Burgers, Sumo style – Part 2

All right, in part 1 we covered the method I use at my restaurant in order to prepare ground beef for burgers. I neglected to mention that the reason that method is utilized is so the burgers can be served at whichever level of doneness the customer requests, while remaining foodsafe. In other words, I can serve you a medium-rare hamburger, and you don’t have to worry about food poisoning.

Ground beef alone does not a burger make, however. You’re going to need a bun and some fixin’s, because without a bun and fixin’s, all you’ve got is a lump of damned good ground beef. Now, you can use almost anything bread-related as a burger “bun”: a couple slices of WonderBread, a dinner roll, or some burger buns from the grocery store. I used to patronize a restaurant that served burgers on sourdough bread, before the bastards that owned it got arrested for dealing drugs or something. Hell, as I’m writing this essay, I’ve got some buttermilk biscuits in the oven (for our limey and Kiwi friends, on this side of the pond, what we call biscuits are similar to scones). A toasted buttermilk biscuit strikes me as being a wonderful vehicle for a burger.

Nine time out of ten, I myself will punk out and just buy buns if I’m making burgers at home. At the restaurant, though, I make the buns, because I’m charging motherfuckers $20 for a burger and fries (yes, I make the fries, too). So, let’s work those buns.

And yes – I did say that to the last girl I went out with.

Much like with the beef, I’m moving forward operating under the assumption that you have, or have access to, some specialized equipment. In this case, a stand mixer and a digital scale. You could absolutely knead the dough by hand, but my time is far too valuable for that shit. Oh, and you also should be familiar with the metric system.

You will need the following ingredients:
500 grams (g) flour
53 g sugar
13 g kosher salt
6 g instant yeast
200 g homogenized/whole/3.5 % milk
100 g water
1 egg
48 g canola or vegetable oil
64 g softened butter

So….take the bowl of your stand mixer and put it right on the digital scale. This process will also go a lot smoother if you power on the scale at this point. Now add these ingredients into the bowl: sugar, salt, yeast, flour, milk, and water. Set up the mixer with the dough hook, and mix on low speed for 6 minutes. Once the time is up, add the egg and mix for another 2 or 3 minutes, until the egg is incorporated into the dough. Then add the oil and butter, and mix on low for 3 minutes, then turn the speed to medium and keep mixing until the dough is smooth and elastic.

When the dough has finished mixing, cut it up into 100 g chunks. You should get 10 pieces, plus a tiny little bit left over. Give your work surface a shot of cooking spray, then roll the chunks into balls and place them on two baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper. Cover the dough balls with clean kitchen towels (I think these are also called tea towels in less civilized parts of the world) and place the trays in a warm spot for a couple of hours. Depending on your location, ambient temperature, barometric pressure, and a few other factors, this could take more time or less time than it does for me.

Once the dough balls have doubled in size, they’re ready for the oven. Give them a brush with an egg wash (an egg beaten with a splash of water), and if you like, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over them. In my oven, these bad boys will bake at 205 C (400 F) for about 12 minutes. Again, this may be different for you based on your location. Once the buns turn a beautiful brown color, then they be done.

At this point, the buns are good to go. Cut one in half, slap some fixin’s on it, then slide the burger patty on, and get yourself to chowing down.

Now, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice a clear lack of anything resembling advice or instructions regarding the fixin’s. There is a reason for that, but you’ll have to wait for Part 3 to find out what it is.

Chef’s note: The dough described here also makes a very nice loaf of bread, just bake it as you would any other bread dough. You could also cut the dough into smaller chunks and make dinner rolls instead of burger buns. OR, if you have leftover burger buns, they work really well for French toast.


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139 comments on “Burgers, Sumo style – Part 2
  1. okrahead says:

    Great… the only thing between me and a perfect burger is learning the metric system. In other words, things that are never going to happen.

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  2. Ame says:

    you don’t have to learn the metric system … you just have to get a kitchen scale that also does metric, which most probably do. ours does 🙂

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  3. Sumo says:

    Some misdeeds are best left undone.

    Where’s the fun in that?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Cill says:

    Buggered if I know. Your call.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    Might well try that bread recipe in my breadmaker, sounds yummy. It’s nice to wake up to a fresh baked loaf.

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  6. Cheque d'Out says:

    Look! They’re looking to ease the lockdown. Yay!

    (the shirty clown on the right is our Fauci)

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  7. Cheque d'Out says:

    And yes, that is the rumour; They’re thinking of allowing pubs to re-open as long as they don’t sell beer. I’m not sure what the reasoning here is. In fact I’m not sure that there is any. Many people have felt for a while that ‘they’ have been trying to stop the peasants drinking alcohol. Or driving (hence the enforced switch to electric vehicles). Or flying off on holidays. I’m hoping that this all ends very badly for them. And soon.

