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Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Dec 26, 2018.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Porkbridge? Glad to see it's a legit program for pork-producers. I thought at first it might have been an Axact "school" name that went awry -- but no, that would likely be Porkford...
     
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Some Pig!
     
  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    So this Pork is kosher?
     
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No - pork is never kosher - but it's not a shvindel, either. Real school - about real pork - but only for those whose beliefs allow them to eat, raise or handle it, I guess.

    BTW - I have seen a product called "Kosher Bacon" in some markets. It's made from beef, and prepared to look and taste like bacon, insofar as that is possible. I believe it is certified as Kosher.

    This discussion reminds me of a part-time job I had years ago. One morning, I was surprised to see a Pakistani employee, openly enjoying a bacon sandwich before starting his shift. I thought it was a bit odd, but I didn't say anything. He then started talking about a christening he was to attend - and I figured he was over-translating and meant some Muslim equivalent. Nope. Turns out he was one of Pakistan's Christian minority - which I hadn't known existed till that point.
     
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  6. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    A young woman immigrant from Iran who spent the night with my wife and me before an organized bicycle ride told us that when Iranians throw a party they're careful to invite their Christian and Jewish friends at least in part because these people possess the necessary government permits to purchase, transport, and consume alcohol.

    As to the kosher bacon business...it's accepted even among many Orthodox to use Baco-Bits (I think it is) because they aren't actually pork. But strictly speaking, this practice is looked upon with serious disfavor in Jewish law. The reason is, beef "bacon" looks to the ordinary Jew like bacon thus causing scandal. "Oh my gosh! I just saw Reb Yehuda eating bacon!" Worse, that same ordinary Jew might think, "Well, if bacon is kosher enough for Reb Yehuda, I can certainly eat it, too" thus leading the ordinary Jew into error.
     
  7. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    To continue carrying this thread down the path of no return, not that it ever had much of a chance to begin with, I have found turkey bacon is far better than beef bacon. There is varying quality so you have to check around for some of the "higher end" brands but some are almost impossible to tell apart from their pork counterparts in flavor or consistency.
     
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I have to say that I love your attitude. This thread never had a chance. And I'm going to drag it just a little more off-topic with this appetizing topic - laboratory meat

    https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/advent-of-lab-grown-meat
     
  9. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    That will take a heck of an advertising campaign with elements of ethics, science, and traditional held beliefs about food all coming together. I am pretty open to such things and if I had one in front of me at this very moment, I am not sure how willing I would be to dig in.
     
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I might try it but it's hard to think about it as "preferred" at this point. C'mon, say it with me one time . . . "Soylent Green is people!!!"

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  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    What would be the attitude of Vegans toward laboratory meat?
     
  12. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    I think it would depend on the reason they are vegan. If it is solely about the way the animals are treated, this should alleviate most of their concerns. If they fully believe all of the "benefits" of not eating meat and all they get from the alternatives, they will likely not be swayed.
     
  13. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  14. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    I’ve heard many a case in which both vegetarians and vegans create dishes that imitate their non-veggie originals. There is a diner in Philly, a city where scrapple (made from pork) is a popular dish, where I was able to get turkey scrapple – which tasted far superior.

    It all reminds me of a dialogue from “La Vie Boheme” at the end of the first act in Rent:

    WAITER: So that's five miso soup, four seaweed salad, three soy burger dinner, two tofu dog platter And one pasta with meatless balls.
    ROGER: Eww.
    COLLINS: It tastes the same.
    MIMI: If you close your eyes.
     
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  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    There's going to be a "live on TV" version of Rent airing on Fox later this month. I hardly ever go to the theatre so this might be a good chance for me to see it.

    http://www.playbill.com/article/foxs-live-rent-sets-2019-airdate
     
  16. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's already available - on YouTube. It's the entire last performance on Broadway from 2008. Not quite as good as the original cast, but much better than what Fox will attempt to pull off. I can't see Fox allowing the show to be done without some degree of censorship.

    For other links to the show, go to YouTube and search "rent final broadway." The list will also include No Day But Today, the story of how Jonathan Larson wrote Rent - great documentary. In its time, Rent was a far bigger phenomenon than Hamilton would become years later.
     
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Most of the reaction I've seen is favorable, that even though most wouldn't eat it themselves, they're glad it will help reduce the amount of animal cruelty.
     
  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yá'át'ééh, Hastiin Nosborne! (I think our last dialogue was about the Navajo language.)

    I've heard a few stories from Iranians about the lengths they have gone to, to procure and smuggle alcohol into their parties. Good fun-loving folks - intensely musical, which makes them great in my book. I sometimes think they get more fun from outwitting the authorities over alcohol than they do from consuming it. They'd have had great fun here during Prohibition.
     
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  20. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    Not sure about worse but I would be far more open to eating insects than eating laboratory meat. Strangely, it seems like a challenge to find sources for insects and not something I come across very often other than novelty things.
     

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