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Gelato vs. ice cream

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Gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream, and while there are customary differences between them, I don’t think that there exists an ice cream/gelato police that will put you in prison if you call standard American-style ice cream “gelato” to make it more appealing to SWPLs. You see, SWPLs love stuff that’s European and usually despise eating foods commonly eaten by Amercian proles unless it’s eaten ironically. Although there seems to be an exception for ice cream, a food that spans social classes and can be unironically enjoyed by SWPLs even though they have a preference for the fancier-sounding gelato.

Gelato is said to be denser than ice cream, but made with less cream and fewer egg yolks.

However, (1) I am unaware that there is any requirement that ice cream contains egg yolks, and (2) the density of ice cream tends to be related to whether it’s cheap ice cream or premium ice cream. Cheap ice cream is fluffy and has more air in it. Premium ice cream like Haagen Dazs is denser than cheap ice cream, but also contains more cream.

Given the variety of different ice creams, I can confidently say that all gelato fits somewhere within the American definition of ice cream. But if made according to the customary Italian style, then gelato has the reduced fact content of cheap ice cream, but the higher density of premium ice cream.

Update: I was wrong. There are ice cream police. A lot of gelato wouldn’t pass as ice cream.

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May 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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16 Handles review

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A self-serve frozen yogurt place where you pay by the ounce. There are several of these in Manhattan and there’s even one in Williamsburg so it must be at least semi-hip.

I chose the pistachio flavored frozen yogurt. It was bland, icy, non-smooth and non-creamy. I could barely detect any nutty pistachio flavor. The pistachio ice cream they serve at cheap Chinese restaurants is vastly superior.

However, they also have a toppings bar. I added strawberries, blueberries, and chocolate chips. The fruit was fresh and high quality. The toppings disguised the fact that base itself is pretty bad.

My modest-sized cup cost $5. For Manhattan, not an extreme price.

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May 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Posted in New York City

How anti-abortion people are legitimatizing unmarried teenage pregnancy

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I’ve written about this topic before, but here’s a New York Times article the clearly demonstrates what’s happening.

An 18-year-old unmarried pregnant girl, the boyfriend who got her pregnant completely out of the picture and not named by the article, attends a small private Christian school, which is shaming her by not allowing her to attend the graduation ceremony.

Sounds reasonable to me considering that pre-marital sex is considered a major sin by Christians. This isn’t public school. Fifty years ago, she probably would have been kicked out. Fifty years ago, good Christian parents wouldn’t have wanted their pregnant unmarried teenage daughter to be seen in public and they would have sent her away somewhere and made her give up the baby for adoption. But no, that’s not what happens today, she continues to go to school with plans to become an unmarried mom, just like some girl from the ghetto.

But this modern leniency is still not enough for the anti-abortion people.

“She made the courageous decision to choose life, and she definitely should not be shamed,” said Kristan Hawkins, the Students for Life president, who tried unsuccessfully to persuade the administrator of Heritage Academy to reverse the decision. “There has got to be a way to treat a young woman who becomes pregnant in a graceful and loving way.”

So acting like a typical ghetto teenager means that she’s labeled as “courageous.” A great way to encourage more teenage sex and more unmarried teenage moms is to laud them for their “courageous” decision to commit the sin of premarital sex and then let nature take its course.

She said she felt that she was being treated more harshly than students who have been suspended for, say, underage drinking and lying about it.

Of course she should be treated more harshly! Drinking alcohol merely violates a secular rule, while premarital sex is considered, by Christians, to be a major sin against God.

Ultimately, and ironically, the actions of anti-abortion people are causing more premarital teenage sex which leads to more pregnancies and more abortions.

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May 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

Proles love Trump, even prole Saudi Arabians

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From the NY Times:

There was neither beer, nor tattoos nor women at the biker rally in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Friday night. But among the hundreds of men riding on roaring Harley Davidsons and sporting leather vests, there was overwhelming excitement about the incoming visitor: President Trump.

“We want to welcome Trump,” said Mohammed Alrasheed, 35, who had outfitted his motorcycle with a large green Saudi flag next to the Stars and Stripes of America and wore a helmet decorated with quarters, dimes and nickels.

