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Has Anyone Ever Had a Good Experience with a Mechanic? - Patrick_Bateman
Seems like every time I get my oil changed or tires rotated, new problems are discovered that need to be repaired. Car is usually running perfectly fine, but there's always a new filter that needs to be replaced, a gauge that needs updating, a new engine fluid to try, etc. List prices for labor, oil...
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Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last (Documentary) - Patrick_Bateman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF76dlQt23c Searched, nothing. About a week old, so many people have already seen it, I'm sure. But the video is so good that it's worthy of its own thread. Even if you don't like boxing, even if you have no interest whatsoever in this fight, I encourage you to wat...
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Re: Underrated Spy Movies - The Good Shepherd - Patrick_Bateman
Vastly underrated IMO. The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy thread brought this movie to mind. I can see The Good Shepherd dividing audiences along similar lines. Some will consider overlong, plodding, boring. Others (like myself) will consider it fascinating, thrilling, and worth every minute. Both mov...
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Political Talk
Newt Gingrich in NYT: Double the NIH Budget - Patrick_Bateman
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/opinion/double-the-nih-budget.html [quote]Government spends more on health care than any other area. Taxpayers spend more than $1 trillion a year for Medicare and Medicaid alone, and even more when you add in programs like Veterans Affairs, the Children’s Health ...
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WaPo: "Are We at the End of TV's Golden Age?" - Patrick_Bateman
[quote]In TV’s Silver Age, a logjam of shows that are ‘pretty good,’ but not great[/quote]A good read, and I agree (although I don't watch much TV). http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/in-tvs-silver-age-a-logjam-of-shows-that-are-pretty-good-but-not-great/2015/04/02/4cf6de2e-d742-11e4-...
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Old news (just now realized): In the Heart of the Sea moved back to December - Patrick_Bateman
Something made me think of this movie today, and how I had been looking forward to watching it in March. Googled it, and apparently it's been moved back to December. Just an FYI for anyone (like me) who might've been wondering what happened to it. http://variety.com/2015/film/news/warner-bros-mov...
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Food and Drink
What Part of a Chicken Does the Tenderloin Come From? - Patrick_Bateman
Just curious. I see McDonald's is now selling "100% tenderloin" chicken fingers. I know where a cow's and a deer's tenderloin regions are, but I didn't realize chickens had those too. TIA...
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A Most Violent Year - Patrick_Bateman
Finally got around to watching yesterday. I was a little disappointed, to be honest; mainly because I had built up too high of expectations for it. I loved Margin Call and All Is Lost (JC Chandor's first two movies) and I had seen some comparisons between the styles of A Most Violent Year and The Go...
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Oatmeal - How Do [i]You[/i] Make It? - Patrick_Bateman
I've been eating more and more oatmeal. I am told it's healthy, and it makes a quick, solid, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast IMO. I've been going with steel cut oats (which take a little longer to cook), but I make 4 servings at a time and store the others in the fridge for each day of the week. Bas...
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Vitamin B.S.: How people came to believe the myth of nutritional supplements - Patrick_Bateman
Good read on the origins and staying power of the vitamin myth: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/vitamin-bs/386126/. Vitamin supplements are basically worthless. This is not a conspiracy theory - it's the general consensus of the scientific community. Not to mention, "supplements" h...
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Zero Dark Thirty Is Such a Bad Arse Movie - Patrick_Bateman
I'm not even articulate enough to put into words how fricking awesome this movie is. Easily one of the best films of the 21st century. I strongly encourage anyone who thinks otherwise to re-watch it. It's a modern classic. Kathryn Bigelow is a virtuoso. After The Hurt Locker and ZDT, I can't wait ...
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30-year-old Adrian Peterson or 27-year-old DeMarco Murray? - Patrick_Bateman
With the rumors that Adrian Peterson may want to play for the Cowboys (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25077878/report-adrian-peterson-tells-vikings-he-wants-to-play-for-cowboys), who would you rather have if you were in the Cowboys' shoes? Would you rather sign a 30-year-old AP or re-s...
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Where to Watch Highlights? - Patrick_Bateman
I can never find Premier League or Champions League highlights online. Where do you guys watch them? If I'm lucky, maybe about the 10th video link I click will have some highlights in Arabic (or some other foreign language), but otherwise I'm SOL. It's as if they're forbidden in the US. Sorry for...
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I Hate Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Packs! - Patrick_Bateman
What's the point? Anyone with a blu-ray player will have no use (or want) for a DVD, and anyone without a blu-ray player will have no use for a blu-ray. The only purpose of these combo packs is to make more money [Yes, I realize that answers my question.] More and more often, when a movie is first r...
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Pick Your Top 10 Movies of the 21st Century (So Far). - Patrick_Bateman
Bored on a Wednesday. This is a tough list to make. There Will Be Blood Mulholland Drive Children of Men The Departed City of God No Country for Old Men Zero Dark Thirty The Prestige Inception The Social Network...
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LSU Recruiting
Back-to-Back Top 5 Classes - Patrick_Bateman
Well done, coaches! Welcome to all the new recruits. Future is bright! :geauxtigers: And next year's class looks equally promising!...
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Jordan Hangs Two Terrorists in Response to Pilot's Execution - Patrick_Bateman
I know it's posted in the other thread, but I think this is worthy of its own. [quote]Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday including a female militant in response to an Islamic State video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive by the hardline group. Islamic State had d...
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Bob Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Imminent - Patrick_Bateman
[quote]The megafight that the boxing world has been clamoring for between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. should be finalized in "the next couple days," Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told the New York Post. The sides have been negotiating what will certainly be the richest fight in boxing hi...
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Who Decides What Movies a Theater Gets? - Patrick_Bateman
Once a movie is wide-released, does that mean whichever theaters want the movie can show it? Or are there agreements between various movie companies and theater chains that determine which theaters get which movies? Basically, do the theaters decide which movies they show? The reason I ask is, I'...
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Thank You Committee! - Patrick_Bateman
For getting it right. Great success for the playoff. What a great day of football! Without the committee, the two teams now in the national championship would've been eliminated without a chance to play for the title. :bow: Committee....
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