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 on: Today at 01:48:53 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Drjohnrock
It will be interesting to see how far the Republican try to push off Obama's nomination to replace Scalia. There is almost a full year before the next president takes office and then however long it will take to nominate and approve the nomination. I think there is no way they are able to hold off until the election and keep any credibility at all as long as Obama nominates someone not too far left (which I don't think he will). The longer they push this bad, the worse they are going to look to the independent voters (of course they will look awesome to their base) and it could end up being a major issue in the election cycle if they push it that far.

I agree.  Democrats could very convincingly point to any blocking of the confirmation process as further proof of Republican scorched earth extremism and why they aren't worthy of holding office--if they play it right.  Chances are, they won't.

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 on: Today at 10:58:29 AM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by dirk
It will be interesting to see how far the Republican try to push off Obama's nomination to replace Scalia. There is almost a full year before the next president takes office and then however long it will take to nominate and approve the nomination. I think there is no way they are able to hold off until the election and keep any credibility at all as long as Obama nominates someone not too far left (which I don't think he will). The longer they push this bad, the worse they are going to look to the independent voters (of course they will look awesome to their base) and it could end up being a major issue in the election cycle if they push it that far.

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 on: Today at 01:21:29 AM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by daytime drinking
i'm 33 years old.  my mother just picked me up from the winter beer thing downtown.  she drove me home and we circled the block a few times just catching up.    she asked me as she was about to park, should i just park.... or drive around the block another time?   and i said said,... i wish you could drive around the block a million more times.  i was really high and drunk.  i probably won't even regret this tomorrow.  i don't mean anything happened between my mom and i just mean, even posting this.  oh god why am i still typing.  i'm drinking a canada dry ssseltzer water and i wanted to post something on facebook which i haven't used in two years but i felt like i said positive to say, but i forgot it.  so'pe, this is your responsibility

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 on: Yesterday at 06:48:27 PM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by MissKitty
1. V's Cafe on 7th - Downtown
2. Joy Trattoria - Cancun, Mexico
Italian restaurant. Great service, good food.

3. La Buffet - Cancun, Mexico
Buffets usually are not my thing, but my girlfriend and I were staying at an all-inclusive resort and decided to try a different restaurant for each meal. This was our breakfast. Pretty good choices, from omelet stations and made-to-order pancakes to smoked salmon, aged goat cheese, fresh fruit and even wheatgrass drinks.

4. Maki Taco - Cancun, Mexico
Supposedly a Japanese-Mexican "fusion" restaurant. It was shit. Egg rolls (which aren't even Japanese) slathered in guacamole. Sushi with mole sauce for dipping. It was a laugh. We shall forever refer to it as The Mucky Taco.

5. Dos Lunas - Cancun, Mexico
Another Italian place. I got a goat cheese and walnut ravioli to die for. My favorite meal. Very popular and delicious, made even more entertaining and fun by the group of hot, handsome Russians doing shots of tequila at the next table.

6. Ibiza Restaurante - Cancun, Mexico
Gourmet snacky-snacks. We got sushi and didn't pay (Repo Man). My vegetarian sushi was quite tasty indeed, but sadly it was the only vegetarian item on the menu, even the salads had meat. I had to request they make the salad without the ham and turkey and the server thought I was nuts but that's okay.

7. Los Internationale Market Place - Cancun, Mexico
Another buffet. My friend was well into it; me, not so much. But it was fine.

8. Health Bar - Cancun, Mexico
Health drinks, smoothies and yogurt. Conveniently located next to the beach Pilates and yoga area.

9. Dragon Wei/Red Dragon - Cancun, Mexico
Chinese restaurant. Not bad but kinda meh. There were no hot, handsome Russians.

10. Fountainbleu - Cancun, Mexico
This was a VIP restaurant lounge that only those with the elite wristbands could get into. It was an upscale buffet with higher quality items and top shelf liquor. Excellent and yes please!

11. Sian Ka'An Beach Club - Cancun, Mexico
Another perk of having the elite wristbands was there was a VIP area of the beach which had king-sized canopy beds to lounge on, better music (more on that in a moment) and best of all, cabana boys/girls bringing whatever food and drinks we wanted. It was one of the few places with an impressive vegetarian menu. Yay!

12. Sevilla Wine & Tapas - Cancun, Mexico
Sadly they had pretty much nada for vegetarians, which we didn't know when we sat down. We could have walked out, but we'd queued for it and couldn't be bothered to go elsewhere. I got a couple of potato-based items from the cold menu, and that's pretty much it until dessert. My friend tried quite a few items and enjoyed everything except the clams, which she found too gritty.

13. VIP Lounge - Cancun, Mexico
Does what it says on the tin. Lots of Brits and Germans.

14. Tunkul - Cancun, Mexico
More buffet.

15. Coffee & Me - Cancun, Mexico
Coffee bar with pastries and futbol futbol futbol! We enjoyed watching a repeat of the Real Madrid v. Malmo 8-0 drubbing while sipping our drinks. Gareth Bale mate. Once a Saint, always a Saint.

