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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-03-28 21:55
Subject: Platonic ideals
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There is only one true Pop-Tart, before which all other Pop-Tarts and lesser toaster pastries are inferior imitations to snare the faithless and the unwary. I'm talking frosted brown sugar and cinnamon, of course.

Do you have a Platonic ideal? The perfected automobile? The perfected book? The perfected spice? Do share. For that matter, do you have a Plutonic ideal?

I'm going to sleep now, I swear.
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Kelly: Hey! It could happen2
User: retrobabble
Date: 2007-03-29 05:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hey! It could happen2
Frosted brown sugar and cinnamon? Poor misguided soul. Everyone knows it's the frosted raspberry.;)

And all doughnut shops pale before the glory of Tim Horton's. *nodnod*

Now I'm hungry.
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Deborah Layne
User: deborahlive
Date: 2007-03-29 05:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, it's clear we need to return to Wordos. I clearly remember explaining to you that the brown sugar cinnamon Poptart was a mistake. That the top of the Pops, so to say, is the unfrosted strawberry.

::shakes head sadly::

Oh, where is the carpool in this darkest of times.

'74 Gremlin X
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When life gives you lemmings...: Flaming spanner
User: danjite
Date: 2007-03-29 05:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Flaming spanner

... but it must have the full Levi's red tag denim interior!
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When life gives you lemmings...: SM
User: danjite
Date: 2007-03-29 05:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You bitch. The perfected automobile? *Grumble*

I could list one per decade up to 1970, I guess.

What would you vote for?

I am unable to really answer as I can choose a perfect automobile for each special occasion or dinner outing!

But... as for herbs... cilantro.

Hmmm... Durn it- now you have me thinking.
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Chris McKitterick: D-Type
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-03-29 07:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You're so right about automobiles: You need to break things into categories and year:

. The perfect 1930s auto? Duesenberg all the way. Except for the Cord, of course, or Auburn.
. The perfect 1940s car? How about the Packards.
. The perfect 1950s luxury car? Any custom aluminum-bodied Bentley with left-hand drive. Or Jaguar.
. The perfect 1950s racer? The Jaguar D-Type with the fin behind the driver.
. The perfect 1960s sports car? Could be the early Jaguar E-type or the Ferrari GTO.
. The perfect 1960s muscle car? A 1968 Dodge Charger in forest green, 440 Six-Pack (or Hemi, I'm easy).
. The perfect 1970s car? Um... is there one? Okay, let's say the DeTomaso Pantera.
. Let's skip the 1980s.
. In the 1990s, the auto industry awoke again. Can you say, "Viper"?
. In the 2000s, I have to vote for the Crossfire, as it was the first car to ever inspire me to buy new, but there are actually a bunch of wonderful cars out there.

But in my opinion the perfect auto would have to be something that doesn't use a computer to make decisions for the driver, something with classic styling and charm, and something with the smell of history permeating its hide.

Perfect other things... gosh, where do I even start. Perfection: It's in the details, I guess, and the emotional response.
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dinogrl: Bon Bons
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-03-29 05:46 (UTC)
Subject: Death by Chocolate, please.
Keyword:Bon Bons
The Scharffen-Berger Nibby Bar.
I have had some of the best chocolate in the world, trust me. It is the definitive chocolate bar for chocolate lovers.
Hell, just Scharffen-Berger chocolate anything.
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User: hundakleptisis
Date: 2007-03-29 05:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Rachel McGonagill
User: rachelmcg
Date: 2007-03-29 05:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have to vote with Jay on the frosted cinnamon Poptarts, I'm afraid. Nothing else comes close. The perfected snack: glossy neon-orange cheesy Kraft maccaroni, hot enough to burn your tongue, with enough sauce to slip slide down the throat. Mmmmm.

As for my Plutonic ideal . . . I'd have to go with Mickey's dog. (Buh-dum-bump)
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User: hkneale
Date: 2007-03-29 09:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Amen to the Cheeese & Macaroni!
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catsparx: cat paw
User: catsparx
Date: 2007-03-29 06:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:cat paw
There is only vegemite. Promite and Marmite both suck.
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Andrew Trembley
User: bovil
Date: 2007-03-29 06:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Beard Papa's cream puffs.

(oh, and go to the "about us" and watch The Beard Papa Story)
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Patrick Swenson: cherry
User: tbclone47
Date: 2007-03-29 07:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The perfect ice cream. Thanks, B&J.
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.: hhw :.: cat and girl and librarian
User: hhw
Date: 2007-03-29 14:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:cat and girl and librarian
Sorry, there's seems to be a mistake in your icon; obviously you meant to have an image of New York Super Fudge Chunk.
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User: hkneale
Date: 2007-03-29 09:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

my platonic car idea is the evver-loffly Volkswagen Bug.

Fun to drive, easy to take care of, iconically recognisable, and oh so cheap to fill up.

My heart simply flutters to think about it.

Granted, when you drop a Porche engine in one, it can get over 130 MPH on the freeway at three in the morning...

Shame it's still got the handling of a Volkswagen.
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken: muppetology cooking Bork! Bork! Bork!
User: matociquala
Date: 2007-03-29 11:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:muppetology cooking Bork! Bork! Bork!
Okay, so a guy I dated/lived with for something like five years used to say the same thing.

Sometimes, you creep me the hell out, man.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-03-29 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
> http://jaylake.livejournal.com/1003319.html?replyto=5905975

Then I have Used My Powers For Good.

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User: jtdiii
Date: 2007-03-29 11:45 (UTC)
Subject: "Plutonic" idea:
Pluto is not a planet!
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User: etcet
Date: 2007-03-29 12:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Frosted Blueberry, you heathen.
Spice: Cayenne (unless garlic counts)
Car: For the current model year, my vote goes to the Nissan 350Z.
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Twilight: Because I said So
User: twilight2000
Date: 2007-03-29 14:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Because I said So
Heavens, it's Frosted Raspberry and the rest of you are clearly going to burn in hell :>.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2007-03-29 14:23 (UTC)
Subject: Richard Carrier is my co-pilot
Platonic ideals are an unnecessary ad hoc hypothesis which confuse the way the brain and language works with some underlying metaphysic.
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