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I'm always cheering for the underdog, so obviously I'm supporting Scotland.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:05 AM
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Dallas, of course. They almost beat Boston at Boston, and a road win at Detroit would be very nice. Haven't played as well on the road this year.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:05 AM
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I enjoy rooting for perfection, evil, and the AFC, so I am rooting for the Patriots.

Not doing much on the food front. Ordering pizza with some friends from a local awesome pizza place, and bringing spinach & artichoke dip to the party.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:10 AM
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I'm with Adolf on the Cowboys. (I can re-post the youtube link, if anyone missed it). That said, Patriots and huckleberry brownies.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:15 AM
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There's a game today?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:17 AM
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huckleberry brownies

Oh dear lord that sounds good.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:20 AM
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6 seconded.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:21 AM
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I want Randy Moss to get a couple of touchdowns while the Patriots lose. Except that I want the Giants to lose too. Damn these zero-sum games.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:21 AM
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Pats, though I'm not sure if I'll even get to watch much of the match. I think I'm signed up to watch Arrested Development for much of today.

I don't even want to think about food, and probably won't for a good majority of the day. That said, pizza still sounds awesome.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:27 AM
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Black bean & espresso chili.

I'm pulling for the Giants, but at peace with their near-inevitable loss.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:40 AM
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I think the Giants ahve a real good chance. Teams have been figuring out the Patriots. It may be that Mulroney will be too much for them, though.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:42 AM
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i don't really care. but i'm making lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies, smasher's on the chili, and spencer's promised a variety of things including burgers and chicken. plus beer. woo!


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:48 AM
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As usual, The Onion gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:49 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2triiYXSY8

Here it is again. Later, y'all.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:50 AM
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Rooting for the Giants, of course, as Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady represent everything that is wrong with America.

Making chili, tortellini salad, guac, a nice black-eyed pea and cheese dip.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:52 AM
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1: My brother knew a guy in NY who was an artist, but apparently in an earlier life a French rugby hero (lost on us Americans entirely, although our grandmother would sing to us of the "cherry and white," we didn't know what that was). Said fellow's name was mentioned to a French friend of ours, who nearly had a stroke. Crazy French rugby fandom was new to us.

Similarly, a friend of mine used to date an American artist (pretty well known; they sell books about him at MOMA) whose father was a famous West Indian cricketer, and when he would go to Australia, say, for a show, all anyone wanted to hear about was his dad.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:53 AM
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Our "friends" have spurned our small set with dodgy antenna for someone else's big HD, so we won't be watching (unless the Giants are strong early, in which case I'll end up watching. I still have the NYG t-shirt I wore when I was 2 or 3; for a couple decades, my sister's big Snoopy wore it). If we did have friends coming over, it would be 7-layer dip. Instead, chicken saltimbocca with a roasted green bean & potato salad.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:01 AM
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I'm not making a thing, nor am I watching the game. I am, however, contemplating the half of a chocolate mousse pie that's sitting in the fridge.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:02 AM
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the giants; chicken korma, rice w/ peas & cashews, fresh grape chutney.


Posted by: katherine | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:02 AM
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oh, and key lime pie. Well, regular lime pie.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:03 AM
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Holy crap, I just saw that the 7-layer dip substitutes bacon for black olives. That's like substituting Tom Brady for pre-2008 Eli.*

*A more football-savvy comp would be Roethlisberger for Eli, since that's what the Giants actually did.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:04 AM
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Pats, beer.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:08 AM
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Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:11 AM
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)| That's why a tangent sign is needed. It just happens to look like an emoticon. Plus, it'll drive Ogged crazy. Minus, it'll drive Standpipe crazy.

ya-ko-BUS?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:18 AM
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Not a digression. Happy Birthday to Heebie!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:19 AM
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In honor of H-B's b-day, I'll be rooting for the Longhorns tonight.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:25 AM
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23: Actually, it's pronounced "Chumley."


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:27 AM
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Patriots* and pot roast.

16: Crazy French rugby fandom was new to us.

In the late '70s, former Irish, Lions and Barbarians rugby star Tony O'Reilly (who became chairman of Heinz) would from time to time stop in at practices of a local rugby club. Not such a big deal to the Yanks, big deal to the point of discomfiture for those from more rugby-savvy places.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:27 AM
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27: I'm glad you said something! I'd thought it might be "Faw".


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:29 AM
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And many people thought Samuel Beckett was just an old bum, when in fact he was a cricketeer of note.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:34 AM
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Redfoxtailshrub: sorry, I don't know.

