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Rize

Member Since 26 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active May 08 2020 09:00 AM

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In Topic: Donald Trump Is Your New President.

08 May 2020 - 09:03 AM

I never read articles on sites like the Onion or Babylon Bee, just the headlines and pictures are enough.  I don't mind a blatantly right-wing bias from a humor, and the market on the other side or middle is saturated, so their existence is warranted.


In Topic: Movies

08 May 2020 - 08:52 AM

I loved The Force Awakens in the theater and still don't mind it.  I enjoyed most of the Jedi stuff in the Last Jedi (Kylo, Rey, Luke.. was not bothered by Leah's feats as some were) but didn't care at all for the rest... especially Rose.  The Last Jedi was acceptable considering everything that went before it, but the introduction felt rushed.


In Topic: Classic Rock Appreciation Thread

08 May 2020 - 08:45 AM

When I was a teen, I thought of The Doors as the Beatles of the "60's" meaning the late 60's and early 70's.  The Doors aren't quite as good as the Beatles in retrospect, but do have some pretty incredible music:

 

 


In Topic: The Cooking Thread

04 May 2020 - 01:27 PM

I was reading a book "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" and inspired by the salt chapter, I found a scrambled egg recipe that called for quite a bit more salt than I normally used.

 

Here's the recipe: https://www.epicurio...bled-eggs-40038

 

It shouldn't be hard to scramble some decent eggs, but there are some fine points to doing it well.  The first is using medium low heat.  I also wasn't using butter or this much salt before, and holy hell it makes them much more delicious.  I used the recipe the first day, and just winged it the next two.  I think I'm using a touch less salt now than the recipe called for, but I'm also adding a bit of cheddar cheese (throwing the cheese on at the last moment and then dumping it all into a bowl so that the confined space of the bowl concentrates the heat and steam to do most of the melting work).


In Topic: Movies

04 May 2020 - 01:15 PM

I'm another person who just didn't get into Coco at all.  I found it strange how many people loved it, maybe people who grew up without a dad?  I mean I only saw mine 6 weeks a year, but it still didn't snag me.

 

 

I've probably seen Coco 50 times in the last 6 months since the kids like it and my wife and I like it too.

 

For me, this movie was An American Tail back in the day.  My brother and I watched it 10 times in one weekend as it was the only vhs we asked to bring to our uncle Frank's house.  We'd say "We want the mouse!" as a way of telling him to rewind it and put it back in the player.  I of course only know this story from being told to me, we were like maybe 4 years old at the time.

 

An American Tail was pretty good though, for sure.  I had good taste even as a little kid.

Coco seemed average to me the first time I saw it, but it really grew on me as I watched it more and more.  There's a lot of fun little details and I really love the way the music is integral to the story.  No dad issues here, so that isn't it!