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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)  (Read 1635 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #50 on: 18 Feb 2019, 23:18 »

Elliott, it's a long story and you literally needed to have been there; I don't think it's possible to explain otherwise, even with context, without it sounding weird. Yeah, I presume that he would have thrown Peter out of the window for hitting on Brun in such a crude way.

Y'know, I find myself wondering if this is the first time that Brun has seriously had a lot of money to spare. Understandably, a part of her desperately wants to use this opportunity to have all those experiences that she's long dreamed of but has never been able to afford!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 00:05 »

Mmm... 1000 cheap croissants, or 300 good croissants?

It could be a hundred best croissants ever, but it ultimately doesn’t matter since those things don’t keep well.  I got a bunch leftover and had to quickly eat everything because I spotted mold after just a few days. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 04:04 »

Mmm... 1000 cheap croissants, or 300 good croissants?

It could be a hundred best croissants ever, but it ultimately doesn’t matter since those things don’t keep well.  I got a bunch leftover and had to quickly eat everything because I spotted mold after just a few days.

Better buy them when you want to eat them. But maybe that's easier to do in France...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 05:59 »

The flux compensator, Elliott. It's always the flux-compensator ...
That still requires violating some traffic laws. None of the east coast states have speed limits that go up to 88 mph.

Luckily, a DeLaurian capable of trans-lightcone travel is automatically compatible with the 11th commandment ("Though shalt not get caught" )
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 07:10 »

Mmm... 1000 cheap croissants, or 300 good croissants?

It could be a hundred best croissants ever, but it ultimately doesn’t matter since those things don’t keep well.  I got a bunch leftover and had to quickly eat everything because I spotted mold after just a few days.

Better buy them when you want to eat them. But maybe that's easier to do in France...

If the Secret Bakery offers gift cards in thousand dollar denominations then that could work if not I stand by what I said.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #55 on: Yesterday at 07:27 »

A croissant subscription.   A fresh out of the oven croissant a day for two or three years.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 08:15 »

I would subscribe to that service.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 08:19 »

I dunno, that kind of service sounds flaky to me.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 08:38 »

It's a lot of effort to go to for an awful lot of pain...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 08:41 »

You could have croissants, or you could have bagels with lox. Pick your poisson.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #60 on: Yesterday at 09:10 »

I've always preferred LOX and kerosene.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 09:20 »

The flux compensator, Elliott. It's always the flux-compensator ...
That still requires violating some traffic laws. None of the east coast states have speed limits that go up to 88 mph.
Luckily, a DeLaurian capable of trans-lightcone travel is automatically compatible with the 11th commandment ("Though shalt not get caught" )

So many issues have I with this post chain...

Brun didn't say it was a guy in a white lab coat getting out of a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor collecting the clock. Of course, why would Doc need a clock, since he already had a bunch of them in his workshop?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #62 on: Yesterday at 09:47 »

The flux compensator, Elliott. It's always the flux-compensator ...
That still requires violating some traffic laws. None of the east coast states have speed limits that go up to 88 mph.
Luckily, a DeLaurian capable of trans-lightcone travel is automatically compatible with the 11th commandment ("Though shalt not get caught" )

So many issues have I with this post chain...

Brun didn't say it was a guy in a white lab coat getting out of a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor collecting the clock. Of course, why would Doc need a clock, since he already had a bunch of them in his workshop?

* Neither did Brun say that that the guy who collected the clock wasn't clad in a labcoat, didn't get out of a DeLorean, flux-capacitated or not. Yes, many people would probably find "a guy in a white lab coat getting out of a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor" worth mentioning. Brun is not 'many people'. 

