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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    I’ve never really been a Marty guy. But that reminds me that if creed digs JA, he might also want to check out Hot Tuna, the side project formed by...
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    “Today” is my least-favorite track on that album. Still, it’s a great, great album, and I love several of the Airplane’s albums unreservedly. If you...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread What are you reading? in Talk Books
    Just finished American Colonies by Alan Taylor. The really striking thing to me is the way he foregrounds the colonial powers’ interactions with...
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread Books for 2019 in Talk Books
    1. American Colonies - Alan Taylor, 526 pages. Books by women: 0/1 Books by POC: 0/1 Trillo Count: 526 pages
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    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    Anecdotally - and I find this very surprising - most of the liberal women I know are strongly against Gillibrand because of the Franken business....
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    02-15-2019, 09:30 PM
    He’s a potential VP pick for a non-Californian candidate, so it’s interesting that he’s endorsed someone who can’t choose him as her running mate.
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    02-15-2019, 03:15 PM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread Talk NFL 2014-Present in Talk Sports
    I was really hoping for a lot of NFL owners’ dirty laundry to get a thorough airing at trial before he got his money, though.
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    02-15-2019, 02:54 PM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread Talk NFL 2014-Present in Talk Sports
    That’s disappointing. Does that mean some team is actually going to give him a shot now? (No, obviously.)
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    02-15-2019, 02:39 PM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread NBA thread in Talk Sports
    Deadspin was singing a very different tune last week when they were laughing at the Lakers for getting trolled by the Pelicans.
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    02-15-2019, 11:50 AM
    Does your employer assume that you are being tipped, though? Because the pizza dude’s employer is probably paying the pizza dude almost nothing on...
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    02-15-2019, 11:47 AM
    I always follow the rule that I don’t tip if I have to take the food away myself, but I do tip if the food is taken to me. Unless I’m at a bar, where...
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    02-15-2019, 11:17 AM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread NBA thread in Talk Sports
    I have no recollection of any of that.
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    02-15-2019, 11:10 AM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread NBA thread in Talk Sports
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the names Bad Bunny or Quavo outside this thread. If Bad Bunny’s a reggaeton artist, I’ve never heard of him because I...
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    02-15-2019, 08:33 AM
    I’m pretty sure it’s in the top ten. It’s an actual Constitutional crisis.
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    02-14-2019, 12:23 PM
    This is an interesting look at some not-well-explored policy questions that are actually relevant to a President’s performance in office.
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    02-14-2019, 12:03 PM
    Mel Ott replied to a thread Talk NFL 2014-Present in Talk Sports
    If only it were possible to clone John Elway, GM Supergenius, and put him in charge of the Seahawks and Rams, too...
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    02-14-2019, 06:54 AM
    The teeth thing is .... yikes, on way too many of them.
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    02-12-2019, 10:00 AM
    Co-President Hannity: Also not a fan. Since Hannity has proven willing to follow Trump anywhere, this seems very very bad for hopes of getting a...
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    02-12-2019, 09:17 AM
    Mark Meadows, whose freakout was one of the triggers of the last shutdown, is agin’ it, so I’m guessing Presidents Coulter and Limbaugh will also...
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    02-10-2019, 08:34 PM
    They Shall Not Grow Old Absolutely worth seeing, and worth seeing in the theater. The film looks amazing, although there are still problems with...
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    02-10-2019, 08:25 PM
    OTOH Warren’s speech was really good, I thought.
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    02-08-2019, 06:31 PM
    Who’s calling Russians (or specifically their attempts to influence American elections, which at this point is an established fact) “risible and...
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    02-08-2019, 06:28 PM
    Roots is good. So is - in a somewhat different way - The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson.
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    02-08-2019, 11:56 AM
    The most progressive Democratic platform since at least 1968 and a candidate who won the popular vote by nearly three million votes?
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Micromanagement-intensive text-based sports simulations. Music. Gettin' my groove on.
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