The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

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The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby zavk » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:41 am

Sigh.... even custard cream biscuits are dukkha. (Sorry that the photo is off-focus, couldn't get it to focus on my iPhone):
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby M.Seiffert » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:29 am

Lol

Biscuits are some serious business... seriously delicious business...
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby Fede » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:36 am

I think you'll find it's been scientifically proven that if you dunk two together, they're less likely to 'flop' back into your drink.

if they do, however, it's also twice the frustration and twice the mess.

So there.
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:10 am

I think someone should send a packet to Gov Schwarzeneger.
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:11 am

Ben wrote:I think someone should send a packet to Gov Schwarzeneger.



Governor Groper? As Republicans go, he is far better than a lot of the fools in the Party of No.
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby BlackBird » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:17 am

Found an online version:
More than half of all Britons have been injured by biscuits ranging from scalding from hot tea or coffee while dunking or breaking a tooth eating during a morning tea break, a survey has revealed.

An estimated 25 million adults have been injured while eating during a tea or coffee break - with at least 500 landing themselves in hospital, the survey revealed.

The custard cream biscuit was found to be the worse offender to innocent drinkers.

It beat the cookie to top a table of 15 generic types of biccy whose potential dangers were calculated by The Biscuit Injury Threat Evaluation.

Hidden dangers included flying fragments and being hurt while dunking in scalding tea through to the more strange such as people poking themselves in the eye with a biscuit or fallen off a chair reaching for the tin.

One man even ended up stuck in wet concrete after wading in to pick up a stray biscuit.

Custard creams get a risk rating of 5.63, the highest of all.

This compared to 1.16 for Jaffa cakes, which was the safest biscuit of all in the evaluation.

Research company Mindlab International were commissioned by Rocky, a chocolate biscuit bar, to conduct the research.

It found almost a third of adults said they had been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking or trying to fish the remnants of a collapsed digestive.

It also revealed 28 per cent had choked on crumbs while one in 10 had broken a tooth or filling biting a biscuit.

More unusually, three per cent had poked themselves in the eye with a biscuit and seven per cent bitten by a pet or "other wild animal" trying to get their biscuit.

Mindlab International director Dr David Lewis said: "We tested the physical properties of 15 popular types of biscuits, along with aspects of their consumption such as 'dunkability' and crumb dispersal.

Mike Driver, Marketing Director for Rocky said: "We commissioned this study after learning how many biscuit related injuries are treated by doctors each year."

- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... veals.html

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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:20 am

Hi tilt
it was sort of a tangential response to the story above the custard cream biscuit which quoted Arnie as saying something about a gay marriage should be between a man and a woman. Perhaps he was channeling Conan again...
We hear about Arnie occassionally, so I'm oblivious as to whether he is a good governor or not. Though an injury-causing biscuit might give him pause for thought before opening his mouth again!
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:28 am

This is injury enough:
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby zavk » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:49 am

Whoa... my eye... my eye!!! (And I'm not eating biscuits)

Nice one BlackBird! I don't know what worries me more, that there are people getting stuck in wet concrete while chasing the elusive biscuit or that there is such a thing as The Biscuit Injury Threat Evaluation. :popcorn:


The other story is about a poll on silly political statements. The top spot went to George W. Bush (of course). It's the one where he said something along the lines of: 'Our enemies do not stop thinking of ways to harm and undermine our country--and neither do we' or something like that.
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:40 am

zavk wrote:(Sorry that the photo is off-focus, couldn't get it to focus on my iPhone)

(As a fellow techie, I'm sure you realise the irony here: the iPhone itself being a MAJOR Dukkha source! :jumping: )
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:57 am

Anything made by Apple is replete with dukkha.

:stirthepot:

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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby pink_trike » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:42 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Ben wrote:I think someone should send a packet to Gov Schwarzeneger.



Governor Groper? As Republicans go, he is far better than a lot of the fools in the Party of No.

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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby pink_trike » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:46 am

retrofuturist wrote:Anything made by Apple is replete with dukkha.

:stirthepot:

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Retro. :)

I love my Apple dukkha :tongue:
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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:05 am

tiltbillings wrote:This is injury enough:


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Re: The dukkha of custard cream biscuits

Postby zavk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:15 pm

pink_trike wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Anything made by Apple is replete with dukkha.

:stirthepot:

Metta,
Retro. :)

I love my Apple dukkha :tongue:


Heh.. yeah I agree with you Retro. I find the file management interface between iTunes-iPhone/iPod most frustrating. I believe you feel the same too.

But, having said that, the apps on my iPhone have given me a lot of fun and pleasure.

Pleasure is of course dukkha. But hey... it's not really about denying pleasure..... :tongue:

Have a good weekend everyone.
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