    I’ve heard that they’re sending (maybe thinking of sending) counsellors door-to-door pushing their shitty vaccines. A job for the brave and stout of heart IMHO. Or maybe Karens with a bunch of guys to ensure that her worthless feelz aren’t harmed by intemperate words. I need a poster that’ll put the shits up them over the risks of injecting yourself with a blood-brain barrier crossing vaccine with attached prion triggering site – The Great British BSE/CJD Experiment Round II but this time with the ability to cross into the brain. That’s not yet a given (B-B + Prion) and anyway it’ll not get everyone (Round I Mad Cow ended up with few confirmed new variant CJD cases) but I do think that it’s the ideal nightmare fuel to get a Karen (who will have proudly had the jabs already) fizzing. Don’t knock on my door and you won’t see the poster.

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  8. Cheque d'Out says:

    Here’s (one of) our AOCs, specifically Miss Diane Flabbot. My gripe is that at least you guys get to look at a nice pair of boobies as your one talks shit. Ours are visual car-crashes.

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  9. Cheque d'Out says:

    Even the ABBC’s best efforts can’t make BloJo’s glorious green future look viable. The writer has been pushing green bollocks for decades now – a true believer.

    How will we heat homes in zero carbon Britain?
    When it comes to winter warming, you can’t beat gas central heating. It’s been keeping us cosy for more than half a century.

    But when your beloved boiler packs up, be prepared for a change – because gas heating can’t play a part in zero carbon Britain.

    At some date in the future, you will need to install clean heating. And be warned – it won’t always be cheap, or convenient.

    What’s more, we’ll have to radically improve insulation, too, because some of the new-style kit can’t heat the UK’s cold, draughty houses.

    There are two main contenders for the £28bn market to heat our homes – hydrogen and heat pumps.

    So…pump hydrogen through gas pipes made to carry methane. Got to say that I wonder if they’ll be leaking enough hydrogen that shouts of ‘thar she blows!’ will become a regular thing as houses go up with explosions. Hydrogen molecules are smaller and nimbler than methane ones.

    Heat pumps sound nice but:
    In cold weather they don’t deliver that much heat, their optimum temperature range isn’t that wide and doesn’t reach lower temps (even British temps).
    When they do deliver heat, they don’t make water nearly as hot as boilers do. All your radiators need to get bigger and the pipes too. Basically you gut the house of the previous system and start from scratch.

    Heads need to roll, metaphorically speaking (obviously). The Green vote was 2-3% iirc at the last general election. Nobody voted tory to get this shit. The lib-dems are dead and buried, laba is a zombie party and the toreez are hacking at their own wrists with a rusty knife.

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  10. Cheque d'Out says:

    “learning the metric system”

    Man, you’re already halfway there. 1 Litre = 1 US quart = 2 US pints
    (Not so easy for Imperial measures. I manly, proper, imperial pint = 568ml (not your paltry, panty waisted 500ml mini-pints))

    Kilo to Pounds? Double it and then add 10%

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  11. Cheque d'Out says:


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  12. you just have to get a kitchen scale that also does metric, which most probably do. ours does

    Ame finally admits she’s on the side of the globalists…

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  13. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Ame finally admits she’s on the side of the globalists…”

    We all knew. It would’ve been pointless to continue to act as if it wasn’t true. Probably.

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  14. Ame says:

    Y’all crack me up 😁

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  15. Cheque d'Out says:

    Seems like a sensibubble conversation (from mid-December)

    Potential long-term hazards of COVID vaccines (from Livestream #58)


  16. Farm Boy says:

    The state’s $130,000-a-year undersecretary for climate change is being blasted by a fiscal watchdog for saying the administration needs to ‘break’ the will of taxpayers when it comes to heating homes and driving cars.



  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    If you’re into WuFlu jabs and the Russian version is the one relevant to you

    It seems that the news is good.


  18. Cheque d'Out says:

    Form an orderly queue


  19. Who’s that guy who wanted to fawking blow up Parliament again?

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  20. Apparently Fox Business News has cancelled Lou Dobbs, who happeneed to host their #1 rated show. Since I didn’t watch before cutting the cable it isn’t a bother to me, but it is interesting if anyone thought that Fox would try to get “right” with the 50% of viewers that dumped them.

    At the gym I saw that Donna Brazille was sitting in for the talking pile of shit that is Juan Williams the other day on a Fox news show. The same woman who gave debate (or was it townhall?) questions to Hillary ahead of time while working for CNN was on Fox News. Really trying to get those viewers back aren’t they. Yep, maximum effort.

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    In 1923, the supermarket company—which still does business in the South and Midwest—was at the center of a short squeeze/market morality play that echoes the recent frenzy around GameStop.

    As with GameStop and other “meme” companies like AMC Entertainment, Piggly Wiggly was being sold short by several big Wall Street investment firms. This aroused an unexpected popular backlash, stirred by a resentment of “city slickers” getting rich off the “yaps,” or little guys. So there was a sense of triumph when investors fought back and put the squeeze on the shorts.

    “New York speculators,” crowed one newspaper, “made to pay through the nose.”


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  22. horsemanbombadil says:

    From KH

    “Uh hmmm, “At this point, what difference does it make?” Biden is in, Trump is out. No one who doesn’t already believe the election was stolen (it was) is going to be convinced otherwise. Stop perseverating over something that is over and done with.”

    For all this; politics, feminism, church, economy, downfall of the west….

    My decision tree is short.

