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Quote: Originally Posted by willpower Anyone else get the inner voice "this chick must dig me" signal when a woman holds a door open for you? Quote: Originally Posted by willpower I think being called "ma'am" is interpreted by a woman as an offhanded slight, implying that she looks old enough to be called "ma'am". But what are the alternatives - "Madam"?, "Lady"?, "You hot little piece of ass"? I'm guessing the last one...
^^^ Really? It's actually proper in most places where they speak French (i.e., France, Quebec, etc.) to refer to men (including waiters) as Monsieur (Mister) and women as Madame (Madam). In days past, Mademoiselle (miss) was used to refer to young women (i.e., under 30) and only then if unmarried, but not in Quebec where--since its founding--everybody's a "Monsieur" or "Madame." [Note: these terms were actually titles reserved for those without any actual title (i.e. below...
Hmmmm, let's see: My Cousin Vinny, which I found to be amusing and enjoyable; but as to really funny? For me, I'd have to say A Fish Called Wanda. I saw it in the theatre, and I remember people were actually laughing so hard that they almost fell out of their chairs. I also enjoy Monty Python but, at the same time, have an appreciation for British humour of the dry sort. And +1 for the Mel Brooks and Steve Martin films mentioned above, with honourable mention also going...
Quote: Originally Posted by Kid Nickels definitely! Prague is beautiful & certainly more affordable than Berlin, Paris, etc. Fresh Pilsner Urquell on tap was running about 50 cents US/ liter during happy hour last time I was there. And the women ain't to shabby either Pils? Isn't that malt flavoured water-like Budweiser-that no self-respecting German would call beer? (just having some fun, teasing, and sounds like you had a good time...
OK, for fun, thought I'd see if it was theoretically possible to do Berlin on a "backpack around as a university student of little means" as per holymadness' comment--and guess what? It apparently is! Here you go, Sherman: http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/germany/berlin/ A list of hostels/dorms for you to sort through if that's what you want. They don't come any cheaper than that, I imagine (ideal for university students of little means w/ a backpack, I think)....
Quote: Originally Posted by Sherman90 I'd like to visit a friend over in Europe without breaking the bank. 7 days total, so it could very well be all in one spot. Any recommendations? I've heard the Euro travels relatively far in Berlin. That could be nice. Sounds great! Ah, but what are you looking for and what is your idea of "not breaking the bank" aka "cheap"? If you're thinking Berlin, why, indeed, a wonderful place. There's something...
Quote: Originally Posted by milosz re: pixellated and blurry, make sure it's not an issue on your end. Are you uploading JPGs sized appropriately for prints? DSLR sensors are absolutely wonderful for most purposes. Pentax K-x's 12.4 megapixel APS-C-format CMOS sensor (total pixels: 12.9 million) is sufficient for rendering 20x30 posters from an arm's length view, depending on the glass (lens), although the quality starts to drop (Note: it's...
Quote: Originally Posted by SField I had good food there. I want to go back and try a lot more game. Quote: Originally Posted by CouttsClient #1. Doesn't seem to have had a meal at the restaurant but was trying to get her review count up so she could get "Elite" status...it appears she did. #2. Seems to have had an actual experience to write a review about. Most other reviews of that place are stellar* I've...
Quote: Originally Posted by SField Is this Canoe? Yes it is; you win the prize, Sir. Next cocktail is on me
Quote: Originally Posted by kwilkinson People on Yelp are sometimes so funny it's sad. ... Responders: either continue with the pile-on of shitty yelpers or post your own shitty reviews for us to make fun of you. OK, I'll bite. Here are two reviews, posted by Yelpers, about a resto in Toronto. I am fond of this particular restaurant (wonderful cocktails), which has won numerous awards. Basically, it's casual refinement, and known for its...
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