Name That Meat

ok New Jersey is the butt of just about everyone’s jokes, and so it honestly shocks me that no one ever talks about pork roll. Because it is frankly the most hilarious thing about New Jersey.

Pork roll is a pork-based processed meat that’s served as a patty. It’s essentially a hotdog shaped like a hamburger, and it’s exactly as disgusting and horrifying as it sounds.

Except everyone in New Jersey loves pork roll. We fucking love it. Every deli offers it as part of a sandwich, and some people just order it as a side and eat it with a fork and knife. The capital of our state literally has a yearly pork roll festival. Even the McDonald’s in New Jersey will make you a pork roll egg and cheese (called a “Jersey breakfast” around here). We are fucking serious about our pork roll.

I forgot to mention the best part, which is that only half of us call it pork roll. The other half calls it Taylor ham. North Jersey says Taylor ham and south jersey says pork roll, and central jersey is our Switzerland because they say both. Multiple New Jersey newspapers have done studies to try to figure out where the line between the two names is, and they’ve come out with tons of different maps trying to show exactly where the border between Taylor ham and pork roll is.

And this isn’t a friendly debate: people in New Jersey are ready to go to war and die over what the correct name for this lunch meat is. I went to college in central jersey, and I witnessed people get into legit FIGHTS over what it’s called.

The most hilarious part, though, is that a couple years back, state legislators thought it would be fun and easy to make it the official state sandwich. Except then they DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT, and the politicians we elected to represent us literally spent our tax dollars debating the name of this lunch meat on the fucking senate floor. And the best part? They never made a decision and dropped the bill altogether. The debate between pork roll and Taylor ham rages on, and probably will forever.

Things I have been learning about cat food today

- ‘Holistic’ is not a regulated word and means jack shit. Any food claiming to be 'holistic’ is trying to put one over on the consumer.

- 'Organic’ and 'Made with Organic Ingredients’ are different. Companies don’t need as much 'organic’ material to make the latter claim.

- ’[Meat] Cat Food’ is required to have significantly more of the named meat than 'Cat Food With [Meat]’

- Ingredients are listed by weight

- If the first ingredient is not a named meat, walk the fuck away

- Non-specific 'Meat’ and 'Fish’ and any by-products or meals of such are highly suspect.

- ’[Meat] by-product’ is questionable because it means any squishy part that isn’t counted as 'flesh’, aka giblets and offal. While some of those (liver, heart) are healthy and good, others are meh. Needless to say this should not be the primary (and thus first-listed) source of protein.

- ’[Meat] meal’ is actually preferable to just ’[Meat]’ in dry cat food because the weight of 'Chicken’ might include water weight, while 'Chicken meal’ is weighed without moisture and is thus a more reliable measure

- Corn and wheat are distressingly common and are completely useless for your cat. If they’re anywhere in the first five ingredients, your cat is gonna eat twice as much and most of it’s gonna end up in the litterbox.

- Re the last point, Meow Mix is utter shit. So is Friskies.

- Filler carbs are necessary to hold the pellets together but should not be one of the first two ingredients.

- Soy, beef, dairy, and fish are the most common cat allergies and can develop at any time

- There are a fuckload more reviews for dog food than cat food

- Regulation in the pet food industry is frankly apalling

anonymous asked:

what if taakos invents the taco, but then names it something completely different

Taako: I will name this creation… Meat Crunch

Griffin’s disembodied voice in the wind, softly but with emotion: fuck you

Haikyuu fandom in a nutshell

- bro jokes
- too many ships
- HEY HEY HEY!!!
- Hinata is our sun child
- ROOOOLLLLLUIINGGG THUNDDDAAAAAH
- Crying until season 4
- cat jokes
- owl jokes
- too many bro jokes
- 3rd gym
- “you should have come to shiratorizawa”
- Ushiwaka is a cow
- IWA-CHAN!!!!
- Yachi, more like the personification of anxiety
- mom squad
-AAAKAAAHSJSBDJDUDKDNDBSSHHEEE
- Asahi is jesus
- someone save Akaashi, please
- the freckles™
- Matsuhana meme lords
- GO GO LETS GO LETS GO DATEKO
- where’s the beach ep ??
- srsly, where do you get so many bro jokes ??
- thighs™
- really long polyship names
- THE DINOS
- city boy
- mEaT iS gOoD
- someone save Yachi Hitoka 2k17
Edit:
- knuff..knife… nice!!
- are you my mom Iwa-chan ??
- OYA OYA OYA
- kuroo’s laugh

Books Similar to The Secret History

Since I came across quite a lot of books that reminded me of The Secret History, whether that’d be characters, themes, concepts, conflicts, and writing style I think some of you guys would be interested in reading some of these works. 

Reclaim.

@ladynyoko

 

I have played Mass Effect Andromeda twice already…

Important question: Who all have you smooched?

I ended up choosing Jaal but look I’m hella gay for Vetra she is my space wife give me poly options Bioware

Seriously though I REALLY wanted to romance Kallo Jath I’m still upset about not being able to do that

ANDROMEDA OT3 WIP

Pastel boyfriends (code names: Milk and Meat Bun)

Jimin's nickname
  • Jungkook: "Hey! Meat fuck! Lets go!"
  • Jimin: "What?"
  • Hoseok: "Is that your name?"
  • Jimin: "What?! No!"
  • Jungkook: "Meat fuck! Come on!"
  • Jimin: "I'm not answering to that..."
  • Hoseok: Nice, stand your ground."
  • Jungkook: "...Yo Erection!"
  • Jimin: "Can you please call me something other than that?"
  • Jungkook: "Pile of piss."
  • Jimin: "Okay..." *gets up and leaves with them*
Happy Velociraptor Awareness Day!

Scientific Name: Velociraptor mongoliensis
Diet:
Meat. Mostly dead meat; live rats sometimes used as enrichment.
Projected Natural Lifespan:
16-20 years
Length:
2 meters (6 feet)
Weight:
10-15 kg (22-33 lbs)
Locality:
Southern Mongolia (Djadochta Formation), ~75 Ma
Exhibit:
Mongolia of the Cretaceous

About: Everyone knows and loves Velociraptor.The upcurved head can’t really be mistaken for anything else. Its winged arms have long hands tipped with long claws. As with all dromaeosaurids, its feet have a large sickle-shaped claw for stabbing prey, which is held off the ground when walking. Its tail is stiffened by tendons and vertebral projections as a counterbalance, though not too stiff to prevent it from curling around the body.

At Huxley: A small flock of ‘em live in the Mongolia of the Cretaceous exhibit. The exhibit is built to prevent them from WAIRing over the wall. The group is most active at night, so Velociraptor fans are advised to stay up until closing. Or come during the day if you want to see curled-up little floofballs.

Notable Behavior: While the flock isn’t as organized as a pack of, say, wolves, they do move, eat, and rest together. They often nuzzle and call to each other, and this is adorable. Most disagreements are over food (which they love). Unlike the Achillobator, it’s almost always settled peacefully with hisses and caws, and their pelage would help buffer any potential superficial injuries anyways. And they’ve apparently accepted their keepers into the group, nuzzling them the same way they do each other - though we still wear protective leather gear whenever we go in.

The Velociraptors are quite a curious and easily-distracted bunch, always intrigued by whatever keepers do or whatever they bring into the exhibit. The crest tends to raise slightly if something catches their attention. Once the Velociraptors took over a box the keepers brought in and we had to leave it there. They’re very active when they are - and this is one reason why we use “Delties” (our nickname for the mechanized meat-filled prey dummies we use), as well as live feeding, for enrichment. Contrary to popular belief, Velociraptor isn’t very fast; instead of endurance chasing, the “Delties” give a simulated (but safe) challenge - and an opportunity for raptor prey restraint!

Keeper Notes: True to their name, they like stealing things. They’ve been noted to make off with things dropped in their exhibit. They once stole Lydia’s shoelaces. They made off with my keys the other day. And of course, they always steal our hearts.

John is afraid of his sexual feelings for Sherlock, Sherlock is afraid of his emotional feelings for John

The idea that John is the heart and Sherlock is the brain is put out there very clearly in the text.  I feel that in the subtext, though, that John is the sexual aspect of romance while Sherlock is the emotional one.  In the subtext Sherlock is the heart.  A lot of John’s ongoing clues are ones that show arousal, heavy breathing, open mouth, lip licking, etc.  A lot of Sherlock’s subtle clues are about emotions, how he touches Sarah, references to Redbeard, the little smiles that he gives John, that John doesn’t see.

Basically, they’re each the thing that they deny the most: feelings of attraction for John, ‘I’m not gay!“, and just plain old feelings for Sherlock, 'Sentiment…’  In the subtext, they’re the body and the heart.

Does this mean that John is comfortable with his feelings for Sherlock but not his sexual feelings for Sherlock and vice versa?  If we look back at THoB and the whole, 'enough with the cheekbones’, comment, we see John not coping well with how attractive Sherlock is vs we see Sherlock just loving how attractive John is when he bosses Corporal Lyons around.

If we look at the pool scene in TGG we see that John is very open with his feelings, he will die for Sherlock and his face is very open as he is ready to sacrifice himself.  Even as Moriarty says, 'you’ve shown your hand’, he still does not break eye contact, he has put his feelings out there and he is standing by them,

Sherlock, however, is very awkward about the feelings aspect of their relationship, (with bonus: distractedly waving a gun at himself and John)

And John is uncomfortable with the sexual aspect of their relationship

He’s, 'glad no one saw that’, meaning, the part where Sherlock rips off this clothes.  He’s knows everyone saw that he had feelings for him, but that he doesn’t care about hiding,

Sherlock, on the other hand, is comfortable with the clothes ripping and what people might think of it,

*

By the end of series 3, we see that Sherlock has taken a crash course in feelings via writing and delivering the best man speech.  We also see John inviting Sholto to his wedding: putting his previous relationship with a man on the record, in the subtext, anyway.  But, in the text, definitely inviting a very close male friend, whom he looks at very lovingly to his wedding.  He mentions he still goes to therapy and that it helps, this could be a clue to his on-going acceptance of his bisexuality.  He did almost tell his therapist about his feelings for Sherlock as early as TRF.  And his wife seems to know the true nature of his romantic past, as well.

Now, that our leads have each come to terms with their major psychological obstacles, the road is clear for them to be together.  Moriarty and Mary notwithstanding, of course.

look I love my piyak and my space hamster as much as the next person but…. have y’all considered other domesticated species? like, for instance, a domestic eiroch????

I’ve been thinking about some worldbuilding potential for Andromeda, and like… first of all, I don’t think I have seen evidence of the angara ever really collaborating with other species (beyond that one instance Jaal mentions that he had a pet as a child), but humans (and krogan, to a degree) definitely do, and there has to be a limit to how many potentially invasive Milky Way things we can bring into the new galaxy, right? unless we want to cause the local ecosystem irreversible harm, sooner or later we’ll have to learn to forego Milky Way crutches, and make do with what we have in Andromeda.

If we want agriculture to not rely on resource-intensive greenhouses and the one hydroponic farm we have on the Nexus, we’ll need beasts of burden at the very least… and I doubt everyone in the Initiative is ready to adopt a vegeratian or vegan diet, so soon enough, we’ll also need animals we can breed to eat.

the eiroch is a carnivore, but it’s large and strong, so I think it could make a suitable substitute for oxen- not really cattle because I doubt it would taste good, but if domesticated, it could be used to help plow our fields effectively. same with the galorn, only they seem to be herbivores, so idk, maybe we have our space cattle after all.

challyrion could be a nigh-unstoppable K-9 unit for our law enforcement, because imagine suddenly being tackled by a 200 pound creature of Spikes, Teeth and Hate that you didn’t even see coming until it was like two feet away from you.

shemrys, drall and kaerkyn I personally see as pets (they’re pretty colors and I think they’re cute, I can see them in a terrarium), but who knows, maybe they taste like chicken, idk. (gotta be a brave person to take the first bite out of those poison-spitting little buggers, but hey, we eat fugu, so there HAS to be someone who’ll look at them and think “space lobster”.)

just. 

let me be friendly with the Andromeda wildlife is all I ask, please don’t make me kill everything I see????