Re: Unfoggedydodecahadron

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If it ends up being Pittsburgh, you'll want to be within about half a mile of this location. Well, if you're planing on on leaning on me/Cosma. I suppose Cosma hasn't chimed in.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 8:39 PM
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Thanks, heebs.

Now everyone take the survey! I did.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 8:41 PM
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Survey taken


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:05 PM
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Give it back.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:06 PM
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Allow me to be the first to thank heebie for undertaking this organizing nightmare.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:11 PM
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Sure. At the meetup. The location of which I will disclose for the sum of one trillion dollars (plat coin accepted)


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:12 PM
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1: The grotto?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:13 PM
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So if you agree to host this there's like a droit de seigneur situation going on, right?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:22 PM
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It's too late to add LA to the survey, Halford.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:25 PM
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It might have been useful to have left in the location question, for the future reference. Sigh. I wanted to use my new knowledge!

But thanks, Heebie!


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:25 PM
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You now have knowledge as to where the rest of us are going to be in the future?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:41 PM
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Why does the real survey still have Eudoxia and all that crap?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:49 PM
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Apparently someone meddled with it before heebie redacted the link in the other thread.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:50 PM
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I would poll the Unfoggetariat in comments about what I should do with a day free in LA on Friday but I think the answer's going to have to be "spend a big chunk of it in my hotel room reading grad school applicaitons".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:52 PM
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Where exactly will you be?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:52 PM
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Staying in a hotel downtown, reading grad school applications. Possibly meeting a friend for dinner or something. Possibly going to the Getty or MOCA or the tar pits or the Museum of Jurassic Technology, but I don't think I can fit in more than one touristy thing, realistically, because I'm falling behind on reading these damned applications.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:54 PM
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Don't bother going to Ink Sac, which was underwhelming.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:56 PM
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Then I fly to SF and spend another day in a hotel reading applications. Or hopefully not. I have much more well-formed meeting-people-and-drinking plans there.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 9:57 PM
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Do you, now. I bet VW is coming down, or something.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 10:02 PM
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If you don't have a car, for an outing, I would go to MOCA and walk around downtown a bit, take Angels Flight to Grand Central Market, and get tacos. Depends a little on exactly where downtown your hotel is. If you do have a car I have other suggestions and I can suggest some downtown restaurants or other ideas. Also, you are close to the homeless-abusing CrossFit gym that will change your life.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 10:15 PM
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Okay, I fixed the survey. Nobody fuck it up again, okay?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 10:18 PM
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Also feel free to find my on the other place (should be obvious, but if not let me know) and I can give you some ideas.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 10:18 PM
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Speaking of the other place, it still wants me to befriend Martha Nussbaum, but now it's also asking me to friend lots of cute young women associated with Iranian universities, with whom I have no friends in common. What's up with that?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 11:17 PM
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14: Does that mean you're free for some portion of Friday night? Meetup!


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01- 9-13 11:51 PM
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Why choose? Have a meetup at Essear's hotel, at which the attendees collectively evaluate grad school apps to his department! With liveblogging, of course.


Posted by: X. Trapnel | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:05 AM
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8- good luck finding someone in this crowd that would apply to.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 5:20 AM
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23: That reminds me of an acquaintance of mine who joined a Slobodan Milosevich fan group on fb, hoping to get to know the attractive Serbian women in the group. It didn't work out.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:35 AM
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Has he tried the Ratko Mladić fan group?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:40 AM
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How many times are we allowed to complete the survey?

I've completed it a few times so far, but I'm probably done. It seems like inevitably these sort of things get corrupted when someone creates a bot to rig the voting or something.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:10 AM
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hahaha. Don't do that. No really, don't do that.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:22 AM
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That reminds me of an acquaintance of mine who joined a Slobodan Milosevich fan group on fb, hoping to get to know the attractive Serbian women in the group.

I was about issue a scathing moral condemnation of this, but then I remembered I once cheered with a group of Duke basketball fans for the same reason, so it's a pot/kettle situation at best.



Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:26 AM
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Oh, I didn't know there were rules. Hmm. If I completed it once with every permutation of voting possibilities other than the one that I chose, would that offset the duplicate results?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:27 AM
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I never did get around to emailing as promised, but in the event that it's held in Baltimore Fells point, Federal Hill and Locust Point are all good. Mt. Washington is charming but suburban (and I'm not sure whether the excellent local tavern has reopened yet after burning down.

Anything west of Charles street or north of the inner harbor and south of Johns Hopkins is dis-recommended.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:44 AM
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Hamden would probably be OK on price but middling on safety. It does, however, provide excellent hipster mocking opportunities.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:49 AM
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To orient myself, I demand to know which police division these are in, who the relevant major is, and whether or not they are in Marlo's territory.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:21 AM
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While my Baltimore knowledge is fifteen years out of date, I think Federal Hill or Fells Point make the most sense -- easy walking distance to the Inner Harbor, short trip to AVAM, many bars. You'd have to get in a car to experience Al Pacino's Pizza, the finest Egyptian pizzeria named after an Oscar winner in the Baltimore metro area.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:34 AM
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My friends who live in Baltimore all live in either Hamden or Charles Village.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:35 AM
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@35
To orient myself, I demand to know which police division these are in, who the relevant major is, and whether or not they are in Marlo's territory.


No problem.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:45 AM
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HAMPDEN


Posted by: OPIONIONATED EX-BALTIMOREAN | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:14 AM
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Don't do that. No really, don't do that.

But how else will urple get to be Hottest Young Journalist on Unfogged?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:15 AM
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even though i wont attend i filled out the survey too


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:17 AM
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AcademicLurker: Is Mount Vernon part of the dis-recommended area in 33?


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:18 AM
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@42

I would put Mt. Vernon in the "nice to visit during the day but not great for walking around at night" category. At night it's fine for taking a cab to a restaurant, or maybe if you stay strictly on Charles street all the time.

It's not a combat zone or anything, but for wandering around after dark it's not as safe as Fells Point or Federal Hill.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:27 AM
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Thank you---I was wondering how much it had improved lately. I can't think of a city neighborhood better than the ones already mentioned.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:33 AM
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So are we like renting an Elks Lodge or something for the shindig? Trashing some Airbnb rental seems like a bad idea.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:47 AM
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Mount Vernon's not that bad, unless its gotten worse since the 90's, which I doubt. I think, except for East Baltimore, West Baltimore, South Baltimore, and parts of North Baltimore, walking around at night isn't really a problem.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 10:22 AM
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What's the voting looking like? Can we get some early precincts/unreliable exit polling?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 10:32 AM
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In case people missed it, Cosma has volunteered his house again in the other thread.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 10:33 AM
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Essear: Halford is spot on in 20. To expand on his suggestions, print out a map from Angels Walk LA. Also, I'm renting a writer's warren near downtown and would grab breakfast or lunch if you want to take a break and hum New Pornographers songs or something.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:21 AM
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49: I'm not far from downtown, either, and could probably make time for something like this, too.

As far as recommendations go, I had a great french dip and sazerac at Cole's on 6th a couple of weeks ago. Also, if you make it to the Getty, there's a terrific early-Renaissance-Florence exhibit there right now--a mix of painting and illuminated manuscripts--that only runs for another month or so.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:40 AM
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I guess it is a bit out of the way from the rest of downtown, but I always loved Union Station in LA. Was recently at the Cincy Union Terminal turned museum. Old train stations are almost uniformly great both from the outside and the inside.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:01 PM
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Union Station in LA is amazing.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:04 PM
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I really enjoyed La Brea, but you need to know that the area around the museum is at least as interesting as the museum itself. Wander around and you can see big bubbles forming, old excavations, news spots where the tar has started coming out of the middle of a field (look for pylons), olds spots where the tar has melted the pylon, etc. Find a stick and poke the tar.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:10 PM
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LACMA's right next to the tar pits, too, not to mention a bunch of great food trucks on Wilshire.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:15 PM
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Every now and again a food truck wanders too near the tar and becomes trapped.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:17 PM
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51.2: Isn't it fun? I took Nia and her best friend through the Children's Museum and Natural History Museum last weekend and they were marveling at the giant flag, of all things in the rotunda to find impressive!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:18 PM
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55: Resist the impulse to leap upon the food truck to grab a free meal.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:25 PM
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Sounds like I should make an effort to get to the Gettty before I move.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:28 PM
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YES. (And don't forget the Villa.)


