User talk:Dennis Brown

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My barnstars

Community desysoping RfC[edit]

Hi. You are invited to comment at RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:31, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

"Calm and apolitical"[edit]

"Crats have generally been expected to, and have traditionally lived up to, the idea of being calm and apolitical"—that may be the ideal, but it's hardly been the practice. Take a closer look at this list; while many of the crats have indeed been the pleasant nonentities they're supposed to be, there have been some industrial-grade shit-stirrers and whackos among their number. – iridescent 17:04, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

  • This is true, but the expectation and what they are vetted for is still that they will be calm and apolitical, and they are the only class of extra bit user screened for that. Dennis Brown - 17:36, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

John Linnell The Prophet Balaam and the Angel
Escanciar.jpg Have a beer too! Hafspajen (talk) 23:38, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Hm. Why do I leave such scary Wikiloves? Hafspajen (talk) 00:00, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
That man has a drinking problem. Dennis Brown - 14:22, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • He could have one, of course... looks violent somehow. Or he can see something only he can perceive.... Hafspajen (talk) 19:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


Just FYI, Dennis, since you blocked the kindly welcomer on 21 June. Bishonen | talk 22:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC).

  • You might need to ping someone at WP:SPI on the main page. Any CU can clear it up. Assuming you are correct, that is certainly a lot of socks. I hadn't thought about that aspect when I made the first block, as that is unusual. Dennis Brown - 23:42, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I'm not following. Do you mean I should post on the SPI talkpage, WT:SPI? Or is there an SPI for this fellow — if so, under what name? Bishonen | talk 01:36, 27 July 2015 (UTC).
      • You don't have to assume I'm correct, you'll see I am if you follow my links. See him boasting about all his sleepers. Follow this fellow to Acroterion's page for instance, and look at the history of User talk:The Caledonian Sleeper. I've added a bit more at AN. Bishonen | talk 01:59, 27 July 2015 (UTC).
        • No disrespect was meant, Bishonen, sorry if it came across that way. I only meant to say I didn't have time to follow all the links to see what you were referring to. I haven't been around at all the last few days, indulging myself with the company of a new friend. Yes, on the WP:SPI page itself is a request for CU section, bottom area "Quick CheckUser requests". Lots of people don't know it exists. I only do because I clerked. Dennis Brown - 14:21, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Now this can't be wrong, now....[edit]

Eisbecher (10576614664).jpg Ice cream!
Ice cream for you! Hafspajen (talk) 19:24, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
We Texans grew up with these, from Dairy Queen: both look good to me.
  • Trying to figure out what is in that thing. Looks like peaches in the bottom, and the colors are "unique" to my yankee eyes. Being July in the Carolinas, however, I would take a chance and try it out. Hot as the dickens here. Dennis Brown - 16:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
    • I'll hazard a guess at canned orange or tangerine segments in Grand Marnier as a base, topped with whipped cream, topped with strawberry, vanilla and pistachio ice cream. (Grand Marnier is quite popular in restaurant desserts on the continent, as its slight bitterness cuts sweetness and means you can make things sickly-sugary without them tasting syrupy, and it's very cheap but tastes like it ought to be expensive.) – iridescent 16:14, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
      • It's a knickerbocker glory. Canned peaches, maybe some pear and cherries (also from a tin), whipped and probably fake cream, raspberry ice-cream, pistachio ice-cream, and a chocolate wafer or something chocolatey, and raspberry syrup. There's probably some banana in there, and nuts. Iridescent, Grand Marnier would make it too posh. Sarah (talk) 17:31, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
        • SlimVirgin, it's definitely not a knickerbocker glory—one of their defining characteristics is being served in a tall champagne-flute shaped glass so all the layers are visible (google it). This is some kind of Mediterranean goop. – iridescent 17:52, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
          • @Iridescent: It's hard to tell how tall that glass is; it's fat, but it's piled high too. The key thing for something to be a knickerbocker glory is that you need a special spoon to dig deep, and I think you'd need a special spoon for that. I expected to see a category on Commons, but I can only find File:Knickerbocker glory.jpg, which is definitely not one. Sarah (talk) 18:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
            • Well, certainly in the UK they were always served in a fluted glass. My mum used to insist on a knickerbocker glory every time we went on holiday but I've not seen them for years. - Sitush (talk) 18:07, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
              • We had them every summer too, usually in places where it rained a lot, so holidays were spent in cafes eating fish and chips and knickerbocker glories, always waiting for the rain to stop. Sarah (talk) 18:20, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
  • It looks like it's hot where you live; guys. Hafspajen (talk) 23:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)