1766: "Apple Spectrum"

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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Sableagle » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:01 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:All three of those I'm very meh on. Honeycrisp are too sweet for me, I like 'em much more tart. Arkansas Black, Winesap, Johnathan, Cripps Pink, Pink Perl, Gravenstein for me. Thanks.

The Pink Pearl? SERIOUSLY?

I'm ... just going to get back up off the floor in a minute, okay?


...


So, yeah, Pink Lady, Jazz, Egremont Russett and Granny Smith are my favourites.

Pink Pearl. I shall find it, and I shall eat it! :roll:
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby commodorejohn » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:12 pm UTC

I almost clicked that link, then I saw the URL and thought better of it.
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Sableagle » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:15 pm UTC

deskjethp wrote:Non-alcoholic cider is the best though.
[url=http://sableagle.livejournal.com/257824.html]I agree with you!
Sableagle wrote:Ciders:

Good:

Kopparberg Alcohol-free pear cider
Rekorderlig Premium strawberry-lime cider (4.0%)

Party:

Brothers Strawberry mixed pear cider (4.0%)
Henry Westons Medium dry (6.5%)
Henry Westons Medium sweet (4.5%)
Kopparberg Pear (4.5%)
Kopparberg with Raspberries (4.0%)
Kopparberg Premium cider with strawberry & lime (4.0%)
Rekorderlig Premium apple & blackcurrant cider (4.0%)
Rekorderlig Premium mango-raspberry cider (4.0%)
Stella Artois Cidre Pear (4.5%)
Waitrose Vintage English Cider (7.3%)


Actually, I list them alphabetically by brewery (or other brand name), so it's "one of the best two" so far, but hey, close enough. I'm sure the Stella Artois Cidre ought to be up there in "good" too but I seem not to have added it.
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby freezeblade » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:22 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:Pink Pearl. I shall find it, and I shall eat it! :roll:

You're welcome to. It's an awesome apple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Pearl_(apple)
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:30 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:
freezeblade wrote:All three of those I'm very meh on. Honeycrisp are too sweet for me, I like 'em much more tart. Arkansas Black, Winesap, Johnathan, Cripps Pink, Pink Perl, Gravenstein for me. Thanks.

The Pink Pearl? SERIOUSLY?

Pink Perl


#!/etc/bin/perl
use strict::mistress;
use warnings::safeword;
use Ddatch;

my $partner=Ddatch::contact->new;

...

study $partner;
getsockopt($partner,UNDRESS,HASTE);
SESSION: { my $activity=$partner->request();
($activity eq 'just_talk') && ( listen($partner,PATIENTLY) || say THINGS) && last SESSION;
chomp $partner if $activity eq 'oral';
reverse map {$_} $partner if $activity==69;
setservent($partner->DOM > $self->DOM?$self:$partner) if $activity=~m/submission/;
bind(CHORD,getservent()) if $activity=~m/bondage/;
pop @_ || redo SESSION;
}
sleep;
split(//,$partner) unless $self->satisfied();

...

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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby commodorejohn » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:54 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Pink Pearl. I shall find it, and I shall eat it! :roll:

You're welcome to. It's an awesome apple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Pearl_(apple)

Lord, even the photo is hilarious in this context.
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:50 pm UTC

Pink Pearl is also a brand of eraser. I suppose it predated the sexual slang, but if so, I wonder what they were referencing.
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Mikeski » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:48 pm UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:Pink Pearl is also a brand of eraser. I suppose it predated the sexual slang, but if so, I wonder what they were referencing.

The erasers we have at the office are called... "Magic Rub".

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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Sableagle » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:18 pm UTC

We call them rubbers.
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:03 pm UTC

I just realized. What part of the world is it where "rubbers" means rain boots, anyway? It can't be the UK, because that's where it means erasers, but the US is where rain boots are called galoshes.
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby orthogon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:54 pm UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:I just realized. What part of the world is it where "rubbers" means rain boots, anyway? It can't be the UK, because that's where it means erasers, but the US is where rain boots are called galoshes.

... and rubbers are condoms in some parts of the US, aren't they?
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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:24 pm UTC

I've heard "galoshes" in the UK. (Slightly outside my class/geosocial strata, though... to me 'rain/mud boots' were "wellies", i.e. "wellingtons". Although the distiction might also be there with galoshes being long overshoes, rather than shoes/boots in their own right, maybe even going to the waist-high braces(/US:suspenders)-supported one-piece over-trousers-plus-integrated-boot-ends level of "waders".)

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Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Postby Mikeski » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:04 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:... and rubbers are condoms in some parts of the US, aren't they?


In almost all parts, I think. Which is probably why the term has fallen out of favor for overshoes.


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