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(Slate)   New book examines why Americans still COME to the Renaissance Faire after death of 60s counterculture that spawned it   (slate.com) divider line 139
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2013-02-02 10:57:17 PM

TV's Vinnie: Millennium: Liquid nitrogen ice cream would probably be safer to eat, though.

Liquid nitrogen ANYTHING is bad, Bad, BAD!!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9637665/Teenager-who-lost-stomach-af te r-drinking-liquid-nitrogen-cocktail-speaks-of-her-ordeal.html


There's nothing scary about making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen and that bizarre practice known as molecular gastronomy are close friends and have been for a long time.

The fool in that link  drank liquid nitrogen, however, and discovered that it expands far more rapidly than is good for a human body - why in the hell a bartender thought mixing Jager & liquid nitrogen was a good idea is beyond me. The expansion ratio from liquid to gas is 1 to 694, for Christ's sake.
 
2013-02-02 11:07:11 PM

TV's Vinnie: Millennium: Liquid nitrogen ice cream would probably be safer to eat, though.

Liquid nitrogen ANYTHING is bad, Bad, BAD!!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9637665/Teenager-who-lost-stomach-af te r-drinking-liquid-nitrogen-cocktail-speaks-of-her-ordeal.html


Um, you realize you eat the ice cream after the nitrogen has boiled off, right? That's what freezes the ice cream.

Anyone stupid enough to drink liquid nitrogen deserved to be culled from the species.
 
2013-02-02 11:16:00 PM
Why? Because nowhere else on Earth can a man get the perfect combination of tits, booze, charred flesh, and room to smoke than the ren faire. Costume or no (in my case, no), if you can't have fun at a ren faire, you're just not very good at being a person.
 
2013-02-02 11:28:56 PM

theorellior: Cerebral Knievel: Gorians.. in a nutshell, are a subset of the BDSM culture that base their entire.. thing around a series of really, really bad sci-fi novels dealing with the planet GOR and the culture of it's inhabitants. Master/slave thing.. rituals dealing with all that..

What? Really? There's a whole subculture of GOR cosplayers?

Wow. Just... wow.


They're not cosplayers, they're...sexual LARPers, I guess you could say.  Though, they take it WAY more seriously than even your most unhinged LARP nerd.  The Manowar song, Pleasure Slave, is essentially GORians in music form.
 
2013-02-02 11:36:05 PM
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2013-02-02 11:46:39 PM
Went to one a couple of years ago after a long spell away from them.  A lot more raccoon/squirrel/critter tails pinned to the asses of chicks than I previously remember.
 
2013-02-03 12:22:09 AM

theorellior: Turkey legs. Although turkeys are New World birds, so they technically wouldn't have them in the actual Renaissance.


Late Renaissance.  And I think it's because of the images (not sure if they are historical) of Henry VIII eating a turkey leg.
 
2013-02-03 12:58:32 AM

DSF6969: theorellior: Turkey legs...

Dear

GAWD

THIS

There's nothing quite like chowing down on the hind appendage of large farmed fowl while dressed as an anachronistic pirate and watching grown men and women debase themselves with slapstick and mud for tips.

/Going to the one in Deerfield Beach, FL this month during Pirate Weekend.




I used to go the original faire in Agoura. I got the recipe for the marinade used for the turkey legs stashed away somewhere.

The faire they hold here in Las Vegas is a train wreck. When it first started, it was pretty decent, plenty of things to see and do, but over the last decade or so, it's just the last stop for vendors trying to sell the crap they couldn't sell the year before.
 
2013-02-03 01:01:51 AM

Straelbora: theorellior: Turkey legs. Although turkeys are New World birds, so they technically wouldn't have them in the actual Renaissance.

Late Renaissance.  And I think it's because of the images (not sure if they are historical) of Henry VIII eating a turkey leg.


They are. Merchant William Strickland is credited with bringing 6 turkeys to England in the early 1500s. Henry is supposedly the first English king to eat turkey, hence the big deal about him being portrayed with the drumstick in hand.
 
2013-02-03 01:03:36 AM

KhamanV: it really is like trying to broker a peace between two Koreas. Rennies just want to know where the beer is, how bad the privy lines are, and who's going to be at the bonfire later. Some of the SCAdians will go to outright farking DEFCON 1 if your farking lunch menu recipes are not 100% accurate.


A thousand times THIS.

A friend of mine who had been to Faire with me a few times ended up falling in love with an SCA guy.  She dragged us (her friends) to an SCA event in order for us to get to know her new boyfriend better.
I had heard rumors over the years that they weren't much fun, but I chalked it up to team rivalry/tribalism.

Stiff, formal and super judgmental was the impression I came away with from that group.
I'd rather be an unruly Ren Rat than a dickish SCAdian.
 
2013-02-03 01:06:06 AM
Haven't been to one I thought sucked..

Sarasota, Florida had it at the Ringling museum grounds when I was a kid and and it farking ruled.

