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Bishops Finger
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Oh yes, MARMITE is indeed Food of the Gods!

Tomato SOUP with a teaspoonful of MARMITE is proof that Life is sometimes Worth It.

So there.

[Razz]

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I suspect not many shipmates may know what I'm talking about. You've probably got to be both British and well over sixty for this to mean anything. But I've often thought that Karen Carpenter's voice had quite a lot in common with Helen Shapiro's.

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Originally posted by Enoch:
Porridge is the best thing to have for breakfast, but it's best eaten with milk and some form of brown sugar.

Made with milk, not water. And served with maple syrup or just a few drops of molasses, not brown sugar or any other sugar. There is no justification for humans consuming refined sugar in any form.

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Enoch
I always thought Karen Carpenter was a soundalike for Alma Cogan.

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mousethief

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I too like Karen Carpenter's voice. Like a gold brick wrapped round with velvet.

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I think the Carpenters might have been a case of musicians getting tarred with some of the cultural trappings that came to be attached to them. They were seen as personally square(Nixon publically endorsed them, which was pretty much the kiss-of-death for any street cred they might have had), and Karen Carpenter died of a condition which, fairly or not, many people regard as a flaky neurosis(if not an outright punch-line) rather than a serious pathology.

Plus, the whole thing of a brother-sister combo performing together in a way more commonly associated with boyfriend-girlfriend or husband-wife probably pushed a lot of peoples' "ick" button.

So, as often happens, a bunch of factors came together to ensure that they'd get judged by who they were and what they represented, rather than by the music itself.

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And since we're on the subject of misunderstood 70s music, I think the line about the New York Times in the Bee Gees song Stayin' Alive works just fine. It actually is a reference to the film(that newspaper is read by one of the characters, in a deliberate contrast to Travolta's blue-collar persona), and even if it wasn't, I think listeners could probably work out the general idea from the rest of the lyrics.

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quote:
Originally posted by L'organist:
Enoch
I always thought Karen Carpenter was a soundalike for Alma Cogan.

Now there's a voice from the past, the soundtrack to my childhood, Two Way Family Favourites and Sunday lunchtime.

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Another sprout lover here, I like them plain boiled and not buggered about with additions

I love broccoli as well

And Marmite

And I really enjoy folk music

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I love rats and have kept them as pets 🐀

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
I love rats and have kept them as pets 🐀

Likewise!

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Gerbils. Cute, don't bite and intelligent.

Keep them in a transparent tank (with grids across the top) and watch them tunnel - kept my children fascinated for hours.

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Rats make amazing pets, the only reason I no longer have any is they would not mix with my cats in an open plan house

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I had a pet rat in college, he was quite cute and kept me company.

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I like milk puddings. Semolina, tapioca, rice pudding - all gorgeous. The stodgier the better. I also love ths skin that forms on the top. Just don't mess them up by adding sultanas.

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Dark chocolate and fruit cake, but not at the same time.
Peanut butter and cheese sandwiches.
Tinned tomatoes on toast spread in peanut butter. (The peanut butter soaks up the abundance of liquid in the tomatoes).
Cold stewed black tea.
Mushy peas with cheese melted into them, on toast.
Fish-finger and mayonaise sandwiches.

Last of the Summer Wine, especially the really early ones with Blamire, where the emphasis was more on the dialog than the antics.

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Hmmm Balaam watch what your saying might surprise you with a secret ingredient in my risotto that you might not like.
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Peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches. Aside from my father, who introduced me to these when I was a small child, I've never met anyone who didn't respond with an "EEWW!!" when hearing about these. I love them. Much better than peanut butter and jam or jelly.

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Curiosity killed ...

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I like peanut butter and beansprout sandwiches. Also peanut butter and banana - often eat that one for breakfast, but have never liked peanut butter and jelly/jam.

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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Also peanut butter and banana -

Elvis, is this you?

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
quote:
Originally posted by GreyFace:
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Originally posted by mousethief:
I'll start. I like "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Just sayin' ...
That's fabulous.
Some background on that. Dave Grohl is awesome.