16. Coyote Loco - Cancun, Mexico
My friend wanted to hit up this place to see what it was like. It was early enough that the Dbags weren't out in full force yet, but it was still a shitty bar with shitty snacks and shitty music and shitty dayglo drinks which we took one sip of and dumped out on our way back to the VIP bar with its top shelf drinkies.

17. Fresh to Go - Atlanta, GA

Hit this up on the flight back home. It was one of the few places with a vegetarian option in the terminal. I got a breakfast sandwich which I could only eat half of because it was too salty. My friend was bummed because we had to pay for food and drinks again.


About the music. It was pretty much full-on Ibiza dance music, with a healthy sprinkling of Pitbull, weird fucking mash-ups and Uptown Funk every two hours thrown in for good measure. If you've ever been shoe shopping at DSW, you might have noticed the rather laid back house music they pipe in. That's the sort of music we heard ALL THE TIME while in Grand Cayman, and I rather naively thought it would be similar in Cancun. Nope. It was much more hi-energy. If Grand Cayman was shopping for shoes, Cancun was shopping for ho shoes.

Ah, but in the VIP area of the beach, it was DSW shoe shopping laid back house. Win!

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 on: Yesterday at 04:09:03 PM 
Started by foolsgold - Last post by daytime drinking
tnx.  i feel shitty about the fine but almost as shitty as how utterly lazy i am.  the library is right around the block from my house.  what's even more, i never even watched the films

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 on: Yesterday at 01:01:32 PM 
Started by foolsgold - Last post by trixi
Your card may not even exist anymore so you'd want to call 369-6900 and have them check, and if you need to re-apply you'll need your ID or a bill (like from phone/gas company) with your current address on it.  If it does exist and the fines still exist, we have a 5 year statute of limitations so as long as the fines are older than that, they should take them off.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:32:47 PM 
Started by Cockney Rebel - Last post by va-vacious
I've decided to use the Bechdel Test this year as part of my reviews. The test requires two named female characters to have a conversation about something other than a man. It's evidently harder than you'd think. I'm not going out of my way to do feminist-only films or anything, just watching as I normally do (blockbusters, rom coms, dramas, etc) Bechdel will be indicated with B=Y or N.
1. The Abominable Bride- Banter! Martin Freeman! Benderpants Cumbersnoodle! It made me happy, while it was not perfect, I had no problem with it. (B=N)
2. Sisters- I laughed, a whole lot. And John Cena is now in the list of "Oh, he's in that movie? Maybe I will see it" because he stole every scene he's in. (B=Y- it better!)
3. Zoolander- this is still so funny. I remember seeing it in the theater with Ella, and we were almost the only ones there- noone else I knew liked it or was interested in it. (B=Y)
4. Galaxy Quest- Alan Rickman! Sob! Such a good movie. (B=N)
5. The Right Kind of Wrong- Netflix. Watched purely because of Ryan Kwanten. He needs a better agent. (B=N)
6. An Ideal Husband- Oscar Wilde was a brilliant writer who's words still hold up 100 years later (B= Y)
7. Clear and Present Danger- Meh. It's a bit dated at this point. (B= N)
8. Save the Date Lizzy Caplan, Allison Brie are the main characters, and sisters! And they barely have a conversation not about Lizzy's relationship status. I talk to both of my sisters about many things besides men. Booo! This could have been a much better movie, but it was way too Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Needed a better script. B=Y, but barely.
9. Ant Man Part of the Marvel machine. Was not as fun as Guardians of the Galaxy. Really pissed off at how Judy Greer's character was non-existent in the movie. She was Rudd's ex-wife! Primary caretaker for his daughter, and doesn't have the conversations about his parenting with him? Grr. B=N
10. American Ultra - started off fun, then became predictable. Connie Britton's hair is still amazing. B=N
11. Centurion 2010 Michael Fassbender movie, where he is a Roman Centurion. Meh. One of the 3 women in the film had had her tongue cut out, so she definitely couldn't talk to anyone! Also, classic use of the rape of a woman to motivate the actions of the men in the movie. Would have been a better movie if it had been about her getting revenge, or something, but nope, she was just a tool. B=N
12. Sense and Sensibility- Thompson, Rickman, Grant. This movie is so very good. B=Y
13. Hail, Ceasar- Very Coen-y, was super fun. I loved the movie-within-a-movie conceit. B=N
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- the fight scenes in this movie are so good. Amazing choreography. And I just like Cap so much. B=N

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 on: Yesterday at 11:33:23 AM 
Started by foolsgold - Last post by daytime drinking
i have a library card but have used it in seven years because i never returned a few dvds on time.  i never paid the fine.  if i go and use the library card today, will they ask me to paid the fine? 

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 on: February 12, 2016, 09:59:57 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by trixi
1.  Finding Audrey--Sophie Kinsella
2.  Watermelon--Marian Keyes
3.  The Treatment--Suzanne Young
4.  Jesse's Girl--Miranda Kenneally
5.  A Good Place to Hide: How One French Village Saved Thousands of Lives During World War II--Peter Grose
6.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children--Ransom Riggs

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 on: February 12, 2016, 12:03:31 PM 
Started by rva - Last post by mik
Just gave Wild Stab from The I Don't Cares (Westerberg/Hatfield) a listen. It's good stuff!

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