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November 12th, 2008


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12:49 pm - World records aren't written down for ADF study program material: this is for the best
Last night, I finished the ADF Structure, Customs, and Policy course, four days before my self-imposed due-date. I decided to clock the total amount of time I spent writing it, since I'd actually heard people say that it can be done in two hours. I admit to not being overly happy at the dismissive nature of that, especially since people hadn't actually done it at that point.

It ended up taking me 3 hours and 15 minutes, all told. I hit two hours when I finished question 7. I'm pretty convinced that two hours was a bit of an exaggeration: even with the advantages I had (I wrote the course and knew the subject matter really well). (Besides, it may expand if this gets returned to me for further work, as often happens with submissions.)

I'm happy that I haven't been recording the amount of time I've spent on some other courses: the amount of time I spent on Magic 2 and Divination 2 alone is frightening.

I do need to thank Red Earth in Atlanta, GA; Silver Birch in Australia; and Ocean's Tide in Rhode Island, as well as Brandon in Japan and Jeremy in Chicago for their help on Requirement 9.

I am remaining right on schedule, however. The important thing, I suppose, is to stay on my schedule: it'll be a while before it gets graded and returned, I have a feeling.

Next up? Trance 1, due at the end of the month. I'm really struggling with the last requirement.

Well, it seems it's been since March that I've done a LiveJournal meme, so I figure it's about time for another:

36 miles per gallon

Created by The Car Connection


Very few memes catch my eye (and I rarely have time to waste on most of them), but I can appreciate this one.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Music: "Truckstop Salvation", -JB

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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, more of a rhetorical question there, Sherlock. :)

Instead of a pool filled with water at the end (of the newer versions of S&S), we fill it with bacon bits instead. Print the large slide section to look like a huge piece o' bacon, dangle raw bacon from the little inflatable arches (again, on the newer versions), and we're in business. If wimps insist on using a foam sliding board, it'll be a piece of that abomination called Canadian Bacon.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Just watch.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Don't worry: it's not your fault. . .
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Damn atheist Canadians! Serves 'em right!
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
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You know, looking through the patents for bacon-related products is pretty fun. Even back in 1968 they were looking at things like "Bacon Toasters" (not nearly as cool as the initial mental image, though).

However, on a side note, BaconHenge lives up to its glorious name.

And then there's Patent 4141999: Bacon-like meat analog," described as, "An improved bacon-like meat analog is provided having a novel simulated fatty portion which is intended when fried to ripple or crinkle and have a juicy, fatty mouthfeel similar to the fatty portions of bacon. The analog has alternate layers simulating the lean and fat portions of bacon." I guess the name and the concept can be equally freaky sometimes.

Bonus points for use of the word "mouthfeel" in the patent description, though.
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Wow, "Bacon-like Meat Analog", damnit, now I need to start a band!

BaconHenge is almost, just almost, enough to get me back into Neo-Paganism, the only question left is, of course, is the height to be 18' or 18"?

Found this:
Bacon Popcorn
http://www.paradise-island-popcorn.com/Mmmm_Bacon.html

Though such a thing shouldn't be too hard with your new supply of Bacon Salt, the fact that it is being packaged as such rocks.

Also:
http://loltheist.com/category/bacon/

Some "artwork" of various calibers.

http://baconunwrapped.com/

Pretty amusing, links to Bacon Bourbon, can't go wrong.
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Whoops, Bacon Bourbon instructions are here:
http://www.theagitator.com/2008/08/16/how-to-baconify-your-bourbon/

"Baconify" ... nice!!!
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Double points, for "baconostalgic," also in the article!
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 12th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps that's the name the PSA All-Bass Band has been looking for. . .

I think that, were BaconHenge aligned correctly with the stars, the mysteries of the universe would be revealed, at long last. You might become Neo-Bacon at that point, even if you didn't become Neo-Pagan.

We're clearly going to need some of that bacon bourbon to celebrate winning over Michigan.
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From:tesinth
Date:November 12th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
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First United Reformed Church of Born-Again Baconologists?

"May the sizzle be with you", "And also with you"

"Let us remember that the gods are good, for they gave us bacon, afterall, the ultimate sign of their love for each and every one of us, amen. But also let us not forget that what the gods givith, they can also taketh away and spoil the bacon or cause that little splattering of grease to land directly in your eye, lo, as with bacon, the gods must be respected and not taken for granted, amen." Sacraments would be pretty obvious, bacon and bacon bourbon.

Bacon Bourbon can certainly be done, though I'm wondering how Bacon Everclear would taste... :)
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From:wishesofastar
Date:November 13th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
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Baconhenge is the best basis for a ritual I have ever seen. I will have to investigate further...

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