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#1 Vaagheid

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:17 PM

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:19 PM

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 11:17 PM, said:

Maybe not important enough to mention them but I am doing it anyway.

I am starting a post in honor of the pets who are not with us anymore.

My little blue parakeet, who I bought just two weeks after I started living on my own, has just died this morning. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.

Okay, resistance is futile.

It's not dead, it's just stunned.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:25 PM

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.

If you know anybody with a pet parakeet, record the sound of the chirping bird. Then play the tape around your house. That would make it less quiet, and on top of that you don't have to feed it or clean it. Everyones a winner.

But anyway - deepest sympathies...
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:20 PM

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 11:30 PM, said:

View PostWindsor, on Jul 9 2009, 09:25 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.

If you know anybody with a pet parakeet, record the sound of the chirping bird. Then play the tape around your house. That would make it less quiet, and on top of that you don't have to feed it or clean it. Everyones a winner.

But anyway - deepest sympathies...

I am going to keep him around, he's currently in my freezer ready to be stuffed.

There's a recession on:

Chicken Parakeet Tagine with Apricots and Almonds

yield: Makes 4 servings
active time: 30 min
total time: 1 1/2 hr

Ingredients
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup olive oil
1 chicken parakeet, cut into 6 (how big is your little buddy?) pieces, wings and backbone discarded
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium red onion, halved, then sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
5 fresh cilantro
5 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons mild honey
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 cup dried Turkish apricots, separated into halves
1/3 cup whole blanched almonds


Special equipment: a 10- to 12-inch tagine or heavy skillet; kitchen string

Preparation: Stir together ground cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add chicken parakeet and turn to coat well.

Heat butter and 1 tablespoon oil in base of tagine (or in skillet), uncovered, over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then brown half of chicken parakeet, skin sides down, turning over once, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Brown remaining chicken parakeet in same manner, adding any spice mixture left in bowl.

Add onion and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to tagine and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Tie cilantro and parsley into a bundle with kitchen string and add to tagine along with 1/2 cup water, chicken, and any juices accumulated on plate. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

While chicken parakeet cooks, bring honey, remaining cup water, cinnamon stick, and apricots to a boil in a 1- to 2-quart heavy saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until apricots are very tender (add more water if necessary). Once apricots are tender, simmer until liquid is reduced to a glaze, 10 to 15 minutes.

While apricots cook, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in a small skillet over moderate heat and cook almonds, stirring occasionally, until just golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

Ten minutes before chicken parakeet is done, add apricot mixture to tagine. Discard herbs and cinnamon stick, then serve chicken sprinkled with almonds on top.

Serve with Couscous leftover Trill.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:35 PM

Ear, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your pet. So instead of stuffing it, why not get yourself a Lorikeet (Tahitian Lory)? They're blue too, and maybe Van Gogh even had one as a pet.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:38 AM

I think stuffed and nailed to a perch with a recorded loop of parakeet tweeting would be nice.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:40 AM

View PostMonoclinic, on Jul 9 2009, 10:20 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 11:30 PM, said:

View PostWindsor, on Jul 9 2009, 09:25 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.

If you know anybody with a pet parakeet, record the sound of the chirping bird. Then play the tape around your house. That would make it less quiet, and on top of that you don't have to feed it or clean it. Everyones a winner.

But anyway - deepest sympathies...

I am going to keep him around, he's currently in my freezer ready to be stuffed.

There's a recession on:

Chicken Parakeet Tagine with Apricots and Almonds

yield: Makes 4 servings
active time: 30 min
total time: 1 1/2 hr

Ingredients
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup olive oil
1 chicken parakeet, cut into 6 (how big is your little buddy?) pieces, wings and backbone discarded
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium red onion, halved, then sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
5 fresh cilantro
5 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons mild honey
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 cup dried Turkish apricots, separated into halves
1/3 cup whole blanched almonds


Special equipment: a 10- to 12-inch tagine or heavy skillet; kitchen string

Preparation: Stir together ground cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add chicken parakeet and turn to coat well.

