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regularly scheduled hat rotation [Oct. 28th, 2001|07:10 pm]
The American Caliban
I am the bearer of the "Grim Beeper" this week, and of course there are all these events and the thing goes off like crazy. The error messages that come to my pager are wonderfully cryptic, such as:

"15342.cust.sjc1.foobaz.com move failed report or system fudge attack roentgen gearhead honkenstein"

And then I call someone on the phone or poke at my computer. It is all similar to Charlie Chaplin's classic Modern Times but without so much machinery.

The odd combination of daylight saving end plus a gray day makes me feel as though I'm in Northern England instead of Southern California. I had tea today.

Question of the day: Why do health food freaks eat "sea salt" instead of regular salt. Isn't it all just NaCl?
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[User Picture]From: zebulon_y
2001-10-28 07:19 pm (UTC)

oddly enough

a lot of "sea salt" that's really from ocean water is far more impure than processed salt. Maybe the Morton company is leaving out all the "good stuff."

BUT IT'S FROM THE SEA AND SO IT'S GOOD!!! BECAUSE NATURAL = GOOD!!

BECAUSE THERE'S SUCH A THING AS "UNNATURAL" SALT.
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From: uninvention
2001-10-28 10:02 pm (UTC)
it's really just a matter of pretension. sea salt is more expensive and is supposed to taste better; but it's all refined in the same way and the result is equally un/healthy. iodine and whatnot are good things.

several minutes of internet research

(yahoo --> /"sea salt" +benefits/

http://www.seastarseasalt.com/why.html

http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m0820/n212/16845832/p1/article.jhtml)

i don't like the "it's natural" argument when used to defend purity and cleanliness. it seems to me that everything is natural and therefore - according to them! - a-ok. a human being is natural, afterall. we create and destroy, utilizing the naturally occuring things around us, acting in regards to our own programmed nature. is a city any different from an anthill or a tree infested with termites? nature devours itself in cycles. coca-cola is part of the plan.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2001-10-28 11:19 pm (UTC)
yeah - the word 'natural' is usually a huge flashing DANGER sign since it means pretty much nothing, and is used to mean everything. I hope Coke isn't part of the Plan, though. That's a pretty wicked Plan.
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[User Picture]From: zebulon_y
2001-10-28 07:51 pm (UTC)

Re: SEE THIS?

but...I am certain I've seen non-iodized salts on the shelf right next to their more common processed brethren.

HONK HONK GROUPER FECES ARE THE SYMBOL OF QUALITAY!!!
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[User Picture]From: odradak
2001-10-28 09:11 pm (UTC)
THE GOVRNMNET IS POIZONING OUR CHILDRENS SALT! MSUT WARE TIN HAT!1!! BRITTNIE IS TAIKNG MY BRAINS1!
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[User Picture]From: miss_geek
2001-10-28 10:25 pm (UTC)
dammit i thought i told doah's mom to stop trying to impersonate odradak!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2001-10-28 11:19 pm (UTC)
Every time I go to that store I think about her and remind myself not to go there so often so I do not become a tinfoil hat person.
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2001-10-29 11:51 am (UTC)

Sea Salt

When I am at home, I generally eat sea salt instead of normal salt. Why? Because I have matching salt and pepper grinders. Yes, a salt grinder. It works just like a pepper grinder, only you put chunks of sea salt in it instead of peppercorns.

Don't ask me why. It just feels cool--like I am actually having a bigger hand in preparing my food. I also have an old-fashioned hand-crack coffee grinder for the same coolness factor.

I wonder if I can put rock salt in the coffee grinder or coffee in the salt grinder?
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