    Look. Does it affect me or mine?
    Think. Can I actually, practically do anything about it?
    Choose Do I have a plan to do something about it.
    Do Execute the plan.

    I am either doing something about anything or I am not wasting myself worrying about uncontrollable forces. Anything in between is a waste; either unproductive action or unnecessary worrying.

    The collory to do or do not. Can I effect or not.

    Once you embrace that, life is simple.

    P.s. it is not defeatism. Only rarely can you do nothing.
    In most cases Look is not observing how to stop it but where you can endure its least effects.

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  23. horsemanbombadil says:

    Sparkle socks is here, Slowden is there. Can’t change that. Done.
    But I can observe their next likely stupidity and make a plan to protect mine from that.

    Once safely behind my defenses it then becomes quite enjoyable to watch the unprepared or unknowing flail around.

    I have 6 months of food, fuel, medicines in the house. My bills are prepaid for 6 months.
    I have a years worth of expenses in tradeables. I have monies in the bank to live frugally until I die. I have useful skills and a network of peers who will trade for them.

    What do I care which moron is in what fancy house issuing stupid decrees.

    What do I care what people I don’t know are bitching about other people I don’t know are doing to them.

    What do I care what might happen five years out. The next year is predicted both good and bad and contingencies in place?

    Focus on the Do, then life becomes very amusing.


  24. horsemanbombadil says:

    But but if we don’t do something the barbarians will overpower us and kill us tomorrow. Waaa.

    Then I am getting stinking drunk today, sober up tonight, and at sunrise arm up the war horses for a futile but glorious ending.

    Can you or can’t you
    Do or do not.

    “We travel light” Aragorn

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  25. horsemanbombadil says:

    Sometimes Do Not is the right action

    E.g. no one confronting all the guardsmen without a good reason


  26. Cheque d'Out says:

    Loyal Husband Finds Out Wife Participates In Gangb#%gs While He’s Away Working (She’s Toast!)

    In today’s video I go over a story where a man who has been married to his wife for over 10 years (and was dating her in college when she was 18) discovers that not only is she cheating on him but has been doing it since college AND…regularly participates in “g-bangs”. This is horrible on so many levels but especially since he’s been providing for her since college.


  27. Cheque d'Out says:

    Man Leaves Fiancée After She Cheats At Bachelorette Party (She Has A Meltdown)

    In today’s video I go over a story where a man finds out that his fiancee cheated on him at her bachelorette party…3 weeks before the wedding. He packs up and leaves town and she has a meltdown.

    I do love a happy ending though. For him. Bit of a shame for her that her first lesson on actions-having-consequences is such a major and public one. Sux to be a ho, I guess.

    It’s a nice touch that the father of the not-to-be-bride, once told the whole story, says that he understands completely and that the guy is a good guy.

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  28. horsemanbombadil says:

    Keep in mind I am not your typical peon redneck. I have been on the inside. I was a senior director in a government facility for almost two decades. I have worked with the presidents of fortune 500 companies.

    These entities make decisions same as most people. By hunch, guess, concensus.
    So much of the effects are unthought out, unforseen, unexpected.

    But those in power, as Sheppard Book says…”They Believe. Man like that Believes Hard.”
    So they are blind to common sense projections of the actual affects of their actions.

    Dems Believe the cheques, regardless of when, will save the poor.

    UK believes pubs without alcohol are both safe and a viable business.

    Feminists believe women will step up and take high pressure, 80 hour a week boardroom jobs.

    Who cares why, you couldn’t pin it down anyway.
    Instead look at what, when, how using your common sense.

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  29. Cheque d'Out says:

    “UK believes pubs without alcohol are both safe and a viable business”
    UK politicians believe pubs without alcohol are both safe and a viable business.

    Ain’t nobody else, bro

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    Everybody today is talking about this Time magazine story by Molly Ball, which looks an awful lot like a secret plan to rig the election, but you’re not allowed to say “rigged” or “stolen,” because if you do, you’re an “extremist” and potentially a terrorist.


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  31. Cheque d'Out says:

    Comes across as a bit of a woolly but he has a great take on many subjects

    BBC Dead 🛑 Top 20 Catastrophic Lies, Scandals & Cover-Ups That Ended 📺 Licence 👏

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  32. Cheque d'Out says:

    Another great take. That confirms that it’s only BloJo and his fellow tosspots that think that pubs with no alcohol make any sense whatsoever.

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  33. Farm Boy says:

    LAS VEGAS, NV—”The house always wins,” the saying goes. Many people feel the games and machines in Las Vegas are rigged so you can’t ever really come out on top. But one casino boss is insisting that the games aren’t actually rigged — they’re just “fortified.”


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  34. Cill says:

    Sumo I’m a bit surprised you haven’t thought about a China Burger. It will make you thrive and pay off your debts (except your debt to China) and Biden will post a big picture of himself chowing down on one. On second thoughts, don’t be a JAJA (just another Jacinda Adern). Don’t make a China Burger bro.

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  35. Cill says:

    JAJA before the [b]races:

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    He said the university “pre-judged” him guilty, “effectively” threw him out before its investigation was complete, hid charges against him, refused his exculpatory evidence, and subjected him to a “biased process calculated” to support his accuser.

