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(The Sun)   Burger King launches 'Black Burger' made with bamboo charcoal bun, squid ink ketchup. You want fries with that? (w/pics)   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-09-25 03:29:12 AM  
Squid ink pasta is awesome. Looks fantastic against all the brightly-coloured sauce/accompaniment ingredients and doesn't seem to have any kind of overwhelming flavour. Plus it has the added bonus of freaking people out. :)

/more freaked out by cooking live seafood.
 
2012-09-25 03:38:49 AM  

doglover: At BK now.

Drops on 28 金曜日


mods, please keep thread open till then
 
2012-09-25 03:40:44 AM  
So, doesn't anyone wonder where they get all this squid ink FROM??

I mean, is someone milking a squid or what? Or do you have to "finesse" it out of them, like semen collection?
 
2012-09-25 03:41:30 AM  

eraser8: Big deal.

The Darth Vader burger did it first.

[img.ibtimes.com image 600x338] 

/yes, it's real


^ ^ ^ This.

On a side note, bamboo charcoal soap is farking awesome stuff.
 
2012-09-25 03:43:21 AM  

Oznog: So, doesn't anyone wonder where they get all this squid ink FROM??

I mean, is someone milking a squid or what? Or do you have to "finesse" it out of them, like semen collection?


You harvest the ink sacs as part of the butchering process, probably. Tasty, tasty calamari.
 
2012-09-25 03:48:27 AM  

eraser8: Big deal.

The Darth Vader burger did it first.

[img.ibtimes.com image 600x338] 

/yes, it's real


They also did a tricolore for the Belgian national holiday last summer.

www.myburger.fr

I don't know what they used to colour the buns but it made it all the way through to the other buns.
 
2012-09-25 03:49:00 AM  

doglover: At BK now.

Drops on 28 金曜日



Someone translate please.
 
2012-09-25 03:57:44 AM  

jmr61: doglover: At BK now.

Drops on 28 金曜日


Someone translate please.


Try google translate

/friday
 
2012-09-25 04:03:31 AM  

jmr61: doglover: At BK now.

Drops on 28 金曜日


Someone translate please.


The offer ends on the 28th.
 
2012-09-25 04:05:14 AM  

American Decency Association: mods, please keep thread open till then


It's just a burger. I'm not THAT dedicated to this thread. I just happened to be in a work site today that is next to a Burger King.

Maybe we can get a followup or something.
 
2012-09-25 04:08:51 AM  

doglover: At BK now.

Drops on 28 金曜日


金曜日は早く来て!
 
2012-09-25 04:12:48 AM  
I just realized that when I forget about a pack of hamburger buns in my pantry for a few weeks, they look just like this.

Just sayin'....
 
2012-09-25 04:19:29 AM  

Makh: JudgeMuttonChops: to quote a farker from a recent thread..

"Bear, with paws extended.
Dog, with plate of broccoli."

When the walls fell. I actually understand what you said there.



I can't be the only one sometimes bugged by the fact that they clearly had a base language without metaphor they were using, upon which they based the circuitous metaphor language. They could say "wall" without resorting to "Kagra, his spackling knife in hand" and so on, going through an endless recursive process of breaking more direct signifiers into examples or metaphors.

/yeah, I know- I'm that guy griping about the Itchy and Scratchy rib xylophone
//and anyway, if one can manage to suspend disbelief about the magical "universal translator" in the first place...
///There's compelling evidence that the T.A.R.D.I.S. doesn't actually do any translating and is just benignly infested with invisible babelfish. Claiming the craft itself handles it just puts potentially squeamish companions at ease
 
2012-09-25 04:20:49 AM  
Now I have a sudden urge to steal a bicycle.
 
2012-09-25 04:32:44 AM  

Guylian: Squid ink pasta is awesome. Looks fantastic against all the brightly-coloured sauce/accompaniment ingredients and doesn't seem to have any kind of overwhelming flavour. Plus it has the added bonus of freaking people out. :)

/more freaked out by cooking live seafood.


This. Toro bravo has a great squid ink pasta for you pdx farkers.
 
2012-09-25 05:09:05 AM  

doglover: American Decency Association: mods, please keep thread open till then

It's just a burger. I'm not THAT dedicated to this thread. I just happened to be in a work site today that is next to a Burger King.

