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Aeson

Hero
Not a good sign when you open the box and see this.
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Inside the case.

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I'm not even sure about the rest of the product. It's enough to give a poor review with just this.
 

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Aeson

Hero
It's a barbecue tool kit. You're right about the first one. The second one is where the lining had been torn. The last is the grill liner in plastic that has holes in it. Maybe I'm being critical. The logo under the plastic on the front appears to be scratched. All the damage could be just from transport, but it looks used. If it's used they should have clarified that.
 



Blackrat

He Who Lurks Beyond The Veil
i've been watching To Catch a Smuggler and my first thought was drugs in some form lol
There’s a story about a finnish smuggler from the ’70s or so. I doubt it is true but it is a good story.

Every monday this finnish man cycles to the Soviet border with a backpack full of sand. He tells the border guard that he is a smuggler and they search him, but carrying sand is not illegal so they let him pass. Next day he walks back to Finland with his backpack full of sand. This goes on for a decade and he becomes friends with guards, but they never catch him carrying anything but sand, despite him telling them every time that he is a smuggler. The man gets old and after his last visit he tells the border guards that he will retire now and never intends to return. As he crosses the border the Soviet guard shouts after him to finally tell him what it is that he has smuggled all these years. The man shouts back: ”Bicycles!”
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
There’s a story about a finnish smuggler from the ’70s or so. I doubt it is true but it is a good story.

Every monday this finnish man cycles to the Soviet border with a backpack full of sand. He tells the border guard that he is a smuggler and they search him, but carrying sand is not illegal so they let him pass. Next day he walks back to Finland with his backpack full of sand. This goes on for a decade and he becomes friends with guards, but they never catch him carrying anything but sand, despite him telling them every time that he is a smuggler. The man gets old and after his last visit he tells the border guards that he will retire now and never intends to return. As he crosses the border the Soviet guard shouts after him to finally tell him what it is that he has smuggled all these years. The man shouts back: ”Bicycles!”
I heard a similar one, but the punchline was “Briefcases!”
 

Aeson

Hero
There’s a story about a finnish smuggler from the ’70s or so. I doubt it is true but it is a good story.

Every monday this finnish man cycles to the Soviet border with a backpack full of sand. He tells the border guard that he is a smuggler and they search him, but carrying sand is not illegal so they let him pass. Next day he walks back to Finland with his backpack full of sand. This goes on for a decade and he becomes friends with guards, but they never catch him carrying anything but sand, despite him telling them every time that he is a smuggler. The man gets old and after his last visit he tells the border guards that he will retire now and never intends to return. As he crosses the border the Soviet guard shouts after him to finally tell him what it is that he has smuggled all these years. The man shouts back: ”Bicycles!”
I was riveted from the beginning. The story was so tense. I never saw the twist coming. I did pick up on the walking back but thought it was a red herring. Nice way to subvert expectations. I cant wait for the follow up.
 


Aeson

Hero
I see chicken marinade recipes that use vinegar. I don't have vinegar. I do have dill pickle juice. Could I use it? I'm trying to come up with a marinade using things I have at home already. I have
Vegetable oil
Dill pickle juice
Salt
Pepper
Minced garlic
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Some mixed seasoning containers (Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean)
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
I see chicken marinade recipes that use vinegar. I don't have vinegar. I do have dill pickle juice. Could I use it? I'm trying to come up with a marinade using things I have at home already. I have
Vegetable oil
Dill pickle juice
Salt
Pepper
Minced garlic
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Some mixed seasoning containers (Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean)
Dill pickle juice- actually all pickling solutions- contain 5%+ vinegar. The one problem you’ll have to deal with is the strong flavors BESIDES the vinegar that make it dill pickle juice. But you might be able to make it work, anyway. All of those seasonings you listed should be good- they show up in a lot of marinades.

Do a search for a dill pickle marinade would probably get some hits.*

OTOH, I have DEFINITELY seen (but not used) marinades based on Italian dressings. Something to consider.


* Edit : did a Google search for “dill pickle marinated chicken” and got lots of results. In fact, Chick-Fil-A supposedly does a 30-minute pickle juice bath for their chicken.
 
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Aeson

Hero
My grandfather had a marinade he used which combined BBQ sauce and Italian dressing. I might have some Italian dressing. No BBQ sauce though.

I started doing a search as suggested. Dill sauce for salmon came up. Salmon is also going on the grill. I wasn't planning a complicated marinade for it, just a little oil and light seasoning. But this dill sauce has me intrigued.
 

Aeson

Hero
And it goes up to 5x. A lot of these types don't go past 3x. Maybe these people know their audience?

 

Aeson

Hero
Video game movies tend to blow chunks. The original Mortal Kombat being basically the lone exception. I may be the only person that liked Wing Commander. The new Mortal Kombat has nailed it.
 

Ulfgeir

Adventurer
Video game movies tend to blow chunks. The original Mortal Kombat being basically the lone exception. I may be the only person that liked Wing Commander. The new Mortal Kombat has nailed it.
I liked the original Mortal Kombat. The sequel was ok. Will definitively try to watch the new one. What little I have seen from it looks awesome. The new title-melody though, cannot hold a candle to the orignal. That weak sauce dub-step lacks the oumph of the orignal techno-version.
 

Aeson

Hero
I liked the original Mortal Kombat. The sequel was ok. Will definitively try to watch the new one. What little I have seen from it looks awesome. The new title-melody though, cannot hold a candle to the orignal. That weak sauce dub-step lacks the oumph of the orignal techno-version.
I agree. My biggest complaint, is Raiden. While he may not be Japanese or even a good actor, Christopher Lambert at least gave him some life. This Raiden is so blank and with his accent no too easy to listen to.
 

Aeson

Hero
For my chicken marinade, I think I'm going to use my Mexican seasoning. I had microwave popcorn with the seasoning on it during Mortal Kombat. There is a hint of lime in it. I think it'll go great on the chicken or the fish. I plan to season them differently to have a varied taste.
 

Aeson

Hero
Thursday night I saw several people camped outside of a Target store. Was there a big release Friday? I really haven't kept up with video games of late.
 


ScottDeWar_jr

second birthdate : 15 Dec 2011
EDIT
OTOH, I have DEFINITELY seen (but not used) marinades based on Italian dressings. Something to consider.


* Edit : did a Google search for “dill pickle marinated chicken” and got lots of results. In fact, Chick-Fil-A supposedly does a 30-minute pickle juice bath for their chicken.
hi all, long time no see.

as for the Italian dressing, make sure there is no high fructose corn syrup in it as it leaves a thick bad tasting goo on your food when you cook it.
 

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