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Word for the Day, Monday, October 3, 2011-- paroxysm
10/3/11 | xs

Posted on 10/03/2011 4:36:35 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 10/3/11



In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

paroxysm; noun

noun 1. any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: paroxysms of rage. 2. Pathology . a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically.

Etymology: 1570–80; earlier paroxismos < Greek paroxysmós irritation, derivative of paroxýnein to irritate. See par-, oxy-1 , -ism

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To: SoothingDave
And your QB missed some practice this week with his civil suit. I thoght it was interesting that the NFL wants him to settle and he wants to fight.

Yes, that hit big ben took in the end zone was a tough one - and he hobbled back into the game. I can give him credit for that.

There were a lot of good games yesterday. Seeing SF actually pull out a win against the Dream Team was exciting.

51 posted on 10/03/2011 7:42:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Some people put some vinegar in the water when poaching eggs. supposed to make them not stick.

You know whoever does the spell check for Google chrome is a Steeler-hater. It claims to not know the word “Steelers” or “Steeler.”


52 posted on 10/03/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

An extra day of practice wasn’t going to give him any more time to throw! ;-)


53 posted on 10/03/2011 7:55:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

No, but it is still a distraction - too bad Romo isn’t being sued, he could use a distraction.


54 posted on 10/03/2011 8:02:04 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

Is the entire world against your team? lol


55 posted on 10/03/2011 8:03:05 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

He’s already paranoid about it.


56 posted on 10/03/2011 8:10:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I think more people dislike the Iggles.


57 posted on 10/03/2011 8:11:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
I agree. And you and I can thank Vincy for the upswing in disgust after his "dream team" crack! Have you noticed we don't even hear his name mentioned anymore? lol
58 posted on 10/03/2011 8:23:06 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Nothing else goes in the poaching water for pears. Fish can be poached, usually lighter stuff like tilapia or salmon. Eggs obviously can be poached. Poaching implies cooking in water that is simmering or at a low boil, as opposed to steaming which involves suspension over a bath of vigorously boiling water, or boiling in which the food is immersed in the boiling water like corn on the cob.


59 posted on 10/03/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: CholeraJoe

good explanation! i want to go to the CJ school of cooking!


60 posted on 10/03/2011 8:47:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“Human rightser” organizations like Amnesty International are engaging in a paroxysm of rage and false moralism, now that the “gay pride” parade in Belgrade has been cancelled due to the activism of Orthodox Serbian patriots!!!!

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/banning-belgrade-pride-dark-day-human-rights-serbia-2011-09-30


61 posted on 10/03/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb

makes my head explode A+++


62 posted on 10/03/2011 9:16:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

And blanching?


63 posted on 10/03/2011 9:39:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

The Eagles lie awake at night dreaming of some day being good enough to have as many haters as their in-state rivals.


64 posted on 10/03/2011 9:42:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/10/arrested-development-movie-confirmed-returning-to-tv-too.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ShowTracker+%28L.A.+Times+-+Show+Tracker%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

On Sunday, during a New Yorker Festival event that reunited him with the show’s cast, Hurwitz promised the audience that a film adaptation of the Bluth clan was still in the works — and there’s even a set of nine or 10 television episodes, each focusing on a certain character, that would serve as a curtain raiser to the movie.


65 posted on 10/03/2011 9:50:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Let it be so!


66 posted on 10/03/2011 10:16:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden

So they finally found the cash in the banana stand?

I’m Oscar.


67 posted on 10/03/2011 10:18:54 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

Blanching is incomplete cooking in boiling water or in hot oil. For example, prior to freezing vegetables like green beans they are often blanched for 2-3 minutes by immersing them in boiling water, then quickly cooled and frozen. Upon thawing less time is required to cook them completely.

The same can be done for foods that are typically deep fried like fried potatoes, or breaded fish patties.


68 posted on 10/03/2011 10:27:47 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: CholeraJoe

I know you won’t get rich dong it, but you really should be teaching.


69 posted on 10/03/2011 10:32:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: CholeraJoe

Or Ramen noodles.


70 posted on 10/03/2011 10:48:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I’ve never heard of the Nashville Predators. Perhaps I’ll start paying attention. There are lots of things to learn on WFTD.


71 posted on 10/03/2011 10:55:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I was cheering for those union loving socialists from Wisconsin

Woooooooo. Waitaminute! I don't consider our sports teams as being union loving socialists; although all participate in unions, except at the collegiate level. After all, a lot of those payers (especially the Packers) supported W when he was in office. Especially after Kerry came to Green Bay and waxed on about "Lambert" Field.

72 posted on 10/03/2011 11:01:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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73 posted on 10/03/2011 11:08:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: secret garden

I have years of practical experience but no formal training. I’ve had exactly 2 cooking lessons in my life - One with Emeril in NO and one in Paris. I cook down home food with a Southern/Cajun/Tex-Mex flair. That’s it. I understand the science and the tools better than most.

Most people under the age of 30 have no idea what goes on in the kitchen. They use the microwave, toaster and the coffee maker and that’s all. They have no desire to learn to really cook for themselves and have never had to do it.

Their grannies and mothers didn’t teach them and they probably never had a Black maid who could cook like Minnie in “The Help.” That’s how I learned.


