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    I think I've posted this here before, but I've...

    I think I've posted this here before, but I've got one of these:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wjXT4sQCL._SL1152_.jpg

    We had one at home when I was a kid, and I got one...
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    Hotel TVs that reset to the "welcome to the...

    Hotel TVs that reset to the "welcome to the hotel" channel every time you turn them off.

    Bonus annoyance for the ones that have some cheesy background music that always starts at around a volume...
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    When I've made it with store-bought meat, I just...

    When I've made it with store-bought meat, I just quickly dunked the meat into a bot of boiling water (like, 10 seconds or so, then into a bowl of ice water - long enough to kill anything on the...
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    Rolling Stone just posted this story a little bit...

    Rolling Stone just posted this story a little bit ago: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/hal-blaine-songs-beach-boys-ronettes-807019/

    Here are the five tracks they chose to...
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    RIP Hal Blaine

    Dude was 90, which is somehow surprising. I hadn't realized he was so much older than the bands he was recording for.

    For anyone unfamiliar, this guy was *the* drummer for so much of the best pop...
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    It's been almost impressive how completely things...

    It's been almost impressive how completely things have fallen apart in the last couple of weeks. I really wish Holtby and Carlson were both skipping the All-Star game, as I think Holtby, in...
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    Icelandic Off-Road Racing

    I just saw that there's a channel on FiOS called MAVTV, and it has a program called Icelandic Offroad Racing, and it's kind of cool.

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    The landscape in some of those shots looks...
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    I've watched most of the tournament. Finland...

    I've watched most of the tournament. Finland really destroyed Switzerland, who I think had been punching above their weight for a while. I don't know that I expect the US to win, but I just hope it's...
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    When you're sitting in a car with the seatbelt...

    When you're sitting in a car with the seatbelt on, and somehow the reel lock gets engaged for no reason, and pins you against the seat and you have to unbuckle to reset it. That annoys me.
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    I had what may have been the worst bloody Mary of...

    I had what may have been the worst bloody Mary of my life at the Portland jetport on Sunday morning. I was angry. And it was expensive.
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    Sometimes, I take a picture with my camera to at...

    Sometimes, I take a picture with my camera to at least be able to tell which way the outlet is oriented (is the ground hole on top or on bottom?). It helps a bit.
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    Had some more thoughts... Waiting for passport...

    Had some more thoughts...

    Waiting for passport control sucks. Global Entry and PreCheck are great, but since most of my travel (in terms of number of flights) is between cities in Europe, it's...
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    I travel with a Kindle, and while it doesn't have...

    I travel with a Kindle, and while it doesn't have the impact of holding an actual book, it does have the distinct advantage of not letting me focus on anything other than the book. If I can do other...
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    I'm just catching up on this thread as I sit in a...

    I'm just catching up on this thread as I sit in a lounge in CPH, and have to agree with a lot of what's been said already. I travel internationally a bunch for work, generally long-ish trips (10-15...
  15. Well, I'm definitely out, as I'll be traveling on...

    Well, I'm definitely out, as I'll be traveling on business, and my schedule just finally got locked down. I think that this may be the first year I haven't been able to at least send bacon in my...
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    That game last night (Caps/Bruins) totally...

    That game last night (Caps/Bruins) totally exceeded all of my expectations. The Caps fan in me expected them to come out and lose, I just hadn't decided if it was going to be a disappointing close...
  17. I've seen him a few times in the last 10 years,...

    I've seen him a few times in the last 10 years, including when he did the Songs in the Key of Life album in concert, and last December when he did Talking Book as his "Christmas Toys" concert in LA....
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    Reporting back on the sous vide brisket...

    Reporting back on the sous vide brisket experiment...

    Unfortunately, I had to cut the 9.5 lb flat into 3 pieces to fit into my vacuum sealer. The good news is, that did mean more bark, but it...
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    I meant to respond to this earlier, but the...

    I meant to respond to this earlier, but the recent flare-up on sous vide (sorry 'bout that) brought it back to mind.

    At this point, I'm just experimenting with a new tool I just got. I'd say that...
  20. I'm still waiting to find out if I'lll be "in...

    I'm still waiting to find out if I'lll be "in town" (at least, on the east coast) that weekend. I hope to make it.
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    I'm still experimenting. Those eggs were 45...

    I'm still experimenting. Those eggs were 45 minutes at 146 F. I think I'll try a little bit warmer next time. I'd prefer the whites to be set just a little bit more, but it was still pretty damn...
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    Just got an Anova sous vide circulator, and am...

    Just got an Anova sous vide circulator, and am still doing a bunch of stuff that I'd otherwise cook different ways. Breakfast this morning was soft-boiled egg on toast with harissa.
    ...
  23. Maybe it's some sort of ant team parkour?

    Maybe it's some sort of ant team parkour?
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    I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Listened to her Live at the Fillmore West album...

    Listened to her Live at the Fillmore West album in tribute. Great album, and an interesting look at how she interprets other great songs.