    UConn had barred John’s firsthand witnesses from submitting statements that his accuser initiated “sexual activity” with him in a crowded car, by “grinding” and “gyrating” on him. Hearing officers only let him dispute the nature of their sexual encounter in a dorm room later that night.


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  37. Farm Boy says:

    [Unhappy she would be]


  38. Need to add at least two 0’s to that UConn judgement to help get the message across.

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  39. RichardP says:

    This article at the link below is a useful read for those interested in the intersection of politics and history. It is a useful read for those who aren’t interested in such things as well.. We are facing a call to pick up the flag by many folks, in an atmosphere where few are willing to disrupt their lives to do so. There are implications derived from that truth – just as there have been throughout history. Power accrues to those most able to wield the weapons of control. In old times, that would be the folks who had the most maces at their disposal. Today, that would be whomever has the most control over mass communication. Governments change as the methods used to control the masses change. We won’t escape that historical truth, no matter how much we wish someone else would pick up the flag.

    See my next post for the link and a quote.

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  40. Cill says:

    What is kosher salt?


  41. RichardP says:

    From here:

    From Ruling Class to Oligarchy

    By the 21st century’s first decade, little but formality was left of the American republic. In 1942, Joseph Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy described the logic by which government and big business tend to coalesce into socialism in theory, oligarchy in practice. But by then, that logic had already imposed itself on the Western world. Italy’s 1926 Law of Corporations—fascism’s charter—inaugurated not so much the regulation of business by government as the coalescence of the twain. Over the ensuing decade, it was more or less copied throughout the West.

    In America, the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act’s authors had erected barriers against private oligopolies and monopolies. By maintaining competition between big business, they hoped to preserve private freedoms and limit government’s role. But the Great Depression’s pressures and temptations led to the New Deal’s rules that differed little from Italy’s. No matter that, as the Supreme Court pointed out in Schechter Poultry v. U.S., public-private amalgamation does not fit in the Constitution. It grew nevertheless alongside the notion that good government proceeds from the experts’ judgment rather than from the voters’ choices. The miracles of production that America brought forth in World War II seemed to validate the point.

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had come to understand large organizations that feed on government power and dispense vast private benefits, was not shy in warning about the danger they pose to the republic. His warning about the “military-industrial complex” that he knew so well is often misunderstood as a mere caution against militarism. But Ike was making a broader point: Amalgams of public and private power tend to prioritize their corporate interests over the country’s.

    That is why Eisenhower cautioned against the power of government-funded expertise. “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever-present and is gravely to be regarded,” he said, because “public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.” Government money can accredit a self-regarding elite. Because “a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity,” government experts can end up substituting their power for truth.

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  42. Cill says:

    What is softened butter?


  43. Farm Boy says:

    Trump’s new lawyers hit hard on a “bill of attainder.” The U.S. Constitution absolutely forbids two things: an ex post facto law and a bill of attainder. An ex post facto law means that Congress criminalizes something only after you did it already. In fact, the Democrats are changing interpretations so severely that they are violating the ex post facto prohibition.

    A “bill of attainder” is a legislature singling out a person for punishment rather than enacting a law of general application. Because the prohibition in the Constitution is absolute, Trump’s lawyers raise it as a total bar.

    In other words, they have put tyrannosaurus rex teeth into the argument that you cannot impeach a former president. They belabor the circumstances that the articles of impeachment have created: “a class of one” with only Donald Trump in the class


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  44. RichardP says:

    The comments at the link I posted above are also worth scanning through. Here is an example:

    President Trump’s greatest gift to America is that through his scrappy style he so unhinged the ruling class, the elite (so called), the swamp, and the media, that he caused them to unwittingly expose themselves. He showed at least half the nation that they are no longer governed by a government with their consent. Many of us already knew that, but there are so many more who were previously lulled to sleep by decades of political and media spin, spin from both the left and “right”, that have now had their eyes opened. He put the media conspirators off their game so much so that many in the left’s contrived victim groups were awakening to the farce. President Trump had gained so much popularity with voters that it forced the left to overreact in their election response. The left, who committed the crime, know what they did but pretend not to. The supporters of President Trump know as well.

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    Amazingly, though, Trump’s brief reminds us that the Democrats are actually required to prove that the election was not stolen. The articles of impeachment do not merely open the door and allow Trump to prove there was election fraud. They accuse Trump of falsely claiming there was fraud in the election, thereby inciting protests.

    Can you cry “fire!” in a crowded theater? Well, is there in fact a fire? Then yes. A prosecutor would have to prove there wasn’t any fire.

    In order to prove their case, the impeachment managers are actually required to prove that Trump’s statements were false. The burden of proof is on the Democrats to prove that there was no fraud anywhere in the election. If Trump’s statements were true or he reasonably believed they were true, then the articles of impeachment fail. And Trump should be able to respond. Of course, the Senate won’t tolerate that or allow that much time.


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  46. Cheque d'Out says:

    Not my circus, not my monkeys. I don’t care who wins. I just want to watch the fight.


