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What's your favorite color?

Post by Maddy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:11 am

Just thought I'd add a little more energy to the forum.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by stuper1 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:36 am

Finally ... something I feel qualified to discuss. Green. But there are no tree-hugging implications.

I can't wait to see where this topic goes. I want to see how many posts it takes before politics or religion come up or Godwin's Law becomes relevant. I guess I should count my blessings. Over on bogleheads you can't discuss anything interesting.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by vnatale » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:53 am

For me.....Always, Always, Always Blue!

It started in elementary school when my favorite Crayola crayon color was "Midnight Blue".

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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by vnatale » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:57 am

vnatale wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:53 am
For me.....Always, Always, Always Blue!

It started in elementary school when my favorite Crayola crayon color was "Midnight Blue".

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I would have been in 1st or 2nd grade, depending upon when in 1958 it was actually introduced.

https://www.crayola.com/explore-colors/ ... -blue.aspx

I'm sure it became my favorite sometime in the near intervening years after it's initial introduction.

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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Xan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 am

Wow. There is a LOT of irony floating around this topic right now.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by dualstow » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 am

There was a joke recently on some other forum, possibly b-heads: we've covered every topic except 'what's your favorite color?'

Whatever new color they come out with, that's my favorite.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:35 am

White, but only after projection through a prism. Then I can pick and choose my favorite.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Xan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:38 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:35 am
White, but only after projection through a prism. Then I can pick and choose my favorite.
Wait, are we talking about additive or subtractive colors?
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by pugchief » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:49 am

Xan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 am
Wow. There is a LOT of irony floating around this topic right now.
Not sure I follow....
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Tyler » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am

Gold, naturally. ;)
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Xan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 am

pugchief wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:49 am
Xan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 am
Wow. There is a LOT of irony floating around this topic right now.
Not sure I follow....
I'm pretty sure that Maddy was poking some fun at Vinny posting a pile of new threads about a thousand different things. (Vinny was recently complimented on "bringing a lot of energy to the forum", language Maddy echoed.) So she posts one that's totally ridiculous and over the top, and Vinny earnestly pops up with two consecutive dead-serious posts on her topic.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by bedraggled » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:11 pm

I never thought of gold. Didn’t think it was allowed. The weekend may get complicated.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by stuper1 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:53 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 am
pugchief wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:49 am
Xan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 am
Wow. There is a LOT of irony floating around this topic right now.
Not sure I follow....
I'm pretty sure that Maddy was poking some fun at Vinny posting a pile of new threads about a thousand different things. (Vinny was recently complimented on "bringing a lot of energy to the forum", language Maddy echoed.) So she posts one that's totally ridiculous and over the top, and Vinny earnestly pops up with two consecutive dead-serious posts on her topic.
Oh, Maddy, you are very naughty! I certainly didn't catch your humor, although I did wonder what was going on. Vinny, we love you, keep bringing the energy.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:21 pm

I'm trying mightly to escape black. Mixing metaphors, lots of darkside lately, eh Herr Darth? Too much is hidden under a basket, for now. Ummmmmmmmmm. ;)
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by vnatale » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:09 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 am
pugchief wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:49 am
Xan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 am
Wow. There is a LOT of irony floating around this topic right now.
Not sure I follow....
I'm pretty sure that Maddy was poking some fun at Vinny posting a pile of new threads about a thousand different things. (Vinny was recently complimented on "bringing a lot of energy to the forum", language Maddy echoed.) So she posts one that's totally ridiculous and over the top, and Vinny earnestly pops up with two consecutive dead-serious posts on her topic.
So Maddy is female? I thought Sophia (making an assumption on that name) was the only female actively here.

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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by dualstow » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:20 pm

Maddy is female. And very colorful. O0

There’s also a Michelle. MichelleBelle?

I think Annie, who doesn’t post very often, is male. He used his dog’s name for the handle. So, except when the dog is posting, male. I don’t think either of them have posted in a while.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Greg » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:02 pm

Vantablack, because it's the blackest black in the world.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack

Color is hard to determine a favorite. I think it depends on what other colors are surrounding it and what the color is attached to.

White is a great color, but I don't want my steering wheel to be all white.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by europeanwizard » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:40 am

Tyler wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
Gold, naturally. ;)
:D
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by sophie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:55 am

Blue...no, green!

We need an innocuous topic that would be fun to toss around....recipes for Thanksgiving dinner and potlucks maybe? Or anyone starting an indoor garden for the winter to grow edible greens?
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by dualstow » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:13 am

Good Python reference, Sophie!
I have some edible greens, but I don’t think I should post about them online.

I do have a chestnut recipe that has worked well for me this autumn. Fail-safe:

https://www.shelovesbiscotti.com/5-easy ... chestnuts/
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:50 pm

sophie wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:55 am
Blue...no, green!

We need an innocuous topic that would be fun to toss around....recipes for Thanksgiving dinner and potlucks maybe? Or anyone starting an indoor garden for the winter to grow edible greens?
I pickled things I grew outside the past couple years, plus some things I'm keeping in the root cellar (garlic, pumpkins, squash). I'm going to try dehydrating veggies next year. I am going to try some season extenders to get an early start on things in the spring. Very exciting times 8)
"You haven't, I suppose, ever mixed with politicians at close quarters. They're awful. I think some of these must have been the dregs anyhow, but I've discovered, what previously I didn't believe possible, that politicians behave in private life and say exactly the same things as they do in public. Their stupidity is inhuman.
- John Maynard Keynes
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:27 pm

I just realized I forgot to mention the rhubarb wine I have bubbling away on the dinner table.
"You haven't, I suppose, ever mixed with politicians at close quarters. They're awful. I think some of these must have been the dregs anyhow, but I've discovered, what previously I didn't believe possible, that politicians behave in private life and say exactly the same things as they do in public. Their stupidity is inhuman.
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by vnatale » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:42 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:50 pm
sophie wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:55 am
Blue...no, green!

We need an innocuous topic that would be fun to toss around....recipes for Thanksgiving dinner and potlucks maybe? Or anyone starting an indoor garden for the winter to grow edible greens?
I pickled things I grew outside the past couple years, plus some things I'm keeping in the root cellar (garlic, pumpkins, squash). I'm going to try dehydrating veggies next year. I am going to try some season extenders to get an early start on things in the spring. Very exciting times 8)
The one year I had a bumper crop of tomatoes I dehydrated a ton of them. But since then many seem to get killed by the blight that seems to be in our area. Bell peppers, though, have done quite well both of the last two years. They've turned into my "cash" crop.

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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by whatchamacallit » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Undecided between gray or grey
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Re: What's your favorite color?

Post by Maddy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:07 pm

I still haven't conquered indoor gardening, but this fall I did some major rethinking of the outdoor garden. One of the things I experimented with was a material called "plastic mulch" (a/k/a "black mulch"). It's a very thin, stretchy plastic that you stretch over a raised row, backfilling over the edges as you go. Drip tape goes underneath. You then cut small "x"s and plant right through the material.

Being black, it really holds the heat in, so you get a real jump start in the spring. It's also great at keeping vegetables off the ground and, conversely, keeping mud from splashing up onto things. Pests like whiteflies and aphids are reduced because their eggs normally overwinter in the soil. From what I understand, they also make a shiny silver plastic mulch which is made specifically to deter aphids.

I created this particular row, along with two others, for the garlic I planted this fall.

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