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The other thing it has going for it is that five out of six Geebies think it's really delicious.

And the sixth just gets thrown under a bus? Harsh.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 8:10 AM
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NMM to Peter Strzok's FBI career. (On-topic if the topic is a Monday grab-bag.)


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 8:13 AM
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1: The sixth won't eat anything.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 8:18 AM
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3. I've diagnosed myself with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Anyone who's been there, words of advice?

This is the sort of thing you ought not let go for too long. See a doctor. After reporting these symptoms (which had existed a couple of years) The Missus was advised that she needed immediate surgery.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:06 AM
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Shit!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:07 AM
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I should temper 4 by noting that not only did she wait a long time before going to the doctor, but she waited another year (against doctor's advice, and, of course, against my advice) to get the surgery. Results look good, but she still needs to get the second wrist done, and hasn't scheduled that surgery.

I'll take this as a reminder to pester her again today.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:14 AM
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I get it every summer, and then it goes away during the school year. Usually.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:17 AM
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So Stephen Miller's uncle says Miller is a product of chain migration. The media is presenting this as some kind of gotcha, but speaking for myself, this is the first persuasive argument I've seen in favor of banning chain migration.*

*I am again claiming a Monday grab-bag exemption for going off-topic.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:18 AM
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(ie, it's connected to how I use my laptop at home, but I haven't figured out a home setup that prevents it.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:18 AM
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9: Teach one of your kids to take dictation.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:24 AM
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9: In my personal experience, it's the mouse that's the problem. I got the inflammation in my mouse-wrist, and supporting and cushioning that wrist solved the issue. But does a touchpad create the same issue? I dunno.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:26 AM
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Hmm. I have a mouse at work, and a trackpad at home. Maybe the problem is that I'm more likely to rest my hand on the table when using the trackpad.

My guess had been the mid-forearm where I rest my arm on the edge of the table at home, or maybe elbow-on-armrest of easy chairs.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:37 AM
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OP.4: I didn't recognize it with that name, but evidently the same fish has a lot of names, including Swai. I enjoy it, but my wife's less a fan. (It's not a good star of a dish, but takes to sauces and dressings well, would probably be good in a curry dish, etc.)

It's certainly convenient when purchased in frozen fillets.


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:42 AM
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8: Chasing his family out was the first Russian attack on the U.S.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:50 AM
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No Omarosa? BTW, I wonder if Brett Kavanaugh thinks these NDAs are unenforceable.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:53 AM
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The Constitution clearly indicates that the judicial branch is subservient to a Republican Chief Executive and must defer to His interpretations of the Law.


Posted by: Brett Kavanaugh | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 9:58 AM
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That would have been more convincing if it were given by "Opinionated Brett Kavanaugh"


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 10:06 AM
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I have had bad/chronic cubital tunnel problems in my left hand for years. I have been finding recently that neural gliding stretches are helping. Mine is caused by resting my hand on a desk, and playing guitar, I think. The gliding exercises definitely provide some relief.

No substitute for proper medical advice, though.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 10:26 AM
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What about using a lap desk so you can set up an ergonomic mouse? Later I could link to a mouse I like; right now I'm on my phone. It has a thumb operated trackball.


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 10:29 AM
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I had horrible thumb pain when I got a new, bigger, phone. I think I've adjusted now.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 10:42 AM
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Omarosa really brings home the fact that Trump has an airtight defense when confronted by a former employee's statements: That person is repugnant scum who lies every time he/she opens their mouth. If you work for Trump, that's pretty much true by definition.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 11:20 AM
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21: I was surprised to see that Kevin Drum misinterpreted Trump's tweets on Omarosa. Drum seems to think that Trump was apologizing for hiring her. It's clear to me that from Trump's perspective it was perfectly reasonable to hire an incompetent "lowlife", merely because she told him he was great. The "Sorry" was a mock-apology for having to do something so unpresidential as respond to such a "lowlife", but he was forced to, because the Fake Media was pretending to take her seriously.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 11:56 AM
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you can eat it without worrying that you're contributing to the collapse of ocean fish populations, because it thrives in farm-raised situations

Doesn't that depend what they're fed? Farmed salmon contributes to overfishing because salmon are fed other fish.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 12:01 PM
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Machine politics: we don't want anyone no one sent.

Trump politics: we don't want anyone who's got nothing on them.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 12:11 PM
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23: No, that's not a problem here, because I'm too overwhelmed by the crisis to actually be informed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 12:18 PM
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Never mind - Seafood Watch gives Vietnamese farmed pangasius a green rating (PDF) on the dimension of feed at least.

The majority of Vietnamese pangasius are fed commercial feeds utilizing low inclusion levels of fishmeal and fish oil... with low use of marine ingredients and high levels of crop ingredients forming the bulk of the feed, the overall feed score is high: 7.66 out of 10.

And mercury appears not to be an issue at all as catfish is one of the lowest-mercury fish around. (More of an issue with big, oceanic, and/or predator fish.)

But they rate pangasius a red "avoid" overall because of abysmal scores on effluent and chemicals (which includes heavy use of antibiotics).


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 12:22 PM
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Fish are probably very funny because they mate just like C. K. Lewis.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 12:23 PM
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Finally, Seafood Watch rates US-farmed catfish very highly - apparently that's done relatively cleanly and sustainably.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 12:24 PM
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The problem is that catfish doesn't taste nearly as good as salmon.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 1:27 PM
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C.K. Lewis is my favorite apologist for the ichthys.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 1:30 PM
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Wikipedia describes Pangasius as a "genus of medium to very large shark catfishes".

Something described as a very large shark catfish ought to look cooler than these do.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 1:31 PM
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30: Well played.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 1:58 PM
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||Barry, looks like Elon Musk saw your posts in the Musk thread and is now just trolling you.|>


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 2:03 PM
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28: Very tasty, too. But Mississippi agricultural labor relations are pretty horrible, if you're looking for an excuse to boycott.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 2:26 PM
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31: Erikson's Malazan books feature just such beasties. They're just beastly though.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 5:06 PM
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33: It would seem kind of poetic for Saudi to take a stake just as the grown-up car companies line up to kill it.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 5:21 PM
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Though in addition to general hideousness they crawl onto land and metamorphose into cannibalistic humanoids.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 6:02 PM
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37 As you well know I'm no fan of the Saudis but that is a bit much.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 8:29 PM
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I was talking about the Germans.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-13-18 8:41 PM
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Posted by: cool-essays | Link to this comment | 01-14-19 1:40 AM
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