Time to Goddamn Learn

TW: Rape.

This is going to be short. I don’t have a lot of patience for this bullshit:

If you need a goddamn “panty dropper” to “get laid” then you are engaging in sexual assault.

Maybe you didn’t know this. Time to goddamn learn. No, it’s not ok if there’s also a “boxer/briefs dropper.” Sure, as a friend pointed out, then it’s equally targeting men and women, but it’s a motherfucking race to the bottom at that point. It’s some bullshit if “men as targets too” is the end result of working toward “equality.”

Just because he is/she is/they are drunk DOESN’T MEAN HE WANTS/SHE WANTS/THEY WANT TO FUCK.

And even if they seem to want to, doesn’t mean they always want to.… Continue reading →

Random Tidbits

Starting today, I’m trying to go lactose-free for two weeks. Avoiding milk, cheese, yogurt, and milk stouts is no fun, but it’s actually fairly simple in practice. What’s already stymied me (but not yet thwarted me) is butter. I basically have to assume all restaurants use butter in all things, don’t I? So a quick pastry as I dart from place to place is going to be a non-starter for awhile. I have dinner reservations with a friend on Thursday, and I wonder if this is going to be a problem. It’s a little stressful. I’m sure I’ll manage it, but I’m going to be stressing about it until it’s done. Maybe it’ll just help me get into and stay with the habit of carrying nuts or similar as a snack at all times.… Continue reading →

Some Food Science Related to Brewers’ Spent Grain

As I’ve immersed myself in beer culture, I’ve come to be incredibly aware of brewery waste. In particular, a brewery-in-planning specifically mentioned spent grain and its uses to me; until then I hadn’t really put much thought into it. That mention led Bill and I to make a few loaves of spent-grain bread, after which I became curious about the nutritional content of spent grain.

So I did what is practically second nature these days: I asked Google to help me figure it out. From various, long-unrecalled sources, I did discover spent grain has a lot of fiber (which I expected) and is high in protein (which surprised me).

I was most curious about micronutrients, though, which is how I ended up asking Google, PhD1 for further help.… Continue reading →