The Arizona one was great, but it was like 95 degrees out when I went. Welcome to Arizona, right?

The ones here in Ohio are just ok, but still better than most other days of entertainment.
 
2013-02-03 01:08:18 AM
I used to work faires in CA. The day at the fire was fun, but the after hour parties, dear gods, the drum circles. I got laid sooooooooo much.
 
2013-02-03 01:12:30 AM
Also, based on that headline, I'm pretty sure stubby knows wtf I'm talking about.
 
2013-02-03 01:16:15 AM

Mike Chewbacca: I used to work faires in CA. The day at the fire was fun, but the after hour parties, dear gods, the drum circles. I got laid sooooooooo much.


Mayhaps I should reconsider my career choice...
 
2013-02-03 01:34:28 AM

DjangoStonereaver: The SCA vs The Ren Faire workers is the nerd version of the Sharks vs the Jets.


According to this helpful chart, both SCA folk and RenFaire folk consider themselves less geeky than "People Who Buy Expensive 'Replicas' of Fictional Fantasy Swords".
 
kab
2013-02-03 01:58:49 AM

Plant Rights Activist: because they're awesome?


done in two.
 
2013-02-03 02:01:07 AM
Still not understanding this feud between ren fest people and sexual compulsives anonymous people.... Is it because of the comely wenches?
 
2013-02-03 02:06:49 AM

Mike Chewbacca: I used to work faires in CA. The day at the fire was fun, but the after hour parties, dear gods, the drum circles. I got laid sooooooooo much.


I take it you're into fatties then.
 
2013-02-03 03:45:25 AM

natazha: markie_farkie: Because flagon of ale and buxom wenches..

And turkey legs! Just like they eat back before the turkey made it over to Europe. Toad-in-a-holes are also good.


Toad goes where?!
 
2013-02-03 03:49:55 AM

Clockwork Kumquat: natazha: markie_farkie: Because flagon of ale and buxom wenches..

And turkey legs! Just like they eat back before the turkey made it over to Europe. Toad-in-a-holes are also good.

Toad goes where?!


Up your bum? It doesn't really specify which hole, but I'm assuming the worst.
 
2013-02-03 06:53:23 AM

nekulor: Clockwork Kumquat: natazha: markie_farkie: Because flagon of ale and buxom wenches..

And turkey legs! Just like they eat back before the turkey made it over to Europe. Toad-in-a-holes are also good.

Toad goes where?!

Up your bum? It doesn't really specify which hole, but I'm assuming the worst.


Ass frogs. I will now dream of ass frogs.

Thanks. Thanks a lot.
 
2013-02-03 09:11:43 AM
Traditions often long outlive the original reason.

/Nothing to see here, move along.
 
2013-02-03 09:11:52 AM

kroonermanblack: Solty Dog: Ren Faires are one of the last bastions of free spirit. No one gets judged at a Ren Faire because the silliness of it all is why most people pay to go. The only other place that has that type of freedom is Comic Cons. Although the models they pay to advertise may get a little judgey of the cosplayers, but it's ok because they are nothing but eye candy with no soul anyways.

Dude, 'hard core' ren faire people judge the everloving shiat out of everyone else. Especially if you go to one of the 'real' style ones, where they don't let in 'fantasy' people, like fairies or elves.  Just like any sub culture, Ren-fest people have some real assholes.


Civil War reenactors can be pretty bad too.
 
2013-02-03 10:12:00 AM
I went to one Ren Faire. Once. That was plenty. Possibly too much.

Not really my scene. The rest of you go ahead and have your fun.
 
2013-02-03 10:26:37 AM
As I tell any patron who points out historical inaccuracies: Renaissance Faire! All of the adventure and romance, none of the disease and brutal oppression!
 
2013-02-03 10:40:32 AM
The Dead Bob Show!

/hey everybody
 
2013-02-03 10:43:46 AM

The A.I.S.B.: Mike Chewbacca: I used to work faires in CA. The day at the fire was fun, but the after hour parties, dear gods, the drum circles. I got laid sooooooooo much.

Mayhaps I should reconsider my career choice...


Dude, seriously. Learn to play the fiddle. One crappy small faire was hardly paying me enough to cover good and expenses, but I kept going back because who could say no to threesomes every weekend?

/engaged now
//every time a woman talks to me at a faire, I know my fiancee wonders if I slept with her
///usually the answer is yes
 
2013-02-03 10:52:59 AM
Its fun? What I really dont get is why the average beer swillling redneck slumps their way to the fair only to look annoyed that theyre there and annoyed with the people who are enjoying themselves.
 
2013-02-03 11:35:37 AM

Cerebral Knievel: Girion47: Before throwing out obscure terms, can someone define what a "GORian" is?

