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Taking A Week Off, and How Not To Die (Part 1 of many)
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July 6, 2011
5:20 pm
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As I mentioned at the end of last week's article, I'm taking a week off to enjoy the summer holidays—and the ridiculous snowpack here in the Sierras, which has allowed me three days of excellent skiing in July.

I'll be back on my regular weekly schedule next week, but in the meantime, it is important to not die.

How Not To Die While Slow-Roasting A Pork Shoulder (Also Known As A "Pork Butt")

Earlier this year, I decided to slow-roast a pork butt overnight in the oven. After it had been in for several hours, and just as I was falling asleep, my…

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July 6, 2011
6:22 pm
abby
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Well I for one am glad you're still alive, as I've been really enjoying your blog. Stay safe and enjoy your vacation!

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July 6, 2011
6:26 pm
somachristou
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Duuude, glad you "lucked" out and can continue your interesting and informative posts.

But of definite significance, you actually used the word "awakened" instead of "woken up".

Kudos, bro, and I mean it.

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July 6, 2011
8:44 pm
Elenor
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Whew! You certainly live in "interesting times." Glad you're doubly okay!!

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July 6, 2011
11:55 pm
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Abby:

Thanks!  I'll be back.

somachristou:

I'm a writer.  It's important to know how to use language correctly.  Thanks for noticing.

Elenor:

"Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?" -Raoul Vaneigem

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July 7, 2011
12:13 am
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Lucky! Are you sure gnolls are not related to cats at well? Seriously, glad you stopped short of that. Enjoy your holiday.

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July 7, 2011
2:12 am
Honora Renwick
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I can relate to the carbon monoxide poisoning close call. 30 years ago I shared a well sealed room in Saint Catherine monastery near Mt Sinai with 10 others. We had a gas heater going for warmth. Fortunately we got up at 4am to climb the mountain. There was so little oxygen in the room that we couldn't light a candle until someone opened the door.

Here in New Zealand, the houses are notoriously well-ventilated so carbon monoxide poisoning isn't too common.

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July 7, 2011
11:09 am
Asclepius
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Glad to see you are one step ahead of the Reaper!

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July 7, 2011
12:48 pm
Mike
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Glad you are still alive!

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July 8, 2011
12:23 am
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Paul:

Hyenas are in the Feliformia, so they're more closely related to cats than dogs (as are, therefore, gnolls)...though their closest relative is actually the mongoose.

Honora:

That's a close call indeed...probably you had both the CO2 and the CO thing going with 10 people and a gas heater.

Mike, Asclepius:

Thanks for the well-wishes.  When I look back on my life, I can see a number of instances where I was either a few feet or a few fractions of a second away from dying.  Hazrah nachti: I'm still alive.

JS

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July 8, 2011
10:44 am
pieter d
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That broken tree would have made a great paleo death, though! But still, glad you're still here. Really like the site and liked the book!

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July 8, 2011
2:03 pm
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Spit-roast Stanton?

What? He's the one who keeps encouraging me to eat my fat colleagues' livers Surprised

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July 9, 2011
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pieter:

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed The Gnoll Credo!  It's always good to hear from my readers, especially those outside the USA.  I think you may be the first Belgian gnoll.

As far as "paleo death", Line 11: "Nobly dead is dead."

Paul:

I am tough, stringy, and unpalatable.  Grain-fed humans are fatty and tender.

JS

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July 9, 2011
11:39 pm
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Admit it: your eyes were on Gryka's back, not the trail.

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In the spirit of the hunt, Rob
July 13, 2011
3:42 am
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Rob:

Gnoll butt isn't attractive unless you're a male gnoll.

JS

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July 13, 2011
2:00 pm
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I wasn't implying that you were admiring her... just chasing. When playful, isn't the chase a mock hunt?

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In the spirit of the hunt, Rob
July 13, 2011
2:13 pm
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Never play with a gnoll. Besides, you haven't seen what's hanging between her legs! The loincloth only covers from the front :o

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July 18, 2011
2:34 pm
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Rob:

I wasn't following her, or I would have seen her dodge the tree!

Paul:

Gnolls are great playmates, as long as you don't mind getting your butt kicked and probably needing stitches.  They're still subject to natural selection and the weak ones get weeded out quickly.

JS

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September 10, 2011
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[...] Off, and How Not To Die (Part 1 of many) September 10, 2011By: J. Stanton Read the Full Post at: GNOLLS.ORG As I mentioned at the end of last week’s article, I’m taking a week off to enjoy the [...]

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