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post #9256 of 11541
went to a picnic with some old friends + some new friends yesterday. Was in LIC, right near the water and that Coca-Cola sign. A little windy and chilly, but was a really good time.

And then the fun police showed up. No frisbee there, no dogs past this part of the walking path, no walking on this part of the lawn, etc.

Pricks. Fuck LIC.
post #9257 of 11541
Thanks for the invite.
post #9258 of 11541
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

Things that Americans like are not necessarily things that are popular in a cuisine's home country. Consequently, a lot of ethnic recipes get adapted for local tastes and, so, aren't considered particularly great by people who grew up in that country eating that cuisine. In New Zealand, Mexican restaurants serve lamb tacos with mint sauce. We've all been subjected to, ahh, whimsical adaptations of well-known dishes while traveling.

So, as Gomestar notes, an ethnic restaurant that's popular isn't necessarily going to be any "good" in the sense of authentic. In fact, there's probably an inverse correlation. Do not, under any circumstances, take an Italian to Olive Garden.
Maybe you're just tougher than I am. But Chinese Chinese restaurants in particular are a culinary minefield. I don't think correctly-prepared drunken prawns are even legal in the U.S..

Is this mansplaining?
post #9259 of 11541
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Is this mansplaining?

No, because "mansplaining" is a sexist insult used by PC twits to shut people up with whom they disagree and this, instead, was the answer to a question.
post #9260 of 11541
Hmm, weird, I missed the question.
post #9261 of 11541
"Mansplaining" is a silly, sexist term, but I don't think you're really getting the concept. If you're PC and want to shut up someone you disagree with, you accuse them of supporting rape culture. Mansplaining is more subtle - it's often used in reference to an explanation that is totally unnecessary because the speaker and listener are already in agreement and/or the speaker already knew everything that's being "explained". In other words, it's used in reference to men who indulge the universal trait of liking to hear oneself talk a bit too much.
post #9262 of 11541
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

"Mansplaining" is a silly, sexist term, but I don't think you're really getting the concept. If you're PC and want to shut up someone you disagree with, you accuse them of supporting rape culture. Mansplaining is more subtle - it's often used in reference to an explanation that is totally unnecessary because the speaker and listener are already in agreement and/or the speaker already knew everything that's being "explained". In other words, it's used in reference to men who indulge the universal trait of liking to hear oneself talk a bit too much.

I think I should clarify this for you as you're obviously not grasping things properly....
post #9263 of 11541
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I think I should clarify this for you as you're obviously not grasping things properly....
Thank god somebody is paying attention.
post #9264 of 11541
Now it begins. Rain until July.
post #9265 of 11541
it's not raining
post #9266 of 11541
It rained my whole walk to the train this morning.

Also coworkers who just came in also complained about the rain and humidity, which they are correct about. It all sucks.
post #9267 of 11541
that's because NYC hates you right back
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post #9269 of 11541
What qualifies as dancing? My normal swagger might get me into trouble with the law.
post #9270 of 11541
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