Gorians.. in a nutshell, are a subset of the BDSM culture that base their entire.. thing around a series of really, really bad sci-fi novels dealing with the planet GOR and the culture of it's inhabitants. Master/slave thing.. rituals dealing with all that..

anyone I have ever met that identified as GORian has been a complete narcissist. or a heavily medicated loony, or a combination of both.

they made one movie based on the series that got ripped apart by MST2k


http://www.cracked.com/blog/gor-most-ridiculous-nerd-fantasy-ever-fi lm ed/
 
2013-02-03 12:33:39 PM
fatty food and slutty fat girls
 
2013-02-03 12:45:43 PM
her pillow fight on the log is called   Twilzy Whop.   a very popular renissance game.   the object to knock your opponent off of the log with the pillow.  Whopping.

I was at a sort of fair last weekend, I spent my time teaching wood carving.  all hand tools.   the folks around me were doing things like making wood spoons, teaching spinning with drop spindles, black work needle point, casting with soap stone, painting icons, and so on.

only little kids were dressed in fantasy outfits.
 
2013-02-03 06:13:48 PM
I like to go for the challenge of finding the 1 women in 30 who isn't obscenely overweight, as well as all the people who can't tell the Renaissance from an episode of Xena.
 
2013-02-03 06:29:25 PM

teto85: penthesilea: I miss the Faire at Black Point Forest.

I went every year since I was a few days old.  Still have a Faire Map from 1979.
Tried a dozen other Faires and none were nearly as good.  I think the forest ended up getting chopped down and turned into a golf course, the bastards.

It was made into a housing development.  Then about 1 year later Radon gas was detected leaking from everywhere and it was deemed uninhabitable.  By then the Faire had moved to Gilroy/Pacheco Pass and attendance dropped by about 90%.  (Sigh)  I miss the Black Point venue as well.

//25 year attendee.


I used to work the Faire at Black Point.  Now, whenever I drive past that location I haz a sad.

Here's my CSB moment.  My first year working faire.  We're getting ready on opening day morning.  A girl I was interested in me turns to be and says, "Ogre, can you hold up my boobs while I tighten my bodice?"  That happened at the Agora siite.
 
2013-02-03 09:20:49 PM
Pleasure Faire gave me a new career onstage, I have no complaints. It's not what it once was (especially in CA), but I'd still rather spend a weekend with my Faire Family than...well, just about anything/anyone else.

/Community, laughs, income, sex...rinse, repeat.
 
2013-02-03 10:34:09 PM
I go to the Michigan Renaissance Fest in Holly at least once a year, dressed in full garb. The last few years I wore my turn-of-the-16th-century Italian outfit. Not boobalicious, but proper and as accurate as i could manage it.  I have done the full-force-boobies corsetry before, and I'll never forget the dude who stared at them for a minute and then complimented me on my hand-carved walking staff. *lol* Strangeness.  Did the pirate thing a few years, too.  For me it's an excuse to dress up and show off my wicked l33t sewing skillz. XD

Anyway, Ren Faires are just hella fun. The costumery, the weaponry, the rampant double-entendres of the pickle vendors, all the hand-made goods and artistry, the shows... Manolete! WhipBoy! Ded Bob! The Washing Well Wenches! And everyone's favorite Men without Pants, Tartanic!

/Kilts!
 
2013-02-04 12:15:47 AM

testaclese: Pleasure Faire gave me a new career onstage, I have no complaints. It's not what it once was (especially in CA), but I'd still rather spend a weekend with my Faire Family than...well, just about anything/anyone else.

/Community, laughs, income, sex...rinse, repeat.


I might have worked with you, depending upon the years you did Faire.
 
2013-02-04 01:15:56 AM

h0tsauce: The A.I.S.B.: Mike Chewbacca: I used to work faires in CA. The day at the fire was fun, but the after hour parties, dear gods, the drum circles. I got laid sooooooooo much.

Mayhaps I should reconsider my career choice...

Dude, seriously. Learn to play the fiddle. One crappy small faire was hardly paying me enough to cover good and expenses, but I kept going back because who could say no to threesomes every weekend?

/engaged now
//every time a woman talks to me at a faire, I know my fiancee wonders if I slept with her
///usually the answer is yes


Damn!  I knew I was wasting my time with the clarinet.  I have no experience with Ren Faires (but they do sound like a blast), so here's a comely wench playing the fiddle at a Renaissance Faire
 
2013-02-04 10:48:55 AM
I'm a fan. It's a fun day out, and (at least so far) the quality and variety of artisan crafts is unmatched at any other similar outdoor market. Also, I like to catch a couple of the shows and have some mead.


The Colorado one has the best location! Permanent structures built on a wooded site.


The Tampa one has been the best overall experience for me - it is much larger than Colorado and the vendors are superior. Once you are roaming around you forget about the lack of permanent structures.


/also a fan of bodicery
 
2013-02-04 12:19:32 PM

Beerguy: dk47: Beerguy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]
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havoc please

You have to admit, chaos is pretty damn cute too....


Oh I admit it.
 
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