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  1. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Either would work for me!

    Either would work for me!

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    That sounds really cool! Would you be willing to share it on here? I love to hear folks talk about the music they love.

    That sounds really cool! Would you be willing to share it on here? I love to hear folks talk about the music they love.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on How A24 became the ultimate film cult in ~movies

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    Totally to all of those points. I just thought this was a weird statement to make considering all of that:

    Totally to all of those points. I just thought this was a weird statement to make considering all of that:

    There’s no way of knowing exactly how A24 has inspired such an intense fanbase

    3 votes
  4. Comment on How A24 became the ultimate film cult in ~movies

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    I find this to be an odd statement. A24 backs some really incredible films and they kind of address it at the beginning of the article. I am one of the viewers that gets excited by an A24 film...

    There’s no way of knowing exactly how A24 has inspired such an intense fanbase, but a huge part of is down to its unorthodox, fan-centred approach to marketing.

    I find this to be an odd statement. A24 backs some really incredible films and they kind of address it at the beginning of the article.

    “I felt like there was a huge opportunity to create something where the talented people could be talented,” Katz said. We find movies [for which] our perspective, our system, our people, can act to make it something special. If it’s gonna be released the same way by another company, we usually don’t go after it.”

    I am one of the viewers that gets excited by an A24 film because I know at the very least I'm going to see something weird. I don't want a polished Marvel movie, I'm not hyped about upcoming rom-coms, I want some weird, existential crisis to come out of the screen at me. I don't anticipate the endings of their movies. I don't get warm fuzzies from them. It feels like people get to make the movies they want to make without having to pander to a wider audience. I think that's the magic of an A24 film.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on 'They were shooting directly at the journalists': New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces in ~news

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    I'm not really sure what say about this. I'm glad that CNN is reporting on it, but the language seems so passive. What do we need, video of the event actually taking place from Abu Akleh's...

    I'm not really sure what say about this. I'm glad that CNN is reporting on it, but the language seems so passive. What do we need, video of the event actually taking place from Abu Akleh's perspective for their to be some accountability? It's unreal.

    This is so frustrating and so predictable. Israel acts with impunity, frames the Palestinians and the PA as bad faith actors, and we end up with "BotH SiDEs" rhetoric. Israel will see no punishment and will continue to use scenes like this to feed their radicalized base of support as the 'dangers' of living in Israel to justify their apartheid.

    Also the gem of a quote from the Israeli Military Spokesperson, "They're armed with cameras, if you'll permit me to say so." feels a little too tongue in cheek to me.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I made some odd decisions on Friday. My partner was out of town so I indulged in all of the things she can't eat (gluten intolerant and no chard due to high oxalates that lead to kidney stones). I...

    I made some odd decisions on Friday.

    My partner was out of town so I indulged in all of the things she can't eat (gluten intolerant and no chard due to high oxalates that lead to kidney stones). I personally love chard, knew she woud be out of town, and had 2 bunches of chard ready for a shmorgasboard. I've also been feeling a little 'fluffy' recently due to injury stopping my usual sport and an insane ramp up in work so I thought basing the dish around veggies would be a good idea. I came across this recipe for a chard slab pie on the NYT cooking page. I made the filling, which was incredible (subbed out the cream cheese for goat cheese as that's what we had in the fridge), moved on to the pastry and realized that I'd be working with 2.5 sticks of butter. Fast forward 2 hours and I had myself a beautiful golden slab and as Paul would say, "No soggy bottom". Well good intentions be damned, I ate half of it by myself that first evening. It had to have been like 2000+ calories easily. Honestly, it was worth it. If you have 2-3 hours to burn I fully recommend the recipe.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of May 16 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Out of curiosity have any younger folks here gotten their second booster? I'll be traveling for work in early June and after reading everything am interested in a second booster if they will give...

    Out of curiosity have any younger folks here gotten their second booster? I'll be traveling for work in early June and after reading everything am interested in a second booster if they will give me one.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Australia election: Conservative government voted out after nearly a decade in ~news

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    Wow, this is incredibly promising. Combined with the additional wins for Teal and Green parties (and hopeful forced coalition), Australia seems to be clawing its way out of coals clutches.

    Wow, this is incredibly promising. Combined with the additional wins for Teal and Green parties (and hopeful forced coalition), Australia seems to be clawing its way out of coals clutches.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    This album popped up on my release radar from spotify. It's a banger and the associated radio is awesome. I did a deep dive on Haruomi Hosono, Pacific and Paraiso are also fantastic.