  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    Kosher is just salt in large flaky form, as I understand it. I’d be using un-ground sea salt, or some such


  48. Cheque d'Out says:

    “What is softened butter?”

    Sounds like some kind of fringe perversion.

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  49. Cill says:

    Sounds like some kind of fringe perversion

    I was trying to work out if it was a tautology or sumat.

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

    Schtum on the subject of 6 nations.


  51. Cheque d'Out says:

    I don’t think that all perversions are fringe.

    [Pedophilia at the BBC apparently fringe it is not]


  52. Cheque d'Out says:


  53. Sumo says:

    Room temperature butter, smartass. 😂

    [So dead it would be?]

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  54. Cill says:

    I am chastised and rebuked in front of everyone.

    Liked by 2 people

  55. Cill says:

    There is no justice

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  56. Cill says:

    At least I hefted the comments up into the 70s. You have to allow me that much. 😉

    [The 70’s the tune of bell-bottoms and plaids they were.
    Best forgotten this would be]

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  57. Cill says:

    Sumo have you tried using sour milk in your scones? I don’t mean cultured sour, I mean old sour milk. For some reason it makes the best scones. The senior ladies of my fam-damily have used sour milk in scones since time immemorial.

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  58. Sumo says:

    I have not, but I certainly aim to try it now.


  59. Farm Boy says:

    “There’s a lot of tape of cities burning and courthouses being attacked and federal agents being assaulted by rioters in the streets, cheered on by Democrats throughout the country, and many of them in Washington using really the most inflammatory rhetoric that’s possible to use,” Castor pointed out before noting that Democrats were not accused on inciting that violence, yet Trump is on video stating clearly that he wanted people to march peacefully to the Capitol.



  60. horsemanbombadil says:

    Admit it. You have lazy pants….

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  61. Farm Boy says:

    “Will you then respond with Maxine Waters, a number of other Democrat officials not speaking out about the Antifa and other extremist rallies over the last summer?” Ingraham asked.
    “I think you can count on that,” Castor said. “If my eyes look a little red to the viewers, it’s because I’ve been looking at a lot of video.”


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  62. Liz says:

    Per the new Covid vaccine,
    I’d hope to at least wait a decade while it is tested on soldiers and Sub-Saharan Africans to make sure nobody comes out looking like a thalidomide kid.

    …though it seems soldiers are out this time… as the vaccine is voluntary rather than mandatory for the military.
    And that says about all anyone needs to know.
    The military never found a mandatory vaccine they didn’t like to include in their unlabeled Gulf War Syndrome Starter Kits.

    …Also notice the rich white people that are in power seem to be getting a high percentage of photo op injections with empty syringes, syringes with no needles, caps still on, etc… seemingly unaware of the digital zooming abilities of modern TV resolutions.

    Which (again) says about all anyone needs to know.

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  63. Cill says:

    Sour milk scones:

    225g self-raising flour + extra for dusting
    pinch salt
    pinch cayenne pepper
    1 tblsp baking powder
    55g chilled butter cut into cubes
    120g mature cheddar, grated
    90 – 100 ml sour milk + tblsp for glazing

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  64. Cill says:

    Pre-heat oven to 180 C
    Mix it all except ceddar and milk in a bowl by hand.
    Add the cheese and mix it in
    Add some chopped parsley
    Add milk and mix

    Cut into squares and put on tray in oven.
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Scones rise up.

    My cousin is making scones right now, so the above is hot out off of the kitchen.

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  65. Cill says:

    They sometimes cut bacon into small pieces and add them to the mix.

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  66. Cill says:

    Also, you should flatten the dough with your hands before slicing it putting in oven. I did that job myself as my hands are about 3 times the size of hers. She did the rest.

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  67. Cill says:

    She wants to do Sumo Burgers tomorrow.

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  68. Cill says:

    To complicate matters, my mum tells me she doesn’t make scones that way, and her mother didn’t either. Bugger it, I’m going to have a handle of CDDU pilsner now.

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  69. Larry G says:

    normally I don’t place much stock is stuff that is advertised as “free”…but this little pdf e-book is free, faintly amusing and a bit educational….the site also has other downloadable pdf e-books I look into later….


    BTW, my next door neighbors BOTH have the covid China Plague now.

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  70. Larry G says:

    “If women were free of financial cares, probably the majority of them
    would prefer to spend their lives in the company of other women rather
    than with men – and not because they are all lesbians. What men call lesbian
    tendencies probably have little to do with a woman’s sexual drive. No
    – the sexes have almost no interests in common. What, besides money, can
    bind a woman to a man?

    Women make ideal living companions for each other. Their feelings and
    instincts are retarded at the same primitive level, and there are almost no
    individualistic or eccentric women. It isn’t difficult to imagine the paradise
    they would create together and how exciting their existence would be, even
    if the intellectual level was appallingly low. Who would worry about it?”

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  71. Ame says:

    Larry, did a man or woman write that?

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  72. Larry G says:

    a woman. Esther Vilar

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  73. M says:

    We women are very fortunate that men have any time for us at all. The best company for a narcissist would be her own image in a mirror and she could talk to herself all day. That would be better than boring a man half to death.

