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I've been listening to a lot of my MP3 files lately (mostly making sure they still play thru the BluRay player, not all of them do).

Anyway, I just finished listening to the complete play "Man of La Mancha" as permored in London many years back. And I'm now listening to the soundtrack album (just the music) from the original Brodaway cast.

It occurs to me that Cervantes must be spinning in his grave.

By all accounts, Don Quixote was intended to poke fun at the whole *concept* of knight errantry. And Quixote was not supposed to be any sort of heroic figure. Just a deluded man.

Compare that with Man of La Macha. It it Quixote is a noble figure, maybe a bit deluded, still with a noble purpose.

In other words, pretty much the opposite of Cervantes book.
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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

And if you're not from the West, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Pittsburgher - the quiz can't tell the difference;
(b) Someone from Canada (probably southern Ontario) who doesn't have a Canadian accent;
(c) Someone from northern New England who doesn't have a New England accent; or
(d) Someone from Texas or the Heartland who was born after 1980.
You are definitely not from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, the Deep South, etc.</font>

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?



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(swiped from [livejournal.com profile] kshandra

Lots of questions
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In 2011, kengr resolves to...
Give up roleplaying.
Pay for my sex toys on time.
Get back in contact with some old chastity belts.
Spend more time with my body piercings.
Volunteer to spend time with d/s.
Start a porn fund.






Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


The scary bit is that it almost fits...

Food meme

Sep. 26th, 2009 03:26 pm
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(swiped from [livejournal.com profile] fayanora)
Here's the deal:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.


  1. Venison
  2. Nettle Tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp (I think...)
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho (I think)
  13. PB&J sandwich
  14. Aloo gobi
  15. Hot dog from a street cart
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle (I think I had something with truffle in it)
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  19. Steamed pork buns ( o_O? )
  20. Pistachio ice cream (and so has anybody who has had Spumoni ice cream, it's the green. Th pink is tutti fruiti)
  21. Heirloom tomatoes
  22. Fresh wild berries Thimble berries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans (far too often)
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
  27. Dulce de leche
  28. Oysters
  29. Baklava
  30. Bagna cauda
  31. Wasabi peas
  32. Clam chowder
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac
  37. Clotted cream
  38. Vodka jelly
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Abalone
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV
  59. Poutine
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantain
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost, or brunost
  75. Roadkill
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers (candied rose petals)
  89. Horse (was the only meat I could afford back in the late 70s)
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam
  92. Soft shell crab
  93. Rose harissa
  94. Catfish
  95. Mole poblano
  96. Bagel and lox
  97. Lobster Thermidor
  98. Polenta
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
  100. Snake

Oh noes!

Jul. 1st, 2009 11:34 pm
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