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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    ods - sorry, just saw this. I'm far from a dim sum expert and I'm not in LA for Christmas, but I hear you really need to go to SGV for the best. Otherwise, Chinatown outside of downtown LA, of...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    So, anyone else's family do Jewish Christmas? We're going out for dim sum and then a movie. What movie is your family doing on the 25th?
  3. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Yeah, I agree, stinkbutt. I'm actually someone who enjoys a good slow-burn, prestige drama, but that is not what this show excels at. They should stick to the action. When they slow down it gives...
  4. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    I think that's right, but most pre-Disney ABC comedies on the network were anemic, ultra-fake family-safe stuff as well. That's part of what made Roseanne so refreshing. There was nothing like it...
  5. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    About 50 episodes - guess they didn't want to pay for the whole thing - of Roseanne have been added to Netflix. I still can't believe this show aired on Disney's ABC. Although the last two...
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    Re: The Gays* Only Thread

    kvnty, assume you're familiar with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Hunky Jesus Contest held each Easter in San Francisco?

    ...
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    Re: The Gays* Only Thread

    Ha. That's great, Jorge. Mine wasn't necessarily a coming out, but it did involve a movie. When I was 6 my mum and grandmother were watching tv, flipping through channels and finally settled on an...
  8. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    So, Darlene and co gave a truly rousing final performance on Friday. Her voice remains sensational at age 73. What a talent, what a moment. And what a nice treat to see the brilliant Lisa Fischer...
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    Re: YOUR Top 10 songs of 2014

    ^This was a fair compromise and is fully supported by the OP. All other infractions will be reported directly to Paul Tollett.
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    Re: The Gays* Only Thread

    Hold your tongue, viper.
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    Re: The Gays* Only Thread

    At a quarter past midnight on February 17, 198X, I sashayed out of my mother's womb wearing a mauve caftan while singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" from Gypsy.
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    Re: Best bars in Los Angeles

    Hey, LA:

    Best ramen in Little Tokyo other than Daikokuya? Went to Daikokuya a couple of weeks ago for the first time. Got the signature house ramen with extra pork belly, extra egg. The broth...
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    YOUR Top 10 songs of 2014

    https://cdn.mediacru.sh/_/_OMjAuzZsP9p.svg


    So, albums are fine and dandy, but who has the attention span for all that filler? Let's get to the good stuff. To participate:



    Please select...
  14. Re: Podcasts. No clever thread titles, just podcasts.

    So, Serial ended its season in, I suppose, the only way it could. Nothing definitive. My expectations were lowered by the prior two episodes, but I did think they wrapped things up fairly well. ...
  15. Re: The Office Space Thread II - humanitarian edition

    Great story.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Love this...
  17. Re: Elizabeth Warren Needs To Be Our Next President

    I actually believe her when she says she's not running. And, honestly, I hope she doesn't. I think she can be far more effective in the Senate at this stage. The Presidency will require far more...
  18. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    http://i.share.pho.to/21f0c7c3_o.jpeg
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    This Friday, in what has become a nearly 30 year long tradition, the wonderful Darlene Love will sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on Letterman one final time, as she has done each year on...
  20. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Starz's The Missing is getting awfully good. Started off like a very conventional British mystery show, but things are getting very interesting 4-5 eps in.
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    Re: The Gays* Only Thread

    The great literary tradition of the pro-athlete with something to say? Yeah... not at the top of my list.
  22. Re: The Office Space Thread II - humanitarian edition

    Jorge - clearly you're going to have to frame this new VP for harassment. Extra set of squats, every day.
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    EW ew ew. Open work spaces. They're the worst.



