Lovely decorative maple (at CA State Capitol Park)

Lovely decorative maple (at CA State Capitol Park)

Liberry - California State Library (at Stanley Mosk Library and Court Building)

Throwing away a perfectly good man.

Throwing away a perfectly good man.

It rains… A lot

It rains… A lot

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My absolute fave manga. Delightfully sweet May-December romance.

Very indebted and thankful to saotome-michi & mishi-eru for great translation/typesetting (notes are very much appreciated)

(Source: hana-wa-saku-ka)

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cumberbatchweb:

Benedict Cumberbatch interview with #BAHighlife now up on their website
http://highlife.ba.com/Destinations/Benedict-Cumberbatch-ice-driving-in-Finland.html
Edit: Before anyone asks the interview was conducted before Blood Mountain seems to have been delayed/fallen through.

cumberbatchweb:

Benedict Cumberbatch interview with #BAHighlife now up on their website

http://highlife.ba.com/Destinations/Benedict-Cumberbatch-ice-driving-in-Finland.html

Edit: Before anyone asks the interview was conducted before Blood Mountain seems to have been delayed/fallen through.

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robdelaney:

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"I read and LOVED your book, especially when you spoke so honestly about your depression. As someone who also has been battling depression I can relate! Recently there has been talk of a new sort of ‘coming out’ in relation to one ‘coming out about their mental illness.’ I was…

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perspectivelute asked: How much bacon is in a rasher? I always understood a rasher to be a single strip of bacon. An American friend, however, insists there must be several strips in a rasher, and is outraged to be served anything less. Can you please resolve our transatlantic portion-control conundrum?

english2english:

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Martin Pengelly with the answer

In this answer, I refer to what the British call bacon, which looks like this, and not the anaemic joke that is American “bacon”, which looks like this.

Yes, a rasher is one strip of bacon.

One strip of succulent, juicy, thick-cut, sizzling, smoked-or-not-according-to-taste deliciousness, lovingly cleaved from the most appealing bit of the nearest passing pig. Preferably this rasher, once grilled, will be joined by one or two others in between two slices of fresh white bread and served with only insouciantly melting butter and a mug of coffee the consistency, colour and strength of bitumen for company

Ketchup, smetchup. 

Half-a-concession: I suppose any number of strips of American “bacon”, in all their attenuated, charred and tasteless thinness – as brittle and full of post-nuclear angst as a Giacometti sculpture – would be needed to get anywhere near, in terms of taste, one rasher of British bacon. So maybe it’s one of those imperial/metric issues.

I doubt it, though.

Advantage: UK

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