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by Ducatista
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Beer, wine & cocktails
Topic: Dry January
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: Dry January

If I ever won the lottery, I'd stay at Jumby Bay. Now that we've boated past Jumby Bay/Long island, that would be a big, fat No for us. The setting is nice and the accommodations look pretty sick, but it reminds me of a half-remembered aphorism: "_____________ would be great, if it weren't for...
by Ducatista
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: House hunting
Replies: 1352
Views: 130729

Re: House hunting

Here's a listing at The Cove condos on Lake Mendota I've seen this building from out on the lake and always wondered exactly what it was. Same here. Well, I knew it was the Cove, but I always wondered what it was like inside. Craptacular, that's what. Still, if I had a big ol' pile of money lying a...
by Ducatista
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: House hunting
Replies: 1352
Views: 130729

Re: House hunting

Lemonade and Jenga? IN.
by Ducatista
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: House hunting
Replies: 1352
Views: 130729

Re: House hunting

jman111 wrote:Yep, glad I asked.
And relieved that the response included the "and no."

Ha, fair enough.
by Ducatista
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: House hunting
Replies: 1352
Views: 130729

Re: House hunting

Seriously? Yes and no. Yes, I do think that angle is butt. No, I was being flip. Wanna know why? No? Well I'll tell you anyway. One of my favorite marketing vehicles of all time is a 1996/97 Potlatch paper promotion by VSA partners: a calendar/planner dedicated to the fictional art director Ben Day...
by Ducatista
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: House hunting
Replies: 1352
Views: 130729

Re: House hunting

I adore the exterior of the Lego house, but the interior doesn't live up to the promise. That staircase wall angle in the living room got a big ol' sour face from me. Jesus, people. Don't know how you'd avoid that, and don't care. It's the architect's job to honor the grid, not mine. Lots of other o...
by Ducatista
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Beer, wine & cocktails
Topic: Your new favorite beer
Replies: 38
Views: 5047

Re: Your new favorite beer

Not exactly a new favorite, but I first had it last summer so it's relatively recent: Pearl Street Linalool IPA. It's brewed with wild Wisconsin hops that have extra linalool (cilantro haters, wave off). Just typing about it transports me back up north, chilling on the screen porch gazing at the sun...
by Ducatista
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: A stick, a stone...
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: A stick, a stone...

Somehow, in free-associating mode, this makes me think of Michaël Dudok de Wit's film The Red Turtle . Ooh, I haven't seen it, looks amazing. In other meditative, dialog-free cinema news (well, not news, exactly, it's from a dozen years ago) : Have you seen Into Great Silence ? 2h40m, well worth th...
by Ducatista
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Catch All
Topic: A stick, a stone...
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: A stick, a stone...

penquin wrote:This is why we can have a nice forum.

Ha, gotta give you that one.
by Ducatista
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: A stick, a stone...
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: A stick, a stone...

The first two lines are close. The other two ... WTH? How does "it is the profound mystery" become "a scratch, a lump"? And the last line is so beautiful in Portuguese, and also beautiful in English, but the meaning is totally different. The Portuguese is like "It is the de...
by Ducatista
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: A stick, a stone...
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: A stick, a stone...

No apologies necessary... I get plenty childish plenty often. Today I got harumph-y instead.

TJ's video trivia: its creator, Carl Willat, directed and animated the classic Hershey's Kisses bell choir commercial, We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
by Ducatista
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: A stick, a stone...
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: A stick, a stone...

Then I learned that Jobim wrote both versions himself ... so I guess it's not a bad translation, it's two different songs. Do you speak Portuguese? If so, maybe you can explain why in the hell he went with "In the distance the shelves" instead of "In the distance the hills." Is ...
by Ducatista
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Observations on Trump Administration
Replies: 1394
Views: 69084

Re: Observations on Trump Administration

Sorry to be all on topic and shit, but: Madeleine Albright has some typically sharp observations on the Trump administration . What Trump is doing is making America seem like a victim. Everything is somebody else's fault: Countries are taking advantage of us. The Mexicans are sending drug dealers. C...
by Ducatista
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: A stick, a stone...
Replies: 17
Views: 660

A stick, a stone...

It's the end of the road It's the rest of a stump It's a little alone It's a sliver of glass It is life, it's the sun It is night, it is death It's a trap, it's a gun The oak when it blooms A fox in the brush A knot in the wood The song of a thrush The wood of the wind A cliff, a fall A scratch, a ...
by Ducatista
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Have you voted yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Have you voted yet?

237 at Gates of Heaven at 12:30.

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