Re: Meet up - LA

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If you wanted to see everybody in LA you'd have to stand on a very high mountain- there's millions of them. On the other hand, if they all came out to be seen by you it would be dead impressive.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 6:56 AM
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I'll start by ordering a phone book and learning their names.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 6:57 AM
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Let me be the first to suggest TAIX, unless k-sky already suggested TAIX, in which case let me be the first in this thread to suggest TAIX.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 7:04 AM
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Relatedly, does anyone have knowledge or information of interesting things to do around the San Bernardino area, where I'll be this M-F? I'm already going into LA one night and probably stargazing another. Asking this elsewhere has mostly resulted in crickets.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 9:47 AM
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Oh I bet the crickets are nice this time of year.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 9:48 AM
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There's an active biker gang scene in Berdoo. See if you can do a night on the town with the Hell's Angels or Devil's Disciples.


Posted by: biohazard | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 9:54 AM
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probably stargazing another

I didn't think the stars lived so far inland.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 9:54 AM
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I think I might attend this one.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 11:37 AM
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Drive up foothill to Donut Man in Glendora. I think strawberry is in right now.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 11:38 AM
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In fact I'm going to confirm attendance.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 11:50 AM
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9: Thanks! And hey, they're open 24 hours.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 12:10 PM
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Donuts stuffed with seasonal fruit seems like a really good idea. I'm surprised I haven't heard of others doing it (although I'm not a donut person, maybe I missed it).


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 12:16 PM
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11,12: they are good. At least I loved them. Had some to celebrate my thesis defense! Then we drank beer on the roof of the building my lab was in.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 12:54 PM
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Also had them to cap my first real date with the woman I married.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 12:55 PM
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4: Any free daylight hours? If you're already clear out in San Bern then you're only a half hour or so from Lake Arrowhead.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 1:21 PM
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15: No, that's part of the problem. One of the stargazing spots seems to be near Silverwood Lake, though.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 1:44 PM
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Donut Man isn't a bunch of weirdos driving out to the desert to make donuts for a week? Pity.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 4:26 PM
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10: Great!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-23-14 4:46 PM
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I hadn't seen this until now. Taix has gone kinda downhill IMO but is still sort of wonderful in its old Hollywood, high school debate team banquet location kind of way, is usually quiet enough to drink and talk in, and is pretty close to both Hollywood and to Downtown. So I guess let's do that. Where is lurker Airedale staying? Unless we have a huge Westside contingent I'd suggest:

Taix
Tuesday, March 11
7:30 pm


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-24-14 9:36 AM
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In fact, my high school academic decathlon team had its annual banquet there! I'm probably in.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 02-24-14 9:44 AM
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Link to Taix. Note the old people.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-24-14 9:44 AM
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I am staying at a hotel in the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area, but I'm sure any part of the city is workable.


Posted by: Airedale | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 9:01 AM
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Airedale, if this turns out to actually happen I can give you a ride to and from.


Posted by: biohazard | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 11:03 AM
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22 -- the four seasons? Because if so we should definitely go and hang out with the high end call girls and aggressive golddiggers at the bar.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 11:07 AM
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The Sofitel. I like how at Sofitel hotels everyone says bonjour, merci, etc. and I can pretend I'm in France. Although maybe the one in LA is not like that.


Posted by: Airedale | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 11:07 PM
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25: If that's where you're staying, ask for a room not on the street side (or bring earplugs). It's a very nice place but the soundproofing is for shit.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 11:09 PM
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And no one at that hotel spoke French when I was there.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 11:10 PM
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The nice thing about that hotel is you're very near the Beverly Center and also to Cedars-Sinai should your heart stop after seeing the prices at the Beverly Center.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 02-25-14 11:27 PM
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TAIX WOOHOO


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 10:32 AM
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Team Halfordismo is still in the lead on donations to the homeless but the competitors are getting within striking distance. I really want to hear Kristen Bell's take on trapnel's view on selection by lot, so I hope they aren't going for a last-minute surge strategy.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 10:55 AM
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Also, I watched Frozen yesterday(ish) on the plane and it was pretty good except that if six-year-old Veronica Mars was really a princess in Norway or Zembla or wherever that was and had her memories stolen by a troll/rock and her sister locked away, she'd figure out what was going on in way less than the time it takes to grow into an adult.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 10:58 AM
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Ok, I posted four dress choices in the flickr stream. #2, silver and blue, isn't really an option because it would need to get altered. They all have their pros and cons. Opinions?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:14 AM
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Consider this an ATM.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:15 AM
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How does one get to the Flickr thing? Have no idea.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:16 AM
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Hey, we have that bed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:20 AM
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Send me an email and I'll send you an invite. My email is under my name in this comment.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:20 AM
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Anyhowm, pick one of the two sixties-looking ones.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:21 AM
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36 to 35; hey now!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:21 AM
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37 is my inclination. I feel like the white with flowers is rather dull.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:22 AM
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Are the yellow shoes terrible with the black dress? I think they're not quite contrasting enough, like a pair of green or blue would be.