Maybe we can get a followup or something.


yeah i was kidding... still intrigued if you get the chance
 
2012-09-25 06:30:33 AM  
In some cooking traditions, squid ink is considered a delicacy. I did not even know it was edible until very recently.
 
2012-09-25 06:32:47 AM  
I thought they called it Fatburger
 
2012-09-25 06:43:48 AM  

aagrajag: ReverendJasen: You want fries tentacles with that?

/what's wrong with you, Japan?

Here's a nice squid burger for you.

Link


Why is the cartoon squid so happen that he is going to be ground up and eaten?

Also, I will always love failed machine translations:

"When Morning Summit will be held in the country in October 2002 Yobuko, squid Yobuko specialty burger, was born by the OB and the youth section of the local Chamber of Commerce. What changes to make to squid (Patty) minced meat, ingredients that are cooked in squid almost. Not hard to find a source that meets the squid, as a result of trial and error, I came to the source of the wind Oral Orange. In recent years it has been opened to festival festival and industry in addition to the morning market Yobuko."

I'm especially pleased that it's not hard to find a source that meets the squid.
 
2012-09-25 06:44:40 AM  

casual disregard: Why is the cartoon squid so happen happy that he is going to be ground up and eaten?


sigh...
 
2012-09-25 07:07:44 AM  

Isildur: Makh: JudgeMuttonChops: to quote a farker from a recent thread..

"Bear, with paws extended.
Dog, with plate of broccoli."

When the walls fell. I actually understand what you said there.


I can't be the only one sometimes bugged by the fact that they clearly had a base language without metaphor they were using, upon which they based the circuitous metaphor language. They could say "wall" without resorting to "Kagra, his spackling knife in hand" and so on, going through an endless recursive process of breaking more direct signifiers into examples or metaphors.

/yeah, I know- I'm that guy griping about the Itchy and Scratchy rib xylophone
//and anyway, if one can manage to suspend disbelief about the magical "universal translator" in the first place...
///There's compelling evidence that the T.A.R.D.I.S. doesn't actually do any translating and is just benignly infested with invisible babelfish. Claiming the craft itself handles it just puts potentially squeamish companions at ease


hearty lulz :)
 
2012-09-25 07:31:25 AM  

Isildur: Makh: JudgeMuttonChops: to quote a farker from a recent thread..

"Bear, with paws extended.
Dog, with plate of broccoli."

When the walls fell. I actually understand what you said there.


I can't be the only one sometimes bugged by the fact that they clearly had a base language without metaphor they were using, upon which they based the circuitous metaphor language. They could say "wall" without resorting to "Kagra, his spackling knife in hand" and so on, going through an endless recursive process of breaking more direct signifiers into examples or metaphors.


Even worse, perhaps, is that essentially their language was just a bunch of nouns. They had no verbs, adjectives, pronouns, or anything else you would need to make a real language. As an experiment, try speaking using only nouns for a day and see how well you'd do.

Not to mention, there's no reason why a Star Trek universal translator would have had any special problem with their language anyway. So, for example, in Tamarian, "Temba, his arms wide/open" means "a gift." In Spanish, "un regalo" means "a gift." To a translation program seeing Spanish and Tamarian for the first time, "un regalo" is just four meaningless syllables, and "Temba, his arms wide" is just five meaningless syllables. For all practical purposes "Temba, his arms wide" is just a single word. Learning that it means "a gift" in no way depends or even benefits from recognizing that "Temba" was the name of a person. 

I mean, it was a cool episode, but the whole "The universal translator can't figure out their language" bit was just as contrived as "Ionization in the atmosphere prevents the transporters from working!"
 
2012-09-25 07:55:04 AM  
That looks so tasty. And I'm on the wrong damned continent.
 
2012-09-25 08:00:11 AM  

Oznog: So, doesn't anyone wonder where they get all this squid ink FROM??


i289.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-25 08:01:31 AM  
That looks really good. Stupid ocean.
 
2012-09-25 08:12:47 AM  
I ask myself, "How much blacker could it be?" and the answer is "None. None more black"
 
2012-09-25 08:39:05 AM  

ciberido: Even worse, perhaps, is that essentially their language was just a bunch of nouns. They had no verbs, adjectives, pronouns, or anything else you would need to make a real language.