Heat butter and 1 tablespoon oil in base of tagine (or in skillet), uncovered, over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then brown half of chicken parakeet, skin sides down, turning over once, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Brown remaining chicken parakeet in same manner, adding any spice mixture left in bowl.

Add onion and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to tagine and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Tie cilantro and parsley into a bundle with kitchen string and add to tagine along with 1/2 cup water, chicken, and any juices accumulated on plate. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

While chicken parakeet cooks, bring honey, remaining cup water, cinnamon stick, and apricots to a boil in a 1- to 2-quart heavy saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until apricots are very tender (add more water if necessary). Once apricots are tender, simmer until liquid is reduced to a glaze, 10 to 15 minutes.

While apricots cook, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in a small skillet over moderate heat and cook almonds, stirring occasionally, until just golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

Ten minutes before chicken parakeet is done, add apricot mixture to tagine. Discard herbs and cinnamon stick, then serve chicken sprinkled with almonds on top.

Serve with Couscous leftover Trill.

Four servings with one parakeet????????

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:49 PM

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:11 PM

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.


Euros? EUROS? Where's your British spunk, man?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:17 PM

View PostLard Bazaar, on Jul 17 2009, 03:04 PM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.


Euros? EUROS? Where's your British spunk, man?
Sticking the Independent to the bottom of the cage is my guess.
They burned the mother down.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

View PostGunjaman5000, on Jul 17 2009, 07:17 PM, said:

View PostLard Bazaar, on Jul 17 2009, 03:04 PM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.


Euros? EUROS? Where's your British spunk, man?
Sticking the Independent to the bottom of the cage is my guess.
With my sex life as it is, its probably the only thing i can look forward to :lol:
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.
249 Euros, but it must be the Daily Telegraph. Not too good at burping on demand, but can fart a little instead.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:56 PM

View PostJosco, on Jul 17 2009, 07:38 PM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.
249 Euros, but it must be the Daily Telegraph. Not too good at burping on demand, but can fart a little instead.
248 Euros, but it must be the New York Post Editorial page. I can coo like a dove, and also burp at will.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:34 AM

View PostMadame Defarge, on Jul 17 2009, 05:56 PM, said:

View PostJosco, on Jul 17 2009, 07:38 PM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.
249 Euros, but it must be the Daily Telegraph. Not too good at burping on demand, but can fart a little instead.
248 Euros, but it must be the New York Post Editorial page. I can coo like a dove, and also burp at will.

240 euros, wireless access, and I have a bird call.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:35 AM

View PostCarolAnn, on Jul 18 2009, 03:34 AM, said:

View PostMadame Defarge, on Jul 17 2009, 05:56 PM, said:

View PostJosco, on Jul 17 2009, 07:38 PM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 17 2009, 02:11 PM, said:

View PostBrunoBrimley, on Jul 17 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 9 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

. Without the cheerful sounds of my little buddy it will be very quit in my appartment.
Give me a thousand dollars a week and I'll move in an make all the noise you want. I won't chirp but I can burp on command.
Well I will do it for 250 Euros per week, a Cuttlefish and a daily fresh copy of The Independent lining the bottom of my cage.
249 Euros, but it must be the Daily Telegraph. Not too good at burping on demand, but can fart a little instead.
248 Euros, but it must be the New York Post Editorial page. I can coo like a dove, and also burp at will.

240 euros, wireless access, and I have a bird call.


I'll do it for a sausage sandwich and a copy of Viz.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:07 PM

View PostThe Ear of Van Gogh, on Jul 18 2009, 07:13 PM, said:

Because I clearly posted enough pointless posts can the moderators atleast remove these three useless threads

http://www.deathlist.net/forums/index.php?...l=screenwriters
http://www.deathlist.net/forums/index.php?...=death+sentence
http://www.deathlist.net/forums/index.php?...=death+sentence

Thank you in advance
Bloody hell!!
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