American Football 

With this upcoming Super Bowl Tom Brady will have played in 18% of _all_ Super Bowls.

For those who may not know, this year's Super Bowl will be the 55th.
(NB: I dislike Tom Brady, but I dislike Bill Belicheck much more.)

Also, for the record, I dislike the NFL. LOL

@openess @deneb A reasonable assumption -- not that I am nice (I am) -- but that I'm another guy mansplaining things. That was MY Bad. Sorry.

I don't like to assume, & so I will offer advice with good intention. When I ask questions here I find it easier to ignore the "known" advice I *expect* to get in the *hopes* that someone will tell me something that I didn't know.

HOWEVER, that is privilege, and I am aware of that. And I should have known better. Mea culpa.

Thanks for your kind reply.

@openess perfectly reasonable.

Didn't mean to poke my nose in. As @deneb (hopefully!) will tell you, I just try to be helpful -- and am quite aware of how that can be perceived by strangers especially with cis white males like myself. So even more sorry as we haven't been introduced!

I know there are challenges with most sharing methods either security or file size (or both).

Please accept my apologies and good luck! ☮️

uspol, nytimes 

Wondering whether NYT is doing these Biden Peloton/Rolex stories to collect lib hate-read traffic, or because top-hatted capitalists in the NYT board are outraged at Biden daring to present above his perceived station, even while he pretty much toes the status quo line.

To say nothing of their laughable hand-wringing over ostentatious displays of wealth after giving Trump a pass for four years.

@habmala @openess Yeah, smother it with a pillow or equivalent ... drown it?

We drive 1.5 hours round trip for the excellent Korean/Japanese cuisine from local institution, Yama (no social media!) in Lebanon, NH. The last 2 weekends in a row weather has precluded us from making the trip. Not today. Today we feast.

And tomorrow as well. There is so much food not pictured here

@deneb I do not heat the brine. It can make it easier to dissolve the sugar and salt, but it isn't necessary.

@deneb Ok, so for a medium onion, I would use ~1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, and about 3/4 cup of vinegar (white, apple cider, or even rice). Then I would only add enough water to cover if necessary. But it is optional.

The second comment in the thread is another reason I left. People fishing for "favorites." And then people use favorites as a way to measure if a comment is worth reading. Especially in long threads. I was guilty of this. There's too much to process so one scrolls looking at favorites and then only reading the ones with high counts. Ugh.

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@deneb I just use sugar, water, and vinegar and then let is sit in the fridge for a bit.

Excellent post by @adrianhon which explains some (but not all) of the reasons I left MetaFilter. He was the rare bright spot for me.

Idea: Korean-style dumpling restaurant in Montreal named “mon Dieu, mandu!”

-old pet stuff, need good vibes 

@ItsTheManOnTheMoon send thoughts, vibes and hugs.

-old pet stuff, need good vibes 

Please send warm thoughts to our 14 year old schnauzer, who I think may be about to leave us somewhat suddenly.

We inherited her when my wife’s mom passed away last year and she’s a good old girl

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