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What's for dinner?
Sep 12, 2011 - 7:51 PM - by VikingWarlord
VikingWarlord's Avatar I'm curious to see how other people eat, especially since we've got both a big group of foodies and people working to clean up their diets.

My dinner consisted of:

Big garden salad
Turkey meatloaf
Acorn squash with butter and brown sugar

Dessert is a Virgil's Cream Soda

Right now, I think tomorrow will be another big salad, broiled salmon, and steamed broccoli with fruit salad, cottage cheese, and honey for dessert.

What about the rest of you? How far ahead do you plan your meals, if you do at all?
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The EB US Politics Mega-Thread (Possibly contentious)
Nov 05, 2014 - 8:45 PM - by burdizzos
burdizzos's Avatar Who are your picks for this round of Douchebag Vs Shit Sandwich?

Clinton and Rubio currently have the best odds.

I'm hoping for Nikki Haley Vs Joe Biden as it would be good for a pile of pork for South Carolina.
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The random thoughts thread v2.0
Nov 13, 2010 - 3:05 PM - by t3ch
t3ch's Avatar Ever want to post something but decided it was too insignificant to warrant a whole thread? Bring it here!

Ok, I'll go first... ahem.

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June 11th, 2017 - GTG Chicago at C7's place
Feb 23, 2017 - 4:48 PM - by Croissant Seven
Croissant Seven's Avatar So now that we finally have a spot worth inviting people over to, we've decided to host a bass GTG this spring. Andrea absolutely loves everyone she's met from the forum, so she's as excited as I am.

Everyone is invited, and we have room to host a handful people who want to stay over that weekend, so if you're coming from out of town and don't mind sleeping on the floor, we can accommodate you.

If you're interested and able to make it, post up here so I can get an estimate of how many trash cans I'll need to buy to make jungle juice.

Tentative list:

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Star Wars thread
Nov 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM - by bassment zombie
bassment zombie's Avatar If there's an existing thread where this is being discussed, please merge away.

I'm excited about this one. I'm 42, and the original Star Wars trilogy is part of my DNA. I had tons of toys and action figures that I played with my neighborhood buddies all the time, saw the original trilogy countless times, books, posters, even a Star Wars themed birthday cake one year.

When the prequels came out, I couldn't get jazzed up about them at all. I can't remember exactly what I noticed, but I think it was something akin to what seemed to me to be a sense of a Lucas continuation with what I felt were the worst parts about the Return of the Jedi - Lucas selling out with the teddy-bear Ewoks, then the remastering of the originals in craptastic fashion, then Jar Jar Binks, etc. I felt that for whatever reason, Lucas lost his way by that time and wasn't able to ever recover. My guess without any knowledge of what went down is that after the first two became enormously successful, he no longer had anyone around him to tell him 'dude, that idea sucks,' or empowered to help challenge his thoughts and ideas in a collaborative way.

Abrams seems like a great choice on the surface. I don't know much about him, but I did see the first Star Trek reboot a few years ago and thought it was really good. I like that he choose some young, hungry talent for the film, and has gotten away from the craptastic Lucas'esque CGI.

Just read these parting shots from Lucas

“The issue was ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,'” Lucas tells Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning.” “People don’t actually realize it’s actually a soap opera and it’s all about family problems — it’s not about spaceships.”
...which leave me scratching my head - the fans are pretty darn good at knowing what's good and what's not. My memory tells me that Lucas himself was the one who lost his ability to be able to discern that.

My take on the prequels was that any and all of the dramatic, 'soap opera' aspects were terribly, embarrassingly, cardboardingly executed. Those scenes with talented Natalie Portman and Hayden or whoever he is were absolutely cringe'tastic. Is he suggesting that Abrams' direction is heavy on action and fluff without depth? I can say that the trailers alone appear to have depth and intensity that I haven't seen from the franchise since the original trilogy, but of course, those are just trailers.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming film and the transition from Lucas to Abrams?
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