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Vrede too wrote:
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Pizza Hut
👎He said tasty, not tastes like cardboard 👎
He thinks Bud Light is tasty, it's cool.
There is that. 🍕
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Vrede too wrote:
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Pizza Hut
👎He said tasty, not tastes like cardboard 👎
He thinks Bud Light is tasty, it's cool.
YO!

Nah.

Since I've gotten older, my tastes have become more refined. Can't have any of that hillbilly garbage.

I'm now a Miller Lite connoisseur.
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:oops:

He thinks Miller Lite is tasty, it's cool.
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Unread post by O Really » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Didn't get here in time to vote, but I would have gone with the salmon. Grilled, topped with olive oil and Paul Prudhomme salmon seasoning...
https://www.chefpaul.com/site.php?pageI ... ductID=178

Fish: 12 minutes; microwave potato 7 minutes; microwave bag of broccoli florets 5 minutes.
Cook the potato and broccoli while the fish cooks, so total prep time is less than 15 minutes. Minimal dishes to clean up. Really good meal.
Ditch the "lite" anything and pick one of these...

American Dark Wheat Ale
American Double / Imperial IPA
American IPA
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
English Strong Ale
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

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I really dig hefeweizens.
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Unread post by JTA » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:10 am

Friends and foes,

What are some things a person should check out whilst in NYC?

Thanks.
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Friends and foes,

What are some things a person should check out whilst in NYC?

Thanks.
Have been there a few times. First time by myself and swore that I would never go back, then I married a new Yorker (Bayshore). She has taken me twice.

To me, just walking around the city is the most memorable.
Museum of Natural History for sure
All the people dressed up like the statue of liberty selling crap at any place the actual statue can be seen.
Pizza at the original Ray's Pizza - I forget the address, but Buddy the Elf knows - you'll have to watch the movie.
We also went down to a commercialised dock area.

Outside the city in her hometown, Bayshore, I was really surprised to see a normal seaside town. From there out to Jones Beach and Fire Island was my favourite, but not much different than home.
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... Fire Island was my favourite, but not much different than home.
Nttawwt. ;)
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Unread post by O Really » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:30 am

OK, so it might sound hokey at first, but Lady O and I have had good experiences with a "tourist tour" to orient ourselves to to a new place. The national companies (Gray, Circle, etc.) have never left us feeling ripped off. NYC has a gazillion of them, emphasizing various parts/sights of the city. After the tour, you have a better sense of what would be good to go spend some more time with.

Otherwise, I'd agree with billy.p that the most fun is to just enjoy the city - live like a New Yorker for a few days.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:39 am

I would visit the 9/11 Memorial and go for the spectacle of a Broadway show.
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I would visit the 9/11 Memorial and go for the spectacle of a Broadway show.
9/11 has a Broadway show?

Oh. Wait. That was our doing. :shifty:

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:51 am

:D

I would visit the 9/11 Memorial, and I would also go for the spectacle of a Broadway show. Then, I would go moon the Canadian Consulate.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:46 pm

Vrede too wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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... Fire Island was my favourite, but not much different than home.
Nttawwt. ;)
You should come to Pensacola Beach on memorial Day.

But I was speaking more about the barrier island.

And you should try our memorial Day festivities.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:50 pm

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I would visit the 9/11 Memorial and go for the spectacle of a Broadway show.

We saw Beauty and the Beast last time there. Hard to get tickets for the good ones.


I forgot, two or three days out she started calling around. We thought for awhile that we were going to get tickets for Jon Stewart, but did get Letterman - down front on second row for Billy Bob Thornton.
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Unread post by JTA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:57 pm

NYC sites:

- St Patrick's cathedral.
- Trinity Church
- The cloisters, a museum for European medieval and Renaissance religious artwork.and architecture
- National museum of native American history.
- Staten island ferry for a view of the NYC skyline and statue of liberty (free, bitches!)
- walk across the Brooklyn bridge from the Brooklyn side.
- the high line park, a raised park on the Western side of Manhatten.
- China Town and little italy.
- a trip out into the hood in Brooklyn to Duff's alcohol abuse center, a world renouned shitty dive bar and post show hang out of tons of metal bands.
- a trip even further into the abyss to a mostly hispanic dive bar to watch a death metal show, stripper on the bar and everything. Hot damn it was trashy.
- hopping off and random subway stops and walking around.
- Struck up convos with tons of random people and heard their stories as I spent most the days wandering around alone. Good stuff. New Yorkers are cool people.
- booze booze booze booze and booze.
- hangover.

