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    I did the chef's-table-in-the-kitchen-thing at...

    I did the chef's-table-in-the-kitchen-thing at Charlie Trotter's (Chicago) back when it was the bee's knees. It was fine, but I'd have just as soon used the $ to go on a modest vacation or buy a new...
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    Similar hoods, next to each other, right in the...

    Similar hoods, next to each other, right in the heart of things--they are the young, happening hoods. Very cool, relatively verdant, residential and not super touristy.
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    Stay in Polanco if you want to make things easy...

    Stay in Polanco if you want to make things easy on yourself and don't speak great espanol (Polanco is akin to Buckhead--big international hotels and where the wealthiest Mexicans tend to reside--but...
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    Was fixing to rec Mexico City as well. Great...

    Was fixing to rec Mexico City as well. Great metropolis on par with NYC, London, etc. Perfect for a long weekend.
  5. Good stuff. Reminds me of Otzi. ...

    Good stuff. Reminds me of Otzi.

    http://www.iceman.it/en/the-iceman/
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    Isn't weed legal now in WA state? I guess the...

    Isn't weed legal now in WA state? I guess the possibility exists that he just liked shoving things up his ass, but still.
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    Great season--wrapped it up last night. Is...

    Great season--wrapped it up last night.

    Is the original worth watching? A part of me doesn't want to sully the current version or reveal what happens to Morse down the road. I kinda thought...
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    I refuse to attend a music event I can't properly...

    I refuse to attend a music event I can't properly pronounce.
  9. I've dabbled in Spanish for years (took a year in...

    I've dabbled in Spanish for years (took a year in high school, subsequently used a couple aps/learning CDs) and have traveled to Spanish speaking countries c. annually for the past five or ten years....
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    Good Statutes Make Good Neighbors?

    So my next door neighbor spent a shit-ton of $ over the spring creating a monstrosity of a backyard--pool, bricked patio, natural gas fire pit, the works. Not thrilled with the changes--we live in...
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    Maybe mentioned before, but "A French Village"...

    Maybe mentioned before, but "A French Village" just started streaming on Prime. Each season is the year in the life of a French village under Nazi occupation during WWII. Really good stuff--great...
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    Mercy killing.

    Mercy killing.
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    Peace out, motherfucker.

    Peace out, motherfucker.
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    Thanks for the reminder!

    Thanks for the reminder!
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    Love this: https://youtu.be/-CtgAgTqx0w

    Love this:


    https://youtu.be/-CtgAgTqx0w
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    I agree but, let's keep in mind: The Sopranos...

    I agree but, let's keep in mind: The Sopranos and Breaking Bad were tethered to reality by taking place in contemporary America. GoT exists in a world created by the wandering mind of George R.R....
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Maul-1.jpg/800px-Maul-1.jpg
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    Have you watched the "Morse" prequel, "Endeavor"?...

    Have you watched the "Morse" prequel, "Endeavor"? Favorite series I've watched this year. The episodic crimes are mostly hit, sometimes miss, but the character development is grand.


    Edit to...
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    I have a 2012 (?) Sportswagon with 115K miles. ...

    I have a 2012 (?) Sportswagon with 115K miles. Vacuum pump went at about 110K ($800 fix) but haven't had a single issue, large or small, otherwise(*knock wood*)--and I drive like an asshole in...
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/BvNMYnWBxRS/ The...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BvNMYnWBxRS/

    The Samurai sword is bad ass. He's not like that pussy who brought a glock to tuckerman's a few years back for protection from bears. He takes care of...
  21. I'm in the same boat. Just put down some Scott's...

    I'm in the same boat. Just put down some Scott's pre-emergent crab grass killer last week. Going to hit the lawn with Scott's weed & feed later in the spring.
    ...
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    If you plan to head to Sayulita via taxi directly...

    If you plan to head to Sayulita via taxi directly from the PV airport (or anywhere directly from the PV airport) you can save yourself some pesos by walking the bridge from the airport over the...
  23. This is more of a funny story: I'm in a...

    This is more of a funny story: I'm in a restaurant bar on a quiet Sunday afternoon a couple months back ordering some grub with the wife. The guy down the bar is describing to the bartender a scene...
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    Uh, not quite. There is a penalty if you owe...

