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  Well, you can get red wine in goon bags... Note: I only know this because the Clubs and Societies office at my uni used to hold a "Goon and Coon" (wine and cheese) night to welcome new club members at the beginning of the year.
 Coincidentally, I did find a bone half-buried in the dirt as I was hiking up Mt Misen on Miyajima. Unfortunately, it looked more like a chicken bone than a deer bone, so I didn't try threatening animals with it, or rubbing it on my shoes...
 They can get a bit too friendly at times - a pair of very nice, cashmere-lined suede gloves that were sticking out of my jacket pocket ended up with deer bite marks on them when an overly-friendly deer tried to eat them!  
 Well, I guess that we'll have to agree to disagree! I don't have an issue with the fabric, as I think that Don's outfit would have looked good with a pair of darker blue or navy trousers in cotton or a cotton-linen blend.
 Having an element of contrast in clothing tends to look good, so if you're wearing a lighter-coloured jacket, it's often good to wear darker trousers. I think that your outfit would have looked better if you'd been wearing blue trousers or perhaps brown trousers (although some people would say that brown trousers are for autumn-winter) to provide more contrast with the lighter jacket.
 Congratulations! You're braver than me, though. I'm sometimes tempted to have a home built from scratch, incorporating particular features that I want, but having seen quite a few of my friends go through hell having houses built, I've decided that it's too stressful and is just not for me. I'd rather keep my hair and my marriage! I've got a friend (who may just be certifiably insane) who's just moved into his third house that he's had built, all in the last 15 years....
 GN, I can't remember if you went there last time, but in Autumn, I'd definitely recommend a visit to Arashiyama, over on the western side of Kyoto. Not only do you get the bamboo groves of Sagano, but it's a lovely area in which to spend a day or two and the hills should be covered in autumn colour at that time of year.  Of course, the hills behind Kiyomizudera in eastern Kyoto will also look great in Autumn.  You could also consider a trip up into the mountains in...
 I suspect that it is subjective, in that it's a matter of fashion.  Decades ago, men used to wear larger hats and they were simply accepted as the fashion of the times. Nowadays, hats tend to be smaller and thus a hat with a taller crown, as worn in the 1930s (perhaps - if I'm wrong, I'm sure Tibor can correct me) looks out of place.  Look at top hats - they were considerably larger than Tibor's fedora and yet they were relatively common at one time. 
I'm fast losing what little faith I have left in humanity. I was flicking through Facebook on the way home and an advertising link to an article in the Australian popped up in my newsfeed.   The article was entitled "Is it time to kill sharks?" and the brief blurb said "There have been 15 fatalities in Australia since August 2010, which is more than ­triple the average for the past 50 years. Has our admiration of sharks gone too far?"   Flicking briefly through some of...
I suppose that it never pays to take anything in the newspapers' "style" sections seriously, but this advertorial on photography and photographic equipment from Fairfax's "Essential Style" section is particularly egregious:   "Snappy gear to help you travel like a professional photographer"   The first item is a Leica camera, for $5900, with a fixed lens. Let's think about that again - a fixed-lens camera for $6000. The following items include a leather bag for...
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