* There's a difference between 'need' and 'want'. Both can provide ample motivation.
* DeLorian/DeLorean  - sry
* trans-lightcone: obvs bullshit, sry.
* flux-capacitor:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #63 on: Yesterday at 10:17 »

Doc would want another clock for the same reason Brun wants another clock: because it's there.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #64 on: Yesterday at 11:16 »

I'd rather have that experience once and then never eat a croissant again than spend the rest of my life eating meh croissants that I despise.
I try to strictly limit the number of things I acquire an educated palate for. It makes life simpler (and cheaper). Its not a problem only wanting to drink single malt scotch from lowland distilleries, but if I acquired a similarly discriminating palate for things that are less of an occasional luxury item then life would be more complicated. The other thing to get your head round, IMNSHO, is to distance certain ersatz foods from their inspiration. Instant mash, viewed as mashed potato, is an abomination, but instant mash viewed as a starch source that may be acceptably flavoured with cayenne, garlic and the like is acceptable in a quick meal just so long as you don't think of it as potato...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #65 on: Yesterday at 12:07 »

Doc would want another clock for the same reason Brun wants another clock: because it's there.
“It’s a clock!


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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #66 on: Yesterday at 12:27 »

I wonder if the Secret Bakery does some sort of croissant subscription? Also, stale croissants make the best bread pudding!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #67 on: Yesterday at 13:44 »

I'd rather have that experience once and then never eat a croissant again than spend the rest of my life eating meh croissants that I despise.
I try to strictly limit the number of things I acquire an educated palate for.

Oh, so do I!

The croissant just happens to be one of those things.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #68 on: Yesterday at 14:00 »

Also, stale croissants make the best bread pudding!
True, that!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #69 on: Yesterday at 14:03 »

I'd rather have that experience once and then never eat a croissant again than spend the rest of my life eating meh croissants that I despise.
I try to strictly limit the number of things I acquire an educated palate for.  It makes life simpler (and cheaper).

As someone who has sought an educated palate in many things, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

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Life would be simpler if my tastes were as well.  It honestly seems to feed into that depression that hits when times get hard, and you can either try to enjoy things you know to be subjectively worse, or go without.  Either way, it becomes all too easy to stop enjoying things that once brought you pleasure.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 14:12 »

Oh, I should mention another thing. Having an educated palette does not necessarily spoil my enjoyment of the lower quality stuff.

True, I hate crappy croissants.

But chocolate, on the other hand. While I really love fine chocolate, and would happily eat it exclusively, my ability to gorge on cheap chocolate borders on health-threatening.

The other thing to get your head round, IMNSHO, is to distance certain ersatz foods from their inspiration. Instant mash, viewed as mashed potato, is an abomination, but instant mash viewed as a starch source that may be acceptably flavoured with cayenne, garlic and the like is acceptable in a quick meal just so long as you don't think of it as potato...

Yeah, I can happily do this.

I judge stuff for what it is, not for what it is not.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #71 on: Yesterday at 20:23 »

New strip. :D

Poor Brun.  :laugh:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #72 on: Yesterday at 21:06 »

I'd rather have that experience once and then never eat a croissant again than spend the rest of my life eating meh croissants that I despise.
I try to strictly limit the number of things I acquire an educated palate for.  It makes life simpler (and cheaper).

As someone who has sought an educated palate in many things, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

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Life would be simpler if my tastes were as well.  It honestly seems to feed into that depression that hits when times get hard, and you can either try to enjoy things you know to be subjectively worse, or go without.  Either way, it becomes all too easy to stop enjoying things that once brought you pleasure.
In that case, I have a question:
Is "rosehips and juniper ale" 1:1 with gin?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #73 on: Yesterday at 22:31 »

I like her! She's very supportive!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #74 on: Yesterday at 23:20 »

Poor Brun though! She's always having it reinforced to her that most people use completely and mystifyingly deceptive figurative terms to describe completely routine things like defecation. Why would they do that, at least with a friend?

Still, it's cute how she trusts Clinton with what Renee probably has explained to her should be a closely-guarded secret, based on her reaction in panel 5. Brunette Cutie is probably thinking something like: "Mom warned me that these east coast hipster towns were weird!"
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #75 on: Today at 01:08 »

Poor Clinton really has a gift to get wrong what people are saying...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #76 on: Today at 03:39 »

He wasn't totally wrong...  :claireface:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #77 on: Today at 04:46 »

Brun should apply for NOC-training with 'that farm' in Virginia....

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