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This thread makes me think of Hamm's, the beer refreshing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 7:46 AM
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Yes, that cartoon bear has led many a man to sin and destruction.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 7:54 AM
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Not as many as the Charmin cartoon bear, but enough.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 7:58 AM
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I don't think I've ever been to Minneapolis, except the airport.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 8:06 AM
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It's a really great airport.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 8:06 AM
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Yes. But only Delta goes there from here.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 8:07 AM
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You'd think Delta would make triangles.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 8:11 AM
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That's Greek to me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 8:43 AM
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7: They did but then there was a change.


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 9:05 AM
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2: I thought this was a coded reference to Winnie the Pooh, i.e. Chairman Xi. Has there been a thread about Hong Kong protests and crackdowns on the media that report on them? Should there be? It's weird to see my hobby (or even a somewhat-related game run by the same company, Blizzard) in the news. It's not just them; apparently Apple is also helping the crackdown. Creepy stuff.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 9:25 AM
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2: I thought this was a coded reference to Winnie the Pooh, i.e. Chairman Xi. Has there been a thread about Hong Kong protests and crackdowns on the media that report on them? Should there be? It's weird to see my hobby (or even a somewhat-related game run by the same company, Blizzard) in the news. It's not just them; apparently Apple is also helping the crackdown. Creepy stuff.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 9:25 AM
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I sent in a thing on the NBA.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 11:14 AM
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Did they do something to Cleveland again?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 11:18 AM
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They took a stand on principle. I don't know if Cleveland was involved.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 11:23 AM
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If that's it, then we can assume not.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 11:24 AM
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The flour museum in Minneapolis is one of my favorite museums.


Posted by: Ile | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 1:11 PM
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It's not even one of my favorite flour museums.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 2:04 PM
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Midwesterners gonna Midwest.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 2:18 PM
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If they're going to give a display to self-rising flour as if it's not an abomination.....


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-19 2:33 PM
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I should visit Minneapolis this spring. I have nearby relatives and could see the Spam Museum too.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:27 AM
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Okay, what's the best flour museum? Srsly.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 1:38 PM
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What struck me was how similar everything looks to Mossburg in the same period. Did new build look the same everywhere? Just Anglosphere? Just New World?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 2:00 PM
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I've never been to a flour museum.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 2:20 PM
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Upon arrival in the port of Veracruz, she and her sister were attacked by--I swear I'm not making this up--bedbugs (at least, according to one colorful online biography).

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Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 3:44 PM
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I don't really want to learn more about any NYT columnist, so I'm going to use the power of inductive reasoning to fill in the details about that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 4:34 PM
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I actually haven't spent too much time in the flour museum, but zomg11, they have an amazing gift shop. Like, if you like baking *at all* you should stop in when you're in MPLS. It's right by the new Guthrie too, in case you are making that scene.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 4:40 PM
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In my head, the bedbugs had knives and were still mad about the European occupation.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 4:40 PM
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The Russian Art Museum here also has an amazing gift shop, plus neat exhibits. Currently they've got someone doing that climbing-around-on-ribbons thing that I should know the name of, and the piece is about Baba Yaga.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 4:44 PM
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I'm not a Dodgers fan.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 4:51 PM
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No but the bit about his grandmother is pretty great. It is significantly more interesting than... well, the lives of most people's grandmothers, I suppose.


Posted by: Lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:11 PM
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So, I've been trying to not drink at all because that's what the blood pressure people say. But, today I had two ciders (thank you, Vermont) and now I got the lowest blood pressure reading I've had since I started checking. Like, low enough that they probably won't want to me take medication until I'm older. I'm going back to drinking, but trying not to drink so much I get gastritis again.

On topic because Minnesota is where Spam comes from and Spam is what give people high blood pressure.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:16 PM
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If two ciders bring my blood pressure down to the moderate range, three more will have me perfectly healthy. Math is great.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:19 PM
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30: That's not fair. My grandmothers had to spend their whole lives in Nebraska.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:25 PM
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Also, we come from a long line of people who don't do much because we don't like stress or change.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:28 PM
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24 link is super interesting.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 5:56 PM
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Something is walking on my roof. I think it's the possum that I saw under my neighbor's deck this week. I'm pretty sure I heard it this morning also. They make a really weird sound when they want to.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 7:45 PM
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Maybe the squirrels are nocturnal?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 7:46 PM
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I love Minneapolis, and could very happily live there. The climate suits me, and also the lakes.

(And I do love baking, so the flour museum is now on my list...).


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 8:17 PM
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ll multiple sleepless nights and ceaseless legal toiling resulted in the issuance of an immediate stay late today so i'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a dress or two ... currently find self in the extremely odd but not necessarily bad professional sitch of selecting clothing based on provenance from this-or-that international luxury conglomerate (can't wear x's dress/suit/skit&blouse to y's meeting et vice versa). assume all clients have clocked that it is all second hand, certainly hope so my god would anyone sane pay their sticker prices??? one particular gc is always cheerleading me on, "you can afford it! just go in and *shop*!" um no, dude, i don't think so. will say though that the elevator ride up to the client conference room for the in-house meeting, my god the fabulous outfits folks are wearing, so wonderful. l>


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 8:29 PM
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24 is indeed fascinating. It's like an excessively detailed backstory for a secondary character in a Don Winslow novel and the only problem is that it all seems a bit contrived to be believable as fiction. (Read the Mexico trilogy, guys, it's superior quality thriller.)


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-11-19 11:07 PM
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Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 2:43 AM
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The RAB recovered a huge amount of foreign liquor, over 1,000 methamphetamine-based yaba pills, a pistol and two kangaroo hides
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Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 3:20 AM
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It's good to have an extra kangaroo hide if you're going to be doing meth.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 6:17 AM
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I had a truly Naked Lunch Cronenbergian surreal encounter earlier today. I went to a conference at my institution and was talking to one of the presenters along with a friend of mine who is also presenting there. My friend asked for this profs' card and the guy pulled out his wallet, I asked for a card too and at just that moment a cockroach crawled out of his wallet, wandered around a bit on it, then dropped to the floor, crawled up his shoe and pants leg. Neither of them saw it and I was too flabbergasted to say anything. Started to wonder if I've been drinking too much and was hallucinating.

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Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 9:23 AM
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That reminds me more of Men In Black.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 11:04 AM
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All this time I've thought of Barry as a serious qualified professional and now I learn that not only doesn't he carry a cockroach in his wallet, he's never even heard of wallet roaches. Honestly, Barry, there's a special pocket in the back for them and everything.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 11:07 AM
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24 is indeed interesting.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 11:36 AM
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46 made me laugh.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 11:37 AM
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Kind of on topic with 24, Bret Stephens backed out of a debate with the professor he tried to get fired.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 11:42 AM
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46 Truly sorry to disappoint


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 11:53 AM
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So did you take his card?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 12:00 PM
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No choice, I did but I kept it in my hand then went to the bathroom to wash my hands, take a pic of it then tossed it.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 12:07 PM
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This one time a tiny spider fell seemingly from my hair onto a book I was reading. My hair was pretty unkempt at the time, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't hatched there.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 12:11 PM
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53: Fool! That was your daughter!


Posted by: Opinionated Zeus | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 12:42 PM
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Asshole.


Posted by: Opinionated Athena | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 3:40 PM
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Necessary: "so here i am, parent me"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 3:46 PM
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So, Hawaii has had light headaches for the past year or so. I also had them at her age, and we never found any cause and then I grew out of them, so for a while we just didn't worry about Hawaii's. But eventually I took her in to see a doctor.

The doctor said this is a normal prepuberty thing, might be connected to some possible abdominal migraines she's had in the past, and that there's a very good drug for relieving this in kids now. It doesn't work in adults, but in kids it literally treats: allergies, headaches, an appetite stimulant, and a mild anti-anxiety medication. Jeez, Hawaii might benefit from all of those, we thought.

She's been on it for about two weeks, and she's just mellower, and it's amazing. Little disagreements are not spinning out of control. We've always said that our big kids are way more work than the little kids, and now they're just ...regular big kids.

I feel a little weird about having her be on anti-anxiety meds without deliberately choosing it - like, we snuck in through the back door as a side effect of the headache medicine. But anyway.

The thing that's prompted this is that right now she's shooting hoops in the driveway, and I can barely remember seeing her do something just for the sheer enjoyment of it. There's always fear of embarrassment, or thinking about what others will think of it, or she's doing something in order to show it to us and seek approval, or on and on. But she has very few things - dolls, reading, some art, occasionally bike riding - that she's just done, and certainly nothing outside the house and outside her comfort zone like this. It may seem like not that big a thing, but it feels really big here.

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Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 4:59 PM
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Like, historically when she has friends over, she can't play and just shoots down all their ideas, and they end up sitting around being super bored, (whereas the other kids get immersed with friends). She's just always been unable to relax in situations where other kids were relaxed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 5:06 PM
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And now Pokey is outside with her! And it's getting dark! The two of them never spontaneously go outside to play, and they're both historically skittish about it getting dark. Crazy. We're going to have to, like, call them in for dinner like regular kids who play. For fun.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 5:15 PM
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Medicine, hooray!


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 5:26 PM
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Who knew?!!!!?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 5:49 PM
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Modern medicine for the win! Heebie, this sounds like just a good thing for your daughter. Please don't worry about how/why/when you arrived at this prescription/remedy. A doctor recommends it; you try it; and if it works ... hey! it works ...


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 10-12-19 7:01 PM
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