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    Re: The Travel Thread

    I would have loved to have seen Godflesh, but I was not up for it.

    Shoreditch was a great area to stay. I was surrounded by Vietnamese joints (loved Mien Tay) and a wide variety of other good food...
  2. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    This certainly has a bit of Sorkin trying to show what "good" politicians would look like. But let's just say that the "complex characters with faults" thing shines through the cracks more as the...
  3. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    I had planned to try and get into this taping but then we went and moved out of the city. I also had (actually, have... need to get rid of them) tickets for a Darlene Love Christmas show (not the one...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    There's talk about it in a couple different threads, but yeah. It's fine, fine, music. It is going to get a lot of attention.
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    Re: Pros and cons of your city

    I have not been here long enough for this to be a bad thing. I love not needing to check the forecast. It seems like you just need a hoodie or sweater or jacket year-round. I have seen some fantastic...
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    Re: Pros and cons of your city

    High five!

    Also to build on the point that "buildings are always freezing" in the summer: so many places are air conditioned! Yes, it is awful outside but you can escape it many, many ways. As a...
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    Re: The Cooking Thread

    I'd think that the lactic acid in buttermilk should be enough to weaken the gluten already, and you don't want to completely kill yr gluten. Though I guess this all depends on yr water. The Phoenix...
  8. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    For my preference for my face the shorter my hair is - never totally clipped - the more regular I have to be with the beard trimming.
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    MeatMission in Hoxton was really good. Great beer/liquor selection and fantastic food.

    After skipping out on Thursday night we have managed to see live music each day:
    Friday - ENO's The Gospel...
  10. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    I think it is both a younger and an older generation thing. Plenty of folks from my parent's generation have/have had beards, too. Beard-popularity seems to have skipped about a generation, though...
  11. Thread: Spotify

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    Re: Spotify

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8623/15973147841_e37bf84501_z.jpg

    Time listened is up 10% from 2013. I was able to listen to music much of the time at work, listened to a lot on my commute and...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    We wandered around Covent Garden Market on Friday evening; one advantage of it getting dark at like 4 PM here is that the lights look real nice.




    I am in Shoreditch now, currently. December...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    I gotta remember to pack as light as possible next time; was no fun lugging a big suitcase, etc. from Heathrow to our flat in Shoreditch. Made it and really missed Google Maps. Not going to pay for...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    It might be best to go through a service if you're buying for two different airlines; though maybe I'm assuming that would add coordination when it would not, actually. If nothing else it keeps the...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    Tomorrow I fly away to London for almost two weeks and then Dublin for another 5 nights. Really looking forward to this trip though I'm expecting to freeze!

    We have tickets/reservations for a few...
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    Re: The Bad Mood Thread

    So sorry to hear, Ivy. You were very good to her!
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    And 95% of that 10% are just noting single dates in the LA area.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I had not read any of Aronofsky's comments before seeing the film (or had forgotten them since it took me so long) and thus didn't read in the strong environmentalism. I also did not read the movie...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    They're a tribute band that is licensed to used the ABBA name, etc. The four singers of ABBA are not involved but sometimes some of the other musicians are. Sometimes they play with an orchestra of...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    You used your email address to buy tickets from a venue or promotions company and they are sending out ads hoping you'll buy more from them.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I don't see an vaguery there.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I disagree with him. It is, however, told from more of a Jewish perspective, using stories from a number of Jewish sources to fill out the short narrative in Genesis.

    I also disagree that the film...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I finally saw this last week and was pretty happy, too. I really liked that it felt nothing at all like an old timey Biblical Epic. It ranks somewhere around the middle of the dozen or so films I've...
  24. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    Slow clap.
  25. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    You're also lumping in everybody who was out in St. Louis and other cities last night. There were - and are - many non-violent protesters. I don't know how anybody gets to dismiss these protesters...
  26. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    The evidence released today makes it look like the prosecutor wasn't trying to get an indictment, that the investigation was sloppy and obstructed, and that this should have gone to trial. The tragic...
  27. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    This is agonizing.
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Thread

    My mother would make cranberry relish with a hand-crank grinder. It wasn't quite water-tight so it would drip juice. Some of the juice we collected would need to get mixed back in to the relish but...
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Thread

    I am making Tom's Butternut Squash and Leek soup again. Will probably also make maple bourbon sweet potatoes, but we'll see.

    I might also make some cranberry relish, with pear and pineapple. That...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Also I think we are nearly the only apartment in our building (of 20) that uses the compost bin. I almost never see stuff in there that I didn't carry down myself.

    I am making stocks today and...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Oooh, which one? I have sung Leonard Cohen... though it does tend to bring down a room. But at least he's somebody who's voice I can live up to. Smiths/Mozz are also favorites, when I can find them....
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    I found out she had died that day from a friend that announced it as that track started in a karaoke room. He had heard from twitter and queued it up. Everybody sang the hell out of that song.
    ...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Hey Wanna Go Out And Sing Songs aka Bay Area Karaoke Club
  34. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    It's not about that damn shirt.
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    We went to Pandora with a big group last week and it was a lot of fun. The selection wasn't bad but the UI was terrible. Search was nearly non-functional, there were no books to flip through. The...
  36. Re: Hey. Wanna Come Over and Play Games aka The Bay Area Game Club Thread

    The Unbalanced Design of Super Smash Brothers
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    Eventually is now in four weeks.
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Thread

    When I was young my family and many friends would go camping every year at Thanksgiving. At least one turkey and often a ham too were cooked all day in cast iron dutch ovens. You need good coals...
  39. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    I had not heard that that was a thing people should be particularly bothered by.

    The myriad defenses of that shirt have been really dumb. And the idea that only the very most important thing(s)...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    wOOOOO
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    Re: The Band Breakup/Reunion Rumors Thread

    This is AMAZING
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Holu FUCK How did I miss that this was going to be athing?
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    I completely forgot about this.
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    Re: Health Insurance

    I believe your employer is the temp agency, not wherever you work.

    Your employer (the temp agency) may not be eligible for or may not be offering SHOP coverage. At any rate the temp agency that...
  45. Re: Hey. Wanna Come Over and Play Games aka The Bay Area Game Club Thread

    We do not have Ticket to Ride; I have not played it but I want to.

    We have Settlers of Catan, Race for the Galaxy, Zooloretto and Acquire.

    I want to play Small World again.
  46. Re: Hey. Wanna Come Over and Play Games aka The Bay Area Game Club Thread

    I am interested!

    I am big fan of all kinds of board games and would have more if we knew more people who wanted to play. I am terrible at video games but they can be very fun anyway.
  47. Re: Hey, Wanna Come Over and Slap Your Meat On My Grill aka the Bay Area BBQ Club

    I missing having a grill.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Ah, I didn't realize they're doing it over several nights.

    Also what I'm most looking forward to in the Bay Area in 2015 is SFO's Les Troyens and that's going to be 5.5 hours.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    A fancy seat cushion?
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Also 11/21 at the Castro. That's the showing I've got tickets for.
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