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:47 PM
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This is making me think we should have a meetup. But not on Friday, to spite Essear.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 12:58 PM
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|| We need an orange titled post, asap. It's snowing like the Dickens here, has been all day. A great change from yesterday, which was dark and rainy. Our ski hill said this morning that people should call their employers and invoke their Powder Clause, what with the 14" of new snow. I thought about it -- and the wife did go with a friend -- but none of that requires an orange title, obviously. I was just checking the weather.com site to see what was on for tomorrow and learned that we are in "Winter Storm Gandolf." THIS MADNESS MUST BE STOPPED!! |>


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:10 PM
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60.1: Seconded.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:11 PM
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Winter Storm Gandolf is not acceptable. Whoever named that needs to be tarred and feathered.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:12 PM
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Whoever named that needs to be tarred and feathered.

Clearly it was Grima Wormtongue.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:16 PM
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Wait, it really is Gandolf with an 'o' not the 'a'?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:20 PM
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What's next? Will they start naming rainy days in Los Angeles? Will the start naming high pressure systems that cause clear days in Los Angeles? How long til they auction the naming rights? (Remember folks, it's the roto-rooter sunny day tomorrow, don't forget your sunscreen).


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:20 PM
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It's Weather Channel bullshit. Nothing official, BTW.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:21 PM
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65 -- With an O. Presumably The Well at the World's End is under a different regime than the Tolkien books.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:22 PM
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gandolf


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:23 PM
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Overcast day Bob.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:24 PM
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Further to 62: If people were interested in a museum/gardens meetup, I could probably get five to ten into the Huntington for free.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:24 PM
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Here's TWC's rationale. They don't quite come out and say "ratings," but close enough.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:24 PM
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we are in "Winter Storm Gandolf."

Hasn't quite hit us yet, supposed to later this afternoon. I work Sat-Tues 2-midnight and godamn the temps are going to be brutal once the storm passes. This is not going to help with the cold/flu crap I've had the last couple weeks.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:25 PM
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Meanwhile, mid to upper 70s this weekend here and some trees are starting to bloom out of sheer confusion.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:28 PM
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We're not confused. This is sex for us.


Posted by: Opinionated Trees | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:30 PM
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nosflow's hometown is the most pedestrian-hostile place I know, and now two different taxi companies have refused to pick me up on the campus there and the third is running so late I'm suspecting they won't show.

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Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:31 PM
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When I first heard of it, I assumed it was only *really* big winter storms that would get names, but when Draco and Euclid (I hate that I know recall those) bedeviled my pre- and post-Christmas travel a bit I understood the true nature of the trajectory we were on.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:34 PM
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Winter storm Orko will be like 60 degrees and there are two drops of rain.



Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:36 PM
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Winter storm Hominahominahomina is going to bring 60-degree temperatures to most of Pennsylvania this weekend. Maybe we'll get one of those monsoons too.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:38 PM
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I really need the chance to get a couple of good runs in.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:41 PM
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71: I love the Huntington, and it's expensive compared to other museums, so that would be kind of amazing.

20 and c.: I was going to say you should go to Clifton's Cafeteria instead of Grand Central Market, but it turns out Clifton's is closed! Sad.

What part of downtown will you be in? If in the vicinity of MOCA, then I agree with the suggestions in 20 - the cathedral, the concert hall, the library and Little Tokyo are all right there as well.

If you'll be near Union Station (and it's quite convenient -- if you take the FlyAway bus from LAX, it will take you right there, and then you can take the subway from Union Station to your eventual destination when you're done looking around the area), you can go to Olvera Street which is touristy, but has lots of lovely historic buildings and churros filled with cajeta. Plus Phillippe's is just around the corner.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:43 PM
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They do name rainy days in LA. They're still waiting to use "Adam".


