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    So basically at their whim. Sounds about right.

    So basically at their whim. Sounds about right.
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    Interesting. Glad to hear this. Hmm,...

    Interesting. Glad to hear this.



    Hmm, everything I've seen indicates you need an appointment to renew, just like to get a new one, but maybe the process is different in Canada?

    edit: I take...
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    This is probably correct, but it cuts both ways....

    This is probably correct, but it cuts both ways. If we just take that singular exchange between grizzle6 and the hotel it looks like a severe overreaction by grizzle6, but I'm sure it reflects the...
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    Now let's get some damn NEXUS renewal...

    Now let's get some damn NEXUS renewal appointments available. My NEXUS card expires next year and I feel like I got hosed anyway since I couldn't use it for a year.
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    First of all it's not $1400. Those are high...

    First of all it's not $1400. Those are high season rates. The hotel is more like $400-$500/night over the winter. And isn't this typically how negotiation works? They gave an outrageously low offer...
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    Good news. The ArriveCAN stuff was pretty easy,...

    Good news. The ArriveCAN stuff was pretty easy, but having the possibility of a random test potentially upending an entire trip was always in the back of my mind when I went to Canada over the last...
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    Is this performance art or are you actually an...

    Is this performance art or are you actually an asshole in real life? Whatever it is, it's lame and you should try harder.
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    No, we shouldn't outraged by this. We should be...

    No, we shouldn't outraged by this. We should be outraged that they asked a professional photographer for a freebie in the first place.
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    Good point. I'm going to write The Wort and tell...

    Good point. I'm going to write The Wort and tell them they should replace any nature photos with tasteful nudes throughout the hotel. They might be willing to trade two free nights at the hotel to...
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    https://youtu.be/DH0Guwo_ky0

    https://youtu.be/DH0Guwo_ky0
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    Good to hear.

    Good to hear.
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    Who names a hotel after unfermented beer, anyway?

    Who names a hotel after unfermented beer, anyway?
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    Believe me, it happens.

    Believe me, it happens.
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    It's a swanky hotel, too. My wife faces the...

    It's a swanky hotel, too.

    My wife faces the same kind of bullshit in her job. She's a free-lance court reporter and you wouldn't believe how many attorneys try to finagle free copies of her...
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    "I would prefer not to." Bartleby the Scrivener

    "I would prefer not to."

    Bartleby the Scrivener
  17. Jesus. Wear nice high leather boots, I guess.

    Jesus. Wear nice high leather boots, I guess.
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    It is, of course, perfectly acceptable to tell a...

    It is, of course, perfectly acceptable to tell a jogger or hiker that you've been enjoying looking at their ass for the last mile when you pass them. That's just considered common courtesy.
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    The local lakes are getting down into the mid 60s...

    The local lakes are getting down into the mid 60s here now. This is about the time I bow out and return to the pool full-time.
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    Depends on what you are doing in the water. My...

    Depends on what you are doing in the water. My ideal temperature for open water swimming is around 72, but I admit that's too cold unless you are cranking.
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    What kind of weirdos are you people?

    What kind of weirdos are you people?
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    Many times pets find you.

    Many times pets find you.
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    Seconded. You may have saved this dog's life! ...

    Seconded. You may have saved this dog's life!

    Please try to find a no kill shelter for him.
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    Jesus, I hope he was going to tip more than 55...

    Jesus, I hope he was going to tip more than 55 cents.
  25. Jesus Christ. Sounds like QAnon level insanity....

    Jesus Christ. Sounds like QAnon level insanity. It couldn't possibly be because the guy is really good at chess.
  26. It's aspirational.

    It's aspirational.
  27. Old Faceful.

    Old Faceful.
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    Places in the U.S. are slowly come around to...

    Places in the U.S. are slowly come around to this, at least. I can't believe it's taken so long. Seems like it's been this way in Canada for a decade at least.
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    They have a tendency to look like impregnable...

    They have a tendency to look like impregnable citadels. It's gotta be by design.
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    This is definitely true. I'll stick to fairly...

    This is definitely true. I'll stick to fairly short front country hikes to minimize the risk.
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    That's clear. Rentals look to be pretty cheap and...

    That's clear. Rentals look to be pretty cheap and widely available.
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    What's the thought on carrying bear spray while...

    What's the thought on carrying bear spray while hiking? Is it actually necessary in GTNP?
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    Looks like sasquatch. I knew it!

    Looks like sasquatch. I knew it!
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    Sounds good! I did pull the trigger. Ended up...

    Sounds good! I did pull the trigger. Ended up using miles since it only required 15k. Looking forward to it.
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    The Jam covering the Beatles original. ...

    The Jam covering the Beatles original.

    https://youtu.be/6-vSueyB-5s

    Better? Not sure, but it's pretty good.
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    Yes, rideit's dog.

    Yes, rideit's dog.
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    If it's not I figure bars are still open...

    If it's not I figure bars are still open...
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    Jackson and Grand Teton mid-October?

    I see a good deal on flights to Jackson in the middle of October. How's that time of year? Seems like the weather could be warm or there could be snow, but I feel like there should be outdoor stuff...
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    Yes, definitely lucky with the timing. I flew out...

    Yes, definitely lucky with the timing. I flew out of Chicago this morning just before the monsoon hit, too.
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    Me at the Big Shoulders 5K swim yesterday in...

    Me at the Big Shoulders 5K swim yesterday in Chicago.
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    The greatest thing here so far has been the...

    The greatest thing here so far has been the suggestion of putting a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on money. :)
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    Down in a tube station at midnight?

    Down in a tube station at midnight?
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    It's a bit amusing that Cono thinks there...

    It's a bit amusing that Cono thinks there wouldn't be jokes made here when the Pope dies.

    I don't think the Queen's passing is funny, but sometimes it's tough to pass over the low-hanging fruit.
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    Give me a break. It was obviously riffing on the...

    Give me a break. It was obviously riffing on the old "do you have Prince Albert in a can?" joke.
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    Or better yet, did she blow Prince Philip in the...

    Or better yet, did she blow Prince Philip in the can?
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    I think you mean rubbish. Full stop.

    I think you mean rubbish. Full stop.
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    I was thinking about the cost, though, which...

    I was thinking about the cost, though, which LHutz already expounded on.
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    What about the Governor General?

    What about the Governor General?
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    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/c8/c80e75e391d760206f...

    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/c8/c80e75e391d760206f9d8614e423640a1f83b7ad8a85e607662cf30bae518d1e.jpg

    (although I was)
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    Think about all the coin designs that need to be...

    Think about all the coin designs that need to be rejiggered now...

    I'm sure there are minor things to quibble about, but I think by and large Elizabeth comported herself with grace and dignity....
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