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by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

Sandy,
You've never eaten a Hostess Fruit Pie? Weren't you born and raised in America? How is that possible?
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

One thing I would add to my list: 11. Have Thai food that isn't pad thai, Japanese that isn't sushi, etc. Sometimes the popular dishes from a cuisine are genuinely great ones, but a lot of times, it's just the most accessible one or something that some pioneer popularized. On a personal note, for y...
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 2969
Views: 113748

Re: What are you reading?

i'd be reading demographics and the demand for higher education but JHUP only printed maybe a thousand and the kindle edition was 31 dollars. fuck that. for a few bucks more i get the hardcopy and can loan it out. 31 bucks for an e-file? LOL. I bet I can get it for free. Not without investing more ...
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

6. Black pudding  36. Cognac with a fat cigar  37. Clotted cream tea  43. Phaal  68. Haggis 74. Gjetost, or brunost  76. Baijiu or shaojiu  89. Horse  My misses. I've had very good cognac but I'm not smoking a cigar. I've had chinese rice wine but I'm not sure it was Baijiu. You checked off everyth...
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2450
Views: 113705

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

It's a dumpster fire of a movie for other reasons as well. None of it makes any sense or has any consistency. Even if you just want to watch mindless splosions, you'd be better off with Michael Bay. Yeah, I didn't get that. Maybe this is like Rick & Morty where you have to have a very high IQ to un...
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 41
Views: 636

Re: Idiocracy is here

I wonder what the political orientation of the makers is. I could believe they are true believers or cynical manipulators about equally. I assume they're Chinese capitalists. So it's the fault of Richard Nixon, Deng Xiaoping, and the WTO? Yeah. And the libertarians of course. Mostly the libertarians.
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1470
Views: 42349

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

There are an awful lot of regulations and lawyers involved for it to be exactly that. Maybe marginal cases or something like they would approve more stuff for high value employees, which is not to same saying they would deny coverage in violation of the plan summary for more easily replaced employe...
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 11:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2450
Views: 113705

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

It's a dumpster fire of a movie for other reasons as well. None of it makes any sense or has any consistency. Even if you just want to watch mindless splosions, you'd be better off with Michael Bay.
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 11:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 41
Views: 636

Re: Idiocracy is here

Sandy wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 04:59
I wonder what the political orientation of the makers is. I could believe they are true believers or cynical manipulators about equally.
I assume they're Chinese capitalists.
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1470
Views: 42349

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Back in the last millennium I knew a guy that worked in our HR dept. He told me that coverage was denied based on how readily an employee could be replaced.
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 11:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

I assume those are things you've eaten. Presumably all in the same meal.
by Warren
12 Feb 2018, 01:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4041
Views: 134532

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Yale University is the bearer of a 367-year-old bond from the water authority of Lekdijk Bovendams in the Netherlands, from which it still collects interest.
by Warren
11 Feb 2018, 22:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 41
Views: 636

Re: Idiocracy is here

Shem wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 21:53
I just wish I could go back in time to 2009 and sell Bearrack Obama.
It's still got brand recognition. I say go for it.
by Warren
11 Feb 2018, 19:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2450
Views: 113705

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

I thought it did a nice job of setting up racism and classism as the setting and instead of making that the story, let the story play out against it. That's much preferable to a heavy-handed morality play, even though there is definitely that in there if you want it. I don't know what you could pos...
by Warren
11 Feb 2018, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 41
Views: 636

Re: Idiocracy is here

Shem wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 13:46
We made a "Good bless America, and God bless Trumpybear" texttone for my sister's phone. Every time my mom hears it, her eye twitches.
Now that's funny
by Warren
11 Feb 2018, 13:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2450
Views: 113705

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Kolohe wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 12:19
I cannot believe the McLaughlin Group
1) is back on the air
2) hosted by an Englishman
3) who is almost 15 years younger than me.
Huh? They call it "the McLaughlin Group"? How queer.
by Warren
11 Feb 2018, 13:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 41
Views: 636

Re: Idiocracy is here

Meh
by Warren
11 Feb 2018, 11:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

Fugu is a really weird one on the list. It’s a stunt food at best, and I’ve never heard anyone say it’s worth it from any perspective other than the Russian roulette aspect. That is the aspect that puts it on the list. It's clear to me that items on the list are not necessarily there because they'r...
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 23:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

Ellie wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 23:14
Warren wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 22:57
If you've ever had a perfectly ripe plumb
I love you so much
? Oh goddamnit
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 22:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

Ooh, that's a cool idea, Warren! I'm going to work on my own 10. Of yours, I agree with 2, 4, and 9. I've never had any of the others. I guess I have my marching orders! Only three? That's sad. The mango needs to be perfectly ripe or it's just another sweet juicy fruit. If you've ever had a perfect...
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 22:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you doing this weekend?
Replies: 738
Views: 33860

Re: What are you doing this weekend?

Drinking Yellow Tail merlot from the bottle, eating banana "nice" cream*, and waiting for my Benadryl to kick in so I can go to sleep. hashtag party hard * Freeze and then blend bananas and they turn into a creamier-than-ice-cream dessert. It's one of my favorite foods but it has the stupidest fuck...
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 22:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

I limited myself to ten and prohibited alcohol. These aren't necessarily the best foods. They're culinary experiences that will stay with you and therefore change your life. Ten Foods You Must Try Before You Die 1. Ripe Mango 2. A BLT made with ripe garden grown tomatoes. 3. Vichyssoises ice cold on...
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 19:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Magnets: How do they work?
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: Magnets: How do they work?

A chemical engineering professor of mine, who was nearly 80, told a story about when he was in undergrad. "I was in my first electrical engineering course. They said electron flow was this way, but current was defined as that way. That's how I ended up with a degree in chemical engineering." You ca...
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 19:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1209

Re: The Omnivore's 100

I've had 25-30 of the items on the list (there are some I'm not sure on). Quite a few I had to Google. I look askance at the inclusion of goulash and Pocky. And especially vodka Jell-O -- that's just dumb. I think there are waaaayyy better ice cream flavors than pistachio. The list needs some sort ...
by Warren
10 Feb 2018, 19:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1393
Views: 53223

Re: Home $weet Home

I put a replacement heating element in the dishwasher about 2 years ago. It must have been slightly higher heat output than the original because it melted a small hole in the bottom. I have been patching it with caulk, marine caulk, and lastly 2-part epoxy for the last year. The epoxy must have let...