Um, huh?? Since when is "fell" (as in "Shaka, when the walls fell") not a verb? There was also, "Sokath, his eyes uncovered", "Mirab, with sails unfurled", and probably a few others... Also, "his" is a (possessive) pronoun...
 
2012-09-25 09:25:41 AM  

RobSeace: Since when is "fell" (as in "Shaka, when the walls fell") not a verb? There was also, "Sokath, his eyes uncovered", "Mirab, with sails unfurled", and probably a few others... Also, "his" is a (possessive) pronoun...



Yes, that's the paradox.

As Isildur pointed out earlier in the thread, either the Tamarians had a "base language" without metaphor or they did not. If they DID have a base language without metaphor, then they could say things like "wall" or "when the walls fell" with simple words, and they did have nouns and verbs and all that --- so what did they need the secondary metaphoric language for?

And if they DIDN'T have a "base language" then they couldn't create the secondary metaphoric language. It's Catch-22.

So yes, verbs like "fell" and determiners like "his" existed in the "base language" but not in the "metaphoric language" which apparently contained only nouns.

As an aside, "his" is not a (possessive) pronoun, by the way. It's a possessive determiner.

.
 
2012-09-25 09:28:22 AM  
gee mr. tiger don't eat my Burger King Burger!!
 
2012-09-25 10:13:40 AM  

ciberido: RobSeace: Since when is "fell" (as in "Shaka, when the walls fell") not a verb? There was also, "Sokath, his eyes uncovered", "Mirab, with sails unfurled", and probably a few others... Also, "his" is a (possessive) pronoun...


Yes, that's the paradox.

As Isildur pointed out earlier in the thread, either the Tamarians had a "base language" without metaphor or they did not. If they DID have a base language without metaphor, then they could say things like "wall" or "when the walls fell" with simple words, and they did have nouns and verbs and all that --- so what did they need the secondary metaphoric language for?


I'm not arguing that it's not stupid and contrived purely for the story... I was merely arguing with your assertion that their language had nothing but nouns, since it quite clearly has other parts of speech, because we heard them use them!

However, one could make the same argument for any slang language we use today... "They already have a real language with English, so why do they need to talk in jive/ebonics/redneck/cockney-rhyming-slang/etc.?" Maybe it's just something they all started doing because they thought it was cool, and eventually it took over so that that was just how everyone spoke... *shrug*

So yes, verbs like "fell" and determiners like "his" existed in the "base language" but not in the "metaphoric language" which apparently contained only nouns.

Huh? The "metaphoric language" includes phrases like "Shaka, when the walls fell", which contains more than merely nouns...

As an aside, "his" is not a (possessive) pronoun, by the way. It's a possessive determiner..

Um, it's both... From your own link: "Examples in English include possessive forms of the personal pronouns, namely my, your, his, her, its, our and their,"...

/If you're going to grammar nazi, you best know your shiat!
 
2012-09-25 10:15:53 AM  
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-25 11:24:06 AM  
I'll never go back....
 
2012-09-25 11:40:11 AM  
Sick? i'd love to try it..
/love squid ink pastas
 
2012-09-25 11:40:55 AM  

Xaxor: I bet it's Japan.

...That was easy.


Done in 1...
 
2012-09-25 12:48:46 PM  

doglover: I'll try and get one.

But these "special" burgers are really limited. Usually 1-2 hous a day when you order one. Hell the Windows 7 Burger was literally sold 3 times a day per store, max.


Plus your burger crashed like every five minutes, and you then had to wait in another 2-hour line to update it.
 
2012-09-25 01:14:19 PM  

RobSeace: I was merely arguing with your assertion that their language had nothing but nouns, since it quite clearly has other parts of speech, because we heard them use them! [...] The "metaphoric language" includes phrases like "Shaka, when the walls fell", which contains more than merely nouns...


You're confusing two different things. The "metaphoric language" isn't slang, it's a completely different language. The expression "Shaka, when the walls fell" doesn't CONTAIAN nouns on that level (the metaphoric rather than the base), it IS a noun.

For comparison, "regalo" contains the vowel "o," but "regalo" isn't a vowel; it's a noun. The parts that make up "regalo" and the word "regalo" itself are two different things. Or maybe a better analogy would be that a water molecule contains hydrogen, but water is not hydrogen, nor is hydrogen water. (Or perhaps even, molecular hydrogen contains hydrogen atoms, but hydrogen atoms are not molecular hydrogen, nor vice-versa.)


