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I guess I misspoke when I said "raw onion". The way the conversation went on the Beastcast was that Vinny just eats a raw onion like it was an apple and Bakalar lost his mind. Eating onion on like a salad or on a burger is not really what I would consider raw onion because it's and addition to a bigger thing. To pick one up and take a huge bite of it is more of what I was talking about.

Yeah, I definitely wouldn't be doing that any more than I'd be eating ketchup on it's own. Though I did know someone when I was a kid that liked just eating spoonfuls of ketchup.

CptDomano wrote:

I guess I misspoke when I said "raw onion". The way the conversation went on the Beastcast was that Vinny just eats a raw onion like it was an apple and Bakalar lost his mind. Eating onion on like a salad or on a burger is not really what I would consider raw onion because it's and addition to a bigger thing. To pick one up and take a huge bite of it is more of what I was talking about.

Yeah, that is how I took it too. I have had slices of onion on its own also. But just taking a big bite from a whole onion is bananas. And thats from someone that loves onions.

For a short period I ate raw red onion and peanut butter sandwiches in high school. If you google it, it's apparently a thing in some areas. But in the end, I think they were just okay but I acted like I loved them to specifically gross out my classmates.

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Well.

I'm rethinking everything.

I have no problem with eating a raw onion but, good god, peel the damn thing.

I won't claim to say it's a common thing in Persian cuisine, but every Persian place I've been to with my sister-in-law of Persian descent has a quartered raw onion on the table, and she points it out because I have issues with onions.

So, the security...app I guess, that they advertised in the most recent Bombcast seems...unhinged. Like, if people cutting the phone lines to get whatever you got in your house is a reasonable issue, you probably need something more robust than $15 a month will offer. I know Jeff has made clear he picks the ad options he finds wildest or most darkly hilarious, and this is certainly one of them.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

I won't claim to say it's a common thing in Persian cuisine, but every Persian place I've been to with my sister-in-law of Persian descent has a quartered raw onion on the table, and she points it out because I have issues with onions.

Yes! There's a Persian kebab place a block away from me, and the food is really good, but in the takeout carton there is always a chunk of raw onion in a plastic bag that comes with it that I never know what to do with.

kuddles wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

I won't claim to say it's a common thing in Persian cuisine, but every Persian place I've been to with my sister-in-law of Persian descent has a quartered raw onion on the table, and she points it out because I have issues with onions.

Yes! There's a Persian kebab place a block away from me, and the food is really good, but in the takeout carton there is always a chunk of raw onion in a plastic bag that comes with it that I never know what to do with.

Per my S-i-L, ya just eat it.

I will never understand people that hate onions.

Unless it f*cks up your gut.

In which case I totally understand.

Onions are the devil's food. He gave you a hint when it makes you cry as you touch it.

Tears of joy as you contemplate this wondrous vegetable.

I mean...it's not weird to like cooked onion that's used as an ingredient but hate raw onion right?

In other news I just listened to a BeastCast episode where they kept interrupting interesting talk to watch a silent video stream and comment on it. They were literally just saying things like, "oh look it's splatoon. Now she's going down the stairs. Now she's going through the door", for minutes on end. These are all experienced pod casters so I found it surprising that they wouldn't realise how boring this would be to listen to. I enjoy the Beastcast and love the dynamic since Abby joined but this had me wanting to switch off.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
imbiginjapan wrote:

Maybe it's a Boston reference. Also I like Gaiden the Ring as a name.

The idea of the title is fine. I assume it was an attempted play on "get in the ring," which... I don't know if that's a common wrestling reference, Ryckert has effectively salted the earth on any chance that I will ever, ever be curious about wrestling, but it sounds like one. But it requires some really strained pronunciation to work. Dude's clearly a drummer, not a lyricist.

Oh I thought it was a Guns N Roses reference.

tboon wrote:

Tears of joy as you contemplate this wondrous vegetable.

95% of every meal I cook starts with onion and garlic. Can't imagine life without it.

kuddles wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

I won't claim to say it's a common thing in Persian cuisine, but every Persian place I've been to with my sister-in-law of Persian descent has a quartered raw onion on the table, and she points it out because I have issues with onions.

Yes! There's a Persian kebab place a block away from me, and the food is really good, but in the takeout carton there is always a chunk of raw onion in a plastic bag that comes with it that I never know what to do with.

I can't speak to Persian food, but whenever I visit family in Lebanon, there are quartered raw onions sitting in a bowl with ice water (makes them a bit less harsh) on the table for just about every meal. They pair well with grilled meats, raw meats, various cheeses, and olive oil with pita. It looks strange, but makes a great complement.

kuddles wrote:
tboon wrote:

Tears of joy as you contemplate this wondrous vegetable.

95% of every meal I cook starts with onion and garlic. Can't imagine life without it.

Same.

Yeah, strangederby, I remember that episode, not one of their best moments. Making it even worse, not only were they just talking in response to a video you couldn't see, but IIRC they were getting things wrong about it too. Listening to someone react to a video you've already seen and misunderstanding what it showed was not the best use of podcast listening time, for sure.

Deadmonkeys wrote:

I will never understand people that hate onions.

Unless it f*cks up your gut.

In which case I totally understand.

Raw, they don't sit well in my stomach and the taste tends to overwhelm everything, so I avoid them. They are so ubiquitous I'll just deal, but given the chance I'll ask for no onions.

I haven't reached the Beastcast bit in question, but I can give it up--Ryckert's timing on the Alex Jones burn was pretty impeccable.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

So, the security...app I guess, that they advertised in the most recent Bombcast seems...unhinged. Like, if people cutting the phone lines to get whatever you got in your house is a reasonable issue, you probably need something more robust than $15 a month will offer. I know Jeff has made clear he picks the ad options he finds wildest or most darkly hilarious, and this is certainly one of them.

My first thought was: who even has a phone line to cut?!?

Squee9 wrote:

My first thought was: who even has a phone line to cut?!?

The elderly, low income folks, generally the most vulnerable.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Squee9 wrote:

My first thought was: who even has a phone line to cut?!?

The elderly, low income folks, generally the most vulnerable.

That demographic makes up a surprisingly large portion of people who listen to the Bombcast.

I just thought it was funny he kept pronouncing it differently than every other ad reader.

Just had a giant "oh Dan..." moment. Watching the Load Our Last SNES Saves stream, they jump to Final Fantasy 2. Dan immediately says that "it's one of those dumb reading games" and he doesn't want to watch it. They have a brief exchange where they can't remember the US vs Japan numbering, and Dan announces that the only one of those (meaning RPGs) that he liked was Final Fantasy 4 (which was 2 in the US).

They load it up, Dan keeps saying it's dumb, but also "oh, that looks like one of the guys in four."

Eventually, the chat clued him in that not only did he like it, he reviewed it. Though apparently it was the DS version, which is why he didn't recognize it.

I hate to defend Dan but he has said that he hated these games as a kid and the whole stream was in reference to what games they had as children. I may be remembering incorrectly but it was FFX that started to turn him around on turn-based RPGs. Whenever he's played them, recently, he's really enjoyed them. Ex: Octopath Traveler

He was definitely bagging on reading games as a thing he currently hated.

The intro to "Jeff Gerstmann Pro Skater" made me smile, as I think the QL for Tony Hawk RIDE was the first video I watched on the site.

That feature has me wanting to resubscribe. I let it lapse when my credit card info changed because of new house and baby, but...

It took me a pretty long time into the Bombcast's discussion of the new battle royale game from tencent before I realized tencent is not Fifty Cent. I could not understand how they were not more excited.