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  • What Would You Do?

    I just want everyone to know... if you leave an opened bag of Hershey's Hugs on the counter around the munchy Christmas season, I will eat the whole bag without waiting for permission, and then I will take your jewelry and your underwear too.

    That's just who I am.
  • Bald Health

    I'm not an advocate of keto, but there are things you can learn from it. Obviously carbs are a huge source of calories, and should be treated as such. However, as someone with high cholesterol, I wasn't able to go full keto. 

    This is the thing about diets. "Diet" is a misnomer. "Diet" implies a temporary thing. What an overweight or unhealthy person really needs is a lifestyle change that includes watching what you eat & being more active. I was never a calorie tracking person. Micromanaging & recording everything I ate in an app was too much work for me to sustain on a regular basis.

    In my case, I needed to lose weight & lower my cholesterol. I did this by cutting out red meat from my diet. I miss my hamburgers and my bacon and my pepperoni, but my cholesterol and weight has plummeted. I plan to move to pescatarianism, then vegetarianism, and eventually veganism.

    Also, find exercise that you enjoy doing. I can't stand doing cardio in the gym, and running hurts my knees, but I love riding bikes. Just find something that you can see yourself doing for years without hating it.

    Long story short, it's a lifestyle change. Don't go looking for some fad, miracle diet to solve all your problems. At the end of the day, you're going to have to stick with it for the rest of your life, so try and find something that is sustainable for decades.
  • How do I know which Collectibles will be worth money in the future

    Yeah, I agree with Hatorian.  As an owner of like five copies of every variant of X-Men #1, I learned this lesson the hard way as a comic book enthusiast in the 90s.  It's not like the stock market where you can actually do empirical research and make reasoned investments and reap rewards.  Valuable collectibles are usually only seen as such in hindsight.

    There are examples.  Like, con-exclusive POP figures of a hot property or obscure property with a cult following are a good get. But everyone knows that so you have to fight like hell to get one or pay $300 to get into the building to pick one up.  So... nice value add if you are going to the con anyway, but sound investment?  Not as clear.

    All my valuable shit I got just by being involved in a hobby.  Who knew the first appearance of Gambit would be worth over a thousand dollars?  He was just an unusually goofy mutant dude (which is saying something) in the goofy storm as a young girl plot. Same thing with Cable and Deadpool.  Who knew my Nobel Hierarchs from my obscure Bant deck from my glory days of MTG would be worth over 100 dollars while my foiled Nicol Bolas planeswalker that I shit my pants when I opened the pack now wouldn't buy me a big mac value meal?  I probably have a $1000 dollars worth of unhinged era basic fucking land cards that were a literal joke at the time I bought them for ten cents each.  

    I weep when I think of 12 year old me selling my star wars collection to some sweaty fat dude at a garage sale for $100 to finance a Nintendo.  The figures alone even unboxed unboxed would be worth several thousand dollars.  But, what would that summer have been like with out a Nintendo?  Fuck that noise.
  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    @russkelly @RyanReeseman Moon is one of the greatest sci-fi films. I know it got good critical reception, but I still feel that it's underrated because it's not talked about much anymore. Such a great film....

    Hatorian said:
    cdrive said:
    Chinaski said:
    hey @cdrive - have you watched World War II in Colour? it's on Netflix. a 13 episode doc series about the major events of WWII.  really good.

    I haven’t but I got it started this afternoon.  Looks good!
    It’s not in Color but it’s by far the greatest documentary on WW2. It’s called World at War. 1970s BBC documentary. It’s amazing. 
    Yeah, The World at War is the best, most comprehensive WW2 doc available. The scope is so wide, and the interviews with people from all sides truly can't be matched. 

    WW2 in Colour is great as well. It really brings the war to life. I think people are able to detach themselves from black & white footage. Seeing the war footage in color really does make it more tangible.

    These are probably my top 2 WW2 docs.
  • Con of Thrones

    TX baldies turn up!  We need a spin off hang out. @Freddy @Noel @Mofojones333 @TxSandMan and any others folks I might’ve forgotten!  
  • Counterpart on Starz

    ken hale said:
    chrisk said:
    A few things that bug me -

    3. How lax is the security on the Alpha side that all these duplicates can come over and remain untracked? Shouldn't they be fingerprinted and tracked (if not accompanied). Clare for example - you'd think there'd be some attention paid to who she claims to be (don't recall if she used an alias),and some effort made to find her counterpart before they authorize the crossing. Presumably there are moles throughout the bureaucracy built around the portal and maybe they've shown that more than I'm remembering. Seems like the infiltration would have to be extensive for any of this to work.
    I caught up with this show the last couple weeks and, while I think it's really great, there's inevitably going to be a lot of little plotholes with this set-up that can drive you crazy or take you out of the show. The one you mentioned has nearly got me: if other-Clare crosses over and replaces Clare, then she never crosses back, right?  So our side, with all that security at check-in, doesn't keep track of who comes in and never leaves?

    The guy delivering Silk's under-the-bench messages back and forth between worlds raises questions, too, like who would have the freedom to pass back and forth daily, and also the free time to check under a stupid bench every day. 

    Yeah - that's a really big one. And it has to be missed on both sides. Clare's been over for how long? 2-3 years. Nobody on Prime side wonders why she hasn't returned, and nobody on the other side is keeping track of who comes over and doesn't leave? 

    You'd really have to make keeping tabs on counterparts part of this process. As soon as someone requests to come over and is approved, then they put a tail on them and their counterparts. If nothing else you'd want to stop them from running into each other. Just occurred to me I can't remember now if they said anything about the butcher's counterpart.

    None of it is a deal-breaker, just a thing you have to look past.
    ken hale