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The All-Purpose Getting-To-Know-BBers Questions Thread
29 September 2019
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I've never liked metal. Loud noise to me so it would be modern pop even tho most of it annoys me.

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TBH i don't listen to modern metal, the only stuff i know are YouTube guitarists like Rob Scallon and SteveTerreberry. But i am currently working on a metal side project, which is what convinced me to post this question.

  

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meanmistermustard said
I've never liked metal. Loud noise to me so it would be modern pop even tho most of it annoys me.

  

Same here. Never been a metal fan. I used to know someone who loved it, but I really think it was about creating a tough and dark image for himself. I just saw it as noise.

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The only times metal ever interests me is either its very early days (early Zeppelin + Sabbath) or when it's fused with other genres, like post rock or shoegaze. It's usually those awful vocals that spoil it for me. 

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Yeah, I tend to likewise prefer the old formative stuff from the late 60s to mid 70s - from before heavy metal even had its name, really. I was a white male teen (heavy metal's ideal audience) in the mid-80s, when metal was huge, bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Van Halen being at the forefront. And I liked those bands enough, but my Real Love was for the originals, not just the Sabbaths and Zeppelins, but also Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper - bands that were old enough to have a connection to (or even a hand in) the Beatles/Hendrix/psychedelia era. 

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A question for residents of the US of A on this forum:

 

Do you cut your food in the stereotypical 'American way' when eating? Fork in left hand, knife in right, cut some/all your food, then put your knife down, move your fork to your right hand and dig in?

 

While eating a pie on Wednesday afternoon this thought came to me.

 

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Nope. If something needs cutting I’ll cut it but I don’t do it all in advance, and I’ve never seen anyone do that unless it’s a parent cutting up food for their kid. 

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Does your fork remain in your left hand* from start to finish of the meal, Fiddy? Or do you switch?

 

 

 

*Or Heaven forbid, you're one of those people who always hold the fork in their right hand...barbarians 😉 .

 

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Me BARBARIAN!!!

But, yeah, no cutting up the whole item at one time.

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I'm the most barbarian barbarian there is... I use the side of my fork (held consistently in right hand) to cut my food. a-hard-days-night-john-6

Needless to say I feel quite lost at fancy restaurants and polite company meals. a-hard-days-night-paul-10 I try. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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It depends on the day. Sometimes, i'll cut it like ASJ suggests, other times i'll do it like Beatlebug suggests but sometimes i go full beast and either rip out the chunk i want to eat with my bare hands or just grab the entire piece of meat and bite chunks out of it. Unfortunately, as much as i want to seem like the real barbarian, i tend to prefer processed foods so i rarely eat foods that make me go full beast.

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So I went to an etiquette lesson once long ago and they taught me the american way to cut your food(The way ASJ described), as well as the fact that you only cut your food one piece at a time, so I do both of those, and I have for years.  That being said if the food is softer(ie: pancakes, burritos, actual cake), I do as Beatlebug described and I cut with my fork.

While in Montana, where etiquette is a bit lighter, I often thought that they should come out with a fork with one of the outer prongs serrated on the outside to make a sort of fork knife.  Kind of like a spork, but a knork.

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A fife? Knork? I dunno, but it sounds like something awesome I would buy. ahdn_john_08_gif

I do have some camping utensils that have a spoon on one end and a serrated fork-knife on the other, but I'd like a fork with a sharpened edge like the one Roald Dahl described his father (who had only one arm) using in his autobiography. ahdn_george_06

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That sounds like it would hurt your mouth...

And ASJ, I switch. 

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As a lefty I can do it both ways, typically eating dinner with fork in left but often when processing food in some way (eg testing whether a sausage has cooked), i'll use the knife in left.  I used to hold the knife like a pencil but was trained out of it by my parents who felt I would looked down upon.  Definitely use a spoon with my left (I initially typed this as definitely used my left with a spoon, wth?), but have been known to switch to the right if using a fork because I'm a weird lefty what can I say? mccartney-shrug_01_gif

ps I love sporks if I ruled the world I would force everyone to use sporks left handed and go on to conquer the known universe.

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What’s your favorite type of bird?

I have a bit of a strange fascination with quetzals, but I like sandpipers best.

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50yearslate said
What’s your favorite type of bird?

I have a bit of a strange fascination with quetzals, but I like sandpipers best.

  

Have the feeling I know ewe2's answer already!

I'm partial to the duck - they've mastered locomotion on land/sea/air, plus the shape of their bill makes them appear perpetually amused. Ducks have been unforgettably personified by both Daffy and Donald in the world of animation, and a duck can even camouflage itself as a rabbit!

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Nelly Furtado is a like a bird apparently, and she's up there with my favourites. I'd have to choose the Norwegian Blue though - beautiful plumage!

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Good question!
I'd err on the blue wren. Incredible cute, fairly uncommon, and shy.
Oh and did I mention cute?

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Hmm... I like parrots of all kinds, they're canny creatures. I also like merlins and kestrels. As for passerines, my favorites are probably chickadees and mockingbirds. Chickadees are adorable and I like the attitude and songs of the mockingbird.

I like all birds, basically a-hard-days-night-george-9

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