I love NYC :clap: back to South Carolina :(
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Unread post by rstrong » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:33 pm

I did some wandering around New York in Google Earth VR on the Oculus Rift. Now I want to visit there.

Add to the above list:

- Hayden Planetarium

- Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

- An area around the Holland Tunnel entrance where the place is VERY 3D: There's so much roads and rail both above and below grade that "ground level" loses meaning. It's a fascinating area to explore in VR both in aerial and StreetView. Lots of construction in progress.

Sadly, one thing I wouldn't be able to visit in real life is all the penthouse gardens around Central Park that you can't see from the ground.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:47 pm

I forgot Chinatown. reminded me of a carnival with really good food.

Wish I remembered the name of the restaurant we went to for dessert in little Italy.
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I forgot Chinatown. reminded me of a carnival with really good food.

Wish I remembered the name of the restaurant we went to for dessert in little Italy.
I really like the halal food trucks that are everywhere. The fact that they source the poultry locally via NYC pidgeons and incorporate it into their cuisine is really impressive.
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Unread post by rstrong » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:28 am

rstrong wrote:
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Add to the above list:

- Hayden Planetarium
It turns out that Google has done StreetView walkthroughs of the Hayden Planetarium and the attached Museum of Natural History.

Excellent quality images too. I can read most of the text on the displays, which I wouldn't have expected for this generation of VR headsets. I toured the dinosaur displays. Be sure to look up.

While you can jump from spot to spot within a display area, the areas aren't all connected. You need to leave StreetView, nudge your position overhead to a different part of the building, and return to StreetView.

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Unread post by rstrong » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:54 pm

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There doesn't have to be a nuclear exchange to *look* like a nuclear exchange.

Even a minor collapse will feed on itself, because there's only a few days worth of food in the pipeline. Things get really bad once people start to starve. And with famine inevitably comes disease.

Once those fleeing the cities include the firefighters, it's over for the cities. Even without people causing fires, they often start on their own in cities. Glass focusing the sun's rays, lightning strikes, etc. Every city without firefighters soon burns, the fires spreading uncontrolled beyond the cities.

Assume every unmaintained reactor shuts down automatically and safely without any fuss. This is plausible. But next to most reactors you find a pool with all the spent fuel, because there's no political will to designate permanent storage. Hot water, heated by the spent fuel. A month later, lacking power, all those pools evaporate to the point where the fuel is exposed to the air. The fuel burns, and releases lots of radiation into the atmosphere. At scores of nuclear plants around the world.

It's said that there's a continuous line of supertankers running from the middle-east to Japan, where the captain of one tanker can see the smoke from the tankers just over the horizon ahead and behind him. There are similar lines for other countries, and similar lines of container ships.

In any breakdown - like the collapse of one of the world's largest shipping companies a couple months ago - they all drop anchor offshore at various ports. Eventually the crews would leave. And storms would move them - onto shore, or out into the ocean where they hit rocks elsewhere at random. So, thousands of major oil spills over just a few years. And no beach cleanup or people wringing the oil out of the otters.

The same eventually happens with American, Russian, British and French nuclear subs and carriers. Leaking radiation not just from reactors but from warheads.

Remember the Bhopal disaster, the chemical leak that killed thousands of people in India? Over the next few decades, as chemical storage tanks rust out and no-one maintaining them, that leak gets repeated a thousand times around the world at various chemical plants.

Railroad cars are much sturdier. For example the rail cars full of chlorine you'll find near every large town's water plant. By the dozens for a small city. And much larger numbers for larger cities. They'll take more decades to rust out, giving a second wave of Bhopals - where EVERYTHING downwind dies - repeatedly as the cars leak individually, the wind pushing the chlorine in a different direction each time. Everywhere there was a town or larger. Well, unless fires speed up that process.

So, no nuclear war needed.
To make it even more horrifying:

A couple years after the collapse, vast numbers of smoke detectors beeping for battery changes.

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