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#1205931 Looper

Posted by TheMatt on 01 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

For the first time in a long time, I decided to visit the cinema and saw Rian Johnson's "Looper". My verdict: I liked it. In fact, I think it might just end up being this decade's "why don't they make sci-fi like this?" movie a la "Gattaca", "Minority Report", etc. (Well, okay, "Moon" was probably that film, but "Looper" has more of a chance of being seen.)

I can see that some won't like the tonal shift that comes in the middle of the film, which does lend some credence to the "two separate films" criticism, but it didn't bother me.

#1188957 cricket, the thread

Posted by TheMatt on 26 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Sachin Tendulkar assumes the position at the foot of the slippery pole.

I suppose Sachin in the Rajya Sabha is no less odd than University of Dublin having seats in the Seanad √Čireann. Upper houses in the Westminster system are kind of fun (as an outsider).

#680839 indian cooking lessons

Posted by TheMatt on 24 March 2006 - 07:54 PM

probably an australian. but don't feel bad--until shamefully recently i used to think goa was north of bombay.

I guess I was making an assumption about Goa too. I thought it was much bigger than that. Is its diminutive-ness due to the fact that like a Macao or Hong Kong, it was a European base of operations?

#590359 The Sandwich Thread

Posted by TheMatt on 22 May 2005 - 02:35 AM

I'm a banh mi fan, but I fail every time I make them at home. As for those I make, you actually came pretty close to one.

Tuna salad (tuna, mayo, onion, celery, sweet pickle, fines herbes), good swiss (sliced so thin you can see through it), some roasted red peppers if you got 'em. Take all that and put it on some pumpernickel, and grill it (big George's grill works fine).

I also do a grilled turkey and swiss on pumpernickel as well, usually adding a smear of mustard on it. That must be Colman's Mustard reconstituted just before.

Then there is the reuben. Who knows how authentic, but: corned beef, sauerkraut (better from a pouch than jar), thousand island dressing, swiss, and pumpernickel.

As you can see, there is one true bread, and pumpernickel is the word. The only sandwich I eat that can't be on pump is one from my childhood. This is bologna, yellow mustard, and Miracle Whip on Wonder Bread. Note, it must be Wonder Bread, must be Miracle Whip, and must be yellow mustard. The bologna can be beef or "regular", but Oscar Meyer is best for memories. Oh, and it's always mustard on one side, MW on the other. No mixing.