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mongo_jones

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In Topic: Annoyances

22 September 2018 - 03:17 PM

water coming into the basement through a foundation wall at the back of the house. we should have re-graded the rear there when we bought the house but didn't. then last year we put in an expensive low deck that runs that length*. now we're faced with the likelihood of having to pull the deck out to regrade along the foundation and maybe put in french drains as well and then putting it back in again. but first we're going to try installing wider gutters back there (our roof has a steep pitch) and another downspout. that should hopefully take care of the water from heavy rains, which currently overpowers the gutter in a few spots, leading to a waterfall down by the foundation in those areas. and we'll try to clear the snow off the first 3-5 feet of the deck on a consistent basis in the winter. hopefully that will work.

 

 

 

*yes, this would have been the time to regrade.


In Topic: tenant, minneapolis

21 September 2018 - 03:35 PM

they have like 6-8 wines listed. it's obviously not something they're serious about.


In Topic: Restaurant Criticism

16 September 2018 - 02:54 PM

 

 

yeah, given lam's set-up in his tweet, i'd expected pepin to slice each lateral slice in half again. now that would have been impressive (though probably not something any decent sushi chef couldn't do.) the oddness was both that he was so astounded that someone would make a thing exactly how it's supposed to be made and that he would be so over-the-top impressed by a skill that a random person could replicate on their first try.

 

It's basically all just clickbait, no?  

 

 

I was going to say the same thing.  I'd guess in Lam's case it isn't ignorance but rather forced disingenuousness.

 

but it amounts to the same thing really in terms of what it says about the state of restaurant and food "criticism".


In Topic: Restaurant Criticism

16 September 2018 - 02:53 PM

 

yeah, given lam's set-up in his tweet, i'd expected pepin to slice each lateral slice in half again. now that would have been impressive (though probably not something any decent sushi chef couldn't do.) the oddness was both that he was so astounded that someone would make a thing exactly how it's supposed to be made and that he would be so over-the-top impressed by a skill that a random person could replicate on their first try.

 

It's basically all just clickbait, no?  

 

 

 

the tweet? i guess. but this is particularly embarrassing clickbait for someone like lam. better to leave it to the official show account. 


In Topic: Restaurant Criticism

16 September 2018 - 02:18 PM

yeah, given lam's set-up in his tweet, i'd expected pepin to slice each lateral slice in half again. now that would have been impressive (though probably not something any decent sushi chef couldn't do.) the oddness was both that he was so astounded that someone would make a thing exactly how it's supposed to be made and that he would be so over-the-top impressed by a skill that a random person could replicate on their first try.