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  74. Larry G says:

    LOL! “We women are very fortunate that men have any time for us at all.” I agree with you.

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  75. Larry G says:

    Sorry (yeah, right) y’all were having an intense discussion about hamburgers I believe…back to your regular programming….

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  76. Larry G says:

    my favorite hamburger sans the bun or fixins…

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  77. Larry G says:

    Georgia Substitute Elementary School Teacher Charged with 19 Counts of Child Molestation

    “Amelia Ressler, engaged in “indecent and immoral acts while in the presence of school-aged children.
    Carroll County spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey told Fox 5 in an interview that “it appeared [Ressler] was masturbating while the classroom was full of kids.”
    Hulsey explained that investigators were able to obtain video evidence as Ressler “videoed it herself and disseminated it.”

    Guess remote learning isn’t such a bad idea after all


  78. Off topic: Spookily, CS Lewis wrote this nearly 70 years ago but could have been written today:
    ′′One young devil asked the old man: “How did you manage to bring so many souls to hell?” The old devil answered: “I instilled fear in them!” Answers the youngster: “Great job!
    And what were they afraid of? Wars? Hunger?” Answers the man: “No, they were afraid of the disease!” For this youngster: “Does this mean they didn’t get sick? Are they not dead? There was no rescue for them?”
    The old man answered: “but no . . . they got sick, died, and the rescue was there.” The young devil, surprised, answered: “Then I don’t understand???” The old man answered: “You know they believed the only thing they have to keep at any cost is their lives.
    They stopped hugging, greeting each other. They’ve moved away from each other. They gave up all social contacts and everything that was human! Later they ran out of money, lost their jobs, but that was their choice because they were afraid for their lives, that’s why they quit their jobs without even having bread.
    They believed blindly everything they heard and read in the papers.
    They gave up their freedoms, they didn’t leave their own homes literally anywhere. They stopped visiting family and friends. The world turned into such a concentration camp, without forcing them into captivity.
    They accepted everything!!! Just to live at least one more miserable day . . . And so living, they died every day!!! And that’s how it was very easy for me to take their miserable souls to hell….. ′′
    C.S. Lewis – ′′ Old Devil’s Letter To The Young ′′ 1942.
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  79. Ame says:

    i’m not sure i agree with her, but it’s interesting. being around all women gets … tedious.


  80. Ame says:

    that’s sick, Larry. cannot like that one 😦


  81. b g says:


    ROTFLMAO, yeah, okay I have had a dram or two, but my wife called us mere males “a very necessary spice” ;-D

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  82. Ame says:

    love that, BG … VERY necessary, indeed.

    i would hate to be surrounded with only women all the time. u.g.h. i’d rather be alone with lots of books than have to endure only women all the time.

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  83. molly says:

    M is so right eh

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  84. Sumo says:

    She wants to do Sumo Burgers tomorrow.

    …..so many comments I could make, but how to choose…..?

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  85. molly says:

    Sumo will be polite.. he is a gentleman at heart. He is refined.

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  86. Sumo says:

    Molls, honey…..I thought we were friends. Why would you slander me like that?

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  87. molly says:

    sorry my bad.

    I knew an old old old man about a hundred who’s eyes were so old they were closed. who fought in ww2. He was a Japanese man and my great granddad said he was the bravest soldier he ever knew.

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  88. molly says:

    Peace Sumo. Luvya bro. Grrr

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  89. Sharkly says:

    “The best company for a narcissist would be her own image in a mirror and she could talk to herself all day.”

    Yeah! Women are so vain.
    Sharkly will someday have to tell his boys about living back when only arrogant assholes took selfies. LOL

    There’s why you don’t send your daughters off to college! 😉

    I’d post a more recent photo, but I’m only gettin’ hotter! And I wouldn’t want to stumble any of you lustful ladies in your walk with the Lord.

    And I quit the selfie thing once you uncool people started doin’ it.


  90. Cheque d'Out says:

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  91. Cheque d'Out says:

    For those with foreign inclinations; Nappy = Diaper

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  92. Sharkly says:

    On the selfie above, the scratches at the bottom left are actually deep scratches that were on my dorm room mirror. A married girl scratched it up with her diamond. At the time I was totally blue-pilled and I had no idea why she had, with such frustrated disregard, tested her diamond so forcefully against our mirror. I think I might have just figured it out.


  93. Sharkly says:

    She may have only been engaged. I don’t know for certain.


  94. Larry G says:

    ok, a hamburger that MAY be worth $20…


  95. Cheque d'Out says:

    Cill & tribes only


  96. Cheque d'Out says:

    I see razors in her immediate future

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  97. The 70’s weren’t all bad. Tanya Roberts circa ’79.

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  98. Boy howdy, I got just a little smear of some of that stuff on a t-shirt and some shorts and that shit is forever.

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  99. You know what? F this job, I’m outta here.

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  100. horsemanbombadil says:

    Actual headline: “Why is it so hard to find plus-size vintage and second-hand clothes?”

    Because until 1990 most women WERE NOT FAT!!

    Sheesh, need an article for this?