Geez I messed up this pre-planning thing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:24 AM
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Oh, and they seem to be in a different order than when I posted them from my phone. The one I called #2 is now #4.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:26 AM
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The yellow shoes don't work with the black dress, it's true. You would need something pretty bold. Also a different necklace with that one.

The caftan-thing with yellow flowers is really great.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:27 AM
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I am secretly rooting for the caftan. It is bold and ridiculous, but I feel like it sort of says "Fuck you, I'm Matronly Awesome" as opposed to "Too Bad I'm Aging, Huh?"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:32 AM
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Team Halfordismo is still in the lead on donations to the homeless but the competitors are getting within striking distance. I really want to hear Kristen Bell's take on trapnel's view on selection by lot, so I hope they aren't going for a last-minute surge strategy.

Yeah, I saw this. Team Halfordismo still has a solid edge over the 6th place, but we'll see what happens.

Speaking of which, and this is kinda on-topic: do any locals have suggestions for where (neighborhood-wise) IB and I should stay for our whirlwind trip? I don't think we have time to do all that much--I think we'll arrive at 3pm Saturday and leave at 6am Monday--but it would be nice to be able to lounge about on the beach (maybe even bike to the beach?), and I guess I'd want to be not too far from where the VM screening is.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:41 AM
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43, as long as you don't combine it with the turban.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:51 AM
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I like the Black dress with the b&W sleeves. Much 60s. I the caftan is a close second.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:55 AM
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44 -- sorry for not responding before. Venice or Santa Monica would be best given those parameters. Not sure about ccheapish lodging options right there.


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 12:09 PM
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I will attend. Please send me an invite to be Flickr friends.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 12:15 PM
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I think the one I liked is the caftan. I would be more sure if I knew what a caftan was.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 12:23 PM
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The caftan is the bed. You said you liked it.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 12:38 PM
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Ok, I contacted a guy with an airbnb studio in Venice Beach close to the water. Woo LA!


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 12:51 PM
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I think the caftan is awesome. You look amazing in it and it's a bold, dramatic choice to go with your personality! (Plus, I don't think that neckline is matronly at all.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 1:09 PM
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Second choice is the black one with the awesome sleeves. But seriously, I *love* the caftan.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 1:10 PM
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I like caftans because of a song lyric.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 1:25 PM
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But my favorite is black-and-white-sleeves.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 1:26 PM
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I got an error the first time I tried to donate but I got through this time. Didn't put my name in for display so you'll never know if I'm taking credit for someone else, though.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 1:46 PM
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Thank you!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 1:55 PM
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The caftan, definitely.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:04 PM
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Caftan love here. Have fun!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:06 PM
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Caftan.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:08 PM
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Also when you're at the party, you should have a little too much spiced rum and then start doing "The Captain" pose while shouting, "Caftan Morgan! Get it? Get it?" And everyone will think you're the life of the party.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:18 PM
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Look! Friends of ours have article re: stick-it-to-the-Monsanto tomatoes in local rag! http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/article/New-Girl-is-a-Monsanto-free-tomato-5295723.php


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:26 PM
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I'll be there on the 830ish side of things, maybe earlier if I can get a friend to sit on the baby for an hour till Mrs K-sky gets home. I appreciate that the location is chiefly convenient to me.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:46 PM
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I like the drapey one with brown/yellow flowers. Is that a caftan? Cool.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 2:59 PM
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Agree with the caftan choice though the blue/silver one looks great too (though I guess you said you need to get it altered).


