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  • What Would You Do?

    Maybe someone is living in your walls. 
  • TACOS!!

    My bog standard Monday night taco is pretty trashy - minced beef and either kidney or black beans flavoured with a salt free taco seasoning I buy on iHerb. We have them with crunchy corn shells and salsa, sour cream, grated cheese and shredded lettuce, also avo if it’s in season. 

    If I’m feeling fancy or feeding people other than just Lily and myself, I marinate a chunk of beef in a marinade I stole from Tyler Florence’s fajita recipe, then cook it in a really low oven for 6 or 7 hours until it’s soft and shreddable. Not at all legit but I live on the other side of the world from Mexico, so don’t judge me! 
  • gun control

    adobo1148 said:
    @A_Ron_Hubbard I certainly don't think you are irrational, and in no way are you representative of the sentiments expressed by Wayne Lapierre at CPAC.  if I understand correctly a large portion of gun owners are not NRA members, and of the ones who are, don't necessarily subscribe to the inflammatory rhetoric I heard at CPAC. What I'd like to see is more gun owners wrestle this issue away from the tribalism the NRA wants this to be. 
    Also, did Australia have to fight for its independence the way we did? Someone with a history degree wanna fill me in on this, seeing as Australia is often used an example how well of gun control works. 
    Australia is a Commonwealth country. We are ostensibly ruled by the Queen. Great Britain doesn’t stick its beak in much, but they can if they want to. They sacked our entire government once in the 1970s. 

    Anyway, regarding other comments above, we don’t have a gun culture here, so I guess it’s just that we don’t think clinging to the right to own weapons IS rational or logical. It’s clearly a huge cultural divide between the US and pretty much the rest of the developed world. We just don’t get it. It’s very strange to us to hear about children being gunned down and a country just kind of shrugging that off as the “price of freedom”. But there’s a lot about US culture the rest of the world doesn’t really understand. Every country has its weird quirks (god knows Australia does), but we just hear so much more about America’s because we are saturated (willingly) in US pop culture and (not so willingly) global politics. Having said that, depending on where you read it, somewhere between 30 and 40% of adult Americans are gun owners, so there’s a significant majority who also don’t seem to buy into gun culture. 

    P.S. It’s a myth we don’t have guns at all in Australia - we do. My stepfather has one. We just have strict rules about who can own them (you have to have a reason like farming or sport shooting or hunting, not just to look cool or shoot a potential burglar), and how they are licenced and stored. Gun control works here because we never had that gun culture in the first place. Realistically, it’s not a good comparison. 
  • Suggestions: comedy series to watch with your partner.

    Not sure how accessible these are in the US, but - 

    Crashing - the UK one with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, not the US one. Group of 20-somethings living in an abandoned hospital. 

    Lovesick, which is a UK sitcom about a guy who finds he has an STD and has to tell all his exes. It’s MUCH better than it sounds, and quite sweet.

    Uncle, about a man child musician and his anxiety-ridden nephew. 
  • Looper-better podcast format

    KingKobra said:
    I think the assumption for commissioned casts is that youve watched it recently or are familiar with the movie already. I’ll have to go back, but I don’t remember any commissioned casts having a recap. 
    Yeah, the commission is for the person commissioning it, who presumably doesn’t need a recap and just wants to hear Jim and A.Ron talking about it. I feel like as long as the commissioner of a cast is happy and has their discussion points addressed, anything else is a bonus.