    This is still probably my favorite of hers, though:
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    I'm a bit biased, but if you haven't been to...

    I'm a bit biased, but if you haven't been to Prague (I didn't see it on your list), it's definitely worth a stop. Bratislava is also great - the old downtown is sort of a miniature Prague Old Town,...
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    Whenever I see this, I think of this, and I laugh...

    Whenever I see this, I think of this, and I laugh way too hard.

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    I could see it being useful for regulatory...

    I could see it being useful for regulatory compliance/CYA type stuff, where the concern isn't necessarily inter-company trust, but having liability-limiting externally-recognized evidence of the...
  29. Ugh. That's right next door to me. It would have...

    Ugh. That's right next door to me. It would have been "Sterling, VA" 20 years ago, but now it's "Dulles" because Sterling has lower-income connotations.

    Either way, it's stupid.
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    In my experience, the most dangerous thing about...

    In my experience, the most dangerous thing about those converted keg pissers is the splashback. Definitely form over function on those.

    EDIT: I can't figure out how to quote the image that's...
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    Emphatically agree. Worth every penny.

    Emphatically agree. Worth every penny.
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    I've heard Pizza Boy is a good place to get drunk...

    I've heard Pizza Boy is a good place to get drunk in Harrisburg, but I haven't yet had the pleasure.
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    I heard he was spotted in Seattle today. That...

    I heard he was spotted in Seattle today. That could be interesting. Give him a year off to focus on getting things ready to go with another expansion team.
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    I ended up in Edinburgh as a way to kill time...

    I ended up in Edinburgh as a way to kill time between meetings in other cities.

    Made my way to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society tasting room, and had my mind blown right off.

    Then, at the...
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    EDIT FOR ANTI-JINX (clock error had me confused)...

    EDIT FOR ANTI-JINX (clock error had me confused)

    And the clock stops?
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    I heard there's a concert on the steps of the...

    I heard there's a concert on the steps of the portrait gallery with Sting and Shaggy. I have no idea who would come up with that combination.

    Game 4 will have Fall Out Boy.
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    I had another game last night, so watched the...

    I had another game last night, so watched the third period on the bench. So far, Caps are 3-0 when we play while they're playing. I'm sure they appreciate the help.

    That hit on Kuznetsov was at...
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    Without getting into specifics, wow, was the...

    Without getting into specifics, wow, was the officiating terrible.

    Just miserable.
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    Yikes, what did Ovechkin ever do to you? I'm...

    Yikes, what did Ovechkin ever do to you?

    I'm not feeling strongly enough about it all to make any sort of prediction, but I think I'll know within about the first 10 minutes of the game tonight...
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    That was amazing. I don't think Ovie has let go...

    That was amazing. I don't think Ovie has let go of the Prince of Wales trophy yet.

    As far as how I became a Caps fan - only moved to the DC area in 8th grade, after living in places where hockey...
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    One of my best friends was actually a writer on...

    One of my best friends was actually a writer on Drop the Mic for the first two seasons (I don't know if they got picked up for a third - he took another gig writing for a late night show when they...
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    well, this won't be an issue. But, what are...

    well, this won't be an issue.

    But, what are the odds that DoPS will look at the Stralman hit on Wilson?
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    That was unbelievable. The Caps seem to have...

    That was unbelievable. The Caps seem to have developed the killer instinct they always seemed to lack. They let off the gas a bit in Game 1, and let Tampa work their way back into a competitive...
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    Could be a lots of things - soapy/fatty residue...

    Could be a lots of things - soapy/fatty residue on the glass? bad pour? beer foamed too much at some point in its life-cycle (in the brewery) on transfer/packaging? Some of the proteins (the...
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    In the US? Not really. In the Czech Republic,...

    In the US? Not really. In the Czech Republic, where DUI is anything over 0.0% BAC, they've got something that's pretty damn reasonable. It's called "Birell" (brewed by Pilsner Urquell) and it's...
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    Now that the WCF teams are set, I'm just hoping...

    Now that the WCF teams are set, I'm just hoping they beat the ever-loving snot out of each other, and go seven games, in hopes that the Caps will face one of them in the finals.
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    I was playing hockey last night during the OT,...

    I was playing hockey last night during the OT, but there were a bunch of phones on the bench to watch between shifts, all with different delays. It was amazing to hear the cheers erupt as each phone...
  48. I was at an event at Rock Bottom Monday night (a...

    I was at an event at Rock Bottom Monday night (a friend's yeast lab was sponsoring). First time in Nashville, and it's a good time, even if the beer's generally not so good. Check out Bearded Iris...
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    I'm in Nashville this week for a conference, and stopped by New Heights Brewing last night. Bolton's truck was there. I ordered "hot" and it was really, really intense. That hot chicken is not for...
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    This is Turkish Air from Istanbul to Dulles, and...

    This is Turkish Air from Istanbul to Dulles, and the flight attendants were QUITE clear on the requirement. They turned off the cabin lights, and it was supposed to be night-night for everyone, I...
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