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(BBC)   "Cosmic" bakery fights construction of cell-phone tower. Says radio waves will disturb the subtle forces involved in making its bread.   ( divider line
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3253 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Dec 2004 at 11:51 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-21 10:04:08 AM  
This is me in my "Fight The Cosmci Rays" hat...

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2004-12-21 10:04:18 AM  
For Cosmici read Cosmic. Mods please fix in the
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event of greelighting.
2004-12-21 10:25:31 AM  
Not so unlikely, I see.
2004-12-21 10:25:53 AM  
Not so unlikely after all.
2004-12-21 10:26:41 AM  
Beat me by seconds.
2004-12-21 10:27:45 AM  
22 seconds was plenty of time to refresh! YOU LOSE. GOOD DAY SIR.
2004-12-21 10:30:08 AM  
Watch out, Argh, Joy is behind you and she's about to take your hat.
2004-12-21 10:32:57 AM  
These are professionals:

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2004-12-21 10:35:42 AM  
The phone company could just tell the wacky bakery owner that cellphone towers are natural hosts to endagered species such as woodnymphs and faeries.
Ike [TotalFark]
2004-12-21 10:52:32 AM  
I grind ye waves to bake me bread!
2004-12-21 11:56:39 AM  
I've lost count, have we hit a cell phone trifecta or do we lack one more?
2004-12-21 11:59:30 AM  
"It does sound wacky but as you work with it, and you see what it does to people, obviously it works. "

Obviously it did something to the author of that line.
2004-12-21 11:59:35 AM  

Radiation Trifecta
2004-12-21 12:00:25 PM  
2004-12-21 12:02:20 PM  

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2004-12-21 12:08:04 PM  
elves actually *like* tech - trust me on this.
2004-12-21 12:11:20 PM  
Believing in cosmic muffin in the sky: OK.
Believing in cosmic muffin in Kent: Not OK.

Got it.
2004-12-21 12:11:48 PM  
No yeast infection here..
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/ Must not upset the cosmic boobie waves..
/Gotta go pinch a cosmic loaf now..
2004-12-21 12:17:05 PM  

I cannot believe the Brits actually license/certify biodynamic stuff! The idea is to make products based on what an astrologer tells you, then use homeopathy (expensive bottled water) to treat any problems that come up (or aromatherapy or whatever kooky method you can think of.) The retarded journalist just smooths right over the rough patch there. Yes, it is that stupid. The people pushing this fad are snake oil salesmen and worse, although I sympathize with those caught up in the fad without knowing its a con game. Welcome to the new Dark Age.
2004-12-21 12:17:54 PM  
Why not just take an RF detector in the shop and show them the subtle forces are already disturbed.
2004-12-21 12:19:54 PM  
Anyone notice the fark peronals today?

/not a gay basher, but still
2004-12-21 12:20:23 PM  
The people pushing this fad are snake oil salesmen and worse, although I sympathize with those caught up in the fad without knowing its a con game. Welcome to the new Dark Age.

Don't underestimate the placebo effect. If if makes them happy and feel good, what the hell.
2004-12-21 12:21:46 PM  
I thought the "Cosmic Muffin" was a rocketship?

2004-12-21 12:23:33 PM  
Damned capitalistic hippy bakers.
2004-12-21 12:25:22 PM  
Major Thomb:

Why not just take an RF detector in the shop and show them the subtle forces are already disturbed.

Hey! No logic allowed here! This is the New Age! Move along!
2004-12-21 12:26:44 PM  
Cosmic bakery how do you do, baking and styling on the avenue.
2004-12-21 12:28:12 PM  
Nice to see that the rest of the world is just as superstitious and stupid as the majority of America. I'm waiting for when we can't build something because it will interfere with some new-ager's energy vortex or a homeopath's "factory".

/Critical thinking surrenders
2004-12-21 12:44:04 PM  
Tinfoil hats are sooooooooooo last week. Everyone who's ANYONE knows that babes dig tinfoil suits...

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2004-12-21 12:47:12 PM  
The Force is strong with this bun.
2004-12-21 12:48:05 PM  
I don't know why, but when I heard "Cosmic Bakery" I thought of classic Commodore 64 SID tunes.
2004-12-21 12:51:45 PM  
Cosmic bakery... do they make space cake?

2004-12-21 12:53:47 PM  
Granted this lady is a wack-job, but what about the alleged scientist saying that it's ok..."What we have *heard* is that with a 50 metre zone, you can be *relatively* confident there will be no *serious* health risks..."

Ok, if someone is only relatively confident, that means that don't have a clue, they're guessing and no serious health risks means that all of the tumors are treatable with extensive chemotherapy...
2004-12-21 01:02:26 PM  
Sorry to piss on your parade laddies and lassies...but I have eaten meals cooked by different folks using exactly the same recipe and ingredients. Some was fabulous and some bit the big one. The difference??...It was the person who made it and their state of mind and being. Negative, angry, people suck. And the products they produce sucks. Any negative influences will affect the final outcome.
2004-12-21 01:26:10 PM  
Isn't tinfoil losing out to Mylar? I thought they'd learned to penetrate tinfoil (the paranoids, the ones that are after me).
2004-12-21 01:28:26 PM  
will the radio waves make their teeth better?