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 3:02 PM
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I like "Caftan" too.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 3:32 PM
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Hooray, consensus! Thanks, all!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 4:13 PM
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So now that y'all have settled the LA meetup, can we get a thread to discuss Boston?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:01 PM
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"More Than a Feeling" was pretty good, but I don't know how you can make a whole thread over it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:15 PM
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There was also "Rock and Roll Band", which I can confirm is fun to cover.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:26 PM
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Is the city embarrassed to be represented by the band? More or less than Chicago? What's the city most embarrassed by its band of the same name?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:28 PM
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Jefferson Starship


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:29 PM
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Oh, you mean the city on top of the rock-n-roll? It's a contender, for sure.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:32 PM
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I have always assumed Jefferson Airplane started in Jefferson City, Missouri.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:36 PM
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Today I saw an ad by the side if the road for a Jefferson Starship concert in the area (who is even in the group now?). The sign was basically the size and quality of a cheap campaign sign . So it appears they are doing great!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:37 PM
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We are no doubt around for More Than A Meetup.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:37 PM
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I hear Greece is constantly like, "No, that musical theatre thing with song that's the most fun to sing ever, especially at karaoke has nothing to do with us. But do come visit."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:39 PM
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Sucks to be Asia.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:40 PM
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Because Mao.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:43 PM
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Europe's all like final countdown whut.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 5:44 PM
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What's the worst town in America? That town should change its name to Smash Mouth, just to be even worse.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 6:01 PM
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81: They're from San Jose, so I think that's already taken care of.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 6:07 PM
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James Taylor, New Jersey, is a pretty scary place.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 6:09 PM
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I know I'm a broken record on this, but I can't get over how the music of my youth, now forty plus years ago, is still current enough for people to have strong opinions about. I know there aren't any children here, but still.

It's as if my circle of friends had had opinions and some knowledge of Benny Goodman vs. Artie Shaw, or of whether Glen Miller was good or just popular.

Now I had opinions about that, and at least one friend I talked to about it, but not common currency like this.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 6:51 PM
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Caftan, definitely. Have fun in LA! Get a tattoo.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 7:00 PM
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I could meet a girl out there with a tattoo too. The trip is wide open.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 7:16 PM
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If 84 is to 83, it's because James Taylor was just that scarring.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 7:22 PM
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I'm gratified that my own dislike of James Taylor is the prevalent opinion among later cohorts. But among my own contemporaries it was an outrageous and provocative stance and I still hesitate to express it to them.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 7:29 PM
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84: what I found absolutely weird was the way that my son not only had opinions on the music, but had taken them almost verbatim from the rock criticism I read at the time. And the thought that this tendentious drug-addled crap would crystallise into a sort of gospel constitutional myth, so that he never in a sense heard the music for the first time, but always through a set of Right Opinions, so that he knew that eg Exile on Main Street was the greatest Stones album long before he had heard it, or listened to enough of the others to have an informed opinion - that thought profoundly depressed me. However, I did not recommend the obvious cure, which is Dr Hoffman's discovery.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03- 9-14 11:38 PM
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89: When I was a teenager I did exactly what your son did (and probably to the same music). I grew out of it. The things that impressed me and I cared about, I eventually grew into my own opinions; the things that didn't, well, if I can remember anything about them it's probably a bastardization of the received wisdom, but they're simply not important to me. Not that I would ever experience that music truly new, as I will never be a sixteen-year-old in 1968.

It is alarming that that cohort has had such longevity in the public eye in ways that previous generations of popular musicians/youth-culture folk didn't, but that's been commented on, in long form, in much better ways than I could.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 12:25 AM
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It's as if my circle of friends had had opinions and some knowledge of Benny Goodman vs. Artie Shaw, or of whether Glen Miller was good or just popular.

I also have pretty strong opinions on all of those things, and wasn't born until the 1970s. Then again, I listen to vastly more music from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s than I ever do from the 60s.

The music of _my_ youth is still pretty current, I suppose. There's not a massive amount of difference between the popular music of the late 80s, and the popular music of today. For all that fans of (electronic) dance music* like to paint it as a very forward facing type of music, there's a lot made now that's not much different** from various bits of house, electro and the like, that are now 25+ years old.

* and I like plenty of it just fine.
** or no more different than, say, the average guitar group is different from the average 60s 'beat' group.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 5:29 AM
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I've certainly had people in my circle of friends, my contemporaries, who could have carried on an extended conversation on the points raised in 84. We are, of course, the generation of people who grew up most with "retro" as a major category of artistic & cultural exploration. I would be a little surprised to hear "the kids" nowadays discussing the crap music of the early '80s with the same kind of verve & enthusiasm that Patrick Bateman does in American Psycho. Or maybe that's not the right analog? Certainly, over the last few years, there's been a real vogue for the top 40 stuff from around the time I graduated HS. Some of which was decent, it has to be said.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 6:11 AM
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Now and then I reflect on how the R&B Gods drew a line at Snoop Dogg going forward in time, and decided that Dr. Dre and Montell Jordan will be forever modern and current, but the Fat Boys and Vanilla Ice and Salt-n-Pepa will be dated and funny sounding, despite the fact that the former is about 20 years old, whereas the latter is about 25 years old.

