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    That is the essence. “Wanting to drive a brand...

    That is the essence. “Wanting to drive a brand new car every 2-3 years” is not a financially sound decision. But if that’s what you want, then leasing is a convenient financing structure to...
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    I, too, have been in the "buy and run into the...

    I, too, have been in the "buy and run into the ground" camp, and am mid-way through a lease, albeit on a nicer car than I would have previously bought and run into the ground. My thought process was...
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    Cool. I emailed H&M, Danno, and PM'd...

    Cool. I emailed H&M, Danno, and PM'd ive-seen-black-diamonds, CCing Rontele for good measure in case that's still a thing

    Previous AC tune-up guys have mentioned how much of a PITA accessing the...
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    I'm sure there's a corresponding seasonal thread...

    I'm sure there's a corresponding seasonal thread about firewood price arbitrage
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    Bump for hot season! I could use a sanity check...

    Bump for hot season! I could use a sanity check on replacing AC in Denver-ish. Got a quote for $12K to replace existing system with a 3-ton 13 SEER unit and air handler, which sounds insane compared...
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    I recently discovered and would heartily...

    I recently discovered and would heartily recommend this -- like a much more interesting, less vinegar-y Worcestershire. Regularly goes on my burger and breakfast items...
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    It's skewered meat season, which has meant lots...

    It's skewered meat season, which has meant lots of chicken thighs such as this pseudo-yakitori
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    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/13/f...

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/13/fox-sports-world-cup-coverage-soccer-criticism
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    Well crap, now we actually have to read all...

    Well crap, now we actually have to read all this...
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    Spoon or dull butter knife to get under the...

    Spoon or dull butter knife to get under the membrane, and paper towel in the other hand for grip to pull it off

    https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/how-to-trim-pork-spare-ribs-st-louis-style.html
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    No pics of my own because it was consumed too...

    No pics of my own because it was consumed too quickly, but this delivered and is going into the regular rotation:...
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    I would expect nothing less from the overpriced...

    I would expect nothing less from the overpriced grill thread within a dentistry forum.
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    Can I get some Big Green Egg stoke please?

    Got some Ceramic Grill Store goodies
    https://i.imgur.com/8THO2ew.jpg?2

    https://i.imgur.com/vhKDEkh.jpg?1

    Can't wait to make a pizza while making a steak while making veggies and 2 racks of ribs
  14. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Re: massage function: My wife has it on ~90% of...

    Re: massage function: My wife has it on ~90% of the time she spends in my car, and I turn it on probably one drive per day. Did this morning. It seemed a bit excessive but was part of a package that...
  15. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    My wife loves it and it is her favorite feature...

    My wife loves it and it is her favorite feature of my unnecessarily nice car

    It's pretty nice, although more subtle than a dedicated massage chair, presumably for safety
    (also came as part of a...
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    I wish this microphone was a penis

    I wish this microphone was a penis
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    That there is some good lookin' posole! I...

    That there is some good lookin' posole!

    I usually make the green with toasted pepitas. Haven't yet hit it out of the park with the red (used this one from Serious Eats and a more involved although...
  18. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Not "real" drive time by the standards of this...

    Not "real" drive time by the standards of this and the car porn threads, but ~3000 mi of in-town driving and one MTB road trip. So far I really like it -- I'd call it well-rounded, and more...
  19. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Ugh, my turn. Found out this morning that one of...

    Ugh, my turn. Found out this morning that one of my and my wife's best friends got bad news in a regular scan. This is the second time her cancer has returned, and this time it's in the liver and...
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    Say chowdah! ...

    Say chowdah!


    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180129/c157d985d0d3bc3c9c55032428890c25.jpg
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    Disclaimer: Basing this not on Belize proper but...

    Disclaimer: Basing this not on Belize proper but on Akumal in Mexico (photos here), which is ~180 mi up the coast from the Belize border. So if I'm totally off, flame away

    * Kauai has AMAZING and...
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    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/01/30-minu...

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/01/30-minute-pressure-cooker-pho-ga-recipe.html

    Then separately pan-fry some shrimp, and cook the baby bok choy in the simmering broth for ~2-3 min before...
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    My wife and I have been working through this...

    My wife and I have been working through this page:
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/03/pressure-cooker-recipes.html

    My favorites have been the chicken pho (posted yesterday in the regular what’s...
  24. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/52695677...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/52695677377a09f5941fb09abd7f8b12.heic
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    Watcha cookin'?

    Oh, and pressure cooker chicken pho, but with shrimp instead of chicken pieces because my knocked-up wife doesn’t like chicken now
    ...
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    Yes please! Got a recipe or parts of one?

    Yes please! Got a recipe or parts of one?
  27. That's totally what's going to happen, just want...

    That's totally what's going to happen, just want to educate myself a bit first so I don't get entirely taken for a ride. I.e., before punching large holes in walls, I want to be confident that that's...
  28. Ha! Yup, watched that one and a couple others....