    This album popped up on my release radar from spotify. It's a banger and the associated radio is awesome. I did a deep dive on Haruomi Hosono, Pacific and Paraiso are also fantastic.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on AlbumLove recommendations thread: May 2022 in ~music

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    I came across this band/album and it immediately made me think of you and the Motoi Sakuraba album. It's a little more up tempo, but I think the underlying feeling is similar. Hope you enjoy!

    I came across this band/album and it immediately made me think of you and the Motoi Sakuraba album. It's a little more up tempo, but I think the underlying feeling is similar. Hope you enjoy!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The Halo TV series is the gold standard for video game adaptations in ~tv

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    Full alert: I haven't seen the show yet. Hot take: I'm excited to check it out. I actually think the Halo franchise has done a pretty good job thus far with having shows stay true to the source...

    Full alert: I haven't seen the show yet.

    Hot take: I'm excited to check it out. I actually think the Halo franchise has done a pretty good job thus far with having shows stay true to the source material. I really enjoyed the Halo 4: Forward onto Dawn mini series that came out back in 2012 and from the trailers I've seen of this it looks pretty great. I kind of wish they had stuck to the Forward onto Dawn route based around a group that exists in the Halo world but has almost no interaction with master chief.

    That said, for those who haven't read the short MSN article posted there is a non-spoiler spoiler in it so heads up.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What are your linguistic idiosyncrasies? in ~talk

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    Hahaha, this made my morning! I can only imagine how much the recipient would enjoy it. I really appreciate the feedback and the fun solution you've come up with. To be completely honest, While I...

    Tell the Scott that you really didn't know much about the Scottish accent, so you started with an English accent, then removed the stick out of your ass.

    Hahaha, this made my morning! I can only imagine how much the recipient would enjoy it. I really appreciate the feedback and the fun solution you've come up with.

    To be completely honest, While I say they come quite easily for me, I don't think my accents are very good. I absolutely sound like a caricature of the nationality in every single one. (i.e. my Aussie is a Bogan)

    When I ask my American wife to do her English accent, she graciously performs her best English accent, which sounds disastrously like Dick Van Dyke in Marry Poppins.

    Haha, I feel for your wife. My dad is from Birmingham and my Brummie accent sounds like knock-off Ozzy Osborne.

    I specifically call out Americans, because we all have stereotypical caricatures of other countries inhabitants in our heads, and the stereotype of the classic American dealing with foreigners is frankly not a positive one.

    Absolutely! I couldn't agree more and when traveling the accents stay put unless with very, very good friends. I talk about this quite a bit with a few of my friends who have lived abroad. We all try to be 'ambassadors' for the US and break the stereotype. That said, I have been that American abroad enough times to understand why it exists.

    I don't think you need to tell Germans anything, they are normally more than gracious enough to accept almost any cultural misunderstanding.

    I find like anywhere it depends on the person. I did get the most amazing linguistic insight from a German though, a friend I lived with in college. I asked her how people pretend to speak American English, like if I was to say "hindi sunda bipi boobi" for Swedish or "Kraka goonda ela gopa" for German or "ching whua chu ba" for Chinese. Without missing a beat she turned to me and said "YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!" I was on the floor laughing. It had never occurred to me how much we said it. I relayed it to another friend who unironically responded with "yeeeeeeah..."

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What are your linguistic idiosyncrasies? in ~talk

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    Yeah, I'd love to hear it.

    Yeah, I'd love to hear it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

  15. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    To be honest it wasn't that much effort. It's pretty normal ingredients outside of the orange blossom water. The only tough part was shaking it and as we drank the shaking got all the more fun. I...

    To be honest it wasn't that much effort. It's pretty normal ingredients outside of the orange blossom water. The only tough part was shaking it and as we drank the shaking got all the more fun. I had an amazing Ramos Gin Fizz with 2 of the friends that attended at a speak easy in San Diego pre-pandemic that knocked everyone's socks off. We talked about it pretty frequently so when I saw it on HTD it seemed somewhat approachable.

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  16. Comment on What are your linguistic idiosyncrasies? in ~talk

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    Ha, I definitely have a few thoughts on this. I realized in the past few years that there are a very few people who pause, think silently, and then have very well thought out, intelligent...

    Ha, I definitely have a few thoughts on this.

    I realized in the past few years that there are a very few people who pause, think silently, and then have very well thought out, intelligent responses to whatever the subject at hand happens to be. I am always in awe of these people because I am so decidedly not one of them. I think while I speak. I make decisions and form opinions while speaking. When I was younger I was often encouraged to do this professionally because I was told "It comes across and enthusiastic and genuine. The way you speak gets people excited about things." Which I think was true. If someone hits on a topic I'm interested in I get excited, I get excited that others are excited and it has made for very good working partnerships and brainstorming. However recently I am in a very senior position in my organization and I can tell it's off putting in some instances. I don't come across as the level headed captain, luckily my business partner does. And while on calls or at events together I think we round each other out well, I feel like I don't meet expectations when flying solo. All that to say though, I do like being the eager, enthusiastic, excited one. It's more fun.

