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    I can't take full credit for that, I'm mostly connecting and regurgitating ideas I've heard from other people.

    The reason you put it as a layer ontop of a full layer of meat is becuase of those enzymes. You ever had a steak that's been perforated and had some crushed pineapple packed onto it before being cooked well done in the oven?

    the meat gets so tender and the broken down proteins are more easily recognized by the tongue, the meat tastes meatier. Same thing that happens when yo put basil on eggs or put salt in most things.

    So if we're talking a fully loaded meat-lovers pizza—ham, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, ground beef to start and some places just get absolutely crazy with their meat-lovers—then a little bit of crushed pineapple on top of the meat would give a similar effect while the layer of meat would prevent it from doing too much damage to the cheese underneath.
    Wait, are you suggesting they crush the pineapple in-house? I was assuming canned crushed pineapple, which doesn't have bromelain.
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    I like the flavor (including both taste and smell) of pineapple in pizza, when I'm in the right mood, but I only like the texture of pineapple on pizza if it's done properly which very few pizza-makers do and the pineapple itself has the right properties before application, which is unreliable due to factors in the growing and canning processes.

    Most of the time, either it's too woody and/or too fibrous, or it isn't drained properly and makes the other components soggy and/or mushy. When it's done right, it's great, but it's rarely done right.

    Rater, your idea of using crushed instead of chunk (and adding a bit more heat to balance it) is brilliant, but if I were to try that I'd put it inside the dough, rather than making it a layer in its own right.
    Canned pineapple is trash. I thought as a kid I hated pineapple, but then someone convinced me to try a bit of a fresh one, and it was delicious. It turns out that canned pineapple loses 80% of its flavour, and all its vitamins.
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    Wait, are you suggesting they crush the pineapple in-house? I was assuming canned crushed pineapple, which doesn't have bromelain.
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    Then what the hell's the point?
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    Then what the hell's the point?
    Taste, I would imagine.
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    I don't know if pineapple is any good at pizza.

    But the meme that it's the most atrocious of sins is fun.
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    I don't know if pineapple is any good at pizza.

    But the meme that it's the most atrocious of sins is fun.
    It's pretty good if youre in the mood for it. Hawaiian pizza (pineapple, ham, and bacon) is tasty.

    Meme is still fun.
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    I concur, Hawaiian pizza is pretty good. Sweetness of the pineapple goes well with the saltiness of the ham. Not my favorite type (probably mushroom) but it’s nice once in a while.

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    Pineapple pizza is good. Not my favorite, but pretty decent for variation.

    I also tend to add some pineapple when preparing something with sweet and sour sauce. It's a decent combo. I tried adding mandarin instead once, but it shriveled in the pan, so I'd have to add it afterwards.

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    But the meme that it's the most atrocious of sins is fun.
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    My mom makes a dish sometimes that has kielbasa with pineapple and a mustard sauce and it’s pretty delicious even though you wouldn’t think those foods go together at first glance.

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    They say pineapple's a good combo with any meat because it contains enzymes that break down proteins (hence the joke that it's the only food that eats you back). I've never heard of it being used for sausage, though (sweetened mustard sauce sounds amazing, though!).
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    I just saw a thing that says who you sympathize with in Tom & Jerry depends on whether you're an older sibling or a younger sibling.

    And then I realized that most episodes of the show, at least in the old days, are Tom suffering negative consequences for something Jerry did, Jerry antagonizing Tom for really no reason, or Tom trying and failing to do his job and suffering for it.

    I can never see the show the same way again now.
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    I just saw a thing that says who you sympathize with in Tom & Jerry depends on whether you're an older sibling or a younger sibling.

    And then I realized that most episodes of the show, at least in the old days, are Tom suffering negative consequences for something Jerry did, Jerry antagonizing Tom for really no reason, or Tom trying and failing to do his job and suffering for it.

    I can never see the show the same way again now.
    Jerry and Tom both antagonized the other while the other was just minding their business, depending on the episode. Regardless, though, Tom was always going to get the shaft at the end because he's the bigger, stronger one. Old school cartoons always punched up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rater202 View Post
    I just saw a thing that says who you sympathize with in Tom & Jerry depends on whether you're an older sibling or a younger sibling.

    And then I realized that most episodes of the show, at least in the old days, are Tom suffering negative consequences for something Jerry did, Jerry antagonizing Tom for really no reason, or Tom trying and failing to do his job and suffering for it.

    I can never see the show the same way again now.
    Statistically speaking, tom starts it more often than not, and Jerry suffers far more often, and more harshly, when he goes after Tom unprovoked.
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    Tom stars it becuase it's his job t start it: More or less every episode has him not be a pet, but a cat specifically to catch mice.
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    Tom stars it becuase it's his job t start it: More or less every episode has him not be a pet, but a cat specifically to catch mice.
    If Bob's job is to follow you around and punch you all day long, would you have any sympathy for Bob suffering due to anything you do?
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    If Bob's job is to follow you around and punch you all day long, would you have any sympathy for Bob suffering due to anything you do?
    No, but if Bob's a security guard and his job is to catch the guy squatting on the property and stealing from the owners. I mean, in most episodes where tom starts it that's the most apt comparison.

    In fact, in it's the future and they're fighting each other with RC robots" short I'm pretty sure that's literally the case.

    they're both clearly as smart as people, so if we treat them like people, Jerry's a trespasser on the property who supports himself by burglarizing the property.

    If you filter out those episodes, then most of the remainder are of Jerry antagonizing Tom for no reason and getting away with it—sometimes Tom gets in trouble for retaliating even—or one-shot episodes that shake up the formula. And those are the episodes where the "big sibling/little sibling" dynamic comes in.
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    No, but if Bob's a security guard and his job is to catch the guy squatting on the property and stealing from the owners. I mean, in most episodes where tom starts it that's the most apt comparison.

