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  • First?
    Almost by accident, too!

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  • I never realised that falafel was that easy to make. Think I'll give that a go!

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  • Also TX on this day: Britt Ekland (1942). Appeared as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

    Possibly my favourite bond girl.


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  • DailyLlama wrote:

    I never realised that falafel was that easy to make. Think I'll give that a go!

    Yes it is. Just a bit time consuming and requires good knowledge of frying stuff. 

    Oil too hot? Burnt outer layer and raw inside and trust me you don't want to taste uncooked raw chickpeas. Oil temp low? your falafel will be really oily.  All this coming from my personal experience.

    The only change i would make is replace arugula with parsley. 

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  • "1961 - President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters"

    This might be valid advice for today.

    If not for nuclear war, then for the zombie apocalypse that is no doubt coming for us all!

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  • jimender2 wrote:

    1683 -  First Mennonites arrive in America

    And since these were also the first Germans to settle in America, today has (by Presidential proclamation since 1983, the 300th anniversary) been officially "German-American Day" in the US. They founded the town of Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

    As a literal German-American (my mother was still a German citizen when I was born), I'm happy to celebrate!

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  • Interesting history, thanks.

    Bette Davis - the eyes have it!

    Inspirobot, you can thank the paperazzi for a lrge chunk of that.

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  • Falafel is fantastic after a night out. It's even better when you vaguely remember getting it the night before and have something to munch on in the late-morning/afternoon.

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  • What a confusing day

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  • Falafel - one of the only 2 legitimate uses for chickpeas - Hummus being the other.  Otherwise I can't stand the things.

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  • I wanted to call in sick today because I falafel.

    I had no idea Bette Davis was that young.

    *Edit*

    Ha! it's too early, I thought that was born date and not expired date.

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  • I think being known serves little purpose, Inspirobot. That just means you have more people scrutinizing every little thing you do.

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  • My baked version is nearly identical but uses canned chick peas for those inclined to forget to presoak. I also like to limit the amount of frying I do.

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  • EdT wrote:

    jimender2 wrote:

    1683 -  First Mennonites arrive in America

    And since these were also the first Germans to settle in America, today has (by Presidential proclamation since 1983, the 300th anniversary) been officially "German-American Day" in the US. They founded the town of Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

    As a literal German-American (my mother was still a German citizen when I was born), I'm happy to celebrate!

    I told my wife that today was German-American day, and she laughed because she is a German-Mexican-American. Her father was born in Germany, her mother was born in Mexico, and she was born in the US.

    Now, take the German attitude, add in the Mexican attitude, and put it into a woman, that's my wife.

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  • 1961 - President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters

    If my house comes with a bomb shelter out back that's just a good bonus! 

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  • GuruGabe1 wrote:

    EdT wrote:

    jimender2 wrote:

    1683 -  First Mennonites arrive in America

    And since these were also the first Germans to settle in America, today has (by Presidential proclamation since 1983, the 300th anniversary) been officially "German-American Day" in the US. They founded the town of Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

    As a literal German-American (my mother was still a German citizen when I was born), I'm happy to celebrate!

    I told my wife that today was German-American day, and she laughed because she is a German-Mexican-American. Her father was born in Germany, her mother was born in Mexico, and she was born in the US.

    Now, take the German attitude, add in the Mexican attitude, and put it into a woman, that's my wife.

    I'm fond of saying that the Germans and Mexicans have some important things in common:

    • The traditional music is very similar - The Mexican "Norteño" music and the German "oompah" music are very close, largely because the former was heavily influenced by German settlers in areas like Texas.
    • The common beer styles are also similar -- Mexican lagers were heavily influenced by, again, German settlers in Northern Mexico. With the exception of the Mexican beers brewed primarily for the US market (like Corona and Sol), the Mexican beers like Dos Equis, Bohemia, Tecate, and other ones that have been around a long time were actually founded by Germans or descendants of Germans.
    • Finally, both Germany and Mexico had a period of suffering under a crazy Austrian autocrat. And I'll just leave it at that.
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  • CooperJS1 wrote:

    "1961 - President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters"

    This might be valid advice for today.

    If not for nuclear war, then for the zombie apocalypse that is no doubt coming for us all!

    So that would be a zomb shelter.

    Edited a moment later to add:  Be careful not to confuse this with a Zoom shelter, the place you do your telemeetings.

