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  1. stringertom

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    Did any of them have an odd attire of a blue hat and jacket but no pants???:p

    What would I pay to see sureshs dressed as Donald Poobs!!!:p
     
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    If Poobs dresses like that when he plays all those 3.5 College Female Players, no wonder the scores are so lopsided. The poor girls suffer from swinging genitalia-induced court hypnosis. ;)
     
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    I have a couple of wood ducks with 11 chicks from a nearby lake regularly dropping by at my backyard for some free oatmeals.
     
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    Dill is underrated, in my opinion.
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    I think that Hill is very underrated too.

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    Clarence Thomas claims Anita Hill's allegations were overrated.:p
     
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    Yes, absolutely. I think various forms of garlic and onion are vastly underrated as well. Only recently discovered that cheremsha (wild garlic) is available for purchase in unpickled form.

    What do I know -- when I was a little boy, I used to think that herring was a naturally salty fish.:D
     
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    I think the key to the relax is setting AC to 16C, running steam humidifier at full capacity, enjoying a nice highball drink, and flipping the TV away from horror stories about various peculiar Peruvian brothers with surnames like Nakada.
     
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    When eating pizza, I prefer beer over wine.
     
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    I agree that tanginess, bitterness, and natural bubbles of carbon dioxide can go a long way in balancing the melted cheese.
     
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    Try some sautéed liver and fava beans as pizza toppings, then wash it down with a nice Chianti!:eek:
     
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    If melted cheese is replaced, at least in part, with some sautéed liver and fava beans, I can see how someone might argue Chianti.
     
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    "How can I be a gangster if I worked for the KGB? Come on. That does not correspond to reality."

    -- Putin
     
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    The anti-Putin hysteria whipped up in the “media” around the Sochi Olympics was something else for sure.
     
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    #GangstasWithBadges
     
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    Post-op Poobian convalescence has left me in an extended lunar eclipse.
     
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    I just enjoyed a reasonable nice dinner of kung pao tofu, hot garlic eggplant, and "chinese mushroom," bamboo shoots, and snow peas, with rice. A Sapporo Beer was the beverage of choice. Everyone seemed to be happy.
     
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    Anna and Sentinel have often been photographed with each other.
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    Some might say that Dmitry Tursunov had a temper.

    Dmitry Tursunov 2006

    After losing serve in the 15th game of the fifth set to give Jarkko Nieminen an 8-7 lead, Tursunov fired a ball at the umpire Fergus Murphy, who penalised him a point for deliberately trying to hit him. When the match ended, Tursunov tried to pull Murphy out of his chair to speak to him. "I'm not going to go into details, but I think he's a bad umpire," Tursunov said afterwards. "Maybe it's something personal now. But I think he's terrible. You know, if the guy's an idiot, the guy's an idiot."
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/te...he-top-10-tantrums-in-SW19.html?frame=3355310
     
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    It's amazing that a Panda bear is that small at birth.
     
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    <3 new format and my current avatar combo...if I started the thread, I have a large dog flanked by his smaller image and they're both in motion with bones in their mouths.:)
     
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    I wonder why I don't look too happy there. Maybe Anna didn't feed me any candy.
     
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    First time in quite a while I haven't been drunk while cleaning down the bar. DJ however was so hammered we had to send him home.
     
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    Where does the DJ usually go after the bar is cleaned up?
     
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    If the DJ was that hammered, I would have been amused to hear the music.
     
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    I was unclear in my post I guess. This happened an hour and a half in, he's just standing next to his computer, completely out of it. Either it was silent for five minutes at a time or he played the same song...
     
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    I drank two rum and cokes last Friday.
    They were good.
     
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    How good could they possibly have been if you quit after 2?
     
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    Some people have deep thoughts from time to time. Sometimes you stop in front of a stop sign and wait for it to turn green until hours pass by and someone honks from behind.
     
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    The drivers behind you actually seem quite patient, especially if you do this in NYC.
     
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    In the profile page, if i type "yoghurt", the spell check gives an error and corrects it to "yogurt". In the text boxes inside threads, the spell check prefers "yogurt" to "yoghurt". Now I am confused.
     
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    The only "yurt" I have stayed in was at the old retreat and now tourist spot in Chengde.
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    ^^ There's been some heavy digging of drains near my house. The workers have made these temp homes with sticks and bamboos tied together and then a tarpaulin draped over it. The next day I found that they had cemented the periphery and even the floor in some cases. I just hope they haven't decided to live here for good !
     
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    I had a function to attend straight after, and sadly it was one of those functions which requires one to function. :)

    You raise a valid point nonetheless.
     
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    Preparing for a Sureshsian visit?
     
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    This time the municipal department is making sure we can handle the load and don't get clogged for months like last year. Even more so since he now carries stool softeners and laxatives with him wherever he goeth.
     
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    Can’t imagine how people manage to function after only a couple of drinks. Dealcoholization is a traumatic process outside of sleep.
     
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    I found driving around the city without commercial purpose impractical. Even if you’re flush and don’t care for train/bus, cabs or car service is easier and cheaper, even though may not smell as good as own car.
     
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    I really try to avoid driving in big, congested cities. The stress, inefficiency, and aggravation makes it not worth it. You need to be somewhat nuts to be on the appropriate wavelength to be in tune with Manhattan traffic, and clinically insane to understand the traffic dynamics, and function comfortably, when driving in a city like Beijing.

    Moscow would be okay with a police escort. I like taking cabs in Tokyo. Copenhagen has a great system for riding bicycles, but I am not as tolerant as Danes when it comes to riding in the snow and rain.
     
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    The Hells Angels are a problem in Denmark.
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    Mike B, you lucky dog! Getting a belly hug from Caro while riding a hog!:p
     
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    I agree, the traffic congestion and parking challenges and costs are not worth it in most cities, especially during the day. Didn’t mind driving in Manhattan so much as long as it was a rental or someone else’s car. This one guy I knew lived downtown, parked in the street, and I was under the impression that half of his daily existence was dealing with nicks and scratches, interacting with police, insurance agents, etc.

    Moscow isn’t bad with those new lane-by-lane GPS devices. Finally figured out how to make left turns at major intersections. The parking situation in the central parts has gotten completely ridiculous though over the years. And I don’t think you can pick up a police siren for cheap at a flea market these days.

    Never got to drive in Beijing -- thankfully, there was always some driver figure around.

    Tokyo cabs are wonderful but can be costly. I’ve tried to stick to local 700-yen trips justified by late night / no trains, heavy luggage, unwalkable companions (or unwalkable self), or some combination of such force majeure.
     
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    The tap, go for a second, brake, and repeat for two hours on what should be a twenty minute L.A. freeway trip is amazingly tedious, and my last trips to San Diego found the area to be following in L.A.'s brake prints.
     
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    Retired players Myskina, Dementieva, and Tursunov recently played an exhibition with Youzhny in St Petersburg.
     
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    Lucie is playing again.
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    You just forget about UCLA hits and enjoy 3 days sitting inside a nice rental silver audi with a psychedelic radio channel and a pre-installed ashtray. Pull off at a beach lot in Santa Barbara and basque in the sun and salty water.
     
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