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Here is a wish for a great 4th of July [message #186227] Tue, 03 July 2012 13:50 Go to next message
George Johnson is currently offline  George Johnson
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May your money which was converted into fireworks go up in smoke in a
sufficiently entertaining manner.

Oh and beware of the potential that Chinese fireworks makers may insert
depleted Uranium powder or other thermally-activated airborne toxins in the
fireworks at any time for maximum nationwide target kill potential.

Freedom comes with eternal vigilance and a good helping of justified
paranoia. Otherwise the efforts of our ancestors are all for naught if we
are corpses with surprised death faces.
Re: Here is a wish for a great 4th of July [message #186228 is a reply to message #186227] Wed, 04 July 2012 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Jul 3, 10:50 am, "George Johnson" <matri...@charter.net> wrote:
>     May your money which was converted into fireworks go up in smoke in a
> sufficiently entertaining manner.
>
>     Oh and beware of the potential that Chinese fireworks makers may insert
> depleted Uranium powder or other thermally-activated airborne toxins in the
> fireworks at any time for maximum nationwide target kill potential.
>
>     Freedom comes with eternal vigilance and a good helping of justified
> paranoia. Otherwise the efforts of our ancestors are all for naught if we
> are corpses with surprised death faces.

Can I sprinkle that uranium powder on my burgers?

--
Reaper G
Pest, Foodie, MSTie, G-fan, Wrestlemaniac, and geek-at-large
http://reaper_g.livejournal.com
http://www.facebook.com/jay.grymyr
Re: Here is a wish for a great 4th of July [message #186229 is a reply to message #186228] Wed, 04 July 2012 22:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Reaper G" <reaperg@aol.com> wrote in message
news:d6aca8d4-e2ab-4c68-a6cc-e4f9c83f9556@mi5g2000pbc.googlegroups.com...
> On Jul 3, 10:50 am, "George Johnson" <matri...@charter.net> wrote:
>> May your money which was converted into fireworks go up in smoke in a
>> sufficiently entertaining manner.
>>
>> Oh and beware of the potential that Chinese fireworks makers may
>> insert
>> depleted Uranium powder or other thermally-activated airborne toxins in
>> the
>> fireworks at any time for maximum nationwide target kill potential.
>>
>> Freedom comes with eternal vigilance and a good helping of justified
>> paranoia. Otherwise the efforts of our ancestors are all for naught if we
>> are corpses with surprised death faces.
>
> Can I sprinkle that uranium powder on my burgers?
>
> --
> Reaper G
> Pest, Foodie, MSTie, G-fan, Wrestlemaniac, and geek-at-large
> http://reaper_g.livejournal.com
> http://www.facebook.com/jay.grymyr

I really wouldn't recommend it.
They'd be a real "heavy meal".

Although I read that lead salts are supposed to be sweet enough for wine
flavoring, I wouldn't do what the Romans did.
Re: Here is a wish for a great 4th of July [message #186230 is a reply to message #186229] Thu, 05 July 2012 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <p_8Jr.62861$GJ4.24316@newsfe16.iad>,
"George Johnson" <matrix29@charter.net> wrote:

> "Reaper G" <reaperg@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:d6aca8d4-e2ab-4c68-a6cc-e4f9c83f9556@mi5g2000pbc.googlegroups.com...
>> On Jul 3, 10:50 am, "George Johnson" <matri...@charter.net> wrote:
>>> May your money which was converted into fireworks go up in smoke in a
>>> sufficiently entertaining manner.
>>>
>>> Oh and beware of the potential that Chinese fireworks makers may
>>> insert
>>> depleted Uranium powder or other thermally-activated airborne toxins in
>>> the
>>> fireworks at any time for maximum nationwide target kill potential.
>>>
>>> Freedom comes with eternal vigilance and a good helping of justified
>>> paranoia. Otherwise the efforts of our ancestors are all for naught if we
>>> are corpses with surprised death faces.
>>
>> Can I sprinkle that uranium powder on my burgers?
>>
>> --
>> Reaper G
>> Pest, Foodie, MSTie, G-fan, Wrestlemaniac, and geek-at-large
>> http://reaper_g.livejournal.com
>> http://www.facebook.com/jay.grymyr
>
> I really wouldn't recommend it.
> They'd be a real "heavy meal".
>
> Although I read that lead salts are supposed to be sweet enough for wine
> flavoring, I wouldn't do what the Romans did.

Was that the funny thing that happened on the way to the Forum?

