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(Daily Mail)   Even in Antarctica you are not safe from British cooking. Station chef at British base talks about making sure the Marmite and HP Sauce will last the winter   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 102
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2012-09-02 07:46:41 PM
Slap engines and a cockpit onto those hab units and you'd have one of these:

www.space1999.net
 
2012-09-02 07:52:05 PM
There is a gym here and we watch a lot of movies and DVDs.

Does that include old episodes of "Let's Make a Deal"?
 
2012-09-02 08:40:52 PM
I wouldn't want to be there after the St Paddy's day corned beef and cabbage
 
2012-09-02 09:13:52 PM
The funniest statement about British food was said by a girl I briefly dated who lived near Manchester. She told me that she ordered a pizza which tasted the same as the cardboard box it was in.
 
2012-09-02 09:39:11 PM

mikemoto: The funniest statement about British food was said by a girl I briefly dated who lived near Manchester. She told me that she ordered a pizza which tasted the same as the cardboard box it was in.


Hey, I dated a girl who lived in Manchester! She was an Irish schoolteacher.
 
2012-09-02 09:56:28 PM

fusillade762: Slap engines and a cockpit onto those hab units and you'd have one of these:

[www.space1999.net image 850x317]


My first thought as well. I live in the UK and have never seen or heard of these. They look amazing, and they're on skis! And the shelf with the jars of Marmite had a big jar and a little jar. Why would they buy a little jar? Is these some worldwide agreement on the amount of Marmite you can take to Antarctica? 1000grams is not allowed, but 750g is okay?
 
2012-09-02 09:56:30 PM

fusillade762: mikemoto: The funniest statement about British food was said by a girl I briefly dated who lived near Manchester. She told me that she ordered a pizza which tasted the same as the cardboard box it was in.

Hey, I dated a girl who lived in Manchester! She was an Irish schoolteacher.


Manchester? I hardly knew her!

/ sorry
 
2012-09-02 09:57:48 PM
Phenomenal. How do they get power? Diesel?
 
2012-09-02 10:01:22 PM
I hope the Spotted Dick makes it through OK.
 
2012-09-02 10:01:53 PM
Gotta have lots of HP sauce in case it comes down to eating each other's leg.
 
2012-09-02 10:02:13 PM
www.cultureblues.com

Kill it with fire.
 
2012-09-02 10:02:19 PM
HP sauce is good on everything!
 
2012-09-02 10:04:42 PM
I like how they are allowed "only" two cans of beer a day. Isn't the US Antarctic base alcohol free?

On the other hand I think the French south pole base has as much wine as food.
 
2012-09-02 10:06:43 PM
"Bloody 'ell, this is the same crap we et' in England !"
 
2012-09-02 10:06:51 PM
Do they get Internet

/DRTA
 
2012-09-02 10:11:55 PM
Would it be wrong to eat penguin? They look like they'd be easy to catch.
 
2012-09-02 10:12:31 PM

Flint Ironstag: I like how they are allowed "only" two cans of beer a day. Isn't the US Antarctic base alcohol free?


Funny, my first thought was that I could get farking wasted once a month. :)
 
2012-09-02 10:17:19 PM

snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!


A1 approve of THIS^
 
2012-09-02 10:19:35 PM

Flint Ironstag: I like how they are allowed "only" two cans of beer a day. Isn't the US Antarctic base alcohol free?

On the other hand I think the French south pole base has as much wine as food.


2000 bottles of craft beer were dispatched last summer to the pub on the New Zealand Antarctic base. Apparently they get through 30,000 beers a year there. I would imagine they have wine too, not sure about spirits.
 
2012-09-02 10:19:44 PM

davidphogan: Would it be wrong to eat penguin? They look like they'd be easy to catch.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-02 10:20:15 PM
"Stiff upper lip and all that." 30,000 quid a year, fark you, PAY ME!!
 
2012-09-02 10:23:24 PM
It's no surprise there's marmite in the antarctic, because England is right next to it. That's why they call it the land down under.
 
2012-09-02 10:28:13 PM

snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!


It sure is! I had some on my eggs this morning.
Beautiful photos, shiatty article.
 
2012-09-02 10:28:56 PM

Flint Ironstag: fusillade762: Slap engines and a cockpit onto those hab units and you'd have one of these:

[www.space1999.net image 850x317]

My first thought as well. I live in the UK and have never seen or heard of these. They look amazing, and they're on skis! And the shelf with the jars of Marmite had a big jar and a little jar. Why would they buy a little jar? Is these some worldwide agreement on the amount of Marmite you can take to Antarctica? 1000grams is not allowed, but 750g is okay?


