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    :rofl: They do look as if they're actually...

    :rofl: They do look as if they're actually enjoying it.
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    Oh, in fact, I'd just as soon nothing was Swan...

    Oh, in fact, I'd just as soon nothing was Swan Lake.

    to paraphrase one my favorite movie characters, I don't go to the ballet because I can sleep at home for free.
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    Skip the extra dancers and put them on ice...

    Skip the extra dancers and put them on ice skates, and that would be pretty cool.
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    The first one is fun. The second is BEYOND...

    The first one is fun. The second is BEYOND awesome.
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    One person's amazing and beautiful is another's...

    One person's amazing and beautiful is another's bored to tears. Irrelevant.

    This kid isn't going to change the face of ballet. The amazing part is that somebody was interested enough to write an...
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    The best male dancers are not posts nor...

    The best male dancers are not posts nor scaffolds; they're incredible athletes. Even those of us who detest the artform can appreciate that athleticism in small doses. Baryshnikov comes to mind...
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    It has. Several times. I recovered, and slogged...

    It has. Several times. I recovered, and slogged away until I got back on my feet. And I'm glad that I had family to help, although nobody in my life has ever been more than just modestly comfortable;...
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    Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of the ballet. ...

    Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of the ballet.

    I have also never understood why anyone would ruin her feet that way voluntarily. There simply are no old ballerinas who are not constantly in pain....
  9. Hmmm...I wonder if this applies now to the...

    Hmmm...I wonder if this applies now to the federal government as well as the states, as do several other provisions not originally thought to?
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    Doesn't work on all sites, though. I also turn...

    Doesn't work on all sites, though. I also turn off javascript to beat some of them.
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    Why not? In the past year, I have been debt-free...

    Why not? In the past year, I have been debt-free and doubled my savings, not even counting the amount I've put into my 401K. HRH, working an entry-level job and paying for her own clothing, gas, and...
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    Nah, last I heard, she was poisoning young minds...

    Nah, last I heard, she was poisoning young minds at University of Minnesota, of all the godforsaken places.
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    Haven't we all? They're chameleons. They target...

    Haven't we all? They're chameleons. They target mentally healthy people, and they can hold their act together long enough to suck you in. When they start reverting to type, at first you think it's...
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    MISSED OPPORTUNITY

    Aw man, we blew it.

    Almost everyone here remembers Nixon's infamous and appropriately acronym'd Committee to Re-Elect the President.

    Whether maliciously or merely obliviously, why did some wag...
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    A suburb of San Jose....

    A suburb of San Jose.
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    Well, in fact, I don't want them liable. I want...

    Well, in fact, I don't want them liable. I want them to stop deciding what we see (if we choose to frequent such platforms). This should be the technological equivalent of traditional public forum,...
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    Or the other way around. Sadly, they are not...

    Or the other way around.

    Sadly, they are not covered by the 1st Amendment, but should not be exempt from liability for content if they're going to control it. Make them liable for defamation,...
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    Amen! All of this, except that I never have...

    Amen! All of this, except that I never have bothered to sign up in the first place, since I can count on you folks to bring me all the outrageous and/or offensive content I can handle. :D
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    I kind of suspected that. I don't do "macros,"...

    I kind of suspected that. I don't do "macros," except in Word. I do grams of protein, fat, carbs. I like them simple, also. The plan I'm using sets out meals in terms of things like 1/3 cup low-fat...
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    Calling All Cooks

    https://healthyrecipesblogs.com/protein-pancakes/

    Somebody who actually cooks, please comment. Is this likely to be edible?
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    :rofl: If we did that in CA, we'd have to 5150...

    :rofl:

    If we did that in CA, we'd have to 5150 the whole coast, plus some. That would leave me alone in the office, but no matter, as there would be no judges to hear cases. Hmmmm...if my paycheck...
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    :rofl:

    :rofl:
  23. It's expensive, although not as expensive as NYC,...

