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First off, let me point out that people do eat raccoon in some areas of the country. They taste like chicken (seriously) and tend to have a flavor that is influenced by what they were eating. If they were a trash panda, you never know what you'll get. If they were foraging, they'll taste a bit gamier.

Don't eat a raccoon that has rabies or is acting weird. Also, in some areas like the Rocky Mountains, raccoons may have a gut parasite that can be deadly to humans if left untreated. If you're still wanting that dead raccoon to be the centre of your elegant shotgun weddin' feast, here's a tasty recipe.

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This is kind of long and kind of a rant but after the latest broadside from that bag of shit known as Steve Bannon commenting on Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney’s family for refusing to endorse accused child molester Roy Moore for the Senate seat in Alabama I’m even more outraged than normal.

In Bannon’s own words…

“You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while men were dying in Vietnam. Do not talk about honor and integrity.”


The fifty-move rule is a rule in chess which states that either player may declare a draw if no pawn has been moved and no piece has been captured within the last 50 moves.

This fairly simply rule has a somewhat contentious history. It was originally stated by Ruy López in his Libro de la invención liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez (1561), and has been questioned ever since, with Pietro Carrera arguing for a 24-move rule and Bourdonnais arguing for a…

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

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