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1  Forum / The Futuredrome / Re: I'm Fucking Wasted! (The Drunken Gibberish Thread) on: June 14, 2014, 05:33 pm
I just had a very fancy 14 course meal and had the wine pairings so had too many glasses of fancy wine to count and now i'm drunk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2  Forum / Food / Re: The Fucking Vegans on: May 18, 2014, 11:33 am
My mom sent me a recipe for some sweet potato quinoa chili that is also vegan. I made some tweaks to it and wound up with this; it is delicious and hearty as SHIT.

This is a biiig recipe and makes about 8 servings. It keeps well in the freezer, though!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili
1 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow/Spanish or white onion, diced
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 large sweet potato, diced
1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
1 cup dry quinoa
2 15-oz cans or 1 32-oz carton of vegetable broth
1 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
chili powder
cumin
cayenne pepper
lemon pepper

In a large stew pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, cook until soft and they start to turn brown (about 7 to 10 minutes). Add garlic, cook for another minute or so. Now add sweet potatoes, a couple dashes of cumin and lemon pepper, both cans of beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and vegetable broth. Add 4-5 dashes each of cumin, cayenne, chili powder, and the lemon pepper. That's probably all the cayenne you need, but the lemon pepper is nice and citrusy and I love cumin so add a little more down the line, usually. Chop up just one or two (at the MOST) peppers from the can of chipotle peppers, and add that to the pot along with a little of the sauce. The rest you can put in a ziploc bag and freeze for the next time you use it. This stuff has a really nice smoky flavor and a fair amount of spice that really sets it off.

Bring all of this to a boil, and then add the quinoa. Keep it simmering for about 30 minutes. It's ready to serve when the sweet potato is tender, but of course the longer it simmers the better tasting it gets.

I love topping it with avocado chunks, saltines, and shredded cheddar, but I think cilantro, sour cream, maybe chopped white onions would all be great too. Obvs cheddar or sour cream make it no longer vegan, but maybe there are substitutions available?
3  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Aimless Rambling on: May 16, 2014, 09:44 am
My mom's started using facebook more, which means she's reposting inspirational nonsense a fair bit. Like "This African tribe has a beautiful ritual of forgiveness" with some generic picture and made up Afrikaan/Swahili/nonexistent phrases. Even though the sentiment is nice the content is all hooey. I want to correct her because she's a very smart and accomplished lady and should know better but I know that would just make me an asshole :(
4  Forum / General Discussion / Re: this is me irl on: May 04, 2014, 08:00 pm
Little Nephew?
5  Forum / AV Club / Re: Name That Movie on: April 23, 2014, 09:28 am
My most-watched movie in high school, aka Amélie!
6  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: FuckYou.gif on: March 23, 2014, 10:05 pm
7  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: March 21, 2014, 03:12 pm
Nerds are timeless.

8  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 14, 2014, 05:17 pm
Oh if you guys are still up for hashing out themes because it's fun, regarding the
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9  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 13, 2014, 12:29 pm
I am totally a McConaughey believer now, though. My familiarity with him started and stopped with a lot of awful romantic comedies I never saw, but now I want to see him in all the things.
10  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 12, 2014, 12:18 pm
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11  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 12, 2014, 10:31 am
I just finished this last night, after starting it a week ago. I enjoyed the atmosphere and thought the performances were top-notch, but by the end the writing seemed... not so good?

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Anyway, I don't want to be a killjoy. It did a lot of things really well! Other times it felt like a retread of Se7en or any other 90s-era thrillers and its gender politics were a shitshow. It sounded and looked beautiful and spooky though, and like I said earlier, I thought the performances were fantastic. So maybe a wash, for me?
12  Forum / General Discussion / Re: CARNEGIE HALL, BITCHES on: January 31, 2014, 02:04 pm
We'll be there!
13  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anonymous Facebook Status Thingies on: January 25, 2014, 12:18 pm
You guys know some pretty awful people.
14  Forum / General Discussion / Re: CARNEGIE HALL, BITCHES on: January 20, 2014, 10:14 pm
Congratulations, Demha! That's awesome. Message me the details of the recital; I'd love to go and I'm sure Camerhil would as well.
15  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: January 19, 2014, 11:44 am
I watched Her last night and hated it so much.
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16  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: December 18, 2013, 12:07 pm
Yeah, it'd be better if it were per capita. Still, there's a noticeable lack of dark blue or red over SF, LA, and NYC.
17  Forum / AV Club / Re: Beyoncé, You Guys on: December 15, 2013, 04:46 pm
I spent yesterday morning listening to the album on its own and then some friends came over and we watched all the videos in album order and it's even better.

I love Yoncé and ***Flawless and Partition and all of her grittier, more aggressive tracks a LOT. Angry Bey is awesome. No Angel really sounds like a Solange track to me, which is a good thing. XO will be a huge single that will make Chris Martin weep jealous tears, and I'm really glad Drunk in Love is being released as a single too, because in spite of Jay-Z's kind of terrible verse I really like it. Surfboard.
18  Forum / AV Club / Beyoncé, You Guys on: December 15, 2013, 12:34 pm
I'm not (or wasn't) a huge fan beyond enjoying a handful of her singles and videos and being impressed at her overall poise and control over her image, but I bought this album and it's kind of blown me away. All the deep cuts are worth listening to; there's a kind of narrative flow to the album that describes her evolution as an entertainer and woman and mother which is really thoughtful, her lyrics are earnest, and the production is AMAZING. Then there's the music videos- a couple of them rely fairly heavily on b-roll, but most of them are high-concept, well thought-out, and very well executed. Making people pay for the videos rather than using them as a promotional tool for the music means there's just this consistently high production value, no product placement, and a ton of thought for how each one works with the track. Listening to the songs on their own and then seeing the way the videos complement and shape the feel of them is great. Plus only a dozen people at Sony even knew this album was being made and I just can't believe how much work went into these videos and this album and it was ALL kept secret.

Superpower with Frank Ocean is one of my favorite tracks, and definitely one that's meaning evolves in conjuction with its video:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe2uVbLltQs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe2uVbLltQs</a>

Basically all the hype is warranted, the music and videos are great, you really should pay the 16 bucks to download this asap.
19  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: November 17, 2013, 10:39 pm
Frances Ha- what a totally charming, moving film. I loved this a lot.
20  Forum / Food / Re: What the hell do I do with all of this ______________? on: November 11, 2013, 04:45 pm
That's good to know, I'll definitely be doing that in the future.
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