I'm in Boston and rooting for Bobby Flay to beat Graham Bowles in the Iron Chef competition secret ingredient: chocolate. But I'm curious to see how Boston would react if the Pats lose - stiff upper lip? riots on the Green Line? so there is that.


Posted by: L&I | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:34 AM
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It took me a bit to realize what this thread was about.

being a bills fan as a kid was probably related to when i stopped being insterested in sports.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:35 AM
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My birth certificate says I was born in Boston so I am supporting the Patriots. Not cooking a thing.

(I should get myself a birthday cake or perhaps a pastry.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:47 AM
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I found a recipe for a chili that involves 5 lbs of pork, a 1lb of bacon, and black-eyed peas in a Food & Wine that my girlfriend left when she moved out. I'm making that.


Posted by: ed bowlinger | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 10:56 AM
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Happy birthday, Heebie! Happy birthday, md! Have a delicious pastry.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:01 AM
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34: Is the Food & Wine chili wrapper mainly for flavor or for texture?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:02 AM
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Black beans and ham hocks, but not because of this sports event you people are on about.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:15 AM
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Happy birthday, heebie.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:19 AM
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I'm pulling for UNC to beat Florida State, of course. But the real game isn't until Wednesday.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:19 AM
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I'll be in the office working all day. I may order takeout later on.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:22 AM
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Team meteor, probably watch 20 minutes or so, won't cook anything of consequence, though last night was fondue-o-rama.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:45 AM
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Heebie Birthday, happy.

I'm being dragged to the home of my wife's colleague to watch the thing, so I assume chips and salsa will be on offer.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:55 AM
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so I assume chips and salsa will be on offer.

Am I right to detect the strains of bitchiness here? You'd offer at the very least homemade chips and salsa made fresh that morning.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 11:58 AM
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Happy B'day, heebie-screebie.

My birth certificate says I was born in Boston so I am supporting the Patriots.

Likewise. My sympathies are with the rest of New England thanks to my Vermont upbringing, but I'm interested to see the insufferability of Boston sports fans taken to levels previously unknown. Is there an upper limit, even theoretically?

If I can unshackle myself from the computer for long enough, I may try to duplicate a friend's droolworthy recipe for baby back pork ribs done under the broiler.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:05 PM
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I believe I will sit in my apartment in pajamas eating fat-free Greek yogurt with Kashi and taking naps. Alternatively, I could go to O'Connors to watch the game and partake in the chili contest. But then I remember how I felt when I woke up under my coat on Bave's couch this morning, and yogurt it is.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:05 PM
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fat-free Greek yogurt

What's the point?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:08 PM
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Texas chili with spices and peppers from Terlingua, courtesy of Sue's recent trip through Southwest Texas. I'm pretending I didn't see the bit above about espresso-bean chili or whatever that abomination was that Sir Kraab is preparing in Texas.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:11 PM
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I'm rooting for Texas, if that wasn't apparent.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:11 PM
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As you have probably heard, Benjamin, I can't tolerate a lot of milkfat.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:11 PM
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I am ashamed.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:15 PM
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Thank you RFTS. I have today reached the canonical age for Unfogged. Though I am not balding, yet.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:15 PM
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What's your procedure, Armsmasher?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:16 PM
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Happy birthday, heebie and md!

Rooting for Giants but without much conviction.

Menu: my father's recipe for chicken paprikash served with spaetzle.


Posted by: honigessig | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:16 PM
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The game itself does not interest me all that much, but my housemate is an amazing cook--so to the SB party I will go. I am planning on drinking beer & working on an electronics project in the corner whilst enjoying the misery of whomever's team loses. I had a grad school interview at 9 AM this morning, so I figure I deserve a little misanthropy.


Posted by: caldwellian | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:20 PM
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Update: Anyone who cares about beans or cheese wants to be where I am, for I have done something awesome.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:20 PM
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Coffee and chocolate bring out the taste of the chilis.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:21 PM
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I usually want some team to win, but both of these are among the six or eight sports teams that have earned my infinite hatred, so I don't know what to do. Won't even be drinking anything.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:34 PM
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I'm rooting for a Pterodon to swoop from the skies and pluck Eli Manning from the pitch just as he drops back to pass during the first series of the game. Or if not that, a giant tsetse fly to do the same -- but in its beak (natch). And if Peyton and Archie are there, they should be whisked off to sure death as well.

