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    Something Random

    Mmmm...Thai Orange Chicken...tasty

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    I like the Thai lemon grass.

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    I like Thai women. Mmmm.... yummy
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    </me wishes there was a Thai place someplace I might actually go to eat it>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio
    </me wishes there was a Thai place someplace I might actually go to eat it>
    I'm sure there are some good Thai restaurants in Chicago.

    I have only eated Thai food one time, and I didn't like it very much.

    But, I did eat at a Afghani restaurant last weekend and thought that the food was very good. I had a lamb kebab, soup, and tea.

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    Heh...I thought Merc was wishing for a Thai place to eat the yummy women flagreen spoke of.

    I'm very scared to try new foods, but through work we always seem to be trying new cultural foods. We went to a Thai place and I loved the lemon grass chicken. We also went to an Indian buffet and I don't really care for that cuisine...

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    There's a Thai place in Lansing that's very good, timwhit, but it's not someplace I'd feel comfortable asking for a table for one. There are some I'm aware of in the suburbs but I don't live there and as a rule I don't try new foods while I'm working.

    I like Karee noodles and Lad Na.

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    For being in a mall, Basi Thai in Oakbrook Center is OK. Not great, but OK. There are plenty of decent Thai places around the western 'burbs. Corner of Cass & Ogden, just north of the Pizza Hut. Route 59 / Naperville by the CompUSA.

    I like almost all cuisines. Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Polish, Mexican, Italian, even some of what passes for American cuisine. The more authentic the better.

    Re: Indian: Quality of Indian food varies greatly from restaraunt to restaraunt. I have a couple of Indian coworkers so they've kind of shown me the light. There are some good Indian buffets around, but the majority are simply fair.

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    I was debating calling this "the undrailable thread" but it seems to have held coherency quite well.....

    My favorite foods (in order)

    Italian (lasagne, Pizza, other pastas)
    Thai (Orange Chicken and Pad Thai)
    American (Burgers, Steaks)
    Japanese (sushi)

    I am a picky eater, so there's not that much variety in my diet.

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    Italian is very easy to make at home. The ingredients and seasonings are simple. I'm too lazy to make pasta, which hurts the expeience a little, but I've done it before.

    Personally I like Mexican and Chinese food. And Polish food. Provencal (Country) French is very good too.

    I have a special fondness for hot dogs. :)

    There aren't any Indian restaurants here, either.

    Sushi is disgusting. Granted, I don't exactly live near a large supply of sushi-type fish, which might influence my opinion.

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    I haven't tasted Thai cuisine so I can't comment on that. I'd say Chinese(both food and females) are my favorites. Italian(my ancestoral cuisine) is a very close second. Mexican probably comes next, although I've never tried Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, or Japanese so that might not hold up. Regarding sushi, I'm a little averse to eating something that was moving only a few minutes before so I'd probably pass on that part of Japanese cuisine. Actually, living in NYC I could probably try any one of dozens of cuisines on a regular basis, but I tend to stick with what I know and like. BTW, the best Chinese food is in Chinatown(the original one in lower Manhattan). Look for places where you see mostly Chinese eating and those likely have the best food. Second best is anything around Flushing Main St.(Flushing is Chinatown #2). That being said, you usually have a pretty decent takeout restaurant within walking distance almost anywhere in the city. I'd say I have at least twenty within a mile and a half of where I live.
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    Gah, forgot about Chinese and hot dogs! The chinese here is quite good. In San Jose and in particular Chinatown in San Francisco (where the immigration primarily took place). Thai food in Thailand is commonly worse than available here due to the lower quality of available ingridients.