At, say, Crossfit or something vaguely pop culture-ish, it's normal to hear the former on their music mixes, (along with plenty of stuff spanning the past twenty years), but never the latter.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 6:26 AM
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67: Ah, so you chose not to re-purpose the 2011 "wedding" dress. (A thread in which heebie was proven to be *wrong*, BTW.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 5:00 PM
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Hawaii tried to break my nose by hugging me enthusiastically with her skull, but we think it's just swollen and bruised. Fortunately my skin doesn't show bruising, really.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 7:16 PM
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A few years ago, I was starting to worry that my recurrent nose bleeds were a sign of something bad. Then I stopped my son from grabbing and/or head-butting my nose and the nose bleeds stopped. It didn't really hurt, so I didn't worry about it until it was making for more laundry.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 7:39 PM
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Course, I wasn't on the way to meet anybody famous or be photographed.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 7:49 PM
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by hugging me enthusiastically with her skull

They'll believe anything.


Posted by: Hawaii | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 8:01 PM
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The bigger lie-hug, the more it will be believed.


Posted by: Opinionated Baby Gobbels | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 8:06 PM
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Spelling, how the fuck does that work?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 8:11 PM
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I have so many things I could say about the weirdness of LA (or my impressions of it at least), but I am holding back for now. But lots of French greetings at the Sofitel, on the good side.


Posted by: airedale | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 9:16 PM
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I hope this isn't a double-post. Not used to phone-commenting. Anyway, the people-watching here is something else.


Posted by: airedale | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 10:23 PM
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Welcome!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-10-14 11:43 PM
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It is weird, and you're not even in one of the weirder parts. Go to Oki Dog.

Heebie, if you see this, check your email.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 2:02 AM
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Shouldn't 25 be OPINIONATED DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 2:35 AM
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This is surely one of the most Unfogged things ever: http://blog.amtrak.com/amtrakresidency/

Round-trip train travel will be provided on an Amtrak long-distance route. Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by a panel. Up to 24 writers will be selected for the program starting March 17, 2014 through March 31, 2015. A passion for writing and an aspiration to travel with Amtrak for inspiration are the sole criteria for selection. Both emerging and established writers will be considered.

That said, copyright health warning here:

http://community.scratchmag.net/amtrak-writers/


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 3:03 AM
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It could be a meetup on wheels.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 3:04 AM
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106.last: also...

"Each application must not: Contain content that is misleading, inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; Contain content that reflects, advocates or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, harm or exploitation of or against any class, group or individual, discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or actions or activities that are restricted, prohibited, illegal or unlawful (including without limitation, the consumption of alcohol or any other controlled substances); Contain content that is unlawful or in violation of or contrary to any applicable federal or state laws or regulations; Contain content that advocates violent, reckless, irresponsible or otherwise unhealthy behavior..."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 4:57 AM
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106: What k-sky was riffing on in this comment.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 4:58 AM
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Wait, "Must not...contain content that reflects, advocates or promotes...the consumption of alcohol?" What on earth else are you supposed to do for four days on an Amtrak train?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:08 AM
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That's just the application, I think you can booze it up all you like once you're on the train.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:20 AM
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Unhealthy behaviour? Every now and then I stumble hard on evidence of just what an illiberal society the US can be. I can't imagine anyone trying to order a writer in residence in the UK not to mention pies.

It's the sort of thing a satirist would have Hazel Blears do, but which actually happens in the US.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:21 AM
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108: So the Savage Boohoo would have to conceal his intentions.

Jesus Christ!" he said. "That crazy sonofabitch got on the train wearing your press badge and went completely crazy. He drank about ten martinis before the train even got moving, then he started abusing people. He cornered some poor bastard from one of the Washington papers and called him a Greasy Faggot and a Communist Buttfucker . . . then he started pushing him around and saying he was going to throw him off the train at the next bridge . . . we couldn't believe it was happening. He scared one of the network TV guys so bad that he locked himself in a water-closet for the rest of the trip."
"Jesus, I hate to hear this," I said. "But nobody really thought it was me, did they?"
"Hell, yes, they did," he replied. "The only people on the train who even know what you look like were me and -----." (He mentioned several reporters whose names need not be listed here.) "But everybody else just looked at that ID badge he was wearing and pretty soon the word was all the way back to Muskie's car that some thug named Thompson from a thing called Rolling Stone was tearing the train apart. They were going to send Rosey Grier up to deal with you, but Dick Stewart [Muskie's press secretary] said it wouldn't look good to have a three hundred pound bodyguard beating up journalists on the campaign train."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:36 AM
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Nothing involving trains is emblematic of the US.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:52 AM
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know I'm a broken record on this, but I can't get over how the music of my youth, now forty plus years ago, is still current enough for people to have strong opinions about. I know there aren't any children here, but still.

