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Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:15:24 pm »
In fact, if my math is right, one of those sausages prepared as described is in the ballpark of about 450-500 calories, and I definitely spent only .... 12 dollars on the sausages (18 sausages), 6 on the chili and cheese (2 cans each, ~2 dollars a can for chili and ~1 for cheese), and 4 dollars on the bread? So you're looking at what, 22/18=$1.22/sausage (a little bit more actually since I'll need to get more bread before anything else, but still), so I'm spending less than $2.50 a meal on some greasy garbage comfort food worth 900-1000 calories a piece.

The only time I think I've eaten cheaper is during the 4 days or so after the 14th. 7-11 Pi Day sale; those pizzas are 2-3 meals a piece.

Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:00:20 pm »
I wanted a chili+cheese hot dog yesterday.


1 package johnsonville cheddar sausage
1 can hormel chunky chili
1 can campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1 small-ish loaf of french bread (this is technically not a hot dog bun)
1 tbsp (roughly) butter
some salt idk im not your mom

Butter in a pan. Melt it on very low heat, then toss the sausages in. Crank up the heat to about medium, and spend time opening your cans and such. Turn the sausages over just when you start to feel a little bit antsy but before you think you should actually do it -- these fuckers cook nicely. Cut the french bread to a bit longer than hot-dog-length pieces, and slice almost in half lengthwise while you wait again.

OPTIONAL (I didn't do it but I could have): butter the inside of your french bread, then set buttered-side-down in a separate pan to toast insides.

For the last side of the sausage cooking, remove from heat and set on an unused burner. While the pan cools and the sausages finish their cook time, spread the pudding-consistency cheddar cheese on the inside of your french bread, TOP THAT WITH SALT (IMPORTANT), and spoon some chili in over that. When satisfied with amount of chili and cheese, add sausage on top.

Normally I'd say something funny here but I'm not going gluten free as fast as I want and there's no disaster to discuss, it's just a pretty good and very VERY fucking cheap chili and cheese hot dog that is, in a PURELY technical sense, not a violation of the pentabarf. (It should be noted that I didn't do that on purpose, it was just cheaper and higher calorie-content to do things this way.) Also, technically, you could make this without anything more than a microwave, since the chili and cheese don't need heated up at all, so I'm keeping this recipe around.

Apple Talk / Re: 24 hour ban on FB for
« on: March 25, 2021, 06:57:39 am »
The benefits of not using Facebook: shit like this is so alien to me that you can explain it in detail and provide screenshots and everything and I am still nodding vacantly, imagining pie

The downsides of not using Facebook: the only people I talk to online arenít real and donít exist [citation needed], and I donít get to see this sort of shit happen first hand

Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 23, 2021, 07:13:36 pm »
Not wrong. Unfortunately.

Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 22, 2021, 10:48:40 pm »
I will keep that in mind! Maybe I will goth pasta in the end anyway? Hmmm

Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 22, 2021, 07:01:08 pm »
I got it explicitly because it was black pasta when not cooked. Really wanted to goth pasta... it was a mistake.

RPG Ghetto / Re: OSR D&D
« on: March 22, 2021, 06:53:33 pm »
Literally like 90% of what you stated is why I love classic World of Darkness stuff. I always love it when an ST lets the players hold-my-beer their talents and skills through wildly out-of-context situations. Three points in Drive, you can PROBABLY bullshit your way through flying a helicopter if youíre real fucking lucky and can drop some ďseems legitĒ details for bonus dice (my old circles shamelessly stole Exalted stunt dice for the purpose).

There were tons of numbers but they were all really small and easy to wrap your brain around and a good ST could make emergent narrative core to the gameplay. Literally the only difference is in the aesthetic and Iíve always been about Coal Chamber and God Module more than Black Sabbath, so WoD is a better fit.

I just think more people try for gloomy Anne Rice shit than try for Night Watch or Blade, which is not where the setting and aesthetic shines.

In other words; I am down with this and hope the trend of looser mechanics and having a fucking blast holds, because I miss the days of playing a stupid edgy Mage game where we have a Nephandi and a bunch of other stupid bullshit with the ST sending Slipknot songs in the MSN messenger chatroom and letting us flip cars and catch ourselves on fire with the paradox for yuks.

Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 21, 2021, 08:53:51 pm »
I'm legitimately traumatized. I checked the recent posts and scrolled down too far, and saw this shit and nearly threw up at the sight. SO AWFUL. HIDEOUS. NIGHTMARE.

It's broken me. I might never eat pasta again.

Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 21, 2021, 04:15:46 am »
I intended to make goth pasta: black pasta and red sauce. I made a fucking mistake and for the past 3 days I have been suffering. I have no money and little other food and i dumped the last of this tonight while fucking starving because there are some things that no human being should be forced to eat. I have eaten definitely expired food that absolutely was going to and did in fact give me food poisoning, this was too much.


1 box aldi's black soybean spaghetti <-- ABSOLUTE NECESSITY
1 jar aldi's red pesto <-- ABSOLUTE NECESSITY
1 can of canned chicken meat <-- not necessary but no doubt adds to the experience
more butter than you think you'll need (one half stick) <-- for the chicken

Boil your pasta water -- do not put the pasta in yet, I don't know what will happen to this stuff if you soak it too long. While it's boiling, dump that can of chicken in a frying pan and add too much butter. No. More. A quarter stick. No. More. Half a stick. Yeah, finally the foul pink chunks are cooking. Chop it up fine, I don't trust a single bit of this shit but it's what I got and by god I will eat it, but I need to make it look like something other than disease. Add some salt and black pepper.



