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Old 01-14-20, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And they left the skin on. I was gobsmacked when I learned AG doesn't peel them.
One of the many ways in which my wife has improved my life is by showing me how you can cut a kiwi in half, and scoop out the insides with a spoon.

Previously I would peel and then slice them. What a nightmare.

I can't imagine eating the skin
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Old 01-14-20, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And they left the skin on. I was gobsmacked when I learned AG doesn't peel them.
I have never tried one with the skin on. How does it taste?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I have never tried one with the skin on. How does it taste?
We used to get almost hairless, bite-sized, ones from our CSA. They were delicious with the peel on. I don't like the peel on the big ones.

Sweet stuff has no place on pizza.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I have never tried one with the skin on. How does it taste?
I mean, I don't know, I don't do it! I peel the skin (except for a piece around the stem to hold it by) in one piece with a good paring knife in maybe half a minute and eat the fruit in several bites. She said it was a professor who said in class it was possible, and she just always did it.
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Another SEC championship. Yawn.
Hopefully not in March Madness.

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Old 01-14-20, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I mean, I don't know, I don't do it! I peel the skin (except for a piece around the stem to hold it by) in one piece with a good paring knife in maybe half a minute and eat the fruit in several bites. She said it was a professor who said in class it was possible, and she just always did it.
Google says it is edible. I will have to try it next time to see if I like it. I don't mind eating potato skins, the color is similar so maybe the taste is??
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Hey MoAlpha how can those folks who make Prevagen advertise that their supplement improves memory when it doesn't??
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Hey MoAlpha how can those folks who make Prevagen advertise that their supplement improves memory when it doesn't??
I think they've been warned and sued by NY State and the FTC with no effect. As a supplement maker, as long as you're not claiming to diagnose or treat any disease, you can make all sorts of misleading statements. Look at all the expensive garbage athletes take.

Harmless money wasters are low priority for the FDA, an underfunded agency with a huge mandate, stretched to the breaking point trying to get cancer cures reviewed and approved and keeping deadly stuff off the market. I think Gottlieb had plans to revamp the supplement regime and the legit industry players were on board, but he's gone now and the new guy is not expected to be as effective.

The public is also distrustful and becoming ever more willfully stupid about this stuff. These days when some government agency tries to shut down a criminal quack like Breszinski in Texas, who injects piss into cancer patients, it's the Deep State in league with Big Pharma suppressing the secret of immortality.

Short version: Don't get me started!

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Has DougRNS ever posted a photo of himself modeling the marigold jacket?
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Old 01-14-20, 02:44 PM
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I’ve NEVER peeled the skin of a kiwi and have ALWAYS eaten them whole. Been eating them that way for nigh on 40 years when I was first introduced to them by a coworker.

I’m gobsmacked.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Google says it is edible. I will have to try it next time to see if I like it. I don't mind eating potato skins, the color is similar so maybe the taste is??
I think by edible they mean it won't kill you if you eat it.

colour is fine, but that texture? Yuck
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I'm gobsmacked anyone would want to eat that.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And they left the skin on. I was gobsmacked when I learned AG doesn't peel them.
same here RE: Ramona. I had to share with the room at work that she'd packed sliced but unpeeled kiwifruit in my lunch. The whole crew was like wut
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Hey MoAlpha how can those folks who make Prevagen advertise that their supplement improves memory when it doesn't??
Campaign contributions are how things get done. Try to keep up.
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Campaign contributions is how things get done. Try to keep up.
I actually don’t think it’s that kind of thing in this particular case. The reasonably legit supplement folks, who form the lobby and wield the big financial stick, have a vested interest in a certain degree of regulation and keeping the dirtballs out. The Prevagen guys are qualitatively different from the folks selling you whey protein or (equally useless) vitamin C.
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Indeed.

which is an Opel anyway.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
which is an Opel anyway.
True.

This is a real Saturn. Its real, and its spectacular.


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True.

This is a real Saturn. Its real, and its spectacular.


so true. I dont even remember if Saturn made any other mention worthy cars after that.
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will do. Youre welcome to borrow it when youre going to re-cable.

Im tempted to replace the brake cables while I change the handle bar, but I cant bring myself to do it just for the vanity of having a huge 3 section of housing/cable hidden within the internal routing of the handlebars.

On another note, anyone recommend a nice handlebar tape to go with the crabon bars? Remember though, Im a #cheapskate, so no fancy shmancy, double layered, multi colored tape for me.
sram super tape in white cuz so pro
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Has anyone else found a way to mount an ipad to their handlebars?
Duct tape
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duct tape.
great minds ...something something...
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Ive NEVER peeled the skin of a kiwi and have ALWAYS eaten them whole. Been eating them that way for nigh on 40 years when I was first introduced to them by a coworker.

Im gobsmacked.
maybe that is your problem.
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Duct tape

Driving to the airport this morning at 4am, I passed a lady in a car with a tablet somehow mounted to her steering wheel, and she was watching something. I thought it was ridiculous, and somehow that led me to thinking about mounting one to my handle bars.

Not serious by any means.
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