This or That: The Houyhnhnm Takes It All

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  1. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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  2. UMBS Go Blue

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  4. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    the Demi-baguette sounds delicious!

    Cheddar
    or
    Swiss
     
  5. Dr.Siouxs

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    Swiss.

    Which of these "weird" sodas seems most disgusting? Which would you try?

    White Fungus
    Black Current
    Curry
    Onion
    "Bitter"
    Milk and Strawberry
    Grass
    Tree Bark
    Black Garlic
    Cucumber
    Salty Watermelon
     
  6. Buzz

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    Most disgusting would be IMVHO the black garlic and I would try the cucumber


    Same question
     
  7. UMBS Go Blue

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    Just by looking at the listed names, I knew almost all of them were going to be Japanese or Asian. :p

    Probably not the onion or the garlic. (A nice cold Coke Zero is usually my *antidote* to having had too much oniony/garlicky food, so I wouldn't want to double down.)

    I've had the "grass jelly," it's commonly available in Chinese supermarkets here (not really a soda, more a drink with jelly cubes in it), and I'm pretty sure the black currant, or some variation thereof, was a Jones Soda or some other indie-brand flavor once.

    Semi-touristy things I should do in NYC this weekend besides the US Open? (as someone who used to live there and be intimately familiar with it, but has kind of lost touch with things over the years)

    Cloisters
    High Line Park
    Brooklyn neighborhood exploration - Park Slope, Williamsburg, etc.
    The new(er) Rockefeller Center observation deck
    Check out all the new stuff in the neighborhood where I used to work
    Eat eat eat
    Drink drink drink
    Other - suggest :summer:
     
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  8. Buzz

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    High Line Park :cheer2: And of course.. EAT...EAT...EAT... :D


    sushi
    OR
    dim sum
     
  9. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    I'm sticking to Black Currant LOL

    I've never been to NYC but definitely

    drink, drink, drink
    eat, eat, eat
    The new (er) Rockefeller Center observation deck sounds interesting
    I'm sure you've done the other main attractions like the S of L etc.

    If I was to visit one city would you recommend

    New York
    Boston
    Chicago

    (oops sorry Buzz, you slipped in just ahead of me)


    sushi :)
     
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  11. falling_dance

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    Dr. Zizmor! :cheer:

    "Wild Orchids", by Katha Pollitt:

    :encore:
    Very nice, but not particularly re-readable.
    Good enough for the subway, I guess.
    This is why I hate contemporary English-language poetry. :rolleyes: (or :mad:, in which case, simmer down)
    purple "I see what she did there" orchid
     
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  12. Dr.Siouxs

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    I got bored of it midway through, sorry. :2faced:

    I have spare time, what should I do?
    Replant my cactus
    Go pick some tomatoes
    lift heavy shit
    sleep
    watch a documentary about Charles Mingus
    watch a depressing Swedish movie
     
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    Mingus!

    What would be the best song for a narcissist to sing?
    I am Soooo Beautiful, to Meeeee
    Every Little Thing I Do Is Magic
    Under My Own Thumb
     
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    Re Pollitt's poem: Eh, I'm not wild about that one, either. :p.

    1) Replant the cactus.
    2) "Under My Own Thumb"

    Neologistic portmanteau of the day: "thinkfluencer":

    :yikes:
    :scream:
    :angryfire
    :mad:
    :wuzrobbed
    :COP:
    purple Why is the Guardian trying to do comedy?
     
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  15. UMBS Go Blue

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    #314: purple
    #312: watch this or cyber-stalk me using one of the links I PM'ed you :2faced:

    Airline flights: bring disinfecting wipes and wipe down the seat, seat belt, and trays?

    Yes
    No
     
  16. Buzz

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    YES!


    Public swimming pools?

    YES
    or
    NO
     
  17. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    No, no, no

    home gym
    or
    fitness centre
     
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    Home gym


    David Copperfield
    OR
    Bleak House
     
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    Ugh, David Copperfield?

    Re: #315, I just boarded the red eye to NYC; seat sterilization complete. ;)

    Why can't they ever put me next to someone hot?

    The hot younger types are less likely to be elites sitting in the exit row
    It's United, all the hot folks fly Virgin America
    UMBS needs to find his own hot traveling companion, dammit
     
  20. Buzz

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    LOL @ UMBS Go Blue

    The hot younger types are less likely to be elites sitting in the exit row :p


    Fried chicken with:

    Mash potatoes & gravy
    OR
    French fries & ketchup
     
  21. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    Have fun in NYC UMBS ... we need to hear all about it!

    Mashed potatoes (hold the gravy)

    Chicken (cooked just the way you like)
    or
    Steak (also cooked to your liking)
     
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    Fave = Glasgow
    Least = Minnesota (or maybe it is just my dislike of Ventura! :p )

    If you could own a franchise?

    McDonald's
    Starbucks
    Popeyes
    KFC
    Cinnabon
     
  25. Dr.Siouxs

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    Starbucks

    Works by Jules Massenet:
    Thais (includes "Meditation")
    or
    Ariane
     
  26. falling_dance

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    Ariane

    Dvorak's "Dumky" piano trio
    or
    Shostakovich's piano quintet?
     
  27. Buzz

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    Shostakovich's piano quintet


    Famously wrong predictions:

    1) The horse is here to stay, the automobile is only a novelty. - Banker 1903
    2) Stock prices have reach what looks like a permanently high plateau - Economist Irving Fisher in October 1929, days before the Black Tuesday crash.
    3) The Beatles have no future in show business - recording executive 1962
    4) You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees - Kaiser Wilhelm II 1914
    5) There is no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. - Steve Ballmer 2007
    6) Rock n' Roll? It will be gone by June. - Variety magazine 1955


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/26-shockingly-bad-predictions
     
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    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    I haven't seen much of it yet, but I'll say Yay for now, though I've already heard the phrase "without a doubt" used with reference to the solidity of his reputation, which, as far as I know, isn't even yet the case.

    Cats who are friendly with other cats
    or
    cats who only really like the people who feed them?
     
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