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Thaluikhain

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Ok, people from about 2 countries in the world won't appreciate this, but:

I often find myself appreciate the little detail of fantasy or historical media using obsolete measurement like pounds and feet. Then I think about it, and...oh wait...
 

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Can't watch that video in my country I'm afraid.
It's a Saturday Night Live sketch wherein comedian Nate Bargatze (funny fucking dude) portrays George Washington and his dream of a free nation and a convoluted, nonsensical system of measurements. Shame you can't watch; SNL only has flashes of brilliance nowadays compared to its heyday in the '80s, and this is one of them. A couple of gems from the sketch:

Washington: "One day, our proud nation will measure weight in pounds, and that 2,000 pounds will be called a ton."
Soldier: "What will 1,000 pounds be called, sir?"
Washington: "Nothing."

Washington: "Because we are fee men! And we will be free to measure liquids in liters and milliliters. But not all liquids, only soda, wine, and alcohol."
Soldier: "Only those, sir?"
Washington: "Yes. Because for milk and paint we'll use gallons, pints, and quarts, God will."
Soldier: "Ok, how many liters are in a gallon, sir?"
Washington: "Nobody knows."
 

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Some splendid selling out from the guy who's always raging about frozen food.


"Ramsay has finally found his rightful place in history right alongside another equally famous chef, Monsieur Boyardee."
 

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Some splendid selling out from the guy who's always raging about frozen food.


"Ramsay has finally found his rightful place in history right alongside another equally famous chef, Monsieur Boyardee."
I always found Ramsay overrated. You can only watch the guy rage so many times before he gets boring. I never stuck around long anyway. All anyone ever remembers him now, on the internet anyways, are for the memes.
 

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Some splendid selling out from the guy who's always raging about frozen food.


"Ramsay has finally found his rightful place in history right alongside another equally famous chef, Monsieur Boyardee."
Not only that, it's one of the most boring standard dishes you could imagine. What, didn't he want to give away his recipe for Beef Ravioli?
 

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Bought a discounted cheap cheese n onion sandwich that was as limp to hold in the hand as a wet wipe, so had to be left out for the bread to grow stale enough to resemble the ergonomics of a normal sandwich. ain't wasting that food and I ain't wasting that 67p!
 
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Some splendid selling out from the guy who's always raging about frozen food.


"Ramsay has finally found his rightful place in history right alongside another equally famous chef, Monsieur Boyardee."
He very specifically rages against frozen foods being sold in restaurants, where people are paying a not insubstantial sum of money for the food to be prepared professionally by a trained chef. I very much doubt he gives a shit about it being served at home because he's not actually a raging psychopath.