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:45 PM
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essear should go to the toy district and load up on cheap crap that blinks.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:46 PM
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Also, probably no one will agree with me on this, but the cafe at the top of the downtown courthouse, at 111 N. Hill, is kind of great. You have to go through a metal detector to get into the building, plus like a zillion escalators (don't take the elevators), but then you have a beautiful view of the entire city and cheap, very decent cafeteria food. You have to eat on laminate tables surrounded by stressed-out lawyers though.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:47 PM
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churros filled with cajeta

I now realize that my trip to LA was WASTED.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:47 PM
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Actually, maybe I'll just bring my jar of cajeta to the place that makes fresh churros.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:48 PM
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You could do an around 5 mile walking tour that includes:

Toy District
Pinata District
Fashion District
Jewelry District
Flower District
Seafood District
Warehouse District
Produce District
Arts District


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:49 PM
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If there are that many of them in such a small space, they can't really be districts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:50 PM
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Also, probably no one will agree with me on this, but the cafe at the top of the downtown courthouse, at 111 N. Hill, is kind of great.

This is arguably a first ballot candidate for the contrarian hall of fame.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:51 PM
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87. You left out Plastic Household Goods District and Cardboard Boxhome District


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:56 PM
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Oh, there's also a bong district (or at least a one block stretch that houses bong wholesalers).


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:56 PM
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89. I knew I would get pushback on that, because people are crazy.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:57 PM
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I really like the Huntington's grounds, but I've been disappointed by the exhibits the couple of times I've been there for that.* Last time I went was with my sister and her kids and they do have a great children's area


*I've been there for research too and they're fantastic for that.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:58 PM
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That cafeteria is where you go to eat mediocre-to-terrible food surrounded by lawyers telling distraught people that their children are getting taken away.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:58 PM
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But no judgments if you're in to that kind of thing.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:59 PM
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Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 1:59 PM
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But the view!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:00 PM
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"You'll never see your children again, I'm afraid. But I bet they didn't look as awesome as this view!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:06 PM
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I mean, in terms of cafeteria food, it's not awesome like the LAPD police academy cafeteria food is awesome, but the breakfast really is totally decent.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:12 PM
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And if the breakfast is early enough, the parents there will still be hoping the judge will rule their way!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:17 PM
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jms had better start a tour group. "The best coffee is here at the methadone clinic!"


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:20 PM
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Also, isn't family court at Central Civil West, near Westlake? I've never seen any distraught parents at the downtown courthouse.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:20 PM
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101. Would you believe, there's actually a really nice patio at the methadone clinic near my office. I mean, there are always a lot of smokers, but still. Cape jasmine, stone benches, it's really pleasant!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:22 PM
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91: I believe you mean Water Pipe District


Posted by: Opinionated Old Hippie Running a Bong Store Who Fears the Law | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:27 PM
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102: Because you've been enjoying the view?

(Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer don't know the courthouses and, except for 6 weeks in 1997, have never lived in LA itself. No comment I make should be construed as tourism or visit advice.)


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:28 PM
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103 made me laugh, out loud.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:35 PM
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Wow, I totally derailed this thread. Sorry, Pittsburgh!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:37 PM
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No, essear, I think you show an admirable commitment to the Palm Springs sex grottoes.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:39 PM
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102 -- second and part of the third floor are family court.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:42 PM
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The view from the Tom Bradley room at the top of City Hall is excellent and open to the public, although there's no food there. Still, the Homeboy Cafe on the second floor has good fresh Mexican food, including a tasty, squeaky nopales salad.

The cafeteria at the DWP is yummy and old school (pudding!) but there's no view. The food is better at the cafeteria on the 10th floor of the Gas Company building, but there's no outside, just decent views through windows.

71!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:46 PM
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Crikey, I've never been to the DWP cafeteria! I'll have to fix that. Re. the Gas Company cafeteria, the food is okay, but the place is not in any manner special. Unfortunately, the downtown municipal utilities cafeteria in which I've spent the most time is the one at the water district, which has virtually no redeeming qualities.

