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    Re: It's raining Ticketbastard

    I'd have to fly 600+ miles to go to any of these. NOPE.
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    Re: How bad is the drive from Palm Springs?

    No, that's the cost for LAX-Palm Desert. I interpreted your above comments ("I think I might have to use a car service.��") as meaning that if you had to take a car service, you might as well just...
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    Re: How bad is the drive from Palm Springs?

    FYI, if you do an Uber fare estimate, best case scenario you're looking at one-way rate of $139-185, plus a 15% tip and we're talking $160-$213. So that's $320-$426 roundtrip WITHOUT surge pricing...
  4. Thread: The Americans

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    Re: The Americans

    I binged my way through a ton of tv series while recovering from surgery recently, including The Americans. I have to say that I also find the female characters to be less compelling, and I don't...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    Is this a joke or are you actually such an asshole that you feel anger about people who may not be young/able-bodied enough to be able to stand for hours and might not be able to afford more...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    I realize I'm about a month late on my reply, but I just caught up with this thread. The point above is a good one and one I hadn't considered -- it makes sense that a waiting room might be...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    I disagree here. There are plenty of online retailers that handle massive spikes in traffic during certain times, without putting any customers in a waiting room or crashing any servers. For example,...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    I believe there actually is some sort of concierge service for high-tier AmEx members that is taking requests for these tickets. But as of earlier this morning, the official corporate messaging was...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    The difference is that Oldchella is going to capture segments that would never go to ACL. My father is going to Oldchella and he hasn't been to a music festival since Woodstock.
  10. Re: (TinyChat) is SO HOT RIGHT NOW (coachella video/live chat)pw coache11a

    Next time, Marlo and Bryan you guys should text me. I will come tinychat :)
  11. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    I realize I'm about 3 weeks late on this, but RE the piece about how "our nation cannot keep going bankrupt," someone should really explain to this person that TRUMP'S BUSINESSES HAVE FILED BANKRUPCY...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Thanks Dani and Grant.

    But Ivy is right -- Randy would have hated all this sentimental schlock, and would have wanted us all to just get rip-roaringly drunk and crack jokes at his expense. So...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    I’m stunned to hear of this. Although Randy and I didn’t communicate much in recent years, there was a period of time around 2006 when we would spend probably what amounted to hours talking on a...
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    Poll: Houseguests: How Long is Too Long?

    I am genuinely curious at what other people think about this: At what point does a houseguest outstay his/her welcome?

    Also, at what point do you think a houseguest should offer to:
    - Do some...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I realize I'm only about a month late on this, but I went to go see The Grand Budapest Hotel this past weekend, and generally found it lovely. All of the painted set miniatures and candy-colored...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Hey thanks for the heads up on this. I have been wanting to see The Punk Singer.
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    Re: Words I Should Know The Meaning Of, But Don't

    Rampageous
  18. Re: Moogfest 2014 - April 23 - 27, 2014 - Asheville, NC

    Also Raleigh has Hopscotch Fest every year, which is pretty fantastic.
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    Re: Sled Island 2014

    I wish I could take the train. Canadian rail does not appear to be an option for Calgary.
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    Re: Sled Island 2014

    Considering this.
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Let me guess: you're an active user of PUA techniques?
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    This is the beginning of some great short-form nonfiction.
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    Re: Merge Records 25!

    Also, this festival is going to be sweet and if it wasn't on the second week of a new job for me I would totally go.
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    Re: Merge Records 25!

    I thought I recognized that news anchor, and then I remembered why:

    bHWYXkVVrFo
  25. Re: ThatGirl's Job Search-Resume Questions /Help Thread

    I have experienced both cases -- sometimes companies themselves book everything and pay up front, and other times they let me book and reimburse after the trip. And sometimes they intend to pay...
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    Re: The Cooking Thread

    I also do the lemon/caper combination with chicken frequently. So much yumminess.

    Marsala is also good.
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    Re: Share your favorite kid-friendly songs

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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Wtf. Courtesy of the Freakonomics blog, one of the most offensive pseudo-scientific arguments I have seen in a long time:

    cO1ifNaNABY
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    Poll: Re: An important test of linguistic acumen

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "hide-and-seek" is generally more accepted, especially in British English, and dates back to prior to 1672, but "hide-an-go-seek" is an alternate form used...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It wasn't really overtly horrible service. I'm sure the salesperson was just having a bad day. We're all only human. I just didn't want to deal with it.

    What happened was that I was browsing, and...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Just to follow-up on the Gatsby event, I never got my act together with additional accessories, so I think I'm just going to use some earrings I have and try to do fairly dramatic makeup and hair. Or...
  32. Re: Post Nude Photos Of Yourself That Won't Get You Banned

    General question for the thread: Is there a certain age cut off after which point you would no longer desire to see a nude photo of man or woman? Does whether or not you enjoy that man or woman's...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It's a good point.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Erm, I was thinking the headpiece would basically be my main jewelry focus.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    What about something like the below? Is that too big and obvious?

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/038/0/8695393/il_570xN.551877859_cx5f.jpg
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Super cute. I can also see myself perpetually swatting the dangly bits out of my face. Heh.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Woohoo! I like the idea of gold t-straps and maybe a diadem.

    I have not seen the movie.
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    Re: Musicfest NW 2012

    I'd imagine there will also now be non-fest shows put on by all the venues as an unofficial supplement to the lineup, so it could potentially actually end up being MORE bands total.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Oh my gosh I want it all.
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    Re: Musicfest NW 2012

    Woah random bump.

    I agree, as someone coming from out of town, I found MFNW (1) difficult to navigate due to sprawling locations, (2) difficult to attend because not that many people can take 5 or...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It's a charity gala, not a wedding, so I just bought the cream one. Now I need to figure out how to make it more evening-ish and gatsby-ified with accessories :)
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Ok, choosing from four possibilities after weeding through all options, given size availability, ship time, etc:

    [1] Mesh Top Fringe Dress in Black, $112
    http://i60.tinypic.com/18gglf.jpg

    [2]...
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2014

    Hi I'm gonna be there this year. Woot!

    Ps Gribbz can I crash on your couch?
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It's probably so deeply discounted because they are trying to offload the last few items in stock -- only 2 of the 10 sizes are still available.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Ah, thank you! These are great!
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    I will be attending a gatsby-themed charity gala in a couple weeks, and it just occurred to me that I have no sartorial plan whatsoever despite the fact that I will be up on stage presenting for a...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Robin, if these weddings are causing you financial stress, I think you should seriously consider having a frank conversation with the bride(s). Surely if you outline the situation and suggest that...
  48. Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    I'm skipping again this year. I'm sure it will come as no surprise to anyone. There are just so many other things I would rather do with the time and money.



    I'm giving this a one-year overdue...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    I knew there was a reason I have been taking so many classes on new product development in business school!
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    Re: Public Commentary on Private Messages

    TomAz has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.
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