    In fact, in it's the future and they're fighting each other with RC robots" short I'm pretty sure that's literally the case.

    they're both clearly as smart as people, so if we treat them like people, Jerry's a trespasser on the property who supports himself by burglarizing the property.

    If you filter out those episodes, then most of the remainder are of Jerry antagonizing Tom for no reason and getting away with it—sometimes Tom gets in trouble for retaliating even—or one-shot episodes that shake up the formula. And those are the episodes where the "big sibling/little sibling" dynamic comes in.
    I mean sure, if you start with the presumption that Jerry is inherently in the wrong, then he comes off as being a lot worse. But when you take it at face value that his only crime is "being a mouse" then Jerry becomes significantly more sympathetic.
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    Thing from Elementary school.

    In the third or fourth grade(the rooms were right next to each other) someone came into the school in the middle of the night and vandalized the boy's bathroom in the part of the hallway our class was in.

    so the school removed the door from the boy's bathroom, figuring that that would stop further vandalism.

    While there was no further vandalism, the vandals to my knowledge were never caught and the door was not reinstalled during my time there.

    At the time I didn't think anything of it... But 1: The removed door meant that anyone in the hallway had a clear line of sight to the urinals, which... Kind of a big deal and 2: I don't understand what they were... The vandalism happened out of school hours. There was no evidence whatsoever that it was even a student so in hindsight, what purpose did violating the privacy of the boys' in that school during school hours serve?

    Does anybody else have a story like that? A "okay, how does A solve/justify the problems that come from B?" story?
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    Typically, though i suppose not universally, bathrooms are constructed with various interior screenings specifically to retain privacy when the door is open. Someone, somewhere, had the brilliant realization that because doors open (and also because other people might be in the bathroom with you), they shouldnt be counted on to be the sole or even the main source of privacy.

    Which is not to say that i understand the logic of taking it down to prevent vandalism, but if the bathroom was properly designed, then nothing should actually be exposed that shouldnt be.
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    Typically, though i suppose not universally, bathrooms are constructed with various interior screenings specifically to retain privacy when the door is open. Someone, somewhere, had the brilliant realization that because doors open (and also because other people might be in the bathroom with you), they shouldnt be counted on to be the sole or even the main source of privacy.

    Which is not to say that i understand the logic of taking it down to prevent vandalism, but if the bathroom was properly designed, then nothing should actually be exposed that shouldnt be.
    This was nit the case.

    Direct line of sight to the urinals, which did not have screens or dividers.
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    Thing from Elementary school.

    In the third or fourth grade(the rooms were right next to each other) someone came into the school in the middle of the night and vandalized the boy's bathroom in the part of the hallway our class was in.

    so the school removed the door from the boy's bathroom, figuring that that would stop further vandalism.

    While there was no further vandalism, the vandals to my knowledge were never caught and the door was not reinstalled during my time there.

    At the time I didn't think anything of it... But 1: The removed door meant that anyone in the hallway had a clear line of sight to the urinals, which... Kind of a big deal and 2: I don't understand what they were... The vandalism happened out of school hours. There was no evidence whatsoever that it was even a student so in hindsight, what purpose did violating the privacy of the boys' in that school during school hours serve?

    Does anybody else have a story like that? A "okay, how does A solve/justify the problems that come from B?" story?
    I really hate hearing stories of that happening. If it ever happens to any school my kid ever goes to, I plan on raising holy hell with the school administration. That's unacceptable. I'm sorry you had to deal with that.
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    Not sure if anyone might have some insights on this question, but figured I'd pose it anyway (and do it here because it's been damn near two years since I posted in a random banter thread)...

    Lately I've taken up kind of an informal research project that is very much not in my profession/field-- something I have no intention of ever publishing, but something I have a strong interest in and enjoy learning and writing about. In the course of that research I came across a series of lectures from a prominent professor (now retired) in this field of study that has been super helpful and interesting to me, but I have some questions either directly related to the content of the lectures or that haven't been addressed in them. How out of bounds or weird is it to email that professor and ask if they're willing to talk with me about the subject matter? I have a coworker who has done this and had fruitful conversations come out of it, but that was with academics/professors whose field of expertise related directly to what we were doing professionally.

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    Not sure if anyone might have some insights on this question, but figured I'd pose it anyway (and do it here because it's been damn near two years since I posted in a random banter thread)...

    Lately I've taken up kind of an informal research project that is very much not in my profession/field-- something I have no intention of ever publishing, but something I have a strong interest in and enjoy learning and writing about. In the course of that research I came across a series of lectures from a prominent professor (now retired) in this field of study that has been super helpful and interesting to me, but I have some questions either directly related to the content of the lectures or that haven't been addressed in them. How out of bounds or weird is it to email that professor and ask if they're willing to talk with me about the subject matter? I have a coworker who has done this and had fruitful conversations come out of it, but that was with academics/professors whose field of expertise related directly to what we were doing professionally.

    If anyone here either is a professor or has tried doing this, I'd appreciate any insights.
    My dad was a professor who also ran a publishing company that published postgraduate level textbooks. Solely based on knowing him and being very vaguely involved in his work, I would say that it's almost certainly fine to ask. Results may vary, but I would be surprised if they had any issue (protocol or other) with the request itself.

    Also, in my experience, professors love talking about their work to interested parties.
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    Out of curiosity, for the participants in this thread who have rejected eternal youth/immortality...

    What would it take to make such a thing "worth it" to you?
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