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post #16 of 43
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Originally Posted by Chrisl121070

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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

OK, wait, are you serious? You actually think there are people naked eating in restaurants and whatnot all over here in SF?

That's completely ridiculous. And one of the funniest things I've read on here for a while LOL



This totally cracked me up. LOL

Does anyone EVER walk around naked (other than Pride week)??



LMAO! Besides the occasional college chick that just moved here from Idaho that decides to be "cool" and go topless at Dolores park, NO. It's freakin cold and the sun is just about never out.

Seriously, I don't know where some people get this stuff!
post #17 of 43
You can't buy them here in FL either. From what I understand it's illegal to sell them here but I could buy them online and have them shipped to me....unlike CA.
Although I love the look, it's just not worth the risk.
post #18 of 43
I think this is the article that caused the OMG SAN FRANCISCO IS NAKED thing.

I've seen quite a few naked people in the Castro but --it's the Castro. Other than that, there is not a whole lot of naked in SF. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 43
That's funny. My sister used to dump a LOT of dragees in her vanilla yougart as a kid. We had no idea they were not to eat and she liked the crunch.
post #20 of 43
Wow! I did not know this. I use them all the time and my daughter likes to suck on them, then look at the sugar ball to see what color it is! Guess she won't be doing that anymore! Thanks for the info.!
post #21 of 43
All of you are hilarious! Nice to see a sense of humor for a change. And it's very encouraging that not everyone takes themselves seriously.

Thank you so much! thumbs_up.gif
post #22 of 43
Wait, I also heard nakedness in SF was legal. Please tell me it's not true. And why do we all think it is?
post #23 of 43
And another thing, since when is shellac really good for a body - what do you think is sprayed all over shiney candies - yes, the governments says it's ok to digest a certain amount of shellac on candies and food items - for the sake of making them look more appealing - hence the phrase eye candy.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Silver is toxic, but the amount of silver in dragees is so small it should not cause a problem, as said above I would be more worried about chipping a tooth -- which is a real liability concern considering dragees are marked "for decoration only".

I would definitely remove the dragees before serving (or tell whoever is serving to do so).

As to why the cake supply shop was selling them, it's possible that they have not heard of the lawsuit threat. It's not illegal to sell dragees in CA, but no one is willing to take the risk for the small reward.



That doesn't make sense, that silver is toxic. If silver is toxic, how come they give it to newborn babies in their eyes???

Most all of us grew up eating the "little silver BBs" as we called them -- with no problem at all. (This is also the generation that grew up riding bikes without helmets and making snowflakes out of pop cans!) icon_lol.gif
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post #25 of 43
LOL! I didn't know this thread was still going!

I don't know if being naked is illegal, actually. I have seen naked people, but have never just seen naked people walking down the street, shopping, and doing daily life things. I only see the naked people for events like Bay to Breakers or the Folsom Street Fair. But then again, I'm a resident and not a tourist so I don't do any of the tourist things.

I'll tell you one thing, no cop is going to arrest a naked person unless they are doing something really disruptive like also being drunk. There are way too many real criminals to deal with, no point in messing with someone letting their fun bags breath or a dude letting the little man hang in the breeze icon_biggrin.gif (and I mean LITTLE. It's COLD here.) LOL
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

That doesn't make sense, that silver is toxic. If silver is toxic, how come they give it to newborn babies in their eyes???


Because silver is toxic in large doses, which is why I said "the amount of silver in dragees is so small it should not cause a problem".

Re the eyedrops given to newborns, erythromycin is typically used instead of silver nitrate, since silver nitrate can cause more irritation. Administering eye drops at birth is not even necessary unless the mother has tested positive for certain STDs, it is standard for public health reasons (similar to the hep B vaccine at birth) but can be declined.
post #27 of 43
Yeah when we little kids decorating x-mas cookies we always had to have the little silver balls,,if we didn't have them we felt like we were missing something. I think I ate alot of them icon_smile.gif
post #28 of 43
I'd be more worried about grandpa breaking his crowns off when he tries to bite into one of them than about him getting silver poisoning from them.
post #29 of 43
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Food_Defect_Action_Levels

I think it's funny when people get all up in arms about a little bit of silver being consumed around christmas time, and yet ground cinnamon can have up to 79 insect fragments per 10 grams and still be considered safe to eat. And that's just insect fragments, then there's acceptable levels of maggots, rodent hairs, mold, feces. Yes, feces.

Dragees sound yummy now.
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post #30 of 43
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Food_Defect_Action_Levels

I think it's funny when people get all up in arms about a little bit of silver being consumed around christmas time, and yet ground cinnamon can have up to 79 insect fragments per 10 grams and still be considered safe to eat. And that's just insect fragments, then there's acceptable levels of maggots, rodent hairs, mold, feces. Yes, feces.

Dragees sound yummy now.



aww, that's just extra protein!

I think it 's funny that it's an issue yet people are happy to put fresh flowers that are covered with pesticides and fertilizers all over their cakes. I don't like to use dragees because of the teeth breaking thing. The concept of silver toxicity really isn't top of my list.
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