The Distract me from 2020s P&CE Thread Part Deux

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  1. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The burritos we know and love are pretty much an American invention. Though I think the Mission style from SF is the best.

    SoCal probably has the best tacos and tortas in the country though. And it sure as hell isn’t gringos making them.

    Also some of the best Thai and Chinese food I’ve ever had was in SoCal (specifically in San Diego and San Gabriel, respectively). I can’t say as I’ve ever seen a kale sandwich in my life, but then I probably avoid the places that might have one.
     
  2. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Supercontinent Nations Association Football Union
     
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  3. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Lol Literally not a single subway line in New York running normally this morning. "But but it is open 24/7; best system in the world; don't need a car in NY..." My ass!

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  4. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
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    DC United
    Well, it is raining after all.
     
  5. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Got to love an optimist. :)
     
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  6. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
  8. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Noooooo!!!!




    This time Kevin McCarthy has gone too far!
     
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  9. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
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    #6460 chaski, Sep 30, 2023
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    Shutdown averted!
    McCarthy did not want to face a group of angry fat bears.
     
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  10. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ghana
    Sexy librarian look for the win.
     
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  11. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
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    @Sounders78 isn't this you're expertise
     
  12. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    I remember this being in the Playboy back in the early 70’s.
    Dumb doesn’t change over the years.

    Edit: I borrowed that copy just to read an interesting article.
     
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  13. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Storm response, or lack thereof, can doom a NYC mayor. They may be one snowstorm away from a 1 term Mayor Adams. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    It's always fat bear week in DC with Sen. Droopydrawers around

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  15. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    France

    Not really into bears to be honest, polar, panda or the rest.
     
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  16. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Wrap rage

     
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  17. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Yeah, he can't admit he messed up by keeping schools open. What often happens next is trying to over-correct. Expect a snow day with a1/2 inch of snow sometime in the next couple of months. :laugh:
     
  18. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    He's a friggin cop. That means never having to say you're sorry
     
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  19. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
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    Oprah Winfrey Says She Was Treated Differently While Shopping When She Weighed Over 200 Lbs. (aol.com)

    I don't know where else to put this, so it goes here. I'm wondering if we're being too embracing of unhealthy physiques and diets.

    Oprah says two things here that piqued my interest. the first:

    I'm wondering if she was in a store for regular-sized women or plus-sized women. If the former, well, no, they don't have anything that fits her, and she knew that before she went in there. Do you want the salespeople to act like they have merchandise they don't have? Lady, you 205, 210 walking into some fashionable clothing store. They might have a hat or a scarf in yo' size, but that's about it...

    And this, which says somethjing she didn't intend it to say at all...

    Might not have needed the knee surgery if you'd kept the weight down, Oprah, I can't say. And if you could not keep it down thru diet and exercise, then it's an even bigger issue that needs tackling, not tolerance. We don't all get to eat the food we enjoy without repercussions. We don't all get to eat it even in moderation. Some of us have to live with unsatisfying cuisine or suffer ill health. Luck of the draw.

    Anecdotal stuff here: Every person I know who complains about knee issues weighs more than they should for the strength of the bones holding them up.

    I bring this stuff up because I've seen students' weights go up and up year after year. Most of it is the young ladies.
     
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  20. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    I have knee issues. I weigh 155. I'm 5'8".

    I'm thinking that processed foods (or even raw foods being less nutritious for mass agricultural production) and hormone-mimicking chemicals/plastics are what is causing obesity, along with people being more sedentary due to screens and suburbs. I think pinning a health epidemic on personal choice is a dick move. People are making choices that are available to them.
     
  21. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
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    This is also relative to the person, and I think there is some genetics as well. I've mentioned many times that I'm a runner, or at least have a runner's build. I have topped out at, I think, 200, but that one only once, for probably about a month, and generally I'm 165 to 180. But for me, that is heavy because, as I said, I'm build like a runner. I have a light frame.

    So, on top of that, even without my knee injury, I would likely have had a knee problem at some point as everybody on my mom's side from grandparents down to me (below, not yet), has had knee issues. From my perspective, it is a combo of age, weight, and genetics.

    In the 'hood, I agree.
    In the burbs, not.
     
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  22. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    People always have choices. They had choices not to smoke when cigarettes abounded, and they have choices not to drink sugar and eat fried when tnose things abound.

    To be sure, that those things abound is what makes them into public health issues, and what makes finding the right choices more difficult. But for me it's bit too much to wave our hands and say that people aren't responsible for their decisions.
     
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  23. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I've almost come around to this position, too. "Hyperprocessed foods" is turning into a buzzphrase, and it's probably not the SOLE cause of the problem... but it is a huge part of it.
     
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  24. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Chicago Fire
    This is the part that led me to type "almost" in my last post.
     
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