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# 1
Movies, TV, Music, Books / 60 Days In
03-05-2024, 13:21:52 PM
we just watched the first few seasons, 60 days in is incredible.  so many characters.  I still think often of the marine guy getting out, immediately cracking open a white monster, taking a sip and saying "that's the greatest taste in the world"
# 2
Social/Off-Topic / good books thread
03-05-2024, 13:20:05 PM
I've been reading Dubliners little by little recently.  It's a lot more approachable than I thought it would be.  Maybe it's time to take another crack at Ulysses.
# 3
Social/Off-Topic / 1000 sup salute
03-05-2024, 13:18:26 PM
# 4
Social/Off-Topic / introduce yourself
03-05-2024, 13:18:12 PM

# 5
Social/Off-Topic / Investment Thread
03-05-2024, 13:17:02 PM
damn houses in waco are more expensive than I thought they might be.  congrats.
# 6
Social/Off-Topic / I'm on the Computer
03-05-2024, 13:13:36 PM
I have my secretary print out relevant web pages, and I dictate my responses to her
# 7
What's going on in NYC? I saw some headline about the National Guard being deployed in the subway. Is there a crime wave or something?

Just the usual boomers getting worked up about a "crime wave" (which is nowhere to be seen statistically but people do occasionally get mugged or pushed onto the tracks (fix: don't stand at the edge of the platform)) and instead of embarking on any kind of long term approach, the governor just picked up the National Guard hammer, which only served to make everyone more on edge and made the whole city look bad.
# 8
Tokyo is cheap in part because it's so huge that you can live an hour outside of the center on the train and still be within the Tokyo Metro.  They also actually build a poo pooload of housing, unlike US cities.  Being an hour out isn't bad though, every neighborhood is for the most part walkable and has its own little urban core of shops and essentials.

Our goal was to move to Tokyo, but the big pay cut and likely racial difficulties dissuaded us.  I'd still like to have a place out there some day.
# 9
WINNER Help / Delete this account
03-05-2024, 13:01:57 PM
no one ever leaves
# 10
Social/Off-Topic / 1000 sup salute
24-02-2024, 13:59:05 PM
# 11
If you can look beyond the piled up trash bags on garbage day, it's really not a very dirty city, especially if you're in Manhattan.

There's a lot I love about it:
  • Endless places to eat, every possible cuisine is represented.  A recent highlight was having camel at a berber restaurant.  Prices have gone up, but you can still eat relatively cheaply at delis and diners.
  • Practically every street corner has some historical event or person associated with it.
  • If I ever want to shop for something (clothes, books, stereo equipment) there's a place I can go in the city to try it out or buy it outright rather than dealing with online ordering.  A lot of times I'll change my mind completely after seeing other options in person.
  • If I'm ever bored, I just get on the train and walk around somewhere new.  There's thousands of weird little spots to be seen, parks and stores and museums.  Just walking around the city is stimulating.

I could go on.  Obviously it's noisy and occasionally smells weird or whatever, but I'm a city slicker so I'm not bothered by any of that.  It's not a dangerous place to be unless you stand right on the edge of the subway platform or go deep into the Bronx and act like an asshole.  I truly can't think of a better city, and I plan to spend the rest of my life here.
# 12
Social/Off-Topic / 1000 sup salute
22-02-2024, 12:16:42 PM
# 13
I've changed my mind, they all suck, just move to NYC instead
# 14
Social/Off-Topic / It's been a decade
22-02-2024, 12:14:21 PM
cirus was talking about renting a cabin last summer, maybe we do that this summer
# 15
Good video, Meep
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