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1  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: December 05, 2014, 07:40 pm
Hmm yes *strokes beard* this seems very good and true
2  Forum / General Discussion / Re: When work attacks. on: December 02, 2014, 03:55 am
Who's got two thumbs, is still work at four in the morning, and is about to fall face-first onto her keyboakldsfkldjrggggggggggggggggggg
3  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: November 23, 2014, 11:39 am
This is my new favorite blog. Here he reads a study about mutual appreciation and acknowledgment between partners and turns it into a scoring system for women's submissiveness. I love picturing him sitting in a living room with his girlfriend (who doesn't exist) while she's reading or something and he's just asking her inane questions every four minutes and taking notes on how she responds. And when he finally realizes it MIGHT be a two-way street:
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Acknowledging her bids and participating in what seems like mindless, pointless discussion is actually re-affirming and validating your interpersonal attachment to each other.

Awww romance isn't dead
4  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 09, 2014, 01:05 pm
I'm sure it depends on the university, but my ID didn't have my date of birth on it, and some people aren't yet 18 when they start school. And for people with limited ability to get a drivers license, state ID, or passport, a university ID is possibly even less accessible. Depending on your brother's state laws, it's possible that it was just up to the pollworker to accept his ID, and discrimination could play a factor in how that played out for other people as well.
5  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: November 02, 2014, 05:44 pm
Strange Days (1995)

What a mess! Has roots as James Cameron's film response to the Rodney King verdict and the LA riots (all of which is handled pretty well and much more directly than it would be today, and it is all still super relevant because our cops are still racist murderers) but gets swamped by Ralph Fiennes being a bit camper than he can really pull off and a plot with Juliette Lewis as an aspiring singer that is really only tangentially related to the heart of the story. Somebody could do a cut of just Angela Bassett's scenes (because she really should be the main character) and it would make 50% more sense, be a tidy 90 minutes long, and be much more politically and emotionally effective. A lot of bits and pieces are great and inventive and provocative, but ultimately it's too unwieldy and doesn't cohere.
6  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: What is the Best Nut? on: October 27, 2014, 06:48 pm
I'm only linking to this as an example of how to rank nuts completely and utterly incorrectly.
7  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: What is the Best Nut? on: October 27, 2014, 01:21 pm
Pistachio got my vote, not just for their salty deliciousness, but because you can pretend the discarded shells are your fingernails, which is VERY fun.
8  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: October 26, 2014, 11:30 am
:(
9  Forum / General Discussion / Re: EASTFEST 2015 on: October 11, 2014, 02:16 pm
Tim and I could get down to DC area for a weekend for sure; this sounds rad.
10  Forum / Linkies / Re: POLITICAL ADs on: October 07, 2014, 08:52 pm
Somebody had an iStockPhoto discount.
11  Forum / General Discussion / Re: my dick works on: August 24, 2014, 02:18 pm
Congratulations!
12  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: August 24, 2014, 02:08 pm
I watched a six hour marathon of Nathan for You and now I'm in love with Nathan Fielder; is this normal or did I somehow brainwash myself.
13  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)_/¯
14  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?
15  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 :(
16  Forum / General Discussion / Re: this is me irl on: May 04, 2014, 08:00 pm
Little Nephew?
17  Forum / AV Club / Re: Name That Movie on: April 23, 2014, 09:28 am
My most-watched movie in high school, aka Amélie!
18  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: FuckYou.gif on: March 23, 2014, 10:05 pm
19  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: March 21, 2014, 03:12 pm
Nerds are timeless.

20  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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