Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

Finishing a book on an e-reader and without getting up or stopping jump back into another awesome story.

mudbunny wrote:

2013 Si Swimsuit issue.

They still have the SI Swimsuit issue? Made me think of this:

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Can we set a precedent for putting the alt-text of xckd strips into a spoiler below the image?

Nevin73 wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

2013 Si Swimsuit issue.

They still have the SI Swimsuit issue? Made me think of this:

IMAGE(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/swimsuit_issue.png)

Spoiler:

Parents: talk to your kids about popup blockers. Also, at some point, sex. But crucial fundamentals first!

(link)

Steam's Community Market.

Flipped some Dota 2 and TF2 items for Steam wallet cash. Free games! Woohoo!

The Toronto Symphony performing Beethoven's ninth.

Also, every now and then it's nice to put on a jacket, enjoy an ounce of single-malt at the hall's bar, and pretend to be classier than I really am.

Puce Moose wrote:
dhelor wrote:

Finally figured out the name of a show I watched back in high school. It only lasted one season, and in fact five of the episodes never even aired. Good news is... it's available on DVD. I didn't even realize Heath Ledger had been the main character in it until now.

I had that awesome nostalgic burst with Mr. Belvedere, though it was when I was in elementary school/junior high. Amazon just recently sent me a note telling me the DVD was available. That program was a family show that whipped some serious ass.

Used to love that show when I was little! I remember it had a killer theme song too. Oh the memories:

Feegle wrote:

The Toronto Symphony performing Beethoven's ninth.

Also, every now and then it's nice to put on a jacket, enjoy an ounce of single-malt at the hall's bar, and pretend to be classier than I really am.

Nice. What movement was your favorite? Mine is undoubtedly the second. What else did they play? The Oregon Symphony played a Mahler Requiem (I think) in honor of James DePriest who just died and something by Benjamin Britten.

Feegle wrote:

The Toronto Symphony performing Beethoven's ninth.

Also, every now and then it's nice to put on a jacket, enjoy an ounce of single-malt at the hall's bar, and pretend to be classier than I really am.

I went to the Seattle Symphony for a friend's birthday last weekend. I was all like "Oh! So this is where all the old white people go on a Saturday evening!"

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Feegle wrote:

The Toronto Symphony performing Beethoven's ninth.

Also, every now and then it's nice to put on a jacket, enjoy an ounce of single-malt at the hall's bar, and pretend to be classier than I really am.

Nice. What movement was your favorite? Mine is undoubtedly the second. What else did they play? The Oregon Symphony played a Mahler Requiem (I think) in honor of James DePriest who just died and something by Benjamin Britten.

I do like the second movement, but I just can't get over the fourth. A hundred-person choir is awesome. Also the conductor last night was a bit of a maniac - he was maybe 8-10 bpm faster than I've ever heard the 9th played. I don't know how those violins stayed together.

They also played his Coriolan Overture and Elgar's Serenade for Strings. I'd never heard the first before, and quite enjoyed it, but I can take or leave Elgar.

Awesome! I hit up YouTube to check them.

For others interested:

The horn section is intense on that one!

As with all classical music, it's generally tens of times better live.

Holler Hops and Grill.

Tiny little Local bar/restaurant place a friend of mine and his brother invited me to today.

They make this thing, the Kentucky Egg. Take two hardboiled eggs, wrap them in Goetta (if you don't know what this is THEN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR LIFE), season them, deep fry them, then cut in half and serve with some spicy honey mustard on top.

Also the bartender gave me free Guinness for no other reason than I was there with the people I was there with.

'Twas a good evening.

Thin_J wrote:

Holler Hops and Grill.

Tiny little Local bar/restaurant place a friend of mine and his brother invited me to today.

They make this thing, the Kentucky Egg. Take two hardboiled eggs, wrap them in Goetta (if you don't know what this is THEN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR LIFE), season them, deep fry them, then cut in half and serve with some spicy honey mustard on top.

Also the bartender gave me free Guinness for no other reason than I was there with the people I was there with.

'Twas a good evening.

Dude, you just had scotch eggs. And they're f'n awesome!

Thin_J wrote:

Holler Hops and Grill.

Tiny little Local bar/restaurant place a friend of mine and his brother invited me to today.

