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Just what it says. A cat. Watching a movie. Belonging to the horror film genre. [SLYT]

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We have a super chill year-old doxie named Poppy. In a couple weeks, Poppy's NEW BABY SISTER is moving in!Baby Sister doesn't have a name yet, so I am turning to you! Our new puppy is an e-red piebald doxie. She won't be a dark red and has a white chest with white spots on her nose and the top of her head. Her feet show some white, but will likely darken. She is a miniature, but we aren't sure how petite she will be. Her sister is 11 pounds of fun. Names we are tossing around: Lola the Lovebug, Ruby, Stella, Olive, Lulu. Hope us, mefites!. Something with a little panache and possibly glitter would be fun to consider, as would a multi-name name.

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I have a 2016 Honda Fit. It has a Bluetooth connection, but I usually plug my phone into the aux cable so my phone can charge while I'm driving ( the aux connection overrides the Bluetooth). Whenever I do this and the car audio is on, my iTunes music automatically starts playing (in alphabetical order by song) as soon as the phone is plugged in. How can I keep this from happening? I can only hear "Alcohol" by the Barenaked Ladies so many times before I go mad.

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Salt Lake Spirit: How Utah's Liquor Laws Foster Creativity Behind the Bar (Serious Eats) "Let's take the classic Manhattan. It's actually perfect for Utah's liquor laws. The typical Manhattan would have two ounces of whiskey to one ounce sweet vermouth. But a three-ounce cocktail is illegal here, right? So now you have to get your base liquor back to one and a half ounces and then bring everything else in line to match," Walton explains, noting that the sweet vermouth would now be cut to three-quarters of an ounce. Liquor is not the only place where creativity-in-intoxicants flourishes, either. Utah is also becoming well-known for beer beyond the famous 3.2%-by-weight restriction. Utah Beer Blog Epic Brewing - Most famous for their Big Bad Baptist Cocoa-coffee Imperial Stout Uinta Brewing - Most famous for their Labyrinth Licorice Imperial Stout Wasatch Brewing - Most famous for their Polygamy Porter

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I have enough surface wood from an old velodrome to make a smallish coffee table or a large endtable - inspired by this beauty. I'd use the surface wood for the table surface, and mount it on... something. But though I'm reasonably handy, I have no experience woodworking.Is it unreasonable to think I could make something classic and good-looking without experience? Are there good resources for simple designs for the lower portion? The wood has sentimental value, and is irreplaceable - so I don't want to fuck it up. Can I do it myself? If so, how? Or should I just pay a furniture maker?

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T-Pain rides to the Salford Lads Club "Whatever I Want." is a shot-for-shot remake of the Smiths' 1987 video for "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before."

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It's been a long frustrating 18 months going through divorce. In trial my lawyer and I tried to get the house, but were unsuccessful. So, Asshat gets the house in the decree and I get a cash settlement.However my lawyer didn't mention that Asshat should have to refinance the home to get my name off of it. We tried to get that changed, but the judge wouldn't budge. I'm now worried that I am on the hook should he ever default. I am also concerned that lenders will see that debt on my credit report and it will disqualify me from buying my own home. This is all a part of the Ass's plan. Whatever can be done to injure me is the goal. Lawyer says it shouldn't be a problem if I show my divorce decree, but I am worried this will really cause me issues here in the next six months when I start the process of purchasing my own home. I know my lawyer was negligent in this manner and I am frustrated beyond belief. Am I creating an issue where this is none? To be honest, I don't ever expect Asshat to default or to sell the home (it's his prize, right?), so that is probably ok. I just don't want this to keep me from being able to purchase my own home in the future.

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The Norfolk Southern Railroad in 2013 premiered a pretty radical television commercial for a railroad in these times. Riffed from a possibly recognizable song and directed by cinematographer Samuel Bayer, who has produced music videos for rock bands including The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Nirvana, Aerosmith, The Cranberries, Smashing Pumpkins, & Justin Timberlake, it drew heavily on the skills of workinhg railroaders and the precise maneuvering of tens of thousands of tons of heavy equipment. Making Of.