Also, 110.3 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:53 PM
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So, like, we're going to have a meetup at the Men's Central Jail visitors canteen, right?


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 2:59 PM
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You know it! It's like basically the same thing as the Huntington Gardens, only on a smaller scale.

More seriously, I'd be up for a trip to the Huntington, though I'm drawing the line at turning the meetup into a formal tea party.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:14 PM
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The Huntington is probably too far away for me, but you shouldn't schedule around me anyway since the odds of my making an LA meetup in the next month are pretty low.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:17 PM
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81, 110, 113: As long as it's a weekend day and people give me a bit of advance notice, it's honestly no problem for me to arrange something. I love the place, and it sounds like fun.

93: I've had (very mildly) mixed experiences with temporary exhibits at the Huntington museums, but the British portraiture collection at the mansion and the American art gallery are worth the trip all by themselves, imo. The Treasures manuscript gallery is also reliably stunning, if you like that kind of thing.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:29 PM
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The science manuscripts room is my favorite.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:32 PM
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The current art exhibit at the H is by some good friends, so no mean words please.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:38 PM
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I thought the railroad exhibit (last summer?) was not all it could have been. The other times I've been there were in the mid-2000s.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:41 PM
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Henry Greene was a junkie and a sellout! Charles was worse!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:42 PM
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116: Where the manuscripts are roomed by theme? Also awesome. Semi-relatedly, I especially like the Audubon room in the Treasures gallery, where they have elephant-folio-sized reproductions from Birds of America all over the walls.

117: The new contemporary art display, in the mansion? That's actually one of the few exhibits I haven't spent much time with yet, but I'd love to check it out.

119: The Gamble House sure is cool, though.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:48 PM
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120.2 -yes. 120.1.b- yes. 120.3 -- yes. You know, if I hadn't mistimed the market, I could have bought a G+G home.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:50 PM
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This one. OK, I might not REALLY have bought it.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:51 PM
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Wow, there are a lot of famous things in that museum, for a museum I've never heard of.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:52 PM
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Maybe I guessed wrong about who Halford knows.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 3:58 PM
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Let's just have Unfoggedecawhateveron at the Huntington. We could pick one of the free days!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:00 PM
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123: And actually a shockingly sizable chunk of otherwise buildable land for close-in LA--120 acres.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:04 PM
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123: And actually a shockingly sizable chunk of otherwise buildable land for close-in LA--120 acres.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:04 PM
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Shockingly sizable!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:05 PM
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The whole complex is 207 (!) acres. 120 is just for the gardens.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:07 PM
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Pasadena values their regionally inappropriate lack of density, Stormcrow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:10 PM
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The Huntington family had, like, a lot of money.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:13 PM
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And actually a shockingly sizable chunk of otherwise buildable land for close-in LA--120 acres.

Lot of huge ranches out there back in the day. The arboretum in Arcadia is about 120 acres as well and is the remnants of Lucky Baldwin's estate (his cottage known to the older folks as the cottage on Fantasy Island).


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:17 PM
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South Pasadena and southish Pasadena are pretty luxe burbs. It is much more dense in Pasadena proper. Not like some parts of LA, bu pretty fair.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:19 PM
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The H-ton s actually in San Marino, not Pasadena. San Marino, motherfuckers.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:28 PM
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134: indeed


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:33 PM
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There's also Santa Anita, which is giant (although not actually in Pasadena either, admittedly).


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:44 PM
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Hey, Santa Anita, great idea. I knew I should let the blog plan my weekend.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:48 PM
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It is a great idea as well as being giant, yes.

Sadly, the PCC flea was last weekend, you could have made a day of it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 4:52 PM
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Did I tell y'all that when I was in SoCal last summer, we stayed in a house on the street where much of Back to the Future was filmed? There's a semi-steady stream of film tourists.


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122's website makes me question my last seven months of Northeast LA house-hunting. (Fingers crossed, it ends with yesterday's escrow check. But it's not our first escrow check.)