They're probably remainders, she suggested helpfully.
 
2012-09-02 10:31:44 PM

spawn73: Flint Ironstag: I like how they are allowed "only" two cans of beer a day. Isn't the US Antarctic base alcohol free?

Funny, my first thought was that I could get farking wasted once a month. :)


The last place I'd want to get wasted is somewhere I could freeze to death five minutes after passing out.
 
2012-09-02 10:32:02 PM
Meaty vitamins. Tasty, tasty Vitamin Meat.
 
2012-09-02 10:32:20 PM

mikemoto: The funniest statement about British food was said by a girl I briefly dated who lived near Manchester. She told me that she ordered a pizza which tasted the same as the cardboard box it was in.


I ate a pizza in Manchester, and I can verify that even though I didn't eat the box, it most certainly would have tasted better.

/it was awful
 
2012-09-02 10:34:28 PM

mikemoto: The funniest statement about British food was said by a girl I briefly dated who lived near Manchester. She told me that she ordered a pizza which tasted the same as the cardboard box it was in.


"I just don't trust any culture that tries to cram everything into pie."

My buddy from Buffalo, NY.
 
2012-09-02 10:36:11 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: ...comic with awesome penguin death...


I don't understand what is being said in this comic, but that does not take away from the fact that it is the most awesome thing ever.
 
2012-09-02 10:39:55 PM

katerbug72: snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!

It sure is! I had some on my eggs this morning.
Beautiful photos, shiatty article.


That's what I was thinking. I kept waiting for some kind of story about life in Antarctica but gave up after seeing pic after pic of the housing structure.
 
2012-09-02 10:43:30 PM

davidphogan: Would it be wrong to eat penguin? They look like they'd be easy to catch.


"Penguins is practically chickens..."
 
2012-09-02 10:50:50 PM

snochick: davidphogan: Would it be wrong to eat penguin? They look like they'd be easy to catch.

"Penguins is practically chickens..."


Apparently they're very oily and nasty-tasting. I guess if you were starving and didn't have any Marmite you would eat them.
 
2012-09-02 10:52:13 PM
I wonder why the base is built that way, in a big line. You'd think if it was a 'chunkier' building, it would conserve heat better. Is it a prefabricated-segment's-maximum-shipping-dimension thing, or is there some other reason? And what's that quonset thing for, is that where they keep vehicles? Or a cold lab for ice samples?

Just thinking out loud, I don't expect Fark is exactly crawling with Antarctic base architects.
 
2012-09-02 10:54:00 PM

The_Fuzz: Quantum Apostrophe: ...comic with awesome penguin death...

I don't understand what is being said in this comic, but that does not take away from the fact that it is the most awesome thing ever.


It's an '80s Quebec comic.

Here's a Google translate...

It's obscure even here, but people of a certain age will remember it. It was crude, offensive, un-PC and highly hilarious.
 
2012-09-02 10:54:30 PM

phaseolus: I wonder why the base is built that way, in a big line. You'd think if it was a 'chunkier' building, it would conserve heat better. Is it a prefabricated-segment's-maximum-shipping-dimension thing, or is there some other reason? And what's that quonset thing for, is that where they keep vehicles? Or a cold lab for ice samples?

Just thinking out loud, I don't expect Fark is exactly crawling with Antarctic base architects.


TFA says they unhook each section and tow it a few miles every now and then, because the ice shelf it is sitting on is moving out to sea slowly. Hence the skis. I assume that puts a limit to how big and heavy each unit can be.
 
2012-09-02 10:56:52 PM
Marmite and HP are great, but as something you spread on toast and a ketchup alternative they're hardly representative of 'cuisine'.

Oh, and black pudding is the food of the gods...

(any Marmite lovers out there need to try Marmite XO, that tastes stronger, just like you remember it from when you were a kid)
 
2012-09-02 10:57:40 PM

Foolkiller: katerbug72: snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!

It sure is! I had some on my eggs this morning.
Beautiful photos, shiatty article.

That's what I was thinking. I kept waiting for some kind of story about life in Antarctica but gave up after seeing pic after pic of the housing structure.


Best video on life in Antarctica. I love her slightly-insane giggling.
 
2012-09-02 11:03:35 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Best video on life in Antarctica. I love her slightly-insane giggling.


I liked that a lot! I wanna go there!
 
2012-09-02 11:07:08 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Foolkiller: katerbug72: snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!

It sure is! I had some on my eggs this morning.
Beautiful photos, shiatty article.

That's what I was thinking. I kept waiting for some kind of story about life in Antarctica but gave up after seeing pic after pic of the housing structure.

