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Old 06-25-2010, 10:25 PM
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The hate thread (and my state of mind in reaction thereto) needs a not-evil counterpart.

I'll open the happy with Oscar, the Bionic Cat. His hind feet were sliced off by a combine harvester but a doctor built him some crazy awesome prosthetics that connect to pegs implanted in his leg bones. Oscar took to them instantly. Here's a short YouTube of him in action, but the link has a longer and cooler one where you see how they rebuilt him on account of they have the technology.

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Old 06-25-2010, 10:28 PM
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:03 AM
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Default Chocolate Whiskey Cake

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250g (9oz /1 cup) butter, chopped
200g (7oz / 1 1/2 cup) chopped dark chocolate
375g (13oz / 1 2/3 cups) caster (superfine) sugar
125ml (4 fl oz/ 1/2 cup) whisky
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
185g (6 1/2 oz / 1 1/2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
60g (2 1/4 oz/ 1/2 cup) self-raising flour
40g (1 1/2 oz / 1/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons whisky, extra

chocolate glaze
80ml (2 1/2 fl oz / 1/3 cup) pouring (whipping) cream
90g (3 1/4 oz / scant 2/3 cup) chopped dark chocolate

chocolate motif
Some white chocolate, to melt


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Preheat the oven to 160ºC (315ºF/Gas 2-3). Grease a 20cm (8 inch) square tin and line the base and sides with baking paper.

Put the butter, chocolate, sugar and whisky in a saucepan. Dissolve the coffee granules in 125 ml (4 fl oz / 1 /2 cup) hot water and add to the mixture. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth.

Stir the plain flour, self-raising flour and cocoa into a large bowl. Pour the butter mixture onto the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Whisk in the eggs. Pour into the prepared tin.

Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Pour the extra whisky over the hot cooked cake. Leave in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack placed over a baking tray to cool completely.

For the chocolate glaze, put the cream in a small saucepan and bring just to the boil. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until combined and smooth. Set aside to cool and thicken a little. Spread the glaze over the cake, allowing it to drizzle over the sides. Leave to set.

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Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water or use a double boiler. Fill a piping bag with the melted chocolate. Here's a quick way to make a disposable piping bag if you don't have one available. Make the shapes you want on a baking paper. Let it set (if you are pressing for time, put the baking paper on a tray and put into the freezer for 15 minutes or so to set.)

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Old 06-26-2010, 03:23 AM
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:34 AM
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Cheeky kitty. "Next stop to the curtains, Mr. Tortoise!" :melts:
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:34 AM
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Chocolate and cute animal videos in general warm the heart, but I was thinking more along the lines of news stories that make you feel good inside, the opposite of the Two Minutes Hate thread which features news stories that make you Hulk the fuck out.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:35 AM
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Love is much more rare than hate, I'm afraid, liv. But I shall go in search 'cos I need the pickmeup after what I've read this morning...
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:46 AM
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Here's some niceness..surrounded by poop.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:51 AM
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Okay here's another one. Chris Colfer, the young actor who plays Kurt on Glee (and is awesome at it), has a sister with severe epilepsy, not just really bad epilepsy, but super torture scary 50-seizures-an-hour epilepsy. He was glued to her side when he was in school, helping care for her at the expense of any social life he might have had. Now that he's on a hit show, he's making good on a promise he made back then.

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[Their mother] Karyn adds: "You know, when Chris was growing up, people would ask him, 'Are you going to become a doctor so you can find a cure for your sister?'" And he would say, 'I'm going to grow up and become a famous actor so I can pay someone ELSE a ton of money to find a cure.'"

True to his word, Chris recently donated a large sum of money to the nonprofit group CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy).
That makes me love because he's just 20 and freshly famous. He could snorting up all his money or going diva on set like oh so many of his peers, but instead he's being awesome. :heart:
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:55 AM
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Damn, props to the poop man's wife, too, for laundering the poopy money so carefully. I would definitely have left the crap for the owners to clean.
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this is a great example of love my husband and his moms pit
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More poo... Faecal attraction. Whale poo looks to be even more useful and special than whale puke!

And, more weirdly, a psychic squid that predicts soccer wins for it's owners!

Marine life rules! :yes!:
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:21 AM
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Love is much more rare than hate, I'm afraid, liv. But I shall go in search 'cos I need the pickmeup after what I've read this morning...
That's not really true, though. Good things happen all the time, but they're not considered news because they happen all the time.

It's not always that way, and it's not that way everywhere, but when you see cruelty presented as news, remember that it wouldn't be news if it were the default.

There are still plenty of good news stories about new advances and discoveries, acts of unusual kindness, and stories about mean, heartless puffy tacos finally getting their comeuppance.
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Brains and Brawn need to come home with me. NOW.
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I posted this in Lifestyle, but I'll post it in here, because it made me happy and filled me with love when it was news last weekend. :yup:

Nude Rugby game held in Dunedin. NZ vs Wales: http://www.3news.co.nz/Nude-rugby-a-...3/Default.aspx
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Is this what you were looking for, liv?
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Damn, what are the odds!
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'Wow, what a long engagement that was!'

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The way Henry Schalizki tells it, his second encounter with Bob Davis came in 1945, when his fellow serviceman arrived in Hawaii to entertain the troops with the USO. [...]

[T]hree years later, when Henry walked into a Baltimore bar where Bob was sitting alone, they quickly retraced their acquaintance. Bob had just moved to town for a job as a personality on a fledgling television station. Henry had grown up in Charm City and returned after the war to take a job with the B&O railroad administration.

When Henry learned Bob was staying at a seedy boarding house, he invitedhim to stay the night in his guest room, saying, "tomorrow we'll find you something."

But that never happened. They fell in love, and Bob "stayed and stayed" -- through good times and bad, sickness and health, through Stonewall and Vietnam, through the terms of 12 U.S. presidents, starting with Harry Truman. Through the loss of more friends than they care to count. They stayed together long enough to witness what they thought was impossible: Last Sunday, they exercised their newfound right, exchanging vows on a rooftop overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, turning their six-decade relationship into a marriage.
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Iceland PM got married to her "partner" Sunday, as same sex marriage is now legal there.
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Lenny Kravitz overheard some Baptist choir doing one of his songs in New Orleans, so he and a cameraperson ran over there and crashed their performance, leading them on what appears to be some kind of extended stoner version of Fly Away:

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