On 27 Oct 2008 at 8:57pm Agony Aunt wrote:
.......... anything you want to share?
On 27 Oct 2008 at 9:23pm MC wrote:
I think it might rain
On 27 Oct 2008 at 9:28pm Agony Aunt wrote:
Sing a Gene Kelly classic and rejoice in the rain.
On 27 Oct 2008 at 9:38pm Frak wrote:
House prices aren't coming down fast enough.
On 27 Oct 2008 at 10:01pm Miss Whiplash wrote:
I have run out of batteries...
On 27 Oct 2008 at 10:02pm Agony Aunt wrote:
Dear Frak, have you considered shared equity with a housing association? This could be the answer to your prayers.
On 27 Oct 2008 at 10:04pm Agony Aunt wrote:
Dear Miss Whiplash, be careful not to overdo things as you could get a nasty electrical burn. But if you really need more batteries, have you considered purchasing rechargeable batteries? That way, even if you run out during the night when shops are closed, you can pop a couple off from the charger and always be prepared... just like a girl guide.
On 27 Oct 2008 at 10:15pm Miss Whiplash wrote:
Thanks Spinster.Never thought of that.
Takes one to know one eh.....
On 27 Oct 2008 at 10:53pm Rookie wrote:
........and a friend in need is a bloody nuisance. Or something like that.
On 27 Oct 2008 at 11:03pm Agony Aunt wrote:
How very true Rookie.
No one needs friends like that - always on the scrounge, pretending to be hard done by, etc etc. Cast them away and be free!
On 28 Oct 2008 at 5:19pm Lonely wrote:
Dear Agony Aunt.
I am in a bit of a pickle with my life and as a result, am not able to see my friends as much. I want them all to know I miss them.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 8:35pm Agony Aunt wrote:
Have you thought about swimming with dolphins? Their lovely squeals are transmitted telepathically to your friends to remind them that you are in their thoughts.
But since they closed the dolphinarium in Brighton it is a bit tricky finding somewhere to swim with them. As an alternative, I suggest purchasing a tin of John West Tuna as many dolphins get caught up in tuna nets and are processed with the tuna. Proof of their existance is confirmed when opening the can as the pressure is released with a dolphin squeal. To be able to swim with them I suggest that you open the can whilst in a deep bath.
Afterwards you can make a lovely tuna pasta dish - recipe below;
175g/6 oz wholemeal pasta
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tin tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp tomato pure
125g (4 oz) sweetcorn
200g (7 oz) tuna, tinned in water or brine, drained and flaked
1 tsp dried basil
1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet.
2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and tomatoes and cook until the onion's soft.
3. Stir in the tomato pure and sweetcorn and cook for five minutess.
4. Add the tuna and basil and heat through.
5. Stir the sweetcorn and tuna sauce into the pasta and serve.
Enjoy the experience
On 29 Oct 2008 at 12:32pm pick me up... wrote:
I think agony aunt should be a permanent fixture, after having a house fire you cheer me up x
On 29 Oct 2008 at 9:30pm Agony Aunt wrote:
Dear pick me up,
A house fire is very scary, I do hope that damage suffered was minimal (and insured). To help you "chill" I recommend that you make time for activities that nourish your soul, eg listening to Barry Manilow, watching a subtitled film or a game of suduko. Let me know how you get on.
On 29 Oct 2008 at 10:14pm Ocean Breeze wrote:
But Agony Aunt - what of us for whom swimming with the Tuna was our salvation and therapy? - you have left me numb and cold at the thought of eating these beautiful creatures - how will I ever join them in the seas again with the thought of their blood on the hands of my fellow man - surely people do not eat Tuna? how cruel you are
On 29 Oct 2008 at 10:56pm G-spot wrote:
Agony Aunt, your suggestion of rechargable batteries to Miss Whiplish gave me good vibrations.
On 30 Oct 2008 at 8:02am batwoman wrote:
Agony Aunt, we swam with the dolphins at the weekend. One had a big lump missing from it's fin. Do you think it could have been the blue bit in the tuna pasta I just made?
On 30 Oct 2008 at 9:56am Taff wrote:
Can somebody tell me why it is acceptable to eat tuna and not eat dolphin?
Before anyone gets on their high horse this is put as a simple question without any agenda. A straight forward answer in black and white please? No convoluted arguments about dolphins being cute and intelligent and such stuff is requested.
On 30 Oct 2008 at 1:19pm Pick me up.. wrote:
Dear agony aunt, thanks for the tips. Listening to Barry as we speak and it's working. Will do my soduko as soon as i've finished this post. Fire damage not to serious, will need new doors but thats ok as no one was hurt and thats what matters. Thanks again xx
On 30 Oct 2008 at 2:39pm Ocean Breeze wrote:
ACCEPTABLE to EAT tuna!!!!!!!
On 30 Oct 2008 at 2:41pm Laird of Landport wrote:
Taff - dolphins are mammals - and sentient - tuna are fish and have no sole
On 30 Oct 2008 at 2:48pm Thomas Paine wrote:
Laird of Landport, I bet you just said that for the halibut How do you tune a dolphin?
On 30 Oct 2008 at 3:05pm Taff wrote:
Cows,pigs, sheep etc. are mammals though unlike cows dolphins farts do not degenerate our atmosphere. Had our ancestors ate dolphins no doubt we would be doing so too.
Wasnt whale meat promoted during WW2?
I Shad stop there for fear of upsetting the squeamish readers.
Salmon is bound to get peovoked.
On 30 Oct 2008 at 3:12pm Chav wrote:
You had to get the word Sheep in there taff didnt ya.
I'm back fans btw
On 30 Oct 2008 at 3:21pm Taff wrote:
I mutton leave them out FA.
Before anyone elaborates we might s*** em but you all eat em!
On 30 Oct 2008 at 3:33pm Thomas Paine wrote:
I ate a guinea-pig once with some boiled nasturtium tubers. Loads of people eat dolphins, I have seen them aplenty being butchered on various beaches, so it's fine, just get stuck in Taff, don't worry about it. Why not start selling it in Lewes with a lava bread side dish? As traditional as burning Popes in November. Yum!
On 30 Oct 2008 at 3:44pm Taff wrote:
Now why am I not surprised to get a response such as Tom Paines?
The question was put forward without emotion or an agenda as stated!
On 30 Oct 2008 at 4:22pm Thomas Paine wrote:
Taff. What? Huh? You asked for a straight answer - mine was "it's just cultural". To continue my answer, there are reasons why one culture eats dolphin and another does not. You said you did not want cuteness brought in but actually I reckon that is the answer. The cultural reason why we people in 2008 UK don't eat dolphins is because in the latter half of the 20th century we got rich enough to choose to find some things too cute to eat. In other parts of the space-time continuum this is/was not the case and people eat dolphins all over the world. We ate lava bread because sea-weed was the only thing on the menu at the time. We went from sleeping inside a freshly killed horse to keep warm to "too cute to eat" in a blink of a Versailles Treaty. Another recent layer on top of the too-cute is probably Save the Whale type stuff (though if you do they get smelly after a while and where's the space in Lewes anyway) - but it's actually the same thing anyway because only cute things get a "Save The.." campaign, and only cute things taken off the menu in prosperous times. Maybe Bankers in Iceland will go back to eating rotting shark.