

sorry, I always get a tiny bit defensive about being a vegetarian.
comes from living in France for a while, they even considered chicken and ham to not really be meat.
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Post by Unremarkable »

Liesbeth wrote:sorry, I always get a tiny bit defensive about being a vegetarian.
comes from living in France for a while, they even considered chicken and ham to not really be meat.
Well, that's because they aren't
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Post by Midori »

I think the apparent rule of thumb is that if you can kill it with a hug, it isn't meat. Cows are sturdy, they can handle a snuggle. Fish, chickens, small swine: toast.
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Post by meg »

Liesbeth wrote:unless you miss the taste of meat so much, that you need soy products that pretend they are meat.
I hear that sentiment a lot and it depresses me. Vegetarians are too often haters. I like soy products. Sometimes they taste like meat. Usually they taste like soy products. The heck ever. Eat food that pleases you.
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Post by Liesbeth »

Yes, there are some things I hate, which is why I became a vegetarian in the first place. I hate killing millions of animals not because they are carrying a disease, but to restore consumer confidence in the meat product and I hate overfishing by big western trailers in faraway fishing grounds putting local fishermen out of business, to mention a few.

I actually like some soy products, but I was pointing out that you don't need soy for a balanced diet. And I do know people who eat meat-like soystuff so they don't miss the taste of meat, and if that makes them eat meat less, I'm all for it.

The hugging theory is interesting, but leaves me with some question marks: snails (too slippery?), lobster (too dangerous?), lamb (too cute?)
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