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#151 Lex

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:14 PM

That was good.  Sometimes those NY Times pieces can be annoying.


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#152 Sneakeater

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:51 PM

Those pieces always seem very Goopy to me, if you know what I mean.
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#153 Lex

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

Yep.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#154 voyager

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:05 PM

Applies as well to the "live a more flourishing life" features.    Tell me one more time how the answer to all of life's annoyances is yoga combined with kale and I'll show you ballistic life.  


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#155 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:35 PM

After ten minutes in the Food section I'm not sure which perturbs me more: that buying a wine glass can be "fraught with anxiety," or that Times readers need to be told how to "break down" a rabbit.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

After ten minutes in the Food section I'm not sure which perturbs me more: that buying a wine glass can be "fraught with anxiety," or that Times readers need to be told how to "break down" a rabbit.

 

Have you met Amanda Chantal Bacon?


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#157 StephanieL

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:25 PM

I'm not sure I'd know how to divide a whole rabbit into parts.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:32 AM

Sometimes NYT articles don't all into neat categories. This past weekend's three page Styles piece on Donald Trump Jr fits that bill.

Completely without any redeeming value.
“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:57 AM

I'm not sure I'd know how to divide a whole rabbit into parts.


Most people wouldn't, but if you first break it down it'll taste of fear and despair.

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#160 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:54 AM

I'm not sure I'd know how to divide a whole rabbit into parts.


Trust me. It's obvious. And I know you've seen chickens. Essentially rabbits without ears, and the ears are not involved here.

#161 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:55 AM

I'm not sure I'd know how to divide a whole rabbit into parts.

Most people wouldn't, but if you first break it down it'll taste of fear and despair.

Why the best tasting rabbits are shot on the wing.

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#162 Sneakeater

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:27 AM

I'm going to retell this breaking-down-a-rabbit-story, because nobody can stop me.

 

So I'm "breaking down" (otherwise known as quartering) a rabbit.  I prick my finger on one of its many sharp little ribs.  I start pouring out blood.  But I don't realize it.

 

I look at the rabbit.  I think, "Rabbits are usually pretty dry.  But this one, this one is bloody as hell.  This'll be good."

 

I didn't realize it was my own blood.

 

I was, in effect, prepping a self-civet.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

I'm going to retell this breaking-down-a-rabbit-story, because nobody can stop me.

 

So I'm "breaking down" (otherwise known as quartering) a rabbit.  I prick my finger on one of its many sharp little ribs.  I start pouring out blood.  But I don't realize it.

 

I look at the rabbit.  I think, "Rabbits are usually pretty dry.  But this one, this one is bloody as hell.  This'll be good."

 

I didn't realize it was my own blood.

 

I was, in effect, prepping a self-civet.

I don't want to tell you the story about the butchers I worked with during my first real job, when I was still in high school.