Weekend open thread


by Rumbold
17th April, 2010 at 3:48 pm    

A gentleman from Scotland calmly reacts to delays caused by the volcanic cloud from Iceland.

(Via Mr Eugenides)


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  1. Trofim — on 17th April, 2010 at 10:51 pm  

    Seeing as this is an open thread, I’d like to ask a question. It’s a serious question, honest. I was just wondering whether rhubarb is used at all in asian cuisine. I don’t seem to recall seeing it in an asian shop, and I believe there is quite a substantial asian community not so far from the rhubarb triangle. I would be grateful if someone could satisfy my curiosity.

  2. Kulvinder — on 17th April, 2010 at 11:03 pm  

    I can’t think of any recipes with it; in other news am i the only one secretly urging the bigger volcano ‘Katla’ to erupt?

    I appreciate the travel misery for people trying to fly, but you can’t beat a big volcano going off (as long as noone gets killed).

  3. Trofim — on 17th April, 2010 at 11:33 pm  

    I would hope that this eruption has concentrated minds somewhat, and brought it home how much we take for granted. Though not formally religious, I am tempted to feel as though God might be giving us a little reminder that humans are not in charge of the earth, no matter how much they might like to think they are.

  4. douglas clark — on 18th April, 2010 at 12:15 am  

    Rumbold,

    It is quite clear that the Scottish err, ‘gentleman’ has a fundamental understanding of plate tectonics, with a touch of biblical absolutism.

    Alternatively he is blootered. Which is, of course, a nirvana like state obtained by drinking copious quantities of a religious juice called ‘Buckfast’.

  5. Andy Gilmour — on 18th April, 2010 at 2:35 am  

    Well, since the Icelandic volcano’s totally thoughtless spewing-forth of a 5-mile (or so) high plume of ash looks likely to ruin the chances of a visit from an extremely close personal friend [ ;-) ]from Norway, I pretty much detest the whole bleedin’ geothermic ice-bound, saga-spouting country too, right now. :-) )

    I, too, am Scottish, and this comment may have been influenced by a modicum of alcoholic beverages…just like the gentleman in the video :-)

  6. Kulvinder — on 18th April, 2010 at 2:42 am  

    Awesome awsome pic of lighting generation at Eyjafjallajokull (Marco Fulle, apparently)

  7. Dan Dare — on 18th April, 2010 at 3:53 am  

    I wonder whether future transmissions from North of the Border might be accompanied by subtitles for those of English mother tongue.

  8. Vikrant — on 18th April, 2010 at 4:31 am  

    I wonder whether future transmissions from North of the Border might be accompanied by subtitles for those of English mother tongue.

    Heh trust me ladies over here in America they absolutely love the Scottish accent. I’ve been accused of not having a “British enough” accent (i speak Estuary)… They certainly think Cocknet/Scouse/Scottish accents are err more charming!

    As for the stupid volcano, it better not trunk my first trip to England in over 2 years! But then again my flights in a week!

  9. Trofim — on 18th April, 2010 at 7:44 am  

    One way of seeing this, particularly if it carries on much longer, is as a sort of test drive of green policies. I’m sure the Green Party will be keen to point this out.

  10. Vikrant — on 18th April, 2010 at 8:47 am  

    One way of seeing this, particularly if it carries on much longer, is as a sort of test drive of green policies. I’m sure the Green Party will be keen to point this out.

    Hopefully they’ll dent some of that Lid Dem lead…

  11. KJB — on 18th April, 2010 at 2:38 pm  

    Nerd moment:

    I’m loving the cloud – it’s like Don DeLillo’s White Noise come true (except the cloud is not over North America…). I am also happy because I am reading the collected edition of Molesworth, and as any fule kno, it is a v. funny experience.

    Kulvinder, that is a fricking AWESOME picture. I am thinking of making it my desktop background.

    Rumbold – this was the video you wanted to show me, then? :-D V. funny.

    Andy – sorry to hear about your romantic plans being spoilt. I lolled at the latter part of your message.

    I was just wondering whether rhubarb is used at all in asian cuisine?

    Well, certainly in Indian cuisine as far as I know, it isn’t… Probably because rhubarb needs to be cooked as far as I know, and Indians don’t generally do cooked fruit (in Indian recipes) as far as I know.

  12. Trofim — on 18th April, 2010 at 4:43 pm  

    Thank you for that information KJB. Actually I know people who eat rhubarb raw dipped in sugar. Funny thing is, it comes from Siberia, but hardly any Russians I’ve met know how to use it.

    Vikrant @ 10:
    I was indulging my penchant for irony. In fact I think the Green Party will try not to make any connection. It wouldn’t help them one little bit vote-wise.

  13. KB Player — on 18th April, 2010 at 4:57 pm  

    Kulvinder – great pic.

    As for the Scots, can’t they all head off to Scotland and pee in the crater in unison? Give ‘em a few bevvies, and they’d be up for it.

  14. Don — on 18th April, 2010 at 5:13 pm  

    Apparently rhubarb was big with the Mongolians. Makes for a damn fine crumble, too.

    I can’t help but be liking the volcano, as long as nothing horrible happens to anybody. No volcanoes = lifeless planet. Or so I gather. Also, no contrails, which is refreshing.

    Just trying to find a way to make it an excuse to skive a few days.

  15. KJB — on 18th April, 2010 at 7:16 pm  

    Actually I know people who eat rhubarb raw dipped in sugar

    Oh, OK – I thought maybe it was too hard to eat raw or summat, I’ve 0 experience with a real-life rhubarb *shrugs*. I think it would be too darn chewy to handle raw, but it would be good to find out for myself. Just realised that it’s also not technically a fruit, either, but a vegetable! Madness.

    Don:

    Just trying to find a way to make it an excuse to skive a few days.

    Tut tut, Don, you’re not supposed to admit that kind of thing online, you’re a TEACHER! Don’t you know you’re supposed to be a model of productive virtue AT ALL TIMES? ;-)

    They certainly think Cocknet/Scouse/Scottish accents are err more charming!

    I did actually snigger childishly at that… I wonder if there’s a real site called ‘Cocknet’ somewhere? Probably.

  16. earwicga — on 18th April, 2010 at 9:17 pm  

    Apparently Chris Moyles has been stuck somewhere outside the UK – I am incredibly grateful to Iceland :)

  17. Kismet Hardy — on 19th April, 2010 at 5:18 pm  
  18. I am spartacus — on 19th April, 2010 at 6:25 pm  

    The shit from Iceland could be due to Nick Cohen sending smoke signals to his mate Cameron

  19. KJB — on 19th April, 2010 at 7:41 pm  

    Kismet – Wow, that’s funny and yet deeply creepy. WTF was whoever printed that thinking?!

  20. BenSix — on 19th April, 2010 at 8:39 pm  

    WTF was whoever printed that thinking?!

    Blah blah blah salt blah blah blah black p p p people blah blah blah blah etc.

  21. BA — on 21st April, 2010 at 10:13 pm  

    We’re flying again!

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