Judith

--
Come in an' warm yourself by this roarin' candle.
-McUncle
Re: Here is a wish for a great 4th of July [message #186231 is a reply to message #186230] Sat, 07 July 2012 00:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
George Johnson is currently offline  George Johnson
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"Judith" <JUJU@withouta.net> wrote in message
news:JUJU-FEBCA8.09301705072012@free.teranews.com...
> In article <p_8Jr.62861$GJ4.24316@newsfe16.iad>,
> "George Johnson" <matrix29@charter.net> wrote:
>
>> "Reaper G" <reaperg@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:d6aca8d4-e2ab-4c68-a6cc-e4f9c83f9556@mi5g2000pbc.googlegroups.com...
>>> On Jul 3, 10:50 am, "George Johnson" <matri...@charter.net> wrote:
>>>> May your money which was converted into fireworks go up in smoke
>>>> in a
>>>> sufficiently entertaining manner.
>>>>
>>>> Oh and beware of the potential that Chinese fireworks makers may
>>>> insert
>>>> depleted Uranium powder or other thermally-activated airborne toxins
>>>> in
>>>> the
>>>> fireworks at any time for maximum nationwide target kill potential.
>>>>
>>>> Freedom comes with eternal vigilance and a good helping of
>>>> justified
>>>> paranoia. Otherwise the efforts of our ancestors are all for naught if
>>>> we
>>>> are corpses with surprised death faces.
>>>
>>> Can I sprinkle that uranium powder on my burgers?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Reaper G
>>> Pest, Foodie, MSTie, G-fan, Wrestlemaniac, and geek-at-large
>>> http://reaper_g.livejournal.com
>>> http://www.facebook.com/jay.grymyr
>>
>> I really wouldn't recommend it.
>> They'd be a real "heavy meal".
>>
>> Although I read that lead salts are supposed to be sweet enough for
>> wine
>> flavoring, I wouldn't do what the Romans did.
>
> Was that the funny thing that happened on the way to the Forum?
>
> Judith
>
> --
> Come in an' warm yourself by this roarin' candle.
> -McUncle

Knowing this tidbit was the ONLY thing that made watching Fellini's
"Satyricon" movie even slightly tolerable (it was a much crappier, stupider,
and tediously unentertaining movie than Bob Guccione's & Franco Rossellini
boring & stupid "Caligula" in 1979). Both of those movies were the lame,
dull, dismal messes that only someone with a chronic-lead-poisoning
lobotomy, a drunken stupor, and birthright Fetal Alcohol Syndrome mental
disabilities could create.

Knowing that chronic lead-poisoning rendered many of the Romans of that
day into the equal of demented morons at least makes Fellini's "Satyricon"
tolerable if you mentally retitle it "Adventures of the Ancient Violent
Lead-Poisoned Morons Who Destroyed Rome". Then Fellini's "Satyricon" can be
judged on the same level of a TROMA movie, cheap violent lame idiotic
entertainment for dysfunctional preteens with anger disorders. On that
scale of "Quality", I can rate Fellini's "Satyricon" to be way below the
quality of all the "Toxic Avenger" series in quality and only slightly below
TROMA's "Fatty Drives the Bus" (1999).

Comparing Fellini's "Satyricon" with "Class of Nuke 'Em High" (1986),
well, they're about equal but TROMA has better production values than
Fellini for "Satyricon" with a much lower budget than Fellini pissed away on
his bunghole-rag of a movie. I'd rate Fellini's "Satyricon" to be much
harder to watch than "The Beast Of Yucca Flats" (un-MSTied) in terms of
entertainment value.

Fellini Satyricon (1969) - AKA "The Boring Moron Bonanza"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064940/

====

Lead(II) acetate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead(II)_acetate
Sweetener

Like other lead(II) salts, lead(II) acetate has a sweet taste, which has led
to its use as a sugar substitute throughout history. The ancient Romans, who
had few sweeteners besides honey, would boil must (grape juice) in lead pots
to produce a reduced sugar syrup called defrutum, concentrated again into
sapa. This syrup was used to sweeten wine and to sweeten and preserve fruit.
It is possible that lead(II) acetate or other lead compounds leaching into
the syrup might have caused lead poisoning in anyone consuming it.
Therefore, lead acetate is no longer used in the production of sweeteners in
most of the world because of its recognized toxicity. Modern chemistry can
easily detect it, which has all but stopped the illegal use that continued
decades after legal use as a sweetener was terminated.
Lead(II) acetate, as well as white lead, have been used in cosmetics
throughout history, though this practice has ceased in Western countries. It
is still used in men's hair coloring products like Grecian Formula.

