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boycott fail
  • speonjosh June 26, 2013 - 9:11 am #77778 Reply

    I see the novasteve boycott didn’t last.



    newty25 June 26, 2013 - 9:55 am #77783 Reply

    I’m pretty sure novasteve doesn’t believe a tenth of what he says.

    He’s just saying it for comic relief. Much akin to the Saturday Night Live folks making fun of Fox and Friends. No one can that dumb.

    He just deadpans indefinitely.

    Dezlboy June 26, 2013 - 10:23 am #77785 Reply

    I think the alternative tactic of discussing dogs and recipes is much more fun and far more entertaining.  And as NS falls more and more over the deep end, I chuckle more and more.

    novasteve June 26, 2013 - 10:24 am #77786 Reply

    Can you people stop starting topics about me?I realize you are obsessed and have serious issues, b ut I’m asking you to stop.

    newty25 June 26, 2013 - 10:33 am #77788 Reply

    There goes nova’s reading comprehension skills again.

    The subject was our failed attempt at boycotting you.

    See what I mean? No one can be this dumb.

    Quoth the Raven June 26, 2013 - 10:36 am #77790 Reply

    Have to be honest – I agree with Steve on this one.  No matter what you call it, this thread is about him.  And frankly, that’s not right.  If you don’t like what he says, don’t answer him.  Simple as that.

    FrenchyB June 26, 2013 - 10:38 am #77791 Reply

    Warm potato salads are a nice change from baked or roasted potatoes, and they seem more appropriate to the season than the cold, picnic-perfect versions do. They’re also a wonderful way to incorporate grains and beans into weeknight meals.

    Here, I’ve paired potatoes with chickpeas. The dressing is a mix of slow-cooked garlic, olive oil, lemon and lots of parsley. I like to cook potatoes whole and unpeeled to preserve their nutrients, but if you’re in a hurry, you could start with peeled, cubed potatoes. Let the cooked cubes dry for a few minutes before combining with the dressing.

    vibrancy June 26, 2013 - 10:48 am #77795 Reply


    Suburban Not Urban June 26, 2013 - 10:50 am #77798 Reply

    I agree with QTR – atleast NS generally talks about a point of view not other posters

    Captain_Obvious June 26, 2013 - 11:00 am #77799 Reply

    yea QTR is right.  Boooo on you Peon for starting this soon-to-be-closed thread.  In fact, you also majorly trolled here complaining about a boycott…by breaking the boycott.

    nom de guerre June 26, 2013 - 11:19 am #77803 Reply

    My favorite type of warm potato salad is an Austrian style-

    1. Bring 2 pounds of baby fingerling potatoes, chicken broth, water, 1 teaspoon salt, sugar and 1 tablespoon vinegar to boil in 12-inch heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until potatoes offer no resistance when pierced with paring knife, 15 to 17 minutes.  Remove cover, increase heat to high (so cooking liquid will reduce), and cook 2 minutes.

    2. Drain potatoes in colander set over large bowl, reserving cooking liquid.  Set drained potatoes aside.  Pour off and discard all but 1/2 cup cooking liquid (if 1/2 cup liquid does not remain, add water to make 1/2 cup).  Whisk remaining tablespoon vinegar, mustard, and oil into cooking liquid.

    3. Add 1/2 cup cooked potatoes to bowl with cooking liquid mixture and mash with potato masher or fork until thick sauce forms (mixture will be slightly chunky).  Add remaining potatoes, onion, cornichons, and chives, folding gently with rubber spatula to combine.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Dezlboy June 26, 2013 - 11:44 am #77807 Reply

    @NS wrote, “Can you people stop starting topics about me?….I'm asking you to stop.”

    I think NS’s request is not out of bounds. Threads should not be specifically created to discuss other posters.  But, this thread was more to discuss a boycott, not the poster.  (and, yes, I am splitting hairs). 

    On the other hand, during the give and take within “issue threads”  it is understandable that the discussion often points to specific posters. This is no different than debaters questioning the  credibility of their opponents to bolster their arguments.  And, thus these two items (the issue at hand, and the poster presenting those issues) become intertwined.

    Speaking of intertwined, has anyone ever breed boxturtles?

    speonjosh June 26, 2013 - 11:55 am #77808 Reply

    Actually, my point here was not to talk about ns, but to express my dismay that everyone else continues to read and post in his threads. I mean, it’s definitely none of my business, but I find those threads to be as useful as beating your head against the wall, so I was happy when it looked like people were going to make an effort to not get drawn in anymore.

    I guess it’s like picking a scab. Gross, and you know it might be unhealthy, but you can’t resist anyway?

    I agree with QTR here. I don’t participate in those threads and since many other people seem to complain about ns, I wonder why they participate.


    Anonymous June 26, 2013 - 11:55 am #77809 Reply

    I broke the boycott because he showed signs of lucidity. But it didn’t last.

    I also tried to get through to him by using a satirical example of his own logic against him – and I even explicitly asked the moderators to let it through because it’s a satirical argument and clearly labeled as such, but no luck. Real hatred of certain groups is fine, but even satirical expressions of hatred against others meant to expose the original hatred don’t get through.

    So steve can troll on.

    newty25 June 26, 2013 - 12:22 pm #77812 Reply

    Those who think the post is about novasteve obviously didn’t read the subject or the OP… which clearly outlined that the thread was about the boycott.

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