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  1. Ilovecomputers

    Season Five Episode Talk

    If I could give you bonus stars for this comment, I would. As it is, I can only say that truer words were never spoken.
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    Season Five Episode Talk

    Oh my gosh, I'd forgotten about Colonel Cornpone! "...and I brought sharp knives and lots of booze!" As the youngest child of four, I would be hard-pressed to have many photos of my childhood at all, much less pictures of me baking with anyone. Perhaps I could tell the more realistic story of my mother shuddering and refusing to eat concoctions I made in my Easy-Bake-Oven.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Those commercials about teeth enamel usually start out by saying we destroy our enamel by eating acidic fruits and drinking coffee, and "once gone, it can't be replaced." Then they tell us about this special toothpaste that helps restore and protect enamel. I thought it couldn't be replaced; I'm so confused. Every time I hear that screechy voice I wonder what Paul Hollywood saw in her. Yous.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    My mother was adopted as an infant almost 90 years ago and we know very little about her family. My grandmother died of spinal meningitis two weeks after giving birth to my mom, and my grandfather put all the children up for adoption. Her adoption records were sealed, but her older sister found her (somehow) when they were middle-aged. (They never found their brother.) Her sister always said we were Irish. My mom and I did the Ancestry.com test and have very little Irish; we're actually Norwegian and Spanish. The Spanish part really amazed us.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    That camera angle showing her big fish lips over the ball-like piece of chocolate is, um, odd.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Has anyone seen the revolting Aspercream commercial with the two women in the grocery store? The older woman tells the younger woman she smells “just like dear Harold” and tries nuzzling her around her neck. When the commercial ends the older woman is in hot pursuit of the younger woman. Creepy-o-Rama.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    To me, and other anal people like me, yes.
  8. Ilovecomputers

    Season Five Episode Talk

    Funny. Plus, she is not a happy camper unless the dessert is reeking of [insert alcohol here].
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    Season Five Episode Talk

    I watched last night and was thoroughly bored, so I don't think I'll watch the remaining episodes. Seems like it's Dan's year anyway. Hate the last minute, "You must include smelly gym socks in your dessert!" It looked like a couple of the bakers were going to have a meltdown and that isn't fun or pleasant to watch. They do the same thing to the kids, and the kids bawl. Why is this considered entertainment?
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    Season Five Episode Talk

    I don't drink coffee. Wouldn't its strong flavor mask a shortbread flavor?
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    Season Five Episode Talk

    That is exactly right! Totally unfair! Boo! Hiss! I wasn't a fan of hers, but she was in a no-win situation. If she had tried to mask the flavor or used it in a "subtle" way she would have been dinged for that. It would have been right to send the older white guy home. Yes, I know he lost his wife, and that makes us all very sad, but why does he get so many second chances? Last week in the preheat he made a cheesecake and it was awful. In the main run, he made another cheesecake "to show the judges I know how to make a cheesecake." This week in the preheat he makes a tart and the crust is raw, baby. So, like a broken record, he makes another tart "to show the judges I know how to make a tart." I'm not a professional chef, but I see so many of these bakers pouring ingredients on top of raw pastry. Do they think the underlying pastry will bake anyway? Wouldn't it be more probable that the raw pastry and the filling will just turn in to one big mashed up mess? Anyone who serves raw pastry should be shown the door; it could be a health hazard to serve that. Have to laugh at all the times I've seen the bakers pulling their desserts out of the oven without oven mitts or hot pads. Uh huh.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    There are several wedding traditions based on that premise; e.g., the father "giving away" his daughter. Obviously, women can propose marriage, too, and no one thinks the man is someone's property to be handed off to the woman. Do you find it offensive if a man holds a door open for you? Do you suspect he thinks you're too weak to open the door yourself? There are lots of old-fashioned traditions that still crop up from time to time, and while I find some of them amusing, I don't think I could say any of them offend me.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Actually, the tradition of asking a parent (or other loved one) for a women's hand in marriage was always done AFTER first proposing marriage to the woman. My husband is first-generation American. He proposed to me and then days later asked my mother (my father is deceased) for my hand. She was charmed by it, and so was/am I. I don't know what you find so offensive about this. To me, marriage is the joining of two families, and this is illustrative of that. I couldn't stand the commercial where the guy asked his girlfriend's daughter for permission to marry her mother only because the guy talked in a breathless, panting, serial killer voice.
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    Season Five Episode Talk

    I want the recipe for the chocolate/banana/toffee/coconut/rum pie made by the two Jamaicans. They are both amazing bakers. FN should have the bakers wear nametags so we can all learn their names faster. Wasn't surprised to see the guy with the robe go home. In the preheat they had, what, an hour and a half to make four pies in one pan? With ten minutes to go they still didn't have their crust in the oven? What in the world were they doing? In the next go-round he was doing I don't know what and ran out of time. Then he put the Lincoln logs on the sides of his dessert again. Looked like strips of bacon. My only question was for the cake with the whole pears in the middle. It didn't look like the pears were cored and she left the stems on too when she put it in the oven. Would the pears cook down that much? Why would you leave on the stems on? I don't want a bite of stem or core, thank you very much.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    I had an elderly neighbor and one day her newspapers were starting to stack up, so I rang her doorbell, and she said not to worry about her because she sometimes suffered from back pain and didn't always go out to gather her papers. A few months later the papers started to stack up again and I did nothing. Soon there was a bad smell. Her car was there but I thought maybe she'd gone out with family. Anyway, it turned out she'd had a stroke and laid there for many days before dying. I still feel really terrible about that. I remember running around peering in her windows (couldn't see anything), and my boyfriend at the time told me I watched too many Investigation Discovery grisly crime shows. She didn't answer her door either.
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