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Old 02-14-2008, 05:15 PM
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Considering how some English-print mangas mirror everything to left/right instead of right/left, I wonder: Is there actually some factor that makes one orientation preferable, or is it totally a coin-flip personal preference?
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Is there really as many HotDog stands in the USA as the movies make out (seems like practically every street corner)?
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Humm. Tough one, but I'd go for Fry's peppermint creams.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:46 AM
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Should we start a second list of "signs you've been around 5M.net too long?" I think I could come up with some fun stuff!
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:39 AM
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Considering how some English-print mangas mirror everything to left/right instead of right/left, I wonder: Is there actually some factor that makes one orientation preferable, or is it totally a coin-flip personal preference?
The only one I've read is Nausicaa, and that wasn't flipped which bothered me not a jot, so I guess I don't care all that much.

Also, corn syrup is why Americans are all fat (hooray for gross overgeneralisations!).
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We did that ages ago, but I think it died on page 50 or something ridiculously high like that.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:09 PM
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A third list then, or however many lists it takes for me to actually be present to contribute.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:12 AM
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In keeping with the 'junk food' theme a bit back, what are 'grits'?
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:35 AM
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In keeping with the 'junk food' theme a bit back, what are 'grits'?
It's been a while since I've had any, so my memory is a little rusty, but I think they're basically a hot cereal, like oatmeal or cream-of-wheat. The difference is that grits are thicker than other cereals and are eaten on a plate with a fork instead of in a bowl with a spoon. I usually think of grits being served topped with butter and with sausages on the side, instead of with sugar or fruit like other hot cereals.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I could go to wikipedia to check, but if you had wanted their answer, you probably would have just gone there.

Edit: I did check the wikipedia article after all. It specified that grits are made of ground corn. The picture in the article showed grits in a bowl, so I may have been wrong about the "plate instead of a bowl" aspect of my answer. Oh well.
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^ Grits are indeed made from corn (maize). What you may have seen eaten with a fork was whole hominy (corn kernels) but grits may be served either in a bowl or on a plate. In the South, they're often served with breakfast, instead of (or alongside) potatoes. I likes 'em -- butter and sugar, please.
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I asked here instead of using Wikipedia because I knew I'd get variations on the same answer.

Strangely, I had pictured some sort of fried meat of something. I don't know why exactly, I think that's just what the word 'grits' sounded like to me.

I'm hungry...
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"Used to?" Past tense? There's a PNQ for you...
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This? This isn't anything, kid. Seventy-odd pages of "Statement of vague agreement, followed by promises of further summary executions until significant improvements in morale have occured", now that's spam.
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I suppose so?

How come the forum header has CamelCase for "Minute," but not "Net?" Shouldn't it either be fiveminute.net, Fiveminute.net, or FiveMinute.Net, but not FiveMinute.net?
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:27 PM
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Confusing, isn't it.
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Didn't we give a few people the power to delete spam threads? That porn thing is really bothering me...
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I do, and I have. First spam bot to get through in a while - Zeke will be so pleased to hear of it.
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