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|| Got about 4 in of snow down in town over the last 12 hours, still coming down -- not bad, but hardly worthy of a name. WRT snow higher up, the wife made a hand sign almost halfway up her thigh, and said 'awesome.' High tomorrow 19, low 5. |>


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:07 PM
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I don't think I can attend unless it happens to be one of the write-in candidates that's Boston or nearby. Providence? Worcester? Portland ME?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:31 PM
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94: I worked opposite the family court for most of London for two and a half years. Every other week on average, there would be a great shouting from outside, and the whole office would rush to the windows facing the courthouse for the free entertainment, as the tribes involved in a case faced off in the street. It was usually two or three women catfighting while the rest of the gang hung round the edges, yelling abuse, or else cried with embarrassment at the behaviour of their relatives.

Last week there was a story in the newspaper about a judge complaining that they heard family cases without any security support, not cops, not ushers, not bugger all, and they were concerned about eventually getting stabbed.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:43 PM
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142: Worcester? Mass?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:51 PM
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Shit yeah! I like parsimon's idea. Unfoggedecadeacon at the WORCESTER CENTRUM!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 6:58 PM
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the wife made a hand sign almost halfway up her thigh, and said 'awesome.'

Uxorious mouseover text.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:06 PM
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145: Man, Worcester has probably not rightfully done anything enough to incur the degree of distaste I have for it, but there it is: distaste.

Though I haven't even thought about the Worcester Centrum in like 25 years. I think I saw Joe Perry there, during that brief period when Aerosmith was broken up.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:23 PM
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That was my first concert. Huh. More than 25 years.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:26 PM
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I saw Rush there! This'll be awesome! Plus, there's a train now!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:27 PM
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Man. Worcester. Terrific.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:27 PM
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Providence RI is probably a more commenter attendance producing locale than BMore. But whatever, I'm holding out for Palm Springs and the literal sex grottoes.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:32 PM
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There's a train that goes to Worcester? From where? Springfield? (heh. heh.)

Nah, but I've spent various amounts of time in Worcester for all kinds of reasons, and I still found it kind of a sucky place. Had to rescue my brother from a club there once at midnight. A couple of friends went to whatever those colleges are there - I even went to a frat party once. Had my interview for Harrad there. My family used to shop at whatever that big shopping complex is called. My first boyfriend's band had gigs there. Bleh, Worcester.

Too bad Flippanter's on vacation with Lunchy.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:37 PM
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Had my interview for Harrad there.

I bet they had a sex grotto!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:42 PM
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Oh, wow, I'd never heard of that. I, uh, had an impression that you'd adopted "Harrad" for Hahvahd, but maybe I've been missing something all along!

I did discuss, with the alumna who interviewed me, the pet turtle her roommate back in the day had kept. We also discussed the shift for libraries from a card catalog system to computerized records. So she seemed nice, anyway. I don't know what she was actually supposed to be doing.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:50 PM
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I just threw Worcester in there as recognizable crappy place no one would actually think was a serious suggestion. May I also suggest Fall River? Or how about Brockton?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:52 PM
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I don't know what she was actually supposed to be doing.

My impression is that the main function of those interviews is to make alumni feel good about themselves and the school in hopes that they'll donate more money.


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I just threw Worcester in there as recognizable crappy place no one would actually think was a serious suggestion. May I also suggest Fall River? Or how about Brockton?

Wasilla!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:54 PM
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Fall River has some great food, and a battleship!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:56 PM
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I just threw Worcester in there as recognizable crappy place no one would actually think was a serious suggestion.

Oh, I know. It just gave me a laugh and a jolt of recognition, trip down memory lane which I've just indulged, so that was kind of nice.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 7:57 PM
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Too bad Flippanter's on vacation with Lunchy.

I believe the anniversary of their first date is soon.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:22 PM
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Now that is dedication.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:25 PM
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29 Jan, 2012: Flip informs us reprobates that he's met two women, and mentions that one of them suggested meeting again for a meal later in the week.