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  101. Farm Boy says:



























    Liz’ dog


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  102. horsemanbombadil says:

    A year in 2.5% of the population has been infected. Only 40 years until everyone has had it.
    Two months into vaccination 2.8% vaccinated. Only 5 more years until everyone is protected.

    Naturally it will ebb in the summer as it did last year and rise again next fall.

    They cannot keep this going forever. Whether late this year or 3 years from now…

    Exit question: What excuse will they use to disengage from this way before the population is protected?

    Normally they would just stop reporting on it like we do with wars. Remember Syria?

    But this time they can’t, the rules are in place. How do they justify their use when at some point they have to say (Roseanne Rosannadanna voice) “Never mind.”


    Or will we just circle back to this one?

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  103. horsemanbombadil says:

    Sorry Texas


  104. Farm Boy says:

    Straight Outta Exodus: A flood hit an Indonesian dye factory and turned a nearby village blood red



  105. Farm Boy says:

    Imagine that there is a new scientific theory that warns of an impending crisis, and points to a way out.

    This theory quickly draws support from leading scientists, politicians and celebrities around the world. Research is funded by distinguished philanthropies, and carried out at prestigious universities. The crisis is reported frequently in the media. The science is taught in college and high school classrooms.

    I don’t mean global warming. I’m talking about another theory, which rose to prominence a century ago.



  106. Farm Boy says:

    California Governor Gavin Newsom met “secretly” with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, ahead of the November presidential election, according to a memo obtained by a British tabloid.

    Although the memo did not specify what the group discussed, the meeting could put the Duke and Duchess in violation of the “Megxit” deal, inked last February, that saw the pair separate themselves from the British royal family and end their careers as working royals.


    [A “working royal” like a “working dog” it would be?]


  107. SFC Ton says:


    Immigration and all the shit they do to suppress the White birthrate is how they will win the war.

    And it will be a shit show for all the middle class and upper middle White folks left

    Noticing how South Africa or Detroit ior any other brown city is a shit show makes you a racist ans for way to many Whites being called a name is worse then genocide

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  108. Cheque d'Out says:


  109. Farm Boy says:


    Multispecies ethnograpny becomes an intersectional feminist project by attending to issues of power and inequality within human-animal relationships at both individual and structural levels. A feminist approach opens doors to querying how human-animal relationships are raced, classed, and gendered; how the race, class, and gender associations of both humans and animals shape their life chances; and how identities of race, class, gender, and/or species are deployed in efforts to resist institutional powers.


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  110. Farm Boy says:

    Basically, the entire thing is defective because all these different claims are mixed together. Now, one might try to dismiss this as a mere “technicality,” but laws, rules and procedures are all about “technicalities.” Either the rules apply to everyone, or they don’t. Here, the Establishment is seeking to keep the inconvenient fact that it is not entitled to a conviction from stopping them from getting one. If they can ignore the rules on this witch hunt, they will ignore them when they come for you.

    And since the Constitution and, you know, evidence, is no impediment to the Establishment’s grubby grabbing for power, you might think it would decline to continue this ridiculous charade on purely cynical, practical grounds. This blatant attempt to take the decision on whether Trump should ever be president out of the hands of the people is going to further get people woke, but the Establishmentarians can’t help themselves



  111. Farm Boy says:

    Jared Bernstein, member of Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors: “One thing we learned in the 1990s was that a surefire way to reconnect the fortunes of working people at all skill levels, immigrant and native-born alike, to the growing economy is to let the job market tighten up. A tight job market pressures employers to boost wage offers to get and keep the workers they need. One equally surefire way to sort-circuit this useful dynamic is to turn on the immigrant spigot every time some group’s wages go up.”



  112. Farm Boy says:

    “For these people, liberalism is not a belief at all. No, it’s something more important: a badge of certain social aspirations. That is why the laments of the small-town leftists get voiced with such intemperance and desperation. As if those who voice them are fighting off the nagging thought: If the Republicans aren’t particularly evil, then maybe I’m not particularly special.”



  113. Farm Boy says:

    A new and rapidly growing journalistic “beat” has arisen over the last several years that can best be described as an unholy mix of junior high hall-monitor tattling and Stasi-like citizen surveillance. It is half adolescent and half malevolent. Its primary objectives are control, censorship, and the destruction of reputations for fun and power. Though its epicenter is the largest corporate media outlets, it is the very antithesis of journalism.

    But this is now the prevailing ethos in corporate journalism. They have insufficient talent or skill, and even less desire, to take on real power centers: the military-industrial complex, the CIA and FBI, the clandestine security state, Wall Street, Silicon Valley monopolies, the corrupted and lying corporate media outlets they serve. So settling on this penny-ante, trivial bullshit — tattling, hall monitoring, speech policing: all in the most anti-intellectual, adolescent and primitive ways — is all they have. It’s all they are. It’s why they have fully earned the contempt and distrust in which the public holds them.



  114. Ame says:

    SFC Ton
    4h ago
    They are bad bets for the next guy. I’m glad it worked out for your owner but it doesn’t typically work well for the next guy….. second marraiges fail more often then 1st marriages and all

    Tl;dr – Ton is right.