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    I neglected to mention even though it's typical American fare sometimes a few hot dogs, fries, and a beer hits the spot. I have no idea why, especially those times I have an unfathomable craving for hot dogs. I guess I'll equate it to what smokers go through-you know it's bad for you but deep down it satisfies some chemical urge. Generally, though I'm not a big fan of most American foods-too fatty and too much meat for my tastes. And those big staples of Americana, Coca Cola and Pepsi, give me diarrhea so I can't drink more than a small glass. I like Sprite and similar sodas better anyway
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    Hot dogs make me sick.
    But I do like scrapple, well cooked though - mushy and I want to puke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962
    I have no idea why, especially those times I have an unfathomable craving for hot dogs.
    Just like pregnant women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962
    Regarding sushi, I'm a little averse to eating something that was moving only a few minutes before so I'd probably pass on that part of Japanese cuisine.
    "Spoilin' nice fish. Give it to us raw and wriiiggggllling." - Gollum

    Sushi mostly tastes of rice and vegetables. Unless you are tasting the wasabi. I was fine with the baby octupus I ate until I bit down on something a little crunchy. I imagined it was the pincher like mouth from 10K Leagues Under the Sea and and that was a little too vivid a thought. I swallowed quickly.

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    Man, after reading this thread I've been thinking of hot dogs for the last 2 days

    The sushi place I like does some more original pieces. They include more herbs and spices (ginger, garlic, oregano, etc), and the quality of the fish is excellent (a must).

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    My playlist is at 6669 items (21 days, 10 hours, 25 minutes, 43 seconds) I somehow feel complete. I can stop ripping for now. I'd switch to a losless codec, but transcoding all this (30GB+) would be a massive undertaking.

    Besides, 256-384 VBR isn't so bad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding
    Man, after reading this thread I've been thinking of hot dogs for the last 2 days

    The sushi place I like does some more original pieces. They include more herbs and spices (ginger, garlic, oregano, etc), and the quality of the fish is excellent (a must).
    I was going to make pigs in a blanket tomorrow night... dont know what to use as a side... baked beans? cole slaw? onion rings? french fries? baked potatoes with chives, cheese, and sour cream?

    hmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakerwry
    I was going to make pigs in a blanket tomorrow night... dont know what to use as a side... baked beans? cole slaw? onion rings? french fries? baked potatoes with chives, cheese, and sour cream?

    hmm....
    Baked beans or fries go nice with hot dogs. Cole slaw is OK on the franks, although onions or sauerkraut go better. I think baked potatoes would kind of clash. And dark mustard is the best.
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    Pigs in a blanket (which I haven't had for ages, and am now craving) go best with...beer. Haven't tried it myself, but my friend assues me it works...

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    The "pigs in the blanket" I'm familiar with are made with hamburger, rice and peppers stuffed into cabbage leaves and covered with a tomato-based sauce. I'm assuming that's not what you're talking about?

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    AIR pigs in a blanket can also refer to sausage links wrapped in a pancake.

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    I was talking about hot dogs wrapped in dough (like a cresent roll) and baked.

    There are many variationed, but I've never heard of the one you're talking about mercutio. Although it doesn't sound bad.


    Actually that remonds me of stuffed peppers (only no cabbage). Rice, corn, hamburger all stuffed into red or green bell pepper halves and topped with cheese. I guess there's probably a can of tomato sauce mixed into the filling as well.

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    oh yes, I picked up some pete's wicked ale yesterday... I dont know what to think of it... I think I need to try another beer is what I think. Got any recomendations?

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    If you can get to the Bend River Brewery (Bend, Oregon) they have an Obsidian Black Ale that they serve on nitrogen (instead of CO2) very rich, very hearty and (thanks to the nitrogen) very, very smooth. Just the right beverage for a more bland food (one that is driving my mad with anticipation). I had just managed to quench my hot dog cravings @ ROtK, and now you guys spring this on me. This will actually require me to bake!

    My ex-local brewery was Gordon Beirsch. I spent many a long evening there, sitting on the deck and staring at the Bay Bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding
    If you can get to the Bend River Brewery (Bend, Oregon) they have an Obsidian Black Ale that they serve on nitrogen (instead of CO2) very rich, very hearty and (thanks to the nitrogen) very, very smooth. Just the right beverage for a more bland food (one that is driving my mad with anticipation). I had just managed to quench my hot dog cravings @ ROtK, and now you guys spring this on me. This will actually require me to bake!