But as suggested above, the music of between 1975 and 1992 is NOT current. It's just the Led Zeppelin / The Doors era that lives forever.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:54 AM
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Nothing involving trains is emblematic of the US.

midnight train to Georgia?
soul train
i hear the train a-coming
i hear that lonesome whistle blow
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Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:56 AM
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re: 115

Really? Post-punk revival was everywhere a few years ago, and the output of people like Daft Punk is saturated in the music of the mid-70s. 80s music is still really common on the radio here. Radio1 might not play much of it, but you'll here it everywhere else.


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re: 116

Any excuse to link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFtfpyVHpsc

[The definitive version, I think. Relevant lyrics from about 1min on.]


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114: Monopoly.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:04 AM
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112: I missed that. Sitting on a train for four days is pretty unhealthy.


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That's just the application. It sounds like you can drink yourself silly and write about it once you're actually on the train.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:10 AM
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117: no no, nobody even remembers YMCA or the Sex Pistols. Not like they do Country Joe and the Fish.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:12 AM
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I'm about to board!!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:42 AM
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Have fun, heebie! Say hi to the Martians for me!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:44 AM
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My fellow passengers look pretty normal. I assume we pass through a LA-mogrifier?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:45 AM
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Two puking kids at home. Sorry, babysitter! I've gotta run!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:48 AM
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My nose is only moderately swollen this morning.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:51 AM
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127: But shining red to light up the way?


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125: No, you get off the plane and feel bad that you're so obviously an outsider. Then, you admire the tall, thin, blonde, silicone natives.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 9:29 AM
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129 - do you mean the Asians and Mexicans?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 10:20 AM
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It is true that LAX has an impressive number of tall, blonde, silicone-enhanced Asians and Mexicans.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 10:29 AM
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Anyhow I concur with ydnew but the vector is not tallness, thinness, blondness or silicone-ness but fancy sweatpants-having.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 10:29 AM
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I'm right with you, Halford.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 11:04 AM
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I'm here! Looks suspiciously like Florida.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:33 PM
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heebie's at Disneyland!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:37 PM
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I realize that I didn't give a shout to Tedra, elsewhere, and I feel kinda bad.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:42 PM
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Florida?!? Oh it's on.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:44 PM
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Hi! This is tonight, right? I'd like to come and say hello in my fancy blonde sweatpants, but I'm not sure what time I'll get there. Maybe like 8? I assume you guys will be in the bar part of the restaurant, and not in the restaurant part?


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 3:34 PM
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Bar part of the restaurant is what I'm thinking. I may be a little late as well.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 3:43 PM
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I expect to be there 830ishly! The bar, definitely.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 4:37 PM
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Airedale and I are at the La Brea tar pits.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 4:39 PM
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115: Listen to JACK-FM for a good idea of how the classic rock canon has been expanded into the 80s and 90s. Your local station here.

Friends invented a nice driving game called "The Jack Off." You listen to Jack FM and the first person to ding in and name the artist and song gets a point. If you can add album and year you get five points. Confirmation via Soundhound or Shazam. It's a good game because it allows for conversation after the song has been named. (Granting that if the whole point of the driving game is to avoid conversation, Botticelli may be preferred.) The time I played, we were driving out to Palm Springs; I had a short lead but once we switched to the Palm Springs Jack station I was untouchable -- that station had a much lighter, 70s-jazzy playlist, and no one else could identify "Midnight in the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur.


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141: If you get to the TAIX metropolitan area early, I recommend a stroll around Echo Park Lake. Just two blocks from the front door, and it's probably 20-30 minutes walk around the lake and back to the restaurant. Recently restored with water bond money.

Also there's a Time Travel Mart down the street, which is fun if you need any time travel supplies or sundries from the past or the future.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 4:44 PM
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If you still have time/energy, you guys should walk over to LACMA and see the James Turrell show, which is awesome.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 4:49 PM
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The lacma closed but the lake walk sounds perfect.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:50 PM
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I plan to be there fairly close to 7:30. If nobody's around yet I'll take a stroll.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:23 PM
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Or you could just head to TAIX early and start banging down martinis/chatting with the excellent valet parking staff. Or you could go across the street to the Brite Spot and get a piece of excellent pie.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:28 PM
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The lake is fun. Notable sites include "the places they filmed that beastie boys video" and "the first megachurch in the nation" (sorta).


