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(Food Network)   After all these years of embarrassment and heartache, Britain finally finds something Prince Philip is good for   (foodnetwork.com) divider line
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2019-01-12 11:51:43 AM  
Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.
 
2019-01-12 2:07:53 PM  

Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.


You missed the best one...

(to students in China): "Don't stay here too long or you'll get slitty eyes"
 
2019-01-12 2:28:12 PM  

Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.


*shrugs* as an American who's not particularly fond of the concept of monarchy, let alone formalized class systems, his statements seem to be typical of somebody who's basically a walking/shuffling antique of a human being.

I mean, Clint Eastwood argued at an empty chair for a bit and that's a guy who actually had to use his brain throughout his life to write, direct and act in a bunch of great movies... and he's a goddamned decade younger than the prince.

I try not to judge old farts on such things, because I'm becoming one myself... at the same pace as everybody else, and I'd just hope that the next generations would either forgive, or at least ignore, my previously held yet now obviously ignorant opinions.

Once I it 70 I imagine I'll simply stop giving a fark.
 
2019-01-12 2:36:35 PM  

Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.


Establishing truffles further northwards is a great hedge against climate change, given that their normal range is down closer to the Mediterranean.  Not 100% useless, if he bankrolled the project.

Just 99% useless asshole troll.  4Chan should arrange to have him made King instead of Charles if the Queen croaks it before he does.
 
2019-01-12 2:57:34 PM  
Haven't had an actual truffle, but I dislike truffle-infused foods.
 
2019-01-12 3:31:17 PM  

luckyeddie: Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.

You missed the best one...

(to students in China): "Don't stay here too long or you'll get slitty eyes"


Here's a list.

Being Scottish, I'm particularly fond of: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"

But there's one on that list - "If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies, but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." - that I've heard said is actually a Chinese proverb about the Cantonese. Dunno if that's true, though.
 
2019-01-12 3:38:37 PM  
Leave the poor man alone - he has truffles of his own.
 
2019-01-12 3:42:41 PM  
Prince Philip's horticultural pursuit has finally begun to bare fruit, if by "fruit" you mean fancy fungi

Since we actually eat the fruiting body of the mycelium, yes, you would mean, "fruit."

/editing is dead
 
2019-01-12 4:21:03 PM  

Tillmaster: Leave the poor man alone - he has truffles of his own.


They trufflin'.
 
2019-01-12 4:32:55 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: Prince Philip's horticultural pursuit has finally begun to bare fruit, if by "fruit" you mean fancy fungi

Since we actually eat the fruiting body of the mycelium, yes, you would mean, "fruit."

/editing is dead


You missed an open goal, there.
 
2019-01-12 4:46:05 PM  
Guess he can toot his own horn now.

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2019-01-12 5:17:41 PM  

iron de havilland: swamp_of_dumb: Prince Philip's horticultural pursuit has finally begun to bare fruit, if by "fruit" you mean fancy fungi

Since we actually eat the fruiting body of the mycelium, yes, you would mean, "fruit."

/editing is dead

You missed an open goal, there.


I was twitching too hard to work up a good rant.

/that's why the slasie.
//all encompassing
 
2019-01-12 5:20:01 PM  

iron de havilland: luckyeddie: Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.

You missed the best one...

(to students in China): "Don't stay here too long or you'll get slitty eyes"

Here's a list.

Being Scottish, I'm particularly fond of: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"

But there's one on that list - "If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies, but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." - that I've heard said is actually a Chinese proverb about the Cantonese. Dunno if that's true, though.


It is. I first heard it in Mandarin when I was living in China, only later found out it had made it into English.
 
2019-01-12 5:29:21 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: iron de havilland: swamp_of_dumb: Prince Philip's horticultural pursuit has finally begun to bare fruit, if by "fruit" you mean fancy fungi

Since we actually eat the fruiting body of the mycelium, yes, you would mean, "fruit."

/editing is dead

You missed an open goal, there.

I was twitching too hard to work up a good rant.

/that's why the slasie.
//all encompassing


Et tu, swampy?

;D
 
2019-01-12 6:19:59 PM  

Mangonel: iron de havilland: luckyeddie: Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.