    What is it about women that causes 2nd marriages to fail? (I’m sure there is stuff that pertains to men, but I’m not a man, so I’m not going to address that.)

    It is imperative that we understand the hardwired nature of women, and that’s found in the first three chapters of Genesis. The first two chapters give the background for the most pivotal scene in the whole Bible:

    Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

    2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

    4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

    6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

    8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

    9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

    10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

    11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

    12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

    13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

    The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
    Genesis 3:1-13

    When the serpent, who is Satan (the father of all lies), wanted to change the whole course of all of mankind, he went to the woman because she is easily deceived.

    The best lies have some truth in them. 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
    Before we make that bad choice, it looks good and inviting and riveting, for we only see the good; after we make that choice, our eyes truly are opened, and we see the whole picture as evil has now flooded in.
    Women tend to only see the before and never the after. Even in the after, we think there’s another ‘fruit’ we can have that will make it all better – it’s not a one-time lie, it’s a continuous lie that women fall for over and over again.
    Not once does Eve take responsibility for what she has done.

    So, when it comes to second marriages, we women tend to look at them the same – that going in they will be SO much better and the answer to ALL our problems! Once we’re in them, we learn the cold truth that marriage is hard because relationships are hard, men are men, and staying emotionally ‘in love’ is a choice, and all relationships, especially marriages, require work.

    AWALT is true because the base, hardwired nature of all women is the same. We are easily deceived into believing there is something else better than what we have. We have to consciously and continuously say no to the Liar and consciously and continuously say yes to the Truth, bypassing our emotions and circumstances and the ‘advice’ we receive from others, esp other women and culture.

    Below are the comments that led to all this:
    JPF says:
    5 February, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    So what about the women here? What do they get out it? They often live miserable lives, with dysfunctional this and dysfunctional that.
    At least some women like drama. I have known women that create drama; some apparently for attention, others to deflect attention from the fact that they are about to be proven wrong.
    So I am not convinced that all women would see a life with dysfunctions as a negative. Especially if it gets them victimhood attention and sympathy.
    Exit Question: What is to be done?
    Refuse any charity, both government and private, for any adult woman that is not a widow. Harlots and divorced women are ineligible.
    Refuse any charity, both government and private, for any children that are not orphans. Yes the lives of children in a harlot-led home will suck; but encouraging and supporting these harlots will directly lead to more of them. Case study: The black community and the government programs mentioned in the OP.

    Ame says:
    5 February, 2021 at 7:41 pm
    JPF – refuse help to women whose husbands left them and their children and divorced them against her will and desires, too?

    Sharkly says:
    6 February, 2021 at 10:35 am
    refuse help to women whose husbands left them and their children and divorced them against her will and desires, too?
    If you believe in the “separation of church and state”, then the state should not be intruding on the churches job of doing charity work. Nor should the church allow the state to “help”, or next thing you know, the state will be paying lazy welfare queens our tax dollars, no questions asked.
    Charity should be given by involved family, friends, and churches. And it shouldn’t be given willy-nilly to everybody who asks. There should be a lot of discrimination used as to who is truly going to be best helped and how. I wouldn’t hardly give money away to anybody. I’d give them a chance to “earn” it. I’d want their circumstances investigated quickly before providing anything more than temporary food clothing and shelter. Often those who ask for help don’t deserve it, and those who deserve it are usually not as likely to ask for help.
    If you’re referring to yourself and your daughters, Ame, I’d have had y’all out picking cotton for your meals. Even if it was just picking up a few bags worth of cotton balls that I dumped around my yard. And I’d make y’all sing some spirituals as you picked up the cotton while I supervised from a lounge chair. I’d make sure that your free meal came with a slice of humble pie!
    Ame says:
    6 February, 2021 at 3:52 pm
    thank you. That would have been significantly more than the church did back then – the church who knew us, knew what he did, and knew I had a sped kid and that I was all alone with zero family help or support.
    – – –
    I was actually thinking of the broader attitude – that ALL divorced, single moms are bad, fully guilty, and deserve to be treated as scum, and deserve to be ignored, neglected, and spit upon.
    You are correct that those who really need help are loathe to ask for it, so when I finally did, and was treated so despicably within the church, it’s not hard to imagine that the community services treated me significantly better. And that all doesn’t include how they [the church] treated my two, little, innocent daughters. Very dark years.

    SFC Ton says:
    7 February, 2021 at 6:05 pm
    I was actually thinking of the broader attitude – that ALL divorced, single moms are bad, fully guilty, and deserve to be treated as scum, and deserve to be ignored, neglected, and spit upon.
    Exaggerate much?
    They are bad bets for the next guy. I’m glad it worked out for your owner but it doesn’t typically work well for the next guy….. second marraiges fail more often then 1st marriages and all
    Ame says:
    7 February, 2021 at 6:36 pm
    LOL! Been known to exaggerate a *wee* bit from time to time .
    – – –
    I agree.
    SFC Ton says:
    7 February, 2021 at 6:47 pm
    LOL all good darling
    There certainly are guys who think like that but are a minority even in the man o sphere
    Heck I remember when Bloom was a rookie and trying to real with a few realities

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