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Old 25-12-2015, 14:26:38   #1
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Talking Merry Christmas!

I got socks, what did you get?
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Old 25-12-2015, 14:45:57   #2
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Old 25-12-2015, 19:32:43   #3
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Old 25-12-2015, 21:36:00   #4
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Old 25-12-2015, 21:55:48   #5
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Old 26-12-2015, 01:21:57   #6
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Old 26-12-2015, 02:29:37   #7
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You know you are an adult when you appreciate getting socks as a Christmas gift. It means you won't have to buy your own socks for another year.
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Old 26-12-2015, 13:21:42   #8
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Old 26-12-2015, 15:19:47   #9
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Old 26-12-2015, 16:15:06   #10
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Old 26-12-2015, 17:29:03   #11
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Old 27-12-2015, 01:02:51   #12
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Old 27-12-2015, 01:18:33   #13
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Old 27-12-2015, 05:55:00   #14
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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34966226

That article says a fish monger in Reading sells fresh carp to eastern European immigrants for £11 a KG. Dear god, that is like $16.28 per kg or ~ $8 per pound.

Around here carp is practically given away. I have seen it as low as $0.75 a pound to as much as $1.99 a pound. I had no idea people in the UK would pay $8 a pound. That is specialty steak level prices and a decent steak might go for $6 a pound.
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Old 27-12-2015, 06:06:24   #15
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http://www.niotafishmarket.com/id50.html

That is some random specialty fish market in the Midwest but even they have whole dressed carp (meaning guts removed but head still on) for $1.80 a pound. I would consider that expensive too.

How does the Smelly Alley Fish Company in Reading justify $8 per pound? That is outrageous.
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Old 28-12-2015, 16:59:41   #16
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Supply and demand I guess, same as for Turkey. I know my colleague says she doesn't like Carp, but it is traditional.
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Old 28-12-2015, 20:42:42   #17
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Old 28-12-2015, 20:45:03   #18
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not the carp I'm familiar with - the one's I've caught are useless bottom feeders, almost no meat on them

but they're fun to throw rolls and buns at!
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Old 28-12-2015, 22:26:46   #19
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We have fish and perogies and mac and cheese on Christmas Eve, a second Thanksgiving on Christmas Day, crab legs on New Year's Eve, and ham on New Years.
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Old 28-12-2015, 22:31:30   #20
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We had roasted duck with leeks and escarole for Christmas. I like to do something different
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Old 29-12-2015, 11:58:08   #21
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Old 29-12-2015, 14:07:14   #22
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Shaker who?
Happy New Year strange stranger.
My first post in 3 years turned out to be a carp post.
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Old 29-12-2015, 14:08:59   #23
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Duck next year I reckon.
Oh yeah happy Christmas/New year guys/gals.
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Old 29-12-2015, 14:37:53   #24
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Happy New Year Shakey! /moo
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My first post in 3 years turned out to be a carp post.
All of your posts are a load of carp. :P
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I got poop treats* and a kitten. **

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* I tried writing "pop tarts" on my phone, but that was too funny not to leave in.

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Are those the poop treats in front of her?
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Calico!
It looks more like mutant Siamese. Both Batman and Merry (her uncle and dad, not necessarily respectively since we don't know) are her spitting image, and males can't be calico, or else they end up sterile with two X chromosomes.

I an already under her control, zmama. It took about 5 minutes.

Those are not poop treats, though they do eventually compromise poop. Does that count?
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Well, at least she's not cross-eyed.

My great uncle had a siamese cat that would go for a walk on a leash. Strangest cat I'd ever seen.
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Batman sometimes looks cross-eyed, and Emma has close-set eyes, for a cat. I have several who tolerate leash and harness.

Speaking of oddball looking cats, one day I hope to own a sphinx, though their tendency to exhibit certain health problems makes me sad (as with all specialized modern breeds, it seems).
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It looks more like mutant Siamese. Both Batman and Merry (her uncle and dad, not necessarily respectively since we don't know) are her spitting image, and males can't be calico, or else they end up sterile with two X chromosomes.

I an already under her control, zmama. It took about 5 minutes.

Those are not poop treats, though they do eventually compromise poop. Does that count?
Well, they're small and round-ish, I thought they might be bunny flavor.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:45:05   #35
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Like Shakey said, basic supply and demand.

Fish is very expensive here generally, due to low supply and high demands. Food is generally more expensive here too.
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