There's so much going on in Talk and in the comments week to week that we almost can't keep up. If you're in the same boat, here's a small selection of topics and responses that have piqued our interest this week.
"My mom banned calf fries from the house after my brother brought home a large bucket of testicles from his job at the local cattle auction. He'd been helping with docking and branding that day and had the bright idea to collect them. It was a great meal but Mom was not thrilled with the mess." —Les ah
"i think my food choices will force me to die happy, but alone." —cheers
"You can't let him go on vacation! We forbid it. Didn't he sign a contract affirming that he would sacrifice his liver for the good of SE on a weekly basis? We should tie him up and roast him over a bed of hot elderberries!!!.." —Mohican
"@ecca31: When I want to save my meringue from a 98 year old lady, I just grab it and run. I mean, like, what's she gonna do? Chase me? " —jedd63
"Why does Dumpling look 6 months younger when contemplating wine? Will that happen to me if I join this tasting?" —teachertalk
"Yeah I came in to ask whether Dumpling were shrinking or that wine glass were frickin' enormous." —seriousb
"What I remember most from our trip to Five Guys on our Medium-Crazy East Coast Road Trip was the Simpsonian moment with their fries in their brown paper bag: when the paper turns clear, that's your window to weight gain!" —mschlock
"Beware of the TSA on the way home. They took special care in inspecting my Boccalone bag and even ran it through the x-ray twice. I am pretty sure that one of the salamis did not make it home." —Chicageaux Chix
"I work in a wine and cheese shop... 4pm is usually a few slices of prosciutto, a slab of fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of balsamic on baguette with Pellegrino. Or a chunk of super dark chocolate and a handful of bitter herbed Greek olives and a Dad's Rootbeer..." [Ed. note: Wow, Mangabanga—can we come visit?] —mangabanga
"in my belly." —ESNY1077
"That pig had a wardrobe malfunction in the EXTREME." —ell.victor
"You've missed the most important factor in vodka selection - Day 2. While I taste absolutely no difference between the $10 vodkas and the $30 ones in my mixed drinks, I see it in the wreckage the next morning...
I think you should get your interns sloshed on Cape Codders and award points to the vodka whose imbibers show up for work the next day. The Labor Board may have some reservations....." —nycpunk1
"Andre was pretty much the lifeblood for many students at my university. Though most of it was often sprayed across unsuspecting crowds of people, it was occasionally consumed and those were always good times." —brwnbttrstrrd
"I think it was Adam. Photoshop works wonders." —boobird