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  • GuruGabe1 wrote:

    Now, take the German attitude, add in the Mexican attitude, and put it into a woman, that's my wife.

    That makes for a spicy schnitzel.  Gotta imagine that is by turns a whole lotta fun and a whole lotta terrifying.  But that's what keeps life interesting, ja?

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  • I honestly can't remember the last time I heard Sk8er Boi. It's one of those songs that make you think "I haven't heard this song in years, but I can instantly recognise it once I heard the tiniest part of it".

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  • EdT wrote:

    jimender2 wrote:

    1683 -  First Mennonites arrive in America

    And since these were also the first Germans to settle in America, today has (by Presidential proclamation since 1983, the 300th anniversary) been officially "German-American Day" in the US. They founded the town of Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

    As a literal German-American (my mother was still a German citizen when I was born), I'm happy to celebrate!

    As was mine.

    DailyLlama wrote:

    I never realised that falafel was that easy to make. Think I'll give that a go!

    Me too.

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  • BiscuitKing wrote:

    EdT wrote:

    jimender2 wrote:

    1683 -  First Mennonites arrive in America

    And since these were also the first Germans to settle in America, today has (by Presidential proclamation since 1983, the 300th anniversary) been officially "German-American Day" in the US. They founded the town of Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

    As a literal German-American (my mother was still a German citizen when I was born), I'm happy to celebrate!

    As was mine.


    And have you gotten German dual citizenship? When I was born I legally couldn't because my parents were married, but they retroactively changed the rule and people can apply to have dual citizenship with Germany acknowledged if they didn't get it in the past (https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/03-Citizenship/-/2479488Opens a new window)

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  • I work a few blocks away from where I believe those train robbers are buried.  This happened where I live.  

    And, I'll see your Avril Lavigne and raise you one Jinjer.

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  • You serve no purpose Mr. Bot.

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  • jeffjones11GuruGabe1​  Condolences.

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  • I guarantee that no one in modern times had even heard of Jenny Lind until "The Greatest Showman"

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  • jimender2 wrote:

    Video of the Day:

    Avril Lavigne since she is a great example of Dad rock and she has a great beat.

    Never heard of "Dad Rock" before. I read Urban Dictionary's definitions... I'd hate to meet the people they are supposedly quoting...

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  • EdT wrote:

    GuruGabe1 wrote:

    EdT wrote:

    jimender2 wrote:

    1683 -  First Mennonites arrive in America

    And since these were also the first Germans to settle in America, today has (by Presidential proclamation since 1983, the 300th anniversary) been officially "German-American Day" in the US. They founded the town of Germantown, Pennsylvania. 

    As a literal German-American (my mother was still a German citizen when I was born), I'm happy to celebrate!

    I told my wife that today was German-American day, and she laughed because she is a German-Mexican-American. Her father was born in Germany, her mother was born in Mexico, and she was born in the US.

    Now, take the German attitude, add in the Mexican attitude, and put it into a woman, that's my wife.

    I'm fond of saying that the Germans and Mexicans have some important things in common:

    • The traditional music is very similar - The Mexican "Norteño" music and the German "oompah" music are very close, largely because the former was heavily influenced by German settlers in areas like Texas.
    • The common beer styles are also similar -- Mexican lagers were heavily influenced by, again, German settlers in Northern Mexico. With the exception of the Mexican beers brewed primarily for the US market (like Corona and Sol), the Mexican beers like Dos Equis, Bohemia, Tecate, and other ones that have been around a long time were actually founded by Germans or descendants of Germans.
    • Finally, both Germany and Mexico had a period of suffering under a crazy Austrian autocrat. And I'll just leave it at that.

    Germans have had a huge influence all over the world. For instance, my grandfather is a true Cajun, and I was raised primarily Cajun. I remember my grandfather playing Zydeco music, and I couldn't help but notice that most of it were similar to polka music. So similar that he enjoys polka just as much. Cajuns have a deep French history, and many still speak French as their first language.

    *I know cajun history very well.*

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  • Cool train robbing history. Think I might try to find a movie to watch that consists of robbing trains. OR maybe I'll watch Baby Driver again. Close enough. Gotta love Edgar Wright!

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  • I have to say, Inspirobot and I are perfectly in the same mood today.

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  • Love falafel. Have never tried making it from scratch though. Maybe soon.

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  • Milerky2 wrote:

    I guarantee that no one in modern times had even heard of Jenny Lind until "The Greatest Showman"

    I had!

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