    My ex-local brewery was Gordon Beirsch. I spent many a long evening there, sitting on the deck and staring at the Bay Bridge.
    Sounds fantastic David. Gordon Biersch makes a delicious Mrzen.
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    If you ever get the chance, try Spaten Premium Bock, it only comes on tap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e_dawg
    Living the good life out there in Cali, are we? Bastard...
    There's a reason the house I'm living in costs $1.2M...it's worth it

    (no, I don't own the house)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck
    If you ever get the chance, try Spaten Premium Bock, it only comes on tap.
    That is available @ the local Brit Pub....I'll have to check it out.

    My new local brewery, Monterey Coast Brewery, has a great Pilzner.

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    • [list:a24bebe755]
      HUSSIE !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding
    Quote Originally Posted by Buck
    If you ever get the chance, try Spaten Premium Bock, it only comes on tap.
    That is available @ the local Brit Pub....I'll have to check it out.

    My new local brewery, Monterey Coast Brewery, has a great Pilzner.
    Checked it out, very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dscfrm
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      HUSSIE !
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    Also very nice, has she been spotted in Texas, yet? And what on earth would she be doing in Houston, anyway. Austin would be more her style...

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    I'v found that every morining, I listen to the same 4 songs in the same order:

    1. The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl
    2. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
    3. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
    4. James Taylor - Steamroller

    Does anyone else have this kind of routine?

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    You just found that every morning, you listen to the same four songs in order? It took you, what, twenty-two consecutive days with the same routine before you took a step back and said "hey, these are the same songs as yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that"? (j/k Dave)

    Sympathy for the Devil and Paranoid Android... two of my favourites. I like Seven Nation Army from The White Stripes. Have you seen their recent video with the video FX on the drum kit? I thought that was pretty neat.

    I do have a bit of a morning routine, as does everyone else, I'm sure. I usually drink a bit of water, grab my electric shaver, sit down at the computer table, check my e-mail, look at my schedule, check the weather, refresh the SR and SF fora, and check Google News while I shave.
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    1. The Rolling Stones deserve painful, hideous death.

    I say that about a lot of things. I'm a very bitter man.

    But as usual, I mean it.

    In 1998 I was contracting for a video production company in Chicago. It was a cool job, moving SGI video servers to NT4. Shortly after I started, someone who worked in the same area as me brought in a DVD player and ONE DVD, a rolling stones concert video.

    I learned that it is in fact possible to have negative amounts of talent, as that disc was played three or four times a day, in time with the same two comments from everyone else within earshot: "I can't believe the picture!" and "It uses *five* speakers, you know."

    They've been playing together for what? 40 years? You'd think their guitarist would LEARN ANOTHER CHORD.

    So, hopefully Mr. Jagger will have a massive cerebral hemorrage in the near future and the world will be a better place.

    OK. Now that that's out of my system...

    2. The Puerto Rican market down the street from my house makes awesome Tamales. $4 for 16 of 'em, stuffed with cheese, onion and peppers or with pork or with barbequed chicken. I always wonder how those of you not so blessed as to live near Latin America make do with your lives without knowing the joys of latin fare.

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    my girl friend's step-mother is mexican... mmm... the food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio
    The Rolling Stones deserve painful, hideous death.

    I say that about a lot of things. I'm a very bitter man.
    Yes, Merc, you are indeed... And hey, (in reference to the weather thread) those in glass houses...

    [..] someone who worked in the same area as me brought in a DVD player and ONE DVD [...]
    LOL... I can just picture the DVD starting over from the beginning yet again, and the resultant look on your face.

    I learned that it is in fact possible to have negative amounts of talent [...]

    They've been playing together for what? 40 years? You'd think their guitarist would LEARN ANOTHER CHORD.
    You gotta be kidding, Merc! Keith Richards' rhythym lead style is one of the more compelling reasons to listen to the Stones. The Stones cranked out some fine R&B/Rock & Roll tunes over the years. Sure, they pumped out a lot of mediocre junk too, but they were capable of and delivered greatness more than a few times.
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    I'm sort of with Merc on this one (i.e. Rolling Stones most talentless group to ever achieve superstardom).

    More specifically, I like many things they did when Brian Jones was alive, and precious little when he was dead.