74 posted on 10/03/2011 11:16:56 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: CholeraJoe

I don’t just mean cooking. I think you have a natural talent for teaching. You could have done well in academic medicine because you have REAL experience. When I was concerned about my dad’s acute renal failure last month, you broke it down so I could understand, as well as the hospitalist, but with more detail. You don’t just soak up information when you are interested in a topic, you are able to explain it to others, be it cooking, ammo, or medicine. Just sayin’...


75 posted on 10/03/2011 11:42:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I beg your pardon? We're not just 7-1 in the preseason and have been to the play-offs six out of the last seven years, but we are third in the league in scoring right now.
76 posted on 10/03/2011 11:44:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I feel your pain, but pre-season anything is pretty much irrelevant.


77 posted on 10/03/2011 12:06:44 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Hoping foxy knoxy stays in dago slammer.


78 posted on 10/03/2011 12:42:02 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

ROR figured that would get a rise outta you ; )


79 posted on 10/03/2011 12:43:46 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Why? I’m looking forward to Knox vs Anthony boxing match.

(Celebrity Deathmatch needs to make a comeback.)


80 posted on 10/03/2011 12:45:52 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I’m not in pain at all. Preseason has been pretty exciting. It’s fun to watch the young guys try out and push the vets. Preds fans are generally amused that we’re third in scoring. No one could have predicted that, especially us.


81 posted on 10/03/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Hasn’t the evidence against her crumbled?


82 posted on 10/03/2011 12:58:35 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

She’s out. Hide your sons.


83 posted on 10/03/2011 12:59:42 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Mornings in the 50’s, afternoons in the mid to high 80’s-perfect for being in the woods all morning, but I’d trade it for more work, gladly...

I’m both amused and appalled by
The paroxysms of false emotion
By the dumbass Wall St. protesters
And their clueless, blind devotion

To marching around and carrying signs
All unwashed and causing a stink-
It’s a game to these spoiled brats
Who ought to stop and think-

What would happen if mom and dad
Got pissed and asserted their right
To lock the doors and let them sleep
In Central Park on a bench tonight?


84 posted on 10/03/2011 1:04:16 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5

That is a GOOD poem!!! I don’t agree with it, but it is still a good poem!!!


85 posted on 10/03/2011 1:08:28 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

I don’t usually have much sympathy for spoiled, sheltered idiot young people, however-

Much as I think she has a bit in commom with Casey Anthony, from the looks of the Italian “justice” system, I could wish it on an international terrorist, but not some clueless, spoiled American brat who probably didn’t even witness a murder, so matter what other stupid thing she did. No double jeopardy laws, juries hanging out with judges and the public, chatting about the case instead of being sequestered or at least under a gag order, etc-it is a circus worthy of the Roman Hippodrome for sure...


86 posted on 10/03/2011 1:20:05 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Squeeky

Well, thank you-I came of age in the early 70’s, so the sentiments are based on my knowing a bunch of people who are REAL hippies to this day-and they think those kids are laughable.


87 posted on 10/03/2011 1:25:22 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: SoothingDave

They are a natural pairing aren’t they?


88 posted on 10/03/2011 1:36:50 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Guess the DNA evidence was compromised but think there was plenty of circumstantial. murderesses walking free right and left.
89 posted on 10/03/2011 1:40:57 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

“Knox vs Anthony” How about a cage fight-spoiled, sociopathic brat vs spoiled clueless brat-now that is what I call hell in a cell...

Actually, one or both of them will probably just end up being Tanya Harding’s new best friend on “America’s Dumbest”...


90 posted on 10/03/2011 1:45:18 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy

Wish I could claim credit, but I stole it from Twitter.


91 posted on 10/03/2011 1:56:04 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
There was plenty of 'circumstantial' evidence against the Amiraults too.

Is that a murderess?

And dosen't this prosecutor have some baggage on another case with allegegations of Satanic rituals?

92 posted on 10/03/2011 2:04:54 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the 1 Tru Conservative that can unite us all and Save America" ;)
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To: xsmommy

LOL, on the Obligatory TGG “would you hit it’ thread Amanda Knox version, Amanda got 98 yeas, to 9 nays.


93 posted on 10/03/2011 2:06:55 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the 1 Tru Conservative that can unite us all and Save America" ;)
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To: hobbes1

correction 68-9


94 posted on 10/03/2011 2:08:01 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the 1 Tru Conservative that can unite us all and Save America" ;)
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To: Texan5

I think Knox is more than clueless. They are teaming up with OJ to search for the true killers!


95 posted on 10/03/2011 2:10:52 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

Figures you would be championing another hot little murderess. R rMFE. Her looks are really relevant to her culpability.


96 posted on 10/03/2011 2:13:48 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

Proving once again that the discriminating men of FR will do anyone so long as she isn’t fat! RME


97 posted on 10/03/2011 2:17:08 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

LMAO! I guess Casey and Amanda will have to take up golf if they want to hang with OJ-but at least Anthony already lives in Florida...


98 posted on 10/03/2011 2:25:26 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy

LMAO! I guess Casey and Amanda will have to take up golf if they want to hang with OJ-but at least Anthony already lives in Florida...


99 posted on 10/03/2011 2:27:47 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Are you watching “Prohibition” on PBS?


100 posted on 10/03/2011 2:28:09 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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