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  1. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    I saw! I'm way ready. I'll read it next week then go back and read the full trilogy together.
  2. Jonathan Demme Dead at 73

    Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourite movies of all time. RIP. http://deadline.com/2017/04/the-silence-of-the-lambs-25th-anniversary-untold-tales-jonathan-demme-ted-tally-hannibal-lecter-clarice-starling-1201703981/
  3. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Guys, I'm kind of bummed about Jayson Stark getting the boot from ESPN. It's more of a nostalgia thing really, as he and Jim Caple were the first baseball writers I followed billions of years ago, back when ESPN had Page 2 and Hunter S Thompson was a contributing writer.
  4. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Strange the Dreamer was quite good. I adore Lazlo Strange and want nothing but good things for him. And the story was interesting - I didn't feel like I was reading a re-tread of a story told a million times. Looking forward to the second book in the duology. And now I'm back to Six of Crows.
  5. Football - #WengerOut

    Welcome back to the PL, Newcastle! Fitting way to celebrate their 125th Anniversary Season.
  6. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Also, when did Jarrett Parker enroll at San Francisco Prep? I don't recall seeing him at any of the regatta events in recent memory. It's still April. There's 839 games left to turn the season around. Rich Hill will blister at least 37 more times.
  7. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Wrong sport, venue and season, dude.
  8. Anyone else reading the last book in Maggie Stiefvater's series? I started it last night and am about 5 chapters in. Will Gansey live?
  9. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    Good! I'm annoyed it's taken this long to confirm it though.
  10. Scott, respectfully, why ask me? I don't work for United. I just filled in your lack of imagination for you. There are reasons that things sometimes happen and it's not always because a company is incompetent.
  11. Weather delays. Mechanical delays. Other things that caused local crews to time out and thus requiring other crews to come in to fly planes? It's not awesome but stuff happens. I mean when you can't make work, is it strictly due to your lack of organization?
  12. This. It wasn't overbooked. Each passenger had a boarding pass and were in their seats. This is why it's a much bigger problem than overbooking. If there are too many passengers per seat you either don't get a boarding pass and are placed on standby at check-in, or you know before you get on the plane. The negotiations start in the gate and boarding doesn't start until the negotiations are done. I don't work in the airline industry, but I've certainly flown enough and experienced delays because of it. I've never been bumped though. United handled this poorly, but the bigger villains are the Chicage Airport Authority cops who thought it was ok to manhandle an uncooperative person. I don't know what the correct answer is because I agree with what Fez said and I like Gertrude's idea. But I do know this is not how it's handled. And United should have been way more contrite in their response. But sadly they don't really need to due to how few aviation choices you have in the US, and code-sharing and hubs/routes.
  13. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    Came up in a Google search I did. http://m.imgur.com/gallery/51Ou6n1
  14. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    May 5th! That's when Netflix drops S2 in the US. *shakes my fist*
  15. U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official | Reuters http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN17A0V5
  16. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Just started Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. And I used my Open Table rewards (who knew that was a thing? ) to buy Hunted by Meagan Spooner for my Kindle.
  17. We have some in our pantry, smuggled back from our trip er 3 years ago. We should probably check on the date of it.
  18. RE: Flint With days to think and talk about it, I think it all related to how it was filmed in that almost sepia tone compared to the rest of the episode. It could mean it's a placating tale and Flint is dead. OR it could mean that Flint is dead but James McGraw is alive and with Thomas for reals. Because if Flint the person and not just the persona is dead, why show Israel Hands and the other dude doing the handoff? Anyways, I liked it because no one had a completely happy ending and no one got justice except for Rogers' trial maybe. Everything kind of fit together as it should.
  19. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Happy Clayton Day! I planned the Mercenary vacation to SFO around Los Doyers playing Los Gigantes at the end of July. Except uh, MC discovered yesterday that had I read the schedule wrong and that series is in LA. Oh well. I think we'll catch a game against Oakland before we head home.
  20. Things to do in Toronto and, probably, Montreal

    You can take the GO commuter train between Toronto and Niagara Falls. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g155019-c97995/Toronto:Ontario:Niagara.Falls.A.Side.Trip.From.Toronto.html Though honestly, to me it's just not worth it. Sure the falls are nice but the area around the falls is just a tacky tourist trap. If you're going to go all the way to Montreal, I recommend stopping in to Ottawa for a day as it's on the way, more or less. And it's Canada 150 so I expect all three cities to have things planned in the lead up to July 1st. Are you interested in fabulous dining experiences in Montreal? I love Joe Beef and Au Pied de Cochon. Smoked meat at Schwartz's is a must. You can walk it off climbing up Mount Royal and get a nice view from up top. Old Montreal is nice to walk around though they are starting to replace the cobblestone. Grr. Notre-Dame Basilica is very pretty.
  21. Can we just pin this post?
  22. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    From the old thread: @Angalin Asked :Has anyone tried Bite Beauty lipsticks, out of Toronto? I heard good things about their Amuse Bouche lipsticks. I have the Kimchi colour and it's outrageous and I love it. It's exclusive to Sephora I think. I found it creamy enough and didn't bleed (thankfully) but I layer moisturizing lip balm on first so that might be why. The colour didn't make it past dinner but again, could be lip balm related.
  23. What is the deal with the bandage or whatever it is that JDM/Negan has wrapped on his left arm? Morgan and Sasha and Aaron's partner are all going to die in the finale, I'd say.
  24. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    It's not SFF but it is YA and it's very very good: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Definitely merited all it's pre-publication buzz. http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/03/angie-thomas-the-hate-u-give-interview-ya-novel.html
  25. Whisk(e)y

    I am no fan of scotch. And we keep trying, as we have no shortage of options. I get all flaming alcohol and no flavor. It also causes strong blech face and full body shivers. Bourbon I can drink neat but I'm really more into bourbon/Rye cocktails. I like Eagle Rare and Blantons, but we have a few others on the go at the moment. We use Bulleit Rye in our cocktails, and I also like the rye from localish distiller Catoctin Creek. Crown Royal Northern Harvest is also quite good.