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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I don't get why avocado seeds are so big.

The worst is those mini avocados that are 90% pit.

However, I love impressing people with my avocado pit removal technique - it's almost on par with sabering champagne bottles.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

The worst is those mini avocados that are 90% pit.
However, I love impressing people with my avocado pit removal technique - it's almost on par with sabering champagne bottles.
Are you familiar with the technique on how to cut a frozen turkey in half?
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I don't get why avocado seeds are so big.

on a related note: our avocados does not look like your haas avocado...



and its regarded here more like a fruit, ergo the existence of avocado fruit shake and avocado ice cream.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

McDonalds. I don't get it. If everybody knows how horrible it is for you and it is common knowledge why do people go there? There is this one McDonalds by where I live and I go in there to use the ATM because they don't charge me a fee. Every time I am in there there are tons of people. I can't help but roll my eyes. I mean for like $6 at a corner deli you can get a chef's salad loaded with better stuff. WTF?

post-drinking food, before heading home
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

It's cheap, fast, and to some people it tastes good. You can get a full meal, including a drink, for like four bucks aty McD's. For one person, the two-dollar difference between that and the deli sandwich isn't much, but if you're a poor family of four, that's eight bucks saved*. It may not seem like much to us, but every penny counts. You also get a tremendous volume of food for the price.
On a semi-related note, Mark Knopfler's "Boom, Like That" is an awesome telling of the story of Ray Kroc and McD's.
*I know there's an argument to be made that poor families shouldn't be eating out at all, but that's a separate question that's not germane to the topic at hand.

for a good number of people, specially in the 3rd world, eating at mcdonalds, kfc, or the mall food court is their way of dining out.

also- mark knopfler = dire straits?
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Why it doesn't work.
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Why it doesn't work.

I'm putting together a compressor pedal now and I might have fried my op-amp. So frustrating.
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Dinky ass transformer on that, there is.
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

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for a good number of people, specially in the 3rd world, eating at mcdonalds, kfc, or the mall food court is their way of dining out.
also- mark knopfler = dire straits?

When I was a kid, there was a good stretch where we didn't have much at all, and McDonald's (or other fast food) was a treat for us. It wasn't exactly a big meal out, but we didn't really have those. Truth be told, we didn't have the means to eat out really at all, so any time we did it was sort of special.

Yup, the very same. In fact, I'm of the opinion that Mark Knopfler's solo work is superior to Dire Straits' stuff.
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I had a boss who was obsessed with Knopfler's solo stuff. He always told me to give it a listen with me being a guitarist and all, but I never got around to it. This was ~7 years ago now.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I can't believe that all those people I see on facebook bemoaning the loss of Twinkies actually ate Twinkies with any frequency. I don't get why everyone is bemoaning the loss of them.

Upside: if you ever wanted to score some weed, you know where to go.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

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We should start a podcast, HB.

Would subscribe.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

It's cheap, fast, and to some people it tastes good. You can get a full meal, including a drink, for like four bucks aty McD's. For one person, the two-dollar difference between that and the deli sandwich isn't much, but if you're a poor family of four, that's eight bucks saved*. It may not seem like much to us, but every penny counts. You also get a tremendous volume of food for the price.
On a semi-related note, Mark Knopfler's "Boom, Like That" is an awesome telling of the story of Ray Kroc and McD's.
*I know there's an argument to be made that poor families shouldn't be eating out at all, but that's a separate question that's not germane to the topic at hand.

There's this, plus the kids aspect of it. There's one not far from us that has a huge play area and is done up in a Sesame-Street vibe (no kid-touchers), which more or less renders the food aspect secondary.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had a boss who was obsessed with Knopfler's solo stuff. He always told me to give it a listen with me being a guitarist and all, but I never got around to it. This was ~7 years ago now.

The timing makes sense. Shangri-La came out in 2004.

If you're a fan of his stuff at all, it's definitely worth checking out his solo work. Shangri-La is fantastic. All the Roadrunning, which is a collaboration with Emmylou Harris, is also awesome. He has some others, as well, but I don't have them all, despite the fact that I've long been telling myself to pick them up.

I will say that his solo stuff doesn't feature his guitar playing the same way as Dire Straits did, but the composition and song structure are much better. It's basically a trade-off between Knopfler the guitarist and Knoplfer the musician, and I strongly prefer the latter.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

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There's this, plus the kids aspect of it. There's one not far from us that has a huge play area and is done up in a Sesame-Street vibe (no kid-touchers), which more or less renders the food aspect secondary.

That helps, too. It's hard to overstate the value of getting the kids fed and letting them burn some energy all in one stop.
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Even as a guitarist I find that I enjoy more well rounded musicians rather than "guitar gods", or guitar records. Good guitar playing is great, but if it isn't intigrated into a good song I don't want to hear it.
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i pity those who see a guitar solo as a "blank canvas" to work with.
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I get nothing out of seeing some guy with a shit eating grin on his face running finger scales up and down 3000 miles per hour.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had a boss who was obsessed with Knopfler's solo stuff. He always told me to give it a listen with me being a guitarist and all, but I never got around to it. This was ~7 years ago now.

One of the best concerts I've ever heard was Mark Knopfler with Eric Clapton at the Portland Coliseum. I sat about 25' in front of a massive speaker tower, and my ears are still ringing. The concert was in 1989.
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Why it doesn't work.

Perhaps you let the smoke out? Can't see where exactly, but it is always a good idea to keep the smoke contained within the components.
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