Cowbelle
cowbelle
5/29/15
9:28 PM
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That looks actually tempting. I have drank an entire bottle of wine though, and I have no one with which to share this drunkeness. So that may be affecting my opinion.

5/29/15
5:20 PM
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So if you have a dying family member, you don’t get to go see them if your child is under the age of 6? No seeing family, no vacations, nothing?

What about my friend who’s child needs to fly to specialists for medical treatment (car accident, nerve damage)? She’s only 3 and with her constant pain from the injury I Read more

5/28/15
11:58 AM
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See, where I’m from (Midwest) everyone calls it hot chocolate but’s it’s actually cocoa.

5/27/15
2:57 PM
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Do most people really distinguish between “hot chocolate” and “hot cocoa”? I guess I don’t in my daily life, but maybe some do.

5/27/15
2:56 PM
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The source article isn’t against slow food, it is against Culinary Luddism (i.e. everything modern is bad and everything was great in the past). I am particularly singling out “slow food” as the part of Culinary Luddism that is inherently sexist because it is ignoring the work women did/still do and shaming them for Read more

5/27/15
12:23 PM
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Because he’s only important due to his (theorized) connection to the Hound, who is now a monk under vow of silence at a secluded convent in the Riverlands.

5/27/15
10:30 AM
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And if you doubt he is all about the poor and the rural, here’s a quote from his own mouth:

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5/27/15
10:29 AM
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He lives “as a hermit” according to the books. I don’t know how can get more rural than hermitage.

He spends all his time preaching and baptizing. I don’t know in what world that isn’t ministering.

5/27/15
9:54 AM
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Wow, it really is Wednesday. WTF is happening tot his week??

5/27/15
9:51 AM
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No worries. That article is absolutely packed with information. It’s a lot to digest.

5/27/15
9:51 AM
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He seems plenty rural and involved with non-rich people to me. He is always refusing the highborn people’s invitations and advances and scorning their activities.

I’m just having trouble figuring out how they are going to convolute this plot so much that we are going to get back to the riverlands somehow.

5/27/15
9:48 AM
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No worries. She does such a thorough job exploring all the different aspects that we take for granted today.

5/27/15
9:45 AM
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And I really think there is something important about having the OPTION of not having to do things fresh & from scratch. If these people don’t make it right and make it EVERY DAY (yay modern preservatives!) they don’t (or didn’t, in a historical perspective) just get to run to town instead. That makes this work take a Read more

5/27/15
9:41 AM
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Ughh on the “men who cook” thing. Those men still do not bear the burden of judgement when their family doesn’t eat “right”. They get brownie points for participating. If they didn’t like cooking, no one would be forcing them to do it - it would not fall to them by default.

5/27/15
9:25 AM
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But neither the Elder brother nor Septon Meriblad make any sense, because Brienne is waaaay past the riverlands. And besides, while they were interesting characters they don’t seem to have been critical to the plot (hence, they were cut long ago from the TV series). If we are bringing in Euron, we almost have to be Read more

5/27/15
12:44 AM
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Wow, I had no idea Pollan said all that nasty stuff about women directly. Feminism ruining us. Ridiculous!

5/27/15
12:22 AM
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You’re welcome!

I think it’s so funny that the sexism of this movement just now dawned on me. As a “normal” “modern” farmer I’ve always been attuned to this movement and it’s fallacies. Recently I really started to understand the classism involved. And just now I am understanding how it erases and minimizes women’s Read more

5/27/15
12:12 AM
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I really thought there were some race issues that could be explored here as well, I’m glad there are people writing about it!