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by dubsola
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 169371

Re: Iain M. Banks

Very sad news.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 119312

Re: Men's Fashion

I don't think it's the price, it's that the nice ones (ie not running shoes) tend to look a bit battered after a while. Maybe I just need to accept that. For reference, I normally buy Vans or something in that realm.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 119312

Re: Men's Fashion

I'm looking for some shoes. I have sneakers that are comfortable that look cool, but can't take repeated battering (I cycle and walk a lot), I have fancy shoes that look great but are uncomfortable and definitely can't take repeated battering, and I have tough ass-shoes that are really uncomfortable...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: looking for cool spanish music
Replies: 11
Views: 12071

Re: looking for cool spanish music

The Heatwave is a UK-based dancehall collective who throw some amazing parties. The main guy, Gabriel Heatwave, is (if I recall correctly) from Columbia. He did a mix for the now defunct blogariddims series called La Ola De Calor, which I have recently learned means The Heatwave. It is awesome. Like...
by dubsola
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 103350

Re: Community

novax6 wrote:Those were utterly terrible, along with the claymation Christmas special.

Can't say I agree with this.
by dubsola
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 68773

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Ah, burgers! On saturday I went to what is probably my favourite burger place, Honest . It is a place of goodness. Their regular burger is great, but I now always get whatever special they have - and it's usually pretty crazy. This time, their special was a burger, coated in black pudding, topped wi...
by dubsola
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 34986

Re: London Olympics 2012

Well done, Jamaica. You guys really kicked ass this year.
by dubsola
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 311016

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Good name, too. The GBBF was great, as always. They held it at Olympia this year, which is a nicer venue than Earl's Court. The Champion Beer of Britain is a barleywine . I didn't get to taste it. I did get to taste one of the winter beer champions - Cairngorm's Black Gold - a delicious, chocolatey,...
by dubsola
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 34986

Re: London Olympics 2012

Yeah, the BBC has been absolutely killing it. Free to air digital, and online with the iPlayer (which worked fine during the men's 100m), coverage of just about everything as far as I can tell, and it's all free. If this is a socialist utopia, sign me up.
by dubsola
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Changing Olympic events
Replies: 83
Views: 10794

Re: Changing Olympic events

Olympic Test cricket
by dubsola
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 311016

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

GBBF tonight. I still don't know what the Champion Beer of Britain is. Hopefully I can find out there.
by dubsola
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female Vocalists
Replies: 80
Views: 55080

Re: Female Vocalists

<3 The Pretenders. Pop music can be good, who knew? Fleetwood Mac - Dreams And now to new business. I present to you, sick female singers, some of them also musicians and producers, in the genres of modern electronic music and some hip-hop / r&b. Dani Siciliano - Extra Ordinary Bonobo feat. Andr...
by dubsola
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 311016

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

hendusoone wrote:I recently finished a growler of Night Shift's Viva Habanera. That's some good beer.

"Rye ale brewed with agave nectar and aged on habanero peppers". Holy shit.
by dubsola
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 311016

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Happy IPA day, everyone. To celebrate, I'm going to have some Kernel beers. Mmm, hoppy.
by dubsola
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 34986

Re: London Olympics 2012

I'm sure it's fucked traffic up for miles. Probably can't go down your usual routes, or if you take public transit, probably been rerouted and rescheduled. How much does it cost now to ride the bus? Take a taxi? How much does it normally cost? How many street vendors have you encountered? Any of th...
by dubsola
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 34986

Re: London Olympics 2012

Does this fit here? NBC cuts out olympic tribute to terrorism victims during opening ceremony for American viewers, replacing it with an interview instead. NBC calls it "tailored to the US audience". Wow, the comments on that article were inane. I don't know which irritated me more, the a...
by dubsola
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 46151

Re: Dubsteppin'

Cool, I was hoping that was the case. I've got loads. You'll have to find them on youtube as I'm going from memory, and when I've just mentioned artists it's because I can't think of the specific songs that are most like this, but believe you might find something you want there. Let me know if anyth...
by dubsola
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 46151

Re: Dubsteppin'

Something like this?
by dubsola
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bloc.
Replies: 4
Views: 3642

Re: Bloc.

Except for the queues. They made everyone get in and out of tents like they were ordinary venues, queuing for ages to get past a single security guard checking everyone individually. As far as I can tell, this is a new thing in festivals, where tents or arenas are sold to external organisations (eg...
by dubsola
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bloc.
Replies: 4
Views: 3642

Re: Bloc.