    As for faux pas, I do a lot of accents. My dad is english so accents from the isles come quite easily for me, as do many of the accents from mainland Europe. I really really enjoy them, sometimes to the point where I'm stuck in them for hours at a time. Doubly so if I've been drinking. My friends all have fun with them but I think sometimes they go on too long. The worst is normally when someone from one of those countries is at an event and someone will inevitably say "Oh, your Australian, Rosco does the best accent. Hey, Rosco do that accent." Most people are good sport, but sometimes it does turn into an awkward situation. Each accent also comes with changes to personality: the Australian is loud and wild, the German is anal and obtuse, the Scotsman impatient and boisterous... For some reason speaking in an accent truly changes my personality. I genuinely think I'm funnier as an Australian, bolder as a Scot, and more detail oriented as a German in real tangible ways. It's almost like my brain changes.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    We had our Belizean friends come up and visit a few weeks ago and they showed us how to make fry jacks. For the unfamiliar like us they are like a puffy fried dough that is just delicious. We...

    We had our Belizean friends come up and visit a few weeks ago and they showed us how to make fry jacks. For the unfamiliar like us they are like a puffy fried dough that is just delicious. We decided to try our hand at making some on our own this weekend and they came out pretty good. They weren't as light and fluffy but still damn tasty. On top of that some of our neighbors had moved a few weeks ago and gave us pounds and pounds of frozen shrimp so we bbqed those up Caribbean style in a lime/chili/ginger/cilantro marinade (that recipe with a quarter cup of lime and the zest of a lime added) with a coleslaw that had a pickled radish base. It was a divine combo.

    The evening before we had some friends over and made Ramos Gin Fizzes. As it turns out it takes a tooooon of shaking. We had a total of 8 people and it took passing each shaker around for everyone to have a turn to get a really nice foam tower out the top of the glass. Very nice recipe, will definitely drink again.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on You're not losing fat because you're eating too much — even when you don't think you are in ~health

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    I think you hit the nail on the head, learned behaviors and preferences are really hard to change. There is also really interesting research around your gut bacteria and how it drives your...

    I think you hit the nail on the head, learned behaviors and preferences are really hard to change. There is also really interesting research around your gut bacteria and how it drives your cravings. If the dominant gut flora thrive in high fat environments, you'll crave those sorts of foods. Changing gut flora is a long process and replacing microbes that depend on saturated fats to those that respond to high fiber starches or complex proteins takes a long time. It won't be a self propelling change until that tipping point has been reached. Like you said, most people will crash out before the transition has been made.

    One thing that might be more permanent from calorie tracking is just the understanding of how many calories are various foods. I think a lot of people would be surprised to learn there are 120 calories in a tablespoon of olive oil or that a mountain of carrots or cabbage would only be 2-300 calories. It sounds silly, but prior to understanding calories I always thought about them in terms of physical space. A plateful is a plateful. I completely agree that counting calories is not a long term fix, but in my case I feel like it gave me a better idea of what I was eating.

    I think a more fun way to introduce it is through backpacking. You want to make every calorie count so fatty and calorie dense foods are encouraged instead of it being a shameful thing. It lets you see how a handful of something like peanuts or chocolate can hold the same calorie load as a full lunch! Now when I snack at home sometimes I'll find myself thinking, "hold on, I'm eating like I'm in the backcountry and I haven't left the house all day maybe it's time to cool it on the snacking."

    3 votes
  19. Comment on German state elections show populism in decline on left and right in ~news

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    Could also be fatigue. I'm pretty politically active in very leftist circles (be it in the United States) and I'm feeling like people are exhausted. There has been a lot of activity in the last 7...

    Could also be fatigue. I'm pretty politically active in very leftist circles (be it in the United States) and I'm feeling like people are exhausted. There has been a lot of activity in the last 7 years, it could be that people need a break. I know I do.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on You're not losing fat because you're eating too much — even when you don't think you are in ~health

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    I'd say the healthy version of this is backpacking. If you spend 2 weeks in the backcountry doing covering at least 10 miles a day with 2000-2500 calorie rations per day you're at a deficit of...

    I'd say the healthy version of this is backpacking. If you spend 2 weeks in the backcountry doing covering at least 10 miles a day with 2000-2500 calorie rations per day you're at a deficit of 1000-1500 calories a day. 3500 is a pound so you drop weight pretty quickly.

    5 votes