/subscribes to the British have Bad Teeth Stereotype
2004-12-21 01:30:43 PM  
Elves love technology, yes indeed.
/Artemis Fowl = Greatest book of all time.
2004-12-21 01:46:06 PM  


Any affect from the 'negative influences' is probably in the form of sloppy workmanship.

As an experienced baker i can tell you that subtle differences in the handling of the mixture at each stage of the process add up to major differences in the end product.

Recipe and ingredients are only about 30% of the game. Process is at least 60%.

And when i say 'process,' it's the little things. As an example, if i let corn bread batter spin around in the mixing bowl for a few extra seconds before adding the flour and leavening agents, i get a better texture in the end product. The recipe doesn't say anything about this, but obviously it's allowing the bigger chunks of the corn meal absorb some buttermilk and soften. And i never realized this was an issue until i became really fast in the kitchen, and started being able to whip stuff up and get it in the oven in about half the time i used to, and then got a batch of cornbread that was fluffy on top and rubber on bottom.

I get a better texture from biscuits if i use a fork rather than a spoon to mix the dough. Why? The fork is a less effective tool, and biscuit dough needs to be cut some slack.

Certain types of recipes, the exact same amount of flour run through a sifter will result in a lighter end product for no better reason than static electricity.

And speaking of flour, were you aware that '1 cup' can hold anywhere between 3.5 and 5oz of flour, depending on how you handle it?

I'd suggest that you go ask an artisan baker if his attitude affects his product, but he'd probably spit in your brioche for wasting his time.
2004-12-21 01:53:28 PM  
geosprint - Nobody told you about chemistry? It's that great new field of science which explains chemical reactions! Cutting edge stuff!

I too use to believe magic and emotions had something to do with how good a cake was. Then I realize most cake I eat are made by machines... Do machines have emotions? Yes, according to a fairy I met in wacko-land. She also told me that magic thinking is a rational way to explain things we dont understand! Isnt it great!

/Need spleep, less studying
2004-12-21 01:53:30 PM  
geosprint : So the magical vibrations of their mood affects the flavor of the food?
2004-12-21 01:58:08 PM  
2004-12-21 02:01:03 PM  
CruJones: Just where is Joe Merchant these days?

/4 days to J.B.'s birthday
// Farking from work so I miss my farkit extension
2004-12-21 02:03:32 PM  
They should put up the cell phone site, but delay turning it up. Leave it down for 90 days and ask the bakery what changes they notice. But don't tell them it's not turned on. Then see what kind of "changes" they notice.
I have a 48 foot tower in my back yard. I have had people complain that it interferes with their radio, TV, computer, etc. This despite I have made no transmissions from that tower in more than ten years.

2004-12-21 02:22:22 PM  
Spleep.... Spleeeeeep...

/farking hippie dark agers
//farking term papers
2004-12-21 02:27:21 PM  
What's orange and looks good on a hippie?

2004-12-21 03:01:57 PM  
Whoa...I think our negative vibes totally chased geosprint away , dudes.
2004-12-21 03:06:32 PM  

48 feet? Amateur! :)

My uncle, in Downersgrove, has a 115 foot tower with multiple elements. He moved to that town specifically because they had no antenna ordinance. He had to go to court to defend it. They now have an antenna ordinance, because of him.

He pushes 1kw of 80 meter. He has a big box of filters and will install them in the homes of anyone who complains about bleedover.

The argument made against him in court was, "we don't have antennas and now this big tower makes our city ugly" - so he spent a few days driving around town, taking pictures of cell towers, etc.

To their credit, his direct neighbors declined to sign the petition against him.

Hilariously, in the US, legally you can tell people who say your licensed radio is bleeding into their telephone that they can go piss up a rope. FCC class B devices like their television are required by law to accept interference from your transmitter and restricted from interfering with your transmitter.

Sometimes local cops get this, sometimes they don't.
2004-12-21 03:37:32 PM  
Am I the only one that read it this way?

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2004-12-21 03:39:29 PM  
Asa Phelps - Yep, WY5V. Most of my interests are VHF, UHF and microwave. Televisions tend to ignore that sort of thing.
2004-12-21 04:06:04 PM  
I bet they make some good "cosmic" brownies, too.
2004-12-21 04:08:15 PM  
I think that if negative energies can be heath hazards then is sitting on potential weapon of wondrous power! Let's pick a public figure (maybe one of the actor scientologists) and get several hundred Farkers to direct their magical negative mind rays at them simultaneously. Perhaps we can kill off our enemies by creating a MMB (magical mind beams) tag and boost Drew to a major world power!
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