    It's expensive, although not as expensive as NYC, and the weather's much better. The roads suck. We have a lot of homeless. The government is delusional.

    None of which negates the fact that the...
  24. These people act as if there isn't great...

    These people act as if there isn't great literature that involves non-white people.

    As a kid (elementary school), HRH read both YA and regular literature of all sorts, featuring characters of many...
  25. I don't know about all state agencies, of course,...

    I don't know about all state agencies, of course, but where I work, this is bullshit. The head of our agency is a woman. The chief counsel is an Asian woman. The assistant chief counsels are a white...
  26. Mountain oysters are just for tourists?

    Mountain oysters are just for tourists?
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    Oh, I remember what was in my lunchbox in grade...

    Oh, I remember what was in my lunchbox in grade school. By High school, my focus was way elsewhere.
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    I'm pretty sure my mother solved this one by...

    I'm pretty sure my mother solved this one by having me pack my own lunch. I have exactly zero recollection of what I ate for lunch in high school. Quite possibly nothing...not for economic reasons,...
  29. Damn autocorrupt. Principles.

    Damn autocorrupt. Principles.
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    Why would you ruin good cheese and vinegar with...

    Why would you ruin good cheese and vinegar with beets??? :shakehead:
  31. No interest in foxholes, either.

    No interest in foxholes, either.
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    Query: Why are we still opening a governmental...

    Query: Why are we still opening a governmental proceeding with a prayer?
  33. Well, I'm using it in a more general sense. I...

    Well, I'm using it in a more general sense. I seldom even think about religion, per se, unless someone else makes an issue of it. No animus, just no interest.
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    I knew a guy like that. You could give him a box...

    I knew a guy like that. You could give him a box of chocolates, and he'd save them for special occasions. Like one a month or less. Sadly, his (no ex-) wife said he was like that about sex, too. :eek:
  35. "Quality of life" crimes are graffiti, pissing in...

    "Quality of life" crimes are graffiti, pissing in doorways, aggressive panhandling, camping on public or private property (formerly known as "trespassing"), screaming obscenities at passersby, and...
  36. Can't. The SF DA has a policy of not prosecuting...

    Can't. The SF DA has a policy of not prosecuting "quality of life" crimes.
  37. Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Recoil reduction is good. My hearing's pretty...

    Recoil reduction is good. My hearing's pretty much shot anyway, but my joints appreciate less recoil.
  39. As I understand it, our pagan ancestors did it to...

    As I understand it, our pagan ancestors did it to drive off bad spirits, so the new year wouldn't be cursed.

    A related tradition that I like is apparently Nordic, and involves writing on scraps of...
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    Why? There's nobody up there in the wilderness to...

    Why? There's nobody up there in the wilderness to hear you anyway. :ptpt:
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    Man, you have a seriously lurid subconscious....

    Man, you have a seriously lurid subconscious. :pink:
  42. I want to do that!!!! We'll ring bells and/or...

    I want to do that!!!!

    We'll ring bells and/or bang on pans at midnight, if we last that long. It's an old family tradition.

    It's cold here, relatively speaking (a light dusting of snow earlier...
  43. Thread: Meme

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    Damn, with that maxilla, is she related to the...

    Damn, with that maxilla, is she related to the British royal family? Looks like she's braying.
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    Why would any woman? Apparently, it's...

    Why would any woman?

    Apparently, it's currently fashionable in some circles to call women (and girls) "whores" or some colloquial variant thereof.

    I'm reminded of something my sainted mother...
  45. HRH sent our cards to a musher friend, who will...

    HRH sent our cards to a musher friend, who will stamp them "delivered to USPS by dogsled" and mail them on, so he should get one soon. :D
  46. You just described everyone in my family, male...

    You just described everyone in my family, male and female, except Nova, HRH and me.
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    Allow me to clarify: the sort of social and...

    Allow me to clarify: the sort of social and professional censure I had in mind was the sort that, in times past, also enforced good manners of all sorts. Not forbidden word lists (in fact, college...
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    LARGE poodle. :D

    LARGE poodle. :D
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    Riti got her hair done with Christmas bows today....