That’s why I continue to believe that the foreign hackers who broke into John Podesta’s email did it because they are prole, and proles love Trump, and not because the Russian government was paying them.

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May 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm

Posted in International, Proles

Muslim governments love President Trump

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President Trump is hated by liberals for saying bad things about Muslims, but actual Muslim governments love President Trump. Even though Trump doesn’t bow down to them like the previous President.

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May 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

Posted in Politics

Trump told Russians that Comey is a “nut job.”

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First reported by the NY Times.

(1) Who is leaking this stuff to the press? Why can’t Trump find the leakers and prosecute them for leaking classified information?

(2) Previous presidents used salty language, especially Lyndon B. Johnson, but the press never reported on it.

(3) Why is Trump saying this stuff when apparently the room is full of people who are hostile to him? Couldn’t he have taken the two Russians into a private room with just his topmost loyal staff members?

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May 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Politics

Friday thoughts

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James Comey seems to me like a passive-aggressive snake in the grass.

There’s nothing at all to the witch hunt, just a few people Trump hired who made money in ways that appear unseemly to outsiders, but for political insiders it’s business as usual, and if you sifted through Hillary Clinton’s staff with the same fine-tooth comb, you’d find the same types on her team.

Nevertheless, runaway special prosecutors have been known to dig up all sorts of unrelated dirt.

Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia presents good possibilities for positive press. No doubt it causes cognitive dissonance for Democrats that the Arab countries like Saudi Arabia are very happy that Trump is President, because they hated Obama. They don’t care about Trump’s “Muslim ban,” because they don’t let Jews and Christians immigrate to their countries, why do they care if the United States does the same to their people, as long as they can all get along diplomatically? The Middle East simply does not understand the do-gooder liberal ethic at all. They think they’re a bunch of chumps. They love to take advantage of those chumps, but they have no respect for them.

Earlier this week, the MSM was abuzz with Trump allegedly giving away too much Israeli intel to the Russians. You can’t form any opinion about that because people who hate Trump keep leaking stuff with the intent to harm him, so you can’t trust the veracity of any of that info. Unless the Israelis publicly complain about it, it’s not the business of liberal Democrats to scream for impeachment when no one knows what actually happened. I am sure that Obama shared intel with other countries when he felt like it, but no one ever cared about what Obama did because he won a Nobel Peace Prize.

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May 19, 2017 at 7:43 am

Posted in Politics

I predicted this

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On November 26th I wrote that the MSM was trying to set Trump up for impeachment.

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May 18, 2017 at 7:46 am

Posted in News

Overwatch update

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Once your Skill Rank declines below 500, they stop telling you how low it has gotten.

How can I be so bad at this game?

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May 16, 2017 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Nerdy stuff

Who killed Seth Rich?

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The National Enquirer says the Russians because he knew about their DNC hack. Sounds like something out of the TV series The Americans. I don’t buy it for the simple reason that the deep state wants to pin the DNC hack on the Russians, so if the Enquirer story were true, they would have gone public with that.

So it’s more likely that the leak to the Enquirer is intentional misdirection, because as implied by a recent FOX 5 report, Seth Rich himself leaked the emails to WikiLeaks (according to Julian Assange, the leaks did not come from the Russian government or a state party), and he was killed by pro-Hillary anti-Trump deep-state forces because he knows the leak had nothing to do with the Russians. However, the weakness with this conspiracy theory is that the the murder happened in July, back when everyone thought Trump had zero chance of beating Hillary, so was it worth risking getting caught committing murder just to preserve the Hillary campaign strategy to deflect the DNC hack onto the Russians?

Or maybe you believe it was just random NAM violence? NAMs who didn’t bother to take “his wallet, gold chain, credit cards or a sizeable amount of cash,” perhaps because they suddenly got worried about getting caught and ran away immediately after killing him by shooting him twice in the back. Sometimes NAMs just kill for fun and not for any pecuniary motivation. But if it’s just random NAM violence, why is there allegedly a cover-up and why aren’t the DC police cooperating with the private investigator hired by his family? The private investigator claims that a source inside the police department told him “Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.”

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May 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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