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Trans-substantial Catholics

Watch this. What are the priests doing? Catholic Litmus Test If you are Catholic, then I hope for the sake of your soul you said he is welcoming Christ bodily into the world. If you didn’t you aren’t looking too […]


Poor Hanno

According to the pop-psychologist-pseudo-science writer Malcolm Gladwell in his magnum lite-opus, the Tipping Point we as a species need risk takers. Individuals who are willing to put it all on the line in pursuit of a goal will, if they […]


Intelligence and Happiness?

A while ago, the Inquisition pondered the nature of intelligence, and whether a certain outlook or attendant mental abilities are guides to or from happiness. This has been obliquely in the news of late…


Buried by the Sea

Its odd. Most graveyards in Connemara appear to be near water, if not actually right on the coast. Why? West Galway, or Connemara, has a lot of unused space. Admittedly, much of the land Connemara is industrially and agriculturally useless, […]


Cycling Two Abreast

Cycling two abreast in Ireland is legal, a protected practice, and it is safer.


Indoors / Outdoors (Defuse)

A talk given by The Inquisition at Defuse, on Wednesday 7th November 2012, as part of Designweek in Dublin, Ireland


Nürnburg’s Extra Bombs

Nürnburg got ripped to shreds by Bomber Harris’ boys. By how much appears to be open to debate.


Law & Morality

The preface to HLA Hart’s publication of his 1961 lecture series on the meeting of law and morality is as prevalent today as it ever was.


Foy – The Bodiless Head

A bodiless head is revered as being Saint Foy, who died a cruel death.


Coffee Haters

There are people out there who pretend to like coffee. Coffee Haters – you have been warned.


False Flags 2

False flag, covert ops by Americans against Americans? Sounds crazy, and so it was deemed.


Plastic 55 Years Ago

55 years ago Roland Barthes considered the importance of plastic and what it meant, as a substance and a symbol.


Cesare Borgia’s Party

The Pope, his son and fifty prostitutes – Cesare Borgia’s party.


Marriage – A Potted History

Marriage is thought by many to be a fixed rite, one which is immovable and inflexible. The truth is that it has not always seemed so…


Blinking Morse

The world was shocked when a victim of torture started blinking morse. The story of a US aviator captured in Vietnam.


Synecdoche

Synecdoche is a powerful, expressive linguistic device


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DIY Energy Bar

The Inquisition is all about cycling, eating and DIY (in the make anything sense not the home improvement sense). Well, making your own food, for long or intensely energetic cycles, covers all three of the Inquisition’s obsessions. Best of all the whole process takes about 5 minutes.

You’ll need

  • 200g of honey
  • A big jar of peanut butter
  • ground cinnamon
  • icing sugar
  • porridge oats
  • greaseproof paper/teflon baking sheet
  • a microwave
  • a fridge
  • the steely determination to not eat any as you make it

Rock ‘n’ Roll

In the microwaveable bowl, which isn’t listed in the things you’ll need, roughly mix in the peanut butter and the honey. Put the bowl into the microwave, which is listed, for about 2 mins. This is not to cook the bars, but just to make the ingredients malleable. In fact, the bars will not really be cooked at all.

When the buzzer goes off you have to take the bowl out (you wouldn’t believe how many morons there are out there). Now maintain concentration because its about to get difficult…

…put a heaped teaspoonful of the ground cinnamon into the mixture and stir it well.

Still there? Marvellous. Just so you know – you could have put in more or less cinnamon as you wanted, it’s just, well, you know, the morons…

Now, put in a handful of porridge oats and mix it all up nicely. Repeat with another two or three handfuls until its getting to the oats-to-mixture ratio you would like. You’ll just have to judge this for yourself.

catsick

Finally spoon it out onto your greaseproof paper. At this point, it very much looks like cat sick. When its cool, sprinkle it with the icing sugar. This makes it taste nice but also means its easier to unwrap as you cycle, as its not stuck to the cling film or tinfoil.

The third effect of the icing sugar is to disguise the cat-sick-look of your patty. This camouflage effect happens because it is a very rare thing that people will actually dust a real cat sick with icing sugar.

Cut it up into pieces and keep them in the fridge. Put a bar in your pocket before you go out on the bike. This bit is crucial.

Bibliography
This is an adaptation of BarryG’s recipe on BikeRadar. The additions are inspired by Clif bars’ quality.

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