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Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006, 10:18 am

So it turns out that the reason God allows such death and suffering on earth is in order to, through that adversity, create saints and martyrs who will inspire us to greater acts of kindness and charity and in turn inspire others. I'm paraphrasing from a quote by the chief exorcist of the Vatican here but thats the gist. I can sort of see his point - the carnage that followed the attack on the two towers seemed to bring out the best (and the worst I'll grant you) up until .. y'know, the emotion was hijacked by the need to blow the crap out of some tiny sandy countries.

I had a sausage roll this morning. The first one in years. I remember them being nicer but I don't think you're meant to microwave them are you?

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)

Hmmmm....that's weird, since God has lost faith in Blair...

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC)

Yes, I'm sure that whole "Only God can ultimately judge me" thing came as quite a surprise to everyone capable of having an opinion.

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 11:20 am (UTC)

Well, if by surprise you mean "Aha! Finally - proof that he's completely lost his marbles!" ;) He really is turning into a Bush clone.....*shudder*

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)

Oh good point, not all that surprising at all. Bit of a dodgy move since he doesn't have the practically envangelical following that Bush has. I mean you'd need at least a dozen people, preferably including *one* clergyman who are prepared to support you vocally.

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)

Our local Teatime Express microwaves them. They're available in two types. Orange meat: soggy-ish pastry, orange-ish coloured meat; and
Spicy meat: greasy yet dry pastry that leaves crumbs everywhere, spicy grey meat.

Tiny sandy countries have it coming.

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)

My one was greasy and dry pastry that left crumbs everywhere but a sort of soggy vivid pink meat that I'm not convinced came from anything that could ever have been described as a farm animal - at least not in the "Old Mac Donald" sense, I am aware that there exist rat farms somewhere in the world. Its just... I remember sausage rolls being ... well a proper sausage wrapped in a big puffy pastry instead of that horrid thing.
I bet the change happened once those tiny sandy countries got uppity.

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)

Personally I think nothing tastes as good when you cook it in a microwave. I find the best way to do sausage rolls is cook them in the oven for half the time instructed, take them out and slice them lengthways and then cook them for the other half of the time. Sausage meat then gets nicely done and a little crisped.

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)

I find that letting them near the microwave at *all* leaves the pastry with a weird sort of texture that.. I simply can't describe. Not quite like biting through damp paper or sinking your teeth into pastry coated balloons but a little.
All this talk of sausages is going to have me stopping off at Donnybrook fair for the ultimate sausages - the 10 quid pack of Hicks Cajun.

Fri, Mar. 10th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)

AGGHH!! Surely anyone who puts that amount of effort into a sausage roll is already a saint and/or martyr!

Sausage rolls are one of the very many food items that should be categorised into a new food group called "culinary pornography". They're designed to titilate and tempt, to make you feel you're getting something but really you aren't. The stuff around the outside is fickle and temporary, the stuff in the middle is probably fake but is just real enough to make you wonder...

Oh such a saucy little roll! Greasy? Ho-ho! Don't put one on the same plate as your donut!! It's TOO RUDE!!!