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Please help me find a hotel in Tokyo! (details within)I usually get hit by jet lag very hard, so I'm planning 2-3 days in a Tokyo hotel while I get time adjusted before I head to rural Japan (Shikoku) for my activities. But Tokyo is so sprawling that I'm suffering from mega information overload. I'll probably get a prepaid SIM, do a little shopping, eat some food, maybe go to that owl cafe in Akihabara, but besides that, there's nothing I *have* to do, so I don't even know which neighborhood to look in for a hotel. I've heard from various places that Ebisu, Ikebukuro, Otsuka, Shimokitazawa, and Koenji are all fun/nice areas, but it would really help my information overload if someone just said "I stayed at hotel ____. It was great. You should stay here too." I'm not fancy. My only requirements are clean (no bed bugs!) and wifi. Price: more than a hostel (I'm too old for shared accommodations with strangers) but less than the Park Hyatt Tokyo, which I'm just going to assume is mega expensive. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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CBC radio interview with Jess Thom of "Backstage in Biscuit Land"

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I would like to put my loveseat in front of the window that houses the small air conditioner. How much clearance should I give it? I could do up to 2 feet but I'd like to put it as close as I can. Thanks.

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My 5 year old broke his arm yesterday. We are getting excellent health care. I'm looking for advice on how to cope with the next 4-6 weeks he's in a cast.Our son is pretty active and a bright kid. He knows he'll have to take it easy, but he can be impulsive too. At home, we've loosened restrictions on screen time, and are playing more board and card games. We've gotten some new ones to spark interest. I gave him a sort of sponge bath today, which was ok, but I'm not sure how we'll wash his hair. We've gone through his clothes to find shorts he can get on and off easily, and separated t-shirts with sleeves big enough to go over the cast. (It goes just past his elbow.) He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow and then he'll be heading to kindergarten. His teacher is experienced, so I imagine she's seen this before.

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Documentary about the making of the Sex Pistols seminal album. Also discusses how the band came together, signing to EMI/A&M/Virgin, the Grundy Scandal and resultant publicity, and some footage shot by their tour manager of them in Berlin by the wall. Warning: contains Malcolm McLaren. More punk: Anarchy at the BBC - punk on the beeb (warning - contains an awesome version of Anarchy in the UK on Nationwide in about 1977 which is interrupted by some idiot talking over it and then a very brief interview with Mclaren.) Sid Vicious - My Way (from "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle") - the top comment is perfect. Previously 1: The way they were - Granada TV/Channel 4 punk music showcase Previously 2: And this is how it ends - the Sex Pistols, Winterland, 14/1/78

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What is it?Can't remember the typeface name and it's driving me bonkers. WhatTheFont and Identifont don't seem to be doing it for me.

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Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Can Proceed, Judge Rules [The New York Times] Prosecutors in Pennsylvania on Tuesday crossed their final hurdle to bring Bill Cosby to trial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman he once mentored, with a judge ruling that enough evidence existed for the case to move forward. While Mr. Cosby is fighting numerous civil cases involving similar accusations, the ruling, by Judge Elizabeth A. McHugh, means that the once popular entertainer must face at least one of his accusers in a criminal proceeding, likely to take place here this year. [Previously.] [Previously.] [Previously.]

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Ade Blacow is inspired by b-movies, particularly those captured on VHS. You could probably tell that from his moniker of choice. He also cites early Autecre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, old prog rock, as well as 70s horror and 80s sci-fi films (YT, interview). To make his music, he samples from his vast collection of old movies on VHS, and thus VHS Head was born. You could call vapor wave IDM, if you're looking for short-hand. He has only released music on Skam, home to Boards of Canada, Bola, Lego Feet and so forth. Discography: 2009 - Video Club (YT playlist, plus video for the EP's title track) 2010 - Trademark Ribbons of Gold (album, YT playlist with 10 of the 20 tracks) 2011 - Midnight Section (EP, YT playlist) 2014 - Persistence Of Vision (album, YT playlist) 2014 - Persistence Of Vision - ltd. ed. VHS, with 3 videos: Dead To Morrow, Red Ocean Apocalypse, and Jealousy 2015 - Sarah Eat Neon (EP, sample track: Craven Hacked to Pieces) Here's a bit more on sample selection and music production from Ade Blacow himself, also the source of the post title. And here's VHSHead.com, which has more information, plus auto-playing music.

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For Reasons, I need examples of stereotypically "macho", successful, "strong" men throughout history (or modern!) who also exhibited and or/talked about having compassion for others. Bonus points if they engaged in documented "sensitive" behavior to their family or friends.Citations are greatly desired if you have them, but I'll take anything!