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:31 PM
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Also: paddleboats!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:31 PM
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to not go to the bright spot expectpie. Repeat. Do not go to the bright spot and expect pie. Too many times I have gone there for pie and they only had cake. It is a trap.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:43 PM
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Same difference.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:45 PM
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This is heresy ST, vast existential diff between cake and pie.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:03 PM
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Leaving work now for trek east. Bringing knives and condoms.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:04 PM
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152: Remember, he comes from the land of Boston Cream "Pie".


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:08 PM
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We're here! Debating just having a drink, or wandering to the park.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:09 PM
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So exciting!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:19 PM
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Liveblogging! Woo!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:20 PM
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Speaking of lakes in Los Angeles, I wonder what happened to that reservoir that was covered with shade balls?


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:20 PM
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I am here standing awkwardly at the bar.


Posted by: Text | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:26 PM
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We've got a table. And a plan to acquire another table.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:30 PM
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Have you tried yoga or something?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:31 PM
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Hi text.


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161 to 159.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:31 PM
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The Turrell show really is amazing.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:38 PM
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Valeting the caddy now.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:38 PM
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Gross.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:39 PM
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Halford is playing pee wee golf under the klieg lights at the lake!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:43 PM
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That's some fancy pee wee golf you have there in LA, never had caddies at the NorCal suburban pee wee golf if my youth.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:45 PM
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They're all lawyers who know the same people. This is fascinating.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:50 PM
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169: well they *do* all hang out on the same blog.


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158: It is still covered in shade balls, but the plan is to take it off line entirely in the next couple of years. A friend of mine wants to turn it into a beach.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:03 PM
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It's just like this isn't it?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:18 PM
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Heading over!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:31 PM
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I went to the LaBrea Tar Pits last year when I was in LA because they are one of my earliest childhood memories. When I was a young dinosaur. It was swell. I like LA.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:59 PM
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Leaving meetup. Everyone was sweet, in the sense that I killed them and ate them.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 11:06 PM
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Diabetic, then?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 11:11 PM
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BELIEVE NOTHING HE SAYS! HE HAD ME ON A KAISER ROLL!


Posted by: Opinionated K-sky's Remains | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 11:18 PM
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Sifu answered my big question (that the strange building with the cross was a church (a megachurch even)).

Nice meeting everyone at the meet-up - even if most of them were other lawyers!


Posted by: airedale | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 11:41 PM
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Everyone was adorable. Cutie-patooties.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 12:04 AM
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I had a very nice time and was charmed by everyone, even Halford for a moment there before all the rape jokes.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 7:35 AM
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The massive orgy was really just icing.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 7:39 AM
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I sort of did make a rape joke, also had about two Manhattans too many. Oh well, no one says you have to be sober when murdering gullible strangers you've met on the Internet.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 7:45 AM
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To be fair to Halford, it could be described more specifically as a joke about rape jokes. If there had been actual rape jokes then I would have been violating the sanctity of off-blog communications up above there. I was really happy that none of you turned out to be my ex-wife.


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gullible strangers you've met on the Internet

You mean the kind who would spend a lot of time deconstructing a clothing ad?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:06 AM
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My mom, niece, and I went to the James Turrell show. My niece and I loved it, but my mom hated it and was making fun of it the whole time.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:21 AM
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Heebie-Geebie is actually a seven-year-old boy. Airedale is, oddly, Kristen Bell. Halford is a supercomputer filled with knives. TAIX is a cave where Sifu Tweety keeps pouches of water and bundles of cash. Text and jms wore an old-timey horse costume the whole time and could dance in it with remarkable coordination. All in all, a splendid night.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:34 AM
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186: And k-sky can't keep a secret. Good thing I've stayed away from meet-ups!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:36 AM
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TAIX is not not a cave, I'll say that.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:41 AM
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I was really happy that none of you turned out to be my ex-wife.

Not as happy as they are, one imagines.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:44 AM
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Heebie-Geebie is actually a seven-year-old boy.

With the libido of a full grown woman! I'm creepy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:47 AM
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An observation: I've never been somewhere where such a high portion of the conversation consists of locals defending how normal their city actually is. You want normal? I'll show you normal and it will keep your socks on.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:14 AM
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You're awake, too! Go have breakfast and a hike.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:15 AM
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187: What am I, not as chopped liver as I would be if I'd met up with Halford instead?


