Things you just don't get

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  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    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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    Are you familiar with the technique on how to cut a frozen turkey in half?
     
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    on a related note: our avocados does not look like your haas avocado...

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    and its regarded here more like a fruit, ergo the existence of avocado fruit shake and avocado ice cream.


    post-drinking food, before heading home


    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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    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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    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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    Thomas Senior member

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    Upside: if you ever wanted to score some weed, you know where to go.


    Would subscribe.


    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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    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.


    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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    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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    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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