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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...
  6. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    Slow clap.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  21. 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?
  25. Re: I haven't listened to music since Coachella.

    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...
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  33. Thread: Spotify

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    Re: Spotify

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WOl_oC-uyI
  34. Thread: Spotify

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    Re: Spotify

    He also hasn't written a hit song since David Koresh died. That probably means he was getting his formidable songwriting power from the Branch Davidians. Or maybe it was from Brandon Lee. Hard to...
  35. Thread: Spotify

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    Re: Spotify

    See, it's because you only like 3 bands that this makes any sense to you.
  36. Thread: Spotify

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    Re: Spotify

    In which Spotify talks about paying out $2 billion, piracy, and 1989.

    They refer to Grooveshark as a pirate service, talk a little bit about what is going to performers and songwriters, and also...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Are you being willfully obtuse or just really bad at context?
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Exactly.
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Because they wanted it to pass. A lot of people (and corporations) were upset about it when it just covered Pepsi and Coke, can you imagine the uproar if it covered drinks from Starbucks and whatnot?...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Also $0.01 per ounce goes over easier than $0.02 per ounce. Who knew.
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    So the poposition specifically exempted diet soda from the tax and you think the goal was to drive people away from diet soda? OK, sure.

    I'm not saying that the goal was to promote diet soda. It...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    That would not have defeated the spirit of the law. The spirit of the law was to get people to drink less sugar water. And, failing that, to get funding to pay for deleterious net effects/promoting...
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    Yay for raising the minimum wage!

    SF elections results. I was surprised that nearly 50% of the votes were by mail. I tended to not do that in AZ because they tended to not open those unless it was...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Joe Carter was well overrated. Winfield was pretty good... in the 1970s. Knobs had like two good seasons, '91 was not one of them. Chili Davis was also never anything, especially in the AL. Albert...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    See also Randy Johnson in the same series. Between the two of them they gave up 6 runs in near 40 IP and both had a sub 0.700 WHIP. After a regular season with 43 wins between them, both with sub...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I also just knew Substance/singles and was blown away by Brotherhood. I don't think they have another album that touches it, though. The three earlier albums are all worthwhile but Brotherhood is at...
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    Re: Pulp 2012 This is Hardcore!!!

    I have tickets for the Castro!
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    Re: What kind of Car does TomAz drive?

    Tom doesn't drive a car, he rides a hog.
  49. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    Give it a little more time and it may actually be tender.
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    I received my Voter Information Pamphlet and Sample Ballot and SF local politics seems amazing. How does Terrence Faulkner have such a stranglehold on Opponent's Arguments? He seems to take...
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