    Open-Plan Offices Detrimental To Worker Productivity, Study Finds -HuffPo


    OFFICES FOR ALL! WHY OPEN-OFFICE LAYOUTS ARE BAD FOR...
  24. Re: The Office Space Thread II - humanitarian edition

    Assume it's this: http://www.appleseeds.org/Big-Rocks_Covey.htm
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Interesting (and somewhat depressing) longread from FlavorWire on the death of the mid-budget film. It's long, but I found it fascinating - lots of quotes from notable filmmakers, too.
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    Re: The Sex thread

    I haven't really been following UK politics these days, but this is a really dismaying development. Many UK Conservatives would make US Democrats look right wing. If they're starting this bullshit...
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    Re: The Sex thread

    Ha! Some of those protest signs are brilliant.
  28. Re: The Office Space Thread II - humanitarian edition

    Congrats, Fig! I recommend a very measured and reasonable response. Consider walking into her office unannounced, knocking every item off of her desk and loudly declaring that you know where she...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Saw The Babadook last night and I'm left utterly puzzled by the near universal critical acclaim this film has received. Warning: the rest of my post might be spoiler'ish.





    There is much...
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    Re: Holy Crap, she's back!

    Least favorite. By a mile.
  31. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Yes. Unfortunately. I posted this in February and I stand by it.
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    I was going to hate watch with a friend, but got tied up with something. Will have to catch a rebroadcast. From the promos I'm guessing Christopher Walken is going to look like he's stuck in an...
  33. Re: The Office Space Thread II - humanitarian edition

    Been there!





    Yeah, as a general rule, if you're CC'd on an email (instead of addressed in the main "to" filed), I don't think you have an obligation to respond.
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    Open marriage, Playa?
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    mounty - London is wonderful during the holidays. I'm sure you know all of the performing arts and museum stuff. Even if you're not a particularly Christmasy person - I'm not - the Christmas lights...
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    That's hilarious. Although, I don't believe your co-worker's naivety was entirely genuine. Masseur gets naked and he just goes with it? Mary, please.
  37. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    If you're pining for some well made (though fairly conventional) British mystery tv, Starz's The Missing is quite good so far.

    So, about half way through the season, I was ready to give up on...
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    Re: Ferguson

    PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera America (sometimes) or, you know, any of the 10 billion news websites out there.
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    So making sure everything's on the up-and-up with Uncle Sam? Did you ever considering copywriting? You've got a sharp wit that could be well deployed in that line of work. You have to start at the...
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    Ha. I hope you know my tongue was planted firmly in my cheek. But, just to be clear, I value women in the work place—my best bosses have all been women. And, I value admin employees. I was one...
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    If the administrative hens are done complaining about other women in the office, I'd like to ask a question. Pardon the length. I've uh...got some time on my hands.


    If you could go back in...
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    Re: Ferguson

    God, reading news article and Facebook comments on this subject is depressing. Let's just be honest, "thug" is the new N-word.
  43. Re: FITCHELLA 2015! LETS DO THIS THING!

    How many calories does scolding burn?
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    Don't be deliberately obtuse, Motor. She wasn't talking about a regular exercise routine. You know exactly what she meant—that it would be nice if she lived in a densely populated urban area in...
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    Tom, it took me a couple of eps to get hooked. I think it - mostly - lives up to the hype. I've caught up to the most recent episode now and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next. My one minor...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Archie - it's difficult to feel any empathy for your situation without knowing your annual income. Well, the amount you declare to the IRS.
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Thread

    Now soliciting suggestions for two items:

    1 - I randomly purchased some chestnuts from the farmer's market on Sunday. Haven't eaten them since I was a kid. Any side dish recipes that might work...
  48. It's raining EGOT winning director of The Graduate

    This one makes me really sad. :(
  49. Re: Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

    The obvious character flaws of this young woman aside, I'm really enjoying the album. I don't want to overstate things here, but this might be the best hip hop album since Salt 'N Pepa's Very...
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    Re: Best bars in Los Angeles

    This is probably a misuse of this thread, but it has somewhat evolved into the cool-things-in-LA-often-but-not-exclusively-tied-to-food-and-bev thread. This has nothing to do with food & bev, but...
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