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  • in reply to: Maurice Clarett Prison News #1062367

    mellotron
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    I came away with wanting dearly to punch Andy Geiger in the face.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #1020545

    mellotron
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    The guy they picked to act as Gregor Clegane is huge but he just doesn’t have that continually enraged and mad dog look that the first actor had. Even after hacking up all those fodder prisoner dummies, he still seems like a half decent guy! This a fellow of legendary brutality, in a story where everyone is pretty fucking brutal. Smashed baby heads, rape, smash more heads, and on and on. Now he just looks like a big dufus?!

    I’m with Roland on this one. Stills from tonight’s episode I think are supportive of the Mountain’s intimidation in “banged up armor”. But Mountain #1 is just a naturally scary/fear-inducing individual. Google the actor for Mountain #3 – he’s smiling in every.single.picture. He might even have dimples ;) Anyways, I rank them #1 > #3 > #2. The Mountain is a 3rd tier character – you hear much more about his actions third person in the books, so IMO it’s not the most important casting miss.

    But I think the Daario recast is more egregious, and more potentially disruptive of the plot. I understand it was Daario #1’s decision to leave, so can’t fault casting. But Daario #1 had sex appeal, charm, charisma, and dimples – which is pretty much his whole character. Daario #2 has none of those attributes. Oh well.

    in reply to: anyone use a Community Supported Agriculture package? #996817

    mellotron
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    The Adventure route is the way to go, and nothing like potentially spoiling produce to light the fire! We use the Greener Grocer’s small package (two of us).

    GG supplies good recipes, but it’s nice to have some “go to” recipes in a pinch, and I use that definition lightly. i.e. a combo of any flat leafs with olive oil/vinaigrette dressing with matchsticks of radish/kohlrabi makes any easy salad; any root can be cubed and roasted with olive oil/garlic/salt.

    Beet surplus is a challenge. Roasting is ok, borscht is ok. Half potato, half beet “mashed potatoes” was maybe the best tasting thing we came up with.

    We’ve been able to make big batches of Little Eaters Kale recipes (a Hills Market staple), which are really good.

    Have fun!

    in reply to: What's Your Favorite Beer? #165766

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    jdubilla said:
    Has anyone seen any New Belgium Lips of Faith beers around (especially near 5xNW)? I thought there were going to be two available in Ohio initially, the Paardebloem and one other. I hope to see La Folie at some point.

    Weiland’s (in and out of cooler), Barrel & Bottle (out) during holiday shopping.

    I’ll be checking back here for the first announcements of La Folie’s arrival!

    in reply to: The Actual Brewing Company #548613

    mellotron
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    Great logo. I’d wear it as a t-shirt, proudly. Just throwing that out there…

    in reply to: Las Vegas #554723

    mellotron
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    We go to Las Vegas to eat and drink, occasional show, virtually no gambling. For all of Vegas’ options, good beer and classic cocktails take some effort to find. Here’s our fav cocktail/beer/brunch that we’ve discovered:

    Sage at Aria – best classic cocktail list I’ve seen. Great tasting menu. Maybe a top 10 restaurant on the strip

    Public House at Palazzo/Venetian restaurant strip – great combo of bottled and draft rare/unique beers (belgians, sours, long-aging, etc, etc). A true gastropub.

    La Cave at Wynn – Sunday brunch, butler-style, a 20 course tour de force thru all things breakfast. Exceptional. The only meal you’ll need that day.

    in reply to: Against 50/51 editorial author gets hit with post-election tax audit. #554611

    mellotron
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    Sounds like an opportunity for a CPA or tax atty to do some nice pro bono work

    in reply to: Commonwealth – Sandwich Bar #438290

    mellotron
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    So, um, what’s going on here? Peeked in yesterday. Not looking operational…

    in reply to: Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses on October 26 2013 #551212

    mellotron
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    GCrites80s said:
    Deep Purple deserve the credit for a lot of the melodies on the first game:

    That’s awesome. I have a new vinyl scavenger hunt objective ;)


    mellotron
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    I live right in the middle of typical road closing zones, AND I participate in some of these events. So I find myself on both sides of this at times.

    My frustration as an inhabitant is the notice. The graphic in the article (full year calendar of events) is the first of its type I’ve ever scene – if it existed somewhere, I never knew where to find it. For the most part, it otherwise becomes an annoying surprise on Sat or Sun morning. So I cheer the advanced notice. But execution of notice needs to be better. Perhaps disseminating the calendar to the HOAs of downtown multi-unit buildings would be an efficient way to get the info to the people who need it.

    On the other hand, the Zombie Run needs to go. That was less a run and more a bunch of people meandering in both directions on some of the busiest streets downtown – I thought that was an abuse of crucial lane closings on a late Saturday morning. Take it to a park.

    in reply to: What's Your Favorite Beer? #165510

    mellotron
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    Anybody here on Untappd? It’s quite lonely over there…

    (it’s basically this thread on a beer social media app)

    in reply to: The Bourbon Thread #284433

    mellotron
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    Snarf said:
    Had a really nice rye cocktail at Mouton the other day, like a Manhattan but with maraschino liqueur, called a Red Hook.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/dining/301crex.html?_r=0

    did you miss the bitters not being there? what an excellent head to head to test tonight. Sure hope I have 4 oz of Bulleit Rye left…

    in reply to: Europia – Closed? #537048

    mellotron
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    From Facebook:
    We at Europia would like to thank you all for your support over the past 16 years it has been a pleasure serving each and everyone of you. That being said and turning off the lights for the last time we bid you adieu.

    If you have a chance check out our new location @ Mongoose Junction, St John USVI opening Fall/Winter 2013…[/i]

    So maybe had this in the works for awhile, hence letting their shelf stocking slip

    in reply to: Creating Hipsturbia (The Hipster Suburbs) #534546

    mellotron
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    For what it’s worth, if you take the literal quotes from the people in the NYTimes, you have to scale them to Columbus. While the process of Manhattanizing Brooklyn, for example, is the same process as the gentrification of the Short North, the necessity of driving “40 minutes to get to the next desired neighborhood”, is meaningless on Columbus’ scale.

    The google street views and village densities of these NY “Hipsturbs” would suggest the equivalent move would be more like Short North => Clintonville or Grandview.

    in reply to: Former Crew Player Robbie Rogers Reveals He Is Gay #534262

    mellotron
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    RBloodworth said:
    It’s a damn shame that he felt he had to retire from the game he loves because of this.

    My impression of his quotes, and the trajectory of the class of the teams he was playing for, is that he effectively waited for his career to end, then made the announcement.

    i.e. his best ball is behind him, now he’s ready for the next chapter.

    That doesn’t make it any less tragic, of course.

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