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Old December 8th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #17501
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That's because you're supposed to say "my car went into a skid", as opposed to saying "my car skid".
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Old December 8th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #17502
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"Skidded" is fine.

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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #17503
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I did a little bit of wobbling too this week when heavy snowing began just some 10 minutes before I drove off. So parts of the road was covered with snow, and also there was some ice underneath it.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #17504
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Just received some pictures from my parents in Timisoara








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Old December 8th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #17505
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And a story posted on Facebook today

"Out of crisis, whims and nostalgy, the idea to butchering a pork for Christmas came to me, just like I remember they were doing it at our countryside.
Allright, my family wasn't doing it for Christmas, but weeks earlier, for St. Andrew's, because we wouldn't have the patience nor too much left in the pantry, so we couldn't wait until Ignat.
After I sharpened my knifes on the kitchen tiles and found some halloween straw decoration, forsaken by some neighbor in front of our house, i started seeking for pork. I first made an announcement in the internet, saying I'd like to buy, for sacrifice, medium size animal, up to 150kg. No one answered, but a lunatic who said he liked my ideas and, if I'd want to, we could sacrifice together, not one, even more than one pig. (made me think all crazy people left the real world and went online - but this is not part of my story).
As I asked my colleagues at work if they knew some living pig somewhere, they became very curious of what I might want to do with it, saying it would be to big to keep it as a pet, and too messy.
When I told them, I wanted to butcher it, they gazed surprised and started questioning W H Y.
For eating it, that's why, I answered, when every last drop of sympathy, tolerance or understanding that they had for me, disapeared.
How can you slaughter an animal and eat it? what a savage thing to do! As I was seeing they would be ready to call the PETA, I started to describe the process thoroughly, insisting
on the sectioning of the carotid and collecting the blood in a crocked enamel basin, in order to prepare it,
especially preparing the borîndău. I didn't know how to translate borîndău to English, just like I don't know how to translate
it in Romanian, but I explained it was some sort of corn flour porridge, boiled with blood instead of water.
I think about three more sensitive of them disapeared to the bathroom, and the rest - because by now the whole
department was surrounding me, for listening to my story - were watching me, some with pity, some disgusted.
Then, I continued, we roast the skin on straw flames, for the crackling, but if we live in a flat, we roast it
at the gas tank. We cut the animal's ears and eat them out right, with a little salt.
This sent some other two of them to the restroom, but I continued, being aware that I wouldn't catch such
an attentive audience any time soon, maybe ever. After epilating the animal with a flame, i continue, we split it with an
ax or a hatchet or anything similar that we find in reach. We take out the organs, boil them with the head, for preparing the
caltaboș. You know - I told them breezily - I think, for the caltaboș you must use the large intestine, optionally washed,
and boil it in water with onion, for masking the natural miasm.
They left in groups after this phrase, there were only three left listening, who had the strongest minds and
stomaches, I think, in fact, just two, because one of them was a korean who doesn't understand English too well
and wears his headphones all day long, but gets close to any group discussion, approving everything.
With the rest of the meat, I continued my story, we make sausages, barbecues and cabbage roulades, and if
the deceased was fat, we can also fry a pot of bacon to cut off some strength of the drinks.
I'd still say I took them easily, thinking of how I could have told them about how the hot dogs and the
baloney they stuff into themselves at lunch are made, I would have gotten the whole company into the hospital."
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Old December 8th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #17506
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This is how it goes. The pig is killed, minced and then stuffed back into itself (sausage). I'm going to such an event just before Christmas
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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #17507
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Savages. I like pork though.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #17508
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And how do you think the meat you eat comes from? The pig doesn't take it out himself
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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #17509
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Old December 8th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #17510
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And how do you think the meat you eat comes from? The pig doesn't take it out himself
You could give him a gun. What about waiting till pigs die naturally? Old meat isn't good, right?
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Old December 8th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #17511
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You could give him a gun. What about waiting till pigs die naturally? Old meat isn't good, right?
What I know is that if you eat young (little) pig meat, that's actually worse then a grown pig, it contains more cholesterol.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #17512
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Let's better back to the roads....and what we can eat, when travelling