    Uh, not quite. There is a penalty if you owe over $1K, which the IRS enforces aggressively.
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    https://marijuanamemes.com/thc/bong-recreation-are...

    https://marijuanamemes.com/thc/bong-recreation-area-exit-420.jpg

    Richard Bong. Pilot. Patriot. Stoner.
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    Bump! After 7 years of laborious planning, this...

    Bump! After 7 years of laborious planning, this trip is happening next week. A search reveals this as the only thread on the subject. Also hitting Puerto Escondido. Appreciate any further...
  27. Love this flick. Watched it about a dozen times...

    Love this flick. Watched it about a dozen times in a month last fall.
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    There is a three or four CD set from way back in...

    There is a three or four CD set from way back in the day called "Learn Spanish in Your Car." Starts with basics and has you using relatively elaborate phrases by the end. Traveler centric. Just a...
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    And the "scoreboard" stat. edit: doh! ...

    And the "scoreboard" stat.

    edit: doh! mediocre minds think alike
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    And the "scoreboard" stat.

    And the "scoreboard" stat.
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    I missed this thread the first go-round, but I...

    I missed this thread the first go-round, but I caught Jack White just after Thanksgiving, and they were doing the lock-the-cellphone thing. I was worried that getting the phone out of jail at the...
  32. Meh, I liked 'The Favorite.' Actually thought...

    Meh, I liked 'The Favorite.' Actually thought Emma Stone (whom I usually like) was the weak link in the film.

    Saw "If Beale St. Could Talk" over the weekend. Holy fuck. I'm not in any way...
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    I played 18 on Saturday... ...in Chicago. ...

    I played 18 on Saturday...

    ...in Chicago. The global warmingz aren't all bad. Nice to have your first birdie of the year on January 5. Putted for shit (the greens were actually rolling...
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    So, I am taking care of my aged father's...

    So, I am taking care of my aged father's finances. He's got a bunch sitting as cash that I need to plant somewhere safe. Any better ideas than an 18 month CD pulling 2.7%?
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    Hydration is the key; no coitus for me unless I'm...

    Hydration is the key; no coitus for me unless I'm wearing a camelback.
  36. It's worse than she can imagine. :biggrin:

    It's worse than she can imagine. :biggrin:
  37. There's actually a Taco Bell commercial in this...

    There's actually a Taco Bell commercial in this respect that I enjoy. Hopefully, the fact that the trend has become so shitty and pervasive that even Taco Bell is ripping on it will help speed and...
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    I have a sense that they came up with the label...

    I have a sense that they came up with the label before they came up with the beer... We live in an age where marketing is often more important than the actual product.
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    Funny.
  40. This. I just cleared out my parents house. ...

    This. I just cleared out my parents house. Filled with "nice" stuff. With the possible exception of mid-century modern, you're going to get a fraction of what you think it's worth.
  41. "So, the President says I can grab you by the...

    "So, the President says I can grab you by the pussy...?"
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    Shit on that. Just far enough from the City that...

    Shit on that. Just far enough from the City that you'll never actually be able to take advantage of what it has to offer. But, LF does have a ginormous glut of mansions on the market presently, so...
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    Meh, I live in Chicago and like it. Sure,...

    Meh, I live in Chicago and like it. Sure, "taxes," the outdoor adventure scene sucks (unless you are into boating), but it's easy and relatively cheap to get practically anywhere in the world via...
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    Green Bay isn't worth a 8 hour round trip...

    Green Bay isn't worth a 8 hour round trip drive... Unless you are a Packer/NFL fanatic. Door County is pretty, but a bit of a tourist trap. Go to Chicago or Madison.
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    Camera... or shotgun?

    Camera... or shotgun?
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    Phew. Only 25. Moral victory.

    Phew. Only 25. Moral victory.
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    Godspeed; here's to a speedy recovery!

    Godspeed; here's to a speedy recovery!
  48. Here's my adventure: took beat-up old VW Jetta...

    Here's my adventure: took beat-up old VW Jetta Wagen to VW dealership for an oil change as I had a coupon. Dealership tells me they need $1k to fix/replace busticated vacuum pump. I tell them to...
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    Long and the short of it is that Euros tend to...

    Long and the short of it is that Euros tend to play more in the US than US players teeing it up in Euroland; Euros accordingly more comfortable with either type of setup.
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    I saw a nice buck in suburban Chicago this...

    I saw a nice buck in suburban Chicago this morning leisurely eating some poor rich sod's hydrangeas. Shoulda coulda woulda gotten a pic, but I was late for work. Don't get me started with the...
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