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  • First Movie You Ever Watched in the Theater?

    Noel said:
    Funny enough I was on FaceTime with my parents right after I saw this thread. I asked them because I certainly don’t remember. They said it was one of the Ninja Turtle movies. I’m guess it’s either the 2nd or 3rd one. Most likely the 3rd one, came out in ‘93.
    I was working in a movie theater when the first mutant turtles movie came out (1990).  We were all teenagers (HS and college age) working the theater and we were blown away by the sheer volume of people. We did not expect the insanity that followed that movie.  The theater was swamped that whole summer with little kids and their parents.  What a memory!   Reminds me how as teenagers we don't pay attention to anything except ourselves.

    I know I saw Superman II in the theater, 1981, so I was 9.  Pretty sure I saw the first Muppet movie in 1979, but the memory is hazy. 

    I also remember my dad coming home after seeing Alien in the movie theater. He couldn't stop telling everyone he saw (for years) how much that movie scared the daylights out of him.  He still tells that story today.

  • What are you binging right now?

    WaidHere said:
    The Wire. Didn't catch it the first time 20 years ago. Has to be some of the best TV ever made. Just wrapping up Season 4.
    We’re watching it for the first time too.  (Shocking that we didn’t watch it when it originally aired).  But Kinda glad we have it to watch now.  Blew our minds when we found out that young Wallace is Michael B. Jordan!  We’re not looking at Imdb unless a character dies for fear of getting spoiled.  Just finished season 1 last night, and looking forward to about 2-3 episodes tonight. Alan Sepinwall’s Newbie reviews from 2009 are a great companion read post episode. 
  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Jojo Rabbit.
    Finally got the whole family to sit down and give it a try. Everyone had to give it 20 minutes.  No one left the room.  Best family /all ages movie I've seen in ages.
  • Quarantine Eats

    Freddy said:
    @JSDCA Well wouldn't you know:
    How does this stack up against your recipe?

    I make a mean brisket!  I was puzzled the first time I saw Maisel's brisket technique. I like adding onions and prunes for a sweet finish.  But I can't get a brisket right now!  :)  To freaked out to venture to our stores which are super narrow.  Should have planned ahead and gone to Costco over the weekend.  Need to make at least a day ahead for a slow and low-heat braise.
    MrX said:
    Bought a big ol' brisket at Costco to make for Passover. Will be braising it tomorrow night and having with matzo ball soup on Wed. 

    Texas bbq brisket may get all the glory but a properly braised brisket in the style of the chosen people is *chef kiss emoji* 
    Please post a pic so I can live vicariously.  :)

  • Quarantine Eats

     Bon Appetit's latest issue has a no-knead foccacia recipe.  It is so easy, AFTER reading the timing instructions 15 times.  Definitely recommend the longer timings and prepping the dough 1 day before. My second attempt (below) has rosemary in the dough and artichoke hearts and black olives on top.  Can't wait to try more toppings. Two thumbs up from husband and two teens.  https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/easy-no-knead-focaccia