30 Jan, 2012: She suggests lunch, and later in the thread heebie suggests that we reprobates refer to her as "Lunchy".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:30 PM
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Reprobates, the lot of you.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:30 PM
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I suggest that those of us reprobates who are friends with Flip at the other place all wish him a happy anniversary on the 29th.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:31 PM
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He's told her about this place by now, right?


Posted by: X. Trapnel | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:34 PM
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My image of Flippanter as very reserved is such that I could almost believe it if I were told that he hadn't told her his first name.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:36 PM
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One does enjoy the occasional friend recommendation, and wonders what certain persons who are said to enjoy the midday meal might make of them.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:45 PM
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The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world to use Facebook.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 8:51 PM
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146: How can you even think that when we have this just 3 comments earlier: usually two or three women catfighting while the rest of the gang hung round the edges, yelling abuse, or else cried with embarrassment


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:31 PM
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Providence willing, I'd probably make a meetup in Providence. But not Provence.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:36 PM
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If Providence guides us otherwise, perhaps we can find agreement with Concord.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 9:42 PM
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Cifirret. Retsecrow. Man.

Nope, it doesn't work.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:26 PM
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Shouldn't that be "Nam"?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:28 PM
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Don't make fun of the disabled, teo. It's unkind.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:29 PM
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Who's making fun? Not me.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:30 PM
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I am instead pointing out your mistake in a totally humorless fashion.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:32 PM
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If it makes you feel better, VW, I considered making fun of you.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-10-13 11:38 PM
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We're having the party in 'Nam? Because people couldn't agree between Pittsburgh and Baltimore?


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 12:01 AM
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At least it'll increase the chances of alameida showing up.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 12:04 AM
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Aside from the fact that almost nobody could go, that would be amazing. Ha Long Bay meetup!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 6:41 AM
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I would definitely go for that. Better yet, Cambodia. "Hey, you don't talk to nosflow. You listen to him. He's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classical sense."


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 6:44 AM
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I'm in! Laos, too.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 6:45 AM
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True, the flights are expensive, but once you're there it's cheap. You could rent some amazing mansion for about $30 a night per person. And there's lots to do. Those of us who are more contemplative can stay indoors and read André Gide while smoking opium. Those of us who are a bit more active can take alameida tiger-hunting.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 6:50 AM
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Have we settled on Narnia then? Or at least Hong Kong?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 8:35 AM
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Narnia in June would be a possibility at least for Unfogged East (me and alameida).


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 8:37 AM
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I thought Unfogged East was you, ttaM, chris y, et al.?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 8:38 AM
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Yeah. That's how we usually refer to it. Ginger Y, Alex, Tierce, nworB, etc


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 8:51 AM
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All right, Unfogged Easter.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 8:51 AM
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Unfogged east of Suez, where the best is like the worst.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 8:56 AM
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I thought Unfogged Easter was when we celebrated Ogged's return to blogging.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:01 AM
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The Unfoggedipode.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:08 AM
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||
(Violating the SOBC somewhat...) Hey ttaM, did you find out about the Berberian Sound Studio soundtrack from Spotify too? Or is this a thing people (other than me) knew about?
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Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:26 AM
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I see that neither "Berberian Sound Studio" or its soundtrack has anything to do with Cathy Berberian. What is the world coming to?!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:28 AM
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191: Infinitely preferable to the Unfoggedipede.


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re: 192

I like Broadcast, anyway, the band. Who did the soundtrack. So I read a review of the soundtrack and knew what to expect.

If you don't know it, their 'Noises Made By People' album is fantastic. Much more vocals, though, obviously, as sadly their singer died before the Berberian Sound Studio stuff was done.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:39 AM
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This:

http://open.spotify.com/album/4vm6U9WwZvHUKaCNYRj9Bv


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:43 AM
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Non spotify links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNcKMmPC4Rk
[possibly their poppiest song?]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ZJ-N750Bk

Both from that album.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 9:45 AM
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189:Unfogged east of Suez

It could just be a dodge like the film classic, Krakatoa, East of Java. (Krakatoa is west of Java by normal accounting.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-11-13 10:37 AM
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What happened with this? Where is the location and when?


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