I almost went, but decided it was just too much money. I can imagine how upset you were. You even missed the impromptu shipping container drumming.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/09/bloc-weekend-2012
by dubsola
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 246399

Re: The Liquor Thread

Speaking of rum... well, perhaps this rum I am about to speak of should not be spoken of when also speaking of Sailor Jerry, or Captain Morgan. Let me start again. I have on my shelf, a bottle of Diplomatico's finest creation, The Ambassador. The peak of the Diplomatico range, as created by Golden B...
by dubsola
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764022

Re: Today I Made:

A simple stew with beef, potatoes, carrots and onions braised in oatmeal stout, seasoned only with salt and pepper. Rather good. Browning the beef and onions thoroughly helped, I think. Sounds wintery! And yeah, it always amazes me how much flavour you can get out of vegetables (you would have got ...
by dubsola
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2902857

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I honestly cannot see much of a difference other than the fact that hamburger is usually ground chuck, whereas steak tartare comes from a higher grade of beef. Less likely to be contaminated during the butchering process, alas I understand it. I believe it's also minced after the fact, not in the s...
by dubsola
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inspired by #1075: Ask an Airline Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 9491

Re: Inspired by #1075: Ask an Airline Pilot

On the inside or the outside?
by dubsola
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1215848

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

What do you dudes with beards do about beard-druff? Apparently my chin is a mess underneath all the hair. I tried normal hair shampoo but it didn't do the greatest job. Anything I could try? I suppose shaving the whole thing would help but I'm too lazy/busy to shave regularly (kid) and so this is e...
by dubsola
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764022

Re: Today I Made:

How delightful!
by dubsola
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764022

Re: Today I Made:

Ribeye. I am pretty proud of my skills with a steak, having had a few good comments (like "Oh my god , this is the best steak I've ever had"). But even tonight, where I treated my ribeye pretty cavalierly, it is so good. I think good quality steak is pretty hard to mess up. I was cavalier ...
by dubsola
Tue May 29, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 263145

Re: The radical idea that women are people

The Great Hippo wrote:particularly when it's none of your goddamn business

This is key. People's appearance is nobody else's business.
by dubsola
Sun May 27, 2012 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764022

Re: Today I Made:

marcel wrote:right now, I am making:
Pangasius with chard and tomatoes in a ginger-garlic marinade with spelt bulghur. Really curious how this will work out.

I'd never heard of this fish, but now that I know, I'd imagine it was pretty tasty. Was it?
by dubsola
Thu May 10, 2012 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 311016

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I'm not sure I've tried their IPA, but I am not a huge fan of their beers either. London Piride is *everywhere* but unfortunately it tastes dishwatery to me. I remember enjoying their vintage ale, so maybe try that one, and also perhaps the Bengal Lancer - can't remember if it was nice, but might be...
by dubsola
Fri May 04, 2012 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764022

Re: Today I Made:

Yum, and yum.
by dubsola
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 103350

Re: Community

At first, I felt a little "I think we just crossed a line!"-ish. But on rewatching (yes, I have a habit of rewatching shows I really like), it looks a little like Abed chose to squeal and collapse. Like, he's upset that Annie is messing with his stuff and wants to teach her a lesson. And w...
by dubsola
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 119312

Re: Men's Fashion

I like CK Eternity.

I suppose you could take a bag of coffee with you and smell that before you smelled the perfume.
by dubsola
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 6680

Re: Slang.

Ah yes, indeed.
by dubsola
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 6680

Re: Slang.

Angua wrote:Oh, from that context I'd say he was saying 'wind' but it's written down in dialect so it's missing the d.

Pretty sure wine = wind in the dialect.
by dubsola
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 6680

Re: Slang.

And that word is... Tump . Used as the word Tip, Knock, or even Dump may be used, but oddly enough almost always used in connection with either small, unsecured swing sets or beverages, and is seldom distant from the word Over. It even seems to specifically refer to the act of knocking an object of...
by dubsola
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 6680

Re: Slang.

"bare": adverb "Work was bare long today" - very I thought bare was more like "many" - as in, "There were bare chicks at this party". Caribbeanisms 'to lime' = to hang out 'walk with' = bring (eg 'Make sure you walk with your textbook' 'carry' = can be used f...
by dubsola
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 6680

Re: Slang.

English urban slang: "long": adj "Work was long today" - tiresome, painful, drawn-out "safe": adj "That guy is safe" - trustworthy or generally good. Loads more where that came from. A lot of it comes from the Caribbean influence, as the kids want people to ca...
by dubsola
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764022

Re: Today I Made:

I never skin broad beans. They are generally fine unskinned.
by dubsola
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?
Replies: 17
Views: 13622

Re: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?

I always get the deep fried dough sticks when at dim sum. They are awesome.

I don't really do too much deep frying at home, not having a deep fryer and also wanting to keep the home a place where mostly healthy food is eaten.

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