As promised, my not-very-good omelette video!

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As promised, my not-very-good omelette video!

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:33 am

Here it is.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgSlN6wBLrM[/youtube]
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Post by pinback » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:16 am

Your mise en place is legendary.
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Post by pinback » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:39 am

Also, lose the milk.

Although I'm glad you didn't for the purposes of this video, because "a cup of milk" is the best part, and when the train really starts to leave the rails.
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Post by pinback » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:10 pm

I demand that you promise never to add milk to an omelet ever again.

I want that vow from you, and I'm not leaving until I get it.
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Post by Tdarcos » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:15 pm

pinback wrote:I demand that you promise never to add milk to an omelet ever again.

I want that vow from you, and I'm not leaving until I get it.
I discovered you're correct. Scrambled eggs have milk in them, omelettes do not. But I can't promise that, Ben, there might be a time where I find there's a legitimate reason to do so. My guess is I probably won't do that again.

I have an omelette device my sister gave me for Christmas, that allows someone to make them in the Microwave and it only says to grease the sides and to be sure the yokes are broken, it does not say to put milk in it. They turn out fine so I'm going to do that.
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Post by pinback » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:22 am

Tdarcos wrote:
pinback wrote:I demand that you promise never to add milk to an omelet ever again.

I want that vow from you, and I'm not leaving until I get it.
I discovered you're correct. Scrambled eggs have milk in them, omelettes do not.
No. No eggs should have milk in them. Unless you're making crepes. Which I would pay you $100 per second to make a video of you attempting to make crepes.
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Post by Tdarcos » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:36 pm

pinback wrote:
Tdarcos wrote:
pinback wrote:I demand that you promise never to add milk to an omelet ever again.

I want that vow from you, and I'm not leaving until I get it.
I discovered you're correct. Scrambled eggs have milk in them, omelettes do not.
No. No eggs should have milk in them. Unless you're making crepes. Which I would pay you $100 per second to make a video of you attempting to make crepes.
Uh, Ben, I told my best friend that if I got to see her in person, don't ever be alone with me unless she was serious about the thing I told you (and everyone else on the Bull & Finch Pub) that happened to me on Wednesday, July 19, 1995, at 2:31 PM, Eastern Daylight Time.

So don't ever talk about offering me money to do something unless you're serious because money is the one other thing I take very seriously. If so, name a real price you'd actually pay. I do commercial transactions, I'm just waiting for a customer to sign off on a programming job he posted on Rent-a-coder so I can get the escrow released and get paid for the assignment I did.

Since this is not requesting I make porn it's legal for me to get paid to do so. If your offer is real, I'd do it and supply both the edited video and all the raw footage, and give you the option whether or not you wanted it exclusively or whether you wanted me to post it on YouTube.

Or in the alternative I can make the price so expensive you clearly can't afford it: read my book all the way through and answer five questions, and by the time you're finished I will have bought the ingredients (I have no eggs, milk or flour here) made, shot the video and posted it.

Hell, if the price is right - either in terms of money or reading the book and offering me your opinion - I'd even make two crepes, put one of them in a Ziploc bag and mail it to you.

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Post by AArdvark » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:38 pm

What..................the..........................fuck.

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Post by Tdarcos » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:44 pm

AArdvark wrote:What..................the..........................fuck.
Just whoring myself to either get paid to make a video making crepes or to get my book read and find someone willing to comment on it, Aardvark. Nothing to see here, move along.
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Post by pinback » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:52 pm

Since I can tell you're very, very serious about this, let me amend my offer accordingly:

I will pay you $100,000 per millisecond for a video of you making crepes.
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Post by pinback » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:52 pm

Tdarcos wrote: Uh, Ben, I told my best friend that if I got to see her in person, don't ever be alone with me unless she was serious about the thing I told you (and everyone else on the Bull & Finch Pub) that happened to me on Wednesday, July 19, 1995, at 2:31 PM, Eastern Daylight Time.
BTW, that's the creepiest paragraph ever written on this BBS.
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Post by AArdvark » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:03 pm

Nothing to see here
You got that right; or nothing much, anyway.

When is the really expensive crepe video coming out?


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Post by Tdarcos » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:57 pm

pinback wrote:
Tdarcos wrote: Uh, Ben, I told my best friend that if I got to see her in person, don't ever be alone with me unless she was serious about the thing I told you (and everyone else on the Bull & Finch Pub) that happened to me on Wednesday, July 19, 1995, at 2:31 PM, Eastern Daylight Time.
BTW, that's the creepiest paragraph ever written on this BBS.
I'm sure you know what that means. Why is that creepy? Just because it happened to me before you? Or because you don't remember when?
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Post by pinback » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm

Because I didn't highlight it in green, and imply that it was the result of a thinly veiled personal threat...
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:04 pm

Yeah, what was the personal threat?

Here's the thing about the book. It's 750 pages. I haven't ever read a book that long. That's what is stopping people from commenting. It's just too long!

Have you gone as far in editing it as you possibly can? For real? You can look us all in the eye and say "not a single word is unnecesary"?
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Post by Flack » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:27 am

Tdarcos wrote:Uh, Ben, I told my best friend that if I got to see her in person, don't ever be alone with me
By all accounts, sound advice.
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Post by Tdarcos » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:24 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:Yeah, what was the personal threat?
Yeah, what was the personal threat?
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:Here's the thing about the book. It's 750 pages. I haven't ever read a book that long.
It's 760 pages but that's not important. I realized that to get it published I'm probably going to have to break it into two books, Book I and Book II.

I guess you won't be reading Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged which is something like 1100 pages. I've read that book cover-to-cover at least seven times and in pieces more than 20.
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:That's what is stopping people from commenting. It's just too long!

Have you gone as far in editing it as you possibly can? For real? You can look us all in the eye and say "not a single word is unnecesary"?
It's a big, complicated story, and to tell all of it, not a single word is unnecessary. I've actually cut and polished it. I've trimmed some of it. Well, not exactly "not a single word", I have an "outtakes" section where someone can compare how the "finished" book looks and how a few small parts looked when I first wrote them.

I could drop a few chapters which wouldn't change the story, they're just in there for backstory or for contrast, I'm trying to show for some of it that the universe doesn't revolve around Supervisor 246, it's still an operating society where other things happen that have absolutely no relationship to him, like where a television station gets a court order declaring itself a newspaper.
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Post by Tdarcos » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:26 pm

pinback wrote:Since I can tell you're very, very serious about this, let me amend my offer accordingly:

I will pay you $100,000 per millisecond for a video of you making crepes.
You don't have that much money. Hell, the Federal government couldn't deficit spend that much money. Oh, wait, I think it does already!
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Post by Tdarcos » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:27 pm

Flack wrote:
Tdarcos wrote:Uh, Ben, I told my best friend that if I got to see her in person, don't ever be alone with me
By all accounts, sound advice.
I really appreciate your well reasoned, sound criticism, Flack. Fuck you very much.
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Post by pinback » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:41 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:Yeah, what was the personal threat?
Yeah, what was the personal threat?
I dunno, man, starting any sentence with "You don't want to be alone with me unless..." is disconcerting at best.

Especially if it's highlighted in green.
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