Should that happen, I will celebrate with pizza and beer. Otherwise, I'm fasting until the Mannings no longer blight our sporting landscape. Well, Cooper's okay; he's suffered enough.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:39 PM
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I don't have a link to–able recipe, but it's roughly: Five pounds of beef roast (half cubed, half rough ground); pablano peppers, charred and peeled; chipotle peppers (canned in adobo sauce is OK); jalapenos, serranos, habaneros, to desired heat and vegetal tones; paprika, cumin, chili powder (pasilla or ancho plus Gephardt's), other spices to taste; beer for base (stout is advised though today I will be using Negro Modelo in hopes of giving the spices center stage); vidalia onions; garlic; vinegar; masa harina to thicken; maybe—maybe—some crushed stewed tomatoes; a little bit of sugar; unsweetend chocolate (like 1 oz).


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:40 PM
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Those are the ingredients, anyhow. I have to get started or I'd write out the recipe in detail. No beans, you notice—fuck some beans! Fuck some Tom Brady for that matter!


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:42 PM
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Lil' Smokies are the only thing I like about Superbowl, so I declare "Little Weenie Sunday" every year. This year, though, my chef husband is depriving me of my little weenies and taking me to an Indian restaurant, where he plans to eat this, the heartless bastard.


Posted by: Lauren | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:42 PM
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55: I care very deeply about such things indeed.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:50 PM
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Yes, I knew someone would. Here is a secret: pinto beans and black beans are replaced to spectacular effect with black eye peas.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:53 PM
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It has been far too long since I've been to an Indian restaurant. Salaam Bombay, people. Salaam Bombay.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:53 PM
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61: Little lamb: so cute! Lamb vindaloo: so tasty!

A conundrum. So vexing!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 12:54 PM
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60: . No beans, you notice--fuck some beans!

I presume this is your rendering of the "If you know beans about chili, you know chili ain't got no beans" ethic?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:09 PM
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Texan chili has no beans. But excellent chilis can have beans.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:12 PM
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As far as I can tell, chili with no beans is "meat sauce", as in what my parents used to put on spaghetti. They made very good meat sauce. But it still seems like there's something missing when there is both no beans and no spaghetti.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:23 PM
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My personal world view holds chapter revising as more satisfying than household cleaning. But my husband sharply disagrees as to which task is more satisfyingly engaged in by me for him (those prepositions seem wrong), which occasionally mars the satisfaction of having opted to revise.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:28 PM
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"Damn you! Revising chapters again while maggots crawl out of the sink and rats rustle around in the fast-food wrappers! How many times can you revise a 30-page chapter?"


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:32 PM
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"The Picture of Dorian Gray isn't even an interesting novel!! Enough already and help me with the windows!"


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:33 PM
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Texan chili has no beans. But excellent chilis can have beans.

What is beyond dispute is that chili cannot have no meat. "Chili" as the name of a dish is short for chili con carne, people. You're doing it wrong if it's got no flesh.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:33 PM
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"The Picture of Dorian Grey" is a great cliche metaphor, though.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:37 PM
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It's a great metaphor for something widely believed to be tawdry but actually totally and completely boring. It's less a metaphor for that, actually, than it *is* that.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:41 PM
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John Edwards -- what is his dark secret?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:42 PM
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Complete boringness, if the metaphor holds.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:43 PM
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That's a safe bet for most people.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:44 PM
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73: And the award for the most hackneyed and misleading use of it goes to .... ta da! Lee Siegel.

Authority in America is something like the picture of Dorian Gray. As democracy stretches its muscles, as increasing numbers of people have "access" to just about everything, as more opportunities are created for resentniks and mediocrities to hurl excrement at niches they covet but cannot breach with talent alone, the face of authority grows more and more decrepit. But a scandal a day keeps honest analysis away.


.. and you'll find it hard to believe what he is writing about.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:50 PM
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78: blogs? contemporary art? Hi-fis?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:53 PM
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79: Close. The baseball steroids scandal.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:55 PM
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I'm going to guess he's writing about the failure of people to vote for Joe Lieberman.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:56 PM
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Oops, guessing game over.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:56 PM
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Perhaps we could merge the picture of Dorian Gray and the sorcerer's apprentice and come up with a comprehensive unified-field cliche for lots of shit.

Incidentally, Google favors "Dorian Gray" over "Dorian Grey", even though the British spelling is "Grey". Was the character an American?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:58 PM
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Oh, 'smasher, if it's so important to your poor little Texas sensibilities, I'll call it black bean-espresso stew.

Just don't call me late to dinner.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 1:59 PM
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Just whack him on the kisser, SK. There's no use being reasonable with these people.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:01 PM
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It seems like there have been more noteworthy non-fictional British people named "Gray" than named "Grey". Yes, I established this by searching Wikipedia for "Michael Gray", "Michael Grey", "Charles Gray", "Charles Grey', and so on.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:03 PM
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83: Was the character an American?

No. Wikipedia has a picture of the original cover of the periodical it was published in and it is "Gray". However, it is Lippincott's Monthly Magazine which was published out of Philadelphia. Editorial override?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:04 PM
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I made the artichoke dip on Sunshine Peppercorn. At first I was worried because it tastes pretty gross prior to baking (too much mayo taste) but fire makes it good.
I was neutral a couple weeks ago- I liked the Giants when I lived in NY but don't really follow them now, but I dislike the Dolphins so I wanted NE to have a perfect season. However, the Boston media had to go and tie football to baseball in talking about Boston vs. NY, so now I believe the Patriots will go down as the greatest Superbowl losers in history.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:06 PM
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88 - Oh yay! We almost made the artichoke dip but decided to make lime bars instead. I'm glad to know the artichoke dip is good because it looked easy and I hadn't had a chance to make it yet.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:10 PM
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I just posted the key lime bar recipe to Sunshine Peppercorn.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:13 PM
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I actually made two batches- brought the first to a political discussion potluck where we picked up three former Edwards voters for Obama, the dip was all devoured. The second batch is in the oven for a party we're about to go to.
While we were out this morning, we got two Hillary calls and an Obama call. I've never experienced being an important voter.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:16 PM
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70: Pretty close, except it's 35 pages and a pot that needs to be scrubbed.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:17 PM
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I have been getting many Obama calls (about once a day for the past week.) Clinton's campaign hasn't called at all.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:18 PM
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Obama's targeting the Cala demographic.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:25 PM
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I have been getting many Obama calls (about once a day for the past week.)

Were they from Buckwheat?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:26 PM
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BR has made a delicious apple pie. We are bringing pie and alcohol to a party.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:29 PM
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94: What, married white women?

Seriously, though, I think you're right, based on my neighborhood & actually being a registered voter in this state.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:34 PM
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You're probably still in his SWW database, unless they're very efficient.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 2:37 PM
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I'm rooting for the Patriots, of course, and for neither me nor my father to have a heart attack during the game (Tom Brady, Randy Moss, you can help a bit on the second one by playing like it's week five or thereabouts.) Cooking: do cocktails count as cooking? In any event, prodigious amounts of alcohol will be consumed, though it's unclear whether the amount will be more or less in the event of a Patriots loss or victory. God, they have to win this.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:00 PM
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I am rooting for human freedom versus the machine, and thus against the Patriots. I'm going over someone else's house, but I am bringing the beer.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:02 PM
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Damn, the pregame show was seven hours. Hope it isn't eight. Jesus.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:05 PM
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Damn, the pregame show was seven hours.

Yeah, someone just told me that, and I boggled.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:20 PM
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It seems to be about half advertising too.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:21 PM
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Arizona law enforcement agencies will use robots to help maintain security at the Super Bowl to be held Feb. 3 at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
The robots are about 3 feet high and move on wheels. Some will be in the public view and possibly patrolling with officers, and some will be in enclosed areas and only brought out if they are needed, said Northrop Grumman spokesman George Seffers.

See that, robots. We are still a first world country!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:26 PM
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John, it's a captive audience. Last time I happened to be in an emergency room, the attendants there said that the worst day of the year was, hands down, the SuperBowl: people will ignore all sorts of things until the game's over, then come in in dire straits in the evening. Weird.


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101: Yes, it is ridiculous. For logisitical reasons I have been trying to ascertain the actual kickoff time. As far as I can tell it is 6:18 PM, but that might just be a start to some new phase of the bullshit


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Yeah, I've been checking in since 2:30 (3:30 EST.) When I found out that the pre-game show started at 11 I was sure that I'd missed part of the game already. But I had almost 3 hours to wait.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:34 PM
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Grey is the colour; I think the name is usually spelt Gray. My MIL is a Gray by marriage, and so is her sister.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:55 PM
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And 1 - commiserations Gonerill. I was out all day yesterday and came home to find my Welsh husband completely delirious with joy. (And singing Max Boyce songs even more than usual.)


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:56 PM
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Oh, 'smasher, if it's so important to your poor little Texas sensibilities, I'll call it black bean-espresso stew.

Just don't call me late to dinner.

And be very careful about what you call a bagel in her presence.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 3:57 PM
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Oh, the big football game is on today?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 4:04 PM
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We were talking about maybe going out for Indian food, but after reading this thread, I want CHOCOLATE. Specifically, CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE.


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Thye still haven't kicked the motherfucking ball! I guess they haven't sold enough shit yet. I knew 6:17 was bullshit.

