Remove lid. Add water to fill line. Replace lid. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes.

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If there's one historical figure I have very deeply mixed feelings about, it's Otto Skorzeny. This is a guy who in the space of just a few short years either participated in or ran some of the most audacious covert military actions known to man. The rescue of Benito Mussolini, the kidnapping of the son of Miklos Horthy (a sitting head of state), and the infiltration of the American camp during the Battle of the Bulge using English-speaking German soldiers in American unifroms and vehicles -- any one of these actions on their own would have been enough to secure Skorzeny's place in history. When a rumor (unfounded, it turns out) spread that Skorzeny was intending to assassinate Dwight Eisenhower, the general was forced to be locked in his office for a week until the threat had passed. Inescapably, however, one must confront the fact that Skorzeny's daring missions were carried out in service to one of the most evil and bloodthirsty regimes in history.

Imagine if Skorzeny had…

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News for Noders

November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.

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