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I like anchovies. I like anchovies on pizza. I like Velveeta. I like melted Velveeta. I like Velveeta quesadillas. I love honest-to-goodness Real Cheddar Cheese but I still like Velveeta. I like mowing the lawn (it relaxes me.) I like using a manual push lawn mower (it gives me a workout and is cheaper than joining a gym.) I like ties and I like wearing them (lots of guys don't.) I like suits and enjoy the chance to wear them. I like the idea of a Hobbit movie trilogy and I still think there's enough material in the book to turn it into a trilogy (even if it didn't turn out so well in practice last time.) I like cats.

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by Cottontail:
I like milk puddings. Semolina, tapioca, rice pudding - all gorgeous. The stodgier the better. I also love ths skin that forms on the top. Just don't mess them up by adding sultanas.

...whereas, for me, rice pudding MUST have raisins.
[Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
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Originally posted by GreyFace:
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Originally posted by mousethief:
I'll start. I like "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Just sayin' ...
That's fabulous.
Some background on that. Dave Grohl is awesome.
That is the SHIZZZ! [Yipee]

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You have reminded me that I have some leftover sprouts and some left over mash, but not enough to serve up to anyone else, who probably wouldn't like it anyway. I like bubble and squeak. with a runny egg.
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Black pudding - but only from the recipe used by Waitrose.
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Peanut butter and cheese! Yes! Peanut butter and mayonnaise - and I thought I was the only one! Peanut butter and mayonnaise and cheese, the best of all!

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mousethief

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Peanut butter and bacon on crunchily-toasted English muffin. Heaven!

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churchgeek

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quote:
Originally posted by Diomedes:
Takes a deep breath - I like playing the banjo.

I like listening to someone playing the banjo!

quote:
Originally posted by MaryLouise:
Ditto, durian is delicious even if you feel as if you're eating ambrosia with your head stuck down an unflushed toilet.

This description reminded me of the way I've described Sen-Sens before: They kinda taste like soapy dirt, but delicious! For those unfamiliar, they were tiny, flat, square, black confections composed of licorice and spices, invented in the 1800s as a breath freshener. I don't like black licorice, but I love Sen-Sens.

I'm really sad they've discontinued Sen-Sens. I still have a pack or two. They remind me of my dad, who grew up loving them, and introduced me to them. Dad's breath generally smelled of Sen Sens or Pepsi or peanuts. Sadly, now that his Alzheimer's is advanced, his taste has dramatically changed, and he no longer likes Sen Sens (or peanuts, or pistachios - which we always gave him at Christmas).

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mousethief

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I'm sorta sorry they've discontinued Sen-Sen. Sorry because I really liked them at one time, and they were something my mother would get for me when I was small. But only sorta, because I grew out of my taste for licorice years (decades) ago.

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Ohher
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quote:
Originally posted by Cathscats:
Peanut butter and mayonnaise - and I thought I was the only one!

I wonder if this is a genetic thing, like hate-it-or-love-it cilantro, and we're somehow related?

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A +1 from me for Karen Carpenter. It happened a couple of years ago, about the time I started needing reading glasses. I'm also no longer averse to looking up garden birds in a bird book.

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(so good, I wanted to see it after my posts and not only after those of shipmate JBohn from whom I stole it)

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I like New Age music when I'm shopping. It's pleasant and unobtrusive ( Just heard some Enya today for the first time in years.)

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A present for ye banjo-lovers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CNB5OLUPM0

As for me, I love sprouts, and while I am not keen on pork liver, I am more than happy to eat beef, chicken, duck, or best of all, lamb liver.

Ditto stodgy puddings with plenty of raisins.

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
I'm sorta sorry they've discontinued Sen-Sen. Sorry because I really liked them at one time, and they were something my mother would get for me when I was small. But only sorta, because I grew out of my taste for licorice years (decades) ago.

We used to have them here under the name Vigroids, I was introduced to them when I started singing in our church choir! I believe they have been discontinued here too.

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What about Melloids? Sound much the same, don't know if they still exist.
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My dad called them Little Black Bombers.