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:18 AM
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"Never mind the fancy sweatpants! Go to the Target two exits up the 210 and you'll see plenty of fat people, believe you me."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:18 AM
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I've been up for hours! They have lox on croissants for breakfast here! I'm slowly hacking through work stuff and generally being wonderfully lazy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:21 AM
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More lox and coffee, please.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:28 AM
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I'm off work today and being wonderfully lazy and loving it, but now the knowledge that I don't have any lox is spoiling everything.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:30 AM
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They have lox on croissants for breakfast here!

California enrages me. (A) That's just wrong, but (B) it does sound kind of good.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:33 AM
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LA trolls New York in so many, many ways.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:39 AM
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It's really hard to find a good bagel. The nearest one to me is a 10-min freeway drive away, 20m in morning traffic, and to add insult to injury it's called "Brooklyn Bagel Bakery."


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:39 AM
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It's not just lox on mini-croissants - there are sprigs of fresh herbs in there, too. I guess it's nice that I live somewhere so authentic but I could go for a little more pretentious breakfasts like this one, more often.


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I was mildly surprised by the number of things on the breakfast menu where you could add lox. Nothing quite so unexpected as lox on pancakes, for example, but pretty close.


Posted by: airedale | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:53 AM
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And the french toast was made with croissants as a base, but I don't think that was an improvement.


Posted by: airedale | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:54 AM
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201: Heebie would like to live with a level of artifice that she could become accustomed to.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 9:58 AM
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Not as happy as they are, one imagines.

We can all glory in not being my ex-wife without any use of the imaginative faculties.

To HG, LA is just totally normal as you will see quite well while wandering around Hollywood on the way to the fancy party you've excluded me from. Also, did you know in real life how incredibly awkward and ingratiating I'd be? There's going to be more of that on here as well from now on; there's no helping it.


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193: Not chopped liver! But unlike k-sky, you can be trusted to keep a secret.

Also, I was trolling you.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:09 AM
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I know, peep, but you're the troll I like!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:14 AM
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I'll show you normal and it will keep your socks on.

I went so far as to wear socks for y'all. And I kept them on. I was actually hoping that everyone would be really awkward and unintentionally offensive so that I'd feel at home, but it turns out that only Halford would actually match that domestic setting.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:16 AM
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I went so far as to wear socks for y'all. And I kept them on.

So do the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but no one considers them especially genteel for it.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:26 AM
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This reminds me that, along with all the other bad and confusing food advice I gave yesterday, there's one of the best Jewish delis in the country, Langer's, close to where Heebie is staying. Worth stopping in on the way to the airport to get a sandwich for the plane, or if you're awesome just a ton of sliced pastrami.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:51 AM
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just a ton of sliced pastrami.

Hand it out to your plane mates in return for favors. "I know reclining my seat is intruding on what you view as your space, but here's some meat to make up for it."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:56 AM
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"20 strangers got on a plane in LA. One of them had a ton of sliced pastrami. You won't believe what happened next!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 10:59 AM
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Stormcrow making a strong play for Vice-Minister of Etiquette under Halfordismo.

Also, speaking of fancy sweatpants, has anyone tried the "dress pant sweatpants" from Betabrand that seem to follow me in advertisements all around the internet. I have to say I'm intrigued. Not so much to wear to work but as weekend wear.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 11:01 AM
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If we're talking pants, which we only marginally are, I have to confess that I finally bought a pair of skinny jeans (black, so I can tell myself they're work-appropriate) and they actually do make me look like I have long, slim legs just like all the skinny jeans evangelists claimed. So thanks? I was definitely wrong, I think.


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I was definitely wrong, I think.

I am considering this for my list of possible epitaphs.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 12:58 PM
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Those dress sweat pants are a hundred bucks? Screw that.


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216: it's LA, man. Got to do it.


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215: have you given any thought to "Here are a list of possible epitaphs I have considered: 1..." and etc.?


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195: Have I waxed rhapsodic enough about the amazing Belgian waffle and fresh-squeezed orange juice I had for breakfast at the Century City Park Hyatt that one time? Oh my God, that was the most amazing breakfast ever. And I got to watch this scary caricature of a Norma Desmond-esque faded Hollywood matron hassling the waiters about somehow screwing up her order for two pieces of lightly toasted whole wheat bread with the crusts removed. I was in heaven.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 1:07 PM
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198 gets it right except that "California" s/b "Los Angeles".