Best video on life in Antarctica. I love her slightly-insane giggling.


What a complete fruitcake. I bet she's a blast!
 
2012-09-02 11:08:58 PM

Flint Ironstag: phaseolus: I wonder why the base is built that way, in a big line. You'd think if it was a 'chunkier' building, it would conserve heat better. Is it a prefabricated-segment's-maximum-shipping-dimension thing, or is there some other reason? And what's that quonset thing for, is that where they keep vehicles? Or a cold lab for ice samples?

Just thinking out loud, I don't expect Fark is exactly crawling with Antarctic base architects.

TFA says they unhook each section and tow it a few miles every now and then, because the ice shelf it is sitting on is moving out to sea slowly. Hence the skis. I assume that puts a limit to how big and heavy each unit can be.


Okay, that makes perfect sense, but ... are you reading a different article than I read? I can't find that part.
 
2012-09-02 11:09:04 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion:

Best video on life in Antarctica. I love her slightly-insane giggling.


No wonder they ban alcohol. I wonder how much it would take for two drunk guys to start betting each other they can't go out the door in that weather and run to the flagpole and stick their tongue on it? And how many drunk guys would take up the dare?
 
2012-09-02 11:11:09 PM

phaseolus: Flint Ironstag: phaseolus: I wonder why the base is built that way, in a big line. You'd think if it was a 'chunkier' building, it would conserve heat better. Is it a prefabricated-segment's-maximum-shipping-dimension thing, or is there some other reason? And what's that quonset thing for, is that where they keep vehicles? Or a cold lab for ice samples?

Just thinking out loud, I don't expect Fark is exactly crawling with Antarctic base architects.

TFA says they unhook each section and tow it a few miles every now and then, because the ice shelf it is sitting on is moving out to sea slowly. Hence the skis. I assume that puts a limit to how big and heavy each unit can be.

Okay, that makes perfect sense, but ... are you reading a different article than I read? I can't find that part.


Sorry, my bad. I read that article and then did a bit of Googling, including Wikipedia and the official British Antarctic Survey site. That's where that came from.

/Subby.
 
2012-09-02 11:11:35 PM

Gothnet: Marmite and HP are great, but as something you spread on toast and a ketchup alternative they're hardly representative of 'cuisine'.

Oh, and black pudding is the food of the gods...

(any Marmite lovers out there need to try Marmite XO, that tastes stronger, just like you remember it from when you were a kid)


selfridgesretaillimited.scene7.com

/Marmite haters gonna hate
//OTOH, a jar of XO should last longer
 
2012-09-02 11:12:16 PM

Gyrfalcon: snochick: davidphogan: Would it be wrong to eat penguin? They look like they'd be easy to catch.

"Penguins is practically chickens..."

Apparently they're very oily and nasty-tasting. I guess if you were starving and didn't have any Marmite you would eat them.


What if you deep fried them and tossed them in Frank's Red Hot? McMurdo Wings?
 
2012-09-02 11:13:18 PM

Flint Ironstag: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion:

Best video on life in Antarctica. I love her slightly-insane giggling.

No wonder they ban alcohol. I wonder how much it would take for two drunk guys to start betting each other they can't go out the door in that weather and run to the flagpole and stick their tongue on it? And how many drunk guys would take up the dare?


I've heard some stories. I don't think they need alcohol to take some risks. For science, of course.
 
2012-09-02 11:18:51 PM
I see he remembered to order the Ovaltine. It could be a while before he gets his decoder ring though.
 
2012-09-02 11:25:32 PM

WordsnCollision: Gothnet: Marmite and HP are great, but as something you spread on toast and a ketchup alternative they're hardly representative of 'cuisine'.

Oh, and black pudding is the food of the gods...

(any Marmite lovers out there need to try Marmite XO, that tastes stronger, just like you remember it from when you were a kid)

[selfridgesretaillimited.scene7.com image 473x473]

/Marmite haters gonna hate
//OTOH, a jar of XO should last longer


Just requested this from the hausfrau, thank you
 
2012-09-02 11:34:16 PM

snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!


How does it compare with it's A1 cousin? Some have said that A1 tastes like "HP Fruity", but I've never detected anything fruity about A1.
 
2012-09-02 11:36:52 PM
You don't want to be anywhere near any British in Antarctica.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-02 11:44:40 PM

TV's Vinnie: snoe_kone: HP sauce is good on everything!

How does it compare with it's A1 cousin? Some have said that A1 tastes like "HP Fruity", but I've never detected anything fruity about A1.


A1 has raisin and orange paste in it, but they're pretty far down the list of ingredients.
 
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