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Well being NonConformists we had Mighty Imps. Ages since I had any, fine in small doses.

Jengie

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I’m afraid I knew them as Nigroids. My Dad usually had a tin of them in his pocket. Useful for choir. I have Imps now but my choir leader frowns on them.

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Gracious rebel

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My Dad always had a little tin of Nigroids in his pocket. Horrible things.

According to Wikipedia they were renamed as Vigroids, I guess because anything beginning with 'Nig-' has unfortunate connotations. Mind you I don't much care for the '-oids' ending either - it reminds me of Haemorrhoids!

[ 26. November 2017, 18:26: Message edited by: Gracious rebel ]

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Re Sen-Sen:

I'm not a licorice fan, except for the grape "licorice" whips/vines. They were the same size and shape as the licorice ones, but contained no actual licorice. There were red vines, too, but I'm not sure what flavor they were meant to be. Raspberry, maybe?

Anyway, I did some poking around online, and found a couple of things that might be of use:

--Wikipedia mentions something called "pontefract cake" which evidently has a similar flavor. (The Sen-Sen article linked to it.) Maybe there's a recipe somewhere?

--I looked to see if there was a knock-off Sen-Sen recipe online, but didn't find one. I may have missed something.

--Vermont Country Store has a variety of old-timey products. Here's what they have in the way of licorice.

Horehound drops are at the bottom of the page. I wonder if they might be a halfway-decent substitute? Some people like them. I tried them once, and won't again. [Biased]

--VCS has brought old products back from the dead. (See "Brands From The Past" in the top menu.) Customers can request the resurrection of a particular item. If you go to the bottom menu and select "Suggest A Product", in the Customer Service column, you can ask them to try to bring back Sen-Sen. And they take your contact info, so you're not just throwing your suggestion into the corporate darkness. [Biased]

FWIW, YMMV.

ETA: I think Trader Joe's grocery stores may have some sort of licorice bits or lozenges. Unfortunately, TJ doesn't sell online.

[ 27. November 2017, 06:37: Message edited by: Golden Key ]

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Pontefract cakes are round flat liquorice sweets, about an inch diameter, like a coin.

They have something indecipherable stamped on them. All liquorice sweets are lovely, but pontefract cakes are not my favourite.

Pontefract in Yorkshire is where liquorice grows/grew.

M.

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Imps were the ones my dad had. I think Vocalzones do a similar job for singers now and taste strongly of licquorice.

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I like (liked) Star Trek Voyager, I still watch the reruns. I don't understand why people sneer at it.

It was tons better than Deep Space Nine which was dire.

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Hugal
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I like cities and prefer them to the country.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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I much prefer the old auditorium style cinemas and absolutely loathe stadium seating. Almost impossible to find the former anymore, which has changed my moviegoing habits.

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Penny S
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Nig/Vigroids and Mighty Imps are no longer made, due to some issue with the sourcing of morally acceptable licorice or something. I think this may have affected my sister's favourite licorice/blackcurrant bonbons, once manufactured in the same Devon town.
There are some things called Nipits which are similar, but NOT THE SAME.

Once, during a school design and technology project on torches, while the children were doing their ideas, I managed to make a light which fitted into a Nigroid flip top box and came on when it was flipped open. Still have it somewhere.

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Baptist Trainfan
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quote:
Originally posted by M.:
Pontefract in Yorkshire is where liquorice grows/grew.

https://allpoetry.com/The-Licorice-Fields-At-Pontefract
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Kaplan Corday
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quote:
Originally posted by Hugal:
I like cities and prefer them to the country.

Certainly when it comes to where you live, as opposed to where you go for holidays.

Marx nailed it in the Communist Manifesto with "the idiocy of rural life".

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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I like the remoteness and loneliness of the countryside. The place I live in is too busy and noisy and full of strangers for me with a population of 2000; a house up on the moors a mile or so from a village of perhaps 500 with the nearest town a good ten miles away would suit me perfectly. There'd be inconveniences, of course, but the overall benefit would be massive.

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