You missed the best one...

(to students in China): "Don't stay here too long or you'll get slitty eyes"

Here's a list.

Being Scottish, I'm particularly fond of: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"

But there's one on that list - "If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies, but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." - that I've heard said is actually a Chinese proverb about the Cantonese. Dunno if that's true, though.

It is. I first heard it in Mandarin when I was living in China, only later found out it had made it into English.


I thought it was: "If it shows its back to the heavens, it's edible."
 
2019-01-12 6:35:38 PM  
I'm just surprised they're black.
 
2019-01-12 6:56:59 PM  
Isn't he the King of Memes?
 
2019-01-12 7:06:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't he the King of Memes?


No, just the Consort.
 
2019-01-12 8:17:56 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Mangonel: iron de havilland: luckyeddie: Dahnkster: Everyone knows that pigs find truffles.

To a Kenyan woman offering him a present: "You are a woman, aren't you?" To a young boy who said he wanted to be an astronaut: "You could do with losing a bit of weight." To the president of Nigeria, resplendent in traditional costume: "You look like you're ready for bed." To the singer Tom Jones: "Do you gargle with pebbles to sing that way?" When informed on a trip to Australia that his question - "Do you still throw spears at each other?" - had proved highly upsetting to the Aboriginal leader to whom it was addressed, Prince Philip accused the news media of "making a big deal out ofnothing".

The good new, he's 97 and will soon be worm food. ESAD.

You missed the best one...

(to students in China): "Don't stay here too long or you'll get slitty eyes"

Here's a list.

Being Scottish, I'm particularly fond of: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"

But there's one on that list - "If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies, but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." - that I've heard said is actually a Chinese proverb about the Cantonese. Dunno if that's true, though.

It is. I first heard it in Mandarin when I was living in China, only later found out it had made it into English.

I thought it was: "If it shows its back to the heavens, it's edible."


The more detailed version is what I heard, but I'm sure there are variations.
 
2019-01-12 8:37:09 PM  
You can't have your pudding until you eat your meat.
 
2019-01-12 8:39:32 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't he the King of Memes?

No, just the Consort.


Consort?
Dost thou make him a minstrel?
Zounds, consort!
 
2019-01-12 8:51:05 PM  
Perigord black truffles are extremely rare due to the truffle needing to grow on specific species of oak and hazelnut, a certain type of soil, the right climate, and certain animals to spread the spores so they can reproduce. Even then, they may not even grow.
 
2019-01-12 8:52:07 PM  

eyeq360: Perigord black truffles are extremely rare due to the truffle needing to grow on specific species of oak and hazelnut, a certain type of soil, the right climate, and certain animals to spread the spores so they can reproduce. Even then, they may not even grow.


The Panda of truffles.
 
2019-01-12 9:48:57 PM  
I don't know what is funnier... That I, even as an American, know what a friggin' idiot Phillip is, or that there's a link to anything British in the food tab.
 
2019-01-12 10:14:23 PM  
 
2019-01-12 10:43:40 PM  
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2019-01-13 1:20:04 AM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: You can't have your pudding until you eat your meat.


I'm not that flexible and I WANT MY PUDDING
 
2019-01-13 2:55:24 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Just 99% useless asshole troll.  4Chan should arrange to have him made King instead of Charles if the Queen croaks it before he does.


Yes, because as we all know, 4chan has the pulse on British political thought and culture as well as the world's.
 
2019-01-13 3:06:38 AM  
I wanna know what's so special.  I deal in a hundred spores of dirt making fungii every time I hunt books.
 
2019-01-13 11:49:40 AM  

wildcardjack: I wanna know what's so special.  I deal in a hundred spores of dirt making fungii every time I hunt books.


Your books aren't worth $900/pound?
 
2019-01-13 4:04:00 PM  

AquaTatanka: wildcardjack: I wanna know what's so special.  I deal in a hundred spores of dirt making fungii every time I hunt books.

Your books aren't worth $900/pound?


Only about $15/lb on average. My DVDs push $1000/lb, but they're mostly air.
 
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