    I have a soft spot for Keefe, though. For example, I have a John Lee Hooker album that features a cameo from the One with the Fried Brain; it's actually rather cool - believe it or not.

    Oh yeah, plus he called Jagger's knighthood a "<expletive> disgrace", and said he doubted he would ever be offered a similar honor:

    "Because they know what I would've said ... they knew I'd tell them where they could put it," he said.

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    Rather than 'talentless' or 'negative talent', I'll be a little more gentle and merely say 'overrated'. Especially everything they've released since, oh, around 1977 or so.

    Along with Elton John, Rod Stewart, and several others, the Stones cause my hand to instantly reach out to change the radio station.

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    Re: Something Random

    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding
    Mmmm...Thai Orange Chicken...tasty
    Forgot to add: The strip mall that's within walking distance from my house has a Thai place 'opening soon'. I can't wait!

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    Does anyone really want to know if a bunch of harelipped geriatric transvestites can or can not get "satisfaction". Frankly the thought of the shambling corpses that make up the Rolling Stones doing anything remotely related to sexual gratification is as stomach-churning as plain old necrophilia, and no less a crime against nature.

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    Whenever I look at the stones it reminds me of that movie "death becomes her"

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    When Best Buy started with their exclusive on the RS box set recently, the Stones' photos were all over the ad in the Sunday paper. Yuck. They should be advertising Dawn of the Dead or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercutio
    Does anyone really want to know if a bunch of harelipped geriatric transvestites can or can not get "satisfaction". Frankly the thought of the shambling corpses that make up the Rolling Stones doing anything remotely related to sexual gratification is as stomach-churning as plain old necrophilia, and no less a crime against nature.
    Come on, Merc, tell us how you really feel
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    More specifically, I like many things they did when Brian Jones was alive, and precious little when he was dead.
    Ah, yes. Brian Jones. The Stoners' (sic) original sex, drugs, and rock and roll man. Indeed, they owe a lot of their musicianship, songwriting, and opiated debauchery to Brian's early leadership.

    Quote Originally Posted by time
    I'm sort of with Merc on this one (i.e. Rolling Stones most talentless group to ever achieve superstardom).
    I believe you're forgetting people like Madonna, Spice Girls, and various other boy bands and girl bands full of "cute" dancers but not muscians. (although I wouldn't call their flash in the pan success, except for Madonna of course, superstardom). At least the Stones were musicians and could actually play instruments and write music (granted, they were not the most talented bunch, but they did create some magic every now and then), and they were better musicians than the bulk of today's pop stars. (hey, it's all relative)

    I think you guys will like this article on the current state of pop music (although it is from a UK perspective, so the references are not quite as valid to the N.Americans among us).

    http://www.tuppenceworth.ie/Music/tyranny.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by e_dawg
    I think you guys will like this article on the current state of pop music (although it is from a UK perspective, so the references are not quite as valid to the N.Americans among us).

    http://www.tuppenceworth.ie/Music/tyranny.htm
    Nice reading. To some extent I must agree with him. However, I am not as familiar with pop music these days as I was 10 or 20 years ago. But talentless? No doubt in my mind.
    Do wat du wolt, die Lut snakt doch.

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    I could write a great big long rant about popular music, but the thing that KILLS me is that I had 12 years of classical voice and piano, and I'm passable on maybe a half-dozen other instruments, and I don't think of myself as a musician.

    Now, some dumbass with a copy of Pro Tools can make a fortune looping 4 measures of pop drivel that was mindless to begin with. It's entirely likely that he can't even read music, let alone understand mode or chord progression. This person is illiterate. What's his basis for creating music? Is there any sense of art at all? Or is it all profit motive? Or maybe just getting laid?

    This illiterate rectal pessary gets actual acclaim in serious and popular media (e.g. "Wired" magazine, which falls all over itself monthly, claiming techno DJs are the future of music, or NPR, with fawning interviews of "musicians" like Moby) for playing short-attention-span-theater with a mixing board (or, more likely, Pro Tools) and someone else's work.

    It's completely offensive.

    Hm. Maybe I will rant. I don't think I'm done yet.

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