They make this thing, the Kentucky Egg. Take two hardboiled eggs, wrap them in Goetta (if you don't know what this is THEN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR LIFE), season them, deep fry them, then cut in half and serve with some spicy honey mustard on top.

Also the bartender gave me free Guinness for no other reason than I was there with the people I was there with.

'Twas a good evening.

So it's kind of a scotch egg thing? Those are awesome little heart attacks on a plate.

[edit] Tannhausered!

The only thing I can see that would make them unique would be the brand of sausage, or the fact that it was a hot honey mustard.

I live in Greendale

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McIrishJihad wrote:

The only thing I can see that would make them unique would be the brand of sausage, or the fact that it was a hot honey mustard.

Goetta is not sausage. Do not sully its good name by referring to it so.

But otherwise, yes, it is the same basic thing.

Maq wrote:

I live in Greendale

IMAGE(http://www.spoilersguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/community-dean-pelton.jpg)

You live with Strangeblades?

Rubb Ed wrote:
Maq wrote:

I live in Greendale

IMAGE(http://www.spoilersguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/community-dean-pelton.jpg)

You live with Strangeblades?

I never liked that color of kerchief.

PBS Idea Channel. Currently on video 26 of 42.

Radical Ans wrote:
Puce Moose wrote:
dhelor wrote:

Finally figured out the name of a show I watched back in high school. It only lasted one season, and in fact five of the episodes never even aired. Good news is... it's available on DVD. I didn't even realize Heath Ledger had been the main character in it until now.

I had that awesome nostalgic burst with Mr. Belvedere, though it was when I was in elementary school/junior high. Amazon just recently sent me a note telling me the DVD was available. That program was a family show that whipped some serious ass.

Used to love that show when I was little! I remember it had a killer theme song too. Oh the memories:

Piano & brass! I'm glad you posted that video. That's a heck of a fun song. That first shot of Mr. B writing in his journal as the piano intro starts to play has stuck with me since I first saw it as a kid. It was great to see it again.

Anton Kozlik's mustard sticks. Available on Saturday's in St Lawrence Market, in Toronto.

Imagine a croissant. Then add cheese. Then add slightly sweet, smokey mustard. Then stop imagining these things, because nothing in your head is as delicious as these mustard sticks.

awhite wrote:

Anton Kozlik's mustard sticks. Available on Saturday's in St Lawrence Market, in Toronto.

Imagine a croissant. Then add cheese. Then add slightly sweet, smokey mustard. Then stop imagining these things, because nothing in your head is as delicious as these mustard sticks.

You Canadians and adding cheese to everything.

I would kill for some decent poutine right now...

A local deli called Mr Zub's. They have sandwiches themed after movies. I had The Duke for lunch today. The Duke - Roast beef, onion rings, jalapenos, bacon, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce on a hoagie bun.

Another favorite is The Hightower - Bacon, Mac & Cheese (actually shells with some kind of INCREDIBLE white cheddar) and Bacon on White or Wheat bread.

I don't eat at this place often, for obvious reasons.

Crazy great weekend. Helped a friend move into a new apartment from a not so good situation. Then had *AMAZING* falafel. Then saw an awesome nerdy burlesque show. Then on Sunday, had really good Chinese & got to sit in a Tesla Model S and play with the controls a bit

Tanglebones wrote:

got to sit in a Tesla Model S and play with the controls a bit

Did it run out of juice?

I KID I KID

McIrishJihad wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

got to sit in a Tesla Model S and play with the controls a bit

Did it run out of juice?

I KID I KID :D

Heh. Actually, the NY Times controversy came up, briefly, but the lady demonstrating the car very deftly avoided the topic

The idea of charging a car like portable electronics needs to go.

I respect the Tesla, the Leaf, and the Volt. But it is the wrong technology for the need. Get on those hydrogen cells folks.

+1 King

The gas and diesel powered engine, and even the gas/electric hybrids, work because you the time to "recharge" is under 10 minutes.

When I can go from 0 to 100% on electricity in 10 minutes, I'll be more likely to buy an electric car. Sure, I only have about 40 miles round trip each day, but that ONE day I forget to charge my car, I'm totally boned.

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge