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    Iíve watched tele skiers. Looks like a lot more...

    Iíve watched tele skiers. Looks like a lot more effort than fun. But Iím sure you guys are in much better shape than me.
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    I hate lunges. I canít imagine how much I would...

    I hate lunges. I canít imagine how much I would hate jumping lunges.
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine has indicated it plans to return much of...

    Ukraine has indicated it plans to return much of the surplus ammunition that Russia donated.
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    Congrats to Nutmeg! Breaking into sub-bogey golf...

    Congrats to Nutmeg! Breaking into sub-bogey golf is a big deal.
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    If these were truly ďend of life purchasesĒ, why...

    If these were truly ďend of life purchasesĒ, why would I ever buy one?
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    And while weíre at it jgyl_LBdcxo

    And while weíre at it
    jgyl_LBdcxo
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    I just love the lyrics to sway. When I was a kid...

    I just love the lyrics to sway. When I was a kid listening to that, I had no idea what the lyrics were. Of course, we were listening to it over AM radio or bad vinyl. ďcircular timeĒ?

    Tempted...
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    I read that if they would have waited until Oct 1...

    I read that if they would have waited until Oct 1 to can him, his buyout price would have dropped from $15M down to $7.5M.

    Man, they really wanted him gone!
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    Leftover baked peaches. Fredicksburg peaches,...

    Leftover baked peaches. Fredicksburg peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, almonds. When I eat this probably tomorrow, there will be whipped cream as well.

    So much for my diet.
  10. Thread: Free Shift Meal

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    You guys feed ice cream to the miscreants? Not...

    You guys feed ice cream to the miscreants? Not how I pictured jail food.
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    KIlVba5jtQE

    KIlVba5jtQE
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    Iím just here to say, the Queen was one classy...

    Iím just here to say, the Queen was one classy lady, and will be missed. Unfortunately, King Charles not so much.
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    Well, clearly someone needed it to be explained,...

    Well, clearly someone needed it to be explained, although I suspect even that didnít get through. But it brings up the point, if enough people make the same mistake, maybe the NDAQ stock moves with...
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    NDAQ is the company that runs the exchange where...

    NDAQ is the company that runs the exchange where stocks are bought and sold. The so called nasdaq index is tracked by one or more other index funds (like QQQ).
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    These ski boot horns work well. I bought one...

    These ski boot horns work well. I bought one when I was having trouble getting into some new boots I bought. Eventually the boots loosened up to the point where I no longer needed to use the horn,...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    This is probably not the right thread to discuss...

    This is probably not the right thread to discuss the pros & cons of H1B visas, but since you are trying to paint me as a racist bigot, Iíll spell it out for you and then drop it.

    No, I donít...
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    Reminds me of how the Europeans benefited from...

    Reminds me of how the Europeans benefited from acquiring all that cheap Russian oil & gas.
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    Considering the number of H1B visas they get from...

    Considering the number of H1B visas they get from the US, youíd think weíd already have some leverage with them?
  19. Yeah, I donít think economics majors make all...

    Yeah, I donít think economics majors make all that much, especially just with a BS. If he had a PhD, he could become a professor, or maybe a government job, but those jobs donít really pay all that...
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    Not sure why no one has mentioned India buying...

    Not sure why no one has mentioned India buying Russian oil?
    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/08/india-isnt-likely-to-stop-buying-russian-oil-any-time-soon-heres-why.html
  21. Thread: Monetary Policy

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    So, when do we get around to actually discussing...

    So, when do we get around to actually discussing the Monterey Police?
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    Also, depending on how much rain there has been,...

    Also, depending on how much rain there has been, if Barton Creek is flowing, there are several swimming holes upstream from the pool. The whole greenbelt trail system is worth exploring. If you go...
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    Itís more like wading right next to the pool,...

    Itís more like wading right next to the pool, although thereís some deeper water down stream a bit. But the water down there is no where near the same quality as in the pool. Youíre not supposed to...
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    Yeah, their sandwich creations are indeed tasty...

    Yeah, their sandwich creations are indeed tasty at the Slab.
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    That thing have bacon on it, too? Alright, sign...

    That thing have bacon on it, too? Alright, sign me up!
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    With the possible exception of that duck thing,...

    With the possible exception of that duck thing, these are the real deal.
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    I admit I like Slab too. There was one walking...

    I admit I like Slab too. There was one walking distance from my house, so it was in regular rotation. But, as a friend of mine, who is a BBQ snob, pointed out, at the Slab, it is all about the...
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    In my day, the routine was to see how far you...

    In my day, the routine was to see how far you could get before stopping at the DQ and getting a dipped cone and a drink.
  29. Thread: Favorite Taco

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    At the old school TexMex places I used to...

    At the old school TexMex places I used to frequent in Austin while going to UT, eg Jorges (which is sadly gone now) they used to have a squeeze bottle of something resembling melted butter on the...
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    Austin doesnít even have a Bucc-ee, although they...

    Austin doesnít even have a Bucc-ee, although they are in Bastrop, Temple, and San Marcos. So you might encounter one depending on which way you come. Personally, I donít see the attraction people...
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    The one place Iím familiar with that played up...

    The one place Iím familiar with that played up the Bob Cole angle was Hillís Cafe. They actually had pretty decent hamburgers and the sizzling steaks werenít bad either. They had booths dedicated to...
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    On burgers, I like mayo, ketchup, and mustard all...

    On burgers, I like mayo, ketchup, and mustard all stirred up together.

    On a Reuben, or similar type grilled sandwich I spread a thin layer of mayo on the outside of the bread and grill it. Turns...
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    Evangeline Cafe has more of a Lake Charles vibe...

    Evangeline Cafe has more of a Lake Charles vibe than New Orleans. Their ďOysters ContrabandĒ is insanely great, fried oysters on homemade potato chips and remolade sauce.

    The gumbo is very dark...
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    Damn you guys, Iím trying to lose some weight...

    Damn you guys, Iím trying to lose some weight here. This is not helping!
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    Just google ďAustin Music VenuesĒ and youíll find...

    Just google ďAustin Music VenuesĒ and youíll find them all, plus maybe a schedule of howís playing where on the dates youíll be here.

    Cactus Cafe has music and allows kids, as do Stubbs, I think....
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    For the teens, there is a zip line at Lake Travis...

    For the teens, there is a zip line at Lake Travis that Iíve heard is fun.
    https://www.ziplaketravis.com/
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    Yes, I approve this message. Their scrambled...

    Yes, I approve this message. Their scrambled eggs are remarkable. I need to get a job there to find out how they make those.

    Plus as I mentioned before, for lunch tacos, the Cowboy taco (and...
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    Salt Lick is good, but about, what, 20 miles...

    Salt Lick is good, but about, what, 20 miles south of town in driftwood. These days thereís BBQ just as good a lot closer. Plus Iím not a big fan of their yellow bbq sauce.
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    And for Sunday Brunch, try Green Pastures. Kind...

    And for Sunday Brunch, try Green Pastures. Kind of a dress up place, but worth it if you have those kind of clothes with you on the trip. It is an old southern mansion with a restaurant inside and...
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    Oh, and for breakfast, try Kerbey Lane Cafe. ...

    Oh, and for breakfast, try Kerbey Lane Cafe. Crispy Chicken Benedict or Eggs Francisco, plus maybe a gingerbread pancake.
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    A few more suggestions that you guys can feel...

    A few more suggestions that you guys can feel free to ridicule:

    Hula Hut on Lake Austin. Itís a strange mixture of TexMex meets Polynesian food that works. The location is great, too. Right out...
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    Interesting. Iíve never considered County Line...

    Interesting. Iíve never considered County Line to be a ďbig corporate chainĒ. Theyíre one of the original BBQ restaurants in Austin, and one of the first to feature big beef ribs on their menu. ...
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    Lately my favorite has been homemade Reuben...

    Lately my favorite has been homemade Reuben sandwiches, but every time I eat one I gain 5 pounds or so. So, it is a rare treat.

    I like the hot Italian Beef sandos too, with the hot peppers and au...
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    Blacks is good, but pricey. I like the beef ribs...

    Blacks is good, but pricey. I like the beef ribs at County Line just as well.
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    Stubbs BBQ has live music and decent BBQ. ...

    Stubbs BBQ has live music and decent BBQ.

    Franklin BBQ is the best in town, but lines tend to be long, and they sell out of meat early in the day.

    Thereís a bunch of other good/great BBQ places...
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    At a little course I used to play at in Scotts...

    At a little course I used to play at in Scotts Valley CA, the owners son moved into a cottage next to one of the par 3s. For a while, his dog would lay out in the grass outside his house, and...
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    Really? The one time I went there, I wasnít...

    Really? The one time I went there, I wasnít impressed. Maybe I should give them another shot.

    I like Firehouse.
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    Not that happy with the final 3, or was it 4...

    Not that happy with the final 3, or was it 4 shows. For a series which, for the most part, stayed plausible, this just strained credibility too much, started with Gene breaking the window at cancer...
  49. Chuck Yeager said any landing you can walk away...

    Chuck Yeager said any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. If you can use the plane the next day, itís an outstanding landing.
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    Ah, come on, the bread is much better at Panera. ...

    Ah, come on, the bread is much better at Panera. That said, it is a bit pricey.
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