====

Lead Poisoning and Rome
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/win e/leadpoisoning.html

Rather than encrusted lead pipes, a more probable cause of chronic lead
poisoning (plumbism or "saturnism" because its symptoms seemed indicative of
the planet's characteristics) was the consumption of defrutum and sapa.
Cato, Columella, Pliny, and Palladius (On Agriculture, XI.18) all describe
how unfermented grape juice (mustum, must) was boiled to concentrate its
sugar. "A product of art, not of nature," says Pliny (XIV.80), the must was
reduced to one half (defrutum) or even one third its volume (sapa), and the
thickened syrup used to sweeten and preserve wine and fruit that otherwise
was sour or would spoil. Cato, for example, recommends that olives and pears
be preserved in boiled must (VII.4) as does Varro (I.59.3). And Columella
indicates that defrutum should always be boiled with quinces or some other
flavoring (XII.20.2). Apicius, in De Re Coquinaria offers directions for
preserving quinces in defrutum and honey (I.21) and added the rich syrup to
many of his sauces to enhance the color and flavor of almost every dish,
whether meat, fish, fowl, or fruit. (The fact that the reduction was used to
color food indicates that red wine was used rather than white.)
Re: Here is a wish for a great 4th of July [message #186232 is a reply to message #186230] Sat, 07 July 2012 01:19 Go to previous message
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"Judith" <JUJU@withouta.net> wrote in message
news:JUJU-FEBCA8.09301705072012@free.teranews.com...
> In article <p_8Jr.62861$GJ4.24316@newsfe16.iad>,
> "George Johnson" <matrix29@charter.net> wrote:
>
>> "Reaper G" <reaperg@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:d6aca8d4-e2ab-4c68-a6cc-e4f9c83f9556@mi5g2000pbc.googlegroups.com...
>>> On Jul 3, 10:50 am, "George Johnson" <matri...@charter.net> wrote:
>>>> May your money which was converted into fireworks go up in smoke
>>>> in a
>>>> sufficiently entertaining manner.
>>>>
>>>> Oh and beware of the potential that Chinese fireworks makers may
>>>> insert
>>>> depleted Uranium powder or other thermally-activated airborne toxins
>>>> in
>>>> the
>>>> fireworks at any time for maximum nationwide target kill potential.
>>>>
>>>> Freedom comes with eternal vigilance and a good helping of
>>>> justified
>>>> paranoia. Otherwise the efforts of our ancestors are all for naught if
>>>> we
>>>> are corpses with surprised death faces.
>>>
>>> Can I sprinkle that uranium powder on my burgers?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Reaper G
>>> Pest, Foodie, MSTie, G-fan, Wrestlemaniac, and geek-at-large
>>> http://reaper_g.livejournal.com
>>> http://www.facebook.com/jay.grymyr
>>
>> I really wouldn't recommend it.
>> They'd be a real "heavy meal".
>>
>> Although I read that lead salts are supposed to be sweet enough for
>> wine
>> flavoring, I wouldn't do what the Romans did.
>
> Was that the funny thing that happened on the way to the Forum?
>
> Judith
>
> --
> Come in an' warm yourself by this roarin' candle.
> -McUncle

Oh, and despite my rants on Fellini. The obligatory linkage.

The opening number to Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
Forum.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-hZhr2k2hk

(Way better than anything Fellini produced)
Although the dude (George Eastman (I)) under the Minotaur costume in
Satyricon was a cutie.

Lately I've been getting hooked on the Bud Spencer & Terence Hill
movies.
Very entertaining duo whom you can watch a few movies of on YOUTUBE.

Just watched "Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)" last night. Very good movie.
Bud Spencer makes me think, "If Jonathan Frakes got chubby or Frakes is the
younger clone of this Bud Spencer... perfect match." Bud Spencer projects
strong extremely-attractive "bear" vibes and when he smiles it is delightful
with his wonderfully expressive face. He'd be a dominant gay bear
object-of-lust if the younger gay folks even knew he existed.

Terrence Hill has "crazy eyes", but only when he smiles too widely.
Otherwise he's a strong masculine cutie. Very interesting personality
dynamics between the two which go beyond voice acting to the intrinsic
wonderful body language of the duo. So many actors these days lack the body
language to sell the roles they are playing to any level of audience
engagement and the Bud Spencer & Terence Hill combo are quality actors &
brilliant comedians which should be studied intensively in style & skill in
all acting courses across the world.

So many actors these days could be replaced by a bucket on a mop with a
photograph of their faces taped to it for all the body language & facial
expressions that are projected lately. Seriously, once you see Bud Spencer &
Terence Hill in action you will grow a tad disgusted with what passes for
"acting" in the theaters and television. Ah, but I praise and I rant. Stop
reading and click the YOUTUBE links already and buy some of their DVD sets.
At least prize actors that can convince you with their subtle body language
and non-extreme facial expressions that there is actually a thought process
behind the character's motivations deeper than "my next line" being blurted
out unexpressively.

altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!- Film completo (AKA "Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)"
in the original Italian)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_26RsmA1Bk

[ENG] ... otherwise we'll get mad (AKA "Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)" )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvMs0dJ9n0A

===

THE ONION -- Meet The Man Inside The Nicolas Cage Costume
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKp29ZcslOM
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