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10-01-2012, 08:22 PM
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I need to get around to watching that. It's by the same people that made The Wire, right?

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10-01-2012, 08:42 PM
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I need to get around to watching that. It's by the same people that made The Wire, right?
pretty much. David Simon and Eric Overmyer cut their teeth on Homicide and i think Overmyer joined The Wire as a writer later on. the show is a slow, slow burn and those expecting The Wire: Port of Call New Orleans will be disappointed (about as disappointed as those expecting the Nick Cage Bad Lieutenant to live up to the Harvey Keitel Bad Lieutenant).

the show is pretty sporadic, doling out screen-time in irregular chunks and very rarely do and the main threads ever intertwine (in a satisfying way). that said the acting is first rate, featuring a who's who of TV talent:

The Wire's Lester Freamon and Bunk Moreland
Deadwood's Joanie Stubbs
Homicide's Kay Howard and Paul Falsone (ugh)
NewsRadio's Catherine Duke
St. Elsewhere's Jack Morrison
and Rob Brown (no, not this Rob Brown. or this one)

accusations of overwrought authenticity porn are not completely off the mark. but there's not much on TV like it. the music is great as well (and New Orleans Trad Jazz / Dixieland is my least favorite form of jazz).

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Public transportation, in general, is lousy in this country. There's exceptions, but they're few and far between. Public transportation isn't an option for the vast majority of Los Angeles.

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are you surprised. there's nothing good about LA.

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Man I had a good day yesterday. The fiancee and I went out for lunch/dinner (that new Jalapeno Crispy Onion Burger at Boston Pizza is ****ing amazing by the way ) and then I just chilled out on the couch, played video games and drank beer.

Gift wise (in addition to the '87 Canada Cup DVD set) I also got a sick Pens t-shirt, a badass looking Pens pint glass, and even a cute little Pens bottle opener. I was teasing my fiancee about buying me NHL merch with the lockout going on (even though she had obviously bought the stuff before the lockout.)

Once I get all my stuff unpacked and see how much free wall space I'll have in our room, I am tempted to buy an autographed Crosby or Geno framed photo now that I actually can afford it. Even though I do feel dirty about wanting to buy NHL merchandise with the lockout happening.

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Maybe I'm dumb, Big... but what is that?

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fair enough. the "cons" are mostly from the simple fact that pittsburgh is a small/medium sized city, which is a "pro" to some people.

kinda on topic, but when people in med school are talk about where they want to match for residency, the two biggest factors are the reputation of the residency program itself and location.

places like philly, nyc, boston, sf, la, seattle and maybe a few others are always the top places because they have awesome programs and are awesome cities. you bring up hopkins, upmc, or cleveland clinic, people have a ton of respect for the name and reputation of the program, but the "boring" (or unsafe for baltimore) reputation prevent those programs from being people's top choices. fair or unfair, thats the rep among the medical field, and probably among the general public as well.

most of the US has embarrassing public transit, but thats a whole other argument.

what time do the buses/trolleys run in pittsburgh run until?
I personally think that young professionals should consider Pittsburgh more. It's really cheap to live here. If you're not making much, that's a big selling feature. The city, to me, means very little. The amount of money I get to keep in my pocket matters way more.

You go to NYC, Boston, SF, LA, or Seattle, you're going to have more fun, but you're also spending wayy more to sustain yourself...not sure about Philly.

I also know from going to school in the city with a ton of people who aren't from Pittsburgh, a lot of them stick around after school if they can find work because of this. The problem is that entry level jobs in Pittsburgh are very hard to find.

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great news. i'm a Yanqui man myself.

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Ugh I need to run to the mall for taco fixings for dinner tonight but I'm tired and don't want to.

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Ugh I need to run to the mall for taco fixings for dinner tonight but I'm tired and don't want to.
what the hell mall do you go to that has taco's that you can't seem to resist? I don't know if I'd trust food court tacos but you are making me want to try them

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i think he's buying taco ingredients so he can make tacos himself, rather than already made tacos at a food court. but that begs the question: what kind of mall has a grocery store?

speaking of taco fixin's



rightfully, the highest selling salsa in California.

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i think he's buying taco ingredients so he can make tacos himself, rather than already made tacos at a food court. but that begs the question: what kind of mall has a grocery store?

speaking of taco fixin's

right, now I guess I just have different questions.

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I almost bought a slow cooker last night so I could put 10 lbs of meat in it and let it cook for 8 hours.

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I almost bought a slow cooker last night so I could put 10 lbs of meat in it and let it cook for 8 hours.
I love my slow cooker. It doesn't fit 10 lbs of anything in it though.

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I love my slow cooker. It doesn't fit 10 lbs of anything in it though.
Yeah a slow cooker is a great investment. Plus, most of them are pretty cheap anyway.

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I personally think that young professionals should consider Pittsburgh more. It's really cheap to live here. If you're not making much, that's a big selling feature. The city, to me, means very little. The amount of money I get to keep in my pocket matters way more.

You go to NYC, Boston, SF, LA, or Seattle, you're going to have more fun, but you're also spending wayy more to sustain yourself...not sure about Philly.

I also know from going to school in the city with a ton of people who aren't from Pittsburgh, a lot of them stick around after school if they can find work because of this. The problem is that entry level jobs in Pittsburgh are very hard to find.
you gotta admit though, for a lot of young people, there is a certain "sexiness" cities like nyc, boston, sf, la. at least for me, i'm from pittsburgh and went to college in western pa, but post-college i wanted to spend some time in a bigger city. maybe return there at a later date, but i want to try something new for awhile when im young and unencumbered.

yeah pittsburgh has a nice cost of living. philly is also very good in that regard... i paid like $800 a month to live near rittenhouse (the ritzy yuppie fun area in down town phila).

also really nice to hear this crock pot talk. i just pot a 6oz'er a week or so ago, and i currently have 5 lbs of chicken thighs cooking with some sweet potatoes. nothing better than coming home from a long day of work then gym to a hot meal. living the dream, truly.

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Is about the most delicious meal to be had for $1 I think. I am poor and eat this often

Tony's gives it a nice finish and the Tapatio gives it just enough of a kick to start

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Is about the most delicious meal to be had for $1 I think. I am poor and eat this often

Tony's gives it a nice finish and the Tapatio gives it just enough of a kick to start
where is the meat?

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you gotta admit though, for a lot of young people, there is a certain "sexiness" cities like nyc, boston, sf, la. at least for me, i'm from pittsburgh and went to college in western pa, but post-college i wanted to spend some time in a bigger city. maybe return there at a later date, but i want to try something new for awhile when im young and unencumbered.

yeah pittsburgh has a nice cost of living. philly is also very good in that regard... i paid like $800 a month to live near rittenhouse (the ritzy yuppie fun area in down town phila).

also really nice to hear this crock pot talk. i just pot a 6oz'er a week or so ago, and i currently have 5 lbs of chicken thighs cooking with some sweet potatoes. nothing better than coming home from a long day of work then gym to a hot meal. living the dream, truly.
I feel like such a country bumpkin. moving to pittsburgh is my big city life experience

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where is the meat?
Pretty sure that Tapatio's high parts per million rodent content covers you there.

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