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 1:13 PM
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I am now wearing the caftan. I'm a tad self-conscious, since it's clearly mid-afternoon, but I'll just have to realize my own greatness.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 1:55 PM
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The flickr pool is your friend.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 1:58 PM
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ok, this is pre-make-up, but I'm posting a few pics.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 2:08 PM
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Because the plan is to get our make-up done at a make-up counter. First timesies! But what better reason.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 2:08 PM
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Oh, the makeup counter thing should be fun! All of it should be fun, right?


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221: So often, the hero herself is the last to recognize her own greatness.


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Wikipedia has occasional funny little moments of unexpected commentary. From the entry on No Exit: "The ending of the final episode of Seinfeld would seem to be inspired by this."

Only a little bit thread-appropriate.
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Hell is other commenters. Well, certain ones.


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223: Fabulous! Looking forward to before/after makeup counter.


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I am attempting to dress down my sorta fancy dress by pairing it with $2 flip-flops from Target (switch to dressier shoes later). But I probably just look I'm wearing cheap flip-flops.


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A personal fashion statement on heightening the contradictions!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 2:34 PM
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Btw stormcrow: 94 is just proof of how very fast fashions change.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:24 PM
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Which makeup counter????


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:26 PM
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I'm trying to take a pre-selfie while Airedale gets done up. But they all look catastrophically ridiculous.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:27 PM
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Also it occurs to me that I don't like being touched. Or holding still.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:33 PM
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TOO LATE.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:36 PM
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Also you guys are looking good. More pictures! Pictures are the new liveblogging.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:36 PM
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Send name of brand and we can send recs for fun stuff to request! Drive the sales assistant batty!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:37 PM
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This lady likes my dress. And am I expecting?

My turn! We're at Bloomies.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:41 PM
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Oh heebie heebie heebie, need to know which brand, eg Tom ford, guerlain, Chanel, L Mercier, Armani, etc?


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Oh, Mac counter.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:45 PM
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Make sure to either use your own lipstick or buy the one he/she uses so you don't get stuck having to reapply later with something that doesn't work with whatever else is going on.

have him/her go to town on your eyes, their eyeshadows/liners are fun and usually long lasting.


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The caftan was the right choice.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 3:58 PM
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232: Btw stormcrow: 94 is just proof of how very fast fashions change.


I was referring to a different wrongness, the post being titled File under "posts that will have short comment threads" yet resulting in a thread with 411 comments.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:06 PM
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We missed our lunch window. Any recs for quick bites near Chinese Theatre? Asian if possible per Heebie's request.


Posted by: airedale | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:07 PM
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You can try this place, ">Izakaya-ya, which is very very close to where you are now. Very good but not great sushi, good japanese food. Website says they open at 5:30.

There's a more expensive Katsu-ya on Hollywood Blvd., but not right at the Chinese, so you'd have to drive from there. Looks like both open at 5:30.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:17 PM
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Sorry that first link should have been: this place. Looks like they open at 5.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:19 PM
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That cat and fiddle isn't too far, has an excellent scotch egg, and you might see Morrissey.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:29 PM
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Morrissey moved away. There are a lot more places that would be good post-premier, but most of them open at 6.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:33 PM
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Oh shit I forgot, this place is great and is kind of on your way, not far from where you are now. Opens at 5:30.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:40 PM
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There has to be good/nutty Korean near there, too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 4:43 PM
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We're in line!!!!!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 5:56 PM
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Nice. More pics!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 5:59 PM
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And not from New York City.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 6:00 PM
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It would be totally churlish to mention that the film debuted in south-central Texas, wouldn't it?

But this does sound more fun.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 6:02 PM
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More pics is correct. The line is impossible to picture. Have you befriended spider man? More, more, more.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 6:14 PM
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My phone is being crazy slow. Pics later. Yeah, yeah, I know they were at sxsw.

BUT: omgomgomg! This theater is amazingamazing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 6:25 PM
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My phone is being crazy slow. Pics later. Yeah, yeah, I know they were at sxsw.

BUT: omgomgomg! This theater is amazingamazing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 6:25 PM
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In fact, in this particular regard, LA is much *more* authentic.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 6:40 PM
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The flickr pool sure has gotten interesting recently. Heebs, the apparent consensus choice among your dresses is wild and cleavage-tastic, but I really like the mod one with the stripey sleeves. Just, you know, because I'm sure you wanted to know that.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 7:44 PM
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I'm sorry heebie is too busy to let us see what the result of Jesus's negging her cleavage would otherwise be.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:09 PM
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My Spidey sense was off. I check into Unfogged after a long absence and find I missed the LA meetup by two days. Bummer.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 03-13-14 1:34 PM
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