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Who likes eating snails & eels

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  • Started 9 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
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Be honest

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Scott
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Not me. I do like escargot though.

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Lighthouse
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same thing (as you well know) others may not though, so thanks for the info

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Aleeve
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haha
yes i knew
personally i have never eaten or inclined to eat snails
i guess you have and love them as you live in the land of snails lighthouse! no?

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Lighthouse
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I do yes. But every snail in the UK are also edible
I have the (long) and painstaking recipe (for a giant fee)

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Aleeve
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how much

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Lighthouse
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how much you got?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i have never been inclined to eat them so i wouldn't know. and it's not on my top things to do list.

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Aleeve
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depends how good they are
if your recipe is in reality really disgusting i am actually a beggar on the street with nothing

if its delicious im a millionaire!
i need to taste it to know how much i have
i await my samples that im sure will arrive thru my postbox any minute now!

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Lighthouse
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I am sending them overland. They should arrive next year

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Aleeve
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ok, very speedy snails you have! have they been marinated in garlic or something?

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Lighthouse
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What happened was.
I took them (in a box) to the Post Office.
When I saw the price of postage, I went "ouch" (sort of)
So
Buy a tube of Superglue. Stick them to the bottom of the box. And send them on their way.
(a bit like "The Luggage" but slower)
The top of the box is marked with a big arrow (and the word "England") with instructions for anyone that sees it, to point it in the right direction, if it is going off route.
It's heading for Roscoff. So providing it doesn't get on the Irish ferry by mistake, should be passing "The Hoe" around next april.

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Aleeve
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good good
your describing of what happened is getting better and better :D

so maybe they arrive by train?
i have a train station less than a mile from me :)

or by bus?
i think they have stuck to one of the bus drivers head in place of his ears - hes kinda stupid and VERY ugly!

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Aleeve
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lighthouse, they arrived today!
delicious :D

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Lighthouse
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But they were not prepared!

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Aleeve
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Ah, no they were still delicious!
So they must be heavenly when prepared
send me some prepared ones please i expect you have a cellar fulll of them, am i right?

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Lighthouse
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You are definitely not right. 5 years of very little rainfall in this area has decimated the wild stocks.

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Aleeve
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:O oh no!
have you any spare to send to me (only if they are prepared this time)
or will you then starve because of giving away, THE LAST SNAIL

:D

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Lighthouse
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I have none at all at this time (and no cherry trees either)

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Budohorseman
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Well if ya run out of snails, I for one just love eel!!

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Lighthouse
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eel is good too. Which type do you prefer Budo?

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Budohorseman
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I typically go freshwater for my eel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unagi

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Lighthouse
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Fresh river eels on the full moon run.. yummy

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Budohorseman
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Well I guess I know what I am having tomorrow nite for dinner!!

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Aleeve
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Never eaten eel either! You know what to do Lighthouse.......... ;)

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Lighthouse
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I'll upload some to you Aleeve.
But if you want my recipes for :- elvers, freshwater eels or conger
Think again :)

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Aleeve
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ok :D
you got any electric eel recipes?

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Lighthouse
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Watts an electric eel

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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hehe

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Aleeve
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hehe
have you not heard of them!
wikipedia

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i am pretty sure he is joking because of the "watts" as in electricity.

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Aleeve
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Lighthouse
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Little known fact :- Electric eels always swim with the current.
(unless they're relaxing, recharging their batteries)

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Aleeve
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So you guys believe me now?

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Lighthouse
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I never disbelieved you Aleeve. I've known about them for maybe.....since I was 8 or so.

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Aleeve
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Sorry Lighthouse- that was Jack!

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Lighthouse
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HeHe knew about them toooooo :P

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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yep

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Aleeve
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anyway, back to the electric eel recipe, are they safe to eat?

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Lighthouse
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As long as they're not plugged in.

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Aleeve
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Ok, what is the voltage over in France for you specially bred eels - still 240 volts or have they upgraded to 350?

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Lighthouse
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as you have no concept of varying voltages, I would suggest what % are you on?

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Aleeve
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oh, i'm 45%, is the best I have heard
and you

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Lighthouse
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Is that 45% @ 103°C ?

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Aleeve
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no 45% at 109

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Lighthouse
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One good scratch and you'll be there. Good luck.

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ross
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I've had both. The snails were so marinated in garlic butter that was all you could taste. Eel just isn't my cup of tea. I've also had frogs legs (not bad, really do taste like chicken), ostrich egg (tasted like normal chicken eggs to me), ostrich meat (bland), buffalo meat (bland), rabbit (good). I've passed on trying any kind of animal testicle, that just seems mean. And I'm no PETA member...

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Aleeve
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Ha, nice one Ross, don't blame you about the testicles!

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Lighthouse
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Funny. The only time I had frogs legs was when I lived in England. Nice, but not much meat.

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whs
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I love smoked eal - especially with scrambled egges and potatos. But the eal must be fresh. Best to be found in the Netherlands or the north of Germany where the eal smokeries are "across the street". Snails is so, so - the best ones I had in the "Pied de Cochon" near the old Paris market halls (now Chatelet RER station). The snail mystery is in the garlic butter.

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Lighthouse
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Its butter, garlic, parsley (and maybe something else hehe)

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whs
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The mystery is in the "something else".

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya you know that we don't give out our cooking secrets that willinglly

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Lighthouse
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You can cook jack?

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Aleeve
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nah, i can cook jack!

EDIT: that really wasn't funny, sorry! :P

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Lighthouse
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But I said you can!