The pasta water still isn't boiling. What the FUCK. Scrape your cooked chicken into a container and dump the cheap red pesto in there too. Oh god. It's all sludge. It looks horrible. Mix it up and don't look at it too closely. Oh no why does it look like miniature maggots in a pool of tomato soup that's hardened and gone all chunky HORK

Finally the pasta water is boiling. You salted that shit, right? You better have. Oh well, too late to check now, cross your fingers and hope you don't have sad pasta. (It was indeed salted. Heavily.) Twiddle thumbs while the pasta coo-- no you don't, stir that shit, it's already gone all limp and weird. What the fuck. It was less than ten seconds. Panicked stirring for about 4 to 5 minutes because that's what the box says the cook time is, then strain.

It's earthworms. It's fucking earthworms.

Angrily dump strained pasta in a container, dump sauce/sludge on top, STIR LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT -- and then give up, it isn't helping, the shit WILL NOT STIR. Everything is horrible, the smell is delicious but the LOOK IS NIGHTMARISH.

Grab a fork, hoping it is okay to eat.

This is terrible. But it smells good, here goes...

Hell, it TASTES good too! But the TEXTURE is FUCKING HORRIFYING. NO. It feels like chomping on a mass of SOFT, WATERLOGGED RUBBER BANDS. This is suffering. It is malevolence.

Letting me cook was a mistake.

I do not think a Singularity-level event is in our near future. There's no reason to believe it, none of the drivers of such a thing are reaching the point where they could shape the world.

Even if it is, unless it's a post-scarcity gay luxury space communism sort of future, it will not lead to crypto becoming a replacement for fiat currency. Anything else won't change the fundamental problems underlying crypto as a universal currency replacement. Crypto requires power and connectivity to use -- these are the barriers, and they are baked into the very concept of crypto. They're absolutely insurmountable until everyone has power and connectivity and can RELY on having those things EVEN IN AN EMERGENCY, like say, a freak ice storm stomping Texas flat. And you'd have to be a ridiculously idiotic optimist to believe that THAT future is only a few years away; that's Star Trek-tier.

All of that is of course ignoring the OTHER problems that crypto has, some of which Faust mentioned.

My issue with the idea that crypto is the future is based in the fundamental facts of surviving in reality as we know it. It loses more than it gains over fiat currency. This isn't a problem that can be solved, it's fundamental to the concepts.

There's also infrastructure to consider. Like. Good luck switching rural Alaska to crypto. And Texas, since they learned the lesson very recently that when the power is out you can't use anything but cash. You aren't writing a transaction to the blockchain from the Khyber Pass.

Crypto as the money of the future is only viable in small countries with a lot of population density, so I can see why P3nt sees it as inevitable, but it's not realistic for most of the world, because poor people and rural folks need to engage in commerce too.

Blockchain as a replacement for the financial infrastructure of the world is one thing (the bonus features of Ethereum do legitimately have massive utility and something like that is a very good replacement for electronic funds transfer as we know it), but fiat currency will not go away, because it remains more useful than crypto in most circumstances no matter what happens in the future.

So. Yeah. Bitcoin and its relatives are no-hopers in the future. Blockchain has a chance, but it would replace the backend of plastic, not fiat currency.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Survival tips for a bi guy
« on: March 04, 2021, 06:40:00 pm »
Next, do your research. Do not trust medical resources that arenít on queer-friendly websites. There are literal centuries of misinformation and demonization about queer life (and Iím not just talking about sex) that you need to sift through, and trust me when I say that you canít do it. Youíre too new to this, you have no way of doing it. EDIT: saying this so you know why you have to pick where your research comes from VERY carefully.
Are there any sites you trust, or know are shitty?

Not that I am personally aware of, no. Generally speaking though, a rule of thumb is to start with sites linked from queer spaces, then just adopt that as your bias for a while.

Another good rule of thumb is if it makes you go "uh wow that sucks" it is either crap or there are confounding factors (the only example of the latter i know is that queer folks have a WILDLY DISPROPORTIONATE PREVALENCE of personality disorders, addictions and mood disorders, the confounding factor being upbringing in mega hostile environments which is positively correlated with all of those things).

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: March 04, 2021, 04:24:48 pm »
Job interview today

Meanwhile I am supposed to be tending a dumpster fire but I told the participants ďif you desperately need me well gee that fuckin sucks sorryĒ

« on: March 03, 2021, 08:24:25 pm »
I don't have many books because of homelessness but a hardcover PD would be one I'd want. Along with hardcover BIP and Holy Nonsense, of course. I'd fucking find a way to make it work. Who needs clothes, right?
Damn! You should probably take care of the important things first. This damned hardcover PD isn't exactly going to be cheap. $30 plus shipping I'm lead to believe. Way pricier than the 2007 hardcover I put out.  :horrormirth:

I am just saying, 9 times of 10, money is not my issue. (Recently is a different story.) Also, luck is on my side it seems MAYBE.

More problematic is weight and space to put a book. LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Paper is HEAVY. I have like 5 physical books, and any two of them together is straining my muscles. Since I have to carry ~70% of what I own... well, you do the math.

Hence ditching clothes, which are ALSO surprisingly heavy and not entirely necessary!

(Less funny, about half of my actually-heavy clothing was bought back when I couldnít gain weight ó so it no longer fits anyway. Iíve been looking to ditch it for a bit now.)

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