    Ha! Yup, watched that one and a couple others. Notice how easily the cartridge unscrews and comes out -- that is the part I'm having trouble with. Once I get there, I'll know what to do and found a...
  29. Plumbing-knowledgeable or handy mags -- tricks to unscrew stuck shower valve?

    How do I get the thing in the middle to budge so I can clean or replace it?
    https://i.imgur.com/spqVLbVl.jpg

    Socket wrench or channel-lock wrench just strip the threads. I've found the following...
  30. I’ve had repeated good experiences with Sunshine...

    I’ve had repeated good experiences with Sunshine Plumbing Heating & Air. https://www.sunshineplumbingheating.com

    I don’t think they’re the cheapest but they’ve charged by the task priced upfront...
  31. Sexual interactions between snow monkeys and sika...

    Sexual interactions between snow monkeys and sika deer could be a new behavioural tradition within a group of monkeys observed in Japan, researchers have suggested.
    While the first report of a male...
  32. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    This fine vehicle has treated me well over the...

    This fine vehicle has treated me well over the past ~10 years
    https://i.imgur.com/HNIODDDl.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/6cqVQGrl.jpg

    But it was time to upgrade to a more...
  33. End tables to complement the coffee table from a...

    End tables to complement the coffee table from a number of posts ago:
    https://i.imgur.com/evq4mo8l.jpg

    Grain direction is important, lest it annoy me for years to come: ...
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    FWIW, there's still a decent amount of '17 MY...

    FWIW, there's still a decent amount of '17 MY inventory which can be had at a good deal now. That being said, the '17 MY only had larger engine T6, so high-40s might be ambitious
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    I've been quite happy with my Rancilio Rocky,...

    I've been quite happy with my Rancilio Rocky, $355-365
  36. Thank you Sir. Those miters are reinforced with...

    Thank you Sir. Those miters are reinforced with loose tenons that a Domino could do in 20 min but that took me all weekend with a router. And I have enough scrap for at least 3/4 of another one...
    ...
  37. "This apple crate of a coffee table costs how...

    "This apple crate of a coffee table costs how much? I bet I can make it myself for at least 3x the cost in 3x the time!"
    https://i.imgur.com/JpnGIoKl.jpg

    Hidden drawer for the loseable remotes in...
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    Bahn mi, upgraded with pork tenderloin. Not the...

    Bahn mi, upgraded with pork tenderloin. Not the best pics because I had to start eating, but among the better sammiches I've recently consumed
    http://i.imgur.com/HHHajaK.jpg?2
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    I use an electric starter. Put starter in the...

    I use an electric starter. Put starter in the Egg, pile on lump charcoal, wait until there's a visible flame, and then remove starter, close the lid and leave both top & bottom vents open until it...
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    ...and motivate some chronically terrible and...

    ...and motivate some chronically terrible and complacent teams to get their act together or GTFO
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    My yard is covered with and smells like my...

    My yard is covered with and smells like my neighbor's shredded pine tree, my outdoor lights got decimated, and I need a new outdoor-couch cover and a new skylight (not pictured). Luckily most of my...
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    I kinda knowingly neglected it and let it ferment...

    I kinda knowingly neglected it and let it ferment a bit longer, and finished last weekend. Also needed more than the 5-10 min of simmering to thicken, but that's a matter of personal preference. It's...
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    Inspired by this thread & post, I'm giving this a...

    Inspired by this thread & post, I'm giving this a shot and 24 hrs into the fermentation it's starting to smell like sriracha. Fresno peppers and generous interpretation of "6 cloves garlic." Will...
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    Thanks to the enterprising folks on Reddit for...

    Thanks to the enterprising folks on Reddit for the site above and others that stream via Playwire:
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    Ha! Great minds think alike, or perhaps just...

    Ha! Great minds think alike, or perhaps just peruse the same internets

    http://i.imgur.com/yDgjjvU.jpg

    Xmas eve is fish-based, so this will marinate until tomorrow or Boxing Day
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    You can kinda check on it through the top vent,...

    You can kinda check on it through the top vent, although it's billowing some serious heat
    But you are SOL on opening to put the pizza on in the first place
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    Watcha cookin'?

    Kinda crushed it for a Monday dinner with this here hanger steak with basil and spicy sauce over some jasmine rice

    Serious Eats FTW once again, both with the recipe and hanger steak prep advice....
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    Thanks, y'all. This is more than enough to eat...

    Thanks, y'all. This is more than enough to eat through a long weekend. While we'll probly splurge for some fine-dining-ish stuff, and it sounds like Cafe Diva is the consensus choice, we'll go...
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    Bumpty-bump. Whatcha got for good restaurants...

    Bumpty-bump. Whatcha got for good restaurants period, not necessarily for a group? My wife and I are going for a weekend for our anniversary, and we'd like to throw down above our means for a dinner...
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