    Riti got her hair done with Christmas bows today.

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    There are, in fact, legitimately offensive words...

    There are, in fact, legitimately offensive words and phrases. Social and professional censure works well to eliminate those, although it sometimes takes time. For example, whenever my opposing...
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    Merry Christmas Eve! Not cooking yet. HRH is...

    Merry Christmas Eve!

    Not cooking yet. HRH is working a short shift today and we'll cook a bit when she gets home. Christmas isn't a big food holiday for us. Homemade cranberry sauce, maybe the...
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    In the Maslovian sense, I disagree. Poetry isn't...

    In the Maslovian sense, I disagree. Poetry isn't essential to physical survival, but to survival on a higher level, intellectual, cultural, and social survival, it most assuredly is. For purely...
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    Would that everyone understood the question, at...

    Would that everyone understood the question, at least.

    I subjunct in 3 languages.
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    Separates the sheep from the goats. Therefore,...

    Separates the sheep from the goats. Therefore, essential.
  55. I know that one. My grandparents used to take...

    I know that one.

    My grandparents used to take me to hear barbershop quartets and Sweet Adelines.
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    Bikini glacée!

    Bikini glacée!
  57. Nah, for style, the '55 - '57 Tbird or the '65...

    Nah, for style, the '55 - '57 Tbird or the '65 Mustang. I had the latter, with a Boss 302 replacing the stock 289. Even with automatic transmission, it blew the doors off of most everything, and did...
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    Kinda low on snow, aren't you?

    Kinda low on snow, aren't you?
  59. In my opinion, a charitable donation should be...

    In my opinion, a charitable donation should be made because it's the right thing to do, not to wangle your name on the building. That said, this really makes no difference. Yeah, it pisses a lot of...
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    Happy Chanukah!

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  61. Did I miss that suggestion in the article Philly...

    Did I miss that suggestion in the article Philly posted?
  62. All countries have a tragic past. Some also have...

    All countries have a tragic past. Some also have a noble past. Most also have and ordinary past, but witnessing that doesn't make for monuments.

    Italy and Spain have a tragic past; the Inquisition...
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    OK, I don't watch TV, let alone infomercials, but...

    OK, I don't watch TV, let alone infomercials, but I suspect the name of these is not really "Magic Crackhead Pillows." Somebody care to share what it is?
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    Riti +1.

    Riti +1.
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    The NRA website list classes by location and sex...

    The NRA website list classes by location and sex of the instructor.
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    Second this. I'm not sure what's available...

    Second this.

    I'm not sure what's available down by Newman's residence, but there's quite a lot in the St Pete/Pinellas Park area. A good place to start for referrals would be Bill Jackson's...
  67. I don't recall knowing that's what it was, but I...

    I don't recall knowing that's what it was, but I have driven by that park in Oxon Hill many times, and I did know about the Battle of Bladensburg. In fact, it sort of continued into my teen years,...
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    A bicycle is a vehicle. In many if not most...

    A bicycle is a vehicle. In many if not most jurisdictions, you can be ticketed for riding on the sidewalk, unless you're a little kid.

    What I would like to see is a return to teaching (and...
  69. When I was in elementary school, if we had seen a...

    When I was in elementary school, if we had seen a guy with longish hair, we would've called him a "beatnik." Or just a weirdo.

    By the time I graduated high school, all the guys had long hair, even...
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    Tried that. If there's a sweet spot, I haven't...

    Tried that. If there's a sweet spot, I haven't found it.

    I don't suppose I'm really missing much, anyway.
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    Lately, I can't run the video of a tweet, and if...

    Lately, I can't run the video of a tweet, and if I tap to go to the source, it insists I log in to twitter, which I can't do, as I neither have nor want a twitter account. :rolleyes:
  72. Are you kidding? It was the early 70s...all the...