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So, I am still trying to offload these discount codes and I set up an ebay account to do it. It has 3 page views, possibly all mine. Help me up my game in case it does not sell at all and I need to relist it.The current listing is for all 7 codes, totalling $110 in value and the title just says they are codes from the site in question. What should the title say to get eyeballs on it? Would it be better to list them all separately or in smaller batches? What kind of (percent) opening bid should I list? What kind of (percent) "buy it now"price should I list? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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I want to watch some documentaries about secret societies, conspiracies, occult mysteries, etc. that feel sorta like reading Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail -- a little skeptical (but not cynical), a little fascinated (but not overly credulous), fun, and weird.I do NOT want to watch documentaries made by people who actually uncritically believe in conspiracies etc., nor do I want documentaries about debunking them. I want to hear all about the purported dark workings of the Illuminati, the Templars, or whomever, from someone whose agenda is simply to tell me weird rad things. I know about Jon Ronson's films but that's it. Googling mainly brings up stuff that looks very agenda-driven. The lizard people thank you! Probably. I assume. I am not in contact with them.

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This is not a sex question, I promise. Owing to some logistical ridiculousness, I'm going to have to spend part of a weekday sitting in my parked car, somewhere in San Francisco. No leaving the car. Where's the prettiest place that can be appreciated from a parked car?I won't be able to leave the car because our cat will be with me. I'm more interested in, say, a quiet park where parking is available and I can just chill for hours parked beside a flowerbed, as opposed to for instance one of the hillside viewpoints where parking is tight and other drivers are waiting for a spot. Please help me not explore San Francisco in comfort! P.S. For anyone concerned about the cat, he's remarkably happy in the car, and we have excellent aircon.

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I need the equivalent of plastic couch covers or tinfoiling your stove for counters. I'd like to use the counters with the covers on. Appearance is unimportant. Usability of the counters is.Before I rented a place with granite countertops, I thought they were supposed to be tough and easy to clean. Now I see they're delicate: they can chip or stain and they need to be resealed annually. I'd like to clean and seal them once, then cover them with something that lets me use the counters as counters until I stop leasing this place.

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How the Racial Politics of Dat Boi Ripped Apart a Popular Facebook Group (Disclaimer: I'm a member of Post Aesthetics but don't know the mod who was interviewed, nor was I aware of Dat Boi-gate.)

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My mom's in dire need of a dental makeover. She's 82 and over the last few years her teeth have really suffered - broken, fallen out etc. She stopped seeing her dentist a few years back because of what appeared to be egregious billing and a ridiculous $43,000 proposed dental plan for her. She's not in pain, but she's got some serious gaps and chewing problems. Problem is, neither of us can afford to get her fixed up. Other than DIY dental implants, maybe you have an idea or two....?Seriously though, we need to work out a way to get her in a better situation. We're looking at around $20K to get her in a good place. She owns her home entirely, and could certainly get a home equity loan. But she's on a fixed income and could scarcely afford payments on a $20K loan. I can afford to help a small amount... but not a lot. Is there a sort of loan that would put off the payment start date for a long time (a decade?) - essentially so that her payment could come from when she sells the house, or from her estate? Of course, lots more interest, but does such a loan exist? Other ideas? I've looked online, and there are plenty of sites offering "resources' and help for seniors in various ways... but almost always not truly what they promise. Most seem kinda scammy.

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Can you help me come up with unorthodox/off-the-beaten-track sides to go with BBQ pulled pork next weekend?I'll be BBQing some pork shoulder for a smallish group (~ 15 people) next weekend (that is, in about 10 days' time), and I'll be doing the sides as well. When I've done this for the same group before, I've reached for the classic set of sides — slaw, hush puppies, mac and cheese, etc. They're great, but as I'm going to have a captive and hungry audience I'd like to try something else to mix things up this time: foods that are good but perhaps non-obvious accompaniments to pulled pork. What goes well with BBQ that I might not have thought of? If you make, have made, or have eaten something surprising with your pig, I'd love to hear your suggestions, links, recipes, whatever. I'm open to anything, but here are some details that might help. There are no allergies or other dietary restrictions in play. The people eating are willing to try pretty much anything. I have access to a fairly broad range of fresh ingredients, but may not be able to match your recipes brand-for-brand (I'm in Ireland). The more generic the better, but I can make a stab at substitutions. I'm happy to prep 24 hours (or more) in advance but any prep will have to be transported (unrefrigerated) for ~2 hours. On the day, I'll have about 6 hours free to prep and access to a more-or-less standard domestic kitchen. It's going to be an Eastern NC-style BBQ sauce, so anything especially complementary to that kind of flavour would be very nifty. I know that BBQ recipes aren't something that people typically have very strong opinions about, but I'm hoping you can help. All suggestions will be very gratefully received!

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Can anyone recommend a great divorce lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area? (The couple involved have been married for 20 years and have no children, if that matters.)

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