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#2 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

I've been wondering this as well. I can't find it in any nearby stores and I've been thinking about ordering it online. The demo was fun, but how is it down the stretch?

#3 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

@jertje said:

I've devised a far more logical way of organizing money. Here's how:

Everyone has 5 fingers on a hand, so if you spread out your fingers and put quarters on each of your fingers, there's $1,25 in your hand, right?

Handful of cash = $1,25

But you'd still have a whole other hand to hold more money. I'd say that you could grab around three notes of €5,- from mid-air if someone dropped them from the sky and you had to balance five quarters on the fingers of one hand whilst carefully snatching away at floating notes. So two handfuls of cash is $6,79841 (= €5,- per today's exchange rate) + $1,25 = 8,04841. Let's make it $8,- in order to streamline this concept a bit. I don't want to make it too complex, or else nobody will understand these values.

Two handfuls of cash = $8,-

A medium-sized suitcase could probably fit around 50 balled up fists. So... 50/2=25. 25*8=200.

Suitcase full of cash = $200.

So how much is a dollar? Well, sometimes people use the expression "That guy has dollar signs in his eyes!". So a dollar is one eyeball.

Eyeball = $1.

Another expression: something very expensive costs "an arm and a leg". I'd say something worth an average year salary is expensive. That's around $50.000 I suppose.

Arm and a leg = $50.000.

So now we have a solid basis for cash distribution in the market. But what about smaller amounts Jertje!? No worries, I've thought of nearly everything! Potatoes are cheap, so we'll trade up to 100 potatoes for an eyeball depending on the number of 90's rap songs played on the radio per hour. 1 rap song per hour = 80 potatoes per eyeball, 2 rap songs per hour is 100 potatoes per eyeballs, etc. Tupac songs are double value and every Tuesday between 15:00 and 16:00 is happy hour.

Super psyched to get this system started you guys. I'll get the petition started right away!

What kind of potato?

#4 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

@sterling said:

@archer88 said:

@sterling said:

@archer88 said:

@bisonhero said:

@sterling said:

I don't eat it on hot dogs or burgers or anything. But I like it in my potato salad and used as an ingredient in cooking. But not as a condiment. Its required to be in potato salad, or its not a good potato salad.

This is also acceptable. I've had food that has mustard as an ingredient, properly mixed in with a bunch of other stuff, and that's fine. But anyone in this thread who puts mustard on like, a hot dog or a burger or a sandwich? You're monsters, all of you.

I put mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise and just about every hamburger I eat. Putting the mustard on separately makes me a monster, but what if I were to pre-mix the condiments into one mega condiment that I'm going to call Ketchotard or Kustarnaise and then add it to my burger? Am I still a monster?

Actually that is called 'Fry Sauce' and is already sold by many companies. Its rather good.

I thought "fry sauce" was just mayo and ketchup.Or maybe that's called fancy sauce...

I love that movie. But Fancy, Fry, Special, Artic Cirlce. Its all the same thing. Some times it has more than just those two things in it. The one I buy at Safeway, 'Big Boy Fry Sauce' has mustard and worchestire in it. Its really good.

Fuck me, that does sound good. Also...@sterling @archer88. Funny how that worked out.

#5 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

@sterling said:

@archer88 said:

@bisonhero said:

@sterling said:

I don't eat it on hot dogs or burgers or anything. But I like it in my potato salad and used as an ingredient in cooking. But not as a condiment. Its required to be in potato salad, or its not a good potato salad.

This is also acceptable. I've had food that has mustard as an ingredient, properly mixed in with a bunch of other stuff, and that's fine. But anyone in this thread who puts mustard on like, a hot dog or a burger or a sandwich? You're monsters, all of you.

I put mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise and just about every hamburger I eat. Putting the mustard on separately makes me a monster, but what if I were to pre-mix the condiments into one mega condiment that I'm going to call Ketchotard or Kustarnaise and then add it to my burger? Am I still a monster?

Actually that is called 'Fry Sauce' and is already sold by many companies. Its rather good.

I thought "fry sauce" was just mayo and ketchup.Or maybe that's called fancy sauce...

#6 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

@archer88 said:

@bisonhero said:

@sterling said:

I don't eat it on hot dogs or burgers or anything. But I like it in my potato salad and used as an ingredient in cooking. But not as a condiment. Its required to be in potato salad, or its not a good potato salad.

This is also acceptable. I've had food that has mustard as an ingredient, properly mixed in with a bunch of other stuff, and that's fine. But anyone in this thread who puts mustard on like, a hot dog or a burger or a sandwich? You're monsters, all of you.

I put mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise and just about every hamburger I eat. Putting the mustard on separately makes me a monster, but what if I were to pre-mix the condiments into one mega condiment that I'm going to call Ketchotard or Kustarnaise and then add it to my burger? Am I still a monster?

That's probably fine, assuming the flavours of this mega condiment balance out nicely. But just throwing some mustard on a sandwich, so that once your tongue hits the mustard area, it's nothing but Mustardtown for the rest of the sandwich, is the part I am not OK with.

Also, do I know you? That's gonna seem like a real random question if the answer is "no".

Have you been to Mustardtown lately?

And yes, since grade school.

#7 Edited by Archer88 (130 posts) -

@sterling said:

I don't eat it on hot dogs or burgers or anything. But I like it in my potato salad and used as an ingredient in cooking. But not as a condiment. Its required to be in potato salad, or its not a good potato salad.

This is also acceptable. I've had food that has mustard as an ingredient, properly mixed in with a bunch of other stuff, and that's fine. But anyone in this thread who puts mustard on like, a hot dog or a burger or a sandwich? You're monsters, all of you.

I put mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise and just about every hamburger I eat. Putting the mustard on separately makes me a monster, but what if I were to pre-mix the condiments into one mega condiment that I'm going to call Ketchotard or Kustarnaise and then add it to my burger? Am I still a monster?

#8 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

No question: TIE Fighter.

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner. Any Tie Fighter fans out there will also want to check out Wings of St. Nazaire.

#9 Posted by Archer88 (130 posts) -

Not really saying anything that hasn't been said, but as an engineer, metric is superior, especially when it comes to calculations. Imperial only gets used because of how embedded it is in various aspects of our lives. For me, many fasteners, consumables or stock materials are listed in imperial. Machines have been built using those imperial parts so when it comes time to repair or maintain them they will be replaced with imperial parts. I will use metric as much as I can, but I need to keep in mind the equipment that will be used when I design something for manufacture, and that's where imperial comes in. It would be nice if it didn't but its easy enough to convert between the two.

#10 Edited by Archer88 (130 posts) -

I've got to say, not really looking forward to a Star Wars movie written by Whitta. While I liked The Walking Dead, I thought episode 4, the one he wrote, was the weakest in the whole season. And while I thought the Book of Eli was ok, isn't that the movie where Denzel Washington gets shot in the abdomen but instead of bleeding out he throws a wet nap on it, travels all the way to the coast, rows himself to Alcatraz, recites the entire fucking bible and then dies.

Not that it would affect his ability to write a script, but I've never really enjoyed his presence on anything Tested/Giantbomb/etc. either.