Ah well, we get the sport championship broadcasts we deserve in this the best of all possible worlds.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 4:27 PM
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Hey, Folks. Wait one minute. Jonah's book is now #1 on Amazon for Entertainment: Humor: Parodies. Whose joke is this? Does Amazon control genre? I think they do! So is it their joke? Or can readers affect it?
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Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 4:42 PM
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Sorry oudemia, that's not the self-parodies category.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 4:46 PM
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Hey, where's the SuperBowl livecommenting thread?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:01 PM
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I'm working on it, M/tch.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:04 PM
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117: I knew we were doomed.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:05 PM
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And the thing is, the little joke Ben's playing with comments in the thread above actually turned out to express my own thoughts pretty well. Or at least how this game is making me feel. God, please New England, find a way to move the ball and hang on.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:12 PM
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O you m/tch of little faith.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:12 PM
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120: Damn. I was sure you were going to go with the "WMYBSALM/?" gambit. But you've still got a few surprises left in you!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:15 PM
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How would that be a gambit, precisely?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:16 PM
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Ben, you bastard. Talk about the flagrant abuse of your lack of a comment policy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:19 PM
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I think it's genius. I doff my cap to w-lfs-n, the prick.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:21 PM
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How would that be a gambit, precisely?

Well if you have to ask . . .


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:21 PM
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... you'll tell me?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:22 PM
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Who took the under?


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:22 PM
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A tremendous number of small animals in the ads, including several squirrel ads, a badger ad, a mouse ad, and a weird supermodel / lizard ad.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:23 PM
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Other than the Giants defense, I mean.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:23 PM
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w-lfs-n sucks. Pats better score.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:25 PM
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And one ad with a car full of misc. animals and birds including a wolf.

And I think that I saw one of the lizards trying to look up the supermodel's skirt.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:30 PM
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Plenty 'o racist caricatures in the ads thus far.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:35 PM
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If you don't love racist pandas, you don't love America. Also: that was a pretty smart challenge in a game this close.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:37 PM
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one to notice the absurdly racist salesgenie ads. The hell?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 6:39 PM
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134: C'mon we're post-racism now. It's all good.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:03 PM
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You're probably still in his SWW database, unless they're very efficient.

I suspect the Obama campaign has got something like this organized in Cala's state:

In California -- a huge state where political field organizers are a dying breed and media svengalis rule -- the Obama campaign is again bucking tradition. Wicks estimates the campaign is making around 18,000 calls a day, all with volunteer help. And in an Internet twist on the usual boiler-room phone-bank operations, phoners for Obama can obtain phone lists and scripts through their computers at home, obviating the need to gather in a single location -- a technology pioneered by MoveOn.Org. The campaign can track in real time the number of calls made, who is phoning, and the results of the calls.

Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:06 PM
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I am LOL at the live-commenting thread.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:06 PM
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It's only funny if the Patriots win. Otherwise, w-lfs-n's to blame. Obviously.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:08 PM
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New England will score. The Giants won't. And then the Giants will have trouble getting the ball back with enough time to try to win or tie.

Or something.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:11 PM
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James Carville and Bill Frist. That's so sweet. God, I hate Carville.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:12 PM
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How can you put single coverage on Moss there?


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:46 PM
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Just what I was thinking.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 7:47 PM
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Might have been the greatest game in football history. Definitely the greatest quarter in football history.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 8:04 PM
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136: B and Mr. B could have told you that.

Best Superbowl ever.

WTF with the NE offensive line? Also, why didn't NE go to quick short passes sooner?

Reminds me of the ball-control games I used to see back before you motherfuckers were born.



Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 8:09 PM
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I'm in hell. But yes: a very good game.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 8:09 PM
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And why didn't New England go to the shotgun? Anyone know?


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 8:10 PM
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WTF with the NE offensive line?

No doubt. What a bloodbath.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 8:10 PM
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136 worries me. There's a reason media svengalis rule here. It's really hard for a field operation to dent a statewide campaign.

Although considering that the various congressional districts are weighted differently, boots on the ground may be capable of vital precision that the air war can't bring, if you'll pardon my X-treme martial metaphors.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 02- 3-08 9:03 PM
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According to the conventional wisdom about the impact of sports on politics, Clinton will now clean up on Tuesday and Romney will be destroyed by MacCain. Have fun, everybody.

What am I offered on France for the 6 nations? Wales did good, but I just have a feeling...


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 02- 4-08 1:13 AM
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re: 149

I didn't see the Scotland/France game but France are usually a good outside bet.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02- 4-08 2:57 AM
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144: What Emerson said. The respective Ds turned this Super Bowl into a doppelganger of 1950s-60s classic games. To analogize to the Balanchine oeuvre, this game is to the 1967 Ice Bowl as Movements for Piano and Orchestra is to Monumentum Pro Gesualdo.


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