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Roadkill cuisine is preparing and eating roadkill, animals hit by vehicles and found along roads.
It is a practice engaged in by a small subculture in the United States, Southern Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western countries as well as in other parts of the world. It is also a subject of humor and urban legend.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #17513
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Hi all,

Haven't been here in years, I don't know how many of you remember me. I used to post pictures and videos of some highways in and around Sydney. A Google search for something semi-related brought me back here and reminded me about this place, and as I'm getting a new car soon (within the next 2 weeks or so) I thought it'd be a good opportunity to look at getting a camera securely fitted (instead of wedging it between the dashboard and the windscreen like I used to do) and post some more stuff on here. I didn't realise I missed this place until I remembered I'd been gone for years.

Anyway, don't let me get in the way of your discussion about eating roadkill.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #17514
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Old December 9th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #17515
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Impressive, you should drive with that in nice weather.

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Hi all,

Haven't been here in years, I don't know how many of you remember me. I used to post pictures and videos of some highways in and around Sydney. A Google search for something semi-related brought me back here and reminded me about this place, and as I'm getting a new car soon (within the next 2 weeks or so) I thought it'd be a good opportunity to look at getting a camera securely fitted (instead of wedging it between the dashboard and the windscreen like I used to do) and post some more stuff on here. I didn't realise I missed this place until I remembered I'd been gone for years.
Welcome back. Check out my Australian road trip from two years ago.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:21 AM   #17516
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Welcome back. Check out my Australian road trip from two years ago.
Very nice. Some of those Queensland road signs gave me a chuckle -- never seen "TIRED DRIVERS DIE" down here in Sydney.

It was cool to see signage for the A1 in Queensland. That was still very recent at the time you posted those pictures; it would have been National Highway 1 (same symbol without the 'A') previously. NSW is switching over to alpha-numeric numbering next year, I think it's a huge improvement over the old system.

I was surprised to see that you encountered a lot of trucks going 120 km/h. They're supposed to be limited to 100 km/h (at least in NSW, I don't know if Queensland is different) and they usually stick to that in my experience.

I see you enjoyed the cuttings coming into Sydney. That freeway is one of the better roads around here, I think it's a marvelously engineered route through some unforgiving terrain. Sadly, Sydney is lacking in many other good roads .

The "complicated interchange" pictured from a bus isn't actually a very complicated interchange -- it's a slight variation on a half-diamond. It looks complicated from that angle because the elevated freeway to your right is leading into a cut-and-cover tunnel. There are a couple of ramps from the street below that connect them to the freeway. The top isn't part of the interchange at all, it's the top of the tunnel.

When I saw you were going from Cairns to Melbourne, I thought you'd be taking the A2/A39 and not the M1/A1/M31 from Brisbane to Seymour. Did you choose that route so you could take in Sydney?

Sorry for the sudden barrage of comments. I wish I could have commented on this before, but I don't want to quote a years-old post in that thread now.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #17517
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If you open an roadkill restaurant on the Balkans, the most you will have on the menu will be stray dogs, eventually stray cats... And from time to time some hedgehog, snake or other small and not very eatable animal. Eating dogs and cats isn't very popular anyway, so this business doesn't look like very successful over here
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Old December 9th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #17518
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If you open an roadkill restaurant on the Balkans, the most you will have on the menu will be stray dogs, eventually stray cats... And from time to time some hedgehog, snake or other small and not very eatable animal. Eating dogs and cats isn't very popular anyway, so this business doesn't look like very successful over here
khm, here in HR it would be mostly hedgehogs, frogs and rats
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Old December 9th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #17519
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In the Netherlands it would be cows and clogs for dinner.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #17520
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Snow yesterday, rain today. All the white stuff will be gone...
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