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Yeah, I was s’posed to post this last night

Okay, then…how about a six foot tall copper meditation pyramid?

This is a custom made 100% copper pyramid with French doors. It measures 6 foot at the base and has an overall height of 58.26 inches matching the proportions of the great pyramid at Giza. Materials used are 16 gauge textured copper sheet,1/8 inch hand wrought copper piano type hinges with copper pins, 1/8 hand wrought copper riveting brackets (second to last photo), 1/8 inch x 1 1/2 inch hand wrought backing strips, 3/4 inch thick wall copper tube frame TIG welded with copper filler (last photo during construction), and copper rivets. This item is made to order.

Only $8,500!

I didn’t realize pyramids were still a thing, but eBay lists dozens of the boogers big enough to crawl into. Huh.

So — changing the subject — I just had my first ever yogurt #fail. After six hours on heat, it has totally neglected to set.

I thought my culture was starting to drift a little, so I went back to the storebought packaged starter. Third time I’ve used one of these, with great success every other time.

My only departure — I usually add the culture where I mean to carry on, about about 110°. This time, I let it cool to about 90°, added the culture and brought it up to 110°.

The hell? Being cold doesn’t hurt the bugs, otherwise you couldn’t make yogurt from last week’s fridge yogurt. Any ideas?


p.s. Next day. Still not set, it’s as loose as milk. Tastes a little sour, so I’m sure there’s a lactobacillus in there. I bought another liter of milk today, but you think I dare try re-cooking this one?

p.p.s. Lester III wins the Dead Pool with Joe Jackson. Quick, but not the quickest ever. You know what that means…back here, day after tomorrow, 6WBT, Dead Pool Round 111.

Comments


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 27, 2018, 10:08 pm

Buyer has to go to California to get it:
“Shipping and handling
Item location: Lake Hughes, California, United States
Shipping to: Will arrange for local pickup only (no shipping).”

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 27, 2018, 10:32 pm

THAT looks like a meditation box for those that have an affinity for Lichtenberg figures. “Ooooohmmmm…”

I believe The Estate, should it become flush in funding, should see to the acquisition of one of these for the entertainment of select guests on stormy evenings.

Glad you are well, Mme Weasel.

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 27, 2018, 11:31 pm

Congrats Lester III.

 


Comment from Monty James
Time: June 28, 2018, 12:14 am

That pyramid would be perfect for the hens.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: June 28, 2018, 12:39 am

No electrum? Nothing forged from vibranium? Totally bogus pyramid.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 28, 2018, 1:37 am

Wow!
Looks like the sort of thing that would totally enhance the powers of the Mk2.5!

And Uncle Badger could slip a 220 volt capable copper wire strand through the french door handles until you stopped talking backwards.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 28, 2018, 2:10 am

Hey, Copper! You’ll never take me alive!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 28, 2018, 7:24 am

One of them — was it this pyramid? — mentioned orgone. That was a blast from the past!

 


Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: June 28, 2018, 9:09 am

Dunno Weas. I’ve been using a brand of skyr as a starter. I add it at 105 F. I also use rennet. Only issue I’ve had is a slight bitter flavor which kinda ruins it for me.

 


Comment from p2
Time: June 28, 2018, 9:47 am

do ya get a free subaru outback with that pyramid thingy?

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 28, 2018, 12:03 pm

BOGUS!
It’s only four sides and no copper floor…

 


Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: June 28, 2018, 4:33 pm

Being cold doesn’t kill the bugs–but it doesn’t promote their continued breeding, which is necessary to make the yogurt; and 110°F is top-of-the-range of temperatures for starting the culture, so heating the milk to that temperature with the starter already in it is likely to kill the starter bugs by overheating them.
The occasional fail is a fact of life; don’t try to resurrect that batch. Pour the used milk in the compost and try again.
Oh, and, um. It seems to me one could use an all-copper pyramid as a pretty effective sauna–depending on whether one was willing to endure near-lethal sauna temperatures. Just sayin’

 


Comment from Sigivald
Time: June 28, 2018, 6:59 pm

I wouldn’t think this one would mention orgone; orgone generators are layered organic/metallic construction*.

(Why do I know that? What have I done with my life?)

(* Which needless to say don’t actually do anything beyond “be material objects”.)

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 28, 2018, 8:07 pm

I had a doze in one for as few hours and didn’t notice anything.

Mind you, my claws seemed sharper afterwards.

 


Comment from Pupster
Time: June 30, 2018, 6:19 pm

Off topic, but needs sharing … giant weasel spotted in Ft. Smith Arkansas!!!

Heh. It’s a BANK. Weasel Savings and Trust.

 

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