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Yep. I never got into Imzy so am not sad to hear that is not an option anymore, but was sad to hear that they and weffey could not make a go of it.

edit: lol The cat jumped on my keyboard as I pressed enter and somehow this comment was posted 10 times.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

It was interesting! And fun. Odd thing is, just like most nice strangers you dine with, we only talked about casual bullshit, they were all very nice and it was a great couple of hours.

Mostly kudos to the staff in that instance. They were tipped well that evening. After my second course at the bar they had set a table set for me and insisted they would be by to chat regularly if I wasn't busy. I thought that was an odd thing to say.

They put me at a deuce between two 6 top tables in a VIP-ish area which I also thought a bit odd.

After about a minute my next course was brought out and the waitress sat down and chatted for a few minutes then "Kyle and Linda" were seated to my left. I gave them a nod and a hi, kept eating and then got out this furniture book of stuff that I was thinking of buying. Kyle noticed and asked me about it. We chatted about that for a few minutes and then I saw former PM Brian and Mila being seated at the table to my right.

I stood up and said "Good evening Mr. and Mrs. Prime Minister." Not sure if that was kissing ass or not but he was former head of state so...

I had just came from the train station and still had my lawyer's briefcase with me but tucked under the table. As he was sitting, Mulroney must have noted it and made some joke about me probably being a labour lawyer like him. We had a chuckle about that and for some reason I turned to my left (they were already looking) and asked "have you met Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista and American super actor Kyle McLachlan? This is PM Brian Mulroney and Mrs PM Mila Mulroney." Then we just talked about who knows what. No grand design.

That is the first and only time in my life I have ever acknowledged that someone is "famous". In my experience, conversations are better when you just talk to others as they are "normal" people and not who you/they are "supposed to be".

That's also how Charles Barkley decided to buy me a few glasses of scotch! :)

Longer than expected reply. Oops.

Great cover of a great song. One of the few tunes I remember hearing for the first time.

On that note, I love this Chris Cornell cover:

For Johnny it gets pretty "metal" half way through.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

I have no compunction whatsoever about dining alone at any level of restaurant and have often ended up dining with others as well. I think it is great fun. I sat at the bar of a swanky Montreal resto once, for the 8 course tasting menu, and the staff set me up with what was essentially a dinner party with Linda Evangelista, Kyle McLachlan, former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney and his wife.

Nice. I had forgotten about that since I hadn't heard it in so long.

While I hate to pick favorites, I really like this song as almost no one has heard it and it doesn't sound like most people expect PF to sound. It is fun. If I was a stripper this would be my song.

"Individuals who are "extremely careless" with classified information should be denied further access to such info." - Paul Ryan on July 7, 2016


Have you seen the 2007 Julian Schnabel directed concert movie of 1973s Berlin at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn? I might be able to watch/listen to that forever.

edit: This may be the song I like the best of the performance:

lol. That is the most played somg on my iTunes.

Original clip.

I know most people would not agree with me on this, but I do not mind physical violence in the "correct context." I actually like seeing/doing the occasional fist throw down. But that guy just sucker punched him and ran way which is not cool IMO. Dude should have stayed.

That is one gnarly looking skull/shoulder combo.

I am really appreciative that workers like that are educated on the possibility of finding arch/paleontological remains and about what to do when that happens.

When you dig holes, you can find hidden history.

Letters from lawyers have to be carefully read for nuance and for what they say as well as what they do not say. Obviously the law firm was paid to write a letter which pleased the client and they were, directly or indirectly, told what it should say. Not an objective source by any means. I will repeat what I said a few hour ago:

"The old "no income from Russian sources" loophole. It is notable that they did not include the words "directly or indirectly". eg. Russian owns a Maltese corporation which loans money to Trump = that is Maltese money, not Russian money."

Loose lips, sink ships. Remember in 2014 Eric T reportedly said “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.” Could be "fake news", could be blatant lying, could be true. 2/3rds of those options seem realistic to me.

p.s. Whatever was going on with his eye makeup before the election seems to have been mostly solved. Thank God. Looks like the government may finally be good at something!

The old "no income from Russian sources" loophole. It is notable that they did not include the words "directly or indirectly". eg. Russian owns a Maltese corporation which loans money to Trump = no Russian money.

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