    Are you kidding? It was the early 70s...all the guys (except the dorky engineering majors on the 3rd floor and Pete, our token ROTC student) looked like that. The only variables were height and skin...
  73. I would think that responsible public health...

    I would think that responsible public health professionals would be very negative about this. We already have "diversion programs" that make a conviction go away if the person accepts and completes...
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    Well, the lesbian and the Harley rider were one...

    Well, the lesbian and the Harley rider were one and the same, which leaves the question: what the hell were you and Frostbit doing in a lesbian bar????? :devil:
  75. Nah, that would be Grampar.

    Nah, that would be Grampar.
  76. Dependent Claws

    Dependent Claws
  77. Merriam-Webster is a slave to "usage." There is...

    Merriam-Webster is a slave to "usage." There is no alternate pronunciation here. The word is French, thus the terminal "e" is silent.
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    I'd love to get 3 minutes without interruption.

    I'd love to get 3 minutes without interruption.
  79. I would propose that nobody has a clue what most...

    I would propose that nobody has a clue what most people in India and Africa die of on any given day, and unlike here, they're not willy-nilly attributing all cases in which COD is unknown natural...
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    Doesn't do those of us in Alameda County much...

    Doesn't do those of us in Alameda County much good. And HRH's haircutter is in SF. :chagrin:
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    Not here. It would be, "Oh, Mary! You SO need a...

    Not here. It would be, "Oh, Mary! You SO need a haircut!" :devil:
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    Got mine cut today. I told my haircutter we have...

    Got mine cut today. I told my haircutter we have a big parking lot at our place that's hidden from the street.

    HRH goes to a different salon. She hadn't made an appointment, but they declared a...
  83. Scintillating Scotoma

    Scintillating Scotoma
  84. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM_xvTaYavw&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM_xvTaYavw&ab_channel=DylanGauci
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    Johnny Tillotson The games at Chuck E Cheese

    Johnny Tillotson

    The games at Chuck E Cheese
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    Between Eastern Europe and Africa, everything I...

    Between Eastern Europe and Africa, everything I learned in 9th grade World Geography is useless.
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    What country is Prague in these days?

    What country is Prague in these days?
  88. 50+ years since I first heard of them, and they...

    50+ years since I first heard of them, and they still sound like part of the Hebrides, not the pancreas.
  89. Name Your Rock Band - Medical Edition

    It can be a disease, a procedure,...be creative. Proper scientific name or vernacular. I'll start:

    The Drip.
  90. Nah, it wasn't a band name; it was a comment on...

    Nah, it wasn't a band name; it was a comment on other people's band names.

    :D
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    Fortunately, I already had a haircut scheduled...

    Fortunately, I already had a haircut scheduled tomorrow. Next week, they're closing everything again.
  92. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JRgHol94Xc&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JRgHol94Xc&ab_channel=PatBenatarVEVO
  93. Boss 302 And opening for them: Stock 289.

    Boss 302

    And opening for them: Stock 289.
  94. IIRC, Fromme didn't succeed in killing anyone.

    IIRC, Fromme didn't succeed in killing anyone.
  95. We don't have enough information. Some people are...

    We don't have enough information. Some people are just evil, and they stay evil. I'm not ready to dismiss a vicious murder as the work of "confused kids." Most of us were confused at some point;...
  96. I would congratulate Newsom on having the stones...

    I would congratulate Newsom on having the stones to do this, but he's the consummate opportunist, and I'm sure he only did it because the polls show it will play well.
  97. Fouled Plugs

    Fouled Plugs
  98. Dwellmeter

    Dwellmeter
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    Huh, who knew there was a Belgrade in Montana? I...

    Huh, who knew there was a Belgrade in Montana? I was sitting here wondering why someone would name a US military vehicle after a city in Yugoslavia.
  100. I don't know who would've been considered "the...

    I don't know who would've been considered "the cool kids" in my school. There were many different social clusters, and I would say they were each pretty cool in their different ways. There were the...
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