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Aleeve
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yes i can cook jack, and then eat him, yes?
jack i hope ur not fat - fats not too good to eat!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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nope i'm just skin and bone. and i wouldn't taste too great either i don't think.

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ScottW
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I'll bet Jack would taste good with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Right, Clarice? :D

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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so why is it me that is being eaten here and every one wanting to cook me? ;)

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ScottW
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Hassenpfeffer! That's why, you wascally wabbit!

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Lighthouse
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Daube de lapin.
Mettez les morceaux de lapin dans un plat en terre avec vin, échalotes, ail et oignon émincés, thym, sarriette et poivre écrasé. Laissez mariner 12 heures.
Egouttez les morceaux de lapin, essuyez-les et passez-les dans la farine. Secouez chaque morceau. Dans une cocotte, chauffez le beurre et faites dorer les morceaux sur chaque face, puis les dés de lard, la gousse d'ail entière et les petits oignons. Lorsque le tout est bien coloré, ajoutez le céleri en petits tronçons et les carottes en rondelles.
Déglacez avec la marinade filtrée, salez, poivrez, couvrez et laissez mijoter 1 heure à petit feu.

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Lighthouse
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How about a nice curry instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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ScottW
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Est-ce daube de lapin de Jacque? (Est plus drôle en anglais). C'est délicieux!

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whs
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Alors, on va tous aller bouffer du lapin chez Lighthouse. Ca a l'air delicieux.

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Lighthouse
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But I have not (and will not) tell you my extra, hidden, ingredients, that make a world of difference to the culinary excellence of this dish :)

BTW. My specialty is Daube de Sanglier, but that can take up to a year to prepare.

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ScottW
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whs, you speak of Chez Lighthouse as if you have been there. If I ever visit, I would like the "Jack" rabbit stew. :D

EDIT: now I understand better what you said. The French and the slang together were too much for my Babel fish at first. But, it's much funnier now and oh the things we get away with when not using English! :)

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Lighthouse
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And I have wild rabbits in my garden. So always the best meat :)

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whs
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ScottW, I have been in the area - even lived there - but that was before I kew of Lighthouse's existance.

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Aleeve
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:P

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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;) "jack" rabbit stew haha

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Aleeve
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haha nice one jack :P

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i have about a thousand pheasants at my house

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Lighthouse
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Pleeeeeeeease.....Tell us more!!! bow,bow,grovel,grovel

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i don't really get what you are asking here because i was just stating that i have a ton of birds at my house for the stew ;)

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Lighthouse
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Yes...but...ONE THOUSAND pheasants?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya we raise pheasants thats why we have so many

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Lighthouse
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Ah. that explains it. Thankyou :)

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Aleeve
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lol
lighthouse was getting desperate:
lighthouse says: Pleeeeeeeease.....Tell us more!!! bow,bow,grovel,grovel

lmao

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Lighthouse
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I was hungry. Haven't had nice fresh wild peasants for a while.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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me either.

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Aleeve
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oh ok
lighthouse - i think ur let off the hook!

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Lighthouse
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Hang on a cotton pickin' minute.........WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ALEEVE?.............You can't let me off that easy :)

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Aleeve
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well at first i was slightly worried about ur obsessions and ur hysterics when jack mentioned pheasants, but then you explained this
so im not quite as worried
then again

(i would have liked to input a funny youtube vid there, but unfortunately i could not find one :(

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ScottW
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Lighthouse writes: "Haven't had nice fresh wild peasants for a while."

It's important to keep the peasant population down or they will become emboldened and attack the castle. My preference is to have a band of footpads to "thin the herd", so to speak. The meat is presented to the kitchen staff, who should not be told. Then we can share a delicious meal of peasant and mead in the Great Hall. Salut!

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Lighthouse
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Thankyou ScottW, for explaining it to our friends who didn't think what they thought they read.

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Aleeve
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(salutes)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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cheers

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Aleeve
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no probs ;)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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also the pheasant pop. over here really isn't that huge so i don't think that it needs to be trimmed down that much.

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Lighthouse
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jack, please go back 10 posts, and start again.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i don't get it? start over?

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Aleeve
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I'm confused now too?

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Scott
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I think all the peasants ;) should be feed to the serfs, and the serfs to the Ogre.

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Aleeve
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i agree
the ogre is whs's polar bear :D

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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is this a referance to wow if it is shame on you :)

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Aleeve
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no way!
read scott's post!

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whs
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I protest!!! My friendly little polar bear is no monster eating poor peasants stuffed with pheasants. He is a cuddly little bear - at least he was when the picture was taken. Now he is on a special diet of nasty geeks.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i was just kiding any way

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Scott
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Obligatory 'awwww' comments follow:
http://images.google.com/image.....#38;tab=wi

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Aleeve
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haha
altho not awww to whs' geek-eating bear!
aaaaagh <crunch> (that was the sound of lighthouse btw :D

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Oriole
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Eating snails is GOOD.
Ecological, if you're careful not to eat you whole popluation.
You can breed them easily, just to make sure.
Find out moreIn the UK, how to breed, purge and cook snails. and please add a question in comments, be the 1st! (New site)

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Scott
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Oriole, welcome to HTG. It is generally against our forum rules to blatantly promote your blog without previous consent. Seeing that it is Off-Off Topic, we can leave it as it is if you promise to mention tech in any future HTG snail post, m'kay?

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LH
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After a very swift scan, it looks like they need some lessons on the proper French way :)

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