RobSeace: However, one could make the same argument for any slang language we use today... "They already have a real language with English, so why do they need to talk in jive/ebonics/redneck/cockney-rhyming-slang/etc.?"


I'm not sure what you mean by "slang language." Most languages have slang. That slang is not a separate language. In the case of the Tamarian language, however, it IS a separate language, not slang WITHIN a language.

Also, slang DOES serve a purpose, just not the purpose of communicating the most clearly and efficiently as possible. It identifies the speaker as a member of one group (and by contrast, not a member of some other group). If everybody uses the word, then by definition it isn't slang. It was implied in the episode that all Tamarians use this "metaphoric language."
 
2012-09-25 02:03:52 PM  
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich


It's pretty common here. I've had bamboo charcoal noodles that were really good, and they use it as filler in pillows and blankets - all my pillows are stuffed with 20% bamboo charcoal.


I've seen recipes for bamboo charcoal bread, i want to try it but I don't know where to get the charcoal, probably have to get it online. What does it taste like?


doglover, post pictures if you do try one.
 
2012-09-25 02:32:26 PM  

RobSeace: They clearly understood individual words, or else Picard would not have been able to teach the dude the Gilgamesh story... Plus, he was able to expand on the Darmok story, and give all the backstory to Picard to explain what it meant...


Oh, and another example I just remembered: when he explained "Uzani, his army with fists open/closed" to Picard, he clearly understood what "fists open" and "fists closed" meant, since he mimed the actions to him... So, the phrase was not merely a single "word" to him with merely its metaphorical meaning; he clearly understood the meaning of the individual words within it...
 
2012-09-25 03:09:38 PM  

RobSeace: So, the phrase was not merely a single "word" to him with merely its metaphorical meaning; he clearly understood the meaning of the individual words within it...


Just because you know what the letter "O" and the letter "K" is, you do not necessarily know the meanings of "OK". Okay?
 
2012-09-25 03:11:47 PM  
Sweet Jesus, you guys want to know about the origin of that goofy metaphor language from ST:TNG? Ok here it is: "Hack writers, facing deadline, with upturned bottles"
 
2012-09-25 03:15:55 PM  

Pribar: Sweet Jesus, you guys want to know about the origin of that goofy metaphor language from ST:TNG? Ok here it is: "Hack writers, facing deadline, with upturned bottles"


That might also explain the Burger King.
 
2012-09-25 03:22:30 PM  

WelldeadLink: Pribar: Sweet Jesus, you guys want to know about the origin of that goofy metaphor language from ST:TNG? Ok here it is: "Hack writers, facing deadline, with upturned bottles"

That might also explain the Burger King.



No I am pretty sure the Burger Kings origins include Aleister Crowleys grimoire, a misdrawn summoning circle, and the fourth circle of hell....
 
2012-09-25 03:32:19 PM  
Still not the most disgusting idea for burgers from the East...
sherylsatorre.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-25 03:36:22 PM  

WelldeadLink: RobSeace: So, the phrase was not merely a single "word" to him with merely its metaphorical meaning; he clearly understood the meaning of the individual words within it...

Just because you know what the letter "O" and the letter "K" is, you do not necessarily know the meanings of "OK". Okay?


Right... Which is precisely the position that the Federation people were in: understanding the Tamarian's words, but not the meanings of their metaphorical phrases... However, the Tamarians were clearly in the position of understanding both the words and the phrases... Or, to use your example, they know "O", "K", and what "OK" means, while the Federation people had no idea what "OK" means, even though they recognize the letters that make it up... So, I'm not sure if you just posted to agree with me, or if one of us thinks the other is saying something they're not?
 
2012-09-25 05:56:59 PM  

Oznog: So, doesn't anyone wonder where they get all this squid ink FROM??

I mean, is someone milking a squid or what? Or do you have to "finesse" it out of them, like semen collection?


Related
 
2012-09-25 07:18:40 PM  
Is it made from real black people?
 
2012-09-26 07:41:55 AM  

Oldiron_79: Is it made from real black people?


only if they're ghay
 
2012-09-26 02:27:30 PM  
Brilliant. Once you black, you'll never go back.

Time to short their stock.
 
2012-09-26 03:40:26 PM  
You mean we don't have to go to Blackfriars to get black fries anymore
 
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